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Find new certificates this fall

by Public Relations and Marketing | Published May 27, 2020

Whether you’re a professional looking to upskill, an adult learner trying out a new career path or a high school grad looking to earn your associate degree before transferring to a four-year college, CLC offers certificates and degrees in more than 85 fields. The college develops new programs based off the workforce demands from local employers and our community – mutually benefitting employers who need workers and future employees who need work. 

Cybersecurity certificate 

Responding to the growing demand for skilled workers who can help safeguard an organization’s digital infrastructure, CLC created a new 30-credit career certificate in cybersecurity, scheduled to launch this fall. Course work begins with foundational classes in network operating systems and network automation. Subsequent courses focus on cybersecurity, including how to look for weaknesses and vulnerabilities in target systems. 

“The program will prepare students to protect businesses as well as other institutions that currently use electronic commerce from malicious cyberattacks and data theft.” - Sanjay Kumar, chair of CLC’s computer information technology department. 

Digital Media Design certificates 

Starting this fall, students can focus on five new career certificates in digital media design including:

  • Graphic Design
  • Web Design
  • 2D Animation
  • 3D Modeling and Animation
  • Digital A/V Production and Editing

These new certificates can all be completed within one academic year with full-time enrollment, making the programs an appealing opportunity for people who want to upskill their digital media design abilities.

“My professors went above and beyond to reassure our choice of major and make sure we had the skills to be hirable or succeed in a transfer program,” said Araceli Gaucin, first-generation college student. She plans to transfer to University of Southern California and complete her bachelor’s degree so she can pursue a career in videography.

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.