LNWK 1191
SPECIAL TOPICS IN LINEWORKER

Western Texas College

  1. Basic Course Information - Topics address recently-identified current events, skills, knowledge, and/or attitudes and behaviors pertinent to the technology or occupation and relevant to the professional development of the student. This course was designed to be repeated multiple times to improve student proficiency.
  2. Student Learning Outcomes - Learning outcomes/objectives are determined by local occupational need and business and industry trends.
  3. Major Course Requirements
    1. Final Exam.
  4. Information on Books and Other Course Materials
    1. Book:  Lineman & Cableman’s Handbook – ISBN 978-0-07-146789-6
    2. Book:   Distribution Transformer Handbook – Alexander Publishing
    3. Book:   Basic Electrical Power Distribution – A. Pansini
  5. Other Policies, Procedures and Important Dates are available in the Catalog
  6. Course Organization and Schedule
    1. Weekly Course Schedule

WEEK

ACTIVITIES

ASSIGNMENTS/TESTS

Week 1

Topic:  Power Outages
Lab 1: Introduction to Outside Lab 1-5 p.m.

Assigned Readings

Week 2

Topic:  Voltage Complaints on Distribution Systems
Lab 2:   Outside lab - 1-5 pm

Assigned Readings

Week 3

Topic:  Safety Grounds
Lab 3:    Outside lab - 1-5 pm

Assigned Readings
Short Paper:  Summary of Power Outages/Voltage Complaints/

Week 4

Topic:  Backfeed
Lab 4:  Outside lab - 1-5 pm

Exam on material - Weeks 1-3
Lab Exam on Weeks 1-3

Week 5

Topic:  Induced Voltage
Lab 5:    Outside lab - 1-5 pm

Assigned Readings

Week 6

Topic:  Induced Voltage
Lab 6:    Outside lab - 1-5 pm

Assigned Readings

Week 7

Topic:  Mid-Course Review Intensive
Lab 7:    Outside lab - 1-5 pm
Mid-Course Review Intensive

Exam on material – Weeks 4-6
Lab Exam on Weeks 4-6
Short Paper:  Summary of Backfeed/Induced Voltage

Week 8

Topic:  Causes of Outages
Lab 8:    Outside lab - 1-5 pm

Assigned Readings

Week 9

Topic:  Outage Troubleshooting
Lab #10    Outside lab - 1-5 pm.

Assigned Readings

Week 10

Topic:  Grounding Procedures
Lab #11    Outside lab - 1-5 pm

Practice Exam on Midterm Review

Week 11

Topic:   Analyzing Voltage Complaints
Lab #12    Outside lab - 1-5 pm

Exam on material- Weeks 7-10
Lab Exam on Weeks 1-6

Week 12

Topic:  Review of Outage Troubleshooting
Lab #13    Outside lab - 1-5 pm

Assigned Readings

Week 13

Topic:  Safety Review
Lab #14    Outside lab - 1-5 pm

Assigned Readings

Week 14

Topic:  Course Review Intensive
Lab 15: Lab Review Intensive

Final Examination
Lab Final Examination

Disclaimer:  Schedule and content is subject to change at the instructor’s discretion.

Class/Lab Assignments

60%

Exams

20%

Final Exam

20%

 

 

Last Modified: August 19, 2015