Individuals can take courses on electricity for free from Alison.com and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology's Open Courseware program. Alison.com requires students to log in with a personal account or with their Facebook, Google, Yahoo, LinkedIn or Windows Live account information in order to participate in the courses.
Electrical courses on 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. Each course comes with a course description, names of individual modules, course fact sheets and course reviews. Some of the courses also come with assessments and certificates.
Electrical courses offered online from MIT are under the Electrical Engineering and Computer Science heading and include Microelectronic Devices and Circuits; Introduction to Electrical Engineering and Computer Science; Introduction to Communication, Control, and Signal Processing; Elements of Software Construction; and Circuits and Electronics. These courses are available for free at any time despite the semester listings next to them. Many of the courses also come with syllabi, video lectures and other materials. The listing identifies whether the courses are at the undergraduate or graduate levels, and the corresponding course numbers lie next to each entry.