Education

The Electric League Announces Energy Connections Course Schedule Sponsored by Duquesne Light Company

Professional Development Hours (PDH) offered for all courses:

    • 101 Course: Basic Electrical Fundamentals
    • 101 Course: Intro to Lighting
    • 2014 NEC: Chapter 1& 3
    • 2014 NEC: Chapter 2
    • 2014 NEC: Chapter 4 and 5
    • Sustainable Lighting Design I & II 

See below for class schedule or  Click here for more information 

 

101 Course: Basic Electrical Fundamentals

Schedule:

Monday 5:30-8:30pm January 30 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.

101 Course: introduction to Lighting

Schedule:

Wednesday 5:30-8:30pm January 25 Instructor:
Kevin McGahey mcgahey49@yahoo.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

2014 national Electrical Code (Chapter 1 & 3) and Electrical Fundamentals

Schedule:

Mondays 5:30-8:30pm February 6, 13, 20, 27 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 (Chapter 2)

Schedule:

Mondays 5:30-8:30pm March 6, 13, 20, 27 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, Feeder & Residential Service Calculations – Article 220

 

2014 national Electrical Code (Chapter 4 & 5)

Schedule:

Tuesdays 5:30-8:30pm April 4, 11, 18, 25 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

sustainable Lighting Design i

Schedule:

Wednesdays 5:30-8:30pm February 1, 8, 15, 22 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 1, 8, 15, 22 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

Class Schedule

 

All Classes will be held at: 
Duquesne Light Company
Woods Run, Building 6, 1st Floor
Address for navigation: 2825 New Beaver Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15233 
Class Rooms 108 and 109

Tuition:

1 day course: $95 EL members / $110 non members
4 week course: $185 EL members for  / $205 non-members
(3 or more from the same company receive 20% discount per person)

For additional information, please call 412-419-8868 or email info@electricleague.com

Send registration form and payment to:
Electric League (Make checks payable to Electric League)
1932 Beechwood Blvd.   PIttsburgh PA 15217 

 

Upcoming Courses:

The list above contains up to ten upcoming courses.  For a full list of courses and events, click here.