College Catalogs

Iowa Valley Community College District (IVCCD) operates Ellsworth Community College and Marshalltown Community College, as well as Iowa Valley Community College Grinnell. All three 2016-2017 College Catalogshare a common college catalog.

ABOUT OUR OLDER CATALOGS: Check with your academic advisor before referring to the older documents below. They will not be applicable for many currently enrolled students.

For catalogs issued prior to Fall 2001, check with your academic advisor or the Registrar’s Office.


Iowa Valley Community College District (which operates Ellsworth Community College) is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission (; ph. 312-263-0456), the Iowa Department of Education, and the National Alliance of Concurrent Enrollment Partnerships; some individual degree programs are also accredited by agencies specific to those areas of study. IVCCD is a member of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools. IVCCD has articulation agreements with Iowa’s Regent universities and many other colleges in Iowa and the Midwest.

Grievance procedure

Iowa Valley and ECC desire to resolve student grievances, complaints and concerns in an expeditious, fair and amicable manner. Students attending ECC who desire to resolve a grievance should follow the College’s grievance procedure, outlined on pages 17-18 in the ECC Student Handbook. If an issue cannot be resolved internally, you may file a complaint with the Higher Learning Commission (312-263-0456) or the Iowa Department of Education (515-281-0319).