VEM-112 Electrical Wiring II

Course Description:    This course is designed to introduce students to basic wiring methods used in the electrical industry. The students will develop skills in basic circuitry, identification of cable types and terminology used in the industry. Apply techniques as required by the National Electrical Code with respect to safe wiring practices.

  • Prerequisite Course: Admission and VSP 121/VEM 111
A. PROGRAM LEARNING OUTCOMES( PLOs): The student will be able to: Practice safety and occupational health procedures in the workplace.
  1. Use electricity hand and power tools competently.
  2. Test electrical equipment.
  3. Interpret schematic wiring diagrams and waveforms.
  4. Determine the amount of load per circuit.
  5. Install residential wiring circuits according to given specification and plan.

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

  1. Describe safety and the importance of grounding during installation
  2. Demonstrate box and conductor installation
  3. Demonstrate how to properly wire a electrical devices
  4. Describe how to plan branch circuits
  5. Demonstrate blue print reading skills and wire various residential circuits
  6. Demonstrate electrical circuit troubleshooting skills

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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.Describe safety and the importance of grounding during installation


Student Learning Outcomes

Assessment Strategies

1.1  Describe conditions most likely to cause electrical shock.

 

Multiple choice questions
Short answer questions
Practical Exercises/Test

 

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1.2  Explain equipment and system grounding.
1.3  Explain the principles for electrical grounding
1.4 Define bonding and how it is done.

 General SLO 2. Demonstrate box and conductor installation


Student Learning Outcomes

Assessment Strategies

2.1 Explain the planning steps for rough in.

Multiple choice questions
Short answer questions
Practical Exercises/Test

2.2 Explain how to determine location for boxes.

2.3 Demonstrate how to attach boxes

2.4 Demonstrate how to install conduits

2.5 Demonstrate boring and notching techniques

2.6 Demonstrate how to cut conduit.

General SLO 3. Demonstrate how to properly wire electrical devices


Student Learning Outcomes

Assessment Strategies

3.1 Describe how to prepare conductors for connections

Multiple choice questions
Short answer questions
Practical Exercises/Test

3.2 Demonstrate the proper method of attaching conductors to device and fixture

3.3 Demonstrate split wiring connections

3.4 Demonstrate safe wiring practice

General SLO 4. Describe how to plan branch circuits.


Student Learning Outcomes

Assessment Strategies

4.1 Define branch circuits

 

  Multiple choice questions
Short answer questions
Practical Exercises/Test

4.2 Identify the types of branch circuits

4.3 Explain purpose of branch circuits

4.4 Describe the NEC requirement for branch circuits

4.5 Calculate circuit loads

General SLO 5. Demonstrate blue print reading skills and wire various residential circuits.


Student Learning Outcomes

Assessment Strategies

5.1 Recognize and use electrical symbols

Multiple choice questions
Short answer questions
Practical Exercises/Test

5.2 Describe the relation between electrical plans, schematic and pictorial diagram.

5.3 Sketch an electrical wiring diagram.

5.4 Plan and wire circuit according to plan.

5.5 Discuss polarity in wiring and explain its importance.

General SLO 6. Demonstrate electrical circuit troubleshooting skills.


Student Learning Outcomes

Assessment Strategies

6.1 Describe the safety procedures required for troubleshooting an electrical circuit.

Multiple choice questions
Short answer questions
Practical Exercises/Test

6.2 List the trouble shooting tools required.

6.3 Explain the procedure for testing fuses, circuit breakers, receptacles, fixture and switches.

6.4 Describe overload neutral and unbalanced currents

D. COURSE CONTENTS

I. Electrical safety and grounding.

  1. Effects of electrical shock.
  2. Grounding.
  3. Grounding theory
  4. System grounding
  5. Bonding

II. Installation boxes and Conductors

  1. Planning the rough in.
  2. Locating boxes.
  3. Attaching boxes
  4. Installing conduits
  5. Boring and notching for conduits
  6. Cutting conduits.

III. Electrical device wiring.

  1. Wiring method
  2. Attaching conductors
  3. Splicing conductors
  4. Fixture wiring
  5. Mounting fixtures

IV. Planning electrical circuits.

  1. Obsolete wiring
  2. Types of branch circuits
  3. Determining load.
  4. Balancing circuit load

V. Reading prints and wiring circuits.

  1. Standard symbols
  2. Wiring circuits
  3. Outdoor wiring
  4. Fluorescrent lighting

VI. Electrical troubleshooting.

  1. Tools
  2. Diagnosing
  3. Overloaded circuits
  4. Unbalanced circuits
  5. Fuses
  6. Breakers
  7. Miscellaneous problems

E. METHOD OF INSTRUCTION

Lectures, group work/discussion, hand-out readings, assignments/classwork and experiments

F. 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. Hand tools
  2. Power tools
  3. Electrical materials

G. REFERENCE MATERIALS

NCCER Electrical Level 1by Contren Learning Series, 2008 NEC revision, 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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