Electrical Systems

Possibly the most important source of power that we rely on is electricity. Electricity powers our computers, drives the machines tools in a manufacturing shop, and lights the facility. To maintain all this electrical equipment, employees must understand the fundamentals of electricity and the components used to generate, control, and store it.



These classes explain the key concepts of electrical maintenance for individuals in the manufacturing environment. The class content first addresses the main principles, units of measurement, and components used in simple electrical circuits. Intermediate-level classes address methods for calculating electrical units, the principles of alternating current, and specific comparisons regarding the selection of electrical components.


Class Functional Area Format Difficulty Version Department
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Classes 1 to 10 of 20
Electrical Units 101

“Electrical Units” provides a foundational overview of electricity, including fundamental measures and terminology used to discuss electricity. Electricity is the flow of electrons, which are negatively charged particles. The amount of valence electrons in an atom determines how well it ...

Maintenance Online Beginner 2.0 Electrical Systems
Electrical Units 110

This class describes how electricity flows and explains the basic units used to measure electricity.

Maintenance Online Beginner 1.0 Electrical Systems
Safety for Electric Work 115

This class describes the safety risks associated with electricity. It also discusses the necessary precautions for working with electricity safely. Includes an Interactive Lab.

Maintenance Online Beginner 1.0 Electrical Systems
Intro to Circuits 120

This class describes the basic components of an electrical circuit and explains how they are represented in schematic drawings. Includes an Interactive Lab.

Maintenance Online Beginner 1.0 Electrical Systems
Intro to Magnetism 130

This class covers the fundamental principles of magnetism and explains its relationship to electricity.

Maintenance Online Beginner 1.0 Electrical Systems
DC Circuit Components 140

This class explains the function and purpose of the various components used in DC circuits.

Maintenance Online Beginner 1.0 Electrical Systems
NEC Overview 150

This class introduces the NEC codebook and explains how it is used by electrical workers. Includes an Interactive Lab.

Maintenance Online Beginner 1.0 Electrical Systems
AC Fundamentals 210

This class introduces the concept of alternating current (AC) and describes the variables that measure AC power.

Maintenance Online Intermediate 1.0 Electrical Systems
Electrical Instruments 220

An overview of the various meters used in electrical maintenance. Basic principles, proper usage, and safety procedures are discussed.

Maintenance Online Intermediate 1.0 Electrical Systems
Electrical Print Reading 225

This class explains the basic principles of reading electrical prints with an emphasis on schematic symbols. Includes an Interactive Lab.

Maintenance Online Intermediate 1.0 Electrical Systems
FormatFunctional AreaDepartment IDDepartmentClass IDClass NameDescriptionDifficultyVersionLanguage
OnlineMaintenance550Electrical Systems420010 Electrical Units 101 “Electrical Units” provides a foundational overview of electricity, including fundamental measures and terminology used to discuss electricity. Electricity is the flow of electrons, which are negatively charged particles. The amount of valence electrons in an atom determines how well it allows electricity to flow. There are two types of electricity, alternating current and direct current, but both flow from negative to positive. Current is measured by certain terms, including amperage, voltage, resistance, and wattage. Ohm’s Law and Watt’s Law describe the relationships between these values in a circuit.

