Department of Industrial Technologies

Kickstart a rewarding, high-tech career with a two-year degree from Kirkwood!

Our state-of-the-art laboratories give you the hands-on, real-world experience you need for many high-demand careers. Industrial Technologies programs last from nine months to two years, depending on the degree, which means you can rev up your skills and enter the workforce quickly.

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Department Details

Several of our programs are specifically set up to meet core requirements and smoothly transfer to a four-year school. That means you can start at Kirkwood and earn a bachelor’s degree in your field. Our transfer-level programs are:

Program Transfer School End Degree
Advanced Manufacturing,  Engineering Technology University of Iowa Bachelor of Applied Studies
 
Architectural Technology UNI Bachelor of Arts - Technology Management
University of Iowa Bachelor of Applied Studies
William Penn University Bachelor of Arts - Industrial Technology
Automotive Technology UNI Bachelor of Arts - Technology Management
University of Iowa Bachelor of Applied Studies
CAD/Mechanical Engineering UNI Bachelor of Arts - Technology Management
University of Iowa Bachelor of Applied Studies
William Penn University Bachelor of Arts - Industrial Technology 
CNC Machining Technology UNI Bachelor of Arts - Technology Management
Bachelor of Science - Manufacturing Technology
University of Iowa Bachelor of Applied Studies
Construction Management UNI Bachelor of Arts - Technology Management
University of Iowa Bachelor of Applied Studies
William Penn University Bachelor of Arts - Industrial Technology
Electronics Engineering Technology UNI Bachelor of Science - Electrical Engineering Technology
University of Iowa Bachelor of Applied Studies
William Penn University Bachelor of Arts - Industrial Technology
Energy Production University of Iowa Bachelor of Applied Studies
Entry-Level Firefighter University of Iowa Bachelor of Applied Studies
Fire Science Management University of Iowa Bachelor of Applied Studies
Industrial Maintenance/HVAC Technology UNI Bachelor of Arts - Technology Management
University of Iowa Bachelor of Applied Studies
Water Environmental Technology UNI Bachelor of Arts - Technology Management
University of Iowa Bachelor of Applied Studies
Welding UNI Bachelor of Arts - Technology Management
University of Iowa Bachelor of Applied Studies

UNI Articulation

B.A. in Technology Management

Students can transfer credits earned in any of the two-year degree programs in Kirkwood's Industrial Technology department (except Entry-Level Fire Fighting) toward a B.A. in Technology Management at the University of Northern Iowa. Depending on the general education courses you take at Kirkwood, you can expect to transfer between 48 and 65 semester hours of credit, which equates to about half of the requirement for this four-year degree. Consult your program advisor about this option before registering for classes to ensure you are taking the appropriate general education courses.

The Technology Management degree provides a broad background in technology as well as management associated with harnessing the human, material and information resources necessary for organizations to be successful. This is an excellent background for a wide variety of positions in business and industry.

B.S. in Electrical and Information Engineering Technology (EIET)

Students enrolled in the Electrical Engineering Technology degree or the Industrial Maintenance & HVAC Technology programs at Kirkwood can transfer credits into the EIET degree at the University of Northern Iowa. The EIET degree provides quality, hands-on, application-orientated education that produces professionals who will contribute to the advancement of engineering technology in the areas of electrical power, analog/digital electronics, industrial control systems, microcomputers, instrumentation, telecommunication and networking. The mechanical, hydraulic, and pneumatic systems controls are also covered in this program.

B.S. in Manufacturing Technology

Students in the CNC or CAD/MET programs at Kirkwood have the opportunity to transfer credits into the Manufacturing Technology program at the University of Northern Iowa. This program provides theoretical and hands-on experience in the field of manufacturing to prepare management-oriented technical professionals for careers in manufacturing. There are three emphasis areas: automation and production, design and metal casting.

Architectural Technology Programs/Degrees

If you are thinking about getting a bachelor of architecture degree from an accredited university and you would like to try it out beforehand, we suggest that you come to the Architectural Technology program for one year and get a diploma, which will give you a practical feel for the profession. You could then go to a university to complete your bachelor’s degree, or you can return to Kirkwood and complete your associate’s degree.

You will pursue your degree in exciting, hands-on facilities.

Jones Hall

Inside Jones Hall, you’ll find state-of-the-art equipment used by today’s leading companies.

Generators, hubs, and other parts of an actual wind turbine bring 417 feet of learning down to earth.

Our Precision Sheet Metal and CNC Machining programs are training students to use punch presses, water jets, and laser cutters. Local manufacturers are sending existing employees for special training on these machines – training you’ll already have if you go to Kirkwood.

Mechatronics and mechanical drive system trainers are the latest advanced technology additions to the Industrial Maintenance & HVAC Technology programs. With three labs and a wide array of industrial and HVAC trainers, the facilities are designed to provide a diverse education that provides the student with several options for a career path.

Automotive Collision Center

The Kirkwood Auto Collision Center repairs vehicles after accidents. With its state-of-the-art laser frame measuring system, auto collision students can properly rebuild a vehicle after a major crash. Students mix their own paint to best match the existing color of the vehicle, then finish the job in one of six paint booths.

Automotive Technology Center

Kirkwood’s Automotive Technology program is certified by the National Automotive Technicians Foundation, and our instructors are certified master technicians by the National Institute of Automotive Service Excellence.



Department of Industrial Technologies
101 Jones Hall
indtech@kirkwood.edu
319-398-4983 phone
319-398-5590 fax

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