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Online Courses &

Students interested in taking a single online course or completing an entire online program must first select one of the partner colleges that is offering the desired course or program as their home college and apply for admission.  Students who have been admitted to one of the ICCOC partner colleges may enroll in fully online "shared" or "restricted" courses.   
Each partner college determines which online courses it will offer as well as establishing its own set of degrees and programs.  These programs may be partially or entirely offered online.  All Consortium colleges offer the Associate of Arts degree completely online.  Students are encouraged to check with each individual college to determine which courses and programs are available online.
To visit the ICCOC Partner Colleges' websites for more information about courses and programs being offered, click the links below:
Eastern Iowa
Iowa Lakes
Northwest Iowa
Western Iowa Tech

ICCOC Course Schedule

  • The ICCOC Course Schedule provides a list of shared online courses offered each term throughout the ICCOC.
  • Some partner colleges do not offer every course. 
  • The ICCOC Course Schedule will show start and end dates for each ICCOC term.
  • Course titles within the ICCOC Course Schedule will also indicate which courses require prerequisites, have proctored exams and contain special content or eBooks.  
  • Course credit hours and syllabi may also be found in the ICCOC Course Schedule.  (Syllabi are available as soon as instructors have posted them in their courses.)

Course Listing

Course Listing
  • A listing of all courses available at various times through ICCOC partner colleges is provided via the link below.
  • A short catalog description of the course from the college teaching the first section of the course is provided with the listing.
  • Not all courses listed are offered every term or by every partner college. 
  • For a listing of courses offered by term, please refer to the Course Schedule.
  • To find courses offered by a particular partner college, please refer to the college's website.

Types of Online Courses

Restricted Courses
Shared Courses
A shared online course is a course in which students from all partner colleges may be enrolled and the instructor for this course may be from any one of the partner colleges.  Only shared online courses are listed in the ICCOC Course Schedule.
Restricted online courses are fully-online courses that are offered only to students who are enrolled at the college from which the instructor is teaching the course. The instructor and students are all from the same college. 
A hybrid course combines traditional face-to-face instruction with online instruction. For example, rather than attending class on campus two days a week, a hybrid class may meet in a classroom one day and online the second day. Students enrolled in a hybrid course get the best of both worlds. They get the face-to-face interaction with their instructor and classmates and also get to complete some work online to reduce their time on campus.
eCompanions are educational tools that instructors may use with their traditional face-to-face courses. Instructors may choose to post lecture notes, exam reviews, syllabi, grades and/or class announcements for students to access within the eCompanion. Instruction occurs in the classroom.
Students enrolled in eCompanions, restricted and hybrid courses must check with their colleges for course start dates and contact their Bookstores for textbook information.
All enrollments and changes in enrollment should be done through an academic advisor, Registrar's Office or online at your home college.

When enrolling or withdrawing (dropping) an online course, you need to be aware of the refund dates and last dates to withdraw at your college.
It is usually better to withdraw from a  course than to fail it; however, please visit with your academic advisor or Financial Aid Office (if applicable) to determine how a dropped course may affect your situation.
For more information, go to Get Enrolled .


Transferring Courses & Transcripts

Transfer Opportunities

If you will be transferring an online course taken from one of the ICCOC partner colleges to another institution, please work with the Registrar's Office or Transfer Specialist at the college to which you will be transferring the course.  It is important to confirm that our courses will be accepted in transfer to your degree or program of study.
After completion of the online course, you will need to request that an official transcript from your ICCOC home college to be sent to the institution to which you would like to transfer the course.  The Registrar's Office at your ICCOC home college can assist you with this process.
Each individual partner college in the Consortium has established its own articulation agreements with many different institutions that allow their graduates to further their education or pursue a Bachelor's degree. 
To learn more about the transfer opportunities with these universities/colleges and the articulation agreements they have with our partner colleges, please visit with a Transfer Specialist or Advisor at one of our partner colleges .  

Course Equivalency Guides

Check to see how ICCOC courses offered through our partner colleges can be transferred to one of the universities in Iowa: