Electrical Technology – CAS

This program is designed to give students the skills necessary for job attainment, as well as interpersonal skills, to prepare them for advanced placement into the electrician apprentice program. Licensure as a state recognized electrician requires 8,000 work experience hours and specific academic course work. This program is compliant with the academic requirements and provides the opportunity to articulate work experience for lab and internship experience. Program materials include study of electrical theory, applied math, code study, and residential wiring. Lab experience will be provided for AutoCAD, test equipment, electric motors, magnetic motor starters, programmable controllers, electronic devices, and residential wiring. 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;
  • 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; and
  • Employ motor and analytical skills to solve problems.

Admission Guidelines

Applicants must have a minimum mathematics score of 30 for Algebra on the COMPASS/ESL test. They must also have a minimum score of 80 for the COMPASS/ESL English/Reading and Writing tests. Applicants not meeting the above requirements may be admitted on an extended track to complete remedial math/communications classes before enrolling in ELEC 102* or higher ELEC classes.

Program Information

  • Students must achieve 85% or above in all classes to count toward their apprenticeship training.
  • For apprenticeship information, contact the Montana Department of Labor Apprentice Training Board at (406) 444-3556.
  • First Aid/CPR Certiļ¬cation.


Dick Frisk
OT 116 B
(406) 756-4383
For general information, contact the Admissions office: (406) 756-3847.
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