Electrical Distribution for Non-Engineers


Spend eight weeks with industry visionary Doug Houseman and change the trajectory of your career

Instructor: Doug Houseman

Subjects: Utilities: Electrical Distribution

Length: 0 weeks


Developed In Partnership With DISTRIBUTECH and POWERGRID International

This is a foundational course for anyone interested in pursuing a career in electrical distribution. Instructor Doug Houseman has been called "a leading visionary and innovator in utility and grid modernization" and has earned his reputation as a world-class educator. His live courses fill up quickly, so this is a rare opportunity to spend eight weeks learning from Doug in an interactive online learning environment.

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Self Paced Online Course

You can begin this online course instantly upon enrollment. Get access to all of the course materials as soon as you enroll. The instructor-led session will begin on the scheduled start date. During the session dates the instructor will be in the course answering questions on the discussion board and reviewing project work.

Access Information and Build Your Training Library

After enrolling, the course materials will remain in your account and be accessible 12 months (1 year) after enrollment. Access can be extended beyond 1 year with a monthly membership. Rewatch videos and review assignments as many times as you want. Return to your course anytime with online access from anywhere in the world.

Earn A Certificate of Completion

When you complete this course you are eligible for a certificate of completion from HeatSpring. You can download your certificate as soon as you have completed all of the course requirements. Students can easily share their verified certificates on their LinkedIn profiles using our LinkedIn integration.


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Doug Houseman

Burns & McDonnell

Doug Houseman is the Grid Modernization Lead for Burns & McDonnell. He was the VP for Technical Innovation for EnerNex, he has been involved in a wide range of industry projects, the two most recent are GridVision 2050 for IEEE and CEATI Distribution Technology Roadmap Reports. Doug is a member of the DOE's Gridwise Architecture Council and the Chairperson for IEEE...[more]

Course Outline

Welcome - Orientation Materials

This course is self-paced, so you don’t need to be logged in at any specific time. You can complete the material whenever is convenient and work ahead or catch up if you fall behind. The course discussion board is a great place to interact with other students and ask questions. Expect to dedicate a minimum of 5 hours per week to the course. This session runs for the posted dates and you will receive weekly emails to keep you on pace. Course materials will remain in your account with minimum guaranteed access for 12 months (1 year) after the course ends. Please review the orientation materials and introduce yourself on the discussion board.

  • Introduction to HeatSpring (1 minute) (Video) preview
  • Set up email notifications and your student profile (Text)
  • Introduce yourself on the discussion board (Text)
After The Course - Feedback and Additional Resources

No matter how great this course is, we know it's just one part of a bigger journey. In this module we'll start thinking about what comes next. You'll provide feedback on the course, request a certificate of completion, and learn about additional resources. Don't forget that you'll have access to the course materials for 12 months after the session ends. Feel free to come back as much as you like to continue learning, and please stay in touch. After your year of access expires you can optionally extend access with a HeatSpring Membership.

  • 1 Year of Access to Course Materials (Text)
  • Feedback: 2-minute Exit Survey (Survey)
  • Consider Joining as a HeatSpring Member (Resource)
  • Certificate of Completion: Request a Certificate (Certificate)

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