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GET WIRED! 401 Introduction to Basic Motor Controls

Recommended Prerequisite for Electrician Trainees: GET WIRED! 100 & 200 Series, 301 & 302 Strongly Advised


For those with little or no experience with motor controls, this online course gives a solid foundation in:
  • Motor controls and schematics
  • Reversing controls
  • Controls for multiple motors
  • Disconnecting means for motors and controllers
  • Winding connections
  • Control and signaling circuits


This course takes place entirely online. There are no lab days for this course. Get Wired! 401 is excellent preparation for Basic Motor Controls Parts 1 and 2, where students apply what they’ve learned in Get Wired! 401 to hands-on motor control labs.

2014 NEC book is required. WECA will provide each student with Mike Holt’s Illustrated Guide to Understanding Basic Motor Controls textbook. The Mike Holt’s textbook is included in the course tuition. WECA can not split the textbook and tuition costs.

  • Total class hours available: 32
  • Standard Tuition Fee: $339
  • Late Tuition Fee: $389


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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10/14/2019 11/18/2019 Live Webcast Class Schedule Sign-up Form Sign-up Online**
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