Independence Community College

Introduction

Independence Community College (ICC) is a two-year educational institution accredited by the Higher Learning Commission. It was established in 1925 as grades 13 and 14 of the Independence public school system. In 1967, Independence Community College legally separated from the school district. Construction of the new community college on a 68 acre campus, formerly the Independence Country Club, began in 1969. Classes began at the new site in September 1970. ICC campus is now home to the Academic Building, Fine Arts Building, Student Union, Cessna Learning Center, Field House, Administration Building, William Inge Center for the Arts, fitness center, athletic practice fields, disc golf course, 96-bed multi-structure living complex, and a 200 bed residence hall.

With many renovations to a donated building, in 2010, we expanded our college to include ICC West (2615 West Main Street). This campus is located on the west side of Independence and is home to our technical programs: Allied Health, EMS, Cosmetology, and GED/ABE. Additional renovations were completed in 2012 to accomodate our newest program, Veterinary Technology. This state-of-the-art facility includes animal wards, a classroom, lab, surgery, pharmacy, prep room, small animal treatment, food prep, grooming, and radiology.

ICC also has a presence downtown with the ICC Foundation office and a partnership with the Independence Business Resource Center.

Currently, our educational and support programming includes 46 programs of study for Associates of Arts and/or Science degrees, 22 programs of study for Certificate completion, Student Support Services, men's and women's athletic programs, and a variety of campus organizations and activities.

Mission Statement: Independence Community College serves the best interests of students and the community by providing academic excellence while promoting cultural enrichment and economic development.

Vision Statement: To be a community college that provides an exceptional educational experience by cultivating intellect, encouraging creativity, and enhancing character in a student and community centered environment.

This school offers programs in:
  • English

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Programs

This school also offers:

Associate Degree

Athletic Training Program

Campus Full time 2 years September 2017 USA Independence

The two year program of study in Athletic Training at ICC is designed for students who are interested in an allied health care profession specialized in the health care of athletes. ICC student athletic trainers will gain valuable athletic training knowledge and skills through both academics and practical experiences... [+]

Athletic Training Program The two year program of study in Athletic Training at ICC is designed for students who are interested in an allied health care profession specialized in the health care of athletes. ICC student athletic trainers will gain valuable athletic training knowledge and skills through both academics and practical experiences. When not directly dealing with an injury in the workplace or on the playing field, athletic trainers often work to educate people on how to avoid common injuries such as sprains, strains and other job or sports related injuries. Independence Community College offers an Associate of Science Degree in Athletic Training with an emphasis in sports medicine, emergency care, and injury prevention. ICC student trainers receive valuable academic instruction as well as practical experience and hands-on-training through involvement with the college’s sports teams. First Semester English Composition General Biology Introduction to Athletic Training First Aid: Responding to Emergencies Practicum in Athletic Training I Second Semester English Composition II College Algebra or higher General Psychology Anatomy & Physiology Care & Prevention of Athletic Injuries Third Semester Personal & Community Health or Nutrition General Chemistry Medical Terminology Art/Humanities Elective Practicum in Athletic Training II Fourth Semester Social/Behavioral Science Elective Arts/Humanities Elective Functional Kinesiology Public Speaking Computer Concepts & Applications or Computer Information Systems [-]

Associate of Arts

English

Campus Full time 2 years September 2017 USA Independence

There are many educational opportunities available for someone interested in majoring in English and job opportunities include everything from being an editor or a freelance writer to a university professor specializing in creative writing... [+]

