Electrical Technology

Electrical Technology

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.

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Our Electrical Technology program is offered at our Bridgeport, Hamden, New London, Rocky Hill 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.

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Fast Facts

You can choose from two education delivery options currently offered at select campuses:

  1. Hybrid Program – Lecture online, labs on campus
    Offered at: Bridgeport CT, Hamden CT, New London CT, and Waterbury CT
  2. On-Ground Program - Lectures and labs on campus
    Projected* to be offered at: Hamden CT, New London CT and Waterbury CT
    *On-ground availability is anticipated for classes beginning 1/9/23. Should on-ground classes not be available, students could begin the program following the hybrid delivery schedule.
  • Graduates earn a diploma
  • Program Length: 12 months

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LICENSES, CERTIFICATIONS, CREDENTIALS

This program has been approved at the CT campuses for the 720 related instruction hours required for the Connecticut E-2 license. Students must achieve a 75 or better in a course for the instruction hours to count toward their “related hours.” Candidates also need to accrue 8,000 hours of work in the field prior to being eligible to apply to sit for the licensing exam. 

Students have the opportunity to each their OSHA-30 certification.

How/When to Apply

We start new sessions on a regular basis.
Next Start Date: January 9, 2023

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!

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Delivery of Hybrid Instruction

On Campus Labs

  • Campus Lab Hours Day Program: 9am - 3pm
  • 2-3 Lab sessions per week, based on course needs
  • Campus Lab Hours Evening Program: 5pm - 9pm
  • 2-3 Lab sessions per week, based on course needs

Online Learning

  • Students will need approximately 30 hours per week for instruction, activities, labs, reading assignments, and homework
  • All materials are accessible in an asynchronous format 24 hours a day/7 days a week
  • First week includes acclimation to the systems

Delivery of On-ground Instruction

Classes in the on-ground option meet Monday through Friday from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. or 4:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. at select campuses only.

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How Can I Afford It?

Financial Aid is available to those who qualify. Our team of Educational Funding Specialists will work with you to determine what you’re eligible for and how to pay for school.

There are federal, institutional and private programs that can make your career training more affordable, as well as grant and scholarship opportunities that may be available to you.

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Will I Get A Job?

While employment is not guaranteed, our Career Service Advisors are dedicated to helping you find the right job for you! We'll help you with your job search, and also with resume and cover letter writing, and interviewing skills.

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Why PCI?

If you like working with your hands and learn best by actually getting up and performing a task, electrician training from Porter and Chester Institute could give you the results you want:

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Concrete Skills: 
We’ll teach you the fundamentals you need to know about electricity, electrical code and safety. Then, we’ll teach you a whole lot more –like how to install electrical power distribution systems, how to wire and connect circuitry and how to work on motors, transformers, generators and the electronic systems in mechanical tools.

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Hands-on Training: 
It’s not just what you learn; it’s also how you learn it. If you’re a hands-on learner, then you’ll appreciate all the time you’ll get to spend in the lab working on real electrical units with actual industry equipment.

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Road to Licensure: 
At our Connecticut campuses, our electrician classes will help you understand the National Electrical Code and help you prepare to take the L-6 Limited Electrical Journeyperson and the E-2 Unlimited Electrical Journeyperson licensure exams.

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Qualified Instructors:
Our instructors are all professionals from the electrical industry. They know how to teach, but more importantly they know what you’re likely to encounter once you’re out on the job. Their years of experience and connections to employers make them an invaluable resource to you and your career.