Regional Programs

Lake Land College’s Dual Credit Program partners with organizations throughout the district. Below are some of the partnerships. If you would like to partner with Lake Land College’s Dual Credit Program, please contact us.

Dual Enrollment Courses/College Level Credit Partnerships


CEO (Creating Entrepreneurial Opportunities) is based on the successful program. Participants of this program have optional 4 credit hours of College Level Credit of CEO INS-299 (INS stands for Independent Study each semester.  High Schools in Effingham, Cumberland, Shelby and Douglas are currently eligible for CEO dual credit.


ClassE is an entrepreneurial development class that aims to educate Coles County high school juniors and seniors about the opportunities and challenges of starting and running a new business venture. In 2020-21, there will be a new instructor and the dual credit courses are yet to be announced. However, the plan is in place for there to be college level credit.

Composition I/II Dual Enrollment Cohort

A collection of Lake Land College district schools, in partnership with Dieterich High School, have formed a cohort to place students in Comp I/II as a Dual 2/Dual Enrollment Course Online. The students were able to take the class at a significant cost savings as compared to traditional tuition and fees.  This would be for schools who do not currently offer Composition as Dual Credit. All students must meet the placement test requirements.

Early Bird/Early College Programs at Lake Land College

In partnership with Eastern Illinois Education for Employment Services, Lake Land College offers two programs open to high school juniors and seniors.

The programs are:

Automotive/Welding (12.5 total credits).
The courses are taught on campus from approximately 7-9 a.m. or 8 -10 a.m. Monday-Friday.  Program participation costs are $500 per semester per student, which the student pays to their school district.  The programs save students between $800-$900!

Students are responsible for their own transportation to and from class and must have excellent attendance. These programs are contingent on enough participation each year.

If you would like to know more about these programs, please contact Laura Sullivan, lsullivan@eiefes.k12.il.us, or the Lake Land College Dual Credit Program at DCP@lakelandcollege.edu.

Health Occupations
The health occupations program is a health science technology program designed primarily for high school seniors who are interested in pursuing a career in a health care field. Basic Nurse Assistant training program guidelines as set forth by the Illinois Department of Public Health are followed. The curriculum includes the study of health care careers, basic anatomy and physiology and hands-on clinical experiences with facility patients.

This course is a dual credit course with Lake Land College that awards 11 college credits, AHE 040 Basic Nurse Assistant (8 credits) and AHE 051 Health Careers (3 credits), upon successful completion. Students will also have the opportunity to sit for the State Competency Exam (CNA test) at the end of the course.

Edgar-Clark County Career Exploration – ECCEL
A leadership opportunity for students in Edgar and Clark County high schools. Students receive college level credit in TEC 090 and TEC 043.

Online Spanish
Over the course of the past few years, there has been increasing interest in Spanish for college level credit. Currently, Lake Land College can offer Spanish I, II, and III online. The courses are FLG 140, 141, and 240.  However, availability is limited. If your school is interested in Spanish, please you must start early. Please note, we currently have no offering for high school only (not college level credit) Spanish.

Additional Information

Interested in a class that is not on this list? The Dual Credit Program is here to help you determine the best options for your students! Email DCP@lakelandcollege.edu to get started today!

All students wishing to enroll in Dual Credit Programming must complete a Dual Credit Intent to Enroll. Students only need to complete this form one time. Placement scores are required for Math and English courses.