NCC Accepting Students At Sioux Center Career Academy; Meetings Planned

Sioux Center, Iowa – A northwest Iowa institution of higher learning is one step closer to its goal in Sioux Center.

Northwest Iowa Community College (NCC) officials tell us they are, “thrilled to announce that enrollment is now open for high school students to join the Sioux Center Academy.” They say that the unique opportunity, starting in the fall of 2024, is designed for students entering their junior year of high school and offers specialized career pathways in Education, Engineering and Design, Healthcare, Information Technology, and Welding.

According to NCC officials, the program, created in collaboration with local school districts, aims to provide students with a head start on their careers by offering both high school and college credits in specific career fields.

They tell us that the Career Academy is an innovative educational model that integrates high school and college curricula into a cohesive program, allowing students to explore and prepare for their future careers. They say the program offers hands-on learning experiences, industry partnerships, and rigorous coursework to equip students with the knowledge and skills needed in their chosen professions. And, that it’s a “…fantastic opportunity for students to gain insights into their career interests and make informed decisions regarding their future.”

NCC officials say that some of the key benefits of utilizing the career academy are the fact that there are no tuition costs, you can explore a wide variety of career paths within your field of interest, you can gain hands-on experience, it’s time efficient, and you can earn industry-recognized certifications. They also emphasize the availability of focused career preparation and college transition support.

There are meetings coming up at which you can find more information.

  • MOC-FV High School: March 11 at 6:30pm
  • Sioux Center High School: March 13 at 5:30pm, Black Box
  • Boyden-Hull High School: March 14 at 6:00pm, Auditorium
  • Rock Valley High School: March 21 at 6:30pm, Auditorium

Dates and times for additional schools will be announced soon.

Students of these schools can contact their guidance counselor for more information: Boyden Hull, MOC/Floyd Valley, Rock Valley, Sioux Center, West Sioux, Unity Christian, and Western Christian.

If your student attends elsewhere, but they are interested in the NCC Sioux Center Career Academy program, you can call NCC at 800-352-4907, ext. 137 or email at From Sheldon-area numbers, you can call 324-5061.



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