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Course Description

Learn how to decrease production downtime, improve efficiency and increase output, by understanding electricity and how to work with it safely. This workshop has been designed to give you the knowledge and skills required to work safely and effectively with electricity in a manufacturing environment. 

NoticePer City guidelines, masking will be strongly recommended but not mandatory. Wearing a high-quality mask such as KN95 or N95 mask, or double masking, is strongly encouraged. It is important to wear a mask that is well-fitted. For information on proper masking, including how to double mask, please read this guidance from the CDC: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/your-health/effective-masks.html.

Course Outline

  1. Basic concepts of electrical circuits, both in direct current (DC) and alternating current (AC)
  2. Ohm’s law
  3. Kirchhoff’s voltage and current laws
  4. Using measuring instruments (voltmeters, ammeters, ohmmeters, etc.)
  5. Solving series and parallel circuits
  6. Electromagnetism
  7. Electrical distribution
  8. Troubleshooting electrical circuits
  9. Exploration of the most common electrical components: power sources, resistors, inductors, capacitors, transformers, switches, relays, motors

Learner Outcomes

Upon completion of this workshop participants will be familiar with:
  • Explain the working principles of an electrical circuit
  • Safely and effectively measure an electrical circuit
  • Identify, sketch and describe basic electrical components and devices
  • Build, test & troubleshoot basic electrical circuits
  • Read basic electrical circuit diagrams
  • Calculate impedance and inductive/capacitive reactance
  • Safely and effectively measure an AC electrical circuit using a DMM
  • Troubleshooting various complex DC and AC circuits with faults using a voltmeter and ohmmeter

Notes

Materials Required:
Handouts provided by instructor. 

Prerequisites

None.
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