North Iowa Area Community College

Introduction

North Iowa Area Community College (NIACC) is a nationally-ranked, two-year institution located in North Central Iowa that serves students of all ages and abilities. Starting in 1918 as Mason City Junior College, NIACC has the distinct privilege of being the oldest Iowa community college. In 2018, NIACC will be celebrating the College’s 100 year anniversary of providing an education to our students. Between 2012 and 2014, the College received four national rankings, including being ranked in the top 10 percent of all community colleges in the nation.

Located two hours south of Minneapolis, Minnesota and two hours north of Des Moines, Iowa, NIACC is big enough to provide many opportunities for students and small enough to give students the personal attention they need and deserve. We provide the four-year college experience at the two-year college price. The tuition at NIACC is generally about half the cost of the tuition at the state’s public universities, making the process of getting general education credits much more affordable for students and their families. We have transfer agreements with more than 40 four-year institutions, making it easy for NIACC graduates to transfer and continue their education.

The College sits on a 500-acre countryside campus that consists of modern facilities including the Student Activity Center, Recreation Center, Muse-Norris Conference Center and Murphy Manufacturing Technology Center, as well as lakeside student apartments. New student housing for approximately 400 students provides a state-of the-art facility.

The College also operates Community Education Centers in Charles City, Garner, Hampton, Lake Mills and Osage.

With a staff of approximately 300, the College currently offers nearly 40 one- and two-year career programs, the first two years toward a bachelor’s degree in most fields and an array of continuing education opportunities for professional and personal growth.

On average, the College serves more than 3,700 degree students each year and thousands more through non-credit programs.

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Courses

Accounting Degree

Campus Full time 4 semesters September 2017 USA Mason City

Are you interested in transferring to a four-year college or university and earning a bachelor’s degree? Students may wish to earn an Associate of Arts and apply their studies toward a bachelor’s degree in a business-related field at a four-year college or university. Students need courses that will facilitate their transfer to four-year institutions of their choice. Please consult with a NIACC counselor for... [+]

Accounting Degree Are you interested in transferring to a four-year college or university and earning a bachelor’s degree? Students may wish to earn an Associate of Arts and apply their studies toward a bachelor’s degree in a business-related field at a four-year college or university. Students need courses that will facilitate their transfer to four-year institutions of their choice. Please consult with a NIACC counselor for assistance in determining a schedule to meet your goal. The Business Division’s highest priority is to assist students in reaching their individual educational goals. Each instructor is dedicated to providing the highest quality instruction to facilitate this process. First Semester ENG-105 Composition I MAT-102 Intermediate Algebra* BCA-101 Intro to Computers and Information Systems Humanities class Social Science Class SDV-199 College Essentials Second Semester ENG-106 Composition II MAT-140 Finite Math (if needed)*** Humanities Class Science class ACC-111 Intro to Accounting (if needed or elective) Third Semester ACC-121 Principles of Accounting I ECN-120 Principles of Macroeconomics MAT-156 Intro to Statistics SPC-112 Public Speaking General Education Elective** Fourth Semester ACC-122 Principles of Accounting II ECN-130 Principles of Microeconomics MAT-161 Business Statistics Humanities class General Education Elective* *Appropriate math level needed before enrolling in any math class. **See NIACC catalog for list of General Education courses. ***Check with transfer institution. Note: Please check with transfer institution for their specific requirements or check with a NIACC counselor/advisor for further transfer planning. AA Degree meets the General Education Requirements for the College of Liberal Arts at most transfer institutions. Check with transfer institution for Foreign Language Requirement. Admission requirements vary from institution to institution. Contact the transfer institution or check with a NIACC counselor/advisor for assistance. Suggested schedule dependent on entry level of student. Note: It is recommended that Business core classes not be taken on the web for the College of Business at the University of Northern Iowa Note: The University of Iowa requires MAT-165 Calculus (Business Calculus) for prerequisite course for the College of Business. Note: For accounting majors at the U of Iowa, a 2.67 (B-) cumulative GPA is required in Accounting 121 and Accounting 122 with a 2.75 prerequisite GPA and 3.0 cumulative GPA and pass a writing assessment. Suggested Electives: Business Law I Principles of Management Suggested General Education Electives: College Algebra Calculus (for Business) [-]

Diploma

Administrative Office Associate Diploma

Campus Full time 1 year September 2017 USA Mason City

The Administrative Office Associate Diploma program is designed to prepare students for employment with financial institutions, retail establishments, manufacturers, private organizations, and Civil Service. [+]

The Administrative Office Associate Diploma program is designed to prepare students for employment with financial institutions, retail establishments, manufacturers, private organizations, and Civil Service. The graduate’s duties include keyboarding, filing, record keeping, operating office machines, transcribing, using a computer for word processing, spreadsheet, electronic presentation, and database projects, handling telephone services, and taking care of general office administration. NIACC’s classrooms are equipped with the latest in computers, office machines, and equipment. They are also staffed by qualified instructors in the business field. Career Opportunities Successful graduates can find job opportunities in the following occupational areas: Administrative Assistant Secretary Records Manager Receptionist Machine Transcriber Information Processing Operator First Term ADM-123 Document Formatting* ADM-131 Office Calculators BCA-129 Basic Word Processing BCA-215 Computer Business Applications BUS-121 Business Communications Business Elective(s) Second Term ACC-111 Introduction to Accounting OR ACC-121 Principles of Accounting I ADM-162 Office Procedures** BCA-152 Comprehensive Spreadsheets*** BUS-162 Workplace Professionalism Business Elective(s) *Prerequisite: Keyboarding skill of 30 wam with 3 errors or less is recommended. **Prerequisite: BCA-129 Basic Word Processing and BUS-121 Business Communications. ***Prerequisite: BCA-101 Introduction to Computers and Information Systems or BCA-215 Computer Business Applications. [-]

Agriculture Technology Diploma

Campus Full time 1 year September 2017 USA Mason City

The Agriculture Technology Diploma program is designed to provide students with the skills, aptitudes, and knowledge necessary to enter fields related to general agriculture. The program may be completed in two semesters by following the suggested curriculum, or it may be spread over three or more semesters. [+]

The Agriculture Technology Diploma program is designed to provide students with the skills, aptitudes, and knowledge necessary to enter fields related to general agriculture. The program may be completed in two semesters by following the suggested curriculum, or it may be spread over three or more semesters. The curriculum is presented in a format that includes classroom work, laboratory instruction and practice. Situational projects in the area of livestock, crop, and business enterprise management are included in the program. The program offers students desiring more advanced education the option of applying completed course work toward an Associate in Applied Science Degree. Career Opportunities Self-employed Farm or Business Management General Livestock or Crop Production Custom Livestock Feeding or Crop Production Animal Herdsman or Crop Technician Niche Market Production Agriculture-Related Sales First Year First Term AGA-154 Fundamentals of Soil Science AGB-133 Introduction to Ag Business AGS-109 Animal Science I AGS-110 Animal Science I Lab BCA-215 Computer Business Applications ENG-105 Composition I Second Term ACC-111 Introduction to Accounting AGA-114 Principles of Agronomy AGS-209 Animal Science II AGS-210 Animal Science II Lab Recommended Elective(s) [-]

Early Childhood Education Diploma

Campus Full time September 2017 USA Mason City

The Early Childhood Education Diploma program is designed to provide an introduction to the physical, social, emotional, and intellectual development of children from birth through age 8. This program helps prepare students for a rewarding career nurturing the growth and development of young children. [+]

The Early Childhood Education Diploma program is designed to provide an introduction to the physical, social, emotional, and intellectual development of children from birth through age 8. This program helps prepare students for a rewarding career nurturing the growth and development of young children. Students learn about child development, the child care field, and appropriate practices while working with children. In addition, this program addresses the competencies and functional areas necessary for students to begin the assessment and testing process for the Child Development Associate National Credential administered by the Council for Early Childhood Professional Recognition. Students can enter employment in an early childhood area upon completion of the program. Additionally, students have the option to continue their education and earn an associate and/or bachelor degree. Career Opportunities Successful graduates can find job opportunities in the following occupational areas: Child Care Centers Preschools In-home Day Care Centers Required Courses ECE-103 Introduction to Early Childhood Education ECE-131 Home and School Relationships in Early Childhood ECE-133 Child Health, Safety, and Nutrition ECE-159 Early Childhood Curriculum II OR ECE-221 Infant/Toddler Care and Education ECE-170 Child Growth and Development ECE-243 Early Childhood Guidance Suggested Electives ART-102 Art for Elementary Education BIO-123 Inquiry Into Life Science EDU-216 Introduction to Teaching EDU-219 Field Experience and Seminar EDU-235 Children's Literature EDU-246 Including Diverse Learners MAT-153 Math for Elementary Teachers I MAT-154 Math for Elementary Teachers II PSY-223 Child and Adolescent Psychology PSY-281 Educational Psychology [-]

General Machinist Diploma

Campus Full time 2 semesters September 2017 USA Mason City

General Machinist is a two-semester Diploma program designed to provide indepth study and considerable hands-on skills in the machine processing of a variety of metals. This one-year program provides the foundation for the Associate in Applied Science program, Tool and Die Technology. [+]

