“It isn’t even for most people and that’s OK because the Bureau of Labor and Statistics points out that 75% of jobs created over the next decade won’t take a diploma.”1  So says Mike Rowe, creator and star of “Dirty Jobs” on the Discovery Channel.    The bottom line is that Mike is correct:  college isn’t for everyone.  You don’t need to go to college to make an excellent living as an HVAC technician, or Major Appliance Tech or Electronics Tech.

What you do need is a desire to succeed, and a willingness to learn.  If you like to work with your hands, we can give you the skills you need to succeed in a new career.  What kind of career?  How about as an HVAC Technician?  According to the U. S. Department of Labor Occupational Outlook Handbook, the number of HVAC technician jobs is expected to explode and increase by 34% over the next few years.  2

Alsoin the handbook:” Because HVACR systems are increasingly complex, employers generally prefer applicants with postsecondary education…”3  This does not mean 4 yearsof college in a Liberal Arts program.  It means comprehensive training that can be accomplished in less than a year.  Yes – you could be working in this expanding field in about a year!  And there is no previous experience required!

Couple all this with the fact that HVAC jobs simply cannot be outsourced to overseas, and you have a very expanding, but stable job environment.    Doesn’t it make sense to go not only where the jobs are, but also where they’re going to be ten years from now?

How’s the pay for and HVACR Tech?  Again, according to the Department of labor, the median pay for and experienced HVACR Technician is over $20.00 per hour.4  The job growth and pay rates will go a long way toward

1 November 22, 2013
2 U.S.D.O.L. Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2012 – 2013
3 Ibid
4 Ibid

providing a stable environment to support your family in a very tough economy.

In our Major Appliance/Basic Electricity course, you’ll learn about electricity and how it works; you’ll learn how to read a wiring diagram and how to use

it to diagnose problems.  You will work on real washers, dryers, dishwashers, microwave ovens and other appliances, as you learn how to repair them.


Bay State’s Domestic Refrigeration course covers the basics of refrigeration theory in terms of home refrigerators and air conditioners.  You will learn about all the major components of a refrigerator and actually put them together to make your own fully-functional unit from scratch.  In addition we will prepare you for EPA 608 and PSA on-site testing and certification.


Commercial HVACR will immerse you in the basics of larger refrigeration and cooling units, electronic controls, ice machines, heat pumps, and more. This program prepares you to work in the commercial side of the industry and provides 100 hours of Massachusetts Refrigeration Code and 150 hours of Massachusetts Electrical Codes.

Our Electronics Technician program features instruction from Basic through Advanced Electronics, Computer Repair and Networking, Telecommunications Networks, Security and Access Systems and with the

“Hands-On” training you will be able to install, test, maintain and repair electronic systems. You’ll also receive preparation for the A+ Exam and on-site ISCET certification.


Our graduates go on to work all over the United States for both small and large companies.  With your Bay State Tech training, you, too, might go to work for EMC, Legal Seafoods, Raytheon, Marriott, Granite Telecom, D.C.N.E, Clarke or hundreds of other companies who have hired our graduates.  And remember, you don’t need any prior experience to learn and succeed in these fields.

January 2014, classes are forming now, so call Bay State School of Technology today at:


and ask for a brochure, and schedule a time to visit the school during our December Open House days, from Monday, December 9 through Saturday, December14th, and experience our “hands-on” learning first hand.  When you visit, we will encourage you to:

  • Tour the school and visit the classrooms, shop and lab areas
  • Visit during school hours and sit in on an actual class
  • Talk to our Admissions Representatives about the different Program options
  • Visit the Financial Aid office to answer any funding questions you might have
  • Stop by the Student Services office to see how we work with students to produce effective resumes and assist with job placement

Special Open House Hours:

Monday 12/9 through Thursday 12/12            9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Friday, 12/13 and Saturday 12/14                    9:00 a.m. to 12:00 Noon

Bay State School of Technology is licensed by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, and accredited by the Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges, and is approved for Veteran’s Training by the Veteran’s Administration.

How can you contact us?

Bay State School of Technology
225 Turnpike Street (Route 138)
Canton, MA 02021-2358