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2019-2020 Course Catalog 
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FACM 1030 - Basic Electricity

Credits: 3
Hours/Week: Lecture 2 Lab 2
Course Description: This is an introductory course in basic electrical theory and practices. This course covers electrical safety, electrical terms, Ohms Law, AC/DC circuits, series/parallel circuit layout, electric meter operation, and repairs in both the HVAC and FACM fields. Students must be able to perform physical tasks to complete course requirements.
MnTC Goals

Prerequisite(s): None
Corequisite(s): None
Recommendation: None

Major Content
  1. Batteries
  2. Electric meters
  3. Electron theory
  4. Energy and power
  5. Magnetic fields
  6. Ohms Law
  7. Safety
  8. Series and parallel circuits
  9. Wiring diagrams

Learning Outcomes
At the end of this course students will be able to:

  1. explain the effect of electrical current on the human body.
  2. calculate the potential, current, and resistance of an electrical circuit using Ohms Law.
  3. explain electrical power and how it is measured.
  4. describe the operation of series electric circuits.
  5. describe the operation of parallel electric circuits.
  6. explain the proper operation and use of volt-ohm meters.
  7. measure electrical circuits using electrical test meters.
  8. wire and test electrical circuits.
  9. identify symbols used in basic schematic diagrams.
  10. demonstrate safety procedures.
  11. identify unsafe practices.

Competency 1 (1-6)
Competency 2 (7-10)

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