At Porter and Chester Institute (PCI), the Career Industrial, Commercial, and Residential Electrician program can be completed in as few as 12 months. The program is offered at the Brockton, Chicopee, and Worcester, Massachusetts campuses and graduates earn a diploma after completion. The basic functions of an electrician include installing, maintaining, and repairing electrical power, communications, lighting, and control systems. The job outlook for electricians is anticipated to grow nine percent from 2020-2030. The average number of employed electricians nationwide in 2020 was 729,600. The projected national employment for 2030 is averaged at 7965,700. Workers can be employed as self-employed tradespeople, government workers, manufacturing workers, and other employment services. Some jobs may need extra training or work in the field including (but not limited to) apprenticeships.
Included in the program curriculum at PCI are fundamental skills about electricity, electrical safety, installation or distributions, motor and transformer work, and more. Students will also learn the National Electrical Code and the Massachusetts Amendments and the curriculum meets the related instruction requirements to sit for the Class B Journeyman Electrician exams, after the graduate works the appropriate number of hours in the field.
To learn more about the Career Industrial, Commercial, and Residential Electrician program, visit the program description page. If you’re ready to get started, apply through the online application portal.