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MH 102 - Commercial and Industrial Wiring

Credit Hours: 4

The purpose of this course is to provide students with the fundamental concepts and current practices of industrial electricity, safety, and understanding of the National Electric Code, and electrical wiring symbols and drawings. Topics of study include load requirements, branch circuits, switches and receptacles, branch circuit installation, lamps and lighting requirements, motors and special equipment, circuit breakers, fuses and ground-fault protection, lightning protection, service equipment, panel boards, feeders and substations. Commercial and industrial wiring exercises in accordance with the National Electric Code will be discussed. This course will focus on both theory and hand-on practical applications. 

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

  • perform commercial and industrial wiring in compliance with the NEC code;
  • perform mathematical calculations on branch circuits and service entrance requirements;
  • demonstrate electrical safety on the job according to NEC code;
  • explain how to select the proper wiring method, cable, outlets and fixtures;
  • interpret and generate electrical wiring plans;
  • demonstrate how to troubleshoot power distribution systems;
  • elect and use the correct tools for each job in a safe manner; and
  • design a Final Project with a presentation.