Building Your Community’s Future

Building your community’s future simply would not be possible without the strong partnerships established between Northeast Iowa Community College (NICC) and organizations in northeast Iowa. At NICC, we believe that investment in education should be lifelong, and the educational journey is a continuum. Summer camps develop the skills and creativity of K-8 grade students. The Project Lead the...
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From High School, to College Success

Building strong communities requires many things, including guidance and direction for our students. As students navigate high school, they need to make important life choices. Students are likely asking themselves, at some point: “What do I want to do after I graduate?”  Northeast Iowa Community College (NICC) works closely with school districts to help light the way for future high...

Partnership in Action: Work-Based Learning

Partnerships Make it Possible Building your community’s future is a shared investment between Northeast Iowa Community College (NICC), business and industry partners, workforce agencies, K-12 school districts and students. The Work-Based Learning model is trending across the state of Iowa and in our region. Sector Boards formed in the College’s eight-county district are increasing...
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Students Lead the Way!

Partnerships Make it Possible Northeast Iowa Community College and nine school districts are working together to engage high school students more fully in their own learning. The school districts are partners with the College in the Project Lead the Way (PLTW) – Engineering program, where students engage in open-ended problem solving, learn and apply the engineering design process, and use...
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Continuing Education can Advance your Career (… faster!)

What is the Difference? Devoting four or more years of our lives to experience college life and academics simply isn’t realistic or financially possible for many people. Business and Community Solutions, the customized training, workforce development and continuing education (non-credit) division of Northeast Iowa Community College, understands this. Your time is valuable and, often, one...

Why Earn an Academic Degree?

What is the Difference? There is something fulfilling, rewarding and permanent about earning a college degree. The time and expense of earning an academic degree – a diploma, associate’s degree, bachelor’s, master’s and beyond – carries with it tremendous, lifelong benefits to the graduates who get it done. Academic degree earners are more adaptable in nearly every economic...
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Prepared for Anything … Health Simulation Labs!

The Health Simulation Labs at Northeast Iowa Community College prepare students for their careers in ways that the most comprehensive lecturer, textbook or instructional video cannot. By simulating real-life medical situations for nursing and other healthcare program students, future graduates know more about the situations they will encounter any given day on the job. Clinical experiences...

Student Profile: Simulation Lab and Healthcare Program brings student to College

Having the dream to become an obstetrics and gynecology nurse, Autumn Goebel expected she would attend a four-year college.  “I never considered a two-year college, regardless,” said Goebel, 17.  But when a member of the Northeast Iowa Community College admissions staff visited Goebel’s high school in New Hampton, her education path took a surprising turn. She began to seriously...

A Return on Your Investment

As a taxpayer in northeast Iowa, you receive more in return for your support of Northeast Iowa Community College than you have invested. We call this a high return on investment, and a 2017 study by the Iowa Department of Education of community colleges supports this claim. The study concluded that, statewide, the benefit for support of community colleges and their graduates over the course of...
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Student Profile: “My life completely changed.”

Do you want to see an incredible return on your investment by earning a college degree and finding high-paying employment? Ashley Pottebaum, a 2016 graduate of Northeast Iowa Community College’s Gas Utility Construction and Service program, completed her diploma in nine months. After losing her customer service call center job in 2009, Pottebaum enrolled at NICC to do something more hands-on,...

Textbooks? What textbooks?

New Z-Degree = Zero Textbook Costs! You might as well keep your $220 full-color American Art History or Greek & Roman Foundations in Architecture textbooks for your home library. Available only in hardcover with a 6th Edition in the works next year, selling your books back to the friendly salesperson on campus is likely to net you a whopping $14.50 at the end of the semester. College...
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Your Support is Building the Foundation

Donors who invest in Northeast Iowa Community College (NICC) support its mission and the transformative power of a college education; they are building the foundation for current students and future students. Each year, more than 27,000 students attend the College. More than 5,000 train for a career, earn their degree or prepare to transfer to a four-year university; another 22,000 individuals...
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What’s Your Social Media IQ?

Your online choices can help you get – or lose – a job. Nearly nine out of 10 U.S. companies now use Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn for recruiting, and most of them review employee and applicant profiles, whether you share them or not. Find out if your social media profile makes the right impression: Do you: List your full name? If you have a common name, it is especially important to...

Building Your Community’s Future!

As a student at Northeast Iowa Community College, you are building your and your community’s future by earning a certificate, diploma or degree. There are more than 60 academic programs at the College from which to choose. Many programs enable you to start your career right after graduation, giving you the necessary employment skills for many high-paying, in-demand occupations.  Completing...