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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 this lab-based course, working on a motor controls training board with up to one other student partner, you'll get hands-on experience with Basic Motor Controls Part 1, learning about and gaining 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.

While WECA makes best efforts to run all scheduled classes, classes are subject to cancellation or postponement if urgent or unforeseen circumstances necessitate that outcome

  • Total class hours available: 16
  • Standard Tuition Fee: $229 per person
  • Late Tuition Fee: $279 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.

This course is included in the WECA Electrician Trainee Certificate Path. View the path and your options at the link.

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07/20/2024 07/27/2024 Rancho Cordova Class Schedule * Class Details and Schedule Sign-up Online**
07/20/2024 07/27/2024 San Diego Class Schedule * Class Details and Schedule Sign-up Online**
* This course includes classes that are conducted on one or more Saturdays and/or Sundays. Students will be notified of their scheduled class time within one week of the class start date for class days displayed without class times.
** You must be paying by credit card to sign-up online.

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