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The Community College Initiative (CCI) Program, sponsored by the U.S. Department of State, provides educational grants for one academic year to students who want to study at a community college in the USA. This grant program is administered by our Commission in Turkey.

The CCI Program is designed to build participants’ technical skills in applied fields, enhance their leadership capabilities, and strengthen their English language proficiency. The Program also provides opportunities for professional internships, service learning, and community engagement. As CCI is a non-degree program, participants will not receive a diploma upon completion; however, they will earn an academic certificate.

The grant covers college tuition and fees, health insurance, enrichment activities, accommodation, and living expenses plus a round trip plane ticket.

Eligible fields of study for the 2017-2018 CCI Program are listed below. The CCI offerings within these fields of study are limited to the specific concentration areas which are also listed on the application form:

AGRICULTURE: Agriculture Business (Agribusiness), Agricultural Geospatial Technology, Agricultural Production Management, Animal Science, Environmental Horticulture and Conservation, Parks and Natural Resources, Small Scale Food Production, Sustainable Agriculture, Wastewater Purification

APPLIED ENGINEERING: Architecture, Automotive Technology, Computer Aided Design, Construction Management, Electro-Mechanical Technology, Electrical Technology, Electrical Systems Maintenance, Electricity and Electronics Technology, Heating Ventilation and Air Conditioning, Machine Repair: Automated Systems, Manufacturing Technology, Mechatronics, Robotics, Welding

BUSINESS MANAGEMENT AND ADMINISTRATION: Accounting, Banking, Bookkeeping, Entrepreneurship, Business Planning, Small Business Management, Marketing and Public Relations, Customer Service, Marketing, Promotions and Public Relations, Social Media Marketing, Administrative Professional, Business Management, Business Operations Support and Services, Human Resources, International/Global Business, Leadership Development, Logistics and Global Supply Chain Management, Manufacturing, Non-Profit Leadership and Administration, Organizational Leadership, Project Management, Sales

EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION: Administration of an ECE Center, Early and School-Age Care Specialist, Early Childhood Education, Special Education

INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY: Computer Information System (CIS) and Computer Science (CS), Computer Internetworking Technologies (CIT), Geographic Information Systems (GIS), IT Technician – Desktop Support, Computer Support, Network Technician

MEDIA: Digital Media/ Animation, Film Studies/ Motion Picture/ Television, Graphic Design, Journalism, Public & Media Relations, Social Media Marketing, Web Design, Web Development

PUBLIC SAFETY: Fire Sciences, Protection and Safety, Emergency Services

TOURISM AND HOSPITALITY MANAGEMENT: Hospitality and Hotel Management, Culinary Arts and Restaurant Management, Meeting, Event and Exhibition Planning, Tourism