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Academic Programs

As a comprehensive community college, Iowa Lakes Community College offers a wide variety of academic and job training programs that serve the diverse needs of our community, including the areas of science, technology, engineering, math and many others.

In addition to traditional face-to-face courses, some programs have an online option available. See chart (below) for programs that offer an online alternative.

  • Associate in Applied Science (A.A.S.): Awarded to graduates of two-year Career and Technical Programs

  • Diplomas: Awarded to graduates of vocational programs of less than two years

  • Certificates: Awarded for completion of certain course sequences and some community and continuing education courses and programs

Online availability is indicated in the table below by the percentage of the program that can be completed online.

Program Name     Degree Online Availability
 Accounting Specialist  A.A.S., Diploma, Certificate 100%
 Administrative Assistant  A.A.S. N/A
 Administrative Support Specialist  Diploma 50%+
 Agribusiness Technology  A.A.S. N/A
 Agriculture Production Technology  A.A.S. N/A
 Auto Collision & Paint Repair Technology  A.A.S., Diploma N/A
 Automotive Technology  A.A.S. N/A
 Aviation/Airport Management  A.A.S. N/A
 Boat & Watercraft Technician  A.A.S., Diploma N/A
 Business Administration & Management  A.A.S. 100%
 Business Specialist  Diploma 100%
 Computer Programming  A.A.S. N/A
 Construction Technology  A.A.S., Diploma N/A
 Criminal Justice  A.A.S. N/A
 Digital, Social & Broadcast Productions  A.A.S. N/A
 Early Childhood Education  A.A.S., Diploma N/A
 Electrical Technology  A.A.S. N/A
 Engineering Technology  A.A.S. N/A
 Environmental Studies  A.A.S. N/A
 Farm Equipment & Diesel Technology  A.A.S. N/A
 Game Design & Development  A.A.S. N/A
 Graphic Design  A.A.S., Diploma N/A
 Heating, Ventilation & Air Conditioning Technology  A.A.S., Diploma N/A
 Hotel & Restaurant Management  A.A.S., Diploma N/A
 Human Services/Disability Studies  A.A.S. 100%
 Marine Service Technology  A.A.S., Diploma N/A
 Massage Therapy  Diploma N/A
 Medical Assistant  Diploma N/A
 Medical Office Technology  Diploma N/A
 Nursing  A.A.S., Diploma N/A
 Paralegal/Legal Studies  A.A.S. 100%
 Parts Sales & Inventory Control  Diploma N/A
 Photography  Diploma N/A
 Powersports & Power Equipment Technology  A.A.S., Diploma N/A
 Sales & Marketing Management  A.A.S., Diploma  75%+
 Substance Abuse Counseling  A.A.S.  75%+
 Surgical Technology  A.A.S., Diploma N/A
 Veterinary Technician  A.A.S. N/A
 Water Quality Technician  A.A.S., Diploma N/A
 Web Development & Design  A.A.S. N/A
 Welding  Diploma N/A
 Wind Energy & Turbine Technology  A.A.S., Diploma N/A

Iowa Lakes Community College offers career and technical programs in the areas of study listed above.

It is the policy of Iowa Lakes Community College not to discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, age (employment), sexual orientation, gender identity, creed, religion and actual or potential parental, family or marital status in its programs, activities, or employment practices as required by the Iowa Code §§216.6 and 216.9, Titles VI and VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 (42 U.S.C. §§ 2000d and 2000e), the Equal Pay Act of 1973 (29 U.S.C. § 206, et seq.), Title IX (Educational Amendments, 20 U.S.C §§ 1681 – 1688), Section 504 (Rehabilitation Act of 1973, 29 U.S.C. § 794), and Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act (42 U.S.C. § 12101, et seq.).

If you have questions or complaints related to compliance with this policy, please contact Kathy Muller, Equity & Title IX Coordinator, 19 South 7th Street, Estherville, IA 51334, 712.362.0433,, or the Director of the Office for Civil Rights, U.S. Department of Education, Citigroup Center, 500 W. Madison, Suite 1475, Chicago, IL 60661, phone number 312-730-1560, fax 312-730-1576.

A formal discrimination complaint process is published in the Student Handbook, Employee Handbook, and the Affirmative Action Plan of the College.

Title IX Harassment/Sexual Violence Procedures

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