Collaborating with area colleges to expand programs for district residents

We want our district residents to follow their dream career paths, even if we don't offer the specific program that can get them started. Therefore, students in Waubonsee's District 516 who wish to pursue career and technical education degree and certificate programs not available at Waubonsee Community College may do so through cooperative agreement. Through these agreements, our in-district students can enroll in certain occupational certificate and degree programs at other community colleges and pay that college's in-district tuition rate.

  • Students take all specialized courses at the cooperating college.
  • Related technical and general education courses required in the cooperative programs may be taken at Waubonsee Community College or at the community college offering the program.
  • The cooperating college issues all degrees or certificates for successful completion of the individual program.

Waubonsee participates in the Community College Education Agreement: Comprehensive Agreement Regarding the Expansion of Education Resources (CAREER). All Illinois community colleges participate in this agreement.  

For information and guidelines, contact the Vice President of Student Development, Dr. Melinda Tejada, at 630.466.2590 or mtejada@waubonsee.edu

Out-of-district students who want to enroll in a program at Waubonsee under a cooperative agreement should contact their own community college first to make initial application.