Oct 30, 2020  
2020 - 2021 Eastern Iowa Community College Catalog 
    
2020 - 2021 Eastern Iowa Community College Catalog

Continuing Education



Eastern Iowa Community Colleges’ Continuing Education and Business Solutions division offers a wide array of personal and professional lifelong learning opportunities. Our training professionals develop and implement programs at the three colleges, community sites and workplaces for more than 30,000 people each year.

EICC Continuing Education also plays an active role in economic development by responding to employer needs and developing customized training and retraining opportunities. The colleges are pleased to design courses or workshops for groups or businesses interested in a particular subject.

For more information about the programs and services available through Continuing Education, call Iowa toll-free 1-888-336-3907 or one of the numbers below:

Continuing Education District Office 563-336-3444
Clinton Community College 563-244-7100
Muscatine Community College 563-288-6100
Scott Community College 563-441-4100
   
Business and Industry Training Solutions  
Davenport 563-336-3444
Clinton 563-244-7064
Muscatine 563-288-6161
   
Small Business Development Center 563-336-3401

Costs

Continuing Education tuition and fees are determined for each activity to assure quality programs are offered at an affordable price. Program fees are published with each activity announcement. Fees must be paid in full at the time of registration and will be refunded if notification of cancellation is received three business days (Monday - Friday) prior to the scheduled class date. Employers may use a company credit card to pay for employee training or contact the College to arrange for company billing.

Admission

Although there may be specific admission requirements for a few programs, generally anyone 16 years of age or older who is not enrolled as a full-time high school student may enroll in classes designed for adults. High school students 16 or older may enroll with written permission from their guidance counselor or principal. For those special classes designed for youth, age is not a consideration for enrollment.

Because admissions procedures differ by program, consult the Colleges’ Continuing Education Office for specific information.

Registration

Advanced registration is taken for all classes. You may enroll by phone, online, in person, or by mail. Online and phone registration instructions are included in Continuing Education class schedules.

Cancelled Classes

Classes without sufficient registrations may be cancelled, in which case we will refund fees already collected.

Late Enrollment

You may not enroll in a Continuing Education class after the second class meeting or after the second week of classes for those activities that meet more than once a week.

Class Limits

Class limits help us ensure quality instruction. We will keep a waiting list with individuals listed in order of the date of their contact with the College, and this list will be used to fill classes if a space becomes available. If enough students are interested and an instructor is available, a second class may be set up.

Accreditation and Memberships

Eastern Iowa Community Colleges Continuing Education programs are accredited, certified and approved when necessary to meet appropriate agency and licensure requirements within the respective professional disciplines. Additionally, the College holds memberships in several organizations including the National Council of Continuing Education and Training (NCCET), the Iowa Association of Lifelong Learning (IALL), the National Coalition of Advanced Technology Centers (NCATC), the National Council for Workforce Education (NCWE), Learning Resources Network (LERN), Iowa EMS Association, National Association of EMS Educators and American Heart Association Cardiac Care.

Programs

Professional Development

The Continuing Education staff design, develop and deliver education and training programs, with the primary focus on short-term, flexible skill training. Content areas include:

Microcomputers - Novice to advanced classes in Windows, Word, Excel, Access, PowerPoint, Internet and many others. Enrollments are limited to enable everyone to have hands-on training. We also offer a series of online classes.

Management and Leadership - Programs include Leadership Training, which provides a practical approach to enhancing communication and team-building skills, as well as online management courses.

Professional Relicensure/Certification - Professional continuing education is available to those professionals requiring Continuing Education Units (CEUs). EICC Continuing Education offers CEUs in a myriad of areas, including but not limited to, dietitians, nurses, emergency medical service personnel, counselors, social workers, child care providers, morticians, auto dealers, insurance personnel and many more.

Technical Training - Emphasis is on new skill development and/or retraining. EICC has two advanced manufacturing technology centers - in Davenport and Muscatine - to provide state-of-the-art, hands-on training in such areas as welding, statistical process control, lean manufacturing, basic and advanced electricity, mechanical design, industrial maintenance, programmable logic control, basic and advanced CNC, engineering technology, industrial math and measurement, and hazardous materials/industrial safety. Individualized classes are available, offering learning at a flexible and convenient pace.

