Parkland College

Introduction

Parkland College is a two­ year college located in Champaign, Illinois, one of the top destinations for international students in the United States. Offering more than 100 Associates Degree and Certificate programs, Parkland College is well known for its small class sizes, state-­of­-the-­art facilities, inclusive learning environment, and personable faculty. Parkland boasts the largest international student body of any 2 ­year college in the state of Illinois, with more than 300 students representing more than 40 countries.

The Associate Degree offers an ideal and inexpensive doorway for international students wanting to enter the American education system. Having worked to perfect their English language skills through the English as a Second Language (ESL) program or earned two years-­worth of transferable credits, many of Parkland’s international students then transfer to 4-­year universities (2+2 transfer) all around United States, where they continue their educations, earning Baccalaureate and graduate degrees. The University of Illinois, also located in Champaign, and one of the top research universities in the country, is the biggest recipient of transfers from Parkland. International students can transfer to the University of Illinois, already settled in Champaign and with two years of experience in the American education system.

Located on the outskirts of Champaign, Parkland College’s campus is both modern and picturesque, surrounded by trees and nearby parks and is easily accessible on the public bus system. There is plenty of parking for students with cars. On campus there is a theatre, a cafeteria, a gym, and the Staerkel Planetarium, the second largest planetarium in Illinois, which hosts public lectures, shows, and exhibits. Parkland College also operates student-­run radio and television stations. Athletically Parkland College is represented by 8 men’s and women’s sports teams that compete in the NJCAA.

With such a sizable international student population, Parkland College faculty are well accustomed to the challenges faced by international students and are experienced in dealing with them. Parkland strives to enhance global awareness and multiculturalism through education and faculty welcome the unique perspectives brought by international students in their classes.


The TOEFL is not required for admission to Parkland College, but prospective students who have taken it and scored 61 (internet) or 500 (print) or higher only need to submit a writing sample. Prospective students who have not taken the TOEFL will take an English language assessment upon arriving at Parkland. Having not taken the TOEFL will NOT affect admission to Parkland College.

“Besides theoretical knowledge, Parkland has taught me some very important lessons about tolerance and the American lifestyle. Treated with nothing but respect, I was introduced to a different side of the world and myself. That ­ along with my amazing international friends ­ is why I consider my time there the experience of a lifetime.” – Fábio Goulart Andrade, Brazil. Parkland College student 2011­-12.

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English as a Second Language (ESL)

Campus Full time Part time September 2017 USA Champaign

Offering more than 100 Associates Degree and Certificate programs, Parkland College is well known for its small class sizes, state-­of-­the-­art facilities, inclusive learning environment, and personable faculty. [+]

Offering more than 100 Associates Degree and Certificate programs, Parkland College is well known for its small class sizes, state­-of-­the-­art facilities, inclusive learning environment, and personable faculty. Parkland boasts the largest international student body of any 2­ year college in the state of Illinois, with more than 300 students representing more than 40 countries. The Associate Degree offers an ideal and inexpensive doorway for international students wanting to enter the American education system. Having worked to perfect their English language skills through the English as a Second Language (ESL) program or earned two years­ worth of transferable credits, many of Parkland’s international students then transfer on to 4­ year universities (2+2 transfer) around the United States, where they continue their educations, earning Baccalaureate and graduate degrees. Parkland College faculty are well accustomed to the challenges faced by international students are experienced in dealing with them. Parkland strives to enhance global awareness and multiculturalism through education and faculty welcome the perspective brought by international students in their classes. Why Choose Parkland College: ● small class sizes and a personalized education ● Intensive English as a Second Language (ESL) program for non-­English speakers ● complete two years and transfer credits to a 4­ year university ● in the same city as the University of Illinois, a top research university ● around ½ the yearly cost of 4­ year universities ● diverse international student population, more than 300 international students ● faculty focus on global awareness and multiculturalism ● stand out! Pre­college ESL The ESL program offers a series of 3 ­credit ­hour skills courses in four skill areas for academic preparation. Students can enroll part-­time or full­-time; course placement is based on scores from either the ACT COMPASS/ESL test or TOEFL. The courses are available from beginning through advanced levels in grammar/writing and listening/ speaking/pronunciation. Supplemental instruction through computer­-based assignments and specialized electives may be available depending on student need. Students do not need a TOEFL score to apply to the ESL program. Intensive ESL Our Intensive ESL Program helps students improve their English skills for success in American colleges and universities. For the full-­time international student, Parkland’s ESL program: - Meets the requirements for F­1-students for full-­time English preparation. - Includes 20 hours a week in practice and improvement of vocabulary/writing/speaking and pronunciation skills. - Focuses on student success through active learning: small groups, problem solving, computer-­based learning. - Is taught by knowledgeable, qualified, and caring professionals. The Parkland Learning Advantage Parkland Intensive ESL classes are small, averaging only 12 to 14 students. Each class typically has students from a variety of countries. Our teachers will help identify skills needing improvement, develop a learning program, chart progress in specific skill areas, and prepare for successful interaction in an American college environment. Students will have extensive free access to computer labs and can learn academic computer skills at each level. Electives are also available in TOEFL preparation, pronunciation, and conversation practice. The English Conversation Club The English Conversation Club, or ECC, is a registered student organization on Parkland’s campus composed of non­-native English speakers. Members meet regularly to practice their English language skills outside of class and discuss shared challenges they face learning in a new language and culture. Meetings take place weekly in the Student Union usually during lunch, which is provided, and all non-­native English speakers are encouraged to attend. Course Listing: English as a Second Language Program The ESL program offers a series of 3­ credit ­hour courses for academic preparation in four skill areas. These courses are available from beginning through advanced levels in grammar/writing and listening/speaking/pronunciation. Students can enroll part-­time in one course or full­-time. Specialized electives appear as 500 ­level ESL courses in the class schedule. ESL 071 Reading / Vocabulary I ESL 072 Reading / Vocabulary II ESL 073 Reading / Vocabulary III ESL 074 Reading / Vocabulary IV ESL 076 English for Academic Purposes ESL 080 Diagnostic Testing for ESL Listening/Speaking/Pronunciation ESL 081 Listening/Speaking/Pronunciation I ESL 082 Listening/Speaking/Pronunciation II ESL 083 Listening/Speaking/Pronunciation III ESL 084 Listening/Speaking/Pronunciation IV ESL 085 Listening/Speaking/Pronunciation V ESL 086 English Language Pronunciation ESL 087 English Language Conversation Practice ESL 088 Community English ESL 089 ESL Research and Technology Skills ESL 091 Grammar/Writing I ESL 092 Grammar/Writing II ESL 093 Grammar/Writing III ESL 094 Grammar/Writing IV ESL 095 Grammar/Writing V ESL 097 American Academic Culture for Non­Native Speakers ESL 099 Writing Skills for Non­Native Speakers ESL 101 English Composition for Non­Native Speakers I ESL 102 English Composition for Non­Native Speakers II ESL 570 TOEFL Preparation [-]

