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If you require individualized study, you may take certain career and technical courses through the Learning Center with the approval of the Dean, Learning Center Director, and Vice President of Student & Academic Services, as appropriate. Study is done independently, meaning you begin your coursework at your convenience and determine your own schedule within the normal hours of the Learning Center. The Learning Center Director is the Coordinator of Special Needs. If you are a student with special needs, see the Learning Center Director in advance for accommodations. The Learning Center also serves as a Testing Center. All testers are required to provide a picture ID before testing. Tests are proctored for NCC courses taken online or on-campus, assessment tests, CLEP tests, as well as certification tests. Talk to the Learning Center personnel to schedule testing time slots. Proctoring for other colleges can be arranged by request. There is no charge for proctoring ICCOC tests, but a semester fee is charged for proctoring other colleges’ tests. A computer lab and calculators are available in the Learning Center for your use at no charge. Software and videos for review of basic skills and tutorial work are also available. Study rooms are available for individual or small groups needing a quiet work area. The Learning Center also can provide instruction for the high school equivalency program (HSED) and the high school credit recovery program. High School Completion Northwest Iowa Community College has various programs available to assist you if you wish to complete your high school education. Options include earning a HSED Diploma, an Adult High School Diploma from NCC, or a local high school diploma through the completion of NCC high school credits. For additional information, contact sbreems-diekevers@nwicc.edu about the HSED Diploma or the Director of the Learning Center about high school credits. High School Equivalency—HSED Diploma The Adult Literacy Program at NCC provides adults with instructional opportunities to improve their basic skill levels for education or work related goals. Included within Adult Literacy is instruction to prepare for the HSED tests. Upon successful completion of the HSED tests, you will be awarded the High School Equivalency Diploma issued by the State of Iowa. This diploma certifies that you have achieved a level of educational development comparable to that of a high school graduate in the following subject areas: reading, writing, science, social studies and mathematics. In order to enroll in the Adult Literacy Program to earn your HSED Diploma, an individual must be 16 years of age, not currently enrolled in high school and not a high school graduate. Instruction will be tailored to meet the student’s academic needs. In order to begin the official HSED tests, a student must be 17 years of age and must demonstrate sufficient skill mastery in each subject area. The HSED tests are available in English, Spanish, and in alternate formats for individuals with documented disabilities. College Information High School Diploma If you have not completed high school, you may wish to enroll in Northwest Iowa Community College’s Adult High School Diploma Program. Credits may be earned or obtained from a variety of sources such as an accredited high school, the NCC Learning Center, or the Northwest Iowa Alternative High School. Contact the Learning Center for additional information. If you wish to earn an NCC Adult High School Diploma, you must meet the following academic requirements. English 8 semester credits Math 6 semester credits Science 6 semester credits U.S. History 2 semester credits American Government 1 semester credit Social Studies Electives 3 semester credits Other Electives 10 semester credits Total 36 semester credits For anyone under 18 years of age or whose high school class has not graduated, admission to the high school credit program requires written permission of the local school district and parent/guardian. High School Credits High school credits earned through NCC can be applied to an NCC Adult High School Diploma or transferred to the local high school district to meet its graduation requirements. Business Personal Finance Introduction to Business Computer Applications 8 Math Basic Math General Math Consumer Math Business Math Algebra I Algebra II Pre-Algebra 8 Geometry ✩ Trig 8 Social Studies Introduction to Social Sciences World History American History Government ✩ U.S. Geography World Geography Economics Sociology Psychology Street Law Integrated American Studies* Careers 75-hour Nurse Aide Course EMT-B course (2 credits) World of Work Work Experience* Medication Aide Fine Arts Art History 8 Introduction to Art 8 13


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