Isothermal Community College

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Locations

Rutherford Campus (Main)

Isothermal Community College
P.O. Box 804
286 ICC Loop Road
Spindale, NC 28160

The main campus is on 181 acres in Spindale and sits on an 11-acre lake. The Rutherford campus provides opportunities to our students for transferring to four-year colleges; preparing our students for jobs through workforce training; working with industry on customized training; and providing opportunities in adult education, continuing education and technical education. It is the location for the ReACH Early College, The Performing Arts and Conference Center, and the public radio station WNCW.


Polk Center

Polk Center
Isothermal Community College
1255 West Mills Street
Columbus, NC 28722

The Polk Center provides continuing education opportunities to our students in Allied Health, including Nurse Aide; College and Career Readiness, Customized Training, including Hospitality Institutes and the One-Minute Ambassador course; Groom Elite; Massage Therapy; Occupational Extension programs for emergency services personnel; Small Business Center services, including seminars and individual consultations.


Rutherfordton Learning Center

Rutherfordton Learning Center
Isothermal Community College
134 Maple Street
Rutherfordton, NC 28139

The Rutherfordton Learning Center (RLC) provides continuing education opportunities and allied health curriculum programs to our students. The RLC provides approximately 7,997 total square feet of classroom, lab and office space. It is located approximately four miles from the Rutherford (Main) Campus. It is also located less than one mile from Rutherford Regional Hospital.


Mountain Area Health Education Center (MAHEC)


Mountain Area Health Education Center
Isothermal Community College
130 Forest Glen Road
Columbus, NC 28722

Through an agreement with Mountain Area Health Education Center (MAHEC), the College provides classroom, laboratory, and clinical space for a Dental Assisting Diploma. One half of the MAHEC building is dedicated to dentistry and the other half is dedicated to medical services. Isothermal Dental Assisting students will have access to the dental facility, which has 3,582 usable sq. ft. The MAHEC Dental facility will function as a normal dental facility that is open to the public. Patients will make appointments to be seen for a variety of services to include cleanings, x-rays, cosmetic fillings, crowns, veneers, implants, reconstructive full-mouth dentistry, precision partial dentures, custom dentures, root canals, treatment for periodontal (gum) disease, routine dental extractions, and teeth whitening. 


Isothermal Online

For more information about online, for-credit courses and programs, visit the Distance Learning website.

Fit for-credit courses and degrees into your schedule. ICC offers a variety of degrees, diplomas, or certificates completely online. For greater flexibility, you can also blend online courses with your face-to-face courses. Online students have access to the Help Desk, an email and phone technology support service, and to the Student Bridge, a self-paced introduction to using email and online classes.



High School Locations

Chase High School


Chase High School
1603 Chase High Road
Forest City, NC 28043

In collaboration with Rutherford County Schools, Isothermal Community College offers college courses for high school students interested in technical career pathways and high school students interested in earning college credit designed for transfer to a four year institution. The College offers diploma and certificates in Criminal Justice and Mechanical Drafting Technologies at Chase High School.


East Rutherford High School

East Rutherford High School
331 East High Road
Bostic, NC 28018

In collaboration with Rutherford County Schools, Isothermal Community College offers college courses for high school students interested in technical career pathways and high school students interested in earning college credit designed for transfer to a four year institution. The College offers diploma and certificates in Criminal Justice and Mechanical Drafting Technologies and a certificate in Manicuring/Nail Technology at East Rutherford High School.


Lake Lure Classical Academy

Lake Lure Classical Academy
1058 Isoland Creek Road
Lake Lure, NC 28746

In collaboration with this charter school, Isothermal Community College offers college courses for Lake Lure Classical Academy high school students interested in earning college credit designed for transfer to a four year institution. The College offers the Associate in Arts (A.A.) at this location for Lake Lure Classical Academy students only.


Polk County Early College

Polk County Early College
1485 NC-108
Columbus, NC 28722

In collaboration with Polk County Public Schools, Isothermal Community College offers college courses for early college high school students interested in earning college credit designed for transfer to a four year institution. The College offers the Associate in Arts (A.A.) or the Associate of Science (A.S.) at this location for Polk County Early College students only.


Polk County High School

Polk County High School
1681 East NC-108
Columbus, NC 28722

In collaboration with Polk County Schools, Isothermal Community College offers college courses for high school students interested in earning college credit designed for transfer to a four year institution. The College offers an Associate in Arts and an Associate in Science as well as a diploma and certificate in Criminal Justice at Polk County High School.


RS Central High School


RS Central High School
641 US 221
Rutherfordton, NC 28139

In collaboration with Rutherford County Schools, Isothermal Community College offers college courses for students interested in technical career pathways and students interested in earning college credit designed for transfer to a four year institution. The College offers diploma and certificates in Criminal Justice and Mechanical Drafting Technologies at RS Central High School.


Thomas Jefferson Classical Academy

Thomas Jefferson Classical Academy
2527 Highway 221A
Mooresboro, NC 28114

In collaboration with this charter school, Isothermal Community College offers college courses for Thomas Jefferson Classical Academy high school students interested in earning college credit designed for transfer to a four year institution. The College offers the Associate in Arts (A.A.) and a certificate in Agribusiness Technology Equine Science at this location for Thomas Jefferson Classical Academy students only.


Student Support Services 

All Isothermal locations have access to library resources and other academic support services; wireless internet access; and support services that include admissions, advising, career counseling, disability support, and financial aid.

In addition to these services, the Main Campus offers a bookstore, open computer labs, a testing center, a performing arts center, a gymnasium and pool, and student activities offices.