ELE 121 - Adv Residential Electrical

Course Description

Through structured classroom and hands-on skill building, the student will learn advanced residential wiring techniques including: workshop circuits, special purpose outlets, gas and oil central heating systems, low-voltage wiring, alarms and security systems, service entrance equipment, overcurrent protection, service entrance calculations, swimming pools, home automation systems, and standby power systems. Group 2 course.

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Required Prerequisites

ELE 105

Course Learning Outcomes

  • Describe what makes up low voltage in the home.
  • Recall swimming pool precautions.
  • Explain service load calculations.
  • Assemble home security/smoke alarms.
  • Calculate the home service load.
  • Identify the location of in-home security/safety measures.
  • Develop a plan for proper grounding/bonding of pools, spas, and hot tubs.
  • Perform Advanced Residential wiring techniques.
  • Integrate Smart home wiring.
  • Explain proper location and installation of residential services.
Human Dimension:
  • Recognize opportunities for self-employment.
  • Relate to the complexity of electrical wiring/contracting.
Caring - Civic Learning:
  • Recognize there will always be a need for knowledgeable electricians.
Learning How to Learn:
  • Estimate the proper circuiting of a residential service.