Local 103 and the JATC have formed an educational partnership with Benjamin Franklin Institute of Technology. This collaboration will provide Local 103 graduates from both the Inside Wiremen & Technician Apprenticeship programs and active Apprentices who have completed at least two years of training with 34 college credits toward an Associates Degree of Science in Engineering Technology and Renewable Energy Technology. The balance of 36 credits of general electives and technical courses will be delivered to members over 2 years and at a reduced tuition discount of 40% off the published tuition rates. This also applies to all Journeyman/Technicians who have completed equivalent IBEW/Industry training.

Now enrolling for classes in the Fall of 2022. Visit to see full program and application details.

For more information or to register for an Information Session please contact Assistant Dean of Academics Liem Tran at 857-366-5246 or

Online information sessions about Fall cohorts will be conducted on June 28, July 12 & August 2, 2022.

Register online;

Electrical Construction Technology (IBEW) Associate of Science (608.3) is an Associate of Science Degree in Electrical Construction Technology (ECT).  Your apprenticeship training will count as 40 academic credits towards the degree once you have successfully completed the JATC program. The remaining 21-24 credits are general education courses. Only 15 of those credits (5 courses) must be completed at CCAC.

CCAC offers: Affordable in-state tuition, 100% online courses and a dedicated and accessible online advisor.

You may have earned general education credits if you have: high school AP test scores, military experience or college or university credits.

Current Apprentices can take their 21-24 credits during the apprenticeship. Journeymen can take their 21-24 credits as their schedule allows.

To discuss transfer credits or any aspect of this program, contact Academic Advisor Don Breitbarth at 412.237.4574 or

Or visit for more information.


Due to the pandemic and reorganization efforts at WIT, they have temporarily paused all part-time undergraduate programs (part time Bachelors and Associates). We hope to have an update in the Fall of 2021 when the partnership program will resume. In the meantime, the Graduate School is offering 15% tuition discount (discount of roughly $5,300) for any union member if they already have a Bachelor’s degree and wish to further their education with a Master’s Degree. Most of the graduate programs are comprised of only 10 or 11 courses to earn the degree. Part-time students could finish in less than two years.

Visit: for more info or contact Graduate Admissions Counselor Kathryn Melo at  617-989-4411 or 

WIT is also offering members certificate training

We have a reciprocal partnership with Wentworth Institute of Technology where our apprentices and journeymen can earn their associates, bachelors and masters degrees at a reduced rate. They (Wentworth) recognizes our apprenticeship and gives our students 35 credit hours towards a degree.

Wentworth Partnership COVID-19 Updates

Wentworth Information

Here are a few of our students/members speaking about the benefits of this partnership: