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 Electrical Technology program at our campus locations in Connecticut 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 Electrical Technology program is offered at our Hamden, New London, Rocky Hill, Stratford and Waterbury campuses in Connecticut. Click here to view our Career Industrial, Commercial and Residential Electrician program offered at our Brockton, Chicopee and Worcester campuses in Massachusetts.
- Program offered at: Hamden CT, New London CT, Rocky Hill CT, Stratford CT, Waterbury CT
- 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: July 19, 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!
Day and Evening lab sessions meet Monday through Friday on the following schedule:
Day Session: 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Evening Session: 5:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Lab days can be any combination of Monday through Friday, meeting at any time within the time blocks stated. Lab days in certain terms may not need the entire scheduled block of time. A specific lab schedule will be provided to students before the start of each term.
Basic Math Computations CTEL0001
Lighting and Switching Circuits CTEL1001
Algebra with Trigonometry CTEL0005
HVAC Controls CTEL1002
Electrical Theory I / DC Theory CTEL0901
Electrical Theory II / AC Theory CTEL0902
Electrical Code I – Residential Wiring CTEL0904
Power Distribution and Load Calculations CTEL0917
Electrical Code II – Commercial Wiring CTEL0905
Installation of Services CTEL1003
Electrical Code III CTEL 0909
Motors, Motor Calculations and Generator Theory CTEL0907
Motor Controls CTEL0906
Logic Circuits –Programmable Controllers, Part I CTEL0914
Semiconductors for Electricians CTEL0908
Logic Circuits –Programmable Controllers, Part II CTEL0926
Blueprint Reading CTEL0031
Basic Alarm Technology CTEL0927
Telecom Cabling CTEL0925
Basic Telecommunications CTEL0924
Fire, Access, and CCTV Systems CTEL0928
Electrical Code IV CTEL0910
Tuition Cost: $25,980
Additional Fees: $4,595
Financial aid is available to those who qualify.