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Great Careers in two years (or less)

Top 10 Reasons to choose CLC

Career Clusters Snapshots of over 40 career programs

Salaries Top occupations and earnings

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10 Reasons You Can Count on our Programs

Reason #10


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Great Careers in Two Years

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Tech Savvy Teaching

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Learn, Earn; Come Back to Earn More

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Name, Not a Number

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Array of Academics

In just two years, earn an associate's degree that will provide strong credentials for a well-paid, in-demand career.

CLC’s state-of-the-art Technology Building was built to support a new era in education for technical careers. Features include 18 “smart classrooms” wired for Internet and computer-projection teaching stations, 18 discipline-specific labs and 22 new computer labs.

Build educational credentials one block at a time. To learn job skills quickly, complete a short-term certificate program. Acquire work experience, then return to CLC to pursue a more advanced certificate or degree.

The average class size is just 21 students; no need for large lecture halls.

CLC offers more than 40 career program areas and more than 100 degrees and certificates to choose from.

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Simple Savings Solution Tuition and fees at CLC are much lower than at public or private universities. Financial aid, a payment plan and scholarships are also available.

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Convenient Campus Locations Attend on the Grayslake campus, or at the Lakeshore campus in Waukegan or the Southlake campus in Vernon Hills.

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Convenient Classes

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At your Service

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We are flexible enough to fit any schedule; classes are offered during the day, evening, weekend and online.

We offer counseling, advisement, career placement, tutoring and more.

Fun Stuff Students participate in social events like “Welcome Week,” “Fat Tuesday,” Kwanza celebrations and the Latino Talent Contest. Student clubs and organizations are plentiful as are intercollegiate athletics.

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Top Occupations Ready?

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These jobs are among the top 30 occupations

Occupation

Most Openings*

Largest Fastest Salary** Growing* Employment*

Registered Nurses

$60,100

Certified Nurse Assistants

$22,500

Automotive Technicians

$40,510

Preschool Teachers

$26,740

Computer Support Specialists

$48,120

Legal Secretaries

$39,400

Health Information Technicians

$29,490

Emergency Medical Technicians

$32,510

Medical secretaries

$30,200

Electrical and Electronic Engineering Technicians

$53,700

Medical Laboratory Technicians

$35,600

Radiologic Technicians

$51,280

Paralegals

$48,800

Architectural and Civil Drafters

$41,810

Medical Transcriptionists

$33,730

Dental Hygienists

$65,230

Surgical Technologists

$41,160

Real Estate Agents

$41,000

Massage Therapists

$37,500

*Data refers to the top 30 occupations in each category (most openings, fastest growing, largest employment) for associate degree graduates. Occupations are not listed in rank order. Data compiled from www.acinet.org. Based on data from the Illinois Department of Employment Security. **Median salary in Chicago metropolitan area from 2006. Data compiled from the U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics. Occupational outlook information is constantly changing. For up-to-date information, visit www.acinet.org or http://stats.bls.gov.

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Career Clusters

Dive In


We group our programs in families or

Social Services

clusters of related career fields. Each

Early Childhood Education

career cluster offers many choices in

Education Paraprofessional

programs. For more info, visit

Human Services

www.clcillinois.edu/careers.

Library Technical Assistant

Business Fields

Protective Services

Accounting

Criminal Justice

Administrative Office Systems

Emergency & Disaster Management

Business Management

Fire Science

Computer Information Technology Food Service

Engineering Technology

Paralegal Studies

Electronics Engineering Technology Electronic Information Technology

Information Technology

Electronic System Technology

Computer Information Technology

Service Technology

Creative Communications

Automotive Collision Repair

Digital Media and Design

Automotive Technology

Technical Communication

Refrigeration and Air Conditioning (RAC)

Health Fields

Industrial/Manufacturing Technology

Certified Nurse Assisting Dental Hygiene

CAD-Drafting Technology

Emergency Medical Technology

Computerized Numerical Control

Health Information Technology

Programming (CNC)

Medical Assisting

Mechanical Engineering Technology

Medical Imaging

Machine Tool Trades

Registered Nursing

Welding

Phlebotomy

Building/Civil Technology

Surgical Technology

Architectural Technology

Natural Sciences

Civil and Environmental Technology

Horticulture

Construction Management Technology

Professional Programs *Massage Therapy—www.clcillinois.edu/programs/massage.asp Pharmacy Technician—www. clcillinois.edu/programs/pharmtech.asp Real Estate—www. clcillinois.edu/programs/realestate.asp Truck Driver Training—www.clcillinois.edu/programs/trucking.asp These programs prepare students for a career but do not lead to a CLC degree or certificate. *Pending state approval, this will be a CLC credit program in Fall 2008.

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Career Chart

Program

Business Fields

Information Technology

Creative Communications

Health Fields

Social Services Not sure which career is best for you? Take a look at the chart; see what programs match your skill set and your favorite high school classes.

Protective Services

Visit www.clcillinois.edu/careers.

