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  Sep 25, 2017
 
 
    
2017-2018 Academic Catalog

Electrical Technology, CAS


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Both the CAS and AAS provide students 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 for the CAS.  Successful completion of all four semesters meets the requirement for the AAS.  Graduates are 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;
  • 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 graphics;
  • 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.

Required Courses


CAS Total Credits: 35


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

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 Certification.

Advising Information:


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

Student Support Center Advisor Program Advisor                     
Will Richards Dick Frisk
OT 204 OT 116 B
(406) 756-4862 (406) 756-4383
wrichards@fvcc.edu dfrisk@fvcc.edu

 

Gainful Employment


For occupational information, tuition and fees, and other gainful employment disclosures, visit our website at www.fvcc.edu/gainfulemployment.html.

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