Courses of Study

Architecture and Construction, Grade 9 - 12, Electrical Technology, 2009

1.) Demonstrate safety procedures as recognized by governing agencies and approved industry standards when testing and replacing components, or installing wiring.

Examples: lockout, tag-out

2.) Explain electrical hazards in the workplace.

•  Demonstrating how to avoid electrical hazards
•  Minimizing electrical hazards in situations where elimination is not possible
3.) Utilize formulas derived from Ohm's law and the Power law to calculate unknown electrical values.

4.) Utilize various meters to measure voltage, current, and resistance.

Examples: voltage ohm millimeter (VOM), ammeter clamp-on, multimeter

5.) Verify the amount of power used by an electrical circuit.

6.) Use Kirchoff's current law to calculate the total current in series, parallel, and combination circuits.

7.) Use Kirchoff's voltage law to calculate the total voltage drop in series, parallel, and combination circuits.

8.) Verify various electrical values using assorted test equipment.

9.) Describe the purpose of the NEC.

10.) Utilize the NEC handbook to reference specific information.

11.) Define electrical terms and their symbols, including load, alternating current (AC ) voltage, direct current (DC) voltage, current, resistance, capacitance, inductance, frequency, and hertz.

•  Interpreting symbols for inductance, power supply, and resistance
•  Recognizing the relationship between alternating current and frequency
•  Recognizing the relationship between capacitance and sinc wave form
•  Interpreting symbols for inductance, power supply, and resistance
12.) Identify conductor insulation and jacket types according to application and conditions.

13.) Interpret all markings and ratings on conductors and cables.

14.) Install conductors in electro-metallic tubing and rigid conduit to specification.

15.) Draw circuits according to written description of circuit function.

16.) Describe the logical sequence and techniques used to identify and correct discrepancies in circuit function.

17.) Explain the relationship of volts, amperes, ohms, watts, hertz, and periods in AC circuits.

18.) Demonstrate measurement of electrical quantities in AC circuits.

Example: measuring current in an energized circuit

19.) Explain electrical properties of a resistive-capacitive-inductive circuit.

20.) Solve for various electrical values in a resistive-capacitive-inductive circuit.