• Dr. Terri L. Winfree, President of PSC Wins IGEN Leadership Award
  • iSTEA2M Kids@College
  • PSC Establishes Partnership with AAPC for Medical Billing and Coding Program
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  • There is Still Time to Register for Summer Courses at PSC

    There is Still Time to Register for Summer Courses at PSC

    4/25/2017
    Summer 2017 registration is open at Prairie State College (PSC).

  • Increased Tuition is PSC's Latest Response to State Budget Crisis

    Increased Tuition is PSC's Latest Response to State Budget Crisis

    4/25/2017
    The Prairie State College Board of Trustees voted during a special meeting this month to raise the tuition for fall 2017, based on a $7.50 per credit hour increase for in-district students. The decision comes during a time when Illinois State lawmakers approach a third year without a budget, resulting in vastly reduced funding for higher educational institutions in the state.

  • PSC Music Department Launching Spring Concert Series

    PSC Music Department Launching Spring Concert Series

    4/24/2017
    Prairie State College is hosting a Spring Concert Series in May. All performances are free and open to the public and scheduled at 7:30 p.m. in the Conference Center on the college's main campus, located at 202 S. Halsted St. in Chicago Heights. All of the ensembles are comprised of PSC students, community members, and advanced high school musicians.

  • PSC Establishes Partnership with AAPC for Medical Billing and Coding Program

    PSC Establishes Partnership with AAPC for Medical Billing and Coding Program

    4/21/2017
    In a rapidly evolving healthcare environment, employers need trained professionals to help them manage the onslaught of changes, maintain compliance and preserve profitability. To help address these needs, Prairie State College (PSC) has established a partnership agreement with AAPC to provide training to our local workforce through the college's Medical Billing and Coding Specialist program.

  • Kids@College at PSC returns this summer with LOWER costs and NEW offerings

    Kids@College at PSC returns this summer with LOWER costs and NEW offerings

    4/21/2017
    Are you looking for fun summer activities to keep your kids busy this summer? Let learning and fun continue year round at Prairie State College (PSC). The Kids@College Summer Program at PSC is designed to enhance the problem solving skills of children grades K-6. Participants will use fun, hands-on, STEAM based activities that encourage creativity in the areas of science, technology, engineering, art, math and team building. Additional weeks include inventions, performing arts, and athletics. The program will be held from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Thursday, from June 19 through Aug. 3, at the college's Matteson Area Center, located at 4821 Southwick Drive.

  • Prairie State College Hosting Spring Job Fair on April 28

    Prairie State College Hosting Spring Job Fair on April 28

    4/18/2017
    Prairie State College (PSC) invites job seekers to attend the 2017 Spring Job Fair from 9 a.m. to noon, Friday, April 28, in the Franciscan Fitness Center, located at 100 197th Place in Chicago Heights on Prairie State College's north campus. The fair is offered in partnership with the Franciscan Fitness Center, National Able Network and the Illinois Department of Employment Security.

  • PSC President Winfree Receives IGEN Leadership Award

    PSC President Winfree Receives IGEN Leadership Award

    4/17/2017
    Dr. Terri L. Winfree, president of Prairie State College (PSC), was recently recognized with the 2017 Illinois Green Economy Network (IGEN) Presidential Leadership Award, in recognition of her outstanding leadership and tireless efforts in addressing and raising awareness about issues of sustainability on the PSC campus and in the community. The award was presented at the IGEN Annual Sustainability Conference on March 22 and 23.

  • PSC Sustainability Center Invites Kids to 'Go Green' During April 22 Event

    PSC Sustainability Center Invites Kids to 'Go Green' During April 22 Event

    4/17/2017
    In recognition of Earth Day 2017, the Sustainability Center at Prairie State College (PSC) is hosting a special event for children, "Kids@College Go Green!"

  • Award-Winning Chicago Shakespeare Theater Brings "Romeo and Juliet" to Chicago Heights Stage

    Award-Winning Chicago Shakespeare Theater Brings

    4/7/2017
    Prairie State College (PSC) is welcoming the Chicago Shakespeare Theater (CST) to the college to perform "Short Shakespeare! Romeo and Juliet," at 11 a.m., Thursday, April 27, in the Barnes & Noble College Auditorium, located on the PSC main campus at 202 S. Halsted St. in Chicago Heights.

  • Get ahead this summer by enrolling at Prairie State College

    Get ahead this summer by enrolling at Prairie State College

    4/4/2017
    Prairie State College (PSC) offers graduating high school seniors and students from four-year colleges and universities, an opportunity to get ahead. Guest students can take general education courses at PSC this summer and transfer the credits to their home school. PSC provides many of the same courses at a fraction of the cost. Course options include English, speech, biology, chemistry, history, math and more.

  • Prairie State College Chamber Music and Wind Ensemble Concert March 27

    Prairie State College Chamber Music and Wind Ensemble Concert March 27

    3/23/2017
    The Prairie State College (PSC) Chamber Music and Wind Ensemble concert will be held from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m., Monday, March 27, in the Barnes & Noble College Auditorium in the Conference Center of the PSC main campus, located at 202 S. Halsted St. in Chicago Heights.

  • Prairie State College to host event for National Single Parents Day, March 21

    Prairie State College to host event for National Single Parents Day, March 21

    3/16/2017
    In honor of National Single Parents Day, Prairie State College (PSC) is hosting a resources fair from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., and again from 4 to 6 p.m., on Tuesday, March 21, in the atrium on the college's main campus at 202 S. Halsted St. in Chicago Heights. The event is free and open to the public.