Natural Sciences

Engineering Technology

Service Technology

Industrial/Manufacturing Technology

Building/Civil Technology


What to take in High School

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Math, Computer Science, English, Speech, Family and Consumer Science, Government

Organized, Detail-Oriented, Dependable, Analytical, Professional, Competitive, Resourceful, Articulate

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Computer Science, Technical Shop

Logical, Tech Savvy, Scientific

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Art, Computer Science, English, Math

Artistic, High-Tech, Creative, Innovative, Analytical, Articulate, Observant, Technical

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Health, Biology, Chemistry, Math

Compassionate, Caring, Helpful, Technical, Precise, Scientific, Detail-Oriented, Able to Follow Procedures, Able to Work Under Pressure

Psychology, Physical Education, Art, English, Government, Social Studies

Helpful, Communicative, Resourceful, Energetic, Patient, Organized, Multi-tasker, Caring, Empathetic, Articulate

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Chemistry, Math, Physical Education, Psychology, Government

Helpful, Communicative, Organized, Principled, Adaptable, Logical, Collaborative, Technical, Hardworking, Compassionate

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Biology, Chemistry

Scientific, Hardworking, Interested in Plants

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Math, Physics, Computer Science, Technical Shop, English

Problem Solver, Technical, Detail-Oriented, Analytical, Scientific, Problem-Solving, Mechanical

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Computer Science, Technical Shop, Math

Mechanical, Handy, Detail-Oriented, Analytical, ProblemSolving, Trouble Shooter, Persistent

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Computer Science, Technical Shop, Math, English, Physics

Inventive, Technical, Methodical, Artistic, Mechanical, Precise, Logical, Scientific, Hands-On

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Math, Technical Shop, Physics

Artistic, Technical, Scientific, Systematic, Logical, Innovative, Results-Driven, Detail-Oriented, Organized

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Career Quick Take:

Business Fields

(Credit hours in parentheses)

Prepare for a Career: In two years or less, immediately start a career after graduating from CLC. Associate in Applied Science Accounting (60) Administrative Office Systems/ Administrative Assistant (60) Business Management Options: Supervision (60) Marketing (60) Food Service Management (60) Paralegal Studies (63) Career Certificates Accounting: Accounting Clerk (21) Professional Accounting (30) Administrative Office Systems:

For more info, call (847) 543-2041 or visit www.clcillinois.edu/divns/busdv.asp

General Office (17) Office Assistant (30) Information Processing Specialist (12) Business Management: Marketing (21) Small Business Management (21) Supervision (21) Food Service: Culinary Arts (27) Food Service Management (30) Professional Cook (15) Paralegal Studies* (21)

Prepare for Transfer: Earn a two-year degree from CLC, then transfer to a four-year college to earn a bachelor’s degree. Associate in Arts Accounting (62) Business Administration (62)

* Intended for students who already have a bachelor’s or associate’s degree.


Accounting What It’s About: Preparing and verifying financial documents. Typical Jobs, Pay and Education: Entry: bookkeeper, accounting clerk; $19,800-$47,700; A.A.S., career certificate. Mid to Senior: cost accountant, auditor, controller, treasurer, financial manager, financial vice president; $35,700-$100,100; bachelor's or graduate degree, CPA. Job Outlook: Excellent for accountants; moderate for bookkeepers and accounting clerks.

Administrative Office Systems What It’s About: Providing administrative support, utilizing software applications, and organizing office operations. Typical Jobs, Pay, Education and Experience: Entry: clerk, receptionist; $15,800-$34,700; A.A.S., career certificate. Mid: secretary, administrative assistant, $16,500-$40,900; medical secretaries, $20,600-$48,800; legal secretaries, $21,500-$60,500; A.A.S., career certificate, 3-5 years experience. Senior: Executive secretary, $24,000-$57,900; A.A.S. or bachelor's degree, 5+ years experience. Job Outlook: Although the number of new jobs for administrative assistants is declining, outlook is good for medical, legal and executive secretaries and excellent for clerks and receptionists. This field is huge and jobs will remain plentiful.

Food Service What It’s About: Chefs and cooks—preparing food, ordering ingredients and supervising other kitchen staff. Food service managers—oversee the ordering of food, equipment and supplies; coordinating operations in kitchens, dining rooms and banquet halls; and supervising staff. Typical Jobs, Pay, Education and Experience: Food Preparation—Entry: food preparation worker, cook; $14,000-$26,200; career certificate. Mid: chef; $16,600-$57,500; career certificate or A.A.S., several years' experience. Senior: executive chef; potential for greater earnings; A.A.S., bachelor's degree or diploma from a culinary or food service program plus many years experience. Food Service Management—Entry: assistant manager; $18,700-$50,100; A.A.S. Mid: manager; $23,600-$69,300; A.A.S. or bachelor's degree. Senior: senior manager; $70,000+; bachelor's degree. Job Outlook*: Good.

Business Administration/Management What It’s About: Directing and supporting the work of employees to meet organization goals. Typical Jobs and Education: Entry: support services manager; A.A.S. Mid: director of administrative services; bachelor’s degree. Senior: VP of administrative services; master’s degree. Salary Range: $40,800-$126,300. Job Outlook*: Moderate.

PARALEGAL What It’s About: Non-lawyers assisting attorneys in preparing for legal proceedings; conducting legal research, assisting in preparing written reports, organizing and tracking case documents. Typical Jobs, Pay and Education: Paralegal; $29,900-$68,500; A.A.S. or career certificate (for those with a previous degree). Job Outlook*: Outstanding.

*For job outlook definitions, go to page 32.

