NCC Announces Enrollment is Now Open for High School Students in the Career Academy Program & Informational Parent Meetings

Northwest Iowa Community College (NCC) is thrilled to announce that enrollment is now open for high school students to join the Sioux Center Academy. This unique opportunity, starting in the fall of 2024, is designed for students entering their junior year of high school and offers specialized career pathways in Education, Engineering and Design, Healthcare, Information Technology, and Welding. The program, created in collaboration with local school districts, aims to provide students with a head start on their careers by offering both high school and college credits in specific career fields.

About the Career Academy

The Career Academy is an innovative educational model that integrates high school and college curriculum into a cohesive program, allowing students to explore and prepare for their future careers. This program offers hands-on learning experiences, industry partnerships, and rigorous coursework to equip students with the knowledge and skills needed in their chosen professions. It’s a fantastic opportunity for students to gain insights into their career interests and make informed decisions regarding their future.

Key Benefits of the Career Academy

Joining the Career Academy provides numerous advantages, including:

  • No Tuition Costs: Students can take college-level courses without any tuition fees.
  • Career Exploration: Allows students to explore a variety of career paths within their field of interest.
  • Hands-On Experience: Offers practical experience through hands-on learning opportunities.
  • Time Efficiency: Reduces the time required for training and career preparation.
  • Industry Recognized Certifications: Enables students to earn certifications recognized by professionals in their industry.
  • Focused Career Preparation: Helps students develop a clear career focus and set goals for their academic and personal development.
  • College Transition Support: Provides support to ease the transition from high school to college.
  • Boosted Confidence and Skills: Enhances self-esteem and confidence through skill acquisition.
  • Personalized Instruction: Offers the benefit of small group instruction for a more personalized learning experience.

Informational Meetings Schedule

To learn more about the Career Academy program, interested students and parents are invited to attend informational meetings scheduled at various locations:

  • MOC-FV High School: March 11 at 6:30pm
  • Sioux Center High School: March 13 at 5:30pm, Black Box
  • Boyden-Hull High School: March 14 at 6:00pm, Auditorium
  • Rock Valley High School: March 21 at 6:30pm, Auditorium

Dates and times for additional schools will be announced soon.

Enrollment Details

Enrollment for the fall 2024 semester begins in March 2024 and runs through May 1st. Students from the following participating high schools can start their journey by contacting their high school guidance counselor for more details:

  1. Boyden-Hull Community School District
  2. MOC-Floyd Valley Community School District
  3. Rock Valley Community School District
  4. Sioux Center Community School District
  5. West Sioux Community School District
  6. Unity Christian High School
  7. Western Christian High School

For High Schools Not Listed

Students whose high schools are not listed but are interested in joining the NCC Sioux Center Career Academy program are encouraged to reach out directly to Northwest Iowa Community College for more information. Contact us at 712-324-5061, extension 137, or via email at sbreems-diekevers@nwicc.edu.

Join Us

At NCC, we are committed to your success. Join the Sioux Center Academy and take the first step towards an exciting and fulfilling career. NCC – Your Success is Our Story!