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ATEE 1310 - National Electric Code for the Residential Environment

Credit Hours: 2.00

Prerequisites: ATEE 1000  

This course will review residential buildings and environments according to the National Electric Code. Circuit design, electrical components, and installation practices within the guidelines of the National Electric Code will be discussed, including the review of building prints and specifically JIC symbols that are commonly used.

Billable Contact Hours: 2

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Outcome 1: Students will be able to recognize electrical symbols and notations used in residential electrical diagrams. 


  1. Articulate the lines and symbols that refer to electrical installation. 

  1. Articulate the descriptions and notations that refer to electrical installation. 

  1. Articulate the schematic wiring diagrams that refer to electrical power distribution. 


Outcome 2: Students will be able to determine the proper conductor size for residential wiring installation in accordance of the National Electric Code (NEC). 


  1. Calculate branch circuit sizing and loading. 

  1. Estimate the load for the outlet of a circuit. 

  1. Calculate the demand factors for various electrical equipment. 

  1. Articulate proper method of making splices. 


Outcome 3: Students will be able to determine what lighting systems to use at each area in the residential building. 


  1. Select correct lighting system based off application. 

  1. Identify the different types of lamps. 

  1. Describe the different installation techniques used for lighting installation. 


Outcome 4: Students will be able to demonstrate how to properly wire connections according to the National Electric Code. 


  1. Identify the correct wiring connections for various switches. 

  1. Identify grounded and ungrounded conductors. 

  1. Describe how a wall box can be grounded. 

  1. Identify the proper switch for a specific installation. 

  1. Identify when GFCI (Ground Fault Circuit Interrupter) and AFCI (Arc Fault Circuit Interrupter) protection is required. 

  • 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
  1. Introduction Codes & Standards Symbols, Reading Electrical Drawings                   
  2. General Requirements for Conductors and Branch Circuits
  3. Switches and Receptacles
  4. GFCi and other protection Circuits and Lighting Circuits
  5. Lighting in Bathrooms, Hallways , and Bedrooms
  6. Kitchen and Living Room Circuits
  7. laundry, Powder rooms, Garage & Attic
  8. Outside Lighting
  9. Recreation Room and Basement
  10. Water Pumps, Hater and Special  Kitchen Circuits
  11. Dishwasher and Garbage Disposal
  12. Heating and Cooling systems and Fire protection
  13. Overcurrent Protection
  14. Load Calculation and Automation systems
  15. Standby Power Systems
  16. Final Exam

Primary Faculty
Graff, Jerry
Secondary Faculty
Pawlowski, Timothy
Associate Dean
Jewett, Mark
Hutchison, Donald

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

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