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Career Quick Take: Information Technology

(Credit hours in parentheses)

Prepare for a Career: In two years or less, immediately start a career after graduating from CLC. Associate in Applied Science C++ Programmer (61) Computer Forensics (60) Game Development (61) Java Programmer (60) Office Application Specialist (60) Network Administration and Security (63) Visual Basic Programmer (60) Web Programmer (60) Career Certificates C++ Programming (16) Computer Forensics Analyst (30) Computer Forensics Technician (18) Game Development (28)

For more info, call (847) 543-2041 or visit www.clcillinois.edu/credit/programs/cit.asp

Java Programming (15) Network Administration and Security (33) Office Application Specialist (21) Oracle Administration: Certified Associate (9) Professional Associate (12) PC Technician (15) Security Administration (21) Visual Basic Programming (15) Web Programming (15)

Prepare for Transfer: Earn a two-year degree from CLC, then transfer to a four-year college to earn a bachelor’s degree. Associate in Science Computer Information Technology (64)


Computer Information Technology What It’s About: Designing, installing and maintaining computer hardware, software and systems. IT Fields: Network Administration and Security, Computer Forensics, Computer Game Development, Web Programming, Office Applications, C++, Java and Visual Basic Programming. Typical Jobs, Pay, Education and Experience: Entry: help desk specialist; $24,900-$72,700; A.A.S. or career certificate. Mid to Senior: network analyst, computer information systems manager, IT director; $54,900$145,600+; bachelor's or master’s degree, 10+ years experience. Job Outlook*: Excellent.

*For job outlook definitions, go to page 32.

CAMPUS QUICK TAKE: About the Technology Building Completed in 2005, this state-of-theart facility houses the following programs: Accounting, Administrative Office Systems, Automotive Technology, Business Management, CNC Programming, Computer-Assisted Design and Drafting, Computer Information Technology, Electronics/Electrical Technology, Food Service Management, Paralegal Studies and Refrigeration and Air Conditioning. Features • 18 “smart classrooms” wired for Internet and computerprojection teaching stations • 18 discipline-specific laboratories • 22 computer laboratories • Upgraded and enhanced equipment

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NEW TECHNOLOGY BUILDING


Career Quick Take: Creative Communications (Credit hours in parentheses)

Prepare for a Career: In two years or less, immediately start a career after graduating from CLC. Associate in Applied Science Digital AV Production and Editing (63) Digital Media and Design: Animation (66) Graphic Design (66) Web Development and Interactive Design (66) Technical Communication (60) Career Certificates

For more info, call (847) 543-2040 or visit www.clcillinois.edu/divns/comdv.asp

Multimedia Communications (36) Multimedia Presentations (14) Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (30) Technical Communication (29) Professional Tech Communication (18)

Prepare for Transfer: Earn a two-year degree from CLC, then transfer to a four-year college to earn a bachelor’s degree. Associate in Arts Communication (61) Art (63)


Digital Media and Design What It’s About: Creating communications for the Internet, CD ROMs, videos and other electronic media using knowledge of graphic design, computer hardware/software applications, HTML, animation software and web programming software. Typical Jobs: Entry: junior graphic designer, junior web designer, video editor, audio editor, 2D/3D modeler, 2D/3D animator. Mid: senior graphic designer, senior web designer, project manager, associate producer. Senior: art director, creative director. Salary Range: $24,300-$72,600. Education and Experience: Entry: A.A.S. Mid and Senior: bachelor's or graduate degree in multimedia, graphic design, animation or computer art, plus experience. Job Outlook*: Good.

Technical Communications What It’s About: Conveying technical concepts in understandable language for technical and product manuals and other documentation used in manufacturing. Typical Jobs: Entry and mid: technical writer or editor, technical communications specialist. Senior: technical communications manager. Salary range: $37,400-$82,700. Education: Positions generally require a bachelor's degree. Many graduates of CLC's certificate and A.A.S. programs have a bachelor's degree in another field and acquire writing skills through CLC's program. Job Outlook*: Excellent.

*For job outlook definitions, go to page 32.

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Career Quick Take:

Health Fields

(Credit hours in parentheses)

Prepare for a Career: In two years or less, immediately start a career after graduating from CLC. Associate in Applied Science Dental Hygiene (78) Emergency Medical Technology (62) Health Information Technology (66) Medical Assisting (61) Medical Imaging (69) Nursing (62) Surgical Technology (66) Career Certificates Emergency Medical Technician: EMT-Basic (7) EMT-Paramedic (30) Health Information Technology: Medical Billing Specialist (20)

For more info, call (847) 543-2042 or visit www.clcillinois.edu/divns/biodv.asp

Medical Coding Specialist (40) Medical Office Specialist (21) Medical Transcription (30) Medical Assisting (43) Medical Imaging: Computed Tomography (15) Medical Resonance Imaging (15) Certified Nurse Assisting (7) Phlebotomy Technician (6) Surgical Technology (43)

Prepare for Transfer: Earn a two-year degree from CLC, then transfer to a four-year college to earn a bachelor’s degree. Associate in Arts Pre-Dentistry (72) Pre-Medicine (73) Pre-Pharmacy (75) Pre-Veterinary (73)


Dental Hygiene What It’s About: Cleaning teeth, teaching patients good oral hygiene and providing preventive care. Typical Jobs, Pay and Education: Dental hygienist; $34,900-$81,900; A.A.S., state licensure. Job Outlook*: Outstanding.

