Dec 08, 2023  
Academic Program Manuals 2022-2023 
Academic Program Manuals 2022-2023 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Electrical & Renewable Energy Technology Program Policies & Procedures

Non-Discrimination Statement

To view the full Non-Discrimination Statement, please visit the College Catalog & Student Handbook or the college website.

Disability Services/Accommodations

Individuals with disabilities who require accommodations for special services should contact the IHCC Disability Services office for assistance. Services are available to students who need classroom accommodations, interpreters and/or specialized equipment.

Students who are requesting accommodations must document their disability by providing a written statement signed by a school counselor, physician, psychologist or other health care professional. Statements must include: (a) a description of the disability, (b) a statement of how the disability prohibits one or more major life activities and is a barrier to the student’s full participation in the program, and (c) a description of the specific accommodations to be provided. (Requested accommodations must be related to the individual’s specific disability.)

All requests for accommodations should be made prior to enrollment.

Students should make their requests for accommodations to the Disability Services office at the time they are applying for admission and, preferably, no later than six weeks prior to the beginning of each academic term. All student requests are dealt with in a confidential manner. Students should contact Disability Services by calling (641) 683-5749 (Ottumwa) or (641) 856-2143, ext. 2214 (Centerville) or by email at [email protected].


Indian Hills Community College is a public post-secondary institution accredited by the Higher Learning Commission and is a member of the Higher Learning Commission, 30 North LaSalle Street, Suite 2400, Chicago, IL 60602-2504, and (800)621-7440.

Indian Hills Community College is also accredited by the State of Iowa, Iowa Department of Education, Grimes State Office Building, Des Moines, IA 50319-0146, (515)281-8260.

Program Learning Outcomes

The following list of program learning outcomes describes the knowledge and skills the student should be able to demonstrate upon completion of the program.

  • Demonstrate basic Microsoft based computer literacy.
  • Demonstrate basic design principles of electrical theory.
  • Demonstrate basic electronic components and system principles.
  • Recognize and prevent occupational safety hazard and/or injury.
  • Perform electrical safety practices.
  • Demonstrate residential electrical system design, installation, troubleshooting, maintenance and/or repair.
  • Demonstrate commercial electrical system design, installation, troubleshooting, maintenance and/or repair.
  • Demonstrate industrial electrical system design, installation, troubleshooting, maintenance and/or repair.
  • Demonstrate utility electrical system design, installation, troubleshooting, maintenance and/or repair.
  • Apply the National Electrical Code in the design process.
  • Demonstrate electrical engineering and estimation principles.
  • Apply mathematic principles to solve technical problems.
  • Demonstrate photovoltaic system design, installation, troubleshooting, maintenance and/or repair.
  • Analyze advanced renewable energy system(s) design, installation, troubleshooting, maintenance and/or repair.
  • Apply energy efficiency principles in the design process.
  • Perform energy auditing.
  • Demonstrate solar-thermal electric system design, installation, troubleshooting, maintenance and/or repair.
  • Demonstrate automated energy control system design, installation, troubleshooting, maintenance and/or repair.
  • Demonstrate small wind energy system design, installation, troubleshooting, maintenance and/or repair.
  • Analyze large wind energy system design, installation, troubleshooting, maintenance and/or repair.

Required Personal Tools

The TERET.AAS program requires that each student buy his/her own required tools. Students should inventory their tool boxes after each use to make sure that all tools are accounted.  Tool boxes should then be locked and secured between labs or when not in use.  All students should be aware that IHCC is not responsible for any tools or tool boxes that are lost, stolen or damaged in any way.  All tools and tool boxes must be removed from school property no later than one term after graduation or withdrawal from the program.  Any tools or tool boxes left after that time period will be considered abandoned by the student and dealt with accordingly.

A list of tools required for each term is available upon request from your Educator. A typical tool list is provided in this handbook (subject to change).

Tool List

Specific tool list per term are available upon request, from the IHCC-Electrical & Renewable Energy Program.  The program requires all tools to meet minimum industry safety standards, all tools representative on this list have been tested to meet all safety standards and requirements. The tools listed are not required the first day of classes, but are obtained during the various terms of the program.  The instructor will detail which tools are needed for each term.

