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Become a licensed Electrician in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. Wentworth's Journeyman Electrician program is an accelerated, four-course sequence designed to meet the 600-hour educational requirements of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts for the Journeyman Electrician License. A variety of theoretical and applied concepts will be covered in each course, with the overarching intent of journeyman electrician license preparation. Each class will devote a significant portion of time covering the Massachusetts Electrical Code.

Next Course Offerings

Dates: Fall 2023, Schedule TBD
Now Enrolling: Journeyman Electrician 1, 2, 3, and 4
Location: Wentworth Institute of Technology, 550 Huntington Ave, Boston, MA 02115

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  • This program is conveniently designed for busy adults with a sequence of evening courses. The program begins every September and January and each class is 150 hours. Each section meets twice weekly for a period of 15-weeks. 

    In-Person | On Campus

    This course will be conducted entirely in-person, as required by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts Board of State Examiners of Electricians. Classrooms are located on the Wentworth Institute of Technology campus at 550 Huntington Avenue, in Boston.


    Fall 2023 Schedule Pending

    Journeyman Electrician 1: Twice Per Week (Days TBD), 5 – 10 p.m.

    Journeyman Electrician 2: Twice Per Week (Days TBD), 5 – 10 p.m. 

    Journeyman Electrician 3: Twice Per Week (Days TBD), 5 – 10 p.m. 

    Journeyman Electrician 4: Twice Per Week (Days TBD), 5 – 10 p.m. 


  • Overview

    Our program prepares students for the Massachusetts Journeyman Electrician exam. Students who complete the program will achieve the following milestones:


    Students will learn to read, understand, and be able to process questions and find answers in the code book. Students will also know how to use the tables listed throughout the code book. All questions will be broken down to their simplest terms for the students benefit. 


    Using the workbook and various handouts the students will master “DC & AC theory”. They will be able to understand Ohm’s law, series, parallel, and combination circuit calculations, thus leading to the understanding of voltage drop and the sizing of conductors.


    Students will learn job and tool safety, personal protective equipment, and safety around equipment used on the job. Safety is a must in an electrical environment.

    Course Descriptions

    Journeyman Electrician 1

    Massachusetts regulations for electricians and materials used in the electrical trade will be covered. Also included is use of a calculator, series circuits, parallel circuits, graphical interpretation, resistance, inductance, capacitance, batteries, plan views, elevations, detail drawings, residential and commercial plans. This course also covers mathematical operations, algebraic equations, and electrical problem-solving using algebraic solutions. Class time will be devoted to the Massachusetts Electrical Code.

    Journeyman Electrician 2

    This course includes applicable inductive reactance, capacitive reactance, series and parallel impedances, power, power factor, combination circuits, and three-phase circuits. Plan views are examined in detail; circuits are followed and explained with respect to practical applications to the electrical code. Fifty percent of the class time will be devoted to the Massachusetts Electrical Code.

    Journeyman Electrician 3

    Extensive code calculation, motor controls and motor calculations, service calculation for single and multi-family dwellings, and transformers. Also covered are Residential and Industrial Calculations to prepare you for your license.

    Journeyman Electrician 4

    Material covered in this course includes emphasis on characteristics of electrical devices, motors, generators, transformers, lighting, one-line diagrams, symbols, and system operation. Each week will be devoted to a study of the Massachusetts Electrical Code.

    Program Notes

    Each course awards 15 Continuing Education Units (CEUs), not college credit. Courses are designed to be taken one at a time and in sequence.

  • Total Program Tuition = $8000

    The total program tuition includes all four courses, priced at $2000 per course. Students pay for each course individually, upon enrollment. Payment plans are available. 

    Estimated Books & Materials Cost = $400-$800 

    Below is a comprehensive list of the required books* for Journeyman Electrician 1-4. Enrolled students will received a list of the most recent editions prior to the start of class. Books are available for purchase or rent via the WIT Bookstore or the alternative vender of your choice.

    Required Books:
    •    2020 National Electrical Code NFPA 70 
    •    Applied Codeology Navigating the 2020 NEC Electrical IBEW NECA, Training Alliance
    •    Electrical Principles and Practices, Fourth Edition | Glen Mazur & Peter Zurlis
    •    Electrical Grounding and Bonding (MindTap Course List) | Phil Simmons
    •    An Introduction to Fire Alarm Systems | Henry Nazar P.E.
    •    Industrial Electricity and Motor Controls, Second Edition | Rex Miller
    •    Mathematics for Electricity & Electronics, Fourth Edition| Dr. Arthur Kramer
    •    Blueprint Reading for Electricians | Rob Zachariason

    *Subject to change.

  • Massachusetts Board of State Examiners of Electricians

    • Francis Burnett, Journeyman Electrician, Adjunct Faculty, Wentworth Institute of Technology 
    • Dovi Ajavon, MS, Master Electrician, Adjunct Faculty, Wentworth Institute of Technology 
    • Matthew Howsen, MS, Journeyman Electrician, Adjunct Faculty, Wentworth Institute of Technology

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Why Wentworth?

Get ready to pass your exam with the knowledge and confidence you’ll gain from Wentworth Institute of Technology, one of the leading career-focused and future-focused, technological universities.

Our Journeyman Electrician program provides you with in-person instruction from experienced professionals and educators. Accelerate your career by completing your 600 hours of educational requirements in just 16-20 months.

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