Emergency Medical Technician What It’s About: Responding to 911 calls, assessing the patient's condition and giving emergency care. Typical Jobs, Pay and Education: EMT; $16,100-$45,400; career certificate, A.A.S. helps advancement. Job Outlook*: Outstanding.

Health Information Technology What It’s About: Combining medicine, data management and information technology. Typical Jobs, Pay and Education: Medical coders, disease registrars, medical billers and transcriptionists; $17,600-$41,700; career certificate or A.A.S., bachelor's degree facilitates promotions into management. Job Outlook*: Excellent to outstanding. A medical transcriptions background will be in high demand.

Medical Imaging What It’s About: Taking radiographs of the human body to aid physicians with diagnosing patients. Typical Jobs, Pay and Education: Radiologic technologist; $30,200-$69,800; A.A.S. Job Outlook*: Excellent.

Medical Assisting What It’s About: Performing administrative and clinical tasks in physicians’ offices. Typical Jobs, Pay and Education: Medical Assistant; $20,100-$38,900; career certificate (entry), A.A.S. and experience (mid/senior). Job Outlook*: Outstanding.

Nursing What It’s About: Observing, evaluating and documenting symptoms, reactions and progress of patients. Assisting physicians during treatments and examinations and administering medication and treatment. Typical Jobs, Pay and Education: Registered nurse: $38,400-$78,400; B.S.N., A.D.N, nursing license. Nurse’s aides: $15,700-$28,700. Job Outlook*: Outstanding for nurses; Excellent for nurse’s aides.

Phlebotomy What It’s About: Drawing blood specimens for diagnostic testing. Typical Pay and Education: Phlebotomist; $22,900-$59,500; Career certificate; CLC graduates are eligible for registry by nationally recognized certifying bodies. Job Outlook*: Excellent.

Surgical Technology What It’s About: Assisting in decontamination and set up of operating room suites, organizing sterile supplies and instruments and maintaining the sterile field. Assisting surgeon during surgery. Typical Jobs, Pay and Education: Surgical technologist/technician; $27,600-$54,600; A.A.S., career advancement through further education. Job Outlook*: Outstanding. *For job outlook definitions, go to page 32.

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Career Quick Take:

Social Services

(Credit hours in parentheses)

Prepare for a Career: In two years or less, immediately start a career after graduating from CLC. Associate in Applied Science Early Childhood Education (64) Education Paraprofessional (63) Human Services: Adult Services (64) Alcohol, Substance Abuse and Addictive Disorders—ASAAD (68) Children and Adolescents (60) Correctional Counseling (60) Library Technical Assistant: Public Service (60) Children’s Services (60) Library Marketing and Public Relations (60) Library Technology (60) Human Resources (60) Career Certificates

For more info, call (847) 543-2047 or visit www.clcillinois.edu/divns/socdv.asp

Early Childhood Education* (32) Human Services: Correctional Counseling (33) Alcohol, Substance Abuse and Addictive Disorders—ASAAD (31) Human Services Program* (30) Infant Toddler Specialist (15) Library Technical Assistant (32) Education Paraprofessional (36) School-aged Child Care (18) * Certificates designed for students who already have an A.A.S. degree

Prepare for Transfer: Earn a two-year degree from CLC, then transfer to a four-year college to earn a bachelor’s degree. Associate in Arts Early Childhood Education (61) Elementary Education (61) Social Work (62) Associate in Arts in Teaching Special Education (63) Secondary Mathematics (62)


Early Childhood Education What It’s About: Nurturing, developing and supporting the learning of children and families. Typical Jobs, Pay and Education: Entry: Preschool teacher and nanny; $16,800-$43,200; associate degree or certificate. Mid to Senior: Preschool director, childcare director and early childhood services director; $25,100$79,500; bachelor's degree or higher. Job Outlook*: Outstanding.

Education Paraprofessional What It’s About: Assisting teachers in conducting classroom and playground activities by providing tutoring, leading small groups, computer support, assisting in developing handouts and supervising playground activities. Typical Jobs, Pay and Education: Teacher's aide; $14,400-$29,100; A.A.S. or certificate. Regulations require teacher's aides in schools receiving federal funds to have an associate's degree, at least two years' college or pass a state exam. Job Outlook*: Good. Teacher's aides with bilingual skills will be most in demand.

Human Services What It’s About: Implementing treatment plans, employing problem-solving techniques, handling crisis intervention matters and using proper case management and referral procedures. Social and human service assistants provide direct and indirect client services to ensure that individuals in their care reach their maximum level of functioning; they assess clients’ needs, provide emotional support, monitor and keep case records. Substance abuse counselors help people who have problems with alcohol/drugs and behavioral addictions; they help them to identify behavior and problems related to addiction through individual, group and family sessions. Typical Jobs and Pay: Substance abuse and behavioral disorder counselors: $17,500-$44,100. Social and human service assistants; $16,600-$38,400. Job Outlook*: Outstanding.

Library Technical Assistant What It’s About: Processing new books, checking out materials, assisting patrons with computers. Typical Jobs, Pay and Education: Library Technician: $15,000-$36,200; associate degree or certificate Librarian: $27,700-$84,200; master’s degree or higher. Job Outlook*: Good for library technicians; moderate for librarians. For more info: Call (847) 543-2040 or visit www.clcillinois.edu/divns/comdv.asp.

*For job outlook definitions, go to page 32.

