Associate of Science (AS) in Electrical Technology
This program prepares students for a variety of choices in the electrical field. From the designing of construction projects in residential, commercial, and industrial areas to the completion of those projects, students experience all phases of an electrical project. A ten-hour OSHA course provides students with an understanding of job site safety. The Electrical Technology Associate Degree Program at BFIT fulfills the State of Massachusetts' academic requirements for licensure by providing 600 hours of class room instruction in accordance with 237 CMR 13.06 and 22.01.
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. Graduates of our program have many entry level career options in the electrical industry including a direct pathway toward obtaining a Journeyman Electrician license, electrical contractor, and electrical support positions such as estimator, product sales representative, and designer.
This comprehensive curriculum is structured to provide educational hours in both the classroom and laboratory setting. Students are offered a broad-range of courses in the electrical field so that their foundational knowledge is in-depth and advanced. Graduates find that with an investment in the Associate of Science, they more quickly climb the ranks once they secure a job into managerial roles.
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Certificate in Practical Electricity
This program prepares students for entry-level positions as apprentice electricians in just twelve months. The certificate program provides both the state mandated 600 educational hours of electrical theory and National Electrical Code, and the practical hands-on skills that are required of apprentice electricians. Through a blend of lecture and laboratory classes, the certificate program provides a deep introductory knowledge of the electrical field. Upon successful completion, graduates are well positioned to start learning on-the-job while having foundational understanding of electrical principles.
The curriculum is aligned with the learning objectives outlined in 237 CMR 22, as mandated by the Massachusetts State Board of Examiners of Electricians. Courses include topics such as DC and AC circuit theory, electrical code and wiring lab, electrical machines, and low voltage systems.