Associate Degree

Associate Degree - Horticulture: Landscape Management, Design, & Construction

Campus Full time September 2017 USA Champaign

The Landscape Design, Construction, and Management degree prepares students for various careers in the landscape industry. Students will learn the latest standards and techniques in the design of landscape projects for residential and commercial applications and practical methods of constructing and maintaining those projects. Our graduates are employed in landscape companies, turf and garden centers, park districts, and sports facilities, many other horticulture/landscape-related businesses. [+]

The Landscape Design, Construction, and Management degree prepares students for various careers in the landscape industry. Students will learn the latest standards and techniques in the design of landscape projects for residential and commercial applications and practical methods of constructing and maintaining those projects. Our graduates are employed in landscape companies, turf and garden centers, park districts, and sports facilities, many other horticulture/landscape-related businesses. Horticulture Courses: HRT 114 Introduction to Turfgrass Management HRT 116 Introduction to Landscape Design HRT 118 Horticulture Equipment Operation HRT 119 Landscape Construction and Maintenance HRT 211 Pest Management and Pruning Principles HRT 253 Herbaceous Plants HRT 254 Woody Ornamentals HRT 255 Landscape Graphic Design HRT 256 Landscape Planting Design HRT 257 Horticulture Business Management HRT 270 Greenhouse Crop Production Offering more than 100 Associates Degree and Certificate programs, Parkland College is well known for its small class sizes, state-of-the-art facilities, inclusive learning environment, and personable faculty. Parkland boasts the largest international student body of any 2-year college in the state of Illinois, with more than 300 students representing more than 40 countries. The Associate Degree offers an ideal and inexpensive doorway for international students wanting to enter the American education system. Having worked to perfect their English language skills through the English as a Second Language (ESL) program or earned two years-worth of transferable credits, many of Parkland’s international students then transfer on to 4-year universities (2+2) transfer around the United States, where they continue their educations, earning Baccalaureate and graduate degrees. Parkland College faculty are well accustomed to the challenges faced by international students are experienced in dealing with them. Parkland strives to enhance global awareness and multiculturalism through education and faculty welcome the perspective brought by international students in their classes. Why Choose Parkland College: Small class sizes and a personalized education Intensive English as a Second Language (ESL) program for non-English speakers Complete two years and transfer credits to a 4-year university In the same city as the University of Illinois, a top research university Around ½ the yearly cost of 4-year universities Diverse international student population, more than 300 international students Faculty focus on global awareness and multiculturalism Stand out! [-]

Associate Degree -­ Business Administration

Campus Full time 2 years September 2017 USA Champaign

Business administration programs include courses and majors in general business, accounting, finance, marketing, and management. [+]

Associate in Science (A.S.) Offering more than 100 Associates Degree and Certificate programs, Parkland College is well known for its small class sizes, state­-of-the-art facilities, inclusive learning environment, and personable faculty. Parkland boasts the largest international student body of any 2­ year college in the state of Illinois, with more than 300 students representing more than 40 countries. The Associate Degree offers an ideal and inexpensive doorway for international students wanting to enter the American education system. Having worked to perfect their English language skills through the English as a Second Language (ESL) program or earned two years­ worth of transferable credits, many of Parkland’s international students then transfer on to 4­ year universities (2+2 transfer) around the United States, where they continue their educations, earning Baccalaureate and graduate degrees. Parkland College faculty are well accustomed to the challenges faced by international students are experienced in dealing with them. Parkland strives to enhance global awareness and multiculturalism through education and faculty welcome the perspective brought by international students in their classes. Why Choose Parkland College: ● small class sizes and a personalized education ● Intensive English as a Second Language (ESL) program for non-­English speakers ● complete two years and transfer credits to a 4 ­year university ● in the same city as the University of Illinois, a top research university ● around ½ the yearly cost of 4 year universities ● diverse international student population, more than 300 international students ● faculty focus on global awareness and multiculturalism ● stand out! With career options that range from office assistant to top-­level management, business administration is a popular career field among students planning transfer to a four­-year college or university. Our transfer degree offers freshman and sophomore­-level general business courses, as well as courses in accounting, business computers systems, and business law. Business careers are readily available in many locations and can include a high income, especially if you have a bachelor’s or master’s degree. Every person in our society will ultimately need to understand business as a part of their career and in their personal lives, so these programs and courses should be a first area of study for students who are unsure of their career and education plans. Business administration programs include courses and majors in general business, accounting, finance, marketing, and management. The following recommendations apply to courses and programs in all of these. To transfer into a baccalaureate degree program in business administration as a junior, students need to complete a minimum of 60 semester credits. Students are strongly encouraged to complete an A.S. degree prior to transfer. Required Business Core Courses ACC 101 Financial Accounting ACC 102 Managerial Accounting CSC 105 Introduction to Computers and their Application to Business and Commerce or CIS 200 Business Computer Systems MAT 141* Finite Mathematics or MAT 145* Linear Algebra for Business or MAT 160* Statistics Other Required Transferable Business Courses BUS 101 Introduction to Business BUS 204 The Legal Environment of Business [-]

Associate Degree in Arts - Criminal Justice Education

Campus Full time September 2017 USA Champaign

The AA in Criminal Justice Education prepares students for careers and furthers studies in fields related to criminal justice, policing, and law. Students gain strong complete coursework in psychology, sociology, and communications as well as specialized training in law enforcement standards and police tactics and techniques. There is also the opportunity for students to complete internships in the law-related fields. Many students who complete the AA in Criminal Justice pursue Bachelor degrees in criminal justice or subjects that prepare them for law school. [+]

The AA in Criminal Justice Education prepares students for careers and furthers studies in fields related to criminal justice, policing, and law. Students gain strong complete coursework in psychology, sociology, and communications as well as specialized training in law enforcement standards and police tactics and techniques. There is also the opportunity for students to complete internships in the law-related fields. Many students who complete the AA in Criminal Justice pursue Bachelor degrees in criminal justice or subjects that prepare them for law school. Criminal Justice Courses: CJS 101 Introduction to Criminal Justice CJS 102 Police Administration and Operations CJS 104 Introduction to Corrections CJS 127 Juvenile Delinquency CJS 203 Criminal Law CJS 209 Criminal Investigation SCI 108 Introduction to Forensic Chemistry SCI 208 Forensic Science II: Death Analysis SOC 202 Sociology of Deviant Behavior SOC 204 Criminology Offering more than 100 Associates Degree and Certificate programs, Parkland College is well known for its small class sizes, state­-of-the-­art facilities, inclusive learning environment, and personable faculty. Parkland boasts the largest international student body of any 2 ­year college in the state of Illinois, with more than 300 students representing more than 40 countries. The Associate Degree offers an ideal and inexpensive doorway for international students wanting to enter the American education system. Having worked to perfect their English language skills through the English as a Second Language (ESL) program or earned two years­ worth of transferable credits, many of Parkland’s international students then transfer on to 4­ year universities (2+2 transfer) around the United States, where they continue their educations, earning Baccalaureate and graduate degrees. Parkland College faculty are well accustomed to the challenges faced by international students are experienced in dealing with them. Parkland strives to enhance global awareness and multiculturalism through education and faculty welcome the perspective brought by international students in their classes. Why Choose Parkland College: ● small class sizes and a personalized education ● Intensive English as a Second Language (ESL) program for non­-English speakers ● complete two years and transfer credits to a 4 ­year university ● in the same city as the University of Illinois, a top research university ● around ½ the yearly cost of 4 ­year universities ● diverse international student population, more than 300 international students ● faculty focus on global awareness and multiculturalism ● stand out! [-]