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Career Quick Take:

Protective Services (Credit hours in parentheses)

Prepare for a Career: In two years or less, immediately start a career after graduating from CLC. Associate in Applied Science Criminal Justice (60) Fire Science Technology (60) Career Certificates Criminal Justice (30) Emergency & Disaster Management (15)

Prepare for Transfer: Earn a two-year degree from CLC, then transfer to a four-year college to earn

For more info, call (847) 543-2047 or visit www.clcillinois.edu/divns/socdv.asp

a bachelor’s degree. Associate in Arts Criminal Justice (62)


Criminal Justice What It’s About: Law enforcement, criminal investigation, juvenile justice, court services, probation services and corrections. Typical Jobs, Pay and Education: Police officer, detective: Police: $59,900 (median); detectives: $76,000 (median); in many communities, police must take a competitive exam. Increasingly, a two-year or bachelor's degree is required. Government agent-FBI, Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms: $44,600-$92,700; extremely competitive-bachelor's degree, work experience, extensive specialized agency training. Correctional officers, correctional sergeant, warden: $34,600-$53,600 and up; many institutions require previous work experience and/or a bachelor's degree. Job Outlook*: Police and detectives: Good. Federal agencies: Very competitive. Correctional officers: Moderate.

Emergency and Disaster Management What It’s About: Mitigating, preparing for, responding to and recovering from emergencies and disasters. Typical Jobs, Pay and Experience: Emergency management specialists; $14,100-$71,100. The career involves emergency planning/disaster preparedness and response, either in a municipal agency or as part of a police or fire department. It can also include similar jobs in business and industry. People in these positions need a thorough understanding of emergency management principles and practices as well as how the local, state, federal and private sectors interact in planning and response efforts. Job Outlook*: Excellent.

Fire Science What It’s About: Performing fire rescue, hazardous materials handling and paramedic services. Typical Jobs, Pay and Education: Fire Fighter; $14,700-$71,100; high school diploma, career certificate or A.A.S. EMT certification and department training is almost always required. Job Outlook*: Excellent.

*For job outlook definitions, go to page 32.

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Career Quick Take:

Natural Sciences (Credit hours in parentheses)

Prepare for a Career: In two years or less, immediately start a career after graduating from CLC. Associate in Applied Science Horticulture: Floriculture (60) Landscape Design (60) Landscape Construction and Maintenance (60) Natural Areas Management (60) Career Certificates Arboriculture (18)

For more info, call (847) 543-2042 or visit www.clcillinois.edu/credit/programs/hrt.asp

Landscape Maintenance (15) Floral Design (15) Natural Areas Management (20)

Prepare for Transfer: Earn a two-year degree from CLC, then transfer to a four-year college to earn a bachelor’s degree. Associate in Science Biology (71) Chemistry (70)


Horticulture What It’s About: Designing (floral, garden and landscape); planting and cultivating. Typical Jobs and Pay: Landscape construction maintenance foreman, landscape designer, floral shop designer, sales manager, arborist. Advancement depends on experience. Landscape worker: $15,300-$35,800. Landscaping supervisor: $23,800-$64,400. Floral designer: $15,600-$32,200. Education: Many in this field learn on the job, an A.A.S. degree or a career certificate aids in advancement. Job Outlook*: Good for florists; excellent for landscape workers. *For job outlook definitions, go to page 32.

CAMPUS QUICK TAKE:

A new Atrium courtyard on the Grayslake campus has the design elements of a Japanese garden, including a flowing stream, rocks, cascading waterfalls and Japanese trees and plants. The Alumni Association added to the beauty by donating a Japanese pagoda and riverside lantern. Just steps away from the garden is a casual outdoor area, perfect for eating lunch with friends or studying solo to soothing sights and sounds.

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JAPANESE GARDEN


Career Quick Take: Engineering Technology (Credit hours in parentheses)

Prepare for a Career: In two years or less, immediately start a career after graduating from CLC. Associate in Applied Science The following A.A.S. programs will transfer to select four-year schools. For details, go to page 33. Electronic Information Technology (65) Electronics Engineering Technology (63) Electronic Systems Technology (60) Mechanical Engineering Technology (64) Mechanical Engineering Technology— CAD Option (70)

For more info, call (847) 543-2044 or visit www.clcillinois.edu/divns/egrdv.asp

Career Certificates Electronics Technology (35) Electronic Information Technology: Linux System Administration (15) Electrical Maintenance (30) Mechanical Design Technology (33) PC Technician (14)

Prepare for Transfer: Earn a two-year degree from CLC, then transfer to a four-year college to earn a bachelor’s degree. Associate in Engineering Science Engineering Science (62)


Electronic Information Technology What It’s About: Designing, installing and supporting local area networks and wide area networks; maintaining and supporting network hardware and software; developing and implementing network security measures. Typical Jobs, Pay and Education: Computer support specialist; $24,900-$72,700; certificate or A.A.S., systems administrators; $37,300-$92,200; bachelor’s degree. Job Outlook*: Excellent to outstanding.

Electronics Engineering Technology What It’s About: Working with electrical engineers to solve product development problems, developing engineering specifications, installing and troubleshooting electrical systems and instruments. Typical Jobs, Pay and Education: $31,300-$78,000; A.A.S., career certificate. Job Outlook*: Good.

