Program Entry: Fall
Award: Associate of Applied Science
Since the widespread application of electricity in business and industry in the 1900s, there has been an increasingly strenuous demand for trained electricians. This program is designed to provide students with the knowledge and skills needed to be successful in the electrical field. Students learn the basic principles of electricity in DC/AC theory, the rules set up for the industry in National Electrical Code, and the fundamental skills required by the job market in motor repair, motor control principles, solid state fundamentals, industrial principles and design, and programmable logic controllers. Students acquire knowledge and skills through classroom experiences and on-site activities at a student building project.
Graduates will have excellent opportunities for employment as an electrician in an educational institution; at a utility, municipal, state or federal agency; food processing plants; manufacturing facilities; and countless other businesses and industries that rely on the skills and experience of qualified electricians to troubleshoot, test, inspect, maintain and repair electrical machinery and wiring. The excellent employment placement record (around 96 percent) for the Industrial Electrician program demonstrates that Northeast Iowa Community College graduates receive outstanding recognition and opportunity from employers as they seek their chosen career.
This program is recognized by the Iowa Electrical Apprenticeship and Training Program, Associated Builders and Contractors and the State of Minnesota Board of Electricity, which award apprenticeship credit to graduates.
In addition to the College admission requirements outlined, an applicant to this program must be a high school graduate or equivalent and meet the minimum entrance requirement on a basic skills assessment for placement in MAT:063 Elementary Algebra or higher.
|ELE:117||DC Theory (8 weeks)||5.0|
|ELE:118||AC Theory (8 weeks)||5.0|
|ELE:142||Electrical Materials Identification||1.0|
|SDV:179||The College Experience||3.0|
|ELE:151||National Electrical Code I||3.0|
|PHY:106||Survey of Physics||4.0|
|PSY:112||Psychology of Human Relations||3.0|
|ELE:107||Electrical Blueprint Reading||3.0|
|ELE:152||National Electrical Code II||3.0|
|ELE:196||Motor Control Principles||4.0|
|ELE:148||Solid State Fundamentals||4.0|
|ELE:172||Fundamentals of Fluid Dynamics||3.0|
|ELE:220||Application of PLC's||6.0|
$31,739 - $46,090
Salary and opening information provided by NICC Office of Institutional Effectiveness.
Anderson Electric Service, Lansing, IA
Berch Cabinets, Waterloo, IA
Bosso Electric, Rock Island, IL
Crossroads Academy, Decorah, IA
Decorah Electric, Decorah, IA
Doug Knuckey Construction
Fike Electric, New Hampton, IA
Hartley Electric, Postville, IA
McCallister Electrical Services, Cascade, IA
Mracek Electric, Decorah, IA
New Hampton Electric, New Hampton, IA
Norplex, Postville, IA
Pattison Sand, Clayton, IA
Perry Novak Electric, Decorah, IA
Price Industrial Electric, Hiawatha, IA
Prier Brothers, Dyersville, IA
Rich's Electric & Crane Service, Lime Springs, IA
Ryan Electric, Fairbank, IA
Structural Contracting Inc., Ossian, IA
Electrician/Grain Dryer "Motor Control"
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
Includes house project among other projects
Northeast Iowa Community College maintains articulation agreements with many area colleges and universities. The Industrial Electrician program has an official articulation in place with the University of Northern Iowa.
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