In the Electrical Technology Program students learn to install electrical equipment for lighting, heating and power applications in commercial, industrial, and residential buildings according to the Massachusetts Electrical Code. Freshmen begin with basic wiring, switches, and lighting, sophomores and juniors work on the next level while seniors work on industrial wiring and motor controls, and relays. Students apply their skills at off-campus work sites. New programs being integrated into the program are Fire/Home Alarm, Fiber optics card access and security. The goal is to stay current with the new technology and as well as old ways. Hours earned in class are credited toward the Massachusetts licensing requirements.
Learning to use blueprints, schematics, and wiring diagrams are also part of the course. Class instruction emphasizes safety. Students use commercial equipment and tools and work in a large, well-ventilated shop with simulated residential and industrial work areas.
The Electrical Technology program has gone Green by implementing renewable energy systems into the curriculum. Students learn concepts and installation methods of several renewable energy systems including wind turbines, solar photovoltaic technology and fuel cells as alternatives for producing residential and commercial electricity.
Graduates find employment readily available in factories, power plants, institutional plants, residences, construction sites, and communication installations; all work toward their journeyman’s license while employed. They work as fire and security alarm technicians, electrical equipment sales staff, maintenance electricians, lineman, motor repairman, and self-employed individuals.
Articulation Agreements between Nashoba Valley Technical High School’s Electrical Program and post-secondary institutions:
Benjamin Franklin Institute
Licenses, Certifications, and Affiliations
1500 hours of practical experience toward licensure
300 hours of theory and code towards licensure
American Heart Association Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation Certification (CPR)
Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) Construction, Safety, and Health 30 Hour Certification
Power Actuated Tool