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CCOG for APR 142 Fall 2022

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Course Number:
APR 142
Course Title:
LBME: Electrical Code
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Course Description

Covers specific, but not all, sections of the National Electrical Code (NEC), Oregon Administrative Rules (OAR), and Oregon Specialty Code (OESC). Assists LBME Apprentices in preparing for the Oregon state electrical exam. Covers how to navigate, interpret, and apply the NEC, OAR, and OESC. Includes definitions and requirements for electrical installations, identification and use of electrical conductors, circuit-protection, wiring methods, materials, and electrical safety standards. Provides practice exams for the Oregon electrical licensing exam. Prerequisites: APR 141 or Department permission.

Addendum to Course Description

There is no P/NP grading option for APR classes. The Grading Option must be letter grade.

Intended Outcomes for the course

Upon completion of the course students should be able to:

  1. Apply the requirements of the National Electric Code (NEC), Oregon Administrative Rules (OAR), and the  Oregon Speciality Code (OESC) for lighting, motors, transformers, panels, wireways, switches, over current protection, and sizing calculations in installations. 
  2. Apply OAR and OESC to specific Oregon electrical requirements in installations.
  3. Use the NEC articles and tables to perform various calculations.*
  4. Be prepared for the Oregon state LBME electrical licensing exam.
  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.

Aspirational Goals

Students will obtain 75% pass rate on the state exam.

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 a current NEC Code Book (currently NEC 2017), to providing students with a solid and more advanced knowledge base  of the NEC, OAR's, and OESC.


Outcome Assessment Strategies

Assessment will be based on the a written workplace assessment form completed by each Apprentice's Journeyperson or Supervisor.

Course Content (Themes, Concepts, Issues and Skills)

Navigation of the current National Electric Code (2017) to locate and apply the NEC requirements for lighting, motors, transformers, panels, wireways, switches, over current protection, and sizing calculations in order to explain, discuss and wire specific electrical devices. 

Calculate wire size for feeders and branch circuits. Calculate  overcurrent protection. Calculate sizing of specific electrical devices.

Navigate the current  NEC book, OAR's and OESC and  practice timed State Electrical Licensing exam targeting a 75% pass rate.