VEM-111 Electrical Wiring I (residential theory)

Course Description:  This course is designed to introduce students to basic concept of residential wiring and provide a solid background of electrical principles required for wiring. The students will develop the knowledge of identifying various voltages in various branch circuits as well as identifying various types of branch circuits used in a dwelling. The students will also become familiarized with the information and the specification to perform functional and safe wiring practices.

  • Prerequisite Course: Admission/VSP 121/ VEM 110

A. PROGRAM LEARNING OUTCOMES (PLOs):
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. Understand the electrical system and demonstrate the various installation methods.
  2. Explain and identify electrical wiring schematic electrical symbols, conductors and conductor sizes.
  3. Identify and install electrical boxes, switches, recessed lighting and ballast.
  4. Identify and demonstrate branch circuit, master bedroom, bedroom, and bathroom circuit.
  5. Identify and demonstrate hallway, front porch, and entry circuit.
  6. Identify and demonstrate kitchen, dining room, living room, study, rear entry and family room circuits.
  7. Understand and demonstrate electrical interrupters, suppressors and laundry circuits.
  8. Explain and design garage, basement circuits and workshop circuit.
  9. Demonstrate water pump and water heater circuit.
  10. Identify and explain stove, oven, food disposer and dishwasher circuit installation.
  11. Understand and demonstrate vent fan, electric heating and air conditioning circuits.
  12. Recognize and demonstrate heat and smoke detector circuit.

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M = Mastered

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

General SLO 1: Understand the electrical system and demonstrate the various installation methods.

Student Learning Outcomes

Assessment Strategies

1.1. Understand the three parts of the electrical supply system.

 

Multiple choice questions
Short answer questions
Practical Exercises/Test

1.2.  Explain the typical electrical voltage in the supply system
1.3.  Describe how the electrical wiring information is conveyed to electricians using symbols.
1.4. Discuss the purpose of electrical specifications.
1.5.  Explain the agencies responsible for establishing the electrical code and standards.
1.6. Demonstrate safe wiring practices.

 General SLO 2: Explain and identify electrical wiring schematic electrical symbols, conductors and conductor sizes.


Student Learning Outcomes

Assessment Strategies

2.1 Service power and protective devices

Multiple choice questions
Short answer questions
Practical Exercises/Test

2.2  Two and three conductor wiring

2.3  Sheathing and conductors

2.4 Explain outlets and recognize their symbols.

2.5 Describe switches and identify their symbols.

2.6 Explain conductors and their sizes.

2.7 Discuss various methods of insulations.

2.8 Explain conductor color-coding.

2.9 Use the NEC book, table 310-16 to determine the allowable amperage for various cable sizes.

2.10 Describe the de-rating factors and restrictions for conductors

General SLO 3: Identify and install electrical boxes, switches, recessed lighting and ballast.


Student Learning Outcomes

Assessment Strategies

3.1 Identify boxes and describe how they are used.

Multiple choice questions
Short answer questions
Practical Exercises/Test

3.2 Explain how boxes are installed.

3.3 Demonstrate how boxes are wired

3.4 Discuss one pole switch operation and installation.

3.5 Describe three way switches operation and installation.

3.6 Identify four way switches operation and installation.

3.7 Understand the voltages used in residential wiring and the factors involved.

3.8  Describe recessed lighting

3.9 Understand and describe ballast.

3.10 Describe ballast installation.

3.11 Identify the components used in the circuit.

General SLO 4: Identify and demonstrate branch circuit, master bedroom, bedroom, and bathroom circuits.


Student Learning Outcomes

Assessment Strategies

4.1 Explain how numbers of branch circuit is determined.

 

 

  Multiple choice questions
Short answer questions
Practical Exercises/Test

 

4.2 Discuss how you can determine the number outlets per branch circuit

4.3 Explain how to determine the number of lights per
circuit.

4.4 Explain the methods used for group outlets.

4.5 Demonstrate the general wiring methods for bedroom and how the receptacles are placed.

4.6 Explain how lighting fixtures are used in closets to meet NEC requirements

4.7 Demonstrate the wiring method for master bedroom

4.8 Perform the two circuit receptacles

4.9 Explain the NEC requirement for paddle fans.

General SLO 5: Identify and install hallway, front porch, and entry circuits.


Student Learning Outcomes

Assessment Strategies

5.1 Explain the lighting requirements.

Multiple choice questions
Short answer questions
Practical Exercises/Test

5.2 Demonstrate three-way switch circuit

5.3 Explain the entry circuit

5.4 Identify components used in the circuit

General SLO 6: Identify and demonstrate kitchen, dining room, living room, study, rear entry and family room circuits.


Student Learning Outcomes

Assessment Strategies

6.1 Explain the lighting requirements

Multiple choice questions
Short answer questions
Practical Exercises/Test

6.2 Demonstrate split circuit application

6.3 Identify the receptacle requirements for small appliances

6.4 Explain track lighting

6.5 Install receptacles

6.6 Identify the use of valance lighting and surge protectors

6.7 Demonstrate the grounding methods

General SLO 7: Understand and demonstrate electrical interrupters, suppressors and laundry circuits.


Student Learning Outcomes

Assessment Strategies

7.1 Explain ground fault circuit interrupters (GFCI)

Multiple choice questions
Short answer questions
Practical Exercises/Test

7.2 Identify immersion detection circuit interrupters (IDCI)

7.3 Identify transient voltage surge suppressors (TVSS)

7.4 Identify isolated ground receptacles (IG)

7.5 Understand the receptacle requirements

7.6 Understand the lighting requirements

7.7 Demonstrate the wiring method lights

7.8 Perform electrical dryer connections

7.9 Perform dryer frame grounding

General SLO 8: Explain and design garage, basement circuits and workshop circuits.


