Electrical DC Theory
Electrician, Electrical Techniques
Alernate Delivery Option:
The Electrical DC Theory course is offered
as an Alternate delivery subject. In this form of delivery,
the student is assigned a schedule, wherein at least 50% of the
prescribed course work is sheduled for completion while away from
Lesson directives, assignments and highlights are
published within these Internet pages. Student feedback is accomplished
using end-of-chapter quizes and email returned assignments.
You will develop an understanding of
fundamental electrical principles in relation to series
parallel and combination resistive circuits.
The Electrician or Electrical Technician must
be able to understand the the operating principles of circuits,
so that he or she will be able to correctly install and service
basic electrical control and power installations.
Terminal Performance Objectives
Demonstrate an understanding of electron
Describe the requirements for a simple
Define voltage, current and resistance.
Describe the effects of an electrical current
on the human body.
Apply Ohm's Law to calculate series, parallel
and combination DC circuits.
Apply Kirchoff's Laws to analyze series,
parallel and combination Dc circuits.
Analyze and calculate power in series,
parallel and combination DC circuits.
Define the units of mechanical work and
Analyze and calculate current flow and power
characteristics in 2-wire and 3-wire distribution systems.
Perform calculations relating to wire
measurements, AWG, SI units, resistively, line loss and
Calculate a customer's energy bill using
Describe the characteristics of primary and
Name and explain the principles of operation
of common sources of EMF.
Describe the relationship between magnetism
The most recent edition of Delmar's Standard
Textbook of Electricity.
Policies And Expectations for Learning
Students are required to complete all
assignments on the computer at home as assigned by the
There will be two tests for this course.
Each test will be worth 1/2 of your final
Tests will be in multiple choice format, or
take home assignments and will be done at Durham College or
another site as directed by the instructor. Students will be
given advance notice of test dates.
This course will be computer based. The
student will answer questions based on various types
Sequence Of Instruction
The sequence of instruction will be detailed in the
Unit Lesson Plans.
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