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CTE/Skilled & Technical Sciences Education Curriculum Electrician 2
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Core Standards of the Course

Strand 1
Students will be able to understand electrical safety.

Standard 1
Demonstrate safe working procedures in a construction environment.

Standard 2
Explain the purpose of OSHA and how it promotes safety on the job.

Standard 3
Identify electrical hazards and how to avoid or minimize them in the workplace.

Standard 4
Explain safety issues concerning lockout/tagout procedures, personal protection using assured grounding and isolation programs, confirm space entry and fall protection systems.


Strand 2
Students will be able to understand hand bending.

Standard 1
Identify the methods of hand bending conduit.

Standard 2
Identify the various methods used to install conduit.

Standard 3
Use math formulas to determine conduit bends.

Standard 4
Mark 90° bends, back‐to‐back bends, offsets, kicks, and saddle bends using a hand bender.


Strand 3
Students will be able to understand fasteners and anchors.

Standard 1
Identify and explain the use of anchors

Standard 2
Demonstrate the correct applications for fasteners and anchors


Strand 4
Students will be able to understand electrical theory.

Standard 1
Explain the basic characteristics of a series circuit.

Standard 2
Explain the basic characteristics of a parallel circuit.

Standard 3
Explain the basic characteristics of a series‐parallel circuit.

Standard 4
Calculate, using Kirchoff’s Current Law, the total current in parallel and series circuits.

Standard 5
Find the total amount of resistance in a series circuit.

Standard 6
Find the total amount of resistance in a parallel circuit.

Standard 7
Find the total amount of resistance in a series‐parallel circuit.


Strand 5
Students will be able to understand electrical test equipment.

Standard 1
Explain the operation of and describe the following pieces of test equipment:

  1. Ammeter
  2. Volt meter
  3. Ohm meter
  4. Volt-ohm meter (VOM)
  5. Continuity tester
  6. Voltage tester

Standard 2
Explain the importance of proper meter polarity

Standard 3
Explain the difference between digital and analog meters.


Strand 6
Students will be able to understand Introduction to the National Electrical Code.

Standard 1
Explain the purpose and history of the National Electrical Code (NEC).

Standard 2
Describe the layout of the NEC.

Standard 3
Explain how to navigate the NEC.

Standard 4
Describe the purpose of the National Electrical Manufacturers’ Association (NEMA) and the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA).

Standard 5
Explain the role of testing laboratories.


Strand 7
Students will be able to understand raceways, boxes and fittings.

Standard 1
Identify and select various types of sizes and raceways.

Standard 2
Identify and select various types of raceway fittings.

Standard 3
Identify various methods used to install raceways.

Standard 4
Demonstrate knowledge of NEC raceway requirements.

Standard 5
Describe procedures for installing raceways and boxes on drywall surfaces.

Standard 6
Recognize safety precautions that must be followed when working with boxes and raceways.


Strand 8
Students will be able to understand conductors.

Standard 1
Explain the various sizes and gauges of wire in accordance with American Wire Gauge standards.

Standard 2
Identify insulation and jacket types according to conditions and applications.

Standard 3
Describe voltage ratings of conductors and cables.

Standard 4
Read and identify markings on conductors and cables.

Standard 5
Use the tables in the NEC to determine the ampacity of a conductor.

Standard 6
State the purpose of stranded wire.

Standard 7
Describe the different materials from which conductors are made.

Standard 8
Describe the different types of conductor insulation.

Standard 9
Describe the color coding of insulation.

Standard 10
Describe the procedure for pulling wire through conduit.

Standard 11
Install conductors in conduit.

Standard 12
Pull conductors in a conduit system.


Strand 9
Students will be able to understand the application of boxes, fittings, and fixtures.

Standard 1
Describe the different types of nonmetallic and metallic boxes.

Standard 2
Properly locate, install, and support boxes of all types.

Standard 3
Understand the NEC requirements for boxes supporting lighting fixtures.

Standard 4
Install the different types of fittings used in conjunction with boxes.

Standard 5
Explain how boxes and fittings are selected and installed.

Standard 6
Describe the various types of box supports.


Strand 10
Students will understand the importance of career readiness skills as it relates to the workplace and outlined in the SkillsUSA Framework – Level 2.

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Standard 1
Understand and demonstrate reliability.

  1. Determine individual time management skills.
  2. Explore what’s ethical in the workplace or school.
  3. Demonstrate awareness of government.
  4. Demonstrate awareness of professional organizations and trade unions.

Standard 2
Understand and demonstrate responsiveness.

  1. Define the customer.
  2. Recognize benefits of doing a community service project.
  3. Demonstrate social etiquette.
  4. Identify customer expectations.

Standard 3
Understand resiliency.

  1. Discover self-motivation techniques and establish short-term goals.
  2. Select characters of a positive image.
  3. Identify a mentor.

Standard 4
Understand and demonstrate workplace habits.

  1. Participate in a shadowing activity.
  2. Explore workplace ethics: codes of conduct.
  3. Recognize safety issues.
  4. Perform a skill demonstration.
  5. Exercise your right to know.

Standard 5
Understand and develop initiative.

  1. Develop personal financial skills.
  2. Develop a business plan.
  3. Investigate entrepreneurship opportunities.

Standard 6
Understand and demonstrate continuous improvement.

  1. Conduct a worker interview.
  2. Demonstrate evaluation skills.
  3. Examine ethics and values in the workplace.
  4. Develop a working relationship with a mentor.
  5. Construct a job search network.


UEN logo http://www.uen.org - in partnership with Utah State Board of Education (USBE) and Utah System of Higher Education (USHE).  Send questions or comments to USBE Specialist - A Bodell and see the CTE/Skilled & Technical Sciences Education website. For general questions about Utah's Core Standards contact the Director - THALEA LONGHURST .  
Email:  thalea.longhurst@schools.utah.gov

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