I. Course Prefix/Number: ELT 114
Course Name: Residential Wiring
Credits: 3 (2 lecture; 2 lab)
III. Course (Catalog) Description
Course provides technical skills and knowledge of residential wiring, to conform to the National Electrical Code. Content includes safe installing, maintaining, replacing and repairing residential wiring and distribution systems. Hands-on labs, using of variety of tools and equipment to complete and troubleshoot residential electrical wiring projects.
IV. Learning Objectives
Student will learn to:
- List the National Electrical Code for residential wiring.
- Demonstrate proficiency in the use of electronic equipment and devices.
- Demonstrate proper safety procedures.
- Evaluate electrical wiring to troubleshoot wiring flaws
- Read and interpret blueprints
- List the technical skills and equipment used to repair residential wiring.
- Explain the proper use of wiring and ground fault devices.
- Apply OSHA rules and regulations in the lab.
V. Academic Integrity and Student Conduct
• plagiarism (turning in work not written by you, or lacking proper citation),
• falsification and fabrication (lying or distorting the truth),
• helping others to cheat,
• unauthorized changes on official documents,
• pretending to be someone else or having someone else pretend to be you,
• making or accepting bribes, special favors, or threats, and
• any other behavior that violates academic integrity.
There are serious consequences to violations of the academic integrity policy. Oakton's policies and procedures provide students a fair hearing if a complaint is made against you. If you are found to have violated the policy, the minimum penalty is failure on the assignment and, a disciplinary record will be established and kept on file in the office of the Vice President for Student Affairs for a period of 3 years.
Please review the Code of Academic Conduct and the Code of Student Conduct, both located online at
VI. Sequence of Topics
- General Information for Electrical Installations
- Electrical Symbols and Outlets
- Lighting and Small Appliance Circuits
- Wiring Methods and Wiring Connections
- Branch Circuits
- Special Purpose Outlets
- Low Voltage Signal Systems
- Smoke Alarms and Security Systems
- Fuses and Circuit Breakers
- Wiring for the Future
- Electrical Safety
- Multimeter Familiarization
- Stripping, Splicing and Taping Techniques
- Single-Pole Switched Light Circuits I, II, III
- Three-Way Switched Light Circuits I, II, III
- Ground Fault Circuit Interrupts
- Combination Circuits
- Wiring methods
- Overhead Light
- Outside Light
- Security Systems, Smoke and Fire Alarms
- Sub-Panel Wiring
VII. Methods of Instruction
Course may be taught as face-to-face, hybrid or online course.
VIII. Course Practices Required
Students will study from the textbook, take notes from the lectures, complete all of the lab projects, and participate in site visits. Additional homework will be assigned periodically.
IX. Instructional Materials
X. Methods of Evaluating Student Progress
|Makeup tests:||It is the responsibility of the student to notify the instructor beforehand if they cannot take the final exam on the scheduled date. The makeup exam must be taken prior to due date for course grades to be turned in by the instructor unless alternate arrangements are made with the instructor.|
|Late work:||All assigned work is expected on the due date. Unless arranged with the instructor prior to the due date, no late homework will be accepted. In the case of any absence, the assignments will be due on the student’s return date to class.|
|Attendance:||Class attendance and participation is mandatory.|
XI. Other Course Information
If you have a documented learning, psychological, or physical disability you may be entitled to reasonable academic accommodations or services. To request accommodations or services, contact the Access and Disability Resource Center at the Des Plaines or Skokie campus. All students are expected to fulfill essential course requirements. The College will not waive any essential skill or requirement of a course or degree program.
Oakton Community College is committed to maintaining a campus environment emphasizing the dignity and worth of all members of the community, and complies with all federal and state Title IX requirements.
Resources and support for
- pregnancy-related and parenting accommodations; and
- victims of sexual misconduct
Resources and support for LGBTQ+ students can be found at www.oakton.edu/lgbtq.