Course

Course Summary
Credit Type:
Course
ACE Course Number:
NJAT-0028
Organization Course Number:
BL-A5-SUITE16
Location:
Classroom-based
Length:
180 hours; 1,500 hours of field cooperative experience
Dates Offered:
Credit Recommendation & Competencies
Level Credits (SH) Subject
Lower-Division Baccalaureate 3 Electric Motor Control
Vocational-Certificate 3 National Electric Code (NEC) License Preparation for Maintenance and Engineering
Vocational-Certificate 3 Rigging and Hoisting
Description

Objective:

The course objective is to prepare students for completion of the 5th Year Inside Blended Learning Bundle. This bundle is a combination of the following courses: Code and Practices 4, Level I, Orientation, Level III, Code Calculations, Level II, Motor Control, Level II, Torque, Level I, Rigging, Hoisting, and Signaling, Level I. It provides a complete overview of a wide variety of NEC topics including practice exams, the latest changes to the NEC, over 600-volt installations, an advanced lesson on services, and an overview of Articles 680, 700, 701, 702, and 725. This course prepares students for math-related tasks associated with the electrical construction industry. It provides a well-rounded foundation in Code-related math examples. Students will learn the structure and heritage of the IBEW and NECA is a valuable attribute in establishing pride in the industry. Advanced motor control concepts are introduced including analog signals used with sensors and variable speed drives. Also included is the use of programmable controllers in motor control, and control applications using special motors such as stepper, synchronous, or servomotors. The student will be able to correctly and efficiently troubleshoot motor control issues. Students will have an understanding of rigging curriculum with topics that include vital information such as; load balance, calculated load weights, slings, rope types, rope strength, lifting devices, and safety. Students will learn why torque is important in the electrical industry by explaining torque theory, specific definitions, torque conversion, friction, phases of fastening, and factors that affect torque.

Learning Outcomes:

  • Understand topics including practice exams, the latest changes to the NEC, over 600-volt installations, and services
  • Demonstrate advanced math-related tasks associated with the electrical construction industry
  • Explore manual pilot devices, automatic devices, motor starters and control relays
  • Understand why torque is important in the electrical industry by explaining torque theory, specific definitions, torque conversion, friction, phases of fastening, and factors that affect torque
  • Upon completion of the course, the student will be able to demonstrate cable tray installations and requirements
  • Explain surface raceways, in-floor installations, and multioutlet assemblies
  • Understand NEC Articles 680, 700, 701, 702, and 725
  • Understand and successfully apply the rules and methods taught in Code Calculations textbook
  • Understand the IBEW Constitution as well as understanding local union by-laws
  • Explain advanced control concepts including analog signals used with sensors and variable speed drives
  • Identify the use of programmable controllers in motor control, and control applications using special motors such as stepper, synchronous, or servomotors
  • Understand rigging topics which include, load balance, calculated load weights, slings, rope types, rope strength, lifting devices, and safety
  • Demonstrate how to load balance, how to calculate load weights, how to identify various sling and rope types, and how to select and maintain slings and ropes
  • Identify the basic principles of fasteners which include markings, class/ grade, bolt tension and strength, nut strength and compression, why washers are used, and thread identification and pitch
  • And explain the types of torque wrenches and screwdrivers, and the required procedures for torque application to electrical equipment such as breakers, lugs, and receptacles

General Course Topics:

  • Code and Practices 4, Level I
  • Orientation, Level III
  • Code Calculations, Level II
  • Motor Control, Level II
  • Torque, Level I
  • Rigging, Hoisting, and Signaling, Level I
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:

75%
Supplemental Materials