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This Electrical Fundamentals certificate introduces the NCCER Electrical level one and level two fundamentals of electrical trades and practices in residential application. Topics include orientation to the electrical trade, electrical safety, basic electrical circuits, electrical theory, introduction to the National Electrical Code (NEC), device boxes, raceways and fittings, conductors and cables, basic electrical construction drawings, residential electrical services, electrical test equipment, and basic installation techniques. Additional focus on alternating current, theory and application, electric lighting, conduit bending, pull and junction boxes, conductor installations, cable tray, conductor terminations and splices, grounding and bonding, circuit breakers and fuses, and control systems and fundamental concepts.
Program Learning Outcomes
Upon completion of the Electrical Fundamentals certificate program, students should be able to:
- Interpret construction documents using industry standards in the electrical trades
- Research, interpret, and apply appropriate building and structural codes in electrical applications
- Explain the fundamentals of the electrical trade (e.g., electrical theory and basic electricity, site safety, tools of the trade, measurements, materials, application, and installation)
- Estimate the materials and labor for a residential electrical installation project
- Explain and perform electrical skill techniques required for certification in NCCER Electrical Level I (e.g., safety procedures, electrical tests) and Level II (e.g., conductor installation, grounding and bonding, circuit breakers and fuses)