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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

Spring 2024 course registration opens in October 2023. Apply today!

Dates: January 09 - April 23, 2024

Now Enrolling: Journeyman Electrical 1, 2, 3, & 4*

Location: Wentworth Institute of Technology, 550 Huntington Ave, Boston, MA 02115

Application Deadline: January 02, 2024 

*JE 2, 3 and 4 are open to any student who has completed the prior levels at any Initial Education Provider (IEP) licensed by The Board of State Examiners of Electricians.


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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.

    Spring 2024 Schedule 

    Journeyman Electrician 1: Tuesday/Thursdays, 5 – 10 p.m. (Jan. 9 - Apr. 18 ) 

    Journeyman Electrician 2: Tuesday/Thursdays, 5 – 10 p.m. (Jan. 9 - Apr. 18 ) 

    Journeyman Electrician 3: Monday/Wednesdays, 5 – 10 p.m. (Jan. 10 - Apr. 22)

    Journeyman Electrician 4: Monday/Wednesdays, 5 – 10 p.m. (Jan. 10 - Apr. 22)

    Holiday Schedule Changes

    • No JE 3 & 4 class on Monday holidays, including Jan. 15. Feb. 19 and Apr. 15. Alternative dates will announced shortly. 



  • 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.

  • Course Tuition = $2000

    The total program tuition including all four courses is $8000. Tuition is due for each course individually upon enrollment or students may select a monthly payment plan to spread the cost over three or four months. MA employers may qualify for funding through the Commonwealth Corporate Express Grant program. 

    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 and are required for use on the first evening of class. 

    Required Books for JE 1:

    • 2023 National Electrical Code NFPA 70 | ISBN: 978-1455922970 
    • Applied Codology Navigating the 2023 NEC Electrical IBEW NECA Training Alliance | ISBN-13: 978-1935941422 
    • Electrical Principles and Practices 4th Edition, Glen Mazur & Peter Zurlis | ISBN-13: ‎ 978-0826918116 
    • Print Reading for Installing and Troubleshooting Electrical Systems 2nd edition Glen Mazur, William Weindorf | ISBN-13: 978-0826920522 
    • Mathematics for Electricity and Electronics 4th Edition, Dr. Arthur Kramer | ISBN-13: 978-1111545079 

    Additional Required Books for JE 2

    • An Introduction to Fire Alarm Systems, Henry Nazar P.E. & Nakle Nazar | ISBN-13: 978-1097110551 

    Additional Required Books for JE 3 & 4

    • 2023 Electrical Grounding and Bonding 7th Edition, Phil Simmons | ISBN-13: 978-0357766835 
    • Industrial Electricity and Motor Controls, 2nd Edition, Rex Miller & Mark R. Miller | ISBN-13: 978-0071818698 

    *Subject to change.

  • Wentworth is a licensed by the Massachusetts Board of State Examiners of Electricians as an Initial Education Provider.

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

Frequently Asked Questions

  • Student Benefits, Applications, Registration, Exams, and Policies

    What resources and benefits are available to me as a student?

    While enrolled at Wentworth, Journeyman Electrical students have access to all campus resources and commuter benefits, including discounted MBTA passes, parking, access to the fitness center, library, wellness services, tutoring, local student discounts, and more! Visit Student Life's Campus Services & Commuter Services to learn more.  

    Is this program eligible for funding through the MA Workforce Training Express Program?

    Yes! Our Journeyman Electrician courses are now eligible for the MA Workforce Training Express Grant Program. Employers can apply for funding to cover the cost of one course per year/per employee through the Commonwealth Corporation.  

    Does Wentworth offer the exam?  

    No. The Massachusetts Board of State Examiners of Electricians has contracted with PSI Exams Online to process exam applications, field any questions on applications, notify candidates, and conduct all examinations. 

    What are the requirements to sit for the exam?

    Please review the Examination Candidate Information Bulletin (CIB) for more information on eligibility to sit for the exam.

    How do I apply and register for courses? 

    Our registration process for non-degree programs can be found on the Workforce Development and Professional Education home page. 

    What is your cancellation policy?

    Our cancellation policy for non-degree programs can be found on the Workforce Development and Professional Education home page. 

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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