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201-Electrical Engineering Fundamentals for Non-Electrical Engineers

By: Brad Meyer, PE

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Course Objective

This continuing education course is written specifically for professional engineers with the objective of relating to and enhancing the practice of engineering.

Course Description

201-Electrical Engineering Fundamentals for Non-Electrical Engineers

Electrical Engineering Fundamentals for Non-Electrical Engineers is a course designed to promote an understanding of the fundamentals of electricity. The course covers the differences between Alternating Current (AC) and Direct Current (DC) power sources by explaining the behavior of the voltage and current for both types of sources. The fundamental circuit building blocks including resistors, capacitors and inductors are covered including their behavior in series and parallel circuits as well as transient analysis. The course covers Ohm's law and Kirchoff's Laws and their application to performing circuit analysis. This course also includes a brief introduction to imaginary numbers and phasors as related to current, voltage, and impedance.

It is designed as a course for engineers that either have not had a substantial amount of electrical training or it has been some time since receiving that training. The course offers easy to read graphs, real world examples, and sample problems to promote understanding.

201-Electrical Engineering Fundamentals for Non-Electrical Engineers
Bryan McCabe
12/31/2018
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Good Course to review basic electrical circuits. Had to dig a bit on some of the subtleties, which helped my understanding
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201-Electrical Engineering Fundamentals for Non-Electrical Engineers
steven w hinton
12/30/2018
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for #201, provide more discussion of inductance relative to questions asked.
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201-Electrical Engineering Fundamentals for Non-Electrical Engineers
Alex Makitka, Jr.
08/10/2018
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Great job! It made learning about the difference between AC ans DC current very easy.
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201-Electrical Engineering Fundamentals for Non-Electrical Engineers
German Cure
06/25/2018
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Good basic (refresh) electrical engineering course.
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201-Electrical Engineering Fundamentals for Non-Electrical Engineers
Charles Petersen
06/24/2018
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The teaching was mostly straight forward and clear. There were some errors related to figure numbers and it would have helped to see a couple of the math problems worked through, but for the most part it was very helpful.
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201-Electrical Engineering Fundamentals for Non-Electrical Engineers
Steve Marsh
05/15/2018
Good review of basic circuit analysis. Being a civil engineer I have always found electrical engineering confusing. Although the some of the concepts remain "out there" I found most of the presentation understandable.
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201-Electrical Engineering Fundamentals for Non-Electrical Engineers
Kevin
04/27/2018
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This course is a good basic overview of Electrical Engineering basics. The course met my expectations and was useful.
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201-Electrical Engineering Fundamentals for Non-Electrical Engineers
Keith Grotrian
04/23/2018
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Basic - but that was good. Very well organized and logically presented. I enjoyed reviewing concepts and equations I don't often use.
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201-Electrical Engineering Fundamentals for Non-Electrical Engineers
Krishnadeo P Sharma
04/16/2018
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The course is very good for refreshing a beginner's Course. I had forgotten some of things. Thank you
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201-Electrical Engineering Fundamentals for Non-Electrical Engineers
Gordon Holmes
04/12/2018
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Very good review of the basics.
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201-Electrical Engineering Fundamentals for Non-Electrical Engineers
Philip Hanna
04/10/2018
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good overview
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201-Electrical Engineering Fundamentals for Non-Electrical Engineers
Solon Hale
03/31/2018
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The course was a very good intro to basic electrical engineering fundamentals. It was a little confusing when the figure numbers in the Inductor Behavior While Discharging section did not match the figures and the equation for inductor voltage over time shows V sub L instead of V sub C. But no harm no foul.
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201-Electrical Engineering Fundamentals for Non-Electrical Engineers
REGHINA VOLOSEN
03/28/2018
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very good, five stars
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201-Electrical Engineering Fundamentals for Non-Electrical Engineers
Ronald Fields
03/27/2018
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Excellent presentation of EE fundamentals for non-EE.
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201-Electrical Engineering Fundamentals for Non-Electrical Engineers
Harold Tepper
03/27/2018
Verified Buyer
OK but could have been better by way of more fundamentals rather than getting into some of the esoteric issues.
We are required to offer only courses that rise to the level of engineering. A "handyman" course would not meet that requirement.
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201-Electrical Engineering Fundamentals for Non-Electrical Engineers
Dana Hoppe
03/26/2018
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Excellent course! Very easy to understand for a Non-Electrical Engineer.
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201-Electrical Engineering Fundamentals for Non-Electrical Engineers
Jose Rodriguez
03/26/2018
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Very well explained; simple and concise.
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201-Electrical Engineering Fundamentals for Non-Electrical Engineers
Richard C Blanton
12/31/2017
Was very helpful in expanding my understanding of basic concepts of the electrical laws that I was spattered with in college, was put off by oversimplification by fat head professors! Good course!
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201-Electrical Engineering Fundamentals for Non-Electrical Engineers
William Culpepper
12/30/2017
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Very good.
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201-Electrical Engineering Fundamentals for Non-Electrical Engineers
Taylor
12/15/2017
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Provide more real world basic circuit application examples. Otherwise the course is a good review for ME or CE.
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201-Electrical Engineering Fundamentals for Non-Electrical Engineers
Lionel Bryson
12/08/2017
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Good fundamentals course. Very well explained.
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201-Electrical Engineering Fundamentals for Non-Electrical Engineers
12/06/2017
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Particularly good discussion about ideal capacitors and inductors.
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201-Electrical Engineering Fundamentals for Non-Electrical Engineers
Joseph Springer
09/23/2017
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Great review of EE basics
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201-Electrical Engineering Fundamentals for Non-Electrical Engineers
Charles R Buck
07/27/2017
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This course is a very good review of Electrical Engineering fundamentals for the Civil and other non-EE type engineers.
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201-Electrical Engineering Fundamentals for Non-Electrical Engineers
Rolando Nieves-Diaz
05/04/2017
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Excellent course, well explained and easy to grasp. Only in the Total Impedance example, it needs to include the calculation of the capacitive impedance (Zc) and the inductive impedance (ZL), for the substitution in the final formula.
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201-Electrical Engineering Fundamentals for Non-Electrical Engineers
Frank Rivera
02/24/2017
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Excellent refresher and examples.
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201-Electrical Engineering Fundamentals for Non-Electrical Engineers
William B Heyward
02/23/2017
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good refresher from college EE
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201-Electrical Engineering Fundamentals for Non-Electrical Engineers
John Hadjilogiou
02/17/2017
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Great course. Very informative. Recommend to all.
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201-Electrical Engineering Fundamentals for Non-Electrical Engineers
Andrew Campbell
02/16/2017
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Nicely written course material. The only thing I would have liked to see is more explanation of the practical applications of capacitors and inductors.
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201-Electrical Engineering Fundamentals for Non-Electrical Engineers
