Waubonsee Community College is a public, comprehensive community college that was organized in 1966 as mandated by the Illinois Community College Act to provide education and training services for individuals in portions of Kane, Kendall, DeKalb, LaSalle and Will counties of District 516.
The philosophy of Waubonsee Community College is based on the premise that education is the cornerstone of a literate, democratic society; that learning is a lifelong process; and that the pursuit of knowledge must be supported by institutional policies that demonstrate the values of quality, value, innovation, service and accessibility.
- Provide quality educational programs and services that are academically, geographically, financially, technologically and physically accessible to meet the educational and training needs of a diverse, multicultural population and the organizations within our community.
- Maintain institutional policies, programs, practices and efforts that provide an emphasis on a learning-centered college for students and the community.
- Develop the intellectual, physical, social, cultural and career potential of the individual.
- Promote diversity in faculty, staff and student recruitment; staff development; and cultural enrichment activities.
- Contribute to the economic, workforce, social, recreational and cultural quality of life of the community.
- Cooperate with other local, state and national organizations, and provide leadership that will enhance educational services and avoid duplication of services.
Our Programs and Services
Associate degree education consisting of communications, social and behavioral sciences, physical and life sciences, mathematics, humanities and arts, education, engineering, and other pre-professional fields designed to prepare students for transfer to baccalaureate degree granting institutions.
Workforce Education and Training:
Business, health care, technical and professional education consisting of associate degrees, certificates, courses, workshops and seminars designed for entry-level employment, transitioning, retraining, and/or upgrading of skills to meet current and emerging employment needs and trends.
Training includes courses, programs and contract training designed to meet the workplace needs of both individuals and organizations with an emphasis on skill building and improved productivity.
Courses, programs and services designed to assist academically underprepared students to be successful in the next level of education, including reading, mathematics, writing, college success, literacy, high school equivalency exam preparation (HSE), General Education Diploma (GED), Adult Basic Education (ABE) and English Language Acquisition (ELA)/English as a Second Language (ESL).
Courses, trips, tours, special events and experiences designed for the personal enrichment of the lives of learners of all ages and to promote lifelong learning.
Services designed to meet the holistic development of all students including counseling, advising, transfer planning, admissions, registration and records, assessment, financial aid, scholarships, career development, student life programming, intercollegiate athletics and assistance for students with disabilities.
Our Program Support
Instructional and Academic Support:
Services designed to facilitate and provide support to the instructional process, including new programs; alternative delivery systems such as online courses; tutoring; the use of instructional technology; the libraries; and learning laboratories.
Organizational support that provides services for employee selection and development, financial services, facilities, operational management, technology advancements, research, planning, marketing and communications, and campus safety.
Service to communities and organizations may be provided by the college to meet local needs. These combined efforts may include collaborations and partnership activities which will improve the quality of life.
Waubonsee Community College opens the door of knowledge, sparks imaginations, and enlightens lives through learning. We welcome the diverse abilities, goals, and experiences of individuals standing on the threshold of discovery. Our success is defined by the dreams we help shape, the opportunities we help design, and the futures we help create.
We constantly redefine what it means to be “the best,” seeking to improve in every area and exceed the expectations of those we serve.
We focus every resource directly on the search for learning, creating tangible benefits in everything we do.
We are actively engaged on the frontiers of education, continuously improving the learning environment for our students and communities.
We view the world from the perspective of those we serve, anticipating needs and striving to exceed expectations while demonstrating a caring, knowledgeable, consistent connection with each individual every time they meet us.
We remove barriers to learning formed by time, geography, education, culture, experience or beliefs to provide a full range of quality educational opportunities for all who can benefit.