Electrical Orientation & Safety

  • Demonstrate proficiency in electrical and construction safety
  • Identify various career paths in the electrical industry and the expectations for each
  • Explain the purpose of a lock-out/tag-out/block-out program
  • Be familiar with electrical industry vocabulary
  • Maintain OACES minimum attendance standards
  • Complete 10-hour safety course

Hand & Power Tools

  • Identify various hand and power tools used in the electrical industry
  • Demonstrate the safe use of various hand and power tools
  • Recognize worn or damaged tools for replacement or repair
  • Demonstrate mastery reading rulers and tape measures

Electrical Theory

  • Recognize the difference between AC and DC circuits
  • Use basic math as it pertains to the electrical industry
  • Recognize the difference between series and parallel circuits
  • Apply Ohm’s Law to resistance, voltage and current
  • Recognize where to find code articles using the National Electrical Code (NEC)
  • Explain the operation of transformers and power transmission
  • Recognize and use various electrical meters and test equipment
  • Identify how to troubleshoot basic electrical circuits

Wiring Systems

  • Understand various conductors and cables
  • Make safe conductor splices and connections
  • Determine the correct conductor size based on circuit load
  • Recognize and explain the basics of conduit bending
  • Recognize and install various raceway systems
  • Identify and install various fittings, fasteners and other materials
  • Recognize and install receptacles and switches
  • Understand cable TV, phone and computer network wiring

Overcurrent Protection & Grounding

  • Explain the causes of overcurrent
  • Identify and explain electrical overcurrent protective devices (OCPDs)
  • Explain the operation of a ground-fault circuit interrupter (GFCI) and arc-fault circuit interrupter (AFCI) and how they are used       

Electrical Prints & Specifications

  • Identify the types of prints that an electrician may read
  • Recognize and use standard parts of a drawing
  • Recognize and use standard electrical symbols
  • Develop one-line and wiring diagram drawings

The Service Entrance

  • Calculate the number of branch circuits for a residential dwelling
  • Identify proper conductors and components of the service entrance
  • Identify different circuit breakers and their application
  • Install an electrical service per NEC
  • Understand power distribution from utility to a residential dwelling
  • Be familiar with grounding and bonding requirements

Green Technology

  • Identify and use various alternative energy systems

Certifications/Instructional Outcomes

  • Basic Electrical Soldering
  • Electrical Level I (Residential Wiring)
  • Electrical Level II (Commercial Wiring)
  • Electrical Service Installation
  • 10-hour Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA) “Construction Industry” Completion Card
  • Amatrol Green Energy
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