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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.
MnTC Goals

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

Major Content
  1. Ohm’s Law
  2. Series and parallel circuits
  3. Energy and power
  4. Magnetic fields
  5. Electric test meters
  6. Wiring diagrams
  7. Safety
  8. Limited energy power sources
  9. Electrical relays

Learning Outcomes
  1. Explain the effect of electrical current on the human body.
  2. Apply Ohm’s Law to calculate voltage, current, and resistance in electrical circuits.
  3. Apply the power formula to calculate voltage, current, and power in electrical circuits.
  4. Test and apply operating principles of series electric circuits.
  5. Test and apply operating principles of parallel electric circuits.
  6. Practice the safe and proper operation and use of a digital clamp test meter.
  7. Measure voltage, current, and resistance using an electrical current clamp meter.
  8. Wire, test, and troubleshoot electrical control circuits.
  9. Apply symbols used in basic schematic diagrams.
  10. Apply safe work practices.
  11. Use industry-accepted electrical terminology.
  12. Demonstrate the purpose and use of electrical relays in electrical control circuits.
  13. Connect and verify the operation of a relay in an electrical control circuit.
  14. 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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