Powerline Technology


Powerline Technology General Info

The Powerline Technology program provides you with an opportunity to earn an Associate of Applied Science Degree often necessary for future advancement in the powerline industry. These positions could include line foreman, line superintendent, operations manager, office manager, sales associate, technician, or member service advisor.

The coursework provides you with additional skills beyond the one-year lineworker training. You will choose a combination of business/management or technical courses. These courses may be taken either prior to or after completion of the Powerline diploma. You must complete the requirements of the NCC Powerline Diploma program.

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  • Associate of Applied Science Degree


  • Four Semesters & One Summer Term

Student Profile

  • Analytical
  • Desire to succeed
  • Good communicator

Program Location

  • This is a 1+1 program. The diploma program is on campus. The AAS degree completion may be done online.

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Requirements for this program

General Education  
Math/Science Elective3
Communications Elective3
Humanities/Social Science Elective3
Elective from any of the above3
Business Management Technical Emphasis18
*All general education electives and business management electives must have an A suffix.

Frequently Asked Questions

Having an Associate of Applied Science Degree is often necessary for future advancement in the Powerline industry. These positions could include line fore-man, line superintendent, operations manager, sales associate, technician, or member service advisor.

Average starting salrary has been around $24/hour.

You will take traditional classroom general education credits, ranging from math to sciences to humanities. You’ll choose between a Business Management Emphasis or a Technical Emphasis. You will also complete all the necessary coursework for the Powerline diploma program.

It is the only Powerline Technology program in Iowa, allowing you to accomplish your Associate of Applied Science degree. NCC was recently recognized as having the #1 Electrical programs in the Nation!

Student Story Jeff Codner

“I love working outside and keeping the lights on for people. I knew NCC had one of the top programs in the nation and the instructors are really helpful!” Powerline student Dumont, IA

Financial Aid

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.

Your Instructors

Aaron J. Dvorak

Gary Morris

Jeff Soole

Jeff Soole

Milet Kracht

Milet Kracht

Tuition & Financial Aid