Meter Reader Training

Meter Reader Training begins with courses on how to perform essential electrical calculations and progresses into AC and DC theory, equipment, and electrical power distribution systems

Pre-technical and skill-specific training for novice and experienced meter readers.

Make sure your employees get the instruction and hands-on experience they need for on-the-job success as a professional Meter Reader. Developed for both an apprenticeship and skill development program, the print-based curriculum begins with mathematics courses on how to perform essential electrical calculations. Progressing into skill-specific courseware, trainees learn about AC and DC theory, then gain a working knowledge on components, equipment, and electrical power distribution systems.

Customize the curriculum according to the requirements of specific Meter Reader positions in your organization: Electrical Meter Reader, Meter Technician, or Relay and Meter Reader Specialist. And further their career potential with supplemental on-the-job training opportunities. Students who successfully complete the Meter Reader program can :

You can work with your Training Consultant to devise an individualized program or follow the complete Meter Reader Training course list below.

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Meter Reader Training Course List

Pre-Technical Foundation Skills

Basic Industrial MathBlock X21
Addition and Subtraction 186008
Multiplication and Division 186009
Fractions, Percents, Proportions, and Angles 186010
Metric System 186011
Formulas 186012
Introduction to Algebra 186013
Practical MeasurementsBlock X22
Linear and Distance Measurement 186021
Bulk Measurement 186022
Temperature Measurement 186023
Energy, Force, and Power 186024
Fluid Measurement 186025
Introduction to Algebra, Geometry, and TrigonometryBlock X02
Algebra: Monomials and Polynomials X0201
Algebra: Factoring X0202
Algebra: Addition and Subtraction of Fractions X0203
Algebra: Multiplication and Division of Fractions X0204
Algebra: Linear Equations X0205
Algebra: Simultaneous Linear Equations X0206
Algebra: Determinants X0207
Algebra: Quadratic Equations X0208
Algebra: Exponents X0209
Algebra: Radicals and Imaginary Numbers X0210
Applied Geometry X0211
Practical Trigonometry X0212
Trades Safety: Getting Started186001
Working Safely with Chemicals186002
Fire Safety186003
Material Handling Safety186006
Working Safely with Electricity4400
Working Safely with Electricity (Video)VB06XX
Quality Concepts: Tools and Applications186036

Electrical Skills and Principles

DC PrinciplesBlock A21
Nature of Electricity 086001
Circuit Analysis and Ohm's Law 086002
Capacitors and Inductors 086003
Magnetism and Electromagnetism 086004
Conductors, Insulators, and Batteries 086005
DC Motors and Generator Theory 086006
Optional Laboratory Experiments:
Electronics Workbench086800
Electronics Workbench Lab Manual for DC Principles (Block A21)387009C
AC PrinciplesBlock A22
Alternating Current 086007
Alternating Current Circuits 086008
Inductors in AC Circuits 086009
Capacitors in AC Circuits 086010
Transformers 086011
Alternators 086012
Electrical Energy Distribution 086013
Rectification and Basic Electronic Devices 086014
Electronics Workbench Lab Manual for AC Principles (Block A22)387012C
Reading Electrical Schematic Diagrams006022
Analog Circuit MeasurementBlock A23
Basic Test Equipment 086025
Troubleshooting with Volt-Ohm-Milliamp Meters (VOMs) 086026
Using Basic Oscilloscopes 086027
Electronics Workbench Lab Manual: Experiments in Electrical Measurements (Block A23)387014C
Electrical Safety for the Trades186005
Analog Electronic ComponentsBlock B23
Basic Semiconductor Components: Diodes 086019
Basic Semiconductor Components: Transistors 086020
Switching Devices 086021
Electronic Sensors 086022
Special Rectifiers: Electron Tubes 086023
Optoelectronic and Fiber Optic Components 086024
Electronics Hardware 086040
Transformer Operation4041
Distribution and Power Transformers4042
Instrument Transformers6793

Electrical Power Distribution Systems - Operations and Skills

Electric Power Measurements4019A-B
Local Distribution of Electrical Power006038
Underground Power Systems006039
Electric Power Substations6590A-B
Electrical Power Distribution and Transmission for the Technician7860

Optional Laboratory Experiments:

Measurements Trainer XK-100
Digital Trainer XK-200

Estimated Curriculum Duration: 534 hours (excluding videos and optional lab experiments).

Number of Exams: 70.

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