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ELEC 1111 - Electrical Fundamentals for Non-Electrical Tradesmen

Credit Hours: 2.00

Prerequisites: None

(formerly ATEE 1110)

ELEC 1111 is designed for non-electrical apprentices. Topics include atomic structure; Ohm’s Law; series and parallel A.C. circuits; magnetism and induction; D.C. motors and generators; D.C. meters; A.C. fundamentals; capacitance; inductance; alternators; A.C. motors; A.C. meters.

Billable Contact Hours: 2

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Outcome 1: Upon completion of this course, students will be able to describe the relationship between voltage, current and resistance.


  1. Apply Ohm’s Law in calculating an unknown circuit quantity.
  2. Apply Watt’s Law in calculating circuit parameters.
  3. Identify a series and parallel circuit and calculate circuit parameters.

Outcome 2: Upon completion of this course, students will be able to explain the relationship between induction and magnetism.


  1. State the laws of magnetic attraction and repulsion.
  2. Explain the factors determining the strength of an electromagnet.
  3. Identify the parts of an A.C. and D.C. motor.

Outcome 3: Upon completion of this course, students will be able to describe the operation of meters.


  1. Utilize a volt meter.
  2. Determine the amount of amperage flowing in a circuit using an amp meter.
  3. Describe the function of a watt meter.
  4. Measure resistance using an ohm meter.

• 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:
Information Literacy: YES
Quantitative Reasoning: YES
Scientific Literacy: YES


  1. Learning/Applying Fundamentals
  2. Sources of Electricity
  3. Conductors and Insulators
  4. Resistors and Capacitors
  5. Ohm’s Law
  6. Series circuits
  7. Parallel circuits
  8. Series Parallel Circuits
  9. Meters
  10. AC Voltage
  11. Electromagnetic Induction
  12. Motors
  13. Relays and Switches

Primary Faculty
Dulinski, Kenneth
Secondary Faculty
Seger, Jennifer
Associate Dean
Thero, Laura
Hutchison, Donald

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

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