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Electrical Technology &
    Apprenticeship Curriculum

This is a home study curriculum which has been approved for apprenticeship training in Maine, New Hampshire, and Vermont.

Course Number Course Title Tuition Cost Text Cost Totals
1101 Electrical Theory/Math $280.00 $195.00 $475.00
1102 Electricity I $ 374.00 $ 95.44 $469.44
1103 Electricity II $ 467.00 $196.90 $663.90
1104 Print Reading $280.00 $ 95.00 $375.00
1105 Transformers $280.00 $160.00 $440.00
1106 Motors $280.00 $160.00 $440.00
1107 Controls I $280.00 $178.50 $458.00
1108 Controls II $280.00 $178.50 $458.00
1109 Electronics $280.00 $142.00 $422.00
1110 National Electrical Code $345.00 NA $345.00
Totals....wo/Print Reading &
duplicate text
$2866.00 $807.34 $3673.34

Note: Prices are subject to change without notification.


1101 - Electrical Theory/Math:
The student begins with a review of basic mathematics and algebra followed by a study of the fundamental units of electricity: electromotive force, amperage, resistance and alike. The course then moves into a study of series, parallel, and combination circuits for both DC and AC voltages.  Note: There are two books for this course, a math workbook and a theory textbook. The theory textbook used for Electrical Theory/Math (1101) is also used for the Transfomers (1105) course and course the Motors (1106) course.

This course is equivalent to 70 classroom hours.

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1102 - Electricity I:
The Electricity I course begins with an introduction to a basic residential working drawing and the electrical symbols used for same. Based on the drawing, the student then gets into branch circuit layout, conductor sizing and types. From there, the course, covers the layout and control of lighting branch circuits, electric heat, special purpose receptacles, remote control lighting as well as safety and security systems. The electrical power supply for fossil fuel heating systems and air conditioning is also studied. The student will also study problems and solutions to wiring swimming pools, spas, and hot tubs. The course concludes with residential service entrance calculations and layout.

Upon successful completion of this course the student will have earned fifteen (15) hours credit toward their print reading requirement.

Note: The text price does not include the National Electrical Code® book. The Code book is an additional $120.00.

This course is equivalent to 75 classroom hours.

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1103 - Electricity II:
For the first half of this course, the student shall be working with a set of commercial working drawings. The course begins with a study of a commercial service entrance. Based on the drawings, the student will perform load calculations for branch circuits and feeders. The student shall study the raceways and materials incorporated in the wiring of a commercial building. A study of overcurrent protection devices and their relationship to short circuit calculations shall conclude the course.

The second half of this course begins with a study of industrial site plans as they relate to the electrician. The student will analyze the service entrance from the unit substation through the distribution panel to the feeder bus systems utilized for industrial power distribution. Included in the course are signaling systems such as, a master clock system, fire alarm systems, and paging systems. System protection from single phasing and lightning will be studied towards the end of the course. Note: There are two workbooks for this course, a commercial wiring and an industrial wiring workbook.

Upon successful completion of this course the student will have earned thirty (30) hours credit toward their print reading requirement.

Note: The text price does not include the National Electrical Code® book. The Code book is an additional $120.00.

This course is equivalent to 90 classroom hours.

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1104 - Print Reading:
In the Print Reading course, the student will work with construction plans, elevation, sectional and detail drawings, plot, floor plans and alike. The student can meet the requirements of this course in two ways. First, the print reading course may be taken as an independent course for anyone interested or in need of taking it; this course is not trade related. Second, the print reading course is also incorporated into both the Electricity I (1102) and Electricity II (1103) courses. The student receives one unit of credit upon successful completion Electricity I and/or two units of credit upon successful completion of Electricity II. Note: This course is incorporated into courses 1102 and 1103. If you take both Electricity I (1102) and Electricity II (1103) you are not required to take this course.

This course is equivalent to 45 classroom hours.

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1105 - Transformers:
The transformer course begins with a review of induction and magnetic. It then moves towards a study of single phase and three phase transformer connections including specialty connections. The course also covers transformer construction and cooling considerations. The course concludes with a study of voltage regulators, their associated equipment and alternating current generators. Course 1105 uses the same textbook as course 1101 and course 1106.

This course is equivalent to 60 classroom hours.

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1106 - Motors:
In this course, the student will study the construction, operational characteristics, maintenance, and trouble shooting of: DC generators, DC motors, single phase motors, and three phase motors. Course 1106 uses the same textbook as course 1101 and course 1105.

This course is equivalent to 60 classroom hours.

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1107 - Controls I:
This course begins with a study of symbols and various drawing styles along with control and sensing device identification. It then covers basic start/stop, forward/reverse motor control circuits and pilot devices. The student will be required to incorporate these control and sensing devices into circuit diagrams. Course 1107 uses the same textbooks as course 1108.

This course is equivalent to 60 classroom hours.

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1108 - Controls II:
The Controls II course will pick up where Controls I left off. It will move into reduced voltage starting, speed control, and braking of both AC and DC motors. This course also includes an introductory overview of programmable controllers and their applications. Course 1108 uses the same textbooks as course 1107.

This course is equivalent to 60 classroom hours.

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1109 - Electronics:
This course covers electronics as it relates to the electrical industry. It begins with an overview of discrete electronic components, i.e. diodes, transistors, then moves on to circuit application.

This course is equivalent to 60 classroom hours.

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1110 - National Electrical Code:
This course consist of a series of questions and exercise problems aimed at the National Fire Protection Association's article 70, the “National Electrical Code”. It gives the student purpose in reading the Code book. It enhances the student's familiarity with the text format and applications. It has proven to be a very effective method of preparing the student for the electrical examination licensing process.

Please Note: The cost of the National Electrical Code book is not included in the price of our courses. If you do not already have a copy of the Code book we recommend you pick one up at an electrical supply house or book store. Supply houses typically have the best prices for the book. If need be you can order a Code book for a course through TENET for an additional $130.00.

This course is equivalent to 65 classroom hours.

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