Illinois Eastern Community Colleges

Introduction

About Illinois Eastern Community Colleges

Welcome to Illinois Eastern Community Colleges and the District's four colleges of Frontier Community College, Lincoln Trail College, Olney Central College, and Wabash Valley College. IECC is here to help you make career choices that will guide you through the 21st century—whether you're a recent high school graduate or an older adult seeking a new career.

IECC offers a broad range of degree and certificate programs that can help you achieve your career goals, or you can simply take a course or two to improve your skills or explore new interests.

As one option, you can begin preparing for a career by completing an associate degree in a transfer program at IECC, then continuing at a senior institution to complete a bachelor's degree. This choice generally requires about four years of study for a full-time student—two years at IECC and two years at the senior institution. IECC's General Education Core Curriculum makes the transfer process to Illinois colleges and universities simple and reliable. IECC also has articulated agreements and dual admission programs with specific Indiana universities.

As another option, you can enter a career after just two years of study or less by enrolling in one of IECC's technical programs. Associate degree programs require two years of course work, and certificate programs generally require a year of study or less.

Programs are divided into career categories for both transfer and technical programs. Choose the category and program that match your career interests, then schedule an appointment with an advisor at one of the four colleges to select the courses you will need. Classes are taught traditionally and online to meet student needs.

If you are undecided about your career choice, staff advisors at any of the colleges can help you make that decision. The advisors will help you explore your career interests and aptitudes with either a "paper and pencil" assessment or a computerized program such as Career Finder or Horizons.

Whether you're a "decided" or "undecided" student, we suggest that you schedule an appointment with an advisor as early as possible. The fall semester begins in late August, the spring semester begins in early January, and the summer session begins early in June. Intersession classes are offered between spring and summer semesters.

IECC Open Pathway Accreditation

In June 2015 Illinois Eastern Community Colleges received notification of a successful reaccreditation from the Higher Learning Commission. Under the Open Pathway model, IECC follows the Open Pathway 10-Year Cycle making periodic submissions over the course of the next 10 years.

Illinois Eastern Community Colleges Year 4 Open Pathway Assurance Review date is scheduled on April 22, 2019.

Mission

Our mission is to deliver exceptional education and services to improve the lives of our students and to strengthen our communities.

Purposes

The District is committed to high academic standards for pre-baccalaureate, career and technical education that sustain and advance excellence in learning. The mission is achieved through a variety of programs and services that include, but are not limited to:
  • educational programs, including pre-baccalaureate, career and technical degrees and certificates that prepare a diverse student body for transfer to a four-year institution of higher education or entry into a multicultural global workplace;
  • program, course and institutional goals that have identifiable and measurable learning outcomes that are clearly understood by students;
  • utilization of resource-sharing partnerships to expand, retrain, and strengthen the industrial base of southeastern Illinois;
  • development of partnerships with pre-K through high schools allowing for the smooth transition and progression of students through lifelong learning;
  • academic programs and institutional services that are reviewed and revised on a scheduled time frame with a focus on accountability relative to planning,student and program assessment, and learning outcomes;
  • adult and continuing education designed to meet the immediate and long-term needs of the residents in the District;
  • programs in remedial education, which assist District residents in attaining skills and abilities needed to enter and complete college-level programs;
  • student advisement, counseling, and placement services for the purpose of assisting students in choosing a program of study, transferring to a four-year institution, entering employment, or completing certificate or course goals;
  • curricula and services that are developed and updated, as necessary, to meet both short- and long-term needs of the residents of the District;
  • community education and community service activities that provide a cultural and intellectual resource center for the area as well as identifying and honoring multiculturalism and diversity within our communities;
  • professional enrichment and growth experiences for college, faculty, administrators, and staff which will improve and enhance instruction and service; and,
  • resources, facilities, staff, and equipment to support all program and service components of the college.
This school offers programs in:
  • English

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Programs

This school also offers:

Advanced Certificate

Advanced Manufacturing Certificate

Campus 4 semesters September 2019 USA Robinson Olney Mount Carmel Fairfield + 2 more

The Advanced Manufacturing degree promotes and enhances the skills of students helping them to succeed within the advanced manufacturing industry. This program requires extensive applied technical knowledge combined with strong communication skills to effectively interact with individuals as well as groups and teams. The program represents education and skill building toward a broader advanced manufacturing theory. [+]

Overview

The Advanced Manufacturing degree promotes and enhances the skills of students helping them to succeed within the advanced manufacturing industry. This program requires extensive applied technical knowledge combined with strong communication skills to effectively interact with individuals as well as groups and teams. The program represents education and skill building toward a broader advanced manufacturing theory.

