# VEM-103 Basic Electricity I

Course Description:    This course introduces students to the basic fundamentals of electrical circuitry and its components. It also provides theoretical and practical aspects of direct circuit network by experimentation. The course also covers analysis of direct current (DC) circuits using various network theorems.

• Prerequisite Course(s): VSP 121

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.
6. Install residential wiring circuits according to given specification and plan.

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

1. Describe electrical principles and laws.
2. Operate direct circuit (DC) test equipment.
3. Measure DC network and apply DC theorems.
4. Troubleshoot complex DC electrical/electronic circuits.
 SLO PLO1 PLO2 PLO3 PLO4 PLO5 PLO6 1 I ID ID ID 2 I D D 3 I D M 4 D D M

I = Introduced
D = Demonstrated
M = Mastered

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

General SLO 1. Describe electrical principles and laws.

 Student Learning Outcomes Assessment Strategies 1.1.  Define voltage, current, power and resistance. Assignment, quiz, test and experiment. 1.2.  Identify conducting electrical materials and properties. 1.3. Identify non-conducting electrical materials and properties. 1.4. Define basic terms for  electrical/electronics quantities, components, devices and circuits. 1.5. Identify the symbols associated with basic electrical/electronic components and devices. 1.6. Define and draw simple resistive circuit. 1.7. Calculate circuit voltage, current, power and resistance.

General SLO 2. Operate direct circuit (DC) test equipment.

 Student Learning Outcomes Assessment Strategies 2.1 Explain the basic operating principles of voltmeter, ammeter, and ohmmeter, analog and digital multimeter. Text assignments, quizzes, tests, and experiments. 2.2 Measure circuit voltage, current and resistance. 2.3 Calibrate digital and analog multimeter.

General SLO 3. Measure DC network and apply DC theorems.

 Student Learning Outcomes Assessment Strategies 3.1 Describe the basic characteristics of resistance, current and voltage in series, parallel and combination circuit. Assignments, quizzes, tests, and experiments. 3.2 Calculate unknown electrical parameters in series, parallel and combination circuits using Ohm’s and Kirchhoff’s laws.

General SLO 4. Troubleshoot complex DC electrical/electronic circuits.

 Student Learning Outcomes Assessment Strategies 4.1 List causes of “open” and “short” DC network circuit. Text assignments, quizzes, tests, and experiments. 4.2 Locate “open” and “short” circuits. 4.3 Apply safety standards as required in the experiment.

D. COURSE CONTENTS

1. Electrical Principles and Fundamental Laws
2. Electrical Testing Equipment
3. DC Network Theorems
4. DC Network Circuit Troubleshooting

E. METHODS OF INSTRUCTION

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

F. TEXT(S) AND COURSE MATERIALS

Contren Learning Series (2008). NCCER Electrical Level 1. Pearson Education, Inc. (or most recent edition).
Scientific Calculator

G. REFERENCE MATERIALS

Contren Learning Series (2002). NIDA Lab Text Manual. NIDA Corp.Melbourne, Florida, USA. (or most recent edition).

H. INSTRUCTIONAL COST

None

I. EVALUATION

To advance to the next level of basic electricity, the student must demonstrate proficiency to at least 70% or “C” grade level.

J. CREDIT BY EXAMINATION

None

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