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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