Special Academic Services

Special Academic Services provides assistance and support to students enrolled in applied science and certificate programs at Illinois Central College. Funded by the Carl D. Perkins Career and Technical Education Improvement Act of 2006, these services include both academic and financial support.

Some students need help financing their college education — from textbooks to class materials — that other sources of financial aid may not cover. We can help if you have an authorized financial need that does not cover all required school expenses

Authorized Financial Programs include...

  • Pell Grant
  • State Grant
  • Subsidized Student Loan
  • Public Assistance
  • Various agency programs
  • Special Circumstances (Check with Special Academic Services office)

Funds are available for...

  • Textbooks
  • Uniforms
  • Tools and Instruments
  • Certification and Licensing Exam Fees
  • Project Supplies
  • Physical exams and Vaccinations
  • Special support for students in nontraditional programs by gender
  • Single parents – reimbursement of child care and transportation costs

Special Academic Services also provides financial support to students enrolled in applied science programs that lead to a nontraditional career. A nontraditional career refers to occupations in which individuals from one gender comprise less than 25% of the individuals employed in that occupation.

Listed below are some of the programs we offer that have been identified as leading to a nontraditional career.

Nontraditional Programs for Women
Agricultural Business Management Landscaping Electronics Technology Electronics Repair
Electronics Servicing Law Enforcement Crime Scene Technology Industrial and Business Security
Network Specialist Mechanical Engineering Technology Architectural Drafting Fire Science Technology
Automotive Technology HVAC/R Technology Diesel Powered Equipment Technology Welding Technology
Nontraditional Programs for Men
Child Development Paraprofessional Educator Paralegal Information Processing Management
Accounting Clerk/Bookkeeper Clinical Lab Technician Dental Hygiene Occupational Therapy Assistant
Nursing Practical Nursing Nurse Assisting (CNA) Office Professional
Surgical Technologist Physical Therapy Assistant