Every effort will be made to keep the college open. However, should inclement weather or other emergencies necessitate closing the college or delaying the start of classes, the decision will be made between 5-5:30 a.m. and will be announced on the following:

Radio Stations 

KSIB-KITR Creston (AM 1520/FM 101.3); KOAK/KCSI Red Oak (AM 1080/FM 95.3); KMA Shenandoah (AM 960); WHO Des Moines (AM 1040); KJAN Atlantic (AM 1220)

Television Stations

KCCI-TV 8 Des Moines; WHO-TV 13 Des Moines; WOI-TV 5 Ames/Des Moines; KMTV-TV 3 Omaha; WOWT-TV 6 Omaha

When inclement weather causes the college to have a two-hour delay the following procedures will be followed:

If the two-hour delay occurs on a Monday, Wednesday, or Friday

  • Classes will start at 9:40 a.m.
  • 7:30 a.m. and 8:35 a.m. classes will not meet
  • Offices will open at 9 a.m.

If the two-hour delay occurs on a Tuesday or Thursday

  • Classes will start at 9 a.m.
  • 7:30 a.m. classes will not meet
  • Offices will open at 9 a.m.