Industrial Electrical I

Course Description: This is an introductory course on the study of basic electrical concepts and circuits. The course will be based on Direct Current (DC) and Alternating Current (AC) concepts, terminology, components, and basic series/parallel circuits. Students will learn how to calculate and measure voltage, current and resistance in basic series and parallel circuits. Students will learn how to utilize a Digital Multi-meter (DMM) to troubleshoot components in an electrical circuit, and test stand-alone components. The students will be introduced to DC and AC relay circuits, as well as electrical symbols that will be used on electrical prints. The course will have a heavy focus on troubleshooting concepts and techniques when working with electrical circuits. After completing this course the student will This course will consist of 12 competencies: 1. Explain basic electrical concepts and terminology 2. Explain the operation and application of electrical switches 3. Explain and wire DC Circuits (series & parallel) 4. Explain and apply various types of electrical test equipment 5. Explain and apply Alternating Current concepts. 6. Explain and apply DC & AC relays, and solenoids 7. Explain and apply voltage divider circuits 8. Explain and apply capacitors and inductors in electric circuits 9. Explain and apply DC and AC types of motors 10. Interpret basic electrical symbols and prints 11. Explain and wire a basic electrical control circuit 12. Troubleshoot basic electrical components and circuits
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Northwest State Community College
Funding Source:
Basic Electrical

Industry / Occupation

Industry Partner:
Regional employer partners contributed to the development and review of these courses. Competencies were identified by employer partners, and curriculum was vetted by industry partners.
Industry Sector:
Manufacturing -- Miscellaneous Manufacturing (339)
Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations (49-0000)

Education / Instructional Information

Instructional Program:
Mechanic and Repair Technologies/Technicians (47)
Credit Type:
  • Credit
  • Non-Credit
Credential Type:
  • Certificate
  • Stacked/Latticed Credential Model
  • Associate Degree
Educational Level of Materials:
  • 1st year Community College or equivalent
English (United States)
Interactivity Type:
Mix of Active and Presentation.
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  • Quality Matters
Course Note:
Industrial Automation Maintenance


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