ELPT 1331
Survey of the National Electrical Code

Western Texas College

  1. Course Description - This course will examine the content, format, rules, and calculation used in the National Electric Code (NEC). This class will also examine OSHA safety rules and other safety guidelines.
  2. Student Learning Outcomes
    1. Explain the NEC’s purpose
    2. Be able to summarize  articles 90 - 430
    3. Be able to summarize articles 440-820
    4. Apply appropriate code articles to electrical installations
  3. Grading Policy -
    1. All required work must be turned in on time. Assigned outside work is due at the beginning of the next class period. Late work is accepted at a 10 point deduction per day late.
      Midterm Exam................................25%
      Final Exam.................................... 35%
    2. Midterm Exam - The midterm exam will consist of multiple-choice questions and have a few
      short-answer responses. The material on the test will cover material from the NEC articles 90 - 430.
    3. Final Exam - The final exam will be comprehensive in nature and will cover material from article 90-430 and 440 - 820. The exam will have multiple-choice questions and short- answer responses.
    4. Quizzes Participation - Four quizzes will be given throughout the semester over the articles. The lowest score of the four quizzes will be dropped.
    5. Assignment - Participation will be based on the assigned reading material discussion. Reading the material is mandatory and will allow for students to discuss the topics successfully.
  4. Student Attendance - A report will be written explaining the National Electric Codes purpose, the structure and its importance in the industry. The report should also explain how to register for the exam. The report should be in MLA format and be a minimum of 750 words.

    Class attendance will be taken weekly. Students shall coordinate anticipated absences with the instructor. The attendance policy established by the College will be applied in determining student attendance. This includes the reporting of three hours of unexcused absences to the Counseling Center by the instructor and an administrative drop for repeated attendance policy violations.
  5. Conduct and Academic Dishonesty - Students will come to class prepared to participate in the learning process and that part of this preparation will include the demonstration of mature and purposeful behavior. The College Code of Conduct and College Academic Integrity Policies will be followed with no exceptions.
  6. Dropping Class - Students may drop or add classes from pre-registration through the regular registration day without a fee. In order to drop a class after the regular registration date, a student must obtain a Drop Form from the Counseling Office, have the instructor of the class he or she is dropping sign the form, and take the form to the Registrar’s Office and pay the $5 fee that is required.
  7. Disability Policy - Any student who requires special arrangements in order to meet the course requirements should contact the instructor as soon as possible to make any necessary arrangements. Please note instructors are not allowed to provide classroom accommodations to a student until appropriate verification from Student Disability Services has been provided.
  8. Course Schedule

Unit 1

Ch. 1 & 2

Article 90 - Introduction to the NEC
Chapter 1 –General
Article 100 - Definitions
Article 110 - Requirements for Electrical Installations Practice Questions

Chapter 2 – Wiring and Protection
Article 200 - Use and Identification of Grounded and Neutral Identification
Article 230 - Services

Chapter 2 – Wiring and Protection
Article 240 – Overcurrent Protection

Chapter 2 – Wiring and Protection
Article 250 – Grounding
Practice Questions
*Unit 1 Quiz

Unit 2

Ch. 3

Chapter 3 – Wiring Methods and Materials
Article 300 – Requirements for Wiring Methods
Article 310 – Conductors for General Wiring/ Article 312 - Cabinets
Article 314 Outlet, Devices, Junction boxes, conduit bodies, and enclosures
Article 320 – Armored cables
Article 330 – Metal Clad Cable/
Article 338
– Service Entrance Cable
Article 340 – Underground Feeder and Branch Circuit
Article 342 – Intermediate Metal Conduit
Article 344 – Rigid Metal Conduit
Article 348 – Flexible Metal Conduit
Article 350 – liquid Flexible Metal Conduit
Article 352 – Rigid Polyvinyl Chloride Conduit
Article 358 – Electrical Metallic Tubing
Article 376 - Metal wire ways
Article 392 – Cable Trays
*Unit 2 Quiz
*Mid-term Exam

Unit 3
Ch. 4 & 7 Chapter 4 – Equipment for General Use
Article 404–Switches/ Article 408 - Switchboards and Panel Boards
Article 450 – Transformers / Article 480 – Storage Batteries Practice Questions
Chapter 7 – Special Conditions
Article 705 – Interconnected Electric Power Production Sources
Practice Questions
  Unit 3 Quiz – April 3rd
Unit 4
Ch. 6

Chapter 6 – Special Equipment
Article 690 – Solar Photovoltaic System Practice Questions
Writing Assignment
Practice Tests
Writing Assignment Due
Unit 4 Quiz
Final Exam


Last Modified: September 26, 2016