The Electrical trade is growing and the College of Western Idaho Electrical Apprenticeship Program is your key to starting a rewarding career in a field that is increasingly in need of trained and...
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
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
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Requirements and Costs
Degrees and Certificates
Applied Technology and Apprenticeship - Associate of Applied Science Degree
*See the Course Delivery Styles page for details about class options
Navigating your way through college can be confusing, especially if you try to go it alone. CWI Workforce Development offers advising assistance, to help in deciding which courses you need to take to complete your education and career goals. Have a specific question or just want general assistance? Email: firstname.lastname@example.org or call 208.562.2700 and we’ll be happy to help get you on your way!
Age 16 or above for Electrical and Plumbing apprentices.
HVAC State of Idaho DBS requirements are 18 and above unless you are registered in a Federal Certified Apprenticeship Program (Different from State of Idaho DBS required trades apprenticeship programs)
GED recommended but not required.
Registration withe State of Idaho as an apprentice:
There are an assortment of scholarship opportunities available if you qualify to help cover some or all of the costs associated with classes offered through CWI Workforce Development. Call us at 208.562.2700 for more information.
- Commercial Tradesperson
- Industrial Tradesperson
- Residential Tradesperson
- Trades (Electrical, HVAC, Plumbing)
- Trades Journeyman
- Tradesperson Contractor
- Applied Technology and Apprenticeship
- Certified Electronics Tech (CET)
- Computer Drafting
- Construction Career Launcher
- Construction Site Erosion Control
- DC Electrical Troubleshooting
- Electrical Apprenticeship
- Electrical Upgrade Training
- FANUC Robotics
- Flagging for Traffic Control
- HVAC Apprenticeship
- HVAC Upgrade Training
- Plumbing Apprenticeship
- Plumbing Upgrade Training
- Programmable Logic Controllers (PLC)
- Welding - Short Term Training Classes