Course Catalog

Technical – Installation

Understanding Ohm’s Law

Learn the basics of Ohm’s law in this 2 day class. Lean math formulas that predict electrical values then use a meter to verify that Ohm’s law works.

Details: Classroom style with hands-on training for 8 Continuing Education Units, 2 days for 4 hours. This course adds value to anyone seeking information on electrical formulas.

Pipe Bending Skills for Beginners

Improve your installation skills with a variety of hands on activities designed to help you with Pipe Bending and Installation. Learn the basics of math for bending, avoiding obstacles and SIMPull Solutions by Southwire.

Details: 4 days for 4 hours, 16 Continuing Education Units for attendance and participation. These classes are open to anyone that needs to improve their knowledge and skill.

 

Technical- Controls

Understanding Construction Blueprints

This course prepares attendees to read and understand blue prints, symbols and the installation of other specialty trades. Learn how to use blueprints to plan the course of work, understand where material needs to be placed and staged for efficient installation. This course also builds a foundation for estimating skills.

Details: Classroom and Hands- On Training for 40 Continuing Education Units. Pre-Requisite Required: 2 years field experience.

Reading, Writing and Understanding Diagrams

This 8 hour class helps the electrician read, understand and write line and ladder diagrams. Get hands on practice based on multiple electrical projects.

Details: Classroom style with hands-on training for 8 Continuing Education Units, 2 days for 4 hours. This course adds value to anyone seeking information on electrical diagrams.

Relays, Switches and Starters

This 8 day course provides and introduction to electrical logic, manual and magnetic starters, switches, relays and sensors, starters, contacts and contactors, components of a control drawing, formatting and reading control drawings and wiring relays, contactors and starters.

Details: Classroom style with hands-on training for 16 Continuing Education Units, 4 days for 4 hours. This course adds value to anyone seeking information on electrical controls.

Understanding Basic Motor Controls

This 8 day course provides and introduction to basic motor controls and NEC Article 430. Receive and introduction to the basic principles of motor controls, understand definitions, abbreviations and symbols. Get information and hands on practice for various switches like, relays and push buttons. Learn about basic control circuits, overcurrent protection, reversing controls, controls for multiple motors and miscellaneous requirements.

Details: Classroom style with hands-on training for 16 Continuing Education Units, 4 days for 4 hours. This course adds value to anyone with at least 2 years of field experience and seeking information on electrical controls.

Technical- Code

Article 500 – 820

This 3 day class covers articles 500 – 820. Get the education needed to understand special occupancies and hazardous locations. Receive information on Fire Resistive Cable and Energy Management Systems and Communication Systems.

Details: Classroom style for 3 days for 4 hours, receive 12 Continuing Education Units for attending. This course designed for anyone needing CEU’s for contractor license renewal (see approved States) or required to meet code for installations.

Article 250 – Grounding and Bonding

This 4 day course covers article 250 one of the most technically difficult sections of the National Electrical Code. Get information on the difference between grounding and bonding. Learn the proper requirements for grounding and bonding of the electrical system, grounding and bonding of services and separately derived systems, rounding electrode system, equipment grounding and bonding.

Details: Classroom style for 4 days for 4 hours, receive 16 Continuing Education Units for attending. This course designed for anyone needing CEU’s for contractor license renewal (see approved States) or required to meet new code for installations.

Article 680

The coverage of this article occurs in spring when installer’s face the challenge of meeting code requirements for Swimming Pools, Fountains and Similar installations.

Details: Classroom style for 4 Continuing Education Units, 1 day 4 hours. This course designed for anyone needing CEU’s for contractor license renewal or needing information on installations.

Electrical License Exam Prep Course

This class prepares attendees to take the Georgia Electrical Contractors Exam. Day 1 offers an expanded business and safety section designed to help you understand tax issues, contract management, employment requirements and safety obligations. Days 2 and 3 cover test taking strategies, a review of electrical calculations and code review and application. Complete practice tests designed to check your knowledge, boost your confidence and improve your performance when taking the real exam.

Details: Classroom style for 24 Continuing Education Units. This course adds value to anyone planning to take or qualified to take the Electrical Contractors Exam

Code Changes

This class covers the major changes as revised in the National Electric Code every 3 years. Historically, Georgia adopts the new code in the year following the updates are printed.

Details: Classroom style for 4 – 12 Continuing Education Units, depending on changes. This course designed for anyone needing CEU’s for contractor license renewal (see approved States) or required to meet new code for installations.

