Eastern Iowa Community Colleges will open its new Scott Community College Urban Campus in January, 2018.
The new campus, located on Third Street between Brady and Main Streets, will house college programs and services currently spread out in three different downtown locations.
Being constructed at a cost of roughly $30 million, the overall campus is approximately 70,000 square feet in size with capacity for 1,500 students. Opening in January will be the classroom building at the corner of Third and Main Streets, often referred to as the old Social Security building.
The building will serve as hub for signature programs in Computers (Information Technology), Virtual Reality and Business including Associate in Applied Science degrees and industry certificates in network and infrastructure management, databases, website management, computer support and computer programming in the latest computer languages, as well as IT-related business programs such as project management, uses of social media, business analytics, entrepreneurship and small business start-ups.
The college’s Administrative Office Support program, some college transfer classes and many continuing education classes will also be at the campus.
The building at Third and Brady Streets is scheduled to open this spring. That building will house student services functions for downtown students, Eastern Iowa Community Colleges administrative offices and continuing education classrooms.
The classes and offices currently at the college’s Kahl Educational Center, 326 West Third Street, and EICC’s Urban Campus, 306 West River Drive, will be relocated to the new downtown campus.