Electrician Program Details

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Program Details & Tool Bonus Information
A Growing Need For Trained Entry-Level Electricians   

Employment of electricians is projected to grow 14 percent from 2014 to 2024, much faster than the average for all occupations. As homes and businesses require more wiring, electricians will be needed to install the necessary components. The job prospects for electricians should be very good, as many employers report difficulty finding qualified applicants.  Electricians have a Bright Outlook; read about Bright Outlook and Green Occupations.

Areas of Concentration
  • Introduction to the Industry
  • Electrical Safety
  • Tools of the Electrical Trade
  • Material and Hardware Used in the Electrical Trade
  • Basic Electrical Theory
  • Planning the Job
  • National Electrical Code (Residential)
  • Electrical Circuits
  • Testing and Measurements
  • Service Entrances and Electrical Panels
  • Planning a Residential System
  • Wiring Variations
  • Residential and Basic Installation of Lighting and Other Circuits
  • Customer Service
  • Commercial Wiring
  • Motor Controls
  • Electrical Motors
  • Career Services – Job Search Skills / Resume / Interviewing Techniques
  • Internship
Electrical student at MTTI installing an outlet.

Each student in the Residential and Commercial Electrician program will complete a 120-hour internship with a trades-related company. The internship provides you with valuable experience in an actual work environment. You’ll have the opportunity to earn a positive reference for future employment, and may receive an offer of employment.

Faculty and Staff

MTTI’s instructors are licensed electricians that have worked in the industry for many years and are highly experienced at installing, troubleshooting and repairing residential and commercial electrical systems. Each instructor meets the standards of approval set by the Massachusetts Office of Private Occupational School Education (OSE) within the Division of Professional Licensure (DPL), and the ACCSC (the Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges). MTTI Instructors and Staff work together with Career Service Specialists to assist students in pursuing their career goals.

Tool Bonus

Each student receives a professional tool kit for use throughout the program. Graduates who successfully enter verified training-related employment within 90 days, keep the tools to use on the job. The Tool Bonus Policy is outlined in the Student Orientation Booklet. Please see an Admissions Representative for complete details on the tool policy.


Your Financial Aid package (if you qualify) may include numerous ways of financing your education. Please read about Sources of Aid for more information about scholarships. Students in or applying to the Building & Property Trades Technician program can apply for a scholarship through the mikeroweWORKS Foundation: https://www.mikeroweworks.org/scholarship/

Apprenticeship and Licensing

For information about electrical apprenticeship and licensing requirements, see an Admissions Representative.


Students who successfully complete the 900-hour program will receive a Residential and Commercial Electrician Diploma. Each of MTTI’s programs has been approved by the Massachusetts state education agency and ACCSC (Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges). For more information, please contact us.

Costs for the 2019-2020 tuition, fees and supplies, before any Title IV funding loans are applied are listed on the program’s Consumer Information Page.


1 Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2016-17 Edition, Electricians, 
on the Internet at https://www.bls.gov/ooh/construction-and-extraction/electricians.htm 

"If you are thinking about attending MTTI—do it. You won’t be disappointed. MTTI takes time and care to get to know each student. The classes are smaller, so there is more one-on-one time than at many schools. This is going to be my life, my career. After an electrical job is complete, I feel a sense of accomplishment. The best thing is, electrical work won’t be phased out. There will always be companies hiring in electric—there will always be jobs."

Brady Snook, 2019 Graduate
Electrical Apprentice at Reilly Electric (RELCO)

"The school is excellent. The curriculum is amazing. I feel very prepared to become an electrician. (I would tell someone) it will be completely worth (to go to MTTI)."

Victor Correa, 2019 Graduate
Apprentice at Florence Electric

"MTTI taught me about electrical work from the ground up, bringing a complete novice to a level suitable to become an apprentice. If you're looking for a position in the trades, start here. It's worth it to learn the process to be able to navigate the National Electrical Code (NEC) and learn the tools of the trade."

Connor Perry, 2019 Graduate
Electrician Apprentice at BD Electrical Services & Construction, LLC