Congratulations you are about to begin a course on National Electrical Code calculations. This class is going to be challenging for most journey level electricians. By learning these calculations, you are going to be on a higher level than the rank-and-file electrician. Knowing how to perform calculations is a skill that is enviable by most electricians. This course will focus on a single-family dwelling and other standalone computations that elite level electricians perform. Some of the skills that you will learn in this class will be, reading the question thoroughly to fully understand what the question is asking you, dissecting the code to explore putting installation requirements together that meet code. Completing story problems is what we electricians decipher in a normal everyday routine. Reading these story problems is just another skill to master. Reading the question three times to fully understand the question is a good practice to get into. Sometimes drawing a picture of what the scenario is, helps conceptualize the question to be able to answer it correctly. Worksheets are provided for you and are yours to make notes for future reference. This class
gives you a chance to learn something that can be used the very next day on the job to use and impress others. Just like getting a new tool, these calculations can be test driven to design and calculate your own installation. Online students are required by Oregon Building Codes Division to make an appointment for review of the information. During the class, please ask questions and or share the experiences that you have. We all can learn from others in this kind of forum. Enjoy the class, I will do my best to make it enlightening and challenging. This class is approved for 4 Hours of Continuing Education with the State of Oregon Building Codes Division.
Shawn Haggin Instructor