Jobs in electrical technology are projected to grow 23% by 2020. New residential and commercial construction projects as well as an aging workforce will place high demand for trained and skilled electrical technicians. The Electrical Technology program prepares you for jobs in residential, commercial, and industrial projects. You will be introduced to all phases of the electrical industry including design, installation, estimating, and sales. Graduates of the program have found jobs as electrical contractors, estimators, product sales representatives, and systems designers.
Through meaningful hands-on work in lab coupled with theoretical principles, students will be learn:
Identify and install electrical devices and equipment utilizing a variety of wiring methods
Design, analyze and install various electrical circuits and diagrams
Perform electrical calculations, including Ohm’s law, wire sizing, branch-circuit overcurrent protection sizing, and voltage drop.
Design, analyze, and troubleshoot motor circuits and motor controls
Fulfill the State of Massachusetts' academic requirements for licensure by providing 600 hours of classroom instruction in accordance with 237 CMR 13.06 and 22.01.
From the designing of construction projects in residential, commercial, and industrial areas to the completion of these projects, students experience all phases of an electrical project. A ten-hour OSHA course provides students with an understanding of job site safety. Experienced personnel in the trades, as well as state regulators, such as the Board of Electricians and the Division of Apprentice Training, assures that the program is aggressive and ever-changing, with new methods and technology. In addition, our material is constantly updated to conform to the National Electrical Code, which changes every three years.