VEM103 BASIC ELECTRICITY I
RECOMMENDED BY CAC: 11/28/11
APPROVED BY VPIA:
12/14/11
College of Micronesia
PO Box
159
Pohnpei
FM 96941
Course title: B
asic Electricity I
Department and number: VEM103
Course Description:
This course introduce
s
students to the b
asic fundamentals of electrical
circuitry
and its components.
It a
lso
provides
theoretical and practical aspects of direct circu
it
network by experimentation.
The course also covers analysis of
direct current (DC) circuits using
various network theorems.
Prepared by:
Cirilo B. Recana
Sta
te
:
Pohnpei,
Pohnpei Campus
Hours/Week
No. Of Weeks
Total Hours
Semester Credits
Lecture
2
x
16
=
32
4
Laboratory
2
x
16
=
32
_
Purpose of Course
Degree Requir
ement
Degree Elective
Advanced Certificate
Certificate
√
Other
This course also meets PLO #(s)
: NA
Prerequisite Course
(s)
:
VSP 121
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_____________________________
___________________________
Signature, Chairperson
Date Approved
Curriculum
& Assessment
Committee
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Signature,
VPIA
, COM

FSM
Date Approved
VEM103 BASIC ELECTRICITY I
RECOMMENDED BY CAC: 11/28/11
APPROVED BY VPIA:
12/14/11
A.
PROGRAM LEARNING OUTCOMES
(PLOs)
:
The student will be able to:
1.
Practice safety and occupational health procedures in the workp
lace.
2.
Use electricity hand and power tools competently.
3.
Test electrical equipment.
4.
Interpret schematic wiring diagrams and waveforms.
5.
Determine
circuit
load.
6.
Install residential wiring circuits according to given specification and plan.
B.
STUDENT
LEAR
NING OUTCOMES
(SLOs)

GENERAL
:
The student will be able to:
1.
Describe
electrical principles and l
aws.
2.
Operate
d
irect circuit
(
DC
)
test equipment.
3.
Measure DC network and
apply
DC
theorems.
4.
Troubleshoot complex DC electrical/electronic circuits.
I = Introduced
D = Demonstrated
M = Mastered
C.
STUDENT LEARNING OUTCOMES
(SLOs)

SPECIFIC
:
The student will be able to:
General SLO 1.
Describe electrical principles and
l
aws.
Student Learning Outcomes
Assessment Strategies
1.1
Define voltage, current, power and resistance.
A
ssignment, quiz,
test
and experiment.
1.2
Identify conducting electrical materials and
properties.
1.3
Identify non

conducting electrical materials and
propert
ies.
1.4
Define basic terms for electrical/electronics
quantities, components, devices
and circuits.
1.5
Identify the symbols associated with basic
electrical/electronic components and devices.
1.6
Define and draw simple resistive circuit.
1.7
Calculate c
ircuit voltage, current, power and
resistance.
General SLO 2.
Operate d
irect circuit (DC)
test equipment.
S
LO
PLO1
P
LO2
PLO3
PLO4
PLO5
PLO6
1
I
I
D
I
D
I
D
2
I
D
D
3
I
D
M
4
D
D
M
VEM103 BASIC ELECTRICITY I
RECOMMENDED BY CAC: 11/28/11
APPROVED BY VPIA:
12/14/11
Student Learning Outcomes
Assessment Strategies
2.1
Explain the basic operating principles of voltmeter,
ammeter, and ohmmeter, analog and digital
multimeter.
T
ext assignments, quizzes, tests,
and
experiment
s.
2.2
Measure circuit voltage, current and resistance.
2
.3
Calibrate digital and analog multimeter
.
General SLO 3.
Measure DC network and apply DC theorems.
Student Learning Outcomes
Asse
ssment Strategies
3
.1
Describe the basic characteristics of resistance,
current
and voltage in series
, parallel and combination circuit.
A
ssignments, quizzes, tests,
and
experiments
.
3
.2
Calculate unknown electrical parameters in series,
parallel and c
ombination circuits using Ohm’s and
Kirchhoff’s laws.
General SLO 4.
Troubleshoot complex DC electrical/electronic circuits.
Student Learning Outcomes
Assessment Strategies
4
.1
List causes of “open” and “short” DC network circuit.
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Locate “open” and “short” circuits.
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D.
COURSE CONTENTS
1.
Electrical Principles and Fundamental Laws
2.
Electrical Testing Equipment
3.
DC Network Theorems
4.
DC Network Cir
cuit Troubleshooting
E.
METHODS OF INSTRUCTION
Lecture
s, group work/d
iscussion
, hand

out readings, assignments/class work and experiments.
F.
TEXT
(S) AND COURSE MATERIALS
Contren Learning Series (2008).
NCCER Electrical Level 1
. Pearson Education, Inc.
(or
mo
st
recent
edition)
.
Scientific Calculator
G.
REFERENCE MATERIALS
Contren Learning Series
(2002).
NIDA Lab Text Manual
. NIDA Corp.
Melbourne,
Florida, USA.
(or
most recent edition).
H.
INSTRUCTIONAL COST
None
I.
EVALUATION
To advance to the next level of
b
asi
c
e
lectricity, the student must demonstrate proficiency to at
least
70% or
“C” grade level.
J.
CREDIT BY EXAMINATION
None
VEM103 BASIC ELECTRICITY I
RECOMMENDED BY CAC: 11/28/11
APPROVED BY VPIA:
12/14/11
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