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GAP Program Info

Gap Tuition Assistance Program

The Gap Tuition Assistance program provides tuition funding for approved Continuing Education certificate training programs including the Truck Driving Prep Program, and Welding AWS Qualification.  

Since non-credit certificate programs are not eligible for federal financial aid, this program bridges the funding gap for those students pursuing short-term certificates.  

  • Activity Coordinator
  • Advanced Emergency Medical Technician (AEMT)
  • Basic Computing
  • Basic Emergency Medical Technician (EMT)
  • Bookkeeper Certificate
  • Certified Nursing Aid (CNA)
  • Commercial Driver’s License (CDL)
  • Medication Aide
  • Welding (AWS Certification)

For application information, please contact:
Melissa Lutat at or 712-852-5284 or 
Patsy Donovan at or 712-580-8617

GAP applicants need to complete and submit:

  1. Application
  2. NCRC, through Iowa Lakes Community College Success Center
  3. GAP Program Informational Interview Sheet   or    GAP Program Research Sheet
  4. Proof of income for the last 12 months from date application is submitted

   Gap Tuition Application

   Gap Program Informational Interview

   Gap Program Research Sheet



Basic Workplace Computing Certificate

Course #: 58983

Develop the basic computer skills and confidence to apply the knowledge learned to help you enter the job market; get a better job; and succeed at the workplace. Become comfortable using a computer with plenty of illustrations and practical, hands-on exercises. Earning a Continuing Education Certificate* is a credible way of documenting your training and formal development of employable skills. This program is designed for dislocated workers, students requiring skills enhancement, and others with little or no computer experience. Registration Fee: $795, includes Microsoft IT testing.

FREE training with Gap approved scholarship. 


Mondays Oct 20; Nov. 3, 10, 17, 24; Dec. 1, 8, 6-9 p.m.

Saturdays Nov. 8; Dec. 6, 8a.m.-2p.m.

Online assignments will be included.  Iowa Lakes Computer labs are available for students on all five campuses. 

Microsoft IT Academy** testing and certification is also available for those interested at the conclusion of this certification program.  There is no cost to the participants.   Dates for this testing will be available during the week of December 8th.  More information about this opportunity will be discussed in the course.  

*Certificate granted by Iowa Lakes Community College

**Certificate granted by Microsoft IT Academy

Questions or comments? Please email us at or call 712-362-2604 or 800-521-5054.
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