# ISMT 150 Fundamentals of Electricity

### Credits

### Semester Contact Hours Lecture

30

### Semester Contact Hours Lab

60

### Prerequisite

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

### Department

Trade & Industry

## II. Course Specification

### Course Type

### Credit Hours Narrative

### Semester Contact Hours Lecture

### Semester Contact Hours Lab

### Prerequisite Narrative

### Grading Method

### Repeatable

## 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.C811 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:
- 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