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CLC offers information sessions for engineering transfer program

by College of Lake County Public Relations | Published Feb 12, 2018

The College of Lake County engineering transfer department will hold information sessions Tuesday, Feb. 13 and Thursday, March 15 for prospective students interested in taking the first two years of a Bachelor of Science in engineering degree at CLC.

Both sessions will be offered at 7 p.m. in Room A013 on CLC’s Grayslake Campus, 19351 W. Washington St. in Grayslake. Parents are also invited to attend.

The 30-minute sessions will include information about the CLC engineering transfer curriculum and the University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign (UIUC) College of Engineering Pathways program (which offers guaranteed admission after successfully completing two years at CLC). The sessions also will cover CLC’s guaranteed transfer Photo of Dominic Olesak operating laser cutteradmission programs established with the University of Illinois-Chicago and Northern Illinois University. Other topics include the National Science Foundation Scholarship program, CLC’s Engineering Club, academic support services and more.

The first two years of any engineering curriculum is common, allowing “pre-engineering” majors to start at CLC and transfer to any engineering field and enjoy considerable savings, said Professor Rob Twardock, engineering transfer department chair.

“With the average four-year public university tuition at $15,000-20,000 per year, plus room and board of $10,000-12,000, engineering students can save about $25,000 per year by starting at CLC. We offer small classes taught by professors who are professional engineers,” he said. “Additionally, the Engineering department's Baxter Innovation lab offers students a hands-on environment for creating prototypes, programming and working on design projects.” (Photo: Dominic Olesak, an engineering student, operates a laser cutter in the Baxter Innovation Lab at CLC's Grayslake Campus. Olesak is now a civil engineering major at the University of Wisconsin-Platteville.)

The deadline to apply to the UIUC Engineering Pathways program for Fall Semester 2018 is March 15. Find out more at http://www.clcillinois.edu/programs/egr/options/engineering-pathways.

The deadline for preferred consideration for the NSF Scholars program is April 15. The application is at http://www.clcillinois.edu/paying-for-college/financial-aid/types-of-financial-aid/clc-foundation-scholarships.

For more information, contact Twardock at (847) 543-2903 rtwardock@clcillinois.edu. Or visit www.clcillinois.edu/programs/egr.