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Iowa Lakes Community College

You select the career you want when you attend Iowa Lakes Community College!


Located in the picturesque Iowa Great Lakes Region, Iowa Lakes offers several locations throughout a five-county service area: Algona, Emmetsburg, Estherville, Spencer and Spirit Lake.

You can take classes either full time or part time; days, evenings or weekends; via tele...

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About Iowa Lakes Community College

You select the career you want when you attend Iowa Lakes Community College!


Located in the picturesque Iowa Great Lakes Region, Iowa Lakes offers several locations throughout a five-county service area: Algona, Emmetsburg, Estherville, Spencer and Spirit Lake.

You can take classes either full time or part time; days, evenings or weekends; via television, fiber optics or with a professor in the classroom; and via the Internet with online courses. You can also choose college transfer, career and technical courses, one class at a time, or continuing education classes.

One of Iowas premier community colleges, the faculty and staff at Iowa Lakes recognize learning is lifelong. Continuing education is an emphasis of the college. General interest courses are available to adults and older learners.

Customized training is specifically designed for area businesses and industry. Training can be provided at the business or at Iowa Lakes all on a schedule convenient to the business and employees. In addition, the college has developed numerous partnerships with area economic development groups.

Iowa Lakes is also the primary regional supplier of relicensure courses, Adult Basic Education, high school completion (HSED), high school diploma credit courses, the Retired and Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP), and short term vocational training.