Isothermal Community College

About

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.


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.

For more information about online, non-credit courses, visit the Continuing Education website.

Attend non-credit classes in the comfort and convenience of your home or office. Just join an online continuing education. You will complete your lessons and quizzes online. You can also talk with your instructor and fellow students. There over 250 classes that start every month.


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.


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.


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.