Course Detail: WTPL450 - Transformer Basics

This 60-hour course meets 1 day a week over 6 weeks for 10 hours. As a result of this course students will be able to Discuss basic electrical theory, principles, and terminology including phases, banks, and Ferroresonance as they relate to transformers and electric power; recognize the different transformer characteristics including the construction, designations, sizing, overcurrent protection, and appropriate connection types, then perform calculations related to transformer kVA ratings to determine the type of transformer that is appropriate for specific situations; summarize NEC rules pertaining to transformers then diagram single-phase and three-phase transformer connections, including Delta and WYE connections per those rules; demonstrate safely and properly connecting and energizing transformers and three-phase banks in a controlled lab environment; and calculate and measure loads on three-phase transformers then demonstrate safe transformer load checks using meters and approved procedures.

 Session Information: 24SP-WTPL450-01

Schedule: This is a hybrid course that includes both online and in-person course work. In-person classes meet in Miller Campus MCPC-120A each Friday from 7am to 5:30pm from 3/29/2024 through 05/03/2024. Please see Canvas and the instructor for course location and time changes.
Times: 07:00am-05:30pm MDT
Cost : $687.50


This is the 4th course in SLCC's full-time day Lineworker Pre-Apprenticeship Program. **Student's should come prepared the first day of class with a scientific calculator and writing/notetaking materials. **Student's wishing to use a laptop or digital note-taking tool should plan their seating accordingly since power outlets are limited. **Course is presented in-person Fridays from 7am-5:30pm in the Miller Corporate Partnership Center (MCPC) room 120A or in the Miller Poleyard or the Miller Lineworker Lab from 03/29-05/03/2024. **Please see Canvas and/or Instructor for changes to class sessions & schedules.


Name Additional Resources
Dave West
Dan (Troy) Dahlgren
Justine Dvorchak-Rodriguez

Class Location

Miller Campus
Miller Campus - MCPC, 120A
9750 S 300 W
Sandy, UT 84070

Cancellation Policy

A cancellation charge of 100.00% will be assessed on cancellations occurring within 2 days of the start of this session.