Adult, Career and Community College The Division of Community Colleges and Workforce Preparation of the Iowa Department of Education has a variety of diverse programs that enhance Iowa’s educational system. The division is divided between two bureaus: the Bureau of Community Colleges and the Bureau of Career and Technical Education. Explore the Best Colleges for Continuing Education and Adult Learning in Iowa ranking. Compare top colleges for going back to school in your state. Find the adult education centers, adult learning centers, and career centers that are right for you.
The Iowa Department of Education no longer processes duplicate diploma or transcript requests. All Iowa High School Equivalency Diploma (HSED) requests are processed through Diploma Sender. No state agency or community college program can assist in HSED requests. Official copies of the diplomas and transcripts must be obtained from Diploma Sender. Learn more on the HSED webpage. Credit Programs. Iowa's Community Colleges offer a variety of credit programs. Information regarding each college’s programs can be obtained through the Iowa Department of Education’s CurricUNET website, a searchable, comprehensive database of all approved career and technical credit programs. This page provides an overview of the credit courses - by community college and by cluster.
Northeast Iowa Community College isn't your typical college. We provide offerings for community members of all ages, including adults. Even if you don't consider yourself a "typical" college student, we can provide basic skill instruction, language development, personal and professional development courses and a path to a degree or diploma at the high school or secondary level. To call a program near you: () Find a program near you. Search ≡.
The Adult Education and Literacy Program (AEL) at Iowa Lakes Community College is a program for adult learners who wish to: Complete the High School Equivalency Diploma (English and Spanish) Improve academic skills to prepare for the workplace or post-secondary education and training. Adult Education & Literacy programs in Iowa are funded at the federal level by Title II of the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA). In , Iowa began allocating additional funding for Adult Education and Literacy activities.