Lake Land College Summer Magazine and Fall Class Schedule

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Great Careers Start Here!

Lake Land College is the pathway to the future you want. Whether you’re a recent high school graduate or an adult learner looking to switch careers, our programs will empower you to advance your skills and open doors to success.

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NEW! Laker Connect

Connecting your high school experience to the future.

Lake Land College is excited to announce Laker Connect, a new program that provides personalized assistance to high school students as they select dual credit classes and prepare for future plans.

Kellie Niemerg is the College’s Laker Connect Counselor and she is available as a resource for students and parents. She can connect students and parents to college resources which include career exploration, paying for college, individualized educational planning, transfer planning and guidance with choosing dual credit course work.

Kellie Niemerg Academic Counselor 217-234-5232 counsel@


Gary Cadwell, Chair, Mode

Tom Wright, Vice Chair, Dieterich

Dave Storm, Secretary, Effingham

Kevin Curtis, Trustee, Mattoon

Larry D. Lilly, Trustee, Mattoon

Doris Reynolds, Trustee, Mattoon

Denise Walk, Trustee, Teutopolis

Abbie Kelly, Student Trustee, Windsor

Accelerate Your Future: Dual Credit Opportunities

These programs are a perfect way for students to explore their career interests early and make the most of their educational experience.

Unlock an accelerated career pathway with Dual Credit through Lake Land College! Save time and money by enrolling in courses that satisfy requirements for both high school graduation and college completion! These programs are a perfect way to explore career interests early and make the most of the educational experience.

Dual Credit courses are offered in both transfer and technical programs. Talk with your guidance counselor to see what Dual Credit opportunities are available in your school.

Tessa Wiles Director of Dual Credit & Honors Experience 217-234-5044


Dr. Josh Bullock, President

Ms. Jean Anne Highland, Chief of Staff

Dr. Valerie Lynch, Vice President for Student Services

Dr. Ike Nwosu, Vice President for Academic Services

Mr. John Woodruff, Vice President for Business Services


Editor: Kelly Allee

Graphic Designer: Megan Nelson

Writer: Aaron Wendt

ON THE COVER: Nursing Alumni

Scott Fleenor, Windsor; Kylie Dawkins, Louisville; Kyle Diethrich, Mattoon; CJ Yoder, Sullivan

Lake Land College is... Lake Land College is...


With programs ranging from eight-week certificates to twoyear degree tracks, Lake Land College offers the flexibility to take control of your education.

Ready to begin your career?

Select from a wide variety of trade and technical programs designed to provide the hands-on, industry-driven experience you need to begin or advance your career.

Looking to transfer to a university? We can create a seamless transfer plan for any major, any state and any university!


At Lake Land College, we believe every student should have access to a quality education. That’s why we’re proud to be one of the most affordable colleges in the state of Illinois. With free parking, book rental services and countless scholarship and financial aid opportunities, our goal is to help our students save money on their road to success.

Our affordable tuition offers a distinct advantage to our students. Lake Land College graduates save thousands of dollars on their path to a university degree or quickly reap the rewards of a highdemand career without the weight of student debt.


Lake Land College is committed to maintaining a working and learning environment that promotes equal opportunity and affirmative action and that is free from unlawful discrimination and harassment. It is the policy of Lake Land College not to engage in discrimination or harassment against any person because of race, color, sex, age, religion, national origin, ancestry, disability, marital or civil union status, veteran status, sexual orientation or any basis of discrimination precluded by applicable federal and state statutes. This policy applies to admission and access to and participation, treatment and employment in the College’s programs, activities, and services. The following campus office is assigned the responsibility for ensuring compliance with this policy as well as federal and state statutes and regulations concerning affirmative action and equal access: Office of the Director of Human Resources, 217-234-5210 / Human Resources Office. Complaint forms and procedures for filing can be obtained through Counseling Services or Human Resources. In addition, these offices will maintain current copies of appropriate laws, regulations, and policies.


Lake Land College creates and continuously improves an affordable, accessible and effective learning environment for the lifelong educational needs of the diverse communities we serve.

We fulfill this mission through:

s University transfer education

s General education

s Technical & career education

s Workforce development

s Community & continuing education

s Intellectual & cultural programs

s Support Services

…Here to help

We’re here to help you every step of the way. Need help getting started and mapping out a plan for success? Our counseling staff will guide you through your program, assist in class scheduling and provide information for your next steps after graduation.

Unsure about your major? We can also help you with career decision-making and selecting a program that’s right for you. We even offer an online Career Coach, where you can take assessments to discover real careers that align with your interests.

…The perfect place for you Get started today and unlock your Laker Advantage at


Lake Land College is committed to developing and maintaining an environment for students, employees and college community that embraces and actively supports diversity, equity and inclusion. We aspire to be an institution where the quality of education and work environment are enhanced and enriched by an inclusive campus community that encourages multiple perspectives and the free exchange of ideas.


is published for the residents of Lake Land College District #517 by Marketing & Public Relations at Lake Land College, 5001 Lake Land Blvd., Mattoon, IL 61938. For inquiries, contact Marketing & Public Relations at 217-234-5215. Views and opinions expressed by individuals in this publication do not necessarily reflect the views of Lake Land College.

NEW: 2+2 Transfer Partnership with EIU for English Majors

We are thrilled to work with EIU to create a high-quality pathway for area residents majoring in English to advance in their education.

Lake Land College and Eastern Illinois University are partnering to provide new opportunities for students who are passionate about writing and English.

