Eastern Iowa Community Colleges (EICC) has scheduled a number of upcoming information sessions specifically designed for Hispanic students and their families.

 

The sessions will be held at each of EICC’s Clinton, Muscatine and Scott Community College campuses. They will be led by EICC Admissions Coordinator Elizabeth Medina.

 

“It’s not uncommon for us to have a student who is an English-language speaker but whose parents may not be quite as fluent,” Medina, who speaks Spanish, said. “Or even if the parents are fluent, they are sometimes more comfortable being able to speak to someone in Spanish.”

 

The sessions will be held from 5:30 – 6:30 p.m. and will be held at:

 

Wednesday, November 16 – Clinton Community College, 1000 Lincoln Blvd., Clinton
Thursday, November 17 – Muscatine Community College, 152 Colorado St, Muscatine

 

Parents are invited to attend the session with students. Medina will cover such topics as choosing a college major and a future career, class scheduling, planning for college costs, and the steps for admission.

 

“We’re really into that time when high school seniors are thinking about what they are going to do after they graduate,” said Medina. “These sessions are designed to answer any questions they and their families might have about continuing their education with us, whether it’s in our college transfer program or in a career technology area.”

 

EICC is the community’s college, serving more than 10,000 students every year. The college offers 34 different career technology options, and state universities have worked closely with the college to make sure credits easily transfer.

 

EICC’s colleges have a large number of scholarship and grant opportunities available, along with one of the most affordable tuitions in the state of Iowa, making a college education possible for all.

 

Medina added that the sessions are open to everyone, not just high school seniors. People who have been out of school for a while and who are interested in pursuing a college or technical education are welcome to attend as well.

 

For more information about the upcoming sessions or the college’s many opportunities, call 1-888-336-3907 or email [email protected].