# ISMT 150 Fundamentals of Electricity

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Instructor Permission## ISMT 150Fundamentals of Electricity

Please note: This is not a course syllabus. A course syllabus is unique to a particular section of a course by instructor. This curriculum guide provides general information about a course.

## I. General Information

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Trade & Industry

## II. Course Specification

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## III. Catalog Course Description

The Fundamentals of Electricity course teaches fundamentals of AC/DC electrical systems used for power and control in industrial, commercial, agricultural, and residential applications. AC/DC electrical systems topics include: basic electrical circuits, electrical measurement, circuit analysis, inductance and capacitance, combination circuits, and transformers.

## IV. Student Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this course, a student will be able to:

Define AC Electricity and Give an Application Define DC Electricity and Give an Application Describe the Two Types of Electrical Current and Give an Application of Each Describe the Function and Operation of a Circuit Tester Describe the Function of the Four Basic Components of an Electrical Circuit Describe the Operation of Two Types of Power Supplies and Give Their Schematic Symbols Describe the Function of an Electrical Schematic Describe the Operation of a Manual Switch Describe the Operation of N.O. and N.C. Contacts and Give Their Schematic Symbols Describe the Function of Three Types of Manual Switch Operators and Give an Application of Describe the Function of Five Types of Electrical Output Devices and Give an Application of Each Describe the Operation of Five Types of Electrical Output Devices and Give Their Schematic Symbols Define Voltage and Give its Unit of Measurement Describe the Function of Two Types of Voltmeters and Give Their Schematic Symbol Describe How to Use a Voltmeter to Measure Voltage Describe the Function and Operation of Two Multimeters: Analog and Digital Define Series and Parallel Circuits Describe the Voltage Characteristics in Series and Parallel Circuits Define Current and Give its Unit of Measurement Describe the Functions of Two Types of Ammeters and Give Their Schematic Symbol Describe How to Use an Ammeter to Measure Current Describe the Current Characteristics in Series and Parallel Circuits Define Resistance and Give its Unit of Measurement Describe the Function of Two Types of Ohmmeters and Give their Schematic Symbol Describe how to use an Ohmmeter to Measure Resistance Describe the Resistance Characteristics in Series and Parallel Circuits Describe Two Methods of Measuring Continuity State the Formula for Calculating Series Resistance and Give an Application State Ohm's Law, Explain Its Importance and Give an Application State Kirchhoff's Voltage Law for a Series Circuit and Give an Application Define Power and Give Its Units of Measurement State a Formula for Calculating the Total Power Used in an Electrical Circuit State Kirchhoff's Current Law and Give an Application State a Formula for Calculating Total Parallel Resistance Describe the Function of Two Types of Circuit Protection and Give an Application of Each Describe the Operation of a Fuse and Give Its Schematic Symbol Describe the Operation of Two Types of Circuit Breakers and Give Their Schematic Symbol Define Electromagnetism and Give an Application Describe the Functions of Four Electromagnetic Devices Define Inductance and Give its Unit of Measurement Describe the Operation of an Inductor and Give its Schematic Symbol Describe the Effect of an Inductor in a DC Circuit and Give an Application Describe the Effect of an Inductor in an AC Circuit and Give an Application State the Formulas for Calculating Total Series Inductance and Inductive Reactance State the Formulas for Calculating Total Parallel Inductance and Inductive Reactance Describe the Function of a Fluorescent Light Fixture Describe the Function of an RC Timing Circuit in a Time-Delay Relay Describe the Function of Capacitor and Inductors in an Electric Power Supply Define a Series-Parallel Circuit Describe a Method for Identifying the Series and Parallel Sections of a Circuit Describe the Seven Steps for Solving a Combination Circuit Describe How Switches are Used in Combination Circuits and Give an Application Describe the Function of a Variable Resistor and Give an Application Describe the Function of a Voltage Divider and Give an Application Describe the Operation of Three Types of Voltage Dividers Explain the Effect of a Short Circuit Describe the Four Steps for Troubleshooting a Short Circuit Describe the Three Basic Steps for Troubleshooting an Open Circuit Describe the Function of a Transformer and Give an Application Describe the Operation of a Transformer and Give its Schematic Symbol Describe how to Calculate the Output Voltage of a Transformer Describe How to Troubleshoot a Transformer Describe How to Size a Transformer Describe a Transformer's Input and Output Power Relationship and Explain its Importance Describe How to Calculate the Current Load of a Transformer Describe the Function of Two Basic Categories of Transformers Describe the Function of a Control Transformer Describe the Function of a Tap on the Secondary of a Transformer and Give an Application Demonstrative Outcomes Upon completion of this course, a student will be able to: Use a Circuit Tester to Check a Wall Outlet for Electricity Connect and Operate a Power Supply Connect and Operate a Circuit Using Three Types of Manual Switches Connect and Operate an Electrical Circuit with a Resistor Connect and Operate an Electrical Circuit with a Buzzer Connect and Operate an Electrical Circuit with a Solenoid Connect and Operate an Electrical Circuit with a Motor Use an Analog Voltmeter to Measure the Voltage at a Point Referenced to Ground Use a DMM to Measure the Voltage of a Point Referenced to Ground Use a DMM to Measure Voltage Drops in Series and Parallel Circuits Use a DMM to Measure Electrical Current Use a DMM to Measure Current in Series and Parallel Circuits Use a DMM to Measure the Resistance of a Component Measure the Resistance in Series and Parallel Circuits Test the Continuity of Wires using a DMM Calculate Series Resistance Given Each Load's Resistance Use Ohm's Law to Calculate Voltage, Current, and Resistance in a Series Circuit Calculate the Total Power Used by a Series Circuit Calculate the Main Line Current in a Parallel Circuit Calculate the Total Parallel Resistance Calculate the Total Power Used in a Parallel Circuit Operate a Circuit using a Fuse Test and Replace a Fuse Operate a circuit breaker Test and Reset a Circuit Breaker Connect and Operate a Relay in a Circuit Calculate the Total Load on an AC Circuit with Inductors Discharge a Capacitor Test a Capacitor with a Digital Multimeter Measure the Voltage across a Charged Capacitor Calculate the Total Load for an AC Circuit with Capacitors Calculate the Time to Charge and Discharge a Capacitor Trace the Current Path in a Combination Circuit Solve a Combination Circuit Connect and Operate a Basic Lighting Circuit Connect and Operate a Ceiling Fan Circuit Connect and Operate a Rheostat as a Light Dimmer Design a Voltage Divider Network Connect and Operate a Voltage Divider Network Locate a Short Circuit Locate an Open Circuit Connect and Operate a Transformer Calculate the Secondary Coil Voltage of a Transformer Troubleshoot a Transformer by Measuring Continuity Size a Transformer Calculate the Current Load on a Transformer Design a Control Transformer Circuit to Provide a Given Output Voltage