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Request approval for participation in cooperative agreement (CAREER)

City Colleges of Chicago now participates in a state-wide cooperative agreement which provides opportunities for students to enroll in career programs not offered at CCC at the in-district tuition rate. The CAREER (Comprehensive Agreement Regarding the Expansion of Educational Resources) Agreement replaces the need for students to receive a tuition chargeback from CCC for the following institutions:​​


Black Hawk College  

(309) 796-5000          

(800) 344-1311          

Carl Sandburg College     

(309) 341-5230          

College of DuPage           

(630) 942-2380          

College of Lake County       

(847) 543-2000          

Danville Community College           

(217) 443-8800          

Elgin Community College     

(847) 214-7226          

Heartland Community College           

(309) 268-8000          

Highland Community College           

(815) 235-6121          

Illinois Central College           

(309) 694-5100          

Illinois Eastern Community Colleges           

(618) 393-2982          

Illinois Valley Community College           

(815) 224-2720          

John A. Logan College           

(618) 985-2828          

John Wood Community College           

(217) 224-6500          

Joliet Junior College           

(815) 729-9020          

Kankakee Community College           

(815) 802-8100          

Kaskaskia College           

(618) 545-3030          

Kishwaukee College           

(815) 825-2086          

Lake Land College          


(217) 786-2243          

Lewis and Clark Community College           

(618) 468-5001          

Lincoln Land Community College           

800) 727-4161
(217) 786-2200
TDD (217) 786-2798

McHenry County College           

(815) 455-8530          

Moraine Valley Community College           

(708) 974-4300          

Morton College           

(708) 656-8000          

Oakton Community College           

(847) 635-1600          

Parkland College          

(217) 351-2200          

Prairie State College     

(708) 709-3500          

Rend Lake College           

(618) 437-5321          

Richland Community College           

(217) 875-7200          

Rock Valley College           

(815) 921-7821
(800) 973-7821

Sauk Valley Community College           

(815) 288-5511          

Shawnee Community College           

(618) 634-3200          

South Suburban College           

(708) 596-2000          

Southeastern Community College           

(319) 752-2731          

Southwestern Illinois College           

(618) 222-5246          

Spoon River College           

(309) 647-4645
(800) 334-7337

Waubonsee Community College           

(630) 466-7900          

William Rainey Harper College  ​         

(847) 925-6000          


City College’s Cooperative (CAREER) Agreement is subject to approval and is conditional upon the following, among other, requirements:​         

  • Student must be a resident of Chicago, Illinois, and provide current documentation that proves residency (see guidelines)
  • Student has a valid City Colleges of Chicago identification number
  • Student does not have any existing debt with City Colleges of Chicago
  • Student must be seeking to enroll in a program that is not offered at any of the seven City Colleges of Chicago
  • City Colleges of Chicago will not authorize approval for similar or same programs (similarities could include achieving the same program outcomes or having comparable job fields)

To apply for participation in the cooperative agreement, please download and complete the CCC Cooperative Agreement application. The application can be completed electronically in a PDF-friendly program, or by hand and then scanned as an electronic copy. Students should save the application with their last name, first initial, and the date as the file name.  

Students must submit their completed application and all required documentation (see Cooperative Agreement Guidelines for specifics) to before the deadline or their application will not be accepted. No exceptions. The submission period for summer 2017 applications has ended. The submission period for fall 2017 begins Monday, June 26, 2017, and ends Friday, July 28, 2017.

Fill out Cooperative Agreement Application

Please allow three to four weeks for your application to be processed and reviewed. Contact Carmen Garth in the office of Strategy and Academic Governance at (312) 553-2671 or with any questions or concerns. Students who have not received a status update on their application at least two weeks before the start of the semester should email immediately.     

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