VBM 102 Building Maintenance II

Course Description: This course is designed to provide the students with the basic skills necessary to properly install individual electrical circuits in a building and will also cover the use of essential hand and power tools. It is also designed to provide the students with the basic knowledge required for properly using a meter for testing faulty devices and troubleshooting electrical circuit..

  • This Course also meets PLO #(s) ): 2, 3, 5 in Construction Electricity Program and PLO# 1, 4, 6 in Building Maintenance Program.
  • Prerequisite Courses: VSP 153a Industrial Safety
  • A. PROGRAM LEARNING OUTCOMES (PLOs):
    The student will be able to:

    1. Practice safety and occupational health requirements in the Building industry.
    2. Use competently specified hand and power tools for air conditioning, carpentry electrical landscaping and plumbing.
    3. Perform basic hand skills in maintaining air-conditioning, electrical and plumbing systems to given specification.
    4. Perform basic hand skills in maintaining buildings and grounds.
    5. Interpret information from blue print drawings.
    6. Participate in the building maintenance profession.

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

    1. Apply safety rules and regulations in electrical works as per OSHA.
    2. Identify basic hand tools and power tools and its uses.
    3. Perform wire splices and joints commonly used in the electrical installation.
    4. Describe the basic concept of voltage, current, resistance, and its relationship to electrical circuit, calculate electrical quantities using fundamental laws.
    5. Perform electrical testing and measuring using analog and digital multi-meter in troubleshooting electrical circuit.
    6. Identify wiring materials needed for electrical installations as per NEC requirement.
    7. Install common residential wiring layout, troubleshoot and repair electrical circuits for residential wiring.

    SLO

    PLO1

    PLO2

    PLO3

    PLO4

    PLO5

    PLO6

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    3

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    4

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    5

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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. Apply safety rules and regulations in electrical works as per OSHA.


    Student Learning Outcomes

    Assessment Strategies

    1.1 Demonstrate knowledge of the nature and effects of electric shock.

    Oral questioning, Multiple choice questions, Short answer questions

    1.2 Prevent and provide treatment for electric shock.

    1.3 Specify how to work on an energize circuit.

    1.4 Identify fire hazards in the work area.

    1.5 Recognize safety colors.

    1.6 Apply hand and power tool precautions.

    General SLO 2. Manufacture a range of timber construction joints.


    Student Learning Outcomes

    Assessment Strategies

    2.1 Identify basic hand tools and power tools and its uses.

    Short answer questions
    Activity participation in group activity

    2.2 Describe the types of task performed with each tool and its proper use.

    2.3 Develop proper habit of care and maintenance of hand and power tools.

    General SLO 3. Perform wire splices and joints commonly used in the electrical installation.


    Student Learning Outcomes

    Assessment Strategies

    3.1 Identify wire splices and joints commonly used in electrical installation

    Multiple choice questions
    Short answer questions
    Practical Exercises/Test

    3.2 Describe how wire splices and joints are done and their purpose.

    3.3 Perform wire splices and joints such as, pigtail splice, tap joint, western union, and fixture joint

    3.4 Apply safe practices when working with electrical devices

    General SLO 4. Describe the basic concept of voltage, current, resistance and its relationship to electrical circuit, calculates electrical circuit quantities using fundamental laws.


    Student Learning Outcomes

    Assessment Strategies

    4.1 Discuss electron theory

    Multiple choice questions
    Short answer questions
    Computer manage activities

    4.2 Describe six methods of producing electricity

    4.3 Differentiate alternating and direct current

    4.4 Describe the make- up of an electrical circuit

    4.5 Differentiate series and parallel circuit

    4.6 Explain electromagnetic induction

    4.7 Discuss operation of transformer and electric motors

    4.8 Explain the fundamentals of Ohm’s and Power’s laws

    4.9 Apply the fundamental laws to resistance, voltage and current

    4.10 Apply the fundamental laws to resistance, voltage and current

    General SLO 5. Perform electrical testing and measurement using analog and digital multi-meter in trouble shooting electrical circuits.


