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Agriculture, Food, & Natural Resources

Agribusiness Technology
Associate of Applied Science Degree (Two Years) Program offered at Sioux City, Online

The Agribusiness Technology program is designed to enable students to find employment in the areas of production agriculture and agribusiness. Instructional areas include crop production, animal production, management, sales and marketing. Students will be provided with a combination of classroom instruction and agriculture/cooperative work experience.

Since agriculture and its supporting businesses employ about 25 percent of the labor force in the United States, there is a definite need for program graduates in the area, state and nation. 


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Agriculture
Diploma (One Year) Program offered at Sioux City, Online

This program will give the graduate entry-level skills in crop production, livestock management, and agricultural marketing. This agriculture diploma is offered online. Students may gain relevant hands-on experience with agribusinesses within their locality or beyond.


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Agriculture Management
Associate of Applied Science Degree (Two Years) Program offered at Sioux City, Online

This program provides a broad agriculture knowledge-base for students. Graduates may secure employment in the areas of production agriculture and agribusiness. Instructional areas include crop production, animal production, finance, management, sales, and marketing. This agriculture degree is offered online. Students may gain relevant hands-on experience with agribusinesses within their locality or beyond. 


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Architecture & Construction

Air Conditioning, Heating, and Refrigeration
Diploma (One Year) Program offered at Sioux City & Denison Campus

This program includes a study of air conditioning, heating, and refrigeration for residential and light commercial equipment. Students are trained to be HVAC technicians in a real-world, hands-on lab environment. 

Students who complete the WITCC Air Conditioning, Heating, and Refrigeration Diploma Program have the opportunity to take a test to enter the WITCC HVAC Apprenticeship program. If students pass the test, at a 75% rate, they may earn credit for Year 1 of the WITCC HVAC Apprenticeship program. In order for students to begin Year 2 of the apprenticeship program, they must be business sponsored and working 2000 hours annually. Upon completing the WITCC HVAC Apprenticeship Program, which has had the standards approved by the Department of Labor, Office of Apprenticeship, and completers will be eligible to take the Iowa Journeyman HVAC licensing examination.


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Construction
Diploma (One Year) Program offered at Sioux City Campus

This program provides students with the knowledge and skills needed for employment as a carpenter or concrete specialist. Study includes residential and commercial construction, with all phases explored and applied on a job site or in the lab. Specialized coursework includes drywall installation and finishing, blueprint reading, construction estimating, concrete stamping, and construction materials.


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Electrician
Diploma (One Year) Program offered at Sioux City Campus

This program offers an industry-recognized curriculum providing the basic knowledge and skills in applied electrical theory. Students will develop entry-level skills and knowledge needed for residential, commercial, and industrial wiring, blueprint reading, estimating, building codes and national codes. Important safety practices are strongly emphasized while working on electrical circuits and in the use of test equipment and hand and power tools. The program also provides students an opportunity to develop their electrical skills to enable them to work with AC and DC motors, controls, distribution panels.


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Industrial Drafting Technology
Diploma (One Year) Program offered at Sioux City Campus

This diploma will provide students with hands-on, industry-relevant drafting, design and Computer Assisted Drafting (CAD) training using the most-recent computer software such as AutoCAD and Solidworks. Students in this program will understand the fundamentals of drafting and design of two-dimensional drawings and quickly progress to three-dimensional designs and models. Students learn the proper sketching, computer drafting techniques and views of drawings.


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Plumbing Systems
Diploma (One Year) Program offered at Sioux City Campus

This program prepares individuals to pursue a career as a licensed plumber. Plumbers make it possible to transport water, air, steam, gases, wastes, and different kinds of liquids throughout all types of buildings, from homes and offices to factories and hospitals. The students will have hands-on opportunities to install, maintain, and repair plumbing pipes, fixtures and appliances. This program also includes instruction in blueprint reading and final inspection and testing of all finished systems while adhering to the local codes and standards that are enforced by the State of Iowa. Students who complete the WITCC Plumbing Systems Diploma Program have the opportunity to take a test to enter the WITCC Plumbing Apprenticeship program. If students pass the test, at a 75% rate, they may earn credit for Year 1 of the WITCC Plumbing Apprenticeship program. In order for students to begin Year 2 of the apprenticeship program, they must be business sponsored and working 2000 hours annually. Upon completing the WITCC Plumbing Apprenticeship Program, which has had the standards approved by the Department of Labor, Office of Apprenticeship, completers will be eligible to take the Iowa journeyman plumbing licensing examination.


