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2020-2021 College Catalog 
2020-2021 College Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Industrial Electrician

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Campus Location: Calmar

Program Entry: Enrollment may occur during any term. Fall term is the start of the program course sequence.

Award: Associate of Applied Science degree

Description: Since the widespread application of electricity in business and industry in the 1900s, there has been an increasingly strenuous demand for trained electricians. This program is designed to provide you with the knowledge and skills needed to be successful in the electrical field. You learn the basic principles of electricity in DC/AC theory, the rules set up for the industry in the National Electrical Code and the fundamental skills required by the job market in motor repair, motor control principles, solid state fundamentals, industrial principles and design and programmable logic controllers. You acquire knowledge and skills through classroom experiences and on-site activities at a student building project.

Upon graduation, you will have excellent opportunities for employment as an electrician in an educational institution, at a utility, municipal, state or federal agency, food processing plant, manufacturing facility and countless other businesses and industries that rely on the skills and experience of qualified electricians to troubleshoot, test, inspect, maintain and repair electrical machinery and wiring. The excellent employment placement record (around 96 percent) for the Industrial Electrician program demonstrates that NICC graduates receive outstanding recognition and opportunity from employers as they seek their chosen career.

This program is recognized by the Iowa Electrical Apprenticeship and Training Program, Associated Builders, Contractors and the State of Minnesota Board of Electricity and Dubuque Electrical Apprenticeship Trust which award apprenticeship credit to graduates.

Program Admission: In addition to the College enrollment process , applicants must be a high school graduate or equivalent and achieve a minimum ALEKS® score of 30. ACT® or SAT® scores are also acceptable.

Program Requirements: During term 1, students will complete a ten-hour OSHA training course online through Career Safe Online. This needs to be completed prior to the start of the spring semester and a copy of the card needs to be presented to the instructor to continue in the program.

Minimum Credits: 73

Course Sequence


1 This Associate of Applied Science degree program requires a minimum of 15 credits of transfer-level general education electives from Communication, Humanities, Math, Science or Social Science. Three of these hours can include SDV 179 - The College Experience . If The College Experience course is waived or transfers in for less than three credits, an additional general education elective is required.

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