Northeast Iowa Community College (NICC) listens to local business and community leaders to identify their skilled workforce needs and develops new credit programs that help communities capitalize on emerging employment trends.
The following new NICC programs prepare students for emerging fields and occupations in
Beef Science Technology: Many students who grew up on family farms want to learn the financial and management side of cattle operations. This new Calmar program provides that critical training and education.
Industrial Maintenance Technician: Through this program at the Peosta campus, students learn to install, repair and perform diagnostics functions and preventive maintenance on industrial equipment as well as modify machinery and automated systems that are electronically or computer actuated.
Laboratory Science Technician: This Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) program at the Calmar campus prepares grads for a job sector that has local needs for qualified workers in construction, renewable fuels, agricultural, food safety and related fields.
Large Animal Veterinary Technician: Rural area veterinarians need trained technicians to keep up with an increasing workload. This Calmar program provides local, affordable college-level instruction to match this significant local need.
Mechanical Engineering Technology: This Peosta campus program allows students to learn engineering principles and technical skills to support engineers engaged in the design and development phases of a wide variety of projects involving mechanical systems.
Medical Assistant: Students enrolled in this Peosta campus program learn to perform administrative and clinical functions that support the services of physicians and other health practitioners in a medical office setting.
When community leaders and NICC work together, new academic programs emerge to address our area’s skilled employment needs. The jobs are there for graduates!