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Health Science

Administrative Assistant - Medical
Associate of Applied Science Degree (Two Years) Program offered at Sioux City Campus

This program prepares individuals to perform the duties of administrative assistants for practicing physicians, health care facilities, health service administrators and other health care professionals. 


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Dental Assisting
Diploma (One Year) Program offered at Sioux City Campus

This program is designed to prepare students to assume an active role in providing quality dental services under the direction of a licensed dentist. Preparation includes infection control management, chairside assisting procedures in general and specialty dentistry; management of medical and dental emergencies; intra- and extra-oral radiographic procedures; patient education; fabrication of oral appliances; and basic business office procedures. Program specific admission criteria must be met.


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EMS - Paramedic
Associate of Applied Science Degree (Two Years) Program offered at Sioux City Campus

This program provides information and skill training to initiate and maintain treatment for medical, trauma, and cardiac emergencies. The Paramedic is the highest level of emergency responder training. The Paramedic AAS Degree offers a comprehensive course of study that prepares the graduate to sit for the EMT and EMT-Paramedic certification examinations as well as meet the requirements for the AAS degree.

Graduates are prepared to deliver emergency care to patients prior to their arrival at a hospital. Students are trained in life support procedures performed by following orders of the physicians or by following standard operating protocols. Successful completion of course requirements allows students to write the certification examination for the EMT-P (Paramedic). 

The Emergency Medical Services — Paramedic program and the Paramedic Diploma program are accredited by the Commission of Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (www.caahep.org) upon the recommendation of the Committee on Accreditation of Educational Programs for the Emergency Medical Services Professions (CoAEMSP). Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs 25400 US Highway 19 N., Suite 158, Clearwater, FL 33763. www.caahep.org. To contact CoAEMSP: 8301 Lakeview Parkway Suite 111-312, Rowlett, TX 75088. 214-703-8445. Fax 214-703-8992. www.coaemsp.org.

Western Iowa Tech’s Paramedic average passing rate for graduates in the National Registry computer exam is 76.9% for the year 2017. The retention average is 81.3% for 2017 with positive placement 92.3%. 


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Medical Assistant
Diploma (One Year) Program offered at Sioux City Campus

This program prepares students to be multi-skilled allied health professionals specifically trained in administrative, laboratory and clinical procedures. The program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Programs (www.caahep.org) upon recommendation by the Medical Assisting Review Board (MAERB). National certification is available to graduates. 

Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs; 25400 U.S. Highway 19 N., Suite 158, Clearwater, FL 33763; 727-210-2350; www.caahep.org.

In this program, 100% of students were retained in the 2016 cohort.

National examination passage rate for program graduates is at an average of 87.5% over the past five year period.


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Medical Coding Specialist
Diploma (One Year) Program offered at Sioux City Campus

This program prepares students to assign codes to diagnoses and procedures using nationally recognized coding systems required for billing and reimbursement in health care facilities. The Courses in this program can be applied to an Associate of Applied Science (AAS) degree in Administrative Assistant-Medical.


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Medical Scribe
Diploma (One Year) Program offered at Sioux City Campus

This program prepares individuals to serve as a medical scribe. Medical scribes are individuals trained in medical documentation who assist a medical provider throughout his/her day. They serve as a personal assistant to the provider, allowing them to be more efficient and productive by creating and maintaining the patient’s medical record under the provider’s supervision. Using scribes allow the provider to focus entirely on the patient. Students must achieve a grade point average of 2.0 (C) or above in all program requirements.


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Medical Secretary
Diploma (One Year) Program offered at Sioux City Campus

This program prepares students to perform clerical and administrative tasks in health care facilities. 


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Medical Transcriptionist
Diploma (One Year) Program offered at Sioux City Campus

This program prepares students to produce/proof medical reports and documentation which becomes a part of the medical-legal record.


