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Course Number:
APR 141
Course Title:
LBME: Electrical Theory Fundamentals
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Course Description

Covers electrical theory and the calculations for the values of voltage, amperage, resistance and power. Covers various types of electrical circuits (series, parallel, and combination) when applying Ohm's Law. Introduces electrical safety, conductors, and wire sizes and the principles of voltage drop and efficiency. Prerequisites: Department permission. Audit available.

Addendum to Course Description

There is no P/NP grading option for APR classes.  The grading option must be a letter grade or audit for non-apprentices.

Intended Outcomes for the course

Upon completion of the course students should be able to:

  1. Use the basic principles of electrical theory to discuss, explain, and calculate how electrical current flows in conductors and electrical circuits.
  2. Apply an introductory understanding of the National Electrical Code (NEC) to how the code aligns with electrical theory and calculations for current flow.
  3. Solve mathematical formulas and equations of theory.*
  4. Calculate voltage drop.*
  5. Demonstrate safe working conditions in accordance with state and federal regulations.*
    * these outcomes are required for the 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 Training (OJT), this course is primarily lecture with accompanying homework assignments using Delmar's Standard Textbook of Electricity and the American Electrician's Handbook, to provide students with a solid, introductory  knowledge base in electrical theory and calculations.

Outcome Assessment Strategies

Procedures will be discussed at the first class session and the instructor's grading policy, quizzes, and exams 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)

  • Basic Electrical theory
  • Calculations for current flow
  • Electrical conductors
  • Conductor sizing
  • Use of mathematical formulas and equations related to theory
  • Calculating voltage drop.
  • Power efficiency and calculations