This 30-hour course is designed to introduce students to residential wiring and cover codes associated with residential wiring. The course will cover residential service size calculations, prepare a material list, layout drawing and panel schedule for a residential consumer service. Cover codes associated with grounding and bonding, types of cables used, cable strapping, box fill, lighting, receptacles, types of boxes used, smoke detectors, and general heights boxes are to be mounted, AFCI’s, GFCI’s. Code rules for different parts of residential wiring such as heating load calculations, bedrooms, bathrooms, kitchen’s, furnace rooms, garages, and outdoor plugs will be covered.
Hands on will cover service entrance installation, proper ground and bonding of isolated and nonisolated meter bases. Installation of the different types of boxes and the purpose each is box is used for. Wiring of lighting systems including three way and four way switching. Proper methods of wiring smoke detectors. Proper termination of wires in panels and boxes. Proper termination of GFCI’s and AFCI’s. Termination of specialty receptacles for dryers, stoves, fridges, and microwaves.