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ATEE 1320 - National Electric Code for the Commercial Environment

Credit Hours: 2.00


Prerequisites: ATEE 1310  

This course builds on ATEE -1310 and reviews the unique code variations related to commercial 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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OUTCOMES AND OBJECTIVES
Outcome 1: Recognize electrical symbols and notations used in commercial electrical diagrams. 

Objectives:  

  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 commercial wiring installation in accordance of the National Electric Code (NEC). 

Objectives:  

  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. 

 

Outcome 3: Determine what lighting systems to use at each area in the commercial building. 

Objectives:  

  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. 

Objectives: 

  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. 


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
COURSE CONTENT OUTLINE
  1. Reading Electrical Drawings                   
  2. General Requirements for Conductors and Branch Circuits
  3. Switches and Receptacles
  4. Wiring Methods and Motor & Appliance circuits
  5. Load Calculation and Special Systems
  6. Working Drawings
  7. Special Circuits (Owner’s Circuits)
  8. Mid-Term
  9. Service and Panelboard installation
  10. Lighting Systems and
  11. Low voltage lighting controls
  12. Emergency lighting systems
  13. Overcurrent Protection
  14. Short Circuit Calculations Coordination system
  15. The Cooling System
  16. Final

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



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



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