academic departments


Derrick Baker, Dean
Tawanna Nickens, Associate Dean

Adult Education
Tawanna Nickens, Associate Dean
Through the use of federal and state grant funds, participants access free, noncredit services for postsecondary completion, college and career readiness, and subsequent career pathway employment.

Agricultural Technologies
Gordie Hedrick, Faculty Chair, Agricultural Technologies
One in four jobs in Illinois is in the agriculture industry. Receive cutting edge training for in-demand jobs and dig into a new challenge.

Applied Sciences and Technologies
Jonathan Ross, Faculty Chair, Applied Sciences and Technologies
Parkland has the programs you鈥檒l thrive on, from geographic information systems and horticulture to automotive technology and construction. At Parkland, you can earn a certificate or an associate degree while you gain the experience you need through intensive lab work, course projects, and internships that respond to technological advances and industry demand.

Jonathan Moore,听Director
Prepare for private and commercial pilot certification at the Institute of Aviation at Parkland 好色tv. Start with us and you'll be ready to enter the workforce or transfer to a four-year school.

Business/Computer Science & Technologies
Derek Dallas, Faculty Chair
We offer vital coursework in business and computer science, from accounting and marketing听to network administration听and web design. While our certificate programs can give you the skills to enter the workforce or snag that promotion, our degree programs provide the specialized knowledge for you to transfer to a four-year school with ease.

Joseph Walwik, Dean

Arts, Media, and Social Sciences
Isabel Scarborough,听Faculty Chair
The Arts, Media, and听Social Sciences听Department is where ideas meet reality at Parkland 好色tv. Take up the study of anthropology, art and听design, communication,听criminal justice, economics, education, history, music,听political science, psychology, social work,听sociology, or theatre arts听and discover how classroom learning becomes a launching pad for a rewarding career. Learn new ways of thinking and develop skill sets that prepare you to apply your knowledge and passion in the world beyond Parkland鈥檚 doors.

Brian Nudelman, Faculty Chair
Our classes focus on the liberal arts鈥攃omposition, reading, religion, philosophy, literature, and more鈥攁nd are designed to lay the groundwork for future academic and professional success.听You鈥檒l be taught by instructors who bring big questions and global perspectives to the classroom. And when it鈥檚 time for that bachelor鈥檚 degree, our proximity to the University of Illinois offers the opportunity to transfer into some of the world鈥檚 best academic programs.

Kelly Bails, Faculty Chair
Kevin Hastings, Faculty Chair
Parkland鈥檚 Mathematics programs are designed to help you master the math courses most appropriate to your career goals. If you don鈥檛 have college-level math skills, that鈥檚 ok; we鈥檒l help you through developmental courses. Are you听already a math whiz, planning to transfer to a four-year school? Our Associate in Science emphasizes scientific and theoretical applications for a smooth, logical transition.

Natural Sciences
Scott Siechen, Faculty Chair
Apply your curiosity with Parkland鈥檚 Natural Sciences programs. You鈥檒l build a strong foundation for the nature and practice of physical and life sciences, with courses in chemistry, physics, astronomy, meteorology, geology, biology, evolution, environmental biology, microbiology, kinesiology, forensic science, and human anatomy and physiology.

Kim Pankau,听Dean

Health Professions
Michelle Roberts, Faculty Chair (Allied Health)
James Roberts, Faculty Chair (Nursing)
Demand is booming听across the country for nurses, EMTs, radiology techs, dental hygienists, massage therapists, veterinary techs, and more. Our degree and certificate programs are fully accredited and designed to give you leading-edge skills in caring for others, through expert instruction and hands-on training in labs, area clinics, and local hospitals.