English There are many educational opportunities available for someone interested in majoring in English and job opportunities include everything from being an editor or a freelance writer to a university professor specializing in creative writing. Independence Community College’s Associate of Arts Degree offers the student a solid base of instruction in general education courses while offering the student specialties within the area of English. Electives include literature options, creative writing, and journalism, to name a few. Independence Community College’s English program offers students more instructor contact, individualized attention, and higher rates of success while preparing them with a solid foundation to build on their English skills as they pursue their Bachelor’s Degree at a four-year college or university. First Semester English Composition I College Algebra Introduction to Literature Social/Behavioral Science Elective Recommended: Psychology Arts/Humanities Elective Second Semester English Composition II Social/Behavioral Science Elective Recommended: Political Science Literature Elective Science Elective Computer Concepts & Applications or Computer Information Systems Third Semester Public Speaking Arts/Humanities Elective Recommended: History of Early or Modern Civilization Social/Behavioral Science Elective Recommended: Introduction to Sociology Foreign Language Elective Literature Elective Fourth Semester Arts/Humanities Elective Creative Writing OR Technical Writing Social/Behavioral Science Elective Science Elective Literature Elective [-]

Theater Arts

Campus Full time 2 years September 2017 USA Independence

The Associate of Arts Degree in Theater is a two-year curriculum designed to transfer to theater programs in four-year colleges and universities. A degree in Theater Arts opens a world of opportunity for careers that include: Actor, Director, Playwright, Producer, Casting Director, Talent Agent, Literary Manager, Stage Manager, and Technical Director... [+]

Theater Arts The William Inge Center for the Arts at Independence Community College offers our Theatre Arts students a unique educational experience, which affords them direct contact with more professional guest artists than any other College or University in Kansas. Our students join an ensemble in which they learn, work, and grow together through a specialized system of training, as they earn a transferable Associate of Arts Degree in Theater. In class, the curriculum guides the student through a training progression that emphasizes the work of Uta Hagen (Acting), Kristin Linklater (Voice), and Jacques LeCoq (Movement). Theater Arts students perform in or help craft main-stage productions in a variety of styles ranging from American Classics to Chekov to Shakespeare to contemporary World Premieres. The Theater Department, located in the Fine Arts Building, is home to the renowned and publically acclaimed William Inge Theater Festival, which is the Official Theater Festival of the State of Kansas. Named for William Inge, the Pulitzer Prize and Academy Award-winning writer, an alumnus of ICC, this annual festival honors the craft of playwriting and theater, and offers students the opportunity to work with professionals in the fields of acting, directing, writing and technical theater. The Associate of Arts Degree in Theater is a two-year curriculum designed to transfer to theater programs in four-year colleges and universities. A degree in Theater Arts opens a world of opportunity for careers that include: Actor, Director, Playwright, Producer, Casting Director, Talent Agent, Literary Manager, Stage Manager, and Technical Director. First Semester Acting I Voice I: The Actor’s Voice Theater History Stagecraft I Rehearsal and Performance I English Composition I Computer Concepts & Applications Second Semester Voice II: Joy of Phonetics/Dialects Movement I: The Moving Body Script Analysis Stage Make-up Rehearsal and Performance II English Composition II College Algebra Third Semester Acting II Movement II: Stage Combat Rehearsal and Performance III Intro to Dramatic Literature Arts/Humanities Elective Social/Behavioral Science Elective Fourth Semester Audition Techniques and Strategies Theater Ensemble: Improv Rehearsal and Performance IV Laboratory Science Elective Arts/Humanities Elective Social/Behavioral Science Elective [-]

Associate of Science

Business Administration

Campus Full time 2 years September 2017 USA Independence

The Associate of Science Degree in business administration prepares students for positions in intermediate or top-level management. It is a desirable program for pre-law students interested in finance, banking, marketing, or any other major phase of business. Students planning to transfer to a four-year institution should monitor four-year degree requirments at specific schools... [+]

