The suggestion was made that The LU112-NECA Electrical Training Center add a few new classes to the Journeyman Class Schedule…so we did! Below you will find a little bit more information regarding our existing classes…along with some new topics, such as Fire Alarm, Electrical Safety Related Work Practices (NFPA 70E), Codeology and more! We have put together a couple of 12 hour courses for those of you who just want to take 3 or 4 courses to complete your required CEUs. We have also added a few “lab” type courses for those of you who are interested in getting some hands on experience…please be sure to have appropriate lab attire as it will be required. Exact descriptions of lab attire may vary slightly per class, but you are always safe to dress work appropriate…sturdy shoes, long pants, sleeved shirt, long hair pulled back & no dangling jewelry. All of the listed classes are approved in both Washington and Oregon. The newly required OAR class for Oregon Licenses is no being offered too! Please be sure to note which courses give credit for Washington or Oregon or Both. CEU credit hours for a course may also differ in WA and OR.
CODE UPDATE COURSES
**These two courses can be taken in any order…and count for 8 hours of Code Update & 8 hours CEUs if you take both of them…that means only 4 hours of RCW/WAC and/or 4 hours of OARs, plus 4 hours of additional CEUs to complete the Washington and/or Oregon CEUs for license renewal!!
2020 NEC Code Update I (8hr - WA/OR)
This Code Update course is designed to familiarize electricians and electrical contractors with the most important changes in the NEC, assisting with the in-depth understanding of the actual Code changes, specifically, the reason behind the changes in regards to the Chapters 1-3 of the 2020 NEC Code Book. Through swift explanations followed by classroom exercise the participant will gain knowledge of these changes. Chapters 4-8 will be briefly touched upon and covered in detail in the 2020 NEC Code Update II course listed below. Be sure to bring the current NEC Code book and calculator.
2020 NEC Code Update II (8hr - WA/OR)
This Code Update course is designed to familiarize electricians and electrical contractors with the most important changes in the NEC, assisting with the in-depth understanding of the actual Code changes, specifically, the reason behind the changes in regards to the Chapters 4-8 of the 2020 NEC Code Book. Through swift explanations followed by classroom exercise the participant will gain knowledge of these changes. Chapters 1-3 will be briefly touched upon and covered in detail in the 2020 NEC Code Update I course listed above. Be sure to bring the current NEC Code book and calculator.
CONTINUING EDUCATION COURSES
CODE CALCULATIONS I (4hr - WA/OR)
This invigorating course covers the basics of ampacity, conduit fill and box fill. Through dynamic power point presentations, classroom excercises adn interpretive dance, the participant will gain exceptional working knowledge of these mind blowing topics. Be sure to bring the current NEC Code book and a calculator. Both the code Calculations I & II courses can be taken in any order.
CODEOLOGY (12hr - WA / 0hr - OR)
Creating a foundation of understanding in the layout and organization of the National Electrical Code (NEC)©, this fast paced course with brief presentations and classroom exercise will “groove in” the participants skills in quickly accessing the NEC to answer on the job questions or for test preparation. This is a great class to take in conjunction with the Admin/Master Load Calculations prep course, which will be offered again early next year. It would also be a great class to take in preparation for a state licensing exam. Be sure to bring a code book, calculator, and (3) hi-liter pens (green, orange, and yellow).
Cost: $75.00 (this includes cost of the course, Codeology workbook & lab materials)
CONDUIT BENDING (4hr - WA/OR)
This quick conduit skills refresher course will cover some of the basic layout skills for conduit bending along with some lab time to practice them! The exact layout problems being covered will be driven in part by requests of the participants in class. Appropriate lab attire is required. Be sure to bring the current NEC Code book and calculator.
