Course Description

The Electrical program at SSVT 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.


Edward Carll (Dept. Head)
ecarll@ssvotech.org | 781-878-8822 ext. 309
Todd Hohenleitner
thohenleitner@ssvotech.org | 781-878-8822 ext. 470
Dan Condon
dcondon@ssvotech.org | 781-878-8822 ext. 437
Shop Direct Line: 781.878.7699

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 employability 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


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


The third year of the apprentice training program will focus on commercial and industrial wiring methods including control circuits, motor controls, and programmable logic control programming and advance electrical theories. Students will develop higher level of electrical math skills as well critical problem solving, troubleshooting and automated
control processing skills. Students will demonstrate higher levels of employability with outside live work projects at SSVT and the surrounding community. Those students that meet the standards and requirements may be eligible to participate in Co-op programs.

Skills: Allen-Bradley & IDEC Programmable Logic Controls | Troubleshooting Skills


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


Local Employers

D. S. Bennett Electric Michael Shearing Electrical D.J. Richard Electrcial Co.
Andrew Chiocca Lic. Electrician Kris Johnson Electrical & Mechanical Bard, Rao & Athanas Consulting
Donovan Electrical John Murphy Jr. Electrcial Starbro Electric
Needham Electrcial Supply I.B.E.W. CDS Contracting