Who will teach me and where will I learn?

Qualified and caring faculty

Get help becoming your best self

Your instructors are here to welcome you, to inspire you and to guide you to a successful career. Skilled faculty members devote themselves to helping you become the very best version of yourself.

Your faculty are Welcoming

Caring about diversity is more than something your instructors say—it’s something they do. They create a welcoming environment that supports your well-being.

Your faculty are

Your thoughtful instructors know college is not just about classwork. What you do outside of the classroom influences your life just as much—if not more. Watch the stories of faculty members inspiring their students to succeed.

Your faculty are Accomplished

Outstanding Faculty of the Year. Credentialed. Celebrated. These are your instructors. They are teachers first and always, focusing on giving you a quality education. See how they help you achieve your goals.

State-of-the-art facilities

One college. Many locations. Each distinct.

You can take classes, study or relax at the up-to-date facilities at each CLC location, including our three campuses and two stand-alone sites. Whether you're an aspiring chef, an engineer, a digital artist or a budding scientist, we have the equipment and facilities to match your ambitions. From advanced welding machines to the latest digital media software, we invest in the resources that empower your growth and development. Our commitment is to help you bridge the gap between education and the real world, preparing you for a successful career.

Conveniently located in the northeastern part of metropolitan Chicago, basically half way between Milwaukee and Chicago, CLC’s campuses include Grayslake, Lakeshore and Southlake. Two stand-alone centers, the Advanced Technology Center in Gurnee and Prairie Restaurant at Brae Loch in Grayslake, are closest to the Grayslake Campus.

Setting you up for success

The setting: Timeless beauty and new technology

Walk along the lake on our Grayslake campus. Revel in the tools and tech that match what you’ll find in your industry. Gain hands-on experience in our newly built Advanced Technology Center or restaurant.

Learn more about the Grayslake Campus
Walk around Grayslake Campus—or through the many connected buildings—to find wings dedicated to engineering, childcare, business and physical education.

100% Waukegan—100% CLC

Health programs at Lakeshore


Transform Lake County

Transform Lake County is a program that provides full-tuition grants in short-term programs. The goal is to create more equity in the Lake County workforce by offering an education with no cost to the student.

Learn more about the Lakeshore Campus
Lakeshore Campus just went through a $48 million renovation to give you access to ultramodern and sustainable spaces.

Health and wellness for all

The Center for Health and Wellness Promotion offers training for students in these fields and professional services for the public.

Learn more about the Southlake Campus
Combine health and wellness with your education at the top-shelf spaces on Southlake’s Campus.

Hands-on, brains-on

The Advanced Technology Center is a sprawling 27,000 sf, the largest welding and fabrication lab in Illinois. It houses advanced welding technologies such as robotic welding, laser welding and fabrication technologies, including vertical press brakes and CNC plasma cutters. More than 200 students can build their skills here every term.

New technologies call for new technologists. Become ready to install, maintain and repair modern equipment. This is where you learn the advanced technologies that will drive the future of industry. Get introduced to industrial technologies such as programmable logic controllers, automated logistical systems and process control systems.

Learn more about these programs:

Learn more about the Advanced Technology Center
The Advanced Technology Center might as well be its own campus. See what we mean.

Prairie Restaurant at Brae Loch

Brae Loch golf club will once again have food service when the student-run Prairie Restaurant opens there. Show your chops—or cut into them—in this premium, newly renovated banquet facility.

Learn more about Prairie

Why should you choose CLC...

How will CLC help me to be successful?

Explore the many free ways we support your personal journey, education and well-being.

How will I balance school with work/life?

CLC focuses on a multi-faceted approach to keep all aspects of your life in equilibrium. We’ll help you make sure you have enough time to do everything you need to tackle in a day.

What's it like to be a student at CLC?

On campus or online, there are plenty of ways to get the full college experience.

How will CLC help me to transfer or get a job?

Whether your goal is to transfer or get in a job right away, CLC has advisors and career navigators available to guide you.