Commercial and Residential Wiring

82 credit Associate of Applied Science program

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Program Description:
The Commercial and Residential Wiring A.A.S. Degree program combines technical courses with general education courses, offering graduates an excellent foundation for employment leading to leadership roles, management positions, and potential transfer to institutions with baccalaureate degrees. This program is designed to develop entry-level skills; and to complete the program within two years, the student is advised to follow the program planner.

Program outcomes include:
• The program is designed to provide students with the knowledge and ability to:Have a working knowledge and understanding of the National Electrical Code (NEC)
• Have a working knowledge of safety issues relating to the electrical industry and workplace
• Understand and be able to perform tasks relating to residential wiring
• Understand and be able to perform tasks relating to commercial wiring
• Understand and be able to perform tasks relating to industrial wiring

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Required Courses:
Course IDCreditsNameDescription
ELEC24011Residential WiringThis course covers the requirements for electrical branch and general circuits in residences. Topics include the calculation of electrical cable sizes and types, calculations for service-entrance equipment, ground-fault circuit interrupters, safe work practices, estimating, and blueprint reading. (Prerequisites: Completion of first year courses or instructor's consent.) (1 hr lec/0 hrs lab/0 hrs OJT)
ELEC24023Residential Wiring LabThis course covers the practical applications of the requirements for electrical branch and general circuits in residences. Topics include the techniques for installation of electrical cables, special and general outlets, service-entrance equipment, ground-fault circuit interrupters, safe work practices, and blueprint reading. (Prerequisites: Completion of the first year courses or instructor's consent) (0 hrs lec/6 hrs lab/0 hrs OJT)
ELEC24052Electrical Blueprint ReadingThis course covers the basics on reading and interpreting various architectural drawings for the electrical industry in residential, commercial, and industrial construction. (Prerequisites: Completion of first year courses, or consent of instructor.) (2 hrs lec/0 hrs lab/0 hrs OJT).
ELEC24211Commercial Wiring IThis course covers the requirements for the calculation and installation of transformers, raceways, conduits, junction boxes, elevators, service entrances, subpanels, and various types of lighting found in commercial properties. (Prerequisites: Completion of first year courses, or instructor's consent) (1 hrs lec/0 hrs lab/0 hrs OJT)
ELEC24223Commercial Wiring I LabThis course covers the practical application of the requirements for calculations and installation of transformers, raceways, conduits, junction boxes, elevators, service entrances, subpanels and various types of lighting found in commercial properties. (Prerequisites: Completion of the first year courses or instructor's consent) (0 hrs lec/6 hrs lab/0 hrs OJT)
ELEC24312Motor ControlThis course covers the theoretical and application of controls for electrical systems. Topics will include the control of various types of lighting, motors, and other electrical equipment, safe work practices, and blueprint reading. (Prerequisites: Completion of the first year courses or instructor's consent) (2 hrs lec/0 hrs lab/0 hrs OJT)
ELEC24321Motor Control LabThis course covers the theoretical and application of controls for electrical systems. Topics will include the control of various type of lighting, motors, and other electrical equipment, safe work practices, and blueprint reading. (Prerequisites: Completion of the first year courses or instructor's consent) (0 hrs lec/2 hrs lab/0 hrs OJT)
ELEC24402National Electrical Code IThis course covers the history and application of the National Electrical Code towards residential and commercial properties and business. It is designed to support the third semester curriculum of the Commercial and Residential Wiring program. (Prerequisites: Completion of the first year courses or instructor's consent) (2 hrs lec/0 hrs lab/0 hrs OJT)
ELEC24511Commercial Wiring IIThis course continues on from the Commercial Wiring I course in the third semester. Topics included are theoretical aspects for lighting, motors, and other electrical equipment. Also covered are safe work practices and blueprint reading. (Prerequisites: Completion of the first year courses or instructor's consent) (1 hrs lec/0 hrs lab/0 hrs OJT)
ELEC24523Commercial Wiring II LabThis course continues on from the Commercial Wiring I course in the third semester. Topics included are installation practices for lighting, motors, and other electrical equipment. Also covered are safe work practices and blueprint reading. (Prerequisites: Completion of the first year courses or instructor's consent) (0 hrs lec/6 hrs lab/0 hrs OJT)
ELEC24612Electrical TroubleshootingThis course covers the practical approach to troubleshooting electrical systems. Topics will include the common problems with various types of lighting, motors, controls, and other electrical equipment, safe work practices and blueprint reading. (Prerequisites: Completion of the first year courses or instructor's consent) (2 hrs lec/0 hrs lab/0 hrs OJT)
ELEC24712Industrial WiringThis course covers the theoretical application of industrial wiring methods and materials for electrical systems. Topics will include hazardous locations, lighting, motor selections, other electrical equipment pertaining to industrial settings, safe work practices, and blueprint reading. (Prerequisites: Completion of the first year courses or instructor's consent) (2 hrs lec/0 hrs lab/0 hrs OJT)
ELEC24722Industrial Wiring LabThis course covers the theoretical and practical application of industrial wiring methods and materials for electrical systems. Topics will include hazardous locations, lighting, motor selections, other electrical equipment pertaining to industrial settings, safe work practices, and -blueprint reading. (Prerequisites: Completion of the first year courses or instructor's consent) (0 hrs lec/4 hrs lab/0 hrs OJT)
