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Construction: Electrical Systems
Course: CON132

First Term: 2024 Fall
Lec + Lab   9.0 Credit(s)   12.0 Period(s)   12.0 Load  
Subject Type: Occupational
Load Formula: T - Lab Load

Description: An overview of electricity related to residential, commercial, and aspects of industrial applications. Introduction to reading and interpreting construction drawings and wiring diagrams and tools specific to the electrical trade. Use of appropriate wire sizes and material to install electrical distribution systems, raceways, and terminations.

MCCCD Official Course Competencies
1. Practice Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), trade, and local safety standards in daily work. (I)
2. Demonstrate industry-standard professionalism that includes safety, dress, attendance communication, and customer service. (I)
3. Document work performed according to industry standards. (I)
4. Identify the appropriate tools for electrical work. (I, II, III)
5. Identify trade terms associated with the fundamentals of electricity. (I, II, III)
6. Interpret specifications and drawings to determine wiring and electrical system requirements. (I, II)
7. Use fundamental laws of electricity to build series, parallel, and series-parallel circuits. (III, V)
8. Describe the application of various sizes and construction materials for electrical wiring. (IV, VI)
9. Perform electrical panel installation according to electrical codes. (VII)
10. Install specific electrical conductors, types of insulation, and jacket types according to code and specifications. (VIII)
11. Apply techniques to form and install various conduit types. (X-XIII)
12. Identify types of raceways and their applications. (X-XII)
13. Utilize proper equipment and procedures to pull wire through conduits, junctions, and raceways. (X-XII)
14. Perform final electrical connections and terminations by using proper anchors and supports. (XII)
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. Introduction to Electrical
   A. Tools
   B. Standard trade terms
   C. Symbols
   D. Code
   E. Specifications
   F. Drawings
III. Calculations
   A. Ohm`s law
   B. Kirchoff`s Current Law
   C. Voltage Laws
IV. Measuring and testing
   A. Testing instruments
   B. Equipment
   C. Grounding and bonding
V. Circuits
   A. Types
      1. Series
      2. Parallel
      3. Series-parallel
   B. 110V/220V/208V/277V/480V
   C. AC/DC
   D. Single and three phase
   E. Transformers
   F. Motors
   G. Overload protection
   H. Sizing
VI. Electric Power Generation
   A. Terminology
   B. Equipment
   C. Transmission and distribution
VII. Electrical Distribution Systems
   A. Wiring
   B. Panel(s)
   C. Subpanel(s)
   D. Voltage reduction
VIII. Conductors
   A. Insulator types
   B. Jacket types
   C. Electrical hardware
   D. Stranded/Solid
IX. Junction/Pull boxes
X. Raceway and wireways
   A. Types
   B. Installation
XI. Conduit
   A. Types
   B. Bending
   C. Installation
XII. Termination
   A. Switches
   B. Outlets
   C. Fixtures
   D. Materials
   E. Installation
MCCCD Governing Board Approval Date: November 28, 2023

All information published is subject to change without notice. Every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of information presented, but based on the dynamic nature of the curricular process, course and program information is subject to change in order to reflect the most current information available.