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U of IL ACES Program

Sandburg has an agreement with the University of Illinois at Champaign-Urbana College of Agricultural, Consumer and Environmental Sciences (ACES)Students planning to transfer to other four-year institutions are highly encouraged to establish communication with their desired institution to determine course equivalencies prior to registering for classes. 


Admission Requirements

Students who complete the prescribed course sequences at Sandburg, meet the stated GPA requirement, and submit a full application with supporting documentation, will be admitted to the College of Agriculture, Consumer, and Environmental Sciences (ACES) at the University of Illinois.

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The Bureau of Labor Statistics data shows little shift in employment for agricultural workers from now to 2028. An increase of 10% job growth is expected for agricultural equipment operators. The overall job growth for agricultural workers including farmworkers, laborers, and agricultural equipment operators is good because workers often leave the occupation due to the strenuous work. (U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, 2020).


Farm and Ranch Managers 

Farmworkers and Laborers, Crop

Buyers and Purchasing Agents, Farm Products


Sample cost of attendance


To apply for financial aid, visit our financial aid page for more information.

Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act

The Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) is designed to help job seekers access employment, education, training, and support services to succeed in the labor market and to match employers with the skilled workers they need to compete in the global economy. Contact the local office to inquire if you qualify for financial support. 

  • Hancock County 550 N. Madison St., Carthage, IL 217.357.6749      
  • Warren/Henderson County 1025 S. 2nd St, Monmouth, IL 309.734.4745
  • Knox County Bondi Building, 311 E. Main, Suite 612, Galesburg, IL 309.343.9832               
  • McDonough County 440 N. Lafayette, Macomb, IL 309.837.1280


Thanks to our generous donors, Carl Sandburg College Foundation is able to award over $100,000 each year in scholarship dollars to Sandburg students. High school, adult learners, and returning students - everyone is eligible to apply. Apply between October 1 and March 15 for the upcoming year. We encourage all students to apply.