Home Study Courses & Servicing Education

   

   Several generations of engineering and service technicians learned "by mail" or from books.

From the 1920's until late in the 20th Century, many people found the only way to start a career in electronics was through home study.
Presented here is a sampling of such courses showing how a student could master the subjects in short, individual lessons, each with its own mail-in examination
Home Study
Coyne Applied Practical Electricity Course
Coyne Reference Set
Technical Work for students.
1934
Coyne
How to use Applied Practical Electricity
Guide for the 7-volume set of electrical training.
Coyne Applied Practical Electricity
Volume 1
Electricity
1946
Coyne Applied Practical Electricity
Volume 2
Lighting
1946
Coyne Applied Practical Electricity
Volume 3
Direct Current
1946
Coyne Applied Practical Electricity
Volume 4
Alternating Current
1946
Coyne Applied Practical Electricity
Volume 5
Armatures
1946
Coyne Applied Practical Electricity
Volume 6
Refrigeration
1946
Coyne Applied Practical Electricity
Volume 7
Automotive
1946
Coyne Training & Educational Manuals - 1950's
Coyne
Application of Radio & Television Principles

1953
Coyne
Practical Television Servicing Trouble Shooting Manual

1955
Coyne
Latest Instruments for Servicing Radio Television

1953
Coyne
Radio and Television and FM Receivers

1953
Coyne
Radio and Television Circuits

1954
Coyne
Television Servicing Cyclopedia

1955
Coyne Reference Encyclopedia 1937
Coyne Reference Encyclopedia
1937
Vol. 1
Coyne Reference Encyclopedia
1937
Vol. 2
Coyne Reference Encyclopedia
1937
Vol. 3
Home Study and Training Courses and Related Publications
Your Future in Electronics
Cleveland Institute
Cleveland Institute
Advertising mailing promotional piece
Coyne
Guide to Careers in Electricity, Television and Radio
1955
RCA Point to Point training course from 1954 NRI Promotional Booklet: "Rich Rewards in Radio" from 1935 National Schools
Los Angeles
Complete 1946 electronics course: over 1250 pages!
National Radio Institute
Practical Radio course from 1930
Capitol Radio Engineering Institute
1949 home study course. 75 lessons.
DeForest Technical School home study course from late 1940's
National Radio Institute
Electrical / Electronics course
1929
National Radio News
The bulletin of correspondence school NRI from 1928.
National Radio Institute 1937 Practical Electronics home study course.
  RCA Institutes
Home study course
from 1932 
Photofact Television
Home study course
1948
RCA Color Television
Home study course from RCA Institutes
1966
Massey Technical Institute
Several lesson booklets from 1958
Motorola
2-Way Course
1960
Couse Description
NRI Course
1936
NRI Course
1947
Learn by Doing, a brochure promoting the study of electronic servicing. Radio TV Training School
100 lesson 1949 course
MTI Course of Study
Brochure detailing mobile course
NRI Radio Television Electronics Dictionary
1951
CREI News
Magazine of the Capitol Radio Engineering Institute. A collection of issues.
Midland Radio
1942 Radio & TV course for home study.
Over 3,000 pages.
The Easy Course in Home Radio
Everyman's guide to using and enjoying radio in 7 lessons
Marconi School of Instruction
"The Open Door to Opportunity"
1916
National Schools
Electronics, Radio and Television course from 1937
Basic Radio Course
from Electronics Australia
1967 "course in a book"
UEL Course
25 lessons from 1967