Student Responsibility and Disclaimer!!
Each student is responsible for knowledge of the information appearing in the 2021–2022 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.
On behalf of the Board of Trustees, faculty, and staff, I am pleased that you have chosen Northwest Iowa Community College to continue your education. Welcome to the #1 best community college in Iowa (EDsmart, Best Colleges in Iowa for 2019–2020) and one of the top 1.43% in the entire nation recognized by the Aspen Institute of College Excellence all six times! In addition to access to top quality programs and services, your community college provides:
The 40+ programs and services in this catalog plus caring staff/faculty that will help you reach your goals. You will be able to easily transfer your credits or apply your skills at your current or future job!
Here everyone knows your name in small classes (13:1), our fab labs, and anywhere on campus. Our passion is to serve you with flexible class options, the latest technology, and free tutoring.
Unparalleled opportunities to advance your career while you have fun and grow. The highest graduation rate in Iowa and national rankings make NCC the smart choice! Our new Thunder Sports Shooting Team earned 4th place in State Competitions in 2019!
Nearly 12,500 alumni attest their first two years of postsecondary success impacted them the most. NCC is affordable. Nearly 100% of our students get jobs. Many employers hire NCC grads first.
Develop leadership skills by getting involved in our many campus clubs and service organizations. Expand your resumé with Student Government, SkillsUSA, Phi Theta Kappa, or other activities.
Experience campus life by living in one of four fantastic residence halls or commute to campus.
Your choice. Our newest hall, built in 2017, is Osceola Hall and features private bedrooms and a large gaming room. Live here, in a nearby community, or at home!
Ready? Our remarkable staff/faculty, and I believe in you. You can do this! It will be a life-changing experience. We are committed to serve you. Your success is our story.
Over the last five years, our campus has invested in facility renovations and student resources to help you succeed. All of the decisions were guided with input from industry experts, staff/faculty, alumni, and our current students. The changes were designed with you in mind.
I would love to meet you in person! In the meantime, get more information through this catalog, our website (nwicc.edu), Instagram (northwestiowacc), Facebook (/nwicc), Twitter (@nwicc), LinkedIn, phone, or email. Again, thanks for choosing NCC!
Best wishes for success,
BOARD OF TRUSTEES
District I: Cynthia Porter, Hawarden
District II: Stephen Simons, Larchwood
District III: Loretta Berkland, VMD, Sibley
District IV: Steve Loshman, Calumet
District V: Adam Besaw, Sheldon, President
District VI: Leroy Van Kekerix, Orange City
District VII: Larry Hoekstra, Hull, Vice President