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NIC Career and Technical Education Facility COMING SOON… Are you?

Amid the quiet agricultural fields on the Rathdrum Prairie, a new 110,000-square-foot facility is being built that will open the doors of opportunity to hundreds of students interested in career and technical training programs this fall. The North Idaho College Career and Technical Education Facility is under construction on Lancaster Road, next to the Kootenai Technical Education Campus. The...
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HealthCARE: A field of caring, compassion, and skill

Everyone knows that job opportunities in healthcare are booming—from technicians to those on the front lines of patient care. Many of these in-demand, high-paying healthcare careers require just months of college to get started. But how do you know if a career in healthcare is right for you? The HELP Professions A commitment to good healthcare, strong people skills, and a desire to help...
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Hot Jobs

The true value of education is a trending topic in the rebounding economy, causing students to question whether or not the cost of earning a degree is worth the job (and the pay) at the end. Check out these hot career options—and they aren’t hot because they’re trendy. Students who complete these programs get high-paying jobs, making the degree or certificate at the end well worth the...
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Yesterday’s news, tomorrow’s new media

No matter where you are, communication is all around you, whether it’s your cell phone, the Internet, radio, television, movies, newspaper, billboards, or other media outlets. Everyday communication skills are used in business, technical, and professional careers; in the community; and in virtually all of our personal relations. “We’ve left the mass communications age, and entered the age...
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Financial Aid 101

The cost of tuition and fees shouldn’t stand in the way of attaining an education. Most students rely on some form of financial aid to get through college. In fact, at NIC more than 60 percent of students utilize financial aid. So while you’re considering going to college, here’s your first course… Financial Aid 101. What is financial aid? Financial aid is money provided by federal,...
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What’s a parent to do?

Easing the college transition for both you and your student   [caption id="attachment_72" align="alignleft" width="200"] Mother and Daughter[/caption] When your son or daughter decides to go to college, parents often find themselves in a strange new situation. They are accustomed to being informed about student grades, very involved in making school-related decisions, and quite...
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Communicating with confidence

New NIC Intensive English Language Program builds foundation for schooling and employment When Erika Andrade first came to the United States from Colombia, the only English she knew was what she was able to pick up here and there. [caption id="attachment_71" align="alignleft" width="300"] Erika Andrade came to the United States from Colombia to pursue the American Dream.[/caption] “I came...
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CHOICES: More than 85 programs to choose from

Whether you’re just out of high school, recently laid off, or thinking about a new career, North Idaho College has a wide variety of education and training programs to choose from. With flexible class schedules, you can take classes part time, full time, ANY time during the day, evening, on weekends, or online. For students planning to earn a four-year degree or beyond, NIC’s Associate of...