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Nursing (ADN)
Associate of Applied Science Degree (Two Years) Program offered at Sioux City, Denison and Hybrid Online

This program generally prepares individuals in the knowledge, techniques and procedures for promoting health, providing care for sick, disabled, infirmed, or other individuals or groups. Includes instruction in the administration of medication and treatments, assisting a physician during treatments and examinations, referring patients to physicians and other health are specialists and planning education for health maintenance.

This nursing education program is a candidate for accreditation by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing.

Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN)
3343 Peachtree Roade NE, Suite 850
Atlanta, GA 30326 404.975.5000
www.acenursing.org


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Paramedic
Diploma (One Year) Program offered at Sioux City Campus

Students must be a certified EMT to enroll in the diploma program. 

This program provides information and skill training to initiate and maintain treatment for medical, trauma, and cardiac emergencies. The Paramedic is the highest level of emergency responder training. The Paramedic diploma offers a comprehensive course of study that prepares the graduate to sit for the EMT-P certification examination as well as meeting the requirements for the degree. The course offerings also apply toward the AAS degree. 

Graduates are prepared to deliver emergency care to patients prior to their arrival at a hospital. Students are trained in life support procedures performed by following orders of the physicians or by following standard operating protocols. 

Successful completion of course requirements allows students to write the certification examination for the EMT-P (Paramedic). 

The Emergency Medical Services — Paramedic program and the Paramedic Diploma program are accredited by the Commission of Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (www.caahep.org) upon the recommendation of the Committee on Accreditation of Educational Programs for the Emergency Medical Services Professions (CoAEMSP). Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs 25400 US Highway 19 N., Suite 158, Clearwater, FL 33763. www.caahep.org. To contact CoAEMSP: 8301 Lakeview Parkway Suite 111-312, Rowlett, TX 75088. 214-703-8445. Fax 214-703-8992. www.coaemsp.org. 

Western Iowa Tech’s Paramedic average passing rate for graduates in the National Registry computer exam is 76.9% for the year 2017. The retention average is 81.3% for 2017 with positive placement 92.3%. 


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Physical Therapist Assistant (PTA)
Associate of Applied Science Degree (Two Years) Program offered at Sioux City Campus

Physical Therapist Assistants (PTAs) work under the direct supervision of a physical therapist. They treat patients who are recovering from injuries and illnesses to help them regain movement, manage pain, and return to doing things that are important to them. Treatments provided by PTAs may include exercise, ultrasound, manual techniques, and educating patients and family members. PTAs may also be involved in prevention of injuries and promoting health and wellness.

IMPORTANT NOTE: Enrollment in the PTA program is limited to 24 students per year. To inquire about availability, please contact Fran DeJong at fran.dejong@witcc.edu.


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Practical Nursing (PN)
Diploma (One Year) Program offered at Sioux City, Denison, Cherokee and Hybrid Online

This program prepares individuals to assist in providing general nursing care under the direction of a registered nurse, physician or dentist. Includes instruction in taking patient vital signs, applying sterile dressings, patient health education, and assistance with examinations and treatment. Pre-requisite: CNA Certification.


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Surgical Technology
Associate of Applied Science Degree (Two Years) Program offered at Sioux City Campus

The Surgical Technology program is designed to prepare students to function as members of the surgical team in hospitals and clinics with registered nurses and surgeons in the operating room. The graduate is qualified to prepare the surgical environment and function as a team member during the operative procedures. National certification is available to graduates. The surgical technology program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP). Job openings are available nationwide for graduates of the surgical technology program. Employment of surgical technologists is projected to grow 15 percent from 2014 to 2024, much faster than the average for all occupations. (Bureau of Labor statistics). Admission to the surgical technology program requires applicants to meet program-specific criteria. For information on application procedures and acceptance, contact the Admissions Office at WITCC. Students must achieve a grade point average of 2.00 (C) or above in all program requirements. 

IMPORTANT NOTE:  There is limited enrollment in this program.  To inquire about availability, please contact Fran DeJong at fran.dejong@witcc.edu.

Eligibility for Board Certification

The WITCC Surgical Technology program is CAAHEP accredited. Graduates from the program are eligible to obtain certification from the National Board of Surgical Technologist and Surgical Assistants.

