About the ICCOC

In December of 1999, seven of Iowa’s community colleges formed a partnership and organized the Iowa Community College Online Consortium (ICCOC). Representatives from each partner college participated in a comprehensive planning process to design and implement the consortium’s technical infrastructure as well as establish objectives, policies, and procedures.

The initial objectives were to establish resources and applications, train online instructors, develop online courses, coordinate student services support, and implement an informational Web site. The ICCOC was able to obtain these objectives through the commitment of all consortium partners to provide quality online educational opportunities to students.

Today the ICCOC continues to assist our partner consortium colleges deliver quality online education to students all over the world. It has been our constant endeavor to provide training, communication, standards of quality, a collaborative working environment and a variety of learning opportunities.
The mission of the Iowa Community College Online Consortium is to offer quality educational opportunities to online students supported by a comprehensive set of student support services.

The consortium’s objectives focus on supporting each partner college’s mission.

The ICCOC combines the expertise and resources of each consortium member to provide all ICCOC students with innovative lifelong online learning opportunities.
Guiding Principles
  • Incorporate institutional missions of all consortium partners.
  • Combine existing resources, which include faculty, services, staff, and information technology at all, member colleges.
  • Ensure academic rigor and quality in all courses and the overall program.
  • Provide staffing to accommodate the needs of students, instructors, staff, and the ICCOC in general.
  • Provide standards and accountability for the development and delivery of online courses, as well as student assessment.
  • Provide processes and mechanisms for evaluating all aspects of the program. (i.e. program, technology, student services, instructors)
  • Administer informational Web site that delivers student services to online students, serves as faculty training resource, and provides current and accurate information to all users. Work on automated processes to ensure efficiencies and accuracy in Web site content.