Code by Article

An in depth review of selected National Electrical Code articles are offered each week to earn Continuing Education Units (CEU’s) in approved state states

Details: Classroom style for 4 Continuing Education Units for CEU’s in AL, GA, NC, KY and VA . This course designed for anyone needing CEU’s for contractor license renewal (see approved States).

Comprehensive Code Course

Starts 3 times per year in March, July and October, and covers multiple areas of the National Electrical Code, currently 2014 version. This course gives students an in depth review of select code articles 90 – 450. Good for CEU’s in 5 states: AL, GA, NC, KY and VA

Details: Classroom style 14 weeks, 1 class per week, 4 hours/night (4:30-8:30) for 56 Continuing Education Units. This course designed for Electricians to Owners or anyone that requires an in depth understanding of the National Electrical Code. Many attendees use this for preparation to take the Georgia Electrical Contractors Exam. It is attendance based with no formal quizzes, tests or grades.

Advanced Motor Control Part 1 & 2

Control Lab. Expand your knowledge of ladder and line diagrams, wiring relays and their function. Also promotes an understanding of circuits and troubleshooting with hands on activities to help you acquire new skills

Details: Classroom and Hands- On Training for 40 Continuing Education Units. Pre-Requisite Required: Electrical Theory 1 & 2 or Motor Control 1 & 2.

Management- Productivity

Jobsite Planning/ Management

This course helps the site supervisor – jobsite foreman complete jobsite planning. Learn to plan for safe operations, organize material, people and plan layouts.

Details: 1 day, 4 hour class. Site supervisors to jobsite foremen get value when attending this class. CEU’s based on class hours completed. Ga CEU’ s

Prefabbing Technologies

This course covers prefabbing technologies designed to help the electrical contractor reduce installation hours, reduce injuries using a controlled environment to assemble electrical arrays and improve the profitability of repetitive installations. Get connected to the professionals that will help you understand and develop prefabbing technologies for your company and reap the rewards of this growing technology.

Details: Site supervisors to company owners get value when attending this class. CEU’s based on class hours completed.

Productivity Enhancing Technology – The High Tech Electrician

Learn to use technology effectively to improve productivity in the filed. Get equipped to manage data, track projects, use calendars for efficiency and use common drives to improve communication.

Details: 2 class days for 4 hours. Course designed for the electrician to the lead person or those that are technologically challenged. Ga CEU’s.

 

Management- Leadership

Emerging Leader Program

Preparing leaders for the future is a vital part of growing a company. This program is based on John Maxwell’s leadership material. Attendees meet monthly to review and discuss strategies to reach their potential. Receive information on Human Resource Management, Effective Financial Management, Successful Marketing, Legal Issues Affecting the Business, Implementation of Technology and the Political Process and Lobbying

Details: 7 Sessions, 5 hours each for 35 GA CEU’s. This class designed for company owners or individuals nominated to attend by the company owner.

Practical Field Supervision 1 & 2

This series is designed to help new supervisors rise to the challenge of leading field employees on the successful project. Learn to keep the team accountable, find effective solutions to manage the project, delegate tasks to get more done. Develop planning strategies to ensure the project stays on track, manage planning vs. actual progress and move from supervisor to leader.

Details: 8-24 CEU’s, course designed for the lead person to those that have managed projects for up to 5 years.

Project Management for Electrical Professionals

Professional project management instructors share the information required to improve project performance, planning and communication on the jobsite and strategies that deliver superior customer service results.

Details: Electrical professionals that manage multiple projects or field supervisors ready to move to the next level of supervision. GA CEU’s

Effective Leadership Skills for Construction Field Leaders

This course focuses on educating field leaders and enhances the skills required to complete projects successfully. Learn the cost of doing business and how those costs affect both large and small projects. Gain leadership qualities that earn respect and improve professionalism. Connect to the information needed to properly plan and organize the job site for efficiency and profits.

Details: 10 days for 4 hours per day. Designed for the field supervisor that needs the skills required to move to the next level of management, 50 CEU hours.

 

Management- Owners

Focus On The Financials 

It is important for the owner to work on the business and not in the business. This means the owner needs to crush their comfort zone and improve their performance. Use effective strategies to grow the financials, understand and interpret the financials so you can focus on moving the business forward and improve profit margins.