General Machinist is a two-semester Diploma program designed to provide indepth study and considerable hands-on skills in the machine processing of a variety of metals. This one-year program provides the foundation for the Associate in Applied Science program, Tool and Die Technology. Students become proficient in the operation of manual mills, lathes, grinders, drills, and saws as they complete increasingly complex projects while holding tight tolerances. Various pieces of precision measuring equipment (optical comparator, coordinate measuring machine, etc.) are used to check quality. Additional work in blueprint reading, heat-treating, and computer numerical controlled (CNC) machining is required to complete the General Machinist program. Diploma Earned Upon successful completion of the General Machinist curriculum with a grade point average of 2.00 (C) or higher, the student is awarded a Diploma. Program graduates have the option to continue into the A.A.S. Tool and Die Technology program or immediately begin employment in an area of machine shop or manufacturing facility producing a wide variety of machine parts. Costs Tuition is based on the number of credit hours and legal residence and is subject to change or modification. Financial Aid/Scholarships Financial assistance is available in the form of grants, scholarships, loans, and part-time employment (work study). Students apply for financial aid by completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Career Opportunities Operate and set up CNC mills and lathes Maintenance work Operate and set up manual equipment [-]

Heating and Air Conditioning Technology Diploma

Campus Full time 2 years September 2017 USA Mason City

Heating, air conditioning, and refrigeration technicians, often referred to as HVACR technicians, work on heating, ventilation, cooling, and refrigeration systems that control the air quality in many types of buildings. [+]

Heating, air conditioning, and refrigeration technicians, often referred to as HVACR technicians, work on heating, ventilation, cooling, and refrigeration systems that control the air quality in many types of buildings. Heating and air conditioning systems control the temperature, humidity, and overall air quality in homes, businesses, and other buildings. By providing a climate-controlled environment, refrigeration systems make it possible to store and transport food, medicine, and other perishable items. The Heating and Air Conditioning Technology program prepares students for entry into the residential, commercial and industrial heating, ventilation, and air conditioning industry. Entrance Advising Due to the highly technical nature of this program and NIACC’s commitment to giving students the best possible opportunity for success, students will be scheduled for advisement sessions with counselors and program personnel. In these sessions, the student’s career plans, previous background, transcripts, test scores, life experiences, and motivation will aid in designing a positive education experience. Career Opportunities Completion of the Diploma program prepares graduates to enter the Heating and Air Conditioning Technology Degree program or to enter the following occupations: Residential Heating/Air-Conditioning Service Mechanic Heating/Air-Conditioning Installer Heating/Air-Conditioning Parts Salesperson Completion of the degree program prepares graduates to enter the following occupations: Commercial Heating/Air-Conditioning Controls Technician Commercial Heating/Air-Conditioning Service Technician Heating/Air-Conditioning Lab Technician Heating/Air-Conditioning Sales Engineer Heating/Air-Conditioning Parts Manager Manufacturer’s Field Service Representative [-]

Insurance and Financial Management Diploma

Campus Full time 2 years September 2017 USA Mason City

An Insurance and Financial Management Degree will provide students with the fundamental knowledge, skills and tools necessary to move into their career or advance in their educational program. Improve your own personal balance sheet with an A.A.S. Degree in NIACC’s Insurance and Financial Management program. [+]

Drive a car? Rent or own a home? Manage a Fortune 500 company? Chances are you answered yes to at least one of those questions. Insurance and Financial Management is everywhere and savvy students can use this training to their career advantage. An Insurance and Financial Management Degree will provide students with the fundamental knowledge, skills and tools necessary to move into their career or advance in their educational program. Improve your own personal balance sheet with an A.A.S. Degree in NIACC’s Insurance and Financial Management program. Career Opportunities Successful graduates can find job opportunities in the following occupational areas: Management Customer Service Sales Commercial Bankers/Lenders Financial Analysts Investment Bankers Private Wealth Managers First Year BCA-215 Computer Business Applications OR BCA-101 Introduction to Computers and Information Systems BUS-102 Introduction to Business MGT-101 Principles of Management* Business Elective(s) BUS-121 Business Communications OR BUS-130 Introduction to Entrepreneurship OR BUS-161 Human Relations OR General Education elective ACC-111 Introduction to Accounting BCA-152 Comprehensive Spreadsheets** BUS-162 Workplace Professionalism+ MGT-170 Human Resource Management MKT-110 Principles of Marketing Second Year BUS-185 Business Law I ENG-105 Composition I Concentration Courses ENG-106 Composition II*** Concentration Courses Natural Science/Mathematics Elective(s) *Prerequisite: BUS-102 Introduction to Business is recommended. **Prerequisite: BCA-101 Introduction to Computers and Information Systems or BCA-215 Computer Business Applications. ***Prerequisite: ENG-105 Composition I. +If you anticipate achieving a two-year degree, enroll in a Business Elective your first year and BUS-162 Workplace Professionalism your second year, preferably the Fourth Term. [-]

Legal Office Associate Diploma

Campus Full time 1 year September 2017 USA Mason City

The Legal Office Associate Diploma program is designed to prepare students for employment with law offices, insurance companies, financial institutions, courts and police departments, as well as in legal departments of business firms and government offices. [+]

The Legal Office Associate Diploma program is designed to prepare students for employment with law offices, insurance companies, financial institutions, courts and police departments, as well as in legal departments of business firms and government offices. The graduate’s duties include transcribing dictation; preparing letters, memos, court and client documents; filing; handling telephone services; making appointments and receiving clients; ordering supplies; making travel arrangements; taking care of general office administration; and using a computer for word processing, spreadsheet, electronic presentation, and database projects. NIACC’s classrooms are equipped with the latest in computers, office machines, and equipment. They are also staffed by qualified instructors in the business and legal fields. Career Opportunities Successful graduates can find job opportunities in the following occupational areas: Legal Office Assistant Legal Secretary Legal Transcriber Legal Records Manager Legal Information Processing Operator Receptionist Appointment Clerk First Term ADM-123 Document Formatting* ADM-131 Office Calculators BCA-129 Basic Word Processing BCA-215 Computer Business Applications BUS-121 Business Communications Business Elective(s) Second Term ACC-111 Introduction to Accounting OR ACC-121 Principles of Accounting I ADM-162 Office Procedures** ADM-185 Legal Terminology and Transcription BUS-162 Workplace Professionalism BUS-185 Business Law I Business Elective(s) *Prerequisite: Keyboarding skill of 30 wam with 3 errors or less is recommended. **Prerequisites: BCA-129 Basic Word Processing and BUS-121 Business Communications. [-]

Marketing and Sales Diploma

Campus Full time 1 year September 2017 USA Mason City

The Marketing and Sales Diploma helps students explore several important areas of an organization, including marketing, promotion and sales. To successfully communicate an idea, to serve the needs of your customers more effectively, and to be competitive in the marketplace, learning effective selling skills is essential for everyone. From the CEO to the Administrative Assistant, everyone in every company is selling every hour of every day whether they are aware of this fact or not! [+]

The Marketing and Sales Diploma helps students explore several important areas of an organization, including marketing, promotion and sales. To successfully communicate an idea, to serve the needs of your customers more effectively, and to be competitive in the marketplace, learning effective selling skills is essential for everyone. From the CEO to the Administrative Assistant, everyone in every company is selling every hour of every day whether they are aware of this fact or not! Strengths: Marketing is an attitude, philosophy, and perspective that stresses customer relationships to provide satisfaction. Marketing plays an important role in society, is important to business, and offers outstanding career opportunities. Degree Earned Upon successful completion of the Marketing and Sales curriculum with a grade point average of 2.00 (C) or higher, the student is awarded a Diploma. Costs Tuition is based on the number of credit hours and legal residence and is subject to change or modification. Financial Aid/Scholarships Financial assistance is available in the form of grants, scholarships, loans, and part-time employment (work study). Students apply for financial aid by completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Career Opportunities: Successful graduates can find job opportunities in the following occupational areas: Sales Representative Department Manager Store Manager Promotion/Advertising Merchandise Buying/Planning Sales Human Resources Management [-]

Welding Diploma

Campus Full time 2 semesters September 2017 USA Mason City

Welding Diploma is a two-semester program designed for individuals seeking skill development and certification in common welding procedures leading to employment in a variety of industries. The program is recognized as an Institutional Member of the American Welding Society and upon completion of all coursework, AWS Certification can be attained. [+]

Welding Diploma is a two-semester program designed for individuals seeking skill development and certification in common welding procedures leading to employment in a variety of industries. The program is recognized as an Institutional Member of the American Welding Society and upon completion of all coursework, AWS Certification can be attained. The program’s outlined competencies are achieved through a combination of classroom theory, welding demonstration, and practice. Primary emphasis is placed upon hands-on skill development in a state-of-the-art lab facility. Through completion of the program, students gain competency in arc, gas, and automated welding and cutting processes. Degree Earned Upon successful completion of WEL-222 and WEL-223 with a grade point average of 2.00 (C) or higher, the student is awarded a Certificate in Welding. Upon successful completion of the Welding curriculum with a grade point average of 2.00 (C) or higher, the student is awarded a Diploma. Costs Tuition is based on the number of credit hours and legal residence and is subject to change or modification. Financial Aid/Scholarships Financial assistance is available in the form of grants, scholarships, loans, and part-time employment (work study). Students apply for financial aid by completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Career Opportunities for Welding Completion of this program prepares graduates to enter the following occupations: Production Welder Maintenance Welder Robot Operator Building/Structural Welder Ag/Construction Equipment Repair Technician Fabricator Industries that use welding: Agriculture Manufacturing Automotive Construction Mining Utilities For specific information contact the Career and Placement Center or the NIACC Industrial Division. [-]

