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Online Basic Electricity Course

Welcome to our Online Distance Learning Course.

The need for experienced individuals to repair computers, maintain office building, repair appliances, install heating and air conditioning systems, install cable, and more is ever growing. However, with each of these jobs there is a requirement to be fully knowledgeable of basic electricity and electrical principles. The low price of $499 applies to the Continental US only. Shipment of electrical kits beyond the Continental US will require special handling and fees. Please contact the school directly for specific charges pertaining to your country: 011 781-828-3434 If you are looking for a career in any one of the listed professions (Who Should Take This Course?) you will need to master the basics of electrical and electricity fundamentals. A distance learning electrical course from Bay State School of Technology will give you the knowledge you need to take the next step to advanced training for almost any profession that deals with electricity and electronics. This course will provide you with a solid foundation on which you can build. The course is simple to follow and it´s easy to learn the principles of each training modules. Whether you intend on continuing your education or apprenticing in any of the listed trade professions you will start with a firm footing beneath you.

Who Should Take This Course?

If you are interested in pursuing a career in anyone of the fields listed below you should take this course first as it is required by all professions. By learning the fundamentals now you will be gaining a fast track to your career of choice. This course is designed to get you in the door for your first job.

Professions

  • Appliance Service Technicians
  • Automobile Mechanics
  • Office Machine Technicians (for copiers, faxes, printers, etc.)
  • Computer Service Technicians
  • Air Conditioning and Refrigeration Technicians
  • Alarm Technicians
  • Boat Mechanics
  • Hotel & Apartment Complex Maintenance Mechanics
  • TV & Home Entertainment Sound System Repairers
  • Home Owners who want to understand Electricity and Wiring Diagrams
  • Medical Equipment Technicians
  • Vending Machine Service Technicians
  • Hobbyists (Electric Trains and cars, electronics, etc.)
  • Anyone working on electro/mechanical equipment

What will You Learn?

Students will study the history of electricity, its origin, its discovery, and development since discovery. The elements of Ohms Law, including voltage, current, and resistance, will be covered and explained. Series and parallel circuits, capacitors, resistors, transformers, motors and switches will be studied. Students will learn to use a multi-meter to measure voltage, current, and resistance, and will also learn to read wiring diagrams.

What will you Learn

Students will study the history of electricity, its origin, its discovery, and development since discovery. The elements of Ohms Law, including voltage, current, and resistance, will be covered and explained. Series and parallel circuits, capacitors, resistors, transformers, motors and switches will be studied. Students will learn to use a multi-meter to measure voltage, current, and resistance, and will also learn to read wiring diagrams.

This online learning electrical/electricity course contains over 800 pages of course material in 8 training segments.

As part of this course students will also receive a Multimeter, Experiment Kit, Sample Circuit Experiments and a 200 page book on “Basic Electricity”.

Students can study are their own pace at home following our simple to learn and understand format of training.

This online course is designed with 8 training segments:

  • History, Safety, Atomic Structure and Electron Flow
  • Voltage, Current, Resistance and Ohms Law
  • Introduction to Meters, Voltage Sources, Electrical Circuits and Series Circuits
  • Parallel Circuits, Series/Parallel Circuits, Magnetism and Induction
  • AC Generation, Transformers and Capacitance
  • AC Motors
  • Switches, Relays, Solenoids, Fuses and Circuit Breakers
  • Wire Size, Power Cords, Receptacles, Plugs, Wire Connectors and Wiring Diagrams
  • Final Review

Who Should Take this Course

If you are interested in pursuing a career in anyone of the fields listed below you should take this course first as it is required by all professions. By learning the fundamentals now you will be gaining a fast track to your career of choice.

Professions:

  • Appliance Service Technicians
  • Computer Service Technicians
  • Medical Equipment Technicians
  • Office Machine Technicians (for copiers, faxes, printers, etc.)
  • Air Conditioning and Refrigeration Technicians
  • Alarm Technicians
  • Vending Machine Service Technicians
  • TV & Home Entertainment Sound System Repairers
  • Hotel & Apartment Complex Maintenance Mechanics
  • Boat Mechanics
  • Automobile Mechanics
  • Hobbyists (electric trains and cars, electronics, etc.)
  • Home Owners who want to understand Electricity and Wiring Diagrams
  • Anyone working on electro/mechanical equipment

Sample Courses

Below are links to several pages of the course material which you will be studying. Each sample page is taken from 8 of online learning segments containing over 800 pages to give you an idea of the depth of the course material. To view the sample pages just click on the links.

