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Opportunity to learn for healthcare professions with no tuition at Northeast Iowa Community College



Calmar, Iowa – Northeast Iowa Community College is providing students with the opportunity to learn for in-demand healthcare professions while paying no tuition, thanks to funding from the Governors’ Emergency Education Relief Fund (GEERS II) of the State of Iowa.

Students enrolled in one of three short-term certificate programs at NICC – Phlebotomy Technician, Certified Nurse Aide (CNA), or Pharmacy Technician – will get financial support from the funding, as well as other sources.

“Northeast Iowa Community College is applying this funding to directly address skilled worker shortages in our region’s healthcare workforce. By creating no-cost tuition opportunities for students, we can develop and cultivate the talent pipeline that leads to in-demand employment for clinics, long-term care facilities, and hospitals. Our goal is to fund as many students as possible between now and June 2022,” NICC vice president of business and community solutions, Wendy Mihm-Herold, said.

For additional information, students can call (844) 642-2338 or visit

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