PCC/ CCOG / ELT

Course Content and Outcome Guide for ELT 110

Course Number:
ELT 110
Course Title:
Electricity f/Non-Electrician
Credit Hours:
2
Lecture Hours:
10
Lecture/Lab Hours:
20
Lab Hours:
0
Special Fee:
 

Course Description

Practical, hands-on application of electrical principles, practices and codes to help non-electricians learn the basics of wiring that they encounter around the house. Safety practices will be emphasized as will basic electrical theory. After the first three class sections, there will be minimal theory or lecture and maximum practice using tools and materials that the homeowner will encounter in doing electrical work on his/her home. Audit available.

Intended Outcomes for the course

  1. Demonstrate understanding of the basic structure of matter including electrons, protons, neutrons.
  2. Demonstrate understanding of the basic characteristics of conductors, insulators, and semiconductors.
  3. Demonstrate knowledge of the names of common hand and power tools used in electrical work.
  4. Identify quality handtools from a selection of tools presented. State what characteristics to look for in quality hand tools.
  5. Identify single pole, threeway, fourway, doublepole switches, receptacles.
  6. Show where each type of switch would be used (for what purpose).
  7. Identify different types of wire commonly used in house wiring.
  8. Draw wiring diagrams for many various switch and plug combinations presented to the student as problems they might encounter when wiring around the home.
  9. Discuss wire safety and code the various switch and plug combinations.
  10. Discuss the characteristics of improperly wired circuits to analyze what possible effects improper wiring may have on your house.
  11. Relate wire size and amperage to each other.
  12. Use various electrical meters and test equipment to trouble shoot electrical circuits as needed for the class.
  13. Define basic terminology of electrical circuits, including amps, ohms, watts, services, weatherhead, insulation, terminal, color codes, resistance, voltage, current, EMF, and others.
  14. Operate safely in an electrical environment.
  15. Relate basic electrical theory to activities in class.
  16. Relate basic electrical codes to activities in class.
  17. Demonstrate an understanding and appreciation of building codes, electrical codes, licensing laws, electrical permit processes.

Course Activities and Design

The first three nights (or 8 hours), will be primarily lecture/demonstration to acquaint the beginner with basic tools, materials and safety practices that everyone should be aware of when working with electricity. The rest of the classes will be minimal lecture with maximum time spent in wiring practice circuits that might be encountered around the home.

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.

Course Content (Themes, Concepts, Issues and Skills)

  1. Demonstrate understanding of the basic structure of matter including electrons, protons, neutrons.
  2. Demonstrate understanding of the basic characteristics of conductors, insulators, and semiconductors.
  3. Demonstrate knowledge of the names of common hand and power tools used in electrical work.
  4. Identify quality handtools from a selection of tools presented. State what characteristics to look for in quality hand tools.
  5. Identify single pole, threeway, fourway, doublepole switches, receptacles.
  6. Show where each type of switch would be used (for what purpose).
  7. Identify different types of wire commonly used in house wiring.
  8. Draw wiring diagrams for many various switch and plug combinations presented to the student as problems they might encounter when wiring around the home.
  9. Discuss wire safety and code the various switch and plug combinations.
  10. Discuss the characteristics of improperly wired circuits to analyze what possible effects improper wiring may have on your house.
  11. Relate wire size and amperage to each other.
  12. Use various electrical meters and test equipment to trouble shoot electrical circuits as needed for the class.
  13. Define basic terminology of electrical circuits, including amps, ohms, watts, services, weatherhead, insulation, terminal, color codes, resistance, voltage, current, EMF, and others.
  14. Operate safely in an electrical environment.
  15. Relate basic electrical theory to activities in class.
  16. Relate basic electrical codes to activities in class.
  17. Demonstrate an understanding and appreciation of building codes, electrical codes, licensing laws, electrical permit processes.