Delaware County Community College, Serving Delaware and Chester Counties

ELT 118 - Troubleshooting and Old Work Wiring

Course Description

This course introduces students to the issues related to completing electrical work on old houses, as well as doing troubleshooting and preventive maintenance on residential buildings. Students learn how to rewire different areas of old houses properly, with minimal damage to the building, as well as wire major house additions. Additionally, students learn how to troubleshoot electrical problems.

Upon successful completion of this course, students should be able to:

Identify issues involved in completing work on old house wiring.
Evaluate electrical circuits in older homes.
Perform basic circuit checks for shorts, opens, and ground faults.
Perform continuity and resistance checks on relay coils and contacts, overloads, fuses, circuit breakers, switches, and other control circuit components.
Wire and troubleshoot basic electrical control circuits to develop a logical, systematic approach to troubleshooting.

Credit Hours: 2
Lecture Hours: 1
Lab Hours: 2

Course Prerequisites: ELT 116