Electrical Technology General Info
Electrical Technology is a great program for those who wish to combine 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.
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- Advanced Standing Associate of Applied Science Degree
(option to earn Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering Technology through Dordt College)
- One summer term & one fall semester after completing required ICW courses (graduate in Dec)
- Summer term entry
- Basic math skills
- Communication skills
- Enjoy working with your hands
- Interested in electrical field
- Computer skills helpful
- This program is available on campus. General education courses are available online.
Student Story BLAKE ODLE
“Someone in the field recommended NCC as the school to go to for this program. The instructors and hands-on learning is great. I already have a job lined up for after graduation!”
Electrical Technology student
Requirements for this program
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.
|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|
|ELE168-C||Industrial Wiring Theory/Lab||6|
|ELE199-C||Motor Control Principles||5|
|ELE182-C||Introduction to Electronics||3|
|ELT738-E||Instrumentation Process Control||7|
|ELE240-E||Advanced PLC Applications||3|
|ELE241-E||HMI & Motion Control Fundamentals||3|
|ELT330-C||Interfacing Digital Electronics||5|
|ELT842-C||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.
Frequently Asked Questions
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.
$22.50 per hour. Advancement opportunities include supervisor and plant manager (some of these jobs would be office work and less hands on).
50% of time will be spent on hands-on projects in the lab; the other 50% of time will be spent in lecture.
This program is one-of-a-kind in Iowa. Graduates receive an Advanced Standing AAS degree. NCC was recently recognized as having the #1 Electrical programs in the Nation!
The Financial Aid Office will work with you to reach the goal of attending college. Federal and state programs, scholarships and other funding sources, may be available to help you to afford college. We know there are a lot of questions and stress planning to pay for a college education. The Financial Aid Office staff administers aid programs and counsels students in planning individual methods of meeting college costs. Contact the Financial Aid Office for answers to any questions regarding financial aid. What are you waiting for? Let’s get started! Northwest Iowa Community College follows a nationally accepted philosophy in administering financial aid programs.