Monthly Archive:: November 2014

Chancellor’s Welcome

Welcome to the first edition of Eastern Iowa Community Colleges’ CareerFocus!  Within the pages of this magazine, you’ll find information about the many opportunities at our colleges to help you Learn More and Earn More. At Clinton,

Brawn to Brains: Skills are the Future of Manufacturing

Take a walk around almost any modern manufacturing facility and you’ll see a very different work environment than you might expect. You’ll find a clean, well-lit facility that is focused on safety, precision and efficient productivity. They

Education Makes for More Career Options

Adam Sterner, 2014 MCC Graduate It’s great when you finish what you start . . . it’s even better when you finish much more.  That’s been the experience of Adam Sterner, a recent graduate of Muscatine Community

Engineering Technology Innovative Industry-Driven Curriculum

Eastern Iowa Community Colleges has developed a new degree opportunity in Engineering Technology. Launched in the Spring of 2014, the program trains students to be specialists in the practical application and implementation of existing technology within the

Facts & Finds

Dim Lighting Sparks Creativity Want to encourage innovative thinking? Try lowering the lights. “Darkness increases freedom from constraints, which in turn promotes creativity,” according to German research published in the Journal of Environmental Psychology. In a series

Career Training and Re-training

Your Success Begins With Eastern Iowa Community Colleges • One of the best things about being a student at a community college is going to college in YOUR community. It’s close, convenient, affordable, responsive to the local

Defining Information Technology: Keeping Up With a Moving Target

Computers have changed our world – they are present in virtually every facet of our lives and humming in the background of communications, entertainment, finance, government, health care, education . . . everywhere! Information Technology enables integration,

Not So Typical: Today’s College Students Break Stereotypes

If you think that most college students are fresh out of high school, young, carefree and living at a university, you’re way behind the times.  Eighty-five percent of college students today don’t fit that mold. More often,

Tips for Returning Adult Students

We understand that college for adult learners – whether you’ve attended college in the past or not – is a big step. And one that involves a serious commitment on your part. We want to help you

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