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