NEC Detailed Workshop

20 Continuing Education Credit Hours in NC (multi-state approved for varying credit)
Our 2 day Code Workshops offer each attendee the opportunity to work through each of the areas outlined below and more!

Code applications are reviewed in class, after which, each student has the opportunity to work multiple hands-on problem sessions to reinforce their strengths and uncover any additional needs in any area of study. These hands-on sessions fine tune the student’s code skills and show them exactly where they stand with respect to code accuracy, speed, and code book usage.

These workshops are serious but fun, and are intended for serious electrical students who want to be at their best in the electrical industry.

Course Outline:

DAY ONE (I): 

Navigating the Electrical Code: 

Code Made Simple Method for Understanding and Navigating the NFPA-70 

    • History, Chapters and Articles, Arrangement and Format 
    • Definitions in the Code, Code Requirements, Annex
    • Introduction of the Paralleled Numbering System
    • Clarification of Terminology including neutral vs. grounded conductor
    • Foundational Concepts within NEC (i.e. math formulas, safety percentages, and occupancies)

Passing the NEC Electrical Exam: 

A proven method to passing the state electrical licensing exam

    • Having a plan, Learning the Code, Time Management, etc. 

Ohm’s Law and Review of Electrical Calculations: 

    • Key Points for Articles 110 (Requirements) and 200 (Identification of Grounded Conductors)
    • Review of Articles 210 (Branch Circuits) and 215 (Feeders) including ground fault protection and continuous load
    • Code-Wide Factors, Single-Phase Formula, Three-Phase Formula, Required Considerations

Branch Circuit, Feeder, and Service Load Calculations: 1pm-6pm

Article 220 is completely reviewed including: 

    • General Lighting Loads and Receptacle Loads and Derations
    • Motor loads, Heating loads, Non-dwelling Kitchen Loads
    • Dwelling Appliance Loads and Derating
    • Neutral Sizing & Neutral Derating
    • Optional Dwelling Calculation
    • Multi-family Dwelling Calculation

 

DAY TWO (II)

Outside Branch Circuits and Feeders: 

Parts of Article 225 and 230: 

    • Conductor Size, Support, and Spacing
    • Location, Grouping, Rating, and Sizing of Disconnects
    • Clearances over buildings
    • Ground Fault Protection of Equipment

Overcurrent Protection: 

Parts of Article 240: 

    • Key Points
    • Standard OC Device Ratings
    • High Voltage

Bonding and Grounding:  

Parts of Articles 200 & 250:

    • Use and Identification of Grounded Conductor
    • Electrodes Permitted for Grounding and Grounding Electrode Conductor Sizing
    • Review of Tables in 250

Wiring Methods, Wire Bending, and Cable Tray: 

    • Key Points of Article 300 including Burial Depths
    • Study of Ampacity including Conductor Tables and Conductor Ampacities
    • Articles 312 and 314 practicing wire bending spaces, box fill, counting conductors, and pull boxes
    • Articles 376, 378, 390, 392, and Chapter 9 to cover Cable Tray Fill, Conduit and Tubing Fill, Wireway, and Panelboards

Equipment Covered in Chapter 4: 

    • Space heating Equipment
    • Motors and Motor Circuits
    • A/C Equipment
    • Transformers

Book of Specials (Chapters 5, 6, & 7): 

    • Hazardous classified locations referencing Tables 505 & 506
    • Healthcare Facilities, 
    • Mobile Homes and Park Trailers, 
    • Floating Buildings and Marinas
    • Cranes and Hoists
    • Pools and Fire Pumps 

Flow and Navigation of the NFPA-72 (National Fire Alarm and Signaling Code): 

    • Code Organization and Layout
    • Components of Systems, Appliances, and Devices
    • Interface of Systems
    • Alarm systems types

Business Management and Law: 

    • Elements to a business, types of businesses, insurance, bonds, estimating, business forms and bookkeeping, and permits