Continuing and Community Education


Through a collaborative venture of a task force on economic development, local individuals, groups and government entities, Center 1 was founded in Hampton to unite city and county community development efforts under one roof. Through a cooperative agreement with the Hampton-Dumont Community School District, NIACC offers a local community education program.

A coordinator’s office and a classroom are located in Center 1, which was leased and opened on September 1, 1987, and dedicated on October 19 of that year. Classes are offered at various convenient locations including the high school, other school buildings, Franklin General Hospital, and the National Guard Armory. Local sites for classes over the Iowa Communications Network (ICN) include the armory, the high school and the hospital.

Center 1 partners:

    • Franklin County Development Association
    • Hampton Area Chamber of Commerce
    • Main Street Hampton
    • Retired Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP)
    • Franklin General Hospital
    • Hampton-Dumont Community School District
    • North Iowa Area Community College

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.

Hampton Credit Classes

See the NIACC class schedules for credit courses offered in HamptonĀ  Look for rooms listed as HAMP.

Contact Information

Center 1
5 First Street SW
Hampton, IA 50441
Ph: (641) 456-5668
Fax: (641) 456-5660