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Introduction to Electronics for Electricians (8 hour course)

Recommended Prerequisite for Electrician Trainees: GET WIRED! 101


Course Topics Include:

Electrical/ Electronic Theory
  • Electrical history
  • Use of engineering notations
  • Electrons, protons, and neutrons
  • Law of Charges
  • Conductors
  • Insulators
  • Semiconductors
  • Magnetism
  • Static electricity
  • Current, voltage, and resistance
  • Different types of electrical circuits
  • Ohm’s Law
  • Electrical sources: AC and DC
  • Series, parallel, and combination circuits
Electronic Components
  • Resistors
  • Applying resistor color code to find ohm values
  • Semiconductors
  • Diodes including LEDs
  • Transistors
  • Inductors
  • Capacitors
  • Integrated Circuits
Electronic Circuits
  • Power supplies
  • Transformer circuits
  • Rectifier circuits
  • Filter circuits
  • Regulator circuits
  • Schematic diagrams
  • Printed circuit boards and breadboards
  • Virtual breadboards


All course hours must be completed within 90 days of purchase to receive credit. You will not be notified when your self-paced course is about to expire, and it is your responsibility to keep track of your course expiration/due date. Students must pass the final exam to earn credit for this course.

Log on instructions will be sent by the preferred method of contact chosen during the class registration process. Please allow one business day for order processing and access to the course.

The course tuition is not refundable or transferable.

  • Total class hours available: 8
  • Standard Tuition Fee: $99

Minimum Points and Hours: To earn credit hours for this course, students are required to attend a minimum number of course hours and earn a minimum number of points. Zero (0) credit hours will be awarded if the minimum attendance and/or minimum points are not met. See the points and hours matrix for specific requirements for this course.

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Some students choose to take this course on mobile devices including the iPad or iPhone. WECA cannot guarantee course functionality and compatibility with all mobile devices and suggests that students have access to a traditional computer as backup. WECA cannot provide technical support for mobile devices.

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