Industrial Electrical Technology
Associate in Applied Science
With an Industrial Electrical Technology Associate in Applied Science degree, you can start or advance in a lucrative career as an electrician or you may choose to electrical technician, or continue on to a bachelor's program in the areas of electrical engineering or manufacturing engineering.
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The program provides a comprehensive education on electrical theory, code, safety, and modern industrial, commercial, and residential electrical technology. Students learn wiring and installation techniques and enjoy modern classroom and laboratory equipment to learn the skills and knowledge they’ll need on the job.
Graduates will be ready to build, troubleshoot, and maintain complex control and instrumentation systems.
Network with other students through ICC student organizations including Rotaract, the Student Government Association and Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society.
Electrician, Electrical Technician, Electronics Engineering Technologists, Maintenance and Repair Workers
if Full Time
66 Total Credit Hours
What if I attend part-time?
Our Student Success Advisors help with an academic plan that works for you.
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Based on 2023-24
What financial assistance can I receive?
Find the plan right for you by connecting with our Financial Aid office.
AVERAGE CLASS SIZE
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Small class sizes mean more individual attention and a higher rate of success.
View the College Catalog to see a complete list of classes for this program.
Meet Our Students and Alumni
Bright Sparks: Nestor Finds Mentorship and Success During His Electrical Apprenticeship
Nestor Diaz’s journey from discovering his passion for electrical engineering in middle school to pursuing an apprenticeship at ICC with Liberty Steel is an inspiring story. It’s not uncommon for individuals to find their career interests through extracurricular activities, and Nestor’s dedication to his chosen field showcases the value of hands-on experiences. His decision to discontinue his degree and take…
Powering Up: Ian Lucera’s Apprenticeship Prepares Him for Work and Future Education
Ian Lucera, a natural problem-solver with a construction background, initially pursued Architecture at SIUC after high school but soon realized it wasn’t the right fit. His journey took a turn when he secured a position at a Caterpillar foundry and was presented with an apprenticeship opportunity. Ian decided to give it a try and found himself loving the industry, feeling…
Crafting Careers: Cyle’s Dedication to Apprenticeship Excellence
Cyle’s journey from high school construction work to becoming an Industrial Maintenance and Electrical apprentice at Caterpillar showcases the value of apprenticeship programs and the practical approach to education. His decision not to go to college immediately after high school reflects the uncertainty many individuals face when determining their career paths. The opportunity to become an apprentice at Caterpillar in…
Breaking Boundaries: Kianna’s Success in Industrial Maintenance
Kianna Pittman’s story is a powerful testament to breaking barriers and pursuing one’s passion, especially in a field traditionally dominated by men. Her journey into Industrial Maintenance not only showcases her knack for fixing things and understanding how they work but also highlights her determination to carve her own path. Choosing a previously male-dominated career is a bold move, and…
This program is comprehensive, challenging, and fun. Our students leave ICC confident and well-prepared for sustainable, well-paying careers.Zachary Flinn, Assistant Professor, Agricultural & Industrial Technology
How Do I Get Into the Industrial Electrical Technology Program?
This program will prepare students for well-paying jobs after graduation or for transfer to bachelor’s degree electrical engineering programs. Talk to an Admissions representative to learn how to get started.
- Complete our quick admissions application. It’s free and easy!
- Apply for financial aid (FAFSA).
- Apply for ICC Scholarships. Just 1 application for over 700 scholarships.
- High school coursework in Algebra and Trigonometry, Industrial Technology, Computer Science and Software is beneficial.
- Having a mechanical aptitude is also helpful.
What Can I Expect As an Industrial Electrical Technology Student?
- Learn the proficiencies required of an entry-level Industrial Electrical Technician.
- Hands-on learning in high-tech production labs.
- Graduates work at companies such as MMS, PMP Fermentation, Caterpillar, Liberty Steel, OSF Healthcare, Pointcore, HTM, BioUrga.
- Graduates have transferred to four-year colleges such as Bradley University and Southern Illinois University – Carbondale.
How Am I Going to Manage This?
What if I am working while going to school?
We have you covered. Many of our students are working adults who balance life and school. We have great resources on campus to help keep you going!
What are my options for funding my education?
Do this first: fill out and file your FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid). Even if you don’t want federal aid, this document is used by many scholarship and grant programs to evaluate aid packages.
Look for scholarships and grants first because usually they don’t have to be paid back. The ICC Foundation sponsors some scholarships, and grants may be available from Illinois or federal programs. Other organizations also offer scholarships, and we can help you research those opportunities.
Federally guaranteed student loans can be a smart way to fund college. Think about your transfer plans and what your career looks like. Some sources recommend that you cap your borrowing at the level of what you (realistically!) can expect to earn at your first job after college. So, research careers and pay, too.
Of course, savings, jobs, and work-study are key parts of your budget. Your employer may offer tuition reimbursement. Find the tools to make a complete plan for paying for school.