LLCC will determine the set of classes taught in any given school year, but all classes are chosen for their ability to transfer to universities/colleges.
College Now AM students attended 1 class per day M - Th from 9am - 12pm AND did their College Success Skills on Friday from home in 2019
College Now PM students attended 2 classes on MWF from 1 to 2:50pm and 1 class on T,Th from 1 to 2:20pm in 2019
NEW in 2020-2021 - STUDENTS WERE ABLE TO PARTICPATE IN A FALL SEMESTER COLLEGE NOW PM PROGRAM - SAMPLE SCHEDULE
Courses designed to transfer to a college or university after high school graduation are offered. Courses meet IAI (Illinois Articulation Initiative) guidelines.
Here is a sampling of courses offered:
College Success Skills
Composition I and II
Fundamentals of Speaking
History of Western Civilization
Intro to American Politics
Intro to Film as Literature
Intro to Humanities
Intro to Literature—Novel
Intro to Psychology
Intro to Sociology
The goals of dual credit partnerships include the following:
- To provide educational opportunities for high school students in the LLCC district.
- To enhance the current high school curriculum.
- To address students’ unique interests, abilities, and attitudes.
- To prepare students for work and/or further educational endeavors.
- To improve the transition of students from high school to college.
- Courses are tuition-free for students taking a dual credit course taught during the high school day by a high school instructor as part of the regular teaching load. Otherwise, students must cover the cost of courses offered in the COLLEGE NOW program.
- Students get a head start on their college education.
- Dual credit entices students not to choose early graduation.
- Students who take college-level courses while in a high school adapt more easily to college curriculum.
- Courses offered in district high schools make college more accessible to area high school students.
- The Concurrent Enrollment Program provides an incentive for students to pursue a college degree when financial obstacles might otherwise prevent them from doing so.
- Enrollment in the Concurrent Enrollment Program can reduce the students’ costs in tuition payment after they complete high school and enroll in a college or university.
- Credit earned is posted as college credit on an official LLCC transcript.
- Courses are college-level courses and are of the same high quality, cover the same content and have the same rigor as courses offered at the college’s main campus or regional locations.
- Courses can be taken for college and high school credit.
- Students must enroll as LLCC students.
- Students will be subject to all LLCC placement, enrollment, grading and records policies and procedures. All instructors of dual credit courses must meet Illinois Community College Board (ICCB) and LLCC qualifications.
- Dual credit courses use LLCC textbooks and outlines (unless otherwise approved by an LLCC dean).