PCC/ CCOG / APR

Course Content and Outcome Guide for APR 204

Course Number:
APR 204
Course Title:
LME: Electrical Code - Level III
Credit Hours:
4
Lecture Hours:
40
Lecture/Lab Hours:
0
Lab Hours:
0
Special Fee:
 

Course Description

Provides a working knowledge of the NEC. Assists LME apprentices in preparing for the state electrical exam. Topics include: Special Equipment including electric signs, cranes, hoists, elevators, electric welders, information technology equipment, pools, and foundations; Special Conditions including emergency systems, Class 1, 2, and 3, low voltage control circuits, fire alarm systems, and fiber optics; and Communication Systems. Covers State of Oregon statutes governing electrical installations, building code division administrative rules covering license requirements and responsibilities, State of Oregon amendments, supplemental code reference materials, safety standards and practice exams. Prerequisites: APR 203 or TE 9637. Audit available.

Intended Outcomes for the course

Intended Outcomes for the Course

  1. Use the National Electric Code requirements, the Oregon Administrative Rules, and the Oregon Amendments to the NEC to discuss, explain and apply licensing and electrical installations, such as branch circuits, feeders, over current devices, grounding, and bonding as they apply to the workplace.
  2. Solve mathematical formulas and equations of theory.*
  3. Interpret NEC and Oregon Specialty Codes.*
  4. Use the NEC articles and tables to perform various calculations.*
  5. Utilize the Oregon Administrative Rules (OAR's) in relation to the NEC and Oregon Specialty Codes (OSC). *
  6. Prepare for state exam.*
  7. Complete and pass timed practice exams. *
  8. Complete NEC code preparation exams with a 75% or higher.*
    * required for statewide Apprenticeship degree

Course Activities and Design

Course Activities and Design

A lecture course in which the student may come from a wide variety of occupations. The emphasis of the course will be on providing students with the ability to locate and understand appropriate code requirements for special occupancies, special equipment and special conditions such as emergency systems, fire alarms, and communication systems.

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.

Course Content (Themes, Concepts, Issues and Skills)

  1. Use the National Electric Code requirements, the Oregon Administrative Rules, and the Oregon Amendments to the NEC to discuss, explain and apply licensing and electrical installations, such as branch circuits, feeders, over current devices, grounding, and bonding as they apply to the workplace.
  2. Solve mathematical formulas and equations of theory.*
  3. Interpret NEC and Oregon Specialty Codes.*
  4. Use the NEC articles and tables to perform various calculations.*
  5. Utilize the Oregon Administrative Rules (OAR's) in relation to the NEC and Oregon Specialty Codes (OSC). *
  6. Prepare for state exam.*
  7. Complete and pass timed practice exams. *
  8. Complete NEC code preparation exams with a 75% or higher.*
    * required for statewide Apprenticeship degree