In 1965 Carl Sandburg College was created by The Illinois Community College Act. However, classes began around a year later. The institution is named after the poet and biographer of Lincoln, who was born and raised in Galesburg, Illinois, the place where the college is located.
Since the moment that the College opened their doors over 13,652 certificates and degrees have been awarded. Their Allied Health Division is classified into one general and two main categories. The two main ones are Nursing and Radiography.
In general, they have 11 health career programs; nonetheless, the degree may vary among them. AAS degree is available for the following programs: Emergency Medical-Paramedic, Associate Degree Nursing, Radiology Technology and Registered Respiratory Therapy.
The ones that give a certificate degree are: Mortuary Science, Nursing Assistant/Aide, Practical Nursing (PN) and Limited Radiography. For the rest of the programs, students receive an Advance Certificate: Dental Hygiene, Computed Tomography (CT), Diagnostic Medical Sonograms and Magnetic Resonance Imaging.
Students willing to enroll in Carl Sandburg must be high school graduates (or with approved GED), or 18-year non-graduates. Nevertheless admission to the Health Career Programs of the college is a selective process. It is based on the general performance of the applicants, and according to that, students may be eligible or not.
Before applying to a Health Career program students must ask for the Health Career Programs pamphlet which gives an explanation of all the corresponding requirements for each one of the career programs and orients them in the process that they are going through.