L&C is a two-year higher education institution with multiple campuses, a river research center, community education and training centers located throughout the 220,000+ person college district.

Which Major is Right for You?

Welding Technology

Looking into the future, our country’s infrastructure has been crumbling for decades, and a lot of money is being spent on developing alternative energy sources. Welders are a major part of these industries. It does not matter if it is building bridges, nuclear power plants, windmills or drilling for oil. Welders are going to be needed as long as the world needs energy, infrastructure and defense products.

Web Design and Development

Ready to work the Web? Our web design students receive hands-on experience in our cross-platform computer labs incorporating industry-current software with concept and design elements.

Truck Driver Training

Looking for a secure future in an in-demand career field, with a little adventure on the side?

Restoration Ecology

There is a growing need for training in restorative ecology in natural areas, wetlands and urban environments.

Process Operations Technology

The oil refining industry offers high-demand and equally high-paying positions for process operations technicians, and L&C offers one of the top venues in the country for expert training in this field.

Pharmacy Technician

With the growing need for skilled help in pharmacies across the nation, trained pharmacy technicians are in high demand. Prepare yourself for a rewarding career and earn your certificate in only one semester.

Paramedicine & EMT

Emergency Medical Technicians (EMTs) and paramedics are a vital link between life and death in thousands of medical and traumatic emergencies each day.


Lawyers use paralegals (or legal assistants) more and more these days. L&C's program will prepare you for a career in a variety of law divisions.

Occupational Therapy Assistant

Occupational Therapy helps people live their life to the fullest.

Nursing (ADN)

Nursing is both an art and a science. An individual must have compassion, a desire to help others and a commitment to life-long learning to succeed.

Nurse Assistant

Short-term Training for a Long-term Career

Music Production

We offer an AAS degree, a Certificate of Proficiency and a Certificate of Completion with concentrations in Music Production.

Music Performance

We offer an AFA degree with a concentration in Music Performance.

Medical Assisting

Medical Assistants provide hands-on, direct patient care under the supervision of a physician or nurse practitioner. Regular duties include checking patients’ vital signs, obtaining their height and weight, giving injections, performing EKGs, drawing blood, and assisting physicians in many ways to support quality patient care.


Since an organization requires its many parts to function well, one of the keys to being successful is good management.

Information Technology

The Illinois Department of Employment Security ranks Computer Support Specialist as the number two career with the most annual job openings for graduates with associate degrees.

Industrial Electricity

The Industrial Electricity program (formerly Instrumentation and Control Systems) combines theory and hands-on training with state-of-the-art instruments, working processes and computerized control systems.

Health Information and Medical Coding

Medical Records and Health Information Technicians, commonly referred to as health information technicians, organize and manage health information data. They ensure its quality, accuracy, accessibility, and security in both paper and electronic systems. They use various classification systems to code and categorize patient information for insurance reimbursement purposes, for databases and registries, and to maintain patients’ medical and treatment histories.

Graphic Design

Computer graphics are everywhere - in print, on the web, in the movies, television, games, corporate branding, advertising and more. The Graphic Design program encompasses desktop publishing and digital photography as well as 3D image manipulation.

Fire Science

L&C’s Fire Science program is designed for working firefighters. Classes are offered at flexible times and at local fire departments as well as on campus.

Fine Art

Explore the vast possibilities of fine art through rich and wide-ranging experiences as you pursue an Associate of Fine Arts degree at Lewis and Clark.

Exercise Science

“Fit” is in. It’s the operative word in today’s wonderful world of wellness - especially in light of the rising “unfit” problems of obesity, diabetes and cardiovascular disease.

Environmental Science

Environmental technicians serve in a variety of environmental jobs for governmental agencies, private companies and non-profit organizations.


Engineers are "Problem Solvers"


To teach in Illinois public schools, students must complete a baccalaureate program at a four-year college or university and then be licensed by the state of Illinois.

Drafting and Design

If you are looking for a career in drafting for an engineering, design or architectural firm, L&C’s Drafting and Design technology programs may be just the right choice for you.

Digital Streaming and Broadcast Media (Radio Broadcasting)

Digital Streaming and Broadcast Media L&C’s radio station WLCA 89.9-FM is an award-winning student-run radio station in the St. Louis market. What better place to learn?

Dental Hygiene

Dental hygienists play a key role in maintaining the oral and systemic health of their clients through treatment services and education.

Dental Assisting

Now is the perfect time to start your career as a dental assistant. Dental practice has been changing rapidly, with more and more dentists employing chairside assistants and dental office administrators than ever before. This trend is projected to continue through the decade.

Criminal Justice

Whether you are an experienced officer looking to upgrade your skills, or someone looking to start a career in criminal justice, L&C’s program has a path for you.

Child Development

Some people have a great talent for working with children. If you are one of these naturally gifted caregivers and teachers of the young, L&C offers a way to put your talent into action helping a whole generation of children grow in stature from early childhood through school age.

Automotive Technology

We all know today’s automobiles are “super smart,” hence the need for “super smart” technicians.

Architectural Technology

Architecture is the creative blend of art and science used in the design of environments for people.


Accounting is often called "the language of business."

L&C's Mission To empower people by raising aspirations and fostering achievement through dynamic, compassionate and responsible learning experiences.