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Printed on 2/26/2020

Electricity

31-413-1 Technical Diploma (TD) Full Time 33 Credits Financial Aid Eligible Time of Day: Day Location*: Appleton

*If general education courses are required, they may be available at multiple locations.

Whether you want to be an electrician’s helper or pursue an electrical apprenticeship, this program will give you the skills to get started. Gain basic knowledge of electrical code, print reading, installation requirements and electrical equipment. You’ll also learn how to test electrical circuits and interpret electrical diagrams and construction drawings. Then you’ll put your knowledge and skills to work on an actual residential construction site.

COURSE LIST

Course list for reference only. Current students please refer to your individualized program plan or see your advisor.
**Outside effort hours are an estimate based on state standards, and may vary from person to person.

Occupational Specific (33 Credits)

Course Title
Course
Number
Credits
Instructional
Hours
Outside Effort
Hours**
Prior Learning
Credit Eligibility
Introductory Residential Wiring Methods
31-413-301
3Credit
108
54
N/A
108 hours in class and estimate 54 hours outside of class. Introduces students to residential wiring methods that includes practical application and hands-on experience in implementing safety, tool usage, and NEC code requirements.
Coreq: Electricity Apparel 94413001; Electricity Tools 94413002
Intermediate Residential Wiring 1
31-413-302
3Credit
108
54
N/A
108 hours in class and estimate 54 hours outside of class. Learn basic electrical wiring concepts, DC electrical theory, Ohm's law and types of services for residential applications. Students will build on their skills of print reading and NEC code knowledge while completing their hands-on assessments installing GFCI, AFCI, and other wiring devices.
Intermediate Residential Wiring 2
31-413-303
3Credit
108
54
N/A
108 hours in class and estimate 54 hours outside of class. Expand knowledge of basic electrical wiring concepts, electrical theory, and DC circuits while also be introduced to residential lighting installations, splicing techniques that include single pole switching, duplex receptacle wiring, 3-way switching, 4-way switching, and troubleshooting. Students will continue to develop their skills while completing their hands-on assessments.
Advanced Residential Installations
31-413-304
3Credit
108
54
N/A
108 hours in class and estimate 54 hours outside of class. Allows students to demonstrate knowledge of residential wiring by applying skills learned in previous courses to complete a large-scale housing project. They will test their knowledge of the NEC, while developing new techniques along with troubleshooting to complete this project.
Coreq: Electricity-OSHA Completion Card 94413003
Introductory Commercial Wiring Methods
31-413-305
3Credit
108
54
N/A
108 hours in class and estimate 54 hours outside of class. Introduces students to Commercial wiring methods that include practical application and hands-on experience. Skills that students will develop are interpretation of commercial plans, branch circuit requirements, along with conduit bending techniques while applying NEC code requirements.
Intermediate Commercial Wiring 1
31-413-306
3Credit
108
54
N/A
108 hours in class and estimate 54 hours outside of class. Learn basic electrical wiring concepts while studying motor control fundamentals, as well as the basic AC theory and motor controls. Students will build on their skills of conduit installations, fittings and support hardware, MC cable, low voltage switching, and NEC code knowledge while completing their hands-on assessments
Intermediate Commercial Wiring 2
31-413-307
3Credit
108
54
N/A
108 hours in class and estimate 54 hours outside of class. Expands knowledge of commercial wiring concepts, AC electrical theory, control components, pilot devices, and control circuit diagrams. Introduction to commercial lighting installations, wiring devices, and troubleshooting will also occur. Students will continue to develop their skills while completing their hands-on assessments.
Advanced Commercial Installations
31-413-308
3Credit
108
54
N/A
108 hours in class and estimate 54 hours outside of class. Allows students to demonstrate knowledge of commercial wiring by applying the skills they have learned in previous courses to complete a large-scale project. They will test their knowledge of the NEC, while developing new techniques along with troubleshooting to complete this project.
Introductory Industrial Wiring Methods
31-413-309
3Credit
108
54
N/A
108 hours in class and estimate 54 hours outside of class. Introduces students to Industrial wiring methods along with the introduction to the principles Photovoltaics. Students will develop skills used to install generators, fire alarm systems and control circuit. Along with conduit bending and threading techniques, students will apply the proper NEC code requirements.
Intermediate Industrial Wiring
31-413-310
3Credit
108
54
N/A
108 hours in class and estimate 54 hours outside of class. Expands upon industrial wiring concepts while studying schematics and motor control circuits. Students will build on their skills of conduit installations and NEC code knowledge while completing their hands-on assessments.
Advanced Industrial Installations
31-413-318
3Credit
108
54
N/A
108 hours in class and estimate 54 hours outside of class. Allows students to demonstrate knowledge of industrial wiring by applying the skills they have learned in previous courses to complete the required projects. They will test their knowledge of the NEC, while developing skills to complete the troubleshooting assessments.

Expected Competencies


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