In partnership with EVERSOURCE and Local 369 UWUA, BHCC offers a two-year accredited Associate in Science Degree with a focus on Electric Power Utility Technology. Most classroom course work takes place at BHCC. Students receive continuous hands-on training at EVERSOURCE labs and during required internships.
Electric Power Utility Technology (EPUT) Program Requirements
Students must apply to the Electric Power Utility program through Enrollment Management and Admissions and complete an Eversource application which may be found at tbcdn.talentbrew.com/company/7774/FULL_v1_0/docs/ EPUT-Application-2018-2019.pdf.
This two-year program of study includes approximately 12 weeks paid internship with Eversource for students who maintain a C or higher in all courses.
Students in this program must successfully pass any random drug or alcohol screening tests mandated by EVERSOURCE during the program; successfully complete all appropriate Skills Aptitude Tests administered by EVERSOURCE; and maintain safety skills to EVERSOURCE criteria as per OSHA 1910 and OSHA 1926 directives. Qualified applicants must pass additional physical and mechanical testing.
Graduates of the program in good standing at Eversource will have the opportunity to interview with Eversource for a potential job.
Careers and Salaries
During break, students in the Electric Power Utility program participate in a paid ten to twelve week work experience at Eversource while they complete a for-credit internship course. Students are paid $14 an hour.
After completing this degree option, students receive an associate in science degree and a certificate in Natural Gas Technology. They will have the experience and qualifications needed to launch a career in electric and gas.
The current starting salary range for laborers in Massachusetts is approximately $30 an hour, with additional compensation for overtime.
Eversource offers tuition assistance to enrolled students up to $600 per semester.
For more information visit bhcc.edu/eput.
* Milestone Courses should be taken in the order shown. This will help you stay on track and graduate on time.