Benton County Center

Benton County Center

Located just off Highway 150 in downtown Vinton, Kirkwood's Benton County Center offers a full range of services for students, closer to home than you might expect!

Whether you're looking to start your education, take some classes to recertify, or just need help locating a job, the regional center can be a great resource. 

Kirkwood staff at Benton County Center can provide one-on-one help to make sure your transition to college is as smooth as possible. Get help with:

The Benton County Center offers a lab with access to computers, laptops, and high-speed Internet. The lab is typically open and available for student use during regular center hours. 

Advance your career by earning a certification, or simply enrich your personal life with Continuing Education classes. We offer everything from basic home improvement to culinary courses. Contact the Center at: 319-472-2318 to learn which classes are being offered.

The Benton County Center offers on-site testing for placement exams and a variety of other exams that require a proctor, as well as a quiet place to take tests for class. Call the center at: 319-472-2318 to arrange a testing time. 

Benton County Staff

Kasey Keeling
Benton County Director


Sue Gardner
Center Coordinator


Mike Jacobsen
Student and Academic Support Coordinator


Contact Us


111 West 3rd Street

Vinton, IA 52349

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Fall & Spring
Monday - Wednesday - 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Thursday - 8 a.m. - 7 p.m.
Friday - 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.


Monday - Wednesday - 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Thursday - 8 a.m. - 7 p.m.

Friday - 8 a.m. - 12 p.m.

Note: The center may close early if there are no classes scheduled.