WVC Viewbook

The Wabash Valley College "View From The Valley" newsletter contains information about faculty, staff, and student accomplishments. All material is copyrighted and the property of Wabash Valley College.


Wabash Valley College

Located in Mount Carmel, the scenic campus brings together contemporary buildings and picturesque settings such as our 120 acres of wooded pathways and scenic lake. Being a smaller campus allows big opportunities for students to get involved and build a resume. This is your chance to experience things you never thought possible. Imagine yourself on stage performing with an act that tours the country, playing in an athletics national championship, or aspiring to join our nationally-recognized Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society. As one of roughly 1,100 students, you will receive one-on-one attention from your instructors and support staff. Wabash Valley College has been recognized seven times as one of the top community colleges in the nation for its completion rates and has been recognized as the number one public two-year college for student success. Our students finish what they start and we provide the resources. Wabash Valley College provides you with a quality education at an affordable cost. In addition to offering affordable tuition costs to our in-district students, we offer special tuition discounts to students from 18 counties in southwestern Indiana.

Thank you for taking the time to learn more about Illinois Eastern Community Colleges. We provide numerous opportunities for students to grow, discover new interests, and develop the skills they need to secure their future. The efforts of our faculty and staff have earned us numerous awards at the state and local levels, and we are consistently among the most highly- ranked community colleges in the nation. We work hard to ensure that our students are a part of a close-knit community that works together. Our faculty, staff, and coaches will know you by name, and our small classroom environments are ideal places to learn and build friendships that will benefit you long after you have earned your degree or certificate. Dr. Ryan Gower, Illinois Eastern Community Colleges Chancellor



5 Facts about WVC.............................................4 Student Life.........................................................5 Mount Carmel and Wabash County...................7 Why WVC.........................................................9 Degrees and Certificates...................................10 Transferability...................................................11 Nursing at WVC ..............................................12 Student Resources.............................................14 Athletics............................................................16 Financial Aid.....................................................18 Cost of Attendance............................................19 Visiting WVC...................................................19



Our tuition is a fraction of what you'll pay at a four-year university. Imagine what you can do with the money you save.

Students earning an AAS degree earn nearly $600,000 more tan someone without a degree.

The instructors at WVC are experts in their feilds. Our carer and technical insturcotrs have combined hundred of years of experience.

Students at WVC finish what they start. our overall graduation rate is nearly twice the national average.




In 2020-2021, students received more than $3,700,000 in grants and scholarships. The average amount per student was $5,210.




Mount Carmel and Wabash Valley College offer many events throughout the year encouraging participation from all members of the community. Athletics, intramurals, student clubs and organizations, internships, seminars, educational programs, and volunteer opportunities encourage community interaction with WVC students. STUDENT LIFE AT WVC

"I attended WVC so I could start my college career off close to home while preparing myself for a four-year university. The main thing I loved about WVC was the sense of community that I held, not only with my fellow students but also with the amazing faculty, staff, and college employees." - Max Zimmerman, 2021 WVC Graduate



There is no shortage of activities available for students in and around Mount Carmel. There are many organized sports leagues in town, both for spectators and players, as well as: concerts in Merchants Park, the Midwest BBQ cook-off, Christmas and end-of-summer festivals, hiking, boating, parades, farmers markets, fishing, and more. Movie theatres, shopping centers, and diverse dining options are within a short traveling distance.


Whether you are pursuing a four-year degree or want to learn a trade, Wabash Valley College's hands-on approach to learning is the perfect approach to begin your journey. WVC provides students with opportunities to put principles into practice in a wide variety of professional settings. Our 60-year record of success in helping students achieve their goals is one of the reasons why we consistently rank in the Aspen Institute’s top 150 community colleges nationwide and as one of the Chronicle of Higher Education’s top 25 two-year colleges in the nation according to graduation rate. I look forward to seeing you on campus! Dr. Matt Fowler, Wabash Valley College President


Every College has its selling point. Most will tell students about the small class sizes while having a student population of several thousand. One of the defining characteristics of where students choose to attend is finances. Unfortunately, students sometimes need to sacrifice the quality of education in order to preface affordability or ignore looming financial debt due to student loans so they can attend an institution with quality education and/or campus life. At WVC, students don’t have to make that choice. Most students at WVC receive some level of financial compensation in addition to what is already one of the most affordable tuition rates in the market. Additionally, our staff is ranked among the top 120 colleges in the nation. As current students will tell you, our educators and approach to education is second to none. WHY WVC



ASSOCIATE DEGREES Associate in Arts Associate in General Studies Associate in Science Associate in Science and Arts Advanced Manufacturing Agricultural Technology/Business Agricultural Technology/Production Nursing Diesel Equipment Technology Early Childhood Education Gunsmithing Marketing Business Management Music and Media Physical Therapy Assistant Radio/TV Broadcasting Social Services Specialist Sports Marketing and Media CERTIFICATE PROGRAMS Advanced Industrial Technician Advanced CNC Programming Automation Basic Nurse Assistant Training Program Early Childhood Education (Level 2 Credentials) Early Childhood Education (Level 3 Credentials)


