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Highland trustees renew community college educational agreement

FREEPORT�The Highland Community College Board of Trustees approved an expanded community college education agreement during their regular June session. This comprehensive agreement assures that students will receive the in-district tuition rate at other colleges for vocational programs not offered within their local district.

The recent pact expands upon a 2007 agreement, with the addition of Moraine Valley Community College and Rend Lake College. To be eligible, a student's educational program must lead to an Associate of Applied Science degree or an occupational certificate. After the required general education credits are completed, approval is then granted by the "sending" college, or the student's home district, to attend the "receiving" college in another district.

Highland receives the majority of its students from the nearby Rock Valley and Sauk Valley Community College districts. Currently, Cosmetology, Wind Turbine, Automotive Technology and Agriculture are the most popular programs for out-of-district students.

Highland students will continue to benefit from the agreement as all general education courses are offered within the home district or online, reducing costs for those students interested in completing a program offered at another community college. The updated agreement consists of 28 participating schools, previously bound by three separate arrangements:

�Black Hawk College
�Carl Sandburg College
�Danville Community College
�Elgin Community College
�Heartland Community College
�Highland Community College
�Illinois Central College
�Illinois Valley Community College
�John Wood Community College
�Joliet Junior College
�Kankakee Community College
�Kaskaskia College
�Kishwaukee College
�Lake Land College
�Lewis and Clark Community College funny halloween pictures
�Lincoln Land Community College funny pictures
�McHenry County College funny images
�Moraine Valley Community College funny photos
�Morton College
�Prairie State College
�Rend Lake College
�Richland Community College
�Rock Valley College
�Sauk Valley Community College
�South Suburban College
�Southwestern Illinois College
�Spoon River College
�Waubonsee Community

Students interested in completing their general education requirements at Highland and transferring to a partner school�s vocational training program should call the Admissions Department at 815.599.3414.

2998 W. Pearl City Road
Freeport, IL 61032-9341

Fax 815-235-6130

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