Education

101 Course: Introduction to Lighting

Schedule: Wednesday 5:30-8:30pm January 24
Instructor: John M. Sundy, LC jsundy@cjlengineering.com

3 professional credit hours will be earned upon completion

What are lumens, what’s the difference between luminance and illuminance, and who in the world is this Kelvin guy? If you’ve ever asked yourself these questions then this course is for you. This 3-hour course is designed for the person just entering the lighting industry, whether you’re a factory sales rep, distributor, contractor, or a college student just entering the professional world. The course will cover basic lighting terms including definitions of lumens, foot candles, luminance, illuminance, color temperature, and color rendering.

 

101 Course: Basic Electrical Fundamentals

Schedule: Monday 5:30-8:30pm January 22
Instructor: Jerry J. Telin, P.E. jtelin@duqlight.com

3 professional credit hours will be earned upon completion

This three-hour course was designed to provide a basic understanding of electricity and electrical fundamentals. The course discussion will include basic electricity including definitions of voltage, current, impedance, wattage and power factor. In addition, electrical transmission and distribution systems including single phase and three phase low voltage systems will be defined. Fundamental electrical formulas for calculating current will be provided and example problems will be solved. There will be a discussion on metering and metering equipment. Recent college graduates, project managers, electrical sales reps, and other individuals seeking a general understanding of the practical use of electrical fundamentals will benefit from this course.

 

2014 National Electrical Code (Ch. 1 & 3) & Electrical Fundamentals

Schedule: Mondays 5:30-8:30pm March 5, 12, 19, 26
Instructor: Jerry J. Telin, P.E. jtelin@duqlight.com

12 professional credit hours will be earned upon completion

This course will cover basic wire design as it relates to National Electric Code chapters 1, 2, and 3 and will explore the following subjects: • Basic understanding of electrical fundamentals • Understanding Single Phase and Three phase voltage Systems • Conductor properties and Ampacity ratings – 2014 NEC, Article 310 • Raceways - 2014 NEC, Chapter 3 and 9 and Annex C • Overcurrent Protection 2014 NEC – Article 240

 

2014 National Electrical Code (Ch. 2)

Schedule: Mondays 5:30-8:30pm April 2, 9, 16, 23
Instructor: Jerry J. Telin, P.E. jtelin@duqlight.com

12 professional credit hours will be earned upon completion

This course will cover basic wire design as it relates to National Electric Code chapters 1, 2, and 3 and will explore the following subjects: • Service and Service Equipment • Grounding – Article 250 / Branch Circuits – Article 210 • Branch Circuit

 

2014 National Electrical Code (Ch. 4 & 5)

Schedule: Tuesdays 5:30-8:30pm May 1, 8, 15, 22
Instructor: Timothy J. Bray, P.E. timbray47@gmail.com

12 professional credit hours will be earned upon completion

This course will cover advanced wire design as it relates to National Electric Code chapters 4 and 5 and will explore the following subjects: • Motor Branch Circuit and Feeder Design – 2014 NEC, Article 430 • Motor Control Circuits – 2014 NEC, Article 430 • Reduced Voltage Starters • Transformer Protection, Autotransformers – 2014 NEC, Article 450 • Power Factor Improvement and Capacitor Sizing – 2014 NEC, Article 460 • Electric Welders – 2014 NEC, Article 630 • Health Care Facilities – 2014 NEC, Article 517 • Power Quality - Harmonics

 

 

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Fuse Application & Selective Coordination of Circuit Breakers & Fuses

Schedule: Tuesday 5:30-8:30pm Feb. 13, 20
Instructor: Mike Cuddy mcuddy@renmarkusa.com

6 professional credit hours will be earned upon completion

A fuse is a fuse…right? WRONG. Fuses and Circuit Breakers are an electrical system’s last line of defense against dangerous faults and over-currents that occur every day in facilities across the country. Proper application of both types of devices is not only a NEC requirement but is critical to plant, equipment and personnel safety. In this class you will see actual faults and their affects on people and equipment and will review how the choice and application of a proper fuse really matters. We will follow the fuse discussion with a session on selective coordination of circuit breakers and fuses including methods for localizing overcurrent conditions to restrict outages to the circuit or equipment affected. Selective coordination is required for emergency and critical power systems involving life safety. This class will train attendees on the intricacies of coordinating circuit breakers and fuses, providing insight, compliance strategies and design tips for a properly coordinated electrical system. Upon completion, you should have:: • A respect for the dangerous energy associated with electrical faults • Understanding of time/current values for circuit breakers and fuses • The ability to understand markings on fuse labels and their effect on applications • Knowledge of recommended fuse installation practice • Summary knowledge NEC (2014) and NFPA70E Articles as related to fuses and requirements for selectively coordinated systems • Summary knowledge of coordinating upstream and downstream circuit protective devices and the operation of electronic trip units • Understanding of the need for electrical PPE (personal protective equipment) • Knowledge that good circuit protection choices can protect the lives of people and equipment

 

 

Sustainable Lighting Design I

Schedule: Wednesdays 5:30-8:30pm Feb. 7, 14, 21, 28
Instructor: Kevin McGahey mcgahey49@yahoo.com

12 professional credit hours will be earned upon completion

So you think you know everything there is to know about Lighting Design and Application? Join us for this course and find out. There has never been a more exciting time for artificial lighting since the introduction of the first incandescent light bulb. The 4 classes of part 1 take us through the basics of how and why indoor and outdoor spaces are illuminated like they are. We focus on: • Human activity and the biology of light • The story of light sources and how to use them • Standard Lighting calculations • Energy issues and lighting economics • The influence of regulators and their creations • The interaction of lighting and Architecture • Luminaires and the shaping of light with optical control • Commercial, residential, and institutional design applications and case studies

 

Sustainable Lighting Design II

Schedule: Wednesdays 5:30-8:30pm March 7, 14, 21, 28
Instructor: Kevin McGahey mcgahey49@yahoo.com

12 professional credit hours will be earned upon completion

Now you know the basics of artificial light application. You are nowhere near done yet. You will now be expected to create your own lighting design given the kinds of parameters, plus a little, that an architect or engineer would have to work with. We also look to contemporary advanced lighting techniques and tools. In this session of 4 classes we concentrate on: • LEED • Daylighting • Lighting and building controls • Next generation light sources • The Project • The Business of Lighting • Reading and applying lighting fixture photometric reports • The IES, their standards, and designing lighting for a space

Upcoming Courses:

Duquesne Light Spring 2018 Courses - Register Now

January 22, 2018
5:30 PM to 8:30 PM

Duquesne Light Woods Run
2841 New Beaver Ave
Pittsburgh,, PA 15233

Spring Eduction Energy Connection Classes are here! Register today and start 2018 off with gaining important knowledge about the Electrical Field!

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