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Basic Motor Controls, Part 1
Get hands-on experience building control circuits for motors as you learn the basics of Motor Controls.

Recommended Prerequisite for Electrician Trainees: GET WIRED! 100 & 200 Series, 301, 302, & 401 Strongly Advised

In the lab-based course, Basic Motor Controls Part 1, you will learn about and gain experience with:
  • The parts and components of a motor circuit
  • Manual control, automatic control and control logic
  • Motor control line - ladder diagrams
  • Local Start / Stop Station
  • Multiple Start / Stop Stations
  • Using Selector Switches & Pilot Devices
  • Reversing circuits

Students who complete the course successfully receive a Certificate of Completion showing hours of attendance. This course is worth 16 hours of continuing education credit.


  • Total class hours available: 16
  • Standard Tuition Fee: $219 per person
  • Late Tuition Fee: $269 per person
PLEASE REVIEW THE REQUIRED COURSE MATERIALS LIST for this course 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.

From Date Through Date  Location   Schedule   Print Sign-up Form  Sign-up Online
07/13/2019 07/20/2019 Rancho Cordova Class Schedule Sign-up Form Sign-up Online**
09/21/2019 09/28/2019 San Diego Class Schedule Sign-up Form Sign-up Online**
10/12/2019 10/19/2019 Rancho Cordova Class Schedule Sign-up Form Sign-up Online**
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