Overview

Electricity I focuses on the installation and repair of the electrical and wiring systems of physical structures, including instruction on the reading of technical drawings and their application in construction processes. Topics include the relationship between views and details, interpretation of dimension, transposing scale, tolerance, electrical symbols, sections, material lists, architectural plans, room schedules, and plot plans.  Mathematical principles are used to solve electrical problems, including both AC and DC circuits. Students learn about electron theory, Ohm’s Law, Watt’s Law, Kirchoff’s Law, series circuits, series-parallel circuits, electromagnetic induction, current, voltage, resistance, power, inductance, capacitance, and transformers and apply what they have learned to projects in the classroom and in the field. Many projects are completed in teams working with Construction Technology students.

Industry Certifications

Dual College Credits

  • BCTI 100 Introduction to Construction Technology
    Ivy Tech  |  3 credits
    Qualifies for Technical Honors Diploma and Graduation Pathways dual credits.
  • BCTI 130 Introduction to Electrical
    Ivy Tech  |  3 credits
    Qualifies for Technical Honors Diploma and Graduation Pathways dual credits.

Syllabus

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Curriculum

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