  • Prairie State College celebrates 'Unsung Heroes' of Healthcare

    Prairie State College celebrates 'Unsung Heroes' of Healthcare

    3/13/2017
    Prairie State College (PSC) is honoring healthcare professionals and students in the healthcare field with a day of recognition and professional development. The Unsung Heroes of Healthcare conference will be held from 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., Thursday, March 30, on the main campus located at 202 S. Halsted St. in Chicago Heights.

  • PSC Seeks Nominations for Community Service Awards

    PSC Seeks Nominations for Community Service Awards

    3/13/2017
    Thousands of people in the Prairie State College (PSC) district give generously of their time and talent to make the community a better place. To honor these individuals, PSC is accepting nominations for two community service awards, one to honor a community member and another to honor a PSC graduate.

  • Summer Registration Opens Soon at PSC

    Summer Registration Opens Soon at PSC

    3/10/2017
    Registration for summer courses at Prairie State College (PSC) opens soon. Priority registration begins March 15, and open registration begins March 17.

  • Annual Skyway Juried Art Exhibition Hosted at Prairie State College Through April 8

    Annual Skyway Juried Art Exhibition Hosted at Prairie State College Through April 8

    3/9/2017
    Prairie State College is hosting the 2017 Skyway Juried Art Exhibition through April 8, in the Christopher Art Gallery, located on the college's main campus at 202 S. Halsted St. in Chicago Heights.

  • Three Awarded Tenure at Prairie State College

    Three Awarded Tenure at Prairie State College

    3/8/2017
    Prairie State College (PSC) announced at a recent Board of Trustees meeting that three faculty members had met the college's expectations for tenure, including commitment to student success, collaboration with their peers and dedication to the college's mission and core values.

  • Carolyn Ciesla Named Associate Dean at PSC

    Carolyn Ciesla Named Associate Dean at PSC

    3/3/2017
    Prairie State College (PSC) recently named Carolyn Henley Ciesla interim associate dean of learning resources and assessment. Her new role on campus was announced at a recent meeting of the PSC Board of Trustees.

  • PSC Speech Team Brings Home Individual Honors from Harper College Tournament

    PSC Speech Team Brings Home Individual Honors from Harper College Tournament

    3/2/2017
    Prairie State College (PSC) speech team members brought home individual awards from a recent tournament at Harper College.

  • Annual Networking Event for Students of Color at PSC March 2

    Annual Networking Event for Students of Color at PSC March 2

    2/27/2017
    The Male Success Initiative (MSI) program at Prairie State College (PSC) will host its 11th annual networking event, Ties That Bind, on Thursday, March 2, from 6 to 8 p.m., in the Conference Center on the main campus, located at 202 S. Halsted St. in Chicago Heights.

  • Veterans Resources Fair Scheduled on PSC Campus March 9

    Veterans Resources Fair Scheduled on PSC Campus March 9

    2/24/2017
    Prairie State College (PSC) is hosting a Veterans Resources Fair from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., Thursday, March 9, in the Prairie Center on the college's main campus at 202 S. Halsted St. in Chicago Heights. Admission to the event is free.

  • Annual PSC Foundation Special Event Benefits Student Scholarships

    Annual PSC Foundation Special Event Benefits Student Scholarships

    2/20/2017
    Each year, hundreds of Prairie State College (PSC) students turn to the Foundation for assistance paying for tuition and textbooks. To help meet these needs, the PSC Foundation hosts an annual special event to raise money for scholarships through donations, dinner reservations, and a silent auction.

  • PSC Foundation's Economic Forecast Breakfast Features CEO of Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago

    2/17/2017

  • Prairie State College Announces Fall 2016 Dean's List

    2/17/2017
    Prairie State College (PSC) recognizes the academic accomplishments of students each year by awarding them a place on the PSC Dean's List. To be named to the Dean's List, students must have a semester grade point average (GPA) of 3.75 or better, have completed a minimum of 12 credit hours at PSC during the fall semester, and have a cumulative GPA of 3.5 or better on a 4.0 scale.

  • Prairie State College Announces Fall 2016 Part-Time Honors Students

    2/17/2017
    Prairie State College (PSC) part-time students who have earned a grade point average (GPA) of 3.75 or higher and who have maintained a cumulative GPA of 3.5 or better, have been added to the fall 2016 PSC Part-Time Honors list. PSC recognizes part-time honor students at the end of the fall and spring semesters.

  • PSC Nursing Program Ranked in Top 20 RN Programs in Illinois

    2/17/2017
    The Nursing Program at Prairie State College (PSC) recently was named one of the "Best RN Programs in Illinois" by RegisteredNursing.org. PSC's program took spot 17 of the top 30 that were ranked. There currently are 76 RN programs in the state.

  • Vega Signs With UIC, Becomes Third Division I Men's Soccer Player in PSC History

    2/16/2017
    Committed, hardworking, disciplined, responsible and determined.

  • Prairie State College Hosting Annual High School Juried Art Exhibit through Feb. 23.

    2/8/2017
    Artwork created by talented high school students from Community College District 515 will be on display at the 2017 Prairie State College (PSC) juried high school art exhibit, "Creative Pulse." The exhibit is open Feb. 9 through 23 in the Christopher Art Gallery, located on PSC's main campus at 202 S. Halsted St. in Chicago Heights.

  • Classes Resume at PSC Feb. 6

    2/6/2017
    Prairie State College (PSC) reopened on Monday, Feb. 6, after being closed for eight days after a transformer fire in the main campus basement.

  • It's Not Too Late to Register for Spring Courses at Prairie State College

    1/23/2017
    Spring semester is underway at Prairie State College (PSC) and there is still time to register. District residents who missed the opportunity to register for 16-week classes or are trying to find a way to fit a course or two into their schedule, still have the opportunity to register for spring classes with PSC's convenient flexible scheduling options.