Reaching Out – Growing to Meet the Needs of Our Communities

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EICC_reaching_outEastern Iowa Community Colleges (EICC) includes Clinton, Muscatine and Scott Community Colleges.  Stretched along the banks of the Mississippi River, the district covers all of Clinton, Jackson, Muscatine and Scott Counties, as well as parts of Cedar and Louisa Counties.

Columbus Junction

Columbus Junction

We know that travel can be a barrier to education and we do our very best to break down that barrier by bringing our services closer to students throughout our entire area.  With a geographic area that reaches more than 120 miles from north to south, these outlying locations allow us to bring our services closer to home.  At this time, EICC has 13 campuses and learning sites – some customized for specific types of training, but others designed to meet a wide variety of community needs.

Three of these locations reside in Maquoketa, Wilton and Columbus Junction, Iowa. In all cases, we worked directly with those communities and other resources/organizations in the area to create facilities that are accessible, well-designed and welcoming.  Students can benefit from taking courses for college credit for a degree, skills training for in-demand jobs with local employers, and classes that not only stimulate their interest but also enrich their lives through continuing education for community members of all ages.

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Wilton Center

Thanks to a partnership with the Columbus Junction Community Schools, Muscatine Community College opened its newly constructed center next to the high school in 2013.  The Columbus Junction schools utilize half the space with offices and their board meeting room. MCC’s half of the space includes three unique classrooms and the ability for the college to bring in specialized training equipment.   Students can take advantage of college credit courses,  continuing education classes, nurse aide certification classes, customized training for business and industry, High School Equivalency (formerly known as GED) classes, English as a Second Language classes and more.

We know that travel can be a barrier to education and we do our very best to break down that barrier by bringing our services closer to students throughout our entire area.

Wilton Center

Muscatine Community College partnered with the city of Wilton to construct a new library, community center and college outreach site in the community. The 23,000-square-foot complex, costing $3.25 million, is located across from Wilton High School at Cypress and Division Streets. It includes library space, a community room capable of seating approximately 500 people at tables for large events, and classrooms for Muscatine Community College.  MCC offers college credit and continuing education classes at the facility.

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Maquoketa Center

The Clinton Community College Maquoketa Center is a $1.5 million, 11,000-square-foot, building housing two computer labs, a large meeting room, four classrooms and additional learning space.  The center was expanded in 2013 with the addition of a new Advanced Manufacturing Center at a cost of $550,000.  This expansion created the ability to offer customized training for local business and industry as well as area students..

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