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2011 National Electrical Code® ( NEC )

A 2-Day Overview Course
- Learn the NEC® like never before
- Complete coverage of the 2011 changes
- GUARANTEED to Answer Your Specific NEC Code® Question or Your Money Back!

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Purpose of Seminar:

Every three years the National Fire Protection Association ( NFPA ) updates the electrical industry's Bible - the National Electrical Code ® ( NEC ). Included as a part of the American National Standards Institute (ANSI), the National Electrical Code ® ( NEC ®) is more widely used than any other installation or construction code in the world. Its purpose is to provide anyone working with electricity the most up-to-date, best practices for safe installation and maintenance of electrical systems and equipment. The purpose of this training is to help electricians understand the new 2011 Code ® changes, while at the same time providing all non-electrical personnel with a practical introduction to the NEC ®.

Who should take this course?

Whether an experienced Electrician or a Maintenance Technician without a formal electrical training background, you need to understand the many intricacies associated with the National Electrical Code ®. Any experienced electrician will be the first to admit that learning the NEC ® is a life-long experience. Don't miss this one of a kind seminar that explains how the National Electrical Code ® requirements apply to the electrical work done in your plant or building! You should attend if you perform any of the following jobs:

  • Install and Maintain Electrical Equipment
  • Maintain Plant or Building Lighting
  • Install or Replace Motors
  • Adjust Motor Overloads
  • Replace Fuses
  • Repair Motor Controls
  • Install or Maintain HVAC Equipment
  • Work on Plant or Building Generators
  • Run Power to Newly Installed Equipment
  • Troubleshoot Plant or Building Electrical Problems
  • Manage or Supervise Maintenance Operations

What will you learn?

Attendees will learn:

  • Learn How to Navigate the National Electrical Code ®
  • Find Out About the Many 2011 Code Changes
  • Have Your Toughest Electrical Code Questions Answered - GUARANTEED - Or Your Money Back

Training Outcomes

Upon completion of this seminar, and by taking the optional practice licensing exam at the end of the second day, students attending this seminar will have demonstrated their ability to:

  1. Navigate and find answers in the NEC ®
  2. Identify key electrical terms found in the National Electrical Code ®
  3. Locate specific information for their job regarding:
    • Electrical Installations
    • Wiring and Protection
    • Wiring Methods and Materials
    • Equipment for General Use; Motors, Transformers
  4. Determine the applicability of the code rules found in each chapter of the NEC ®
  5. Locate specific information for their job regarding:
    • Special Occupancies
    • Special Equipment
    • Special Conditions
    • Communication Systems
  6. Learn how to apply the tables found in chapter nine of the NEC ® in solving typical electrical wiring and conduit problems.
  7. Understand the most important 2011 National Electrical Code ® changes

Course Outline / Agenda

Properly installed and maintained electrical systems are a crucial part of day-to-day operations for any building, plant or piece of equipment. This NEC ® class will facilitate you in that objective when you have a thorough understanding of the National Electrical Code ®, and most importantly, how it is applied to your specific site or facility. To ensure you get the most from this course, students will be asked about specific topics or situations they need addressed at the beginning of the seminar. Our instructor will then make sure each specific question gets answered. So if you don't see the specific subject matter you are interested in below, don't worry. More than just making a presentation, at American Trainco our job is to provide real world training, which means answering your real world questions. Simply let us know what you need to learn and we'll make sure you get the answers during the class.


Introduction to the National Electrical Code ®

  • NEC ® layout as the first step in successful navigation Differences between the first four chapters and chapters five through nine
  • How to quickly put yourself in the right chapter of the National Electrical Code ®

Finding specific information in Chapter 1 General:

  • Key words and definitions you must know Installation requirements topics

Finding specific information in Chapter 2 Wiring and Protection, on:

  • Use and Identification of Grounded Conductors Branch Circuits
  • Feeders
  • Branch-Circuit, Feeder and Service Calculations Outside Branch Circuits and Feeders
  • Services
  • Overcurrent Protection
  • Grounding
  • Transient Voltage Surge Suppressors

Finding specific information in Chapter 3 Wiring Methods and Materials, on:

