Quality of Life


Iowa Western Community College offers various vocational training courses at their campus in Atlantic and Council Bluffs. IWCC is willing to develop a job training program with, and for your company. Contact IWCC for job training details:

Iowa Western Community CollegeIowa Western Community College
2700 College Road
Council Bluffs, IA 51503
712-325-3705 Phone
712-325-3408 Fax

Atlantic Community Schools provide excellent educational opportunities for area students.


Established January 1, 2000, Cass County Health System brings together medical providers, clinics and a hospital which have served Southwest Iowa for over 40 years to provide a well coordinated, comprehensive local healthcare system. Over 400 CCHS staff work together every day to fulfill the mission, vision and values of the organization as a whole.


Child Development Center

The Ann W. Wickman Child Development Center, operated by the Nishna Valley Family YMCA, provides high quality, affordable early child development education and care. Our nurturing atmosphere stimulates learning, celebrates individuality, promotes self-esteem and encourages social interactions based upon respect and kindness. Children engage in a framework called Creative Curriculum, an approach that focuses on how children develop and learn, based on their individual interests, the learning environment and the role of the teacher.


A variety of recreation opportunities are available in Cass County including four golf courses, two lakes, tennis courts, parks, walking and biking trails, a YMCA and fitness center.

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