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College offers information sessions for engineering transfer program

by Public Relations and Marketing | Published Feb 21, 2019

The College of Lake County engineering transfer department will hold information sessions on Thursday, March 7 at 6 p.m. and Monday, April 15 at 7 p.m. for prospective students interested in taking the first two years of a Bachelor of Science in engineering degree at CLC and learning more about transfer agreements with multiple engineering programs.

Both sessions will be offered in the new Baxter Innovation Lab in Room T120 on CLC’s Grayslake Campus. Prior to the April 15 session, a Lab open house will take place fromPhoto of student at 3D printer in Baxter Innovation Lab 5-7 p.m. and will include tours, hands-on activities and demonstrations. Parents are also invited to attend the open house and information sessions.

Photo: The Baxter Innovation Lab, which houses 3D printers and other state-of-the-art equipment, is the location for engineering transfer information sessions.

The 45-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). Additionally, guaranteed admission agreements with University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, University of Illinois-Chicago and Northern Illinois University will be explained, along with other transfer opportunities. For students interested in transferring from CLC to UIUC Engineering, the first session is in advance of the March 15 deadline to the UIUC Engineering Pathways application.  

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

The deadline to apply to the UIUC Engineering Pathways program for Fall Semester 2019 is March 15. View the online application at https://pathways.engineering.illinois.edu.

For more information, contact Twardock at rtwardock@clcillinois.edu or Engineering Professor Jan Edwards at jedwards1@clcillinois.edu. Or visit www.clcillinois.edu/programs/egr.

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