  • Wiring Methods
  • Conductors for General Wiring
  • Cabinets, Cutout Boxes, Meter Socket Enclosures Outlet, Device, Pull, and Junction Boxes; Conduit Bodies; Fittings; and Manholes Armored Cable: Type AC
  • Nonmetallic-Sheathed Cable: Types NM, NMC and NMS
  • Flexible Metal Conduit: Type FMC
  • Liquidtight Flexible Metal Conduit: Type LFMC Rigid Nonmetallic Conduit: Type RNC
  • Liquidtight Flexible Nonmetallic Conduit: Type LFNC Electrical Nonmetallic Tubing: Type ENT
  • Auxiliary Gutters
  • Busways
  • Cablebus
  • Metal Wireways
  • Surface Metal Raceways
  • Surface Nonmetallic Raceways
  • Cable Trays

Finding specific information in Chapter 4: Equipment for General Use, on:

  • Flexible Cords and Cables
  • Fixture Wires
  • Switches
  • Receptacles, Cord Connectors, and Attachment Caps Switchboards and Panelboards
  • Luminaries, Lamp holders, Lamps
  • Appliances
  • Fixed Electric Space-Heating Equipment
  • Motors, Motor Circuits, and Controllers, including Disconnecting Means for Motors
  • Air Conditioning and Refrigeration Equipment Transformers and Transformer Vaults
  • Equipment over 600 Volts, Nominal

Finding specific information in Chapters 5 through 8, on:

  • The interrelationships between the first four chapters and these chapters
  • Special Occupancies
  • Special Equipment
  • Special Conditions
  • Communication Systems

Finding specific answers from tables in Chapter 9

  • How to Quickly Use Ready Information

Course outline and content will be amended as 2011 National Electrical Code ® changes are released.

FAQs About NFPA 70 2011 National Electrical Code®

Q: What is NFPA 70 ®?
A: NFPA 70 ® is also referred to as the National Electrical Code ® or NEC ® and is a United States standard for the safe installation of electrical wiring and equipment. It is part of the National Fire Codes series published by the National Fire Protection Association ( NFPA ).

Q: Is the National Electrical Code ® a law?
A: While the NEC ® is not itself a US law, NEC ® use is commonly mandated by state or local law, as well as in many jurisdictions outside of the United States.

Q: Who reviews the National Electrical Code ® ?
A: The NEC ® is developed by NFPA's Committee on the National Electrical Code ®, which consists of 20 code-making Panels and a technical correlating committee. Work on the NEC ® is sponsored by the National Fire Protection Association.

Q: What is ANSI / NFPA 70 ?
A: The NEC ® is approved as an American National Standard by the American National Standards Institute ( ANSI ). It is formally identified as ANSI / NFPA 70.

Q: When is the National Electrical Code ® Published?
A: The NEC ® is updated and published every three years. The next 2011 edition will be approved in August 2010 and published by October 1st 2010. Most states adopt the most recent edition within a couple of years of its publication. As with any "uniform" code, a few jurisdictions regularly omit or modify some sections

NFPA, NFPA 70, National Electrical Code and NEC are registered trademarks of the National Fire Protection Association, Inc., Quincy, Massachusetts USA

What You Will Take Home

• 2011 NFPA NEC ® Code Book

• Personalized 2011 National Electrical Code ® Training Certificate with 1.6 American Trainco Continuing Education Units approved by the MTAA and ACE.

• All the information you need from asking our instructors specific questions about your NFPA 70 2011 National Electric Code ® questions.

Optional ATMT Certification® Testing

An optional ATMT® Certification exam is available for this training topic. It may be taken online or as a written test any time after the class is over. Please visit ATMT® Testing and Certification for more information.

Continuing Education Units (CEUs)

All students attending our seminars receive a personalized Certificate of Completion and .8 CEUs (Continuing Education Units) per day of training. Over 40,000 employers and government agencies who have sent their employees to our classes accept American Trainco CEUs for continuing education requirements. Our administration and record keeping practices meet or exceed the standards of ACE (American Council on Education) and we are able to provide transcripts of all classes attended and tests taken by individual students. Please contact us if our CEUs are not yet accepted by your authority. We will initiate an application to get the approval process started.

In House Training

You can bring this or any American Trainco seminar directly to your plant or facility. We offer dozens of courses covering a broad range of maintenance and maintenance management topics. Our expert instructors are among the most experienced in the industry and can modify or customize training programs to meet your specific needs - whether you need a short refresher course or an in depth program that focuses on your equipment and processes. In house training reduces the training cost per employee and limits the time required away from work. There are several other advantages of in house training as well.

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