John V. Hanson Career Center
Earn college credit by enrolling in a NIACC Academy at the John V. Hanson Career Center
Beginning in Fall of 2021, students from Forest City High School, GHV High School, Lake Mills High School, and North Iowa High School will have the opportunity to enroll in the John V. Hanson Career Center. The Career Center is located in Forest City and allows students to choose between four academies that can lead to good paying jobs in high demand fields.
The four academies are Advanced Manufacturing, Construction Trades, Information Technology, and Health Careers. Students will earn college credit by enrolling in NIACC classes at the Career Center. This comes at no cost to the student or their parents. Textbooks, tools, and equipment are also provided to the students. Don’t miss out on this exciting opportunity!
The Advanced Manufacturing Academy exposes students to a wide variety of skills necessary to be successful in today’s manufacturing workforce. Students will gain drafting and print reading skills as well as be given the opportunity to put design into practice with hands-on projects. Students completing the Advanced Manufacturing Academy will be ready to enter one of the NIACC manufacturing programs: Welding, Tool & Die, Industrial Mechanics and Maintenance, and Industrial Systems Technology. Students will also be better prepared for the NIACC HVAC, Automotive Technology, and Diesel Technology programs. Some students that attend the Advanced Manufacturing Academy may choose to enter a manufacturing career right out of high school. Students will be able to explore manufacturing careers and receive college credit by taking NIACC Work Based Learning classes.
Type of Course Course Number Course Name Credits Lecture Hours Lab Hours CTE IND-190 Skills and Safety in Industry 1 7.5 15 CTE ELT-745 Maintenance Shop Operations 3 30 30 CTE MFG-120 Machine Trade Print Reading I 1 0 30 CTE WBL-100 Exploring Careers 3 45 0 CTE WEL-274 Shielded Metal Arc Weld I 3 15 60 Total Hours 232.5
Type of Course Course Number Course Name Credits Lecture Hours Lab Hours CTE WEL-262 Thermal Cutting Processes I-Manual and Mechanized Oxyfuel Cutting: Sense 1 2 15 30 CTE WEL-244 Gas Metal Arc Welding Short Circuit 2 15 30 CTE MFG-108 Computer Aided Drafting (CAD) 2 15 30 CTE MFG-130 Machine Trade Print Reading II 1 0 30 CTE WBL-110 Employability Skills 2 30 0 Total Hours 195
Total Credits Advanced Manufacturing Academy: 19
The Construction Trades Academy prepares students for work in residential and commercial construction. Students will be exposed to extensive hands on learning by building actual construction projects. Students will also have lecture time where they will learn about safety, blueprint reading, and computer aided design. Students completing the Construction Trades Academy may choose to continue their education in the NIACC Building Trades program or directly enter the Construction Trades Academy.
Type of Course Course Number Course Name Credits Lecture Hours Lab Hours CTE CON-107 Construction Safety 2 30 0 CTE CON-121 Carpentry Fundamentals I 4 24 75 CTE CON-305 Cabinetry and Millwork 3 30 30 Total Hours 189
Type of Course Course Number Course Name Credits Lecture Hours Lab Hours CTE CON-112 Blueprint Reading and Estimating 3 45 0 CTE CON-123 Carpentry Fundamentals II 4 24 75 CTE CAD-216 Architectural CAD 2 15 30 Total Hours 189
Total Credits Construction Trades Academy: 18
The Information Technology Academy will introduce students to computer programming, networking components, and computer operating systems. Upon successful completion of the Information Technology Academy, students are eligible for a Foundations of Technology Certificate. They may choose to continue their education in one of the NIACC Information Technology Programs: Business Technology Specialization, Information Assurances and Security, or Information Technology Specialist.
Type of Course Course Number Course Name Credits Lecture Hours Lab Hours CTE CIS-119 Introduction to Programming 4 60 0 CTE NET-142 Network Essentials 3 45 0 CTE NET-134 IT Essentials 4 45 30 Total Hours 180
Type of Course Course Number Course Name Credits Lecture Hours Lab Hours CTE NET-304 Windows Workstation Operating Systems 4 45 30 A&S NET-136 Operating Systems 3 45 0 CTE NET-213 Cisco Networking 4 60 0 Total Hours 180
Information Technology Academy Total Credits: 22
The Health Careers Academy is for any student interested in pursuing a career in the health field. It combines practical hands-on classes with general education courses which makes it a good fit for any student. Some students that attend the Health Careers Academy may enter the workforce after high school while others may pursue advanced degrees. The Health Careers Academy prepares students to enter the Associate Degree in Nursing program at NIACC. For students that are not sure which career in healthcare they want to study, an exploring careers class will be offered that will allow students to earn college credit while observing health occupations firsthand.
Type of Course Course Number Course Name Credits Lecture Hours Lab Hours CTE HSC-130 Nurse Aide Theory 2.5 30 25 CTE HSC-174 Nurse Aide Clinical 1 0 45 A&S ENG-105 Composition I 3 45 0 CTE WBL-100 Exploring Careers 3 45 0 Total Hours 190
Type of Course Course Number Course Name Credits Lecture Hours Lab Hours CTE HSC-120 Medical Terminology I 3 45 0 CTE EMS-114 Emergency Medical Responder 2 25 20 A&S PSY-111 Intro to Psychology 3 45 0 A&S ENG-106 Composition II 3 45 0 Total Hours 180
Total Credits Health Careers Academy: 20.5