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This Electrical Advanced Applications Certificate introduces the NCCER Carpentry level three and level four advanced skills for the electrical trades to include load calculations for branch and feeder circuits, conductor selection and calculations for installation, practical applications of lighting, hazardous locations, overcurrent protection, distribution equipment, transformers, commercial electrical services, motor calculations, voice, data, and video systems, and motor controls. Additional focus on applications specific to health care facilities, standby and emergency systems, basic electronic theory, considerations for fire alarm systems, installing specialty transformers, advanced controls, Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning (HVAC) controls, heat tracing and freeze protection, motor operation and maintenance, medium-voltage terminations/splices, and applications for special locations.
Program Learning Outcomes
Upon completion of the Electrical Advanced Applications certificate program, students should be able to:
- Interpret advanced construction documents using industry standards in the electrical trade with special considerations to fire alarm systems and special facilities (e.g., schools and healthcare facilities)
- Research, interpret, and apply appropriate building and structural codes in advanced electrical applications (e.g., standby and emergency systems)
- Discuss the restrictions, standards, and requirements governing the electrical industry
- Formulate a construction safety and loss prevention program
- Estimate the materials and labor for an advanced electrical installation project
- Explain advanced electrical techniques required for certification in NCCER Electrical Level III (e.g., overcurrent protection, transformer installation) and Level IV (e.g., advanced controls, motor operation and maintenance)