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Spring 2020 Catalog 
Spring 2020 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

DF 148 - Basic Electricity for Mechanical Drafting

Credit Hours: 3

This course introduces students to the fundamental concepts of electricity and electronics through a combination of theory and in-class demonstrations. Topics include electrical safety, magnetism, direct current (DC) and alternating current (AC), series and parallel circuit analysis, transformers, residential wiring, digital and analog components, schematics and wiring diagrams, and measuring devices. Students will also be introduced to the Arduino microcontroller, which will be used for practical demonstrations designed to reinforce fundamental concepts.

Course Outcomes
Upon completion of this course, the student will be able to:


  • demonstrate the importance of electrical safety;
  • analyze DC circuits using Kirchhoff’s laws, Ohm’s Law, and Watt’s Law;
  • identify the basic components of a circuit and the symbols used to represent them;
  • connect DC circuits using various components and schematic diagrams;
  • draw a residential wiring schematic using industry standard symbols;
  • identify and compare various AWG wire sizes and types along with their uses;
  • read and draw electrical schematics and wiring diagrams; and
  • write technical reports based on in-class lab experiments.

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