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 Iowa Communications Network (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.

Services Provided

  • 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 Credit Courses - Spring 2017

  • General Biology II
  • Human Anatomy & Physiology II
  • Meteorology, Weather and Climate
  • Composition I and II
  • Intro to Psychology
  • Social Problems
  • Cultural Diversity/Identity
  • Prealgebra
  • Elementary Algebra
  • Intermediate Algebra
  • Math for Liberal Arts
  • Statistics
  • Calculus II
  • Pre-Employment Strategies
  • Public Speaking
  • World Civilization II

High-School Equivalency Diploma Courses

High-School Equivalency Diploma (HSED) classes are held for area residents wishing to earn their HSED. During the spring semester, these classes are held on Mondays from 8:30a.m.-7:00p.m., Wednesdays from 8:30a.m.-4:00p.m. and Thursdays from 4-7p.m.

Business and Community Solutions at RAMS

The following Business and Community Solutions courses are offered at the Regional Academy for Math and Science for spring 2017. Search, register and pay online for Business and Community Solutions courses.

Health and Safety

  • Certified Nurse Aide (CNA)
  • Emergency Medical Technician
  • Emergency Medical Responder

Advanced Manufacturing

  • Railcar Technician Certificate Program

Personal Interest

  • How to Use a Computer: For the True Beginner
  • Microsoft PowerPoint 2013: Working with the Slide Master
  • Welcome Spring with a Deco Mesh Wreath
  • ‘Keep Calm’: Custom Message Throw Pillow
  • Yard Art: The Pop Can Posey
  • Landscaping That’s Built to Last