May 30, 2024  
2024-25 Catalog 
2024-25 Catalog

College Overview

Our Mission

Empower people by raising aspirations and fostering achievement through dynamic, compassionate, and responsible learning experiences.

Strategic Plan

Lewis and Clark Community College is an achievement-driven institution, thoroughly dedicated to student success and the continuing quality of life and prosperity of the communities we serve.

As an institution, we believe we have shown remarkable agility and adaptability in response to new and emerging challenges and opportunities over the years, and we are confident that we will be able to continue doing so moving forward.

The College’s Strategic Plan is grounded in four key directions (KDs):

  • KD1: Expect Enrollment and Retention Improvements
  • KD2: Invest in Program and Curriculum Development
  • KD3: Build a Transparent and Inclusive Campus Culture
  • KD4: Broaden Community and Educational Collaboration

Each key direction is driven by measurable aspirations, or goals. Key direction leaders along with campus participation contribute to moving the college forward.

An annual State of Trailblazer Nation presentation outlines progress toward strategic goals and also highlights key college milestones, both operational and financial.

The full strategic plan is available at$file/7.11.23%20Strategic%20Plan%207.1.23%20thru%206.30.26.pdf

L&C’s Strategic Plan was redeveloped in fall 2020 as a team effort, led by L&C leadership. The plan is a reflection of feedback from Lewis and Clark Community College stakeholders, including team members, students, and community members.

Core Values

The five core values reflect our fundamental moral compass as professionals and individuals:

Service, Respect, Responsibility, Compassion, and Integrity


We are the preeminent provider of relevant, high quality learning experiences to the communities we serve.  The college combines the best of the traditional and the modern to provide an environment that is accessible and highly conducive to learning, social interaction, personal enrichment, physical development, and job skills enhancement. Programs and support services are carefully designed to serve the current and evolving needs of our students. Faculty and staff exemplify the highest standards of service and performance and take pride in the achievement of our students and the college as a whole. Our actions reflect Lewis and Clark’s core values of service, respect, responsibility, compassion and integrity. We hold ourselves accountable for our performance as educators and as stewards of the resources entrusted to us. The true measure of our performance is the personal and academic success of our students, the overall well-being and cultural enrichment of the communities we serve, and the economic vitality of the region.


The Higher Learning Commission (, a regional accreditation agency recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.

Illinois Board of Higher Education

Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education (ACOTE)

Accrediting Bureau of Health Education Schools, Medical Assisting (ABHES)

American Dental Association, Commission of Dental Accreditation (ADA-CODA)

Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing, Inc. (ACEN)

National Automotive Technicians Education Foundation (NATEF)

The Paramedicine program of Lewis and Clark Community College is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs ( upon the recommendation of the Committee on Accreditation of Educational Programs for the Emergency Medical Services Professions (CoAEMSP).

Board of Trustees

Dwight Werts, Chair (Godfrey)

Larry Trent, Vice Chair (East Alton)

Dr. Jill Griffin, Secretary (Bethalto)

Donna Ware, Vice Secretary (Alton)

Julie Johnson (Edwardsville)

Kevin Rust (Glen Carbon)

Brian Campbell (Godfrey)

Student Trustee (elected annually)

Nondiscrimination Statement

Lewis and Clark Community College is committed to the most fundamental principles of human dignity, equality of opportunity, and academic freedom.  This commitment requires that decisions involving students and employees be based on individual merit and be free from discrimination or harassment in all its forms. Lewis and Clark Community College adheres to the principles of equal opportunity in education and employment.  Lewis and Clark Community College does not discriminate on the basis of sex, color, race, ancestry, religion, national origin, age, disability, marital status, veteran’s status, citizenship status, sexual orientation, including gender-related identity  or other protected  statuses  as defined by law in its educational programs and activities.  Likewise, Lewis and Clark Community College does not discriminate in any aspect of the employment relationship on the basis of sex, color, race, ancestry, religion, national origin, age, disability, marital status, veteran’s status, citizenship status, sexual orientation, including gender-related identity  or other protected  statuses  as defined by law.

The following person has been designated to handle inquiries regarding this nondiscrimination policy:

Lori Artis, Vice President, Administration
Lewis and Clark Community College
5800 Godfrey Rd., Erickson Hall, Room 103
Godfrey, IL  62035

Lewis and Clark Community College does not tolerate retaliation against any person for coming forward with a complaint or concern or for otherwise participating in the process of addressing discrimination.

The college abides by affirmative action principles, makes reasonable efforts to accommodate qualified individuals with special needs, and complies with all federal and state nondiscrimination, equal opportunity and affirmative action laws, orders, and regulations. These include but are not limited to: (a) Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964; (b) Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972; (c) Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990; (d) the Age Discrimination Act of 1975, (e) the Illinois Human Rights Act, and (f) the Mental Health Act of 2017. It is the policy of the college that any form of discrimination or harassment, including sexual harassment, of employees or students on campus is unacceptable and shall not be tolerated. Any employee or student of the college who feels that he/she has been a victim of any form of discrimination or harassment should notify the college’s Human Resources office and the complaint will be investigated. Complaints of discrimination or harassment prohibited by college policy are to be resolved within the existing college procedures.

Important Notice for Students Concerning Changes in the Catalog

Be aware that this student catalog is not a contract or intended to create any type of contract between you and Lewis and Clark Community College. Rather, this catalog is a guide for the convenience of L&C students. The college reserves the right to change this catalog or anything contained in it at any time at its sole discretion, including, but not limited to, the following: changing or withdrawing courses or course requirement; changing fees, the college calendar, admissions, registration, instruction, graduation requirements; and/or changing, modifying or eliminating any other rules or policies governing students.