Electronic Systems Technology What It’s About: Installing, repairing and maintaining a wide range of electronic systems including industrial control systems, radio and TV communication systems, PC systems, entertainment systems. Typical Jobs, Pay and Education: Electrical and electronics installers and repairers; $43,900 (median); A.A.S. or career certificate. Job Outlook*: Moderate growth.

Mechanical Engineering Technology What It’s About: Designing, testing and building all kinds of machinery and equipment. Typical Jobs, Pay and Education: Mechanical design technician, research and development technician; $29,000-$72,900; A.A.S. or career certificate. Design engineer, mechanical engineer, project manager, senior project manager, department head; $40,700-$96,600; bachelor's degree. Job Outlook*: Good.

*For job outlook definitions, go to page 32.

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Career Quick Take:

Service Technology

(Credit hours in parentheses)

Prepare for a Career: In two years or less, immediately start a career after graduating from CLC. Associate in Applied Science The following A.A.S. programs will transfer to select four-year schools. For details, go to page 33. Automotive Collision Repair* (65) Automotive Technology: Transmission Technician (63) Under the Car Technician (63) Under the Hood Technician (65) Refrigeration and Air Conditioning (62) Career Certificates Automotive Collision Repair: Auto Collision Repair (15) Auto Damage Estimator (14) Auto Refinishing Technician (16) Auto Structural Repair Technician (21)

For more info, call (847) 543-2044 or visit www.clcillinois.edu/divns/egrdv.asp

Automotive Technology: AC and Heating Specialist (14) Brakes and Suspension Specialist (14) Electrical Specialist (14) Fuel Systems Specialist (14) Oil Change Specialist (14) Service Specialist (14) Transmission Specialist (14) Transmission Technician (35) Under the Car Technician (30) Under the Hood Technician (50) Cisco Networking (12) Refrigeration and Air Conditioning: Commercial Refrigeration Technician (12) Electrical Troubleshooting Technician (12) Heating and Air Conditioning (34) Refrigeration and AC (34) Residential AC Specialist (14) Residential AC Technician (12) Residential Heating Technician (12) *Pending state approval, CLC will offer an A.A.S. degree in Automotive Collision Repair, Fall 2008.


Automotive Collision Repair What It’s About: Repairing and refinishing damaged cars by removing dents, straightening bent bodies, replacing parts and performing painting and refinishing. Typical Jobs and Pay: Collision repair technician, painting and coating worker, $24,400-$62,300. Advancement comes with work experience. Many auto body repairers also own their own businesses. Educational/Experience: Career certificate; acquiring top skills can take 3-4 years on-the-job experience. The most sought-after workers have certification by the National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) and Inter-Industrial Conference on Auto Collision Repair (I-CAR). CLC's program is I-CAR and ASE certified. Job Outlook*: Good.

Automotive Technology What It’s About: Diagnosing problems and maintaining and repairing cars. Typical Jobs, Pay and Education: Entry: mechanic, service tech, transmission tech, auto AC repairer; A.A.S. or career certificate. Mid-Senior: journeyman skill levels require 2-5 years on-the-job. Best opportunities go to ASE certified mechanics. (CLC's program is ASE certified.) Advancement positions include repair service estimators, shop supervisors and service managers. Some automotive technicians open their own shops. Salary Range: $17,800-$59,800. Job Outlook*: Good. According to BLS, most automotive technicians can expect steady work.

Refrigeration and Air Conditioning What It’s About: Repairing, installing and troubleshooting equipment used for air conditioning, heating and refrigeration in both residential and commercial applications. Typical Jobs, Pay, Education and Experience: Heating and cooling system mechanic, sales representative, estimator, stationary engineer or pipefitter; $22,600-$74,200; A.A.S. or career certificate. Technicians generally require 6 months to 2 years on the job to build proficiency. Experience leads to higher pay. Some technicians become supervisors or service managers or run their own businesses. Job Outlook*: Excellent.

*For job outlook definitions, go to page 32.

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Career Quick Take:

Industrial/Manufacturing Technology

(Credit hours in parentheses)

Prepare for a Career: In two years or less, immediately start a career after graduating from CLC. Associate in Applied Science The A.A.S. programs designated with an asterisk will transfer to select four-year schools. For details, go to page 33. CAD-Drafting Technology: Graphics, Animations and Presentations* (61) Mechanical* (64) Architecture/Civil* (66) CNC Programming* (63) Machine Tool Trades (65) Career Certificates CAD-Drafting Technology: 3-D Parametric (21) Architectural (21) AutoCAD (19) Civil (21)

For more info, call (847) 543-2042 or visit www.clcillinois.edu/divns/egrdv.asp

General (30) Graphics, Animation and Presentations (24) Pro-Engineer (9) SolidWorks (9) CNC Programming: CNC Operations (15) CNC Programming/Operations (30) Machine Tool Trades: Basic Machining (15) Machine Tool Trades (35) Tool & Mold Maker (50) Welding: Gas Metal Arc Welding (15) Gas Tungsten Arc Welding (18) Shielded Metal Arc Welding (18) Welding (35)


CAD Drafting What It’s About: Preparing technical drawings for making products and building structures. Typical Jobs, Pay and Education: Mechanical, architectural and civil drafters; $26,100-$59,500; A.A.S. or career certificate. Job Outlook*: Moderate. Best opportunities will be for drafters with an associate's degree.

