Services Available to Students
Adult Education Program and Services:
- GED (General Education Development): Offered at various off campus sites.
- ESL (English as a Second Language): Offered at various off campus sites.
- ABE (Adult Basic Education): Assists students who have a high school diploma or GED and need help in improving math, reading, and writing skills.
- I-READ Literacy program: Offers on-on-one tutoring to adults who test below the 9th grade level to improve language or math skills.
- Connections Center: Students may access individual help with resume writing interviewing practice, career assessment and exploration, along with information and referral of local social services.
- Illinois Valley Services: Programs for single parents, displaced homemakers, and single pregnant women.
- Job Skills Training: A series of classes or individual workshops designed to assist students in becoming job ready.
Referral Services for Students
English, Math and Education Division
Offers individualized classes to help students set and achieve personal study skill goals. Classes are open entry and exit, and students are able to work at their own pace. Also offers Special Needs Services which provide academic accommodations for students with special needs. Also available is a Study Enrichment Group which is an enhanced study environment where students participate in study groups and learn how to apply study skills strategies to their classes. Instructor' referrals are encouraged.
Contact: Marianne Dzik
Counseling Center:Assists students in planning their academic and career paths. Students receive individual assistance in areas of goal setting, academic success, college or university transfer, career exploration and/or personal issues that may impede their participation in school.
Project Success:This federally funded grant program is designed to meet the needs of first generation, low-income, and disabled students. It helps students achieve academic success and personal growth by building a solid foundation of support and services to assist students. Services include academic advising, early registration, workshops, support groups, transfer assistance, cultural enrichment, leadership training and limited scholarships.
Third Floor, Bldg. E
Dislocated Worker Center:
Assists unemployed individuals to return to the workforce by providing many types of job search assistance and possible retraining for employment. Eligibility is based on unemployment status.
Office of Admissions and Records:
Enters all applications for admission, registers students, and maintains student records.
First time, full-time students are required to take the reading, writing, and math placement exams. Student planning to take an English writing course or a math course are also required to complete the respective placement exams.
Contact: Tracy Morris or Pat Reneer
Peer Tutoring:The Peer Tutor Center offers a learning assistance program at no extra cost to IVCC students. Peer tutors provide individual and small group academic support when students need extra help to
- Understand daily assignment
- Develop effective study skills for a course
The center attempts to provide supplemental learning assistance—in a variety of content areas—so that students may achieve their academic goals.
Foundation: The Foundation is a non-profit entity that solicits gifts, with and without restrictions, that enhance the mission and vision of the college. The Foundation awards 120 scholarships each year and provides funding for other educational elements that would otherwise be unaffordable because of budgetary limitations. The Foundation also hosts a variety of fund-raising events.
Grants: The Development Office is responsible for the public and private grant solicitation. They offer assistance in researching prospective funders and offer a review of grant proposals. They also prepare and submit state and federal grant applications on behalf of IVCC.
Alumni: The Development Office oversees the alumni database and programming.
Financial Aid Office
Serves student and families by helping them find sources of financial assistance which give them access to college. Students can access information about financial aid programs, how to apply for assistance, how to manage financial aid funds, and how to fulfill their responsibilities as financial aid recipients.
Contact: Steven Crick or Eileen Twardowski or Neil Jagodzinski
This department complements the students' academic experience through the development of, exposure to, and participation in social, cultural, multicultural, intellectual, recreational, community service and campus governance programs. Currently, there are 21 active organizations on campus.
Contact: Cory Tomasson
Early Childhood Education Center
Provides both part and full-day care and education for 3, 4 and 5-year-old children. The center provides a high quality program for children of students, staff and other community members and also functions as a lab school for the Early Childhood Education Department. The Center is licensed by The Department of Children and Family Services.
Contact: Donna Brolley