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 all EICC campuses, community sites and workplaces for more than 30,000 people each year.
EICC’s Continuing Education and Economic Development Teams also play 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
|Business and Industry Training Solutions
|Small Business Development Center
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.
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 prior to the class start date is required.
Online registration is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Online Registration for Eastern Iowa Community Colleges is secured by one of the most reputable providers of online purchasing on the internet, and your information will not be shared with third parties.
For more information about Continuing Education programs call the college nearest you or e-mail us. Continuing Education Registration is open on Mondays through Thursdays from 7:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. and on Fridays from 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
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Classes without sufficient registrations may be cancelled. Fees for cancelled classes will be reimbursed.
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 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, additional classes 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 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.
Career Training, Professional Development, and Personal Enrichment
EICC’s Continuing Education Career Training is designed to help individuals learn skills in a high-demand occupation in a matter of weeks or months.
Short-term Skills Training - EICC offers short term training in preparation for various occupations including nurse aide, child development associate, welder, augmented and virtual reality, medical billing and coding, phlebotomy, truck driving, and more.
Iowa students meeting eligibility requirements may be eligible for financial assistance for select shot-term training programs leading to employment in high demand occupations.
EICC’s Continuing Education and Business Solutions Team works to design, develop, and source high quality training programs that can be customized and flexible.
Customized Training - Since 1987, EICC has provided business and industry in the region with training solutions to develop and enhance employee skills, adapt to new technology, and increase productivity. EICC’s Continuing Education and Business Solutions Team works with companies of all sizes to deliver training specifically designed to meet each company’s needs. Customized training is available in many areas including computers, human resources, sales and marketing, industrial and technical fields, and workplace safety.
EICC’s flagship professional development products are Front Line Leadership and Leadership Beyond Management.
Professional Re-licensure/Certification - Professional continuing education is available to professionals requiring Continuing Education Units (CEUs) in a variety of areas, including but not limited to emergency medical services personnel, childcare providers, cosmetologists, auto dealers, human resource professionals, and more.
Technical Training - EICC offers training at two manufacturing centers-the Blong Technology Center in Davenport, and the Muscatine Technology Center. Technical training can also be provided on-site at companies. State-of-the-art, hands-on training provided by experts from industry is available in welding, electronics, maintenance, machining, and more.
Public Training Options - Throughout the year, EICC’s Continuing Education and Business Solutions Team offers on-going professional development for individuals through both in-person and online formats. Training is available in a wide range of areas including leadership, technology, skills for success, safety, and more.
Personal Enrichment classes provide an opportunity to explore your interests. Topics range from gardening to photography, motorcycle driving, and much more!
EICC offers programs required by local courts including Drinking Driving, Driver Improvement, Anger Management, and Children in the Middle.
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 non-credit 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 by Credit Recovery- 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.
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.
The Eastern Iowa Community College District 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 Employee Emergency Assistance Fund, and the Eastern Iowa Small Business Development Center.
For more information about the EICC Foundation, call 563-336-3302.
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