Ever catch yourself wondering what the future holds for
yourself or a loved one? Imagining the future can be a powerful drive for
change. This kind of visualization can help us be positive, enhance a sense of
purpose and begin to set goals. When it comes to turning these thoughts into
reality, sometimes the hardest part can be taking the first step.
Lincoln Land Community College helps many students explore
options and take that first step toward reaching their goals — whether a
student is looking for hands-on career training, for one specific class or to
earn an associate degree that transfers to a four-year university.
One of the reasons we offer a wide variety of options and
services is because we don’t take a one-size-fits-all approach. We recognize
that everyone has different goals and ways of learning.
We offer an array of personalized services to help students
take not only that first step, but other steps in their journey as well — from
choosing a major and identifying support resources to making the transition to
college and helping you succeed.
If your goal is to get a job in the health care or skilled
trades, we offer a wide range of hands-on training for in-demand jobs. As a
community college, connecting with businesses and employers is an essential
part of what we do. We value their input as we keep our health care and
workforce training relevant to job opportunities and employer needs.
In health care, we currently offer 25 different programs. In
addition to nursing, some of our other training programs include diagnostic
medical sonography, radiography, respiratory care, surgical technology,
occupational therapy assistant, phlebotomy and dental assistant.
The Workforce Institute at LLCC is the home of training
programs such as diesel tech, welding, industrial maintenance, construction and
hospitality and culinary arts.
We also offer associate degrees designed for transfer to
four-year universities. If you are interested in earning a degree, start here
at LLCC. We have always worked to keep our tuition costs low, and that is even
before factoring in financial aid and scholarships, which lower the cost even
While some students want to earn a degree or certificate,
others are looking to upskill — to take a specific course to become more
proficient in a certain area, perhaps in computer science, business or world
If you’re not sure but know that you are ready to look at
what learning and career opportunities are available, we’re here for you, too.
I encourage you to take a first step toward the future you
imagine by visiting LLCC. Visiting a college campus is an exciting step in the
journey to reach your educational or career goals.
LLCC will be hosting a campus open house from 11 a.m. to 2
p.m. Monday, Feb. 19. It is a free event and will be held at our Springfield
campus at 5250 Shepherd Road, and at our Outreach Centers in Jacksonville (32
N. Central Park Plaza), Litchfield (1 Lincoln Land Drive) and Taylorville (800
S. Spresser St.).
You can get to know us by speaking with faculty and staff,
viewing exhibits, touring select areas of campus, learning about the basics of
college and choosing a major, and can also apply for admission.
Registration for the event is available at
www.llcc.edu/open-house or by calling 217-786-2292. Walk-ins are welcome.
Now is a great time to take the first step toward reaching
your goals. Explore the opportunities by joining us at LLCC’s open house on
Feb. 19. We look forward to seeing you!
Charlotte Warren is president of Lincoln Land Community