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|| Basic AC/R
Electricity and Introduction to Controls: Part 1
introductory course covers basic electricity for AC/R including:
relevant concepts of current and magnetism; the use of a VOM
and clamp-on meter; series/parallel circuits; single and 3-phase
power; transformers; fuses and circuit breakers; conductors
and insulation; and switch operation. Students will also be
introduced to controls. Topics will include: pictorials and
ladder diagrams; and control simulators.
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the conditions for a good electrical circuit, the rules governing
each condition governed by the electrical code and the safety
operation that is important to the HVAC/R trade.
completion of this term, the student will be able to demonstrate
how to: Be safe when working with electric circuits; Ground
all electrical circuits; Identify the parts of an electrical
circuit; Identify alternating and direct current generation;
identify the conductors of copper and aluminum; Identify the
resistive, inductive and capacitive loads in series and parallel
circuits; Identify a complete circuit, open, short and grounded
circuits; able to pass a safety exam.