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NIACC Catalog 2018-2019 
NIACC Catalog 2018-2019 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Online @ NIACC

Earn your online Associate degree, Diploma, or Certificate anytime, anywhere with NIACC’s convenient online classes. When you choose NIACC, you can be confident that your courses are fully accredited and you’ll be learning from supportive faculty who design your online course content for a valuable learning experience.

Online Certificates, Diplomas, and Associate in Applied Arts (A.A.S.)

Accounting Certificate  

Accounting Diploma  

Accounting, A.A.S  

Administrative Office Associate Certificate  

Administrative Office Associate Diploma  

Administrative Office Specialist, A.A.S.  

Business Administration, A.A.S.  

Coaching Authorization  

Early Childhood Education Diploma  

Foundations in Business Certificate  

Insurance and Financial Management, A.A.S.  

Software Applications Specialist Certificate  

Sport Management, A.A.S.  

(These online programs are available as of January 2019)

Online Associate in Arts (A.A.)

Completion of at least sixty-two (62) semester hours of work consisting of courses whose principal design is for a baccalaureate program. The Associate in Arts Degree requirements are the same for online students and can be found under Degree Requirements.

For more information about online degrees and courses, visit

Degree Requirements Offered Online

Distributed Requirement

Choose 8 s.h. from courses above (under Communication, Humanities, Natural Science/Mathematics, and Social Sciences)

Online Electives


*Open enrollment courses. All others start and end on the regular semester dates.

North Iowa Area Community College is registered as a private institution with the Minnesota Office of Higher Education pursuant to Minnesota Statute, sections 136A.61 to 136A.71. Registration is not an endorsement of the institution. Credits earned at the institution may not transfer to all other institutions.


ICCOC - Iowa Community College Online Consortium

A Partnership for Learning

In December of 1999, seven of Iowa’s community colleges formed a partnership and organized the Iowa Community College Online Consortium (ICCOC). Representatives from each partner college participated in a comprehensive planning process to design and implement the consortium’s technical infrastructure as well as establish objectives, policies, and procedures.

The initial objectives were to establish resources and applications, train online instructors, develop online courses, coordinate student services support, and implement an informational Web site. The ICCOC was able to obtain these objectives through the commitment of all consortium partners to provide quality online educational opportunities to students.

Today the ICCOC continues to assist our partner consortium colleges deliver quality online education to students all over the world. It has been our constant endeavor to provide training, communication, standards of quality, a collaborative working environment and a variety of learning opportunities.

NIACC is proud to be a partner is this statewide partnership with other community colleges.

ICCOC Mission

The mission of the Iowa Community College Online Consortium is to offer quality educational opportunities to online students supported by a comprehensive set of student support services.

The consortium’s objectives focus on supporting each partner college’s mission.

The ICCOC combines the expertise and resources of each consortium member to provide all ICCOC students with innovative lifelong online learning opportunities.

ICCOC courses are not offered every semester. Please refer to the listing of courses to see which semester these courses may be offered. NIACC continues to provide other opportunities for classes each semester.  Check with your Academic Counselor for a complete listing of classes available to students.

For more information about the Iowa Community College Online Consortium, go to