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Study at Northwest Iowa Community College

Northwest Iowa Community College, abbreviated as NICC, is situated in Sheldon, Iowa. The college was established in 1966 as a pilot program. It was sponsored by the Department of Education in cooperation with the local high schools. The college offers associate's, and bachelor's degrees, certificate courses, diplomas, as well as online study programs in various fields of study. Students can choose from academic programs in arts, science, computers, business, manufacturing, electronics, and automation.

Northwest Iowa Community College offers extensive financial assistance to the students. The eligible students can apply for financial aid and scholarships from the NICC foundation. Hope Scholarship, Iowa Workforce Investment Act, and Veterans Educational Benefits are some of the financial aid programs at NICC. The college also has a center for career Counselling and guidance.

Profile of Northwest Iowa Community College

The main campus of Northwest Iowa Community College is in Sheldon, IA (a rural site not far from an urban area). The school is a public school. Northwest Iowa Community College offers degrees up to the Associate's degree.

Course Topics

The school offers more choices of majors than most colleges its size. Northwest Iowa Community College students most commonly major in a field related to nursing and emergency medicine and construction trades.

Northwest Iowa Community College Selectivity

The school admits all qualified candidates under its open-admission policy.

Student Enrolment

In 2007, Northwest Iowa Community College had 1, 288 enrolled students.

Student Life

The school makes available a lot of student housing. Meal plans are available.

The school reports its educational mission is:

"Northwest Iowa Community College is a progressive learning college rapidly responding to the changing needs of our global community. "

Northwest Iowa Community College Programs and Degrees
General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors
Nursing and Emergency Medicine85licensed practical nurse, registered nursing, EMT paramedic
Construction Trades62lineworker, electrician, carpentry, construction
Mechanics and Repair27industrial electronics tech, autobody repair, automobile mechanics, diesel mechanics
Liberal Arts23liberal arts and sciences
Business and Management21business management, accounting, retail
Computer Science and Engineering12computer services management, computer networking
Transportation12construction equipment operation
Engineering Technician10manufacturing tech, electronics tech, mechanical drafting
office and Administration9administrative assistant
Production Trades4welding, machinist
Medical administration3medical records tech
Medical Support and Technology0radiographer

Contact: Northwest Iowa Community College

Northwest Iowa Community College

603 W Park St

Sheldon, IA 51201

General Phone: (712) 324-5061


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