Jones County Regional Center

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Jones County Regional Center

At approximately 30,000 square feet, the Jones County Regional Center houses state-of-the-art classrooms, career and technical labs for academic programs, and administrative offices.

In addition to serving traditional and adult college students, the Center helps area high school juniors and seniors to take advantage of college-level courses, Career Academy programs, advanced high school curriculum, and a wealth of other educational possibilities.

Located just northeast of the Highway 151 and County Road X-44 intersection, the center occupies eight acres in Monticello, strategically located near the midpoint between Cedar Rapids and Dubuque.

Kirkwood’s Jones County Regional Center features innovative programming provided through partnerships with several local high schools. The unique cooperation gets high school students hands-on career experience and transferrable college credit at NO COST to families! 

The center includes all the resources adult learners need to succeed at Kirkwood. Find information about classes, advisors who can help you make the right decisions, and much more! 

Start off closer to home! Traditional students can start toward any of our 130+ degree programs by taking general education courses at Jones County Regional Center. 

Kirkwood For Kids Camp 2022 

Summer 2022 Mini Camp details below!

Registration Info Coming Soon.

For Questions and More Information:
Call 319-465-2302
Or email

2022 Mini Camp Offerings

Summertime Slime
June 13, 8:30 – 11:30 a.m.
Slide into summer with new slime projects to take home! Designed for Kindergarten – 1st graders. Cost: $35.00

Tie Dye Explosion
June 9, 8:30 – 11:30 a.m.
Twist, scrunch, and swirl to create a pattern all your own. Designed for Kindergarten – 1st graders. Cost: $35.00

Discovery Lab
June 14 – 16, 8:30 – 11:30 a.m.
Find your inner Mad Scientist – prepare for oozing, crackling, and foaming chemical reactions. Designed for Kindergarten – 1st graders. Cost: $75.00

Absolutely Amphibians
June 28, 9 – 11 a.m.
Crafts, games, and learning centered around different amphibians found across Iowa. Designed for Kindergarten – 4th graders. Cost: $25.00

Reptiles Rule
June 30, 9 – 11:30 a.m.
Learnabout all the snakes, turtles, and other fascinating reptiles found across Iowa. Designed for Kindergarten – 4th graders.Cost: $25.00


Simple Science
June 14 – 16, 8:30 – 11:30 a.m.
Explosions, reactions, and bubbly brews. Designed for 2nd – 4th graders. Cost: $75.00

Dash and Dot
June 28 – 30, 8:30 – 11:30 a.m.
Program robot friends to move, dance, light up, make sounds, avoid obstacles, and even react to your voice.Designed for 2nd – 4th graders. Cost: $60.00

Snack Attack
June 27, 8:30 – 11:30 a.m.
Learn how to make three healthy snacks after a long day of school. Designed for 2nd – 4th graders. Cost: $35.00


Crafting Creations
June 21 – 23, 8:30 – 11:30 a.m.
Find your crafty side with our friend Gina from Homespin. Designed for 2nd – 8th graders. Cost: $75.00.


Wild Welding
June 24 – 25, 8:30 – 11:30 a.m.
Cut and weld steel using a wire welder, torch, and plasma cutter. Designed for 5th – 8th graders. Cost: $65.00.


Become the Babysitter
June 9, 8:30 – 11:30 a.m.
Learn important babysitting skills like first aid, diaper changing, CPR, and more. Designed for 2nd – 4th graders. Cost: $35.00.


Car Doctor
Date TBD, 8:30 – 11:30 a.m.
Learn the basics of car repair and maintenance in our high tech auto lab. Designed for 5th – 8th graders. Cost: $65.00.


General Hospital
June 21 – 23, 8:30 – 11:30 a.m.
See what happens behing the curtain in a medical facility – take temperatures, blood pressure, and more. Designed for 5th – 8th graders. Cost: $65.00.


Meet Our Staff

Kristy Black
Title: Dean of Regional & County Centers
Phone: 319-398-4500
Bio: I provide administrative oversight for the Jones County Regional Center and the Cedar County Center. I also manage development of the three Regional Centers that are being developed in Linn County, Washington County, and Iowa City, as well as supporting and collaborating with all of the Center Directors and Assistant Directors.
Lisa Folken
Title: Director, Jones County Regional Center
Phone: 319-465-2305
Bio: I support and provide supervision for all Kirkwood programs and services at the Jones County Regional Center. These programs include; college credit instruction, concurrent high school enrollment programs, student services, and continuing education general interest and other continuing professional development programs. I also provide assistance, as needed, to the Kirkwood High School Completion and Alternative High School Program at the facility. I collaborate with other Kirkwood departments, partnering school districts and other community stakeholders. Other duties include hiring and overseeing JREC faculty, student advising, serving as an ADA case manager, and assisting students with financial aid questions.
Jane Lawrence
Title: Center Coordinator
Phone: 319-465-2302
Bio: I’ve worked at the Jones County Regional Center since 2001. I assist students with accommodations for disabilities, financial aid, and registration. I also support our Dean, Assistant Director, Career Development Coordinator, and instructors.
Craig Stadtmueller
Title: Career Development Coordinator
Phone: 319-465-2375
Bio: I work with our seven partnering high schools to educate students, parents, and counselors about the benefits of earning college credit while in high school. Assisting students with the transition to postsecondary education or careers is another aspect of my job. Advising students with course registration and financial aid are other responsibilites I perform.
Mary Feeney-Wilfer
Title: Learning Center Instructor
Phone: 319-465-2304
Bio: I work with students who are pursuing an adult high school diploma, need to earn high school credits, or are studying for their High School Equivalency Diploma. I also teach Personal Achievement Math and Personal Achievment Writing for college credit.
Julie Welter
Title: Career Counselor
Phone: 319-465-2312
Bio: I enjoy assisting students in all areas of career development. My personal mission is to educate students about the career development process so that they can make good career decisions throughout their life.


Monday – Thursday: 8 a.m. – 8:30 p.m.
Friday: 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Contact Us

220 Welter Drive
Monticello, IA

Call the Jones County Regional Center: 319-465-2302

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