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Course Name: Basic Electrical Print Reading
Course Code: EO0708CA23
Date of Most Recent Offering:
May 24, 2023 (Cancelled)
Time: TBD am – TBD pm (Check-in time: TBD am )
Location: Bioresource Engineering Laboratory (formerly ECC), 18 Ag Extension Way, New Brunswick, NJ 08901 (Directions & Map)
Format: In person classroom course
Registration Fee: $TBD per person
Multi Person Discount Fee: $TBD per person (Save when you sign up with a colleague!)
NJLWO Discount Fee: $TBD per person (available for T, W, and VSWS license holders only)
Registration Closes: TBD
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This workshop presents the basic skills and knowledge required for reading and interpreting electrical drawings and schematics. While using wiring diagrams, control circuit schematics and factory electrical prints are also reviewed in this presentation.
- Purpose and Types of Electrical Drawings
- Standard Component Symbols
- Understanding Voltage and Resistance Readings on Control Circuits
Emphasis is placed on basic relay logic and using control diagrams when troubleshooting faulty circuits.
Knowledge and Understanding Outcomes
At the completion of this workshop, participants will be familiar with:
- Standard symbols and terminology used on electrical diagrams and schematics
- Types of relay logic used in electrical circuits
- Relating schematic symbols to components shown on wiring diagrams
- Troubleshooting electrical circuits using a logic diagram and a voltmeter
Who Should Attend?
This course is intended as an introduction to understanding electrical drawings. However, experienced participants seeking a refresher on print reading will also benefit from the topics covered in this workshop. Past participants have included:
- Construction Supervisors
- Electrical Technicians
- Environmental Supervisors
- Fleet Maintenance Supervisors
- Plant Operators
- Project Managers
- Public Works Directors
- Utility Workers
The following student prerequisites are recommended for this workshop:
- Basic AC/DC fundamentals
- How to use a volt-ohm meter (VOM)
- Prerequisites presented in Electricity, Motors, and Meters workshop
Meet Your Instructor
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Most useful part of the course: “Understanding how electricity and wiring on schematic come into play.”
– Past Participant
“Very well structured introductory electrical print reading course.”
– Past Participant
“[I learned] How to write and understand prints, schematics, and manufacturing diagrams.”
– Past Participant
Continuing Education Credits
The most recent offering of Basic Electrical Print Reading was approved for 0.6 Rutgers CEUs, as well as the following credits from professional organizations. We will reapply for similar credits the next time the course runs, but we cannot guarantee credit approval for future offerings.
NJ Electrical Contractors: 6 Continuing Education Hours
NJ Drinking Water and Wastewater Operators: 6 TCHs (Approval #01-010110-30)
PA Drinking Water and Wastewater Operators: 6 Recert Hours
No breakfast will be provided. Box lunches will be available for pre-registered attendees only.
NOTE: If you have any dietary restrictions or food allergies, please alert us at least one (1) week in advance of the course start date so that we can make reasonable accommodations. We cannot guarantee accommodations for special requests made after that time.
Course Requirements and Policies
COVID-19 Mask & Vaccination Policies for Face-to-Face Classes
Registrants attending OCPE events are not currently required to wear face masks or provide proof of vaccination.
To continue to protect yourself and others:
- Masks are welcome.
- If you have symptoms, testing is encouraged.
- If you feel unwell, please recover at home. Contact us to cancel your registration at 848-932-9271, option 2 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Pre-registration is required. We’re sorry, but we cannot guarantee a seat, materials, or meals for walk-in registrants.
Location is subject to change; registrants will be notified in the event of a change.
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All visitors must register their vehicles ONLINE to park on campus. Please follow the guidelines below. Failure to comply with these policies may result in a citation.
- A link will be provided in your course registration confirmation email. Please be sure to complete this important step prior to traveling to campus.
- When you park on campus, be sure that your license plate is unobstructed and visible from the driving aisle.
- All Rutgers faculty/staff/students must use their regular Rutgers permit and park in the nearest lot assigned for their permit type.
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Cancellations and Substitutions
A $75 cancellation fee applies for this course. Substitutions are permitted. View our cancellation policy.
Program Questions? We’re Here to Help!
If you have any questions about Basic Electrical Print Reading, please don’t hesitate to reach out to us.
Assistant Director: Carol Broccoli
Administrative Assistant: Claudine Oleskin
For registration assistance, please contact our Registration Department at 848-932-9271, option 2 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.