The Beginner's Guide to Testing Electrical Circuits
What you'll learn
- Students will learn the basics of electrical circuits and Ohm's Law
- Students will learn the types and functions of test instruments, highlighting digital multimeters
- Students will understand the relationship between electrical circuits and components and test instruments
- Students will learn the purpose, functions, and controls of digital multimeters
- Students will understand safe use of instruments when testing circuits and components
- Students will be able to apply the curriculum to real world testing and troubleshooting
- No multimeter experience needed. Students should own or have access to a meter for skills practice.
The Beginner's Guide to Testing Electrical Circuits combines clear explanations of electrical circuits, components, and values with detailed demonstrations and labs on using test instruments competently and safely. The instruction also covers common circuit and component troubleshooting and the role of a multimeter in that process.
Designed for students and beginners, the curriculum is also a great refresher and skill builder for those familiar with electrical testing. Whether you are a student, electrician, technician, engineer, or hobbyist, The Beginner's Guide to Testing Electrical Circuits will improve your knowledge and competence when using digital multimeters.
The instruction begins with lessons on basic electrical circuits, terminology, and theory, including Ohm's Law. These are then applied to test instruments and how they function. Also included are essential safety precautions and step-by-step test procedures. Basic testing tools are demonstrated, primarily focusing on the digital multimeter. Students should have access to a meter to replicate and practice testing procedures included in the training.
The instructor, Mitch Hegman, is both a practicing master electrician and a professional instructor. Mitch understands electrical testing from both a practical and educational perspective and applies a combination classroom and "in-the-field" approach to his teaching. And early course lessons introduce and allow students to begin using and practicing with their meters as they learn about circuits and components.
Who this course is for:
- Electricians (all levels), technicians, handymen and women, DIY and hobbyists, STEM students
Welcome - my name is Mitch Hegman, and I'm here to help improve your knowledge, safety, and skills when using electrical testing tools. No matter your understanding of and skill level using meters and test instruments, there will be something of value to you in my classes.
I'm a Master Electrician with an electrical career that spans 45 years– 28 in the field and 17 as a professional instructor. My teaching career began as an instructor at the Montana Electrical Joint Apprenticeship Council, where I worked my way up to the training director position. In 2010, I started my private training company (Solid State Educators).
I teach electricians, apprentices, engineers, STEM students, production and manufacturing technicians, solar installers, hobbyists, and homeowners. I also consult commercial and industrial clients on the National Electrical Code and NFPA 70E (Electrical Safety in the Workplace).
My training clientele includes the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW), the National Electrical Contractor's Association (NECA), Boeing, NorthWestern Energy, and the Federal Government. I'm also the author of Taking Measure (How to Safely and Competently Use Your Digital Multimeter).
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