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ELECTRICAL CONTINUING EDUCATION

COURSE CATALOG

  • NEC UPDATE & GROUNDING VS. BONDING

    • MIKE HOLT ENTERPRISES: NEC UPDATE & GROUNDING VS. BONDING

    Mike Holt Enterprises: Nec Update & Grounding vs. Bonding (32 Hour)

    Everyone in the electrical industry needs to get up to speed on the latest Changes to the NEC.

    Electricians that work for State Contractors are required to take 32 hours of electrical continuing education every 3 years in order to renew their certificates. We’ve combined Code Changes, Code Related, and Industry Related classes into one package to make earning your CEU’s easier!

    Upon completion, ABC NorCal will provide student with Certificate of Completion to submit with the State of California Electrician Renewal Application.

    Changes to the NEC Part 1 – Articles 100-376

    • • General Requirements
    • • Wiring and Protection
    • • Grounding versus Bonding
    • • Wiring Methods and Materials

    Changes to the NEC Part 2 – Articles 388-830

    • • Equipment for General Use
    • • Special Occupancies
    • • Special Equipment
    • • Special Conditions
    • • Communication Systems

    Bonding and Grounding

    • This online course gets to the root of all problems associated with Grounding versus Bonding, and our detailed color graphics help you easily differentiate between the two. Grounding is the most important and least understood Article in the NEC. This program gives you an excellent working knowledge of Article 250 of the National Electrical Code. Learn the purpose of grounding, its operation and its impact on electromagnetic fields, system grounding vs. circuit grounding, location of grounding connection, enclosure grounding, and much more. Electrical Theory has been applied to this difficult to understand Article, making the concepts easier to understand. Additionally, the graphics are color-coded so you can easily differentiate between grounding and bonding.

    Electrical Theory Review

    32 CEU Hour Package Pricing (All 3 Courses):

    • • $320 ABC Member 32 Hours CEU Package Pricing
    • • $350 Non-Nember 32 Hours CEU Package Pricing
  • OSHA 10 AND OSHA 30 ONLINE COURSES

    • OSHA 10-Hour Outreach Training for Construction
    • OSHA 30-Hour Outreach Training for Construction

    OSHA 10-Hour Outreach Training for Construction

    OSHA Outreach Training is the principal method used to train workers in the essentials of occupational safety and health in Construction. Our 100% online, 10-Hour outreach course, covers specific OSHA standards and requirements as they apply to the construction industry and teaches safety awareness which helps in recognizing and reducing the risks of job site hazards. This fully narrated and interactive training is intended for entry level workers as an orientation and covers safety and health hazards workers may face on construction work sites. Our course puts emphasis on hazard identification, avoidance, control and prevention.

    Upon successful completion of this OSHA accepted course, you will receive your 10-Hour Construction Outreach course completion card and completion certificate.

    OSHA 30-Hour Outreach Training for Construction

    OSHA Outreach Training is the principal method used to train workers in the essentials of occupational safety and health in Construction. This 100% online, OSHA 30-Hour Outreach course covers OSHA policies, standards and requirements, including safety and health principles for the construction industry. Our fully narrated and interactive course puts emphasis on hazard identification, avoidance, control and prevention. This training is intended for people who have some safety responsibility.

    Upon successful completion of this OSHA accepted course, you will receive your 30-Hour Construction Outreach course completion card and completion certificate.

  • SAFETY COURSES

    • OSHA 10-Hour Outreach Training for Construction
    • OSHA 30-Hour Outreach Training for Construction
    • OSHA 10-Hour Outreach Training for General Industry
    • OSHA 30-Hour Outreach Training for General Industry
    • OSHA 8-Hour HAZWOPER Refresher Training Course
    • OSHA 24-Hour HAZWOPER Training Course
    • 16-Hour EM 385-1-1 Hazard Recognition Training
    • 40-Hour EM 385-1-1 Hazard Recognition Training
    • Using a Tape Measure — Essential Skills
    • OSHA Certificate Courses

    OSHA 10-Hour Outreach Training for Construction

    OSHA Outreach Training is the principal method used to train workers in the essentials of occupational safety and health in Construction. Our 100% online, 10-Hour outreach course, covers specific OSHA standards and requirements as they apply to the construction industry and teaches safety awareness which helps in recognizing and reducing the risks of job site hazards. This fully narrated and interactive training is intended for entry level workers as an orientation and covers safety and health hazards workers may face on construction work sites. Our course puts emphasis on hazard identification, avoidance, control and prevention.

