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BCT 284 - National Electrical Code II

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

Continuation of BCT 184 . Includes introduction to the National Electrical Code, special occupancies, special equipment, special conditions, and communication systems.

Prerequisite(s): BCT 184  or concurrent enrollment.
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 hazards of the different types of environments, facilities, buildings, and installations.
  3. Describe the requirements for electrical equipment, lighting accessories, and wiring systems for relocatable wired partitions.
  4. Determine the requirements for emergency and standby power systems, interconnected power sources, and low-voltage, low-power wiring.
  5. Describe the wiring requirements for communications systems.

Outline:
  1. Introduction to the National Electrical Code
    1. Article 90 Introduction
    2. Article 100 Definitions
    3. Article 110 Requirements for electrical installations
  2. Special Occupancies
    1. Article 500 Hazardous (classified) locations
    2. Article 510 Class I hazardous (classified) locations
    3. Article 502 Class II hazardous (classified) locations
    4. Article 503 Class III hazardous (classified) locations
    5. Article 504 Intrinsically safe systems
    6. Article 511 Commercial garages, repair, and storage
    7. Article 513 Aircraft hangers
    8. Article 514 Motor fuel dispensing facilities
    9. Article 517 Health care facilities
    10. Article 518 Assembly operations
    11. Article 525 Carnivals, circuses, fairs, and similar events
    12. Article 547 Agricultural buildings
    13. Article 550 Mobile homes, manufactured homes, and mobile home parks
    14. Article 551 Recreational vehicles and recreational vehicle parks
    15. Article 555 Marinas and boatyards
    16. Article 590 Temporary installations     
  3. Special Equipment
    1. Article 600 Electrical signs and outline lighting
    2. Article 604 Manufactured wiring systems   
    3. Article 605 Office furnishings (wired partitions)
    4. Article 620 Elevators, escalators, and moving walks
    5. Article 625 Electric vehicle charging systems
    6. Article 630 Electric welders
    7. Article 640 Audio signal processing, amplification, and reproduction equipment
    8. Article 645 Information technology equipment
    9. Article 647 Sensitive electronic equipment
    10. Article 680 Swimming pools, spas, hot tubs, fountains, and similar installations
    11. Article 690 Solar photovoltaic systems
    12. Article 692 Fuel cell systems
    13. Article 695 Fire pumps
  4. Special Conditions    
    1. Article 700 Emergency power systems
    2. Article 701 Legally required standby power systems
    3. Article 702 Optional standby power systems
    4. Article 720 Circuits and equipment operating at less than 50 volts
    5. Article 725 Class 1, class 2, and class 3 remote-control, signaling, and power-limited circuits
    6. Article 760 Fire alarm systems
    7. Article 770 Optical fiber cables and raceways
  5. Communication Systems
    1. Article 800 Communication circuits 
    2. Article 810 Radio and television equipment
    3. Article 820 Community Antenna Television (CATV) and radio distribution systems
    4. Article 830 Network-powered broadband communication systems


Effective Term:
Full Academic Year 2018/19



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