Details: 1 day 4 hour class. Classes are for business owners only. GA CEU’s.

Increasing Sales Made Easier

This course helps you develop prospects and turn them into customers. Ask great questions and turn objections into sales. Learn great sales strategies from successful business coach and watch your business grow.

Details: 1 day 4 hour class. Classes are for business owners only. GA CEU’s.

The Most Valuable Asset – Your Employees

Define the culture of your business so you hire and retain key employees. Learn effective strategies for recruiting outstanding employees and determine what is required to get the most value from your employees.

Details: 1 day 2 hour class. Classes are for business owners or designees only. GA CEU’s.

Essential Estimating Skills

This 4 day course gives you the information and education needed to begin understanding how bids are put together and what you need to complete accurate estimates. Learn strategies that ensure your bids cover overhead, material and installation costs. Prepare accurate bids to improve profits in your company.

Details: Designed for anyone preparing bids and needing basic estimating skills. 24 CEU hours.GA CEU’s only.

Effective Use of Change Orders

This class helps the project supervisor to superintendent manage change orders. Learn to documents change orders properly so you get paid. Develop a process to ensure proper authorization and pricing is completed before starting the work.

Details: Classroom style with hands-on training for 8 Continuing Education Units, 2 days for 4 hours. This course benefits job supervisors – new superintendents.

Successful Davis Bacon Strategies

Learn to use successful strategies when working on Davis Bacon projects. This class covers burden reduction strategies, how to utilize the apprenticeship program to reduce prevailing wage rates and submission of certified payroll.

Details: 1 day 4 hour class. Classes are for business owners or designees only. GA CEU’s.

Effective Strategies for Ambush Elections

Merit shop contractors prefer to remain merit shop. Learn the rules regarding quickie elections, devise a strategy to identify supervisors so they can help employees resist unization offers. Detect early warning signs of unionization efforts and prepare plans in advance to educate employees on why your business prefers the merit shop method.

Details: 1 day 4 hour class. Classes are for business owners only. GA CEU’s.

Restrictive Covenants

The owner of an Electrical Contracting business needs specialized training to keep the business on track and profitable. Restrictive Covenants help owners protect trade secrets, keep customer information within the business and ensure that former employees are not able to use either to take customers. Other classes focus on hiring the right people for the job and setting specific performance criteria, focus on financials and banking relationships to ensure proper capitalization of the business.

Details: 1 day 2 hour class. Classes are for business owners only. GA CEU’s.

Safety- Workplace

Preparing for Accident/Incident Investigation

This 4 hour safety training provides attendees with the information required to conduct an effective accident/incident investigation. Attendees receive information on OSHA reporting requirements to help companies remain in compliance. Attendees learn to identify root causes, implement corrective action and document their findings.

Details: 1 day, 4 hours. Anyone working in the construction industry benefits from having this safety certification, GA CEU’s available

Electrical Safety in the Workplace

This 4 hour safety training provides attendees with an overview of the standards outlined in NFPA 70E. Get the information needed to understand OSHA and NFPA 70E revisions for 2015. Learn to to select proper protective equipment and review Hazard Risk Tables and labels. This class will help protect and reduce injury related to arc flash.

Details: 1 day, 4 hours. Anyone working in the construction industry benefits from having this safety certification, GA and KY CEU’s available

Comprehensive Electrical Safety in the Workplace

This 8 hour in-depth safety training prepares attendees to meet the standards outlined in NFPA 70E. Get the information needed to understand OSHA and NFPA 70E revisions for 2015. Learn to properly maintain equipment, understand and use Hazard Risk Tables and know what warning labels mean and the protective equipment required to protect and reduce injury related to arc flash.

Details: Anyone working in the construction industry benefits from having this safety certification, GA and KY CEU’s available

 

Safety – Awareness

Final Rule on Silica

This 4 hour safety training provides attendees with the information required to understand OSHA’s silica rule, how to contain dust and protect employees.

Details: 1 day, 2 hours. Anyone working in the construction industry benefits from having this safety certification, GA CEU’s available

Scaffold Safety

This class covers important aspects of working with Scaffolds. Learn to properly protect workers from falls, educate workers on proper protective equipment and review procedures to inspect scaffolds to ensure safety.

Details: 1 day, 4 hours per day. Anyone working in the construction industry benefits from having this safety training, GA CEU’s only

Aerial and Scissor Lifts

This class covers important aspects of working with Aerial lifts and Scissor lifts. Learn to properly protect workers from falls, tip overs. This class covers proper safety equipment and gives hands on training.

