Electrical Technology

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. Benjamin Franklin Institute of Technology's electrical program prepares graduates for jobs in residential, commercial and industrial projects. As a student, you will be introduced to all phases of the industry including design, installation, estimating, and sales. 

Most graduates find jobs as electrical contractors, estimators, product sales representatives, and systems designers. 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.

Programs

 Associate of Science in Electrical Technology
Certificate in Practical Electricity

What will you learn?

  • Installation of electrical devices
  • Wiring methods and sizing
  • Electrical/motor circuits and controls
  • Calculations, including Ohm's Law
  • Voltage drop, overcurrent protection
  • Fulfill the state's academic requirements for licensure by receiving 600 hours of instruction

Job Outlook

There is an increased demand for electricians for residential, commercial, industrial, and solar projects.

  • There are approximately 567,000 jobs for electricians in the US
  • The mean hourly rate for electricians in MA is $28-$39
  • During apprenticeship, there is a potential earnings increase of 50%
  • The median hourly rate for the top 10% of electricians is $40
  • The projected job growth by 2020 is an impressive 23%

Career Paths

  • Electrician's Helper
  • Apprentice Electrician
  • Journeyman Electrician
  • Master Electrician
  • Lead Person
  • Area Supervisor
  • Project Supervisor
  • Estimator

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