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Course Description

COURSE:  WENG 470 Introduction to Electrical Systems

OBJECTIVE:  The objective of this course is for each student to understand electrical systems as they apply to Air Force and other DoD installations.

DESCRIPTION:  This course provides an introduction to electrical system design, maintenance, efficiency and security. The student receives instruction in policy/guidance, electrical safety, power fundamentals, distribution systems, energy security, airfield systems, backup power systems, infrastructure management, lightning protection systems, industrial control systems, energy management, lighting, and facilities. The course curriculum includes basic calculations and concepts related to electrical circuits and principles.

PRIMARY AUDIENCE:  Project Managers, Engineers, Supervisors, Energy Managers, and Technicians (3E0X1, 3E0X2)

SECONDARY AUDIENCE:  Planners, Program Managers, QAE's, Technicians (3E1X1, 3E5X1), Utility Asset Managers, and Contractors

GRADE:   Officers: O1-O6; Enlisted: E4-E9; Civilians: GS5-GS14, WG1-WG11, WL7-WL11, WS9-WS15+

PREREQUISITES:  Enlisted must have 5-skill level to take this course.

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS:  Bring a scientific calculator to class.

DELIVERY METHOD:  This course is offered as a self-paced web course. Students will view lessons, complete homework assignments, and do quizzes through an online portal. An instructor will hold live Q&A sessions and be available to answer questions throughout the duration of the course.

Course Enrollment Closes for all AFIT CE offerings 14 days prior to Course Start Date!

Starting 1 January 2020, non-Air Force students may be charged tuition. For more information, please contact our course managers by clicking the Contact Us button.

COURSE CREDIT:  3.0 CEUs in compliance with IACET standards


QUESTIONS? Send us an e-mail by clicking the Contact Us button.

HOW TO APPLY:  Select a date from the list below by clicking the button. (Note: Some courses are offered only once annually). Then click the Apply button.

13-Dec-2021 to 07-Jan-2022 / Web Enabled (Registration closes 29-Nov-2021)
01-Aug-2022 to 26-Aug-2022 / Web Enabled (Registration closes 18-Jul-2022)


Air Force Institute of Technology
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Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, OH 45433-7765
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