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.
  • College and Career Connection 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.

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Upcoming Courses at Cresco

Credit Course Schedules

Career Pathway Certificates

Career Pathway Certificate Courses
Date Course Title
September 19 - November 22, 2022 Welding (Basic)

Personal Enrichment

Personal Enrichment Courses
Date Course Title
September 21, 2022 Copycat Restaurant Recipes
October 5 - November 9, 2022 Join the Liquid Gym: Water Aerobics
October 19, 2022 Pretzel Workshop
November 9, 2022 Holiday Appetizers

Youth Programming

Youth Programming Courses
Date Course Title
December 5, 2022 Holiday Crafts for Kids

Licensure & Recertification

Licensure & Recertification Courses
Date Course Title
October 7, 2022 Used Auto Dealer - Dealer 101: Compliance


Transportation Courses
Date Course Title
September 8, 2022 - October 10, 2022 High School Driver Education - Howard-Winneshiek School District