Powering the Future
Have you always wanted a career in the energy sector? When you work in energy, your work reaches millions – everyone uses energy to power their homes, businesses, and recreation. Our economy, workforce, and culture rely on having a steady stream of energy and there is a growing demand for professionals to work in this industry.
Get your start with the Utility Fundamentals class, offered by Iowa Valley Continuing Education. This six-week course will teach the skills you need to land an in-demand career at a local co-op or municipality. These jobs are steady, high-paying jobs with a bright future. People who work in the field (including line mechanics in utilities, municipalities, cooperatives) typically earn between $56,000 – $91,000 (before overtime pay). Applicants must be at least 18 years old with a high school diploma or equivalent.
When you go through this six-week class, you will learn:
- Basic Shop Math
- Electrical Systems Overview
- CDL – a CDL permit is preferred, but not required
- Forklift Certification
- General Utility Overview
- CPR and First Aid
- Workplace Communication and Soft Skills
- Career Readiness
- Computer Basics
- How to work with different personality types
- Basic Schematics
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This class is offered in a hybrid format. The first two weeks of this class are in-person, but after that, classes are offered online. No computer, no problem! You can still attend class on campus.
Cost and Tuition Assistance
This six-week program costs $3199. Tuition assistance is available for this course. Contact Jennifer Rice to see if you qualify.
How to Apply
This course is custom-designed to teach the skills employers need, and spots will fill up quickly. Reserve your spot today by calling Continuing Education at 641-752-4645.