When working with electrical systems, knowing how electricity flows and what different terms mean is very important. After taking this class, users should be familiar with the fundamentals of electricity and the vocabulary used to describe it. This enables users to build an understanding of more advanced electrical concepts and discuss them with the correct terminology.
Beginner2.0English
OnlineMaintenance550Electrical Systems550110 Electrical Units 110 This class describes how electricity flows and explains the basic units used to measure electricity.Beginner1.0English
OnlineMaintenance550Electrical Systems550115 Safety for Electric Work 115 This class describes the safety risks associated with electricity. It also discusses the necessary precautions for working with electricity safely. Includes an Interactive Lab.Beginner1.0English
OnlineMaintenance550Electrical Systems550120 Intro to Circuits 120 This class describes the basic components of an electrical circuit and explains how they are represented in schematic drawings. Includes an Interactive Lab.Beginner1.0English
OnlineMaintenance550Electrical Systems550130 Intro to Magnetism 130 This class covers the fundamental principles of magnetism and explains its relationship to electricity.Beginner1.0English
OnlineMaintenance550Electrical Systems550140 DC Circuit Components 140 This class explains the function and purpose of the various components used in DC circuits.Beginner1.0English
OnlineMaintenance550Electrical Systems550150 NEC Overview 150 This class introduces the NEC codebook and explains how it is used by electrical workers. Includes an Interactive Lab.Beginner1.0English
OnlineMaintenance550Electrical Systems550210 AC Fundamentals 210 This class introduces the concept of alternating current (AC) and describes the variables that measure AC power.Intermediate1.0English
OnlineMaintenance550Electrical Systems550220 Electrical Instruments 220 An overview of the various meters used in electrical maintenance. Basic principles, proper usage, and safety procedures are discussed.Intermediate1.0English
OnlineMaintenance550Electrical Systems550225 Electrical Print Reading 225 This class explains the basic principles of reading electrical prints with an emphasis on schematic symbols. Includes an Interactive Lab.Intermediate1.0English
OnlineMaintenance550Electrical Systems550230 DC Power Sources 230 This course introduces the various means by which DC power is created and used. It also discusses DC power generation and the limits of its applications. Includes an Interactive Lab.Intermediate1.0English
OnlineMaintenance550Electrical Systems550235 AC Power Sources 235 This course introduces the various means by which AC power is produced and used. It also covers AC’s advantages over DC and power transformation. Includes an Interactive Lab.Intermediate1.0English
OnlineMaintenance550Electrical Systems550240 Conductor Selection 240 This course describes different conductor and insulation types and explains proper wire sizing according to NEC standards and calculations. Includes an Interactive Lab.Intermediate1.0English
OnlineMaintenance550Electrical Systems550200 Series Circuit Calculations 200 This class covers the formulas and rules for calculating the values of voltage, current, resistance, and power in direct-current series circuits.Intermediate1.0English
OnlineMaintenance550Electrical Systems550205 Parallel Circuit Calculations 205 This class introduces the rules and formulas for parallel circuit calculations. Intermediate1.0English
OnlineMaintenance550Electrical Systems550250 Battery Selection 250 This class discusses the factors on which batteries are rated and describes many of the most common battery types. Includes an Interactive Lab.Intermediate1.0English
Instructor-LedMaintenance550Electrical Systems922105 Industrial Electrical Fundamentals This course covers the fundamentals and principles of AC and DC electric. Electrical safety procedures, lock out/tag out, and OSHA compliance are reviewed. The operation and use of relay contacts, input / output devices and measuring instruments are then covered.  English
Instructor-LedMaintenance550Electrical Systems922106 AC Motor Controls and Relay Ladder Logic This course covers the fundamentals of electrical power and theory. The course begins with a review of safety and safe operation in the electrical industry. Students will review the different types and uses of induction motors, windings types, motor starters and circuits, motor protection, ladder logic symbols, and diagrams.  English
Instructor-LedMaintenance550Electrical Systems922108 Variable Frequency Drives This course covers the fundamentals of VFD's, electrical safety, AC to DC conversion and PWM for motor controls, the types of motors and how they are affected by VFD's. Students will troubleshoot a VFD hands-on trainer using parameters, programming, fault recognition, and fault codes.  English
Instructor-LedMaintenance550Electrical Systems922109 Troubleshooting Electrical Systems with Schematics This course covers the knowledge and step by step methodology to enable one to troubleshoot electrical systems. Fundamentals of basic electrical theory along with understanding symbols and circuits will set a foundation for the beginning of the course. Meters and their use are covered next with lots of hands-on work. The use of measurement devices combined with knowledge of circuits then becomes the focus of the course. This knowledge is used to understand and troubleshoot relays and motors, power distribution and quality, motor controls, electric motor drives, and more.  English