Lincoln Land Community College - Springfield, IL | Illinois Schools with Design Programs | Graphic Design

Lincoln Land Community College

School Summary
5250 Shepherd Rd
Springfield, IL 62794
(217) 786-2200
Degree Type:
Less than one year certificate; One but less than two years certificate; Associate's degree
Campus Setting:
City: Midsize
Campus Housing:

About Lincoln Land Community College

Lincoln Land Community College is located in Springfield, the capital city of the state of Illinois. The city features a multitude of historic sites affiliated with Abraham Lincoln. It is also home to performing arts including ballet, jazz, and an annual carillon festival. The Hoogland Center for the Arts is a centerpiece for performing arts, houses the Springfield Theatre Centre, the Springfield Ballet Company and the Springfield Municipal Opera. The city is also home to many art galleries including the Museum Art Gallery, Prairie House, and the Blue Door. Nightlife in Springfield features a large selection of restaurants, dance clubs, comedy clubs, taverns and sports bars.

LLCC opened its doors in September of 1968, taking advantage of the Public Community College Act of 1965. Approximately 850 students registered for the first class offerings to be held in a temporary facility on the outskirts of Springfield. The college moved to its current main campus site in 1974. Today the college serves a district of fifteen counties in central Illinois. In addition to the main campus, LLCC offers courses at regional centers and the Springfield East Campus, Aviation Center and Capital City Training Center. Lincoln Land Community College is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission and a member of the North Central Association. The college also partners with other institutions in the Illinois Virtual Campus, an online clearinghouse of courses leading to degree completion from which students can choose.

LLCC offers several programs for students interested in the study of architecture design, including a two-semester program leading to a certificate of achievement in architecture and construction. The program includes required courses in building construction, architectural construction documents, concrete and masonry, wood, steel and aluminum structures, and architectural specifications. Additional required support courses include fundamentals of computer-aided drafting and architectural computer-aided drafting.

Students may also choose to complete the two-year AAS degree program in architecture and construction technology. This program requires the courses within the certificate program, plus additional required courses in architectural and construction history and required support courses in employability skills and mechanics of materials. In addition, some general education and elective courses are required prior to completion. Students may also choose to participate in the architecture transfer program, resulting in an AA in architecture and intended to transfer to a four-year program leading to a BA in architecture. The two-year transfer program includes recommended program courses such as architectural and construction history and architectural construction documents, and recommended support courses including general physics.

LLCC also offers a two-year transfer program resulting in an AA degree in graphic design. This program, intended for students wishing to continue at a four-year college or university to attain a BA in graphic design, includes general education courses and recommended program support courses such as two-dimensional design, drawing, computer art, graphic design, and art history. Graphic design students wishing to enter the workforce after two years of study may instead choose to complete the two-year occupational program leading to an AAS degree in graphic design technology. Required courses for this program include computer art, graphic design, desktop publishing, typography, motion graphics, Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, computer literacy for graphic design, Web site design, Dreamweaver, and Flash. The required program support course is in public speaking fundamentals. Students are also required to take an additional six to twelve credits in elective courses within the design field.

Lincoln Land Community College uses donations from local businesses, organizations and individuals to provide financial support directly to students through the LLCC Foundation scholarship program. Scholarships are available for students attending college for the first time after earning a high school diploma or equivalent and students who have attended LLCC or another post-secondary institution and have a high school diploma or equivalent. All applicants to LLCC are eligible for foundation scholarship consideration. Additional criteria for each scholarship may be determined by the donor.

Applicants submitting a completed application packet are considered for all available scholarships for which they are eligible. Scholarship awards are applied toward tuition and fees; some scholarships also provide for books and other related educational expenses.

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Source: Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) 2018-19, National Center for Education Statistics,