Build a solid foundation for your engineering career at Parkland College and transfer to a four-year institution to finish your degree. Save money and enjoy smaller class sizes!
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
- A 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
- Chemical Engineering
- Civil Engineering
- Computer Engineering
- Computer Science Engineering
Students are strongly encouraged to complete an Associate in Engineering Science degree prior to transferring to a fouryear institution in engineering.