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Electrical Construction Fundamentals
Course: CON273

First Term: 2018 Fall
Lecture   3.0 Credit(s)   3.0 Period(s)   3.0 Load  
Course Type: Occupational
Load Formula: S - Standard Load

Description: General knowledge of electrical work related to construction management, administration, and technical aspects of the construction industry. Covers circuits and machinery, power transmission, and electrical distribution with emphasis on secondary distribution systems as well as measurement and instrumentation, Ohm`s Law, low voltage, high voltage, temporary power, generators, service, systems, circuits, motors, transformers, electrical installations, codes, cogeneration, energy conservation, estimating, safety and related blueprint readings.

MCCCD Official Course Competencies
1. Describe the electrical fundamentals in contracting. (I)
2. Describe general electrical theory and fundamentals. (II)
3. Describe electrical formula and calculations. (III)
4. Describe conversion of electrical elements. (IV)
5. Describe motor, generator, and transformer calculations. (V)
6. Describe cable sizes insulation and voltage drop. (VI)
7. Describe electrical schedules and draw one line diagram. (VII)
8. Describe electrical estimating and its types. (VIII)
9. Describe fiber optics and guest speaker. (IX)
10. Read and identify electrical blueprints (residential and small commercial) per code. (X)
11. Describe and identify computer power problems. (XI)
12. Describe energy conservation and co-generation. (XII)
13. Describe high voltage and overhead power. (XIII)
MCCCD Official Course Outline
I. Electrical fundamentals in contracting
   A. Ohm`s Law, alternating current, direct current, and electron flow
   B. Electrical safety requirements and national electrical codes
   C. Introduction to electrical contracting
   D. General and sub contractor relationships
II. General electrical theory and fundamentals
   A. Terminology
   B. Single- and three-phase circuits
   C. Delta and Wye connections
   D. Sine waves, frequencies, and circuits
   E. Power, energy, and power factor
   F. Resistance, voltage, reactance, and capacitance
III. Electrical formula and calculations
   A. Description of electrical formulas
   B. Calculations
      1. Amperes
      2. Voltage
      3. Horsepower
IV. Conversion of electrical elements using electrical formulas
   A. Currents
   B. Voltage
   C. Phases
V. Motor, generator, and transformer calculations
   A. Terminology
   B. Physical sizing
   C. Use and codes
   D. Ordering of jobsite generators
   E. Calculation of fuel usage and costs
   F. Projection of rental costs
VI. Cable sizes insulation and voltage drop
   A. Calculation of proper size and length of cable
   B. Types of cables used in building construction
   C. Control systems
VII. Electrical schedule and one-line diagrams
   A. Types of schedules
      1. Panel
      2. Fixture
      3. Equipments
   B. Building of an electrical panel schedule
   C. Description, usage, and drawing of a one-line diagram
VIII. Electrical estimation
   A. Definitions
   B. Manual and computer estimating
   C. Types of electrical estimating forms
IX. Fiber optics
   A. Definitions and types
   B. Standard electrical material identification
   C. Scheduling and materials
X. Electrical blueprint reading (residential and small commercial) per code
   A. Standard electrical symbols
   B. Standard electrical residential code
   C. Standard electrical code related to small commercial
XI. Computer power
   A. Computer power problems and solutions
   B. Special conditions required for computer installations
   C. Harmonic distortion and non-linear loads
   D. Clean vs. dirty powers
XII. Energy conservation and co-generation
   A. Energy conservation
   B. Co-generation
   C. Advantages and disadvantages of co-generation
   D. New power company deregulations
XIII. High voltage and overhead power
   A. Terminology
   B. Types of services
   C. Power company requirements for each type of service
MCCCD Governing Board Approval Date: May 1, 2018

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