Associate Degree

Acturial Science and Statistics Associate Degree

Campus Full time 4 semesters September 2017 USA Mason City

Acturial Science and Statistics Associate Degree [+]

Acturial Science and Statistics Associate Degree First Semester ENG-105 Composition I MAT-210 Calculus I * MAT-156 Intro to Statistics SDV-199 College Essentials Humanities class Second Semester ENG-106 Composition II MAT-216 Calculus II MAT-161 Business Statistics CIS-119 Intro to Programming Humanities class Third Semester SPC-112 Public Speaking CHM-166 General Chemistry I OR PHY-212 Classical Physics I MAT-219 Calculus III ECN-120 Principles of Macroeconomics ACC-121 Principles of Accounting I Fourth Semester MAT-226 Differential Equations w/ Laplace ECN-130 Principles of Microeconomics Social Science class Humanities class Electives *Appropriate math level needed before enrolling in any math class. See NIACC catalog for list of courses. Note: Please check with transfer institution for their specific requirements or check with a NIACC counselor/advisor for further transfer planning. AA Degree requirements are met with this sample schedule. General Education Requirements are met at most transfer institutions. AS Degree requirements are also met with 20 or more math/science credits. Check with transfer institution for Foreign Language and Diversity Requirement. Admission requirements vary from institution to institution. Contact the transfer institution or check with a NIACC counselor/advisor for assistance. Suggested schedule dependent on entry level of student. Must be accepted into the program at a transfer institution. Suggested electives: Introduction to Computers Principles of Marketing Principles of Accounting II [-]

Chemistry Associates Degree - with transfer to 4-year university

Campus Full time 2 years September 2017 USA Mason City

NIACC offers the first two years toward a bachelor’s degree in virtually any field. 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. [+]

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. 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. Chemistry Sample Schedule (2 year plan) First Semester SDV-199 College Essentials 1 s.h. ENG-105 Composition I 3 s.h. CHM-166 General Chemistry I 5 s.h. SPC-112 Public Speaking 3 s.h. Humanitiesb 3 s.h. Total 15 s.h. Second Semester ENG-106 Composition II 3 s.h. CHM-176 General Chemistry II 5 s.h. MAT-210 Calculus Ia h 4 s.h. Social Sciencec 3 s.h. Humanities 2 s.h. Total 17 s.h. Third Semester CHM-263 Organic Chemistry I 5 s.h. PHY-212 Classical Physics Id 5 s.h. MAT-216 Calculus IIg 4 s.h. Humanitiesb 3 s.h. Total 17 s.h. Fourth Semester CHM-273 Organic Chemistry II 5 s.h. PHY-222 Classical Physics II f 5 s.h. Social Sciencec 6 s.h. Total 16 s.h. a – Appropriate math level needed before enrolling in any math class. See NIACC catalog for list of General Education courses. b – Latin American History and Culture (HIS-260) if transferring to UNI. c – Macroeconomics (ECN-120), if transferring to ISU. d – Could take College Physics I/Lab (PHY-162/162L) if transferring to UI/BA degree. e – Microeconomics (ECN-130), if transferring to ISU. f – Could take College Physics II/Lab (PHY-172/172L) if transferring to UI. g – Also Calculus III (MAT-219), if transferring to ISU/BS degree. h – May also have to take Pre-Calculus (MAT-128) if transferring to UNI. Note: Please check with transfer institution for their specific requirements or check with a NIACC counselor/advisor for further transfer planning. AS Degree requirements are met with this sample schedule. General Education Requirements will need to be completed at most transfer institutions. Check with transfer institution for Foreign Language Requirement. Admission requirements vary from institution to institution. Contact the transfer institution or check with a NIACC counselor/advisor for assistance. Suggested schedule dependent on entry level of student. Suggested electives and additional General Education courses: Differential Equations Introduction of Computers & Info Sys (BCA-101) Strategies for Academic Success [-]

Criminal Justice Associates Degree - with transfer to 4-year university

Campus Full time 2 years September 2017 USA Mason City

The NIACC Criminal Justice program prepares you for employment with public or private agencies concerned with public safety, crime prevention, or the apprehension and rehabilitation of criminals. Graduates of this two-year program earn an Associate in Arts (AA) Degree and a NIACC Criminal Justice Certificate. [+]

The NIACC Criminal Justice program prepares you for employment with public or private agencies concerned with public safety, crime prevention, or the apprehension and rehabilitation of criminals. Graduates of this two-year program earn an Associate in Arts (AA) Degree and a NIACC Criminal Justice Certificate. Picture of Crime SceneThe curriculum also meets requirements for those already employed by criminal justice agencies who wish to obtain further education for professional advancement, as well as for those who desire advanced study in criminology or social welfare. Approximately half of the graduates from this program go on to earn a bachelor’s degree in criminal justice at senior institutions. NIACC has an agreement with the Iowa Law Enforcement Academy which allows up to 15 hours of credit earned at the Academy to be awarded at NIACC. What Will I Learn? Crime Scene Investigation Latent fingerprint collection procedures Basic criminal law Application of fundamental investigative techniques Identification, handling and proper collection of evidence Rules and procedures for courts, corrections and police Rules governing admissibility of evidence in court Interview and interrogation tactics Effective report writing …and much more! Career Opportunities Picture of Officer pat downCriminal Justice program graduates may obtain employment in a variety of positions such as: Police Officer Sheriff Deputy Probation/Parole Officer State Investigator Federal Investigator Private Security NIACC’s strong articulation agreements with four-year academic institutions also allow credit for Criminal Justice program classes to transfer and facilitate completion of a four-year degree in Criminal Justice. [-]

Engineering Associates Degree - with transfer to 4-year university

Campus Full time 2 years September 2017 USA Mason City

NIACC offers the first two years toward a bachelor’s degree in virtually any field. 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. [+]

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. 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. Engineering Sample Schedule (2 year plan) First Semester ENG-102 Composition & Speech I 4 s.h. CHM-166 General Chemistry I 5 s.h. EGR-100 Orientation to Engineering 1 s.h. EGT-181 Engineering Problems/Fortran 3 s.h. MAT-210 Calculus I 4 s.h. SDV-199 College Essentials 1 s.h. Total 18 s.h. Second Semester** ENG-103 Composition & Speech II 4 s.h. EGT-192 Engineering Graphics/Design 3 s.h. MAT-216 Calculus II 4 s.h. CHM-176 General Chemistry 5 s.h. Total 16 s.h. Third Semester** EGT-129 Statics of Engineering** 3 s.h. MAT-219 Calculus III 4 s.h. PHY-212 Classical Physics I 5 s.h. Humanities/Social Science class 3 s.h. Total 15 s.h. Fourth Semester** MAT-226 Differential Equations with Laplace 3 s.h. PHY-222 Classical Physics II 5 s.h. Humanities/Social Science class 3-6 s.h. Total 11-14 s.h. *– Appropriate math level needed before enrolling in any math class. See NIACC catalog for list of Humanities/Social Science courses. Check specific transfer college for list. Note: Please check with transfer institution for their specific requirements or check with a NIACC counselor/advisor for further transfer planning. AS Degree requirements are met with this sample schedule. General Education Requirements will need to be completed at most transfer institutions. Check with transfer institution for Foreign Language Requirement. Admission requirements vary from institution to institution. Contact the transfer institution or check with a NIACC counselor/advisor for assistance. Suggested schedule dependent on entry level of student. Schedule will vary dependent on type of engineering.** Suggested Electives: Introduction to Computers and Information Systems Mechanics of Materials Macroeconomics Microeconomics [-]

English Associates Degree - with transfer to 4-year university

Campus Full time 2 years September 2017 USA Mason City

NIACC offers the first two years toward a bachelor’s degree in virtually any field. 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. [+]

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. 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. English Sample Schedule (2 year plan) First Semester SDV-199 College Essentials 1 s.h. ENG-105 Composition I 3 s.h. SPC-112 Public Speaking 3 s.h. MAT-156 Intro to Statisticsa 3 s.h. JOU-115 Intro to Journalism 3 s.h. JOU-145 Logos 1 s.h. Total 14 s.h. Second Semester ENG-106 Composition II 3 s.h. LIT-101 Intro to Literature 3 s.h. JOU-145 Logos 1 s.h. PSY-111 Intro to Psychology 3 s.h. Science 3-4 s.h. Electivec d e 2-3 s.h. Total 15-17 s.h. Third Semester LIT-150 World Literature I 3 s.h. LIT-131 Native American Literature 3 s.h. JOU-245 Logos 1 s.h. POL-111 Amer. Natl. Govt. 3 s.h. Natural Science 3-4 s.h. Electivec d e 2 s.h. Total 15-16 s.h. Fourth Semester LIT-151 World Literature II 3 s.h. LIT-130 African American Literature 3 s.h. LIT-170 Poetry/Drama 3 s.h. JOU-245 Logos 1 s.h. Social Scienceb c d 3 s.h. Electivec d e 3 s.h. Total 16 s.h. Note: Please check with transfer institution for their specific requirements or check with a NIACC counselor/advisor for further transfer planning. a – Appropriate math level needed before enrolling in any math class. b – PSY-121, Developmental Psychology if transferring to Iowa State University. c – If transferring to ISU, consider courses from U.S. Diversity/International Perspectives. d – If transferring to the University of Iowa, consider courses from the General Education lists of International & Global Issues; Literary, Visual, and Performing Arts; and Values, Society, and Diversity. e – If transferring to UNI, consider HIS-254/260, American Indian History/Latin American History and Culture (Non-Western Culture requirement). Suggested electives and additional General Education courses: Intro to Teaching Short Story/Novel Oral Interpretation Intro to Computers Strategies for Academic Success Educational Psychology Group Communication U.S. History Computer Business Apps Creative Writing Interpersonal Communication Social Problems College Reading Strategies AA Degree meets the General Education Requirements for the College of Liberal Arts at most transfer institutions. Check with transfer institution for Foreign Language Requirement. Admission requirements vary from institution to institution. Contact the transfer institution or check with a NIACC counselor/advisor for assistance. Suggested schedule dependent on entry level of student. [-]

