Electrical Technologies Program

Iowa Central’s Electrical Technologies program was designed by local plant engineers, plant managers, and electrical technicians in response to an industry shortage of electricians.

The Electrical Technologies program provides training essential for entry-level positions as electricians, plant maintenance electricians, and wind farm technicians.  During the first year, students will develop a solid electrical foundation essential to the many fields of the electrical and electronics industry. The eight-week summer internship will provide relevant industry work experience to insure a classroom to work transition.

The second year of the program will provide additional skills in motor controls, programmable controllers, motor fundamentals, industrial wiring, and conduit bending.  Upon successful completion of the program, the students are awarded an Associate Degree in Applied Sciences.

Course Schedule

Electrical Technologies A.A.S. Degree

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-111 AC Fundamentals
3.0
ELE-164 Residential Wiring
2.0
IND-315 Computerized Maintenance Management Systems
2.0
ELE-155 National Electrical Code I
2.0
 
Total Hours: 17.0

Second Semester

Course # Course Title
Credit Hours
CAD-401 Electrical CAD
3.0
ELE-167 Industrial Electrical Systems
3.0
ELE-195 Motor Control
3.0
ELE-170 Power Distribution
2.0
IND-184 Mechanical Processes
2.0
WEL-122 Beginning Welding
2.0
XXX-XXX Humanities/Social Sciences Elective*
3.0
 
Total Hours: 18.0

Summer Semester (Required)

Course # Course Title
Credit Hours
ELE-932 Internship
4.0
 
Total Hours: 4.0

Third Semester

Course # Course Title
Credit Hours
ELE-156 National Electric Code II
2.0
PHY-184 Applied Physics*
4.0
ELE-198 Solid State Motor Controls
2.0
ELE-204 Programmable Logic Theory
2.0
ELE-205 Advanced Programmable Controllers
2.0
ELE-187 Advanced Industrial Electrical Systems
4.0
ELE-104 Print Reading & Estimating
1.0
 
Total Hours: 17.0

Fourth Semester

Course # Course Title
Credit Hours
ELE-221 Instrumentation & Control
3.0
IND-116 Pneumatic & Hydraulic Systems
2.0
ELE-206 Networking PLC's
2.0
ELE-158 National Electric Code II
2.0
ELE-149 UL & Electrical Safety
2.0
ELE-245 Integrated Motion Controls & Robotics
4.0
XXX-XXX Communications Elective*
3.0
 
Total Hours: 18.0

Optional

Course # Course Title
Credit Hours
ENV-377 Sustainable Heating Systems
3.0
ENV-175 Intro to Photo Voltaics
2.0
IND-106 Industrial Pumps & Drive Systems
2.0
 
Electrical Technologies A.A.S Degree Hours: 73.0

Optional

Course # Course Title
Credit Hours
BUS-113 Workplace Readiness
1.5

*Course must be chosen or substituted from either A.A., A.S., or Approved General Education list for Applied Science and Technology.

Instructors

Ed Dyvig 515-574-1942 dyvig@iowacentral.edu  
Troy Harris 515-574-1926 harris@iowacentral.edu  
Dan Kemnitz 515-574-1941 kemnitz@iowacentral.edu  
Chris Cleveland 515-574-1938 cleveland@iowacentral.edu  
Thad Cooper 515-574-1940 cooper@iowacentral.edu