Starting this fall, Lake Land College students who graduate with an associate degree in English can seamlessly transfer to Eastern Illinois with junior status. This “two-plus-two” transfer plan ensures graduates are admitted into Eastern Illinois’ English programs and keeps them on pace for bachelor’s degree completion in just four additional semesters.

Students have the unique opportunity to select one of four areas of degree concentration: Professional Writing, English Studies, Literacy & Cultural Studies and Creative Writing.

“We are thrilled to work with EIU to create a high-quality pathway for area residents majoring in English to advance in their education,” Lake Land College President Josh Bullock said.


Heather Nohren

Academic Counselor/ Chair of Counseling & Judicial Affairs Advisement 217-234-5256


Rita Pearson

Transfer Coordinator/Senior Assistant Director of Admissions 217-581-7663

How to Read the Schedule Codes

Schedule Type

R Regular term

M1 Mod 1 (1ST 8 weeks)

M2 Mod 2 (2ND 8 weeks)

E Exception (dates vary)

Location Type

ONC On Campus, Mattoon

EK Kluthe Center, Effingham

OFF Off Campus Location

WEB Online

WEBF Combination of Online and Face-to-Face

Course Type

DAY Daytime

EVE Evening (after 4pm)

WKD Weekend

WEB Online

Additional Codes

INTR Internet required

NTS Intersession

DL Distance learning (not necessarily online)

HNR Honors

SOE Supervised Occupational Experience (work-based learning)

CBI Center for Business & Industry

The Class Schedule is updated daily! Visit or scan this QR Code for the most upto-date version.

Contact Counseling Services to get started at 217-234-5232 or

Joining us this Fall?

Check out Welcome Week!

Kickoff your Fall semester with our first-ever Welcome Week, starting Wednesday, August 14. As you come by to pick up your textbooks in the Luther Student Center, be sure to stick around to have some fun and discover all the campus resources you need for a successful year! Enjoy giveaways, food trucks, workshops and exclusive events on Thursday, August 15 and Friday, August 16. We can’t wait to celebrate the start of the new school year and welcome you to Laker Nation!

The Celebration Continues with the Student Activity Board Welcome Day Event

The fun continues with Welcome Day in the Lake Land College Field House on Wednesday, August 21. Enjoy FREE lunch, games, prizes and exciting giveaways! Welcome Day is the perfect way to make new friends, talk with members of campus clubs and discover ways to get involved in Student Life!

Attending class at the Kluthe Center? Enjoy the Welcome Day celebration on Thursday, August 22!

Lake Land College has the wrap-around support services you need to succeed! From your first day of class all the way to graduation, we are invested in both your personal and academic success.

Whether you need help navigating your program, completing a challenging course, preparing for a job hunt or just balancing the stress of college life, we have the perfect resources for you! Our staff are by your side every moment of your Laker journey, empowering you to achieve your goals and preparing you for your next steps.

Discover our wrap-around student support and maximize your Laker Advantage today at We’re Here for You from Day One to Graduation

Explore, Learn, Connect: Community Learning Classes Are Here!

Lake Land College Community Learning is back and better than ever! Looking to pick up a new hobby and meet people with similar interests as you? Check out our Community Learning classes.

Our students have already grown their skills with a variety of exciting classes in photography, cooking, pottery, gardening and much more! With new classes regularly added to the lineup, there’s something for everyone.

Visit to view course options and get started today!

Shelly Martin Community & Professional Programs Coordinator


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Share your ideas for the next great community learning opportunity!

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Develop a new hobby or skill with one of our many course offerings!

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Stay up-to-date on Community Learning classes including Teens with Tools, Continuing EdVentures (ages 50+), professional development


See Yourself in a Non-Traditional Career!

Non-traditional careers are skilled occupations in which one gender has little representation. For example, engineering, automotive and welding are all non-traditional career paths for women, while men represent less than 25% of careers in nursing, early childhood education and social work.

Choosing a non-traditional major can lead to exciting opportunities in growing industries and help you stand out from other job applicants. As a student in a non-traditional program, you can also access unique tutoring opportunities and receive financial aid for books, tools and other educational resources through the Perkins Program.

Get started today at and see yourself in your dream career!

Joy Kaurin Perkins Specialist 217-234-5032


Start a New Career with Flexibility: Lake Land’s HVAC+R Program

Looking to start a new career pathway while maintaining your full-time job or daily schedule? Find the flexibility you need with Lake Land’s Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning and Refrigeration (HVAC+R) program.

With multiple start dates throughout the fall, you can get started when you’re ready. All HVAC+R courses meet in the evening, providing flexibility to create a dependable schedule.

Our short-term program will help you become a master of installation, repair and maintenance for both commercial and residential units, equipping you with the hands-on experience you need for a high-demand career.

You’ll be on your way to a stable career as an HVAC+R technician in just two semesters or 32 weeks!

Get started today at

Complete Lab Hours and Earn Credit with the TECH 2 DAY Program!

Work and go to school at the same time with a 2-day-aweek class schedule! Several of our programs allow you to complete lab hours to earn credit hours at your workplace. To learn more about TECH 2 DAY visit

You’ll be on your way to a stable career as an HVAC+R technician in just two semesters or 32 weeks!

Trade Careers

Start Here!

Lake Land’s programs are designed in partnership with industry partners, ensuring you gain the relevant knowledge and skills to excel in a modern-day trade career.

Choose the trade that’s right for you and access hands-on learning experiences with our state-of-theart labs and equipment. Learn from experienced faculty who are experts in their fields, enjoy a dependable two day per week class schedule and take advantage of apprenticeship opportunities and job placement assistance. Our small class sizes help you hone your craft and maximize your potential.

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