Partnerships for College and Career Success

Partnerships for College and Career Success (PCCS) is an educational initiative to prepare students for high skilled, high wage careers which require technical skills. PCCS students get a head start on college through formal links between area high schools and Lake Land College. High school students may be eligible for waived college courses or preference admission in a competitive college program.

PCCS Programs—Click the links below for each program’s application/checklist.


  • Get a head start on college because of formal links between high school and college
  • Earn while you learn – skills learned in high school can be used for part time work while attending school
  • Time and money saved
  • Earn college credit in high school
  • Eligible for proficiency testing to waive college courses
  • Preferred admission in some competitive college programs

Getting Started

  • Talk to your high school guidance counselor about your career plans to see if the PCCS pathway is included
  • Check out our academic programs to see what classes are needed to prepare for your college career
  • Submit your PCCS Certificate to Lake Land College Perkins Office for program eligibility and evaluation
  • Perkins/PCCS office will contact you regarding your eligibility for proficiency for waived courses
  • Upon graduation, have your counselor submit your final transcript to Lake Land College Perkins/PCCS office for final evaluation

Member Schools

The following district high schools participate in the PCCS program: Altamont, Arthur-Lovington-Atwood-Hammond, Beecher City, Brownstown, Casey-Westfield, Charleston, Cowden-Herrick, Cumberland, Dieterich, Effingham, Kansas, Marshall, Martinsville, Mattoon, Neoga, Newton, North Clay, Oakland, Okaw Valley, Pana, Paris, Ramsey, Shelbyville, Shiloh, South Central, St. Anthony, St. Elmo, Stew-Stras, Sullivan, Teutopolis and Windsor.

PCCS Applications

Application deadline is October 31.

Send completed applications to:
Lake Land College Perkins Program
5001 Lake Land Blvd.
Mattoon, IL 61938
or email: