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Industrial Technician A.A.S. Frequently Asked Questions

Industrial Technician AAS; In the first-year students will study AC/DC theory & application, industrial controls, safety, rigging, mechanical systems, motors, generators, hydraulic/pneumatics, machining, and troubleshooting. In the second-year students will expand their study with programmable logic controls, digital electronics, variable frequency drives, power distribution, automatic controls, industrial robots, and welding.  See program description for detailed coursework (link, see attached)

Program courses begin in the fall, but you can start on you Math, writing or other classes in any semester.

The CAS is 1 year/2 semesters, and the AAS degrees are 2 years/ 4 semesters

No, there is no additional application after applicants apply to the College and get accepted. Application for College can be found HERE. (link)

There are a limited number of spots in each program Applications that are received after the programs are filled will be kept on file in case a student who was accepted is unable to attend.

If a student is not admitted to the program for the semester desired, options include but are not limited to: Wait for the next semester and reapply. Choose another program offered by the College. If you need help contact us at or call 406-771-5132.

Yes, contact the GFC MSU Financial Aid Office at 406-771-4334 or to determine your eligibility.

The total estimated cost for resident tuition, fees, books, and supplies for the Industrial Technician AAS program is $9,557 and is subject to change.

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Contact Information:

Karry Hardman - Program Director Industrial Technician

Karry Hardman
Program Director Industrial Technician