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Construction Business Management


Construction Business Management prepares you for trainee positions in marketing and management in the supply of construction materials. Course work includes construction, marketing, business and general education areas. There is a ...

  • Credits: 44
  • Locations: Calmar, Peosta
  • Approx. Cost: $8,712
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Construction Equipment Operator

Career Pathway Certificate

Students will be prepared to safely, efficiently and professionally operate construction equipment used in a variety of construction sites including residential and commercial building, road construction, maintenance and utility installation ...

  • Credits: Noncredit
  • Locations: Calmar, Peosta
  • Approx. Cost: $3,929
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Associate of Applied Science

The Cosmetology program prepares you to work in a full-service salon and/or allows you to work towards salon ownership and professional management. It provides a strong foundation in cosmetology with ...

  • Credits: 70.5
  • Locations: Calmar
  • Approx. Cost: $13,959
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Criminal Justice

Associate of Arts

The Associate of Arts degree with an emphasis in Criminal Justice provides a course of study which will readily transfer to most four-year colleges and universities. You will take courses ...

  • Credits: 60
  • Locations: Calmar, Online, Peosta
  • Approx. Cost: $11,880
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Culinary Foundations

Career Pathway Certificate

The Culinary Foundations Career Pathway Certificate is an 80-hour hands-on program designed to prepare students with little or no culinary experience for a rewarding career in the culinary field. Successful ...

  • Credits: Noncredit
  • Locations: Calmar, Dubuque
  • Approx. Cost: $1,995
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Customer Service

Career Pathway Certificate

Customer service representatives are often the heart and soul of successful organizations, serving as internal communicators, organizers, and facilitators while functioning as the voice and face of the business to ...

  • Credits: Noncredit
  • Locations: Town Clock Business Center (Dubuque)
  • Approx. Cost: $795
NICC students listen to an instructor explain a machine at the dairy facility.

Dairy Science Technology

Associate of Applied Science

The Dairy Science Technology program is nationally-recognized for its academic rigor and excellence, experiential and hands-on learning approaches, and classroom instruction that teaches both theory and applied concepts. As a ...

  • Credits: 77
  • Locations: Calmar
  • Approx. Cost: $15,246
A female dental assisting student prepares a mannequin for dental x-rays.

Dental Assisting


The Dental Assisting curriculum is career-oriented. It prepares the student, as a member of the dental health team, to assist the dentist in all phases of dentistry. The program includes ...

  • Credits: 45.25
  • Locations: Peosta
  • Approx. Cost: $8,960
A group of students and an instructor open the hood of a semi.

Diesel Mechanics


The increased mobility of people and industries has caused a large growth in the diesel industry. Where there are diesel engines, there is a need for mechanics to keep them ...

  • Credits: 48
  • Locations: Peosta
  • Approx. Cost: $9,504
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Early Childhood


The Early Childhood Education diploma program prepares students for careers working with children 0-8 years of age in a variety of educational settings. Students enrolled in the program receive education ...

  • Credits: 34
  • Locations: Calmar, Peosta
  • Approx. Cost: $6,732
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Early Childhood Education


The Early Childhood Education certificate is comprised of four courses and can be completed in one or two semesters. It is intended to provide the latest information and skills needed for ...

  • Credits: 12
  • Locations: Calmar, Peosta
  • Approx. Cost: $2,376
An EMT student practices on a mannequin in the simulation ambulance.

Emergency Medical Technician (EMT)

Career Pathway Certificate

The Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) Career Pathway Certificate delivers the National Standard Curriculum for Emergency Medical Technicians as defined by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration and is preparatory for ...

  • Credits: Noncredit
  • Locations: Calmar, Peosta
  • Approx. Cost: $1,239