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Iowa Western Community College

Electrical Technology Diploma

Electrical Technology Diploma

Just the Facts

Program Start Term: Fall Only
Program Length: 2 Semesters
Award: Diploma


Completed Online: Both
Completed in the Evenings: Evening Only
Pathway: Career Path
Career Cluster: Industrial Technology and Transportation
Program Locations: Council Bluffs Campus



About the Program

The Electrical Technology Diploma Program prepares individuals to apply technical knowledge and skills to install, operate, maintain, and repair electric apparatus and systems such as residential, commercial, and industrial electric-power wiring; and DC and AC motors, controls, and electrical distribution panels. Includes instruction in the principles of electronics and electrical systems, wiring, power transmission, safety, industrial and household appliances, job estimation, electrical testing and inspection, and applicable codes and standards.

Career Information

The Electrical Technology Diploma program provides students with the training essential for positions as an electrician in residential or commercial construction or industrial maintenance.  The program provides training in advanced motor control, conduit installation and bending techniques, blueprint reading and wiring practices. Students are trained to install, replace, and repair electrical equipment and understand industry safety practices. This program is designed to meet the related technical instruction for some DOL apprenticeship programs. Graduates of this program are awarded a diploma.

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Program Outcomes

Upon the successful completion of the program students will:

  • Describe how systems, components, and theories work, including the operating principles for common electrical, electronic, and electromechanical components and devices such as but not limited to AC and DC sources, resistors, capacitors, inductors, transistors, digital systems, control systems, power systems, and motors.
  • Apply hands-on skills, such as use of tools, soldering, circuit assembly, analytical instrumentation skills (including use of meters and the oscilloscope), and computer simulation.
  • Interpret specification sheets circuit schematics, and mechanical drawings.
  • Demonstrate organized troubleshooting skills.
  • Define and demonstrate effective team building skills.
  • Demonstrate technical communication skills including proficient use of word processing, spreadsheet, and presentation software.

SALARY INFORMATION
Average: $29.24
Entry Level: $23.38
Experienced: $35.32

* Salary information from EMSI Analyst Database.


GAINFUL EMPLOYMENT

* The U.S. Department of Education requires colleges to disclose a variety of information for any financial aid eligible program that “prepares students for gainful employment in a recognized occupation”. The information provided here describes the graduation rates, the median debt of students who completed the program, and other important information regarding gainful employment for the most recent academic year (as of July 1).