Program Board Results

100% of the WITCC Surgical Technology Program graduates who attempted the National certification Exam in 2018 achieved the status of Certified Surgical Technologist(CST). 

For more information or application, contact:

NBSTSA
6 West Dry Creek Circle, Suite 100 Littleton, CO 80120
(800) 707-0057
www.nbsta.org 

CAAHEP
25400 U.S. Highway 19 North, Suite 158 Clearwater, FL 33763
(727) 210-2350
www.CAAHEP.org


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Hospitality & Tourism

Culinary Arts
Associate of Applied Science Degree (Two Years) Program offered at Sioux City Campus

This program prepares students to provide professional chef and related cooking services in restaurants and other commercial food establishments. Includes advanced techniques in culinary skills, as well as kitchen management and supervision.


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Food Services
Diploma (One Year) Program offered at Sioux City Campus

The Food Service Diploma emphasizes fundamental and intermediate techniques of food preparation, production and baking skills. This program prepares students for intermediate level positions in the industry. 


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Information Technology

Computer Support Technician
Diploma (One Year) Program offered at Sioux City Campus

This program prepares the student to perform a wide range of computer PC troubleshooting and maintenance. Students will also be trained to perform entry-level LAN network troubleshooting, diagnosis, network monitoring, and maintenance of LAN networks. Students also receive hands-on training with various computer applications and hardware.


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Cyber Security & Digital Crime
Associate of Applied Science Degree (Two Years) Program offered at Online

Cyber Security protection against hackersThis program is designed to fill a critical and growing need for cyber security personnel in the public and private sector. Students completing this curriculum will be capable of investigating computer crimes, properly seizing and recovering computer evidence, and aiding in the prosecution of cyber criminals. To combat computer related crime, students in the Cyber Security and Digital Crime program will also understand counter measures against hacking, spam, and computer viruses through network intrusion detection and evidence gathering.


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Information Security Analyst
Diploma (One Year) Program offered at Online Only

This program prepares the student to be responsible for network intrusion detection and mitigation. Students will learn to monitor computer networks, install and maintain security measures, and document security breaches. Students will also be taught to develop security best practices. Throughout the program students will be able to work with various security appliances and technologies. This program prepares students for an entry level position in information security.


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Networking Administration & Security
Associate of Applied Science Degree (Two Years) Program offered at Sioux City Campus

This program is a comprehensive course of study. Students will be trained for computer PC repair and maintenance, operating systems installation and troubleshooting, computer networking, and system administration and security. Through both theory and hands-on instruction, students will achieve a thorough understanding of the design, installation, maintenance, and troubleshooting of computers, operating systems and wired/wireless networks. 

Specific network instruction includes LAN/WAN system design, installation, configuration, administration and troubleshooting. Network and system security issues will be addressed as they pertain to each individual course. 

Upon completion of this degree, the students will be better prepared to take national certification exams which may be taken on campus at the Western Iowa Tech Testing Center. The course fees for most classes include the cost of the national certification exam voucher.


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Law, Public Safety, Corrections, & Security

Fire Fighter/Paramedic
Associate of Applied Science Degree (Two Years) Program offered at Sioux City Campus

FIrefighter

The Fire Fighter/Paramedic program is designed to prepare students for entry-level employment as a firefighter. By pairing the Firefighter diploma with the existing EMS Paramedic diploma, students can obtain the AAS degree thus fulfilling the ever-growing demand for employees in this field. Current trends show increasing EMS related calls for fire service employees and this paring of offerings will increase student employability. Students must meet entrance requirements for the Paramedic program and be a certified EMT in the State of Iowa or National Registry before enrolling in Term 4 of the program.

Western Iowa Tech’s Paramedic average passing rate for graduates in the National Registry computer exam is 76.9% for the year 2017. The retention average is 81.3% for 2017 with positive placement 92.3%. 


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Fire Science
Diploma (One Year) Program offered at Sioux City Campus

This program provides an exploration of the fire science program and provides basic knowledge of the field. It provides an overview of the principles and legal aspects of emergency services, fire behavior and combustion, fire strategies and tactics, fire protection systems, and building construction for fire protection.


