Electrical Level 1

Electrical Level 1

Course Outline

Percentages indicate the proportion of each module that is theory-based (classroom) and performance-based (hands-on), respectively.

MODULES   
OBJECTIVE OUTLINE OF TRAINING
(ELECTRICAL LEVEL 1)
THEORY
PERFORMANCE BASE
TOTAL
HOURS
MODULE 1Orientation to the Electrical Trade
(2.5 Hours)
Provides an overview of the electrical
trade and discusses the career paths available to electricians
100 %40 %2.5 hours
MODULE 2 Electrical Safety (10 Hours)
Covers safety rules and regulations for
electricians, including precautions for electrical hazards found on the job. Also covers the OSHA-mandated lockout/tagout procedure.
60 %40 %10 hours
MODULE 3Introduction to Electrical Circuits
(7.5 Hours)
Introduces electrical concepts used in
Ohm’s law applied to DC series circuits. Covers atomic theory, electromotive force, resistance, and electric power equations.
100 %0 %7.5 hours
MODULE 4Electrical Theory (7.5 Hours)
Introduces series, parallel, and series, parallel, circuits. Covers resistive circuits, Kirchhoff’s voltage and current laws, and circuit analysis.
54 %46 %7.5 hours
MODULE 5 Introduction to the National Electrical Code (7.5 Hours)
Provides a road map for using the
NEC®. Introduces the layout and the types of information found within the code book. Allows trainees to practice finding
information using an easy-to-follow procedure.
54 %46 %7.5 hours
MODULE 6 Device Boxes (10 Hours)
Covers the hardware and systems used
by an electrician to mount and support boxes, receptacles, and other electrical components. Also covers NEC® fill and pull requirements for device, pull, and junction boxes under 100 cubic inches.
40 %60 %10 hours
MODULE 7Hand Bending (10 Hours)
Introduces conduit bending and
installation. Covers the techniques for using hand-operated and step conduit benders, as well as cutting, reaming, and
threading conduit.
50 %50 %10 hours
MODULE 8Raceways and Fittings (20 Hours)
Introduces the types and applications of
raceways, wireways, and ducts. Stresses the applicable NEC® requirements.
40 %60 %20 hours
MODULE 9 Conductors and Cables (10 Hours)
Focuses on the types and applications
of conductors and covers proper wiring techniques. Stresses the applicable NEC® requirements.
50 %50 %10 hours
MODULE 10Basic Electrical Construction Drawings
(7.5 Hours)
Describes electrical prints, drawings,
and symbols, and the types of information that can be found on schematics,
one-lines, and wiring diagrams.
80 %20 %7.5 hours
Module 11Residential Electrical Services (15 Hours)
Covers the electrical devices and
wiring techniques common to residential construction and maintenance. Allows trainees to practice making service
calculations. Stresses the applicable NEC® requirements.
67 %33 %15 hours
Electrical Test Equipment (5 Hours)
Covers proper selection, inspection, and
use of common electrical test equipment, including voltage testers, clamp-on ammeters, ohmmeters, multimeters, phase/motor rotation testers, and data recording equipment. Also covers safety precautions and meter category ratings.
40 %60 %5 hours
112.5 hours 32 weeks at 35 hours a week57 %43 %112.5 hours

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