Cost: $30.00 (this includes cost of the course, handouts, and lab materials)
ELECTRICAL SAFETY RELATED WORK PRACTICES (NFPA 70E) (12hr - WA / 8hr - OR)
This course is designed for electrical safety awareness with examination of the job safety requirements of NFPA 70E, covering hazard awareness, general requirements, establishing an electrically safe work condition and work involving electrical hazards. This class will offer time to apply the “Codeology” approach to the NFPA 70E, to understand how to quickly answer on the job questions. Lab time will be used to practice the skills needed to establish an electrically safe work condition. Appropriate lab attire will be required.
Cost: $75.00 (this includes cost of the course & lab materials)
EVITP I - Introduction to Electrical Vehicles (4hr - WA/OR)
This course is an introduction to electrical vehicle supply equipment (EVSE) and its installation. It will cover the issues related to electrical vehicles and the installation of their charging stations, including those related to the NEC.
FIRE ALARM (12hr - WA / Pending - OR)
This course will be covering the NFPA 72 requirements for installation of fire alarm systems. The Training Center now has four Notifier addressable fire alarm training boards which will help participants with hands on experience reinforcing knowledge gained regarding Initiating Device Circuits, Notification Appliance Circuits, Signal Line Circuits, blueprints & shop drawings, and various code requirements. Appropriate lab attire will be required.
Cost: $75.00 (this includes cost of the course & lab materials)
FIRST AID / CPR (4hr - WA/OR)
This course is a industry safety related cours covering Industrial First Aid, Basic Life Support, CPR
GROUNDING (4hr - WA/OR)
This is a lively course covering the terminology, reasoning, sizing and installation requirments covered in the 2020 NEC and current Electrical Systems Text. Be sure to bring your current NEC Code Book.
MASTER / ADMIN LOAD CALCULATIONS PREP (12hr - WA / 8hr - OR)
Designed and presented by one of our own Journeyman Instructor, Louie LaMarche, this class will guide you through five nights of code calculations for dwellings, commercial and industrial occupancies. Explanations of common calculation problems will be followed up by class exercises. Though this is a 20 hour course…you will receive only 12 hour CEU credits…which sounds like a problem, until you count the hours and realize with this course, you not only get better prepared for state exams, but you only have to take a 4hr RCW/WAC class & an 8hr Code Change class to meet the CEU Requirements for Washington!!! Be sure to bring the current NEC Code book and calculator.
Cost: $100.00 (this includes cost of the course and Code Calculations Workbook)
MOTORS (4hr - WA/OR)
This exciting course covers the topic of electric motors and the requirements found in the current NEC covering conductors, overcurrent protection and disconnect sizing, as well as prescriptive installations requirements.
RCW/WAC (4hr - WA)
This action packed class is designed to deliver a fun and exciting look at Washington Electrical Laws and NEC code adopting and revision. Expect to come ready to participate in a new and super duper fun learning environment.
OREGON RULE & LAW (4hr - OR)
This course is an industry related course covering Oregon Electrical Law. Through lecture and class participation you will learn about the laws governing electrical installations in Oregon and look in depth at the Oregon Electrical Specialty Code (OESC). The OESC contains which version of the NEC code book that is the adopted set of rules and all revisions to it.
SOLAR PHOTOVOLTAICS I (4hr - WA/OR)
The introduction of solar photovoltaics including the basics of solar cells, understanding sun paths, shading, NEC requirements and the permitting. This course is a great introduction to the Solar Photovoltaic Field, its associated electrical design and installation practices.
SOLAR PHOTOVOLTAICS II (12hr - WA / 8hr - OR)
This classroom an hands on lab course is a comprehensive study of solar photovoltaics beginning with background and ending in a hands-on install. Topics include, but are not limited to, understanding the components involved, resources found online as well as elsewhere, NEC requirements, arrray sizing, configurations, locating, field surveys and installation. Prepare to be involved with all aspects of the class and come with the current NEC Code book, notebook and work attire on Day 2, to complete the erection of two PV arrays.
TRANSFORMERS (4hr - WA/OR)
This life changing course covers concepts related to transformer make-up, use, theory, and NEC installation requirments, including transformer, conductor and overcurrent protection sizing.