Electrical Apprenticeship Program

The Iowa Central Apprenticeship Program is designed to assist electrical contractors to get their employees licensed by the State of Iowa. Students interested in taking the apprenticeship program must be working for an electrical contractor who is registered with the State of Iowa, and the student is required to be working for a licensed Journeymen or Master electrician to clock 8000 hours of OJT. Once the Iowa Central Community College Electrical Apprenticeship coursework is completed, and the student has clocked 8000 hours of OJT, the student will be eligible to take the state electrical exam.

The electrical field has a lot to offer the right candidate. It is among the fastest growing technical fields. Success in this field of study is directly related to being able to apply theories and practical applications. They both draw upon mathematics, first aid/safety and the National Electric Code. Large and small businesses are in need of individuals who have gained knowledge through a demanding and precise program. This program is approved by the Department of Labor, meets the state of Iowa’s licensure educational requirements and the courses are credited and can be applied to an AAS degree.

Iowa Central’s Electrical Apprenticeship Program combines theory, lab work and employer provided work experience. The curriculum provides students with a broad knowledge base with targeted detail for understanding the National Code. OSHA 10 hour and CPR certification are earned upon completion of the program. Therefore, a student will be able to apply newly acquired knowledge in a relatively short period of time.

This program is supported by a committee composed of employers and Iowa Central staff. The committee meets on a regular basis to evaluate and monitor the program against the requirements for success in the field. Consequently, and education obtained from this program will be an invaluable experience towards your electrical career or towards obtaining an Iowa electrical license.

Course Schedule

Electrical Apprenticeship

First Semester

Course # Course Title
Credit Hours
MAT-150 Discrete Math*
3.0
ELE-124 Tools/Adapters/Instrumentation
2.0
ELE-114 DC Fundamentals
3.0
ELE-104 Print Reading & Estimating
1.0
ELE-149 UL & Electrical Safety
2.0
 
Total Hours: 11.0

Second Semester

Course # Course Title
Credit Hours
ELE-111 AC Fundamentals
3.0
ELE-164 Residential Wiring
2.0
ELE-167 Industrial Electrical Systems
3.0
ELE-195 Motor Control
3.0
 
Total Hours: 11.0

Third Semester

Course # Course Title
Credit Hours
ELE-155 National Electrical Code I
2.0
IND-184 Mechanical Processes
2.0
ELE-198 Solid State Motor Controls
2.0
ELE-221 Instrumentation & Control
3.0
ELE-204 Programmable Logic Theory
2.0
 
Total Hours: 11.0

Fourth Semester

Course # Course Title
Credit Hours
ELE-187 Advanced Industrial Electrical Systems
4.0
ELE-156 National Electric Code II
2.0
ELE-158 National Electric Code III
2.0
ELE-170 Power Distribution
2.0
 
Total Hours: 10.0

Instructors

Chris Cleveland 515-574-1938 cleveland@iowacentral.edu