“I Didn’t Know NICC Offered That!”

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What truly constitutes “dynamic”? From Northeast Iowa Community College’s (NICC) perspective, each of the College’s academic programs is one-of-a-kind because the programs address a unique employment need in the local area. NICC faculty and staff members also regularly consult with employers and professionals in a particular career field to ensure that graduates know what skills employers need. Here are several standout examples!

The National Association of Colleges and Employers report indicates that the 10 highest paying four-year college majors for 2012-2013 include Computer Science (#4) and Management Information Systems/Business (#8).

In two years or less, you can: 

Build your Career: Carpentry

The NICC Carpentry program introduces students to hammers, saws, power tools, equipment and the math skills they need in one of the most hands-on, rewarding programs the College offers.

NICC students have made a
profound impact on local communities through their construction projects: students in the programs have built 73 homes in the Calmar area since 1967 and 33 homes near Peosta since 1980.

When Carpentry program graduates enter the workforce and arrive on the construction site, clients can be assured their building professional has home-building classroom knowledge and hands-on experience to lead and complete their project from the ground up.

Learn More!
www. nicc.edu/carpentry

Get Connected:
Computer Technology

“Yes, I understand how to use a computer, download apps, use software and search the Internet. But how do computer networks and programs really work?” If you have asked this question, the Computer Technology program is the perfect fit for you.

Four tracks within the program train students for specialized concentrations in Information Technology (IT): computer programming; computer hardware; Cisco Exploration, Linux and Microsoft network operating systems; and software applications/general computer science education.

The National Association of Colleges and Employers report indicates that the 10 highest paying four-year college majors for 2012-2013 include Computer Science (#4) and Management Information Systems/Business (#8). Students who earn a degree at NICC are ready for the workforce or can transfer their coursework toward a four-year degree program.

Learn More!

www.nicc.edu/computertech

Explore Law and Order: Criminal Justice & Law Enforcement

There are many four-year college transfer options and employment opportunities locally for graduates. These programs also offer flexibility for students in several ways: students may enter the programs during the fall, spring or summer semesters at either campus; complete the programs 100% online; or, in the case of the Criminal Justice program, complete the program exclusively at the NICC Dubuque Center for Education! Law enforcement agencies, criminal and juvenile justice systems, corrections departments or security companies regularly hire qualified, skilled
NICC graduates.

Learn More!
www.nicc.edu/criminaljustice
www.nicc.edu/lawenforcement

Wind Turbine Repair Technician: Soar to New Heights

Want to see your career rise to new heights? Look no further than the Wind Turbine Repair Technician program. The State of Iowa currently produces the highest number megawatts from wind energy, second only to Texas, and boosts higher wind energy production figures than many other industrialized nations in
the world.

NICC Wind Turbine Repair Technician graduates are finding employment locally and outstanding opportunities to explore outside our region. This exciting program helps communities to capitalize on this emerging employment and energy sector.

Learn More!
www.nicc.edu/wind.

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