This competency-based course is the first in a sequence of three designed for powerline technology. Instruction includes an orientation, workplace safety policies and procedures, resource management, trade mathematics, and employability skills. Emphasis is placed on the theories and general applications of direct current (DC), alternating current (AC), capacitance, and inductance. The competencies in this course are aligned with the California High School Academic Content Standards and the California Career Technical Education Model Curriculum Standards.
Enrollment requires a reading level of 6.0 as measured by the TABE D 9/10.