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ELT 148 - NEC Residential Lab

Credits: 3
Lecture Hours: 0
Lab Hours: 6
Practicum Hours: 0
Work Experience: 0
Course Type: Voc/Tech
Utilize the basic principles of the NEC for layout and residential electrical wiring systems. Apply code rules, using hands-on approach for residential electrical installations from simplistic to complicated circuit wiring.
Competencies
  1. Understand basic safety rules for wiring electrical systems by identifying the major categories of electrical safety.
    1. Identify the three major categories of electrical safety.
    2. Identify safety rules pertaining to personnel safety.
    3. Identify safety rules pertaining to equipment safety.
    4. Identify safety rules pertaining to workplace safety.
  2. Understanding the use of a multimeter and the different functions and types of meters (analog or digital).
    1. Describe the operations of the multimeter.
    2. Properly connect the multimeter using the ammeter section.
    3. Properly connect the multimeter using the ohmmeter section.
    4. Properly connect the multimeter using the voltmeter section.
  3. Illustrate conductor stripping, splicing, and taping techniques.
    1. Strip electrical conductors and cables using wire striping techniques and tools.
    2. Splice electrical conductors using the western union, pigtail, and tee/tap splicing techniques.
    3. Secure electrical conductors together using several taping techniques and various wire size connectors.
  4. Installation of single-pole switched light circuit, with feed at the switch.
    1. Calculate correct size of boxes.
    2. Properly mount the boxes needed for a lighting circuit that is controlled at one location, with the source entering at the switch.
    3. Properly install the wiring and connect the devices required for lighting circuit that is controlled at one location, with the source at the switch.
  5. Installation of single-pole switch light circuit, with feed at the light.
    1. Calculate correct size of boxes.
    2. Properly mount the boxes needed for alighting circuit that is controlled at one location, with the source entering at the light.
    3. Properly install the wiring and connect the devices required for lighting circuit that is controlled at one location, with the source at the light.
  6. Installation of single-pole switched light circuit and continuously energized circuit.
    1. Calculate correct size of boxes.
    2. Properly mount the boxes needed for a lighting circuit that is controlled at one location, with the source entering at the switch and the duplex receptacle is continuously energized.
    3. Properly install the wiring and connect the devices required for lighting circuit that is controlled at one location, with the source at the switch and the duplex receptacle is continuously energized.
  7. Installation of single-pole switched light circuit and two split duplex receptacles.
    1. Calculate correct size of boxes.
    2. Properly mount the boxes needed for a lighting circuit that is controlled at one location, with the source entering at the switch and two split duplex receptacles with half of each receptacle controlled by a switch.
    3. Properly install the wiring and connect the devices required for lighting circuit that is controlled at one location, with the source at the switch and two split duplex receptacles with half of each receptacle controlled by a switch.
  8. Installation of three-way switched light circuit, with feed at the switch.
    1. Calculate correct size of boxes.
    2. Properly mount the boxes needed for a lighting circuit that is controlled at two locations, with the source entering at the switch on the left hand panel.
    3. Properly install the wiring and connect the devices required for lighting circuit that is controlled at two locations, with the source entering at the switch on the left hand panel.
  9. Installation of three-way switched light circuit, with feed at the light.
    1. Calculate correct size of boxes.
    2. Properly mount the boxes needed for a lighting circuit that is controlled at two locations, with the source entering at the light, utilizing both connection options.
    3. Properly install the wiring and connect the devices required for lighting circuit that is controlled at two locations, with the source entering at the light, utilizing both connection options.
  10. Installation of four-way switched light circuit, with feed at the switch.
    1. Calculate correct size of boxes.
    2. Properly mount the boxes needed for a lighting circuit that is controlled at three locations, with the source entering at the three-way switch located on the right hand panel.
    3. Properly install the wiring and connect the devices required for lighting circuit that is controlled at three locations, with the source entering at the three-way switch located on the right hand panel.
    4. Install the wiring and connect the devices required for lighting circuit that is controlled at three locations, with the source entering at the three-way switch on the right hand panel.
  11. Installation of combination circuits.
    1. Perform calculations for selecting the correct size boxes.
    2. Properly mount the boxes needed and wire the experiments.



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