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Service Technician: General Residential (16 hour course)

Recommended Prerequisites: This course is suitable for journeymen and electrician trainees. Prerequisites include suggested completion of the Get Wired! 101 course or equivalent experience.


This self-paced course is an introduction to residential troubleshooting, based on what a service technician needs to know and do, as a representative of their company, while utilizing good work practices. Course topics include:
  • The business elements of doing service work
  • How to listen and interact professionally with your customer
  • You as a Representative of Your Company
  • Stocking your Service Vehicle
  • Working Clean and Efficient
  • Technologies and Diagnostic Equipment
  • General and Electrical Safety
  • Ohm's Law
  • Engineering Prefixes
  • Electrical Circuits
  • Electrical Circuit Conditions
  • Series and Parallel Circuits
  • Multi-wire Circuits (3-Wire)
  • Meter safety and Meter applications
  • Circuit Breakers and Fuses
  • Ground-Fault Circuit Interrupters (GFCIs)
  • Arc-Fault Circuit Interrupters (AFCIs)
  • 3-Way Switches
  • Electrical Connections
  • Systematic troubleshooting using the 5-step troubleshooting approach, which is an effective and reliable method for troubleshooting electrical problems
  • Service call "work order" simulations

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. The course tuition is not refundable or transferable.

Total class hours available: 16

Standard Tuition Fee: $189

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.

Self-Paced System Requirements: For the WECA eCampus website to run properly on your computer, please make sure to review the Self-Paced System Requirements. A valid email address is required at the time of sign-up.

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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