The Cass County Center has been part of Iowa Western Community College since 1966. The Center moved to its current location at 705 Walnut in 2005 and serves Atlantic and the surrounding communities with a wide range of programming. Credit, Continuing Education classes, business and industry, GED, and ELL (English Language Learner) classes offer a variety of education for all types of learners. Tutoring programs are also available.
The Cass County Center also offers a spacious facility available for training, workshops, and meetings. Our nine classrooms include a computer center with 12 computers and classrooms with seating for 25-50 people. We also have a small conference room with seating for 6-8 people.
All classrooms are fully equipped with audio-visual equipment to enhance your meeting or learning experience.
The Cass County Center is home to the Design Technology Program at Iowa Western.
Admissions and Students
Our goal is to provide students with one-on-one attention. Stop by the Cass County Center for assistance with our college application, to speak with an advisor, learn about your financial aid options, and to register. We truly are a one-stop-shop and invite you to come by during business hours or call to make an appointment.
If you are unable to stop by the Cass County Center, please use the link below to begin your college admission process.
Current students need to renew their Financial Aid every year. Go to www.fafsa.ed.gov, click “Fill Out A Renewal FAFSA” and follow the directions. If you have questions, contact the Iowa Western Financial Aid office at (712) 325-3295 or 1-800-432-5852 ext. 3295
Current students have the option of registering for classes online. Get started below:
All students must apply for graduation via ROC during the final term of their program of study, even if they do not plan to participate in the graduation ceremony. The application will be available approximately two weeks after the start of each term. Check the Academic Calendar for graduation dates and the last day to apply for graduation each term. Information regarding the status of the student’s graduation application and information about the commencement will be sent to their Iowa Western email address. There is no charge for participating in the graduation ceremony and all students are encouraged to attend.
Continuing Education at the Cass County offers community members the opportunity to gain knowledge in a fun, relaxed atmosphere. For example, students can take classes in fitness and gardening for recreation; personal finance and computers for personal development; and insurance, real-estate, and CPR for license recertification.
English Language Learners (ELL)
The Cass County Center offers special tutoring sessions for those individuals interested in learning the English language. These free classes, taught in English, are available for anyone of any nationality. For more information contact us at (712) 243-5527.
HiSet (High School Equivalency)
The Cass County Center offers HiSet instruction and testing to qualified individuals. An experienced instructor assesses each student to determine strengths and a starting level, which results in an individualized instruction plan focused on the student’s needs. Iowa Western Community College offers HiSet testing in several Southwest Iowa locations.
HiSet class schedule:
Monday and Wednesday evenings 5:00 – 7:00 p.m.
Thursday 8:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
HiSet Testing Schedule: Arranged
Note: Students must have instructor approval to test