Eastern Idaho Technical College
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Institutional Overview
Eastern Idaho Technical College (EITC) is a public, two-year technical college located in Idaho
Falls, Idaho. EITC is the only stand-alone technical college in the State of Idaho. All other
technical colleges exist within community colleges or universities. This unique situation requires
unique governance; EITC has a dual-reporting requirement to the Idaho State Board of
Education (SBOE) as well as the Department of Professional-Technical Education (PTE). While
the SBOE provides control for the institution, EITC maintains an active local Advisory Board.
Created by legislation in 1969, EITC has seen significant changes over its nearly 42-year history.
Starting with a single combined administrative and teaching building (John O. Sessions, Building
1), the college now encompasses six educational, administrative, and support buildings as well
as a permanent presence in the community of Rexburg. Likewise, the College’s student
population has changed markedly over this period. Currently enrolled are 768 credit-seeking
students (Spring Term, 2013). In 2012 the Work Force Training/Community Education
(WFT/CE) division served 5,484 students. WFT/CE also provided training to 6,200 Idaho
National Lab employees in a special project that provided short-term training in respirator,
radiation, and industrial safety. Additionally, the College supported the success of 647 students
in the Adult Basic Education program, with 328 GED graduates in the last reporting period
(2011-12). Through on-campus instruction and local support, EITC enabled 2,976 Tech-Prep
students who enrolled in 4,709 classes in Region VI during the same period.
By statute, EITC serves a nine-county area in eastern Idaho (Region VI). These counties include
Bonneville, Butte, Clark, Custer, Fremont, Lemhi, Jefferson, Madison, and Teton. The College
accomplishes this through traditional classroom instruction, outreach classroom instruction,
limited online offerings, and hybrid instruction (mix of traditional and online instruction).
Funding for EITC activities is primarily through the state legislative process, with a percentage of
additional funding coming through grants and other one-time and short-term instruments.
Since 1992, the EITC Foundation has supported Eastern Idaho Technical College's efforts to
develop positive community relations, support college initiatives and programs and provide
student scholarships. In fiscal year 2012, the EITC Foundation awarded approximately $534,000
in student scholarships and campus program grants. The organization is also responsible for
over ten fundraising events and activities per year, including The Great Race for Education, the
signature fundraising event of the Foundation, which was responsible for over $30,000 in
scholarship dollars in 2012. The EITC Foundation is a separately incorporated 501 (c) (3)
organization and the officially designated means of making private contributions to the college.
The Foundation is managed by a Board of Directors with diverse backgrounds and interests.
EITC’s motto expresses our commitment to the community and our mission: “Real Education.
Real Jobs. Real Life.”
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