TAEL-279: Electrical Codes and Practices

School
Business, Entrepreneurship, & Professional Development
Department
Skilled Trade & Apprenticeship
Academic Level
Undergraduate
Course Subject
TAE - Electrical
Course Number
279
Course Title
Electrical Codes and Practices
Credit Hours
2.00
Instructor Contact Hours Per Semester
32.00 (for 15-week classes)
Student Contact Hours Per Semester
32.00 (for 15-week classes)
Grading Method
A-E
Pre-requisites
TAEL-265: National Electrical Code
TAEL-275: Residential Wiring
TAEL-276: Commercial Wiring
TAEL-277: Industrial Wiring
or Instructor permission
Catalog Course Description

Advance course designed to assist students preparing to take the Electrical Journeyman or Master Electrician examinations within the State of Michigan. Includes an overview of Chapters 1 through 9, Article 220 load calculations, Article 430 motor calculations, conductor and raceway sizing, the Electrical Code Rules Part 8 and the Skilled Trades Regulation Act 407 of 2016. The method of instruction is classroom lecture utilizing PowerPoint presentations.

Goals, Topics, and Objectives

Goal Statement

Help prepare students for the Electrical Journeyman assist students preparing to take the Electrical Journeyman or Master Electrician examinations within the State of Michigan.

Core Course Topics
  1. Branch circuit distribution.
  2. Electrical grounding.
  3. Michigan laws and rules.
  4. National Electrical Code.
  5. Michigan part 8 rules and requirements.
  6. System grounding.
  7. Equipment grounding.
Core Course Learning Objectives (Separated)
  1. Explain the purpose of the National Electric Code.
  2. Describe various types of branch circuits as defined by the NEC.
  3. Determine the NEC requirements for branch circuit capacities.
  4. Determine the overcurrent requirements for various branch circuits.
  5. Explain the difference between system grounding and equipment grounding.
  6. Define an effective ground path as defined by the NEC.
  7. Explain the Michigan Part 8 rules and requirements for licensure and permits.
  8. Explain the Michigan P.A. 217 requirements for various license levels.
  9. Identify basic NEC requirements for residential wiring applications.
  10. Identify basic NEC requirements for commercial wiring applications.
  11. Identify basic NEC requirements for industrial wiring applications.

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

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

Credit for Prior College-Level Learning

Options for Credit for Prior College-Level Learning
Portfolio Review
Licensure/certifications
Interview

Approval Dates

Effective Term
Fall 2020
ILT Approval Date
09/20/2019
AALC Approval Date
12/11/2019
Curriculum Committee Approval Date
02/03/2020