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Electrical Engineering Fundamentals for Non-Electrical Engineers - Online Seminar

Electrical Engineering Fundamentals for Non-Electrical Engineers - Online Seminar
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Price: $895.00
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AEE Members receive $50 discount on this seminar. Use discount code "SEM50" during checkout. To become an AEE member Click Here.

NOTE: Seminar fees listed are per person for a single audio and video connection for individual use, and may not be shared with other users. All participants must individually pre-register for the desired course in order to participate. If you would like pricing information on multiple registrations for the same seminar, please contact: Terese Lavallee, phone 770-925-9633, email:   

About the Seminar

This course earns .8 CEUs, 8 PDHs and 1.6 AEE Credits toward Re-certification.

Presented online in a series of two live three-hour and one live 2-hour time modules, this seminar is designed to provide professional training covering the essential aspects of electrical engineering principles and practices of greatest relevance and practical value to non-electrical engineers.

This seminar is specifically designed for plant engineers, maintenance engineers, technicians, facilities managers and other facility professionals who would like to gain an understanding of the basic principles of electricity in a simple, easy to grasp format. As an attendee you will learn how to perform straightforward and common calculations associated with voltage, current, power and power factor. The instructor will also present valuable charts and tables which you can utilize as alternate method for estimating current, voltage and power. Practical examples of electrical applications in industrial settings will be used to demonstrate the topics and procedures covered. Electrical equipment, components, devices and test instrumentation will be discussed in clear, easy-to- follow terms, and important concepts in electrical safety will be examined.

You can participate in the seminar from your office, home, or anywhere you have access to the internet and a phone or VOIP. You'll have opportunities to interact with your instructor and colleagues in realtime during the four live teleconferencing sessions, as well as in the time between sessions.

AIA Learning Units Eligible

This course has been approved by AIA for continuing education credits. The AIA requires that its registered architect members earn 18 Learning Unit (LU) hours of continuing education credit annually (eight hours of which must be related to Health, Safety, and Welfare topics and four of those eight in Sustainable Design) to remain in good standing. Architectural boards in 40 states, 10 Canadian Provinces, and 19 countries have implemented mandatory continuing education (MCE) for re-licensure.

The Association of Energy Engineers is an approved training provider within the American Institute of Architects (AIA) Continuing Education Systems (CES) Registered Provider program.

Dates and Times

The following offering(s) of the Electrical Engineering Fundamentals Online Seminar are currently scheduled in two three-hour and one two-hour teleconferencing sessions (8 total hours of instruction).

Beginning on Feb 26-28, 2018 and May 21-23, 2018 , with session dates and times as follows:

Course Module
Times (Eastern time US)
Day 1
1:00 - 4:00 pm
Day 2
1:00 - 4:00 pm
Day 3
1:00 - 3:00 pm

Completion of all 3 modules is required to receive CEU and PDH Credit, and Course Certificate awarded by AEE.

Seminar Agenda

Principles/Fundamentals of Electricity, AC and DC
• Fundamentals of Electricity
• Electronics
• Standards
• Electrical Standards
• Power Distribution Systems

Power Factor Correction
• Definition, Concept and Formulas
• Power Factor Correction / Improvement Example
• Additional Comments / Discussion on Power Factor
• Power Factor and Loss Calculation Example

Electrical Equipment and Instrumentation
• Size of Power Distribution Systems, by Voltage
• Electrical Equipment and Instrumentation

National Electric Code and Safety Systems
• Introduction to NEC and Outline
• Definitions, Including Enclosure Ratings
• Conductor Sizes, AWG and Circular Mils
• Clearances and Working Space Requirements
• Load Configurations and Voltages
• Autotransformers
• Branch Circuit Ampacity Determination
• Overcurrent Protection
• Circuit Breaker and Fuse Types
• Importance of Coordinated OC Protection
• Grounding
• Conductor Insulation Rating
• Conductor Ampacity Tables
• Conduit and Cable Trays
• Panel Boards
• Safety Systems

Industrial Safety and Safety Systems
• Safety Certifications in Industrial Environment
• Safety Products

Understanding Electrical Drawings and Documentation
• Review Power Single Line Drawing: XYZ-MCC1
• Review Control Diagram MCC Drawing: XYZ-MCC2
• Review PLC Elementary Diagram/Drawing: XYZ-123

Electrical Power Bills, Rate Schedules and Cost Reduction Ideas
• Electric Utility Rate Schedules
• Electric Utility Rate Schedules, Duke Power
• Tips on Utility Rate Schedules and Contracts
• Cost Reduction Through Utility Rate Schedules
• Energy Performance Contracting
• Load Factor
• Power Bill Calculation

Your Realtime Program Instructor

BOBBY RAUF , P.E., C.E.M., MBA, most recently served as a senior staff engineer at PPG Industries, Inc. He brings to this program hands-on experience in a broad spectrum of areas within large industrial plant engineering and plant maintenance departments, including electrical, controls, energy and mechanical projects. Mr. Rauf has also served as adjunct professor at Gardner-Webb University since 1989, where he has instructed classes in both the B.A. and M.B.A. programs. His teaching experience also includes conducting professional development courses at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte. He holds a process controls-related patent.

Course Materials and Advance Preparations

The seminar fee covers registration for all four two-hour program modules, seminar workbook (downloadable PDF format), course certificate, and teleconferencing services, including domestic phone charges. (International calls will have non-tollfree access.) Payment in full must be received prior to the start date of the seminar.

You will receive instructions, personal support, and a chance to test your teleconferencing connection in advance of the first session.

Enrollment in this realtime online seminar will be limited to 40 participants to ensure that each student has ample opportunity for interaction with instructors and other participants.

Who Should Participate

This Seminar is designed for those who are not intimately familiar with electrical engineering principles and practices, and who prefer the convenience of online training. Those who will benefit most from this program include:

  • Plant engineers and managers
  • Energy engineers and managers
  • Facility managers
  • Facility maintenance professionals
  • Building owners and managers
  • Operations managers
  • Maintenance contractors / consultants

For registration questions or assistance, call or email...
Terese Lavallee: (770) 925-9633