ELEC25012Electrical ControlsThis course covers the theoretical application of controls for electrical systems. Topics will include the control of various types of lighting, motors, and other electrical equipment, safe work practices, and blueprint reading. (Prerequisites: Completion of the first year courses or instructor's consent) (2 hrs lec/0 hrs lab/0 hrs OJT)
ELEC25021Electrical Controls LabThis course covers the theoretical application of controls for electrical systems. Topics will include the control of various types of electrical equipment, lighting, commercial and industrial processes, safe work practices, and blueprint reading. (Prerequisites: Completion of the first year courses or instructor's consent) (0 hrs lec/2 hrs lab/0 hrs OJT)
ELEC25102National Electrical Code IIThis course covers the history and application of the National Electrical Code towards commercial and industrial properties and business. It is designed to support the fourth semester curriculum of the Commercial and Residential Wiring program. (Prerequisites: Completion of the first year courses or instructor's consent) (2 hrs lec/0 hrs lab/0 hrs OJT)
ELTN14028Basic ElectricityThis course covers essential entry-level topics in DC and AC electricity, electronic devices, and associated circuit analysis techniques. The lab portion of this course teaches the use of electronic test equipment and how to use them to test components and measure circuit values to determine performance. In doing so, the student will verify the laws and theorems presented in the lectures. (Prerequisites: College-level reading and writing or concurrent enrollment and MATH1500) (5 hrs lec/6 hrs lab/0 hrs OJT)
ELTN14122Digital ElectronicsIn this course the student will study basic logic gates and flip-flops and learn to use them in simple digital circuits. Number systems used in digital electronics will be studied. Truth tables and Boolean algebra will be used to analyze, design, and manipulate digital logic circuits. In the lab, students will learn to build digital circuits which will serve to reinforce the material covered in lecture. (Prerequisites: None) (1 hr lec/2 hrs lab/0 hrs OJT)
ELTN14222Media and CablingIn this course, the student will learn various wiring strategies using various types of cables and connectors. The student will learn to run and terminate cables in accordance with industry standards and will learn to use cable testing equipment to troubleshoot faulty installations. (Prerequisites: READ0465, ENGL0460 and MATH1115 ) (1 hr lec/2 hrs lab/0 hrs OJT)
ELTN14426Motors and GeneratorsThis course covers the basic construction, operation, and control of DC, single, and three phase motors and generators. In the lab portion of this course the student will investigate the operation of various types of motors and generators reinforcing the lecture material. (Prerequisite: ELTN1402, READ0465, ENGL0460 and MATH1115) (3 hrs lec/6 hrs lab/0 hrs OJT)
ELTN14701Systematic TroubleshootingThis course provides the student with a systematic, rational approach to analyze problems and avoid future problems. (Prerequisites: READ0465, ENGL0460, MATH1115 (may be concurrent)) (1 hr lec/0 hrs lab/0 hrs OJT)
ELTN15002Practical PC MaintenanceThe students will learn to use various common office applications and an Internet browser. They will also learn to install and use several operating systems and to install and configure various computer hardware components. (Prerequisites: None) (1 hr lec/2 hrs lab/0 hrs OJT)
ELTN16353PLT Control Systems LabIn conjunction with the PLT Control Systems course, the objective of the lab is to focus on proper device terminations, input/output states of the device and the appropriate interface to set an alarm or initiate a remedy within the premise. (Prerequisites: Semester 1 of the Power Limited Certificate or instructor consent.) (0 hrs lec/6 hrs lab/0 hrs OJT)
ELTN24303Introduction to InstrumentationThis course covers instrumentation concepts including theory of instrumentation loops, common symbols, acronyms, input/output devices, controllers, and troubleshooting. (Prerequisites: ELTN1402) (1 hr lec/4 hrs lab/0 hrs OJT)
ELTN24403Motor Speed ControllersThis course covers the basic methods of DC, AC, magnetic, and mechanical speed control. Installation and testing methods will be practiced. (Prerequisites: ELTN1402, ELTN1442, READ0465, ENGL0460, MATH1115 (may be concurrent))(2 hr lec/2 hrs lab/0 hrs OJT)
ELTN24423Automation ControllersIn this course, the student will learn the basics of industrial automation controllers. The student will learn the fundamentals of how these devices operate and how to program them to perform simple control functions. To do this the student will learn Ladder Logic programming using the Allen Bradley RSLogix software and interface simple I/O devices to the PLC. (Prerequisites: ELTN1402, ELTN1412, READ0465, ENGL0460, MATH1115 (may be concurrent)) (2 hrs lec/2 hrs lab/0 hrs OJT)
FYE10001Student Success SeminarThis course is mandatory* for students in their first semester of college who are taking READ 0455 or READ 0465 or ENGL 0450 or ENGL 0460 and/or are pursuing an Associate of Arts or Associate of Fine Arts degree at Lake Superior College. *Exemptions: *Students who have earned 12 credits including an Introduction to College course and are in good standing (2.0 GPA and 67% credit completion). *Students who have earned 24 college credits post high school and are in good academic standing (2.0 GPA and 67% credit completion).

Pre-Program Requirements:
Successful entry into this program requires a specific level of skill in the areas of English, mathematics, and reading. Program entry will depend, in part, on meeting the prerequisites listed below:

English:
• A score of 86 or higher on the Sentence Skills portion of the CPT, OR
• Completion of ENGL0460 or its equivalent transfer course or higher.
• If required, ENGL0460 may be taken concurrently with Semester I coursework.

Mathematics:
• A score of 36 or higher on the Elementary Algebra Skills portion of the CPT, OR
• Completion of MATH1500 or its equivalent transfer course or higher.
• If required, MATH1500 may not be taken concurrently with Semester I coursework.

Reading:
• A score of 78 or higher on the Reading Comprehension portion of the CPT, OR
• Completion of READ0465 or its equivalent transfer course or higher.
• If required, READ0465 may be taken concurrently with Semester I coursework.

MN Transfer Curriculum:
Minnesota Transfer Curriculum (15 credits):
First Year Experience 1
General Education 14