Associate Degree in Engineering Science

Campus Full time 2 years September 2017 USA Champaign

If you are someone who likes "hands­-on" training and would like to enter the workforce quickly, Engineering Science and Technologies has a program for you. [+]

Offering more than 100 Associates Degree and Certificate programs, Parkland College is well known for its small class sizes, state­-of-­the-art facilities, inclusive learning environment, and personable faculty. Parkland boasts the largest international student body of any 2­year college in the state of Illinois, with more than 300 students representing more than 40 countries. The Associate Degree offers an ideal and inexpensive doorway for international students wanting to enter the American education system. Having worked to perfect their English language skills through the English as a Second Language (ESL) program or earned two years­ worth of transferable credits, many of Parkland’s international students then transfer on to 4­ year universities (2+2 transfer) around the United States, where they continue their educations, earning Baccalaureate and graduate degrees. Parkland College faculty are well accustomed to the challenges faced by international students are experienced in dealing with them. Parkland strives to enhance global awareness and multiculturalism through education and faculty welcome the perspective brought by international students in their classes. Why Choose Parkland College: ● small class sizes and a personalized education ● Intensive English as a Second Language (ESL) program for non­English speakers ● complete two years and transfer credits to a 4­year university ● in the same city as the University of Illinois, a top research university ● around ½ the yearly cost of 4 ­year universities ● diverse international student population, more than 300 international students ● faculty focus on global awareness and multiculturalism ● stand out! If you are someone who likes "hands-­on" training and would like to enter the workforce quickly, Engineering Science and Technologies has a program for you. Earn a certificate or an associate's degree while you gain the experience you need to get the job you want. After Parkland, you may choose to continue schooling; our associate degree programs allows you to transfer credits to major universities in Illinois and complete a bachelor's degree. All of our programs feature hands­-on components and include on-­the-­job training. Engineering concentrations include: Aeronautical and Astronautical Engineering Agricultural Engineering Bioengineering Chemical Engineering Civil Engineering Computer Engineering Computer Science Engineering Electrical Students are strongly encouraged to complete an Associate in Engineering Science degree prior to transferring to a four­year institution in engineering. [-]

Associate Degree in Fine Arts -­ Art and Design

Campus Full time 2 years September 2017 USA Champaign

Explore different areas within art and develop verbal, technical, and aesthetics skills. Art and Design courses provide you with a strong foundation of study that helps you transfer to a college or university for a bachelor’s degree. [+]

Offering more than 100 2­ year Associate Degree and Certificate programs, Parkland College is well known for its small class sizes, state-of-the-art facilities, inclusive learning environment, and personable faculty. Parkland boasts the largest international student body of any 2 ­year college in the state of Illinois, with more than 300 students representing more than 40 countries. The Associate Degree offers an ideal and inexpensive doorway for international students wanting to enter the American education system. Having worked to perfect their English language skills through the English as a Second Language (ESL) program or earned two years­-worth of transferable credits, many of Parkland’s international students then transfer on to 4 ­year universities (2+2 transfer) around the United States, where they continue their educations, earning Baccalaureate and graduate degrees. Parkland College faculty are well accustomed to the challenges faced by international students are experienced in dealing with them. Parkland strives to enhance global awareness and multiculturalism through education and faculty welcome the perspective brought by international students in their classes. Why Choose Parkland College: ● small class sizes and a personalized education ● Intensive English as a Second Language (ESL) program for non-­English speakers ● complete two years and transfer credits to a 4­-year university ● in the same city as the University of Illinois, a top research university ● around ½ the yearly cost of 4 ­year universities ● diverse international student population, more than 300 international students ● faculty focus on global awareness and multiculturalism ● stand out! Explore different areas within art and develop verbal, technical, and aesthetics skills. Art and Design courses provide you with a strong foundation of study that helps you transfer to a college or university for a bachelor’s degree. The culture among faculty and students is congenial and productive, with rigorous course work and attention to craftsmanship. One­-on-­one instruction from experienced faculty artists gives you a competitive edge when applying for admission and scholarships to colleges and universities. After completing a bachelor’s or in some cases a master’s degree, you can go on to have a career in the studio arts, graphic design, illustration, industrial design, art education (K­-12 or college­-level), museum work, gallery work, exhibition design, exhibit preparation, curation, art critiquing or writing, art handling, art restoration/preservation, art therapy, medical illustration, photography, furniture design, fashion design, interior design, jewelry design or textile design. Courses ART 121 Two­Dimensional Design ART 124 Three­Dimensional Design ART 122 Drawing I ART 123 Drawing II ART 161 Art History I ART 162 Art History II ART 221 Figure Drawing ART 283 Portfolio Seminar Beginning Studio Art Courses Painting (ART 201, Painting I) Ceramics (ART 145, Ceramics I) Sculpture (ART 181, Sculpture I) Jewelry and metalworking (ART 185, Metalwork/Jewelry I) Photography (ART 128, Digital Photography; ART 129, Photography) Graphic Design (GDS 102 and 120) Advanced Studio Art Courses Painting (ART 141, Watercolor I; ART 202, Painting II; ART 241, Watercolor II) Ceramics (ART 245, Ceramics II) Sculpture (ART 182, Sculpture II) Jewelry and metalworking (ART 186, Metalwork/Jewelry II) Color (ART 125, Color) Photography (ART 228, Advanced Digital Photography; ART 229, Advanced Photography) 3D Computer Animation I (CSC 187) Graphic Design (GDS 122) [-]

Associate of Arts

Associate Degree in Arts -­ Communication

Campus Full time 2 years September 2017 USA Champaign

With an AA degree in Communication, you’ll be ready to transfer as a junior to four­-year institutions, while completing an AAS degree in a media communication area prepares you for entry-­level positions in your field of study. [+]

