Jun 15, 2024  
NIACC Catalog 2020-2021 
NIACC Catalog 2020-2021 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Sample Schedules (2-Year Plans)

Hundreds of North Iowa Area Community College graduates transfer to four-year colleges and universities every year. Whether you want to become a teacher, lawyer, engineer, physician, artist or (you name it!), we can get you started. And if you’re unsure about a major, NIACC is a great place to get your feet wet.

NIACC offers the first two years toward a bachelor’s degree in virtually any field (see the list below). The Associate Degree earned provides you with the general education requirements and core courses needed to continue your education as a junior at a four-year school.

For Associate in Arts degrees with transfer majors that are specifically designed to articulate to Iowa Regents institutions (Iowa State University, University of Northern Iowa, and University of Iowa), visit Transfer Majors .


Arts & Sciences

Go to information for Arts & Sciences.


Agriculture, Food & Natural Resources

The production, processing, marketing, distribution, financing, and development of agricultural commodities and resources including food, fuel, fiber, wood products, natural resources, horticulture, and other plant and animal products/resources.


Arts, A/V Technology & Communications

Designing, producing, exhibiting, performing, writing, and publishing multimedia content including visual and performing arts and design, journalism, and entertainment services.


Business Management & Administration

Business Management and Administration careers encompass planning, organizing, directing, and evaluating business functions essential to efficient and productive business operations. Business Management and Administration career opportunities are available in every sector.


Education & Training

Planning, managing, and providing education and training services, and related learning support services.



Planning, services for financial and investment planning, banking, insurance, and business financial management.


Government & Public Administration

Executing governmental functions to include Governance; National Security; Foreign Service; Planning; Revenue and Taxation; Regulation; and Management and Administration at the local, state, and federal levels.


Health Science

Planning, managing, and providing therapeutic services, diagnostic services,  health informatics, support services, and biotechnology research and development.


Human Services

Preparing individuals for employment in career pathways that relate to families and human needs.


Information Technology

Building linkages in IT occupations framework: for entry level, technical, and professional careers related to the design, development, support, and management of hardware, software, multimedia, and systems integration services.


Law, Public Safety, Corrections & Security

Planning, managing, and providing legal, public safety, protective services, and homeland security, including professional and technical support services.



Planning, managing, and performing the processing of materials into intermediate or final products and related professional and technical support activities such as production planning and control, maintenance, and manufacturing/process engineering.



Planning, managing, and performing marketing activities to reach organizational objectives.


Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics

Planning, managing, and providing scientific research and professional and technical services (e.g., physical science, social science, engineering) including laboratory and testing services, and research and development services.