New Career Advancement Centers

Building for the future

The economic future of Eastern Iowa depends on a skilled workforce, and 65 percent of the jobs of today and tomorrow require education and training beyond high school. Expanding career and technical education throughout the region, especially in our rural communities, increases access and opportunities for eastern Iowans to build the skills necessary for a prosperous and productive future. 

Thank you to the voters within the EICC service area. More than 70% supported a bond referendum that allowed us to build and open new facilities and programs to prepare skilled workforce and strengthen our region. 

What we built

Scott Community College

Belmont Campus

Renvoated and redsigned space to create a new Health Sciences Center.

Muscatine Community College

Career Advancement Center

New facility to support: Auto Tech, Construction, Criminal Justice, and Nursing.


Career Advancement Center

New facility to support: Ag, Business, Construction, CNC, Health, and IT programs.

Clinton Community College

Career Advancement Center

New facility to support: Ag, Auto Tech, Construction, Culinary, Education, Health, IT, and Welding.

What we added

High school Career Academies

Career Academies are partnerships with area high schools that provide students with hands-on career training and college credits before they graduate.

Career Academies provide a clear career path and goal for high school students and are especially beneficial for those who may not choose to pursue further education or training after graduation.  A number of area school boards approved resolutions in support of the referendum because academy programs give students a jump start on a career. 

Learn more about Career Academies

Expanded and proposed program areas

  • Advanced Manufacturing and Robotics
  • Agriculture
  • Agriculture Mechanics and Diesel Technology
  • Allied Health and Nursing
  • Automotive Technology
  • Business
  • Construction Technology and Management
  • Criminal Justice
  • Education
  • Engineering Technology
  • Information Technology, including Programming, Networking, Cyber Security and Augmented and Virtual Reality
  • Polymer Technology
  • Welding

Supporting School Districts

A number of area K-12 school boards passed formal resolutions supporting the levy or committed to enrolling their students in programs now offered in the new facilities. These include: