Online Courses

Photo merge of a keyboard and a woman online studying.

Take a class online! North Iowa Area Community College offers several convenient ways allowing you to study from the comfort of your own home, or at a nearby location in your community. Choose from credit or continuing education (non-credit) courses*. If you learn well on your own and are comfortable working and communicating remotely, online courses might be the “Perfect Fit” for you.

*Continuing education (non-credit) classes do not lead to a degree.

You can register for online courses after completing the following steps:
  1. Apply to NIACC and receive your student ID.
  2. Take  the online course assessment: “Are Online Courses for Me?“.
  3. Read – Searching for Class Sections-instructions [pdf]
  4. Search for online course sections
  5. Contact a counselor if you have questions about online courses.

Ready to Register?

Once you have completed the steps listed above, you are ready to register for online courses at NIACC. Complete the Course Registration Form and a counselor will complete the registration process.

Once registered, be sure to contact the course instructor via e-mail one week prior to the start of the semester for specific instructions to access your course.

Registration Form

Online Courses & Degrees

Check out the online courses NIACC has to offer!

Search Online Credit Courses
Search Continuing Education Courses-(non-credit)
Associate in Arts Degree (A.A.)
ed2go Online Credit Courses

Contact a Counselor

Questions about online courses?
If you have questions about taking an online course, feel free to
complete the Academic Counselor Request Form.

I’m ready to register!
If you have met all the requirements listed above, Register Now with a counselor.


NIACC offers so much support and helpful information for students who are registering for and taking online courses. Check out all the resources available to online students.

Online Course Resources

Help Desk – Request Technical Assistance