Electrical Training Classes Online!

The Electrical Training Alliance of Jacksonville is now offering electrical training courses online for all electrical workers & personnel associated with IBEW Local 177 members; and employees of our area signatory contractors.  These courses are Continuing Education Courses (CET) that utilize an online approach, therefore a computer running a full version of Windows with a browser and connected to the Internet is required.  Many of the courses include a textbook that is provided in the registration.  To register for a course, contact the Training Center at 904-737-7533 or go to http://www.electricaltrainingalliance.org/ and in the top menu and select “Learning Center”; select “Blended Learning” in the left menu (it will likely be preselected); hit the “Launch” button on the right, and finally select “Register” on the login screen.  Next, choose the Jacksonville Electrical JATC under the training location window; contact the Apprenticeship office for the Password to register and then follow the instructions.  The JATC will verify your membership with the Local before your registration request is approved.

Online CET Courses

Continuing Electrical Training (CET) courses are designed for both an introduction of the topic along with content for the experienced electrical installer.  CET courses cover theory, the latest concepts, and installation practices for both electrical construction and maintenance.  These courses cover all the multiple chapters of a full size textbook.  Unless specified, these courses include an associated textbook that is constructed with color illustrations/photographs throughout along with detailed current topic information. 

The length of time for the courses vary.  Some courses require a periodical face-to-face classroom & lab sessions (contact the Training Center for details).  These are not survey level courses, but full length deliverable courses, therefore plan to schedule a significant amount of hours to complete the course successfully.  The courses can also be delivered as a self-study course only for distance learning purposes…again, contact the JATC for details.  In either approach, the on-line LMS (Learning Management System) maintains all the scores and activity of the learner for the JATC instructor to monitor and provide assistance. 


The aim of the Ace That Test program is to help you improve your test taking skills. This is accomplished by practicing many types of short tests on how to get the best test score on an exam.  We want you to be a successful test taker and ensure that what you really know is reflected in your test score. The Ace That Test program aims to help you do well on important tests and certification exams.


The Building Automation: Control Devices and Applications course and textbook focuses on the devices that monitor and control building systems, such as the HVAC, lighting, and security systems.  This course covers the operation, signaling, and functions of the common sensors, actuators, and other control devices used in building automation systems for commercial buildings.



The Building Automation: System Integration with Open Protocols course and textbook introduces the concepts of intelligent devices, automated control, and network communication utilizing open protocols.  The two primary protocols for wired networks, LonWorks and BACnet, are described in detail.  Prerequisite: Building Automation-1



The Conduit Bending and Fabrication course and textbook provides a comprehensive overview of conduit bending and fabrication procedures and methods.  Topics include hand bending tools, conduit layout, kicks, offsets, saddles, advanced bending techniques, mechanical & electrical benders, hydraulic benders, threading, conduit types, and underground conduit installations. 



This simulator is designed to teach the core electrical safety concepts of NFPA 70E 2009. It leverages the power of game-based learning to engage learners in the material, motivating them to complete a series of lessons followed by task-based scenarios that challenge the learner to demonstrate their mastery of the content in a real-world context.


The Electrical Systems Based on the 2011 NEC course and textbook includes an overview of the NEC, wiring methods and materials, conductors and overcurrent protective devices, branch circuits and feeders, grounding, transformers, services, special locations, and calculations.  The course also includes procedures covering all aspects of applying the Code when designing electrical systems.


This electrical circuit simulator allows the student to work free-form to build any circuit he or she can imagine. After the circuit is assembled, the student can energize the circuit and use the included test and measurement equipment to verify the electrical parameters of each of the components in the circuit. In addition, the simulator has a field view mode, which allows the student to gain a better understanding of the correlation between a schematic diagram and physical location of devices.


The hazardous locations course uses both the NEC and the Eaton Crouse-Hinds 2014 Code Digest to present each Article and its requirements.  Your knowledge of the hazards involved, and the requirements that mitigate the hazards, will prepare you to install safe electrical systems in hazardous (classified) locations.


The Klein Virtual Boot Camp is a set of modules that actively involves the user in the virtual process of installing a receptacle & switch; identification/proper use of hand tools & materials; personal protective equipment; and identification/usage of power tools. Awareness of all safety practices is included in all modules.


The Motors course and textbook begins with a thorough discussion of magnets, magnetism, and electromagnetism, and how they apply to motor operation.  The course includes the latest information on the operation of many types of motors, reading and understanding motor nameplates, braking and starting, adjustable-speed drives, bearings, drive systems & clutches, and motor alignment.


The Photovoltaic Systems course and textbook is a guide to design, installation, and evaluation of residential and commercial photovoltaic (PV) systems.  This course covers the principles of PV and how to effectively incorporate PV systems into stand-alone or interconnected electrical systems. 

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Something's Fishy: Absenteeism

This module addresses the topic of absenteeism on the job:  how it jeopardizes our relationship with our customers, the on-time completion of the project, and future employment opportunities for all IBEW members. 

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Crossing the Line: Professional Personal Conduct

This module combines two very important topics, professional personal behavior and safety in a real-world workplace scenario…both of these topics the customer demands on the jobsite.

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Time is Money: Productivity

This module addresses the critical issue of productivity.  The IBEW and NECA work together to offer the lowest cost estimate to the customer along with the highest level of skilled workers.  Both labor and management eventually lose if the job ends up over the bid cost.

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First Impressions: The Power of Personal Appearance

This module takes a hard look at personal appearance on the job.  The customer is highly conscious of their organization’s image…this also translates to the construction & maintenance workforce on their building projects.  It doesn’t matter if it is new building project from the ground up or an existing public facility under remodel—personal appearance will damage chances of repeat business.

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Every Hour Counts: Productivity Increases Employment

This module will address our efforts to restore our customer's faith in the organized electrical construction industry which is attributed in large part to a personal commitment to make Every Hour Count.

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Fiscally Fit:  The Challenges of the Marketplace

This module serves to illustrate the time and effort required to submit a bid in competition with non-union contractors.

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Glass Houses: Ethical Behavior

This module focuses on "time theft" on the job site. Time theft is a serious abuse of our profession on many levels; it goes against our work ethic, our morals, and the trust our customers and our employers place in us. 

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Press One for Service: Meeting the Customer's Needs

This module focuses on the importance of delivering excellent customer service in order to gain new customers and retain customer loyalty.


The Milwaukee Test and Measurement Academy is learning modules that provide a “Virtual Hands-On” training environment. This Academy allows the learner to interact in a series of scenarios in a first-person environment. The scenario-based work orders present the learner with a problem to resolve. Through the resolution of these problems, the learner will gain a greater understanding of the instruments used in test and measurements and a finer understanding of electrical installations. 


The Test Instruments course and textbook begins by introducing safety requirements for using test instruments.  The course proceeds into the specific applications for industry standard test instruments.  An overview of measurement principles and test instrument procedures are covered along with an explanation of personal protective equipment as specified in NFPA 70E. 


This simulator is absolutely a favorite of all users.  It is a fully interactive training tool that simulates transformer connections in a lifelike setting which is safe for student and the equipment. The simulator is capable of simulating almost any transformer connection imaginable. The simulator is capable of displaying both schematic and field views for each connection configuration.  


The Transformer Principles & Applications course and textbook provides a comprehensive overview of transformer operation, maintenance, installation, and troubleshooting.  Additional topics include effects of harmonics, power quality using reactors and transformers, autotransformers, buck-boost transformers, and other special transformers.