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Electrical Wiring Technology

Instruction in this program emphasizes the installation, maintenance, and repair of electrical wiring and testing equipment for lighting, heating, cooling, and other power requirements in residential, commercial, and industrial construction. Students learn to wire electric machinery and equipment and motor control systems; install conduit, circuit breakers, and other electrical components; and use the measuring and testing instruments common to the electrical industry.

Job opportunities in this field are excellent. Graduates can expect to enter the work force as apprentice electricians or go on to further their education in electrical engineering or related fields. Other entry level positions include alarm, telephone, or cable TV installation. Shop and related hours are approved by the Massachusetts State Board of Electrical Examinations.

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Available Certifications

  • Shop and Related Hours are approved by the Massachusetts State Board of Electrical Examiners
  • 10-Hour OSHA Construction Safety Course Certification

Articulation Agreements

Board of Electricians & Massachusetts Electrical Contractors, New England Institute of Technology, Wentworth Institute: Circuit Analysis, Massachusetts Maritime Academy (Academic Prerequisites)

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Career Pathways

Skills and Competencies: Tri-County Training

  • Print Reading
  • Basic Concepts of Electrical Theory
  • Use of Electrical Test Equipment
  • Electrical Code
  • Install Electrical Boxes and Fittings
  • Install Conductors
  • Apply Concepts of Commercial, Industrial and Residential Wiring
  • Demonstrate Methods of Overcurrent Protection
  • Identify Principals of Grouping
  • Install and Maintain Lighting and Luminaries
  • Install Security Systems and Fire Alarm Systems
  • Photo Voltaic
  • Motor Controls

Tri-County Diploma or On-The-Job Training

  • Apprentice Electrician
  • Cable TV Technician
  • Fire Alarm Technician
  • Telecommunications Technician
  • Security Systems Technician

Two-Year or Four-Year College Majors

  • Electrical Engineering
  • Telecommunications
  • Electronics Engineer
  • Business Administration