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Course Content and Outcomes Guide for APR 144 Effective Fall 2021

Course Number:
APR 144
Course Title:
LBME: Luminaires, Switches and Equipment
Credit Hours:
3
Lecture Hours:
30
Lecture/Lab Hours:
0
Lab Hours:
0
Special Fee:

Course Description

Introduces lighting fundamentals and their application in both indoor and outdoor environments. Covers fuses, circuit breakers, receptacles, wiring methods, blueprints, batteries, solid state components, and occupancy sensors related to their use. Prerequisites: APR 143 or Department permission. Audit available.

Intended Outcomes for the course

Upon completion of the course students should be able to:

  1. Use lighting fundamentals, wiring methods, battery theory, trade-specific math, and NEC rules (especially as they apply to circuit breakers and receptacles) to discuss, explain, install, troubleshoot, maintain and repair electrical devices.
  2. Draw and interpret blueprints and schematics.*
  3. Use test equipment to make electrical measurements. *
  4. Demonstrate appropriate use and care of trade-specific equipment. *
  5. Demonstrate safe working conditions in accordance with state and federal regulations.*

*  these outcomes are required for statewide Apprenticeship Degree and Certificates and cannot be modified.

Course Activities and Design

Because LBME Apprentices come from a wide variety of occupations and because Related Training Courses complement the Apprentice's On-The-Job (OJT) Training, this course is primarily lecture with accompanying homework assignments using Del mars standard textbook of electricity and the american electricians handbook, providing students with a solid knowledge base.

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)

  • Use lighting fundamentals, wiring methods, battery theory, trade-specific math
  • Use NEC rules
  • Circuit breakers, receptacles to install, troubleshoot and repair electrical devices in the workplace.
  •  Draw and interpret blueprints and schematics.
  • Use test equipment
  • Take electrical measurements.
  • Use and care of  equipment.
  • Troubleshooting techniques