Environmental Science Associate Degree

Campus Full time 4 semesters September 2017 USA Mason City

Environmental Science Associate Degree [+]

Environmental Science Associate Degree First Semester ENG-102 Composition & Speech I CHM-166 General Chemistry I BIO-202 Biology I MAT-210 Calculus I* SDV-199 College Essentials Second Semester ENG-103 Composition & Speech II CHM-176 General Chemistry II BIO-203 Biology II MAT-216 Calculus II ^ Third Semester PHY-162 College Physics I CHM-263 Organic Chemistry I ^ Humanities classes Social Science class Fourth Semester PHY-172 College Physics II ^ MAT-156 Intro to Statistics Humanities class Social Science classes *Appropriate math level needed before enrolling in any math class. ^Check with transfer institution. Not all institutions require this course for this major. Note: Please check with transfer institution for their specific requirements and check with a NIACC counselor/advisor for further transfer planning. AA Degree meets the General Education Requirements for the College of Liberal Arts at most transfer institutions. An AS Degree may be sufficient for this major–confirm appropriateness with your transfer institution. Check with transfer institution for Foreign Language & Diversity Requirements. Admission requirements vary from institution to institution. Contact the transfer institution for assistance. Suggested schedule dependent on entry level of student. Suggested classes: Ethics American History Macro/Microeconomics Social Problems American National Government Environmental Science [-]

Forestry Associates Degree - with transfer to 4-year university

Campus Full time 2 years September 2017 USA Mason City

NIACC offers the first two years toward a bachelor’s degree in virtually any field. 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. [+]

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. 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. Forestry Sample Schedule (2 year plan) First Semester ENG-105 Composition I ^ 3 s.h. CHM-151 College Chemistry 4 s.h. MAT-121 College Algebra * 4 s.h. SDV-199 College Essentials 1 s.h. AGA-154 Fundamentals of Soil Science 3 s.h. Total 15 s.h. Second Semester ENG-106 Composition ^ 3 s.h. CHM-152 College Chemistry II 4 s.h. SOC-110 Intro. to Sociology 3 s.h. MUS-100, PHI-101 OR DRA-119 3 s.h. Social Science Classes 3 s.h. Total 16 s.h. Third Semester BIO-202 Biology I ** 4 s.h. ENV-110 Environmental Science 3 s.h. PHI-105 Intro to Ethics 3 s.h. MAT-156 Intro to Statistics 3 s.h. SOC-115 Social Problems ^^ 3 s.h. Total 16 s.h. Fourth Semester SPC-112 Public Speaking 3 s.h. BIO-203 Biology II ** 4 s.h. MAT-140 Finite Math 3 s.h. SDV-210 Coop Ed. Internship ** 2 s.h. Humanities class (see ISU international perspective options) 3 s.h. Total 15 s.h. See NIACC catalog for list of Humanities and Social Science courses. *- Appropriate math level needed before enrolling in any math class. **- To be accepted at ISU, BIO 202 & BIO 203 must BOTH be taken at NIACC. ***- Practical work experience required in this field for a four year degree. ^– ISU requires a minimum of C grade for these classes. ^^– SOC-115 fulfills ISU U.S. Diversity requirement ISU will accept a total of 65 community college credits. International Perspective options: ART 203, 204, FLS 142, HIS 112, 113, MUS 100, POL 121 Note: Please check with transfer institution for their specific requirements and check with a NIACC counselor/advisor for further transfer planning. AA Degree meets the General Education Requirements for the College of Liberal Arts at most transfer institutions. An AS Degree may be sufficient for this major–confirm appropriateness with your transfer institution. Check with transfer institution for Foreign Language & Diversity Requirements. Admission requirements vary from institution to institution. Contact the transfer institution for assistance. Suggested schedule dependent on entry level of student. [-]

History Associates Degree - with transfer to 4-year university

Campus Full time 2 years September 2017 USA Mason City

NIACC offers the first two years toward a bachelor’s degree in virtually any field. 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. [+]

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. 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. History Sample Schedule (2 year plan) First Semester ENG-105 Composition I 3 s.h. MAT-110 Math for Liberal Arts* 3 s.h. HIS-151 US History to 1877 3 s.h. Social Science class 3 s.h. SDV-199 College Essentials 1 s.h. Elective 3 s.h. Total 16 s.h. Second Semester ENG-106 Composition II 3 s.h. HIS-152 US History Since 1877 3 s.h. Science class 3-4 s.h. Social Science class 3 s.h. Elective 3 s.h. Total 15-16 s.h. Third Semester Additional History Course 3 s.h. HIS-112 Western Civilization: Ancient To Early Modern 4 s.h. Social Science class 3 s.h. Electives 3 s.h. SPC-112 Public Speaking 3 s.h. Total 16 s.h. Fourth Semester HIS-113 Western Civilization: Early Modern to Present 4 s.h. Natural Science class 3-4 s.h. Electives 8 s.h. Total 15-16 s.h. *– Appropriate math level needed before enrolling in any math class. See NIACC catalog for list of General Education courses. Note: Please check with transfer institution for their specific requirements or check with a NIACC counselor/advisor for further transfer planning. AA Degree meets the General Education Requirements for the College of Liberal Arts at most transfer institutions. Check with transfer institution for Foreign Language Requirement. Admission requirements vary from institution to institution. Contact the transfer institution or check with a NIACC counselor/advisor for assistance. Suggested schedule dependent on entry level of student. Suggested Electives: College Reading Strategies Computer Business Apps Macroeconomics Microeconomics Introduction to Computers Physical Geography Social Problems Foreign Language [-]

Journalism Associates Degree - with transfer to 4-year university

Campus Full time 2 years September 2017 USA Mason City

NIACC offers the first two years toward a bachelor’s degree in virtually any field. 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. [+]

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. 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. Journalism Sample Schedule (2 year plan) First Semester ENG-102 Composition & Speech I3 s.h. 4 s.h. JOU-115 Intro to Journalism 3 s.h. JOU-145 Logos 1 s.h. MAT-110 Math for Liberal Artsa 3 s.h. SDV-199 College Essentials 1 s.h. Electiveb c d e 3 s.h. Total 15 s.h. Second Semester ENG-103 Composition & Speech II 4 s.h. JOU-121 News Writing/Reporting 3 s.h. JOU-145 Logos 1 s.h. Social Science classb 3 s.h. Electiveb c d e 5 s.h. Total 16 s.h. Third Semester PHI-105 Introduction to Ethics 3 s.h. JOU-145 Logos 1 s.h. MKT-110 Intro to Marketing 3 s.h. Science class 3-4 s.h. Social Science class b 3 s.h. Humanitiesb c 3 s.h. Total 16-17 s.h. Fourth Semester POL-111 Amer. Nat’l Government OR POL-112 Amer. St. & Local Govt. 3 s.h. MKT-150 Principles of Advertising 3 s.h. JOU-145 Logos 1 s.h. SPC-111 Public Speaking 2 s.h. Natural Science class 3-4 s.h. Electiveb c d e 3 s.h. Total 15-16 s.h. a – Appropriate math level needed before enrolling in any math class. If transferring to UNI, MAT-156 (Intro to Statistics) or if pursuing a research-focused major area of study. b – If transferring to ISU, consider courses from U.S. Diversity/International Perspectives. c – If transferring to the University of Iowa, consider courses from the General Education lists of International & Global Issues; Literary, Visual, and Performing Arts; and Values, Society, and Diversity. d – If transferring to UNI, consider HIS-254, American Indian History (Non-Western Culture requirement). e – If transferring to UNI, take BCA-101 (Intro to Computer and information Systems) and SPC-131 (Group Communication). Note: Please check with transfer institution for their specific requirements or check with a NIACC counselor/advisor for further transfer planning. UNI lists Journalism as a minor course of study on its web site. AA Degree meets the General Education Requirements for the College of Liberal Arts at most transfer institutions. Check with transfer institution for Foreign Language Requirement. Admission requirements vary from institution to institution. Contact the transfer institution or check with a NIACC counselor/advisor for assistance. Suggested schedule dependent on entry level of student. Suggested electives and additional General Education courses: College Reading Strategies Computer Business Applications Into to Computers Literature classes Creative Writing Creative Photography Intro to Psychology Principles of Macroeconomics Intro to Sociology Strategies for Academic Success [-]

