Maquoketa Center Campus Visit



CCC Maquoketa Center BuildingClinton Community College’s Maquoketa Center invites interested students to stop in for two special events coming up on October 1.

First, we will be hosting a General Campus Visit beginning at 9 a.m. Students will have a chance to tour our main building, learn about programs and financial aid, and get all their questions answered about starting college at the Maquoketa Center and/or our main campus in Clinton.

And then, from 4 – 6 p.m., we’re throwing the doors open on our Advanced Manufacturing Center for students interested in pursuing careers in manufacturing, welding, CNC and related areas.

The Maquoketa Center and its Advanced Manufacturing Center are located at 501 W. Washington St., right next to Maquoketa High School.

The center offers college classes for those straight out of high school as well as older adults who have been away from the classroom for a few years. Through a combination of its classes and a few online offerings, it’s possible for people to earn their Associate in Arts Degree without ever leaving Maquoketa.

The center also offers a wide selection of continuing education classes. These classes are short-term, often a single day or night, affordable, and ideal for people interested in pursuing a particular interest or exploring a new hobby.

Clinton Community College is one of the Eastern Iowa Community Colleges that also includes Scott and Muscatine Community Colleges. The Maquoketa Center opened in 2009 and is celebrating its 10th Anniversary. It added the $550,000 manufacturing center in 2013 through a partnership with the Maquoketa Community Schools.

The 11,000-square-foot main building houses two state-of-the-art computer labs, a large meeting room, four classrooms and additional learning space. The manufacturing center includes 3,300 square feet of lab space, housing four horizontal mills, four vertical mills, eight Haas CNC simulators, a robotic plasma cutter and two robotic welders.

The college and school district also work together to provide college level classes for current high school students. Students earn college credit they then transfer to their college of choice once they graduate from high school.

For more information about the center, its services and the open house, go online to or call 563-652-5000.