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 your associate’s degree from the College also gives you the academic foundation you need to continue your education at a four-year school. Our agreements with colleges and universities allow you to transfer your credits to complete a four-year degree. Let Northeast Iowa Community College help you to achieve your education, career and long-term goals! 

Career Pathway

Career Pathways are a set of connected courses, programs and credentials, as well as the related support services, that enable students to combine school and work and advance over time to better jobs and higher levels of education and training within a particular industry.

Associate of Arts

A broad degree designed for transfer into a four-year college or university. This degree can be completed in approximately two years when enrolled full-time.

Associate of Science

A degree designed for transfer into a four-year college or university with a focus on programs that are math and science oriented. This degree can be completed in approximately two years when enrolled full-time.

Associate of Applied Science

A degree designed for employment or transfer to a four-year college or university on a parallel course evaluation basis with an emphasis on high-quality technical courses. This degree can be completed in approximately two years when enrolled full-time.

Diploma

An academic award obtained in 12 months or less to prepare you for entry- to mid-level employment. Many programs provide an opportunity to earn an associate degree with an additional year of study.

Certificate

Short programs that provide training to gain, renew or enhance skills for current employment, employment marketability or to complete a condensed training. The certificate completion times vary based on program of study.

Career Pathway Certificate

Short-term, workforce certificates that qualify completers for entry-level employment and may prepare them to enter a diploma or degree program.

Programs of Study

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