Jobs in electrical technology are projected to grow 23% by 2020. New residential and commercial construction projects as well as an aging workforce has led to a high demand for trained and skilled electricians. 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. Most graduates find jobs as electrical contractors, estimators, product sales representatives, and systems designers.
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Through meaningful hands-on work in lab coupled with theoretical principles, you will learn to:
- 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 ever-changing, with new methods and technology. Our materials are constantly updated to conform to the National Electrical Code, which changes every three years.