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.

Be Your Own Boss Camp 2021

Upcoming Courses at Cresco

Credit Course Schedules

Personal Enrichment

Personal Enrichment Courses
DateCourse Title
September 15, 2021 Freezer Pleasers
September 15 - October 20, 2021 Join the Liquid Gym: Water Aerobics
October 6, 2021 Instant Pot Desserts
October 7 - October 28, 2021 Social Dancing: Country Western Couples Dance
October 27, 2021 Yeast Breads
November 10, 2021 Holiday Appetizers
November 18, 2021 Fresh Flower Arrangements

Youth Programming

Youth Programming Courses
DateCourse Title
September 20, 2021 Storytelling with STEAM
October 26, 2021 Pumpkin Painting for Kids


Transportation Courses
DateCourse Title
August 30, 2021 - October 4, 2021 High School Driver Education - Howard-Winneshiek School District 
October 18, 2021 - November 18, 2021 High School Driver Education - Howard-Winneshiek School District