ABC Electrical

This is a four-year electrical apprenticeship program in the electrical trades (inside wireman). Applications for this program should be directed to Associated Builders and Contractors, 13825 Kirkham Way, Poway CA 92064; (858) 513-4700. Only students accepted as apprentices under Associated Builders and Contractors are eligible for enrollment in the following electrical courses.

Student Learning Outcomes:

  • Demonstrate preparedness for successfultransition to the journeyman level designationand professional certification by the CA Divisionof Apprenticeship standards for ABC ElectricalApprenticeship.
  • Illustrate procedures used in ABC Electricalpractices in the use of tools, techniquesand hands-on skills and competencies forJourneyman-level work in Electrical
  • Identify and utilize equipment and relatedelectrical components to meet ABC standards formeasurement, calibration and Electrical practicesat Journeyman levels.
  • Read, comprehend and apply ABC Electricalconstructions and design standards forconstruction on production outcomes asrequired by ABC Electrical practices and industrystandards.

CERTIFICATE OF ACHIEVEMENT: ELECTRICAL APPRENTICESHIP

Courses required for the majorUnits
ELEC 301A Introduction to Electrical Apprenticeship I3
ELEC 301B Introduction to Electrical Apprenticeship II3
ELEC 302A Intermediate Electrical Apprenticeship I3
ELEC 302B Intermediate Electrical Apprenticeship II3
ELEC 303A Advanced Electrical Apprenticeship I3
ELEC 303B Advanced Electrical Apprenticeship II3
ELEC 304A Electrical Apprenticeship Specialties I3
ELEC 304B Electrical Apprenticeship Specialties II3


TOTAL UNITS24

ASSOCIATE IN SCIENCE DEGREE ELECTRICAL APPRENTICESHIP:

Courses required for the majorUnits
ELEC 301A Introduction to Electrical Apprenticeship I3
ELEC 301B Introduction to Electrical Apprenticeship II3
ELEC 302A Intermediate Electrical Apprenticeship I3
ELEC 302B Intermediate Electrical Apprenticeship II3
ELEC 303A Advanced Electrical Apprenticeship I3
ELEC 303B Advanced Electrical Apprenticeship II3
ELEC 304A Electrical Apprenticeship Specialties I3
ELEC 304B Electrical Apprenticeship Specialties II3


TOTAL UNITS24

Additional general education and graduation requirements for the associate degree are listed in the Academic Requirements section of catalog. The associate degree requires a minimum of 60 units.

Recommended electives:
English 101



301A Introduction to Electrical Apprenticeship I - 2 hours lecture, 3 hours lab, 3 units (Grade Only)

Advisory: English 48 and English 49 and Mathematics 46, each with a grade of "C" or better, or equivalent, or Assessment Skill Levels R5, W5 and M40.
Limitation on Enrollment: Apprenticeship - Student must be a state registered apprentice in this trade.
This course is not open to students with previous credit for Electricity 60A or 160A. This course provides the electrical apprentice with instruction in general construction site safety, measurements and formulas, use of hand and power tools, interpretation of blueprints, basic rigging techniques and methods used to move equipment and materials. (FT) AA/AS; CSU.

301B Introduction to Electrical Apprenticeship II - 2 hours lecture, 3 hours lab, 3 units (Grade Only)

Advisory: Electricity 60A, 160A or 301A, with a grade of "C" or better, or equivalent.
Limitation on Enrollment: Apprenticeship - Student must be a state registered apprentice in this trade.
This course is not open to students with previous credit for Electricity 60B or 160B. This course provides the electrical student with instruction in basic principles of electrical safety and hazard procedures, including working with toxics and vapors. Students are also provided with instruction in techniques used to hand bend conduits and install anchors and supports. Additional instruction included an introduction to basic electrical theory and test equipment, the use of National Electric Code (NEC) boxes, fittings and conductors, and the interpretation of related electrical blueprints and commercial/ industrial/residential symbols, diagrams and schematics used for wiring. (FT) AA/AS; CSU.

302A Intermediate Electrical Apprenticeship I - 2 hours lecture, 3 hours lab, 3 units (Grade Only)

Advisory: Electricity 60B, 160B or 301B, with a grade of "C" or better, or equivalent.
Limitation on Enrollment: Apprenticeship - Student must be a state registered apprentice in this trade. This course is not open to students with previous credit for Electricity 65A or 165A.
This course is an intermediate study of electrical techniques for Electrical Apprentices. Topics include the principles of alternating currents, the characteristics of circuits, transformers, motor theory applications, grounding purposes and methods, National Electrical Code (NEC) requirements for conduit bending, types of bends, specifications for boxes and fittings, and location considerations. (FT) AA/AS; CSU.

