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Founded in 1933, North Idaho College is a comprehensive community college located on the beautiful shores of Lake Coeur d'Alene. NIC offers degrees and certificates in a wide spectrum of academic transfer, professional-technical, and general education programs. Approximately 6,700 students are enrolled in credit classes and more than 6,000 participate annually in non-credit courses offered by the Workforce Training Center in Post Falls.
The college serves a five-county region through regional centers in Bonners Ferry, Kellogg, and Sandpoint, as well as through an extensive array of Internet and interactive video conferencing courses. NIC also plays a key role in the region's economic development by preparing competent, trained employees for area businesses, industries, and governmental agencies.
NIC's campus is located in Coeur d'Alene, Idaho, a lakeside city with a growing population of 44,000 residents. Metropolitan amenities are close by with Spokane, Washington, a city of approximatley 200,000 just 30 minutes away.
NIC offers associate of arts and associate of science degrees in various college transfer programs, and associate of applied science degrees and technical certificates in its professional-technical programs. Students obtaining an associate of arts or associate of science degree can transfer with junior standing to all other Idaho public colleges and universities.
As one of three community colleges in the state (the other two being College of Southern Idaho and College of Western Idaho), North Idaho College works closely with its sister colleges and universities. NIC is partnering with the University of Idaho, Lewis-Clark State College, and Idaho State University to enhance the higher education opportunities available in North Idaho.
Coeur d'Alene is the proud host of the annual Ironman race, numerous arts festivals, antique car shows, boat shows, and sailing competitions. It's just minutes away from Silverwood Theme Park, four ski resorts (Schweitzer, Silver Mountain, Lookout Pass, and Mt. Spokane), and numerous state parks and national forests. Downtown Coeur d'Alene is home to numerous art galleries, a monthly artwalk, and a bustling array of upscale restaurants and shops.
Employment at North Idaho College
Everyday our employees come together with the goal of investing in the future, through our students. At NIC, we firmly believe that our employees make the difference in the success of the institution. We seek to attract and hire employees who are knowledgeable, innovative, up for a challenge, and team players. It is a place where your diversity of culture, thinking, learning and leading is sought and celebrated. At NIC, employees take pride in the work that they do and are always improving the quality of education and services we offer. When you are employed at NIC, you can count yourself among those who are building a better future for our students and the communities we serve.