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

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

Students who complete this AAS degree will have earned an Industrial Technology: Individualized Technical certificate and Industrial Technology: Individualized Technical diploma by completion.

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 construction.  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 1 3.0 Credit(s)
  • Technical Area of Concentration 13.0 Credit(s)
  • Semester Total 16.0 Credits

    Second Semester

    ENG 110 - Writing For The Workplace 2 3.0 Credit(s)
  • Technical Area of Concentration 12.0 Credit(s)
  • Semester Total 15.0 Credits

    Third Semester

    SPC 122 - Interpersonal Communication 3.0 Credit(s)
  • Technical Area of Concentration 12.0 Credit(s)
  • Semester Total 15.0 Credits

    Fourth Semester

    MGT 195 - Workplace Empowerment 3.0 Credit(s)
    SOC 110 - Introduction to Sociology 3.0 Credit(s)
  • Technical Area of Concentration 9.0 Credit(s)
  • Semester Total 15.0 Credits

    Total Semester Hours Required: 61.0


    The specific individualized program of study will be designed with the guidance of an Industrial Technology instructor, and will be approved by the appropriate academic dean. It is required that a coherent program of study consisting of technical related courses found in Industrial Technology, as well as related general education courses, be developed and followed to degree completion. Courses in the advanced manufacturing, trades, energy and transportation areas can be utilized.

    1May substitute with MAT 102 or higher

    2May substitute with ENG 105 or higher


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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 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