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Computer Numerical Control (CNC) Operator

Career Pathway Certificate

Through hands-on training, develop the basic skills necessary to operate computer numerical control (CNC) machines. You will also learn how to ensure quality, tolerance of parts, make adjustments and troubleshooting.

  • Credits: Noncredit
  • Locations: Cresco, Oelwein, Peosta
  • Approx. Cost: $2,589
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Computer Science and Security

Associate of Applied Science

You will graduate from a top-tier IT program with skills in the repair, update and upgrade of desktop computers and servers, programming applications on different computing platforms and the expertise ...

  • Credits: 73
  • Locations: Calmar
  • Approx. Cost: $15,257
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Conservation Agronomist

Associate of Applied Science

You will graduate with a unique combination of agronomy, natural resources and environmental science coursework that includes hands-on soil health testing. Gain the expertise and knowledge to bridge the gap ...

  • Credits: 66
  • Locations: Calmar, Online
  • Approx. Cost: $12,749
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Construction Business Management

Diploma

Hands-on work and successful management lies at the heart of this program. A combination of knowledge in residential and commercial construction and business, and management principles will help you excel ...

  • Credits: 46.5
  • Locations: Calmar
  • Approx. Cost: $9,719
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Construction Equipment Operator

Career Pathway Certificate

Gain the technical skills you need to safely operate heavy equipment used in residential and commercial building, road construction, maintenance, and utility installation and repair. You will receive hands-on training ...

  • Credits: Noncredit
  • Locations: Calmar, Peosta
  • Approx. Cost: $4,125

Criminal Justice

Associate of Applied Science

Gain the knowledge and skills you need to qualify for growing employment opportunities in the criminal justice field. This online program allows more flexibility with your busy schedule and responsibilities, ...

  • Credits: 60
  • Locations: Online
  • Approx. Cost: $12,540
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Criminal Justice Transfer Major

Associate of Arts

Study and understand the three main elements of the justice system: the courts, law enforcement and corrections. The study of criminal justice involves research methods for criminology, criminological theory and ...

  • Credits: 60
  • Locations: Calmar, Online, Peosta
  • Approx. Cost: $12,540
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Culinary Foundations

Career Pathway Certificate

Develop your knife skills, understand small and large food production, cooking and serving methods, and customer service. You'll also learn culinary terminology, front and back-of-house standards, communication skills, food safety ...

  • Credits: Noncredit
  • Locations: Dubuque
  • Approx. Cost: $2,699
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Customer Service

Career Pathway Certificate

Develop the skills necessary for; delivering clear, concise, effective verbal and written business communications, stellar customer service, problem solving, decision making and quality assurance through classroom and experiential learning.

  • Credits: Noncredit
  • Locations: Town Clock Business Center (Dubuque)
  • Approx. Cost: $1,999

Dairy Science Technology

Associate of Applied Science

You will graduate from one of the nation's top-tier dairy science programs and develop your knowledge of operations and advanced technologies at our on-site, nationally recognized Iowa's Dairy Center. Your ...

  • Credits: 69
  • Locations: Calmar
  • Approx. Cost: $14,421
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Data Analytics

Certificate

Learn the critical skills that businesses everywhere need from their employees. This certificate will provide the skills to analyze data to help improve efficiency for businesses and organizations. Through hands-on ...

  • Credits: 9
  • Locations: Online
  • Approx. Cost: $1,881
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Dental Assisting

Diploma

You will complete this program in less than a year and work in a team environment alongside dentists, hygienists and other assistants in this rewarding profession. Our graduates have achieved ...

  • Credits: 45.25
  • Locations: Peosta
  • Approx. Cost: $9,457