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NIACC Catalog 2020-2021 
NIACC Catalog 2020-2021 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Continuing Education

Office Hours
Continuing Education office hours are Monday through Friday 7:30 a.m. - 4:15 p.m.

Business Management
NIACC can help employees learn how to communicate better, deal with workplace stress, delegate effectively, understand motivational concepts, manage their time, and build their leadership skills for maximum organizational effectiveness.

Community Education
North Iowa Area Community College partners with local communities and their school districts and has five outreach centers to remove the barriers of distance in providing lifelong learning opportunities to the people of the area. Most community education centers have an advisory board and an operations board comprised of community members who provide insight for local education programs and facility planning.

Computer Skills
Computer proficiency is a vital part of competitiveness in today’s business world. NIACC can provide the highest quality and most cost-effective computer training in North Iowa. Classes are taught on campus or at the work site.

Health and Wellness
A wide range of health-related offerings are provided. Activities for the health professional focus on courses that meet licensing/relicensing requirements for various boards. Courses for the general public are also  available. For the convenience of the student, a mix of traditional, online, and hybrid course delivery methods are used.

Lean Enterprise
A Lean Enterprise uses a systematic approach to eliminating waste and producing what your customers want when they want it. It does not matter if your business is a service or a manufacturer, NIACC can implement Lean principles into your workplace. Curriculum is available that specializes in manufacturing, process, office and health care environments.

Lifelong Learning Institute
NIACC offers the opportunity for adults to become a member of the Lifelong Learning Institute, a community of adults of all ages who learn for the joy of learning without grades, tests, papers or longterm classes. The Lifelong Learning Institute serves people of all educational backgrounds and provides the perfect way to expand knowledge while meeting other like-minded adults. The focus of the Lifelong Learning Institute is on fun, friendship and college-level learning. Members can take advantage of short courses, lectures and discussions, study circles, social events, civic engagement opportunities and more. Topics for the courses are based on member requests and interests. Class length varies from one session to 12 weeks of class depending on the course content and instructor. A $99 annual membership fee provides members with a variety of membership benefits. There is no additional tuition for Lifelong Learning Institute courses, lectures and study circles.

Manufacturing Skills and Processes
NIACC can help industries educate new employees or advance the skills of current employees about new processes, procedures and technologies. Standardized offerings include courses through the American Production and Inventory Control Society (APICS), the National Association of Purchasing Management (NAPM), and the American Society of Quality (ASQ).

Online, ICN and Facilities
With Continuing Education’s availability of over 500 courses delivered online, a company can benefit from programs across the country. The statewide fiber optics capabilities (ICN) also allow employees to attend  seminars and workshops in interactive television classrooms and take some courses without leaving town.

Retired Senior Volunteer Program
The Retired Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP) of North Central Iowa is part of a national network of programs called Senior Corps that recruits adults 55 and older to use their skills, talents, and life experience to help meet community needs through volunteer service. Volunteers work with students in elementary and middle schools throughout a four-county area. Partnerships are based on established criteria, which indicate unmet community needs that could be met by the skills, wisdom, and time of RSVP volunteers. RSVP of North Central Iowa focuses on helping children and youth achieve their full potential through assistance with literacy and mentoring. RSVP serves the counties of Cerro Gordo, Hancock, Winnebago, and Worth. NIACC became the sponsor agency of RSVP of North Central Iowa in June 2009.

State Funding Programs
The Iowa Jobs Training program (260F) invests in customized training for existing employees. The program is designed to provide funding to train or retrain a company’s workforce. The Iowa New Jobs Training Program (260E) assists businesses that are creating new positions. The program is designed to lower the cost of adding and training the newly created positions. Companies must qualify under the parameters of the programs to receive assistance.