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Associate in Applied Science / Library Technical Assistant

LTA Certificate—MLIS Accelerated Program

Dominican University and College of DuPage offer a partnership program allowing students to complete an LTA certificate or associate's degree at COD, then transfer to Dominican to complete a bachelor's degree and Master of Library and Information Science, all in as little as 5 years.

The program allows students interested in careers in library and information science to become highly qualified regardless of their current education level.

Course of Study

COD students pursuing an LTA certificate can transfer up to 16 semester hours of coursework as elective credit toward a bachelor’s degree in one of the 50 majors offered by Dominican's Rosary College of Arts and Sciences.

Then, taking advantage of Dominican's accelerated BA/BS-MLIS program, students can take two master’s degree-level classes during the senior year of their bachelor’s degree program and complete the remaining 10 MLIS courses in one year.

In addition, LTA holders are eligible to receive a 50% discount on their 4 core MLIS courses in the Graduate School of Library and Information Science.

Working closely with faculty who bring years of experience in libraries and information centers to their teaching, graduates will be well prepared to join Dominican's network of alumni already working in leadership roles in libraries and information centers.

College of DuPage

College of DuPage's Library and Information Technology program has trained many of the technical staff working in the Chicago area's libraries and information centers. Its LTA certificate is a rigorous 9-course, 31-credit program introducing students to many of the technical skills needed to work in today's modern libraries and information centers. The Associate in Applied Science option requires 2 more library technology courses as well as 9 credits of electives and 18 to 22 additional credits of general education.

For info on applying to College of DuPage or to learn more about the Library and Information Technology program, visit cod.edu/lta or contact Carol Sturz, coordinator of the LTA program at sturzc@cod.edu.

Current COD students interested in transferring to Dominican University should visit dom.edu or contact Dominican's director of transfer admission, Michael Morsovillo, at morsomike@dom.edu.