The lab emphasizes the application of the complete wiring system used for residential applications. Students will be required to complete several types of services, such as riser, mast, conduit and cable installations. Students will complete their freshman capstone project, which requires each student to redraw a two story residential home to scale. They will then perform the design work and layout all of the wiring required by the National Electrical Code and ensuring that it will meet the minimum adequacy requirements of a prospective homeowner.
Substantial time is spent with students working the wiring systems on actual residential homes built off campus. In lab students design, layout, and manufacture every type of bend utilized with conduit raceway systems. Conduit fill calculations are applied as well as utilizing correct methods for installing branch circuit conductors. Students are required to apply the National Electrical Code to all work done in labs and on the outside projects. Major emphasis is placed on safety, craftsmanship, circuit analysis, and troubleshooting of circuit faults.
Understanding and interpretation of the National Electrical Code requirements for residential branch circuits are covered in detail. Practical considerations for the economic and adequate distribution of electrical energy are discussed, as well as the adequacy of circuit design. Reading and interpreting floor plan drawings as they relate to all trades is taught. Power calculations along with all N.E.C. and utility company requirements for the installation of any type of residential service are covered.
This course is designed to enable new substation personnel the ability to operate and maintain high voltage components of the transmission and distribution systems of electric utilities. This course will be instructed over a two-week period.
This course is designed to enable new substation personnel to operate and maintain high voltage components of the transmission and distribution systems of electric utilities. This course will also teach students to take and evaluate the condition of transformer insulating oil and use of the oil pump station.
This course is designed to give new substation personnel the skills necessary to understand, enter and work safely within the substation environment. This knowledge is necessary for wiring circuits, troubleshooting breakers, testing and calibrating protective relays.
This course is designed to teach the safe work methods used during the maintenance of a transmission system. This course requires extensive work with heavy conductors and materials used in 34kV and 115kV transmission circuits. The student will also learn how to perform energized maintenance work using hot sticks.