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2023 - 2024 Eastern Iowa Community Colleges Catalog 
2023 - 2024 Eastern Iowa Community Colleges Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Human Services and Education

Help individuals or families meet their personal needs with a career in the Human Services and Education pathway. Through this pathway, you can pursue a number of rewarding careers such as developing young minds through education, delivering top-notch service in the culinary or hospitality industry, or working with the most vulnerable populations as a social worker.

American Sign Language - English Interpreting

The Deaf Studies Certificate contains practical coursework in sign language, deaf culture, the field of deaf studies and English skills required for interpreting. The certificate offers a practical credential for those working with members of the deaf community. Students who complete the Deaf Studies Certificate may enter the American Sign Language - English Interpreting, which contains practical coursework for gaining proficiency in sign language interpreting. The ASL-EI program prepares students to sit for nationally recognized certification exams.

American Sign Language - English Interpreting, AAS  

Deaf Studies, Certificate  


Culinary Arts

Culinary Arts programs offer students a variety of pathways leading to employment in the culinary industry. Apprenticeship, the classic training method of chefs and cooks, provides students with 6,000 hours of work experience under the supervision of a Journeyman Chef and a Dept. of Labor Journeyman Chef Certificate, which is issued upon completion. Other pathways provide theoretical and hands-on coursework combined with internship opportunities.

Culinary Arts Apprenticeship, AAS  

Culinary Arts, AAS  

Culinary Arts, Diploma  

Culinary Arts, Certificate  

Baking, Certificate  


The education transfer majors provide a broad education in the liberal arts, with an emphasis in a discipline area and education. These programs are designed for students planning to transfer to a four-year school with majors in education.

Agriculture Education Transfer Major, AA  

Agriculture Education Transfer Major, AS  

Early Childhood Teacher Licensure Transfer Major, AA  

Elementary Education Transfer Major, AA  

Secondary Education Transfer Major, AA  

Early Childhood Education

The Early Childhood Education program is designed to provide students with a comprehensive background in early childhood education. Meaningful, on-site, practical experiences along with lecture, hands-on learning and theory round out the basic education provided and prepare student for immediate employment as childcare workers.

Early Childhood Education, AAS  

Early Childhood Education, Diploma  

Early Childhood Education, Certificate   

Liberal Arts

A liberal arts degree provides a broad, flexible, general education for students preparing for transfer to a four-year college. Students who are seeking their direction can explore studies in a wide range of subjects, while students who know their transfer plans can work with their advisor to select electives that will best prepare them for the bachelor’s degree they intend to pursue.

Associate of Arts  

Associate of Science  

Social Science

Are you interested in exploring and understanding human behaviors, social policy, and social programs? The social science transfer majors provide a broad education in the liberal arts, with an emphasis in psychology, the social sciences, and social work. These programs are designed for students planning to transfer to a four-year school with majors related to the social sciences.

Human and Family Services Transfer Major, AA  

Psychology Transfer Major, AA   

Social Work Transfer Major, AA  

Sociology Transfer Major, AA