Semester 1

Mechanical Blueprint Reading Introduction to Machining Industrial Safety Industrial Electricity Practical Welding

Semester 2

Computer Aided Drafting I Composition I or Communications Introduction to CNC Manuf Materials & Processes Mechanical Drives Technical Mathematics ... [-]

Associate Degree

Advanced Manufacturing Associates Degree

Campus 4 semesters September 2019 USA Robinson Olney Mount Carmel Fairfield + 2 more

The Advanced Manufacturing degree promotes and enhances the skills of students helping them to succeed within the advanced manufacturing industry. This program requires extensive applied technical knowledge combined with strong communication skills to effectively interact with individuals as well as groups and teams. The program represents education and skill building toward a broader advanced manufacturing theory. [+]

Overview

The Advanced Manufacturing degree promotes and enhances the skills of students helping them to succeed within the advanced manufacturing industry. This program requires extensive applied technical knowledge combined with strong communication skills to effectively interact with individuals as well as groups and teams. The program represents education and skill building toward a broader advanced manufacturing theory.

Semester 1 Mechanical Blueprint Reading Introduction to Machining Industrial Safety Industrial Electricity Practical Welding

Semester 2

Computer Aided Drafting I Composition I or Communications Introduction to CNC Manuf Materials & Processes Mechanical Drives Technical Mathematics ... [-]

Agricultural Technology Business Associate Degree

Campus 4 semesters September 2019 USA Robinson Olney Mount Carmel Fairfield + 2 more

Graduates of the Agricultural Technology Business Option program qualify for a variety of rewarding positions. Areas of employment encompass agricultural sales, marketing, mid-management at dealerships or distributorships, research, or other agricultural positions. Job opportunities include operational or mid-management positions at agricultural suppliers of feed, seed, fertilizer, chemicals, grain, equipment, and other products and services. [+]

Overview

Graduates of the Agricultural Technology Business Option program qualify for a variety of rewarding positions. Areas of employment encompass agricultural sales, marketing, mid-management at dealerships or distributorships, research, or other agricultural positions. Job opportunities include operational or mid-management positions at agricultural suppliers of feed, seed, fertilizer, chemicals, grain, equipment, and other products and services. Upon completion of this program, students should be able to communicate with other people, demonstrate a general knowledge of crop and livestock production, understand the problems of agriculture, be aware of the new developments in farming, and develop skills in marketing, management, and financing in agri-business.... [-]


Associate in Arts (AA) - Transfer degree

Campus September 2019 USA Robinson Olney Mount Carmel Fairfield + 1 more

IECC offers excellent transfer programs for students who wish to continue their education at a four-year college or university. The Associate in Arts degree fulfills requirements of the IAI General Education Core Curriculum, allowing for a smooth transition to any of the 100+ participating Illinois institutions. After successful completion of this degree, a student can generally transfer with junior status. It is the student’s responsibility to work closely with an advisor so that electives are appropriate, transferable, and applicable to the student’s major at the transfer college or university. [+]

Overview

IECC offers excellent transfer programs for students who wish to continue their education at a four-year college or university. The Associate in Arts degree fulfills requirements of the IAI General Education Core Curriculum, allowing for a smooth transition to any of the 100+ participating Illinois institutions. After successful completion of this degree, a student can generally transfer with junior status. It is the student’s responsibility to work closely with an advisor so that electives are appropriate, transferable, and applicable to the student’s major at the transfer college or university

Program and/or Course Requirements

The header for each group indicates the number of HOURS and/or COURSES that are needed from each for this degree.... [-]


