Busy Life? Get Your Degree After Five

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Does life keep getting in the way of the college degree you always wanted to earn?

You have a full-time job, kids and responsibilities, and most college options are either far away, completely online or are designed for someone without a 9 to 5 job. For these reasons, Northeast Iowa Community College (NICC) created the Degree After Five program to accommodate busy, working professionals whose schedules require more flexibility.

This NICC degree option acknowledges that although working people have busy lives, they still want to complete a degree they may have already started, advance to the next level of their careers or have thought about advancing their education but have not begun a college career. The program features:

Five-week classes that allow students to take class when it fits their work and family schedule.

Convenient evening classes one night a week after 5 p.m. on the Peosta campus that balance classroom time and online coursework. NICC also plans to offer the program at the Dubuque Center.

Frequent start dates to provide students the flexibility to set their own pace and take a break when needed.

Currently, Degree After Five offers students the opportunity to earn, from start to finish, an Associate of Arts or an Associate of Arts-Business Administration degree, and these credits transfer to a four-year college or university after graduation if students decide to continue their education.

Tuition is the same as for traditional students on campus, whether Degree After Five students are in-state or out-of-state residents. This year, NICC also froze tuition and fees, and that makes the Degree After Five program one of the most affordable educational options available!

“The program is designed to accommodate the busy schedules of working adults. We’re hoping Degree After Five creates cohorts of students who will learn together and complete the programs in a time frame conducive to their schedules,” Michael Gau, NICC Peosta campus dean of arts and sciences, said.

New Degree After Five sessions include a five-week session from May 19 – June 20 and a ten-week summer session from June 9 – Aug. 8.

For more information, visit www.nicc.edu/degreeafterfive or contact Rebekah Matthews, NICC admissions representative, at 800.728.7367, ext. 312, or matthewsr@nicc.edu.

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