Electrical Technology – AAS

The Associate of Applied Science degree in Electrical Technology expands upon the certificate foundation and provides students the background necessary to enter the field of electrical wiring in residential, commercial, and industrial construction sites. The AAS degree provides additional course offerings in planning and estimating, commercial wiring, advanced code study, and motor controls. Graduates of this option will be prepared to meet the challenges of today’s modern equipment and wiring systems and be eligible for advanced placement into a registered apprentice position. Upon completion of this program, students will:

  • Analyze, configure, troubleshoot and assist in designing and measuring electrical and electronic circuits and systems;
  • Learn new technologies and procedures, adapting this knowledge to effectively advance in the field and/or matriculate into the “plus two” section of a Bachelors of Science in Electrical Engineering Technology (BSEET) program;
  • Employ computer-based tools to effectively complete technical tasks;
  • Work effectively in a team environment;
  • Communicate clearly and effectively in speaking and writing with peers, engineers, teams and customers using appropriate technologies including audio, visual and graphics;
  • Employ motor and analytical skills to solve problems; and
  • Use time management, project management and safety while contributing to an engineering project.

Admission Guidelines

The following are requirements for admission to the Electrical Technology AAS program:

  • A minimum mathematics score of 30 for Algebra on the COMPASS/ESL test is required for entry into the program.
  • A minimum score of 80 for the COMPASS/ESL English/Reading and Writing tests is required for entry into the program.
  • Applicants not meeting the above requirements may be admitted on an extended track to complete remedial math/communications classes before enrolling in ELCT 102* or higher ELCT classes.

Program Information

  • Design, analyze, configure, troubleshoot and construct electrical and electronic circuits and systems.
  • Gain the knowledge and skills necessary to effectively pursue licensure as an Electrician.
  • Recognized by the Montana Department of Labor as an apprentice compliant program of study. All provisions apply only to Montana registered apprentices and registered Montana sponsors.
  • First Aid/CPR Certification.
  • Based upon successful completion of the FVCC 2-year Electrical Technology program, a maximum of 3,115 OJT training hours may be approved by the Registration Agency Program but provided the sponsor elects to grant the 3,115 OJT credit hours or a portion thereof to the apprentice based upon demonstration of skills.
  • Any work hours or related instruction credit granted towards the registered apprenticeship program requirements is within the purview of the sponsor and approved by the program based upon documentation.
  • For apprenticeship information, contact the Montana Department of Labor Apprentice Training Board at (406) 444-3556.


Dick Frisk
OT 116 B
(406) 756-4383

For general information, contact the Admissions office: (406) 756-3847.

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Last modified: July 15, 2014