May 31, 2020  
2020-2021 College Catalog 
  
2020-2021 College Catalog

College Credit Programs



Associate of Arts Degree

Plans of Study Include:

  • Agriculture Ed Transfer Major

  • Business Transfer Major

  • Communication Transfer Major

  • Criminal Justice Transfer Major

  • Early Childhood Education Teacher Licensure Transfer Major

  • Elementary Education Transfer Major

  • English Transfer Major

  • Fine Arts Transfer Major

  • Psychology Transfer Major

  • Secondary Education Transfer Major

  • Sociology Transfer Major

For additional program specific details, please click here: Programs by Degree Type  

Associate of Science Degree

Plans of Study Include:

  • Agriculture Business

  • Agriculture Agronomy

  • Biology 

  • Chemistry 

  • Mathematics 

For additional program specific details, please click here: Programs by Degree Type   

Associate of Applied Science Degree

  • Accounting Specialist

  • Administrative Assistant-Medical

  • Administrative Office Management

  • Agribusiness Technology

  • Agriculture Management

  • Audio Engineering Technician

  • Auto Collision Repair Technology

  • Automotive Technology

  • Band Instrument Repair

  • Broadcasting and Multimedia Journalism

  • Business Management

  • Culinary Arts

  • Cyber Security and Digital Crime

  • Digital Marketing

  • Early Childhood Education

  • Emergency Medical Services - Paramedic

  • Fire Fighter/Paramedic

  • Graphic Design

  • Hospitality Management

  • Human Resources Management

  • Mechanical Engineering Technology

  • Networking Administration and Security

  • Nursing (ADN)

  • Paralegal/Legal Assistant

  • Physical Therapist Assistant

  • Police Science - Corrections

  • Police Science Technology

  • Professional Photography

  • Robotics and Automation

  • Surgical Technology

  • Technical Business Management

  • Technical Studies

  • Video Game Design

  • Video and Media Production

  • Welding Technology

For additional program specific details, please click here: Programs by Degree Type   

Diplomas Listing

  • Accounting

  • Administrative Office Support

  • Agriculture

  • Air Conditioning, Heating, and Refrigeration

  • Audio Production Assistant

  • Auto Body Refinishing

  • Auto Body Structural Repair

  • Auto Mechanic

  • Bookkeeping and Office Support

  • Construction

  • Computer Support Technician

  • Dental Assisting

  • Dental Assisting Part Time

  • Early Childhood Studies

  • Electrician

  • Electromechanical Technician

  • Entrepreneurship

  • Fire Science

  • Food Service

  • Hospitality Operations

  • Human Resources

  • Industrial Drafting Technology

  • Information Security Analyst

  • Law Enforcement Advanced

  • Legal Secretary

  • Manufacturing

  • Marketplace Design

  • Medical Assistant

  • Medical Coding Specialist

  • Medical Scribe

  • Medical Secretary

  • Medical Transcriptionist

  • Mobile Game and Application Developer

  • Paralegal/Legal Assistant Advanced Standing

  • Paralegal/Legal Assistant Advanced Standing - Part Time

  • Paramedic

  • Pharmacy Technician

  • Plumbing Systems

  • Practical Nursing

  • Professional Photography Technician

  • Veterinary Assistant

  • Video and Media Production Assistant

  • Video Game Artist

  • Welding-Industrial

For additional program specific details, please click here: Programs by Degree Type   