Associate in General Studies (AGS) - Transfer degree

Campus September 2019 USA Robinson Olney Mount Carmel Fairfield + 1 more

The Associate in General Studies (AGS) degree is designed for students who wish to explore their individual interests within an academic structure. Acceptance of credit for the AGS degree is at the discretion of the receiving institution. [+]

Overview

The Associate in General Studies (AGS) degree is designed for students who wish to explore their individual interests within an academic structure. Acceptance of credit for the AGS degree is at the discretion of the receiving institution

Program and/or Course Requirements

General Education - Required (20 hours)

Introduction to Composition or Composition I or Composition & Analysis or Communications or Technical Writing Fundamentals of Effective Speaking or Interpersonal Communications Any general life or physical science or mathematics course Any general humanities course Any general social science course

Area of Concentration - Required (12 hours)

Note: A minimum of 12 semester hours must be successfully completed in one (1) of seven (7) areas of concentration listed below. Courses which are not college level, including, but not limited to community education, adult basic education, and adult secondary education may not be used to satisfy the Area of Concentration requirements.... [-]


Automotive Service Technology Associate Degree

Campus 4 semesters September 2019 USA Robinson Olney Mount Carmel Fairfield + 2 more

The Automotive Service Technology program is designed for students who want to become technicians in general automotive repair. Jobs that are available include automotive technicians at dealerships, independent garages, automotive specialty shops, and parts-related businesses. The pay rate may be figured on a commission basis which promotes speed and dependability. Employment of service technicians is expected to increase due to service requirements and complexity of the automobile. [+]

Overview

The Automotive Service Technology program is designed for students who want to become technicians in general automotive repair. Jobs that are available include automotive technicians at dealerships, independent garages, automotive specialty shops, and parts-related businesses. The pay rate may be figured on a commission basis which promotes speed and dependability. Employment of service technicians is expected to increase due to service requirements and complexity of the automobile. Upon completion, the student may transfer to selected senior institutions to complete a four-year degree and be eligible as a manufacturer’s service representative, an automotive instructor, and other associated automotive management positions. The student must provide an approved toolset and safety glasses. These courses meet NATEF (National Automotive Technicians Education Foundation) standards.... [-]


Marketing Business Management Associate Degree

Campus 4 semesters September 2019 USA Robinson Olney Mount Carmel Fairfield + 2 more

The Marketing Business Management program is for students interested in various business and entrepreneurial career opportunities. Students study and practice skills in fundamental business practices in order to qualify for supervisory and middle management positions. The importance of team development, customer satisfaction, employee motivation, and problem-solving is emphasized throughout the program. Business management students will also receive college credit and pay for on-the-job occupational experience while working in a business-related field during two semesters. [+]

Overview

The Marketing Business Management program is for students interested in various business and entrepreneurial career opportunities. Students study and practice skills in fundamental business practices in order to qualify for supervisory and middle management positions. The importance of team development, customer satisfaction, employee motivation, and problem-solving is emphasized throughout the program. Business management students will also receive college credit and pay for on-the-job occupational experience while working in a business-related field during two semesters.

Career possibilities encompass a multitude of current and expanding business opportunities including product and service retailing, wholesaling, advertising, marketing, distribution, sales, food service, hospitality, supervision in manufacturing, entrepreneurship and business ownership. Graduate job titles include assistant manager, line supervisor, assistant department manager, team leader, manager trainee, account executive, customer service associate and sales representative. The Marketing Business Management program enhances career opportunities for both men and women. After completion of the degree, some graduates pursue a baccalaureate degree through the SIU-C Capstone program.... [-]


Sport Management Associate Degree

Campus 4 semesters September 2019 USA Robinson Olney Mount Carmel Fairfield + 2 more

The Sport Management degree will provide entry-level employment training for individuals interested in careers in the rapidly growing sport and recreation industry. Employment settings include sports and fitness marketing and sales, sport retail management, recreation program planning, facilities director, and athletic coaching positions. The AAS degree includes a significant portion of general education courses to facilitate transfer to a four-year university. [+]

Overview

The Sport Management degree will provide entry-level employment training for individuals interested in careers in the rapidly growing sport and recreation industry. Employment settings include sports and fitness marketing and sales, sport retail management, recreation program planning, facilities director, and athletic coaching positions. The AAS degree includes a significant portion of general education courses to facilitate transfer to a four-year university.

