Electronic Technology Diploma

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Industrial Technology

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Degree, Certificate or Diploma


Council Bluffs Campus

Program Information

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.

What will you do

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.


  • Average: $29.24
  • Entry: $23.38
  • Experienced: $35.32

First Semester

ELT 215 - Motors and Controls 2.0 Credit(s)
ELT 196 - Circuit Analysis I 5 Credit(s)
IND 109 - Equipment Safety and Operation 3.0 Credit(s)
IND 197 - Industrial Engineering Technology Orientation 3.0 Credit(s)
MAT 743 - Technical Math 1 3.0 Credit(s)

Semester Total: 16.0 Credits

Second Semester

ELT 250 - Programmable Logic Controllers 3.0 Credit(s)
ELT 251 - Programmable Logic Controllers Lab 2.0 Credit(s)
ELT 201 - Circuit Analysis II 5.0 Credit(s)
NET 790 - PC Support I 3.0 Credit(s)
  • Technical Elective 3.0 Credit(s) 2
  • Semester Total: 16.0 Credits

    Total Semester Hours Required: 32.0


    1 May substitute with MAT 102 or higher.

    2 Technical Elective must be selected from the following subjects:

    Technical Electives

    ATR 113 Industrial Robotics

    ATR 114 Industrial Robotics Lab

    CAD 139 Introduction to CAD/CAM
    ELE 326 Basics of Wiring

    ELE 227 Electrical Blueprint Reading

    ELE 326 Basics of Wiring

    ELT 252 Advanced Programmable Logic Controllers

    ELT 253 Advanced Programmable Logic Controllers Lab 
    EGR 160 PLTW -Engineering I

    HCR 208 Boilers and Hydronic Systems

    HCR 458 Alternative Energy Sources
    LEO 230 Fundamentals of Light and Lasers

    LEO 360 Lasers in Manufacturing
    MFG 145 Light Machining for Maintenance Trades

    MFG 156 Introduction to CAD/CAM

    MFG 222 Machine Operations I

    NET 790 PC Support I
    SER 195 Advanced Solar Energy: Photovoltaic

    WEL 149 Arc Welding

    WTT143 Mechanical Power Transmissions

    WTT 202 Advanced Wind Energy



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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.

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