Courses of Study: Agriculture, Food, and Natural Resources

Agriculture, Food, and Natural Resources, Grade 9 - 12, Residential Wiring, 2009

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

Examples: lockout, tagout

2.) Identify electrical hazards and how to avoid and minimize them in the residential construction environment.

3.) Explain the purpose of grounding systems in residential wiring applications.

4.) Distinguish between ground faults and short circuits in residential wiring applications.

5.) Describe the difference between system grounding and equipment grounding related to residential wiring.

6.) Demonstrate the installation of various grounding devices related to residential wiring.

7.) Demonstrate the process of conduit bending according to specifications using hand and power equipment.

•  Computing angles for conduit bends and offsets
•  Demonstrating procedures for correcting and modifying existing conduit and electrical metallic tubing (EMT) bends
8.) Calculate type and size of electrical boxes based on application, number, and size of conductors using the NEC codebook.

•  Demonstrating the ability to locate and install electrical boxes according to the NEC codebook
•  Explaining the NEC requirements for supporting lighting fixtures
•  Demonstrating the ability to install lighting fixtures according to specifications
9.) Select the correct size and type of conductors for residential wiring applications and NEC code.

10.) Demonstrate different methods for installing common conductors used in residential wiring.

11.) Produce quality conductor terminations.

12.) Demonstrate the procedure for installing lugs and connectors onto conductors.

13.) Explain the importance of using correct bolt torque when working with busbars.

14.) Demonstrate correct conductor splicing and crimping.

15.) Install main disconnects, switches, panel boards, and over-current protection.

•  Describing various types of residential electrical service installations
•  Calculating circuit loads for installation of electrical services
16.) Identify devices used for over-current protection.

17.) Describe the operation of circuit breakers and fuses.

18.) Use a specific plan to complete a wiring project for residential applications.