    Student Learning Outcomes

    Assessment Strategies

    5.1 Discuss the design of various electrical measuring instruments.

    Written tests, Computer manage tests, and Computer aided activites

    5.2 Identify types of multi-meter

    5.3 Describe the functional section and purpose of multi-meter.

    5.4 Read analog multi-meter scale

    5.5 Perform experiment in the use of multi-meter

    General SLO 6. Identify wiring materials needed for electrical installations as per NEC requirement.


    Student Learning Outcomes

    Assessment Strategies

    6.1. Identify boxes, fittings and other accessories.

    Short answer test, Identification test, Practical exercises

    6.2 Identify switches and schematic symbols.

    6.3 Describe function of each type of switches

    6.4 Differentiate fuse and circuit breakers.

    6.5 Enumerate provisions on the use of switches, breakers, boxes and fittings.

    6.6 Identify wiring methods used in electrical installation.

    General SLO 7. Install common residential wiring layouts and troubleshoot and repair electrical circuits for residential wiring.


    Student Learning Outcomes

    Assessment Strategies

    7.1. Read and interpret electrical wiring circuit

    Written and oraltests, practical/hands-on exercises, and Active participation in group activity

    7.2 Perform wiring installation of lighting fixtures using single pole, three-way switch operation.

    7.3 Perform wiring installation of lighting fixtures and duplex receptacles controlled by switches.

    7.4 Practice safety work habits in working with electrical task.

    7.4 Practice safety work habits in working with electrical task.

    7.6 Identify wiring methods used in electrical installation.

    7.7 Perform testing for ground fault

    7.8 Perform testing for open circuit

    7.9 Perform testing for short circuit

    D. COURSE CONTENTS

    1. Safety
      1. Electrical accidents
      2. Electrical fire
      3. Safety colors
    2. Hand tools and Power tools
      1. Tool identification
      2. Tool usage
      3. Tool maintenance
    3. Wire splices and Joints
      1. Conductors and insulators
      2. Types of splices and joints
      3. Uses of splices and joints
    4. Concepts of voltage, current and resistance, electrical circuit quantities using the fundamental laws.
      1. Electron theory
      2. Voltage and Current
      3. Methods of producing electricity
      4. Alternating and direct current
      5. Passive and Active devices
      6. Basic component of electric circuit
      7. Ohms Law applied in series, parallel, and series
        Series-parallel circuit
      8. Voltage drop and voltage divider circuit
      9. Current divider circuit
    5. Electrical testing and measuring using analog and digital multimeter in trouble shooting electrical circuit.
      1. Types of electrical testing and measuring instrument
      2. Types of multimeter
      3. Parts and function of multimeter
      4. Analog scale reading
      5. Circuit testing
    6. Electrical wiring materials
      1. Boxes and fittings
      2. Types of switches
      3. Fuse & Circuit breakers and ratings
      4. NEC provisions on wiring materials
      5. Wiring methods
    7. Wiring layouts for residential wiring and trouble shooting electrical circuit for residential wiring.
      1. Types of wiring circuit
      2. Single pole switch and light fixture
      3. Single pole switch with duplex receptacle
      4. Ganged single pole switch controlling separate lighting fixture
      5. Three-way switches and lighting fixture between switches
      6. Four-way, three-way switches and lighting fixture
      7. Ground fault
      8. Open circuit
      9. Short circuit

    E.METHODS OF INSTRUCTION
    PLectures, group work/discussion, hand-out readings, assignments/class work and experiments.

    F. REQURIED TEXT(S) AND COURSE MATERIALS

    • Holzman, Harvey N. (2008) Modern residential wiring. Based on the 2008 NEC.
    • Textbook
    • Three-ring binder
    • Notebook, pencil/pen
    • Scientific calculator
    • Electrical Hand tools
    • Electrical Materials

    G. REFERENCE MATERIALS
    Nida Corporation. (2001). Electrical fundamental (text manual). Melborne, FL: Nida Corporation publishing (or most recent edition).

    H. INSTRUCTIONAL COSTS
    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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