This 6 hour course will show Oklahoma electricians the changes to the 2017 NEC. This course starts with an introduction to the code changes, and then we will walk through all of the significant changes to each chapter individually. We'll start with changes to the shortest chapter with changes to Articles 100 & 110.
Next up is Chapter 2: Wiring and Protection, where we'll address branch circuits, feeders, and grounding and bonding among other areas.
In Chapter 3: Wiring Methods and Materials we'll take a look at general requirements, cabinets, cutout boxes, and meter socket enclosures, as well as cable types, among others.
In Chapter 4: Equipment for General Use we'll go over the updates to the explicit directions for how to safely and effectively connect devices, appliances, and equipment.
For Chapter 5: Special Occupancies, we will address mostly non-dwelling type occupancies where special precautions are required for electrical installations.
In Chapter 6: Special Equipment we will look at updates to the non typical applications or specialized areas of electrical work.
Chapter 7: Special Conditions covers updates to the chapter which covers situations where electrical components and connections must be designed to operate under duress or when other systems are unable to operate.
Lastly we will look at the few changes in Chapter 8: Communication Systems, covering radio, tv, and broadband.
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- Approved By: Oklahoma Construction Industries Board
Charles "Chuck" Price is At Your Pace Online's Subject Matter Expert for the Electrical Trade. He started out in grocery management at the age of 18 and after 5 years decided to venture into the electrical trade in 1996. He served his apprenticeship and quickly became a foreman running work. He gained experience in many facets of the trade such as working on traffic signals, hospitals and healthcare buildings, waste water treatment plants, and many commercial applications including telecommunications data centers. He currently is working for the area's largest healthcare system.
One of his passions is working with kids - and that starts with his own two boys! He has coached youth football and basketball at several levels and is part of a men's organization that raises money for the youth as well. He is a leader in the local 4-H group, helping kids learn about animal science. All in all, Chuck focuses on being the best father he can be, while maintaining a firm grasp on the ever-changing electrical industry.