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.

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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.

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Program taught in:
  • English

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