Residential Electrical 1



Residential Electrical 1

In this hands-on course, you’ll get a general overview of the skills and knowledge required of a residential electrician. You’ll learn about the job opportunities for electricians; basic electrical terms and concepts such as power, voltage, and current; and how power is supplied to and throughout a residence. Then, you’ll discover how both AC and DC circuits are formed and how to calculate the power supplied through these circuits. Finally, you’ll learn the math needed to perform electrical measurements, calculations, and conversions.

Course Assessment(s):

  • Safety Tests (100% accuracy)
  • Summative assessments
  • Project assessments
  • Employability skills
  • Formative assessments

Course Outline (including Unit(s) of Time and Objectives):

Unit 1 Electrical Fundamentals (4 hours)

  • Define an electrician’s role and how to get started in the electrical field
  • Describe the nature of electricity
  • Explain circuits and Ohm’s Law
  • Define alternating current
  • Summarize how to use basic math operations for trade professions.

Unit 2 Electrical Safety and Tools (5 hours)

  • Explain how to work safely with electricity
  • List the various tools an electrician uses
  • Describe how to use a multi-meter.

Unit 3 Reading Electrical Drawings, Schematics, and Blueprints (8 hours)

  • Analyze electrical drawings, block diagrams, wiring diagrams, and electrical schematic diagrams
  • Analyze electrical blueprints, logic controller diagrams, and wiring plans for residential and light commercial applications.

Unit 4 Conduits, Cables, and Conductors (9 hours)

  • Describe how to select and install various types of conductors, wires, and cables
  • Identify how to install various types of conduit fittings and supports

Unit 5 Electrical Components and Devices (9 hours)

  • Explain how to install various types of control and protective devices
  • Describe several common types of wiring equipment, electrical fittings, and boxes, cabinets, and panels

Unit 6 Careers in Residential Electrical (5 hours)

  • I will research and report on the current job market, salaries, and possible routes of education and methods of advancement



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