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Electrical Fundamentals

Course Package
(8 hours/4 courses): $99

Course Outlines

Basic Electricity I

Two Hours

This 2-hour interactive online course introduces basic electrical terms and calculations. Simple electrical circuits are used to illustrate the application of Ohm''s law including the calculation of voltage, current, resistance and power in various circuit configurations. Basic electrical terms are defined and explained.

Basic Electricity II

Three Hours

This 3-hour interactive online course expands on the fundamentals introduced in Basic Electricity I and introduces mesh analysis as a method to solve complex DC circuits.  Both substitution and matrix analysis methods are used to solve the loop problems.  Three important theorems, Superposition Theorem, Thevenin’s Theorem, and Norton’s Theorem are introduced to aid in reducing complex problems to a simpler form. This course also covers the analysis of capacitors and inductors in DC circuits including calculating capacitor and inductor voltage and current levels at different time periods.

Electric Power Course 1: Basics

One Hour

This 1-hour online course covers the history of the development of electric power systems in the United States and their growth, contributions of key people, and the technological changes that have occurred over time.  Emphasis is placed in providing an understanding of electricity and what it is, the reason our systems are three phase, AC and DC circuits, and why power flows. This course includes a multiple-choice quiz at the end.This course is one of a series of three, successively entitled:

  • Electric Power: Really Basic Stuff About Electricity
  • Electric Power: Grids, Control Areas, & VARs
  • Electric Power: Transfers & the New Structure of the Industry

This particular course, the first of the three, covers electricity’s early history and growth, the nature of electricity, DC and AC circuits, and what makes power flow.

Building Systems for Designers: Electrical System Basics

Two Hours

Our reliance on electricity has serious implications for environmental quality and resource conservation. Lighting consumes 25 to 30 percent of the energy used in commercial buildings. This adds heat to a building’s interior and increases energy use for air conditioning. In this course we will review basic principles of system design and the various sources of power. We’ll also explore the design process, system components, and end-point devices.

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For more information about our online learning opportunities and advancing your career, or to purchase this course package, please contact Judy Smith at 1-866-639-8727 x. 210 or email