Construction Electrician Certificate Schedule & Curriculum


COEL 106 AC/DC Fundamentals 5
COEL 111 Residential Wiring 5
COEL 116 Electrical Construction Safety 2
MATH 126 Technical Mathematics I 3
ENG 106 Composition I 3

COEL 156 Commercial/Industrial Wiring 5
COEL 161 National Electrical Code 3
COEL 166 Blueprint Reading:Electrical 3
ELECTIVE Elective 3
ELECTIVE Elective 3

106 (5 credits)
AC/DC Fundamentals
This course presents basic principles, laws and formulas which relate to alternating (AC) and direct current (DC) circuit applications in electricity. Topics include electron theory, Ohm’s Law, series, parallel and combination circuit theory. In addition, capacitive and inductive reactive circuitry (RE, RC, RLC) are discussed.

COEL 111 (5 credits)
Residential Wiring
This course is an introduction to residential wiring practices and techniques. Topics cover basic residential symbols, blueprint reading, wire diagramming, and the use of applicable National Electrical Codes (NEC). Lab work and projects enable students to develop an understanding of basic residential circuits.

COEL 116 (2 credits)
Electrical Construction Safety
This course presents Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) general safety requirements for specific electrical and construction environments. Topics include ladders, scaffolds, lockout and tagging, personal protective equipment (PPE), temporary wiring, harness techniques and confined spaces.

COEL 156 (5 credits)
Commercial and Industrial Wiring
Basic theory and laboratory assignments in safety, wiring practices, blueprint reading, and the National Electrical Code (NEC) as it applies to commercial and industrial wiring techniques. Labs enable students to gain practical experience installing and troubleshooting single- and three-phase distribution, transformers, motors, and motor control circuits.
Prerequisite: COEL 102

COEL 161 (3 credits)
National Electrical Code
This course is designed to provide students with a comprehensive understanding of the National Electrical Code (NEC). Topics include foundational provisions, one family dwellings, multi-family dwellings, commercial locations, special occupancies, areas and equipment.

COEL 166 (3 credits)
Blueprint Reading: Electrical
This course is an introduction to basic blueprint reading skills and techniques. Topics cover lines and symbols, pictorial and orthographic diagrams, specifications, scales, prints, and plans. Classwork enables students to develop a basic understanding of construction drawings.