Degree Programs


Students can earn MCC college credits right here in Grinnell! Check out these programs offered entirely on the Iowa Valley Grinnell campus. Click here for a complete list of the programs offered at both Marshalltown Community College/Iowa Valley Grinnell.

Liberal Arts & Sciences transfer degree

Nearly 80% of our students earn a transferable Liberal Arts Associate in Arts (AA) degree because they’re assured that the credits will transfer easily to nearly all Iowa colleges and universities, as well as many other institutions in the Midwest.

Automotive Repair Technology

Automotive service technicians and mechanics can anticipate an increase in employment opportunities projected through 2024, with several nearby states having even higher growth rates than Iowa. Dealerships in Central Iowa are in need of a trained and dedicated workforce; many employers will invest in further certification training for those on their payroll.

Business Administration

If you’re interested in exploring the field of business, Business Administration is the right program for you. Whether you’re interested in sales, management training, small business operations or a related field, this program teaches students how to succeed. (NOTE: Some Business Administration classes must be taken at the MCC campus in Marshalltown.)

Culinary Apprenticeship

This 3-year, part-time program includes classroom training plus a 6,000-hour apprenticeship (registered with the U.S. Department of Labor). Classes are held on Mondays at the Grinnell College catering kitchen, which allows students to work the rest of the week in the field gaining valuable experience while getting paid for their work. (NOTE: This program is not currently accepting new applicants; new applicants will be placed on a waiting list.)

Gunsmith Technology

Gunsmith Technology prepares individuals to apply technical knowledge and skills to make, repair, maintain, and modify firearms according to blueprints or customer specifications using specialized hand tools and machines. Hunters, sportsmen, collectors, and firearms enthusiasts around the nation all need the services of experienced gunsmiths to repair and customize their favorite firearms.

Our students also gain valuable experience repairing firearms of all types that are brought to our Gunsmith Tech Repair Shop; follow the link to learn more.


Paralegals, also called legal assistants, provide invaluable help to lawyers. Paralegals perform some of the same tasks and also do legal research and write reports that lawyers use to prepare their cases. The paralegal profession is the 5th fastest growing job in Iowa requiring post-secondary (college) education. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, Iowa is expecting a 23% increase in paralegal employment openings trough 2024. (NOTE: The IVG Paralegal program can be taken on campus, and it’s also available fully online.)

The Iowa Valley Grinnell campus is located at 123 6th Ave. West, Grinnell.  Schedule a visit by calling 641-236-0513 or emailing