What Will You Become?
Iowa Western Community College

Industrial Technology Certificate

Fall 2018

About the Program

Lead a comfortable life with a job that doesn’t make you take your work home. 

The program of prepares students to be employed as technicians in the fields of electrical maintenance and production. The program is developed especially for the industry in the development, installation and maintenance of complex industrial processes as well as their electronic, controller, and computer devices.

Program to Include

  • Motors and Controls
    Stresses motor control systems, devices, circuit design and construction, and troubleshooting techniques. Specific topics include electrical safety, lockout/tagout procedures, relays, timers, pilot devices, and solid state control technologies. Extensive laboratory exercises using industrial-grade components enhances classroom studies.
  • Circuit Analysis I
    Introduces the principles of electric circuits. It includes the study of voltage, current, resistance, power, energy, magnetism, electromagnetism, capacitors, inductors, and transformers. Students analyze these devices in series, parallel, series parallel circuits as well as motors and generators, using AC and DC voltage.
  • Equipment Safety and Operation
    Provides an overview of commonly used safety precautions and operation of tools and equipment. Introduces PPE (Personal Protective Equipment), CPR, First Aid OSHA, safety practices and procedures.
  • Circuit Analysis l Lab
    Includes basic experiments in electric circuits, series and parallel circuits, and basic instrumentation. Students conduct experiments involving Ohm's and Kirchoff's Laws and Thevenin's Theorem.
    Troubleshooting technique for basic electric circuits is also covered.
  • Industrial Engineering Technology Orientation
    Explore career options for Automation, Robotics, Electronics, Sustainable Energy and Industrial careers. Students are provided direction for choosing a field within these disciplines, learn problem-solving skills and develop an educational plan of study.
  • Technical Math
    Includes operations with real numbers, use of fractions, ratios, measurement conversion, algebraic equations, functions, geometry, and right angle trigonometry. Applications are designed to the program specific needs that students encounter in industrial settings.

Career & Salary Information

The program of prepares students to be employed as technicians in the fields of electrical maintenance and production. Industrial Engineering Technicians annual wage is *$42,921. They apply engineering theory and principles to problems of industrial layout or manufacturing production, usually under the direction of engineering staff. *Source EMSI. 

Once you choose a sector to go into, there are plenty of options for your career path. From fabrication and
welding to research and distribution, the possibilities seem endless. There is always room to grow and advance your career.  

Non-Credit to Credit

Graduates of this program are awarded a certificate. Enter the workforce or students who wish to complete an advanced degree may continue on to complete:

  • Industrial Maintenance Technician Diploma
  • Robotics Technician Diploma
  • Sustainable Energy Certificate
  • Electronic Maintenance Specialist


$2600 (textbooks and required materials not included)

Required Materials

  • Safety glasses
  • Jump drive
  • T1-36 calculator or T1-83 series or better grafting calculator

FREE Tuition Assistance Available!

This program is approved for FREE Education to Employment tuition assistance for eligible Iowa residents. Financial assistance may include training tuition, textbooks, tools, certification fees, required materials and other services. Email lwoods@iwcc.edu or call (712) 256-7088 for more information!

To Register

Contact Denise Norman at dnorman@iwcc.edu or 712.325.3415.