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For credit degree programs, contact:

Admissions Office
inquire@nicc.edu
Calmar: 800.728.2256, ext. 376
Peosta: 800.728.7367, ext. 259
Hours: M-F, 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

For career pathway certificate programs, contact:

Business and Community Solutions
Calmar Area

563.562.3263, ext. 399
800.728.2256, ext. 399

Business and Community Solutions
Dubuque Area

563.557.8271, ext. 380
888.642.2338, ext. 380

STEM, Advanced Manufacturing and Construction Technology

The STEM, Advanced Manufacturing and Construction Technology programs train students for high-growth careers. These diverse industries require hands-on training for students to master the latest technology and equipment.

Graduates in these fields keep systems running and secure, work with complex hardware and software, build and maintain residential and commercial structures and furnishings, and provide research and other technical support for manufacturing, food production, engineering and construction industries. The estimated entry-level to median salary range in Iowa is $22,840-$48,209.

M-List LogoNortheast Iowa Community College is endorsed by the Manufacturing Institute's M-list for providing students the opportunity to earn NAM-Endorsed Manufacturing Skills Certifications as a standard part of their manufacturing education programs. The M-List distinguishes quality manufacturing education and training programs that are a preferred source of talent for manufacturing employers.

Programs

Program TitleAward
Building Materials Management Diploma
Carpentry Diploma
Cabinet Making Certificate
Finishing Skills Certificate
Floor and Framing Skills Certificate
Foundation Skills Certificate
Certified Production Technician (CPT) Career Pathway Certificate
Computer Aided Design (CAD) Specialist Certificate
Computer Numerical Control (CNC) Diploma
Career Pathway Certificate
Construction Technology Associate of Applied Science
Electrician, Commercial/Residential Diploma
Electrician, Industrial Associate of Applied Science
Electronic Technology Associate of Applied Science
Gas Utility Construction and Service Diploma
Associate of Applied Science
Heating and Air Conditioning Diploma
Industrial Maintenance Technician Diploma
Associate of Applied Science
Industrial Sewing Career Pathway Certificate
Laboratory Science Technician Associate of Applied Science
Mechanical Engineering Technology Associate of Applied Science
Mechantronics Specialist Career Pathway Certificate
Welding Diploma
Career Pathway Certificate (Basic)
Career Pathway Certificate (GMAW)

Advantages of Advanced Manufacturing and STEM: High-Growth, High-Earning Potential

The average manufacturing worker earns $77,066 annually, including pay and benefits, while other industries earn $60,168. In the past decade, there has been 179 percent growth in advanced manufacturing produced products exported from Iowa. Iowa has the largest number of advanced manufacturing jobs in the Midwest, and by 2018, Iowa is predicted to have a shortfall of 6,672 skilled workers in this sector.

According to Iowa Workforce Development, STEM careers experience greater job growth and pay than the combined total of all other job applications. STEM careers are expected to grow anywhere from 11.8 to 21.3 percent from 2008 to 2018. Additionally, the 2011 mean wage for STEM careers ranged from $26.57 to $31.48.

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Learn more about the changing world of advanced manufacturing! Elevate is a statewide initiative with resources available for you.

This workforce solution is funded by the I-AM Consortium which is 100% financed through a $12,951,162 grant from the Department of Labor’s Employment & Training Administration

Sources: ElevateIowa.com, Iowa Association of Business and Industry, Bureau of Economic Analysis, Trade Information Service and Iowa Workforce Development Status Report and Iowa Workforce Development

Salary Source: Iowa Workforce Development