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ATBC 1180 - Construction-Electrical Blueprint Reading (Residential)

Credit Hours: 2.00


Prerequisites: None

The interpretation of residential plans, wiring diagrams, wiring systems, and specifications. The National Electric Code regulations that apply to each step of the installation are analyzed.

Billable Contact Hours: 2

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OUTCOMES AND OBJECTIVES
Outcome 1:  Upon completion of this course, students will be able to identify electrical symbols and notations used on electrical drawings.

Objectives: 

  1. Given a set of residential construction prints, the student will interpret the lines and symbols that refer to electrical installation.
  2. Given a set of residential construction prints, the student will interpret the descriptions and notations that refer to electrical installation.
  3. Given a set of installation drawings, the student will interpret the schematic wiring diagrams that refer to electrical power distribution.

Outcome 2:  Upon completion of this course, students will be able to determine the proper conductor sizes for residential wiring installation.

Objectives: 

  1. Given the current National Electrical Code, the student will explain the requirements for calculating branch circuit sizing and loading.
  2. Given the current National Electrical Code, the student will estimate the loads for the outlet of a circuit.
  3. Given the current National Electrical Code, the student will determine the demand factors for various appliances.
  4. Given a set of residential construction prints, the student will calculate the watt loss and the voltage drop in two-wire and threewire circuits.

Outcome  3:  Upon completion of this course, students will be able to demonstrate proper wiring connections.

Objectives:

  1. Given the text and the National Electrical Code, the student will identify the correct wiring connections for various switches.
  2. Given the text and the National Electrical Code, the student will identify grounded and ungrounded conductors.
  3. Given the text and the National Electrical Code, the student will explain how a wall box can be grounded.
  4. Given the text and the National Electrical Code, the student will identify the proper switch for a specific installation.
  5. Given the text and the National Electrical Code, the student will identify when GFCI protection is required.

COMMON DEGREE OUTCOMES (CDO)
• 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
COURSE CONTENT OUTLINE

  1. Introduction, Codes & Standards / Electrical Symbols
  2. Small Appliance Circuits / Conductors
  3. Switching and GFI’s
  4. Fixtures and Bedroom
  5. Master Bedroom, Bathroom and Halls
  6. Entry, Kitchen, Living Room
  7. Study and Bedroom
  8. Appliances, Garage, Rec. Room, Workshop
  9. Kitchen Appliances
  10. Heating and A/C
  11. Low Voltage Systems
  12. Fire Alarms etc.
  13. Services
  14. Services and Calc.

Primary Faculty
Gordon, Victoria
Secondary Faculty

Associate Dean
Pawlowski, Timothy
Dean
Hutchison, Donald



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



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