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BCT 184 - National Electrical Code I

3 Credits, 3 Contact Hours
3 lecture periods 0 lab periods

Requirements for the installation of electrical conductors, equipment, raceways, cables, and special occupancies. Includes introduction to the National Electrical Code, wiring and protection, wiring methods and materials, and equipment for general use.

Prerequisite(s): BCT 172  
Information: BCT 184 and BCT 284  together provide preparation for the National Electrical Code certification exam.
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Course Learning Outcomes
  1. Describe the scope, arrangement, definitions, and installation requirements of the code.
  2. Discuss the procedures for installing and protecting electrical circuits.
  3. Describe the procedures for correctly sizing and installing the proper conductors, cables, boxes, raceways, and fittings.
  4. Discuss the general requirements, construction specifications, and installation of the various types of general equipment used in electrical circuits.

Outline:
  1. Introduction to the National Electrical Code
    1. Article 90 Introduction
    2. Article 100 Definitions
    3. Article 110 Requirements for electrical installations
  2. Wiring and Protection
    1. Article 200 Use and identification of grounded neutral conductor
    2. Article 210 Branch circuits   
    3. Article 215 Feeders
    4. Article 220 Branch-circuit, feeder, and service calculations
    5. Article 225 Outside wiring
    6. Article 230 Services
    7. Article 240 Overcurrent protection
    8. Article 250 Grounding and bonding
    9. Article 280 Surge arresters
    10. Article 285 Transient Voltage Surge Suppressors (TVSSs)
  3. Wiring Methods and Materials    
    1. Article 300 Wiring methods
    2. Article 310 Conductors for general wiring
    3. Article 312 Cabinets, cutout boxes, and meter socket enclosures
    4. Article 314 Outlet, device, pull and junction boxes, conduit bodies, and handhole enclosures
    5. Article 320 Armored Cable (Type AC)
    6. Article 330 Metal-clad Cable (Type MC)
    7. Article 334 Nonmetallic-sheathed Cable (Types NM and NMC)
    8. Article 336 Power and control Tray Cable (Type TC)
    9. Article 338 Service-Entrance cables (Type SE and USE)
    10. Article 340 Underground Feeder and branch-circuit cable (Type UF)
    11. Article 342 Intermediate Metal Conduit (Type IMC)
    12. Article 344 Rigid Metal Conduit (Type RMC)    
    13. Article 348 Flexible Metal Conduit (Type FMC)
    14. Article 350 Liquidtight Flexible Metal Conduit (Type LMFC)
    15. Article 352 Rigid Nonmetallic Conduit (Type RNC)
    16. Article 353 High-Density Polyethylene Conduit (Type HDPE)
    17. Article 354 Nonmetallic Underground Conduit with Conductors (Type NUCC)
    18. Article 356 Liquidtight Flexible Nonmetallic Conduit (Type LFNC)
    19. Article 358 Electric Metallic Tubing (Type EMT)
    20. Article 362 Electrical Nonmetallic Tubing (Type ENT)
    21. Article 376 Metal wireways
    22. Article 378 Nonmetallic wireways
    23. Article 380 Multioutlet assembly
    24. Article 384 Strut-type channel raceways
    25. Article 386 Surface metal raceways
    26. Article 388 Surface nonmetallic raceways
    27. Article 392 Cable trays
  4. Equipment for General Use
    1. Article 400 Flexible cords and flexible cables 
    2. Article 402 Fixture wires
    3. Article 404 Switches
    4. Article 408 Switchboards and panelboards
    5. Article 410 Luminaires, lampholders, and lamps
    6. Article 411 Lighting systems operating at 30V or less
    7. Article 422 Appliances
    8. Article 424 Fixed electric space-heating  
    9. Article 430 Motors, motor circuits, and controllers
    10. Article 440 Air-conditioning and refrigeration equipment
    11. Article 445 Generators
    12. Article 450 Transformers and transformer vaults
    13. Article 460 Capacitors


Effective Term:
Fall 2012



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