Continuing and Community Education


The Garner Area Community Education Center serves North Iowans in the Belmond-Klemme, Corwith-Wesley, Garner-Hayfield, and West Hancock (Britt, Kanawha) school districts.

In 1977, four school districts joined together to form a consortium to hire a coordinator to plan and implement community education classes for Belmond, Britt, Corwith-Wesley, and Kanawha. Garner-Hayfield joined the project in 1983 when the partnership with NIACC became known as the Five-School Project (now called the Four-School Project since Britt and Kanawha combined.)

The Garner Area Community Education Center opened its doors on January 7, 1992, as a partnership with the Garner-Hayfield School District, the city of Garner, and NIACC. Iowa State University Extension joined the partnership in November 1992. The Hancock County Extension Office is also located at the Center.

Request Information

Click here to request information from Community Education Coordinator


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

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.

Garner Credit Classes

See the NIACC class schedules for credit courses offered in Garner  Look for rooms listed as GARN.

Contact Information

325 West 8th Street
Garner, IA  50438
Ph: (641) 923-2252
Fax: (641) 923-3327