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Introduction to the Electrical Trade

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Introduction to the Electrical Trade
  • Free

  • US AID

  • 1-2 Hours

  • Assessment

  • Certification

  • 50 Pts

  • Description
  • Outcome
  • Certification
  • Modern-day life is heavily dependent on electric power. Our technologically driven world comes to a standstill when there is any disruption to this form of energy. In order for our everyday lives to function efficiently, we need a regular and uninterrupted supply of electricity. To ensure this we need electrical engineers and other skilled workers in the field to transmit, distribute, and maintain our electrical systems and equipment. This free online course will introduce the learner to the electrical trade and the types of skills required by electricians working on residential, commercial, and industrial projects. The course explains the basic concepts in electricity such as electrical charge, current, circuits, voltage, and resistance. The course also discusses the hazards of working with electricity, and outlines the safety procedures and standards that need to be in place in any job site. This course will be of great interest to all professionals who want to learn about the electrical trade. It will also be of interest to all learners who would like to develop a career in this field.

  • Having completed this course the learner will be able to:
    - Discuss the significance of electrical trade in today's times;
    - Outline the types of skills required by electricians working on various job sites;
    - List the various terms associated with electrical power, equipment, current, circuits;
    - Describe the basic electrical wiring system in residential, commercial, industrial projects;
    - Summarize the hazards involved in working with electric power;
    - Identify the safety procedures and the basic attitudes to working with electricity;
    - Explain the reaction and involvement of atoms in electrical circuits;
    - Define the laws pertaining to electricity such as Ohm's law and Kirchhoff's law for current and voltage.

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