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APEL 124: DC/AC THEORY REVIEW; ELECTRONICS; INDUSTRIAL BLUEPRINTS

Foothill College Course Outline of Record

Foothill College Course Outline of Record
Heading Value
Effective Term: Summer 2021
Units: 4
Hours: 24 lecture, 72 laboratory per quarter (96 total per quarter)
Prerequisite: Per California Code of Regulations, this course is limited to students admitted to the Electrical Apprenticeship Program.
Advisory: Not open to students with credit in APRT 124.
Degree & Credit Status: Degree-Applicable Credit Course
Foothill GE: Non-GE
Transferable: None
Grade Type: Letter Grade (Request for Pass/No Pass)
Repeatability: Not Repeatable

Student Learning Outcomes

  • A student will be able to read and understand blueprints.
  • A student will be able to use single line power diagrams.
  • A student will be able to identify circuits for lighting and power.
  • A successful student will be able to safely install basic electrical systems and their applications.

Description

Review of DC/AC theory. The study of overcurrent protection and the implementation of safe work practices.

Course Objectives

The student will be able to:
A. Differentiate and discuss DC/AC theory.
B. Identify and select the proper overcurrent protection.
C. Demonstrate the use of safe work practices.

Course Content

A. Review and discussion of AC and DC theory
1. Study of sine waves
2. Study the relationship between current, voltage and power
3. Study the induction of current and transformer theory
B. Proper overcurrent protection
1. Identify different types of overcurrent protection
2. Describe the electrical characteristics of different types of overcurrent protections
3. Utilize the National Electric Code to select overcurrent devices
C. Safe work practices
1. Justification of energized work
2. Perform a energized work hazard analysis

Lab Content

A. Students will utilize measurement equipment to demonstrate the difference between AC and DC voltage.
B. Students will select and install the proper overcurrent protection for transformers and motors.
C. Students will perform a hazard risk analysis and determine the proper PPE.

Special Facilities and/or Equipment

Laboratory with electrical tools and equipment.

Method(s) of Evaluation

Results of written quizzes and average of six tests
Results of hands-on projects and homework
Results of class participation
Maintenance of a student's workbook with questions drawn from text

Method(s) of Instruction

Lecture
Lab assignments
Group discussion
Class demonstrations

Representative Text(s) and Other Materials

National Joint Apprenticeship and Training Committee. Syllabus for Third Year Core Curriculum. 2014.

National Joint Apprenticeship and Training Committee. Code and Practices -3 Student Workbook. 2014.

National Joint Apprenticeship and Training Committee. Grounding & Bonding Student Workbook. 2014.

National Joint Apprenticeship and Training Committee. Applied Grounding & Bonding, 2nd ed.. 2014.

National Joint Apprenticeship and Training Committee. Fire Alarm Systems. 2014.

These are the standard electrical textbooks/workbooks used for this course. Although one or more may not be within 5 years of the required published date, they are the most current books used when teaching this course.

Types and/or Examples of Required Reading, Writing, and Outside of Class Assignments

A. Read chapter 1-10 in the Syllabus for Third Year Core Curriculum, National Joint Apprenticeship and Training Committee (NJATC) for the Electrical Industry Student Workbook.
B. Read chapter 1-7 in the Applied Grounding & Bonding (2nd ed.) Workbook.
C. Perform a energized work hazard analysis worksheet and list the proper Personnel Protection Equipment (PPE).

Discipline(s)

Electricity