President's Message

Thank you for your interest in one of the nation’s premier two-year colleges!

At Northeast Iowa Community College, we focus on improving lives. Our educational programs are designed to prepare students for rewarding, in-demand careers, while recognizing the importance of educating the whole person and offering an environment that makes you want to be on campus, meet fellow students, engage with your professors, and grow as a person. Our student life activities such as over a dozen clubs and organizations, Competitive Sports Shooting, and E-Sports athletics programs enhance this experience.

We drive business success through partnerships with industry, such as the successful John Deere Earn and Learn program and Iowa’s Dairy Center. Our health-care programs are second to none. In addition to for-credit certificate and associate degree programs, we provide several short-term training programs 4–6 months in duration, designed for quick entry into desirable jobs.

As an active partner in each of the communities we serve, our role is not only to respond to needs for education and training as they occur, but also to be a leader and assist in advancing the vitality of these communities through improving the quality of life, enhancing opportunities, participating in strategic visioning and actively promoting northeast Iowa as a desirable place to live and raise a family.

It is my sincere desire that NICC meet and surpass your expectations and I assure you my colleagues and I will work hard to ensure that your experience with us is most positive.

Herbert Riedel Headshot

Herbert H. J. Riedel, Ph.D.

The Office of the President is located in the Darwin L. Schrage Administration Building on the Calmar Campus.