MEA Learning Outcomes



2017 Code Changes – Part 1, 
Articles 90-285
Learning outcomes:  After completion of this course, you should be able to accomplish these outcomes within the electrical industry standards.
  • Explain the new requirements for the introduction to the code – Art. 90
  • Use the NEC to find the definitions that are new to the NEC – Art. 100
  • List the new requirements for general electrical installations - Art. 110
  • Identify the new requirements for branch circuit sizes and calculations - Art. 210
  • Explain the new applications and calculations for feeder and branch circuits – Art 215-220
  • Determine the changes to the NEC regarding outside branch circuits and feeders – Art 225 – 230
  • List the changes to overcurrent protection – Art. 240
  • Determine the new stipulations for grounding and bonding according to the NEC – Art. 250
  • Explain how and where surges arrestors and SPDs are utilized and installed – Art. 280-285

2017 Code Changes – Part 2, Articles 300-424
Learning outcomes:  After completion of this course, you should be able to accomplish these outcomes within the electrical industry standards.

  • Identify the changes to the general requirements for Wiring methods and materials – Art. 300
  • Explain the new information for conductors for general wiring -Art. 310
  • Determine the new requirements for cabinets and cutout boxes in the NEC – Art. 312
  • List the changes to the code regarding boxes – Art. 314
  • Use the new information to comply with the NEC for armored cable and MC cable -Art. 320-330
  • Use the new information to comply with the NEC for Tray cable and flexible metal conduit – Art. 336-348
  • Comply with the NEC when specifying LFMC and messenger supported wiring – Art. 350-396
  • Identify and use new requirements for cords and cables – Art. 400
  • Determine the updated requirements for low voltage lighting-Art. 411
  • Specify the new requirements for appliances – Art 422
  • Explain fixed electric space heating requirements -Art 424

2017 Code Changes – Part 3, Articles 425-590
Learning outcomes:  After completion of this course, you should be able to accomplish these outcomes within the electrical industry standards.

  • Identify the new requirements and articles for process heating equipment – Art. 425
  • List the changes to Art 430 for motors and controls – Art 430
  • Determine how NEC changes affect Air Conditioning and refrigeration installations – Art. 440
  • Define the changes to the code for generator installations – Art 445
  • Identify the NEC changes to storage battery systems – Art. 480
  • Identify the changes to the NEC regarding equipment over 1,000V –Art. 490
  • Explain the new code requirements regarding hazardous and intrinsically safe locations – Art. 500-504
  • List the changes that affect installations in Commercial garages or for bulk storage tanks – Art. 511-515
  • Explain the changes and how they affect installations for paint spray booths and dipping or coating tanks – Art. 516
  • Identify the changes to electrical installations in health care facilities or in theaters – Art. 517 -520
  • Use the codebook to determine how changes affect mobile home parks or park trailers- Art 550- 552
  • Explain the critical changes to wiring in marinas and docking facilities – Art 555
  • Apply the code changes to requirements for temporary wiring – Art. 590

2017 Code Changes – Part 4, Articles 600- Chapter 9
Learning outcomes:  After completion of this course, you should be able to accomplish these outcomes within the electrical industry standards.

  • Explain the changes in the code pertaining to Electric sign installation – Art 600
  • Apply the code changes to installations of elevators and escalators – Art 620
  • Use the new information to comply with EV charging stations- Art. 625
  • Determine how updated code affects the installation of audio equipment or Modular data centers- Art. 640-645
  • Define the changes to electrical works for pipe organs – Art. 650
  • Explain the changes in the requirement to swimming pools – Art. 680
  • Identify the changes to the NEC regarding PV systems – Art. 690
  • Define the New information on large- scale PV systems – Art. 691
  • List the changes to fire pump wiring – Art. 695
  • Determine how changes affect emergency or standbysystems – Art 700-702
  • Explain the code changes pertaining to interconnected power sources and energy storage systems –Art. 705-706
  • Explain the code changes related to COPs and DC micro grids – Art. 708-712
  • Identify the code changes for Class 1-2-3 and optical fiber cables – Art. 725-770
  • Specify the changes to Chapter 8 related to communication circuits and premises Broadband – Art 800-840
  • Use Chapter 9 tables and information to determine up-to date requirements – Chap. 9

MEA 2017 NEC Grounding and Bonding- Part 1
Learning outcomes:  After completion of this course, you should be able to accomplish these outcomes within the electrical industry standards.

