APEL 136: RESIDENTIAL ELECTRICAL D/C THEORY; BLUEPRINT READING
Foothill College Course Outline of Record
|Hours:||24 lecture, 51 laboratory per quarter (75 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 student with credit in APRT 136.|
|Degree & Credit Status:||Degree-Applicable Credit Course|
|Grade Type:||Letter Grade (Request for Pass/No Pass)|
Student Learning Outcomes
- A successful student will be able to demonstrate the use of Ohms Law in a DC circuit.
- A successful student will be able to properly identify electrical symbols on a blueprint.
The student will be able to:
A. Calculate values using Ohm's Law in D/C series, parallel and combination circuits.
B. Explain the differences and sizing of conductors used in D/C electric circuits.
C. Identify architectural and mechanical symbols on residential drawings.
A. Ohm's Law & D/C theory
1. Series, parallel and combination circuits
5. Ohm's Law
B. Differences of conductors
1. Copper sizing
2. Insulation properties
3. Aluminum sizing
C. Architectural and mechanical symbols
1. Plans and scales
2. Elevations and details
3. Section views
4. Ratios and proportions
Students will work individually and in teams on proper wiring and grounding of electrical systems. Safe working practices for on-the-job training include:
A. Equipment safety
B. Fire protection
C. Electrostatic Discharge (ESD)
D. Safe handling practices
Special Facilities and/or Equipment
Method(s) of Evaluation
A. Results of written quizzes and average of six tests
B. Results of hands-on projects and homework
C. Results of class participation
D. Maintenance of a student's workbook with questions drawn from text
Method(s) of Instruction
B. Lab Assignments
C. Group Discussion
Representative Text(s) and Other Materials
Klein, Stan, and Jim Paladino. DC Theory. Upper Marlboro, MD: National Joint Apprenticeship and Training Committee for the Electrical Industry, 2009.
Mullin, Ray. Electrical Wiring Residential. Albany, NY: Delmar/Thompson Learning, 2009.
National Joint Apprenticeship and Training Committee for the Electrical Industry. Mathematics Essential for NJATC Courses. 2nd ed. Upper Marlboro, MD: National Joint Apprenticeship and Training Committee for the Electrical Industry, 2012.
National Fire Protection Association. National Electrical Code. Quincy, MA: National Fire Protection Association Inc., 2014.
Although one or more of these texts may be older than the suggested "5 years or newer" standard, it remains a seminal text in this area of study.
Types and/or Examples of Required Reading, Writing, and Outside of Class Assignments
A. Reading Assignments: Weekly reading assignments from text and outside sources.
B. Lecture: Weekly lecture covering subject matter from text assignment with extended topic information.
C. Laboratory Exercises and Demonstrations: Weekly lab exercises. Each lab exercise may include individual or group participation.