Danville Area Community College

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Manufacturing Industry

Industrial Machinery Mechanic

Advanced Maintenance Mechanic

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Advanced Manufacturing, A.A.S.

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The diversified training required for persons employed in the plant maintenance positions is provided in this program. Student need and training will be considered in determining the schedules of courses for the two-year degree program. This is an occupational program typically not designed to transfer; however, this program has been articulated to some senior institutions.

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Maintenance Mechanic Certificate

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Machinist

CNC Machine Tool Operator Certificate

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This curriculum is designed to prepare students for employment in CNC facilities as a CNC Machine Operator.

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Machine Tool Operations Certificate

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This curriculum is designed to to prepare students for employment in conventional machine shops as a machinist.

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Electrical and Electronics Engineering Technician

Electronic Technology, A.A.S.

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This two-year degree program provides the training needed for the installation, maintenance, operation and servicing of electronic systems in industry, in smaller operations or independently. Graduates will have a high degree of hands-on knowledge of programmable logic controllers (PLC). Graduates have in-depth, hands-on knowledge of: electronic circuits, digital electronics, opto-electronics, Siemens PLCS, pneumatics and controls, electricity/electronics, PC applications in electronics, programmable controllers, industrial automation, and advanced automation techniques.

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Industrial Engineering Technician

Manufacturing Engineering Technology CAD, A.A.S.

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This program prepares students for careers as professional draftsmen and CAD technicians. Employment oppor- tunities for those completing the program include positions such as drafter, CAD operator, CAD technician. This is an occupational program typically not designed to transfer; however, this program has been articulated to some senior institutions.

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Manufacturing Engineering Technology, A.A.S.

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This program prepares students for careers in manufacturing and production technology.The career involves using: manufacturing technologies, processes and equipment; preparing layouts, drawings and sketches of machinery or equipment; and recommending ways to reduce loss, decrease time, or improve quality. The work environment includes lathes, drill presses, milling equipment and machine tools. Students will be prepared to work in settings ranging from a traditional machine shop to a highly automated industrial environment using CNC (Computer Numerically Controlled) equipment. This is an occupational program typically not designed to transfer; however,this program has been articulated to some senior institutions.

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Electro-Mechanical Technician

Mechatronics Certificate

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This program will prepare students to analyze functional relationships in mechatronic systems, follow information and energy flow in electrical, pneumatic and hydraulic sub systems, plan and organize work flow, commission, trouble shoot and repair mechatronic systems.

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Healthcare Industry

Certified Nursing Assistant

Advanced Nurse Assistant Certificate

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Nurse Assistant Certificate

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Nursing assistants work in licensed and/or certified skilled nursing facilities, intermediate care facilities, hospitals, and home health agencies. Successful completion of this course permits the student to take the written competency exam as required by the Illinois Department of Public Health. This program is an Approved Training Program by the IDPH.

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Medical Sonographer

Diagnostic Medical Sonography Certificate

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The Diagnostic Medical Sonography (DMS) program at Danville Area Community College prepares the student for employment upon graduation as a key member of the health care team that performs a variety of sonographic proce- dures by operating complex equipment and providing skilled patient care. We provide an environment that enhances critical thinking, professionalism, and life-long learning to maintain academic and professional integrity throughout the program and their career.
This rigorous program offers a wide variety of educational experiences in professional/technical coursework. In addition to classroom and laboratory sessions, students will perform two semesters of clinical rotations coordinated by the faculty at DACC and directly supervised by credentialed technologists at affiliated medical facilities. This criti- cal component of the curriculum allows students to perform real world hands-on application of knowledge. Graduates complete 1681 total program hours (classroom, laboratory and clinicals) which ensures eligibility to take the national certification examinations in sonography given by the American Registry of Diagnostic Medical Sonographers (ARDMS) and the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT).

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Cardiovascular Technician

Echocardiography Certificate

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The Echocardiography program at Danville Area Community College prepares the student for employment upon graduation as a key member of the health care team that performs a variety of echocardiographic procedures by oper- ating complex equipment and providing skilled patient care. We provide an environment that enhances critical thinking, professionalism, and life-long learning to maintain academic and professional integrity throughout the program and their career.
This rigorous program offers a wide variety of educational experiences in professional/technical coursework. In addition to classroom and laboratory sessions, students will perform two semesters of clinical rotations coordinated by the faculty at DACC and directly supervised by credentialed technologists at affiliated medical facilities. This critical component of the curriculum allows students to perform real world hands-on application of knowledge. Graduates complete 1697 total program hours (classroom, laboratory and clinicals) which ensures eligibility to apply to take the national certification examinations in echocardiography given by the American Registry of Diagnostic Medical Sonographers (ARDMS) and Cardiovascular Credentialing International (CCI).

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Medical Records and Health Information Technician

Health Information Technology Medical Coding Certificate

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The Medical Coding Certificate Program prepares students to become medical coding specialists, training them to understand coding principles, guidelines, medical terminology and coding regulation changes. The program is de- signed to offer a wide variety of learning experiences, including classroom lectures, computerized coding and clinical experiences in both hospital and ambulatory healthcare settings. Coders who have gained several years of experience in hospitals or in an ambulatory setting may elect to take the Certified Coding Specialist (CCS) or Certified Coding Specialist - Physician (CCS-P) exams offered by the American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA).