Certificates Listing

  • Air Conditioning

  • Auto Body Procedures

  • Auto Body Repair

  • Automotive Drive Train

  • Automotive Electrical

  • Automotive Painting

  • Bookkeeping

  • Carpentry

  • Childcare Development - Infant/Toddler

  • Childcare Development - Preschool

  • Coaching

  • Concrete Specialties

  • Cost Accounting

  • Drywall

  • Electromechanical Specialist

  • Emergency Medical Responder

  • Emergency Medical Technician

  • Emergency Medical Technician Advanced

  • Entrepreneurship Concepts

  • Entry-Level Firefighter

  • Expanded Functions Dental Assistant

  • Food Preparation

  • Heating

  • Health Information Technology

  • Help Desk Technician

  • Hospitality Operation Concepts

  • Interior Finishing

  • IV Therapy Concepts and Review

  • Medication Aide

  • Medical Scribe - Advanced Standing

  • Nitrous Oxide/Oxygen Sedation Monitoring - Dental Assistant

  • Nursing Assistant

  • Office Assistant

  • Payroll Clerk

  • Predictive Maintenance Advanced

  • Residential Plumbing

  • Tax Preparer

  • Truck Driving

  • Video Game Fundamentals

  • Wall Framing and Roofing

  • Welding - Production Welding

  • Welding - Qualified Advanced

For additional program specific details, please click here: Programs by Degree Type   

Alternative Delivery Systems

Online

WITCC belongs to the Iowa Community College Consortium (ICCOC), seven Iowa community colleges who partner to offer courses and programs online via a shared learning management system. The seven community colleges that are members of ICCOC are Eastern Iowa Community College, Iowa Lakes Community College, North Iowa Area Community College, Northwest Iowa Community College, Southeastern Community College, and Western Iowa Tech Community College. Further information is available at www.iowacconline.org or www.witcc.edu.

Hybrid

WITCC offers hybrid courses that combine traditional face-to-face instruction and online technology. Many learning activities in the course are delivered online, reducing the number of face-to-face meetings for students and allowing greater flexibility in their educational pursuits.

Video Presence Classrooms

WITCC offers courses via its Video Presence system that provides fully interactive video and audio to and from classrooms in Sioux City, Denison, and Cherokee. This system connects to the Iowa Communications Network (ICN) allowing connectivity to other locations.

Associate of General Studies

The Associate of General Studies (AGS) degree is awarded upon the completion of an individualized plan of study that is primarily designed for the acquisition of a broad educational background rather than a specific college major or professional/technical program. Students will develop an approved Plan of Study working directly with their academic dean/chair. This degree is not intended for transfer but rather an opportunity to combine skills and knowledge to meet the rigor of an Associates level degree that may enable the graduate to meet a specific job opportunity. The individualized Plan of Study must be approved by the respective Associate Dean and the Dean of Instruction prior to the awarding of the degree.

Degree Requirements

A minimum of 64 credit hours are required for the degree with a minimum of a 2.0 cumulative grade point average.

General Education: 25 credit hours minimum required

English and Speech
6 credit hours minimum of approved courses

Mathematics/Lab Science
4 credit hours minimum of approved courses

Humanities and Social and Behavior Sciences
6 credit hours minimum of approved courses

Distributed Requirement
9 additional credit hours from any of the areas above

Approved courses are any courses that meet any of the above requirements as outlined in the Associate of Arts degree and the Associate of Science degree.

Technical Courses:
A maximum of 32 credit hours in vocational/technical courses may be included in the Plan of Study. A maximum of six (6) of the 32 credit hours are allowed for an approved internship.

Associate of Applied Science Degree Requirements

The Associate of Applied Science (A.A.S.) degree is awarded to graduates who complete the technical or paraprofessional degree programs in a specific occupational field. The curriculum normally requires two years (minimum of four semesters) to complete when taken on a full-time basis and includes technical courses that emphasize applied sciences and general education courses. (A.A.S. programs contain a minimum of 64 credit hours.)

Although the Associate of Applied Science degree is not designed to be a transfer program, some of the courses may be accepted toward a baccalaureate degree at some institutions. Please consult a WITCC academic advisor for further information.

Associate of Applied Science Requirements

The Associate of Applied Science degree is awarded to students who satisfy the following requirements:

  1. Satisfactorily complete a prescribed program of study as outlined in the College catalog. Each A.A.S. program is designed for a specific occupational field; semester hour requirements will vary with the particular program. A.A.S. programs contain a minimum of 64 semester credit hours.

