Basic Electricity

Class Description: A PowerPoint and white board presentation of the history, atomic structure, terminology, Ohm’s Law, both series and parallel circuits, and safety of electricity will be presented with handouts. Troubleshooting concepts and meter usage will be introduced in class and in the shop. Students should bring calculators and multimeter if they have one. Not mandatory. Neal will be going over using a Digital Multi-Meter for beginners and will discuss the safe and correct way to read and measure the values of several different Electrical Parameters such as Current, Voltage and Resistance. Topics of discussion will include how to measure voltage, how to measure resistance, continuity and what is a circuit?, how to measure current and troubleshooting basics.

Speaker: Neal Cann
Bio: Neal is currently employed as the Corrosion Technology Instructor for Seward County Community College/Area Technical School in charge of the Preparation, Instruction and Assessment of the Corrosion Technology Program. He has work for companies such as DCP Midstream as a Corrosion/CP Technician, Kindermorgan’s REX Pipeline as an Operations Specialist 3, AT&T and Cox Communications as Construction/Fiber Splicer. He has over 20 years electronic experience including installation, troubleshooting, and repair of electronic instrumentation.

Speaker: Chris Hickman
Bio: Chris is a retired Navy Machinist Mate with over 35 years’ experience in the mechanical trades. He has been certified by North American Technician Excellence (NATE) and National Center for Construction Education and Research (NCCER). Chris has an Associate degree in Science from Trident Technical College, and a Bachelor of Science degree from Southern Illinois University. While he has been trained on many levels to teach theory, his passion is to help Technicians connect significant learning experiences to correct thought processes, and to be the best Technician that they can be.