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Industrial & Commercial Wiring

Award: Associate of Applied Science Degree
Length: 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.
Student Profile
• Basic math skills
• Communication skills
• Enjoy working with your hands
• Interested in electrical field
• Computer skills helpful

FIRST YEAR
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Fall Semester 


19

Course #               Title
Credits
ELE120-E Fundamentals of Electricity - DC
4
ELE160-C Residential Wiring Theory/Lab
6
ELE108-C Residential Blueprint Reading 4
ELE150-C National Electric Code
2
MAT106-E Elementary Algebra
3


Spring Semester 


19

ELE161-C
Commercial Wiring Theory/Lab
8
ELE109-C Commercial Blueprint Reading
4
ELE121-E Fundamentals of Electricity - AC
4
Elective
Communications*
3


Summer Term


6


ELE270-C Coop Internship for IC Wiring**
6
     

SECOND YEAR
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Fall Semester 


19

Course #               Title
Credits
ELE168-C Industrial Wiring Theory/Lab
6
ELE199-C Motor Control Principles
5
ELE211-C
Programmable Controllers
5
Elective Humanities/Social Science*
3


Spring Semester 


19

ELE154-C
Codes & Standards
5
ELE170-C Power Distribution
2
ELE191-C Motor Theory
2
ELE182-C Introduction to Electronics
3
ELE183-C Electronic Control
3
SDV135-C Job Seeking Skills
1
Elective
General Education*
3

*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.

**A cumulative grade point average of 2.0 is required to enroll in the Coop Internship for Industrial & Commercial Wiring.




 

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