  2. A minimum of fifteen (15) semester credit hours must be in the A.A.S. General Education.

  3. Earn a minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.0 (“C” average).

  4. Earn a minimum of fifteen (15) credit hours in an A.A.S. degree program at WITCC.

  5. File an application for graduation at the Enrollment Services Office or online by the filing deadline.

  6. Resolve all financial obligations to the College and return all library and College materials.

  7. Complete the College’s outcomes assessment requirement.

NOTE: Developmental education courses (courses numbered below 100) do not fulfill AAS requirements.

Associate of Applied Science General Education



The Associate of Applied Science (A.A.S.) degree is awarded to graduates who complete the technical or paraprofessional degree programs in a specific occupational field. The curriculum normally requires two years (minimum of four semesters) to complete when taken on a full-time basis and includes technical courses that emphasize applied sciences and general education courses. (A.A.S. programs contain a minimum of 64 credit hours.)

Although the Associate of Applied Science degree is not designed to be a transfer program, some of the courses may be accepted toward a baccalaureate degree at some institutions. Please consult a WITCC academic advisor for further information.

Associate of Applied Science Requirements

The Associate of Applied Science degree is awarded to students who satisfy the following requirements:

  1. Satisfactorily complete a prescribed program of study as outlined in the College catalog. Each A.A.S. program is designed for a specific occupational field; semester hour requirements will vary with the particular program. A.A.S. programs contain a minimum of 64 semester credit hours.
  2. A minimum of fifteen (15) semester credit hours must be in the A.A.S. General Education.
  3. Earn a minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.0 (“C” average).
  4. Earn a minimum of fifteen (15) credit hours in an A.A.S. degree program at WITCC.
  5. File an application for graduation at the Enrollment Services Office or online by the filing deadline.
  6. Resolve all financial obligations to the College and return all library and College materials.
  7. Complete the College’s outcomes assessment requirement.

NOTE: Developmental education courses (courses numbered below 100) do not fulfill AAS requirements.

Students earning the Associate of Applied Science degree must complete a minimum of 15 hours of general education. At least one course from English/Speech, Mathematics/Science, and Social and Behavior Science/Humanities is required as part of the 15 credits.

Successful completion of SDV 108  is a requirement of graduation.

General Education Core


Take a minimum of one course from C or D

B. Mathematics and Science (Minimum One Course)


C. Social and Behavioral Sciences


E. General Education Elective-up to 3 credits


Take 3 credits of any Arts and Science classified coursework including, but not limited to, any of the courses listed above in A, B, C, or D. Check your plan of study or consult with your advisor on appropriate course selection.

Diploma

A diploma is awarded to graduates who complete the technical or paraprofessional degree programs in a specific occupational field. The curriculum normally requires one year (minimum of two semesters) to complete when taken on a full-time basis. Technical courses that emphasize applied science and general education courses are included.

Diploma programs contain a minimum of 30 semester credit hours. Diploma programs may fulfill a major portion of Associate of Applied Science degree requirements. Students should consult with their academic advisor regarding course options before enrolling.

Diploma Requirements

  1. Satisfactorily complete a minimum of 30 semester hours from an approved program of study.
  2. Earn a minimum of six (6) semester credits in general education.
  3. Earn a minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.0 (“C” average).
  4. Earn a minimum of ten (10) credit hours in a diploma program at WITCC.
  5. Successful completion of SDV 108 is a requirement of graduation.
  6. File an application for graduation at the Enrollment Services Office by the filing deadline.
  7. Resolve all financial obligations to the College and return all library and College materials.

NOTE: Developmental education courses (courses numbered below 100) do not fulfill diploma requirements.

Certificates

Certificates are designed to enable students to gain entry-level employment in specialized areas or to qualify for occupational advancement. A Certificate may consist of selected occupational and general education college credit courses.

Certificate Requirements

  1. Successfully complete a prescribed certificate program of study.
  2. Each is designed for a specific occupational field; semester hour requirements will vary with the particular program.
  3. Earn a minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.0 (“C” average).
  4. Successful completion of SDV 108  is a requirement of graduation.
  5. Resolve all financial obligations to the College and return all library and College materials.
  6. File an application for graduation at the Enrollment Services Office by the filing deadline.

NOTE: Developmental education courses (courses numbered below 100) do not fulfill certificate requirements.