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Live Life College is more than just books! It’s about life. Making lifelong friends and being part of a college community! Just a short walk from classes, student housing at Northwest Iowa Community College is made up of three housing complexes that provide apartment and suite style living. We invite you to live at NCC and join our great campus community. There is no better way to be connected to the College, the campus, and the student body than living on campus. Campus life puts you in the middle of all the action! Whether it is sitting in the hallways for hours talking to your friends or having study groups to get you through that class or having a midnight “McD’s run”, life on campus is a great way to experience college and make friends. You’ll experience college life as it is meant to be and build friendships that will last a lifetime! Have Fun Are you used to being active in school? There are a lot of fun things to get involved with at NCC! Some of those include: Student Government Association (SGA), SkillsUSA, Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society, Intramurals, and many more. Be Unique At NCC we believe all students should be encouraged to explore career options based on their abilities and interest. Career choices for males and females have no limits. The men and women at NCC that you will meet will serve as inspirations to those who wonder whether they have what it takes to make their dreams come true!! You have the ability! Take the first step! $$$ What’s the bottom line? Can I afford it? NCC offers over $200,000 in scholarships each year. Be sure to apply! Taking 10 minutes to fill out a form could be worth up to $8,500! While other kids are paying back thousands in student loans you could be out in the workforce in two years making up to 60 grand a year!! If you decide to transfer to a 4 year school you will save thousands in tuition for the same classes! Get them out of the way for about 1/3 to 1/2 the cost of a four year school! In Demand In 2014, NCC’s graduate placement rate was 100% and the average first-time wage was $16.49/hour! Many of our highly skilled specialist programs have consistently had 100% employment success for their graduates. The NCC Placement Office offers lifetime placement assistance for its graduates. Accreditation Northwest Iowa Community College is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools and the Iowa Department of Education. Assessment of Student Learning What you learn as a student at Northwest Iowa Community College is the very heart of the educational process. Northwest Iowa Community College has established a comprehensive on-going assessment program that assesses learning throughout a student’s college experience. The goal of this assessment program is to verify the extent of student learning at different levels including the course level, the program level, and the institutional level. General education learning outcomes are also assessed under this program. The results of assessment activities are used to improve both teaching and learning. General Education Statement Northwest Iowa Community College is committed to providing students opportunities to acquire the knowledge and skills that will enable them to graduate, continue their education, pursue the careers of their choice, and be productive citizens. To meet this educational goal, all programs at Northwest Iowa Community College will encompass not only program-specific learning outcomes but also general education learning outcomes in the areas of Personal Development, Global Perspective, Critical Thinking, Written and Oral Communication, and Math. These learning outcomes are taught and assessed in classes, labs, field experiences, and other co-curricular activities. Advisory Committees Northwest Iowa Community College recognizes that active advisory committees are vital to quality education. All NCC credit programs have an advisory committee made up of representatives from the specific occupations. The individual advisory committees assist in identification of instructional content and providing advice, suggestions, and recommendations. Foundation The Northwest Iowa Community College Foundation is a non-profit corporation established in 1983. The NCC Foundation Board of Directors consists of individuals representing each school district in the College service area. The mission of the NCC Foundation is to attract and manage financial resources, enhance awareness of the College, and to support access to lifelong learning opportunities. Annually, the Foundation funds scholarships to individuals pursuing higher education opportunities at NCC. Complete information regarding individual scholarships is found in the current Northwest Iowa Community College Foundation Scholarship Opportunity Guide that is available through the NCC Foundation Office, Admissions Office, through area guidance counselors, or by going to the NCC website at www.nwicc.edu and clicking on “Future Students”, then “Tuition and Financial Aid” and then “Scholarships.” 5 College Information


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