Teachers: Mr. Arroyo, Mr. Morrin

The Electrical program develops competency working with electrical circuits and piping. Students are trained for the intermediate level in the electrical field. Instructions include blueprint reading, pipe bending, electrical theory, electrical test equipment, introducing to the national code, residential wiring, electrical safety, grounding, and electrical services.


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  Student: Luis Velez prepares writing for a mini home project that is to be donated to a Massachussetts Vetern


Competencies Students Obtain

The Electrical career path enable students to leave high school with knowledge and specific expectations of their future. The field is predicted to have average job growth over the next decade. Job opportunities will improve as homes and business require more wiring than ever before. During that time the pay will be very rewarding.  Students obtain the knowledge of:

  • Residential/ Commercial Wiring
  • Motors: Theory and Application
  • Distribution System Transformers
  • Test Equipment Application
  • Lighting and Luminaries
  • Print Reading
  • Electrical Codes
  • Industrial Wiring
  • Telecommunications Systems 
  • Fiber Optics
  • Low Voltage Wiring

Career Outlook and Opportunities

As an Electrician, students can expect to at very the least $25 per hour or $52,000 per year. College opportunities in this field are certain enable students to press forward in their studies to have average job. Leaving high school, graduating seniors earn their certification in this fields along with a diploma. Even more-so, career opportunities open up to them as well:

  • Residential Electrician
  • Industrial Electrician 
  • Power Plant Electrician
  • Electronic Technician
  • Ctech Certification
  • Power Line Worker


William J. Dean Technical High School
1045 Main Street
Holyoke, MA 01040