Industrial Technology: Individualized Technical Program A.A.S.

Academic Programs

Career Path

Industrial Technology

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Program Options

Degree, Certificate or Diploma


Council Bluffs Campus
Clarinda Center
Cass County Center
Page/Fremont County Center
Shelby County Center

Program Information

About- The Industrial Technology Individualized Technical Program program of study is designed for currently employed students or students who have a specific career goal.  Students are allowed an opportunity to adapt to an existing college program of study to their individual needs and career goals. The intent of this option is to craft a program of study that meets a specific technical career goal. Graduates of this program are awarded an Associate of Applied Science (A.A.S.) degree.

Job Outlook

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

Students must develop a plan to advance their careers in an industrial technology industry; manufacturing, energy, transportation, or construtction.  Academic plans should be made with employers, and faculty, with approval of the academic dean.


  • 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

First Semester

MAT 743 - Technical Math

Second Semester

ENG 110 - Writing For The Workplace

Third Semester

SPC 122 - Interpersonal Communication

Fourth Semester

MGT 195 - Workplace Empowerment

SOC 110 - Introduction to Sociology

Total Semester Hours Required: 61.0


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Program Outcomes

Upon the successful completion of the program students will:

  • Demonstrate technical skills to become employable.
  • Evaluate information appropriately.
  • Apply the principles of critical thinking to demonstrate integrative learning.
  • Communicate effectively in written form.
  • Develop continued learning strategies.
  • Demonstrate basic math skills needed for employment in technical fields.

Program Disclaimers