Portland Community College | Portland, Oregon Portland Community College

CCOG for APR 101 Fall 2022

View archive version »
Course Number:
APR 101
Course Title:
LME: Electrical Theory Fundamentals
Credit Hours:
Lecture Hours:
Lecture/Lab Hours:
Lab Hours:

Course Description

Covers electrical theory and math for computing the values of voltage, amperage, resistance and power. Also covers various types of electrical circuits (series, parallel, combination) when applying Ohm's Law. Introduces electrical safety, conductors, wire sizes and their application as per the American Wire Gauge (AWG) Table. The principles of voltage drop, efficiency and cost of electrical energy will also be covered. Audit available.

Intended Outcomes for the course

  1. Use the basic principles of electrical theory to discuss, explain, and calculate how electrical current flows in conductors and electrical circuits as applied to subsequent courses and the workplace.
  2. Solve mathematical formulas and equations of theory.*
  3. Calculate voltage drop.*
  4. Demonstrate safe working conditions in accordance with state and federal regulations.*
    * required for statewide Apprenticeship degree

Course Activities and Design

This course will be presented by means of lectures and homework utilizing the course book Standard Textbook of Electricity, The American Electrician's Handbook, and a current Code Book. Student/Apprentices are required to have a calculator with capabilities for square and square root functions.

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.