Curriculum

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FIRST YEAR CURRICULUM

101: Orientation and Basic Principles
102: Tools, Fasteners, and Knots
103: Introduction to Safety, Navigating the NEC® and EWR Plans
104: Introduction to Electric Charges and Basic Math
105: Applied Math, Circuit Theory, Plans & Specs
106: Applied Math, Ohm’s Law, Electrical Symbols, Boxes, and Box Fill
107: Conduit Bending
108: Dwelling Circuit Requirements, Outlet Locations, and General Lighting Load
109: Conductor Types, Ampacity, Overcurrent Protection, Type NM Cables, and Common Voltage Systems
110: Voltage Drop, Cable, Conduit, and Tubing
111: First Semester Mid-Term Review and Exam
112: Conductor Terminology, Switches, and Receptacles
113: GFCI, AFCI, and Other Special-Purpose Receptacles
114: Luminaires (Lighting Fixtures)
115: Box Fill and Introduction to Series Circuits (Front Bedroom)
116: Box Sizing and Series Circuits (Master Bedroom)
117: Lighting and Small Appliance Branch Circuits
118: First Semester Final Exam

119: Track Lighting, Dimmers, and Introduction to Parallel Circuits (Living Room)

120: Laundry and Bathroom Receptacles and Parallel Circuits
121: Garage and Garage Door Circuits, Underground Installations, and Parallel Circuit Calculations
122: Appliance and Special Purpose Outlets
123: Ranges, Ovens, Counter-Mounting Cooking Units, and Other Kitchen Appliances; Equipment Grounding Conductors
124: Bathrooms, Exhaust Fans, and Hydromassage Tubs
125: Heating and Air Conditioning
126: Residential-Limited Energy Systems
127: Second Semester Mid-Term Review and Exam
128: Multi-wire Branch Circuits and Introduction to Combination Circuits (Recreation Room)
129: Combination Circuits, Conductor Ampacity Correction, and Conduit Fill (Workshop)
130: Services and Service Equipment, and Cost of Electrical Power
131: Grounding and Bonding, Specialty Tools
132: Overcurrent Protection and Circuit Conditions
133: Service Entrance Calculations
134: Swimming Pools, Spas, and Hot Tubs
135: Home Automation, Standby Power, and Photovoltaic Systems
136: Second Semester Final Exam
Y1 Annex V Common Voltage Systems

 

Second YEAR CURRICULUM

201 NEC® Scope, Definitions, Working Spaces, and Branch Circuits; Hazardous Locations; Common Voltage Systems
202 Service Calculations, and Class 1 Installations
203 Services, and Class 2 Installations
204 Conductor and Overcurrent Protection; Class 3 Installations
205 Grounding Terminology, Equipment Grounding Conductors and Commercial Garage Installations
206 Grounding Electrode System, Main Bonding Jumper and Motor Fuel Dispensing Facilities
207 Ohm’s Law Review, Article 300, Aircraft Hangar, and Bulk Storage Facilities
208 Conduit Fill, Box Fill, Pull Box Sizing, Raceway and Cable Support; Spray Applications
209 First Semester Mid-Term Review and Exam
210 Switches, Switchboards, and Panelboards and Health Care Facilities
211 Flexible Cords, Luminaires, Appliances and Health Care Facilities
212 Introduction to AC Theory and Places of Assembly
213 AC Theory – Inductive and Capacitive Reactance: Miscellaneous Buildings
214 AC Theory – Impedance and Power Factor: Temporary Installation
215 Single-Phase Transformers: Introduction, Types and Applications, Single-Voltage Calculations and Connections

216 Single-Phase Transformers: Dual-Voltage Calculation and Connections, and Fault-Current and Code Calculations

217 First Semester Exam Review
218 First Semester Exam
219 Three-Phase Power Generation, Transmission and Distribution; Introduction to Three-Phase Ohm’s Law
220 3Ø Transformers: Delta-Delta
221 3Ø Transformers: Delta-Wye
222 Non-Linear Loads: 3Ø Fault Currents and Voltage Drop
223 Transformers: NEC® Requirements
224 Buck-Boost Transformers: Single- and Three-Phase, Connections and Applications
225 Buck-Boost Transformers: Calculations and Selection
226 Generators, Transfer Switches, and Emergency Systems
227 Second Semester Mid-Term Review and Exam
228 Electric Motors: DC and AC Single-Phase
229 Electric Motors: Polyphase
230 Motors: General Knowledge and Sizing Branch Circuit Conductors
231 Motor Branch Circuit Overcurrent Protective Devices: Short Circuit and Grounding Fault Protection
232 Motor: Overload Protection, Disconnects, Starters and EGC
233 Locked Rotor Current and Phase Loss for Motors; A/C and Refrigeration Equipment; Fire Pumps
234 Motor Feeder Conductors, OCPDs, and Tap Conductors
235 Final Exam Review
236 Final Exam