Offering more than 100 Associates Degree and Certificate programs, Parkland College is well known for its small class sizes, state­-of-­the-­art facilities, inclusive learning environment, and personable faculty. Parkland boasts the largest international student body of any 2 ­year college in the state of Illinois, with more than 300 students representing more than 40 countries. The Associate Degree offers an ideal and inexpensive doorway for international students wanting to enter the American education system. Having worked to perfect their English language skills through the English as a Second Language (ESL) program or earned two years­ worth of transferable credits, many of Parkland’s international students then transfer on to 4­ year universities (2+2 transfer) around the United States, where they continue their educations, earning Baccalaureate and graduate degrees. Parkland College faculty are well accustomed to the challenges faced by international students are experienced in dealing with them. Parkland strives to enhance global awareness and multiculturalism through education and faculty welcome the perspective brought by international students in their classes. Why Choose Parkland College: ● small class sizes and a personalized education ● Intensive English as a Second Language (ESL) program for non-­English speakers ● complete two years and transfer credits to a 4 ­year university ● in the same city as the University of Illinois, a top research university ● around ½ the yearly cost of 4 ­year universities ● diverse international student population, more than 300 international students ● faculty focus on global awareness and multiculturalism ● stand out! The Communication program encompasses two areas of focus: Media Communication includes concentration areas in advertising/public relations, audio/video/Internet production, journalism/photojournalism and media theory/research/effects. Public and Professional Communication includes concentration areas in interpersonal, public address, organizational, rhetorical studies, and cultural communication. At Parkland you will learn communication theory and develop and practice effective communication skills and/or get hands­-on experience in a real radio station (WPCD­FM) or in video production (PCTV), as well as opportunities for internships with local media businesses. The introductory coursework in either of these concentrations will provide a solid foundation from which you may choose any of the various pathways offered in a four­-year communication program. With an AA degree in Communication, you’ll be ready to transfer as a junior to four­-year institutions, while completing an AAS degree in a media communication area prepares you for entry-­level positions in your field of study. You will be prepared to work in many fields, depending upon your area of study, , including advertising, public relations, media arts, photography, event planning, media relations, sales journalism, customer service representative, management; as well as technical fields such as broadcast technology. A certificate in Media Production can supplement a degree in another field and provide skills in media, computers and the arts. Bachelor’s degree programs in communication typically encompass two areas of concentration: Media Communication includes concentration areas in advertising/public relations, audio/video/Internet production, journalism/photojournalism, and media theory/research/ effects. Public and Professional Communication includes concentration areas such as interpersonal, public address, organizational communication, and rhetorical studies. The introductory coursework in either of these concentrations will provide a solid foundation from which the student may choose any of the various pathways offered in a four-year communication program. Students are encouraged to complete an associate degree prior to transfer. Students should be aware that some schools have specific requirements for admission to the major, and should consult with an advisor at the transfer institution concerning specific degree requirements. Courses COM 101 Introduction to Mass Communication COM 105 Basic News Writing COM 121 Introduction to Advertising COM 141 Basic Broadcast Announcing COM 144 Video Production I COM 201 Mass Media and Society COM 106 Broadcast Writing COM 122 Introduction to Public Relations COM 142 Introduction to Radio Production COM 145 Video Production II COM 140 Voice and Diction ART 128 Digital Photography CSC 121 Web Design II COM 120 Interpersonal Communication COM 140 Voice and Diction COM 181 Communication Practicum COM 200 Group Discussion COM 205 Business and Professional Communication THE 103 Performance of Literature [-]

Associate Degree in Arts -­ English (Literature)

Campus Full time 2 years September 2017 USA Champaign

Competency in English, with strong reading, writing, and critical thinking skills, provides the foundation for your future academic and professional success. That's why a college education includes course work in the liberal arts—composition, reading, religion, philosophy, literature, and more. [+]

Offering more than 100 Associates Degree and Certificate programs, Parkland College is well known for its small class sizes, state­-of-the-­art facilities, inclusive learning environment, and personable faculty. Parkland boasts the largest international student body of any 2 ­year college in the state of Illinois, with more than 300 students representing more than 40 countries. The Associate Degree offers an ideal and inexpensive doorway for international students wanting to enter the American education system. Having worked to perfect their English language skills through the English as a Second Language (ESL) program or earned two years­ worth of transferable credits, many of Parkland’s international students then transfer on to 4­ year universities (2+2 transfer) around the United States, where they continue their educations, earning Baccalaureate and graduate degrees. Parkland College faculty are well accustomed to the challenges faced by international students are experienced in dealing with them. Parkland strives to enhance global awareness and multiculturalism through education and faculty welcome the perspective brought by international students in their classes. Why Choose Parkland College: ● small class sizes and a personalized education ● Intensive English as a Second Language (ESL) program for non-­English speakers ● complete two years and transfer credits to a 4­-year university ● in the same city as the University of Illinois, a top research university ● around ½ the yearly cost of 4 ­year universities ● diverse international student population, more than 300 international students ● faculty focus on global awareness and multiculturalism ● stand out! In today's workplace, it's not enough to have technical skills. You need to be able to make good decisions and to think critically with a global perspective. Competency in English, with strong reading, writing, and critical thinking skills, provides the foundation for your future academic and professional success. That's why a college education includes course work in the liberal arts—composition, reading, religion, philosophy, literature, and more. Students discover the complexities of love, fear, courage, and the whole range of human motivations in the stories, plays, poems, and novels they read in literature classes. Literature opens human life in varied ways, from considering our need to write to pondering why we’re here. Many students say that discussing literature in class provides one of the best learning experiences in their college careers. The activities in a literature class—reading, writing, discussing, thinking critically about texts and ideas—prepare students for the work world and for life. But beyond that, studying literature can enrich students’ lives, truly a goal of higher education. Take the opportunity while you are in college to discover the deepest mysteries of the human heart. That’s what happens in a literature course. The comprehension and communication skills from these classes prepare students for many careers. It’s also true, though, that learning about literature is an essential aspect of the highly educated person. College graduates want to be able to say they know the great voices of literature, from Shakespeare to Morrison, from Achebe to Murakami, from Chekov to Chaucer. Courses LIT 201 English Literature I LIT 202 English Literature II LIT 204 American Literature I LIT 205 American Literature II LIT 121 Introduction to Poetry LIT 126 Introduction to Drama LIT 127 Introduction to Fiction LIT 141 Introduction to African­American Literature LIT 146 Introduction to Non­Western Literature LIT 147 Introduction to African Literature LIT 148 Introduction to Latin American Literature ENG 161 Creative Writing I — Fiction ENG 162 Creative Writing I — Poetry ENG 261 Creative Writing II — Fiction ENG 262 Creative Writing II — Poetry LAS 189 Introduction to the Liberal Arts and Sciences [-]

Associate Degree in Arts -­ Liberal Arts and Sciences

Campus Full time 2 years September 2017 USA Champaign

The Liberal Arts and Sciences transfer area provides students with the broad educational experience and background necessary to pursue a bachelor’s degree at a four-­year institution as well as to enter almost any profession or career. [+]

