Electrical Wiring Technology


Instruction in this program emphasizes the installation, maintenance, and repair of electrical wiring and testing equipment for lighting, heating, cooling, and other power requirements in residential, commercial, and industrial construction. Students learn to wire electric machinery and equipment and motor control systems; install conduit, circuit breakers, and other electrical components; and use the measuring and testing instruments common to the electrical industry.

Job opportunities in this field are excellent. Graduates can expect to enter the work force as apprentice electricians or go on to further their education in electrical engineering or related fields. Other entry level positions include alarm, telephone, or cable TV installation. Shop and related hours are approved by the Massachusetts State Board of Electrical Examinations

Career Pathways

Skills and Competencies: Tri-County Training Tri-County Diploma or On-The-Job Training Two-Year or Four-Year College Majors

Print Reading
Basic Concepts of Electrical Theory
Use of Electrical Test Equipment
Electrical Code
Install Electrical Boxes and Fittings
Install Conductors
Apply Concepts of Commercial, Industrial and Resident Wiring
Demonstrate Methods of Overcurrent Protection
Identify Principals of Grouping
Install and Maintain Lighting and Luminaries
Install Security Systems and Fire Alarm Systems
Photo Voltaic 
Motor Controls

Apprentice Electrician
Cable TV Technician
Fire Alarm Technician
Telecommunications Technician
Security Systems Technician
Electrical Engineering 
Electrical Engineer
Telecommunications Engineer
Electronics Engineer

Certifications: Shop and Related Hours are approved by the Massachusetts State Board of Electrical Examiners, 10-Hour OSHA Construction Safety Course Certification

Articulation Agreements: Board of Electricians & Massachusetts Electrical Contractors, New England Institute of Technology, Wentworth Institute: Circuit Analysis, Massachusetts Maritime Academy (Academic Prerequisites)