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GET WIRED! 101 Fundamentals of Electrical Theory and Introduction to the National Electric Code (NEC)

Recommended Prerequisite for Electrician Trainees: High-School Math


GET WIRED! 101 is an introduction to the theory of electricity. It covers the fundamental electrical laws and explains how the National Electrical Code (NEC) governs the installations of electrical wiring and equipment. Core competencies include:
  • Refresher on basic math skills applied to electrical calculations
  • General information on electrical installations
  • Electrical symbols and receptacle outlets
  • Atomic structure
  • Electrical quantities and Ohm’s Law
  • Static electricity and magnetism
  • Resistors
  • Conductors
  • Voltage drop and neutral sizing for services
  • Wiring methods
  • Switch control of lighting circuits, receptacle installation, bonding, and induction heating

Safety best practices are covered along with tips on study skills. In this course, math equations are applied to the safe and sound wiring and load choices for electrical installations, troubleshooting and maintenance. Theories are discussed and applied to on-the-job situations and tasks. Lab activities are conducted to enable hands-on practice activities.

  • Total class hours available: 42
  • Standard Tuition Fee: $309
  • Late Tuition Fee: $359


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.


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10/01/2019 11/21/2019 Live Webcast Class Schedule * Sign-up Form Sign-up Online**
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10/28/2019 12/18/2019 Live Webcast Class Schedule Sign-up Form Sign-up Online**
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10/28/2019 12/18/2019 Live Webcast Class Schedule Sign-up Form Sign-up Online**
10/28/2019 12/18/2019 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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