I. History, Safety, Atomic Structure

The student will have an appreciation of how long it took man to understand where electricity came from and how it is used. The student can provide a much more in depth explanation of electrical circuit operations.

History Unit #6

Safety Unit #13

Atomic Structure Unit #12

II. Voltage, Current, Resistance

In this lesson the student will learn the mathematical relationship between voltage, current and resistance and explain how Ohm’s Law is still important to this date at any technical level.

 

The student will calculate basic Ohm’s Law equations that are needed for electrical circuit troubleshooting. This understanding of Ohm’s Law and its uses is the corner stone directly or indirectly for any technical service career.

Voltage Unit #6

Current Unit #8

Resistance Unit #12

III. Power, Meters, Voltage Sources

The student will be able to distinguish between AC and DC voltage sources. Also, the student will understand the requirements of a simple circuit and how AC and DC sources can power that circuit. Finally, the student will learn that power is work done.

 

The student’s knowledge acquired in this section supports the use of a Multimeter. A Multimeter is a measuring device for voltage, current and resistance. Also, the troubleshooting of simple circuits with a meter is performed.

Power Unit #14

Introduction to Meters Unit #1

Voltage Sources Unit #20

IV. Parallel Circuits, Series Parallel Circuits, Magnetism

The student will understand complex (parallel & series/parallel) circuits and how they are used in various applications. Also, they will learn magnetism and how its effect is used in circuits that require magnetic operations.

The student can use a Multimeter to check the accuracy of parallel and complex electrical circuitry.

Parallel Circuit Unit #55

Series/Parallel Circuit Unit #31

Magnetism Unit #11

V. AC Generation, Transformers, Capacitance

The student will understand how alternating current is generated and know the common waveform used to represent alternating current. Also, the student learns how and why transformers and capacitors are needed in electrical circuits.

The student can use a Multimeter to test and troubleshoot electrical power supply circuitry.

AC Generation Unit #3

Transformer Unit #389

Capacitance Unit #25

VI. AC Motors

The student will understand how a motor turns electrical energy into mechanical energy. Also, the student will be able to name the parts of an AC motor and explain how the AC motor operates.

The student will have the ability to troubleshoot AC motors for proper operation.

AC Motors Unit #17

AC Motors Unit #29

AC Motors Unit #44

VII.Switches, Relays, Solenoids

The student will understand the differences and uses of control and protection devices used in electrical circuits.

The student will be able to check and test various control and protection devices like solenoids, relays, switches, fuses and circuit breakers.

Switches Unit #4

Relays Unit #7

Solenoids Unit #3

VIII. Wires, Power Cords, Receptacles

The student will understand the differences and uses of connectivity devices used in electrical circuits. Also, the student will learn how to use wiring diagrams.

The student will be able to use a wiring diagram to trace electrical problems. Also, the student will be able to check and test various connectivity devices like power cords, receptacles & plugs and wire connectors.

Wire Size Unit #613

Power Cords Unit #11

Wiring Connectors Unit #10

Test Your Computer

If this online distance learning course interests you, test your computer’s ability to access our online educational course with the Computer System Test link below.

Before you click the link, write down the following Username and Password which are necessary to continue and access the online educational course.

Username: System

Password: test

Computer System Test

For Credit Card Payment via PayPal™:

1. BEFORE you register for the online course set up a PayPal* account if you don’t have one. If you already have a PayPal account, please confirm that the credit card on file with them is still valid. Credit cards that have expired make it impossible to pay immediately after registering.

2. Register online for the seminar (Please do not skip this step.)

3. Once you register, your browser will automatically redirect to PayPal. This is the only time you will be prompted to pay by credit card. Please have your credit card ready when you register so you can pay for the course.

4. Once the transaction is complete, we will email your login information for the online course and ship your text book, meter, lab kit, and tool kit.

*We prefer that you pay for the online course with Visa or Master Card. When you pay by credit card, PayPal will send you an e-mail confirmation upon receipt of payment. Please print out the receipt for your records.

Troubleshooting

If you have difficulty paying with PayPal, you do not have to re-register; try using the PayPal page we’ve set up and use the button provided there. If that does not correct the problem, please contact the PayPal support staff at (888) 221-1161. They can help you pay for the course if you have difficulty doing so online.