Management Information Systems Associate Degree

Campus Full time 4 semesters September 2017 USA Mason City

Management Information Systems Associate Degree [+]

Management Information Systems Associate Degree First Semester ENG-102 Composition & Speech I MAT-121 College Algebra* BCA-101 Intro to Computers & Information Systems BCA-103 MIS SDV-199 College Essentials Second Semester ENG-103 Composition & Speech II MAT-140 Finite Math OR MAT-165 Calculus (Business) Humanities class ACC-111 Intro to Actg (if needed or elective) Science class Third Semester ACC-121 Accounting Principles I ECN-120 Macroeconomics MAT-156 Intro to Statistics Humanities class Social Science class Fourth Semester ACC-122 Accounting Principles II ECN-130 Microeconomics MAT-161 Business Statistics Humanities class Elective* *Appropriate math level needed before enrolling in any math class. See NIACC catalog for list of General Education courses. Note: Please check with transfer institution for their specific requirements or check with a NIACC counselor/advisor for further transfer planning. AA Degree meets the General Education Requirements for the College of Liberal Arts atmost transfer institutions. Check with transfer institution for Foreign Language Requirement. Admission requirements vary from institution to institution. Contact the transfer institution or check with a NIACC counselor/advisor for assistance. Suggested schedule dependent on entry level of student. Note: It is recommended that Business core courses not be taken as web classes for the College of Business at the University of Northern Iowa. Note: The University of Iowa requires MAT-165 Calculus (Business Calculus) as a prerequisite course for the College of Business. Suggested electives: Intro to Programming Logic Database and SQL Intro to Programming Fundamentals of Project Management College Reading Strategies [-]

Marketing Management Associate Degree

Campus Full time Part time September 2017 USA Mason City

Not cut out for a career in sales? Think again!! Everyone sells, every day. Whether you are selling your skills during an interview, selling an idea to your boss, or even selling your students on a concept, you are selling! We all work with other people, and need to learn how to effectively improve and use our skills to make the workplace more productive, more profitable, and more enjoyable for everyone! [+]

Marketing Management Associate Degree Not cut out for a career in sales? Think again!! Everyone sells, every day. Whether you are selling your skills during an interview, selling an idea to your boss, or even selling your students on a concept, you are selling! We all work with other people, and need to learn how to effectively improve and use our skills to make the workplace more productive, more profitable, and more enjoyable for everyone! [-]

Occupational Therapy Associate Degree

Campus Full time 4 semesters September 2017 USA Mason City

Occupational Therapy Associate Degree [+]

Occupational Therapy Associate Degree First Semester ENG-102 Composition & Speech I MAT-121 College Algebra* CHM-153 College Chemistry I AND 153L College Chemistry Lab BIO-202 Biology I AND 202L Biology I Lab SDV-199 College Essentials Second Semester ENG-103 Composition & Speech II PSY-111 Intro to Psychology CHM-163 College Chemistry I AND 163L College Chemistry Lab BIO-203 Biology I AND 203L Biology I Lab Third Semester BIO-206 Anatomy & Physiology I AND 206L A & P I Lab PSY-121 Developmental Psychology BCA-101 Intro to Computers HSC-120 Medical Terminology I Humanities elective (Art or music, applied course) Fourth Semester BIO-207 Anatomy & Physiology II AND 207L A & P II Lab MAT-156 Intro to Statistics PHI-105 Intro to Ethics PSY-241 Abnormal Psychology Humanities Elective *Appropriate math level needed before enrolling in any math class. See NIACC catalog for course placement information. Recommended Electives: ANT-105 Cultural Anthropology; SOC-110 Intro to Sociology; PHY-106 Survey of Physics Note: Please check with transfer institution for their specific requirements and check with a NIACC counselor/advisor for further transfer planning. Sample schedule meets AA & AS degree requirements at NIACC. Check with transfer institution for Foreign Language & Diversity Requirements. Suggested schedule dependent on entry level of student. Students are responsible for maintaining direct contact with specific professional schools for current prerequisite guidelines and admission criteria. [-]

Occupational Therapy Associates Degree - with transfer to 4-year university

Campus Full time 2 years September 2017 USA Mason City

NIACC offers the first two years toward a bachelor’s degree in virtually any field. 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. [+]

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. 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. Occupational Therapy Sample Schedule (2 year plan) First Semester ENG-105 Composition I 3 s.h. MAT-156 Intro to Statistics* 3 s.h. BIO-102 Intro to Biology# AND BIO-103 Intro To Biology Lab 4 s.h. SDV-199 College Essentials 1 s.h. PSY-111 Intro to Psychology 3 s.h. Total 14 s.h. Second Semester ENG-106 Composition II 3 s.h. PSY-121 Developmental Psychology 3 s.h. PHY-106 Survey of Physics* 4 s.h. PHI-105 Intro to Ethics 3 s.h. SPC-112 Public Speaking 3 s.h. Total 16 s.h. Third Semester BIO-206 Anatomy & Physiology I AND BIO-206L A & P I Lab 4 s.h. PSY-241 Abnormal Psychology 3 s.h. HSC-120 Medical Terminology I 3 s.h. Humanities elective 3 s.h. Elective 3 s.h. Total 16 s.h. Fourth Semester BIO-207 Anatomy & Physiology II AND BIO-207L A & P II Lab 4 s.h. SOC-110 Intro to Sociology 3 s.h. Humanities Elective 3 s.h. Elective 3 s.h. Total 13 s.h. *– Appropriate math level needed before enrolling in this course. See NIACC catalog for course placement information. #– If needed as prerequisite for BIO-206, Anatomy & Physiology I. Sample schedule meets AA degree requirements at NIACC. With the addition of another math or science course the AS degree would also be earned. Check with transfer institution for Foreign Language & Diversity Requirements. Suggested schedule dependent on entry level of student. Students are responsible for maintaining direct contact with specific professional schools for current prerequisite guidelines and admission criteria. Programs may be competitive admission and require a specific gpa. A list of accredited programs is available at aota.org. [-]

Public Relations Associates Degree - with transfer to 4-year university

Campus Full time 2 years September 2017 USA Mason City

NIACC offers the first two years toward a bachelor’s degree in virtually any field. 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. [+]

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. 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. Public Relations Sample Schedule (2 year plan) First Semester ENG-105 Composition I 3 s.h. MAT-110 Math for Liberal Arts* 3 s.h. BUS-102 Intro to Business 3 s.h. BCA-215 Computer Business Apps 3 s.h. SDV-199 College Essentials 1 s.h. Social Science Class 3 s.h. Total 16 s.h. Second Semester ENG-106 Composition II 3 s.h. MGT-101 Principles of Management 3 s.h. ACC-111 Introduction to Accounting 3 s.h. Social Science class 3-4 s.h. Science class 3-4 s.h. Total 15-17 s.h. Third Semester ACC-121 Principles of Accounting I 3 s.h. ECN-120 Principles of Macroeconomics 3 s.h. JOU-115 Intro to Journalism 3 s.h. MKT-110 Principles of Marketing 3 s.h. Natural Science class 3-4 s.h. Total 15-16 s.h. Fourth Semester ECN-130 Principles of Microeconomics 3 s.h. JOU-121 News writing/Reporting 3 s.h. SPC-112 Public Speaking 3 s.h. General Education Elective** 3-5 s.h. Total 12-14 s.h. *– Appropriate math level needed before enrolling in any math class. See NIACC catalog for list of General Education courses. **– Listing of General Education courses found in catalog. Note: Please check with transfer institution for their specific requirements or check with a NIACC counselor/advisor for further transfer planning. AA Degree meets the General Education Requirements for the College of Liberal Arts at most transfer institutions. Check with transfer institution for Foreign Language Requirement. Admission requirements vary from institution to institution. Contact the transfer institution or check with a NIACC counselor/advisor for assistance. Suggested schedule dependent on entry level of student. Suggested Electives: College Reading Strategies Intro to Statistics Logos Human Relations Human Resources Management Student Senate [-]

Secondary Education Associates Degree - with transfer to 4-year university

Campus Full time 2 years September 2017 USA Mason City

NIACC offers the first two years toward a bachelor’s degree in virtually any field. 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. [+]

