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Northwest Iowa Community College

Earn your bachelor's degree from The University of Iowa!


Take your Community College degree to the next level - online - and earn your bachelor's degree at The University of Iowa!

You may be asking how does this partnership work?  Say you are in the Powerline Technology program at NCC and have decided to continue on for your Applied Science degree.  Later you end up working in the energy industry as a supervisor.  You ask yourself, “Would a degree help me advance in my field?"  If so, the BAS degree might be the choice for you. 

Now you can complete your Associate’s degree (AA, AAS, or AS) and transfer to a degree program at the University of Iowa without moving to Iowa City. Here are our online degrees:

Each program is unique and tailored to fit your needs as a transfer student.

Where's Herky

Herky up a pole, you ask?  Yes, that's right.  He's working hard with his fellow students in the only Powerline Technology program in Iowa, which allows you to complete your Applied Science degree.  Jobs available in the powerline technology industry include line foreman, line superintendent, operations manager, office manager, sales associate, or technician. The average starting salary has been around $24/hour.  Way to go, Herky!

History of NCC

Established in 1966, Northwest Community College was the pilot project for Iowa’s Community College System. At first the College offered three vocational programs to students representing 20 high schools in Cherokee, Lyon, O’Brien, Osceola and Sioux counties.  Today, NCC offers both technical programs as well as Liberal Arts transfer courses so you can choose what best meets your educational need.


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If you're considering the University of Iowa... If you are in the BAS or BLS programs... The University of Iowa is committed to serving those who have served our country. Learn about Veterans Services now.

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