Eastern International College
The History of Eastern International College
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, through 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, NJ.
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 to better serve students in the Newark area and suburbs North and West of Newark.
In 2009, Eastern International College began offering an Associate Degree in Applied Science in Diagnostic Medical Sonography (AAS). After much success, the College expanded its program base and began offering Associates Degrees in Applied Science in Nursing (beginning in 2011), Medical Assistant (beginning in 2010), Dental Hygiene (beginning in 2013), and Cardiovascular Technology (beginning in 2014).
In 2013, Eastern International College’s Jersey City campus moved to a new building located at 684 Newark Avenue. In 2014, Eastern International College also began offering its first Bachelors Degree in Diagnostic Medical Sonography.
In August 2015, the Dental Hygiene Program received initial programmatic accreditation by the Commission on Dental Accreditation (CODA). In September 2015, the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education (CAAHEP) granted initial accreditation for the Cardiovascular Technology program. In October 2015, the Nursing Program in Belleville was granted full accreditation by the New Jersey Board of Nursing.
In September 2016, our Cohort Student Default (CDR) rate was an incredibly low 1%, meaning only 1% of all EIC students with student loan debt were not able to meet their repayment obligations. In 2017 and 2018, we experienced a further CDR decline to 0%! This praiseworthy accomplishment indicates our graduates continue to find work which, in turn, enables them to keep to their student loan repayment schedules and not go into default.
In April 12, 2017, EIC received final approval for the Bachelor of Science Degree Program in Dental Hygiene.
In November 2017, we officially began our long journey to achieve regional accreditation by being granted the status of “Candidate for Accreditation” from the Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE). In Fall 2017, we strengthened our General Education program by embedding fifteen hours of information literacy instruction per semester in our English 101 course offerings.
In February 2018, our Dental Hygiene Program was officially permitted to grow when the Commission on Dental Accreditation (CODA) adopted a resolution to permit EIC to double Dental Hygiene student enrollment; CODA also reinforced the good standing of our Dental Hygiene Program by sustaining the program’s accreditation status of “approval without reporting requirements.”
In August 2018, we received full accreditation from the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN) for our Belleville campus’ Associate’s Degree in Nursing (ADN) Program and the Commission on Dental on Dental Accreditation (CODA) granted a full approval to offer a three-year Bachelor of Science in Dental Hygiene (BSDH) program.
In Summer 2018, we upgraded our Student Information System, Diamond SIS, and implemented Canvas as our College’s Learning Management System (LMS) with a January 2019 go live launch.
In Fall 2018 and Spring 2019, we have been updating and expanding the clinical facilities associated with our Dental Hygiene Program.
In Fall 2018, we received approval from the State to implement the online Bachelor of Science in Dental Hygiene Degree (BSDH) Completion Program. The online BSDH was launched in January 2019.
In January 2019, we received NJ State Office of the Secretary of Higher Education (OSHE) approval to implement the Bachelor of Science in Health Leadership (BSHL) Degree Completion Program.
If you are looking for a New Jersey allied health college where you can attend dental hygiene school or major in medical assisting, diagnostic medical sonography, nursing, or cardiovascular technology , then call Eastern International College at 201-216-9901 or 973-751-9051 today!