Applied Technology Building
Northwest Iowa Community College is in the final stages of planning for the construction of a new Applied Technology Building on the east side of the campus. The 21,000 square foot building will initially house the Heavy Equipment Operation and Maintenance program as well as the Diesel Technology program. The building will feature state of the art lab space along with 2 full size classrooms, instructor offices, and a public space commons area. Construction is slated to begin in spring 2015 with the building opening in the fall of 2016.
In the fall of 2012, Northwest Iowa Community College opened its newly remodeled Campus Store. The 2500 square foot store space more than doubled its previous size. The Store has received accolades from professional trade magazines as well as area stakeholders. The NCC Campus Store is located just around the corner when you walk through the main entrance of Building A, and provides students with all the tools (and food) they'll need to be a student at NCC.
Northwest Iowa Lifelong Learning and Recreation Center
The Northwest Iowa Lifelong Learning and Recreation Center was finished in June, 2011. The 38,000-square-foot building features a college-regulation sized multipurpose gymnasium, walking/running track, fitness facility, bath/locker facilities, cyber café, seminar rooms, office space, reception area and convention tradeshow area.
Students, staff and the public are all able to use the Lifelong Learning and Recreation Center. The project had been under development for several years and the Board of Trustees gave the go-ahead for the project after establishing partnerships and securing funding.
The Vision Iowa Board awarded NCC a $1.1 million Vision Iowa Community Attraction and Tourism (CAT) grant in February 2009, which finalized the last piece of the funding puzzle for the project.
The College established partnerships with the City of Sheldon, Sanford Sheldon Medical Center and NCC Foundation to serve as the backbone of the project. Additional funding comes from the U.S. Department of Agricultural Rural Development Loan, Northwest Rural Electric Cooperative Economic Development Revolving Loan, Sheldon Chamber and Development Corporation Loan, Lyon County Supervisors, O’Brien County Supervisors, Osceola County Supervisors, Sioux County Supervisors and private donations.
To learn more about the LLRC - click here.