What Will You Become?
Iowa Western Community College

Industrial Technology Certificate

August 20 - December 14, 2018

Classes meet in Kinney Hall at IWCC in Council Bluffs. 

FREE Education 2 Employment Tuition Assistance

This career training is approved for FREE tuition assistance through our Education 2 Employment program 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!

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
    Mondays, 5:30pm-8pm

    Stresses motor control systems, devices, circuit design and construction, and troubleshooting techniques. Specific topics will 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.
  • Technical Math
    Tuesdays, 5:30pm-6:45pm

    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.
  • Equipment Safety and Operation
    Tuesdays, 7pm-9:30pm 
    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 I
    Thursdays, 5:30om-7:30pm

    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.
  • Circuit Analysis l Lab 
    Thursdays, 7:40pm-9:30pm
    Includes basic experiments in electric circuits, series and parallel circuits, and basic instrumentation. You 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
    Fridays, 1pm-3:50pm

    Explore career options for Automation, Robotics, Electronics, Sustainable Energy and Industrial careers. You are provided direction for choosing a field within these disciplines, learn problem-solving skills and develop an educational plan of study.

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/Automated Systems Technician Diploma
  • Sustainable Energy Technology A.A.S.
  • Electronic Technology Diploma
  • Photonics System Diploma 

Cost $2832 

(Textbooks not included. Estimated cost is $594.)

Required Materials

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

To Register

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