The study of electrical laws and principles pertaining to DC and AC circuits is the focus of the course. This includes current, voltage, resistance, power, inductance, capacitance, and transformers. Stresses the use of standard electrical tests, electrical equipment, and troubleshooting procedures. Safety procedures and practices are emphasized.
Upon successful completion of this course the student will be expected to:
Demonstrate proper safety precautions related to equipment.
Define the following terms: voltage, resistance, current amperage, direct current, alternating current, and power supply.
Identify electrical components and form a schematic diagram.
Identify types of electrical mechanical switches (SPDT, DPDT, etc.)
Use Ohms Law to calculate voltage, current, and resistance problems.
Perform voltage, current, and resistance measurements using the proper measurement devices (both analog and digital meters).
Calculate voltage, current, and resistance in simple series, parallel, and series-parallel circuits.
Create a schematic drawing and complete single phase AC electrical service connections including meter bases and service panels.
Explain the basic principles and operation of transformers, resistors, capacitors and diodes.
Describe the concepts of both DC and AC inductance and capacitance.
Calculate values for AC and DC resistive, inductive, and capacitive components.
Assemble and test laboratory exercises including building single phase AC switched circuits, and circuits using mechanical relays.
Use meters to identify and measure results of AC and DC laboratory exercises.
Demonstrate ability to read and interpret technical documents.
Demonstrate ability to use various types of software applicable to course.