  • Define terms used for grounding and bonding
  • Explain the need for grounding and bonding
  • Determine a low impedance ground path
  • Define the grounding and bonding jumper purposes
  • Use table 250.102 (C) to size jumpers
  • Determine adequate size of grounding electrode and GEC
  • Identify the grounding needs when paralleling conductors
  • Determine effects of faults and use of over-current protection
  • Apply the different approved connectors for grounding and bonding

MEA 2017 NEC Grounding and Bonding- Part 2
Learning outcomes:  After completion of this course, you should be able to accomplish these outcomes within the electrical industry standards.

  • Determine which systems are required to be grounded, or may be grounded, or shall not be grounded
  • Explain the requirement for grounding a AC service
  • Determine minimum size of grounded conductors from Table 250.102 (C) (1)
  • Use the NEC to determine what conductors are grounded
  • Explain the use of bonding jumpers
  • List the requirements for grounding separately derived systems
  • Determine the requirements of grounding separated structures fed by feeder or branch circuits
  • Decide when to ground portable or vehicle mounted generators
  • List the requirements for grounding permanently installed generators
  • Define when to use impedance grounding techniques


MEA 2017 NEC Grounding and Bonding- Part 3
Learning outcomes:  After completion of this course, you should be able to accomplish these outcomes within the electrical industry standards.

  • Identify components of a grounding electrode system
  • List the types and used of various grounding electrodes
  • Determine the requirements for installing a Grounding electrode system
  • Explain what is meant by a common grounding electrode
  • Locate lightning strike terminations compared to grounding electrodes
  • Identify the restrictions when using aluminum grounding electrode conductors
  • Determine the correct size of GEC based on Art. 250.66
  • Explain how connections are made to different grounding electrodes
  • Determine if GECs need protection and what is required
  • List the requirements for bonding of equipment
  • Explain how to provide bonding for services
  • Determine requirements for bonding of other systems
  • Identify the requirements for bonding over 250V equipment
  • Explain the applications for expansion fittings
  • Define how to ground in hazardous locations
  • Explain how to bond and ground special equipment
  • Explain how to ground process piping and exposed structural metal
  • Determine how to ground lightning protection

MEA 2017 NEC Grounding and Bonding- Part 4
Learning outcomes:  After completion of this course, you should be able to accomplish these outcomes within the electrical industry standards.

  • Identify requirements for bonding equipment in place
  • Specify the need for specific equipment grounding
  • Explain how luminaire are grounded
  • List the types of conductors used for grounding and bonding
  • Determine how cable trays and cable bus systems are grounded
  • Explain how surface metal raceway is grounded
  • List methods of identifying grounding or grounded conductors
  • Determine how EGC are installed to meet requirements
  • Determine proper size of EGC based on Art 250.
  • Size the grounding conductors for parallel ungrounded conductors
  • Explain how to maintain EGC continuity
  • Determine the markings for ground on device installations
  • Determine conditions when equipment is considered grounded
  • Explain when grounded conductors can be used for grounding
  • List the requirements for connecting EGC to boxes

MEA 2017 NEC Grounding and Bonding- For Unlicensed Personnel
Learning outcomes:  After completion of this course, you should be able to accomplish these outcomes within the electrical industry standards.

  • List the general requirements for grounding and bonding
  • Determine an effective ground fault current path
  • Use the equipment grounding table 250.122
  • Size the bonding jumpers from table 250.102(C)(1)
  • Size grounding electrode conductorsfrom Art 250.66
  • Define separately electrical derived systems
  • Explain ground fault currents
  • Determine need for GFCI protection
  • Identify where objectionable currents may occur
  • List requirements for bonding of equipment
  • Identify expansion joints used in grounding
  • Explain the uses of water meter jumpers
  • Define what piping systems are required to be bonded

MEA 2017 NEC Motor Installation Requirements Part 1
Learning 0utcomes: Upon completion of this course, the students will be able to do the following tasks to demonstrate skills within industry standards.

