A Welcome from the President
Hello, I am Dr. Jerry Corcoran, President
of Illinois Valley Community College, and I’m delighted that you are interested
in knowing more about our fine college.
On behalf of the IVCC Board of Trustees,
faculty, and staff, it is my sincere pleasure to welcome you to our
website. The Illinois Valley Community
College District was established in 1924, making it the second oldest community
college in the state of Illinois. Our 2,000
square mile district encompasses all or parts of eight counties. We’re very proud of the high quality programs
and services we have to offer – the direct result of our employing outstanding
faculty and dedicated staff.
The College’s strategic plan
includes five goals:
all students in identifying and achieving their educational and career goals.
the value of higher education.
and nurture college resources needed to provide quality programs and services.
understanding of diverse cultures and beliefs.
IVCC’s core values through an inclusive and collaborative environment.
If your goal is to enroll in
college courses with the intent of earning an associate degree and possibly a
baccalaureate degree, or earning a certificate with a new skill set that will
lead to immediate employment, or if you are simply interested in taking courses
for pleasure, there is no place so close as IVCC that can take you so far. Because we are your community college,
we have something for everyone and we’re here to serve you!
Please take a moment to explore our
website where you will discover a wide range of information. Our employees would be happy to have you join
us on campus for a personal tour, discuss your career goals with our
counselors, meet some of our award-winning faculty, browse our library, surf the
net, or take advantage of what we have to offer in our bookstore. There are three words that describe why we’ve
been so successful over our 91-year history: quality, cost and convenience.
I hope that you’ll soon take
advantage of the opportunities we have to offer at Illinois Valley Community
College. Begin your educational journey
today by calling our director of admissions, records and transfer services,
Quintin Overocker, at 815.224.0437, or email him at: Quintin_Overocker@ivcc.edu
Thank you for visiting our website.
Dr. Jerry Corcoran