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National College Credit Recommendation Service

Board of Regents  |  University of the State of New York

Consolidated Edison Company of New York, Inc. | Evaluated Learning Experience

1. Basic Electricity I (TLC-1010) (Formerly DC Fundamentals (TLC-1010); 2. Basic Electricity II (TLC-1011) (Formerly AC Fundamentals (TLC-1011))


Course 1, Version 1:  56 hours (7 days). Course 1 and 2, Version 2 and 3:  40 hours (5 days). Course 1, Version 3 and Course 2, Version 1: 80 hours (combined).

The Learning Center, 43-82 Vernon Boulevard, Long Island City, NY (beginning January 1993); and other company locations In the New York Metropolitan area.

Course 1, Version 1:  January 2001 - November 2003.*  Course 1, Version 2: December 2003 - June 2013. Course 2, Version 1: January 2001 - June 2013. Course 1, Version 3: July 2013 - July 2018.

Course 2: Version 2 and 3: July 2013 - July 2018. Course 1, Version 4, Course 2, Version 4: August 2018 - Present. 

Instructional delivery format: 
Traditional classroom model
Learner Outcomes: 

Course 1, Version 1 and 2: Upon successful completion of the course, students will be able to: explain basic principles of electricity and  perform electrical circuit calculations using series, parallel, and series-parallel DC circuits. Course 2, Version 1: Students will be able to: perform basic calculations of capacitive and inductive reactance, and impedance and apply Ohm's law to AC circuits. Course 1, Version 3: Same as Version 1 and 2, in addition; students will be able to: describe basic concepts of atoms, electrical charge, electrons, current, voltage, and resistance; describe the relationship of voltage, current, and resistance in a series-parallel circuit; describe the relationship of work to electrical power; describe the construction and basic characteristics of lead-acid storage batteries; describe the factors that determine the resistance of a conductor; describe the use and application of wire size tables; describe the principles of voltage drop across conductors; and describe the properties of magnets and the characteristics of electronagnetism and electromotive force and the principles of DC motors. Course 2, Version 2: Same as Version 1, in addition; students will be able to: demonstrate a basic understanding of the characteristics of alternating-current circuits and the devices contained in the circuits; describe the methods for generation of alternating-current and related terminology; describe self-induction and mutual induction; describe inductive reactance and the relationship between voltage and current in inductive circuits; use vectors to show the voltage and current relationship in an AC series circuit; describe the current-voltage relationship in an AC parallel circuit containing resistance and capacitance; and describe the concepts associated with power, power factor, and power correction factor in AC circuits. Course 1, Version 3, Course 2, Version 1: Same as Course 1, Version 2 and Course 2. Course 1, Version 4, Course 2, Version 4: Same as Course 1, Version 2, Course 2, Version 1. 


Course 1, Version 1, 2 and 3: Major topics include: Ohm's law; series, parallel, series/parallel circuits; power and energy; batteries; magnetism, electromagnetism, generation of EMF, and DC motor principles; types and applications of electrical instruments; safety. Course 2, Version 1: Topics include: AC principles; inductance, capacitance, and reactance AC power. Course 1, Version 1-4, Course 2, Version 1-4: Same as Course 1, Version 1-3, Course 2, Version 1. 

Credit recommendation: 

Course 1 and Course 2, Version 1 and 2: In the lower division baccalaureate/associate degree category, 3 semester hours as DC Circuits (no laboratory) in an Electromechanical or Mechanical Technology curriculum. Course 1 and Course 2, Version 4: In the lower division baccalaureate/associate degree, 4 semester hours as DC/AC Electrical Systems or Electromechanical, Mechanical, or General Technology (8/18 revalidation). NOTE: Course 1 and 2 must both be completed to receive credit (8/01 revalidation) (8/06 revalidation) (8/13 revalidation) (8/18 revalidation). *NOTE: Earlier versions of these courses, dating from February 1995 to December 2000, have been recommended for credit. For further information, please refer to exhibit that begins with the title DC Fundamentals in the Inactive Learning Experiences section.