TAEL-277: Industrial Wiring

Business, Entrepreneurship, & Professional Development
Skilled Trade & Apprenticeship
Academic Level
Course Subject
TAE - Electrical
Course Number
Course Title
Industrial Wiring
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
Catalog Course Description

Introduces the fundamentals and techniques of industrial wiring. Emphasizes aspects of the National Electrical Code specifically applying to industrial applications and repairs. Includes electrical supplies and hardware appropriate for industrial applications.

Goals, Topics, and Objectives

Core Course Topics
  1. Industrial blueprint reading.
  2. Industrial branch circuit distribution.
  3. Electrical grounding in industrial applications.
  4. Motor controls in industrial equipment.
  5. Overcurrent protection in industrial wiring (circuit breakers, fuses, ground fault protection).
  6. Conductor sizing.
  7. Power factor.
  8. Wire tables.
  9. Lighting.
Core Course Learning Objectives (Separated)
  1. Explain the significance of the National Electrical Code and how it governs industrial      installations.
  2. Identify the functions and components of a unit substation.
  3. Describe the components of a busway and its methods of support.
  4. Explain the different types of wire insulation and their applications.
  5. Use the appropriate wire table to determine conductor sizes.*
  6. Determine the ampere rating of various motors using the NEC.*
  7. Define and use the concept of power factor.
  8. Describe the operation of circuit breakers, fuses, and ground-fault protective devices.
  9. List the important considerations in lamp selection for site lighting.
  10. Identify the different classes, divisions, and groups of hazardous locations.*
  11. Troubleshoot a circuit fault utilizing electrical drawings.
  12. Lay out an industrial installation utilizing electrical drawings

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.


Approval Dates

Effective Term
Fall 2014
ILT Approval Date
AALC Approval Date
Curriculum Committee Approval Date