Semester I

Electrical Safety #1ELT01                                                                         30 Hours       1.0 Credit

Covers safety rules and regulations for electricians. Students learn the necessary precautions to take for various electrical hazards found on the job. Students will also learn the OSHA mandated lockout/tagout procedure.

Electrical Theory#1ELT02                                                                        45 Hours       1.5 Credits

Offers a general introduction to the electrical concepts used in Ohm’s law applied to DC series circuits. Includes atomic theory, voltage, resistance, and electric power equations. Introduces resistor series, parallel, and series parallel circuits. Introduces Alternating Current in electrical circuits and the effects of inductance and capacitance on circuits with alternating current. Circuit analysis of series and parallel circuits containing Resistance, Inductance, and Capacitance will be performed.

Introduction to the NEC #1ELT03                                                         90 Hours       3.0 Credits

Introduces students to the National Electrical Code Book. Students will learn how to navigate through the book looking up information in applicable articles. The process to add or alter a code article as well as the timing cycle of the National Electrical Code will also be covered.

Math for Electricians #1ELT04                                                               30 Hours       1.0 Credit

Covers basic essential mathematical concepts and formulas. Is designed to give the student a solid foundation in working with whole numbers, fractions, decimals and percentages. Expands into geometry, algebra and trigonometry as used in the electrical industry.

Residential Wiring #1ELT05                                                                   90 Hours       3.0 Credits

Students learn basic circuitry, terminology and wiring methods used in residential wiring. Students will learn how to draw wiring diagrams and cable diagrams then wire projects according to those diagrams. Students will learn to terminate conductors on and install switches, receptacles and light fixtures. National Electrical Code articles that pertain to residential wiring will also be addressed.

Residential Load Calculations #1ELT06                                               30 Hours       1.0 Credit

Students will use their mathematical skills to calculate and solve various electrical equations in residential wiring. Topics such as sizing electrical boxes, sizing conductors, minimum number of branch circuits as well as service and feeder sizing will be covered.

Electric Services #1ELT07                                                                        60 Hours       2.0 Credits

Students will become familiar with terminology and materials used to install residential electric services. National Electrical Code articles pertaining to services as well as utility company requirements will be discussed. Students will learn to install residential electric services and grounding electrode systems Application Package for Vocational Technical Education New Program Approval M.G.L.c.74 Criterion 4: Program of Study and Methods of Instruction.


Semester II

Conductor Sizing #2ELT08                                                                     60 Hours       2.0 Credits

Students will learn how to properly size conductors for an electrical circuit. Conductor Insulation types and ratings will be analyzed to determine which conductor is suitable for use. Students will learn to perform temperature correction factor and adjustment factor calculations as well as voltage drop calculations in order to assure conductor is sized properly.

Conduit Bending #2ELT09                                                                      90 Hours       3.0 Credits

Students will learn the skill of electrical conduit and tubing bending as well as the terminology associated with conduit bending and components of a hand bender. Bends such as stubbs, offsets, saddles and kicks on rigid metal conduit, PVC conduit and electrical metallic tubing will be performed. Conduit listings and ratings will be analyzed to determine proper choice of conduit for specific locations.

Conduit Fill Calculations #2ELT10                                                        30 Hours       1.0 Credit

Students will learn the process of using the National Electrical Code Book with all applicable articles and tables to properly size electrical conduits and conduit nipples. Properly sizing conduit bodies and pull fittings will also be covered.

Commercial Wiring #2ELT05                                                                 90 Hours       3.0 Credits

Students will learn wiring methods and National Electrical Code articles that apply to commercial wiring. Students will perform projects in a commercial setting using appropriate materials and wiring methods. Differences between residential and commercial construction materials and methods will be discussed and evaluated.

Blueprint Reading #2ELT11                                                                    30 Hours       1.0 Credit

Students will learn symbols and terminology associated with blueprints as well as how to use a scale to find actual measurements. Reflected ceiling plans, elevation plans and one line riser diagrams will be covered

Commercial Load Calculations #2ELT06                                             45 Hours       1.5 Credits

Covers sizing conductors, conduit, overcurrent devices and equipment grounding conductors for electrical loads in a commercial building. Students will learn to use the National Electrical Code Book to perform load calculations and apply demand factors for occupancy types.

Transformer Wiring #2ELT12                                                                 30 Hours       1.0 Credit

Covers the theory of magnetic induction and winding ratios. Students will learn the operation principles of single phase and three phase transformers and will identify primary and secondary windings of delta and wye connected transformers. Sizing primary and secondary conductors and over-current protection as well as grounding electrode conductors for distribution transformers will be covered.