Graphic Arts Goes Online – Info Session June 23



Eastern Iowa Community Colleges is excited to announce it's moving its long-standing Graphic Arts program entirely online. Begun more than 25 years ago at EICC’s Clinton Community College, the program officially moves online this fall.

The move makes the program more accessible to everyone. Now, regardless of where you live, you can complete the program.

The program includes both a two-year Associate in Applied Science Degree option as well as a one-year Diploma. It does allow students to begin in the Diploma program and continue into the Degree without losing any time or credits.

In the first year, students dive right into hands-on, in-depth training in Adobe products including Illustrator, Photoshop and InDesign. They also receive a strong understanding of such important areas as color theory and correction, drawing, typography and art appreciation.

The second year includes training in packaging design, study in content management systems for website development, social media branding and production of a personal portfolio for use in future job interviews.

Upon completion, graduates have the real-world skills needed for employment in business, commercial printing, media outlets, advertising agencies, website production and more.

NEW! Digital Photography

In addition, we're also introducing a new online Digital Photography Certificate program. With six classes in photography, Photoshop, color theory and design, you can complete the full program in just one semester.

June 23 Information Sessions

The college is hosting two online information sessions at 9 a.m. and 2 p.m. on Wednesday, June 23 via Zoom. The sessions are open to anyone interested in learning more about the Graphic Arts and Digital Photography programs. To join, visit and just click the Zoom link during the designated day/time.  

Iowa Resident Get Their Tuition Paid

The graphic arts program is included in Iowa’s Last Dollar program. That means Iowa residents do not have to pay tuition to enroll, it’s all covered.

The program works simply. You file for financial aid and the state covers the remaining balance beyond the aid for which you are eligible. Even if you receive no federal or state aid, the program will pay your entire tuition. That's right, regardless of your personal income situation, you will pay no tuition costs.

For those living outside the state, financial aid is available.

For more information, call toll-free 1-888-336-3907 or email