Student Learning Outcomes

Assessment Strategies

8.1 Identify the receptacle requirements

Multiple choice questions
Short answer questions
Practical Exercises/Test

8.2 Explain the lighting requirements

8.3 Understand the grounding requirements

8.4 Demonstrate multi- outlet assembly

8.5 Perform the use and the NEC requirements for outdoor outlets and wiring.

General SLO 9: Demonstrate water pump and water heater circuits.


Student Learning Outcomes

Assessment Strategies

9.1 Explain the operation of jet pumps and submersibles.

Multiple choice questions
Short answer questions
Practical Exercises/Test

 

 

 

9.2Perform the wiring for jet and submersible pumps.

9.3 Identify the conductors and over current devices used for jet and submersible pumps.

9.4 Understand the operation of water heaters

9.5 Demonstrate the wiring method for heaters

9.6 Identify the conductors and the protection devices used for heaters.

General SLO 10: Identify and explain stove, oven, food disposer and dishwasher circuit installation.


Student Learning Outcomes

Assessment Strategies

10.1 Explain the operation of a stove, oven, food disposer and dishwasher.

Multiple choice questions
Short answer questions
Practical Exercises/Test

10.2 Demonstrate the wiring method for stove and oven.

10.3 Demonstrate the wiring method for food disposer and dishwasher.

10.4 Identify conductor and protection devices used.

General SLO 11: Understand and demonstrate vent fan, electric heating and air conditioning circuits.


Student Learning Outcomes

Assessment Strategies

11.1 Explain the operation for vent circuit, electrical heating and air conditioning system.

Multiple choice questions
Short answer questions
Practical Exercises/Test

11.2 Demonstrate the wiring method

11.3 Identify conductor and protection devices used in the circuit.

General SLO 12: Recognize and demonstrate heat and smoke detector circuit.


Student Learning Outcomes

Assessment Strategies

12.1 Recognize the operation of a heat and smoke detector system

Multiple choice questions
Short answer questions
Practical Exercises/Test

12.2 Demonstrate the wiring method for heat/ smoke detector system.

12.3 Identify the conductors and the safety devices used in the circuit.

D. COURSE CONTENTS

I. Electrical system and installation

  1. Three types of voltage
  2. Typical voltage
  3. Wiring symbols and specification
  4. Electrical codes and standards

II. Electrical symbols, Electrical wiring schematic, conductors and conductor sizing

  1. Service power and protective devices
  2. Two and three conductor wiring
  3. Sheathing and conductors
  4. Outlets and their symbols
  5. Switches and their symbols
  6. Conductors and their symbols
  7. Miscellaneous symbols
  8. Conductors’ sizes and types
  9. Conductor insulation types
  10. Conductor color-coding
  11. Allowable amperage
  12. De-rating factor
  13. Restrictions

III. Electrical boxes, switches and recessed lighting, ballast

  1. How electrical boxes are use
  2. Box installation
  3. How boxes are wired for outlets and switches
  4. Standard One pole switch
  5. Standard three pole switch
  6. Standard four pole switch
  7. Two pole switch
  8. Voltage factors
  9. Recessed lighting installation
  10. Operation
  11. Installation

IV.  Branch circuit, Master bedroom, Bathroom and Bedroom

  1. Number of branch circuit
  2. Number of outlets per circuit
  3. Number of lights per circuit
  4. Group outlets
  5. Receptacle placement
  6. Lighting requirement
  7. Wiring methods for master bedroom
  8. Receptacle placement for bathroom
  9. Paddle fan
  10. Lighting for bathroom
  11. Grounding requirements

V. Hallway, Front, Entry

  1. Three way switch
  2. Porch circuit
  3. Entry circuit

VI. Kitchen, Dining, Living, Study, Rear entry, Family room

  1. Receptacle for small appliances
  2. Split circuit
  3. Lighting requirement
  4. Grounding requirements
  5. Track lighting and dimmer system
  6. Receptacle requirement

VII. Interrupters, Suppressors and Laundry

  1. GFCI
  2. IDCI
  3. TVSS
  4. IG
  5. Receptacle requirement
  6. Dryer connection
  7. Grounding requirement

VIII. Garage, Basement and Workshop

  1. Receptacle requirements
  2. Lighting requirements
  3. NEC regulation
  4. Multi- outlet
  5. Ground requirements

IX. Water pumps and Water heaters

  1. Jet
  2. Submersible
  3. Heaters
  4. Wiring methods
  5. Conductor sizing

X. Stove, Oven, Disposer and Dishwasher

  1. Operation
  2. Conductors
  3. Current requirement
  4. Wiring methods

XII. Vent fan, Heating, and Air-conditioning

  1. Operation
  2. Conductor sizing
  3. Current requirements
  4. Wiring method

XIII. Smoke detectors

  1. Operation
  2. Conductor sizing
  3. Current requirements
  4. Wiring method

E. METHOD OF INSTRUCTION
Lectures, group work/discussion, hand-out readings, assignments/classwork and experiments.

G. REQUIRED TEXT(S) AND COURSE MATERIALS

Holzman, Harvey N,(2008) Modern Residential Wiring 8th Edition Based on the 2008 NEC  revision (or most recent edition).

  1. CAI
  2. Laboratory equipment with tools of the trade
  3. Text, Teacher’s Resource Guide, workbook
  4. Overhead project, transparencies
G. REFERENCE MATERIALS

NCCER Contren Learning Series, 2008, Electrical level 1, Published by Pearson Education, Inc. (or most recent edition).

H. INSTRUCTIONAL COST

None

I. EVALUATION

Students in electrical program must achieve a grade of “C” or better to pass the course.

J. CREDIT BY EXAMINATION

None

 

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