Dec 03, 2021  
2021-2022 College Catalog 
    
2021-2022 College Catalog
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BCT 271 - Electrical IV

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

Continuation of BCT 174 . Includes load calculations-branch and feeder circuits, conductor selection and calculations, practical applications of lighting, hazardous locations, and overcurrent protection.

Prerequisite(s): BCT 174  or concurrent enrollment.
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Course Learning Outcomes
  1. Use load calculations to determine branch circuit conductor size.
  2. Select conductors for various temperature ranges and atmospheres.
  3. Identify the general lighting pattern produced by each type of fixture.
  4. Define the various classifications of hazardous locations.
  5. Select and size overcurrent protection for specific applications.

Outline:
  1. Load Calculations-Branch and Feeder Circuits
    1. Services
    2. Feeders
    3. Branch circuits
    4. Single and multi-motor circuits
  2. Conductor Selection and Calculations
    1. Selection
    2. Insulation
    3. Current carrying ability
    4. Temperature rating
  3. Practical Applications of Lighting
    1. Types
    2. Lamps
    3. Ballast
    4. Troubleshooting
    5. Controls
  4. Hazardous Locations
    1. Classes of hazards
    2. Components
    3. Seals
    4. Approved equipment
  5. Over Current Protection
    1. Fuses
    2. Circuit breakers


Effective Term:
Full Academic Year 2018/19



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