APEL 137: RESIDENTIAL ELECTRICAL A/C THEORY & CIRCUITRY
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 students with credit in APRT 137.|
|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 an AC circuit.
- A successful student will be able to properly makeup a circuit with a light, switch and a duplex receptacle.
The student will be able to:
A. Expand skills of reading and analyzing blueprints.
B. Explain job costing and industrial standards.
C. Identify the National Electrical Code's key words and use the code's clues.
D. Discuss series and parallel circuits and apply Ohm's Law.
A. Residential blueprint reading
1. Blueprint review
2. Analyzing residential blueprints
B. Job costing and industrial standards
1. Actual job takeoffs
3. Labor management relations
4. Parliamentary procedures
C. National Electrical Code
1. Understanding the language of the code
2. Identifying key words
3. Using the code's clues
D. A/C electrical theory
1. Series circuits
2. Parallel circuits
5. Ohm's Law
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 John McCord. AC 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.
National Joint Apprenticeship and Training Committee for the Electrical Industry. Applied Codeology. Upper Marlboro, MD: National Joint Apprenticeship and Training Committee for the Electrical Industry, 2009.
National Joint Apprenticeship and Training Committee for the Electrical Industry. Conduit Bending and Fabrication. Upper Marlboro, MD: National Joint Apprenticeship and Training Committee for the Electrical Industry, 2009.
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.