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Northwest Iowa Community College Student Responsibility and Disclaimer Each student is responsible for knowledge of the information appearing in the 2016–2017 Northwest Iowa Community College Catalog. Failure to read the regulations will not be considered an excuse for non-compliance. The College reserves the right to change policies, tuition, fees, admission standards, regulations and curriculum without notice or obligation. The official College curriculum is that contained in the master file. College Information ______________________________________________________ Mission Statement Northwest Iowa Community College is a progressive learning college rapidly responding to the global needs of our changing community. Vision Statement We are driven to be the community college of choice for lifelong learning, personal development and re-training. Guiding Principles • We believe that as a comprehensive community college we will respond to our communities’ needs. • We believe that all people can learn. • We believe that education is an investment in our communities. • We believe that accessible, lifelong educational opportunities enable people the opportunity to maximize their potential and improve quality of life. • We believe in embracing diversity by supporting the dignity and worth of all individuals. • We believe in maintaining high standards through innovation and continuous improvement. • We believe that effective leadership, education, training, and partnerships from all sectors enhance community and economic development. • We believe that responsible stewardship ensures fiscal stability. • We believe in embracing a growth-oriented philosophy. • We believe in maintaining high ethical standards. Strategic Initiatives Enhancing Student Success Northwest Iowa Community College is dedicated to enhancing student success by facilitating processes where every individual can realize his or her full potential through learning. Expanding Opportunities Northwest Iowa Community College will pursue, strengthen, and expand learning opportunities for our students and communities through partnerships and new initiatives. Developing Alternative Resources Northwest Iowa Community College will aggressively pursue alternative resources that will sustain and augment programs and facilities. Embracing a Collaborative Culture Northwest Iowa Community College faculty, staff, and administration are devoted to enhancing collaboration and communication that will support the College’s belief system. Do you want to be a Teacher or a Doctor? Do you want to be an Electrician or work in an IT Department? It all starts at Northwest Iowa Community College!! Ability. Talent. Handiness. In the Career and Technical Programs at Northwest Iowa Community College, we talk a lot about skills and hands-on learning. If you choose to be in one of our technical programs, you’ll learn that your success is all about the hands-on skills you get while you’re here. You’ll work on equipment in labs that are state-of-the-art. You’ll be guided by instructors who have been out there in the real world. They’ll teach you what you need to know. So whether you’re interested in auto body or powerline; maybe you want to be a mechanic, an electrician or a nurse; if business, engineering design, construction technology, or secretarial is more your style, you’ll find it at NCC. We’ll prepare you for the workforce. You’ll graduate with solid skills and abilities that will land you a job with the confidence to make good decisions with your career. Many of NCC technical programs transfer to 4-year colleges and universities! Start here, then go out and make your goals a reality! NCC also offers Arts & Science transfer programs. It makes sense. Start here by taking the basic core courses. For two years you’ll save a lot of money and stay closer to home; then you can transfer to a 4-year college or university. Want to be a journalist or a teacher? Maybe you want to be a human resource manager or physician. It’s all within your reach when you choose NCC. NCC has seamless transfer agreements with the University of Iowa and Iowa State University! Many of our students transfer to the University of South Dakota, South Dakota State University, Buena Vista University, Northwestern College, Dordt College and more. NCC has a transfer specialist to work with you in order to create an easy transition from earning your Associate’s Degree at NCC to earning your Bachelor’s Degree at your preferred College or University. Started as pilot program in 1966 Located in Sheldon, IA (population: 5,000) Over 1,600 students enrolled 2015 Fall semester Northwest Iowa Community College Catalog 2016–2017 4


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