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.

This school offers programs in:
  • English

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Programs

This school also offers:

Associate Degree

Acturial Science and Statistics Associate Degree

Campus Full time 4 semesters September 2018 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.... [-]


Chemistry Associates Degree - with transfer to 4-year university

Campus Full time 2 years September 2018 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. Humanities 3 s.h. ... [-]

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

Campus Full time 2 years September 2018 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.... [-]


Engineering Associates Degree - with transfer to 4-year university

Campus Full time 2 years September 2018 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. ... [-]

English Associates Degree - with transfer to 4-year university

Campus Full time 2 years September 2018 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. ... [-]

Environmental Science Associate Degree

Campus Full time 4 semesters September 2018 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.... [-]


Forestry Associates Degree - with transfer to 4-year university

Campus Full time 2 years September 2018 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. ... [-]

History Associates Degree - with transfer to 4-year university

Campus Full time 2 years September 2018 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. ... [-]

Journalism Associates Degree - with transfer to 4-year university

Campus Full time 2 years September 2018 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. ... [-]

Management Information Systems Associate Degree

Campus Full time 4 semesters September 2018 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* ... [-]

Marketing Management Associate Degree

Campus Full time Part time September 2018 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!

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Occupational Therapy Associate Degree

Campus Full time 4 semesters September 2018 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) ... [-]

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

Campus Full time 2 years September 2018 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. ... [-]

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

Campus Full time 2 years September 2018 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. ... [-]

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

Campus Full time 2 years September 2018 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. ... [-]

Speech Associates Degree - with transfer to 4-year university

Campus Full time 2 years September 2018 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. ... [-]

Sport Managment Associate Degree

Campus Full time 4 semesters September 2018 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 2018 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. ... [-]

Associate of Applied Science

Business Administration A.A.S. Degree

Campus Full time 1 year September 2018 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.... [-]


Business Administration Degree

Campus Full time 2 years September 2018 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 of 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.... [-]


Business Technology Specialization Degree

Campus Full time 2 years September 2018 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 of 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.... [-]


Graphic Design A.A.S. Degree

Campus Full time 2 years September 2018 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.

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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 ... [-]

Hospitality Management A.A.S. Degree

Campus Full time 2 years September 2018 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.... [-]


Industrial Technology A.A.S. Degree

Campus Full time 2 years September 2018 USA Mason City

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

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The A.A.S. Degree graduate in Industrial Technology provides a broad technical background in a variety of disciplines related to the industry. Industrial technologists work with management teams, entry-level supervisors, and technicians in providing a 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 coursework 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.... [-]


Information Assurance and Security A.A.S. Degree

Campus Full time 2 years September 2018 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.

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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 ... [-]

Information Technology Specialist A.A.S. Degree

Campus Full time 2 years September 2018 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 ... [-]

Associate of Arts

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

Campus Full time 2 years September 2018 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* ... [-]

General Education Associates Degree

Campus Full time September 2018 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 understand their environment and contribute to their communities.

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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:... [-]


Associate of Science

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

Campus Full time 2 years September 2018 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.... [-]


Certificate

Software Applications Specialist Certificate

Campus or Online Full time Part time September 2018 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:

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Software Applications Specialist Certificate

Campus or Online Full time September 2018 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:

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Courses

Degree in Accounting

Campus Full time 4 semesters September 2018 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.... [-]


Diploma

Administrative Office Associate Diploma

Campus Full time 1 year September 2018 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:... [-]


Agriculture Technology Diploma

Campus Full time 1 year September 2018 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 ... [-]

Early Childhood Education Diploma

Campus Full time September 2018 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.... [-]


General Machinist Diploma

Campus Full time 2 semesters September 2018 USA Mason City

General Machinist is a two-semester Diploma program designed to provide in-depth 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.

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General Machinist is a two-semester Diploma program designed to provide in-depth 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.... [-]


Heating and Air Conditioning Technology Diploma

Campus Full time 2 years September 2018 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.... [-]


Insurance and Financial Management Diploma

Campus Full time 2 years September 2018 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.

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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) ... [-]

Legal Office Associate Diploma

Campus Full time 1 year September 2018 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.... [-]


Marketing and Sales Diploma

Campus Full time 1 year September 2018 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!

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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.... [-]


Welding Diploma

Campus Full time 2 semesters September 2018 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.

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