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BCT 172 - Electrical I

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

Concepts and procedures for building and construction electrical training. Includes safety, conduit bending, electrical theory, test equipment, National Electric Code, aceways, boxes, and fittings, print reading, and wiring applications.

Prerequisite(s): BCT 105  and BCT 107  or concurrent enrollment.
Information: BCT 100 , BCT 112 , and BCT 115  substitute for BCT 105 . BCT 111 , BCT 113 , and BCT 114  substitute for BCT 107 .
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Course Learning Outcomes
  1. Describe electrical safety procedures on the job site.
  2. Perform conduit bending requirements.
  3. Demonstrate the use of anchors and supports.
  4. Describe the use of electrical theory, including Ohm’s law series and parallel circuits for direct current (DC) and alternating current (AC).
  5. Demonstrate the use of electrical test equipment.
  6. Discuss the layout and types of information found in the National Electric Code (NEC).
  7. Explain raceways, boxes, and fittings.
  8. Describe the types and applications of conductors.
  9. Read electrical prints.
  10. Perform commercial and industrial wiring.
  11. Perform residential wiring.

Outline:
  1. Electrical Safety
    1. Electrical hazards
    2. Job site setup
    3. Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) requirements at a job site
    4. Mandated lockout and tagout procedures
  2. Conduit Bending
    1. Hand operated benders
    2. Step conduit benders
    3. Cutting conduit
    4. Reaming and threading conduit
  3. Anchors and Supports
    1. Hardware used by electricians
    2. Systems used to mount and support boxes
    3. Installation safety
    4. Practical installation of anchors and supports
  4. Electrical Theory
    1. Ohm’s law
    2. Electrical terms
    3. Atomic theory
    4. Electromotive force
    5. Resistance
    6. Electrical power equations
    7. Series circuits
    8. Parallel circuits
    9. Complex series and parallel circuits
    10. Kirchoff’s voltage and current laws
    11. Circuit analysis
  5. Electrical Test Equipment
    1. Selection
    2. Inspection
    3. Maintenance
    4. Proper test procedures
    5. Safety rules
    6. Practical use of test equipment
  6. National Electric Code
    1. Layout of the National Electric Code
    2. Types of information in the National Electric Code
    3. Problems using information in the National Electric Code handbook
  7. Raceways, Boxes, and Fittings
    1. Application of raceways
    2. Applications of wireways
    3. Applications of ducts
    4. National Electrical Code requirements
    5. Practical applications of installing raceways, boxes and fittings
  8. Conductors
    1. Types and applications of conductors
    2. Proper wiring techniques
    3. National Electric Code applications
  9. Electrical Print Reading
    1. Electrical prints
    2. Drawings and symbols
    3. Information found on prints
    4. One line print
    5. Wiring diagrams
  10. Electrical Wiring Commercial and Industrial
    1. Electrical devices
    2. Wiring techniques
      1. Construction
      2. Maintenance
    3. Mounting devices
    4. Making splices
    5. Installing receptacles
    6. National Electric Code applications
    7. Local electrical code applications
    8. Practical applications of commercial and industrial wiring installations
  11. Electrical Wiring Residential
    1. Electrical devices
    2. Wiring techniques
    3. Making service calculations
    4. National Electric Code applications
    5. Local code requirements


Effective Term:
Fall 2015



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