University description (as per official university website)
North Iowa Area Community College is a progressive, comprehensive learning institution positioned to serve as the major cultural, educational, and economic development force for the North Iowa region. 2008 marks the 90th anniversary of the College, which began in 1918 as Mason City Junior College (the first public two-year college in Iowa) and became North Iowa Area Community College in 1966.
Today, the 500-acre countryside campus consists of contemporary, state-of-the-art facilities including the Student Activity Center, Muse-Norris Conference Center, and Murphy Manufacturing Technology Center, as well as lakeside student apartments.
The College also operates Community Education Centers in Charles City, Garner, Hampton, Lake Mills and Osage.
With a staff of approximately 300, the College currently offers nearly 40 one- and two-year career programs, the first two years toward a bachelor’s degree in most fields, and an array of continuing education opportunities for professional and personal growth.
On average, the College serves over 2,800 degree students each year and thousands more through non-credit programs.
Accounting with Computers (Diploma)
Administrative Office Specialist
Administrative Office Associate (Diploma)
Agricultural Marketing & Finance
Agricultural Operations Management
Agricultural Sales & Service
Automotive Service Technology
Banking, Insurance and Financial Management
Building Trades (Diploma)
Climate Control Technology
Coaching Authorization (Endorsement)
E-Commerce, Web Design & Development
Electromechanical Systems Technology
Wind Turbine Technician
Emergency Medical Technician
Entrepreneurship and Small Business Management
General Machinist (Diploma)
Health, Wellness & Leisure Services
Physical Fitness (Certificate)
Physical Fitness (Diploma)
Information Systems Technology
Desktop Systems Specialization (Software)
Management Information Systems (MIS) Specialization
Network Administration Specialization
PC Technician Specialization
Senior Network Administrator
Software and Video Game Testing
Information Technology Blended Study Certificates
Legal Office Specialist
Legal Office Associate (Diploma)
Marketing & Sales
Medical Assistant (Diploma)
Medical Coding Program
Medical Laboratory Technician
Medical Office Specialist
Medical Office Associate (Diploma)
Nurse Aide (Certificate)
Nursing, Associate Degree (RN)
Nursing, Practical (Diploma)(LPN)
Physical Therapist Assistant
Software Applications Specialist (Certificate)
Supervision & Management
Tool & Die Technology
Wind Turbine Technician
- NIACC Foundation Scholarship
There are automatic scholarships awarded to high school seniors with an ACT score of 23 or higher. Students with comparable SAT scores may also qualify for this scholarship. Submit your ACT/SAT scores to the NIACC Admissions Office.
High school seniors that are Valedictorians or Salutatorians of their graduating class are awarded a full-tuition Trustees’ scholarship. Submit an official final high school transcript which indicates your class rank to the NIACC Admissions Office.
Both the Trustees’ and President’s scholarships may be renewed if the student maintains both full-time enrollment (completes 24 semester hours) and earns a cumulative GPA of 3.25 or higher.
- Private/Community Based Scholarships
There are many scholarships available in your communities and from private sources. Check with your high school guidance counselor on the scholarships available.