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Electric Power Utility Program

Get the training you need for a career in the gas and electric industry. The Electric Power Utility Technology (EPUT) program at Bunker Hill Community College (BHCC) created in collaboration with Eversource, Local 369, Utility Workers Union of America and Local 12004 United Steel Workers Union gives students an opportunity to gain real-world job experience.

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.

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. 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 internship at Eversource while they complete a for-credit internship course. Over school breaks, students participate in ten to twelve-week paid work experiences. Students are paid $14 an hour.

Successful graduates of the Electric Power Utility Technology program Associate of Science at BHCC are guaranteed an interview at Eversource.

The current starting salary range for laborers in Massachusetts is approximately $30 an hour, with additional compensation for overtime.

Academic Progress

To continue in the Electric Power Utility Technology Program, students must earn a C or better in all of their courses and remain in good academic standing.

Tuition Assistance

Eversource offers tuition assistance to enrolled students up to $600 per semester.

Want to learn more?

Spend some time exploring the BHCC campus and engage with a career advisor during an EPUT information session. Learn about Electric Power Utility Technology program Associate of Science at BHCC, the application process and everything you need to get started. Information sessions take approximately one hour.

Informations sessions dates will be posted in advance of the schedule.

Ready to Apply?

The Electric Power Utility Technology Program is a selective admissions program that admits up to 18 students each fall.

To apply:

  • Learn more and get your questions answered at an information session.
  • Apply to both Bunker Hill Community College and Eversource. You can apply online through these links, or pick up paper applications at an info session or from BHCC’s Admissions Office.
  • During the BHCC application process, you’ll need to provide a resume and an official transcript from high school and any previous colleges and universities attended.
  • Take the College Placement Test (CPT) at BHCC’s Assessment Center located at the Charlestown Campus. Electric Power Utility Technology applicants must test into college-level math and English or submit proof that this requirement has been met by previous coursework.

Once accepted to the Electric Power Utility Technology program, Eversource requires students to undergo a Criminal Offender Record Information (CORI) background check, and to pass a drug test. Any student who fails any of these will be ineligible to enroll in the Electric Power Utility Technology program curriculum.

Learn more about Eversource

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