Technical Studies

Associate in Applied Science (AAS) Degree


You've worked hard and that has value. We'll reward you. EICC awards up to 48 credits for skills you've already mastered. Complete a personalized plan of study and graduate with an AAS in Applied Technology. Boost your career opportunities and pride, too.

What You Learn in Technical Studies

Tell us about your skills, abilities, and life experiences. We'll review your accomplishments and may award Credit for Prior Learning. Then complete general education courses and others that fit within your area of specialization.

A Solid Foundation


Talk the walk


Be great at communicating, one-on-one, in small groups, and as a leader.

Intro. to Computers

Crack the code

Intro. to Computers

Learn databases, create presentations, and surf the web.


Enter the market


Learn about fiscal and monetary policies of government.

General Education


General Education

The more you know, the more you grow.

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Admission Requirements

Here's how to request credit for prior learning:

  • Complete the paperwork and pay the testing fee.
  • Up to 46 credit hours may be awarded toward your Technical Studies AAS.
  • There is a $9 per credit hour transcription fee, but that’s a lot less than a credit hour of tuition!
  • Work with your advisor to plan your individualized course of study.
  • Complete the plan and be awarded your associate’s degree.  

Apply for Credit for Prior Learning

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Iowa's Last-Dollar Scholarship

You may be eligible to earn a degree in this high-demand field for zero tuition costs! You file for financial aid, and if your Expected Family Contribution is at or below $20,000, the state covers the remaining balance beyond the aid for which you are eligible. More than two dozen career programs qualify, including this one. File your FAFSA by July 15.

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Counseling Services

Yes, you can do this. You can achieve your goals, and we are here to help. Need some coping strategies or just want to talk? Our Student Assistance Program provides free, confidential mental health services, including short-term counseling and referrals. Meet with a counselor in person or via Telehealth. Just call 309-779-2273 or 800-383-7900 to schedule an appointment.


Your Degree = Success

Complete your education in two years. Qualify for better jobs. Earn a higher salary. Enjoy a better quality of life. The benefits of an associate's degree are impressive and wide-ranging.

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Office Hours: Monday - Friday, 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

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Technical Studies: Locations

Clinton Community College

1000 Lincoln Blvd.
Clinton, IA 52732
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Muscatine Community College

152 Colorado St.
Muscatine, IA 52761
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Scott Community College

500 Belmont Rd.
Bettendorf, IA 52722
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