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Course Description: This course covers the introduction and examination of the principles, applications and measurement of alternating current. Students will compare different types of alternating current circuits. The course emphasizes filtering basics, reactance, resonance, RC, RL, RLC, relays, transformers, phase angles & relationships and power factors. Students will apply formula to analyze AC circuits. It also includes the theoretical and practical aspects of series, parallel, and seriesparallel circuit construction. To advance to the next level of Electrical course, the student must demonstrate proficiency to at least “C” grade level.
A. PROGRAM LEARNING OUTCOMES (PLOs)
The student will be able to:
B. STUDENT LEARNING OUTCOMES (SLOs)  GENERAL
The student will be able to:
SLO 
PLO1 
PLO2 
PLO3 
PLO4 
PLO5 
PLO6 
1 
I 


I 
I 
I 
2 

ID 
ID 



3 


ID 
ID 
DM 

4 
I 


DM 
DM 

5 
I 

I 
D 
D 
D 
I = Introduced
D = Demonstrated
M = Mastered
C. STUDENT LEARNING OUTCOMES (SLOs)  SPECIFIC
The student will be able to:
General SLO 1. Describe the basic principles of alternating current and various AC waveforms.
Student Learning Outcomes 
Assessment Strategies 
1.1. Describe various AC sine wave, its frequency, cycle, period and wavelength.  Text assignments, quizzes, 
1.2. Explain the operation of an AC generator and its electrical degrees generated.  
1.3. Calculate peak, peak to peak, average, RMS and magnitude values of voltage.  
1.4. Identify and describe harmonic frequency, square waves and sawtooth waves. 
General SLO 2. Competently use AC test equipment.
Student Learning Outcomes 
Assessment Strategies 
2.1 Describe a typical oscilloscope and its four main sections. 
Text assignments, quizzes, 
2.2 Demonstrate the ability to correctly setup and use the oscilloscope to observe AC waveform. 

2.3 Identify and describe two main sections of the function generator and its various controls. 

2.4 Describe frequency counters. 
General SLO 3. Calculate resistance, inductance and capacitance of AC circuit.
Student Learning Outcomes 
Assessment Strategies 
3.1 Use Ohm’s Law to calculate resistance in series, parallel and seriesparallel AC circuits. 
Text assignments, quizzes, 
3.2 Identify the relationship between voltage, current and resistance in series, parallel and series parallel AC circuits. 

3.3 Describe the construction and operating characteristics of an inductor. 

3.4 Calculate inductance and inductive reactance. 

3.5 Describe the construction and operating characteristics of a capacitor. 

3.6 Calculate capacitance and capacitive reactance. 
General SLO 4. Calculate and perform RCL circuit troubleshooting.
Student Learning Outcomes 
Assessment Strategies 
4.1 Determine current, voltage and impedance in an RL series and parallel circuit. 
Text assignments, quizzes, 
4.2 Determine current, voltage and total impedance in an 

4.3 Identify and measure RC filter circuits. 

4.4 Determine the total voltage, current and impedance in a series and parallel RCL circuit. 

4.5 Verify the relationship of impedance, current and 
General SLO 5. Transformers, Relays and Electrical Circuit.
Student Learning Outcomes 
Assessment Strategies 
5.1 Describe transformer operating characteristics. 
Text assignments, quizzes, 
5.2 Calculate and measure transformer input and output voltages to determine normal operation. 

5.3 Describe the purpose and types of relays. 

5.4 Troubleshoot faulty relay circuit. 

5.5 Describe the operation of an electrical circuit and its component symbols. 
D. COURSE CONTENTS
I. Alternating Current and AC waveforms
II. AC Testing Equipment
III. Resistance, Inductance and Capacitance in an AC circuit.
IV. RCL Circuit and Troubleshooting
V. Transformer, Relays and Electrical Circuit
E. TEXT(S) AND COURSE MATERIALS
Burke, T., Shannon, G., Brown, N., & Rogers, C. (2008). NCCER Electrical Level 2 NEC
revision. Gainesville, FL: Pearson Education, Inc. (or most recent edition).
Binder
F. REFERENCE MATERIALS
NIDA, (2002). NIDA Lab Text Manual. Melbourne, Florida, USA: NIDA Corporation (or most recent edition).
G. INSTRUCTIONAL COST
None
H. EVALUATION
Students must achieve 70% mastery or a “C” to pass this course.
I. CREDIT BY EXAMINATION
None
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