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NIC LAUNCH for Students


  • Be a class of 2024 Idaho high school or home school graduate or GED completer
  • No GPA or financial need requirement
  • Over 100 programs at NIC qualify*
  • Idaho LAUNCH funds nearly cover a full two years at NIC
    • Receive 80% of tuition and fees for your certificate or degree, up to $8,000
    • Scholarships and/or financial aid (for those who qualify) may be used to help cover any remaining costs
  • 100% admission acceptance at NIC for Idaho graduates
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Why choose North Idaho College?

When you apply for Idaho LAUNCH at NIC, you are getting a high-quality education at the most affordable rate. Costs at NIC are half that of four-year public institutions allowing your dollars to go further and pay for the majority of your degree or career certificate.

Check out Next Steps Idaho for additional Idaho LAUNCH program details.

*NIC program qualification for Idaho LAUNCH grant is subject to funding availability provided by the State of Idaho.


In-Demand Program and Career Training Opportunities at NIC

Idaho LAUNCH funds can help cover your costs for 100+ programs at NIC. Here is a sample of the most in-demand degree and certificate offerings at NIC:

Accounting Assistant Autobody and Paint Technology
Automotive Technology Administrative Office Management Technology
Administrative Office Technology Advanced Emergency Medical Technician (AEMT)
Art Basic Life Support BLS Provider
Biology Boiler Operations
Business Business Management
Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) Certified Restorative Assistant
Chemistry Child Development
Communication Computer Applications
Computer Information Technology Computer Science
Construction Apprenticeship Criminal Justice
Culinary Arts Cybersecurity and Information Security Administration
Cybersecurity and Networking Dental Assistant
Dental Hygiene Diesel Technology
Education ELDT Class A Commercial Driver's License
Electrical Apprenticeship Elementary Education
Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) Engineering
Fire Fighter 1 Environmental Science
Firefighter 1 Academy Fire Service Technology
Graphic and Web Design Forestry/Wildlife/Range Management
Heating Ventilation Air Conditioning Apprenticeship Healthcare Document Management
Heavy Equipment Apprenticeship Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning, Refrigeration
Hospitality Management Industrial Mechanic/Millwright
Journalism Law Enforcement
Law Enforcement - Detention Academy Machining and CNC Technology
Mechatronics Mechanical Design Engineering Technology
Medical Assistant Medical Administrative Assistant
Mental Health Certification - Online Medical Assistant Apprenticeship
Office Specialist/Receptionist Office Technology
Outdoor Recreation Leadership Paralegal
Photography Physical Education
Physical Therapist Assistant Pre-Law
Plumbing Apprenticeship Pre-Microbiology/Medical Technology
Practical Nursing Pre-Veterinary Medicine
Pre-Medical Related Fields Radiography Technology
Pre-Physical Therapy Social Work
Programmable Logic Controllers Virtual Administrative Assistant
Registered Nursing Welding Technology
Surgical Technology Zoology
Wastewater Treatment Plant Technology