302B Intermediate Electrical Apprenticeship II - 2 hours lecture, 3 hours lab, 3 units (Grade Only)

Advisory: Electricity 65A, 165A or 302A, with a grade of "C" or better, or equivalent.
Limitation on Enrollment: Apprenticeship - Student must be a state registered apprentice in this trade. This course is not open to students with previous credit for Electricity 65B or 165B.
This course provides the electrical apprentice with study and practice in the installation of connections for conductor termination and splices. Topics include the use of cable pulling instruments, National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA) and National Electrical Code (NEC) standards for cable trays, installation of electrical service, components and equipment, the use of manual take-off methods and troubleshooting techniques, identification of ratings for current breakers and fuses, regulations for sizing, use, and installation of relay switches, conductors and overrides, and electrical lighting principles, types and applications. (FT) AA/AS; CSU.

303A Advanced Electrical Apprenticeship I - 2 hours lecture, 3 hours lab, 3 units (Grade Only)

Advisory: Electrical 302B or 165B (formerly ELEC 65B) with a grade of "C" or better, or equivalent.
Limitation on Enrollment: Apprenticeship - Student must be a state registered apprentice in this trade. This course is not open to students with previous credit for Building Construction Technology 212 or Electrical 70A or 170A.
This course is an advanced study of electrical techniques. Topics include branch load calculations for circuits and varied electrical appliances, electrical conductors, devices used for overprotection of loads, currents, circuits and fuses, fill requirements for boxes/ raceways, principles of wiring devices, switches and receptacles, requirements for distribution equipment, settings for voltage, switch gear, circuits and components, distribution system transformers, National Electrical Code (NEC) requirements, and troubleshooting. This course is designed for students in the Electrical Apprenticeship program. (FT) AA/AS; CSU.

303B Advanced Electrical Apprenticeship II - 2 hours lecture, 3 hours lab, 3 units (Grade Only)

Advisory: Electrical 303A or 170A (formerly Electrical 70A) with a grade of "C" or better, or equivalent.
Limitation on Enrollment: Apprenticeship - Student must be a state registered apprentice in this trade. This course is not open to students with previous credit for Building Technology 213 or Electrical 70B or 170B.
This course provides the electrical worker with instruction in basic lighting and National Electrical Code (NEC) requirements for indoor and outdoor lighting. Topics include introductory motor basics, including calculations, transformers, instruments for testing, wiring, protection, maintenance, and troubleshooting for various types of motors and motor controls. This course also covers an introduction to heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) systems and refrigeration theory, including compressors, operating systems and system maintenance equipment, and safety requirements. The principles of combustion, hazardous materials, their reactions in varied locations, and the use of safety\par equipment is also included in this course. (FT) AA/AS; CSU.

304A Electrical Apprenticeship Specialties I - 2 hours lecture, 3 hours lab, 3 units (Grade Only)

Advisory: Electrical 303B or 170B (formerly ELEC 70B) with a grade of "C" or better, or equivalent.
Limitation on Enrollment: Apprenticeship - Student must be a state registered apprentice in this trade.
This course is not open to students with previous credit for Building Construction Technology 222 or Electrical 75A or 175A.
This course provides the electrical apprentice with instruction in calculations for wiring commercial and\par residential dwellings and National Electrical Code (NEC) requirements for lighting and specialty\par fixtures. Topics include the standby emergency electrical systems and system applications, disconnect\par switches, feeder and branch circuits for direct current (DC) systems, theory and operating principles for\par solid-state devices, operational amplifier circuits, transformers and components of fire alarm and\par security systems, and installation methods for smoke and heat detectors. (FT) AA/AS; CSU.

304B Electrical Apprenticeship Specialties II - 2 hours lecture, 3 hours lab, 3 units (Grade Only)

Advisory: Electrical 304A or 175A (formerly Electrical 75A) with a grade of "C" or better, or equivalent.
Limitation on Enrollment: Apprenticeship - Student must be a state registered apprentice in this trade.
This course is not open to students with previous credit for Building Construction Technology 223 or Electrical 75B or 175B.
This course is designed to provide the electrical apprentice with advanced instruction in controls for motors, starters, relays, switches and transformers as well as in the installation and connection of gas burner controls and commercial and industrial Heating Ventilation and Air Conditioning (HVAC) control systems. Topics also include National Electrical Code (NEC) and Occupational Safety and Health\par Administration (OSHA) requirements for connecting and grounding varied welding machines,\par installation and protection of heat-tracing and freeze protection equipment, principles and maintenance of motors, and selection of materials and tools required for high voltage termination/splices according to\par manufacturer's specifications. (FT) AA/AS; CSU.

349 Electrical Work Experience - 300 hours lab, 4 units (Pass/No Pass Only)

Limitation on Enrollment: Student must be a state registered apprentice in this trade and concurrently enrolled in a related apprenticeship class.
This course consists of on-the-job learning experiences in the occupational field of electrical trades. The combined maximum credit for all work experience courses from all disciplines may not exceed 16 units. AA/AS.