Offering more than 100 Associates Degree and Certificate programs, Parkland College is well known for its small class sizes, state­-of-­the-­art facilities, inclusive learning environment, and personable faculty. Parkland boasts the largest international student body of any 2 ­year college in the state of Illinois, with more than 300 students representing more than 40 countries. The Associate Degree offers an ideal and inexpensive doorway for international students wanting to enter the American education system. Having worked to perfect their English language skills through the English as a Second Language (ESL) program or earned two years­ worth of transferable credits, many of Parkland’s international students then transfer on to 4­ year universities (2+2 transfer) around the United States, where they continue their educations, earning Baccalaureate and graduate degrees. Parkland College faculty are well accustomed to the challenges faced by international students are experienced in dealing with them. Parkland strives to enhance global awareness and multiculturalism through education and faculty welcome the perspective brought by international students in their classes. Why Choose Parkland College: ● small class sizes and a personalized education ● Intensive English as a Second Language (ESL) program for non­-English speakers ● complete two years and transfer credits to a 4­-year university ● in the same city as the University of Illinois, a top research university ● around ½ the yearly cost of 4 ­year universities ● diverse international student population, more than 300 international students ● faculty focus on global awareness and multiculturalism ● stand out! In today's workplace, it's not enough to have technical skills. You need to be able to make good decisions and to think critically with a global perspective. Competency in English, with strong reading, writing, and critical thinking skills, provides the foundation for your future academic and professional success. That's why a college education includes coursework in the liberal arts—composition, reading, religion, philosophy, literature, and more. The Liberal Arts and Sciences transfer area provides students with the broad educational experience and background necessary to pursue a bachelor’s degree at a four ­year institution as well as to enter almost any profession or career. Emphasis in the first two years is on gaining reading, writing, speaking, and problem­-solving skills in humanities, sciences, social sciences, and mathematics. Liberal Arts and Sciences Students can choose from the following concentrations: African Studies African American Studies American Studies Anthropology Economics French Geography German International Studies Japanese Philosophy Religion Russian Spanish Women’s Studies [-]

Associate of Science

Associate Degree in Science -­ Computer Science/Computer Information Systems

Campus Full time 2 years September 2017 USA Champaign

Reward yourself with a profitable and challenging career as a web designer or 3-D animation and game designer, database manager, mobile app developer, IT office professional, office assistant, network administrator or tech support specialist. [+]

Offering more than 100 Associates Degree and Certificate programs, Parkland College is well known for its small class sizes, state­-of-the-art facilities, inclusive learning environment, and personable faculty. Parkland boasts the largest international student body of any 2 ­year college in the state of Illinois, with more than 300 students representing more than 40 countries. The Associate Degree offers an ideal and inexpensive doorway for international students wanting to enter the American education system. Having worked to perfect their English language skills through the English as a Second Language (ESL) program or earned two years­ worth of transferable credits, many of Parkland’s international students then transfer on to 4­ year universities (2+2 transfer) around the United States, where they continue their educations, earning Baccalaureate and graduate degrees. Parkland College faculty are well accustomed to the challenges faced by international students are experienced in dealing with them. Parkland strives to enhance global awareness and multiculturalism through education and faculty welcome the perspective brought by international students in their classes. Why Choose Parkland College: ● small class sizes and a personalized education ● Intensive English as a Second Language (ESL) program for non­-English speakers ● complete two years and transfer credits to a 4 ­year university ● in the same city as the University of Illinois, a top research university ● around ½ the yearly cost of 4 ­year universities ● diverse international student population, more than 300 international students ● faculty focus on global awareness and multiculturalism ● stand out! Technology has changed rapidly in the past few years—so has the need for skilled workers in computer science (CS) and information technology (IT). Parkland's CSIT department keeps pace by continually updating and developing courses and programs based on input from local businesses within the IT industry. That's why you can invest in training opportunities and explore up-­to­-date technology at Parkland College with confidence. Reward yourself with a profitable and challenging career as a web designer or 3-D animation and game designer, database manager, mobile app developer, IT office professional, office assistant, network administrator or tech support specialist. You may need to update your IT skills to make you more marketable with coursework or certification in today's in­-demand hardware and software technologies, including Microsoft Office 2013, Microsoft administration and CISCO networking, PC hardware/maintenance, Linux administration, database foundations, graphics applications, and web/digital media applications. Baccalaureate degree programs in Information Technology have traditionally grown from a number of different disciplines, including Mathematics, Business, and Engineering. Computer Science (CS) degrees usually have a general theoretical emphasis. Computer Information Systems (CIS) degrees have more of a business emphasis. Computer Engineering degrees have more of a hardware emphasis. At the two year level, either the CS or CIS degree provides a good foundation for further study in most fields of Computer Science. Engineering degrees are most specific to future engineering study. To transfer into a baccalaureate degree program in Computer Science as a junior, students need to complete a minimum of 60 semester credits. Students are strongly encouraged to complete an A.S. degree prior to transfer. Students should plan their transfer programs with a CSIT faculty advisor and the catalog of the four­-year college or university they plan to attend. Courses Computer Science: CSC 123 Computer Science I (C/C++) CSC 125 Computer Science II (C++) CSC 220 Data Structures MAT 129 Calculus and Analytic Geometry II MAT 200 Introduction to Discrete Mathematics Computer Information Systems: CIS 122 Introduction to Computer Programming CIS 200 Business Computer Systems CSC 123 Computer Science I (C/C++) CSC 140 Computer Science I (Java) ACC 101 Financial Accounting ACC 102 Managerial Accounting MAT 129 Calculus and Analytic Geometry II or MAT 143 Calculus for Business and Social Sciences MAT 160 Statistics [-]

Associate Degree in Science -­ Industrial Technology

Campus Full time 2 years September 2017 USA Champaign

The AAS degree, with concentrations in Machine tool/CNC programming, Industrial Maintenance/Automation, Computer Aided Drafting, and Welding, provides paid internship experiences with Parkland's industrial partners, giving you an inside look at the manufacturing environment and what is expected of a skilled technician. [+]

