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

  • 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
Program taught in:
  • English

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