Apprenticeship: Electricity

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Week

Year 1 - Topic

Year 2 - Topic

Year 3 - Topic

Year 4 - Topic

1

Safety; Tools of the Trade

Ohms Law Review, Series Circuits

Course Overview / Intro

Using the NEC as a Tool

2

Intro to the Trade and Apprenticeship

Ohms Law Review, Parallel Circuits

Symbols, Basic Views

Wiring Methods and Materials A

3

Devices

Review, Series-Parallel Circuits

Pictorial Views, Dimensions

Wiring Materials, Boxes, Gutters, Cable Trays, Box Fill

4

Boxes and Box Fill

Work, Energy, Power, Efficiency, and Horse Power

Specifications; Working and Shop Drawings

Designing Circuits

5

Conductors and Insulation

Voltage Drop, Regulation

Grades and Elevations

Services, Overhead vs. Lateral

6

Voltage Drop

Induction and Generation of AC

Layout, Footings, Foundation Walls

Services Location/Terminations

7

Switch Circuits

Alternating Current, RMS, P-P

Floors, Walls, Roofs

Feeders, NEC Article 215

8

Branch Circuits

Inductive and Capacitive

Concrete Work Intro

First Quarter Exam

9

Basic NEC for Residences

Impedance, PF and Shift

Concrete Floors, Columns

Branch Circuits, 210 pts A and B

10

Basic NEC for Residences

Apparent and True Power

Masonry Construction

Required Outlets

11

Services; NEC Art 230

Transformers, Impedance

Structural Steel Drawings

Branch Circuit and Feeder

12

Conduit Types and Fill

Transformers, Buck/Boost

Interior Finishes

Standard Load Calculations

13

Conduit Bending

Xfrmer Lab, Tapped Xfrmers

Cabinets, Fixtures, Stairs, and Exterior Finish

Optional Load Calculations

14

Special Systems/Lamps

3-0 Xfrmers, Delta and Wye

Plumbing and Mechanical Prints

Calculations Review

15

Fuses/Circuit Breakers

3-0 Connections and Review

Review for Midterm

Range Calculations

16

Midterm

AC Final

Midterm

Midterm Exam

17

Trade Math

Motor Types and Properties

Intro to Manor Care Plans

Safety

18

Trade Math

Principles of Motor Controls

Specs, Bid Form, Amendments

Safety

19

Magnetism, Basic Theory

Magnetic Starters, Symbols

Site Work, Concrete, Door Hardware, Mechanical

Grounding, Art 250 Part A

20

Electrical Theory, Series "A"

Line Diagrams

Division 16 - Electrical

Grounding, Art 250 Part B

21

Series Circuits Part "B"

Branch Circuit Control/Protection

Overview entire plan set

Grounding, Art 250 Part C

22

Parallel Circuits Part "A"

Multiple Motor and Wire Wound Motor Circuits

Architectural Prints

Overcurrent Protection, 240

23

Parallel Circuits Part "B"

Pilot Devices

Specific Details, Elevations, Wall Sections

Tap Rules and Feeders

24

Series/Parallel Lab

Basic Control Circuits

Structural, Foundation

Third Quarter Exam

25

Safety

Timing Relays, Push Buttons

HVAC, Mechanical Prints

Motors and Motor Circuits

26

Safety

Sequencing, Logic, PB Stations, Interlocking Methods

Plumbing, Fire Prints

Motors and Motor Controls, B