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College of Lake County offers nearly 150 late-starting classes
Although Spring Semester has begun, there’s still time to register for nearly 150 late-starting credit classes at the College of Lake County.
From English composition and biology to business and technology, dozens of general education, transfer and career classes start in in February, March or April and finish in early May or sooner. Courses are offered at the Grayslake, Southlake and Lakeshore campuses as well as online. View a complete list of late-starting courses at
CLC offers nearly 200 degree and certificate options for immediate career entry, plus 51 programs leading to a bachelor’s degree at a four-year college or university. For more information, visit or call (847) 543-2090.

CLC mourns passing of Dr. Philip J. Carrigan, former trustee
Dr. Philip J. Carrigan, 73, a long-time trustee of the College of Lake County, passed away on Sunday, Jan. 28, 2018. Dr. Carrigan of Waukegan first served on the College of Lake County Board of Trustees from 2005-2011 and was re-elected to a second six-year term in April 2013. During his tenure, he served as chair, vice chair and secretary, and as liaison to the Governing Board of the University Center of Lake County. For details, visit

CLC’s laser/photonics/optics program moves into new Science and Engineering Building
The College of Lake County is the only college in Illinois to offer an associate degree and certificates in the laser/photonics/optics field. This fast-growing career harnesses the power of light for hundreds of applications, from medicine to airport security to laser light shows. For details, visit
Two College of Lake County students named to All-Illinois Academic Team
College of Lake County students Kimberly Beckus and Bernard Kondenar have been named to the All-Illinois Academic Team by Phi Theta Kappa, an international honor society for community college students. Both students were recognized for attaining at least a 3.5 GPA, maintaining at least 12 credit hours per semester and demonstrating leadership ability. For more information, visit

Feb. 17: Cirque Zuma Zuma performs African-style circus feats
Cirque Zuma Zuma, an African-style Cirque du Soleil, performs at 7 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 17 at the James Lumber Center for the Performing Arts at the CLC Grayslake Campus. Cirque Zuma Zuma combines the mysticism of Africa with the excitement of a theatrical cirque performance. For more information, visit

Feb. 23 to March 3: CLC Theatre presents celebrated Shakespearean comedy
“A Midsummer Night’s Dream” by William Shakespeare will be presented by the College of Lake County Theatre department over two weekends: Friday and Saturday, Feb. 23 and 24 at7:30 p.m.; Sunday, Feb. 25 at 2 p.m.; Thursday through Saturday, March 1, 2, 3 at 7:30 p.m.; plus  a high school matinee on Friday, March 2 at 10 a.m. The play will be performed in the Studio Theatre of the James Lumber Center for the Performing Arts at the CLC Grayslake Campus. For details, visit

Feb. 23: CLC art gallery presents architectural paintings by Roland Kulla
An exhibit of paintings by Chicago artist Roland Kulla will open at the College of Lake County on Feb. 23 and run through March 24. The exhibit will kick off with a reception from 6-8 p.m. Feb. 23 in the gallery, located on CLC’s Grayslake Campus, 19351 W. Washington St. The reception, which is free and open to the public, will include refreshments and live music. For details, visit

Learn or upgrade Microsoft Office skills in CLC non-credit classes
            Know anyone new to Microsoft Office software? Need to increase your skill level?
Learn quickly in more than a dozen spring classes at the College of Lake County’s Workforce and Professional Development Institute. The classes, which run from a half day to two days, include: Microsoft Office Basic Training; Microsoft Word (Level 1); Excel (Levels 1 -3 and specialized topics); Access (Levels 1 and 2); PowerPoint (Level 1) and Project (Level 1). The Excel Level 1 course begins Feb. 13, and the others begin in March or April.
The classes are offered at either the Grayslake Campus, 19351 W. Washington St., or at the Southlake Campus, 1120 S. Milwaukee Ave., Vernon Hills. For dates, locations and costs, and click the Microsoft Office Applications link. Or call (847) 543-2615 or email

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