Jobs in Electrical Technology are projected to grow 23% by 2020. New residential and commercial construction projects, as well as an aging workforce, has led to a high demand for trained and skilled electricians. Benjamin Franklin Institute of Technology's electrical program prepares graduates for jobs in residential, commercial and industrial projects. As a student, you will be introduced to all phases of the industry including design, installation, estimating, and sales.
Most graduates find jobs as electrical contractors, estimators, product sales representatives, and systems designers. From the designing of construction projects in residential, commercial, and industrial areas to the completion of these projects, students experience all phases of an electrical project. A ten-hour OSHA course provides students with an understanding of job site safety. Experienced personnel in the trades, as well as state regulators, such as the Board of Electricians and the Division of Apprentice Training, assures that the program is ever-changing, with new methods and technology. Our materials are constantly updated to conform to the National Electrical Code, which changes every three years.
Associate of Science in Electrical Technology
Certificate in Practical Electricity
What will you learn?
- Installation of electrical devices
- Wiring methods and sizing
- Electrical/motor circuits and controls
- Calculations, including Ohm's Law
- Voltage drop, overcurrent protection
- Fulfill the state's academic requirements for licensure by receiving 600 hours of instruction
There is an increased demand for electricians for residential, commercial, industrial, and solar projects.
- There are approximately 567,000 jobs for electricians in the US
- The mean hourly rate for electricians in MA is $28-$39
- During apprenticeship, there is a potential earnings increase of 50%
- The median hourly rate for the top 10% of electricians is $40
- The projected job growth by 2020 is an impressive 23%
- Electrician's Helper
- Apprentice Electrician
- Journeyman Electrician
- Master Electrician
- Lead Person
- Area Supervisor
- Project Supervisor
Your Pathway to Success
Founded in 1908 in Boston, Massachusetts, Benjamin Franklin Institute of Technology (BFIT) is one of New England’s oldest colleges of technology. Started with a bequest from Benjamin Franklin, and a matching gift from Andrew Carnegie, the private non-profit college offers an affordable education for people seeking technical careers.
Top 5 Reasons to Choose BFIT
Our students earn the highest salary after attending compared to students from all two-year private colleges in the state (excluding nursing). *Source: U.S. Dept. of Education's College Scorecard
BFIT is one of the most affordable private, non-profit colleges in Massachusetts, and more affordable than all for-profit technical schools in the state. Our tuition costs less than half of the average tuition at 4-year non-profit colleges in Massachusetts.
With an average class size of just 13 students, students receive individualized attention and thrive in our tight-knit community. Our graduation rate is double the national average for two-year colleges and almost three times the MA average
A college degree and hands-on training set BFITgrads apart in the job market. Most of our grads land jobs in their field or continue their education, and some programs have 80% -90% job placement rates.
We partner with industry leaders to ensure that our programs prepare students with the right skills for today's jobs. Close employer connections lead to internships, job-shadowing, and careers for our graduates. Over 60 companies attend our annual career fair.