SUGAR GROVEâ€”Local students can now take agriculture classes offered by the University of Illinoisâ€™ College of Agricultural, Consumer and Environmental Sciences (ACES) at Waubonsee Community Collegeâ€™s tuition rate, thanks to a new partnership called the ACES ACCESS program. The program will offer four of the universityâ€™s introductory agriculture courses to local community college students through distance learning. The first course of the program, Introduction to Animal Science, will begin Monday, Aug. 24.
The online course will be taught by a University of Illinois instructor and will require students to travel to the Champaign-Urbana campus for two Saturday laboratory sessions. Students completing the course will earn four semester hours of college credit that can be applied to an associate degree at Waubonsee and also transfer to four-year universities with agriculture programs.
To learn more or to register for the course, visit www.waubonsee.edu/schedules or call (630) 466-7900, ext. 2319.