Dec 01, 2023  
2023-2024 Academic Catalog 
2023-2024 Academic Catalog
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ELCT 100 - Introduction to Electricity

Credit(s): 3

This is an introductory class in electrical fundamentals. A practical approach will be used for the study of electricity including Ohm’s Law; power; series and parallel circuits; direct and alternating current. A strong emphasis will be placed on diagrams and troubleshooting. (Fall Semester)

Course Learning Outcomes: Upon completion of the course, students will be able to
  • Understand and use Ohm’s Law in practical situations.
  • Understand series and parallel circuits.
  • Solve problems using Kirchhoff’s Laws.
  • Read simple wiring diagrams.
  • Demonstrate the use of test equipment to troubleshoot.
  • Read the National Electrical Code ampere capacity (ampacity) tables and apply them, with Ohm’s and Kirchhoff’s Laws, to determine proper wire sizes.
  • Describe the features associated with static electricity.
  • Understand alternating and direct current and how they are produced.

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