Northwest Iowa Community College Welcomes New Applied Technology Dean, Shane Peterson

Northwest Iowa Community College (NCC) is pleased to announce the appointment of Mr. Shane Peterson as the new Dean of Applied Technology. This appointment marks an exciting milestone for NCC as it continues its commitment to providing quality education and innovative programs in applied technology.

With an educational background including an A.A.S. in Architectural Drafting from Northeast Community College (NE) and a B.S. Ed. in 5-12 Industrial Technology Education from Wayne State College (NE) Shane Peterson brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to his new role. He has demonstrated his dedication to education and applied technology as the current 8-12 Industrial Technology Instructor and SkillsUSA Advisor at West Lyon Community School District.

“We are thrilled to welcome Shane Peterson to the NCC family,” stated Dr. John Hartog, President of Northwest Iowa Community College. “His extensive experience in the field of applied technology, combined with his passion for education, make him an exceptional addition to our team. I have full confidence that Shane’s leadership and insights will significantly contribute to the growth and success of our Applied Technology Division.”

Hartog continued, “This marks an exciting time for Northwest Iowa Community College as we move forward with renewed energy and vision. Together, we will continue to uphold our commitment to providing exceptional education and empowering our students for success in the fields of applied technology.”

Peterson commented, “I am extremely excited for this opportunity to be a part of NCC. The college has many great programs and a reputation as one of the best institutes in the nation. I look forward to helping NCC continue to serve the region by preparing our future workforce.”

Shane Peterson officially assumed his position as Dean of Applied Technology on July 7, 2023. He was warmly welcomed by the NCC Board of Directors on August 21, 2023.

Peterson resides in Inwood with his wife Kelsey and daughter, Teagan.

For inquiries or further information about the Applied Technology Division at Northwest Iowa Community College, please contact Mr. Shane Peterson at