Delaware Valley Safety Council Announces Course Dates For “Troubleshooting and Electrical Print Reading”

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Electrical Print Reading Classes To Be Held At Both Delaware And New Jersey Facilities

Don’t watch your electrical personnel troubleshoot by replacing components.

The Delaware Valley Safety Council (DVSC), in conjunction with Shermco Industries, has released course dates for Shermco’s popular “Troubleshooting and Electrical Print Reading” class to be held at both DVSC locations. From June 3rd through June 5th the class will be taught at DVSC-DE located at 130 Executive Drive, Suite 5, Newark, DE 19702. From July 8th through July 10th the class will be conducted at DVSC-NJ located at Gloucester County College, 1492 Tanyard Road, Sewell, NJ 08080.

Students can register by going online at and accessing the “Electrical Training” section. Select “How To Register” and the registration form is available to complete, download and email. Further questions can be answered by contacting DVSC Administration at dvscadministration(at)comcast(dot)net.

Troubleshooting and Electrical Print Reading
Duration: 24 Contact Hours
Tuition: $880.00

Who Should Attend:
Electrical technicians, field engineers, electrical estimators, project managers, inspectors, contractors, and journeyman electricians who depend on effective skills and knowledge of print reading.

Course Description:
This 3-day course will prepare your electrical personnel to troubleshoot from electrical prints. Maintenance and technical personnel at commercial, industrial and military installations will benefit from this training. Don’t watch your electrical personnel troubleshoot by replacing components. This program will teach them how to effectively interpret the most common types of electrical prints and drawings (one-lines and three-lines, legends and schematics) and slash their troubleshooting time. Attendees are encouraged to bring examples of their prints to use during practical exercises. Low, medium and high-voltage systems are covered, as well as specific needs of the students.

Lab Time and Prerequisites:
Hands-on (~30%) training program augmented with round-table discussions.

Course Outline:
I. Print Reading Basics
A. Legends
B. Electrical symbols
C. Basic layout
D. Practical exercise using example prints
II. One-Line Diagrams
A. Purpose
B. Types
C. Interpretation and use
D. Practical exercise using one-lines
III. Elementary Diagrams
A. Purpose
B. Interpretation and use
C. Practical exercise using elementary diagrams
IV. Schematics
A. Purpose
B. Interpretation and use
C. Practical exercise using schematics
V. Field Exercise Using Prints and Local Facilities

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