Northwest Iowa Community College works with high schools to provide services to fifth-year seniors who have an Individualized Education Plan (IEP). The student’s IEP is developed and managed by the high school, with input from the NCC 4+ Coordinator.
4+ serves 10-15 students each year. The 4+ office is located in the NCC Learning Center.
- Specialized tutoring
- Academic counseling
- Career assessment
Students who participate in 4+ must be recommended by their high school. If you are a parent or student desiring this service, please contact your high school counselor prior to graduation.
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History of the 4+ Program
Since 1982, 4+ has existed on the NCC campus. This program was developed to provide support to fifth year special education students who were attending NCC on an IEP.
Funding for 4+ originally came from the Area 4 Special Education Pool. When AEA 4 notified Northwest Iowa Community College that it would be eliminating funding, NCC worked with local school districts to develop 4+, an alternative program that continues to support students as they make the transition to post-secondary education.