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Constructing Your Future
This course provides an overview of what to expect from construction trades apprenticeship programs. The course starts out with a discussion of the skills, interests, and mindset that will best serve an apprentice in a construction trades apprenticeship program. The course continues with an overview of the characteristics and benefits of different apprenticeship programs, the different construction trades, and the career paths that can open to the successful apprentice. The course then covers what it means to dress professionally, the hazards of drug and alcohol abuse in the construction industry, the impact of your online image and cell phone use, considerations related to personal financial management, the importance of developing a safety mindset, and the many hazards that can be present in construction work and how to mitigate or avoid them. Finally, the course concludes with an exploration of the personal skills and attributes that will help an apprentice succeed in any apprenticeship program.
Electrical Job Information 1
In Electrical Job Information 1, you will learn about the typical workplace of an Electrical Worker and the importance of safety and awareness on the jobsite. You also will learn to identify some basic tools and common materials of the electrical trade. The course covers the basics of insulated conductors and teaches how to choose and install anchors and fasteners. Lessons explain the types of building construction, conductor installation, and devices and switches. The course closes with an introduction to firestopping and sizing building wire.
Applied Codeology – Navigating the 2020 NEC
The Applied Codeology, Navigating the 2020 NEC course will help you use and apply an efficient method to categorize and locate requirements in the National Electrical Code (NEC). Through repetition and thorough understanding of the “Plan” – “Build” – “Use” concepts, you will gain confidence in using the 2020 NEC.
Electrical Theory 1 – Direct Current
This course covers the electrical theory needed to work with and examine basic direct current (DC) electrical circuits. Beginning with the language and component descriptions of the items that make up a typical DC electrical circuit, this course then methodically covers how to analyze series, parallel, and finally, combination (series-parallel) DC circuits. With the knowledge gained in being able to calculate component and total values for these circuit connections, the course then introduces applications of DC circuits, magnetism, electromagnetism, and electrical generation.
Each lesson is structured with an introduction to the topic, video training, extensive practice, and notebook and success check-ins to support building confidence in learning the skill of analyzing DC circuits. Learners will navigate through the course by showing proficiency within each topic and will have plenty of opportunities to practice each new skill before progressing to the successive topic. Final lessons in the course include a video and resource library for quick access to review all training components, and a lab area for both simulator and hands-on circuit practice.
Imagine a master craftsperson, without any knowledge about how construction drawings are assembled or interpreted, is given a set of blueprints for a NASA space shuttle. Although the craftsperson has all the requisite skills to build the spacecraft, building the intended vehicle will be a struggle. The confusion will be evident from the outset, and the project will be in trouble. It would be almost impossible for the craftsperson to complete the job without being trained to understand the drawings. Blueprint reading for the construction trades is remarkably similar to this scenario. A person cannot simply view a set of construction drawings and construct a building without knowing how to read and use the information contained within the drawings and documentation. Because the drawings and documentation are structured in a standardized and consistent format, novices can learn the necessary reading skills. An understanding of industry practices will allow construction drawings to be accurately interpreted, resulting in a building constructed by skilled tradespeople that matches the architect’s vision. Gaining an understanding of types of drawings, varieties of views, their purpose, and written documentation that accompany the drawings provides the foundational information necessary to understand the designer’s intent.