California, Texas, Tennessee: Travel, Learning and Service

Since 2008, Northeast Iowa Community College (NICC) students have bypassed costly and overrated spring break trips to South Padre Island and Daytona Beach to instead participate in the College’s annual weeklong service learning trip. These experiences are

Northeast Iowa Community College: Mythbusters and the Real Story

Northeast Iowa Community College (NICC) accepts everyone. The College has never pretended to be an exclusive club. There is no required ACT or SAT cutoff score for acceptance. The College is affordable even for those who believe

New Athletics Team: Building on Success

Northeast Iowa Community College (NICC) students have the first opportunity in decades to participate in intercollegiate competition. Last fall, the College formed the Sports Shooting team and joined the Iowa Collegiate Sports Shooting Conference with 10 other

“This Really is a Mental Sport”

Enrolling in Northeast Iowa Community College’s (NICC) Ag Business and Beef Science Technology programs was the logical decision for Andrea Baumler. But joining the Sports Shooting team sealed the deal. “By attending Northeast Iowa Community College, I

Stay on Pace: Information Technology

The Information Technology (IT) industry has transformed the structure and operation of nearly every industry, product and service. Whether IT is the primary function of a local computer repair business, or supports the e-commerce systems that processed

Andy Yarolim: Finding Solutions with IT Project Management

Keeping up with advances in Information Technology (IT) can be like trying to hit a moving target. Fortunately, training programs through Northeast Iowa Community College (NICC) allow professionals to stay on pace with change. Andy Yarolim, an

Alumni: Here, There and Everywhere

Northeast Iowa Community College (NICC) is not the best kept secret in our region. Far from it! In fact, a trip to the hospital, mechanic, realtor or a Fortune 500 Company headquarters confirms the obvious … NICC

A Career in Gas Utility Takes You Places

The natural gas utility industry continually looks for ways to enhance its services for commercial, municipal and residential customers, whether through technological advancements, a more mobile workforce or innovation. Many of the industry’s recent efforts to evolve

Gas Utility Work is a Family Tradition

A career in the natural gas utility industry offers many benefits for prospective employees: good benefits and healthcare, career advancement opportunities, competitive pay and job security. Gas utility work is also something of a tradition for the

Finish What You Started … Earn a High School Diploma and Keep Learning!

Leaders in education and the business world have said for a long time that a college education is the ticket to success in 21st Century America. The opportunities to find well-paying work that will support a family

Hi, my name is Gisella. Let me help you!

Spanish speakers may hear the following question on any given day, courtesy of Gisella Aitken-Shadle, M.P.A., the director of Adult Education and Literacy at Northeast Iowa Community College (NICC): “¿Podemos ayudarlo a obtener su diploma equivalente a

Transfer Students Finding a Better Fit at NICC

Whoever said “time flies when you’re having fun” probably hasn’t spent the better part of four months listening to lectures with 200 other people. Many college students learn that one of the greatest myths of attending a

Here Before You Know it: College Decision Time

The myth of the Harvard drop out who turned a small idea into a billion-dollar corporation is ingrained in America’s self-made, success-story culture. Even Mark Zuckerberg, the founder and CEO of Facebook, had a few years of

Gain a Career Advantage!

Is a four-year college degree the right choice for me? The myth of enrolling at a four-year college or university to succeed in life persists, yet for many students, a two-year degree earned at Northeast Iowa Community