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Overview of Electrical Engineering for School Design

Thomas Mason, PE

Electrical engineering is the knowledgeable application of scientific, engineering, financial and human factors knowledge to the creation of components, assemblies, equipment and systems that have wires. This course is closely focused on the application of these principles to the design of electrical infrastructure of schools. In order for a modern school to function, it must have outside connections for power, communications, high-speed data, monitoring of the fire alarms and, sometimes, monitoring of utility usage and operation of all systems.

This overview course discusses details of the connections to the outside world, connections, conduits and wires inside, and the electrical equipment which is purchased during construction. Included are bulk power, clean power for computers, lighting power, lighting fixtures, lighting control, data wiring, security access wiring, security CCTV wiring, security intrusion monitoring wiring, communications wiring, clock systems, bell systems and fire alarms.

This course is interactive, to assure understanding is taking place and to guide the content in directions of value to the student. It includes a multiple-choice quiz at the end, which is designed to enhance the understanding of the course materials.

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NY PE & PLS: You must choose courses that are technical in nature or related to matters of laws and ethics contributing to the health and welfare of the public. NY Board does not accept courses related to office management, risk management, leadership, marketing, accounting, financial planning, real estate, and basic CAD. Specific course topics that are on the borderline and are not acceptable by the NY Board have been noted under the course description on our website.

AIA Members: You must take the courses listed under the category "AIA/CES Registered Courses" if you want us to report your Learning Units (LUs) to AIA/CES. If you take courses not registered with AIA/CES, you need to report the earned Learning Units using Self Report Form provided by AIA/CES.

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