Itasca Community College (known as ICC with the slogan "THE BEST PLACE TO START") is a two-year community college located in Grand Rapids, Minnesota. It was founded in 1922 and is accredited by the North Central Association of Colleges and Secondary Schools. In 2010 Itasca Community College was rated the 5th best community college in the country by The Washington Monthly.
Enrollment for the 2009-2010 school year is about 1900 students, and the school has 40 full-time faculty members. Itasca offers diplomas in practical nursing, wildland fire fighting, and pulp and paper; associate's degrees in applied science in engineering, accounting, forestry/natural resources, and pulp and paper; and professional certificates in child development, geographic information systems,and nursing.
ICC is a member of the National Junior College Athletic Association (Region XIII). The school fields teams in seven sports, four for men (baseball, basketball, wrestling, and American football) and three for women (softball, volleyball, and basketball). In 2000, men's basketball replaced men's ice hockey as a varsity sport. Teams compete in the Minnesota Community College Conference. At the NJCAA National Wrestling Championship held in Rochester, Minnesota on February 22–24, 2007, heavyweight Chris Miller became ICC's first national champion.
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