Over the last 30-plus years we’ve seen many people succeed, and many people fail who wanted to succeed.  Here are some of the reasons why we believe they were successful or unsuccessful.

  1.  Make sure the field you want to enter is right for you.  It should “light your fire”.  It should be something you can do and enjoy doing.  We’ve never seen anyone succeed who did not enjoy their work.  It’s a matter of finding and using the gift that God gives us.  First you have to find it, and for some people, that’s not easy to do.  For example –  We owned an Air Conditioning business, and one of the office staff was a cousin.  Billy was good in the office, but what he really wanted to do was go out on the road and do service calls when a technician called in sick or didn’t show up for work.  The problem was that every time Billy went out, he hurt himself.   He’d hit a finger with his hammer or cut himself with a screwdriver, or do something like that every time.  He is now a professor teaching at a local college and is both very happy and very successful.  Air Conditioning service calls were just not for him.
  2. “You get out of it what you put into it.”  We’ve all heard this before, but it is true.  It applies to all facets of your life, but especially in school.  Don’t be happy to skate by and pass.  The effort to excel in school will pay dividends throughout your life.  We understand that people learn at different paces, but sometimes you have to challenge yourself to succeed.
  3. Expect hurdles.  Nothing every goes easy and the hurdles are many and different for each of us.  You can learn how to avoid some, but many just have to be handled, and you must learn how to do that.  Life is not a bed of roses, and sometimes it’s difficult not only for you, but for your family as well.
  4. Our best students are the ones who take the time to become well-informed.  They know what they’re getting into.  They’ve talked to people who work in the field.  They may have talked to employers about the job market, wage range, working conditions, and the outlook for the future as an entry-level technician.

These are just a few of the things you can do to enhance your chances of success.  We hope that you can find that gift to be successful, and if you do, we can help you to learn to succeed.


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 in Basic Thru 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 GE, Sears, or Whirlpool.

Your Bay State Tech training will teach you how to go from having a job to having a career.  We can teach you to have a productive and rewarding life working as a technician in the Major Appliance, Refrigeration, or Electronics field.  Visit Bay State during our Open House Weeks from October 15 – 20, 2012.  Call Bay State School of Technology today at:


 and ask for a brochure, and schedule a time to visit the school.  During your 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 – October 15 to October 20, 2012

Monday through Thursday                  9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Friday                                               9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Saturday                                           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 of Technology, and is approved for Veteran’s Training by the Veteran’s Administration.

For more information on our courses, please visit our website at:


or call us at 888-828-3434 for more information today.

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