Manchester Center

The Manchester Center is closed until April 10th, due to COVID-19. Center staff are working from home and have limited access to phones. The best means of communication is by email. You can reach Center Director, Holly Maurer, at maurerh@nicc.edu and Center Supervisor, Amanda Leonard, at leonarda4928@nicc.edu. If you must call, please call 844.642.2338 ext. 7700. We apologize for the incovience and will continue to do our best to serve our students.

The Manchester Center is a collaboration between the City of Manchester, Northeast Iowa Community College and Upper Iowa University. The focus of the Manchester Center is to make quality education accessible to the greater Manchester area. This is accomplished by helping students achieve their educational goals and working with local businesses to retain and grow their workforce.

The Manchester facility offers a Health Lab, as well as a classroom for business and professional development trainings.

Services Provided

Admission Assistance

  • Stop by/Schedule an appointment at the Manchester 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 off at the Manchester Center.
  • Schedule an appointment to take your placement testing at the Manchester 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 Manchester 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 Manchester Center.

Financial Aid Assistance

  • Schedule an appointment by contacting the Manchester 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 Manchester Center.
  • Course advising for credit and non-credit programming.
  • Course registration for credit and non-credit programming.

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/schedule an appointment the Manchester 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 Manchester Center to learn more.
  • Learn more about earning college credit while in high school.

Upcoming Courses in Manchester

Health

DateCourse Title
June 2 - July 30, 2020 Certified Nurse Aide

Life and Leisure

DateCourse Title
July 21, 2020 - July 23, 2020 Photography on the Go!
August 18, 2020 Healthcare Faces of the Future
September 2, 2020 Teen Technology
September 10, 2020 Chemistry for Kids: Pop Rockets
October 15, 2020 Eat Your Plants: Veganism for the Curious
October 19, 2020 Kids in the Kitchen: Halloween and Thanksgiving Fun Foods
December 7, 2020 Kids in the Kitchen: Holiday Appetizers

Summer Camps

DateCourse Title
June 8-9, 2020  Mini Gateway to Technology - Level 1
June 11-12, 2020 Mini Gateway to Technology - Level 2
June 23-25, 2020 Murder Mystery Camp

Transportation

DateCourse Title
June 4, 2020 Moped Rider
June 8, 2020 - July 1, 2020 High School Driver Education
July 13, 2020 - August 5, 2020 High School Driver Education