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Industrial Technology Teacher Education

Campus Location: Calmar

Program Entry: Fall, Spring, Summer

Award: Associate of Science


An innovative 2+2 program is available through a partnership between Northeast Iowa Community College and Upper Iowa University (UIU). You can earn an Associate of Science degree from NICC and a Bachelor's degree in Secondary Teacher Education with a 7-12 teaching endorsement in Industrial Technology from UIU.

NICC provides courses in general education and the five areas of technical skills required by the Iowa Department of Education: construction, energy and power, graphic communications, manufacturing and transportation. After your course work at NICC, you will complete your bachelor's degree requirements at UIU with general education and teacher education courses.

This program is designed for students who desire the challenges and rewards of educating the future citizens and leaders of our country. A tremendous need exists for qualified industrial technology teachers in grades 7-12, with demand far exceeding supply. This program will accommodate you if you are just beginning your college education as well as if you have already taken college course work or even obtained a college degree. You should consult with the department dean for specific course requirements at NICC and UIU.

Industrial Technology Teacher Education

Admissions Requirements:

  • Submission of your official high school transcript with ACT score.
  • Submission of transcript from any college or university previously attended.
  • Completion of ACCUPLACER assessment if necessary.

Industrial Technology Teacher Education

Academic Requirements:

Minimum Credits: Dependent on UIU requirements

View the printable Ed Plan.

Check with Upper Iowa University and your NICC advisor for specific degree requirements.

Completion of Associate of Science degree requirements AND

Technical Core (NICC)
AUT:102 Intro to Automotive Technology 1.0
AUT:123 Applied Automotive Basics I 4.0
AUT:124 Applied Automotive Basics II 3.0
AUT:405 Automotive Suspension and Steering 5.0
AUT:505 Automotive Brake System 5.0
BCA:212 Intro to Computer Business Apps OR 3.0
CAD:165 Rendering and Animation OR 3.0
CAD:175 Advanced CAD: AutoCAD OR 2.0
CIS:223 Adobe Web Design OR 4.0
CAD:172 Intro to CAD: AutoCAD 2.0
CON:111 Basic Drafting 2.0
CON:113 Construction Print Reading 2.0
CON:391 Construction II 3.0
CON:393 Construction III 3.0
ELE:117 DC Theory 5.0
ELE:118 AC Theory 5.0
NET:248 Cisco Discovery: Networking for Home and Small Business 3.0
WEL:131 Oxyacetylene Welding 3.0
* Technical Concentration 10.0

*Technical Concentration to be in one of the following technical area:

  • Construction
  • Energy and Power
  • Graphic Communications
  • Manufacturing
  • Transportation

Note: Students must maintain at least a 2.50 grade point average in all technical core and concentration courses taken at NICC.

Industrial Technology Teacher Education

Employment Information:

Iowa Workforce Development Estimated Salary

$21,094 - $25,576* With your 4-year degree

Iowa Workforce Development Estimated Annual Openings (Statewide)


Industrial Technology Teacher Education

Additional Information:

Articulation Agreement

Northeast Iowa Community College maintains articulation agreements with many area colleges and universities. The Industrial Technology Teacher Education program has an official articulation in place with the University of Northern Iowa.


Lenny Graves
Dean of Career and Technical Education
800.728.2256, ext. 240