Northeast Iowa Community College has many local, affordable classes in CPR, dental, emergency services, nursing, medication management and documentation offered face-to-face or online to meet your continuing education needs. Our instructors are experts in the field and our state-of-the-art simulation labs ensure you will advance your skills. 

Programs can be customized and brought to your organization. Our program developers will tailor a course, or group of courses, to meet your specific needs. Contact us today to get started!

Start your Healthcare Career

Our short-term training programs are designed to prepare you to enter the workforce with relevant skills. Training is offered at low to no cost to you.

Brain Health

Brain health and wellness is just as important as our physical health. NICC provides a variety of affordable training to improve brain health in the workplace and the community. Popular courses and events include Healthy Brain, Healthy Workplace, Mental Health First Aid and the annual Brain Health Summit. Learn more about Brain Health training.

CPR and First Aid

Since 1998, Northeast Iowa Community College has been an official American Health Association (AHA) Emergency Cardiovascular Care Training Center. The College offers courses to become certified in CPR, First Aid, Basic Life Support (BLS), Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) and Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS). You can also become a certified instructor or enroll in our reduced-cost instructor recertification training. Learn more about training options and the AHA Training CenterSearch for CPR and First Aid Courses.


Business and Community Solutions offers dental professionals several continuing education opportunities including dental radiography, infection control and jurisprudence. Courses are offered face-to-face and online, meet the mandates set forth by the Iowa Dental Board, and review safety standards from the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) and the Center for Disease Control (CDC). Search for Dental Courses.

Emergency Medical Services (EMS) 

Business and Community Solutions provides quality, affordable training to start a career in emergency medicine or maintain certification and endorsements. Our annual Tri-State Emergency Responders Conference provides quality information, dynamic presenters and exhibitors for regional fire and EMS professionals at an affordable cost.

Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) training can be completed in six months or less and prepares you for the National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians (NREMT) certification exam. We also offer continuing education courses to recertify Iowa EMS Instructor and Iowa EMS Evaluator endorsements. 

Paramedic training builds on your EMS skills for a comprehensive understanding of advanced patient assessment, airway procedures, pharmacology and medication administration to treat various trauma emergencies. Training is completed over three consecutive terms through a combination of lecture and clinical experience. Search Emergency Services Courses.

Medication Administration

Certification courses are offered for medication managers and medication aides face-to-face and online. A combination of lecture and clinical lab experience prepares you for the certification exam. Search for Medication Administration Courses.

Radiologic Certifications

Expertise in computed tomography (CT), magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and mammography is in high demand. We have certified training in these areas to advance your skills with this advanced imaging equipment. Our online courses provide a comprehensive learning experience and connect you with expert instructors to prepare you for registry exams. Search for Radiologic Certification Courses.

Simulation Labs

Experiential learning plays a vital role in developing critical thinking skills. Northeast Iowa Community College creates a clinical environment similar to those found in pre-hospital (EMS), hospitals, nursing homes and other facilities in our state of the art health simulation labs. Our pre-programmed learning scenarios are approved by the National League of Nursing (NLN) and American Heart Association (AHA). Learn more about the Simulation Labs and Training Options.