Course Content and Outcome Guide for APR 122 Effective Summer 2015

Course Number:
APR 122
Course Title:
AC/DC Motors Principles
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Course Description

Covers the basic principles of alternating current, direct current, and electromagnetism as applied to generators, and alternating current and direct current motors, including the concepts of inductance, inductive reactance, capacitors, capacitive reactance, and their effects upon alternating current circuits. Prerequisites: APR 121 or TE 9610. Audit available.

Intended Outcomes for the course

  1. Use the basic principles of alternating current, direct current, and electromagnetic theory to discuss, explain, and wire motors, transformers, generators, inductors, capacitors, and storage cells as they apply to subsequent courses and the workplace.
  2. Solve electrical equations using trade-specific mathematical formulas.*
  3. Demonstrate safe working conditions in accordance with state and federal regulations.*
  4. Describe various troubleshooting techniques of trade-specific equipment.*
  5. Use test equipment to make electrical measurements.*
  6. Demonstrate appropriate use and care of trade-specific equipment.*
    * required for statewide Apprenticeship degree

Course Activities and Design

This course will be presented by means of lectures and homework, demonstration, and applications using  Standard Textbook of Electricity, (Delmar), current edition as the text.  Student/Apprentices are required to have a calculator with capabilities for square and square root functions.  A copy of the American Electrician's Handbook (Croft, Summers/McGraw-Hill), current edition, may be used as a supplementary reference.

Outcome Assessment Strategies

Procedures will be discussed at the first class session and the instructor's grading policy will be referenced on the class syllabus.

A Pass - No/Pass grading option is not available for any APR (Apprenticeship) course.