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2017-2018 Catalog Year
CONS-230: Electrical Distribution System

General Information

  • Name: Electrical Distribution System
  • Discipline: Construction
  • Units (Credits): 2
  • Transfer Information: (Courses with numbers 100 to 299) This course is designed to apply toward a WNC degree and/or transfer to other schools within the Nevada System of Higher Education, depending on the degree chosen and other courses completed. It may transfer to colleges and universities outside Nevada. For information about how this course can transfer and apply to your program of study, please contact a counselor.
  • Academic Division: Career and Technical Education
  • Prerequisites: CONS 120 or consent of instructor

Course Outline

I: Catalog Course Description

Explains electrical theory, distribution systems and wiring techniques utilized in the construction industry. Topics will include high voltage distribution, grounding, GFCIs, transformers, load centers and circuits. Actual wiring techniques will be practiced in conjunction with electrical troubleshooting.
Note: Non-transferable for an NSHE baccalaureate degree. Non-applicable towards an AA, AB or AS Degree.

II: Course Objectives

Introduction to familiarize the Introduce the fundamental principles and practices common to the industry for residential circuits and wiring.

Provide exposure to common calculations and mathematics related to residential electric.

Prepare the student for further upper level classes in estimating and project management.

III: Course Linkage

This course is a required course in the Associate of Applied Science Degree in Construction Technology, Construction Project Management, and may be used to fulfill the requirement in a partnership program for a Bachelor of Technology Degree in Construction Management.

The mission of the Associate of Applied Science Degree in Construction Project Management is to provide management training that addresses topics of critical importance to subcontractors, general contractors, superintendents and project managers.

This course fulfills Western Nevada College's Student Learning Objectives of ensuring that successful students:

  • Have knowledge of the subject matter to a level that is appropriate to the construction industry.
  • Possess the skills necessary to perform essential tasks within the construction industry.
  • Can effectively use the communication and computational skills necessary for the construction industry.
  • Are able to utilize all available resources in order to remain current in the construction industry.
  • Develop an appreciation of the importance of social, ethical, legal and diversity issues.

Scheduled CONS-230 classes:

Fall 2017

There are currently no CONS-230 classes scheduled for this term.