25 5th Ave., NW
Le Mars, Iowa
712.274.8733 ext. 6473
38491 Iowa 175
3415 Highway 75 North
Sioux City, Iowa
Through a community partnership, the Cherokee campus and conference center was constructed and opened in 1996. The facility boasts many amenities including: a 187-seat auditorium, computer training lab, applied technology lab for technical training such as auto mechanics and construction trades, ICN classroom, six general classrooms, learning assessment area, adjunct faculty offices, library, general science lab for biology, chemistry and physics courses, and 8000 square-foot, multi-use conference center hall equipped with catering kitchen, to host trade shows, conferences, banquets and seminars.
The Cherokee office is open Monday - Thursday from 8am - 8pm and Friday 8am - 4:30pm.
Student Services offered on the Cherokee campus include:
This is a course introducing students to the principles of D.C. and A.C. motors and their connection and application. Students will install and repair transformers, including single and three phase connection for various voltages and applications.
This is a developmental course that provides a basic foundation for further course work in biological sciences designed for the student with little or no background in biology or chemistry, or for students who need a refresher course. Topics covered include cell structure and function, enzymes, biochemical pathways, DNA and RNA, mitosis and meiosis and biologically emphasized chemistry. Credit for this class does not apply to graduation requirements.
This course presents the relationship between proper nutrition and good health. Topics covered include digestion, absorption, and metabolism of carbohydrates, lipids and proteins. Also included are vitamins, minerals, physical activity, maintenance of a healthy body weight, nutritional needs throughout the entire life cycle, and evaluation of nutritional claims. Prerequisite: BIO 070 Basic Biological Concepts or Appropriate WITCC science placement test score.
This is a combined lecture and lab course that covers the study of microorganisms with emphasis on bacteria and viruses. Topics covered include morphology, physiology, genetics, culturing techniques, identification, control, disease and disease resistance of microbes.
This course provides a fundamental understanding of computers and familiarizes students with the interaction of computer hardware and software. Emphasis is on the application of microcomputers and hands-on use of software, including the operating system, word processing, spreadsheets, databases, presentation software, and files management. Students should plan on lab time outside of class for homework. Keyboarding/typing skills highly recommended. This course is not for the novice computer user.
This course is a continuation of ENG 105 with emphasis on developing more complex, sophisticated forms of exposition. It includes a research paper requiring library research, documentation, and bibliography.
This course traces the Western tradition from Antiquity through the seventeenth century. Emphasizes the process of change and the dynamics and interrelationships of events of the major societies, governance, and cultures of the Ancient, Medieval, Renaissance and beginnings of early modern times.
This course expands the students' knowledge of tasks, assessments and observations of patients in the health care environment. Students develop technical skills specific to complex needs of the patient.
This course covers fractions, decimals, ratios, rates, proportions, percents, measurement, tables, graphs, data interpretation, algebraic equations in one variable, and solving word problems. Credit for this class does not apply to graduation requirements.
This course is designed to provide students with an introduction to basic algebra. The topics covered include signed numbers, exponents, algebraic expressions, polynominals, roots and radicals, factoring, linear equations and inequalities, systems of equations, graphing, and applications. Appropriate CPT score on math assessment or prerequisite course. Credit for this class does not apply to graduation requirements.
This course is applicable only to students who have basic knowledge of algebra. Reinforcement of topics from elementary algebra stressing problem solving, drills, conclusions obtained from graphs and other data, and a substantial expansion of radical equations. New topics are variations, exponential functions and logarithms, and quadratic equations. Appropriate CPT score on math assessment or prerequisite course required.
This course addresses linear functions and inequalities, quadratics, conics, polynomials and rational functions, exponential and logarithmic functions, linear systems, matrices and determinants. Additional topics may include sequences, series, permutations, combinations, and probability. Appropriate CPT score on math assessment or prerequisite course required.
This course covers all fundamental arithmetic concepts and more routine algebraic operations. Arithmetic concepts are fractions, percentages, graphing, decimals, ratios, word problems, metrics, areas, and volumes. Algebraic work includes solving simpler equations, proportions, and formula rearrangement.
This course is designed to provide the student with the leadership skills necessary to perform as a supervisor in long term health care. This course meets all objectives and requirements of the Iowa Board of Nursing for the LPN Supervisor training which is mandatory for LPN's who are working as supervisors in the long term care setting. Prerequisite: Must be a licensed practical nurse.
Class Size: 24 (24 open)
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This course introduces students to the scientific study of mental processes and behavior with emphasis on the nervous system, learning and memory, cognition, sensation and perception, motivation and emotion, personality, intelligence, stress, psychological disorders and therapy, and social influence. This course explains the roles of theory and empirical evidence in describing, and predicting behavior. Students apply critical thinking in relation to research methods and ethics in the field of psychology.
The course combines theory of speech communication with public speech performance skills. Emphasis is on speech delivery, preparation, organization, support, and audience analysis. Practice of skills is through presentation and exercise.
This course teaches principles of effective communication in one-to-one relationships and in small groups. It focuses on communication theory, listening, self-concept, language, perception, and nonverbal communication.
This course exposes students to the various aspects of wind turbine site construction. Students are engaged in discussions regarding the use of cranes, rigging, tower assembly, and logistics necessary in the construction and commissioning of a wind turbine power production site.
This course provides on the job experience and practical application of the competencies studied in the Wind Technology course work. It involves a coordinated effort between the student, Western Iowa Tech Community College faculty members, and the work supervisor in the business for these experimental activities. Students are required to complete a minimum of 256 hours at a wind turbine or mechanical/electrical maintenance site or facility. Permission of the instructor is required. Student must complete a minimum of 28 credits of the Wind Energy Program.
This course examines the process of human development, covering the life span of the individual. It includes integration of the basic concepts and principles of physical, cognitive, social, and psychosocial development. Topic areas include: genetics, prenatal development, infancy, childhood, adolescence, adulthood, and death.
Western Iowa Tech Community College does not discriminate on the basis of race, creed, color, gender, national origin, religion, age, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, veteran status or any other protected basis as defined in Iowa or federal law as amended from time to time in its educational programs, activities, admission procedures or employment practices. Individuals who believe they have been discriminated against may file a complaint through the College's Grievance or Complaint Procedures. Complaint or Grievance Forms and Procedures may be obtained from the WITCC Human Resources Department, Dr. Robert H. Kiser Building, Room A242, (712) 274-6400, Ext. 1220.
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