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COURSE TITLE:                       Underground Distribution Systems I

COURSE PREFIX AND NO.               UTIL 1240    LEC    5      LAB       1.5      CREDIT HOURS          5.5

COURSE DESCRIPTION:

This course introduces the students to URD systems, underground cables and apparatus. Students will be
introduced to various termination techniques and will construct a model URD system in the lab.


COURSE PREREQUISITE (S):

UTIL 1110


RATIONALE:

The Utility Line Technician will be required to perform various functions in the construction and maintenance of
underground distribution systems. The course will provide the basic fundamentals to complete these functions.


REQUIRED TEXTBOOK (S) and/or MATERIALS:

Title:         Underground Distribution
Edition:       Latest
Author:        Richard Alexander
Publisher:     Alexander Publishing
Materials:


Attached course outline written by:      Rich Newcomer                            Date:   8/05
Reviewed/Revised by:                      Tim Bowling                             Date:    8/09
Effective quarter of course outline:     05/WI                                    Date:
Academic Dean           Bill Owen                                                 Date:




Course Objectives, Topical Unit Outlines, and Unit Objectives must be attached to this form.
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TITLE: Underground Distribution Systems I                                        PREFIX/NO:   UTIL 1240

COURSE OBJECTIVES:

Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:
       1.      Identify types of conductors and equipment used in underground distribution.
       2.      Review mapping systems used in U.D.
       3.      Review of proper tools used in U.D.
       4.      Practice termination of wire.
       5.      Discuss types of U.D. installations.
       6.      Discuss personnel protective grounding.
       7.      Discuss over voltage and over current protection.
       8.      Review safety from NESCA to OSHA.


TOPICAL UNIT OUTLINE/UNIT OBJECTIVES:

At the conclusion of the following units, the student will be able to explain:


UNIT I: Mapping


       A. Electrical Drawings and Symbols
       B. Civil Drawings
       C. Work Orders



UNIT II: Underground Distribution Systems


       A. Transmission Systems
       B. Distribution Systems
       C. Loop Feeds
       D. Radial Feeds

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     E. Residential Systems
     F. Commercial Systems


UNIT III: MATERIALS


     A. Primary Cable
     B. Secondary Cable
     C. Various Termination Devices, i.e. elbows, splices, terminators, etc.
     D. Apparatus, i.e. Padmount transformers, switch gear, junction boxes, etc.
     E. Conduit


UNIT IV: TOOLS AND EQUIPMENT


     A. Cable Pulling Tools
     B. Cable Stripping Tools
     C. Elbow Pullers
     D. Cable Cutting Tools
     E. Crimping Tools


UNIT V: CABLE INSTALLATION


     A. Pulling Cable
     B. Handling Cables
     C. Cable Terminations
     D. Proper Grounding
     E. Cable Marking
     F. Splicing Cable
     G. Over Current Protection
     H. Over Voltage Protection




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UNIT VI: SAFETY


       A. Personal Protective Equipment
       B. Confined Spaces
       C. Personal Protective Grounding
       D. Public Awareness and Safety
       E. Review safety from NESC and OSHA



COURSE REQUIREMENTS/EVALUATION:

Upon completion of the objectives of this course the student will have acquired and demonstrated the ability to
cognitively assess and evaluate the skills and knowledge applicable to basic underground distribution practices.


                           COURSE OBJECTIVES/ASSESSMENT MEASURES


              COURSE OBJECTIVES                                        ASSESSMENT MEASURES

1.     Identify types of conductors and equipment used     Written Test.
       in underground distribution.
2.     Review of proper tools used in U.D.                 Written Test.
4.     Practice termination of wire.                       Field Demonstration.
5.     Discuss types of U.D. installations.                Written Test.
6.     Discuss personal protective grounding.              Written Test.
                                                           Field Demonstration.
8.     Discuss over voltage and over current               Written Test.
       protection.




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