Basic Electricity Boot Camp

The Basic Electricity Boot Camp is a breakout of the Basic Electricity and Troubleshooting material from the Fundamentals of Appliance Repair course. It is only sold as an optional add-on to the Advanced Schematics course.

This course is designed for the experienced appliance technician who wants to take the Advanced Schematics Analysis training course, needs the prerequisite thorough basic training in electricity and schematics, but already has knowledge of tools, parts, basic gas, electronics, and electric motors. (Those additional topics are taught in Fundamentals.)

We recommend that most techs take the Fundamentals course. We have many veteran techs who have appreciated the depth and breadth of the instruction given there. However, to meet the variety of needs of the tech community, we offer this course that has a more narrow focus.

NOTE: If you are already enrolled in Fundamentals, then you have this material already!


Course Syllabus:
Module 1 BEBC Course Orientation
Welcome! The objective and mission of the Samurai Tech Academy. How to to get around the Academy and use this course.
Unit 1 Welcome to the Basic Electricity Boot Camp!  
Unit 2 Meet your Sensei  
Unit 3 How to Use and Interact with the Basic Electricity Boot Camp  
Module 2 Basic Electricity
Volts, ohms, amps. Ohm's Law. Series and parallel circuits. Loads and voltage drop. Basic electrical measurements.
Unit 1 Basic Electricity: Electrical Terms  
Unit 2 What is Electricity? Current and Voltage  
Unit 3 Basic Electricity: Voltage, Current, Resistance, and Power  
Unit 4 Basic Electricity: Circuit Components  
Unit 5 Basic Electricity: Series and Parallel Circuits  
Unit 6 Basic Electricity: Circuit Breaker Panels and Power Outlets  
Unit 7 Basic Electricity: Electrical Measurements in Appliance Repair  
Unit 8 Basic Electricity: Voltage Drop and Load  
Unit 9 Basic Electricity: More on DC and AC Voltage and Current  
Unit 10 Basic Electrical Wiring Skills in Appliance Repair  
Unit 11 BEBC Midterm Exam  
Module 3 Troubleshooting
Troubleshooting 101. Basic electrical troubleshooting techniques and strategies. Using schematic diagrams to troubleshoot appliances.
Unit 1 Troubleshooting 101  
Unit 2 Introduction to Schematic and Wiring Diagrams  
Unit 3 Using Schematics to Troubleshoot Appliances  
Unit 4 Pre-Diagnosing the Problem before the Service Call  
Module 4 Final Exam and Beyond
Final exam for the Basic Electricity Boot Camp.
Unit 1 Looking Ahead to other Academy Courses and Beyond  
Unit 2 Final Exam for the Basic Electricity Boot Camp