Eastern Iowa Community Colleges

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Location of the EICC administrative offices in Davenport

The Eastern Iowa Community Colleges (EICC) includes three community colleges stretched along the Mississippi River in the U.S. state of Iowa. They are:

Eastern Iowa Community Colleges consists of the Iowa counties of Clinton, Jackson, Muscatine, and Scott, and parts of Cedar and Louisa.

EICC is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission. HLC accreditation means the college's programs meet or exceed the standards for academic excellence set for every public and private college in a 19-state region. The colleges are approved by the Iowa Department of Education and the Board of Regents. Individual programs are accredited by associations within their respective fields.

The EICC administrative offices are located at 306 West River Drive, Davenport, IA, 52801, 563-336-3300 or 800-462-3255.

Satellite Centers[edit]

In addition to its main campuses, EICC delivers classes through several satellite centers:

The Clinton Community College Technology Center in Clinton offers programs in graphic arts, web design, computer aided design/drafting and engineering technology.

The Blong Technology Center (BTC) and the Midwest Center for Public Safety Training (MCPST), both located near Interstate 80 in Davenport. The BTC offers specialized manufacturing technology programs and the MCPST provides advanced rescue and fire training.

The Advanced Technology Environmental Energy Center (ATEEC) located in downtown Davenport, is a national center promoting and supporting environmental technology education to address the needs of the national and global workforce

The Muscatine Industrial Technology Center on the Muscatine Community College campus also provides specialized manufacturing-related training.

The Columbus Junction, Muscatine and Wilton Centers provide both college and adult education services for the members of those communities and their surrounding areas. Scott Community College's West Davenport Center provides adult and continuing education opportunities, and the college's Kahl Educational Center in downtown Davenport offers college transfer classes as well as career programs in business, information technology and administrative office support.

Educational Programs[edit]

EICC’s three colleges offer both college transfer and career technology programs. More than 8,000 students are enrolled in the colleges each semester. The colleges also offer an online Associate in Arts Degree program in cooperation with the Iowa Community College Online Consortium.

As a comprehensive community college, EICC’s programs stretch beyond traditional college classes. The college delivers a wide range of worker training and re-training programs. These classes are delivered on both a credit and non-credit basis. In addition, area residents have the opportunity to take advantage of Continuing Education classes that allow them to pursue a particular interest or hobby. More than 40,000 students will complete Business and Industry Center and Continuing Education classes each year.

History[edit]

EICC was established in 1965 by the Iowa General Assembly as one of 15 community college merged areas. The move combined Clinton Junior College, Muscatine Junior College and the vocational-technical programs of the Davenport schools.

In 1979 the District acquired Palmer Junior College to make Scott Community College a comprehensive institution.

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