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Engineering and Computer Science

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About the Program

The engineering transfer curriculum at CLC is a two-year program that will prepare you for continued engineering study at a four-year college or university. The program parallels the first two years of an engineering program at most universities accredited by the Accrediting Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET).

The Engineering transfer program has roughly 350 students and two full time faculty members. Classes are held primarily in the Grayslake campus, with many of the Engineering courses taught in the T-Wing. Students in the program have access to the Baxter Innovation Lab, an open lab designed for students to innovate, brainstorm, prototype, and make their own designs. In addition to using the lab, internship opportunities are available for student workers as well.


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Transfer Information

The most popular schools for transfer include the University of Illinois - Chicago (UIC "TAG"), Northern Illinois University (NIU - "Guaranteed Transfer Admission program") and the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign (UIUC - "Engineering Pathways" program). Guaranteed transfer agreements are in place for these three schools plus several more. After completing the CLC Engineering Transfer curriculum, students attain Junior status upon transferring and usually complete their 4-year degree in 5 or less additional semesters.

"College of Lake County transfer students are well-qualified to succeed in Bradley's Baccalaureate Engineering Programs. If they have an Associates degree, students can graduate in as little as two years."
— Bob Podlasek, PhD, Assistant Dean, Caterpillar College of Engineering and Technology, Bradley University

If you plan to major in Engineering at the College of Lake County with the intent to transfer to a four-year university to obtain a bachelor's degree, you may be eligible to receive a scholarship under the NSF Engineering and Computer Science Scholar Program.


Why study at CLC?

  • Ease of transfer

  • Lower cost

  • Smaller classes

  • Quality education

  • Extracurricular opportunities


Baxter Innovation Lab

Thanks to funding provided by Baxter International Inc., CLC will create the Baxter Innovation Lab providing a cutting-edge workshop to help produce engineers, technicians and other designers who can complete in a global economy and develop the next buzz-worthy products. Take a virtual tour of the Baxter Innovation Lab.

Learn more about the Baxter Innovation Lab



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Engineering Program

Meet professors and students from CLC's Engineering transfer program and learn about the Engineering Pathways program with University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Grainger College of Engineering and the National Science Foundation scholarships. Discover all the benefits of starting your engineering degree at CLC.

See also: Tensile Test with CLC Engineering Professor Rob Twardock