Details: 1 day, 4 hours per day. Anyone working in the construction industry benefits from having this safety training, GA CEU’s only

Confined Space Training

This class covers important aspects of working in confined spaces, permit requirements, ventilation, and other requirements to keep employees safe.

Details: 1 day, 2 hours per day. Anyone working in the construction industry benefits from having this safety training, GA CEU’s only

Globally Harmonized System (GHS)

This required training class prepares attendees to understand the international approach to hazard communication that provides a standardized approach to labeling and safety data sheets. Covers important definitions, communication in the workplace, labeling requirements and pictograms.

Details: 1 day, 4 hours per day. Anyone working in the construction industry benefits from having this safety training, GA CEU’s only

Excavation and Trenching

This class prepares attendees to work safely and meet required safety standards when working with excavation and trenching. Learn to protect yourself, install the proper protective equipment and document your training in excavation and trenching techniques.

Details: 1 day, 4 hours per day. Anyone working in the construction industry benefits from having this safety training, GA CEU’s only

 

Safety- Certification

8 Hour Comprehensive Fall Protection

This class gives attendees in depth information on fall protection and worker safety using ladders, stairways, areal and scissor lifts. Attendees receive classroom and hands on training, learn to use the proper protective equipment and receive documents that certify your training in fall protection.

Details: 2 Days, 4 hours per day. Anyone working in the construction industry that works on a Corp of Engineers Project, GA CEU’s only

24 Hour Competent Person Fall Protection Certification

This class prepares attendees to meet requirements outlined in EM385 US Army Corp of Engineers. This in depth fall protection certification covers worker safety, creating a fall protection program for company employees. Attendees receive classroom and hands on training, learn to use the proper protective equipment and receive documents that certify your training in fall protection.

Details: 3 class days, 8 hours per day. Anyone working in the construction industry that works on a Corp of Engineers Project, GA CEU’s only

First Aid/CPR/AED Safety Certification

This course could help you save a life, minimize injury or handle biological emergencies in a proper manner. This fact based class is completed in 5 hours and gives the attendee the information needed to handle many emergencies that may occur on the jobsite, at home or other public place. National Safety Council Credential

Details: 1 day, 5 hour class. Anyone working in the construction industry benefits from having this safety certification, GA CEU’s only

OSHA 10 and 30 Safety Training and Card

This industry recognized safety training helps attendees enhance safety practices on the jobsite as well as the safety performance of the construction team. Each attendee receives a nationally recognized credential card upon completion. Take OSHA 10 and receive a quick overview of job site safety, take OSHA 30 to get more in depth safety training.

Details: OSHA 10 – 2 days, 5.5 hours per class – OSHA 30 – 4 days, 8 hours per class. Anyone working in the construction industry benefits from having this safety certification, GA CEU’s only

Specialty – Hands-on System

Automation of Electrical Systems

Automation and control of the electrical system is a critical and growing area for the electrician. Automation courses cover various installations such as lighting controls, industrial motor controls, programmable logic controllers (PLC) and smart building technology. Learn how to select and use the proper devices that make these systems work.

Details: Course requires basic knowledge of wiring methods and some field experience. Course CEU’s based on class hours completed.

Ideal Structured Wiring Course

This hands-on course, led by Ideal Industries, Ron Kipper RCDD, provides hands on training for the commercial and residential environment. Learn Codes and Standards of structured wiring systems, the are of data, phone, CATV and Satellite connectivity. Review audio systems and hands on termination of Cat 6 and CAT 6A, then testing and troubleshooting of the systems.

Details: 1 day, 8 hours. Course requires basic knowledge of wiring methods and meters. Course CEU’s based on class hours completed.

Troubleshooting the Electrical System

This hands-on course, led by renowned author Glen Mazur, provides expanded knowledge of test instruments and how they are used to test for grounding problems, learn when and how to effectively use special instrument functions such as MIN/MAX, Relative and LoZ and how to test and wire 3-phase motors using the results of a meter. In this hands on class participants build, test and troubleshoot circuits using magnetic motor starts, relays and contractors under the guidance and supervision of Mr. Mazur.

Details: Course requires basic knowledge of wiring methods and meters. Course CEU’s based on class hours completed.