Customized Training

Since 1987 EICC has provided companies with solutions to enhance employee skills and productivity. EICC’s Continuing Education and Business Solutions division works with companies of all sizes to deliver training specifically designed to meet their individual educational needs. Training can be offered at the College or on-site at the employer’s facility. Customized training is available in many areas, including computers, business, sales and marketing, management and supervision, industrial and technical fields, quality and productivity, lean business practices, and environmental and industrial safety. Online classes are also available.

Short-Term Skills Training

EICC offers short-term training in preparation for various occupations, including Nurse Aide, Homemaker/Home Health Aide, Medication Manager, Child Development Associate, Institutional Food Service, CNC Operator, Production Welder, Virtual and Augmented Reality, Medical Billing and Coding, Phlebotomy Technician and many more.

Iowa students meeting eligibility requirements may be eligible for financial assistance for select short-term training programs leading to immediate employment.

General Interest

General interest courses and activities provide the opportunity to explore subjects that enhance the quality of life. Topic areas include community resource development, environmental education and leisure time activities.

Mandatory Programs

The State of Iowa requires EICC to offer certain courses they deem in the best interest of our citizenry. Some are court mandated or court-referred and may be offered in conjunction with other public service entities.

Continuing Education Unit (CEU)

Approved Continuing Education programs offer classes to prepare for and maintain license or certification in professional areas. Classes are approved by appropriate governing agencies and transcripts are maintained. Some areas approved include health, emergency medical services, cosmetology and food services.

CEUs will be made available for selected courses in accordance with the guidelines established by the licensing board for the specific professions.

English Language Acquisition

ELA- English Language Acquisition (ELA) is a program to help refugees, immigrants, and others with limited English skills to learn to live and function in the United States. Classes will provide content on reading, writing, and speaking the language as it relates to common life and workforce concepts. Students will apply language learning skills to work, life, and civics scenarios. Opportunities to prepare for the Citizenship test are also available.

Adult Educational Services

ABE- Adult Basic Education (ABE) provides learning experiences in reading, writing, math, computer literacy, and other life skills. Regardless of level, small classes and personalized attention let students progress at their own rate to meet their learning goals. Class content is designed to fit individual learning styles.

HSE- The High School Equivalency (HSE) program prepares individuals to earn a state-sanctioned high school credential. The program offers four options for earning an HSE diploma:

Option 1: HSE by Examination - prepares individuals to pass the standardized and nationally normed High School Equivalency Tests (HiSET) in the areas of Math, Science, Reading, Writing, and Social Studies.

Option 2: HSE by High School Credit - allows a student to demonstrate proficiency in subject areas through a review of their high school transcripts. Students choosing this option will have a review of their transcripts to identify incomplete requirements for high school graduates. Once these learning gaps have been identified, individuals will complete instructor-guided online courses in the subjects needed to complete HSE requirements. This option may benefit students with a minimal number of credits left to complete.

Option 3: HSE by Post-Secondary Degree (Domestic) - Individuals who have not completed high school but have gone on to earn a post-secondary degree, Associate’s degree or higher, with a regionally accredited institution of higher learning may submit their credentials to the Adult Education program for review. Upon review of these credentials, the student may be retroactively awarded an HSE diploma with no additional coursework.

Option 4: HSE by Post-Secondary Degree (Foreign) - Individuals who have not completed high school but have gone on to earn a post-secondary degree, Associate’s degree or higher, with a foreign institution of higher learning may submit their credentials to the Adult Education program for review. Upon review of these credentials, the student may be retroactively awarded an HSE diploma with no additional coursework. Credentials must be presented in their original form and, if necessary, accompanied by a certified English translation.

Coursework for options 1 and 2 also serves as preparation for entering college and/or the job market. Instruction is applied to real-work scenarios to help students make personal connections with their learning.

Degree Plan for Working Adults

The Working Adult program provides a convenient and flexible way for individuals balancing the demands of work and other life priorities to pursue additional education credentials. Through the use of EICC’s Flexclass delivery model, you can reduce time spent in the classroom in exchange for access via distance technologies. Schedules are designed to help students progress through a degree program at a pace that fits their lifestyle and personal schedule. Participants may opt to complete an Associate’s degree or take individual courses that enhance skills and added value to employers.

Small Business Development Center

The Small Business Development Center (SBDC) provides confidential counseling for owners and would-be owners of small businesses in a wide range of areas, including how to start a business, accounting and record-keeping, seeking financing, marketing, and advertising, organization and management, computers and software, and other areas appropriate for small business needs.

