At a time when other colleges have had to increase class sizes, our classes remain small … there are no more than 24 students in our science courses. Not only does this allow students the opportunity to receive more assistance from instructors, but students get to know each other as well. Generally, the Science students band together and form study groups, making it more likely they will succeed.
Our labs are fully equipped with current technology including Gas Chromatography, Digital Microscopy, and PCR capabilities. Our students who continue their studies at four-year universities have commented that they are ahead of others in their new classes. Recently, three of our graduates were chosen from hundreds of applicants to be Lab Teaching Assistants at four-year institutes because of the hands-on skills they mastered at Ellsworth Community College.
FUTURE READY IOWA
Average Annual Salary$81,577
Potential Career PathsChemists
U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics | Occupational Outlook Handbook