Applied Technology and Apprenticeship

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These instructors are here to help you. They want to see you succeed, and are here to help you complete this program and be sure that you learn the concepts and skills that you need. Ian Alvarado, Electrical Apprenticeship, 2020

Take your apprenticeship to the next level with an AAS.

Your Apprenticeship training, in the field and classroom, can now be paired with general education courses at College of Western Idaho (CWI) to earn an Associate of Applied Science (AAS) degree in Applied Technology and Apprenticeship. Pairing your industry training with an AAS will set you apart from others in the field with enhanced knowledge and skills to take you further in your career.

To earn an AAS in Applied Technology and Apprenticeship, you will complete a minimum of 15 credits of general education courses at CWI in addition to your federally approved and registered apprenticeship program in Electrical, HVAC, or Plumbing industries.

If you already have college credits with CWI, they may qualify to help you towards your AAS. Contact an advisor today to learn more.

The opportunity to receive an AAS degree and complete an apprenticeship is a unique combination that allows you to:

  • Attain readiness to test for Journeyman
  • Obtain knowledge and skills for trades’ management positions
  • Hone your writing and math skills
  • Take pride in academic achievement

Apprenticeship Programs

CWI offers three federally approved and registered apprenticeship programs in alignment with the AAS Applied Technology and Apprenticeship degree:


Workforce Development at College of Western Idaho (CWI) provides you high-quality, short-term training to boost your job skills, acquire new career skills, and earn the certificates you need. Take as many classes as you want in our short-term, credit free classes with no applications, no transcripts, and no hassle. Just sign up and watch your career take off.

Classes are offered at a variety of locations throughout western Idaho that are taught by knowledgeable professionals with years of experience in the topics they teach.

What You Will Learn to Do

  • Residential, Commercial, Industrial skills and knowledge in your trade
  • Identify and perform tasks in accordance with local and national regulations
  • Effectively communicate with management to advance career and demonstrate technical communication
  • Translate comprehensive principles, skills, and applications to work safely and efficiently in the industry

Respectful Community

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