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Cooperative Education Programs with Other Community Colleges

Richland Community College has Cooperative Educational Program Agreements with other Illinois community colleges that allow Richland Community College District residents to enroll in Career & Technical Education certificates and degrees not available at Richland. Students are able to enroll in such a program at the cooperating college's in-district tuition rate.

Students may take all specialized courses at the cooperating college. Related technical and general education courses required in the program may be taken either at Richland or at the cooperating college. The cooperating college issues all degrees or certificates for successful completion of the program. Additional information is available from the Director of Admissions at the college offering the program. When applying for a Cooperative Agreement, students must provide a copy of the Program Sheet from the college to which they are applying. When applying for continued enrollment, students must submit grade reports for previously approved semesters.

If Richland Community College does not have a Cooperative Agreement with the college a student is choosing to attend (as noted in the listing below), another option available is a Charge-Back. As a resident of Richland Community College District #537, a student may attend another Illinois community college if the student is accepted into a program not offered by Richland. This agreement is called a Charge-Back Agreement. Individual courses are not covered by a Charge-Back. Attending full-time or part-time is allowed. Please visit the Charge-Back page to learn more about Charge-Back Authorization.

Please call Richland's Academic Services at (217) 875-7211, ext. 292 with any questions you may have or come to room W141 at Richland to fill out a Cooperative Agreement.

The following community colleges have Cooperative Educational Program Agreements for Richland District residents for all Career and Technical Education certificates and degrees not offered by Richland Community College:

  • Black Hawk College, Moline
  • Carl Sandburg College, Galesburg
  • Danville Area Community College, Danville
  • Elgin Community College, Elgin
  • Heartland Community College, Bloomington
  • Highland Community College, Freeport
  • Illinois Central College, East Peoria
  • Illinois Valley Community College, Oglesby
  • John Wood Community College, Quincy
  • Joliet Junior College, Joliet
  • Kankakee Community College, Kankakee
  • Kishwaukee College, Malta
  • Lake Land College, Mattoon
  • Lewis & Clark Community College, Godfrey
  • Lincoln Land Community College, Springfield
  • McHenry County College, Crystal Lake
  • Moraine Valley Community College, Palos Hills
  • Morton College, Cicero
  • Parkland College, Champaign (See list below)
  • Prairie State College, Chicago Heights
  • Rock Valley College, Rockford
  • Sauk Valley College, Dixon
  • South Suburban College, South Holland
  • Spoon River College, Canton
  • Southwestern Illinois College, Belleville
  • Waubonsee Community College, Sugar Grove

Cooperative agreements with Parkland College are only available for the following certificates and degrees that are not offered by Richland Community College.

  • Certificates
    • Automotive Collision Repair: Custom Auto Design
    • Automotive Collision Repair: Estimate
    • Automotive Collision Repair: Refinishing
    • Automotive Collision Repair: Welding
    • Building & Construction Repair
    • Construction: Bricklayer
    • Construction: Carpentry
    • Construction: Floor Coverer
    • Construction: Glazier
    • Construction: Ironworker
    • Construction: Laborer
    • Construction: Millwright
    • Construction: Painting & Decorating
    • Construction: Plumbing & Pipefitting
    • Construction: Sheet Metal
    • Computed Tomography
    • Magnetic Resonance Imaging
  • AAS Degrees
    • Automobile Collision Repair
    • Construction Trade Technology
    • Construction Design & Management
    • Construction Design & Management: Contracting
    • Construction Design & Management: Surveying Technology
    • Dental Hygiene
    • Diesel Power Equipment Technology
    • Equine Management
    • Mass Communications: Audio/Video Communications 
    • Occupational Therapy Assistant
    • Respiratory Care

Richland Community College has Cooperative Educational Program Agreements with the following community colleges for students in their districts for the programs listed offered by Richland Community College but not offered at their respective community college:

  • Certificates
    • Parkland College, Champaign - Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning & Refrigeration
  • AAS Degrees
    • Parkland College, Champaign - Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning & Refrigeration
    • Kaskaskia College, Centralia - Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning & Refrigeration

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