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. 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. Secondary Education Sample Schedule (2 year plan) First Semester ENG-105 Composition I 3 s.h. MAT Appropriate Math class* 3-4 s.h. PSY-111 Intro to Psychology OR SOC-110 Intro to Sociology 3 s.h. EDU-216 Intro to Teaching 3 s.h. EDU-219 Field Exper. & Seminar 1 s.h. PHS-142 Principles of Astronomy 3 s.h. SDV-199 College Essentials 1 s.h. Total 17-18 s.h. Second Semester ENG-106 Composition II 3 s.h. PSY-121 Developmental Psychology OR PSY-223 Child/Adolescent Psych 3 s.h. BIO-123 Inquiry into Life Science 4 s.h. Art OR Music OR Theatre 3 s.h. Elective 2-3 s.h. Total 15-16 s.h. Third Semester PSY-281 Educational Psychology 3 s.h. EDU-250 Educ. Technology/Design 3 s.h. Physical Science with Lab 4 s.h. Humanities class 6 s.h. SPC-112 Public Speaking 3 s.h Total 19 s.h. Fourth Semester EDU-242 Classroom Assessment 2 s.h. EDU-246 Including Diverse Learners 3 s.h. GEN. ED. Electives 6 s.h. Elective 6 s.h. Total 17 s.h. *– Required ACT/Compass math scores needed before enrolling in any math class. See NIACC catalog for list of Life and Physical Science courses and General Education Electives. Note: Please check with transfer institution for their specific requirements or check with a NIACC counselor/advisor for further transfer planning. The Iowa Department of Education is requiring changes to the Iowa Teacher Education programs. Contact the transfer institution for specific details. AA Degree meets the General Education Requirements for the College of Liberal Arts at most transfer institutions. Check with transfer institution for Foreign Language Requirement. Admission requirements vary from institution to institution. Contact the transfer institution or check with a NIACC counselor/advisor for assistance. Suggested schedule dependent on entry level of student. Required GPA’s for Teacher Education Prog. vary from college to college. Preprofessional Skills Test (PPST) usually required before admittance. Suggested electives: American History Strategies for Academic Success Introduction to Ethics Literature Class Intro to Economics American National Government College Reading Strategies Foreign Language [-]

Speech Associates Degree - with transfer to 4-year university

Campus Full time 2 years September 2017 USA Mason City

NIACC offers the first two years toward a bachelor’s degree in virtually any field. 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. [+]

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. 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. Speech Sample Schedule (2 year plan) First Semester SDV-199 College Essentials 1 s.h. ENG-105 Composition I 3 s.h. SPC-112 Public Speaking 3 s.h. MAT-110 Math for Liberal Artsa 3 s.h. JOU-115 Intro to Journalism 3 s.h. SDV-195 Student Senate 1 s.h. Total 14 s.h. Second Semester ENG-106 Composition II 3 s.h. LIT-170 Poetry/Drama 3 s.h. PSY-111 Intro to Psychology 3 s.h. SDV-195 Student Senate 1 s.h. SPC-122 Interpersonal Communication 3 s.h. OR General Education course Electiveb c d 3 s.h. Total 16 s.h. Third Semester SOC-110 Intro to Sociology 3 s.h. SDV-295 Student Senate II 1 s.h. SPC-132 Group Communication 3 s.h. OR General Education course Science 3-4 s.h. Humanitiesb c d 3 s.h. Electivesb c d 2 s.h. Total 15-16 s.h. Fourth Semester SDV-295 Student Senate II 1 s.h. SPC-140 Oral Interpretation 3 s.h. OR General Education course Natural Science 3-4 s.h. Social Scienceb c 3 s.h. Humanitiesb c d 3 s.h. Electivesb c d 3 s.h. Total 16-17 s.h. a – Appropriate math level needed before enrolling in any math class. If you are planning in majoring in speech Pathology, Business Communication, or a politically-based speech major, you will need to take a research based mathematics that may include the following: MAT-156 (Intro to Statistics), MAT-161 (Business Statistics), MAT-140 (Finite Math), or MAT-165 (Calculus). b – If transferring to ISU, consider courses from U.S. Diversity/International Perspectives. c – If transferring to the University of Iowa, consider courses from the General Education lists of International & Global Issues; Literary, Visual, and Performing Arts; and Values, Society, and Diversity. d – If transferring to UNI, consider HIS-254, American Indian History or HIS-260, Latin American History and Culture (Non-Western Culture requirement). Note: Please check with transfer institution for their specific requirements or check with a NIACC counselor/advisor for further transfer planning. AA Degree meets the General Education Requirements for the College of Liberal Arts at most transfer institutions. Check with transfer institution for Foreign Language Requirement. Admission requirements vary from institution to institution. Contact the transfer institution or check with a NIACC counselor/advisor for assistance. Suggested schedule dependent on entry level of student. Suggested electives and additional General Education courses: Short Story/Novel Native American Literature African American Literature World Literature I/II Intro to TV/Theater/Film Social Problems U.S. History Principle of Marketing College Reading Strategies Computer Business Apps Intro to Computers/Info Sys Strategies for Academic Success [-]

Sport Managment Associate Degree

Campus Full time 4 semesters September 2017 USA Mason City

Did you know that “sports” is a $200 billion dollar industry in the U.S. alone? Those dollars spell opportunity for students with a love of sports and ability to organize and manage. In the exciting Sport Management program, which combines a solid business foundation with experiential learning, you’ll be able to start your career running... [+]

Sport Managment Associate Degree Did you know that “sports” is a $200 billion dollar industry in the U.S. alone? Those dollars spell opportunity for students with a love of sports and ability to organize and manage. In the exciting Sport Management program, which combines a solid business foundation with experiential learning, you’ll be able to start your career running. Career Opportunities Career opportunities include, but are not limited to: Athletic Director Municipal Parks and Recreational Sport Leadership Sport Management Sport Marketing Sport Facility Management Sport Event Management Tourism Director Community/Voluntary Agency Sport Programming Degree Earned Upon successful completion of the first year of the Management curriculum with a grade point average of 2.00 (C) or higher, the student is awarded a Diploma. Upon successful completion of the Sport Management curriculum with a grade point average of 2.00 (C) or higher, the student is awarded an Associate in Applied Science Degree. Students who know they wish to pursue a four-year degree and want to meet general education requirements of transfer institutions should pursue the A.A. Degree. This will necessitate a slightly different curriculum. [-]

Teacher’s Aide Associates Degree - with transfer to 4-year university

Campus Full time 2 years September 2017 USA Mason City

NIACC offers the first two years toward a bachelor’s degree in virtually any field. 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. [+]

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. 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. Teacher’s Aide Sample Schedule (2 year plan) First Semester ENG-105 Composition I 3 s.h. MAT-110* Math for Liberal Arts 3 s.h. EDU-216 Intro to Teaching 3 s.h. EDU-219 Field Exper. & Seminar 1 s.h. PSY-111 Introduction to Psychology 3 s.h. SDV-113 Strategies for Academic Success 2 s.h. SDV-199 College Essentials 1 s.h. Total 16 s.h. Second Semester ENG-106 Composition II 3 s.h. PSY-121 Developmental Psych OR PSY-223 Child/Adolescent Psych 3 s.h. Art OR Music OR Theatre 3 s.h. BIO-152 Health and Nutrition 3 s.h. SOC-110 Introduction to Sociology 3 s.h. PEH-140 First Aid 1 s.h. Total 16 s.h. Third Semester EDU-235 Children’s Literature 3 s.h. EDU-250 Educ. Tech. & Design 3 s.h. History OR Literature OR Philosophy 3 s.h. PSY-281 Educational Psychology 3 s.h. PHS-125 Physical Science & lab 4 s.h. PHS-142 Principles of Astronomy 3 s.h. Total 19 s.h. Fourth Semester EDU-246 Including Diverse Learners 3 s.h. EDU-242 Classroom Assessment 2 s.h. POL-111 American National Gov 3 s.h. SOC 115 Social Problems 3 s.h. BIO-102 Introductory Biology 3 s.h. SPC-112 Public Speaking 3 s.h. Total 17 s.h. *– Required math ACT/Compass scores needed before enrolling in any math class. See NIACC catalog for list of General Education and elective courses. Note: Please check with transfer institution for their specific requirements or check with a NIACC counselor/advisor for further transfer planning. The Iowa Department of Education is requiring changes to the Teacher Education programs throughout Iowa. Contact transfer institution for specific details. AA Degree meets the General Education Requirements for the College of Liberal Arts at most transfer institutions. Check with transfer institution for Foreign Language Requirement and/or Cultural Diversity and/or Non-Western Culture Requirement. Admission requirements vary from institution to institution. Contact the transfer institution or check with a NIACC counselor/advisor for assistance. Suggested schedule dependent on entry level of student. If planning to transfer, follow requirements for Elementary Education program of study. Suggested General Education Courses & Electives: RDG-125 College Reading Strategies HIS-151 or HIS-152 History SDV-113 Strategies for Academic Success ART-102 Art for Elementary Education FLS Foreign Language POL-121 International Relations [-]

Associate of Arts

Business Associate of Arts - with transfer to 4-year university

Campus Full time 2 years September 2017 USA Mason City

Are you interested in transferring to a four-year college or university and earning a bachelor’s degree? Students may wish to earn an Associate of Arts and apply their studies toward a bachelor’s degree in a business-related field at a four-year college or university. [+]

