Low Voltage Technology

Low Voltage Technology

Get the Skills to Begin a Career in Low Voltage Technology in as few as 12 Months

If you want a job that gets you out in the field, using your hands and challenges the mind, the Porter and Chester Institute Low Voltage Technology program can teach you what you need to know to enter this dynamic industry. Our Low Voltage Technology program will thoroughly prepare you to become a skilled worker in today’s low voltage and electronics industries. We can help you acquire the skills you need to install, maintain and troubleshoot a whole range of the low voltage systems used in homes, businesses, hospitals and corporations all across the country.

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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: Hamden CT and Rocky Hill CT
  2. On-Ground Program - Lectures and labs on campus
    Projected* to be offered at: Hamden CT
    *On-ground availability is anticipated for classes beginning 10/24/22. 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 related instruction hours required for the Connecticut C6, L6, and T2 licenses.   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 approximately 4,000 hours of work in the field prior to being eligible to apply to sit for a licensing exam.

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

How/When to Apply

We start new sessions on a regular basis.
Next Start Date: October 24, 2022

At Porter and Chester Institute, we're making it easier than ever for you to enroll using our automated registration 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 Thursday 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’re a hands-on learner who can’t imagine being stuck behind a desk all day, here are just a few reasons to choose our Low Voltage Technology program:

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Concrete Skills: 
You’ll be trained to install, maintain and repair low voltage systems and associated wiring. We’ll teach you all about electronics circuitry, fire alarm and national electrical codes and electronics diagnostics. You’ll learn about voice, data and fiber optic networks, fire, CCTV and intrusion alarm technology, telecommunication technology, home entertainment systems, live sound reinforcement and more.

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Hands-on Training: 
You can’t learn all this stuff from a book! That’s why we supplement online lecture with hands-on work where you get to use the same equipment and tools you’ll find out in the field. You’ll be able to build and design low voltage systems out in the real world because we’ll teach you how.

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Qualified Instructors: 
All our instructors are professionals from the low voltage industry. They know what to teach because they know what you might encounter out on the job. They’re aware that it’s not enough to know the latest technologies—which they will teach you—but that you also need to know older technologies if you’re going to fix them when they break. 

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Job Outlook: 
Today, everything seems to be connected by cables! Even WiFi needs a connection somewhere. That’s why your newly acquired skills could be so valuable. Industries using this technology include aerospace, business, defense, education, energy, finance, manufacturing and more.

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Soft Skills:
In addition to the technical know-how you’ll need to perform your job, we’ll teach you the skills you need to be a good and safe employee in a real world setting.