Manchester Center

The Manchester Center is a collaboration between the City of Manchester and Northeast Iowa Community College. 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.
  • 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 Manchester Center to learn more.
  • Learn more about earning college credit while in high school.

Upcoming Courses in Manchester


September 28 - October 11, 2021 Hybrid 75-Hour Certified Nurse Aide
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September 22 & 30, 2021 Delaware County Leadership Series

Personal Enrichment

DateCourse Title
October 18, 2021 How to Decorate your Home When you Don't have a Clue
November 15, 2021 Estate Planning Essentials for Everyone


DateCourse Title
October 11 - November 1, 2021 High School Driver Education

Youth Programming

DateCourse Title
October 25, 2021 Mini & Me: Cupcake Decorating
November 8, 2021 Mini & Me: Cookie Decorating