  • Greenlee® 0153-03C 4 Pc Mini Screwdriver Set - Crescent Electric or Menards
  • Logix Pro Software - The Learning Pit
  • Tool Shop - 12” Combination Square
  • Multi Sim Software - National Instruments
  • 6” Stainless Steel Digital Caliper
  • Calculated Industries - ElectricCalc Pro - Electrical Calculator - Model # 5070 -93.7
  • Fluke I410 AC/DC Current Clamp/Banana Plug
  • Greenlee 0254-13 56269 5 Piece Folding Set: Sizes included 3/16”, 7/32”,1/4”, 5/16”, and 3/8” 
  • KNIPEX Tools 87 01 300, 12-Inch Cobra Pliers - 2 pair
  • Tool Shop® 13-Piece Spade Bit Set
  • Smart Electrician Grounding Adapter
  • Smart Electrician Locking Extension Cord 25ft 12/3
  • Sperry Breaker Finder
  • Sperry 5in1 Scanner
  • GearRatchet Drive Set — 1/4In. and 3/8In. Drives, 46-Pc. SAE and Metric Set,
  • Greenlee -1/2 Hand Bender
  • Greenlee 3/4” Hand Bender
  • Greenlee 7 Piece Nut Holding Nut Driver Kit
  • Greenlee Conduit Reaming Screwdriver
  • Ideal BX/MC Rotary Cable Cutter
  • Gardner Bender Ground Fault Tester
  • Sperry Line Splitter
  • Johnson Level® Magnetic Angle Locator
  • Lufkin® 6’ x 5/8” Wood Ruler Red End
  • Irwin® 100’ Reel with Blue Chalk
  • Greenlee Screwdriver, Insulated, 9 Piece Kit
  • 29-Piece High Speed Steel Drill Bit
  • Ideal Ratcheting Cable Cutter
  • Greenlee Fiberglass Fish Tape 50 ft
  • Acculine Pro Floor Target
  • Maxis Marksman Conduit Layout Tool
  • 14” Bolt Cutters
  • 20 volt Cordless 8 Piece Tool Kit (DeWalt or Masterforce)
  • Fluke TLK289 Tool Pack
  • Johnson Laser Distance Meter 85’
  • P3 International Kill A Watt Tool
  • P3 International EZ Kill A Watt Tool
  • Contax On-Contact Infrared Thermometer
  • Fluke 80BK-A Integrated DMM Temperature Probe
  • WHIA Insulated Torque Control Set, 8 Pc
  • Eclipse 300-176 Crimpro Crimper for MC4 Solar Panel Contacts

Personal Protective Equipment

All students are required to own a minimum amount of personal protective equipment and this equipment is available through the bookstore.  A complete list of personal protective equipment required will be supplied as a supplement to this handbook and is also available at any time upon request.

  • NSI Power Shell® II 4-Point Ratchet Suspension Full Brim Hard Hat
  • Bulwark 11.2 Cal Contractor Flame-Resistant FR Coveralls
  • Northern Safety - Electric Arc Faceshield Chin Guard Bracket
  • Northern Safety - Electric Arc Faceshield Chin Guard Window
  • Northern Safety - Novax Linemen’s Class 00 & 0 Industrial 10” Goatskin Leather Protector Gloves
  • Northern Safety - Novax® Electrical Safety Linemen’s Class 0 Rubber Insulating 11” Gloves
  • Northern Safety & Industrial - Master Lock® Safety Lockout Padlock with Standard Body
  • Red Vinyl-Coated Steel Safety Lockout Tagout Hasp, 1 1/2” Diameter
  • Northern Safety & Industrial NMC Lockout Tagout Danger Do Not Operate Tags
  • Northern Safety Equipment - Dyneema® Cut Resistant Gloves  (2) pair
  • Northern Tool Grease Monkey Nitrile Rubber Gloves 10pk
  • NSI N-Specs® Riptide® Clear Lens Safety Glasses
  • NSI N-Specs® Tri-Star® OTG OTG Clear Lens Over-the-Glass Safety Glasses

Laptop Requirements

The program requires a laptop that meets the minimum standards to operate the programs utilized by the Electrical & Renewable Energy Technology Program.  The specifications are updated each year and available on the program website. A typical entry-level laptop will meet the requirements, typically less $800 in cost. Laptop requirements are as follows:  Windows 10 (64 Bit only), 300GB Hard drive (minimum), 8GB Memory, and 1 GHZ Processor (Minimum)