    Upon successful completion of this OSHA accepted course, you will receive your 10-Hour Construction Outreach course completion card and completion certificate.

    OSHA 30-Hour Outreach Training for Construction

    OSHA Outreach Training is the principal method used to train workers in the essentials of occupational safety and health in Construction. This 100% online, OSHA 30-Hour Outreach course covers OSHA policies, standards and requirements, including safety and health principles for the construction industry. Our fully narrated and interactive course puts emphasis on hazard identification, avoidance, control and prevention. This training is intended for people who have some safety responsibility.

    Upon successful completion of this OSHA accepted course, you will receive your 30-Hour Construction Outreach course completion card and completion certificate.

    OSHA 10-Hour Outreach Training for General Industry

    OSHA Outreach Training is the principal method used to train workers in the essentials of occupational safety and health in General Industry work sites. Our 100% online, 10-Hour Outreach course, covers specific OSHA standards and requirements as they apply to general industry work sites and teaches safety awareness which helps in recognizing and reducing the risks of hazards. This fully narrated and interactive training is intended for entry level workers as an orientation and covers safety and health hazards workers may face at general industry work sites. Our course puts emphasis on hazard identification, avoidance, control and prevention.

    Upon successful completion of this OSHA accepted course, you will receive your 10-Hour General Industry Outreach course completion card and completion certificate.

    OSHA 30-Hour Outreach Training for General Industry

    OSHA Outreach Training is the principal method used to train workers in the essentials of occupational safety and health in General Industry work sites. This 100% online, OSHA 30-Hour Outreach course covers OSHA policies, standards and requirements, including safety and health principles for general industries. Our fully narrated and interactive course puts emphasis on hazard identification, avoidance, control and prevention. This training is intended for people who have some safety responsibility.

    Upon successful completion of this OSHA accepted course, you will receive your 30-Hour General Industry Outreach course completion card and completion certificate.

    OSHA 8-Hour HAZWOPER Refresher Training Course

    This OSHA 8-hour HAZWOPER Training satisfies the annual refresher training course requirement for emergency response workers and for those working with hazardous waste materials. The course itself is 100% online and is audio-narrated, allowing students to interact with the course content. By the end of the training, students will be able to understand how to follow hazard management and hazardous waste regulations, as well as understand how to prevent and protect themselves against hazards.

    OSHA 24-Hour HAZWOPER Training Course

    OSHA 24-Hour HAZWOPER Training is required under 29 CFR Part 1910.120 (e) to be successfully completed before any employee begins work on an uncontrolled hazardous waste operation. Those who are emergency response workers or employees who are hazardous waste workers must complete this course. The course itself is 100% online and is audio-narrated, allowing students to interact with the course content. By the end of the training, students will be able to understand how to follow hazard management and hazardous waste regulations, as well as understand how to prevent and protect themselves against hazards.

    16-Hour EM 385-1-1 Hazard Recognition Training

    Compliance with EM 385-1-1 standards is required for all contractors, workers, and construction employees who work on military contracts. Additionally, any employee who is required to complete an introduction to the regulations and standards in EM 385-1-1 must take this course. The 16-Hour EM 385-1-1 course provides students with the necessary knowledge to prevent injuries and avoid hazards while working on their job site.

    40-Hour EM 385-1-1 Hazard Recognition Training

    Compliance with EM 385-1-1 standards is required for those who are managers, supervisors, contractors, or construction employees who work on military contracts. Additionally, any employee required to meet the compliance standards and regulations set forth in EM 385-1-1 must take this course. The 40-Hour EM 385-1-1 course provides students with the necessary knowledge to prevent injuries and avoid hazards while working on their job site.

    Using a Tape Measure — Essential Skills

    Interactive Online Training presented by ABC of WI Apprenticeship & Training Trust

    OSHA Certificate Courses

    Our one-hour, 100% online OSHA Certificate Courses provide you with training on specific safety and health topics. Upon completion of a course, you will receive a Certificate of Completion.

