Cresco Center

The Cresco Center offers year-round, day, evening, credit and professional development classes. The center also supports training opportunities for local businesses. Course instruction is offered via Zoom, face-to-face and online for both high school students and adult learners.

Services Provided

Admission Assistance

  • Stop by/schedule an appointment at the Cresco Center for assistance with applying to the college.
  • Submit official high school, high school equivalency, and/or college transcripts to the campus you plan to attend. You can also drop them off at the Cresco Center.
  • Schedule an appointment to take your placement testing at the Cresco Center (ACCUPLACER® reading and Writing and ALEKS® math assessment).

Placement Test Scheduling

  • Complete ACCUPLACER® reading and writing assessment and ALEKS® math assessment for course placement at the Cresco Center.
  • Assessments may be waived based on previous college coursework or submission of valid ACT®, ACT Compass® or ALEKS® test scores. ACCUPLACER® scores are valid for three years, and ALEKS® scores are valid for 18 months.
  • Schedule your appointment by contacting the Cresco Center.
  • We are available to hold testing Mondays, Wednesdays and Thursdays 7am-5pm and Tuesdays and Fridays 7am-3pm.

Financial Aid Assistance

  • Schedule an appointment by contacting the Cresco Center for assistance completing your FAFSA.
  • Complete your FAFSA online.
  • Inquire about scholarship and/or grant opportunities for certificate programs.

Academic Advising and Course Registration

  • Schedule an appointment by contacting the Cresco Center.
  • Course advising and registration for credit and non-credit programming.
  • Face to face, Zoom and online classes available.
  • You can also search the full college catalog for credit courses.

College Credit for High School Students

  • High School students may be able to earn college credit at NICC while still in high school. Stop by the Cresco Center to learn more.
  • Northeast Iowa Career Learning Link (CLL) is a program that exposes students to high-demand career areas and sets them on the pathway to career and educational success beyond high school. The program provides work-based learning opportunities for students in partnership with local businesses. Contact the Cresco Center to learn more.
  • Learn more about earning college credit while in high school.

Upcoming Courses at Cresco

Credit Course Schedules

Licensure and Recertification

Licensure and Recertification Courses
DateCourse Title
October 2, 2020 Used Auto Dealer

Career Pathway Certificate Programs

Career Pathway Certificate Courses
DateCourse Title
September 14 - December 9, 2020 Welding (Basic)
September 8 - November 12, 2020 CNC Operator

Life and Leisure

Life and Leisure Courses
DateCourse Title
September 9, 2020 Cooking with Your Instant Pot: Beginners
September 16, 2020 Cooking with Your Instant Pot: Advanced
September 23, 2020 Cooking with Your Air Fryer
September 15, 2020 Connecting Virtually with Zoom
October 22, 2020 Kids in the Kitchen: Halloween Cookies
October 29, 2020 Kids in the Kitchen: Halloween Cookies
November 10 - November 24, 2020 Healthy Cooking
November 23 - December 3, 2020 Custom Christmas Cards
December 8, 2020 Holiday Series: Christmas Ornament Making
December 10, 2020 Holiday Series: Wreath Making

Transportation

Transportation Courses
DateCourse Title
September 10 - October 12, 2020 High School Driver Education - Howard-Winneshiek School District
November 9, 2020 - January 18, 2021 High School Driver Education - Howard-Winneshiek School District