- Course Number:
- CT 110
- Transcript Title:
- Electrical Basics
- Aug 09, 2022
- Apr 28, 2023
- Total Credits:
- Lecture Hours:
- Lecture / Lab Hours:
- Lab Hours:
- Satisfies Cultural Literacy requirement:
- Satisfies General Education requirement:
- Grading Options
- A-F, P/NP, Audit
- Default Grading Options
- Repeats available for credit:
Provides basic knowledge of electrical wiring and AC and DC circuits. Introduces electrical codes, ordinances, print reading and electricity fundamentals. Prerequisites: MTH 98 or placement into MTH 65; placement into IRW 115 or WR 115. Audit Available.
Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to:
- Demonstrate safe practices associated with Construction industry.
- Utilize basic electrical terms.
- Apply basic electrical theory.
- Recognize limits of basic electrical training.
- Use approved practices for simple wiring installation tasks.
- Perform simple electrical troubleshooting.
Suggested Outcome Assessment Strategies
The determination of assessment strategies is generally left to the discretion of the instructor. Here are some strategies that you might consider when designing your course: writings (journals, self-reflections, pre writing exercises, essays), quizzes, tests, midterm and final exams, group projects, presentations (in person, videos, etc), self-assessments, experimentations, lab reports, peer critiques, responses (to texts, podcasts, videos, films, etc), student generated questions, Escape Room, interviews, and/or portfolios.
Course Activities and Design
The determination of teaching strategies used in the delivery of outcomes is generally left to the discretion of the instructor. Here are some strategies that you might consider when designing your course: lecture, small group/forum discussion, flipped classroom, dyads, oral presentation, role play, simulation scenarios, group projects, service learning projects, hands-on lab, peer review/workshops, cooperative learning (jigsaw, fishbowl), inquiry based instruction, differentiated instruction (learning centers), graphic organizers, etc.
Outcome #1: Demonstrate safe practices associated with Construction industry.
- Cleanliness of work area
- Recognizing margins for specific tool safety – Red Zone
- Hand tools
- Maintaining tools in proper working condition
- Safety rules of thumb:
- Don’t force tools to do something they are not meant to do
- Be present when using tools
- Stay alert to what is going on around you
Outcome #2: Utilize basic electrical terms
- Describe a residential electrical service and its circuitry
- Define “current” and the laws governing its functional principles
- Understand the National Electrical Code and its purpose
Outcome #3: Apply basic electrical theory
- Explain the theory of electron flow through conducting material
- Know the difference between alternating current and direct current
- Describe the purpose and construction of transformers
- Know the difference between a step-up transformer and a step-down transformer
- Understand the two levels of voltage used in residential wiring and how it’s provided
Outcome #4: Recognize limitations of basic electrical training
- Identify local and National electrical codes
- Read and interpret codes
- Understand qualifications and role of licensed Electricians
- Follow restrictions guiding any electrical work
Outcome #5: Use approved practices for simple wiring installation tasks
- Demonstrate connecting two conductors or a conductor and a device
- Strip insulation from the ends of conductors
- Wire a simple circuit and demonstrate it works when plugged to a power source
Outcome #6: Perform simple electrical troubleshooting
- Demonstrate testing of receptacles, switches and fixtures
- Utilize devices designed to protect electrical conductors from damage
Suggested Texts and Materials
Modern Carpentry, 12th Edition, Wagner, Smith