  • BASIC MOTOR CONTROLS

    • Part One (16 hour course)
    • Part 2 (16 hour course)

    Learn the basics of motor controls and get hands-on experience building control circuits for motors.

    In Basic Motor Controls Part 1, you will learn about and gain experience with:

    • • The parts and components of a motor circuit
    • • Manual control, automatic control and control logic
    • • Motor control line – ladder diagrams
    • • Local Start / Stop Station
    • • Multiple Start / Stop Stations
    • • Using Selector Switches & Pilot Devices
    • • Reversing circuits

    Students who complete the course successfully receive a Certificate of Completion showing hours of attendance. This course is worth 16 hours of continuing education credit.

    SEATS ARE LIMITED TO 16 PARTICIPANTS, SO SIGN UP TODAY!! 

    • • Total class hours available: 16
    • • Standard Tuition Fee: $219 per person
    • • Late Tuition Fee: $265 per person

    PLEASE REVIEW THE TEXTBOOK INFORMATION TO ENSURE YOU HAVE THE APPLICABLE TEXTBOOKS. 

    Build on what you learned in Basic Motor Controls, Part 1 by getting further hands-on experience building control circuits for motors.

    In Basic Motor Controls, Part 2, you will learn about and gain experience with:

    • • Sequential starting of multiple motors
    • • Control relays and their common applications
    • • Timers and timing logic, for example, on delay, off delay, etc.

    Students who complete the course successfully receive a Certificate of Completion showing hours of attendance. This course is worth 16 hours of continuing education credit.

    SEATS ARE LIMITED TO 16 PARTICIPANTS

    • • Total class hours available: 16
    • • Standard Tuition Fee: $215
    • • Late Tuition Fee: $265

    PLEASE REVIEW THE TEXTBOOK INFORMATION TO ENSURE YOU HAVE THE APPLICABLE TEXTBOOKS. 

  • COMMERCIAL BLUEPRINT READING

    • Blueprint Reading Part 1
    • Blueprint Reading Part 2
    • Blueprint Reading Part 3

    Blueprint Reading Part 1 – GW-301 Commercial – Advanced Electrical Series (42-hour course)

    Coordinate cut sheets, submittals, the NEC and more with blueprints to plan electrical installation for commercial construction. GW 301 and 302 take students through construction of a commercial building from underground work through construction and finish work. Students will use genuine construction plans (blueprints) and related documents to learn how to coordinate documents, work with other trades, and identify ways to save money through careful planning. Key course subjects in GW 301 include:

    • How to read construction plans (blueprints)
    • Coordinating construction documents:
      • Construction plans (blueprints)
      • Specifications
      • Submittals
      • Requests for Information (RFIs) and Change Orders
    • Identifying and planning for electrical work on construction plan sheet types
    • Underground utilities locator and coordinating with local utility companies
    • Parallel conductors, sizing secondary conductors and conduits and sizing grounding electrode conductors
    • Working clearances, services and meter types
    • Exterior Lighting
    • Scheduling Labor and materials

    A 2014 NEC book, a set of blueprints and a student resource booklet are required for this course. The blueprints and the student resource booklet are included in the cost of the tuition. The blueprints and the student resource booklet are used for both the Blueprint Reading Part 1 and Part 2 (GW 301 and 302) courses. Minimum Points and Hours: To earn credit hours for this course, students are required to attend a minimum number of course hours and earn a minimum number of points. Zero (0) credit hours will be awarded if the minimum attendance and/or minimum points are not met. See the points and hours matrix for specific requirements for this course.

    • Total class hours available: 42
    • Standard Tuition Fee: $389
    • Late Tuition Fee: $439
    • Approximate textbooks/course materials costs: Textbook/course materials costs vary depending on when, where and how you purchase them. The average cost is $110.00. PLEASE REVIEW THE TEXTBOOK INFORMATION to ensure you have the applicable textbooks.
    • Web Cast System Requirements: A valid e-mail address is required at time of sign-up. In order to be able to be invited to the class, you must have an e-mail address. Web Cast System Requirements

    From Date: 01/11/2020
    Through Date: 02/25/2020
    Location: Live Webcast
    Onsite Date: Saturday, January 11 @ 9:00 AM

    * This course includes classes that are conducted on one or more Saturdays and/or Sundays.

