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Dual Credit Program - Lake Land College, Mattoon Illinois

Dual Credit Program

Dual Credit Program at Lake Land College

Lake Land College offers academic and occupational, college-level courses to qualified high school students in order to extend access to affordable higher education to a larger percentage of district residents, stimulate and challenge students in their junior and senior years of high school, and to give students advanced college placement when entering the colleges of their choice. These courses are important links in the transition from one educational experience to another and into careers.  It is important to note that as a dual credit student, you will be held to the same academic standards as a traditonal Lake Land College student (academic integrity, maturity, and course rigor).

  • Dual Credit: Courses offered at our partner high schools that are taught by qualified high school teachers in which students receive both high school and college credit are called dual credit courses.
  • Dual Enrollment: In some cases high school students enroll in courses on the Lake Land College campus, at an extension center, or online. This is dual enrollment. High school students who wish to enroll at Lake Land College as dual enrollment students should follow the enrollment procedures for typical (non-dual) Lake Land College students rather than through the Dual Credit Program. In some cases, the secondary school may grant high school credit for dual enrollment courses. This decision is made solely by the secondary school administration.


Orientation Meetings

ClassE Student, Parent, and Business Partner Orientation Dinner:

  • Mon, Aug 17 2015
  • 5:30-7:30pm
  • Lake Land College- theater and Laker Point

High School Dual Credit Instructor & Lake Land College Faculty Mixer:

  • Thu, Sept 24
  • Lake Land College Field House
  • 4:30-6:30pm

Laker Visit Days- a Dual Credit information table will be present during the field house portion of the event

  • Thu, June 18
  • Fri, Oct 23
  • Fri, Dec 4

Dual Credit Parent Information Nights: tentative dates/locations

  • Tuesday, Nov. 3 at Lake Land College in Mattoon, Webb Hall 081 from 5:30-6:30 p.m.
  • Thursday, Nov. 5 at Eastern Region Center, 224 S. Sixth Street, Marshall from 5:30-6:30 p.m.
  • Tuesday, Nov. 10 at the Kluthe Center, 1204 Network Center Blvd., Effingham, room 201, from 5:30-6:30 p.m.
  • Thursday, Nov. 12 at the Western Region Center, 600 E. First St., Pana from 5:30-6:30 p.m.


  • The Dual Credit Director will be attendance to many (if not all) of the local professional development meetings.
  1. Eastern Illinois Educaion for Employment System (EIEFES)
  2. Bond, Fayette, Effingham Vocational System (BFE)
  3. Effingham Chamber of Commerce
  4. National Alliance of Concurrent Enrollment Partnerships (NCAEP)



  • Hello!  My name is Aaron Hale and I am the new Director of Dual Credit, Honors Experience, WYSE Academic Challenge, and Transfer Coordination (replacing Brent Todd in June 2015).  Please feel free to contact me with any questions or if you would like to schedule a time to meet in person.  I look forward to working with you this coming school year.
  • Please check out our new website.  We have added new features including current dual credit course listings, supplemental instructor materials, and new programs (Career Academy, ClassE, etc.).
  • ENG-121 has a new course requirement for dual credit students.  You must receive a "D" or higher on the final research paper in order to pass the class for college credit.  All ENG-121 dual credit high school instructors need to make note of this requirement in an updated syllabi.  Please contact the LLC Humanities division chair (Salisa Olmsted) with further questions to this new Fall 2015-Spring 2016 requirement.


Participating Schools
Beecher City
First Baptist
Okaw Area Vocational
Okaw Valley
St. Anthony
St. Elmo

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