Assabet Technical Institute

Assabet Technical Institute

Electrician Training

Career Overview

Electricians install, maintain, and repair electrical power, communications, lighting, and control systems in homes, businesses, and factories.

Updates & News

Effective February 7, 2020, ALL hours for Work Experience and for Classroom Training will have a 20 year expiration. This will be calculated from when the applicant first commenced their schooling. The 6-9 year rule is now replaced with this new language.


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Assabet After Dark is compliant with Section 103 and ensures that any covered individual will receive the same resources and financial options as non-veteran students.

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Labor Statistics

$ 56000

2020 Median
Yearly Salary

1 %

Projected growth
from 2019-2029

(much faster than average)


Number of jobs, 2019

Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, Electricians

Assabaet technical institute Electrician program in metrowest Massachusetts will help you take the first steps toward becoming an electrician.

Journeyman Electrician

According to the Massachusetts State Board of Examiners, before you take the Journeyman’s State Licensing Exam you must complete:
  • 8,000 Hours of Employment (approximately 4 years) as an Apprentice under the direct supervision of a holder of a MA Class B Journeyman’s License
  • 600 Hours of Classroom Instruction in Electrical Code and Theory from an approved school based on the current National Electric Code
Assabet After Dark is an approved school which offers the 600-hours of classroom instruction in the form of eight Modules. Each Module consists of 76 hours and meets twice a week, in the evening, for approximately 10 weeks and covers specific learning objectives. It is highly recommended that you begin working as an electrical apprentice before starting your classroom hours. If you do not have any hands-on electrical wiring experience, you should call our office at (508) 263-9651 before registering for any upcoming Modules.

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Master Electrician

According to the Massachusetts State Board of Examiners, before you take the Master Electrician State Licensing Exam you must complete:
  • 1 year as a Massachusetts Journeyman Electrician
  • 150 Hours of Classroom Instruction
Assabet After Dark offers the 150-hour Master Electrician classroom instruction during our fall semester only. Registration for the Master Electrician course opens in mid-July with classes starting in September.
Become a Master Electrician at Assabet Technical Institute

What Our Electrician Graduates Say

Instructor Advice to Prospective Students

If you are signing up for the class to advance in a segment of Electrical Study that is not related to obtaining your Electricians License, it is important to understand that each module is geared toward an individual obtaining the license. The class is not a substitution for college courses in Electrical Theory.

Participating in the class requires a commitment, attendance and punctuality matter as evidenced by the Written Agreement with the state. Classes are offered in English.

Becoming an electrician opens so many opportunities and specialty paths that lead to a life-long rewarding career. Positions and opportunities range from being part of a Business at a trade level through to middle Management, Engineering roles or owning and running your own business.

What’s more, within the electrical industry many electricians select a specialty that they focus on whether it is Building and Construction, Green Energy/Solar, Automation, Manufacturing, Electrical Instructor, Mining, Energy or Water supply industries, Substation and Electrical Inspector.

The electrical industry is always changing with new technologies, so if you’re looking for a career that is flexible and challenging, being an electrician is a life-long rewarding career.

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for upcoming classes.

View Our 2021-2022 Class Schedule

State Licensing & Exam Links

Board of State Examiners of Electricians
Examination Candidate Information Bulletin
Journeyman Exam - PSI
Master Electrician - PSI


Rules & Regulations (237 CMR)
Board of Fire Prevention Regulations (527 CMR)

Questions about
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