Get the Skills to Begin a Career as an Electrician in as few as 12 Months
If you want a career where you get to use your hands, as well as your brain, consider electrician training from Porter and Chester Institute. The Career Industrial, Commercial and Residential Electrician program at our campus locations in Massachusetts will help you take the first steps toward becoming an electrician. We'll give you a solid foundation of basic electrical theory and the technical skills you'll need to work in a variety of settings.
Our Career Industrial, Commercial and Residential Electrician program is offered at our Brockton, Chicopee and Worcester campuses in Massachusetts. Click here to view our Electrical Technology program offered at our Hamden, New London, Rocky Hill, Stratford and Waterbury campuses in Connecticut.
- Program offered at: Brockton MA, Chicopee MA, Worcester MA
- Program length: 12 months
- Credit Hours: 74
- Graduates earn a diploma
How/When to Apply
We start new sessions on a regular basis.
Next Start Date: October 18, 2021
At Porter and Chester Institute, we're making it easier than ever for you to enroll using our automated application portal. Upload your documents and start the financial aid process without the hassle of drawn-out application processes. And our admissions staff is still available to help you every step of the way. Taking control of your career just got easier!
Under COVID conditions, Career Industrial Commercial & Residential Electrician courses are delivered in a Hybrid format with lecture and other didactic activities delivered online and labs delivered on-campus. Some courses within the program may be delivered fully online, while other courses combine on-campus labs with online lecture material. Some courses within the program may also include online lab simulations. Online, didactic instruction is primarily asynchronous, with assignments and homework accessible 24 hours a day/seven days per week through the Learning Management System (LMS). Students will need to reserve approximately 25-30 hours per week for online educational activities and study and on-campus labs. Once the COVID Pandemic ends, campuses may resume fully on campus instruction.
Electrical Safety 1141
Electrical Theory One/DC Theory 1132
Electrical Theory Two/AC Theory 1133
Wiring: Residential 1144
Algebra with Trigonometry 1135
Introduction to the National Electrical Code 1146
Conduit Bending 231
Installation of Electrical Services 1232
Introduction to Electrical Blueprints 1233
Wiring: Commercial and Industrial 1234
Electric Lighting 1235
Introduction to the National Electrical Code 1236
Load Calculations-Branch Circuits 1331
Raceway, Box and Fitting Fill Requirements 1332
Motor Controls 1333
Introduction to the National Electrical Code 1334
Motor Calculations 1335
Advanced Motor Controls 1336
Feeder Calculations 1431
Standby and Emergency Systems 1432
Basic Alarm Technology, Fire, Access & CCTV 1433
Introduction to the National Electrical Code 1434
HVAC Controls 1435
Telecom Cabling & Basic Telecommunications 1436
Tuition Cost: $25,980
Additional Fees: $4,595
Financial aid is available to those who qualify.