Practical Training

Broadcast students have the opportunity to be DJs at WPCD, our 10,000-watt radio station, and students interested in video production get production and post-production experience in the PCTV studio.

As an art and design or graphic design student you will build your portfolio and have the opportunity to submit work to one of our juried student art exhibits held each spring in the Giertz Art Gallery.

Get experience in theatre by auditioning for Parkland productions and working backstage in our Harold and Jean Miner Theatre or the Second Stage black box theatre.

Communication students can compete on our debate team or in our annual David Jones Speech Contest.

Media communication and graphic design students get real world experience in our student staffed public relations firm, Applied Media Promotions (AMP), while those interested in music recording are part of our student staffed record label, Perimeter Road, and music students perform with professional and community musicians in our excellent music ensembles.

Collaboration with Office of Undergraduate Research, University of Illinois

The Ethnographies of Parkland Student Life project is a collaboration with the Office of Undergraduate Research (OUR) at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, and engages students to research their own colleges and universities. In addition to the course requirements, each Parkland student participating is also required to present their findings at the annual Undergraduate Research Symposium. The ethnography research project results take the form of reports and/or multimedia presentations in digital audio or video which are archived online to form a repository documenting college community life. For more information on EUI and the anthropology program at Parkland, contact Isabel Scarborough.

Honors Program

The Parkland College Honors Program offers unique educational opportunities and scholarships each semester to students motivated to challenge themselves academically; find an outlet for a special academic interest or talent; or simply continue their commitment to scholastic achievement.

Clubs and Organizations 

Art & Design Club
The purpose of the Art and Design Club is to enhance, enrich and foster members' exposure to art and creativity through various extra-curricular events including artist' talks, trips to art exhibition, technical demonstrations/workshops, professional development opportunities and hosting visiting artists.  The student-run organization is dedicated to supporting and promoting artistic development and a sense of community within the Art and Design program and Parkland College.

Contact: Denise Seif

Club Latino
Club Latino works to create awareness of the Latino/a heritage and culture by developing a community for learning and growth for all students. The group is open to students interested in Latino/a issues and perspectives.

Contact: Charles Larenas

Parkland College Student Education Association (PCSEA)
Interested in a career in education? You can develop contacts and educational experiences through this pre-professional program. 

Contact: Charles Larenas