Mar 28, 2023
FACM 1030 - Basic Electricity Credits: 3
Hours/Week: Lecture 2 Lab 2
Course Description: This course covers the fundamentals of AC power circuits. Topics include electrical terminology and quantities, Ohm’s Law, power calculations, principles of electrical safety, basic series and parallel circuits, electro-mechanical relays, capacitance, inductance, and transformers. Activities include practical hands-on experiences that emphasize the proper use of digital clamp-on meters and the wiring of electric control circuits.
- Ohm’s Law
- Series and parallel circuits
- Energy and power
- Magnetic fields
- Electric test meters
- Wiring diagrams
- Limited energy power sources
- Electrical relays
- Explain the effect of electrical current on the human body.
- Apply Ohm’s Law to calculate voltage, current, and resistance in electrical circuits.
- Apply the power formula to calculate voltage, current, and power in electrical circuits.
- Test and apply operating principles of series electric circuits.
- Test and apply operating principles of parallel electric circuits.
- Practice the safe and proper operation and use of a digital clamp test meter.
- Measure voltage, current, and resistance using an electrical current clamp meter.
- Wire, test, and troubleshoot electrical control circuits.
- Apply symbols used in basic schematic diagrams.
- Apply safe work practices.
- Use industry-accepted electrical terminology.
- Demonstrate the purpose and use of electrical relays in electrical control circuits.
- Connect and verify the operation of a relay in an electrical control circuit.
- Identify the purpose and use of Class 2 and Class 3 power limited electrical energy sources for control circuits.
Competency 1 (1-6)
Competency 2 (7-10)
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