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2023-2024 General Catalog 
2023-2024 General Catalog


Electrical Apprenticeship Diploma

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The Iowa Central Apprenticeship Program is designed to assist electrical contractors to get their employees licensed by the State of Iowa. Students interested in taking the apprenticeship program must be working for an electrical contractor who is registered with the State of Iowa, and the student is required to be working for a licensed Journeymen or Master electrician to clock 8000 hours of OJT. Once the Iowa Central Community College Electrical Apprenticeship coursework is completed, and the student has clocked 8000 hours of OJT, the student will be eligible to take the state electrical exam.

The electrical field has a lot to offer the right candidate. It is among the fastest growing technical fields. Success in this field of study is directly related to being able to apply theories and practical applications. They both draw upon mathematics, first aid/safety and the National Electric Code. Large and small businesses are in need of individuals who have gained knowledge through a demanding and precise program. This program is approved by the Department of Labor, meets the state of Iowa’s licensure educational requirements and the courses are credited and can be applied to an AAS degree.

Iowa Central’s Electrical Apprenticeship Program combines theory, lab work and employer provided work experience. The curriculum provides students with a broad knowledge base with targeted detail for understanding the National Code. OSHA 10 hour and CPR certification are earned upon completion of the program. Therefore, a student will be able to apply newly acquired knowledge in a relatively short period of time.

Enrollment Date: Fall and/or Spring Semester
Minimum Required Credits: 45
Campus: Fort Dodge
Department: Industrial Technology
CIP#: 46.03020200

Program Outcomes:

  1. Students will learn and utilize electrical safety procedures.
  2. Students will demonstrate ability to correctly interpret electrical symbols.
  3. Students will demonstrate ability to interpret electrical diagrams.
  4. Students will demonstrate knowledge of industrial electrical diagrams.
  5. Students will demonstrate knowledge of automated electrical systems.
  6. Students will demonstrate knowledge of and apply NFPA 70 electrical code.

Program of Study

Diploma Total Hours: 45

Footnotes for Degree Requirements:

1 Required general education course.

2 Required elective course.

3 Institutional requirement.

4 May be substituted with a course from the same category on the General Education Course List  .

Non-Discrimination Policy

It is the policy of Iowa Central Community College not to discriminate in its programs, activities, or employment on the bases of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, age, sexual orientation, gender identify, creed, religion, and actual or potential family, parental or marital status. 

If you have questions or complaints related to compliance with this policy, please contact the Vice President of Human Resources, Iowa Central Community College, One Triton Circle, Fort Dodge, Iowa 50501; Telephone: 515-574-1138, Email:, or the Director of the Office for Civil Rights U.S. Department of Education, John C. Kluczynski Federal Building, 230 S. Dearborn Street, 37th Floor, Chicago, IL 60604-7204, Telephone: (312) 730-1560 Facsimile: (312) 730-1576, TDD 800-877-8339 Email: 

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