stathis payiatakis
02/13/2017
Verified Buyer
Covered a lot of material I had not used for a long time. Well developed and easy to follow.
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201-Electrical Engineering Fundamentals for Non-Electrical Engineers
Gerald Sudimick
02/08/2017
Verified Buyer
Found course to be interesting. Having been away from electrical circuits for quite a while also found it challenging. Question are the figures referred to in the work book for Inductive Behavior while Discharging correct?
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201-Electrical Engineering Fundamentals for Non-Electrical Engineers
Carlos Castillo
02/04/2017
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Test is good for non-electrical engineers.
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201-Electrical Engineering Fundamentals for Non-Electrical Engineers
Ollie Frazier
02/04/2017
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Course is enjoyable and a great refresher
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201-Electrical Engineering Fundamentals for Non-Electrical Engineers
Fred Cook
02/03/2017
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I think I will stick to Civil Engineering. Difficult for me, amazed that I passed the course!
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201-Electrical Engineering Fundamentals for Non-Electrical Engineers
Paul
02/02/2017
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I thought this was a good basic course for non-electrical engineers.
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201-Electrical Engineering Fundamentals for Non-Electrical Engineers
Juan Lana
01/31/2017
Verified Buyer
Very good knowledge and practice for civil engineers like me.
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201-Electrical Engineering Fundamentals for Non-Electrical Engineers
Dana Hume
01/29/2017
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This is a good review of EE fundamentals for those engineers that do not practice electrical engineering.
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201-Electrical Engineering Fundamentals for Non-Electrical Engineers
Ken Menzie
01/01/2017
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Excellent review of basic electrical engineering concepts
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201-Electrical Engineering Fundamentals for Non-Electrical Engineers
Jean Montane
12/29/2016
Verified Buyer
This was a good review of the concepts I had forgotten since graduating from college (BEME, 1984). The text for resistance valves in the circuits could be made larger.
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201-Electrical Engineering Fundamentals for Non-Electrical Engineers
KPB
12/10/2016
Great refresher on some basics of circuit analysis. Information was clearly and concisely conveyed.
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201-Electrical Engineering Fundamentals for Non-Electrical Engineers
William Henrie
12/04/2016
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Good course and review of basic concepts.
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201-Electrical Engineering Fundamentals for Non-Electrical Engineers
11/29/2016
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Course covered good review of basics. Wish material would of been devoted to three phase circuits.
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Electrical Engineering Fundamentals for Non-Electrical Engineers
Joe R DeVore
06/11/2016
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Good review of basic electrical theory. DC and AC circuits were well covered. The later portion where reactances/impedances were covered could have more detail in it...for example the phasor concept was introduced but not defined (in words anyway). Also, the frequency in the first reactance formula was not defined (I was able to figure it out later). Implications of these devices, i.e., where they are used in something practical, could have been talked about in a paragraph. Also a discussion of 3 phase power would have been useful.
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Electrical Engineering Fundamentals for Non-Electrical Engineers
Wayne Dunn
05/27/2016
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Good review of basics.
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Electrical Engineering Fundamentals for non electrical Engineers
05/25/2016
Verified Buyer
Very informative with a simplified and organized approach. Recommend this course
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Electrical Engineering Fundamentals for Non-Electrical Engineers
W. David Bruce, Ph.D., P.E.
01/24/2016
The discussion of charging and discharging of capacitors and inductors was very well done and clearly explained. The overall course is a good compact review for someone who has not been involved very much with AC and DC circuits.
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Review of SunCam COurse # 201 - Electrical Engineering Fundamentals for Non-Electrical Engineers
Nick Halbrook
12/28/2015
Good course for basic EE dc & single phase ac circuit fundamentals. Got into some esoteric imaginary math required for analyzing some basic ac components. Having done this should have covered the basic calcs associated with 3 phase ac circuits. Could have covered some applications examples as well as ac & dc circuit safety considerations, step voltage, the unique dangers associated with higher voltage dc, etc.
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Very thorough and understanable
Roger Golden
12/18/2015
I missed one question--#19, and that was because of ambiguity in the wording of the question. When you ask, "The discharging inductor will attempt to keep current flowing in the same direction (True or False). You should specify the branch you are referring to--the branch with the inductor (same direction), or the branch with the resistor (reverse direction).
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Anonymous reviewer
10/21/2015
I was hoping for more power distribution stuff. The course was fairly basic
The course is intended for non-electrical engineers.
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201-Electrical Engineering Fundamentals for Non-Electrical Engineers
Anonymous reviewer
10/20/2015
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Good course and refresher for non-electrical engineers. Some of the text in the course had the incorrect figure number in them. Would like to see a course going over transformers and electrical distribution in high-rise buildings.
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Good Review of Basics
anonymous
08/31/2015
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This was a very good review of the basics. Being a mechanical engineer, I rarely have the opportunity to use electrical fundamentals but need to stay familiar.
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anonymous
08/24/2015
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The values for some components were small and hard to read.
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anonymous
08/24/2015
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Good overview. Suggest more emphasis on units in use of equations.
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anonymous
07/27/2015
Good for a non-electrical engineer. The illustrations could be bigger and have more clarity.
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Challaging Review
Beth
06/19/2015
I've always felt weak in my knowledge of Electrical Engineering. This course was very good at teaching me the fundamentals again.
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Good Review
James Maddrey
05/26/2015
The text is very clear. Easy to understand with diagrams. Good value.
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anonymous
05/22/2015
Exellant review material for Non-Electrical Engineer. It would help to have some material for design power for building system and interaction with power utility providers.
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anonymous
05/08/2015
Course provided fundamentals just as described. Appreciated the clarity and efficiency of the presentation.
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Good Basic Review
Joseph Graham
05/02/2015
Nice general overview. Lots of helpful graphs. Could have used a little more introduction to phasors.
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Harold Rupp
04/25/2015
Course was excellent. The text describing conductance, inductance, impendence and Kirchoff's Law could have been written a little more clearly for non-electrical engineers like me. Also, in the various formulae provided, it would have more helpful if the units would have been given along with the description of each letter in the formula.
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Mechanical Engineer's Opinion
Randy Decker
03/28/2015
Good review for Non-Electrical Engr's as advertised. Took me back to freshman or sophomore year of college. Good course. Test was fair. I would recommend this course to any Mechanical Engineer.
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anonymous
02/26/2015
Material is a good basic intro to the fundamentals. Make sure you read, go thru and understand. Then take the sample test. Very enjoyable refresher.
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Clide Forte
02/08/2015
Good refresher and explanations to make it more real for us mechanicals. would like to go into more complexity with more courses - will be searching for the courses. thank you
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Harold Rupp
01/22/2015
Found explanations of induction and impedance a little confusing. Otherwise course was great
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Very good refreshing course
anonymous
12/31/2014
Well organized course. I refreshed some old knowledge and I learned new things too.

