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2018-2019 Academic Catalog 
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Electrical Apprentice, CTS

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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 to be 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, followed by one summer semester.  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:

  • Read simple wiring diagrams;
  • Read, interpret, and produce solutions to application problems at the introductory technical mathematics level;
  • Recognize and then 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.

First Year

First Semester Total: 3

Spring Semester

Second Semester Total: 2

Second Year

Fall Semester

First Semester Total: 4

Second Semester Total: 3

Third Year

First Semester Total: 3

Spring Semester

Second Semester Total: 3

Fourth Year

First Semester Total: 3

Second Semester Total: 6

Third Semester Total: 1

Total Credits: 28

*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 Guildelines

  • 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.  There is no other admission requirement.
  • The courses in this program are open only to registered apprentices. 

Additional Costs

  • Most of the courses in this program have a lab fee.  At present, those fees total approximately $445 for all courses.  Check the FVCC course schedule for current course lab fees.

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


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