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Expanded Summer Course Selections Offered by NIACC


This news story was published on April 6, 2011.
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With the addition of hybrid, online and new-to-summer courses, North Iowa Area Community College (NIACC) has expanded the summer credit courses to be offered during May, June and July. In addition to the expanded credit course line-up, a new 10-hour certificate ñ Software Applications Skills ñ will also be offered.

“In response to public requests we’ve designed a new certificate, Software Applications Skills, which is a 10 credit hour course designed to give participants a broad array of computer skills that can be transferred to a different career or new job opportunities,” Terri Ewers, Dean of Student Services at NIACC, said. Software Applications Skills will begin this month and participants will be able to complete the certificate within three months.
Four general education courses, Basic Word Processing, Personal Finance, Business Calculus and Trigonometry & Analytic Geometry, will have a new format for the summer terms. All four courses will be offered as either online/web based or a hybrid format. Hybrid courses are delivered as a mix of in-class lecture and online materials.

Joining the online offerings this summer will be Introduction to Accounting, Payroll Accounting, and American National Government. Providing these courses online will provide flexibility for those who live a distance from campus, plus save on travel costs for the student.

New in-class options for summer are Personal Wellness, Introduction to Organic and Biochemistry, and Classical Physics I & II. Traditionally, these courses have not been offered during the summer terms. “The organic and biochemistry course along with the Classical Physics course will be complimented by offerings of Calculus I, II, and III, which creates dynamic options for college students who may be home for summer vacation,” Ewers said.

As an open enrollment institution, NIACC strives to respond to student requests for course offerings. “Faculty and staff listened to student requests, which resulted in the new designs for several courses offered this summer,” Ewers said. To register for these classes or any of the summer classes, or for more information, please check out the web site at: http://www.niacc.edu/summer.
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