Online Course - Introduction to Electricity: Volume 1

Online Course - Introduction to Electricity: Volume 1

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Self-paced online course. This is Introduction to Electricity Volume 1 (part 1 of a 3 part series).

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Introduction to Electricity Volumes 1, 2, & 3 has been approved by The Los Angeles Department of Water and Power and the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers, Local 18, as an equivalent to the Hayden Electrical Course.

This self-paced online course will introduce basic electrical concepts including charge, voltage, current, energy and power. The class is free and open to anyone interested in pursuing a career in various electrical trades. Taking the course will also help participants to meet minimum requirements to apply for several positions at the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power (LADWP).

For more information on these positions:

Direct Link: Positions


  1. Visit:
  2. Click the City Jobs Box.
  3. Scroll & click Exam Notification/Past Bulletins
  4. In the search bar, type Hayden.

For more information on a career with LADWP:

Direct Link: LADWPCareers

Navigate: Visit, & then at the bottom of the page, click Careers.

Topics that will be covered in Volume 1 are:

1. Safety

2. Atomic Structure

3. Electrical Quantities and Ohm’s Law

4. Static Electricity

5. Magnetism

6. Electro Magnetism

After signing up, a staff member will reach out to you regarding class details and accessing the course materials. Upon successful completion of Volume 1, you will receive information regarding how to register for Volume 2 and Volume 3. It is strongly encouraged that students complete all three volumes. Each student that successfully completes Volume 1, Volume 2, and Volume 3 will earn a certificate.

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