Apr 11, 2021  
2020 - 2021 Eastern Iowa Community College Catalog 
2020 - 2021 Eastern Iowa Community College Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Clinton Community College


Paul B. Sharar Foundation

The Paul B. Sharar Foundation supports the students, programs, faculty, and staff of Clinton Community College. The 28-member board is responsible for encouraging, receiving, and administering all contributions.

Each year the Sharar Foundation awards scholarships to deserving Clinton Community College students. These scholarships are awarded to recent high school graduates as well as non-traditional-aged students who are returning to college after being away from school for a number of years. All students are encouraged to apply for scholarships by contacting the Financial Aid office or the Sharar Foundation office.

The Sharar Foundation also places a priority on supporting college programs through equipment purchases and funding for staff development. In addition, a Sharar Foundation grant program helps make it possible for faculty and staff to further their own education.

The Paul B. Sharar Foundation office is located on the Clinton campus. For more information, visit the Website at www.eicc.edu/alumni-and-giving/sharar-foundation/

The Community

Clinton is located in the extreme eastern part of Iowa, 157 miles west of Chicago. The picturesque Mississippi River town was originally called New York but was renamed in 1885 after DeWitt Clinton, a former governor of New York.

Clinton offers many recreational facilities including five beautiful parks, swimming pools, beaches along the river, and nearby lakes. It also has many softball diamonds and tennis courts, and a modern baseball park. Clinton is home to the Class A professional baseball Clinton Lumber Kings.

The community’s public library offers services via two community locations, and the fine arts are well-represented through the River City Municipal Band, the Clinton Symphony Orchestra Association, the Clinton Showboat professional theatre, Gateway Contemporary Ballet, and the Clinton Art Association.

The College

Clinton Community College offers many college transfer programs and Career and Technical Education program options. The College’s faculty offer quality, personalized education with a student-instructor ratio of 20 to 1.

Approximately two-thirds of Clinton Community College students are enrolled on a part-time basis. The average age of the student body is 24.

CCC Alumni Association

Clinton Community College maintains a strong Alumni Association. Almost 80 percent of the College’s graduates continue to live in Iowa, with an additional ten percent living in nearby Illinois communities such as Fulton, Savanna, Thomson, and Morrison.

The Alumni Association is an active supporter of the College and hosts many annual events such as the Student Leader Luncheon and the Outstanding Awards which highlight those that give outstanding support to Clinton Community College. In addition, the Alumni Association supports four different scholarships for Clinton Community College students ranging from $200 to a full-time Alumni Honor Scholarship.

To become a member of the CCC Alumni Association, or for more information, visit the Website at www.eicc.edu/alumni-and-giving/ccc-alumni-association/.

Student Activities

Chi Alpha Campus Fellowship

Chi Alpha is an opportunity for students to gather, share stories, pray about problems, and discuss biblical issues and their relevance to contemporary life. Weekly meetings are held during the academic year and are open to the College community.

Dance Club

The Dance Club includes learning basic styles of dance, advanced dance, and choreographing new dances with peers at CCC. The club meets twice a week and are looking for new ways to include others.

Gaming Club

The Gaming Club offers students a chance to play board, card, roleplaying, and video games with their fellow students. The club hosts open gaming nights twice a month with special events throughout the semester. Students interested in tabletop gaming or roleplaying games such as Dungeons and Dragons should participate in the Gaming Club. Membership is open to all students. 

Graphic Arts Club

The mission of the Graphic Arts Club is to promote the printing industry and the College to other students and the public. Membership is open to all students willing to work as a team. Activities include speaker presentations and field trips.

Intramural Athletics

There are a wide variety of intramural sports offered to Clinton Community College students. With student involvement, a variety of intramurals are offered such as board game tournaments, card tournaments, and bowling. For more information about intramurals and to sign up, see the Student Engagement Coordinator.

Music Club

For students who love music, can play an instrument, or music has a special place in their heart, Music Club may be the club for them. The Music Club is looking to broaden its horizons. All ideas are welcome.

Nursing Club

The Nursing Club offers pre-nursing, freshman, and sophomore nursing program students an opportunity to interact and work together in a group setting. Membership is open to all pre-nursing and nursing students. Members organize group meetings for nursing program students, attend nursing conferences, workshops, and participate in field trips related to nursing and health care.

Phi Theta Kappa

PTK is an honorary fraternity for the recognition of academic achievement. Membership is earned by qualifications, honor, and service. PTK recognizes and encourages scholarships for community college students and stimulates interest in continuing academic excellence.

River Talk

River Talk is a student political discussion group. It is open to students of all political persuasions and opinions. We meet bi-weekly and record a political-style talk show about politics and current events.

Students Networking and Programming Club (SNAP)

SNAP fosters a better understanding and knowledge of computer networks and the networker’s role. The club actively participates in field trips, fundraising projects, conferences, and brings guest speakers to campus.

Student Government/Senate

The Senate plans, coordinates and directs a variety of events and activities throughout the year. This active organization provides students with a positive educational and fun atmosphere on and off-campus. Senators attend workshops and conferences throughout the state promoting Clinton Community College and gain valuable leadership and networking opportunities. Be sure to watch for the monthly calendar that highlights all the upcoming activities and events on campus.

Student Veterans of America

The Student Veterans chapter is the “Boots on the Ground” that helps veterans reintegrate into campus life and succeed. Student Veterans of America is the nation’s largest coalition of SVO’s united under a shared vision that all student veterans will succeed in post-secondary programs and contribute to society in meaningful ways. Membership is open to all military and veteran students and their families.

Student Newspaper

The Gallery is a monthly newspaper edited and written by students. It reports and provides commentary on campus life and activities. Membership is open to all students, especially those who are interested in journalism, expressive and creative writing, advertising, production, and sales.

Student Services


A list of community housing is available in the Admissions Office.

Library Services

The Clinton Community College library provides access to quality information sources in traditional and electronic formats to support the information needs of students, staff, and community patrons. Through the College’s participation in RiverShare Libraries, patrons have access to over one million items available in area academic and public libraries. The library Website is www.eicc.edu/library and its phone number is 563-244-7046.

Career Services

The College’s staff offers interest assessments and career services to set educational and career goals, assistance in preparing for a job search, and help in finding a job. Advisors are also available to help students identify concerns, make important educational decisions, adjust to college, improve personal relationships and set goals.

Success Center

The Success Center provides resources for students who need individual assistance to brush up, catch up or accelerate their skills to achieve college success. Peer tutoring is available free of charge for registered students in reading, grammar, basic math, writing skills, and current college courses. Computers with internet and other audio/visual equipment are available in the Success Center for student use.

Student Success

CCC offers classes to help students learn time management and study skills and to achieve their maximum potential.

Check the schedule or ask your advisor for more information.


Internet access is available to students, staff, and faculty at several campus computer lab locations. There is also wireless access in each of the College buildings. The EICC website includes an online credit class schedule database, general college information, and links to other EICC sites. The address is: www.eicc.edu.