Industrial Wiring

The primary purpose of this course is to familiarize the student with wiring methods commonly used in industry, as well as the National Electrical Code (Article 79) requirements for industrial power and control installations. A heavy focus will be on power distribution, from the buss line (bus bar) to distribution panels, to branch circuits. Students will focus on installation of various types of conduit and wire, overcurrent protection and troubleshooting of electrical systems. Students will wire and troubleshoot IEC and NEMA control and power components, as well as VFD units, based on industry standards. This is a hands-on course, with the underlying theory of proper installation for personal safety and circuit protection. After completing this course the student will: 1. Install flexible & rigid conduit into electrical enclosures for power & control circuits. 2. Determine the size and type of conduit and conductors used for power and control circuits. 3. Terminate conductors for power and control circuits in an industrial environment. 4. Install and troubleshoot electrical circuits with switches and duplex receptacles. 5. Install and troubleshoot a single phase electrical branch circuit. 6. Install and troubleshoot a three phase electrical branch circuit. 7. Determine the size and type of overcurrent protection to use in industrial electrical circuits. 8. Determine the size and method of grounding an electrical circuit, and electrical equipment. 9. Install and troubleshoot a motor branch circuit
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Northwest State Community College
Funding Source:
electrical circuits, electrical wiring

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)
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  • Credit
  • Non-Credit
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  • Certificate
  • Credential
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  • Associate Degree
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  • 1st year Community College or equivalent
  • 2nd Year Community College or equivalent
English (United States)
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Course Note:
Industrial Automation Maintenance


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