Electrical Technology 

Electrical Technology AAS

MSU-Northern's Electrical Technology program is...

the only program in the state to offer an Associate of Applied Science in conjunction with the State of Montana Apprenticeship program.

Additionally, the electrical program offers...

apprentices the opportunity to learn in hands-on courses, and covers a major portion of the academic requirements of an apprenticeship.  As a result, up to 3,115 hours can be applied toward the total 8,000 required apprenticeship hours, and graduates are prepared to start their career with a firm foundation of knowledge and skill.

Graduates of the electrical program will have the capacity to perform basic electrical tasks with the supervision of a journeyman electrician on the first day of work.  After approximately two to three years of on-the-job training and one test preparation course, the graduate will be able to apply to sit for their journeyman’s license.

Opportunities for you include...

careers in engineering consulting, electrical distribution and sales, electrical estimating, electrical maintenance and construction, or as a self-employed electrician. Bureau of Labor Statistics show that employment of electricians will grow faster than the average of all occupations through the year 2020.

Job Opportunities

  • Residential Wiring Electrician
  • Commercial Electrician
  • Industrial Electrician
  • Sales Rep. for Electrical Distributor
  • Power Company employee
  • Telephone Company employee
  • Engineering firm assistant
  • Consultant work
  • Job Estimator
  • Start your own business!

Faculty

James Kirkpatrick
   Office: Brockmann Center 104-L
   Phone: (406) 265-4164

Trygve "Spike" Magelssen
   Office: Brockmann Center 104-K
   Phone: (406) 265-4123