You need a course for a tech ticket?! YIKES.
What background does that applicant have? Sophomore in high school?, college graduate in electrical engineering? Even the EE will need to learn the rules and regs, and today an EE may not get much teaching in analog radio work. When I took my tech in 1976, I was in college as a EE (general written) I barely passed it.
The test had questions that needed a combination of theory and regulations to answer, like "Your linear amp uses 800VDC on the finals. What's the max amount of current the finals can draw and be legal?" Back in the day max power was a kilowatt input power, so the answer would then be 1.25 amps. But wait, there's this thing called "peak envelope power" which if I remember rightly you could have transient peaks of 2KW in SSB mode... I haven't ever run a linear, sometimes I think my 100W on HF is "QRP" at times... I don't remember how many questions there were, but you needed to know more "items" of knowledge than there were questions.