Computerized Numerical Control Programming What It’s About: Cutting and shaping precision products, such as auto and machine parts; using lathes, multiaxis spindles, milling machines and laser cutting. Typical Jobs, Pay and Education: CNC programmers and operators; $31,900-$73,500; A.A.S. or career certificate. Job Outlook: Despite the projected slow decline in employment, job opportunities should be excellent, as employees are expected to continue to have difficulty finding qualified workers.

Machine Tool Trades What It’s About: Using lathes, milling machines and machining centers to produce precision metal parts. Typical Jobs, Pay and Education: Machinist, tool and die maker, mold maker; $19,700-54,800; an apprenticeship program or A.A.S. or career certificate. Best opportunities go to those with certification from the National Institute of Metalworking Skills. CLC has NIMS certification. Job Outlook*: Moderate. Machinists with a broad range of skills will be most in demand. Machinists working in plant maintenance are most protected from economic downturns.

Welding What It’s About: Repairing metal parts, joining beams in construction, fusing other metal parts. Also, using heat to cut and trim metal objects. Typical Jobs, Pay, Education and Experience: Entry: assembly welder, industrial machinery welder, pipe fitter. Mid: journeyman fabrication welder, industrial machinery welder and pipefitter. Senior: Foreman, shop supervisor or owner. Advancement is based on experience and training. Salary range: $21,300-$46,600. CLC's certificates are good preparation for entry and mid-level positions. An associate or bachelor's degree can aid advancement to foreman. Job Outlook*: Moderate. Opportunities are good, employers have difficulty finding qualified people.

*For job outlook definitions, go to page 32.

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Career Quick Take: Building/Civil Technology (Credit hours in parentheses)

Prepare for a Career: In two years or less, immediately start a career after graduating from CLC. Associate in Applied Science The following A.A.S. programs will transfer to select four-year schools. For details, go to page 33. Architectural Technology (67) Civil and Environmental Technology (64) Construction Management Technology (64) Career Certificates Architectural Technology (34) Civil Construction Technology (24)

For more info, call (847) 543-2044 or visit www.clcillinois.edu/divns/egrdv.asp

Construction Management Technology (24) Surveying and Civil Technology (24)


Architectural Technology What It’s About: Working with architects, preparing drawings, cost estimates and technical reports. Typical Jobs, Pay and Education: Architectural technicians; $26,100-$59,500; A.A.S. or career certificate. Registered professional architect; $40,200-$105,700; bachelor's or master's degree. Job Outlook*: Moderate growth for architectural technicians; good for architects.

Civil and Environmental Technology What It’s About: Assisting civil engineers and surveyors in planning and building highways, bridges, dams and wastewater treatment plants by estimating construction costs, inspecting construction, specifying and testing materials, preparing drawings or conducting surveying. Typical Jobs, Pay and Education: Estimator, drafter, surveyor, engineering tech; $28,600-$77,000; A.A.S. or career certificate. Job Outlook*: Good.

Construction Management Technology What It’s About: Coordinating and managing construction projects, ensuring that work is performed within budget and on schedule. These specialists are responsible for overseeing the delivery and use of tools, materials and equipment; the quality of construction; worker productivity and safety. Typical Jobs, Pay and Education: Construction superintendent, construction manager, estimator, general contractor; $43,800-$145,600+; A.A.S. or career certificate; higher level jobs may require a bachelor's or master's degree. Advancement in large firms may lead to top-level manager or executive positions. Job Outlook*: Good.

*For job outlook definitions, go to page 32.

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Sources Occupational outlook information is constantly changing. For up-to-date information, visit U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics—www.bls.gov and Career Infonet—www.acinet.org. Where possible, salary information is for the Chicago Metropolitan area or the state of Illinois. Job Outlook Definitions Between 2006 and 2016, employment is projected to: Increase by 27 percent or more: Outstanding Increase by 18 to 26 percent: Excellent Increase by 9 to 17 percent: Good Increase by 0 to 8 percent: Moderate Decrease any amount: Decline Where possible, employment refers to Illinois projections; in some cases national employment projections are referenced.

Program Accreditations and Certifications The College of Lake County is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission and is a member of the North Central Association, 30 N. LaSalle St., Suite 2400, Chicago, Ill. 60602, (312) 263-0456 or (800) 621-7440. Several career programs also have received accreditation or certification by professional bodies.

Technologies Auto Body Repair—Inter-Industrial Conference on Auto Collision Repair (I-CAR) and Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) Certification from the National Automotive Technicians Education Foundation Automotive Technology—Automotive Service Excellence Certification (ASE) from the National Automotive Technicians Education Foundation Cisco—Cisco Certified Network Associate Certification Computerized Numerical Controls—National Institute of Metalworking Skills Refrigeration and Air Conditioning—Partnership for Air Conditioning, Heating and Refrigeration Accreditation

Health Fields Dental Hygiene—American Dental Association (ADA) Health Information Technology—Commission on Accreditation for Health Informatics and Information Management Education (CAHIIM) Medical Imaging—Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology (JRCERT) Nursing (A.A.S.)—National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission (NLN-AC) Phlebotomy—National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Sciences (NAACLS) Surgical Technology—Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP)

Social Services Fields Human Services: Addictive Disorders—ASAAD—Illinois Alcohol and Other Drug Abuse Professional Certification Association, Inc. (IAODAPCA)

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Understanding Our Programs Career Programs To prepare students for careers they can enter immediately after graduating, CLC offers Associate in Applied Science degrees and career certificate programs in more than 40 fields. Transfer Programs The college also offers several degree options (Associate in Arts, Associate in Science, Associate in Fine Arts, Associate in Engineering Science, Associate in Arts in Early Childhood Education and Associate in Arts in Teaching Secondary Mathematics) to prepare students for transfer to a four-year college or university. Generally, students choose between a career or transfer program, and this brochure is primarily focused on career program options. However, in some fields, in which a student may choose either a transfer or career program (such as accounting), we provide information about both options. Occasionally, career program credits may also transfer to some universities. This option is good for students who wish to work right after CLC and later go back to school to advance their careers by earning a bachelor’s degree.

