Institution Name:  North Iowa Area Community College

Point of Contact:  Josh Byrnes, NIACC Industrial Division Chair

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Brief Description of Institution:  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. 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.

North Iowa Area Community College is ranked #14 in the nation for student success, according to an article published in June 2012 on Highlighting the critical importance of improving student success in America’s community colleges, the Aspen Institute College Excellence Program in May 2012 named North Iowa Area Community College as one of the nation’s 120 top community colleges. G.I. Jobs, the premier magazine for military personnel transitioning into civilian life, has awarded North Iowa Area Community College (NIACC) the designation of “Military Friendly School.” The 2014 Military Friendly Schools list honors the top 20 percent of colleges, universities and trade schools that are doing the most to embrace America’s military service members and veterans as students. NIACC has made The Military Friendly School List for five consecutive years.

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Manufacturing Programs:

Program Course Name  Certification(s) Delivered Credit/Non-Credit 
Welding Technology Multiple Courses American Welding Society D 1.1 Credit    
Tool & Die Technology Multiple Courses NIMS- Material Measurement and Safety Credit

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