Offering more than 100 Associates Degree and Certificate programs, Parkland College is well known for its small class sizes, state­-of-the-art facilities, inclusive learning environment, and personable faculty. Parkland boasts the largest international student body of any 2 ­year college in the state of Illinois, with more than 300 students representing more than 40 countries. The Associate Degree offers an ideal and inexpensive doorway for international students wanting to enter the American education system. Having worked to perfect their English language skills through the English as a Second Language (ESL) program or earned two years­ worth of transferable credits, many of Parkland’s international students then transfer on to 4­ year universities (2+2 transfer) around the United States, where they continue their educations, earning Baccalaureate and graduate degrees. Parkland College faculty are well accustomed to the challenges faced by international students are experienced in dealing with them. Parkland strives to enhance global awareness and multiculturalism through education and faculty welcome the perspective brought by international students in their classes. Why Choose Parkland College: ● small class sizes and a personalized education ● Intensive English as a Second Language (ESL) program for non-­English speakers ● complete two years and transfer credits to a 4­ year university ● in the same city as the University of Illinois, a top research university ● around ½ the yearly cost of 4 ­year universities ● diverse international student population, more than 300 international students ● faculty focus on global awareness and multiculturalism ● stand out! Learn to program, operate, service, and maintain modern manufacturing systems and processes. The AAS degree, with concentrations in Machine tool/CNC programming, Industrial Maintenance/Automation, Computer Aided Drafting, and Welding, provides paid internship experiences with Parkland's industrial partners, giving you an inside look at the manufacturing environment and what is expected of a skilled technician. The AS degree gives you a strong base upon which you can complete a bachelor's degree in manufacturing/industrial technology upon transfer to a 4 ­year institution. Trained manufacturing and industrial technicians are in demand worldwide. Career choices with your degree may include, among others: computer numerical control (CNC) operator, CNC programmer, CNC set­up technician, computer-­aided drafting (CAD) technician, electronics technician, industrial safety technician, maintenance technician, millwright, quality control technician. You may also choose to transfer your credits to 4­ year institutions offering bachelor's degrees in industrial, mechanical engineering, or electrical engineering technologies, among other fields. The following curriculum emphasizes a course of study in core technical courses in the industrial technology, machining area. This program is designed for students interested in transferring to a four­-year institution to pursue a baccalaureate degree in technology. Students should plan their transfer programs with a Parkland academic advisor or counselor and the catalog of the four-year college or university they plan to attend. Courses CAD 121 Materials for Industry CAD 124 Introduction to Auto-CAD (Computer­Aided Drafting) MFT 121 Basic Machine Processes MFT 125 Manufacturing Processes MFT 127 Introduction to CNC Programming — Turning and Milling MFT 128 Quality Assurance MAT 125* College Trigonometry PHY 122 General Physics II or CHE 101 General Chemistry I [-]

Associate Degree in Science -­ Physical Science

Campus Full time 2 years September 2017 USA Champaign

The Earth Sciences at Parkland College explore the dynamic processes that shape planet Earth and its atmosphere. [+]

Offering more than 100 Associates Degree and Certificate programs, Parkland College is well known for its small class sizes, state­-of-the-art facilities, inclusive learning environment, and personable faculty. Parkland boasts the largest international student body of any 2 ­year college in the state of Illinois, with more than 300 students representing more than 40 countries. The Associate Degree offers an ideal and inexpensive doorway for international students wanting to enter the American education system. Having worked to perfect their English language skills through the English as a Second Language (ESL) program or earned two years­ worth of transferable credits, many of Parkland’s international students then transfer on to 4­ year universities (2+2 transfer) around the United States, where they continue their educations, earning Baccalaureate and graduate degrees. Parkland College faculty are well accustomed to the challenges faced by international students are experienced in dealing with them. Parkland strives to enhance global awareness and multiculturalism through education and faculty welcome the perspective brought by international students in their classes. Why Choose Parkland College: ● small class sizes and a personalized education ● Intensive English as a Second Language (ESL) program for non­-English speakers ● complete two years and transfer credits to a 4­ year university ● in the same city as the University of Illinois, a top research university ● around ½ the yearly cost of 4 ­year universities ● diverse international student population, more than 300 international students ● faculty focus on global awareness and multiculturalism ● stand out! The Earth Sciences at Parkland College explore the dynamic processes that shape planet Earth and its atmosphere. Students have the opportunity to engage in interactive courses through hands-­on activities and field trips in an on­-campus or online environment. Our two popular courses, Introduction to Weather (ESC101) and Introduction to Physical Geology (ESC102) satisfy the general education core requirement for physical science and provide a solid introductory foundation for those considering a science major. If you’re interested in learning more about earth’s atmosphere and the atmospheric conditions that create our weather, then Introduction to Weather (ESC101) is for you. Highlights of lab activities include interpretation of weather data and maps, gathering and interpreting current weather data with hand-­held data loggers, and a trip to the Illinois State Water Survey to learn about weather instruments and historical weather events in Illinois. The course also examines severe weather events, the impacts of these events on individuals and society, and safety precautions. If you’re interested in exploring the fascinating, dynamic processes that have shaped our earth since its formation, then Introduction to Physical Geology (ESC102) is for you. Highlights of lab activities include a trip to a local stream to examine stream processes, gathering and interpreting stream velocity and water quality data with hand-­held data loggers, identification of minerals, rocks, and fossils, and interpretation of real-world earthquake data. The course also examines geologic hazards associated with volcanoes, landslides, earthquakes, etc., the impacts of these events on individuals and society, and safety precautions. An optional field trip is offered each semester to enhance classroom learning. Exciting and fulfilling careers await those who major in the Earth Sciences. Students interested in the atmosphere sciences can choose from specialties within the disciplines of meteorology and climatology. A few examples include agricultural meteorology, forecasting for a governmental agency or private company, or climatological research. Students interested in the geological sciences can look forward to exciting careers in a wide-variety of disciplines related to geology and the environment. A few examples include seismology, oil and gas exploration, hydrogeology, or environmental geology. Courses CHE 101 General Chemistry I CHE 102 General Chemistry II PHY 121 General Physics PHY 122 General Physics II PHY 141 Mechanics PHY 142 Electricity and Magnetism PHY 143 Moderns Physics ESC 101 Introduction to Weather ESC 102 Introduction to Physical Geology CHE 203 Organic Chemistry I CHE 204 Organic Chemistry Lab I CHE 205 Organic Chemistry II CHE 206 Organic Chemistry Lab II [-]

Associate Degree in Science ­- Agriculture

Campus Full time 2 years September 2017 USA Champaign

This program prepare for a wide variety of careers in an industry that helps meet the growing needs of our society: [+]

