Prairie State College offers associate degrees that prepare students for transfer to four-year institutions, associate degrees and certificates that prepare students for specific careers, and an associate degree that recognize the completion of a broad range of college-level courses.

Educational Guarantee
Prairie State College stands behind the service we provide- that is why PSC was the first community college in Illinois to guarantee its product. As part of our commitment to students, PSC guarantees the effectiveness of our educational programming.

The college guarantees to students earning an Associate in Arts (A.A.), Associate in Science (A.S.), or Associate of Arts in Teaching (A.A.T.:Secondary Mathematics), degree that transfer courses will transfer to IAI-participating institutions in Illinois.

The college additionally guarantees to students earning an Associate in Applied Science (A.A.S.) degree that they will be properly trained for entry into their respective professions.

Also, if Dental Hygiene, Nursing, Surgical Technology, and Paramedicine graduates do not pass the state board licensing examinations, the college will provide remedial help to prepare them to retake the exams.

For further information, contact the Office of the Dean, Student Development and Campus Life at (708) 709-3522.

Degrees and Certificates
View the curriculum for each program in the current Academic Catalog. You can also access the entire catalog online. An archive of previous catalogs and addenda is also available.

Please visit Career Programs and Transfer Degrees, where you will find information describing the requirements needed to complete a degree or certificate.

A listing of course descriptions is available in the current Academic Catalog. For a listing of when courses are offered, consult the current course schedule or WebAdvisor.

Career Degrees and Certificates
The Associate in Applied Science (A.A.S.) represents completion of a minimum of 60 credit hours in a technical or career program.

Certificates are awarded after completion of up to 50 credits that focus on specific occupational or technical areas of study. The certificates are designed for those seeking training for a first career or looking to move into a different field, as well as those wanting to move up in their present positions. Learn more.

Why Prairie State


PSC ranked one of top 25 Illinois Community Colleges by CNN Money/College Measures.


Nearly 30 percent of community college graduates make more than their counterparts with bachelor's degrees.


Community college graduates pay much less on average for their educations.