President's Welcome Letter

Welcome to College of Eastern Idaho,

For more than 48 years, Eastern Idaho Technical College (EITC) has served our community of eastern Idaho by providing students with innovative, high-demand workforce training options to include industry recognized degrees and certificates. In May 2017, Bonneville County voters approved a taxing district officially creating Idaho’s fourth comprehensive community college, College of Eastern Idaho (CEI). In addition to the growing technical programs offered by EITC, CEI will now be able to offer transfer degrees in the form of the Associate of Arts and Associate of Science for students wishing to move seamlessly to other Idaho institutions to continue their education.

Furthermore, the University of Idaho and CEI have created a unique agreement of “Joint Admissions” whereby students can be admitted simultaneously to both UI and CEI with an academic goal of a bachelor’s degree.

I’m honored to continue this important work as President of CEI by ensuring our students thrive in a diverse and dynamic environment that supports their success. At CEI we are less interested in “who you are”, and more concerned with “who you want to become.” We are committed to partnering with you as a student to help you succeed in any educational path you choose.

Our faculty and staff are committed to the mission of CEI, “To provide open-access to affordable, quality education that meets the needs of students, regional employers, and community”. Our technical programs are designed to promote regional economic development by meeting employer needs for trained workers. New Associate of Science and Associate of Arts degrees include general education courses that will transfer to other Idaho colleges and universities. We assist students in acquiring the knowledge, skills, and abilities to secure employment or professional advancement. We are committed to job readiness and life enrichment opportunities.

We offer many support services to help students succeed: study skills classes, tutoring, learning centers, advising, financial aid and scholarships, and health services to name a few.

CEI is the shortest distance between where you are and where you want to be.

Welcome to College of Eastern Idaho.  We’re glad you’re here!

Present Rick Aman

Dr. Rick Aman
Inaugural President
College of Eastern Idaho

College of Eastern Idaho
1600 S 25th E, Idaho Falls, ID 83404
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