Business Administration The Associate of Science Degree in business administration prepares students for positions in intermediate or top-level management. It is a desirable program for pre-law students interested in finance, banking, marketing, or any other major phase of business. Students planning to transfer to a four-year institution should monitor four-year degree requirments at specific schools. The versatile, practical skill set learned in business classes can enhance any career choice and graduates leave Independence Community College with a solid base for entry into a wide range of corporate positions, such as marketing, sales, project management, administration, accounting, and business ownership. Independence Community College offers students the foundation for virtually any career choice through the Business Administration Program. First Semester English Composition I Microeconomics Computer Concepts & Applications Accounting I College Algebra Second Semester English Composition II Macroeconomics Public Speaking Arts/Humanities Elective Accounting II Third Semester Biological Science Elective Managerial Accounting Introduction to Analytic Processes Arts/Humanities Elective Social/Behavioral Elective Fourth Semester Physical Science Elective Arts/Humanities Elective Social/Behavioral Elective Arts/Humanities Elective Elementary Statistics [-]

Computer Science

Campus Full time 2 years September 2017 USA Independence

The Computer Science program prepares students for a degree in Computer Science or Information Systems by providing the basic courses for transfer to a four-year college or university. This program is intended to meet the requirements of the first two years of a sequence of courses leading to the Bachelor Degree or prepares a student to enter the job market in Computer Science or Information... [+]

Computer Science The Computer Science program prepares students for a degree in Computer Science or Information Systems by providing the basic courses for transfer to a four-year college or university. This program is intended to meet the requirements of the first two years of a sequence of courses leading to the Bachelor Degree or prepares a student to enter the job market in Computer Science or Information Systems. The Computer Science Program at Independence Community College is one of the best areas of study because it gives the student the skills necessary to enter the job market in Computer Science or continue to build on their skills. The program provides all the basic courses for transfer to a four-year college or university and is intended to meet the requirements of the first two years of a sequence of courses leading to the Bachelor Degree. Students graduating with this degree go on to major in Computer Science, Engineering, Engineering Technology, Physics, or even Atmospheric Sciences. First Semester English Composition I Microeconomics College Algebra or higher Introduction to Computer Aided Drafting Computer Concepts & Applications or Computer Information Systems Second Semester English Composition II Communication Elective Biological Science Elective Programming Language Elective Arts/Humanities Elective Third Semester Social/Behavioral Elective Arts/Humanities Elective Physical Science Elective Systems Analysis and Design Program Elective Fourth Semester Program Elective Accounting I Social/Behavioral Elective Macroeconomics [-]

Engineering Technology

Campus Full time 2 years September 2017 USA Independence

The following is a general course of study for students pursuing an Associate of Science Degree in the area of Engineering Technology, and as such will need to be adjusted for specific situations. Due to specific requirements for transfer to four-year institutions, and to make a best effort for needs of individual students, each student's best interests will be served through proper advising/counseling in... [+]

Engineering Technology The following is a general course of study for students pursuing an Associate of Science Degree in the area of Engineering Technology, and as such will need to be adjusted for specific situations. Due to specific requirements for transfer to four-year institutions, and to make a best effort for needs of individual students, each student's best interests will be served through proper advising/counseling in the ICC Engineering Technology Department. Courses of study can be individually tailored through departmental counseling. Many other courses listed in this catalog are suitable for specific situations. Independence Community College’s two-year programs provide a strong technical foundation wherein students can choose their area of study. Curriculum includes Design and Drafting Technology, Computer Aided Drafting Technology, Engineering Technology, Architectural Engineering Technology, and Civil Engineering Technology. The program is designed for the graduate with an Associate of Applied Science Degree to go directly into the workforce upon completion. Graduates are qualified for employment in such areas as designers, drafters (both on table and Computer-Aided-Drafting/Design), machine designers and detailers, drafting technicians, tracers, redrafters and drafting checkers. A degree in Engineering Technology can easily transfer to a four-year institution. Students wanting to transfer need to be aware of the specific requirements for transfer and seek advising/counseling in ICC’s Engineering Technology Department. First Semester English Composition I Microeconomics College Algebra Introduction to Computer Aided Drafting Computer Concepts & Applications Second Semester English Composition II Physical Science Engineering Graphics I Manufacturing Processes and Materials Computer Aided Drafting 2D Third Semester General Biology Introduction to Sociology Introduction to Technology Systems Arts/Humanities Elective Computer Aided Drafting 3D Fourth Semester Arts/Humanities Elective Social/Behavioral Science Elective CAD: Application Problem Solving Engineering Technology Elective Public Speaking [-]

