The College of Lake County awards two types of certificates.

Career Certificates

Certificates in career areas are programs which require less than two years of full-time study.

A certificate program is generally distinguished from a degree program by having fewer general education requirements. Candidates for certificates must submit a completed Request to Graduate (available through the Graduation tile in Student Center).

All students must meet the following general graduation requirements to earn a career certificate from the college:

1.    Satisfactory completion of the hours and courses required for the certificate.

2.    For certificates of 30 credit hours or less, students must complete at least one half of the credit hours required by the certificate at the College of Lake County. For certificates in excess of 30 credit hours, students must complete at least 15 credit hours required by the certificate at the College of Lake County. This does not include credit earned through proficiency examinations.

3.    Maintenance of a "C" (2.0) average for all work at CLC used to compute the grade point average.

4.   For certificates of 16 credit hours or more, completion of College Success Seminar (CLC 120) with a grade of "D" or better.

Class Certificates

A class certificate may be awarded upon completion of a course which fulfills a special educational objective within the Adult Basic Education area. Courses for which certificates are awarded may or may not carry academic credit.