Are you interested in transferring to a four-year college or university and earning a bachelor’s degree? Students may wish to earn an Associate of Arts and apply their studies toward a bachelor’s degree in a business-related field at a four-year college or university. Students need courses that will facilitate their transfer to four-year institutions of their choice. Please consult with a NIACC counselor for assistance in determining a schedule to meet your goal. The Business Division’s highest priority is to assist students in reaching their individual educational goals. Each instructor is dedicated to providing the highest quality instruction to facilitate this process. First Semester ENG-105 Composition I MAT-102 Intermediate Algebra* BCA-101 Intro to Computers Humanities class Elective SDV-199 College Essentials Second Semester ENG-106 Composition II MAT-140 Finite Math (if needed) OR MAT-121 College Algebra Social Science class Science class ACC-111 Intro to Accounting (if needed) OR elective Third Semester ACC-121 Principles of Accounting I ECN-120 Principles of Macroeconomics MAT-156 Intro to Statistics PHI-105 Intro to Ethics SPC-112 Public Speaking Fourth Semester ACC-122 Principles of Accounting II ECN-130 Principles of Microeconomics MAT-161 Business Statistics Humanities class General Education Elective* Note: MAT-165 Calculus Typically offered only in the summer term *Appropriate math level needed before enrolling in any math class. See NIACC catalog for list of General Education courses. Note: Please check with transfer institution for their specific requirements or check with a NIACC counselor/advisor for further transfer planning. AA Degree meets the General Education Requirements for the College of Liberal Arts at most transfer institutions. Check with transfer institution for Foreign Language Requirement. Admission requirements vary from institution to institution. Contact the transfer institution or check with a NIACC counselor/advisor for assistance. Suggested schedule dependent on entry level of student. Note: It is recommended that Business core courses not be taken as web classes for the College of Business at the University of Northern Iowa. Note: The University of Iowa requires MAT-165 Calculus as prerequisite course for the College of Business. Suggested electives Business Law I Intro to Business Calculus College Reading Strategies Intro to Accounting Principles of Management Principles of Marketing [-]

General Education Associates Degree

Campus Full time September 2017 USA Mason City

North Iowa Area Community College considers education to be the foundation of a democratic society. At the core of the educational experience is general education, an ongoing endeavor that engages students in acquiring the knowledge and tools necessary to under-stand their environment and contribute to their communities. [+]

North Iowa Area Community College considers education to be the foundation of a democratic society. At the core of the educational experience is general education, an ongoing endeavor that engages students in acquiring the knowledge and tools necessary to under-stand their environment and contribute to their communities. Purposes of the degree: Provide a degree goal for students who choose to follow a course of study which is specifically designed for transfer to a baccalaureate degree program. Provide the essential general education, grade, and semester hour requirements for upper division status at most senior colleges and universities. Requirements for the degree include: Completion of at least sixty-two (62) semester hours of work consisting of courses whose principal design is for a baccalaureate program. Up to 16 semester hours of career courses can be used as elective credit. Developmental courses cannot be used to meet this requirement. One-half of the required semester hours must be completed under the aegis of North Iowa Area Community College including 15 of the last 30 semester hours. A minimum overall cumulative grade point average of 2.00 (C) including a 2.00 (C) cumulative grade point average in all course work at NIACC. Developmental courses are not used in calculating the cumulative grade point average for graduation. Completion of College Essentials (1 s.h.) – SDV-199 Completion of the following General Education Core with a minimum of 41 semester hours: Communication 9 s.h. This requirement can be satisfied by baccalaureate-oriented communication or speech courses with a minimum of two courses in English composition. Social Sciences 8 s.h. Humanities 8 s.h. Performance courses such as vocal and instrumental music may satisfy no more than four hours of this requirement. (Additional performance courses will be counted as elective credit.) Natural Science/Mathematics* 8 s.h. (including at least one math and at least one science course) Distributed Requirement 8 s.h. (to be taken from among the four divisions above) *It is recommended that students take a minimum of four semester hours of laboratory science. [-]

Associate of Science

Biology Associate of Science - with transfer to 4-year university

Campus Full time 2 years September 2017 USA Mason City

Biology Associate of Science - with transfer to 4-year university [+]

First Semester ENG-105 Composition I BIO-202 Biology I CHM-166 General Chemistry I SDV-199 College Essentials MAT-210 Calculus I * ^ Second Semester ENG-106 Composition II BIO-203 Biology II CHM-176 General Chemistry II MAT-156 Intro to Statistics Third Semester SPC-112 Public Speaking CHM-263 Organic Chemistry I PHY-162 College Physics I Humanities/Social Science Fourth Semester CHM-273 Organic Chemistry II PHY-172 College Physics II Humanities/Social Science BIO-186 Microbiology *Appropriate math level needed before enrolling in any math class. See NIACC catalog for list of Humanities/Social Science courses. ^Iowa State University Requires MAT-216 Calculus II also be taken. Note: Please check with transfer institution for their specific requirements or check with a NIACC counselor/advisor for further transfer planning. AS Degree are met with this sample schedule. General Education Requirements will need to be completed at most transfer institutions. Check with transfer institution for Foreign Language and Diversity Requirement. Admission requirements vary from institution to institution. Contact the transfer institution or check with a NIACC counselor/advisor for assistance. Suggested schedule dependent on entry level of student. Strategies for Academic Success/College Reading Strategies recommended. [-]

Associate of Applied Science

Business Administration A.A.S. Degree

Campus Full time 1 year September 2017 USA Mason City

The Business Administration Degree program provides the student with a broad base of knowledge to assume a wide variety of professional business positions in our ever-changing business environment. [+]

The Business Administration Degree program provides the student with a broad base of knowledge to assume a wide variety of professional business positions in our ever-changing business environment. Strengths NIACC’s Business Administration program is a dual-purpose program designed to give the student the option of obtaining employment upon graduation or transferring to a four-year institution. Employment Outlook Whether a business is not-for-profit, governmental, or an international corporation, it needs people with skills in business administration. All organizations offer careers that rely heavily on effective business management techniques, making business administration an excellent foundation. Career Opportunities Some of the occupational areas in which job opportunities may be found are: Sales General Business (office, shipping and receiving, quality control) Management Positions within industrial, wholesale or retail firms First Year ACC-111 Introduction to Accounting BCA-215 Computer Business Applications OR BCA-101 Introduction to Computers and Information Systems BUS-102 Introduction to Business MGT-101 Principles of Management* BUS-121 Business Communications OR BUS-130 Introduction to Entrepreneurship OR BUS-161 Human Relations OR General Education elective ACC-121 Principles of Accounting I BCA-152 Comprehensive Spreadsheets** BUS-162 Workplace Professionalism+ MGT-170 Human Resource Management MKT-110 Principles of Marketing Second Year BUS-185 Business Law I ENG-105 Composition I FIN-100 Introduction to Finance Business Elective(s) Natural Science/Mathematics Elective(s) BUS-186 Business Law II*** BUS-269 Insurance and Risk Management ENG-106 Composition II**** Business Elective(s) *Prerequisite: BUS-102 Introduction to Business is recommended. **Prerequisite: BCA-101 Introduction to Computers and Information Systems or BCA-215 Computer Business Applications. ***Prerequisite: BUS-185 Business Law I. ****Prerequisite: ENG-105 Composition I. +If you anticipate achieving a two-year degree, enroll in a Business Elective your first year and BUS-162 Workplace Professionalism your second year, preferably the Fourth Term. [-]

Business Administration Degree

Campus Full time 2 years September 2017 USA Mason City

The Business Administration Degree program provides the student with a broad base of knowledge to assume a wide variety of professional business positions in our ever-changing business environment. [+]

The Business Administration Degree program provides the student with a broad base of knowledge to assume a wide variety of professional business positions in our ever-changing business environment. Strengths: NIACC’s Business Administration program is a dual-purpose program designed to give the student the option of obtaining employment upon graduation or transferring to a four-year institution. Degree Earned Upon successful completion of the Business Administration curriculum with a grade point average of 2.00 (C) or higher, the student is awarded an Associate in Applied Science Degree. Students who know they wish to pursue a four-year degree and want to meet general education requirements of transfer institutions, should pursue the A.A. Degree. This will necessitate a slightly different curriculum. Costs Tuition is based on the number of credit hours and legal residence and is subject to change or modification. Financial Aid/Scholarships Financial assistance is available in the form of grants, scholarships, loans, and part-time employment (work study). Students apply for financial aid by completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Employment Outlook: Whether a business is not-for-profit, governmental, or an international corporation, it needs people with skills in business administration. All organizations offer careers that rely heavily on effective business management techniques, making business administration an excellent foundation. Career Opportunities Some of the occupational areas in which job opportunities may be found are: Sales General Business (office, shipping and receiving, quality control) Management Positions within industrial, wholesale or retail firms For specific information, contact the NIACC Business Division. [-]

Business Technology Specialization Degree

Campus Full time 2 years September 2017 USA Mason City

NIACC’s Business Technology Specialization Degree is designed for students who are interested in developing a solid foundation in business and have a keen interest in computers. Students will prepare themselves for the continually changing marketplace by learning both “job getting” and “job keeping” skills. This program provides students with a real “competitive advantage” when pursuing employment. [+]

NIACC’s Business Technology Specialization Degree is designed for students who are interested in developing a solid foundation in business and have a keen interest in computers. Students will prepare themselves for the continually changing marketplace by learning both “job getting” and “job keeping” skills. This program provides students with a real “competitive advantage” when pursuing employment. Degree Earned Upon successful completion of the Business Technology curriculum with a grade point average of 2.00 (C) or higher, the student is awarded an Associate in Applied Science Degree. Students who know they wish to pursue a four-year degree and want to meet general education requirements of transfer institutions should pursue the A.A. degree. This will necessitate a slightly different curriculum. Costs Tuition is based on the number of credit hours and legal residence and is subject to change or modification. Financial Aid/Scholarships Financial assistance is available in the form of grants, scholarships, loans, and part-time employment (work study). Students apply for financial aid by completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Career Opportunities Support staff in Accounting, Help Desk, Information Systems Technology, Management Information Systems, Personal Computer Hardware and/or Software, and Web Design. [-]

