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Learning Center


The Learning Center, located in Building A on the NCC campus, provides a variety of services for students and residents of our communities. Within the business hours of the Learning Center, students and prospective students at NCC are able to get free tutoring by available staff members. Developmental Courses are also available for prospective students who may want to improve their skills.
A few of the conveniences available to students through the Learning Center are a computer lab, study rooms and testing accommodations. Prospective students can view some helpful tips about the COMPASS test.

Fall and Spring Term Hours:
  • 8 a.m. – 7 p.m. Monday–Thursday
  • 8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Friday

Summer Term Hours:

  • 8 a.m. – 7 p.m. Monday–Thursday

Tutoring
Tutoring for NCC's college and high school courses is a free service to students (including NCC's online students or students from other colleges taking a class originating at NCC) at any time during business hours. Tutoring can be done on a one-to-one basis or in small groups. No appointments necessary!

Developmental Courses
Students who want to brush up on a specific skill or desire to improve in a subject can do so by taking developmental courses. More information regarding these courses can be provided by sending an email to the Learning Center.

Testing
The Learning Center at Northwest Iowa Community College was developed to help make it easier for students to succeed and meet their future goals. One of the many services that are offered to students is proctored testing. A picture ID is required for all testing. Supervised testing makes it possible for:

  • Students to make-up tests. With instructor approval, students may take a test through the Learning Center.
  • On-line students from NCC and other colleges/universities to take on-line tests. Proctored testing allows the students to complete the courses required and take exams at a convenient location.
  • Individualized GED (General Education Development) testing. Students may complete their high school education and receive a High School Equivalency Diploma from the Iowa Department of Education. Click here for more information. 
  • Individuals with learning disabilities to receive help. The Learning Center staff will assist with test taking.
  • Proctored State Certified Testing:
    • Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA)
    • Dental
    • Medication Aide
    • Medication Manager
    • Mortuary Science
    • Tanning Bed
Individualized Study 
Students who want to take certain vocational courses may do so through the Learning Center with the approval of the Instructor, the Division Dean, and Student Services.

Support Services

  • With faculty approval, the Learning Center will read and/or scribe tests for students.
  • If a student is in need of these services, he/she will need to give advance notification to the staff.
Computer Lab 
The computer lab contains computers, tape recorders, VCR's and calculators.

Study Rooms
Study rooms provide a quiet place for individuals or groups who want to do homework.

All of these resources are available for students at NO CHARGE! For more information on what services the Learning Center has to offer:
  • Stop by NCC's campus and come to the Learning Center
  • Give us a call at 712-324-5061 or 800-352-4907 
  • Email the Learning Center
  • Meet the Team