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.
Northeast 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.
|Floor and Framing Skills||Certificate|
|Certified Production Technician (CPT)||Career Pathway Certificate|
|Computer Aided Design (CAD) Specialist||Certificate|
|Computer Numerical Control (CNC)||Diploma
Career Pathway Certificate
|Construction Business Management||Diploma|
|Construction Technology||Associate of Applied Science|
|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|
Career Pathway Certificate (Basic)
Career Pathway Certificate (GMAW)
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.
Learn more about the changing world of advanced manufacturing! Elevate is a statewide initiative with resources available for you.
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