    Blueprint Reading Part 2 – GW-302 Commercial – Advanced Electrical Series (42-hour course) 

    Blueprint Reading Part 2 (GW 302 Commercial): Electrical Work for Commercial Construction from the Ground Up, Part 2 Coordinate cut sheets, submittals, the NEC and more with blueprints to plan electrical installation for commercial construction. GW 301 and 302 take students through construction of a commercial building from underground work through construction and finish work. Students will use genuine construction plans (blueprints) and related documents to learn how to coordinate documents, work with other trades, and identify ways to save money through careful planning. Key course subjects in GW 302 include:

    • Public utility requirements
    • Electrical room layout
    • Floor types and planning conduit runs
    • Parking garage lighting
    • Large conduit systems and parallel conductor ampacity
    • Busway systems
    • Commercial load calculations
    • Lighting fixtures and wiring methods
    • Branch circuits and raceways
    • Electrical for elevators and water heater
    • Electrical finish work

    A 2014 NEC book, a set of blueprints and a student resource booklet are required for this course. The blueprints and the student resource booklet are not included in the cost of the tuition. If you did not take the Blueprint Reading Part 1 (GW301) course contact ABC. The blueprints and student resource booklet are MANDATORY in order to attend the course. Minimum Points and Hours: To earn credit hours for this course, students are required to attend a minimum number of course hours and earn a minimum number of points. Zero (0) credit hours will be awarded if the minimum attendance and/or minimum points are not met. See the points and hours matrix for specific requirements for this course.

    • Total class hours available: 42
    • Standard Tuition Fee: $389 
    • Late Tuition Fee: $439
    • Approximate textbooks/course materials costs: Textbook/course materials costs vary depending on when, where and how you purchase them. The average cost is $110.00. PLEASE REVIEW THE TEXTBOOK INFORMATION to ensure you have the applicable textbooks.
    • Web Cast System Requirements: A valid e-mail address is required at time of sign-up. In order to be able to be invited to the class, you must have an e-mail address. Web Cast System Requirements

    Course materials which include specifications and drawings designed especially for the 301 Commercial, 302 Commercial and 303 Commercial courses will be provided by ABC Northern California Chapter.

    From Date: 01/15/2020
    Through Date: 03/07/2020
    Location: Live Webcast
    Onsite Date: Saturday, March 7 @ 1:00 PM

    * This course includes classes that are conducted on one or more Saturdays and/or Sundays.

    Blueprint Reading Part 3 (GW 303 Commercial): Planning Commercial Electrical Installations for New Construction

    Build on the skills you learned in GET WIRED! 301 and 302 by getting “hands on” experience planning commercial electrical installations. Identify needed resources, job specifications, applicable codes, and information from the owner/architect, and AHJ and coordinate them all with specific blueprints. This course includes three projects students work on independently, with guidance from an instructor, including:

    • Assignment 1 – Job pre-planning
    • Assignment 2 – Preliminary electrical room layout
    • Assignment 3 – Plan conflict-free electrical installations

    This course is not for beginners. Students who enroll in GET WIRED! 303 should:

    • Have basic blueprint reading experience (including A, C, L, M, P, and E sheets)
    • Have experience using construction documents and electrical specifications (equipment cut-sheets, submittals, electrical contracts, RFI, change orders, and more)
    • Have a good understanding of electrical theory
    • Have considerable experience using the National Electrical Code (NEC)
    A 2014 NEC book, a set of blueprints and a student resource booklet are required for this course. The blueprints and the student resource booklet are included in the cost of the tuition.  Minimum Points and Hours: To earn credit hours for this course, students are required to attend a minimum number of course hours and earn a minimum number of points. Zero (0) credit hours will be awarded if the minimum attendance and/or minimum points are not met. See the points and hours matrix for specific requirements for this course.
    • Total class hours available: 32
    • Standard Tuition Fee: $339
    • Late Tuition Fee: $389
    • Approximate textbooks/course materials costs: Textbook/course materials costs vary depending on when, where and how you purchase them. The average cost is $110.00. PLEASE REVIEW THE  TEXTBOOK INFORMATION to ensure you have the applicable textbooks.
    • Web Cast System Requirements: A valid e-mail address is required at time of sign-up. In order to be able to be invited to the class, you must have an e-mail address. Web Cast System Requirements

