Academic Catalog

APEL 138: RESIDENTIAL WIRING LAYOUT & INSTALLATION

Foothill College Course Outline of Record

Foothill College Course Outline of Record
Heading Value
Units: 3
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 138.
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 successful student will be able to layout and wire a basic kitchen.
  • A successful student will be able to layout and wire a bedroom and hallway.

Description

A study of electrical wiring methods, circuitry, and conduit installation in residential applications. Students will also practice wiring layout for residential housing. Continued study of the National Electrical Code as it relates to circuits, grounding and cable assemblies.

Course Objectives

The student will be able to:
A. Demonstrate the ability to layout wiring systems.
B. Diagram structured wiring systems.
C. Discuss and appraise various residential wiring methods.
D. Assess the circuitry requirements for individual residential rooms and homes.
E. Use the National Electrical Code in residential wiring applications.

Course Content

A. Residential wiring methods
1. General installation requirement
2. Motor control
3. Air conditioning systems
4. Heating systems
B. Structured wiring
1. TV and telephone systems
2. Security systems
3. Fire alarm systems
4. LonWks
C. Residential wiring methods
1. Basic conduit bending
2. Offsets
3. Saddles
D. Residential circuitry
1. General living area
2. Bathrooms and exterior
3. Kitchens and washrooms
4. Voltage
E. National Electric Code
1. Services
2. Cable assemblies
3. Main, feeder and branch circuits
4. Grounding

Lab Content

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

Laboratory with electrical tools and 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

A. Lecture
B. Lab Assignments
C. Group Discussion
D. Demonstration

Representative Text(s) and Other Materials

Klein, Stan, and John McCord. AC Theory. 3rd ed. Upper Marlboro, MD: National Joint Apprenticeship and Training Committee for the Electrical Industry, 2011.

Klein, Stan, and Jim Paladino. DC Theory. Upper Marlboro, MD: National Joint Apprenticeship and Training Committee for the Electrical Industry, 2010.

Mullin, Ray C., and Phil Simmons. Electrical Wiring Residential. Based on the 2014 National Electric Code. 18th ed. Stamford, CT: Cengage Learning, 2015.

National Joint Apprenticeship and Training Committee for the Electrical Industry. Building a Foundation in Mathematics. 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. Navigating the NEC 2014. Upper Marlboro, MD: National Joint Apprenticeship and Training Committee for the Electrical Industry, 2014.

National Joint Apprenticeship and Training Committee for the Electrical Industry. Conduit Bending and Fabrication. Homewood, IL: American Technical Publishers, Inc., 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.

 

Discipline(s)

Electricity