Engineering Technology

Campus Full time 2 years September 2017 USA Independence

The following is a general course of study for students pursuing an Associate of Science Degree in the area of Engineering Technology, and as such will need to be adjusted for specific situations. Due to specific requirements for transfer to four-year institutions, and to make a best effort for needs of individual students, each student's best interests will be served through proper advising/counseling in... [+]

Engineering Technology The following is a general course of study for students pursuing an Associate of Science Degree in the area of Engineering Technology, and as such will need to be adjusted for specific situations. Due to specific requirements for transfer to four-year institutions, and to make a best effort for needs of individual students, each student's best interests will be served through proper advising/counseling in the ICC Engineering Technology Department. Courses of study can be individually tailored through departmental counseling. Many other courses listed in this catalog are suitable for specific situations. Independence Community College’s two-year programs provide a strong technical foundation wherein students can choose their area of study. Curriculum includes Design and Drafting Technology, Computer Aided Drafting Technology, Engineering Technology, Architectural Engineering Technology, and Civil Engineering Technology. The program is designed for the graduate with an Associate of Applied Science Degree to go directly into the workforce upon completion. Graduates are qualified for employment in such areas as designers, drafters (both on table and Computer-Aided-Drafting/Design), machine designers and detailers, drafting technicians, tracers, redrafters and drafting checkers. A degree in Engineering Technology can easily transfer to a four-year institution. Students wanting to transfer need to be aware of the specific requirements for transfer and seek advising/counseling in ICC’s Engineering Technology Department. First Semester English Composition I Microeconomics College Algebra Introduction to Computer Aided Drafting Computer Concepts & Applications Second Semester English Composition II Physical Science Engineering Graphics I Manufacturing Processes and Materials Computer Aided Drafting 2D Third Semester General Biology Introduction to Sociology Introduction to Technology Systems Arts/Humanities Elective Computer Aided Drafting 3D Fourth Semester Arts/Humanities Elective Social/Behavioral Science Elective CAD: Application Problem Solving Engineering Technology Elective Public Speaking [-]

Entrepreneurship

Campus Full time 2 years September 2017 USA Independence

Most people learn about running a small business the hard way, over the course of a long period of time. In the Entrepreneur/Small Business Management Program, the goal is to shorten the learning curve for the student by offering relevant courses that help them reach their potential as aspiring entrepreneurs and small business owners... [+]

Entrepreneurship Most people learn about running a small business the hard way, over the course of a long period of time. In the Entrepreneur/Small Business Management Program, the goal is to shorten the learning curve for the student by offering relevant courses that help them reach their potential as aspiring entrepreneurs and small business owners. The following is a general course of study for students pursuing an Associate of Science Degree in the area of Entrepreneurship/Small Business Management. Due to specific requirements for transfer to four-year institutions, each student's best interests will be served through proper advising/counseling. Students can in the program three ways. ICC offers both an Associate of Science Degree, suitable for transfer to a four-year college or university, and an Associate of Applied Science, designed as a terminal degree geared for practical use and application. A third option includes a shorter Entrepreneurship/Small Business Management Certificate Program. Additional program electives offer a wide base of interest and courses including: Internship, Business Statistics, Ethics in Leadership, Introduction to Entrepreneurship, Planning the Entrepreneurial Venture, Operations Management for Small Business, Small Business Web, Principles in Marketing, Introduction to Electronic Commerce, Retailing, and Introduction to Small Business Accounting and Finance. First Semester English Composition I Public Speaking Accounting I Microeconomics Computer Concepts & Applications Second Semester Arts/Humanities Electives Accounting II Macroeconomics English Composition II Program Elective Third Semester College Algebra Managerial Accounting or Introduction to Analytic Processes Arts/Humanities Electives General Psychology or Introduction to Sociology Fourth Semester Physical Science Elective Biological Science Elective Social/Behavioral Science Elective Program Elective [-]

