Illinois Central College Course descriptions are listed alphabetically by subject name. Not all courses are offered each semester. The description is introduced by a subject prefix followed by a three-digit course number, course title, and number of semester hours of credit.
Sample Course Listing
ACCTG -> Subject Prefix
000 -> Course Number
ACCOUNTING -> Course Title
(BUS 000) -> IAI Number
3 Credit Hours -> How many credits awarded for the course
(OC) -> Type of Credit
Prerequisite: ACCTG 000 or department approval. -> Requirements to get into the course
Lecture Hours: 3 Laboratory Hours: 0 -> Number of lecture and laboratory hours required per week for a full semester course
Freshman level – occupational
Freshman level – transfer or occupational
Sophomore level – transfer or occupational
indicates Community Education (followed by two digits)
IAI Number - refer to IAI/ICC General Course Alignment for General Education Courses.
Prerequisite - Unfulfilled prerequisites may restrict enrollment in a course. If you are unsure that you have completed a prerequisite or its equivalent, contact either your advisor or the dean/associate dean of that department.
Types of Credit
(TC) Transfer Credit – articulated with state universities; usually transferrable
(OC) Occupational Credit – applicable to an occupational degree or certificate; may be transferrable
(BEC) Basic Education Credit – preparation for college level course work; not applicable to degrees or certificates
(ABE) Adult Basic Education Credit – competency/basic skills credit; not applicable to degrees or certificates
(ASE) Adult Secondary Education Credit – competency/basic skills credit; not applicable to degrees or certificates
(ESL) English as a Second Language – competency/basic skills credit; not applicable to degrees or certificates
Access to a computer and/or the Internet may be required for a class, regardless of format. See notes for a particular class in class schedule or check with instructor.
4-week classes – Classes are either more frequent or longer than regular 16-week classes, allowing you to earn a full semester’s credit in four weeks.
8-week classes – Classes are either more frequent or longer than regular 16-week classes, allowing you to earn a full semester’s credit in eight weeks.
12-week classes – Classes are either more frequent or longer than regular 16-week classes, allowing you to earn a full semester’s credit in twelve weeks.
Extended – Courses that extend beyond the normal end of the semester.
Flex – Students may enroll in the class any time during the semester, but must finish the class within a year.
Hybrid classes – Class content is delivered through a combination of face-to-face instruction and the Internet. Time required in the classroom is reduced but not eliminated.
Independent study – You develop a plan of study for a particular subject area. With approval from the dean/associate dean, you earn credit by successfully completing your project and submitting a written report by the end of the semester.
Internships – Earn college credit in selected programs while you work at approved locations. You must earn at least twelve semester hours of college credit before enrolling in an internship. Your internship schedule is arranged cooperatively among your work supervisor, your program supervisor or teaching chair, and you.
Minimesters – Course content is studied in a condensed time frame between semesters, usually in 11 to 13 days.
Off-campus classes – Classes offered at locations other than Illinois Central College campuses.
Short – Courses that are shorter in duration than normal.
Web classes – Course content is delivered online instead of in a classroom. A student who likes to read, write, use the computer and the Internet, and is self-directed to complete work on his or her own is more likely to succeed in a web class. Web classes are not easier nor do they take less time; they require as much if not more time than a traditional class. Web classes have deadlines and due dates. Access to a reliable computer and a stable connection to the Internet is required. NOTE: Some online math classes may require proctored testing. Contact the specific instructor for more information.
Weekend college – Classes meet on Friday, Saturday, and/or Sunday.