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Lake Land College is authorized to grant the following degrees to students who successfully complete the requirements of certain prescribed curricula:

Associate in Arts

Associate in Science

Associate in Engineering Science

Associate in Applied Science

Associate in Liberal Studies (ALS)

Certificates are granted in technological fields to students who completed the required courses in accordance with prescribed standards developed by the College.

The requirements for each degree and certificate will be recommended by the faculty and approved by the President. The requirements shall be based upon the needs and interests of the students and of the community and shall reflect requirements of the Illinois Community College Board, transfer institutions, and/or accrediting associations.

Required of All Students in Degree Programs

Students will be eligible for graduation when they have met all of the following requirements:

  1. Met all College admissions requirements.
  2. Fulfilled all general and specific requirements in one of the associate degree curriculums listed in the catalogue. Associate in Science or Associate in Arts degree major requirements may vary from sample college transfer curriculum depending upon the students’ selection of courses to meet four-year college requirements.
  3. Accumulated a minimum of sixty-four (64) semester hours.
  4. Accumulated a grade point average of 2.00 (C) in the general and specific requirements for the degree. Only courses at the .040 course level or above will count toward graduation.
    • The final grade point average for graduation of students who have made a major career program change only includes those credit hours and grades of courses applicable to meet the requirements of the major.
    • The final grade point average for graduation of transfer students does not include grades earned at other institutions for courses accepted toward graduation at Lake Land College. Advanced standing and transfer credit are granted for courses passed in accredited colleges and universities. Accredited is defined to include only the North Central Association or other regional accrediting agencies.
  5. Students enrolled in the Associate Degree in Nursing and Physical Therapist Assistant programs are required to maintain final grades of "C"or better each semester in every required course in the curricula.
  6. Students enrolled in the John Deere Tech program must achieve a grade of "C"or higher in all JDA classes and TEC-048 to remain in and graduate from the program. Any student receiving less than a "C"in these classes will be required to withdraw from the program and repeat the class during the next scheduled offering prior to continuing in or graduating from the program.
  7. Acquired a minimum of thirty-two (32) semester hours from Lake Land College. A minimum of twenty-four (24) of the last thirty-two (32) semester hours must be earned at Lake Land College. (Credit hours by proficiency examination and experiential learning are excluded in the above indicated number [32] of hours.)
  8. Filed a Notice of Intent to Graduate with the Admissions and Records Office by the posted date of the semester in which the student will meet academic graduation requirements.

Requirements for More than One Associate Degree

Students may earn either an Associate in Science (A.S.) or Associate in Arts (A.A.) degree, but not both. However, students may earn an Associate in Science and an Associate in Engineering Science (A.E.S.) degree.

Students may earn an Associate in Applied Science Degree (A.A.S.) and transfer degree (A.A., A.S., or A.E.S. degree) if they meet the specific curriculum requirements for the A.A.S. degree and complete all the general and specific requirements for the A.A., A.S. or A.E.S. degree, as outlined in the section of the catalogue for college transfer degree requirements. It is important that students meet with their advisor or counselor because not all courses required in an Associate in Applied Science program are intended for or accepted as transfer credit to senior institutions.

In order for a student to be eligible for more than one degree, other than the combination of Associate in Science and Associate in Engineering Science, he/she must satisfactorily complete an additional sixteen (16) semester hours at Lake Land College. All specific course requirements for the second degree must be satisfied, and at least sixteen (16) semester hours not applicable to meet the minimum requirements for the first degree must be earned.

Students who seek a second degree from Lake Land College are subject to published deadlines to file an intent to graduate form.

Required of All Students in Certificate Programs

Students will be eligible for graduation when they have met all of the following requirements:

  1. Met all College admissions requirements.
  2. Fulfilled all general and specific requirements in one of the certificate programs listed in the Catalogue.
  3. Achieved a "C"(2.00) average or received a grade of P (Pass) in those courses applicable to meet the requirements of the certificates.
  4. Completed at Lake Land College at least one-half of the total number of semester hours required for the certificate and completed at least one course at Lake Land College during the semester the certificate is earned.
  5. Filed a Notice of Intent to Graduate with the Admissions and Records Office by the posted date of the semester in which the student will meet academic graduation requirements.

A student who discontinues attendance for a full year or more will be subject to requirements in the current catalogue at the time of registration. The student is responsible for proper registration each semester and satisfying all graduation requirements.


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