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Law Enforcement Advanced Diploma
Diploma (One Year) Program offered at Sioux City Campus

This program is an advanced-standing diploma which requires that students must be a 2 or 4 year graduate from an Iowa School with a degree in Police Science or Criminal Justice to enter. Students must have approval from the Police Academy Director and meet the requirements of the Iowa Law Enforcement Academy.


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Police Science - Corrections
Associate of Applied Science Degree (Two Years) Program offered at Sioux City Campus

This program is designed for the student who wishes to work in the field of corrections or take classes to transfer to a four-year institution. The graduate will be prepared for positions in law enforcement as well as positions with private security, corrections, juvenile work, and private investigation.


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Police Science Technology
Associate of Applied Science Degree (Two Years) Program offered at Sioux City Campus

This program provides students with classroom, laboratory, and hands-on training as preparation for entry into law enforcement. 

Traditional classroom academic education is combined with laboratory courses and the practical application of learned skills to prepare students for job entry. Although traditional law enforcement careers are the goal of most entering students, other available options include positions with private security, corrections, juvenile work, and private investigation. Students may elect to continue their education in colleges accepting transfer credits.


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Manufacturing

Electromechanical Technician
Diploma (One Year) Program offered at Sioux City Campus

This diploma program is designed to prepare students for an entry level position as an industrial mechanic or maintenance position. Electromechanical Technicians utilize knowledge and skills developed from learning various topics including electrical, mechanical, fluid power to maintain and repair industrial equipment and systems.


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Industrial Welding
Diploma (One Year) Program offered at Sioux City, Cherokee and Denison Campus

This program is designed to train a welder in all the basic competencies necessary to gain entry into the welding industry. Students will learn basic safety procedures, how to weld ferrous and non-ferrous metals, how to perform out of position welds using GMAW and SMAW processes, and be introduced to common hand tools used in the industry.


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Mechanical Engineering Technology
Associate of Applied Science Degree (Two Years) Program offered at Sioux City Campus

This program provides students with the opportunity to enter the engineering technology field as a drafter, designer, or various other positions within an engineering or manufacturing design team. The program of study includes computer-assisted drafting, design engineering practices, and mechanical design. Students will be exposed to basic metallurgy, material identification, material strengths and proper manufacturing procedures related to machining and manufacturing.


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Robotics & Automation
Associate of Applied Science Degree (Two Years) Program offered at Sioux City Campus

This program prepares individuals to apply technical knowledge and high-tech skills to integrate, install, maintain, and repair industrial and automated systems. Students will learn entry-level skills to perform work on mechanical and electrical systems such as motors, conveyors, controls, programmable controllers (PLC’s), and other electro-mechanical devices related to manufacturing or production. An emphasis will be placed on learning the proper techniques and procedures to work safely.


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Welding Technology
Associate of Applied Science Degree (Two Years) Program offered at Sioux City Campus

This program, the Associate of Applied Science in Welding Technology, prepares students for a career in the manufacturing, fabrication, and structural steel industries. The program includes hands-on application of SMAW, GMAW, Oxy Fuel, FCAW, GTAW and Robotic Weld processes, using ferrous and non-ferrous metals, and evaluated to AWS D1.1 structural steel code or other codes (ASME sect. IX, API 1104, etc.) as appropriate. The program’s curriculum is aligned to AWS national standards for entry level welders and includes safety, blueprint reading, and welding procedure specifications. Upon successful completion of all competencies, students will have the opportunity to test for numerous AWS and ASME certifications. Students may incur additional fees for testing for these certifications.


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Transportation, Distribution, and Logistics

Auto Mechanic
Diploma (One Year) Program offered at Sioux City Campus

This program prepares students to enter the auto repair industry with basic skills in electrical/electronics, engine overhaul, cooling, and suspension systems.


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Automotive Technology
Associate of Applied Science Degree (Two Years) Program offered at Sioux City Campus

This program is designed to prepare the student to perform a wide range of diagnostics, repair, and preventative maintenance tasks on automobiles and light trucks. Students will have extensive hands-on training in engine overhaul, manual and automatic drive train, front end alignment, brake service and repair, fuel systems, ignition systems, and air conditioning. In addition, the program provides training in electrical and electronic control systems, engine performance diagnosis, and on-board computerized engine control systems diagnosis.


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