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ATBC 1250 - Construction-Wiring Residential

Credit Hours: 2.00

Prerequisites: None

After a brief review of electrical fundamentals and Ohm’s law and its applications, this course covers basic code requirements, standard electrical symbols used on plans, and the installation of various types of wiring systems permitted by national and local codes. Latest methods for rewiring inadequate wiring systems are covered. Large appliance and service equipment installations are well stressed.

Billable Contact Hours: 2

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Outcome 1: Upon completion of this course, the student will be able to:


  1. Describe a complete electrical circuit and its major components to an accuracy of 100%.
  2. List and describe ten tools used in the electrical trades and describe the safe use of each to an accuracy of 70%.
  3. Describe the reason for the proper connections for an electrical grounding system.
  4. Describe four electrical power systems for where and how each is used in residential and light commercial systems.

• Communication: The graduate can communicate effectively for the intended purpose and audience.
• Critical Thinking: The graduate can make informed decisions after analyzing information or evidence related to the issue.
• Global Literacy: The graduate can analyze human behavior or experiences through cultural, social, political, or economic perspectives.
• Information Literacy: The graduate can responsibly use information gathered from a variety of formats in order to complete a task.
• Quantitative Reasoning: The graduate can apply quantitative methods or evidence to solve problems or make judgments.
• Scientific Literacy: The graduate can produce or interpret scientific information presented in a variety of formats.

CDO marked YES apply to this course:
Communication: YES
Critical Thinking: YES
Information Literacy: YES
Quantitative Reasoning: YES

  1. Class Organization and Introduction
  2. Grade Criteria and Methods
  3. Examination of Plans and Specifications
  4. Electrical Energy Fundamentals
  5. Electrical Circuit Theory
  6. Electrical Circuit Components
  7. Tools for the Electrician
  8. Safety for Grounding Essentials
  9. Wiring Systems
  10. Boxes, Fittings, and Covers
  11. Installing Boxes and Conductors
  12. Device Wiring
  13. Planning Branch Circuits
  14. Reading Prints and Wiring Circuits
  15. The Service Entrance
  16. Appliance Wiring & Special Outlets
  17. Mobile Home Wiring
  18. Low-Voltage Circuits
  19. Electrical Remodeling
  20. Electrical Meters
  21. Electrical Troubleshooting
  22. Specialized Wiring / WB - 20
  23. Motors and Motor Circuit
  24. Swimming Pool Wiring

Primary Faculty
Gordon, Victoria
Secondary Faculty

Associate Dean
Jewett, Mark
Hutchison, Donald

Official Course Syllabus - Macomb Community College, 14500 E 12 Mile Road, Warren, MI 48088

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