Pathways to Northeast Iowa Community College: There’s a Place for Everyone

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Northeast Iowa Community College (NICC) students arrive at our doors through diverse pathways, and this issue of Career Focus highlights many successful stories of students of various ages, backgrounds, and educational and training goals.

Some students enroll at NICC after discovering that the big university setting is not the right fit for them academically, while the close-knit atmosphere at the NICC campuses and centers provides just the right encouragement for their education.

NICC faculty, staff, administrators and community leaders are committed to serving every type of student who walks through our doors.

Other students want to earn an affordable, flexible transfer degree to another four-year school after graduation or complete a General Educational Development (GED) diploma to continue their college studies.

Others take advantage of professional training programs that award certifications to incumbent and new workers or new grant-funded training opportunities that open up endless career possibilities in healthcare, advanced manufacturing or information technology.

In this issue, we hope you see where your educational and career pathways meet with the rewards gained from making your dreams a reality. As your community college, NICC meets and exceeds the expectations of students of all ages: current employees who want to gain a workforce training advantage; future professionals who need a particular course for certification and recertification; high school graduates seeking an associate’s or transfer degree; or lifelong learners who just want to take a few classes for fun.

At NICC, we also believe that our region’s economic success depends upon the middle- and advanced skills our community members have for in-demand careers, as well as the public and private sector partnerships that make this success attainable. NICC faculty, staff, administrators and community leaders are committed to serving every type of student who walks through our doors.

Lifelong learning is boundless. Whatever age you are, wherever you live, and whatever career you envision for yourself – choose Northeast Iowa Community College as your pathway to higher education.

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