Regional Academy for Math and Science (RAMS)

The Regional Academy for Math and Science (RAMS) in Oelwein offers credit, recertification and professional development courses in both face-to-face and ICN formats. The facility includes three traditional classrooms, two science labs, one fully-networked computer lab, one Project Lead the Way lab, an ICN room, office and conference space commons area.

The RAMS mission is to excite young people about opportunities in math, science, engineering and technology, to provide state of the art classrooms and to encourage high school students to enroll in classes where college credits can be earned.

The RAMS/Oelwein center offers a variety of services to Oelwein and surrounding communities including:

  • Admissions information
  • Placement testing
  • Program information
  • Intake advising
  • Course registration
  • Financial aid information
  • Administration of Distance Learning exams
  • Career Pathway Certificate programs
  • Professional development courses
  • Specialized business training
  • Adult Secondary Education (ASE) classes for preparation in obtaining a high school equivalency diploma (HSED)

NICC Courses - Summer 2015

  • American Film
  • Composition I and II
  • Cultural Diversity/Identity
  • Intro to Psychology
  • Intro to Sociology
  • Math for Liberal Arts
  • Pre-algebra
  • Principles of Astronomy
  • Psychology of Human Relations
  • Public Speaking
  • U.S. History Since 1877
  • Workplace Communications
  • World Civilization I

High-School Equivalency Diploma Courses

High-School Equivalency Diploma (HSED) classes are held for area residents wishing to earn their HSED. During the summer semester, these classes are held on Tuesdays from 2 - 8 p.m.