Offering more than 100 Associates Degree and Certificate programs, Parkland College is well known for its small class sizes, state­-of-­the-art facilities, inclusive learning environment, and personable faculty. Parkland boasts the largest international student body of any 2­ year college in the state of Illinois, with more than 300 students representing more than 40 countries. The Associate Degree offers an ideal and inexpensive doorway for international students wanting to enter the American education system. Having worked to perfect their English language skills through the English as a Second Language (ESL) program or earned two years­ worth of transferable credits, many of Parkland’s international students then transfer on to 4­ year universities (2+2 transfer) around the United States, where they continue their educations, earning Baccalaureate and graduate degrees. Parkland College faculty are well accustomed to the challenges faced by international students are experienced in dealing with them. Parkland strives to enhance global awareness and multiculturalism through education and faculty welcome the perspective brought by international students in their classes. Why Choose Parkland College: ● small class sizes and a personalized education ● Intensive English as a Second Language (ESL) program for non­-English speakers ● complete two years and transfer credits to a 4­ year university ● in the same city as the University of Illinois, a top research university ● around ½ the yearly cost of 4­ year universities ● diverse international student population, more than 300 international students ● faculty focus on global awareness and multiculturalism ● stand out! Parkland College in Champaign is an excellent place to study agriculture. Champaign is located on some of the most fertile and productive farmland in the world and is also home to the state­-of-­the­-art College of ACES at the University of Illinois, where many Parkland students transfer. As a result many major international agriculture companies, including John Deere, Agrible, and Caterpillar operate offices in Champaign. This program prepare for a wide variety of careers in an industry that helps meet the growing needs of our society: from managing an agricultural business to precision farming, researching plant/animal genetics, providing therapeutic horse riding for the disabled, and more. Prepare to transfer to a university for additional degrees. You’ll learn from agriculture faculty with real world experiences to share. Our program encourages global studies in agriculture and provides study trips to Central America and Europe. Agriculture careers are readily available in many locations and can include a high income, especially if you have a bachelor's or master's degree. The need for qualified employees is very strong in many areas of interest. Baccalaureate degree programs in agriculture may include various specialties, such as agricultural economics, agribusiness, agricultural sciences (animal science, crop or plant science, soil science, and horticulture), agricultural mechanics, and agriculture education. To transfer into a baccalaureate degree program in agriculture as a junior, students need to complete a minimum of 60 semester credits. Students are strongly encouraged to complete an A.S. degree prior to transfer. Students should plan their transfer programs with an agriculture faculty member. Courses AGB 105 Agricultural Applications of the Computer AGB 101 Introduction to Animal Science AGB 102 Introduction to Agricultural Economics AGB 103 Introduction to Crop Science AGB 104 Introduction to Horticultural Science AGB 106 International Agricultural Field Experience AGB 200 Introduction to Soil Science AGB 201 Introduction to Agricultural Mechanization AGB 202 Introduction to Agricultural Education AGB 209 Companion Animal Management AGB 112* Concepts in Agriculture [-]

Associate Degree in Science ­- Biological Sciences

Campus Full time 2 years September 2017 USA Champaign

Biology has been called the science of life. From the most basic cellular processes to the internal workings of the most complex organisms, biology teaches us about ourselves and other plant and animal species, and how we all coexist on earth. [+]

Offering more than 100 Associates Degree and Certificate programs, Parkland College is well known for its small class sizes, state­-of-the-art facilities, inclusive learning environment, and personable faculty. Parkland boasts the largest international student body of any 2 ­year college in the state of Illinois, with more than 300 students representing more than 40 countries. The Associate Degree offers an ideal and inexpensive doorway for international students wanting to enter the American education system. Having worked to perfect their English language skills through the English as a Second Language (ESL) program or earned two years­ worth of transferable credits, many of Parkland’s international students then transfer on to 4­ year universities (2+2 transfer) around the United States, where they continue their educations, earning Baccalaureate and graduate degrees. Parkland College faculty are well accustomed to the challenges faced by international students are experienced in dealing with them. Parkland strives to enhance global awareness and multiculturalism through education and faculty welcome the perspective brought by international students in their classes. Why Choose Parkland College: ● small class sizes and a personalized education ● Intensive English as a Second Language (ESL) program for non-­English speakers ● complete two years and transfer credits to a 4­ year university ● in the same city as the University of Illinois, a top research university ● around ½ the yearly cost of 4 ­year universities ● diverse international student population, more than 300 international students ● faculty focus on global awareness and multiculturalism ● stand out! Biology has been called the science of life. From the most basic cellular processes to the internal workings of the most complex organisms, biology teaches us about ourselves and other plant and animal species, and how we all coexist on earth. Parkland's course offerings include anatomy and other biological science courses for health professions and pre-­professional medicine students. Some courses feature field trips to nearby prairies and ecosystems, while another takes students on a two-­week Caribbean exploration. Other biology courses cover evolution, nutrition, microbiology, and the new field of biotechnology. Courses BIO 121 Anatomy and Physiology I BIO 122 Anatomy and Physiology II BIO 123 Microbiology BIO 141 Principles of Biology I BIO 142 Principles of Biology II CHE 101 General Chemistry I CHE 102 General Chemistry II CHE 203 Organic Chemistry I CHE 204 Organic Chemistry Lab I CHE 205 Organic Chemistry II CHE 206 Organic Chemistry Lab II PHY 121 General Physics PHY 122 General Physics II [-]

Associate Degree in Science ­- Mathematics

Campus Full time 2 years September 2017 USA Champaign

The Associate in Science degree program in mathematics emphasizes scientific and theoretical applications and is designed for students who intend to transfer to a four­-year institution to pursue a bachelor’s degree in mathematics or science. [+]

Offering more than 100 Associates Degree and Certificate programs, Parkland College is well known for its small class sizes, state-of-­the-art facilities, inclusive learning environment, and personable faculty. Parkland boasts the largest international student body of any 2 ­year college in the state of Illinois, with more than 300 students representing more than 40 countries. The Associate Degree offers an ideal and inexpensive doorway for international students wanting to enter the American education system. Having worked to perfect their English language skills through the English as a Second Language (ESL) program or earned two years­ worth of transferable credits, many of Parkland’s international students then transfer on to 4­ year universities (2+2 transfer) around the United States, where they continue their educations, earning Baccalaureate and graduate degrees. Parkland College faculty are well accustomed to the challenges faced by international students are experienced in dealing with them. Parkland strives to enhance global awareness and multiculturalism through education and faculty welcome the perspective brought by international students in their classes. Why Choose Parkland College: ● small class sizes and a personalized education ● Intensive English as a Second Language (ESL) program for non-­English speakers ● complete two years and transfer credits to a 4­ year university ● in the same city as the University of Illinois, a top research university ● around ½ the yearly cost of 4 ­year universities ● diverse international student population, more than 300 international students ● faculty focus on global awareness and multiculturalism ● stand out! Most careers today require a solid background in math. Employers want workers with varying degrees of math ability for the fields of business (accountants, cashiers, real estate agents), medicine and science (pharmacists, physicians, engineers), technology (architects, auto service technicians, programmers), human services (psychologists, educators, EMTs), and others. Parkland is committed to helping you select the math courses most appropriate to our wide­-ranging career/transfer programs, and we assist students without college-level math skills through developmental courses. The Associate in Science degree program in mathematics emphasizes scientific and theoretical applications and is designed for students who intend to transfer to a four-­year institution to pursue a bachelor’s degree in mathematics or science. Courses MAT 128 Calculus and Analytic Geometry I CSC 123 Computer Science I or General elective MAT 129 Calculus and Analytic Geometry II MAT 220 Linear Algebra MAT 228 Calculus and Analytic Geometry III MAT 229 Differential Equations and Introductory Matrix Theory [-]

