CLINTON — It’s that time of year when high school seniors traditionally begin finalizing plans for the next step in their lives after graduation. What most of them are learning is that in today’s world students need more than a high school education.
The good news is that students have a wide range of options available. Whether it’s a four- or two-year degree or short-term career training, they have much to choose from in deciding what best fits for them.
Whatever their choice, it’s important to plan ahead when considering that next step. That’s why Eastern Iowa Community Colleges is inviting students to visit its colleges on President’s Day on Feb. 19.
EICC includes Clinton, Muscatine and Scott community colleges. The event begins at 9 a.m. at each campus. Participants will be given a tour of the college, learn about financial aid options, programs of study, housing, clubs and activities, and have the opportunity to have all of their questions answered about the college.
More and more, students are making EICC their first choice when planning their future. The University of Iowa, Iowa State University, University of Northern Iowa, St. Ambrose University, Western Illinois University and many other four-year colleges work with EICC to make sure students can easily transfer once they complete their degree here.
EICC also offers more than 30 career education programs leading directly into the world of work. Instructors in these programs have had direct experience in the field and continue to keep close ties with area employers.
All of the classes are close to home and the college’s tuition is among the most competitive in the state of Iowa.
The event is open to everyone – current high school students and their parents as well as individuals who have been out of school for a number of years and are considering starting college classes for the first time.
Pre-registration for the day is requested. For more information or to pre-register, individuals should call the college they plan to attend or go online to www.eicc.edu/visit
– Clinton Community College, 1000 Lincoln Blvd., 563-244-7000.
– Muscatine Community College, 152 Colorado St., 563-288-6000.
– Scott Community College, 500 Belmont Road, 563-441-4000.
Call toll free at 1-888-336-3907.