Graphic Design A.A.S. Degree

Campus Full time 2 years September 2017 USA Mason City

The Graphic Design Degree program is devised to provide students with essential skills and knowledge to enter the exciting graphic arts field. Designers must possess a strong sense of creativity, aesthetics, color and detail, as well as a sense of balance, proportion, and professional design. [+]

The Graphic Design Degree program is devised to provide students with essential skills and knowledge to enter the exciting graphic arts field. Designers must possess a strong sense of creativity, aesthetics, color and detail, as well as a sense of balance, proportion, and professional design. Their creations are often the main media used to successfully market products and services and strongly influence buying decisions in our ever-changing business environment. Career Opportunities Successful graduates may find employment opportunities in the following occupational areas Advertising Layout Graphic Design Newspapers Printing Industry Publishing Companies Screen-Printing Sign companies First YearFirst Term First Term ART-115 Graphic Design ART-120 Two Dimensional Design ART-133 Drawing BUS-102 Introduction to Business ENG-105 Composition I Second Term ART-116 Graphic Design II* ART-127 Digital Illustration ART-187 Creative Photography BUS-122 Emerging Business Practices & Technologies Approved Electives Second Year Third Term ACC-111 Introduction to Accounting BCA-155 Introduction to Web Design BUS-162 Workplace Professionalism MKT-110 Principles of Marketing ENG-106 Composition II Fourth Term BUS-130 Introduction to Entrepreneurship BUS-161 Human Relation BUS-225C Business Internships* Natural Science/Math Elective Approved Electives [-]

Hospitality Management A.A.S. Degree

Campus Full time 2 years September 2017 USA Mason City

Launch your business career in the exciting field of hospitality management. There are numerous opportunities for advancement in the diverse and dynamic hospitality industry, especially for those with this degree. [+]

Launch your business career in the exciting field of hospitality management. There are numerous opportunities for advancement in the diverse and dynamic hospitality industry, especially for those with this degree. If you are upbeat and energetic, have leadership abilities, and enjoy assisting others, the global hospitality industry is worth seriously considering. This program provides a basic foundation and is designed to give students the option of articulation of a four-year institution or employment upon graduation. Employment Outlook Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) data shows the field of food management, particularly in institutions such as schools, hospitals, nursing homes, restaurants, hotels, and prisons, to be in the top ten job growth areas by 2012. For specific information, contact the NIACC Business Division. Career Opportunities The hospitality industry is enormous and provides and array of rewarding management positions including: Casino Management Cruise Line Management Event Planning Lodging Management Resort Club Management Restaurant Management Theme Park Management First Year BCA-215 Computer Business Applications OR BCA-101 Introduction to Computers and Information Systems BUS-102 Introduction to Business MGT-101 Principles of Management* Business Elective(s) BUS-121 Business Communications OR BUS-130 Introduction to Entrepreneurship OR BUS-161 Human Relations OR General Education elective ACC-111 Introduction to Accounting BCA-152 Comprehensive Spreadsheets** BUS-162 Workplace Professionalism+ MGT-170 Human Resource Management MKT-110 Principles of Marketing Second Year BUS-185 Business Law I ENG-105 Composition I Concentration Courses ENG-106 Composition II*** Concentration Courses Natural Science/Mathematics Elective(s) *Prerequisite: BUS-102 Introduction to Business is recommended. **Prerequisite: BCA-101 Introduction to Computers and Information Systems or BCA-215 Computer Business Applications. ***Prerequisite: ENG-105 Composition I. +If you anticipate achieving a two-year degree, enroll in a Business Elective your first year and BUS-162 Workplace Professionalism your second year, preferably the Fourth Term. [-]

Industrial Technology A.A.S. Degree

Campus Full time 2 years September 2017 USA Mason City

The A.A.S. Degree graduate in Industrial Technology provides a broad technical background in a variety of disciplines related to industry. Industrial technologists work with management teams, entry-level supervisors, and technicians in providing manufacturing process and production solutions to ensure the success of our industries. [+]

The A.A.S. Degree graduate in Industrial Technology provides a broad technical background in a variety of disciplines related to industry. Industrial technologists work with management teams, entry-level supervisors, and technicians in providing manufacturing process and production solutions to ensure the success of our industries. The broad-based programming further provides the student the mobility to move throughout a variety of industrial areas. Graduates of this program have the option of employment upon graduation or articulation of the program to a four-year institution. Career Opportunities The intent of this program is to provide a flexible framework targeted primarily to individuals interested in or already employed in the manufacturing field. Many individuals taking this course work are focusing their efforts toward employment in the area of Industrial Maintenance and Repair. Others pursue careers in direct manufacturing. The program enables the individual to tailor a diploma and/or associate degree program based on his/her skill needs and the needs of the company. First Year ENG-105 Composition I OR ENG-701 AND ENG-702 IND-190 Skills and Safety in Industry MAT-121 College Algebra OR MAT-801 Applied Math A AND MAT-802 Applied Math B AND MAT-803 Applied Math C AND MAT-804 Applied Math D MFG-108 Computer-Aided Drafting WEL-335 Ag and Industry Welding ELT-115 Electronic Concepts ELT-790 Fluid Power MFG-195 Manufacturing Processes I PHY-720 Career Physics OR PHY-162 College Physics I Second Year BUS-162 Workplace Proffessionalism Industrial Technology Electives Electives [-]

Information Assurance and Security A.A.S. Degree

Campus Full time 2 years September 2017 USA Mason City

The Information Assurance and Security Degree program prepares the student to understand networking components with specialization in securing and protecting the network while being able to prepare and conduct investigations based on intrusions or access by other than authorized individuals, systems, viruses, malware and spyware. [+]

The Information Assurance and Security Degree program prepares the student to understand networking components with specialization in securing and protecting the network while being able to prepare and conduct investigations based on intrusions or access by other than authorized individuals, systems, viruses, malware and spyware. This professional demonstrates the skills required to protect a network, improve and maintain network security and conduct investigations if a threat or intrusion has been identified. This program provides the student with an opportunity to pursue the certifications listed below: CISCO Certified Network Associate (CCNA) CCNA Security Certification COMPTIA Security+ COMPTIA A+ Hardware Certification COMPTIA Network+ Microsoft Certified Professional for Windows 7 Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist Linux+ Security Certified Network Professional (SCO-471) Career Opportunities Students have the option of obtaining employment using their computer skills or transferring to a four-year institution and receiving a baccalaureate degree. Some job opportunities are listed below: Manage an entire network in a small-to medium-size business Work in IT department with networking responsibilities Manage an entire IT department for a small business Develop your own consulting business Computer Support and Security Specialist LAN or WAN Administrator Network Technician [-]

Information Technology Specialist A.A.S. Degree

Campus Full time 2 years September 2017 USA Mason City

The Information Technology Specialist Degree program prepares the student to understand networking components, personal computer repair, troubleshooting, and management of workstations and server systems. [+]

The Information Technology Specialist Degree program prepares the student to understand networking components, personal computer repair, troubleshooting, and management of workstations and server systems. The professional demonstrates the skills required to develop, establish, set up, maintain, and repair any issue that may arise while users are conducting work-related concepts, including basic protection theory on viruses, malware, and spyware that may enter a computer system during daily usage. This program provides the student with an opportunity to pursue the certifications listed below: CISCO Certified Network Associate (CCNA) COMPTIA Security+ COMPTIA A+ Hardware Certification COMPTIA Network+ Microsoft Certified Professional for Windows 7 Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist Microsoft Information Technology Professional (Windows Server) Linux+ Career Opportunities Students have the option of obtaining employment using their computer skills or transferring to a four-year institution and receiving a baccalaureate degree. Some job opportunities are listed below: Hardware Support for a small-to medium-size business Help Desk Support Technical Writers IT Sales and/or Training PC Technician Repair [-]

Certificate

Software Applications Specialist Certificate

Campus or Online Full time Part time September 2017 USA Mason City

The Software Applications Specialist Certificate is designed to expose students to Microsoft software. These courses are business electives and may apply to diplomas or degrees. Many of these courses are offered on an arranged basis or online... [+]

Software Applications Specialist Certificate The Software Applications Specialist Certificate is designed to expose students to Microsoft software. These courses are business electives and may apply to diplomas or degrees. Many of these courses are offered on an arranged basis or online. Career Opportunities Successful graduates can find job opportunities in the following areas: Software Specialist Help Desk Support [-]

Software Applications Specialist Certificate

Campus or Online Full time September 2017 USA Mason City

The Software Applications Specialist Certificate is designed to expose students to Microsoft software. These courses are business electives and may apply to diplomas or degrees. Many of these courses are offered on an arranged basis or online. [+]

The Software Applications Specialist Certificate is designed to expose students to Microsoft software. These courses are business electives and may apply to diplomas or degrees. Many of these courses are offered on an arranged basis or online. Degree Earned Upon successful completion of the Software Applications Specialist curriculum (at least 15 semester hours) with a grade point average of 2.00 (C) or higher, the student is awarded a Certificate. Costs Tuition is based on the number of credit hours and legal residence and is subject to change or modification. Career Opportunities Successful graduates can find job opportunities in the following areas: Software Specialist Help Desk Support For more specific information contact the NIACC Business Division. [-]

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