  • Identify the components of a typical motor installation
  • Use the NEC to locate the correct article numbers that pertain to motor installation
  • Describe the effects of voltage variations on motor performance
  • Explain the application of the motor nameplate data
  • Describe the variables regarding motor insulation class
  • Calculate the locked rotor motor current based on code letter
  • Convert HP to KW for use in interpolation of motor current for IEC motors
  • Determine feeder size for multiple motor installations
  • Calculate correct branch circuit current and conductor size for individual motors
  • Determine maximum short circuit and ground fault protection for motor circuits
  • Design a code compliant basic motor control circuit
  • Select a suitable controller
  • Determine the size for correct motor overload protection
  • Apply the proper setting for electronic overload protection
  • Use the NEC to determine the correct number of Overload devices

MEA 2017 NEC Motor Installation Requirements Part 2
Learning outcomes:  After completion of this course, you should be able to accomplish these outcomes within the electrical industry standards.

  • Define the requirements for motor controllers
  • Identify the listings for IEC and NEMA controller sizes
  • Complete a worksheet for sizing controllers based on motors
  • Determine the location and rating of disconnecting means for controller and motors
  • List the requirements for grounding motors
  • Determine the means for grounding motors
  • Calculate the size the grounding conductors
  • Complete a worksheet for grounding conductor size and type
  • Size the raceways systems for motor supply conductors
  • Determine the NEC requirements for motor control circuits
  • Specify the size of OCP for fused, branch circuit protected, and transformer supplied control circuits.
  • Explain how capacitors are located to optimize power factor correction
  • Determine supply conductors and OCP for capacitor installations
  • Identify different specific motor installations
  • Determine the needs for Adjustable speed Drives installations
  • Specify the overload protection requirements
  • Explain the bypass circuit requirements for PLCs

MEA 2017 NEC Overcurrent Protection Part 1
Learning outcomes:  After completion of this course, you should be able to accomplish these outcomes within the electrical industry standards.

  • Provide pertinent definitions related to the overcurrent protection requirements of the NEC
  • Explain what multi-wire circuits are and how to protect them from overcurrent
  • Determine the overcurrent protection requirements for individual conductors
  • Locate the table in the NEC that identify standard protection values
  • Decide how to protect parallel conductor installations as determined by the NEC
  • Explain what coordinated protection means and how it is applied
  • Determine when ungrounded conductors must have Over Current Protection (OCP)
  • Identify locations for OCP regarding branch circuit conductors
  • Determine what OCP is needed for feeder taps of different lengths
  • Apply the NEC rules to determine minimum requirement for transformer and conductor protection
  • Determine when OCP is allowed on grounded circuit conductors
  • Decide on physical location of OCP for premises wiring
  • Explain how OCP affects disconnecting means sizing.

MEA 2017 NEC Overcurrent Protection Part 2
Learning outcomes:  After completion of this course, you should be able to accomplish these outcomes within the electrical industry standards.

  • Identify plug fuse types and applications
  • Identify cartridge fuses and applications
  • Determine fuse classifications and required ratings
  • List types of fuse adapters and typical uses
  • Explain types of Arc energy reduction techniques
  • Explain operations of circuit breakers
  • List the requirements for circuit breaker types and marking
  • Explain operations of CGCI, ACI, and DFCI protection techniques
  • Determine the requirements and application of series rated breakers
  • Explain the allowances for supervised installations
  • Determine the protection requirements for over 800A breakers
  • Determine the overcurrent requirements for over 1000V rated systems
  • Identify calculations that determine the fault current calculations
  • List the applications that require fault current calculations

MEA 2017 NEC Power Limited – Part 1
Learning outcomes:  After completion of this course, you should be able to accomplish these outcomes within the electrical industry standards.

  • Define what power limited means according to the NEC
  • Determine code arrangement and pertinent applications for power limited wiring
  • Define what is covered and what is not covered by the code
  • Explain what wiring materials and methods are related to power limited installation
  • Specify what is required in: mechanical installation of work
  • Determine how terminations are addressed in the NEC
  • Explain how the space around electrical equipment is determined
  • Identify the types of cable and the approved listing are used in power limited work
  • Calculate wire size and voltage drop when applied to low power circuits
  • List the insulation types and uses for each
  • Explain when to use plenum, riser, and CI cables for compliant installations
  • List the categories of power limited cables
  • Determine when and how to use fire rated cables

MEA 2017 NEC Power Limited – Part 2
Learning outcomes:  After completion of this course, you should be able to accomplish these outcomes within the electrical industry standards

  • Identify the scope of Art 300 and which exceptions apply to power limited wiring
  • Explain how parts of communication equipment is covered by the NEC
  • Determine why separation of conductors is important to compliance
  • Determine the voltage rating of conductors and the limitations required
  • List the requirements for the protection of conductors in various scenarios
  • Use the NEC to specify underground wiring locations
  • Determine what ratings are required for different application for underground wiring
  • Specify how to support raceways for power limited applications
  • Determine when boxes are required or not required for low power installations
  • Calculate raceway fill for conduit and power limited cable installation
  • Determine what is required for ceiling installation- plenum or non-plenum

