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Associate of Arts

Associate of Arts

The Associate of Arts degree provides a course of study which, if satisfactorily completed, will readily transfer to most colleges and universities. College parallel-transfer curricula permit completion of the equivalent ...

  • Credits: 60
  • Locations: Calmar, Dubuque, Online, Peosta
  • Approx. Cost: $11,880
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Associate of Science

Associate of Science

The Associate of Science Degree is primarily designed to enable students to transfer work to a four-year college or university for the purpose of earning a baccalaureate degree. This degree ...

  • Credits: 60
  • Locations: Calmar, Dubuque, Online, Peosta
  • Approx. Cost: $11,880
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Automotive Mechanics

Diploma

In this age of rapidly changing technology, the automotive repair field demands personnel who are trained in the latest methods of diagnosis and repair. If you are mechanically inclined and ...

  • Credits: 48
  • Locations: Peosta
  • Approx. Cost: $9,504
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Automotive Technology

Associate of Applied Science

The Automotive Technology program is designed to provide the expertise to repair and maintain technologically advanced vehicles and gives students the opportunity to acquire a thorough understanding of the basic ...

  • Credits: 74
  • Locations: Calmar
  • Approx. Cost: $14,652
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Beef Science Technology

Associate of Applied Science

The Beef Science Technology program provides hands-on experience that enables students to be successful in today's beef industry. The state-of-the-art Beef Science Education Center offers students the opportunity to interact ...

  • Credits: 74
  • Locations: Calmar
  • Approx. Cost: $14,652
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Building Construction

Career Pathway Certificate

Individuals will be prepared for entry-level work in the carpentry, HVAC and electrical construction trades or to pursue additional education or training in construction trades. The program includes a comprehensive ...

  • Credits: Noncredit
  • Locations: Calmar, Peosta
  • Approx. Cost: $1,755
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Business Specialist

Associate of Applied Science

The Business Specialist program provides the basic knowledge and skills in preparation for business positions of a general nature. Student in the program develop strong critical thinking, problem solving, oral ...

  • Credits: 68
  • Locations: Calmar, Dubuque, Online, Peosta
  • Approx. Cost: $13,464
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Carpentry

Diploma

The Carpentry program offers education and practical experience in basic residential carpentry. Students will receive competency-based instruction in the use of up-to-date carpentry production equipment such as saws, jointers, sanders ...

  • Credits: 48, 46
  • Locations: Calmar, Peosta
  • Approx. Cost: $9,504
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Certified Nurse Aide (CNA)

Career Pathway Certificate

The Certified Nurse Aide (CNA) Career Pathway Certificate is the first step toward a career helping others in healthcare settings. It prepares students for employment as a nurse aide and ...

  • Credits: Noncredit
  • Locations: Calmar, Cresco, Manchester, Oelwein, Peosta, Town Clock Business Center (Dubuque), Waukon
  • Approx. Cost: $625
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Certified Production Technician (CPT)

Career Pathway Certificate

The online Certified Production Technician (CPT) Career Pathway Certificate program is designed for front-line manufacturing and includes four Manufacturing Skill Standards Council (MSSC) courses: safety, quality and measurement, manufacturing processes ...

  • Credits: Noncredit
  • Locations: Online
  • Approx. Cost: $Contact Us
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Child Care

Career Pathway Certificate

This 118-hour pathway certificate prepares students for entry-level work as caregivers in a child care center and/or transfer into the Early Childhood Education diploma program. Instruction begins with an introduction ...

  • Credits: Noncredit
  • Locations: Town Clock Business Center (Dubuque)
  • Approx. Cost: $1,595
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Commercial Driver's License (CDL)

Career Pathway Certificate

The Class A Commercial Driver’s License (CDL) Career Pathway Certificate teaches the knowledge and skills required to safely operate a commercial motor vehicle (CMV) and meets the requirements for Entry Level ...

  • Credits: Noncredit
  • Locations: Calmar, Peosta
  • Approx. Cost: $625