Advisory:It is advised that students be able to engage in written composition at a college level, read college-level texts, and have knowledge of elementary algebra concepts.
This introductory course in the fundamentals of direct current (DC) electricity is for students already working as or seeking employment as an electrician, and who want to meet occupational goals, continue their education, or increase their skill levels. The course covers DC electrical theory, including electrical safety, the basic principles of atomic structure, electrical quantities, static electricity, magnetism, induction, resistors, series circuits, parallel circuits, combination circuits, and DC motors and generators, formulas used in electrical theory, information regarding proper use and selection of hand tools, materials, and wiring as practiced in the electrical maintenance and construction industries. Resistive circuits are analyzed using Ohm's Law, the power equation and Kirchhoff’s Voltage and Current Laws. Hands-on lab exercises reinforce these concepts
Rio Hondo College, serving the communities of El Monte, Pico Rivera, Santa Fe Springs, South El Monte, and Whittier for over 50 years.
Rio Hondo College
3600 Workman Mill Road
Whittier, CA 90601
Phone: (562) 692-0921