College of Technical Sciences
P.O. Box 7751
Havre, MT 59501-7751
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 approved on-the-job (OTJ) hours toward your apprenticeship. This program is designed to give you the education you need to start a rewarding career in one of the most necessary and fastest growing industries in the world.
Our electrical program provides you the opportunity to get the academic and practical hand-on electrical training that, before now, could only be gained by being employed as an apprentice working under a licensed Master Electrician.
Northern’s program integrates theory and application of today’s electrical materials, technology, and the National Electric Code installation practices to prepare you for entry into the field of electrical technology as an apprentice electrician.
The Electrical Advisory Board for Northern’s program consists of prominent electricians engaged in the trade, along with key members of the Montana Department of Labor and Industry Apprenticeship and Training Program and training officers from the Independent Electrical Contractors (IEC) and IBEW (International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers).
Our electrical degree provides a major portion of the academic requirements of the electrical apprenticeship program and may count for up to 3000 hours of an 8000 hour apprenticeship program. This will help you jump-start your career with wages greater than entry-level employees in the electrical industry.
The electrical industry is a large industry employing more than 700,000 people in the United States. They play an important role in rural and urban development. Job opportunities for electricians are expected to grow. Numerous openings will arise each year as construction needs continue and experienced electricians retire from the occupation. Employment of electricians will grow faster than the average of all occupations through the year 2012.
Trygve "Spike" Magelssen
Office: Brockmann Center 209A
Phone: (406) 265-4123