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What type of electrical courses can you take for free?

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Students can take free courses in basic electronics, electrical wiring systems, the electrical trade, circuits and electronics, and electrical engineering from Alison.com, MIT's OpenCourseware and Class-Central.com. These websites offer online course material for free, but require the creation of personal student accounts with log-in credentials.

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As of 2015, courses available from Alison.com include the Diploma in Electrical Studies, Basics of Electrical Technology, Introduction to Electrical Wiring Systems, Introduction to Basic Electrical Drawings and Test Equipment, and Introduction to the Electrical Trade. Students can participate in these courses by creating an Alison account or logging in with their Facebook, LinkedIn or Google credentials and clicking on the Start Course button located next to each entry.

The Massachusett's Institute of Technology offers a number of free courses under its Electrical Engineering and Computer Science heading. Circuits and Electronics is one of these courses, and its webpage includes a syllabus, course description, course dates and instructor name. Class materials include video lectures, lecture notes and assignments.

Some electronics courses on Class-Central.com have starting dates, whereas others are open any time for students to sign up. The website offers a collection of free courses from several universities, including Columbia University and University of California, Berkeley.

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