VEM/NEC-212 National Electrical Code

Course Description:    This course is designed to introduce students to the National Electrical Code. The students will develop the skills in using the code to find specific articles related to the correct methods of installing wiring and equipment.  The course aims at developing work practices that comply with the National Electrical Code. To advance to the next level of Basic Electricity, the student must demonstrate proficiency to at least “C” grade level.

  • Prerequisite Course: VEM 111 and 112

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 chematic wiring diagrams and waveforms.
  5. Determine the amount of load per circuit.
  6. Install residential wiring circuits according to given specification and plan.
  7. Identify and interpret basic solid state (electronics) symbols and circuit schematics commonly found in the electrical industry.
  8. Analyze circuit operations on basic motors.
  9. Perform basic troubleshooting on basic motors.

B. STUDENT LEARNING OUTCOMES (SLOs) - GENERAL:

The student will be able to:

  1. Describe the purpose of the National Electrical Code (NEC).
  2. Describe the structure of the National Electrical Code (NEC) book.
  3. Define NEC terminologies.
  4. Describe the organization of the NEC book.
  5. Demonstrate navigating through the NEC book.
  6. Identify the roles of other organizations.

SLO

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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 the purpose of the National Electrical Code (NEC).

Student Learning Outcomes

Assessment Strategies

1.1 Describe the history of the code book.

 

Quizzes, written tests, practical exam

1.2 Identify groups and organizations involved in the NEC.

 General SLO 2. Describe the structure of the National Electrical Code (NEC) Book.


Student Learning Outcomes

Assessment Strategies

2.1 Describe the NEC book and the types of rules.

 

Quizzes, written tests, practical exam

2.2 Identify the structure of the code book.

2.3 Describe the references.

General SLO 3. Define NEC terminologies.


Student Learning Outcomes

Assessment Strategies

3.1 Describe Article 100 of the NEC book.

 

Quizzes, written tests, practical exam

3.2 Identify Labeled items in the NEC book.

3.3 Identify Listed items in the NEC book.

General SLO 4. Describe the organization of the NEC book.


Student Learning Outcomes

Assessment Strategies

4.1 Describe wiring and protection section of the codebook.

 

Quizzes, written tests, practical exam

4.2 Describe the Branch circuit section of the codebook.

4.3 Describe the multi-wire circuit section in the codebook.

General SLO 5.  Demonstrate navigation through the NEC book.


Student Learning Outcomes

Assessment Strategies

5.1 Identify various sections in the codebook.

 

Quizzes, written tests, practical exam.

5.2 Locate general and various topics and applications in
the codebook.

5.3 Select specific items and applications in the codebook.

General SLO 6.  Identify the roles of other organizations.


Student Learning Outcomes

Assessment Strategies

6.1 Identify Testing Laboratories involved in developing the codebook.

 

Quizzes, written tests, practical exam 

6.2 Identify Manufacturer’s Associations involved in developing the codebook.

D. COURSE CONTENTS

  1. The Purpose of the code book
  2. Structure of the code book
  3. NEC Definitions
  4. Navigating the book
  5. Other Organizations involved in the NEC book

E. METHODS OF INSTRUCTION

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

F. TEXT(S) AND COURSE MATERIALS

Surbrook T., Althhouse J., (2008). Interpreting the National Electrical Code 8th edition. New York: Delmar Cengage Learning (or most recent edition).
Binder

G. REFERENCE MATERIALS

National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) 2008. National Electrical Code Book, NEC 2008. Quincy, Massachusetts: NFPA Inc (or most recent edition).  

H. INSTRUCTIONAL COST

None

I. EVALUATION

Students must achieve 70% mastery or a “C” to pass this course.

J. CREDIT BY EXAMINATION

None

 

 

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