What is Your Plan after CLC?
I Want to Transfer to a Four-Year College of University
The Associate in Arts (A.A.), Associate in Science (A.S.) or other specially focused transfer degrees will help you reach your academic goal.
• Associate in Arts (A.A.) degree- typically ranges from 60-64 credit hours and should parallel the first two years of a liberal arts-related baccalaureate degree program.
• Associate in Science (A.S.) degree- typically ranges from 60-64 credit hours and should parallel the first two years of a science-related baccalaureate degree program.
• There are other specialized Associate transfer degrees in Engineering and Fine Arts (Art and Music).
If you have earned credits through an Associate in Applied Science (A.A.S.) often designated by a (1.2) at the end of a course description it will be important to check with the school you plan to attend next.
Whatever your plan, it is best to think about what college and major you would like to transfer to and design your coursework around the requirements of that institution.
Academic success advisors are experts on transfer planning and are happy to help!
I Want to Start Working in My Chosen Field
The Associate in Applied Science (A.A.S) is a degree designed to help students get into their chosen careers with the knowledge and skills needed by specific industries. These programs were created to provide tangible abilities in a field so that you can either find a job or upgrade your current job when you leave CLC.
Many programs also offer short-term certificates that can help get you into the workforce quickly. These certificates may cover a specific proficiency or technical ability to give you a jumpstart in the field. Many can be stacked together to work toward a degree.
• Associate in Applied Science (A.A.S.) degree – typically ranges from 60-72 credit hours and focuses on real-world career skills.
• Career Certificates – typically range from 9-30 credit hours and focus on a specialized skill.
I Am Not Really Sure What I Want To Do Next
That is okay! At CLC, academic success advisors and faculty can help you discover your path. If you would like to discuss career interests or talk to someone about taking classes that could work for many degree or certificate options, stop by the Advising Center or visit www.clcillinois.edu/advising.
This catalog is organized by fields of interest. Reading through this information may help spur an idea for you to explore further. For example, you may be interested in the Healthcare field; the Wellness and Health Sciences field of interest offers many options for you to consider.