Portland Community College | Portland, Oregon

Course Number:
ELT 283
Course Title:
Code Calculations
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Course Description

Provides licensed electricians with current National Electric Code procedures on how to calculate electrical loads and applications. Includes tables to calculate loads and proper use of applications. This class can be used towards Continuing Education Units for Oregon State electrical licensing purposes. Audit available.

Addendum to Course Description

Course can also be used to meet the Washington State licensing renewal requirements through the WA/OR reciprocity agreement. A Course Completion Certificate for continuing education will be issued upon request to any participant who successfully passes the course. Attendance rosters will be sent to the state for certification purposes. Please note that the electrician's license renewal fee is not included in the cost of the course. A current National Electric Code Book is required.

Intended Outcomes for the course

  • Perform required load calculations as per the NEC
  • Demonstrate knowledge of characteristics of types of conductors and code requirements
  • Demonstrate familiarity with code standards for protection against excess loads
  • Recognize hazardous areas and necessary precautions

Course Activities and Design

A lecture course in which the students locate applicable code articles and become familiar with how the use of provided charts help determine correct application.

Outcome Assessment Strategies

Procedures will be discussed at the first class session. Assessment will be based on attendance for all scheduled class hours, participation and group assignments.