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College offers two information sessions for engineering transfer program

by Public Relations and Marketing | Published Feb 27, 2020

The College of Lake County engineering transfer department will hold information sessions at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, March 10 and Thursday, May 7 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.

Photo: CLC’s Baxter Innovation LabPhoto of 3D printer in Baxter Innovation Lab on Grayslake Campus contains state-of-the-art technology such as 3D printing.

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). 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 April 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 2020 is April 15. View the online application at

For more information, contact Twardock at or Engineering Professor Jan Edwards at Or visit


About College of Lake County:

The College of Lake County is a comprehensive community college committed to equitable high-quality education, cultural enrichment and partnerships to advance the diverse communities it serves in northeastern Illinois. Offered at three campuses in Grayslake, Vernon Hills and Waukegan or online, college classes are affordable and accessible to help each student achieve academic, career and personal goals. More than 70,000 students graduated with degrees and certificates since the college opened in 1969. The College of Lake County is the only higher-education institution ranked among the top 15 best places to work in Illinois by Forbes and is a national leader in many areas, including sustainability and conservation. Learn more at or call (847) 543-2000.