Electrical Technology

MSU-Northern's Electrical Technology program is the only program in the state to offer an Associate of Applied Science degree in conjunction with State of Montana Apprenticeship program.  With an electrical technology degree, students will be prepared to start their career as an apprentice electrician or to continue their education in electrical engineering.

Mission Statement 

Graduate has earned an Associate of Applied Science Degree in Electrical Technology. The graduate will have the necessary skills, training, and confidence to be a valuable employee to an electrical contractor with skills commensurate to a 2nd year apprentice.  

Learning Outcomes for Electrical Technology, AAS

Upon completion of this program, students will understand and apply: 

- Understand basic electricity and it's functions

- Understanding basic residential wiring (IE: branch circuits, overcurrent protection, single pole and 3-way switching.)  

- Understand National Electrical Code Requirements for Motor installation and hook up a motor installation with Magnetic Starter, Thermal Overloads, Overcurrent Protection, and Control devices. Understand how to read a Volt Ohm Meter and other basic hand-held meters. 

-Bend conduit with hand held bender and large mechanical benders. Identify electrical parts used on the job.   

Associate of Applied Science Electrical Technology

Required Courses
ELCT 101Electrical Fundamentals I3
ELCT 103Electric Code Study/Codeology3
ELCT 106Electrical Formulas & Calc3
ELCT 137Electrical Drafting2
HPE 234First Aid and CPR2
CAPP 120Introduction to Computers3
ELCT 111Electric Meters & Motors3
ELCT 102Electrial Fundamentals II3
ELCT 133Basic Wiring5
ELCT 139Elctrcl Code Study-Residential3
M 105Contemporary Mathematics3
or M 121 College Algebra
ELCT 201Alternating Current Theory3
ELCT 205Electrical Design & Lighting3
ELCT 211AC Measurements3
ELCT 233Commercial Wiring Lab3
ELCT 239Grounding & Bonding Fund3
WRIT 101College Writing I3
or WRIT 122 Business Writing
ELCT 204Elctrcl Planning & Estimating3
ELCT 236Conduit/Rcwys & Code Calc Lab3
ELCT 241Electric Motor Controls3
IT 111Industrial Safety/Waste Mgmnt2
COMX 115Intro to Interpersonal Communc3
or COMX 111 Intro to Public Speaking
Total minimum credits required for degree65