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Courses included in the training programs offered individually as well as some additional selected courses for related study, delivered by correspondence.

Individual Courses

  • Business Communication (45 hrs.) (Board approved elective)

    This course provides thorough coverage of written and verbal communications principles and practices. Topics include communication foundations and analysis; communication through electronic, voice, and written messages; communication through reports and business presentations; and communication for employment. There are writing assignments included in this course.

    Controls I: Residential Wiring (45 hrs.) (core course)

    An introductory course in practical wiring with an emphasis on residential wiring. It examines basic wiring practices including wiring methods, outlet and switch boxes, conductor selection, electrical devices and equipment, wire connections and splices, overcurrent protection, appliance and special outlet wiring, and grounding for safety. Residential services and feeders, and all electrical and electronic systems normally found in dwelling occupancies are also discussed. This is an NEC®-based course and will involve some use of the most recent edition of the NEC® text.

    This course is modified for students pursuing certain limited electrician’s licenses.

    Controls II: Commercial Wiring (45 hrs.) (core course)

    This course introduces commercial wiring methods along with devices, appliances, and equipment used in commercial wiring systems. Feeders and services are analyzed. Other topics covered include lamps and luminaires, standby power systems, overcurrent protection, short-circuit protection, and coordination of overcurrent protective devices.

    Electrical Print-Reading & Sketching (45 hrs.) (core course)

    Introduces basic drawing and sketching techniques, projections, perspectives, scaling, dimensions, and construction types. Electrical and other symbology used on drawings is examined. Site plans, floor plans, elevations, details, sections, and schedules are discussed. Residential, commercial, and industrial prints and specifications are studied.

    The CD supplement provides easier reading of prints contained in the text.

    This course is modified for students pursuing certain limited electrician’s licenses.

    Electricity I (45 hrs.) (core course)

    Commonly referred to as “Introduction to Electricity” or “Introduction to DC Circuits.” Safety, atomic structure, electrical quantities, static electricity, small sources of electricity, and resistors used in series, parallel, and combination circuits are introduced. Circuit laws and theorems are explained. Operation of digital and analog meters, conductor sizing, voltage drop calculations, and magnetic induction are discussed.

    Electricity II (45 hrs.) (core course)

    Commonly referred to as “Introduction to AC Circuits” or “AC Circuit Theory.” Building on the basic principles studied in Electricity I, Electricity II explains the basics of AC and introduces inductance and capacitance. Basic trigonometry and vectors are explained. Series and parallel circuits containing resistance, inductance, and capacitance are analyzed. True power, reactive power, apparent power, and power factor are examined.

    Introduction to Business (45 hrs.) (Board approved elective)

    A thorough examination of the basic principles of business. Topics include the business environment, economics, business ethics and social responsibility, business formation, small business and entrepreneurship, accounting, finance, and financial markets. Marketing and managing a business are also discussed. The course includes online resources.

    Note to Course Descriptions

    The Maine Electricians’ Examining Board requires core courses to be completed for licensure. Applicants for limited electrician’s licenses are not required to complete all core courses. See the study programs for limited licenses. Board approved electives (3) fulfill the elective requirement for master and journeyman training programs.

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