April is National Community College Month, and your chance to take a free class and experience what makes Eastern Iowa Community Colleges (EICC) so special! The schedule includes an array of course topics, including “Spring Maintenance for your Bicycle,” “Kitchen Knife Skills,” “Creating a Business Plan,” and more. In just 60 – 90 minutes, you’ll walk away with a new skill, interest, or hobby you can brag about.

Classes are offered both in-person or live online via Zoom. Check out the full list of Community College Month classes, below. Registration is required for participation, so don’t delay—spots are limited.

About Community College Month

Community College Month is a month-long educational campaign coordinated by the Association of Community College Trustees (ACCT). The primary goals of Community College Month are to improve awareness of the economic, academic, and equity advantages of attending community colleges, and bust longtime stigmas wrongly associated with public two-year colleges.

Did you know? Community colleges:

  • Provide higher education to students with the fewest resources and the greatest obstacles.
  • Are primary educators/certifiers of in-demand nursing and other healthcare professionals.
  • Offer the most affordable, high-quality postsecondary education.
  • Are the most in-demand institutions during and following times of economic recession.
  • Serve the most demographically and socioeconomically diverse students.
  • Guarantee fair admissions to all students.
  • Are there for their communities in times of crisis.

Without community colleges, many students in the U.S. would not be able to access higher education at all. That's why it's important to celebrate community colleges nationwide and understand how they benefit communities locally. 

(Source: https://acct.org/ccmonth)

EICC: Making an Impact

We pride ourselves on being THE Community’s College. EICC provides first-class educational opportunities that are vital to our local and state economies. We guarantee access to affordable, high-quality education to all people, whether they are seeking quick entry into the workforce through an eight-week manufacturing certificate or a two-year skilled radiology degree.

Quick Facts:

  • EICC includes Clinton, Muscatine, and Scott Community Colleges, covering more than seven counties in eastern Iowa.
  • The district regularly boasts fall enrollments of more than 7,000 students in the Associate in Arts programs, College Transfer Majors, and Career Technology programs.
  • EICC educates more than 5,000 local high school students annually through the college’s Connections Program and Career Academies.
  • EICC’s continuing education department provides classes for 18,000 students each year and workforce training to over 250 local companies.
  • EICC is an employer to over 1,000 faculty and staff members.

It’s easy to see why we’re THE Community’s College.

Be sure to follow EICC on social media as we celebrate Community College Month using the hashtags: #eiCCmonth #EICC #TheCommunitysCollege #CommunityCollegeMonth

THE Community's MIX

New this year, the college has collaborated with Sweet Tooth Snacks to create a custom popcorn flavor called “THE Community’s MIX.” The popcorn is a delicious blend of melted chocolate, drizzled over freshly-popped kettle corn and chocolate candy pieces. Bags will be sold all month long at select campus locations.

With every bag sold, a portion of the proceeds will go to the college’s Emergency Student Assistance Fund. The fund supports students who encounter an unforeseen financial emergency or catastrophic event which would otherwise prevent them from continuing their education at EICC.