APEL 138: RESIDENTIAL WIRING LAYOUT & INSTALLATION
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 138.|
|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 layout and wire a basic kitchen.
- A successful student will be able to layout and wire a bedroom and hallway.
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.
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
C. Residential wiring methods
1. Basic conduit bending
D. Residential circuitry
1. General living area
2. Bathrooms and exterior
3. Kitchens and washrooms
E. National Electric Code
2. Cable assemblies
3. Main, feeder and branch circuits
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. 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.