225 Turnpike St (Route 138)
Canton, Massachusetts 02021
About Bay State School of Technology
Bay State School of Technology (BSST) is one of Massachusetts’s leading technical schools that help its students gain the necessary knowledge and skills for appliance repair and electrical work. The college provides hand-on training, along with special attention and personalized approach towards each student. The classes are small and teaching is done with the philosophy of ‘practicality and learn by doing’. Students get to practice in labs, what they learn in classes. The school offers a wide range of technical training courses in the fields of basic electricity and appliance repair, domestic refrigeration, computer networking, refrigeration, Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning (HVAC), electronics, and commercial HVACR. BSST also offers a one-day seminar and EPA certification test in Freon recovery and an online program in basic electricity.
Bay State School of Technology was established in 1982 by three people, who had more than 20 years of individual field experience in air conditioning, refrigeration, and appliance servicing, besides knowledge of business management and teaching. In 1983, BSST was recognized as a private vocational school by the Massachusetts Department of Education. And, in 1986, the school was credited by the Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges, which was earlier known as the Accrediting Commission of the National Association of Trade and Technical School.
Bay State School of Technology is licensed by the Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges (ACCSC), www.accsc.org. It is approved by the Better Business Bureau. Furthermore, BSST is a member of the Massachusetts Association of Private Career Schools, and Professional Service Association (PSA).
Bay State School of Technology requires the same admission prerequisites for both its full time and part time courses. The applicants must give a call or visit the campus, if they are interested to take admission in the school. They are interviewed by the Admissions Counselor of the school, who determines if he or she fulfills the admission criteria, and explains about the training programs to the prospective student. Applicants can even sit in a class and observe their teaching methods, and talk to present students and faculty members of the academy. Further, the applicant is required to pass an entrance examination, which consists of reading comprehension, basic mathematics, and mechanical aptitude questions. He or she must have either a High School Diploma or an equivalent degree to sit for the examination. Following this, the admission procedure finishes by signing the Enrollment Agreement
Bay State School of Technology offers financial assistance to students who are eligible for the ‘reduction in fee’ benefits. Its range of financial aid programs includes Federal Pell Grants, Federal Direct Subsidized and Unsubsidized Loans for students, Federal Supplemental Opportunity Grants, Federal Direct PLUS loans for parents, and Commonwealth of Massachusetts MASSGrant.
Military Friendly School
Bay State School of Technology is awarded the ‘2014 Military Friendly Schools Designation’ by Victory Media, a premier media unit for military personnel progressing into civilian life. The academy provides a range of VA tuition funding programs for active-duty military service members, veterans, reservists, and their spouses and children.
Bay State School of Technology offers four courses and two seminars and certifications, including one online course.
The Electronics Technician program comprises of three sections, basic electricity and analog electronics, digital electronics and smart technologies, and computer repair and networking. Each of these modules includes instructions on several topics, including basic electronics, basic electricity, basic digital, personal computers and networking, micro processors, High Definition TV, wireless communications, and introduction to Renewable Energy Resources. In addition, students are prepared to take the A-Plus Certification and the National Service Certification test, provided by the International Society of Certified Electronics Technicians (ISCET).
Major Appliances or Basic Electricity
In the Major Appliances or Basic Electricity course, students are taught to diagnose, repair, and troubleshoot various home appliances and electricity products, such as dish washers, washing machine, refrigerators, clothes driers, stoves, microwave ovens, disposals, etc. Students learn how electricity works and how to read a schematic and wiring diagram. Besides this, students are prepared to sit for the National Service Certification examination, which is offered by the Professional Service Association (PSA).
Domestic Refrigeration & Air Conditioning Course in MA
To enroll in this program, knowledge of fundamental electricity and electronic concepts is a must. In this course, students learn about the basics of refrigeration technology, and servicing of various appliances, including kitchen appliances, laundry appliances, domestic refrigerators, air conditioners, etc. Furthermore, students receive the essential knowledge and skills required to take the National Service Certification examination, provided by the Professional Service Association (PSA).
Commercial Refrigeration & Air Conditioning (HVACR)
The HVACR program teaches students how to install, repair, and maintain, HVAC systems for both commercial and residential use. They get to learn on various devices, such as heat pumps, central air conditioning systems, refrigerators, roof top A/C systems, freezers, ice machines, and other commercial refrigeration appliances. Moreover, students are prepared to sit for the R410A Certification test, offered by Bay State School of Technology.
Apart from these four courses, Bay State School of Technology also offers two seminars and certifications.
Online Basic Electricity Course
This online distance learning program teaches students the basic electrical and electricity principles. Students get to know how to maintain office buildings, repair computers, install heating and air conditioning systems, repair appliances, install cables, etc. In the course curriculum, various electricity-related subjects are included, such as history of electricity, its origin, discovery, and development, the elements of Ohms Law (current, voltage, and resistance), series and parallel circuits, resistors, capacitors, motors and switches, transformers, etc. In addition, students also learn about wiring diagrams and the usage of multi-meters to calculate current, voltage, and resistance.
Freon Recovery Certification
BSST provides a one-day Freon Recovery Seminar that is followed by a certification test. The EPA asks for a certification from technicians who want to remove Freon from refrigerators, freezers, and air conditioners. So, if you want to be a Freon remover technician, you must possess a Freon Recovery certification, which is offered by Bay State School of Technology.