EICC offers new Working Adult program with flexible scheduling


Adult student photoFinding time for a college education can be tough for working adults with busy schedules. Eastern Iowa Community Colleges (EICC) has designed a new Degree Plan for Working Adults specifically to help those people be successful.

The plan uses the college’s new Flexplan scheduling to limit the time students are required to be in an actual classroom, and provide them the flexibility to fit classes around busy work and family schedules. It is available at Clinton, Muscatine and Scott Community Colleges, and other satellite locations.

“It’s really the best of both worlds. Students attend evening classes in a traditional classroom setting once a week and complete the rest of their weekly work online,” said EICC Dean of Adult Education Scott Schneider. “That gives them that chance to interact, face-to-face, with their fellow students while at the same time fit some of the work around their personal schedule.”

The college has built a number of options into the program, allowing students to tailor it to their personal situation. Schneider added that, for those unsure which option is best for them, advisors are more than willing to help them decide.

Those options include 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 is a transferrable degree designed for students who think they might 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. Schneider said the 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.