Updates and Clarifications to 2022/23 Catalog

The following updates/clarifications have been made to the 2022/2023 catalog:


GSV 100 Commercial Driver's License Regulations
The course description reads as follows: The Commercial Motor Vehicle Safety Act of 1986 (CMVSA) has placed more stringent requirements on licensing of all commercial truck drivers. This three-credit  four-credit hour course is designed to deliver all of the needed information to take and pass the commercial Driver's License General Knowledge Written Exams in the states of Illinois and Iowa. Along with the Commercial Driver's License required, units on log books and first aid training will be covered. 

NRS 243 Advanced Medical Surgical Nursing
The prerequisites for the course are as follows: NRS 142 with a grade of "C" or better or current LPN licensure. NRS 143, NRS 144, and BIO 110 with a grade of "C" or better.



Early Childhood Education-Associate in Applied Science (042)

The Early Childhood Access Consortium for Equity allows for transfer of ECE community college career degrees in their entirety (including Gateways Level 4 and a 2.0/4.0 CGPA) to participating four-year schools with junior-level standing.


General Education Requirements - 15 Hours 

  • Communications (ENG 101 and COM 131 Required) 6 Semester hour(s)
  • Physical Science Physical or Life Science (BIO 120 Recommended) 3 Semester hour(s)
  • Social and Behavioral Sciences (PSY 103 & SOC 251 Required) 6 Semester hour(s)


Machining & CNC (H73) Certificate

Major Field Requirements:

  •  ELT 120 - Fundamentals of Electricity w/ Applied Math (3 Semester Hours) 
  • OR MAT 106 - Applied Mathematics (3 Semester Hours)
  • IND 108 - Introduction to CAD (2 Semester Hours)
  • IND 118 - Mechanical Systems (3 Semester Hours)
  • IND 125 - Machining & Manufacturing Proc (3 Semester Hours)
  • IND 131 - OSHA Standards (1 Semester Hour)
  • IND 203 - Advanced Machining & Manufacturing Proc (3 Semester Hours)
  • IND 207 - Computer Numerical Cont Prog I (3 Semester Hours)
  • IND 208 - Compu Numerical Control Prog II (3 Semester Hours)
  • *IND 250 - Industrial Internship (1-3 Semester Hours)
  • WLD 106 - Welding Fundamentals (2 Semester Hours)



Certificate Programs:


Certificate programs consist of a series of prescribed courses (in a specialized field) which prepare the student for entry level occupations. These programs range from 4  3 to 43 semester hours and are designed to be completed in less than two years. Certificate programs require few general education requirements and thus are designed to develop the technical competence of the student. Many certificate programs contain the core courses of the associate in applied science degree program in the same field, thereby allowing the student to continue with additional study and earn an A.A.S. degree.

Certificate students must satisfy graduation requirements. See Policies.