You will graduate with professional wiring and electrical service experience on your resume. To prepare for your career as an electrician, you will cross-train with Carpentry students to build a house in the community. The comprehensive approach teaches how to wire a house from start to finish including service, required circuits, lighting, National Electric Code (NEC) and other electrical applications used on a job site. Classroom and experiential learning teaches you many facets of the electrical field including; solar energy, Programmable Logic Controllers (PLCs), solid state electronics, motor controls, industrial troubleshooting and residential and commercial electrical construction. Develop your electrical design and PLC programming skills.
There is a workforce shortage of electricians and skilled electrician apprentices. As a student if you maintain a minimum 95 percent attendance and a B average or better, you will receive 2,000 hours towards the 8,000 hours needed as an apprentice to test for a journeyman license. If you love hands-on electrical work and want to start a career in the energy industry, your talents are in-demand.
Paying for the Program
Out-of-State Tuition & Fees: $17,009*
Program Supplies: $1,000
Estimated annual salary for Industrial Electrician graduates represents median annual wage from EMSI's Analyst, Career Coach and Institutional Research data.
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- Apply for admission.
- Submit official high school, high school equivalency and/or college transcripts to the Admissions Office of the campus you plan to attend.
- Complete ACCUPLACER® reading and writing assessment and ALEKS® math assessment for course placement. Assessments may be waived based on previous college coursework or submission of valid ACT®, or SAT® test scores. Reading and writing scores are valid for three years, and math scores are valid for two years.
- View the Program Admission Checklist.
In addition to the college enrollment process, applicants must be a high school graduate or equivalent and achieve a minimum ALEKS® score of 30. ACT® or SAT® scores are also acceptable.
Industrial Electrical Program is pending accreditation/certification with the Minnesota Department of Labor and Industry. The program also requires 2000 hours towards certification with the Iowa Electrical Examining Board and Minnesota Department of Labor and Industry.
The Industrial Electrician program maintains formal articulation agreements with the institutions listed below. Students are encouraged to speak with their transfer college or university to verify that their planned courses at NICC will meet necessary requirements. Learn more about transferring from NICC.