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Center for Curriculum and Transfer Articulation
Distribution Panels, Wiring, and Circuit Protection in Electrical Systems
Course: CON132

First Term: 2020 Summer
Lec + Lab   3.5 Credit(s)   4.0 Period(s)   4.0 Load  
Subject Type: Occupational
Load Formula: T- Lab Load

Description: Discuss construction drawings and code related to conductors and cables (types, ratings), residential and commercial applications, wire sizes, utilities, meters, disconnects, breakers, grounding and bonding, rough-in wiring and circuit safety protection.

MCCCD Official Course Competencies
1. Practice Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), trade, and local safety standards in daily work. (I-IV)
2. Interpret specifications and drawings to determine wiring system requirements. (II-IV)
3. Explain generation, transmission and voltage reduction of power from the utility provider. (II)
4. Demonstrate proper connections for electrical panel makeup per specifications. (I-IV)
5. Demonstrate proper sub-panel connections and protection. (I-IV)
6. Demonstrate methods necessary to properly ground and bond electrical panels and circuits per applicable codes. (I-IV)
7. Describe the application of various sizes and construction materials for electrical wiring. (III)
8. Demonstrate proper branch circuit sizing and installation. (III - IV)
9. Demonstrate efficient and quality work. (I-IV)
10. Effectively communicate with stakeholders. (I-IV)
11. Effectively work within a team structure. (I-IV)
12. Demonstrate professionalism with conduct and ethics. (I-IV)
MCCCD Official Course Competencies must be coordinated with the content outline so that each major point in the outline serves one or more competencies. MCCCD faculty retains authority in determining the pedagogical approach, methodology, content sequencing, and assessment metrics for student work. Please see individual course syllabi for additional information, including specific course requirements.
MCCCD Official Course Outline
I. Safety
II. Electric Power Generation
   A. Terminology
   B. Equipment
   C. Transmission
   D. Voltage reduction
III. Electrical Distribution Systems
   A. Code
   B. Specification and drawings
   C. Wiring
   D. Panel(s)
   E. Subpanel(s)
IV. Circuits
   A. Breakers
   B. Safety protection
   C. Sizing
   D. Ground and Bond
MCCCD Governing Board Approval Date: December 10, 2019

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