TAEL-265: National Electrical Code

Skilled Trade & Apprenticeship
Academic Level
Course Subject
Tael - Electrical
Course Number
Course Title
National Electrical Code
Credit Hours
Instructor Contact Hours Per Semester
32.00 (for 15-week classes)
Student Contact Hours Per Semester
32.00 (for 15-week classes)
Grading Method
TAEL-103: DC & AC Theory
Catalog Course Description

This course covers the pertinent aspects of Chapters 1 through 4 of the 2017 National Electrical Code (NEC) as they apply to electrical examinations and installations in all types of buildings and structures covered by the Code. Also covered are essential rules of the Skilled Trades Regulation Act 407 of 2016 and the 2017 Michigan Electrical Code Rules Part 8. The course content is disseminated by lecture utilizing PowerPoint presentations.

Goals, Topics, and Objectives

Core Course Topics
  1. Introduction to the National Electric Code.
  2. Branch circuits and feeders.
  3. Calculations for branch circuits and feeders.
  4. Services and grounding.
  5. Wiring methods and conductors.
  6. Lighting fixtures and receptacles.
  7. Motors.
  8. Transformers.
Core Course Learning Objectives (Separated)
  1. Explain the significance of the National Electrical Code and how it governs electrical work.
  2. Describe branch and feeder circuits and work branch and feeder circuit calculations.
  3. Define over-current protection.
  4. Describe a proper service installation and explain the grounding of the service.
  5. Describe proper wiring methods.
  6. Calculate proper conductor sizes.
  7. Describe proper installation of lighting fixtures and receptacles.
  8. Describe proper installation of transformers.

Assessment and Requirements

Assessment of Academic Achievement
  1. Tests will be given throughout the semester.  Tests represent 30% of the course grade.
  2. A mid-term exam will be given which will represent 30% of the course grade.
  3. A final exam will be given which will represent 40% of the course grade

Texts, handouts, and/or workbooks will be determined by the TAE Department.



Satisfies Wellness Requirement

Approval Dates

Effective Term
Fall 2020
ILT Approval Date
AALC Approval Date
Curriculum Committee Approval Date