    From Date: 01/14/2020
    Through Date: 02/25/2020
    Location: Live Webcast
    Onsite Date: N/A

  • MOTOR CONTROL & SIGNAL CIRCUITS

    • GW-401

    GW-401 Introduction to Basic Motor Controls (32-Hour Course)

    Recommended Prerequisite for Electrician Trainees: GW 100 & 200 Series, 301 & 302 Strongly Advised

    For those with little or no experience with motor controls, this online course gives a solid foundation in:

    • Motor controls and schematics
    • Reversing controls
    • Controls for multiple motors
    • Disconnecting means for motors and controllers
    • Winding connections
    • Control and signaling circuits

    This course takes place entirely online – there are no lab days for this course. GW 401 is excellent preparation for Basic Motor Controls Parts 1 and 2, where students apply what they’ve learned in GW 401 to hands-on motor control labs. 2014 NEC book is required. ABC will provide each student with Mike Holt’s Illustrated Guide to Understanding Basic Motor Controls textbook. The Mike Holt’s textbook is included in the course tuition. ABC can not split the textbook and tuition costs. Minimum Points and Hours: To earn credit hours for this course, students are required to attend a minimum number of course hours and earn a minimum number of points. Zero (0) credit hours will be awarded if the minimum attendance and/or minimum points are not met. See the points and hours matrix for specific requirements for this course.  Webcast System Requirements: For the eCampus website and the Adobe Connect virtual classroom to run properly on your computer, please make sure to review the Webcast System Requirements BEFORE class starts. A valid email address is required at the time of sign-up.

  • INTRODUCTION TO FOREMANSHIP SKILLS

    • COURSE 1

    For more information on this course <a href=”https://www.abcnorcal.org/workforce-development/electrian-trainee/”>click here</a>

  • 2017 TEST PREPARATION COURSE FOR THE CALIFORNIA STATE CERTIFICATION EXAM

    • ENGLISH
    • SPANISH

    2 Day Exam Preparation Course – General or Residential (16 hour course)

    • 2 Day Exam Preparation is a fast-paced code study course focused on learning to use the code book in preparing for the State Certification exam. Much of the class is dedicated to sample testing similar to state exams. It focuses on practical research by the students to find the answers to code questions rather than instruction by lecture.

      Prerequisites : 8,000+ General OJT hours and substantial knowledge of electrical theory and the 2017 National Electric Code (NEC) or 4,800+ Residential OJT hours and substantial knowledge of electrical theory and the 2017 National Electric Code (NEC)

    • Total class hours available: 16
    • Standard Tuition Fee for Livermore Sessions: $400

    Registration with the State of California: ABC Northern California  Chapter is registered with the State of California. Registration means we have met certain minimum standards imposed by the state for registered schools on the basis of our written application to the state. Registration does not mean we have met all of the more extensive standards required by the state for schools that are approved to operate or licensed or that the state has verified the information we submitted with our registration form.

    2 Day Exam Preparation Course – General or Residential (16 hour course)

    • 2 Day Exam Preparation is a fast-paced code study course focused on learning to use the code book in preparing for the State Certification exam. Much of the class is dedicated to sample testing similar to state exams. It focuses on practical research by the students to find the answers to code questions rather than instruction by lecture.

      Prerequisites : 8,000+ General OJT hours and substantial knowledge of electrical theory and the 2017 National Electric Code (NEC) or 4,800+ Residential OJT hours and substantial knowledge of electrical theory and the 2017 National Electric Code (NEC)

    • Total class hours available: 16
    • Standard Tuition Fee for Livermore Sessions: $400

    Registration with the State of California: ABC Northern California  Chapter is registered with the State of California. Registration means we have met certain minimum standards imposed by the state for registered schools on the basis of our written application to the state. Registration does not mean we have met all of the more extensive standards required by the state for schools that are approved to operate or licensed or that the state has verified the information we submitted with our registration form.