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EST 260
Introduction to the National Electrical Code


Credits: 2
Clock Hours per Quarter: 20

AA Discipline:

Lecture Hours:20


Description
Course introduces student to the National Electrical Code (NEC), and the Washington Administrative Code (WAC), and Revised Code of Washington (RCW) as it relates to the electrical industry to familiarize students with legal code and electrical safety. May be taken as a preparation of industry technicians preparing to take the certification exam.

Intended Learning Outcomes
  • Demonstrate ability to access online information regarding electrical news, application, permits, test information and pending changes.
  • Demonstrate ability to check contractor, journeyman and trainee status online.
  • Demonstrate ability to match code definitions.
  • Demonstrate ability to locate correct codes to answer relative questions pertinent to areas covered.
  • Demonstrate ability to locate correct RCW pertinent to related questions.
  • Demonstrate ability to locate correct WAC pertinent to related questions.
  • Demonstrate ability to perform Basic Electrical Calculations.

  • Course Topics
  • Resources: Meet the Electrical Field Supervisor, NEC, WAC-RCW, WA-LNI Online, Firm's vs Uglies, LaserGrade, and General Information and Definitions
  • Wiring and Protection
  • Wiring Methods and Materials
  • Equipment for General Use
  • Special Occupancies
  • Special Equipment
  • Special Conditions
  • Communications Systems and Tables
  • WAC and RCW
  • General Basic Electrical Trade

  • Syllabi Listing See ALL Quarters
    Course
    Year Quarter
    Item
    Instructor  
    EST 260
    Winter 2014
    0955
    Charles Miller
    EST 260
    Winter 2013
    0955
    Brian Evensen
    EST 260
    Winter 2012
    0955
    Brian Evensen
    EST 260
    Winter 2011
    0943
    Michael Houdak
    EST 260
    Winter 2011
    0948
    Michael Houdak


    Two Year Projected Schedule

    Year One* Year Two**
    Fall
    Winter
    Spring
    Summer
    Mini 
    Fall
    Winter
    Spring
    Summer
    Mini
     
    X
     
     
     
     
    X
     
     
     

    *If fall quarter starts on an odd year (2003, 2005, etc.), it's Year One.
    **
    If fall quarter starts on an even year (2002, 2004, etc.), it's Year Two.