Electrical Fundamentals

Electrical Fundamentals


Addressed to:

This class will investigate the basics how electricity flows throughout a residential structure, from the point where the utility company connects the house, to the final outlet and switch. We will investigate the necessary circuits to feed the lights and general-purpose outlets in a home.

Switching three-way switching and the circuiting of special loads (Central AC, Ovens, Electric Dryers, etc) will also be studied.

General Objective:

Upon completion of this class, the student should understand how electricity flows through a home. They should understand how switched circuits work, as well as three-way switched circuit. A student should fundamentally understand how to choose the proper components to power special load such as a dryer, oven or central AC unit.


The course will take place at Quiroga College. 2114W 22nd PI, Chicago, IL 60608. At the end of the course, the students will receive a Certificate from Quiroga College.


Duration: 4 weeks




Lectures and practical examples

Class Dynamics

Four basic components of a circuit


Circuits that feed outlets

Circuits that feed switches

Connecting circuits to the circuits breaker panel

Switching, 1-pole, 3-way. 4-way, contactors

Single-phase services

How to work safely in the electrical environment

At the end of the course:

Students will receive a certificate from Quiroga College

Registration Options

  • Online: Complete application form www.quirogacollege.org and makes payment via PayPal (Visa, MasterCard, Discover, American Express).
  • At Quiroga College facilities: Fill out application form and make payment by: personal or business check payable to “Quiroga Foundation”. Payment can also be made in cash.


Check our webpage www.quirogacollege.org

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