Waubonsee Community College

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Waubonsee Community College is located in the Sugar Grove, Illinois, a suburb of west Chicago. The college was founded in 1966 and has had over 230,000 student since its inception. In addition to its main campus in Sugar Grove, Waubonsee has over 40 extension sites located throughout the region. The college’s extension sites provide degree-oriented courses, as well as personal enrichment, adult education, continuing education and youth education programs. For students unable to attend class at one of the college’s physical locations, distance learning options are available via an advanced video conferencing system. This same system gives students access to courses and programs offered at other regional higher education institutions, including Kishwaukee College, McHenry County College and Judson University.

Waubonsee is fully accredited through the North Central Assocation of Colleges and Schools. The college is dedicated to the instruction of its students and focuses on quality teaching and learning.

General Information

Admission Office

Route 47 at Waubonsee Drive

Sugar Grove, IL 60554-9454

(630) 466-7900

Fax: (630) 466-4964

Contact: Joy Baish

Admissions Manager
Main Address

Route 47 at Waubonsee Drive

Sugar Grove, IL 60554-9454

(630) 466-7900


Total undergrads: 9,307

First-time degree-seeking freshmen: 1,529

Degree-seeking undergrads: 6,813


Suburban setting

Small town (2,500 – 9,999)

Commuter campus

Degrees offered:

Admissions Information

Application Fee

College has an application fee: No

Admissions Policies/Requirements

Admission to limited enrollment programs based on specific assessment testing and/or successful completion of prerequisite coursework.

College Majors

Arts, Visual & Performing

Commercial Photography C
Fine/Studio Arts A
Graphic Design A,C
Music – General A

Business, Management, & Marketing

Accounting C
Accounting Technology A,C
Administrative/Secretarial Services A,C
Business Administration/Management A,C
Business Communications C
Construction Management A
Executive Assistant A,C
Human Resources Management A
Information Processing/Data Entry A,C
Logistics/Materials Management A,C
Office Clerical Services C
Real Estate C
Retailing A
Sales and Distribution C
Small Business Administration A,C

Communications Technologies

Animation/Special Effects C
Radio/Television Broadcasting A,C

Computer & Information Sciences

Computer Networking/Telecommunications C
Computer Programming – General A,C
Computer Programming – Specific Applications C
Networking/LAN/WAN Management A
Web/Multimedia Design A,C
Word Processing C

Construction Trades

Building/Property Maintenance C
Electrician A,C


Art Teacher Education A
Mathematics Education A
Music Teacher Education A
Special Education B
Teacher Assistance A,C
Teacher Education, Multiple Levels A


Engineering – General A

Engineering Technologies

Advanced CAD/CAM C
Architectural Drafting C
CAD/CADD Drafting/Design A,C
Computer Systems C
Electrical Engineering Technologies A,C
Hydraulics/Fluid Power C
Surveying Technology C
Telecommunications C

Family & Consumer Sciences

Child Care Service A,C

Foreign Language & Literature

Language Interpretation/Translation A
Sign Language Interpretation A,C

Health Professions & Clinical Sciences

Community Health Services C
EMT Ambulance Attendant C
Massage Therapy A,C
Medical Administrative Assistance C
Medical Assistance C
Medical Insurance Coding C
Medical Transcription C
Nursing (RN) A
Nursing Assistance C
Perioperative nursing C
Phlebotomy C
Substance Abuse Counseling C
Surgical Technology C

Liberal Arts & Sciences

General Studies A,C
Liberal Arts & Sciences A

Mechanic & Repair Technologies

Auto Body Repair A,C
Automotive Technology A,C
Computer Installation/Repair C
Heating/A.C./Refrigeration Mechanics A,C
Industrial Equipment Maintenance/Repair A,C

Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies

Biological/Physical Sciences A

Parks, Recreation & Fitness

Exercise Sciences C

Precision Production Trades

Welding Technology C

Public Administration & Services

Social Work A

Security & Protective Services

Fire Science/Firefighting C
Fire Services Administration C
Police Science A,C
Security/Loss Prevention C

Degrees, certificates and diplomas for each major are designated by the following letters:

    A = Associate degree
    B = Bachelor’s degree
    C = Certificate or diploma

*We do not guarantee the accuracy of information on this page. All information is subject to change. You should confirm all information with a college admissions officer.

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