For Payment by Check:

1. Printout the Online Course Registration form and fill in all of the required information.

2. Your check should be made out to Bay State School of Technology and mailed along with the completed Online Course Registration form to Bay State School of Technology, 225 Turnpike Road, Canton, MA 02021-2358.

3. Once your check is cleared, we will email your login information for the online course and ship you your text book, meter, lab kit, and tool kit.

4. There will be an additional shipping charge for materials for online classes overseas.

Please contact administration at 888-828-3434 for pricing

Frequently Asked Questions

Q. What will I learn?

A. You will:

  • develop an appreciation of how long it took man to understand where electricity came from and how it is used.
  • understand the mathematical relationship between voltage, current and resistance and explain how Ohm’s Law is still important to this date at any technical level.
  • be able to distinguish between AC and DC voltage sources. Also, you will understand the requirements of a simple circuit and how AC and DC sources can power that circuit.
  • understand complex (parallel & series/parallel) circuits and how they are used in various applications. Also, you will learn magnetism and how its effect is used in circuits that require magnetic operations.
  • understand how alternating current is generated and know the common waveform used to represent alternating current. Also, you will learn how and why transformers and capacitors are needed in electrical circuits.
  • understand how a motor turns electrical energy into mechanical energy. Also, you will be able to name the parts of an AC motor and explain how the AC motor operates.
  • understand the differences and uses of control and protection devices used in electrical circuits.
  • understand the differences and uses of connectivity devices used in electrical circuits. Also, you will learn how to use wiring diagrams.
  • Learn preventative steps that may avoid dangerous conditions at a work site or location. You will also learn what to do after unexpected events have occurred.

Q. What else will I learn?

A. A more detailed syllabus is available on request.

Q. How much does the course cost?

A. US$ 499.00 – There will be an additional shipping charge for materials for online classes overseas. Please contact administration at 888-828-3434 for pricing

Q. What will I receive?

A. Students will receive 6 month access to the online training course, a text book, a meter, a lab kit, and a tool kit.

Q. What payment options do I have?

A. Cash, Credit Card via PayPal, or Checks.

Q. Do I get a diploma or certificate?

A. Upon satisfactory completion of the course you will receive a

certificate.

Q. How long will it take me to complete the course?

A. You work at you own pace. There is a six-month time limit for

your username and password. If you need additional time to

complete the course, just e-mail us and let us know. You could

complete the course in as little as 30 days.

Q. Can I get extra help?

A. Extra help is available by e-mail and phone calls to your coach.

E-mails can be sent to your coach at anytime. Email Answers

will take approximately 24 hours, except with questions coming

in on Friday. Answers for the questions on Friday will be given

out on Monday. Phone call in questions will be from 8AM to 1

PM Monday thru Thursday. Responses will be returned within

24 hours.

Q. Is there a “Hot Line” if I have a question?

A. There is the 24 hour call back option for questions.

Q. When do classes start?

A. Anytime, at your convenience.

Q. How many people will be in my class?

A. You will not be attending any classes with other students, as all

work will be done individually, online.

Q. Do I have to go anywhere for classes?

A. Just to your computer

Q. How do I register?

A. You can register online at the Bay State Tech website. Go to:

Course Sign Up!

Q. What do I need to know to do this program?

A. You must have an understanding of basic math, have good

computer skills, and be able to read and & understand the English language.

Q. Will I need a password?

A. Yes. A user name and password will be given to you after registration.

Q. How long will my password be good for?

A. Until completion of the course or six months, whichever comes first. Additional time may be arranged if needed.

Q. When can I start?

A. Once registration is complete and payment arrangements have

been finalized, you will be given your password information and may start at anytime after that

Q. What if I fail the final exam?

A. There are no final exams, just quizzes.

Q. Who should take this program?

A. Anyone with an interest in a getting a better understanding of how electricity works.

Q. Why should I take this program?

A. This program is designed to give the student an understanding

of electricity to aid in their job performance. It will also benefit

home users with solving general electricity questions and

problems.

Q. Will I be able to get an Electrician’s License if I take this course?

A. No. This is not a licensing course, and is designed only to provide the student with a rudimentary understanding of basic electricity.

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TEST YOUR COMPUTER

If this online distance learning course interests you, test your computer's ability to access our online educational course with the Computer System Test link below.
Before you click the link, write down the following Username and Password which are necessary to continue and access the online educational course.
Username: System
Password: test
Computer System Test

Call 1-888-828-3434 to speak to an admissions representative to tour thefacility, see classes in action, and learn about financial aid availability.

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