Transfer Ready programs are programs designed to fulfill general education requirements and prepare students to transfer to a four-year institution after graduation.
The Early Childhood Education program is for students desiring to transfer to a university and obtain an Illinois Teaching Certificate, or operate a private, home daycare and teach or direct in child care facilities.
Radio/TV Broadcasting provides students with the skills necessary for positions of employment in local and regional radio and television stations. Students receive hands-on training with much of the same equipment found in today’s broadcast industry.
The Massage Therapy Program is designed to prepare students in all areas of massage. Students will master massage techniques and bodywork, anatomy, professionalism with clients and business practices.
Students who start their Teacher Education careers at Lake Land College gain hands-on experiences with an in-school practicum and build a solid foundation for success, all while saving on the first two years of their bachelor degrees. Lake Land College graduates transfer to a variety of universities and colleges with many choosing to attend Eastern Illinois University after graduation. Lake Land and the EIU College of Education and Professional Studies work together to assist students in the transfer process.
Students in this academic major gain the programming skills required to program and operate Programmable Logic Controllers or PLCs, the computer control systems used to automate machinery. The 6-hour program is offered online and face-to-face and can be the beginning of an associate degree.
Students in Applied Engineering Technology will gain hands-on experiences in electronics, robotics, drones and PLCs in lab experiences on campus. With this degree, you can enter the workforce immediately or prepare to transfer and earn a bachelor’s degree.
The Phlebotomist program will prepare students for the role of a highly skilled professional in the rapidly growing medical field. Students will be trained in all aspects of specimen collection while receiving intense clinical training in a patient care environment where they will achieve the skills necessary to become a competent phlebotomist.
Paramedical Services is an intensive program that includes classroom, skills laboratory, hospital and field clinical experiences.
The Medical Assistant program trains students in both administrative and clinical duties. In this position, duties may include patient care, phlebotomy, injections and assistance with minor office procedures, scheduling and billing. Students who complete the program will take the Registered Medical Assistant exam.
The IT-Web Technology major emphasizes computer programming, software applications and web application skills in front-end, back-end and full-stack development. The degree option for Web Technology is designed to provide students with a well-rounded computer curriculum, one that offers the knowledge and hands-on experience necessary to compete in the rapidly growing web technology field. Students can expect the program to be largely hands-on and project-based.
Diesel & Ag Power provides hands-on training in a multitude of equipment. Students gain skills in diesel machines, general overhaul, transmissions, electrical and the other skills required to operate as a technician. The program is also designed to develop students’ skills in sales, parts and supplies in machinery dealerships.
Lake Land College has an HVAC-R program designed specifically to teach and train aspiring HVAC-R technicians with the necessary skills to find employment in the local community or anywhere an HVAC-R technician is needed.machinery dealerships.
Lake Land offers you several options to help people by pursuing a career in the mental health field. Human Services has several concentrations that allow you to focus on a career working in criminal justice or agencies such as health departments, residential facilities and special education classrooms. Psychology and Sociology are Transfer Ready Programs that will prepare you to go on to earn a bachelor’s degree in those fields.
As a Lake Land College Nursing student, you can work toward a bachelor of science degree in nursing with Southern Illinois University Edwardsville School of Nursing. This partnership allows you to complete a bachelor of science degree in nursing by taking seven additional courses from SIUE.
The Welding programs at Lake Land provide you with hands-on experiences that prepare you for welding and manufacturing fields. In the welding lab, you will develop skills in the following areas: safety, metal identification, oxy-acetylene welding, metal cutting processes, shielded metal arc welding, gas metal arc welding, gas tungsten arc welding and blueprint reading. Your can choose a short-term certificate program or a tw0-year degree program.