Linn County Regional Center

Linn County Regional Center

Located on Boyson Road in Hiawatha, the Linn County Regional Center offers in-person courses for traditional students and adult learners, as well as career academy programs for current high schoolers.

 Traditional ProgramsAdult StudentsCareer Academies

 

The Linn County Regional Center is also the primary location for the Occupational Therapy Assistant and Physical Therapy Assistant programs. Required program conferences and placement testing, as well as prerequisites and core arts and sciences classes, are all offered directly at the center.

Linn County Regional Center Services

Corporate training can help teams take advantage of opportunities, work more harmoniously, and be more effective. Linn County Regional Center can host a wide range of corporate training options individualized to your organization's needs. 

Linn County Regional Center houses the  Workplace Learning Connection, which brings high school students together with local business and industry to provide job shadows and internships. 

The Linn County Regional Center offers a wide range of test services, including:

  • College placement testing
  • Classroom makeup exams
  • Distance learning course exams for students enrolled in Kirkwood WebLive and online programming
  • Proctored exams for other institutions.

Photo identification is required for all tests, and testing is done by appointment only. All tests must be completed 15 minutes prior to closing.

Testing Hours

  • Monday – Thursday: 8 a.m. – 4 p.m.
  • Friday: 8 a.m. – 12 p.m. 

 

Ready to schedule a test? Call 319-398-4837 to get started.


Meet Our Staff

mindy.thornton@kirkwood.edu

A Kirkwood Administrator since June 2006, Mindy brings a positive attitude, forward-thinking strategy, and a strong background in communication, community relations, and student services to the team as Director of the Linn County Regional Center. Mindy is a graduate of the University of Northern Iowa, with a bachelor’s degree in Organizational Communications and has a Master’s in Organizational Leadership from St. Ambrose University. As a Gallup-Certified Strengths Coach, Mindy helps others identify and aim their unique talents to their work in order to consistently bring their "A-game" and strengths to the workplace and organization as a whole.  

cody.simpson@kirkwood.edu

Cody joined Linn Regional Center’s staff in 2014. As Department Coordinator, he works extensively with the College Credit in High School program. Prior to his role at Kirkwood, Cody attended Wartburg College, where he graduated with a degree in Business. Cody enjoys playing ice hockey, making electronic music, watching hockey and soccer, and spending time with his wife, Katie.

sarah.washler@kirkwood.edu

Sarah joined the Kirkwood Linn County Regional Center staff in August 2016. In her role as Career Development Coordinator she works extensively with area high school students who are enrolled in one of our twenty Career Academy offerings. Sarah is responsible for assisting students as they earn college credit while in high school. A University of Iowa grad, she enjoys cheering on the Hawkeyes, traveling, being outdoors and spending time with her family, friends, and her sweet fur baby, George. 

amber.aiken@kirkwood.edu

Amber works in the Test Center at Kirkwood’s Linn Regional Center and is available to answer questions and book rooms throughout the building. She is a Kirkwood graduate as well as a lifelong Iowan and proud Hawkeye fan. In her free time, Amber enjoys being creative with photography and art, gardening, and spending time with her husband and two dogs.

connie.gross@kirkwood.edu

Connie has been employed at Kirkwood for 15 years. She currently works in the Test Center, helping both students and faculty with their testing needs. Prior to her work at Kirkwood, Connie attended the Cleveland Institute of Art and now exhibits her paintings in various locations around the Corridor. She also works as the Federal Court Sketch Artist for the local ABC affiliate, KCRG/TV9.

cobrien@kirkwood.edu

Craig has worked for Kirkwood’s Linn County Regional Center since it opened in fall 2013. Prior to that, he was Kirkwood’s Director of Media and AV Services for 23 years. A graduate of the University of Iowa, Craig now helps troubleshoot technical issues, provides AV assistance, and works in the Test Center.

andrew.wixcel@kirkwood.edu

Andrew assists Test Center students at Kirkwood’s Linn County Regional Center. He received his bachelor's degree in Human Services from Upper Iowa University and his Masters in Human Service Administration from the University of Northern Iowa. Prior to his role at Kirkwood, Andrew lived in Dallas, Texas. He enjoys art and painting in oils. Andrew lives with his adorable dog, Atticus Finch.


Contact Us

Address
1770 Boyson Road
Hiawatha, IA

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Phone and Email
Linn County Regional Center
319-398-1052
linn.regional@kirkwood.edu

Linn Regional Test Center
319-398-4837
testcenter.linnregional@kirkwood.edu

Kirkwood Corporate Training
319-398-5623
corporatetraining@kirkwood.edu

Occupational Therapy Assistant
319-398-4941
laura.green@kirkwood.edu

Physical Therapist Assistant
319-398-5566
maggie.thomas@kirkwood.edu

Workplace Learning Connection
319-398-1040
laurie.worden@kirkwood.edu