Basic Electricity Course

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Basic Electricity Course Description
Our Basic Electricity Course provides a practical introduction to industrial electricity principles as applied to modern industrial, commercial and institutional electric power systems. This is an introduction to basic electricity, a course that will give you the knowledge you need to take the next step to advanced training for almost any profession that deals with electricity. This course will provide you with a solid foundation on which you can build. Whether you intend on continuing your education or apprenticing in any of the aforementioned trades you will start with a firm footing beneath you.

The subjects covered are a must for anyone who works with and around electricity or around electrical components. The fundamentals include electrical flow, Ohm's Law, electrical drawings, symbols and schematics, information on basic relay, breaker and fuse operation, as well as AC transformers and electric motors. These subjects are explained thoroughly without the unnecessary complex math. Participants will assemble practical circuits in which they will apply the concepts learned.

If you are interested in pursuing a career in anyone of the fields listed below should take this program first. By learning the fundamentals now you will be gaining a fast track to your career of choice.

  • 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


Students are encouraged to bring their laptop computers to the course to learn how electrical circuits are analyzed using one of today's leading software simulation tools.

This Basic Electricity Course is designed for personnel entering into the electrical field who need a solid background in AC/DC concepts; non-electrical personnel requiring basic electrical knowledge, cross-training or electrical technicians that need a review.

Our Basic Electricity Course is ideal for both the beginner and someone with years of experience but no formal training. It is practical in nature - it will cover subjects that an industrial, commercial or institutional electrician must know to be effective. This course is designed to be practical, with procedures and things you need to know to effectively troubleshoot electrical circuits and systems.

The Basic Electricity Course begins with the fundamentals of industrial electricity by explaining Voltage, Current, Resistance, and Power, which then leads to a brief discussion of Ohm s Law. Following this, there will be a lengthy discussion of electrical symbols and drawings, which includes analyzing drawings of the electrical systems.

The balance of the Basic Electricity Course centers on Generators, Transformers, Motor, Motor Controls and Power Circuits, Electrical Protective Devices, and Wiring Systems in three-phase and single-phase distribution systems.

This Basic Electricity Course program introduces the important rules and fundamentals related to basic industrial electricity. Learn how DC and AC circuits are designed and integrate generators, transformers and motors. Also, students will learn the basics of electrical protection and control. Know the methods of estimating and measuring current flow and voltage drop in circuits. Students will also learn power factor and how it can be controlled. Students will gain an effective knowledge of how connection and wiring rules are used to power various devices and electrical loads.

Key Equipment and Areas of Discussion:
  • Electrical Conductors and Wiring Methods
  • Electrical Drawings and Symbols
  • Direct Current Circuits
  • Inductance & Capacitance
  • Generators and Transformers
  • Protective Relays and Motors
  • Solid-state Devices
  • Direct Current Machines
  • Single-Phase Motors
  • Three-Phase Motors
  • Plant Electrical Distribution Systems
  • Alternating Current Control Devices
  • Electrical Drawing and Symbols

Bonus Features
With your forum participation, (which includes Refreshments and Lunches) you will receive the following:
  • FREE Electricity Forum 120-page Electrical Testing and Maintenance Handbook V.6 (Value $35.00)
  • $100 Coupon Toward any Future 2008 Electricity Forum Event (Restrictions Apply)
  • 1.4 Continuing Education Unit (CEU) Credits
  • FREE Magazine Subscription (Value $50.00)
  • Course Materials in Paper Format
  • Register Three, Get One FREE

Program Outline


When and Where

The Basic Industrial Electricity Training Course will be held as follows:

Edmonton, AB - June 9-10, 2008
Radisson Hotel Edmonton South (Formerly Coast Terrace Inn)
4440 Gateway Blvd.
Tel: (780) 437-6010

A special bedroom rate (non-commissionable) has been arranged with these hotels. To receive this rate, inform the hotel that you are a delegate with the Canadian Electricity Forum when making your reservation.

Registration Fees

The registration fee to attend the Basic Industrial Electricity Training Course is $599.00 + 29.95 GST.

The fee includes forum participation and refreshments. LUNCH IS PROVIDED WITH THIS COURSE.

Register and prepay 8 days before forum date and receive an early bird registration fee of $549.00 + 27.45 GST per delegate.

SPECIAL PROMOTION: Register 3 delegates at full price, and get a 4th registration FREE!


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Don't be fooled by other training experiences available in the marketplace presented by manufacturers and service companies, where electrical safety information sessions are really intended to sell equipment and services. The Electricity Forum strives to present technical, non-commercial training that benefits the student - all you receive is credible, commercially-unbiased education. The Electricity Forum does not endorse or promote any company's products or services. We respect that your time and money are invested in your education.

Registration Procedure

Canadian Electricity Forum
215-1885 Clements Road
Pickering, ON L1W 3V4
Call our Registration Department at
(905) 686-1040

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(905) 686-1078

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A letter of confirmation will be sent to you once the registration form is processed.

Cancellation and Refund Policy

Registration fees are refundable only upon receipt of written notification 10 days prior to the conference date, less a 10 per cent service charge. Substitution of participants is permissible.
The Electricity Forum reserves the right to cancel any conference it deems necessary and will, in such event, make a full refund of the registration fees.

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About the Electricity Forum

With headquarters in Pickering, Ontario, The Electricity Forum is dedicated to providing cost-effective, highly specialized education and learning through industry-wide forums, electrical training courses, Electricity Today magazine, and a comprehensive website at More 40,000 delegates from leading companies across North America have attended our forums and courses in 28 years.
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