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.


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.
  • Humanities 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 Sciences 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.
  • Humanities 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 Sciences 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 – Macroeconomics (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.
  • The suggested schedule is dependent on the entry level of a student.

Suggested electives and additional General Education courses:

  • Differential Equations
  • Introduction of Computers & Info Sys (BCA-101)
  • Strategies for Academic Success
Program taught in:
  • English

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