The SBDC is jointly sponsored by EICC, the State of Iowa and the U.S. Small Business Administration. There are 15 centers throughout Iowa.

IowaWORKS

IowaWORKS is the one-stop office for employment services in Region 9, which includes Clinton, Jackson, Muscatine, and Scott Counties. IowaWORKS houses services provided by Iowa Workforce Development and the Eastern Iowa Community Colleges’ Workforce Innovation Opportunity (WIOA) and Promise Jobs. The one-stop office provides job seekers with a wide range of services and support in one location.

IowaWORKS also offers services in Clinton, Jackson, and Muscatine counties in collaboration with core partners - Voc Rehab, Department for the Blind, and Adult Education.

EICC Foundation

The Eastern Iowa Community Colleges Foundation builds awareness, friendships and financial support to further EICC’s mission of delivering quality education and services to strengthen our community. The Foundation seeks monetary and in-kind resources for district-wide projects, with an emphasis on support for our Continuing Education programming. Focus areas include Adult Basic Education/High School Completion, the Midwest Center for Public Safety Training, the Eastern Iowa Small Business Development Center, and the Advanced Technology Environmental and Energy Center.

For more information about the EICC Foundation, call 563-336-3302.

Services Available at the IowaWORKS Office

At IowaWORKS, it is our job to provide you with the resources you need to get a job. We offer a wide range of services to meet your individual job search needs including:

Pre-Employment Training

Each month, IowaWorks offers pre-employment training workshops on a variety of topics. These workshops are free and open to all job seekers. Topics include job search assistance, computer training, customer service, and much more. To find out about workshops and register, stop by an IowaWorks office or call 563-445-3200 x43310. Pre-registration is required.

National Career Readiness (NCRC)

Register to take the NCRC test. See if you qualify for a certificate that tells employers about your work-related skills. Many employers are requesting NCRC from applicants. The test is free for Iowa residents and veterans. NCRC testing is offered in all Region 9 counties every month. To register, call 563-445-3200, x43310. Pre-registration is required.

Resource Assistance

Need help with a resume, online job applications, or interview preparation? Need to write a cover letter or thank you? Maybe you just need a few tips or someone to proofread your resume. Stop in and check out the IowaWORKS Skills Lab. Staff is available to assist job seekers. Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays from 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m., and Wednesdays from 9:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Services Available for Job Seekers

IowaWORKS offers a wide array of services. Items marked (*) are available only to eligible WIOA participants who are selected for enrollment in intensive and training services.

  • Career Planning
  • Career Counseling
  • Job Search Assistance
  • Assessment of Skills and Interests
  • Labor Market Information
  • Job Search Workshops
  • Skills Lab for Job Search
  • Short Term Training*
  • Assistance with Transportation, Child Care, and other Support Service Needs*
  • Case Management and On-going Support*
  • Work Experience*
  • On-the-Job Training*
  • Financial Assistance for Career Training Programs*

WIOA Services Available for Businesses

In addition to providing services for job seekers, IowaWORKS provides services to businesses in our communities in order to meet ever-changing workforce needs and to assist with hiring and employment services such as:

  • Assistance with hiring processes
  • Candidate screening
  • Interview assistance
  • Coordination with local media
  • On-site recruitment and interviews
  • Coordination of job fairs for new and expanding companies
  • Labor market information
  • Referral of skilled candidates
  • National Career Readiness Certification testing
  • Customized training for eligible individuals
  • Work experience and internship opportunities
  • Rapid response support for companies that are closing or downsizing

IowaWorks

1801-A, E. Kimberly Rd.
Davenport, IA 52806
563-445-3200

Clinton Community College

1000 Lincoln Blvd.
Room 170
Clinton, IA 52732
563-244-7141

Clinton Community College

Maquoketa Center
501 W. Washington
Maquoketa, IA 52060
563-244-7193

Muscatine Community College

152 Colorado St.
Room 102 Student Center
Muscatine, IA 52761
563-288-6177

Scott Community College

500 Belmont Rd.
Career and Technical Education Bldg.
Bettendorf, IA 52722
563-441-4020

Scott Community College

West Davenport Center
2950 Fairmount St.
Davenport, IA 52806
563-326-5319