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BCT 173 - Electrical II

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

Continuation of BCT 172 . Includes alternating current, motor installation, grounding of structures and equipment, conduit bending, electrical boxes and fittings, and conductor installations.

Prerequisite(s): BCT 172  
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Course Learning Outcomes
  1. Discuss the applications of alternating current and calculations required in Ohm’s law.
  2. Discuss the application of Direct Current (DC) and Alternating Current (AC) motors.
  3. Demonstrate the ability to properly ground electrical installations.
  4. Demonstrate the ability to bend conduit with hand, mechanical, and electrical benders.
  5. Demonstrate the use of electrical boxes and fittings.
  6. Describe the methods necessary to rig and transport wire conductors to the job site.

  1. Alternating Current
    1. Characteristics of Alternating Current (AC)
    2. Application of Ohm’s law to AC circuits
  2. Motor Installation
    1. Theory and application
    2. Direct Current (DC) motors
    3. Alternating Current (AC) motors
    4. Circuits and connections
  3. Grounding of Structures and Equipment
    1. Purpose of grounding
    2. Bonding and grounding procedures
    3. National Electric Code (NEC) bonding and grounding requirements
  4. Conduit Bending
    1. Types of bends in all type of conduits
    2. Mechanical bending
    3. Hydraulic benders
    4. Electric benders
  5. Electrical Boxes and Fittings
    1. Outlet boxes
    2. NEC application to use of boxes
    3. Pull boxes
    4. Junction boxes
    5. Conduit and fittings
  6. Conductor Installations
    1. Transportation of conductors
    2. Methods of rigging
    3. Cable pulls in raceways and cable trays