Career Program Transfer Options Credits from many CLC career programs may transfer toward a bachelor’s degree. The programs and the institutions that accept CLC credits are listed below.

CLC Program

Transfer Institution

Architectural Technology

Northern Illinois University*, Southern Illinois University**

Automotive Technology

Southern Illinois University**, Ferris State University (Michigan)

CAD Drafting Technology

Northern Illinois University*

Architectural/Civil and Mechanical

Northern Illinois University*, Southern Illinois University**

Civil and Environmental Technology

Northern Illinois University*, Southern Illinois University**

CNC Programming

Northern Illinois University*, Southern Illinois University**

Construction Management Technology

Illinois State University, Purdue University (Calumet), Northern Illinois University*

Early Childhood Education

Kendall College

Electronics Engineering Technology

Northern Illinois University*, Southern Illinois University**

Electronic Information Technology

Illinois Institute of Technology

Electronic Systems Technology

Southern Illinois University**

Fire Science Technology

Southern Illinois University

Mechanical Engineering Technology

Northern Illinois University*, Southern Illinois University**

Refrigeration and Air Conditioning

Ferris State University (Michigan)***

*Northern Illinois University and CLC have a special program for students in these career programs. In these fields, students can earn an A.A.S. degree at CLC and transfer their credits to NIU to complete a bachelor's degree in industrial technology, spending one year at NIU and an additional year at CLC. The NIU courses can be taken at the university's campuses in Hoffman Estates, DeKalb, Rockford or Naperville. ** Southern Illinois University (SIU) has a 2+2 Program for all A.A.S. degree programs offered through CLC’s Engineering, Math and Physical Science Division. Under this option, students can earn a B.S. in industrial technology at the University Center of Lake County, on the CLC campus in Grayslake, in two years after completion of an A.A.S. degree. ***Ferris State offers a B.S. degree in HVACR engineering technology. Students who earn an A.A.S. in RAC at CLC are able to transfer as juniors, providing specific general education courses are taken.

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Student Experiences


Here is what Career Program Students have to say... “People here are really friendly. The instructors are really nice. They are always willing to help.” -Veronica Fitts, Administrative Office Systems “The program is awesome; it’s convenient, very easy to follow, there are a lot of counselors on campus who put you on the right track. You have a lot of helpers around you. The instructors and teachers are willing to help.” -Negwan Reffat, Early Childhood Education “The college is very easy to get to, it’s accessible and very flexible if you are working or you’re at school. The kids here are great. If you are looking to do early childhood, this is the place to be.” -Celeste Fields, Early Childhood Education “The teachers are very open minded and very resourceful. They can point you to different kinds of resources. It’s just fun and it’s great, I really enjoy it.” -Eric Bradford, Computer Game Development “It’s a very good program, you can do a lot with it, and it’s very flexible.” -Terra Jarrett, Computer Game Development “The program is very hands on. I’m very excited about my job. Not a lot of people can actually say that.” -Heather Case, Surgical Technology “Working in the lab has helped out so that when we get into the O.R. we’re not going in blindly. We get to practice how to pass everything, how to work with the instruments. I love it, it’s great. It changes every day from procedure to procedure. It’s really interesting.” -Erich Mahalko, Surgical Technology “I like the program at CLC. The instructors have a lot of knowledge because they have been working in the field for many years.” -Eric Bradford, Automotive Technology “The experience here has been excellent. It has far exceeded my expectations. The teachers are my favorite part. They have so much knowledge and experience behind them. It really makes for a great learning experience. At the end of the day you can see right there what you have done. For me it’s been a very rewarding, very positive and exciting experience.” -Michael Pickering, Automotive Technology “My goal is to become an animator and also design Web sites. The instructors at CLC are extremely helpful. I’m a hands-on learner. If I need help, the instructors are always there to explain things that aren’t always clear from reading the textbook. Also, the software is always up-to-date. I definitely recommend the Digital Media and Design program.” -Mei Wongya, Digital Media and Design “CLC’s Digital Media and Design program is excellent. The instructors are clear and informative, and the program combines creativity with hands-on learning. Also, the equipment is very ‘today,’ containing the latest versions of software. I definitely recommend the Digital Media and Design program.” -Martin Witkowski, Digital Media and Design

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Grayslake 19351 W. Washington St. Grayslake, IL 60030 (847) 543-2000

Lakeshore 33 North Genesee St. Waukegan, IL 60085 (847) 543-2191

Southlake 1120 South Milwaukee Ave. Vernon Hills, IL 60061 (847) 543-6501

www.clcillinois.edu The College of Lake County is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Institution in all aspects of education and employment. Information in this brochure is accurate as of February 2008, but is subject to change.


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