Industrial Electricity

Industrial electricity student wiring at Gillette College

Industrial Electricity

  • Industrial Electricity

Gillette College
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Degree Options: AAS Certificate 

Whether they are working on motors or lighting systems, Industrial Electricians are trained to  install, test, inspect and troubleshoot various types of electrical equipment. You can become an entry-level Industry Electrician through NWCCD’s Industrial Electricity Associate of Applied Science and Certificate of Completion programs. The Industrial Electricity program is offered at Gillette College, which features one of the nation’s top Technical Education Centers, equipped with cutting edge technology, classrooms, and labs.


Industry Outlook

The nation’s population continues to grow, increasing demand for trained Industrial Electricians who service electrical equipment and wiring. New technologies continue to stimulate the demand for these workers. The oil, mining, and power industries across Wyoming and surrounding states are among the employers looking to hire trained Industrial Electricians. The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statics predicts that by 2022 more than 114,000 new jobs will be added to the field of Electricians, an increase of 20%.


Careers and Opportunities

NWCCD’s Industrial Electricity program graduates have a strong track record of employment in well-paid, challenging, and rewarding jobs. NWCCD’s Industrial Electricity program can help you launch your career as an entry-level industrial electrician working on electrical equipment like:


  • Motors
  • Generators
  • Industrial controls
  • Pumps
  • Lighting
  • Heavy machinery
  • Buildings

Research additional employment information by viewing this program’s gainful employment page.


We are proud to see our NWCCD Industry Electricity graduates advance to leadership and management roles in the industry.


Our Program

Our NWCCD Industrial Electricity program is highly regarded across Wyoming and the surrounding region. Offered in Associate of Applied Science degree and Certificate of Completion options, NWCCD’s Industrial Electricity program follows industry standards to ensure you enter the workforce with the skills and knowledge you need to succeed. The program is comprised of approximately 35% lab and 65% academic coursework. Our state-of-the-art labs are equipped with modern equipment. Many students are employed in paid cooperative education positions while they attend class. To facilitate the cooperative experience, the class schedule is designed for three intensive days of coursework each week.


The Industrial Electricity program at Gillette College features specialized courses where you will work first-hand on today’s leading equipment and technology. Your course options will include Electrical Skills and Practices, AC/DC Electrical Circuit Theory, National Electronic Code, High Voltage Systems, Solid State Motor Control and more exciting, hands-on classes. Our experienced faculty members will guide you through these courses, helping you learn the principles of industrial electricity as it relates to numerous job fields, including coal mining, oil, and gas.


Many NWCCD Industrial Electricity graduates are employed as entry-level industrial electricians, operating industrial electrical systems, and performing electrical maintenance, troubleshooting and repair. Some graduates may work in the electrical construction industry. NWCC also offers evening electrical courses that fulfill the state of Wyoming’s educational requirement for apprentice electricians working toward their journeyman license.


NWCCD Industrial Electricity students enjoy hands-on learning, individualized instruction and the potential to be employed in the electrical field soon after graduation.



Faculty and Community

Our faculty at NWCCD bring decades of experience as electrical engineers and electricians to share with students in the classrooms and labs. They are dedicated to helping you learn the essential aspects of Industrial Electricity, mixing math and science in the classroom with hands-on application in the labs inside Gillette College’s top-notch Technical Education Center.


NWCCD offers the only Industrial Electricity program in the state of Wyoming, and our graduates often find jobs across the energy sector in Gillette and the surrounding area in Wyoming. NWCCD’s strong industry partnerships have historically led to good job placement and internship opportunities for our students.


Meet Our Faculty


Northern Wyoming Community College District (NWCCD) is a multi-campus community college serving Sheridan, Campbell, and Johnson Counties.

Sheridan College

1 Whitney Way
Sheridan, WY 82801
Phone: 307-675-0505
Phone: 888-675-0505

Gillette College

300 West Sinclair
Gillette, WY 82718
Phone: 307-681-6000
Phone: 888-681-6070