
Electrical DC Theory Course Description 
PROGRAM: 
Electrician, Electrical Techniques 
OPTION: 
Alternate Delivery 
Alernate Delivery Option:
The Electrical DC Theory course is offered
as an Alternate delivery subject. In this form of delivery,
the student is assigned a schedule, wherein at least 50% of the
prescribed course work is sheduled for completion while away from
the classroom.
Lesson directives, assignments and highlights are
published within these Internet pages. Student feedback is accomplished
using endofchapter quizes and email returned assignments.
Course Objective
You will develop an understanding of
fundamental electrical principles in relation to series
parallel and combination resistive circuits.
Rationale
The Electrician or Electrical Technician must
be able to understand the the operating principles of circuits,
so that he or she will be able to correctly install and service
basic electrical control and power installations.
Terminal Performance Objectives
Demonstrate an understanding of electron
theory.
Describe the requirements for a simple
electrical circuit.
Define voltage, current and resistance.
Describe the effects of an electrical current
on the human body.
Apply Ohm's Law to calculate series, parallel
and combination DC circuits.
Apply Kirchoff's Laws to analyze series,
parallel and combination Dc circuits.
Analyze and calculate power in series,
parallel and combination DC circuits.
Define the units of mechanical work and
power.
Analyze and calculate current flow and power
characteristics in 2wire and 3wire distribution systems.
Perform calculations relating to wire
measurements, AWG, SI units, resistively, line loss and
temperature coefficients.
Calculate a customer's energy bill using
kilowatt/hour units.
Describe the characteristics of primary and
secondary cells.
Name and explain the principles of operation
of common sources of EMF.
Describe the relationship between magnetism
and EMF.
Required Text
The most recent edition of Delmar's Standard
Textbook of Electricity.
Policies And Expectations for Learning
Students are required to complete all
assignments on the computer at home as assigned by the
instructor.
Evaluation Criteria
There will be two tests for this course.
Each test will be worth 1/2 of your final
mark.
Tests will be in multiple choice format, or
take home assignments and will be done at Durham College or
another site as directed by the instructor. Students will be
given advance notice of test dates.
Instructional Methods
This course will be computer based. The
student will answer questions based on various types
circuits.
Sequence Of Instruction
The sequence of instruction will be detailed in the
Unit Lesson Plans.
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