Advanced Motor Control Part 1 & 2

Control Lab. Expand your knowledge of ladder and line diagrams, wiring relays and their function. Also promotes an understanding of circuits and troubleshooting with hands on activities to help you acquire new skills

Details: Classroom and Hands- On Training for 40 Continuing Education Units. Pre-Requisite Required: Electrical Theory 1 & 2 or Motor Control 1 & 2.

 

Specialty – Alternate Energy

Wind Turbine Installations

This class covers the basics of wind turbine installations, review National Electric Code requirements, learn about wiring methods and review other challenges that installers face.

Details: Course available for electricians and apprentices. CEU’s available based on course hours.

Solar Photovoltaic Installations

This class covers the basics of Solar Photovoltaic installations, review National Electric Code requirements, learn about wiring methods and review other challenges that installers face.

Details: Course available for electricians and apprentices. CEU’s available based on course hours.

 

Specialty- Low Voltage System

Building Automation System Installation

Learn the basics of Building Automation Systems. Discuss codes and standards of automation design, types of HVAC controls and operation, understand components and operating principles, identify equipment and wiring methods

Details: 1 day course, 4 hours per day, 4 CEU’sCourse requires basic knowledge of wiring methods. Course CEU’s based on class hours completed.

Basic Audio and Sound System Installation

Learn the basics of audio system installation. Discuss audio system design, types and operation of interior and exterior systems, understand components and operating principles, identify equipment and wiring methods

Details: 1 day course, 4 hours per day, 4 CEU’sCourse requires basic knowledge of wiring methods. Course CEU’s based on class hours completed.

Basic Security System Installation

Learn the basics of security system installation. Discuss security system design, types and operation of interior and exterior intrusion sensors, understand components and operating principles of for CCTV, identify equipment and integration issues.

Details: 1 – 3 day course, 4 hours per day, 4 CEU’sCourse requires basic knowledge of wiring methods. Course CEU’s based on class hours completed.

Basic Telephone System Installation

Learn the basics of telephone system installation. Gather information on the latest technology including voice of internet protocol.

Details: 1 day course, 4 hours per day, 4 CEU’sCourse requires basic knowledge of wiring methods. Course CEU’s based on class hours completed.

Intro to Data Networking

Attend this course to learn about computer networking, understand the basic operation of a local area network (LAN), learn to cable a LAN, gaining information on hubs, switches and routers.

Details: 1 day course, 4 hours per day, 4 CEU’sCourse requires basic knowledge of wiring methods and meters. Course CEU’s based on class hours completed.

Intro to Optical Fiber

Learn the basics of fiber installation and terminations, complete hands on testing of terminations. Discuss connectors, termination types and installation methods.

Details: 1 day course, 4 hours per day, 4 CEU’sCourse requires basic knowledge of wiring methods and meters. Course CEU’s based on class hours completed.

Structured Cabling Systems

This course introduces Structured Cabling Systems. Get information on Structured Cabling Systems, Copper cabling, standards, codes and methods for installing systems. Learn about hardware, terminations, get hands on practice.

Details: 8-10 day course, 4 hours per day., 32-40 CEU’sCourse requires basic knowledge of wiring methods and meters. Course CEU’s based on class hours completed.

Fire Alarm Installation

This course provides information on Fire Alarm installation. Review functions of fire alarms, types, control panels, wiring and circuits, inspecting and testing, codes, devices and termination.

Details: 8-10 day course, 4 hours per day., 32-40 CEU’sCourse requires basic knowledge of wiring methods and meters. Course CEU’s based on class hours completed.

Low Voltage Electrical License Exam Prep Course

This class prepares attendees to take the Georgia Low Voltage Electrical Contractors Exam. Multiple day course offers an expanded business and safety section designed to help you understand tax issues, contract management, employment requirements and safety obligations. Attendees review suggested reference material to plan for effective use of the documents, take practice tests, review electrical calculations and get a code review.

Details: Classroom style for 56 Continuing Education Units. This course adds value to anyone planning to take or qualified to take the Electrical Contractors Exam

 

Work Force Development

Work Ready Program

This quick start orientation helps electrical workers with an overview of jobsite safety, identification of common electrical devices, basic pipe bending and wire pulling skills and basic installation techinques for common switches, receptacles and lamps.

Details: 2 days for 16 hours, 16 Continuing Education Units for attendance and participation. These classes are open to anyone that needs to improve their knowledge and skill.