Community and Regional Planning Agreement


New agreements between Iowa State University and two Iowa community colleges will make it easier for students attending those colleges to complete bachelor's degrees at Iowa State.

Through the agreements, students who receive an Associate of Arts degree from Northwest Iowa Community College (NCC), Sheldon, and those who receive AA degrees with an emphasis in political science, psychology or sociology from Western Iowa Tech Community College (WITCC), Sioux City, will be able to transfer to Iowa State to complete a Bachelor of Science in community and regional planning—and to do so in as few as two years.

NCC and WITCC students who participate in the new program will have a clearly defined plan that guides all four years of their undergraduate study. They will know exactly which courses to take at their community college and the recommended sequence to follow to graduate in two years after they transfer to Iowa State. And they will have access to advising at all three institutions to ensure a smooth transition to the bachelor's program.

Art Education master’s degree program

University of Northern Iowa

New cohort program to begin Fall 2015 Intended for educational professionals, this program provides a comprehensive and contemporary orientation to the study and practice of art education. Designed for PK-12 art educators, this program is delivered on a cohort basis and completed in five consecutive semesters, six hours of credit each semester.  All courses are offered entirely at a distance using a combination of Adobe Connect, and online via eLearning.  Courses meeting in the fall and spring semesters are taught in eight-week modules on Wednesday evenings. For more information visit

UI Partners Grand Opening


The University of Iowa conducted their grand opening of their Sioux City location for the UI Partners program on the Sioux City campus of Western Iowa Tech Community College.  UI Partners will work with area small businesses to conduct free IT assessments and use WITCC student interns to implement the IT needs for those businesses.  For more information, go to: 

UI Partners


University of Iowa Partners Senior IT Consultants Craig Engelke and Hayley Yearian met with Monona County Economic Development director Teresa Miller today in Onawa to discuss opportunities to assist area businesses address their IT needs.  UI Partners is working with Western Iowa Tech to match IT student interns with area businesses to do free assessments of business information technology systems and processes.

Grand Opening


Opening the doors of opportunity in northwest Iowa.  Univeristy and community college leaders applaud as area students take the next steps of their education at the Northwest Iowa Regents Resource Center's Grand Opening.

Ribbon cutting


The Siouxland Chamber Ambassadors assist WITCC and NCC leaders cut the ribbon for the new office space at the Northwest Iowa Regents Resource Center on the Western Iowa Tech Sioux City campus.