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BCT 235 - National Electric Code Commercial Wiring Applications

4 Credits, 6 Contact Hours
2 lecture periods 4 lab periods

Commercial electrical wiring and installation practices conforming to the National Electric Code. Includes commercial building plans, specifications, and drawings, electrical loads and branch circuits, switches and receptacles, branch circuit installations, motor and appliance circuits, feeders, special systems and circuits, panelboard selection and installation, electric service equipment, lamps and luminaries, emergency and standby power systems, and overcurrent protection.

Prerequisite(s): BCT 135  
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Course Learning Outcomes
  1. Discuss the application of building plans, specifications, and working drawings.
  2. Determine the minimum lighting load for a given area and conductor selection.
  3. Demonstrate installation of various types of switches and receptacles.        
  4. Identify the installation requirements for a raceway, box, and fitting.
  5. Describe the appropriate method for installing electrical circuits and motors in appliances.
  6. Describe the minimum overcurrent protection device rating for feeders.
  7. Demonstrate how to select and install raceways and multioutlet assemblies.
  8. Demonstrate how to correctly place and number circuits in a panelboard.
  9. Describe the different service types.
  10. Identify the parts of the three most popular types of lamps.
  11. Describe an emergency power system.
  12. Demonstrate how to select and install overcurrent protection devices.

Outline:
  1. Commercial Building Plans, Specifications, and Drawings
    1. Commercial building specifications
      1. General clauses and conditions
      2. Supplementary general conditions
    2. Working drawings
      1. Blueprints
      2. Electrical symbols
  2. Electrical Loads and Branch Circuits
    1. Lighting load calculations
      1. Lighting loads
      2. Other loads
    2. Conductor selection
      1. Type
      2. Size
      3. Components
  1. Switches and Receptacles
    1. Receptacles
      1. Hospital grade
      2. Ground fault circuit interrupters
    2. Snap switches
      1. Types
      2. Connections
  1. Branch Circuit Installations
    1. Raceways
      1. Types
      2. Installation
    2. Boxes and fittings
      1. Styles
      2. Sizing
  2. Motor and Appliance Circuits
    1. Appliance
      1. Over current protection
      2. Grounding
    2. Basics of motor circuits
      1. Disconnecting means
      2. Overload protection
  3. Feeders  
    1. Requirements
      1. Overcurrent protection
      2. Conductors
    2. Component selection
      1. Size
      2. Harmonics
  4. Special Systems and Circuits
    1. Surface metal raceways
    2. Multioutlet assemblies
      1. Loading allowances
      2. Receptacle wiring
    3. Communications systems
      1. Telephone
      2. Power
    4. Sump pump control
    5. Boiler control
  5. Panelboard Selection and Installation
    1. Construction
      1. Sizing
      2. Overcurrent protection
    2. Installation
  6. Electric Service Equipment
    1. Transformers
      1. Protection
      2. Connection
    2. Service entrance
      1. Metering
      2. Grounding
      3. Ground fault protection
  1. Lamps and Luminaries
    1. Lamps
      1. Types
      2. Application
      3. Characteristics
    2. Luminaries
      1. Types
      2. Select
      3. Install
  2. Emergency and Standby Power Systems
    1. Legal Requirements
    2. Sources of power
    3. Emergency generator source
  3. Overcurrent Protection
    1. Fuses and circuit breakers
      1. Type
      2. Class
      3. Rating
    2. Calculations           
    3. Conduction protection
      1. Withstand rating
      2. Heating


Effective Term:
Spring 2013



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