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Alternating Current, Motors, Generators & Transformers Home Study Course (8 hour course)

Recommended Prerequisite for Electrician Trainees: GET WIRED! 100 Series


Save time and money in commuting costs! Sign up for the “Alternating Current, Motors, Generators & Transformers Home Study” course. No matter where you live you can take this course from the comfort of your own home or office.

This course is DVD-based self-paced instruction program. For students who do not like to read extensively, the DVD programs are ideal since they include audio and video instruction. The DVDs feature a classroom setting and or panel discussions and follow along with the textbook. After watching the DVDs and reading the textbook, students are tested with a final exam and must pass with an average score of 70% or better in order to receive credit.

This 8-hour course is based on Mike Holt’s “Illustrated Guide to Alternating Current, Motors, Generators & Transformers” textbook, which is loaded with colorful illustrations and graphics.

Alternating Current, Motors, Generators & Transformers teaches students everything they need to know about how electricity behaves. Starting from the basic scientific principles, it covers the following information and related skills:
  • Alternating Current
  • Capacitance
  • Induction
  • Power Factor and Efficiency
  • Motors
  • Generators
  • Transformers

Tuition for the course includes “Mike Holt’s Illustrated Guide to Alternating Current, Motors, Generators & Transformers” textbook and DVD.

To receive credit for this course you must:
  • Complete this course within 90 days.
  • Complete the exam and attain a grade of 70%.
  • Mail, email, fax or hand deliver your bubble sheet to WECA for grading. WECA will process the exam within two business days.

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.

  • Total class hours available: 8
  • Standard Tuition Fee: $115 per person
The course tuition is not refundable or transferable.

It is recommended that you take this course along with Electrical Fundamentals and Basic Electricity and Electrical Circuits Systems and Protection in the following order because it builds on skills developed from the first two courses:

    1. Electrical Fundamentals and Basic Electricity
    2. Electrical Circuits Systems and Protection
    3. Alternating Current Motors Generators and Transformers


Please note that this subject is also taught in the Basic Electrical Theory 24 hour course
Please be advised: Course materials are mailed by USPS priority mail.

Note: Please call the office for availability if purchasing more than five instances of this DVD course at once.

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