Introduction to Electricity Volumes 1, 2, & 3 

Introduction to Electricity 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.          EnrollFlyer  |  FAQ

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Course Content

This course is designed to teach the fundamentals of electricity, including electrical safety, the basic principles of atomic structure, electrical quantities, static electricity, magnetism, induction, resistors, series circuits, parallel circuits, and combination circuits. Resistive circuits will be analyzed using Ohm’s Law, The Power Equation and Kirchhoff’s Voltage and Current Laws. In addition, the course offers a study in operating principles of electrical power systems, the theory of AC generators and motors, load calculations, efficiencies, power factor correction, and calculations related to these theories

Structure, Duration, and Time

The course contains 16 Modules divided into three Volumes. Students are given a target of six weeks to complete each volume. This course is self-paced and delivered online. Participants view recorded multimedia lectures and tutorials, and complete Knowledge Checks to assess whether they have mastered the material sufficiently to take the Module Quizzes.

About this 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.

Course Registration

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Volume 1

  1. Safety
  2. Atomic Structure
  3. Electrical Quantities and Ohm’s Law
  4. Static Electricity
  5. Magnetism
  6. Electromagnetism

Volume 2

  1. Resistors
  2. Series Circuits
  3. Parallel Circuits
  4. Combination Circuits

Volume 3

  1. Mathematics & Electricity
  2. Inductance in AC Circuits
  3. AC Resistive-Capacitive Series & Parallel Circuits
  4. AC Resistive-Inductive-Capacitive Circuits
  5. AC Single-Phase Transformers
  6. Three-Phase Circuits