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Blueprint Reading Part 1 (GET WIRED! 301 Commercial): Electrical Work for Commercial Construction from the Ground Up, Part 1

Recommended Prerequisite for Electrician Trainees: GET WIRED! 100 & 200 Series


Coordinate cut sheets, submittals, the NEC and more with blueprints to plan electrical installation for commercial construction.

This course now includes a complimentary mobile tablet, yours to keep, as part of course tuition. The tablet is pre-loaded with the digital blueprint set and student resource booklet used in this course. Paper blueprint sets are no longer used in this course.

GET WIRED! 301 and 302 take students through construction of a commercial building from underground work through construction and finish work. Students will use genuine construction plans (digital blueprints on a mobile tablet) and related documents to learn how to coordinate documents, work with other trades, and identify ways to save money through careful planning.

Key course subjects in GET WIRED! 301 include:
  • How to read construction plans (blueprints)
  • Coordinating construction documents:
    • Identifying and planning for electrical work on construction plan sheet types
    • Underground utilities locator and coordinating with local utility companies
    • Parallel conductors, sizing secondary conductors and conduits and sizing grounding electrode conductors
    • Working clearances, services and meter types
  • Exterior Lighting
    • Scheduling Labor and materials

A 2014 NEC book, a set of digital blueprints and a digital student resource booklet are required for this course.

The digital blueprints and the student resource booklet, pre-loaded on a mobile tablet, are included in the cost of the tuition. The tablet with blueprints and the student resource booklet are used for both the Blueprint Reading Part 1 and Part 2 (GET WIRED! 301 and 302) courses.

WECA provides this mobile tablet, pre-loaded with the digital blueprints and the student resource booklet, to enhance your educational experience by allowing you to view and interact with the blueprints on this mobile device, just as many electricians now do in the field, while simultaneously following along with the instructor-led webcast on your primary computer.


One tablet is provided per student. The tablet is included in course tuition and is the student’s to keep. Students who plan to take GET WIRED! 302 should retain the blueprint and booklet files on the tablet for use with that course. Additional tablets beyond the one included in course tuition may be purchased from WECA at a competitive price—contact WECA client services for current pricing.


  • Total class hours available: 42
  • Standard Tuition Fee: $389
  • Late Tuition Fee: $439


PLEASE REVIEW THE REQUIRED COURSE MATERIALS LIST for GET WIRED! Courses to ensure you have the correct textbooks/course materials.

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.

Webcast System Requirements: For the WECA eCampus website and the Adobe Connect virtual classroom to run properly on your computer, please make sure to review the Webcast System Requirements BEFORE class starts. A valid email address is required at the time of sign-up.


From Date Through Date  Location   Schedule   Print Sign-up Form  Sign-up Online
07/20/2019 09/05/2019 Live Webcast Class Schedule * Sign-up Form Sign-up Online**
10/12/2019 11/25/2019 Live Webcast Class Schedule Sign-up Form Sign-up Online**
* This course includes classes that are conducted on one or more Saturdays and/or Sundays.
** You must be paying by credit card to sign-up online.

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