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Electric Power Utility Technology (EPUT) Program Frequently Asked Questions

For the EPUT Program of Study, please visit Electric Power Utility Technology Program.

This is a selective program.  Please visit Selective Program Application and Instructions for the EPUT Program.

 

The goals of this program are three-fold, you earn an Associate in Science degree in Electronics Technology; Electric Power Utility Technology Option, learn various electrical job skills with paid training, and upon successful completion you may receive a job offer from Eversource to work for the company in any available electrical positions.

The program has a Fall semester (September) start date. Recruitment for the program starts in the previous year November and ends in March. The EPUT application should be available at BHCC’s Admission Office and on the Eversource website in November of the previous year. For general information, call the Student Central at 617-228-3398 or visit Student Central Registration counter in the main lobby. 

Eligibility Requirements for Program Entry

Take application to Student Central. A Student Central representative will advise you regarding College Placement Test (CPT) options. In addition, the applicant will need to complete an application in its entirety that can be found at https://jobs.eversource.com/student-programs#electric-power-utility or at BHCC. A completed application will be forwarded to Eversource. As part of the application for admission to this program, students sign a release form so that Eversource can conduct a Criminal Record Offender Information (CORI) check, a Driving Record check and a drug and alcohol screen. After successful completion of these screenings, the applicant must then pass a physical prescreen designed to test their strength and ability. The Eversource will guide the applicant through the process. The last step of the process includes a formal interview at Eversource.

*Applicant must be a U.S. citizen or have U.S. Work Authorization and at least 18 years of age.

Take application to Student Central. A Student Central representative will advise you regarding College Placement Test (CPT) options. In addition, the applicant will need to complete an application in its entirety that can be found at https://jobs.eversource.com/student-programs#electric-power-utility or at BHCC. A completed application will be forwarded to Eversource. As part of the application for admission to this program, students sign a release form so that Eversource can conduct a Criminal Record Offender Information (CORI) check, a Driving Record check and a drug and alcohol screen. After successful completion of these screenings, the applicant must then pass a physical prescreen designed to test their strength and ability. Eversource will guide the applicant through the process. The last step of the process includes a formal interview at Eversource.

*Applicant must be a U.S. citizen or have U.S. Work Authorization and at least 18 years of age.

After meeting with a representative in Student Central you may be advised to take the Accuplacer. Students who have completed the Accuplacer at another institution may still need to take parts or the entire test at BHCC. You may bring in an official Accuplacer report from another college or university to the Assessment Office (Room B118) at BHCC or call them at 617-228-2377 and identify yourself as an Eversource EPUT candidate. The Assessment Center Coordinator will determine whether your scores qualify to meet the academic application requirements of the EPUT/Eversource program.  Please note that the scores may not be handwritten and not every college or university utilizes the same sections of the Accuplacer exam – BHCC requires reading, sentence skills, arithmetic and elementary algebra. Please note, reading and English scores are only valid for two years and math scores are only valid for one year.

In the Assessment Center on the Charlestown campus. Visit the Assessment Center website for testing times and information. Testing is also available on the Chelsea campus, call 617-228-2101 for times and location.

Students who have successfully completed a college level writing (English composition) course and/or college level math courses with grades of C or better from an accredited college or university should bring a copy of their unofficial transcript to  Student Central at BHCC to have it evaluated by an Admissions and Transfer Counselor to determine if the courses will satisfy the academic requirements for application or whether the student will be required to take part or all of the CPT (College Placement Test).

Yes and students are strongly encouraged to apply for financial aid. In order to qualify for financial aid, students must both apply to Bunker Hill Community College and complete a FASFA (Free Application for Student Aid) online. Future candidates for the EPUT program initially apply as a General Concentration major (AA:GENCN) and must complete the FAFSA at www.fafsa.ed.gov requesting a FAFSA report be sent to BHCC. BHCC’s school code is 011210. For questions regarding financial aid, please contact the Financial Aid office at 617-228-2275.

Generally by March 30 of each year, Eversource's EPUT website will list the application deadline.

No. If you meet all prerequisites for the program, the final stage is a formal interview. Eversource evaluates all parts of the application process.

The program is a two-year, full time day program. The program will take two years to complete regardless of previous successful college-level academic experience*. There is not an evening or part time option. Between semesters, students are required to work for Eversource as paid interns.

*Some positions may require additional formal training or educational credits

Yes, the paid internship is required for completion of the program. Interns will be paid $12.00 per hour the first year and $13.00 per hour the second year for the required 40 hours per week work experience during the semester breaks totaling a minimum of 12 weeks per year.

For more information about the EPUT program, visit Eversource’s website at https://jobs.eversource.com/student-programs/#electric-power-utility or call 781-941-8300. For college-related questions call the BHCC Admissions Office at 617-228-3398. For additional information about the CPT please visit the Assessment Center webpage