Danville Area Community College strives to provide a wide range of educational choices for students, whether they are seeking a certificate or two-year degree that immediately leads to the workforce or prefer to pursue a bachelor’s degree at a four-year university. As college costs soar across the country, it is comforting to know that an affordable, accessible, first-class college education is available in the local community. Below is a list of program areas offered at DACC:
The Associate in Science and Arts (ASA), the Associate in Engineering (AES), the Associate in Fine Arts in Art (AFA), and the Associate in Fine Arts in Art Education (AFAE) degrees are granted for successful completion of organized programs designed to fulfill the first two years of study toward a baccalaureate degree at 4-year institutions. When selecting courses and electives, students should consult a counselor or academic advisor and study carefully the requirements of the college or university to which they plan to transfer.See more.
Danville Area Community College has agreements in place with many four-year colleges and universities to facilitate the transfer of credits for students who intend to complete a bachelor’s degree. Specific transfer curriculum guides are in place for students entering some of the more popular programs at the most admired four-year colleges and universities. This is not a finite listing of available areas of study. If there is a major/school anywhere in the United States that does not have a prescribed transfer plan, one can be developed for the student working in concert with a DACC advisor and the transfer school of choice.
Additionally, Danville Area Community College is a participant in the Illinois Articulation Initiative (IAI), a statewide agreement that allows transfer of the completed Illinois General Education Core Curriculum (GECC) between participating institutions. Completion of the GECC at DACC assures transferring students that general education requirements for an associate or bachelor’s degree have been satisfied.
The Associate of Applied Science (AAS) degree is granted for successful completion of an organized program of study designed to prepare the graduate for immediate entry into the workforce. Students will begin immediately with classes in their subject interest area, and will work toward being fully trained in their fields once they have completed their program (generally 60 credit hours). See more.
Traditionally, career programs are not designed to transfer; however, DACC has developed 2 + 2 (or capstone) agreements with some 4-year institutions which allow for the transfer of credits toward a bachelor’s degree in this career area.
The Associate of General Studies degree is designed for students who choose to pursue a broad spectrum of interest or those who are pursuing an area of study that is not covered by any of the existing associate degree programs. The AGS degree offers a great deal of curricular flexibility in order to insure a basic liberal education that is tailored to meet the needs and interests of the individual student. While not intended to transfer, the AGS degree will enable students to articulate with the Board of Trustees baccalaureate degree program, bachelor of general studies, bachelor of general education, and liberal studies degree programs at participating Illinois 4-year universities.
Certificate programs at DACC offer career preparation in several different areas. A Career Certificate is a credential registered by the Illinois Community College Board and issued by Danville Area Community College in recognition of the completion of a short-term curriculum. The Certificate program is designed for those eager to enter the work force. See more.
A Certificate program consists of fewer credit hours and can be completed in a shorter time than the Associate degree program — sometimes in less than a year. An advantage of the Certificate program is that most of the credits earned may be applied to a related Associate degree program. Students attend the same classes as degree candidates and are graded on the same basis.
Danville Area Community College strives to provide a wide range of choices for students who ultimately wish to pursue a bachelor’s degree. DACC has established partnerships with a variety of 4-year institutions that both facilitate transfer to leading residential colleges and universities or allow students in select programs to complete a Bachelor’s degree without leaving the DACC district. As college costs soar across the country, it’s comforting to know that an affordable, high-quality college education is available in the local community.See more.
Traditional 2 + 2 and Dual Admission programs offer DACC students guaranteed admission to select universities after completion of a prescribed set of courses designed to transfer to specific partner institutions.
In what are commonly known as 3 + 1 programs, participants complete the first three years of classes at DACC, and then complete the final year’s credits online from the transfer institution. DACC has established a “Bachelor’s Lounge” computer lab on campus for fourth year students who need access to technology for their coursework.