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GAP Program Info

Gap Tuition Assistance Program

The Gap Tuition Assistance Program was established to provide funding for need-based tuition assistance to applicants. This assistance enables applicants to complete one of our following approved continuing education certificate training programs for in-demand occupations.

  • 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)

GAP applicants need to complete and submit:

  1. Application
  2. GAP Program Informational Interview Sheet   or   GAP Program Research Sheet
  3. Proof of income  (copy of first two pages of federal income tax return preferred)
  4. National Career Readiness Certificate (NCRC), contact Success Center

Please call any of the following Iowa Lakes Community College Success Centers to schedule a time to complete the NCRC. Bring items 1-3 above to your appointment and the Success Center Staff will scan and email to

  • Algona – 515-295-8521
  • Emmetsburg – 712-852-5275
  • Estherville – 712-362-7935 or 8362
  • Spencer –  712-580-8622
  • Spirit Lake –  712-336-6564
For additional information, please contact:  Melissa Lutat at, 712-362-7926 (work), 712-380-0271 (cell, text, msg)
What is the National Career Readiness CertificateTM (NCRC) and why is it important.

   Gap Tuition Application

   Gap Program Informational Interview

   Gap Program Research Sheet


Bookkeeping Certificate

This certificate program will provide the necessary bookkeeping/accounting skills to complete a national certification as a professional bookkeeper through AIPB (Association for Independent Professional Bookkeepers).

Course # 68086
Dates: 8/24/16 M,W,F
Time: 8:30 - 10 pm
Location: Estherville campus or ILTV

Workplace Computing

Participants will complete Word Level I & II; Excel Level I; Access; Powerpoint; Windows 8; Outlook; and Integration. Completion leads to a certification with knowledge skills needed in today's workplace.

Course # 68168
Dates: TBA
Time: 5-8 pm
Location: Emmetsburg


Beginning Quickbooks.

Course # 68106
Dates: 10/10,12, 2016
Time: 6-9 pm
Location: Emmetsburg

Course # 68108
Dates: 10/24,26, 2016
Time: 6-9 pm
Location: Spencer

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