Course Summary
Credit Type:
Organization's ID:
200 hours; and 2,000 hours of field cooperative experience
Dates Offered:
Credit Recommendation & Competencies
Level Credits (SH) Subject
Lower-Division Baccalaureate 3 Dc Circuits
Vocational-Certificate 3 Electrical Construction Wiring Methods


The course objective is to prepare students for completion of the 1st Year Inside Blended Learning bundle. This bundle is a combination of the following courses: Orientation, Level I; Job Information 1, Level I; Conduit Fabrication, Level I and Level II; DC Theory, Level I; and Code and Practice 1, Level I. It provides a complete overview of the Apprenticeship Program, from the history of the IBEW and structure of NECA to the goals and responsibilities of the apprentice. Students will identify some of the basic tools of the trade and master mathematical skills. This course is designed to instruct a beginner in the basic concepts of conduit bending. It also provides students with the skills necessary to master direct-current (DC) theory principles. Students will be introduced to the National Electrical Code (NEC) and the basics for interpreting the language of the NEC in order to correctly apply its requirements.

Learning Outcomes:

  • Identify the structure and heritage of the IBEW and NECA
  • List key factors involved with preventing sexual harassment, hazards of drug abuse, safety issues, and motivational and leadership keys for success
  • Determine the design and operation of the three-wire, single-phase system and the design of ground fault circuit interrupters
  • Fabricate 90 degree stubs as well as offsets and kicks
  • Demonstrate 3 and 4 bend saddles and culminate with segment bending procedures
  • Determine the basics of electricity, Ohm's law, and electrical circuits
  • How voltage reacts in DC series circuits, as well as how dividers work
  • Demonstrate what they have learned about DC series circuits through hands-on learning lab exercises
  • Interpret the language of the NEC in order to correctly apply its requirements
  • Identify basic tools that will help electrical workers become more knowledgeable and productive
  • Analyze the IBEW Constitution as well as understanding Local Union By-Laws
  • Identify some of the basic tools of the trade
  • Identify the proper care and use of ladders, fastening devices, building wire construction, as well as the reality of electrical shock
  • Explore how current reacts in DC series circuits

General Topics:

  • Orientation Level I
  • Job Information 1, Level I
  • Conduit Fabrication, Level I
  • Code and Practices 1, Level I
  • DC Theory, Level I
  • Conduit Fabrication, Level II
Instruction & Assessment

Instructional Strategies:

  • Audio Visual Materials
  • Classroom Exercise
  • Computer Based Training
  • Discussion
  • Laboratory
  • Learner Presentations
  • Lectures
  • Practical Exercises

Methods of Assessment:

  • Examinations
  • Performance Rubrics (Checklists)
  • Presentations
  • Quizzes

Minimum Passing Score:

Supplemental Materials