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New GetWired 201 Self-Paced Course Option for Your Employees

Thursday, March 9, 2023

Introducing the Next Self-Paced Online Option for Our GetWired Electrician Trainee Program Series:

GetWired 201: Self-Paced Introduction to Alternating Current, Branch Circuits, and Feeder/Service Calculations

Your Employees Can Now Opt to Take This Course On Their Own Time, At Their Own Pace!


WECA is excited to announce another way students can take GetWired 201, the fifth class in WECA's Path to an Electrician Trainee Program Certificate!

We've long offered GetWired 201 as an instructor-led online course. And we still do!

But for students who would prefer to take this course at their own pace, on their own time, we're now offering a fully self-paced online option, just like we've been offering for the GetWired 100 series! Students who might prefer this format include:

  • Students with job, childcare, or other obligations preventing them from taking the instructor-led scheduled courses in the evenings
  • Students who would benefit from being able to review the material at a slower pace, such as students for whom English is a second language
  • Students who just prefer to work on the coursework at times and places when it works best for them

WECA's new GetWired 201 Self-Paced Option is an entirely online, self-paced alternative version of our GetWired 201 course, which reviews content covered in GetWired 104 and expands on theories and applications taught in the 100 series. You will gain practice in making a variety of calculations for:

  • Branch circuit loads for single and multi-family dwellings
  • Service entrance conductors using optional methods
  • Peak to peak voltage

Course topics include:

  • Finding information in the NEC
  • Conductor comparisons and resistance
  • Branch circuits and feeders
  • Make up and box fill calculations – hand-on-lab
  • Introduction to service calculations
  • Magnetic induction
  • Dwelling load calculations
  • Services

GET WIRED! 201 Self-Paced includes project-based learning designed to help you develop on-the-job skills you need to be an expert electrician.

  • Total class hours available: 36
  • Standard Tuition Fee: $339

If all of this sounds like it would work for your employees,

have them enroll in GetWired 201 Self-Paced Online today!

Think your employees would prefer being able to interact with an instructor and learn along with other students, on a schedule two evenings a week, including one onsite in-person lab on a Saturday?

Have them enroll in an upcoming instance of the original GetWired 201 here!


Or, would your employees prefer to interact with an instructor and learn along with other students, on a schedule two evenings a week, but with an instructor-guided online lab experience on one of those evenings?

Have them enroll in an upcoming instance of the online evening instructor-led GetWired 201 with an online lab here!