The Electrician program offers an industry-approved curriculum for those who are excited to learn the knowledge and skills essential for an entry-level position as an Electrician. This two-semester program provides you basic training in applied electrical theory related to residential, commercial, and industrial wiring. Included in the program will be how to read blueprints, electrical estimating, electrical safety, and building codes. OSHA recognized electrical safety practices are emphasized throughout the two semesters.

You gain valuable on-side electrical planning and wiring experience on an actual job site at the Western Iowa Tech Project Home located in Sioux City. Through our partnership with the Siouxland Homebuilders Association, and strong working relationship with local inspectors, you gain valuable experience essential to begin employment in less than nine months. On-site training and classroom-lab instruction are designed to build your confidence and skill in performing quality work while always recognizing the industry safety standards.

Electricians may choose to work in residential electrical construction, commercial electrical construction, or in an industrial electrical maintenance career. Positions are also available with electric utility companies and in electrical equipment sales. Graduates may use their electrical skills as a "stepping stone" into apprenticeship training depending on the needs of the employer.

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Estimated Program Costs

In-state tuition and fees: $6,528.00 *
Out-of-state tuition and fees: $6,562.00 *
Educational fees: $97.00/semester
Tools: $515.00
Estimated books: $200.00/semester
Estimated transportation and personal expense: $2,273.00/semester
Estimated housing and meals: $3,825.00/semester

* This is an approximate cost based on tuition and fees set by the Board of Directors before each school year. Course level fees may also apply. Additional charges for licensure or credential testing may be a part of your program.

Required Classes for Electrician | Dipl

SDV 108 The College Experience 1
ELE 101 Industrial Safety 1
ELE 112 Basic Electrical Theory 3
ELE 132 Introduction to Wiring 3
ELE 175 Installation of Wiring Systems 4
ELE 192 Principles of Motors/Transformers 3
MAT 772 Applied Math 3
ELE 157 Advanced Commercial Wiring 4
ELE 195 Motor Control 3
ELE 184 Field Installed Commercial Systems 3
ELT 250 Programmable Logic Controllers 3
COM 723 Workplace Communications 3

Entrance Requirements

Submit your official high school/college transcripts to

Meet Your Faculty and Staff

Scott Sward
Electrician Instructor
712.274.8733 Ext. 2897
Kevin Woockman
Director of Building Trades and Apprenticeship
Sioux City Campus


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Advisory Board

Jason Bowman IBEW Local Union 231
Don DeMey DeMey Electric
Jeff Eichmann Metro Electric of Sioux City
Ryan Henschen Western Iowa Power Co-Op
Dave Mitchell Mitchell Electric
Alan Nielsen Nielsen Electric
Marvin Pottebaum Thompson Electric Co.
Dustin Small Thompson Electric Co.
Tom Hast McCellan Electric