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North Iowa residents can meet their educational needs through regional institutions and agencies.

North Iowa Area Community College (NIACC) is a progressive, comprehensive community college in Mason City, Iowa. The college offers the first two years toward a bachelors degree in virtually any field, over 40 technical career programs, and an array of continuing education opportunities including business and industry training. NIACC enrolls nearly 3,000 students in credit programs each semester and serves the educational needs of more than 75,000 continuing education registrants annually. The college has served North Iowa for more than 80 years, having been established in 1918 as Mason City Junior College. Check out the college’s web site at

Buena Vista University, Mason City Center offers bachelor's degree completion programs for A.A., A.S., and A.A.S. graduates. Most students graduate in two years and attend classes two evenings a week on the NIACC campus. Find the educational program that fits your needs at

La’James College, Mason City offers training in Costomology, Message Therapy, Nail Technology or Esthiology. Kevin Rentz is the third generation educational director and president of La’James College, which has 68 plus years of developing and revising its curriculum. Visit their web site at

Waldorf College, Forest City is the only liberal arts college in Iowa featuring three-year accelerated bachelors degree programs. The college also offers an extensive menu of associates degree programs. The expanding bachelors degree offerings include Communications, Business, MIS, Humanities, English, Theatre Arts, Elementary Education K-12, Wellness, and History. Waldorf College is a residential college of 600 students. More information is available at the following web site

Area Education Agency 267, Clear Lake is a regional educational agency serving students K-12 in Region 2. For more information, AEA267’s web site address is

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The AARP Foundation WorkSearch Program can help you sharpen your skills, obtain training,
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to pay you an hourly wage while you train through our Senior Community Service Employment Program (SCSEP)
Please call 641 423-6827.


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