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Building: RCA: Electrical Principles # 1

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101 to 202 minutes
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Standard Definition
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IE Desktop
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MasteryNet Player
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Quiz Questions
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Convenience Learning International
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Cengage Learning
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This training, part one of two, introduces the learner to electrical theory and its applications through an overview of important concepts, equations, and practical examples. Part one of Electrical Principles covers basic electricity concepts and an explanation of OHM’s law. The trainee then learns about series, parallel, and combination circuits, along with direct and basic alternating current.

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  • Install on any SCORM LMS
  • Rich multimedia presentation with interactions and quiz
  • Print certificate and wallet card
  • You have 60 days to complete the course

This training is intended for all persons who have recently entered or are considering entering the Electrical Wiring field within the Residential Construction Industry.

The course presents the following topical areas:
  • Basic Electricity and Ohm's Law
  • Series and Parallel Circuits
  • Combination Circuits
  • Basic Alternating Current
Intended Performance Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this course you will be better prepared to:
  • Understand basic electricity and Ohm's Law.
    • Discuss the structure of atoms.
    • Explain the difference between conductors and insulators.
    • Discuss common electrical quantities.
    • Determine answers to Ohm's Law questions.
  • Understand series and parallel circuits.
    • Give the definition of a series circuit.
    • List rules for series circuits.
    • Define parallel circuits.
    • List rules for parallel circuits.
    • Determine electrical values in series and parallel circuits.
  • Understand combination circuits.
    • Determine electrical values in series and parallel circuits.
    • State the rules for parallel circuits.
    • Determine the current path(s) through a combination circuit.
    • Determine the total resistance of a combination circuit.
    • Determine voltage drops across elements of a combination circuit.
  • Understand basic alternating current.
    • Discuss the differences between direct and alternating current.
    • Discuss different types of AC waveforms.
    • Determine values of peak, RMS and average voltage.
    • Explain wavelength.
    • Discuss different types of alternating current loads.

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