In-Demand Essential Skills Training

Northeast Iowa Community College is well known as our region's primary resource for safe, reliable, no-cost, in-demand skills training. We have options to prepare you today for tomorrow’s careers. Our training is designed to meet your unique needs - upskilling to advance your career, starting a new career or helping your business and workforce operate safely. You will work with a dedicated success coach to determine your career goals, assess your current skills then create a training plan that will set you up for career success.

Badge Skills

These short, career-focused training programs improve specific technical skills you need to excel. Many trainings are self-paced, online courses. Training areas include first-time supervisor and more! 

Short-Term Certificate Training

Career Pathway Certificates can be completed in six months or less and lead directly to entry-level employment. These programs are designed to train you in high-demand career areas such as advanced manufacturing, automotive, business, construction, education, healthcare, information technology and transportation. Many transfer into diploma and degree programs to build on your education and training. Select Opportunity Dubuque programs have child care assistance available during training and up to one year after employment. Graduates of our short-term training are often hired by employer sponsors.

Innovation Grant Earn and Learn

We work with local businesses in need of skilled employees to create Earn and Learn and apprenticeship programs. While completing skills training at Northeast Iowa Community College you’re also employed with one of these local companies putting your skills into practice and earning a wage.

Contact us for more Earn and Learn options or to create a program at your business for upskilling your employees.

Diploma and Associate Degrees

Northeast Iowa Community College’s diploma and Associate degree programs build on your education and training. Many of our programs include hands-on training in state-of-the-art labs designed for experiential learning. Your tuition could be covered by the Future Ready Iowa Last-Dollar Scholarship.

Customized Solutions for Businesses

Partner with Northeast Iowa Community College to create customized training to upskill your employees. Our customized training staff will work with you to assess your needs, determine your training goals and then create a customized training plan for your employees. Here are just a few of our many in-demand training and services:

  • Consulting Services
  • Career Development: Skill-UP
  • Leadership Academy
  • Information Technology
  • Industrial Technology
  • Quality & Productivity Improvement
  • Health & Safety