Liked the practical example of the outlet while explaining the AC current.

Would have liked to see more practical examples (applications) as it relates to capacitors, inductors, impedance, imaginary numbers, etc.
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EAB
12/28/2014
I thought this was an excellent course up to the section on imaginary numbers and impedance. In my opinion, the subject matter as presented is really too complex for non-electrical engineers. I spent more time trying to understand this material than all of the rest of the course. Still, the course is well written and well illustrated. Note that the figure numbers on pages 21 and 22 are incorrect.
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E,E, Fundamentals for Non-E.E.'s
Jim Deliyiannis
12/19/2014
Nice refresher E.E. course for Civil Engineers. The E.E. basic foundations are presented in a fairly understandable manner: Series vs. Parallel Circuits, Capacitors, Inductors, Impedence, Kirchoff's Law, etc.., I recommend the course.
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Nice Coverage of Basics
anonymous
12/15/2014
This course has a nice coverage of the basics of electrical that I would expect to see in a beginner text book. It would be great to have a follow up course, perhaps some basics on AC systems.
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anonymous
11/17/2014
Good course. I would like to see an additional intermediate level follow this one.
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Richard LaFlam
11/13/2014
Website links and course materials were easily downloaded and easy to read. Thanks.
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Course Code: 100248-01
Course PDH Hours: 4
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