LEARNING OPPORTUNITIES


Institutional Learning Outcomes

Developed with input from faculty, staff, and community stakeholders, the following Institutional Learning Outcomes (ILOs) reflect the broad-level knowledge, skills, behaviors, and attitudes that graduates should demonstrate as a result of their experiences at Illinois Central College.  Such experiences may include general education courses, program courses, developmental courses, co-curricular activities, and extra-curricular activities, among others. ILOs help prepare our graduates to become productive members of society and life-long learners.

Communication

Statement of Intent:  Associate degree graduates have the ability to transfer information, concepts, or emotions to an audience through written, oral, symbolic, aesthetic, and/or nonverbal communication methods that successfully align with their purpose.

Reasoning

Statement of Intent: Associate degree graduates identify and solve problems, analyze new information, synthesize and evaluate ideas, and transform ideas into a course of action by using critical, creative, and/or analytical skills.

Responsibility

Statement of Intent: Associate degree graduates understand the implications of choices and actions, demonstrate appropriate behaviors in academic/professional contexts, and contribute constructively within the context of community.

Developmental Coursework

Developmental courses are designed to provide students with the basic skills needed to achieve success in college-level courses.  Based on placement testing scores, student will be advised as to the most appropriate sequence of classes to attain their educational goals. Although students receive grades for developmental courses, those courses do not apply towards a degree or certificate. For information related to developmental coursework and Financial Assistance, refer to the Remedial Coursework section of the catalog.

Degrees (Definitions)

Associate in Applied Science Degree is a career-oriented degree preparing students for immediate employment and is awarded in a specific program of study. Although not designed as a transfer degree, some courses may fulfill Illinois Articulation Initiative’s (IAI) general education requirements, and some courses may transfer to four-year colleges and universities. Students should consult their departmental advisor for more information on these courses.

Associate in General Studies Degree allows individuals interested in acquiring a broad range of academic courses to suit their specific needs. While it is not designed as a transfer degree, some coursework may fulfill Illinois Articulation Initiative's (IAI) general requirements or transfer to a four-year college or university. Students who choose this option should work closely with their advisors to determine whether this option meets current and future needs.

Associate in Arts Degree is a baccalaureate-oriented transfer degree focused in the fine arts, humanities, social and behavioral sciences, or professional fields with these study areas as a foundation. Degree completion may qualify the individual for junior standing at many four-year colleges and universities. ICC’s Associate in Arts (AA) degree fulfills the Illinois Articulation Initiative’s (IAI) general education requirements. (For more information on the Illinois Articulation Initiative visit the itransfer website: www.itransfer.org.)

Associate in Science Degree is a baccalaureate-oriented transfer degree focused in life or physical sciences, or professional fields with these study areas as a foundation. Degree completion may qualify the individual for junior standing at many four-year colleges and universities. Students who complete the Associate in Science (AS) degree at ICC will need to complete additional requirements at ICC or the transfer institution in order to complete the Illinois Articulation Initiative’s (IAI) general education requirements. (For more information on the Illinois Articulation Initiative visit the itransfer website: www.itransfer.org.)

Associate in Engineering Science Degree is a baccalaureate-oriented degree for students pursuing engineering. This degree does not fulfill all Illinois Articulation Initiative's (IAI) general education requirements. The Associate in Engineering (AES) degree provides students with a greater number of credit hours in mathematics and sciences early in their academic career, which is the preferred course sequence for some colleges and universities. Students completing this degree may be expected to take additional general education requirements at their transfer schools. Students who choose this option should work closely with their Engineering advisor to assure a smooth transition from ICC to a four-year engineering program.

Math Sequencing

For more information on the Math sequence for Transfer Programs click to view the Math Sequencing Chart (math flow chart 2021).

For Associate in Applied Science (AAS) degrees, view degree requirements and individual program requirements, which can be found in the relevant Career Cluster.