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

  • 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
Program taught in:
  • English (US)

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