IWCC Shelby County Center- Harlan

IWCC Shelby County Center- Harlan

Center History: Iowa Western Community College’s Shelby County Center opened in 1966 and its first Practical Nursing class graduated in July 1967.

Through the years, classes have been held at various locations in Harlan. The center has been located at 2712 12th Street since the late 1970’s. IWCC moved June 2009 to our new location at 1901 Hawkeye Ave, Suite #102.

Operating as usual


Iowa Western

Fall priority registration begins today!

Returning students can now register for fall classes!

Our advisors are ready to help!

More info:


Pottawattamie County Public Health

Many thanks to everyone who is helping with the 65+ COVID vaccination clinic that starts today! We have SWITA running a shuttle bus, Rotary running wheelchairs and Connections helping with paperwork. Many veterans organizations like the American Legion, Vietnam Vets America, Pott County Veterans Affairs, and VFW Post 11355 are assisting. CHI, Jennie Edmundson, Iowa Western Nursing are all giving vaccination shots. All here helping out!


Western Iowa Regents Resource Center

Lori Stitz is the transfer specialist at the IWCC campus in Harlan. Find out how to transfer your college credits to a 4-year degree without leaving home, and if you are eligible to receive a $1,000 scholarship toward that degree. Stop by or email: [email protected]


Iowa Western

❄️Late Start❄️

Due to extreme temperatures, ALL Iowa Western Community College locations will open at 10:00am Tuesday February 16, 2021.

Stay safe and stay warm Iowa Western Reivers


Iowa Western

“We’ve got a great future ahead of us.”

More from Dr. Dan Kinney and how community colleges are Iowa's main postsecondary educator.👇


Iowa Western

Did you know...
Iowa Western has four Centers in SW Iowa?

In addition to the campus in Council Bluffs, there are facilities in Clarinda, Atlantic, Harlan, and Shenandoah.

To find out how we're serving these areas, visit


Iowa Western

❄️School Closed❄️

Due to winter weather, ALL Iowa Western Community College locations are closed and ALL classes are canceled for Tuesday January 26, 2021.

Enjoy another day off and stay safe Iowa Western Reivers!⛄️


Iowa Western

❄️School Closed❄️
Due to expected winter weather, ALL Iowa Western Comm. College locations are closed and ALL classes are cancelled for January 25, 2021.

Stay safe Iowa Western Reivers


Iowa Western

Today, we remember the legacy of the great Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. who taught us that "The time is always right to do what is right."


Iowa Western

Due to winter weather, ALL Iowa Western Community College locations are closed and classes are cancelled for January 15, 2021.

As a reminder, there are no classes Monday, January 18, in observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day.

Stay safe and enjoy a long weekend!⛄️


Iowa Western

Reiver Reminder❗️
✔️ I have my course schedule
✔️ I know where my courses take place
✔️ I have my books & supplies
✔️ I'm ready to learn
✔️ I'm wearing my mask

#SailsUpMasksOn #SafeLearning


Iowa Western

We are proud to announce the hiring of Dr. Daniel Kinney as the next president of our great institution.

Dr. Kinney is expected to assume the office, currently held by his father, in January 2021.

More info:


Shelby County Chamber of Commerce & Industry

The first forum is scheduled for Wednesday, November 4, 9 am at The Arts Center at Iowa Western Community College, Council Bluffs. Also available via Zoom. Visit: for a link to each forum and the feedback survey.


Iowa Western


🎶Create amazing music and get a scholarship💰

📧Email [email protected] for more info

#BeYOUatIW 04/15/2020

Offerings | Western Iowa Regents Resource Centers Addictions Treatment Institution:  University of Northern Iowa Degree level: UndergraduateGraduate Addictions TreatmentCourse number: SW 4171/517Academic Session: GIS


Iowa Western Continuing Education and Training

Come join us for one of our many Food Safety courses! You will learn all you can about the fundamentals of food safety practices that you need to carry out your work in restaurants, assisted living and long term care facilities as well as school food service programs! With this course, you will also be allowed to take the Certified Professional Food Manager Exam! Check out the information below or call Rhonda at 712-325-3259


Iowa Western Continuing Education and Training

Come check out our Welding Introductory Workshop! No experience needed! Just 2 Saturdays, 4/18/2020 and 04/25/2020, 8am - 12pm and only $169! Protective gear and all materials provided! Check out the link and register today! 02/12/2020

Time for Scholarships It is the time of year where students (and parents) are thinking about applying for scholarships to help finance college costs. Below are s...


We may have snowmen in our foyer but it's not too early to start planning your summer classes.
Registration for current students begins February 26. Open Registration begins March 4th. Questions??? Give us a call 755-3568.


Iowa College Aid

As you start to receive award letters from colleges, you might find you need additional scholarships. 💰Here are some places to start:



Don't forget to apply for scholarships for the 2020-2021 school year. Get started on your application NOW.


Stop by the Shelby County center to get signed up for Spring classes! College will be closed December 20 through January 1st. Spring classes begin January 13th.


Congratulations to three of our winners for participating in our Annual Food drive. They have new Reiver gear to wear!


The Nursing class at the Shelby County center of Iowa Western just completed their 4th annual food drive for the Harlan Food Pantry. They had outstanding participation and collected a large amount of food for the pantry. We are so proud of their efforts!

[11/27/19]   Happy Thanksgiving!


IWCC Shelby County Center- Harlan's cover photo


Pam, our Secretary, serving up Halloween treats today.


RSVP for this workshop before November 5th!
Join us at the Brick Wall Gallery in downtown Harlan...


Iowa College Aid

Quick tip: Drop by your school's financial aid office or high school counselor for help with the FAFSA form and grants/scholarships. 💰🎓💰


Check out our newly decorated entryway at the Shelby County Center.


Shelby County Historical Society and Museum

We are working with the Deen Family papers today and we wanted to share this photograph again. The photo was taken 27 July 1944 and the back reads: "Regina and me, and 'Pansy.'" They are standing in front of the Deen Loom and Rug Factory building which stood where St. Michael's Catholic Church is today. College Blvd is called that because the building was built originally for the Western Iowa Vocational College which opened in 1911 and closed in 1916.

[04/22/13]   Please join Iowa Western community college for a free hour with emergency medical services! The LifeNet helicopter will be landing on the Iowa Western Harlan center at 6 PM on April 25th. Come down and enjoy a free hotdog, a short talk from the LifeNet crew, meet the EMT class and instructors, and take a close-up look at the helicopter! Iowa Western is the premiere educator in Southwestern Iowa for EMS Providers and they look forward to having Shelby County as their guest on Thursday evening!

[04/16/13]   “Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.”
― Nelson Mandela


Women in Networking WIN

Who is thinking about planting flowers??? Please join us at Crees Garden Center tonight at 5pm. and see what Natalie has for us this spring!! Everyone is welcome!!!

[04/03/13]   Did you know.....IWCC changed the prerequiste requirements for MAT 157 Statistics beginning Fall 2013. Please give us a call (755-3568), post a message or stop by to see how this might impact you! :)




1901 Hawkeye Ave
Harlan, IA

Opening Hours

Monday 08:00 - 16:30
Tuesday 08:00 - 16:30
Wednesday 08:00 - 16:30
Thursday 08:00 - 16:30
Friday 08:00 - 16:30
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