Climb the Ladder to Success

Short-term Training

What if you already have a degree but your career needs a professional boost? Consider gaining new credentials or advanced training that can help you move up the ladder or improve your resume, giving you an advantage over other coworkers or potential job candidates.

You can find a variety of certification training and professional development classes through Eastern Iowa Community Colleges Continuing Education which offers flexible, non-credit courses on campus, in the community and online that can raise your career status.

Continuing Education is the community’s source for adult learners who want to hone particular workplace skills, need certification in certain areas, improve their marketability or simply need a refresher course. More than 34,000 individuals have taken advantage of Continuing Education during the past year to either advance their careers or launch new ventures. This combines with 262 local companies who have worked with EICC Continuing Education to provide training and retraining opportunities for their employees.

Students can complete short-term certificates – including a number of courses offered completely online. Courses are affordable and sequenced to accommodate your work schedule, allowing you to start them when you’re ready to make the commitment and you can complete many of them in just a few weeks.

Offerings include everything from information technology and business-related classes to OSHA safety training as well as manufacturing and industrial skills training. Other areas include health career training like Certified Nurse Aide and Emergency Medical Technician or professional certificates and licensure for barbers, cosmetologists and food service staff.

Students completing coursework are poised to:

  • Advance a career or develop additional job skills
  • Explore a new career
  • Earn Continuing Education Units (CEUs)
  • Discover or fulfill a personal interest

For more information on EICC’s Continuing Education offerings, visit





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