Award: Associate of Applied Science Degree
Four semesters & One Summer Co-op Internship
Fall semester entry only
If you’re interested in being a residential, commercial, or industrial electrician, pursue the Industrial & Commercial Wiring degree. The Industrial and Commercial Wiring program provides a unique combination of class and lab experience combined with a cooperative training program (summer internship). The first year of study builds your foundation of knowledge in electrical theory, wiring applications, and the study and application of the National Electric Code. In your second year, you will gain hands-on training in industrial/ commercial wiring, programmable controls, electronic fundamentals, and motor control circuitry. You will also develop a working knowledge of AC and DC electrical theory, blueprint reading, and three-phase power distribution. The National Electric Code is emphasized in all areas of study.
Upon completion of this program you will possess the skills, knowledge and basic tools necessary to enter the electrical trade. NCC graduates have enjoyed numerous job opportunities in the areas of residential wiring, industrial and commercial construction wiring, electrical sales, and self-employment.
One year of high school algebra is recommended.
Where will I get a job?
This program prepares you to work in residential, commercial, or industrial wiring. Our graduates have numerous job opportunities, including residential wiring, industrial and commercial construction wiring, and self-employment. NCC placement rates are 80% BEFORE graduation, 100% after. Five to ten companies come to NCC each year solely to recruit students from this program.
How much $ will I make?
$14–24 per hour. Advancement opportunities include manager, supervisor, and estimator (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; 50% lecture. As a student, you will spend the summer doing hands-on work at a co-op. This is a paid position, that also gives you class credit.
What’s unique about this program?
NCC’s ICW program was the first electrical program approved by the Electrical Examining Board for the State of Iowa. NCC has state-of-the-art facilities and equipment, and more time is spent in the lab and less in lecture.