The Illinois Community College Board (ICCB), as the state coordinating board for community colleges, administers the Public Community College Act in a manner that maximizes the ability of the community colleges to serve their communities. As an integral part of the state’s system of higher education, community colleges are committed to providing high-quality, accessible, cost-effective educational opportunities for the individuals and communities they serve. The ICCB Academic Affairs staff provide guidance and guidance to the colleges in developing and maintaining high demand, high quality and cost-effective academic programs. This division is responsible for the review and approval of instructional programs/courses, distribution and monitoring of federal/state grant funding that supports instructional programming, and providing leadership and technical assistance related to instructional programs and services to the colleges.

Staff are responsible for:

  • Review and approval of programs, such as AAS and AA degrees and career certificates
  • Distributing and monitoring federal and state grant funding
  • Planning and coordinating professional development for colleges through relevant statewide workshops and conferences
  • Monitoring colleges’ compliance with ICCB Administrative Rules
  • Providing technical assistance to the colleges on state-level issues and the development of local programs and services
  • Manage Illinois Articulation Initiative and provide assistance to the college on all transfer related issues and question


Our Partners:

  • Illinois Board of Higher Education
  • Illinois State Board of Education
  • Illinois Community College System Foundation
  • Illinois Community College Trustees Association
  • Illinois Mathematics & Science Academy
  • Office of Community College Research & Leadership