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National College Credit Recommendation Service

Board of Regents  |  University of the State of New York

Apex Technical School | Evaluated Learning Experience

Major Home Appliances

Formerly Introduction to Basic Electricity
150 hours (5 weeks); includes approximately 75 hours of supervised shop experience.
24-02 Queens Plaza South, Long Island City, NY.
March 1994 - Present.
Instructional delivery format: 
Traditional classroom model
Learner Outcomes: 

Upon successful completion of the course students should be able to: explain basic principles of electricity; perform electrical circuit calculations; learn how to wire, operate, and test electrical circuits using a variety of split phase electric motor components; work on various major appliances to understand the proper use and application of wiring schematics, electrical tools and meters; and explain the importance of following all appropriate safety procedures.


Major topics include: Ohm's law; Watt's law; series and parallel circuits; electrical testing and measuring instruments; electromagnetism and AC motor principles; inductance and capacitance; split phase motors; electrical components of major home appliances; safety procedures. Classroom sessions are supplemented with hands-on activities using major home appliances.

Credit recommendation: 

In the lower division baccalaureate/associate degree category, 2 semester hours (1 lecture, 1 shop) in Electromechanical Technology, Mechanical Technology, or HVAC and Refrigeration Technology OR in the associate degree/certificate category, 2 semester hours (1 lecture, 1 shop) in Electrical Technology, Electromechanical Technology, HVAC and Refrigeration Technology, or Mechanical Technology (12/98) (12/03 revalidation) (1/09 revalidation) (12/13 revalidation) (12/18 revalidation) (12/23 revalidation).