Semester 1 Business Computer Systems Composition I General Psychology I Intro to Sport Management Elective Semester 2 Composition & Analysis or English Gen Ed Elective Technical Mathematics or Math Gen Ed Elective Recreation and Leisure Principles of Coaching Elective Semester 3 Employment Skills Fundamentals of Effective Speaking Sport Communication Activity Planning Elective Semester 4 Diversity in Sports Sport Internship/Seminar Humanities/Fine Arts Gen Ed Elective Life/Physical Science Gen Ed Elective Elective Program Total: 64 We recommend that you contact an advisor before enrolling in any program to ensure all requirements are met including total hours associated with transfer courses. [-]

Associate of Science

Associate in Science (AS) - Transfer degree

Campus September 2019 USA Robinson Olney Mount Carmel Fairfield + 1 more

IECC offers excellent transfer programs for students who wish to continue their education at a four-year college or university. The Associate in Science degree will ease the transition to a science-related baccalaureate degree program. After successful completion, a student can generally transfer with junior status. It is the student’s responsibility to work closely with an advisor so that electives are appropriate, transferable, and applicable to the student’s major at the transfer college or university. PROGRAM NOTE: The Illinois Community College Board approved changes to the Associate in Science degree on 9/18/2015 in order to smooth the transfer for STEM students into four-year institutions. [+]

Overview

IECC offers excellent transfer programs for students who wish to continue their education at a four-year college or university. The Associate in Science degree will ease the transition to a science-related baccalaureate degree program. After successful completion, a student can generally transfer with junior status. It is the student’s responsibility to work closely with an advisor so that electives are appropriate, transferable, and applicable to the student’s major at the transfer college or university.PROGRAM NOTE: The Illinois Community College Board approved changes to the Associate in Science degree on 9/18/2015 in order to smooth the transfer for STEM students into four-year institutions. The requirements below reflect those changes which became effective for new students beginning in Fall 2016. The changes increased the hours of mathematics and physical/life sciences at the community college level in order to better replicate the courses freshman and sophomore students are taking at a four-year university. This results in the likelihood of a student not completing all of the IAI General Education Core Curriculum at the community college, but completing post-transfer instead.... [-]


Associate in Science and Arts (ASA) - Transfer degree

Campus September 2019 USA Robinson Olney Mount Carmel Fairfield + 1 more

IECC offers excellent transfer programs for students who wish to continue their education at a four-year college or university. The Associate in Science and Arts degree fulfills requirements of the IAI General Education Core Curriculum, allowing for a smooth transition to any of the 100+ participating Illinois institutions. After successful completion of this degree, a student can generally transfer with junior status. It is the student’s responsibility to work closely with an advisor so that electives are appropriate, transferable, and applicable to the student’s major at the transfer college or university. [+]

Overview

IECC offers excellent transfer programs for students who wish to continue their education at a four-year college or university. The Associate in Science and Arts degree fulfills requirements of the IAI General Education Core Curriculum, allowing for a smooth transition to any of the 100+ participating Illinois institutions. After successful completion of this degree, a student can generally transfer with junior status. It is the student’s responsibility to work closely with an advisor so that electives are appropriate, transferable, and applicable to the student’s major at the transfer college or university.

Program and/or Course Requirements

The header for each group indicates the number of HOURS and/or COURSES that are needed from each for this degree.... [-]


Certificate

Agricultural Technology Business Certificate

Campus 4 semesters September 2019 USA Robinson Olney Mount Carmel Fairfield + 2 more

Graduates of the Agricultural Technology Business Option program qualify for a variety of rewarding positions. Areas of employment encompass agricultural sales, marketing, mid-management at dealerships or distributorships, research, or other agricultural positions. Job opportunities include operational or mid-management positions at agricultural suppliers of feed, seed, fertilizer, chemicals, grain, equipment, and other products and services. [+]

Overview

Graduates of the Agricultural Technology Business Option program qualify for a variety of rewarding positions. Areas of employment encompass agricultural sales, marketing, mid-management at dealerships or distributorships, research, or other agricultural positions. Job opportunities include operational or mid-management positions at agricultural suppliers of feed, seed, fertilizer, chemicals, grain, equipment, and other products and services.

