Child Care Opportunity Dubuque Career Pathway Certificate programNortheast Iowa Community College, Dubuque, IA
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Northeast Iowa Community College (NICC) serves the transfer, career and technical education needs of our region’s residents, businesses and industries in a district area that encompasses eight counties and approximately 5,000 sq. miles. More than 28,400 students enroll in Business and Community Solutions courses and academic certificate, diploma and degree programs every year. NICC offers associate’s degrees and general education courses that readily transfer to four-year colleges and universities, and state-of-the-art technology and lab areas that prepare students for high demand careers.
The College has two primary campuses in Peosta and Calmar, and seven service locations in Cresco, Dubuque, Manchester, New Hampton, Oelwein and Waukon, that offer convenient amenities, services, educational resources and computer labs for students.
As one of northeast Iowa’s largest employers, the College employs 680 faculty and staff members, and the average tenure of all part-time and full-time faculty is 12 years.
Northeast Iowa Community College, in a partnership with Greater Dubuque Development Corporation, The Community Foundation of Greater Dubuque, the City of Dubuque, and Dubuque County developed an innovative approach to address the childcare workforce shortage and create additional childcare options for students training for in-demand employment positions in child care and other industries. The 118-hour certificate program prepares students for entry-level work as caregivers and/or transfer into the NICC Early Childhood Education diploma program, and provides students with the skills and training needed to care for young children.
Tuition Assistance is available for all students that qualify based on income guidelines
Students will receive free on-site child care, for children 12 and under during their time in the program (during on-site class hours if needed)
Upon graduation and finding employment, graduates will be eligible to receive supplemental daycare assistance for up to 1 year in conjunction with Department of Human Services funding assistance(when applicable)
Students will have the 1:1 support of an individual success coach who can assist them before, during, and after their program.
The On-Site Child Care service is available to parents, at no cost, while they are in class and enrolled in career training programs that include Phlebotomy Technician, Industrial Sewing, Customer Service and the new Childhood Care program. Eligible full-time employed graduates of these certificate programs may qualify for additional childcare support for up to 12 months.
Don't delay! New classes starting July 29th.
Check out https://www.nicc.edu/childcarecpc/ for more information, or contact:
Office Phone: 563-557-8271 Ext 304