MEA 2017 NEC Power Limited – Part 3
Learning outcomes:  After completion of this course, you should be able to accomplish these outcomes within the electrical industry standards

  • Define the scope and application of Art725
  • Use the definitions in Art 725 to determine application of materials
  • Define circuit conductors as to class, PLTC, CI and abandoned
  • Explain access to equipment requirements
  • Identify safety control wiring and appropriate class
  • Specify class of circuit according to application and other parameters
  • Use the NEC to specify overcurrent protection
  • List the appropriate wiring methods used for different scenarios
  • Explain when class 1 conductor scan or cannot be mixed with other conductors
  • Determine the ampacity of conductors based on the number of conductors
  • Determine the power sources to be used in different class wiring
  • Describe installation techniques for different classes of wiring
  • Explain how light and power conductors can be associated with LV conductors
  • Explain what is meant by PoE conductor and their applications
  • Use the hierarchy and substation table to satisfy requirements
  • Identify listing of cables and how they apply
  • Explain where CI cables are used

 

MEA 2017 NEC Power Limited – Part 4
Learning outcomes:  After completion of this course, you should be able to accomplish these outcomes within the electrical industry standards.

  • Determine which communication articles apply to Power limited work
  • List methods that are approved for cable management
  • Define what cable systems are used for aerial wiring
  • Define underground cable systems for communications
  • Determine how to protect communication wiring systems
  • Use the NEC to specify grounding of communication wiring
  • Identify what raceways are used for comm. wiring
  • List the different types of wiring and cables are permitted in various locations
  • Determine what type of listing is required on equipment
  • Define network powered broadband systems
  • Decide on the NEC requirements for power limitations
  • Explain the categories of medium power and low power broadband
  • Determine how to use aerial and underground cables
  • Explain how protection systems are utilized on Network powered systems
  • Identify broadband cable listing such as BM and BL
  • Define Premises powered broadband systems
  • Determine uses and applications of optical fiber cables
  • Describe installation techniques for optical fiber cables
  • Describe PoE and wiring system routing

MEA 2017 NEC Motors and Transformers  
Learning outcomes:  After completion of this course, you should be able to accomplish these outcomes within the electrical industry standards.

  • Define the terms used in the NEC regarding motor installations
  • List the NEC articles that specify the requirements for installed motors
  • Determine requirements for motor system component
  • Identify the marking requirements for motor controllers
  • Explainwhich different motors are used for installation surroundings
  • Explain the differences between NEMA and IEC motor design
  • Calculate the size and type of motor branch circuit and feeder conductors
  • Specify the overload protection technique and correct sizes
  • Determine the OL protection for motors on general purpose circuits
  • Determine Short circuit and ground fault protection methods and appropriate sizes
  • Explain the difference between control and power circuits
  • Calculate the required control circuit sizewith overcurrent protection
  • Identify the requirements for Motor Control Centers
  • Determine the correct locations of disconnecting means
  • Usethe NEC to create a code compliant VFD installation
  • Identify the NEC requirements for overcurrent protection on transformers
  • Explain the methods for grounding transformers
  • List the requirements for installing dry transformers

MEA 2017 NEC Branch circuit, Feeder, and Service Calculations
Learning outcomes:  After completion of this course, you should be able to accomplish these outcomes within the electrical industry standards.

  • Determine the requirements for sizing a feeder or service with required amperage
  • Specify which parts of an electrical system are feeders or branch circuits
  • Calculate general lighting Volt-Amp loads based on premises information
  • Use code articles to calculate electric dryer and ranges loads
  • Determine total reduced load based on demand factors for dryers and ranges
  • Specify the ampacity needed for branch circuit- small appliance and laundry loads
  • Use expected -other loads- to calculate the design load on the electrical supplies.
  • Calculate the service loads for a sample residential occupancy
  • Define non-coincident branch circuit loads and how they apply to calculations
  • Determine the size of ungrounded conductors for feeders and services
  • Calculate the size for grounded conductors for service or feeders
  • UseCode book guidelines for optional calculations for services or feeders
  • Explain the process for service calculations for existing building services
  • Determine the loads for schools, restaurants and farm loads that affect services