Electrical Technology, AAS
Both the Associate of Applied Science (AAS) and Certificate of Applied Science (CAS) provide the training necessary to enter the field of electrical wiring in residential, commercial, and industrial construction sites. Upon successful completion of the first two semesters, the student has met the requirements to earn a CAS. Successful completion of all four semesters meets the requirement to earn an AAS degree. Graduates are eligible for advanced placement into a registered apprentice position. Upon completion of this program, students will be able to
- Analyze, configure, troubleshoot, and assist in designing and measuring electrical and electronic circuits and systems;
- Relate the National Electrical Code to wiring designs and explain how that design ensures safety;
- Discuss the advantages and disadvantages of three-phase and single-phase systems;
- Determine the proper grounding techniques to employ for various electrical devices and installations;
- Communicate clearly and effectively in speaking and writing with peers, engineers, teams, and customers using appropriate technologies, including audio, visual, and graphic;
- Synthesize the theory and operation of transformers with single and three-phase connections and alternating current machines; and
- Demonstrate the assembly and installation of photovoltaic systems.
First Semester Total: 14**
**Recommended Course Offering:
Second Semester Total: 18
CAS Total Credits: 32
First Semester Total: 15
Second Semester Total: 13
AAS Total Credits: 60
- 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.
- Based upon successful completion of the FVCC 2-year Electrical Technology program, a maximum of 3,000 OJT hours may be approved by the Registration Agency Program, provided the sponsor elects to grant the 3,000 OJT credit hours or a portion thereof to the apprentice based on demonstration of skills. If the one-year CAS has been completed, the number of OTJ credit hours is 1,500.
- Any work hours or related instruction credit granted - which may be as many as 15 courses for the AAS and as many as five courses for the CAS - toward 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.