EICC offering informational sessions on new degree plan

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Eastern Iowa Community Colleges’ (EICC) new Degree Plan for Working Adults is designed specifically for people with busy work and family schedules. To explain more about it, the college is hosting a July 13 information session starting at 5:30 p.m. with locations throughout Eastern Iowa.

The program is available through all three colleges that make up EICC: Clinton, Muscatine, and Scott Community Colleges. The plan uses the colleges’ new Flexplan scheduling to limit the time students are required to be in an actual classroom.

Sites for the new program and the July 13 information session include:

Clinton Community College, 1000 Lincoln Boulevard, Clinton

CCC Maquoketa Center, 501 W. Washington St.

Muscatine Community College, 152 Colorado Street, Muscatine

West Liberty Center, 119 E. Third Street

Columbus Junction Center, 1208 Colton Street

Wilton Center, 1215 Cypress Street

Scott Community College, 500 Belmont Road, Bettendorf

Kahl Educational Center, 326 W. Third Street, Davenport

With the Flexplan format, students attend each class one day a week, giving them time with their instructor and fellow students, then complete the remainder of the work online, reducing the number of times they have to travel to the classroom.

The program includes three degree tracks: the Associate in Arts (AA), an AA with a Business Emphasis, and an Associate in Applied Science (AAS) in Business.

The AA programs are transferrable degrees designed for students who want to continue their education toward a four-year degree. It includes all of the general education classes required in Bachelor’s degree programs. Once students complete the AA through EICC, their credits transfer easily to the state universities and area private colleges.

The AAS is for students who want to enter directly into the job market. It includes a heavier load of business, marketing, and related courses.

In addition, the college has conveniently laid out the courses students need to take in order to complete the program in two, three, or four year paths. Those plans can be adapted so that if someone chooses, in future years, to either speed up or slow down their path, they have the flexibility to do so.

For more information, go to www.eicc.edu/adultplan or call, toll-free, 1-888-336-3907.