Continuing and Community Education

Charles City

Charles City Center

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The NIACC Charles City Center opened in 1975 in a rental space on Main Street and moved to its current home by HyVee in 1988. The Charles City Chamber of Commerce endorsed the establishment of a permanent NIACC campus in Charles City and provided leadership toward that goal. Voters in the NIACC district overwhelmingly approved renewal of the NIACC plant fund levy in the late 1980s, providing the necessary resources to purchase and remodel the building previously occupied by E&N Tire.

The NIACC Charles City Center features three multi-purpose classrooms, an Iowa Communications Network (ICN) classroom plus a student computer lab, conference room, student lounge/study area and office space. In addition to Continuing and Community Education classes, the Center is utilized for Adult Literacy (HSED and ESL) classes, business and industry training, and meeting space for local clubs and organizations.

One Iowa Works Virtual Access Point (VAP) computer is available at the Charles City Center.

Request Information

Click Here to request information by email from Community Education Coordinator Pam Durrwachter.

Charles City Credit Classes

See the NIACC class schedules for credit courses offered in Charles City. Look for rooms in CCTY CTR for classes at the NIACC Charles City Center or CCTY HS for NIACC classes at the high school.

2017 Spring and May Credit Courses at the Charles City Center:

MAT-156-TE03 Intro to Statistics (3 hrs. 1/18/17 – 5/5/17
ENG-106-TN02 Composition II (3 hrs. 1/18/17 – 5/3/17
HSC-171-0029 Nurse Aide Theory (2 hrs.) 5/8/17 – 5/25/17
HSC-174-0029 Nurse Aide Clinical (1 hr.) 5/31/17 – 6/8/17

If you have identified a Community Education class or another non-credit offering you’d like to take, click here to register online, or you may register at the Charles City Center.

Community Education Opportunities

Through NIACC community education, you may……..

Grow professionally through business & industry training, including computer classes and management seminars.

Earn college credit (toward an Associate of Arts degree) through classes at the center and/or high school. Offerings range from art and philosophy to algebra and economics.

Get a head start on college through high school programs including Tech Prep or Postsecondary Enrollment Options (PSEO) courses.

Refresh your basic skills in math, reading or writing to prepare for a new job or to complete your high school diploma through the adult basic education program.

Learn first aid, basic cardiac life support, and other skills through health education programs.

Take advantage of a variety of student services – including financial aid, assessment, registration, and counseling – without leaving town.

Renew your professional license through continuing education courses. Participants include real estate brokers, insurance agents, funeral directors, physicians, emergency medical technicians, nurses, etc.

Enrich your life by finding a new hobby or interest from dancing to crafts.

Contact Information

203 Brantingham Street
Charles City, IA 50616
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Ph: (641) 228-4634
Fax: (641) 228-5526
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