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 2022-23
What financial assistance can I receive?
Find the plan right for you by connecting with our Financial Aid office.
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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
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Jay, and others, graduate from ICC’s first Industrial Maintenance Apprenticeship Cohort
ICC recently graduated its first cohort of students through the Industrial Maintenance apprenticeship program. Among the proud graduates was Jay, a single father of three striving to better himself and his family. Jay now works for Caterpillar in Morton as an industrial maintenance technician. “I have come a long way in my time at ICC and am excited to continue…
ICC National Apprenticeship Week Feature: James
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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.