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Build Your Future

If finding your dream job is your ultimate destination, you need to make sure you’re on the right path.

Kirkwood has the perfect pathways to get you where you want to go. With the most majors and programs in the region, you’ll have all the options and support needed to succeed.

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Want to transfer to a four-year school? Learn skills to break into a new career faster? Or maybe you want to keep both options open.

Earn an associate degree from Kirkwood to help you get there.

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A great future is just a year away! Get to work faster and learn in-demand skills with many of our career-focused training programs.

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Get in, out, and done. Kirkwood’s short-term programs typically take less than a year. Learn English, finish high school, or earn a professional certificate. Get started today.

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Continuing Education

Whether you want to advance your career or just pick up a new hobby, Kirkwood’s Continuing Education classes offer something for everyone.

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Career Academies

Explore your future career with the hands-on learning opportunities offered at Kirkwood Regional Centers and local high schools.

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High School Completion

This program is for anyone who needs to finish a high school diploma and become prepared for college and the workplace.

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Self-Paced Learning

Get college designed for working professionals ready to upskill with Kirkwood’s FlexFORWARD classes.

You’ll learn entirely online and finish courses in weeks, not months.

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Global Learning

Kirkwood offers incredible learning opportunities and a wide range of support services including personalized advising, and even scholarships for international students.

Learn what makes studying at Kirkwood the right choice for you.

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Stand-Alone For-Credit Classes

Certificate programs are designed for entry-level employment and can also help mid-career professionals specialize in certain areas.

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English as a Second Language

Kirkwood offers free classes to help you learn how to speak, read, and write English! You can also learn about American culture and helpful community services.

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Community Events & Programs

Look here for details about upcoming community events, including the popular Kirkwood Interactive Camps for Kids.

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“Kirkwood has such a strong, friendly community. I don’t know what I was expecting, but I wasn’t expecting that. It’s easy to make connections and find support if or when you need it.”

Emeline Kamuguisha,
Cedar Rapids, Iowa

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Need help choosing a program or have questions? Contact our advisors today!

Advising and Transfer Center
2nd Floor Kirkwood Hall

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