Entrepreneurship

Campus Full time 2 years September 2017 USA Independence

Most people learn about running a small business the hard way, over the course of a long period of time. In the Entrepreneur/Small Business Management Program, the goal is to shorten the learning curve for the student by offering relevant courses that help them reach their potential as aspiring entrepreneurs and small business owners... [+]

Entrepreneurship Most people learn about running a small business the hard way, over the course of a long period of time. In the Entrepreneur/Small Business Management Program, the goal is to shorten the learning curve for the student by offering relevant courses that help them reach their potential as aspiring entrepreneurs and small business owners. The following is a general course of study for students pursuing an Associate of Science Degree in the area of Entrepreneurship/Small Business Management. Due to specific requirements for transfer to four-year institutions, each student's best interests will be served through proper advising/counseling. Students can in the program three ways. ICC offers both an Associate of Science Degree, suitable for transfer to a four-year college or university, and an Associate of Applied Science, designed as a terminal degree geared for practical use and application. A third option includes a shorter Entrepreneurship/Small Business Management Certificate Program. Additional program electives offer a wide base of interest and courses including: Internship, Business Statistics, Ethics in Leadership, Introduction to Entrepreneurship, Planning the Entrepreneurial Venture, Operations Management for Small Business, Small Business Web, Principles in Marketing, Introduction to Electronic Commerce, Retailing, and Introduction to Small Business Accounting and Finance. First Semester English Composition I Public Speaking Accounting I Microeconomics Computer Concepts & Applications Second Semester Arts/Humanities Electives Accounting II Macroeconomics English Composition II Program Elective Third Semester College Algebra Managerial Accounting or Introduction to Analytic Processes Arts/Humanities Electives General Psychology or Introduction to Sociology Fourth Semester Physical Science Elective Biological Science Elective Social/Behavioral Science Elective Program Elective [-]

Physical Science

Campus Full time 2 years September 2017 USA Independence

Physical science is the study of non-living systems and phenomena, in a variety of fields such as geology, inorganic chemistry, and physics. An associate's degree in physical science is excellent preparation for taking on a four-year degree focused more heavily in one of the specific fields... [+]

Physical Science Physical science is the study of non-living systems and phenomena, in a variety of fields such as geology, inorganic chemistry, and physics. An associate's degree in physical science is excellent preparation for taking on a four-year degree focused more heavily in one of the specific fields. At Independence Community College the Physical Science program offers an introduction to life science while providing students with a firm grasp of mathematics, chemistry, biology, and astronomy. The two-year Associate of Science Degree is designed as a transfer program for completion at a four-year college or university. Students gain theoretical knowledge and laboratory skills beneficial for an entry-level career in the physical sciences and leave the program well prepared for continued study. ICC’s small class sizes offer students more instructor contact, individualized attention, and result in higher rates of success. Each student wishing to receive a degree in a science program should consult with a science advisor prior to enrolling in any courses. First Semester English Composition I College Chemistry I College Algebra General Biology Second Semester English Composition II College Chemistry II Public Speaking or Interpersonal Communication Arts/Humanities Elective Social/Behavioral Science Elective Third Semester Computer Concepts & Applications General College Physics I Analytic Geometry & Calculus I Social/Behavioral Science Elective or Arts/Humanities Elective Fourth Semester Descriptive Astronomy Arts/Humanities Elective Social/Behavioral Science Elective General College Physics II [-]

Associate of Applied Science

Veterinary Technology

Campus Full time 2 years September 2017 USA Independence

Veterinary Technicians are the ‘nurse practitioners’ of the animal health care industry. They assist with day-to-day functions in animal clinics, research facilities, zoos, and wildlife facilities and, working under the supervision of a licensed Vet, provide support for all aspects of animal care... [+]

