Eastern International College, formerly Micro Tech Training Center, is committed to the educational and professional enrichment of each student. The curriculum and environment provide an atmosphere in which students can develop, excel, and form a positive self-image. The college takes pride in enhancing basic science, clinical, leadership, management and technical skills in addition to preparing students for the workplace. Eastern International College aims to train individuals to obtain and maintain employment in the fields of allied health. Practical and marketable skills of the students are developed through classroom theory and hands-on instruction. Professionalism and strong ethical work habits are developed throughout the training with examples from faculty and staff.
The faculty is committed to providing a nurturing and caring environment that develops basic and critical thinking abilities, interpersonal skills and workplace competencies with the ultimate goal of improving the student’s quality of life.
Micro Tech Training Center, now Eastern International College, was established in 1990 to provide customized computer training to students referred by local corporations. Initially, the school, which was located in East Orange, New Jersey, occupied two classrooms and trained 15 students in job-related software applications. Shortly thereafter, the school was approved by the New Jersey Department of Education and expanded its course offerings to include customized training for local companies in conjunction with the Job Training Partnership Act (JTPA).
As training programs offered by the school met with success, student enrollment increased and additional classes were added to accommodate the scheduling demands of the working group. In 1995, after five years of demonstrated ability to train and place individuals in computer-related occupations, the Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges (ACCSC) granted initial accreditation to Micro Tech Training Center. In 1996, the school began offering financial aid to qualified students.
In 1998, the school relocated to the business district of Newark, New Jersey, where PC Networking and PC Applications Specialist Programs were included in computer course offerings. In 2000, continuous evaluation, monitoring, and surveying of the school resulted in a second move to a more modern facility, located at 3000 JFK Boulevard, Jersey City, New Jersey, where the main campus stands today.
Decline in employment opportunities in 2001 caused a paradigm shift in program offerings, and in 2002, the school launched its first healthcare training programs. Initially, the school offered allied health certificate programs in Diagnostic Medical Ultrasound Technology, Massage Therapy, and Medical Assistant.
In 2004, the Belleville Branch Campus, located at 251 Washington Avenue, Belleville, New Jersey, opened to offer the new allied health certificate programs and better serve students in the Newark area and suburbs north and west of Newark.
In 2009, Eastern International College began offering an Associate in Applied Science Degree in Diagnostic Medical Sonography (AAS). After much success, the College expanded its program base and began offering Associate in Applied Science Degrees in Nursing and Medical Assistant (AAS) in 2010, and an Associate in Applied Science Degree in Dental Hygiene (AAS) in 2013.
In 2012, The American Council on Education’s College Credit Recommendation Service (ACE CREDIT) had evaluated and recommended college credit for Eastern International College’s general education courses. The American Council on Education, the major coordinating body for all the nation’s higher education institutions, seeks to provide leadership and a unifying voice on key higher education issues and to influence public policy through advocacy, research, and program initiatives.
Main Campus Facility
Eastern International College’s main campus occupies the third floor of 3000 J.F. Kennedy Boulevard in Jersey City, New Jersey. The 16,000 square foot facility is divided into 14 classrooms including phlebotomy, EKG and ultrasound laboratories, an operating room, a computer area, and a library.
Eastern International is currently in the process of relocating the main campus to 684 Newark Avenue, Jersey City, NJ 07306. In addition to the existing programs and accommodations, the new building will also house the dental hygiene clinic. The clinic will have 18 stations with three dedicated radiology chairs and one panorex unit. The dental hygiene laboratory will also have 20 bench units with stick figure manikins for developing manual skills.
Belleville Branch Campus Facility
The Belleville Branch Campus occupies all three floors of a single building totaling 20,000 square feet. The building houses 13 classrooms with facility offerings similar to the main campus, a newly renovated student lounge, and a fully equipped nursing lab.
Both the main campus in Jersey City and the Belleville Branch Campus have desktop computers, overhead projectors, DVDs, CDs, videos, charts, illustration materials, and plastic models that instructors use to facilitate hands-on, effective teaching and learning. Laboratories are well equipped to meet training needs (e.g., phlebotomy laboratories are equipped with arm models and phlebotomy supplies; patient care laboratories are equipped with hospital beds, etc.). EKG machines and supplies are available for laboratory activities and tutoring. Ultrasound laboratories are equipped with four (4) ultrasound machines at each campus.
The Nursing Lab on the Belleville campus is equipped with four (4) simulated hospital patient care settings, each complete with an electronic bed, overbed table and bedside stand, headwall containing a blood pressure system, suction, air/oxygen outlets, and equipment board containing otoscopes and ophthalmoscopes. The laboratory is equipped with a computer for wireless access to the campus network and is a smart classroom with a large screen and ceiling-mounted data projector. The Nursing department has purchased two simulation manikins along with software components to make the manikins fully functional. Faculty will be oriented to their use under the supervision of the Nursing Department Clinical Coordinator. The laboratory also serves as a classroom and can accommodate 24 students with tables and chairs.