High School: College Early Start

The College Early Start Program is a way to provide students with a highly supportive initial college experience before graduating high school. College Early Start (CES) is designed to give high school students the platform to explore career options and a variety of classes. This creates academic momentum and a less stressful transition to the college environment. If desired, a student can enroll in a certification path so when they graduate from high school, the student will have a diploma and a certificate in the field they choose, thereby giving students an advanced enrollment standing upon entering college as a degree-seeking student.

To apply for the CES program, talk with your high school counselor.


Eligibility Requirement

  • State of Iowa Resident in grades 9 -12
  • Demonstrates proficiency on annual achievement evaluation administered by the school district
  • The student must work with their High School counselors

Certificate Pathways:

Graduate with a certificate while in high school.

For a full list of our programs, including certificate pathways and course descriptions along with course prerequisites, see our College Catalog.



Transferring Credit

Using the credit you have earned at Iowa Western, contact our Admissions Office to see how those credits can be used towards your degree.

Planning on enrolling at another college or university, want to know what credits will transfer?

More credit transfer and transcript information.

Director of High School Outreach

Amanda O’Neal

Ph: (712) 325-3410
E-mail: aoneal@iwcc.edu

Concurrent Enrollment Courses

  • ACC 121 – Principles of Accounting I 
  • AGA 115 – Principles of Agronomy 
  • AGB 330 – Farm Business Management
  • AGS 113 – Survey of the Animal Industry
  • AUT 114 – Shop Fund & Minor Service
  • AUT 115 – Automotive Shop Safety 
  • AUT 155 – Auto Engine Design & Systems 
  • AUT 222 – Basic Automotive Drive Lines
  • BCA 152 – Comprehensive Spreadsheets
  • BCA 155 – Introduction to Web Design 
  • BCA 212 – Intro to Computer Business Apps 
  • BIO 112 – General Biology I 
  • BIO 113 – General Biology II
  • BIO 157 – Human Biology 
  • BUS 102 – Introduction to Business 
  • CHM 166 – General Chemistry I 
  • CHM 176 – General Chemistry II
  • ECE 170 – Child Growth & Development 
  • EDU 210 — Foundations of Education 
  • ENG 105 – Composition I 
  • ENG 106 – Composition II 
  • FLS 141 – Elementary Spanish I 
  • FLS 142 – Elementary Spanish II 
  • FLS 241 – Intermediate Spanish I 
  • FLS 242 – Intermediate Spanish II 
  • GRA 121 – Digital Drawing 
  • HSC 113 – Medical Terminology 
  • HSC 128 — A & P for Allied Health Programs 
  • HSC 172 – Nurse Aide 
  • LIT 110 – American Lit to Mid-1800s
  • LIT 111 – American Lit from Mid-1800s 
  • MAT 121 – College Algebra 
  • MAT 129 – Precalculus
  • MAT 130 – Trigonometry
  • MAT 157 – Statistics
  • MAT 211 – Calculus I 
  • MGT 101 – Principles of Management 
  • MGT 170 – Human Resource Management 
  • MMS 107 – Sports Field Production
  • MMS 123 – Electronic Media Performance 
  • MUS 100 — Music Appreciation 
  • MUS 204 – History of Rock and Roll 
  • NET 213 – Cisco Networking 
  • NET 225 – Routing & Switching Essentials 
  • NET 790 – PC Support I
  • PEC 230 – Intro to Sports Medicine 
  • PEH 130 – CPR/First Aid in the Workplace 
  • PHS 142 – Principles of Astronomy 
  • PHS 143 – Principles of Astronomy Lab 
  • PHY 156 – General Physics I 
  • PHY 157 – General Physics I Lab
  • POL 111 – American National Government
  • SPC 112 – Public Speaking 
  • WEL 149 – Arc Welding 
  • WEL 192 – Gas Tungsten Arc Welding 
  • WEL 228 – Intro to Welding/Safety/Hlth 
  • WEL 233 – Print Rding & Welding Sym Intr 
  • WEL 256 – Gas Metal Arc Welding
  • WEL 259 – Oxy-Acetylene Arc Welding

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