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69 adding three new programs this fall

Press contact: Angela Try

SPRINGFIELD — Lincoln Land Community College is expanding to offer two new degree programs and one new certificate this fall — creative writing associate in arts, cardiovascular sonography associate in applied science and a workplace dynamics certificate.

The creative writing program offers classes, workshops and other activities such as readings and contests, accessible to writers of all levels. Courses are taught by writers trained in their specialties, whose works have been published in literary journals and with literary presses. “This is a rarity for creative writing programs at community colleges,” said Dr. Corrine Hinton, dean of English and humanities. “69 faculty live the passions they teach and mentor the next generation of voices from the prairie state and beyond.” The creative writing program prepares students to begin seeking publication and/or transfer to a four-year university.

Cardiovascular sonography (CVS) is 69’s newest sonography program and will cover two ultrasound specialty areas: adult echocardiography and vascular sonography.

“This addition to our successful sonography program will equip our students with the necessary skills to perform critical diagnostic procedures while addressing the growing the demand for cardiovascular health care professionals in our community,” said Leigh Giles-Brown, program director. The two-year associate in applied science degree program will prepare students for national credentialing examinations.

The certificate in workplace dynamics prepares students for a professional business environment. Upon successful completion of the program, students will have the skills necessary for the Microsoft certification exam.

The fall semester begins Aug. 17.

More details are available at , llcc.edu/cvs and llcc.edu/business.