Career & Technical Education > Construction

General Information

  • Name: Electrical Distribution System
  • Division: Career & Technical Education
  • Discipline: Construction
  • Units (Credits): 2.00
  • Course Attributes:
    • May not transfer towards an NSHE bachelor's degree
    • Non-applicable toward AA, AB or AS Degrees

I. Catalog Course Description

Prerequisites: CONS 120
Explains electrical theory, distribution systems and wiring techniques utilized in the construction industry. Topics will include high voltage distribution, grounding, GFCI's, transformers, load centers and circuits. Actual wiring techniques will be practiced in conjunction with electrical troubleshooting.


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 2019

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