Upon completion of this program, students should be able to communicate with other people, demonstrate a general knowledge of crop and livestock production, understand the problems of agriculture, be aware of the new developments in farming, and develop skills in marketing, management, and financing in agri-business.... [-]


Automotive Service Technology Certificate

Campus 4 semesters September 2019 USA Robinson Olney Mount Carmel Fairfield + 2 more

The Automotive Service Specialist certificate is intended to provide students with specialized skills for the automotive industry. This certificate and the included courses have been evaluated by NATEF (National Automotive Technicians Education Foundation) and have met all required guidelines. NATEF has awarded this automotive program the MASTER ASE level of certification. [+]

Overview

The Automotive Service Specialist certificate is intended to provide students with specialized skills for the automotive industry. This certificate and the included courses have been evaluated by NATEF (National Automotive Technicians Education Foundation) and have met all required guidelines. NATEF has awarded this automotive program the MASTER ASE level of certification.

Semester 1

Automotive Tech Orientation Automotive Engines Automotive Electronics Communications

Semester 2

Automotive Engine Performance Shop Organization & Management Employment Skills Social Science Gen Ed Elective

Semester 3

Automotive Chassis Systems Hybrid & Alternative Fuels Technical Mathematics ... [-]

Computer Security & Forensics Certificate

Campus 2 semesters September 2019 USA Robinson Olney Mount Carmel Fairfield + 2 more

The Computer Security & Forensics program is a certificate option that is part of the Microcomputer Support Specialist degree program. Graduates will be able to investigate computer crimes and incidents and accurately analyze and report findings. [+]

Overview

The Computer Security & Forensics program is a certificate option that is part of the Microcomputer Support Specialist degree program. Graduates will be able to investigate computer crimes and incidents and accurately analyze and report findings.

Semester 1 Intro Learning Services Online Technical Writing Criminal Investigations I Technical Mathematics IT Fundamentals Semester 2 Essential Computer Skills Computer Ethics Computer Forensics Networking Fundamentals Program Total: 26.5 We recommend that you contact an advisor before enrolling in any program to ensure all requirements are met including total hours associated with transfer courses. [-]

Marketing Business Management Certificate

Campus 4 semesters September 2019 USA Robinson Olney Mount Carmel Fairfield + 2 more

The Marketing Business Management program is for students interested in various business and entrepreneurial career opportunities. Students study and practice skills in fundamental business practices in order to qualify for supervisory and middle management positions. The importance of team development, customer satisfaction, employee motivation, and problem-solving is emphasized throughout the program. Business management students will also receive college credit and pay for on-the-job occupational experience while working in a business-related field for two semesters. [+]

Overview

The Marketing Business Management program is for students interested in various business and entrepreneurial career opportunities. Students study and practice skills in fundamental business practices in order to qualify for supervisory and middle management positions. The importance of team development, customer satisfaction, employee motivation, and problem-solving is emphasized throughout the program. Business management students will also receive college credit and pay for on-the-job occupational experience while working in a business-related field for two semesters.

Career possibilities encompass a multitude of current and expanding business opportunities including product and service retailing, wholesaling, advertising, marketing, distribution, sales, food service, hospitality, supervision in manufacturing, entrepreneurship and business ownership. Graduate job titles include assistant manager, line supervisor, assistant department manager, team leader, manager trainee, account executive, customer service associate and sales representative. The Marketing Business Management program enhances career opportunities for both men and women. After completion of the degree, some graduates pursue a baccalaureate degree through the SIU-C Capstone program.... [-]


Contact

Address 11220 State Highway 1
62454 Robinson, Illinois, USA

Address 305 North West Street
62450 Olney, Illinois, USA

Address 2200 College Drive
62863 Mount Carmel, Illinois, USA

Address 2 Frontier Drive
62837 Fairfield, Illinois, USA