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ATEE 1330 - National Electric Code for the Industrial Environment

Credit Hours: 2.00

Prerequisites: ATEE 1320 

This course builds on ATEE-1320 and reviews the unique code variations related to industrial 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: Recognize electrical symbols and notations used in Industrial 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: Determine the proper conductor size for industrial 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 machines and electrical equipment. 

  1. Articulate proper method of making splices. 

  1. Identify specialty circuits for the industrial site 


Outcome 3: In accordance with the NEC, explain the types of power distribution for an industrial site. 


  1. Identify the type and size of power distribution piping 

  1. Identify the type and size of bus duct 

  1. Identify the type and size of power distribution centers. 

  1. Recognize what hazardous locations are at the site according to the NEC. 

  1. Describe methods used to conserve electric energy. 


Outcome 4:   Determine the jurisdiction of the electrical systems at the industrial site. 


  1. Identify which rules are followed for the different equipment and areas at the site. 

  1. Identify what agencies regulate wiring codes.  

  1. Articulate the difference between the NEC and NCCER codes. 

  1. Identify company rules in relation to the NEC 


Outcome 5:   Determine what lighting systems to use at each area in the industrial complex. 


  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. 

  • 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. Plans and Sitework
  2. Unit Substation
  3. Feed Bussystem & Panelboards
  4. Trolley Busways
  5. Using wire table& Determining wire Size
  6. Motors and Controllers
  7. Basic Motors controls & Installations
  8. Midterm and Power Factor
  9. Signaling Systems and Fiber Optics
  10. System Protection and Lightning Protection
  11. Program Logic Controllers and Developing a Program for a PLC
  12. Hazardous Locations
  13. Site lighting
  14. Ventilation Air Conditioning
  15. Harmonics
  16. Final

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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