College Profile: Iowa Lakes Community College
To provide opportunities for quality lifelong leasrning and promote economic development for our communities.
Located in the picturesque Iowa Great Lakes Region, Iowa Lakes offers several locations throughout a five-county service area: Algona, Emmetsburg, Estherville, Spencer and Spirit Lake. You can take classes either full time or part time; days, evenings or weekends; via television, fiber optics or with a professor in the classroom; and via the Internet with online courses. You can also choose college transfer, career option, technical or vocational courses, one class at a time, or continuing education classes.
College transfer involves taking your first two years of general studies at Iowa Lakes, achieving an Associate in Arts degree and then transferring to a college of your choice. More than a dozen four-year colleges have formal ‘articulation’ agreements with Iowa Lakes which you can read about online. If your college isn’t listed, refer to this checklist to plan for your transfer.
Career option courses are designed to prepare you for work – or transfer to a four-year college - after completion of an Associate in Science degree.
Technical programs at Iowa Lakes qualify you for an Associate in Applied Science degree after two years of study and work experience designed to prepare you for successful job entry.
Vocational programs offer you a diploma for completing a minimum of two semesters of course work and less than two academic years.
One of Iowa’s premier community colleges, the faculty and staff at Iowa Lakes recognize learning is lifelong. Continuing education is an emphasis of the college. General interest courses are available to adults and older learners.
Customized training is specifically designed for area businesses and industry. Training can be provided at the business or at Iowa Lakes – all on a schedule convenient to the business and employees. In addition, the college has developed numerous partnerships with area economic development groups.
712-852-5229 (financial aid)
||1,000 - 4,999|
|Title IV Eligibility
||Participates in Title IV federal financial aid programs|
College Student Services Offered
||Academic/career counseling service|
||Employment services for students||Yes
||Placement services for completers|
||On-campus day care for students' children||
College Special Learning Opportunities
||Distance learning opportunities|
||ROTC: Air Force||
Sources: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES)
Iowa Lakes Community College Website
Admissions Considerations & Recommendations
|Open admission policy
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|TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language
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||Student Body Size||Yes
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College Levels Offered
||Less than one year certificate||Yes
||One but less than two years certificate|
||Two but less than 4 years certificate|
Degrees and Certifications
Business - Accounting (Associate Degree)
Business - Administration (Associate Degree)
Business - Finance (Associate Degree)
Business - General (Associate Degree)
Business - Management (Associate Degree)
Business - Marketing (Associate Degree)
Criminal Justice (Associate Degree)
Health, Safety and Environmental Technology (Associate Degree)
Liberal Arts - General (Associate Degree)
All Academic Programs
- Parks, Recreation and Leisure Facilities Management.
- Aeronautics/Aviation/Aerospace Science and Technology, General.
- Health/Medical Preparatory Programs, Other.
- Business Administration and Management, General.
- Environmental Studies.
- Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies.
- Surgical Technology/Technologist.
- Commercial and Advertising Art.
- Agricultural/Farm Supplies Retailing and Wholesaling.
- Office Management and Supervision.
- Sales, Distribution, and Marketing Operations, General.
- Agricultural Production Operations, General.
- Welding Technology/Welder.
- Autobody/Collision and Repair Technology/Technician.
- Legal Assistant/Paralegal.
- Motorcycle Maintenance and Repair Technology/Technician.
- Health Professions and Related Clinical Sciences, Other.
- Criminal Justice/Police Science.
- Hospitality Administration/Management, Other.
- Pharmacy Technician/Assistant.
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