ELE 135 - Adv Commercial Electrical

Course Description

Through structured classroom and hands-on skill building, the student will learn special circuits, panelboards selection and installation, the electric service, lamps and ballasts for lighting, luminaires, emergency, standby and optional standby systems, overcurrent protection, short-circuit calculations, equipment and conductor short-circuit protection, low-voltage remote-control, and the cooling system. Group 2 course.

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Required Prerequisites

ELE 131

Course Learning Outcomes

  • Explain panelboard selection.
  • Define overcurrent protection.
  • Describe optional power systems.
  • Recall low voltage remote control.
  • Design the electrical distribution layout for commercial buildings.
  • Develop Emergency/Optional power systems for commercial use.
  • Calculate lighting/special circuit loads.
  • Evaluate load distribution to determine number/size/location of multiple panelboards.
  • Relate the variance in electrical demands from residential to commercial projects.
  • Illustrate layout and design techniques.
Human Dimension:
  • Adapt the ability to conceptualize and anticipate the need for various power requirements.
  • Assess the larger degrees of responsibility placed upon them.
Caring - Civic Learning:
  • Debate what are the best types of alternate power.
Learning How to Learn:
  • Identify their potential leadership ability.