THIRD YEAR CURRICULUM

301 Practical Guide to OSHA and NFPA 70E
302 Introduction to Grounding and Bonding
303 General Requirements for Grounding and Bonding
304 System Grounding: Grounded Conductors, Systems required to be Grounded, and Systems Not Permitted to be Grounded
305 System Grounding: Separately Derived Systems, Main Bonding Jumpers, and System Bonding Jumpers
306 Grounding Electrode Systems and Grounding Electrode Conductors
307 Line-Side and Load-Side Bonding
308 Equipment Grounding and Equipment Grounding Conductors
309 Grounding of Specific Equipment & Conditions
310 First Semester Mid-Term Review and Exam
311 Print reading: Project Design, Development, and Specifications
312 Print reading: Site, Civil, Survey, and Structural Drawings
313 Print reading: Architectural Drawings — Lines, Dimensions, and Wall Types
314 Print reading: Architectural Drawings — Schedules, Details, and Coordination
315 Print reading: “MEP”, “M”, “E”, and “P” Drawings
316 Leadership: Foreman Training
317 First Semester Exam Review
318 First Semester Exam

319 Test Instruments and Test Instrument Safety

320 Toggle Switch, Push Button, and Basic Load Symbols — Introduction to Ladder Diagrams
321 Introduction to Contactors and Relays
322 Applications Using Contactors and Relays
323 Manual and Automatic Control Devices
324 Ladder Diagram Applications
325 Automatic-Control Practical Applications
326 Magnetic Motor Starters
327 Magnetic Motor Starters and Pilot Devices: Practical- Application Emphasis on Holding Contacts
328 Second Semester Mid-Term Review and Exam
329 Motor Overload Protection, Motor Power Connection, and Practice Scenarios
330 Magnetic Motor Starters: Practical-Application Emphasis on Overload Protection
331 Motor Reversing: Controllers and Connections
332 Magnetic Motor Starters: Practical-Application Emphasis on Reversing Motors
333 Latching Relays, Alternating Relays, and Jogging Circuits
334 Magnetic Motor Starters: Practical-Application Emphasis on Multi-motor Equipment
335 Second Semester Final Exam Review
336 Second Semester Final Exam

FOURTH YEAR CURRICULUM

401 Energized Electrical Work Relative to NFPA 70E
402 Power Distribution Systems and Phase-Loss Monitors
403 Solid-State Relays and Phase-Loss Lab
404 Timing Relays: On-Delay, Interval, and Recycle
405 Timing Relays: Practical Application of On-Delay, Recycle, and Interval Timers (Stop Light)
406 Timing Relays: Off-Delay, One-Shot, and Multifunction
407 Timing Relays: Practical Application of Off-Delay, One-Shot, and Multifunction Timers (Lubricating Oil Pump)
408 Counters and Sensors
409 Mid-Term Review and Exam
410 Motor Starting Methods
411 Motor Drives — Accelerating and Decelerating Methods
412 Introduction to Programmable Controllers
413 Advanced Lab — Automatic Car Wash
414 Energy Management and Building Automation Including Latching Relays
415 Fire Suppression Systems and Advanced Lab
416 Preventive Maintenance and Troubleshooting
417 First Semester Exam Review

418 First Semester Final Exam
419 Introduction, Definitions, and Boxes
420 Cables and Underground Installations
421 Raceways and Conductors
422 Dwelling Units: General Provisions
423 Dwelling Units: Specific Provisions
424 Services: Equipment, Working Space, Grounding & Bonding
425 Commercial Installations
426 Hazardous Locations and Health Care Facilities
427 Mid-Term Review and Exam
428 Miscellaneous Occupancies and Special Equipment
429 Industrial Services, Transformers, and Feeder Taps
430 Motors and Power Quality
431 Service and Load Calculations
432 BCES Application
433 Fire Alarm Systems – Introduction and Overview
434 Voice/Data/Video—Introduction and Overview
435 Final Exam Review
436 Second Semester Final Exam
Y4 Annex V Common Voltage Systems

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