Educational Leadership Entertainment Business Entrepreneurship General Studies Gunsmithing Health Careers Industrial Technician Intermediate Industrial Technician Manufacturing Design Media Communications Music and Media Practical Nursing Certificate Precision Agriculture Professional Ag Applicator Sales Small Business Development Social Media Management Truck Driving Truf and Landscape Design


WVC courses are transferable to most other colleges and universities. The general education core curriculum at WVC was developed through the Illinois Articulation Initiative (IAI). These courses are transferable to more than 100 participating colleges and universities in Illinois. Speak with an advisor if you have any questions on how your classes will transfer. TRANSFERABILITY

Advising at Wabash Valley College is a personal experience. Your advisor will help support your academic journey at WVC. They will help you set a schedule to achieve your goals and find the resources ou need to be successful. ADVISING



Nursing is a dynamic and highly sought-after profession. There is a shortage of qualified nurses in our communities and our goal as a program is to facilitate our students’ learning process in obtaining the knowledge, skills, and attitudes necessary for the professional registered nurse. Our graduates are highly sought after and do well in their chosen careers. The IECC-OCC Associate Degree Nursing program is offered at Frontier Community College, Lincoln Trail College, Olney Central College, and Wabash Valley College. Our hope is that you are able to obtain your degree at a site that fits your needs and prepares you for a future in nursing in a setting that is right for you.



STUDENT RESOURCES AT WVC Wabash Valley College works hard to make sure that students are prepared to succeed. The Bauer Media Center provides lounge spots, open computer labs, printing, and access to books and databases to help study. Our Academic Success Center offers things like tutoring services, placement testing, and disability services. In the Student Center, you’ll be able to purchase supplies in the bookstore as well as your favorite Warrior gear. The Student Center also houses the Warrior Grill, our campus' go-to spot for lunch. The Student Lounge is the place to be for movies, game nights, ping pong, and video games. Students are also encouraged to go into our fully-stocked FRESH pantry, containing food and personal care items.



ATHLETICS AT WVC Wabash Valley College offers a variety of athletics programs. The student population is a diverse group with interests ranging from fishing to volleyball and everything in between. Athletics and clubs both have gained national recognition, with multiple teams from several sports winning or reaching national championships.


"I attended WVC because I saw they had really good academic AND athletic programs; it looked like a good place to start my volleyball career. Mount Carmel is a small town, but the people are all so kind and welcoming." - Alexia Villaran WVC Student Athlete


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HOW TO APPLY To apply to WVC, visit iecc.edu/applycrm and click on the WVC link presented. There are a variety of scholarships available for different classifications of students. Some scholarships apply to specific programs, while others apply to different degree pathways. Visit iecc.edu/WVC/scholarships to see scholarship opportunities. FINANCIAL AID AT WVC Paying for college often comes with many questions and can prove to be challenging. If you aren’t sure where to begin in your inquiry into financial aid requirements and eligibility, consider visiting iecc.edu/financial for a comprehensive rundown on all aspects of the financial aid process. SCHOLARSHIPS



Tuition and fee estimations are based on one year for a full-time student. | Wabash Valley College's estimate is based upon IECC In-District status. Data collected from 2017-2018 College Navigator.

A visit and campus tour is the best way to get exposure to the Wabash Valley College culture and environment. Check it out to see if WVC is a good fit for you! During your visit, you will: • Learn about admissions, financial aid, programs, courses, and student life • Meet with a faculty member from your area of interest • Tour the campus • Ask questions For more information on scheduling your campus tour, please visit iecc.edu/wvc and click the schedule a campus visit link. You can also call (618) 262-8641 to make arrangements. VISIT WVC



Follow us on social media Wabash Valley College @wabashvalleycollege @WVC891 @wabashvalleycollege Visit Us Schedule your campus visit and see life at Wabash Valley College. Apply to WVC To apply to WVC, go to iecc.edu/apply and submit your FREE application. ID and Password After being accepted to WVC, you will need to create a digital student account using a student ID and password. These login credentials are used to access campus resources such as Canvas and Entrata. After your application is complete, you will receive an email with instructions. FAFSA Completion The Free Application for Federal Student Aid is available beginning October 1. We recommend completing your FAFSA as soon as possible to secure financial aid, including: grants, loans, and scholarships. Use our Federal School Code : 001742.

Transcripts All final transcipts (which include high school, dual credit, and advanced placement scores) must be sent to the WVC Records Office to receive credit. Check and Accept Aid Log into Entrata using your ID and password to see your financial aid package. Here you will be able to view the terms and conditions as well as accept any aid offered. Register for Class Before the start of the semester, call our Student Services Office to schedule an appointment with an advisor. Our advisors can answer questions related to courses, programs, schedules, as well as registration. Attend Orientation While it is not required, we highly encourage students to attend New Student Orientation. Call our office for more information. Purchase Books Books, and other course materials, can be purchased in our campus bookstore. Students may also purchase their books online bookstore at iecc.edu/bookstore.

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