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EASA Vo-Tech Program

Vo-Tech - Volume 8: AC MotorsThe Vo-Tech Program is one of EASA's longest-standing educational products and has been used to train hundreds of service center technicians. This course, produced in conjunction with TPC Training Systems, was designed for EASA members of all sizes. This print-based curriculum includes nine “volumes” (presented in separate binders) that cover the gamut from Safety to Basic Shop Skills to AC and DC motors (see the detailed table of contents on this page).

Here are some other great attributes of this program and how it will work: 

  • You can implement this training program in a classroom setting or self-study arrangement.
  • A comprehensive test with answer key will be provided for each volume purchased.
  • Members are responsible for administering the tests to their employees, and scoring. (Perhaps you’ll appoint your shop manager or an office administrator to do this.)
  • When an employee successfully completes a test, members may request a Certificate of Completion from EASA using the order form included with each volume. Upon completion of the entire program, a special certificate will be issued. What a great way to motivate and recognize the accomplishments of your employees!
  • To protect the integrity of the tests, Headquarters will ship EASA Vo-Tech only to the attention of your firm’s official EASA representative.
  • Discounts are available for members who wish to purchase a full nine-volume set or at least four individual volumes.
The printed version of the EASA Vo-Tech program is being phased out and will be replaced with an online version targeted for release in late 2023. Limited copies of printed volumes remain available for sale. Printed inventory will not be replenished.


Table Of Contents

Volume 1: Safety

  • Introduction to Safety and Health
  • Government Safety and Health Regulations
  • Personal Protective Equipment
  • Chemical Safety
  • Tool Safety
  • Material Handling
  • Working Safely with Machinery
  • Working Safely with Electricity
  • Electrical Equipment Safety
  • Fire Safety
  • Protecting Your Health
  • A Safe Work Environment
  • Introduction to Industrial Rigging
  • Wire Rope and Wire-Rope Slings
  • Chain and Metal-Mesh Slings
  • Fiber Rope and Webbing Slings
  • Industrial Hoists and Cranes
  • Operating Practices
  • Scaffolds and Ladders

Volume 2 - Basic Shop Skills 1

  • Whole Numbers
  • Common Fractions
  • Decmal Fractions
  • Ratios and Proportions
  • Powers and Roots
  • Calculators
  • Geometry
  • Algebra
  • Using Formulas
  • Units of Measurement
  • Metric Measurement
  • Linear Measurement
  • Comparison and Surface Measurement
  • Measuring Motion
  • Measuring Forces
  • Measuring Temperature
  • Measuring Fluids
  • Measuring Electricity

Volume 3 - Basic Shop Skills 2

  • Introduction to Nonmetals
  • Paints and Coatings
  • Industrial Chemicals
  • Carbon
  • Introduction to Blueprints
  • Machine Parts
  • Machine Drawings
  • Piping and Plumbing Drawings
  • Electrical Drawings
  • Sketching
  • Introduction to Troubleshooting
  • Working with People
  • Troubleshooting Techniques
  • Aids to Troubleshooting
  • Preparing for Troubleshooting
  • Using Schematics and Diagrams
  • Solving Mechanical Problems
  • Solving Electrical Problems

Volume 4 - Basic Electricity 1

  • Introduction to Electricity
  • Static Electricity
  • Current Electricity
  • Magnetism
  • Current, Resistance and Potential Difference
  • Electrical Components
  • Conductors
  • DC Circuits
  • AC Circuits
  • Electronics
  • Solving Problems in DC Circuits
  • DC Series Circuits
  • Parallel Circuits
  • Series-Parallel Circuits
  • DC Circuits in Use

Volume 5 - Basic Electricity 2

  • Principles of Alternating Current
  • Mathematics in AC Circuits
  • Inductance and Inductive Reactance
  • Capacitance and Capacitive Reactance
  • Impedance
  • Three-Phase Circuits
  • Principles of D'Arsonval Meters
  • Digital Meters
  • DC Instruments
  • Electrical Resistance

Volume 6 - Basic Mechanics 1

  • Measuring Tools
  • Wrenches and Screwdrivers
  • Pipefitting Tools
  • Plumbing Tools
  • Sheet Metalworking Tools
  • Metalworking Tools
  • Hoisting and Pulling Tools
  • Electric Drills
  • Electric Hammers
  • Pneumatic Drills and Hammers
  • Screwdrivers, Nutrunners and Wrenches
  • Electric Sanders
  • Grinders and Shears
  • Tool Sharpening

Volume 7 - Basic Mechanics 2

  • Belt Drives
  • Chain Drives
  • Gears
  • Gear Drives
  • Adjustable-Speed Drives
  • Shaft Alignment
  • Shaft Coupling Devices
  • Clutches and Brakes
  • Bearings and Shafts
  • Plain Journal Bearings
  • Antifriction Bearings
  • Ball and Roller Bearings
  • Specialized Bearings
  • Bearing Seals
  • Lubrication
  • Bearing Maintenance

Volume 8 - AC Motors

  • Introduction to Single-Phase Motors
  • Split-Phase Motors
  • Capacitor Motors
  • Repulsion Motors
  • Universal Motors
  • Special Motors
  • Motor Installation
  • Motor Maintenance
  • Principles of Three-Phase Motors
  • Induction Motors
  • Synchronous Motors
  • Multispeed Motors
  • Maintaining Three-Phase Motors
  • Troubleshooting DC Motors
  • Troubleshooting AC Motors

Volume 9 - DC Motors

  • DC Power in Industry
  • DC Electromagnets
  • DC Generators
  • DC Motors
  • DC Armatures
  • Maintenance of DC Equipment

Have you benchmarked your training program?

How does your company compare with the following general statistics?

  • The average Fortune 500 firm spends 2-4% of annual salary/wage cost on education and training per year.
  • Total productive time dedicated to training is 4-6%.
  • The U.S. Bureau of Apprenticeship & Training mandates 144 hours per year for a typical program. Where does your company fit? If yours is like most firms, more training is needed!

A recent poll indicated that, in general:

  • One-third of respondents said most of their employees are not adequately trained for their jobs.
  • Two-thirds of respondents said they spend at least 1% of payroll on job training.
  • Employees are demanding training. One-third of surveyed businesses said a significant number of employees asked that their companies provide job training.

Three justifications for training dollars
There are many reasons every employer should provide training, and they’re all interrelated. Three reasons, in particular, should grab the attention of all of us:

  • Quality
  • Productivity
  • Image Enhancement
    • Customers
    • Current and prospective employees (retaining & recruiting skilled workers)
    • Other publics, including intervenors and regulators