What Will You Become?
Iowa Western Community College

Center History

The Cass County Center has been a part of the Iowa Western community since 1966. The center moved to the current location at 705 Walnut in 2005 and serves Atlantic and the surrounding communities with a wide variety of programming. Credit, Continuing Education classes, business and industry, GED, and ELL (English Language Learner) classes offer a variety of education to all types of learners. Tutoring programs are also available.

Mission Statement

Iowa Western Community College is a learning community committed to excellence in meeting educational needs and improving the quality of life through programs, partnerships and community involvement.

Vision Statement

Iowa Western Community College will be recognized as a premier educational leader and partner, with student learning and success being our highest priority.


These statements of Beliefs support and clarify the Mission Statement of Iowa Western Community College.

  • Faculty, students, staff and community partners are equal stakeholders in the culture of our learning community.
  • Each and every individual has dignity and worth.
  • Community support depends upon identifying and meeting the diverse and changing needs of the people in Southwest Iowa.
  • Each person deserves opportunities for lifelong learning and growth.
  • Open, honest communication, through word and action, builds credibility and trust.
  • Striving for excellence is worth the effort of all college employees.
  • Cooperative partnerships, foster college and community growth.

Core Values


We believe creating an environment where people treat each other with a sense of dignity and self-worth and where people convey genuine concern for helping others to achieve their goals will add value to student learning experience.


We believe acting with a sense of purpose, vigor, and passion and merging of our personal and work values will enable us to fulfill our pledge to provide opportunities, which encourage students to reach their full potential.


We believe articulating and promoting academic and personal standards focused on raising self-expectations in striving for excellence will provide an environment, which leads to success.

Annual Notice of Non-Discrimination


It is the policy of Iowa Western Community College to provide equal educational opportunities and not to discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, national or ethnic origin, ancestry, genetic information, physical or mental disability, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, pregnancy, marital status, veteran status, AIDS/HIV status, citizenship, or medical condition, as those terms are defined under applicable laws, in its educational programs, activities, or employment practices, as required by Iowa Code sections 216.6 and 216.9, Titles VI and VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 (42 U.S.C. § 2000d and 2000e), the Equal Pay Act of 1973 (29 U.S.C. § 206, et seq.), Title IX (Educational Amendments, 20 U.S.C.§§ 1681 – 1688), Section 504 (Rehabilitation Act of 1973, 29 U.S.C. § 794), and the Americans with Disabilities Act (42 U.S.C. § 12101, et seq.). 

The following individuals have been designated to handle inquiries and complaints regarding equal opportunity and nondiscrimination:


Robyn Porter
Director of Human Resources/Equal Opportunity Coordinator for Employees
2700 College Road
Council Bluffs, IA 51503
(712) 325-3413


Keri Zimmer
Dean of Advising and Academic Success/ADA Coordinator for Students with Disabilities
2700 College Road
Council Bluffs, IA 51503
(712) 325-6844


Kim Henry
Dean of Student Life and Student Success/Title IX and Equal Opportunity Coordinator for Students
2700 College Road
Council Bluffs, IA 51503
(712) 325-3207

Inquiries and complaints may also be directed to the Director of the Office for Civil Rights, U.S. Department of Education, Citigroup Center, 500 W. Madison, Suite 1475, Chicago, IL 60661, (312)-730-1560, OCR.Chicago@ed.gov.