VEM-102 Electrical Electronic/Drawing and Sketching

Course Description: This course is designed to provide the students with basic skills and knowledge to read and interpret electrical blueprints. Students will also learn the basic principles of sketching and scale drawing using a variety of drawing equipment.

  • This course meets PLO# 4, 6 in Construction Electricity Certificate Program.
  • Prerequisite Course: VSP 121

A. PROGRAM LEARNING OUTCOMES:
The student will be able to:

  1. Practice safety and occupational health procedures in the workplace.
  2. Use electricity hand and power tools competently.
  3. Test electrical equipment.
  4. Interpret schematic wiring diagrams and waveforms.
  5. Determine the amount of load per circuit.
  6. Install residential wiring circuits according to given specification and plan.

B. STUDENT LEARNING OUTCOMES (SLOs):-GENERAL:
The student will be able to:

  1. Recognize and describe a variety of construction drawings, plans and supporting documents.
  2. Identify symbols and their functions, explain abbreviations and extract basic information from plans
  3. Demonstrate the use of drawing equipment and produce drawing according to instruction.

SLO

PLO1

PLO2

PLO3

PLO4

PLO5

PLO6

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I = Introduced
D = Demonstrated
M = Mastered

C. STUDENT LEARNING OUTCOMES (SLOs): - SPECIFIC
The student will be able to:

General SLO 1. Recognize and describe a variety of construction drawings, plans and supporting documents.


Student Learning Outcomes

Assessment Strategies

1.1. Identify different types of construction drawings.

Oral Questioning
Written tests
Individual and group written assignments
Short answer questions
Practical Exercise/Test

1.2.  Explain the basic terminology applicable to the use of the plans and drawings.
1.3.  Identify features of plans and drawings.

General SLO 2. Identify symbols and their functions, explain abbreviations and extract basic information from plans.


Student Learning Outcomes

Assessment Strategies

2.1 Describe construction and electrical/ electronic symbols and their functions

Oral Questioning
Written tests
Individual and group written assignments
Short answer questions
Practical Exercise/Test

2.2 Explain drawing abbreviations and terms commonly used in the electrical/electronic industry

2.3 Describe the type of information included in an electrical drawings

2.4 Extract basic information from given electrical specification.

General SLO 3. Demonstrate the use of drawing equipment and produce drawings according to instructions.


Student Learning Outcomes

Assessment Strategies

3.1 Explain “scale” and why it is used in construction and electrical drawings

Oral Questioning
Written tests
Individual and group written assignments
Short answer questions
Practical Exercise/Test

 

3.2 Apply scale to dimensional lines correctly

3.3 Demonstrate the correct use of drawing instruments and selection of suitable pencils

3.4 Produce drawing as specified

D. COURSE CONTENT

I. Introduction to blueprint reading

  1. Site plan
  2. Floor plans
  3. Elevations
  4. Sections
  5. Electrical Drawing

II. Blueprint Layout

  1. Title block
  2. Approval Block
  3. Revision Block

III. Drafting Lines

  1. Electrical Drafting Lines

IV. Common Electrical/ Electronic Symbols, Abbreviations, and Keynotes

V. Scale Drawing

E. METHODS OF INSTRUCTION

 Theory lectures, demonstrations of accepted drawing practice, and practical drawing exercises

F. REQUIRED TEXT(S) AND COURSE MATERIALS

Contren Learning Series.NCCER Electrical Level 1. NEC Revision. USA: Prentice-Hall, Pearson Education, Inc., 2008. (or most recent edition). 
Core Curriculum, NCCER, 2000 Revision USA: Prentice-Hall;Pearson Education, Inc., 2000. (or most recent edition).                                               

  1. Instructor: 
    1. Drawing classroom with sufficient workstations
    2. Drawing instruments and pencils (2H
    3. Range of construction/electrical plans and specifications
    4. Text, Teacher’s Resource Guide, workbook
    5. Overhead projector, transparencies
  2. Student:    
    1. Text(s), handouts provided by instructor
    2. Drawing instruments and pencils (2H)
    3. Ring binder
    4. College ruled note sheets, pencil or pen
    5. Scientific calculator

G. REFERENCE MATERIALS
None

H. INSTRUCTIONAL COSTS

None

I. EVALUATION

None

J. CREDIT BY EXAMINATION

None

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