Annual Notice of Nondiscrimination – Admissions Criteria

It is the policy of the Iowa Lakes Community College not to discriminate in its programs, activities, or employment on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, creed, religion, and actual or potential family, parental, or marital status.

If you have questions or complaints related to compliance with this policy, please contact please contact Kathy Muller, Equity & Title IX Coordinator, 19 South 7th Street, Estherville, IA 51334, 712.362.0433, kmuller@iowalakes.educreate new email or the Director of the Office for Civil Rights U.S. Department of Education, John C. Kluczynski Federal Building, 230 S. Dearborn Street, 37th Floor, Chicago, IL 60604-7204, Telephone: (312) 730-1560 Facsimile: (312) 730-1576, TDD (800) 877-8339 Email: OCR.Chicago@ed.govcreate new email.

Iowa Lakes Community College offers programs in the following career and technical education subject areas:

  • Agriculture, Natural & Environmental Services
  • Engineering and Construction
  • Arts, Design, and Visual Communications
  • Business, Management, and Marketing
  • Education, Public, and Human Services
  • Health Science
  • Hospitality
  • Information Technology
  • Manufacturing
  • Transportation & Logistics

* The following programs at Iowa Lakes Community College have specific admissions criteria that must be met prior to entry into that program and that criteria is listed below.

Aviation / Airport Management

Admission Requirements:

  1. Complete the formal Iowa Lakes Application for Admission.
  2. Personal interview with instructor.
  3. Second class aviation physical required.

Medical Assistant

Program Requirements:

  1. Provide documentation of physical exam and current immunizations within six months of scheduled practicum; may be required to complete a criminal background and child/dependent adult abuse registry check before placement in participating practicum facilities.
  2. Arts and Science courses may be taken prior to completing Medical Assistant program core courses.
  3. Core courses must be taken in sequential order and be completed with at least a “C” or “P” in classroom and clinical competencies.
  4. If a student fails to complete the classroom or required clinical competencies in a course, both the failed course and corresponding clinical competencies must be repeated.
  5. Core Medical Assistant program courses may be repeated only one time.

Nursing - Practical (LPN)

Admission Requirements:

  1. A high school diploma with minimum GPA of 2.0 or GED/HiSet mean score equivalent or college GPA of 2.0 from 7 credits of college level science course work attaining a grade C or higher.
  2. A student must attain a grade of C or higher in Human Anatomy and Physiology I and Lab (BIO-168), 4 credits.
  3. A student must pass a 75 Hour Certified Nursing Assistant (HSC-172) course or proof of working as a CNA.  Documentation must be submitted to the Nursing Program.
  4. Submit ACT or Accuplacer Results
    a.  Composite score of 18 or equivalent (Compass, ASSET, Accuplacer)
    b.  The composite score will be based on English, reading, mathematics, and science scores. The additional ACT “Writing Test” is not required.
    c.  Students must request ACT to send official results to the Iowa Lakes Admissions Office. Hand delivered results will not be accepted.
    d.  opens in a new windowTo register for the ACT visit http://www.actstudent.org.  To register for Accuplacer contact the Iowa Lakes Community College Success Center.

Nursing - Associate Degree (ADN)

Admission Requirements:

  1. A high school diploma with minimum GPA of 2.0 or GED/HiSet mean score equivalent or college GPA of 2.0 from 7 credits of college level science course work attaining a grade C or higher.
  2. A student must attain a grade of C or higher in Human Anatomy and Physiology I and Lab (BIO-168), 4 credits.
  3. A student must pass a 75 Hour Certified Nursing Assistant (HSC-172) course or proof of working as a CNA.  Documentation must be submitted to the Nursing Program.
  4. Submit ACT or Accuplacer Results
    a.  Composite score of 18 or equivalent (Compass, ASSET, Accuplacer)
    b.  The composite score will be based on English, reading, mathematics, and science scores. The additional ACT “Writing Test” is not required.
    c.  Students must request ACT to send official results to the Iowa Lakes Admissions Office. Hand delivered results will not be accepted.
    d. opens in a new windowTo register for the ACT visit http://www.actstudent.org.  To register for Accuplacer contact the Iowa Lakes Community College Success Center.

Surgical Technology

Admission Requirements:

  1. High school diploma or HSED
  2. Official high school and/or college transcripts
  3. Complete Iowa lakes Community College Application for Admission
  4. Advising session with the program coordinator
  5. Complete an Accuplacer examination prior to starting the program
  6. Physical examination and FBI background check are required prior to starting the program
  7. Maintain a “C” average or better

Veterinary Technician

Program Acceptance Requirements:

  1. Complete an application for admission to Iowa Lakes Community College.
  2. Satisfy the assessment requirement: take a placement test and meet minimum score requirements for Reading, Writing, and Math. You may take the ACT or Accuplacer. Accuplacer
    ACCUPLACER Sentence Skills Score of 60 or higher
    ACCUPLACER Reading Score of 70 or higher
    ACCUPLACER Elementary Algebra Score of 60 or higher
    ACT English Score of 17 or higher
    ACT Reading Score of 16 or higher
    ACT Math Score of 19 or higher
  3. High School graduation from an accredited high school with grades of “C” or better, Cumulative GPA of 2.5 or higher, HiSET of 45 or higher or GED of 550 or higher
  4. College Grades (if the applicant has taken college courses from an accredited college)
    • Cumulative GPA of 2.5 or higher
  5. Submit all official transcripts (high school and college).
  6. Complete the pre-requisite courses with a grade of “C” or better.
    • Introductory Biology or higher (or one-year high school biology)
    • Introduction to General Chemistry or higher (or one-year high school chemistry)

Please note: A formal discrimination complaint process is published in the Student Handbook, Employee Handbook, and the Affirmative Action Plan of the College.