Dec 01, 2021  
2021-2022 Lane Community College Catalog 
2021-2022 Lane Community College Catalog
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APR 143 - Limited Voltage Cabling

4 Credit(s)

Designed for Oregon state-recognized apprentices employed in a trade or industry-related occupation. This course provides an overview of the types of cable used for various low-voltage installations. Also, covers the methods used to select the proper size and type of cable for a typical installation. Provides information and detailed instructions for selecting, installing, and testing connectors and other terminating devices on the various cables used in low-voltage work, including telecommunications, video and audio, and fiber optics. Covers grounding and bonding of electrical systems. Discusses NEC® regulations pertaining to grounding and bonding. Covers equipment and devices used for grounding and bonding, including their methods of installation. Explains power quality, along with the causes and effects of poor power quality.

Learning Outcomes
Students who successfully complete this course will be able to:
1. Select the proper size and type of cable for a typical installation
2. Calculate voltage drops and size conductors for a given load
3. Describe tools and methods used for conductor connections and terminations
4. Understand the uses for various types of both soldered and solderless connectors
5. Explain the purpose of grounding and describe different types of grounding techniques
6. Recognize different types of AC and DC supplies and power conditioning devices

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