APEL 137: RESIDENTIAL ELECTRICAL A/C THEORY & CIRCUITRY
Foothill College Course Outline of Record
|Effective Term:||Summer 2023|
|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:
- Expand skills of reading and analyzing blueprints
- Explain job costing and industrial standards
- Identify the National Electrical Code's key words and use the code's clues
- Discuss series and parallel circuits and apply Ohm's Law
- Residential blueprint reading
- Blueprint review
- Analyzing residential blueprints
- Job costing and industrial standards
- Actual job takeoffs
- Labor management relations
- Parliamentary procedures
- National Electrical Code
- Understanding the language of the code
- Identifying key words
- Using the code's clues
- A/C electrical theory
- Series circuits
- Parallel circuits
- 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:
- Equipment safety
- Fire protection
- Electrostatic discharge (ESD)
- Safe handling practices
Special Facilities and/or 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
Representative Text(s) and Other Materials
Callanan, Michael, and Bill Wusinich. Electrical Systems Based on the 2020 NEC. 2020.
Electrical Training ALLIANCE. Applied Codeology Navigating the 2020 NEC. 2020.
Klein, Stan, and John McCord. AC Theory, 3rd ed.. 2011.
National Fire Protection Association. National Electrical Code. 2019.
Although one or more of these texts is 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
- Weekly reading assignments from text and outside sources
- Weekly lecture covering subject matter from text assignment with extended topic information
- Weekly lab exercises. Each lab exercise may include individual or group participation