The Western Colorado Electrical JATC Training Center is now offering electrical training courses online for all electrical workers associated with IBEW Local 969 members and employees of area union contractors.  These courses are Continuing Education Courses (CET) that utilize an online approach, therefore a computer running Windows with a browser and that is connected to the Internet is required.  Many of the courses include a textbook that is provided in the registration.  To register for a course, contact the Training Center at (970) 242-3432 or go to and select “Blended Learning”; “Register”; choose the Western Colorado Electrical JATC under the training location window; put in the password: IBEW-NECA; and then follow the instructions.

Register Screen

Online CET Courses

Continuing Electrical Training (CET) courses are designed for both an introduction of the topic along with content for the experienced electrical installer.  CET courses cover theory, the latest concepts, and installation practices for both electrical construction and maintenance.  These courses cover all the multiple chapters of a full size textbook.  Unless specified, these courses include an associated textbook that is constructed with color illustrations/photographs throughout along with detailed current topic information.

The length of time for the courses vary.  Some courses require a periodical face-to-face classroom & lab sessions (contact the Training Center for details).  These are not survey level courses, but full length deliverable courses, therefore plan to schedule a significant amount of hours to complete the course successfully.  The courses can also be delivered as a self-study course only for distance learning purposes…again, contact the JATC for details.  In either approach, the on-line LMS (Learning Management System) maintains all the scores and activity of the learner for the JATC instructor to monitor and provide assistance.

The following list is just the start of the available CET courses.  Contact the WCJATC for other classes.

Building Automation-1

The Building Automation: Control Devices and Applications course focuses on the devices that monitor and control building systems, such as HVAC, lighting, and security systems.  This course covers the operation, signaling, and functions of the common sensors, actuators, and other control devices used in building automation systems for commercial buildings.  $75

Building Automation-2

The Building Automation: System Integration with Open Protocols course introduces the concepts of intelligent devices, automated control, and network communication utilizing open protocols.  The two primary protocols for wired networks, LonWorks and BACnet, are described in detail.  Prerequisite: Building Automation-1  $75

Conduit Fabrication


The Conduit Bending and Fabrication course provides a comprehensive overview of conduit bending, fabrication procedures and methods.  Topics include hand bending tools, conduit layout, kicks, offsets, saddles, advanced bending techniques, mechanical & electrical benders, hydraulic benders, threading, conduit types, and underground conduit installations. $77

Electrical Safety Simulator

Designed by Etcetera Edutainment (EE) and enhanced by the NJATC, the simulator is designed to teach the core electrical safety concepts of NFPA 70E 2009. The Electrical Safety Simulator leverages the power of game-based learning to engage learners in the material, motivating the learner to complete a series of lessons followed by task-based scenarios that challenge the learner to demonstrate their mastery of the content in a real-world context.  $149

Electrical Systems 2011

The Electrical Systems Based on the 2011 NEC course includes an overview of the NEC, wiring methods and materials, conductors and overcurrent protective devices, branch circuits and feeders, grounding, transformers, services, special locations, and calculations.  The course also includes procedures covering all aspects of applying the Code when designing electrical systems. $69


The Motors course begins with a thorough discussion of magnets, magnetism, and electromagnetism, and how they apply to motor operation.  The course includes the latest information on the operation of many types of motors; reading and understanding motor nameplates; braking and starting; adjustable-speed drives; bearings, drive systems & clutches; and, motor alignment. $80

Photovoltaic Systems 3e

The Photovoltaic Systems course is a guide to design, installation, and evaluation of residential and commercial photovoltaic (PV) systems.  This course covers the principles of PV and how to effectively incorporate PV systems into stand-alone or interconnected electrical systems. $85

Test and Measurement Academy

The training module provides a “Virtual Hands-On” environment. The module allows the learner to interact in a series of scenarios in a first-person environment. The scenario-based work orders present the learner with a problem to resolve. Through the resolution of these problems, the learner will gain a greater understanding of the instruments used in test and measurements and a finer understanding of electrical installations. $55, Textbook Not Included

Test Instruments

The Test Instruments course begins by introducing safety requirements for using test instruments.  The course proceeds into the specific applications for industry standard test instruments.  An overview of measurement principles and test instrument procedures are covered along with an explanation of personal protective equipment as specified in NFPA 70E. $66


The Transformer: Principles and Applications course provides a comprehensive overview of transformer operation, maintenance, installation, and troubleshooting.  Additional topics include effects of harmonics; power quality using reactors and transformers; autotransformers; buck-boost transformers; and, other special transformers. $78


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