South Shore Tech

Electrical

Course Description

The Electrical program at SST is an apprentice training program that has been developed to provide students with the knowledge required to become a journeyman electrician. This program utilizes industry leading electrical training materials and curriculum to produce the best apprentices in the industry today. Upon successful completion of the program, students will have the knowledge necessary to safely perform the job duties of a journeyman electrician. The program provides students with a strong foundation in electrical concepts, code requirements, and safe work practices. Student graduating from the program will receive 300 hrs. of Code and Theory and 2000 hrs. of work time towards Massachusetts Board of Electricians Journeyman License Requirement and OSHA 10 Construction Card.

Freshman

This is the first year of an electrical apprentice training program that will focus on developing basic safety skills, using hand tools, low voltage, residential wiring methods, and employ-ability in the industry. Students will be introduced to the principles associated with electricity and electrical theory pertaining to direct current and Ohm’s Law. Instruction will include the principles of creating wire diagrams and students will demonstrate the use of a wire diagram to wire shop projects through their related classroom studies.

Skills: Safe working practices | Proper tool usage | Electrical Circuitry | DC Theory | OHM’s Law Math | Wiring Diagrams

Sophomores

The second year of the apprentice training program will focus on the principles of alternating current, building a student’s confidence with wiring methods and adherence to the Massachusetts Electrical Code; and the principles of workmanship, and working ethics. Students will be introduced to residential and commercial wiring methods, electrical devices, blueprints and architectural print reading. Students will advance in safety instruction with OSHA 10 Construction training leading up to the awarding of an OSHA 10 Card upon completion.

Skills: Wiring Methods and Codes | Power Tools | Wiring and Schematic drawings | National Electric Codes | OSHA 10

Juniors

The second year of the apprentice training program will focus on the principles of alternating current, building a student’s confidence with wiring methods and adherence to the Massachusetts Electrical Code; and the principles of workmanship, and working ethics. Students will be introduced to residential and commercial wiring methods, electrical devices, blueprints and architectural print reading. Students will advance in safety instruction with OSHA 10 Construction training leading up to the awarding of an OSHA 10 Card upon completion.

Skills: Wiring Methods and Codes | Power Tools | Wiring and Schematic drawings | National Electric Codes | OSHA 10

Seniors

The final year of the apprentice training program the focus will be on advanced code calculations, electrical theory and motor controls. Students will be introduced to and be able to demonstrate their knowledge and skills with electrical estimating in related classroom. Students that meet all the requirements will be placed in Cooperative Education Opportunities with local Electrical Contractors.

Skills: Advanced Control Wiring | Advanced Troubleshooting Skills | School to Work Co-op Programs

Certifications

OSHA 10 Hour
CPR/First Aid
Power Lift Certification
Hot Works Training

College Pathways

Massasoit
Quincy College
Suffolk University
Mass Maritime Academy
UMass Dartmouth
Wentworth
Northeastern University

Career Pathways

Electrical Skilled Tradesman
Military
Electrial Engineers

About the Industry

The Electrical Program at South Shore Tech offers a variety of opportunities for students to engage in this fast paced field, which is an essential part of our everyday world with an increasing focus on technological advancements. The electrical industry faces challenges: a severe shortage of skilled workers, a record demand for services, increasingly complex residential, commercial, industrial, renewable and power generation projects. The opportunities as a skilled electrical worker track with the increase demands of the global economy.

Work Environment

Work varies from the trenches to the tips of a wind generator in residential, commercial, industrial, indoors, or outdoors settings.

How to become a...

SST Electrical Program offers a MA Board of Electrician's Approved Apprentice Training Program in which a student can achieve up to 2000 hours of an 8000 hour work hour requirement , and up to 300 hours of a 600 hour Code and Theory requirement to become a MA Licensed Journeyman Electrician.