Electrical Technology Certificate

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Industrial Technology

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Program Options

Degree, Certificate or Diploma


Council Bluffs Campus

Job Outlook

7,186 Jobs (2020)

+13.0% Change from 2020-2025

Data is from the Omaha Metropolitans Area, and the seven counties in Southwest Iowa that Iowa Western serves

What will you do

The Electrical Technology is a very high demand career with many great opportunities for employment. The Electrical Technology Diploma program will prepare you to apply technical knowledge and skills to install, operate, maintain, and repair electrical apparatus and systems in residential and commercial applications. Numerous electrical companies are a hiring graduates of Iowa Western’s Electrical Technology programs.



  • Entry: $23.77
  • Average: $30.88
  • Experienced: $45.76

Career Examples

  • Journeyman Electricians
  • Security Alarm Technicians
  • Laboratory Technicians
  • Electricians
  • Electrician Apprentices
  • Foremen
  • Construction Supervisors
  • Maintenance Electricians

First Semester

ELE 231 - Basic Electrical Principles 5.0 Credit(s)
ELE 326 - Basics of Wiring 2.0 Credit(s)

Semester Total: 7.0 Credits

Second Semester

ELE 179 - Advanced Wiring Systems 5.0 Credit(s)
ELE 227 - Electrical Blueprint Reading 2.0 Credit(s)
ELE 207 - Residential Electrical Services 3.0 Credit(s)

Semester Total: 10.0 Credits

Total Semester Hours Required: 17.0


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Program Outcomes

Upon the successful completion of the program students will:

  • Explain how electrical systems, components, and theories work.
  • Demonstrate basic skill of meter usage.
  • Interpret circuit schematics and electrical drawings.
  • Demonstrate electrical troubleshooting skills.
  • Navigate the National Electric Code Book.

Program Disclaimers

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