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Electrical Apprentice, CTS

Completion of this program satisfies the Montana Department of Labor and Industry requirement for the educational component of the electrical apprenticeship program, and it is intended only for currently registered electrical apprentices. Please note that this program is not eligible for federal financial aid. The program is scheduled for a succession of eight semesters, fall and spring.  In conjunction with the required work experience, this program provides students the training necessary to work in the field of electrical wiring in residential, commercial, and industrial applications. Upon completion of this program, students will be able to

  • Read simple wiring diagrams;
  • Read, interpret, and produce solutions to application problems at the introductory technical mathematics level;
  • Recognize and act using the skills needed in a situation requiring first aid and/or CPR;
  • Relate, in detail, the NEC to residential wiring methods;
  • Effectively use ammeters, voltmeters, ohmmeters, and phase detectors in testing and troubleshooting DC and AC motors;
  • Describe the construction of a single-phase transformer, including parts and relationships;
  • Describe safety practices that relate to all types of rigging;
  • Prepare a cost estimate for a residential, commercial, or industrial application;
  • Employ appropriate procedures to safely and correctly install various electrical circuits and raceways; and
  • Determine the proper wire and cable installations required by the NEC for various residential, commercial, and industrial applications.
Courses
Information

First Year


Fall Semester


First Semester Total: 3


Spring Semester


Second Semester Total: 5


Second Year


Fall Semester


First Semester Total: 3


Spring Semester


Second Semester Total: 4


Third Year


Fall Semester


First Semester Total: 3


Spring Semester


Second Semester Total: 3


Fourth Year


Fall Semester


First Semester Total: 3


Spring Semester


Second Semester Total: 1


Total Credits: 25

*Indicates prerequisite and/or corequisite needed. Check course description.



Program Information

  • Because the students in this program are working apprentices, normal course prerequisites are waived.
  • This program is approved by the Montana Department of Labor and Industry.


Admission Guidelines

  • This program differs from the Electrical Technology program in that only persons who are already working as electrical apprentices may register for the courses in this program, unless the courses are a combined Technology/Apprenticeship class. There is no other admission requirement.


Additional Costs

  • Most of the courses in this program have a lab fee. Check the FVCC course schedule for current course lab fees.


Advising Information:

For more information about this program, contact the FVCC Student Support Center.

Student Support Center Advisor
OT 109
(406) 756-4862
OT@fvcc.edu


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