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Electrical Technology

Award: Advanced Standing Associate of Applied Science Degree
(option to earn Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering Technology through Dordt College)

Length: One summer term & one fall semester after completing required ICW courses (graduate in Dec)
Summer term entry

Electrical Technology is a great program for those who wish to combine electrical wiring skills with industrial electronic fundamentals. Building on the Industrial and Commercial Wiring program, students will develop additional skills in industrial controls and will use the latest technologies for electronic motor drives, and plant automation. Further studies include electrical control of temperature, pressure and liquid flow. Upon completion of the Electrical Technology program, graduates are fully prepared to enter today’s competitive job market.

Our graduates have found success as plant maintenance electricians and managers. Job opportunities may also be found in residential, commercial and industrial construction wiring.

Where will I get a job?
Electrical Technology graduates are likely to find themselves in an industrial setting working as an electrical tech or as a plant maintenance electrician. NCC placement rates are 80% BEFORE graduation, 100% after. Five to ten companies come to NCC each year solely to recruit students who participate in this program.

How much $ will I make?
$22.50 per hour. Advancement opportunities include supervisor and plant manager (some of these jobs would be office work and less hands on).

What kind of classes will I take?
50% of time will be spent on hands-on projects in the lab; the other 50% of time will be spent in lecture.

What’s unique about this program?
This program is one-of-a-kind in Iowa. Graduates receive an Advanced Standing AAS degree.
Student Profile
• Basic math skills
• Communication skills
• Enjoy working with your hands
• Interested in electrical field
• Computer skills helpful
To be accepted into the Electrical Technology Program, you must have first completed the following courses from the Industrial & Commercial Wiring program. Final acceptance is based on space, availability and cumulative GPA.

Course #
Title Credits
ELE120-E
Fundamentals of Electricity - DC
4
ELE121-E  Fundamentals of Electricity - AC 4
ELE150-C National Electric Code
2
ELE154-C Codes & Standards
5
ELE170-C Power Distribution
2
ELE168-C Industrial Wiring Theory/Lab
6
ELE191-C
Motor Theory
2
ELE211-C
Programmable Controllers
5
ELE199-C Motor Control Principles
5
ELE182-C Introduction to Electronics    
3
ELE183-C
Electronic Control
3
MAT106-E
Elementary Algebra     
3
Elective
Communications*
3
Elective General Education*
3
Elective Humanities/Social Science*   
3

Summer Term Entry

Summer Term


7


ELT738-E Instrumentation Process Control
7

Fall Semester


16


ELE240 Advanced PLC Applications 3
ELE241 HMI & Motion Control Fundamentals 3
ELT330 Interfacing Digital Electronics 5
ELT842
Programming Electronic Controllers
5

*You may take any math, communications, or humanities/social science course with A or E suffix.  You may also take Introduction to Computers (CSC110-A) to fulfill the general education elective.




 

Mark Bohnet

Instructor at NCC since: 1989
Email me at MBohnet@nwicc.edu



Phil Louters
Instructor at NCC since: 2005
Email me at PLouters@nwicc.edu





Byron Krull
Instructor at NCC since: 2006
Email me at BKrull@nwicc.edu






Text 712-301-2573 or 712-301-1401
Call 800-352-4907
Email studentservices@nwicc.edu

For more information about our graduation rates, the median debt of students who completed the program, and other important information, please visit our website at nwicc.edu/compliance