Delaware County Community College, Serving Delaware and Chester Counties

ELT 206 - Commercial Wire

Course Description

This course provides an overview of commercial wiring. It includes the understanding of electrical power needs and distribution requirements for a typical commercial facility. The course stresses the application of main power components to support calculations necessary to have a safe and efficient commercial installation.

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

Demonstrate the application of commercial building plans and specifications and interpret electrical symbols.
Demonstrate an understanding of installation requirements for commercial wiring.
Compute the lighting watts per square foot for a commercial building.
Identify types of lighting fixtures used in commercial work.
Demonstrate knowledge of transformers, disconnecting devices, service entrances and metering configuration in a commercial building.
Calculate loads for a retail store, office building, and both single and multi-family residences.

Credit Hours: 3
Lecture Hours: 2
Lab Hours: 2

Course Prerequisites: ELT 116