Western currently offers two certificate options and one A.A.S. degree in the electrical and instrumentation field: a 24 hour Certificate Program in Electricity, a 36 hour Certificate in
Electronics/Instrumentation/Control Technology, and an A.A.S. Degree in Electrical & Instrumentation Technology.
The 24 hour certificate Program in Electricity fulfills the state of Wyoming's education requirements for apprentice electricians preparing for their Journeyman's License. The program is
designed for students who are currently working as full time electrical apprentices and is a succession of eight, 3 credit night classes focusing on the NEC code regulations. The 36 hour
Certificate in Electronics/Instrumentation/Control Technology and the A.A.S. Degree in Electrical & Instrumentation are designed to provide the student with a wide variety of electrical
courses to prepare them for a job as an electrical technician.
The need for trained electrical technicians continues to climb in a wide variety of industries including; power plants, oil and
gas production facilities, mining operations, and chemical processing plants. This program strives to meet the needs of the various industries. The types of students receiving his certificate
and/or degree ranges from the traditional student who is interested in a career in the electrical field to electricians who are currently working in industry and are upgrading their
PROGRAMS and DEGREE REQUIREMENTS:
There are three program options for Electrical and Instrumentation Technology. The Associate of Applied Science Degree requires 65 credits over
4 recommended semesters. The two Electrical and Instrumentation Technology Certificate options require 24-36 credits over multiple recommended
Below are the courses we offer that are most relevant to this program. Check the program options above to
see which courses are required. Courses in other academic areas are also required. Please view the College Catalog for course
descriptions not listed below.