Associate of Applied Science

Associate Degree in Applied Science - Precision Agriculture Technology

Campus Full time 2 years September 2017 USA Champaign

Offering more than 100 Associates Degree and Certificate programs, Parkland College is well known for its small class sizes, state-of-the-art facilities, inclusive learning environment, and personable faculty. Parkland boasts the largest international student body of any 2-year college in the state of Illinois, with more than 300 students representing more than 40 countries.... [+]

Offering more than 100 Associates Degree and Certificate programs, Parkland College is well known for its small class sizes, state-of-the-art facilities, inclusive learning environment, and personable faculty. Parkland boasts the largest international student body of any 2-year college in the state of Illinois, with more than 300 students representing more than 40 countries. The Associate Degree offers an ideal and inexpensive doorway for international students wanting to enter the American education system. Having worked to perfect their English language skills through the English as a Second Language (ESL) program or earned two years-worth of transferable credits, many of Parkland’s international students then transfer on to 4-year universities (2+2 transfer) around the United States, where they continue their educations, earning Baccalaureate and graduate degrees. Parkland College faculty are well accustomed to the challenges faced by international students are experienced in dealing with them. Parkland strives to enhance global awareness and multiculturalism through education and faculty welcome the perspective brought by international students in their classes. Why Choose Parkland College: small class sizes and a personalized education Intensive English as a Second Language (ESL) program for non-English speakers complete two years and transfer credits to a 4-year university in the same city as the University of Illinois, a top research university around ½ the yearly cost of 4-year universities diverse international student population, more than 300 international students faculty focus on global awareness and multiculturalism stand out! Parkland College’s Precision Agriculture Technology program is at the forefront of incorporating current technology applications for agriculture modernization. As the agricultural needs of society grow along with the rise in agricultural mapping technologies, so do the variety of career options in agriculture. That is why Parkland is committed to providing students with the necessary training and skills to ensure they have successful and plentiful careers after finishing their studies. Unmanned aerial systems in agriculture can be used for agricultural production and management, including pest scouting, site-specific pesticide application, yield mapping, or irrigation. The ability of unmanned aerial systems in agriculture to analyze and manage crops is the future of agriculture and will have positive environmental, economic, and social impacts. Precision Agriculture is an emerging career that is anticipated to account for 80% of all unmanned aerial systems in the U.S. With Parkland’s excellent agriculture, aviation, and geographic information system (GIS) programs, Parkland is situated to be on the cutting edge of unmanned aerial systems use in precision agriculture. According to the American Association for Geographers, precision agriculture jobs are projected to grow by as much as 14%. The Precision Agriculture Technology program at Parkland College is a two-year program that prepares students for positions which require the use of current technologies such as GPS, GIS, and computer software programs. Parkland’s agriculture program features hands-on instruction in a 42-acre land laboratory, a greenhouse, and modern classroom space. These resources allow students to prepare for positions with soil testing companies, crop consulting firms, fertilizer and chemical retailers, and more. Courses AGB 102 Introduction to Agricultural Economics AGB 103 Introduction to Crop Science AGB 105 Agricultural Applications of the Computer AGB 112 Concepts in Agriculture AGB 135 Agricultural Business Management I AGB 191 Agri-Business Work Exploration AGB 200 Introduction to Soil Science AGB 211 Plant Pest Identification and Control AGB 213 Soil Fertility and Fertilizers AGB 214 Precision Farming Technology AGB 215* Applications of Geographic Information Systems AGB 232 Agricultural Business and Farm Management AGB 252 Advanced Geographic Information Systems AGB 290 Agri-Business Seminar AGB 291 Agri-Business Work Experience GIS 115 Remote Sensing and Aerial Photo Interpretation [-]

Associate Degree in Applied Science -­ Hospitality Industry: Restaurant Management

Campus Full time 2 years September 2017 USA Champaign

Prepare, with hands-­on training, for hospitality careers at restaurants, hotels/motels, casinos, and resorts. Complete an internship on the local, national, or international scene. [+]

Offering more than 100 Associates Degree and Certificate programs, Parkland College is well known for its small class sizes, state­-of-the-­art facilities, inclusive learning environment, and personable faculty. Parkland boasts the largest international student body of any 2 ­year college in the state of Illinois, with more than 300 students representing more than 40 countries. The Associate Degree offers an ideal and inexpensive doorway for international students wanting to enter the American education system. Having worked to perfect their English language skills through the English as a Second Language (ESL) program or earned two years­ worth of transferable credits, many of Parkland’s international students then transfer on to 4­ year universities (2+2 transfer) around the United States, where they continue their educations, earning Baccalaureate and graduate degrees. Parkland College faculty are well accustomed to the challenges faced by international students are experienced in dealing with them. Parkland strives to enhance global awareness and multiculturalism through education and faculty welcome the perspective brought by international students in their classes. Why Choose Parkland College: ● small class sizes and a personalized education ● Intensive English as a Second Language (ESL) program for non­-English speakers ● complete two years and transfer credits to a 4 ­year university ● in the same city as the University of Illinois, a top research university ● around ½ the yearly cost of 4 ­year universities ● diverse international student population, more than 300 international students ● faculty focus on global awareness and multiculturalism ● stand out! Prepare, with hands­on training, for hospitality careers at restaurants, hotels/motels, casinos, and resorts. Complete an internship on the local, national, or international scene. The hospitality industry is the largest in the world, with a high demand for skilled employees; Parkland Hospitality Program’s excellent reputation stems from faculty with real-­world industry experience, giving you a practical education you can take anywhere. A Parkland degree proves a great head start for entry­-level positions. Many of our students have experiences/careers in major firms across the U.S. as well as in France, Holland, South Korea, and other countries. Parkland’s Hospitality Program is certified by the National Restaurant Association and the American Hotel & Lodging Association. The Restaurant Management Program prepares students for career-­track positions in the restaurant, catering, and institutional food service field. Specialized courses are offered in quantity food preparation; supervision; food, beverage, and labor cost control; and menu planning in the food service industry. Courses HPI 110 Foodservice Sanitation Certification HPI 111 Introduction to the Hospitality Industry HPI 112 Food Standards and Production I HPI 113 Food Service Systems HPI 114 Human Resource Management and Supervision HPI 115 Menu Management and Design HPI 116 Kitchen Basics HPI 117 Hospitality Managerial Accounting HPI 139 Food Standards and Production II HPI 211 Food and Beverage Cost Management Systems HPI 214 Hospitality Industry Seminar HPI 215 Hospitality Industry Work Experience HPI 216 Bar and Beverage Operations HPI 233 Hospitality and Travel Marketing HPI 234 Hospitality Industry Law BUS 106 Business and Organizational Ethics CIS 200 Business Computer Systems [-]

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