Veterinary Technology Veterinary Technicians are the ‘nurse practitioners’ of the animal health care industry. They assist with day-to-day functions in animal clinics, research facilities, zoos, and wildlife facilities and, working under the supervision of a licensed Vet, provide support for all aspects of animal care. Independence Community College’s Associate of Applied Science Degree offers students training in the form of classroom instruction as well as hands-on field experience and professional internships in animal care facilities. Students can expect to study biology, animal physiology, anatomy, common procedures and medications, health and hygiene, animal handling and other related topics. During the last quarter of the program, students work with real patients in real-life situations which provide them with essential preparation for working with animals and their owners as a Vet Tech. Veterinary Technicians are in high demand and studies show that the need for skilled Vet Techs will continue to grow for many years to come. ICC is one of only of a few colleges in Kansas to offer the highly sought training. The program is a selective admission plan and interested students are encouraged to apply early. Summer Session English Composition Ethics Social/Behavioral Science Elective First Semester Biology I General Chemistry Interpersonal Communication or Public Speaking Second Semester Biology II Introduction to Veterinary Technology Animal Facility Management I Anatomy & Physiology of Domestic Animals Veterinary Pharmacology Summer Session Zoo Internship Animal Facility Management II Small Animal Health Care Lab, Wild, and Exotic Animal Tech Principles of Anesthesiology Third Semester Clinical Pathology I Large Animal Health Care Veterinary Microbiology Veterinary Surgical Nursing & Clinical Skills Radiology Ultrasound, and Diagnostic Imaging Fourth Semester Clinical Pathology II Large Animal Technology Board Review for Vet Techs Vet Tech Office Practices Clinical Internship [-]

Certificate

Conflict Resolution Certificate

Campus Full time 2 years September 2017 USA Independence

ICC's Conflict Resolution Certificate Program provides its students with practical knowledge and training in conflict analysis and resolution, mediation, negotiation, peacebuilding, arbitration, group facilitation, and crisis management. The program actively incorporates intensive course sessions, lecture, seminars, and role-play in real and simulated situations to prepare students to utilize... [+]

Conflict Resolution Certificate ICC's Conflict Resolution Certificate Program provides its students with practical knowledge and training in conflict analysis and resolution, mediation, negotiation, peacebuilding, arbitration, group facilitation, and crisis management. The program actively incorporates intensive course sessions, lecture, seminars, and role-play in real and simulated situations to prepare students to utilize conflict analysis and resolution approaches in their work in a variety of fields. The Certificate Program is specifically designed for students and mid-career professionals to train them in conflict analysis and resolution theory, research, and practical techniques relevant to their focused area of study or work. The certification in conflict resolution is open to students or mid-career professionals seeking a certificate degree alone, as well as to students enrolled in an Associate's degree program. The Conflict Resolution course explores a variety of techniques, theories, and frameworks for analyzing and resolving conflict. Students will understand the procedure from conflict analysis to exploring techniques, process models, and third-party roles to constructively intervene in conflict. Because this class emphasizes building conflict resolution skills and abilities, a significant portion of the class will be experientially-based. Much of the class will involve engaging in simulated conflict scenarios and subsequent reflection. Interpersonal, small group, community, and international conflict will be discussed in the course, but special emphasis will be placed on interpersonal and small group conflicts as the building blocks for doing conflict resolution in larger and more complex settings. The certificate program in conflict resolution requires completion of 15 credit hours (5 classes). Coursework comprises descriptive readings, practicums, observations, simulated exercises, and discussions. Courses Conflict Analysis and Resolution Conflict and Peacebuilding Conflict, Identity, and Culture Conflict Resolution Elective History Psychology Political Science Criminology/Sociology English Composition Foreign Languages Public Speaking Interpersonal Communication Economics [-]

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Location address
Independence Community College,
1057 W. College Ave.

Independence, Kansas, KS 67301 US