Columbus set sail on a voyage of discovery, exploring for new wealth more than 600 years ago. There’s a more practical way of doing that today, earning a college education.

Eastern Iowa Community Colleges (EICC) can chart the course, whether it’s the first two years of a four-year education, or one of 32 career technology programs. Interested students can learn more at the colleges’ Oct. 14 Columbus Day Campus Visits.

The visits will be held at each of the EICC colleges, Clinton, Muscatine, and Scott, including the Blong Technology Center and SCC Urban Campus. The sessions begin at 9 a.m. and at each campus.

The visits provide students the opportunity to learn everything they want and need to know about starting college including programs of study, financial aid possibilities, admissions and more. Students are encouraged to bring all of their questions with them. Parents are welcome too.

The colleges maintain formal transfer agreements with the University of Iowa, Iowa State University, Western Illinois University, St. Ambrose University and others. These agreements mean the credits that college transfer students earn here easily transfer upon graduation.

To register go to eicc.edu/visit or, for more information, contact the college at:

Clinton Community College

1000 Lincoln Blvd., Clinton

563-244-7000

 

Muscatine Community College

152 Colorado St., Muscatine 

563-288-6000

 

Scott Community College

500 Belmont Rd., Bettendorf

563-441-4000

 

SCC Urban Campus

101 W. Third St., Davenport

563-336-3300

 

Blong Technology Center

8500 Hillandale Rd., Davenport

563-441-4360

 

Or call 1-888-336-3907, email eiccinfo@eicc.edu