Career Industrial, Commercial and Residential Electrician

Career Industrial, Commercial and Residential Electrician

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.

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Our Career Industrial, Commercial and Residential Electrician program is offered at our Brockton, Chicopee campuses in Massachusetts. Click here to view our Electrical Technology program offered at our Bridgeport, Hamden, New London, and Waterbury campuses in Connecticut and Worcester Massachusetts.

Fast Facts

  • On campus program
  • Program offered at: Brockton MA, Chicopee MA
  • Diploma
  • Program Length: 12 months

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

Among other requirements, candidates for a Class B license (journeyman electrician) must have completed 600 clock hours of approved classroom instruction and 8,000 hours of electrical work experience. The classroom lecture component of PCI’s electrical program has been approved by the Board toward the 600-hour classroom instruction requirement.

How/When to Apply

We start new sessions on a regular basis.
Next Start Date: July15, 2024

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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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 Massachusetts campuses, our electrician classes will help you understand the National Electrical Code and the Massachusetts Amendments and help you prepare to take the Class B Journeyman Electrician exams.

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Job Outlook: 
According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, about 79,900 openings for electricians are projected each year, on average, over the decade.. And as an electrician, you could work across a wide range of market sectors in residential, commercial, municipal and industrial settings.

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Soft Skills: 
We’ll teach you more than just core electrician training; we’ll also help you understand how to work with professionals and customers in the industry. At Porter and Chester Institute, we’re proud of our students because they make great employees! Are you ready to get to work?