Electric Program


The Electrical Program at HHS Dean Campus is a Chapter 74 approved program that provides students the skills and knowledge necessary to begin a career in the electrical field. The four-year Electric program incorporates all six strands of the Massachusetts Vocational Technical Education Frameworks and is designed to provide students skills such as wiring, repair work, installation of lighting fixtures, data systems, fiber optics, and transformers in a variety of newly constructed and existing structures.

With safety a top priority, students are instructed on safety practices from the first day of class and earn OSHA 10 Construction certification by the junior year.  Along with safety, students receive instruction in such things as blueprints, schematics, wiring design, layout, and cost estimation. The embedded math, reading and writing, and engineering, allows students to see the interconnectedness of vocational training and academic courses that leads to understanding the holistic nature of vocational education.

Recognizing that students need more than technical skills and knowledge to experience success in the workplace, students at Dean study employability skills that include mock interviews, time management strategies and workplace communication, as well as topics in management, marketing, and entrepreneurship for those wanting to start their own business.  The curriculum is rounded out with an overview of technological skills that includes presentation software, spreadsheet preparation, Google and 365 platforms, and other commonly used business applications.

Throughout the program, students have the opportunity to practice the skills and knowledge gained through a variety of simulations, lab experiments, on and off-campus projects as well as diverse projects in the fully equipped, modern and professional electrical shop that houses the Electrical program at Dean.  This real-world application, guided by instructors and within the learning environment, prepares students for senior year when eligible students are able to participate in Cooperative Education or Internship placements in area businesses, companies, and other organizations.


Career Opportunities:

  • Residential Electrician                         
  • Industrial Electrician                  
  • Commercial Electrician
  • Electrical Contractor                           
  • Fiber Optics Technician             
  • Electrical Technician
  • Electrical Engineer
  • Electrical Manufacturing
  • Lighting Designer