Industrial Technology Certificate

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Industrial Technology

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Program Options

Degree, Certificate or Diploma

Locations

Council Bluffs Campus
Clarinda Center
Shelby County Center

Program Information

The Industrial Technology Certificate program of study 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. Graduates of this program are awarded a certificate.

Job Outlook

1,473 Jobs (2020)

+6.0% 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

Industrial Technicians are skilled mechanics that install, repair and maintain industrial machinery. They usually work in manufacturing plants or small factories where they ensure the smooth running of in-house production equipment. Industrial Technicians utilize advanced mechanical knowledge of industrial machinery, excellent troubleshooting skills, and good time-management skills in their job. Industrial Technician boosts production by ensuring all production equipment functions correctly and receives regular maintenance.

Wages

  • Entry: $20.94
  • Average: $26.62
  • Experienced: $42.53

Career Examples

  • Quality Assurance Engineers
  • Quality Assurance Technicians
  • Production Technicians
  • Manufacturing Technicians
  • Lead Technicians
  • Manufacturing Team Leads
  • Quality Technicians
  • Customer Service Technicians

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First Semester

ELT 215 - Motors and Controls

ELT 196 - Circuit Analysis I

IND 109 - Equipment Safety and Operation

IND 197 - Industrial Engineering Technology Orientation

MAT 743 - Technical Math

Total Semester Hours Required: 16.0

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Program Outcomes

Upon the successful completion of the program students will:

  • Follow safety practices and procedures for all tools and equipment with proper use of PPE.
  • Describe types of work and workplace environments available and techniques needed to succeed within professional career fields.
  • Build, analyze, and troubleshoot electrical circuits.

Program Disclaimers

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