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Public Health Medical Billing Certificate

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This program is designed to provide students with the skills and expertise to obtain entry-level positions as a medi- cal biller in outpatient settings with a focus on public health department services and billing procedures. The student will also learn regulations governing how to start and maintain a medical billing department at a small independent practice or a public health department. The Health Information Technology associate program that this certificate is housed under is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Health Informatics and Information Management Education (CAHIIM).

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Nurse - LPN / LVN

Level 1 Nursing Certificate

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The Level I nursing program prepares students to become licensed practical nurses (LPNs) to provide safe, quality care under delegation in hospitals and ambulatory care settings. The program provides a variety of learning experiences, including classroom, laboratory, and clinical experiences. Students are eligible to take the Nursing Assistant Certification Exam after successful completion of NURS 192. Graduates are eligible to take the licensure exam for Practical Nursing (NCLEX-PN) and obtain state licensure.

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Medical Assistant

Medical Assistant Certificate

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The Medical Assisting (MA) student will be trained to perform at a minimum entry level in positions normally available in a medical facility such as physicians', chiropractors', or podiatrists' offices and clinics.
The program provides the MA with entry-level theory and limited "hands-on" training in basic and routine clinical and office tasks. This will equip the MA with the competencies required to perform in either a clinical or office capacity. The graduate will be able to assist in EKG, first aid, and phlebotomy.

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Radiology Technician

Radiologic Technology, A.A.S.

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This rigorous program offers a wide variety of educational experiences in professional/technical coursework, the social and natural sciences, mathematics, the humanities, and communication. In addition to classroom and laboratory sessions, students will complete 1300 hours of clinical education coordinated by the faculty at DACC and directly supervised by licensed technologists at affiliated medical facilities. This critical component of the curriculum allows students to perform real world hands-on application of knowledge. The program is accredited by the Joint Review Commission on Education in Radiologic Technology (JRCERT) and its graduates are eligible to apply to take the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT) national certification examination and obtain state licensure.

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Construction Industry

Welder

Advanced Welding Certificate

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This program will include advanced welding techniques, processes, and equipment. It is intended to prepare students for any welding certification examinations they might have with employers. The addition of these four courses completes the advanced welding certificate.

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Welding Certificate

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Specific skills in metal fabrication are developed in the successful completion of this program. The graduate should be qualified to perform in maintenance or industrial welding.

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HVAC Technician

Heating Ventilation and Air Conditioning Certificate

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he HVAC program prepares technicians to install, repair and maintain commercial and domestic refrigeration units, air conditioning and heating systems and related environmental units.

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Architectural Drafter

Manufacturing Engineering Technology CAD, A.A.S.

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This program prepares students for careers as professional draftsmen and CAD technicians. Employment oppor- tunities for those completing the program include positions such as drafter, CAD operator, CAD technician. This is an occupational program typically not designed to transfer; however, this program has been articulated to some senior institutions.

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Information Technology Industry

Software Developer

Applied Computer Science, A.A.S.

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This curriculum is designed for persons interested in preparing for positions in the numerous programming fields. Career opportunities in programming are quite extensive and diversified. Career objectives of persons completing this program would be in the areas of Computer Programming and Web Development. This degree allows students to combine knowledge from two different programming areas. Businesses in today’s world use all of these systems to accomplish and meet their Information Technology needs. This is an occupational program typically not designed to transfer; however, this program has been articulated to some senior institutions.

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Computer Programming Certificate

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The certificate program in Computer Programming/PC Systems prepares the students for employment as computer programmers. Topics include C++ and C#.

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Web Design Certificate

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The certificate program in Internet Design prepares the students for employment as web designers. The student receives instruction in the HTML programming and current web authoring tools.

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Network and Computer Systems Administrator

Cisco Certificate

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This program will provide intense training and education for individuals with prior knowledge in the networking field. This sequence of courses is designed to meet employment standards for the networking industry. This program prepares the student for the Cisco certification exam: Cisco Certified Networking Associate (CCNA).

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Computer and Network Administration Certificate

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This program will provide intense training and education for individuals with prior working knowledge in the net- working field. The courses emphasize practical skills required to perform duties in the networking environment. This program prepares the student for the Microsoft Certified Professional (MCP) examination.

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Computer and Network Administration, A.A.S.

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This program will provide training and education for individuals interested in developing their knowledge and skills as a local area network administrator. The courses emphasize practical skills required to perform duties in the work environ- ment under the supervision of an experienced local area network administrator. Students will participate in occupational work-site experiences. This program prepares the student for the Microsoft Certified Professional (MCP) examination and the Cisco certification exam, CCNA. This is an occupational program typically not designed to transfer; however, this program has been articulated to some senior institutions.

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Data Security Management

Computer and Network Administration Certificate

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This program will provide intense training and education for individuals with prior working knowledge in the net- working field. The courses emphasize practical skills required to perform duties in the networking environment. This program prepares the student for the Microsoft Certified Professional (MCP) examination.

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Computer and Network Administration, A.A.S.

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This program will provide training and education for individuals interested in developing their knowledge and skills as a local area network administrator. The courses emphasize practical skills required to perform duties in the work environ- ment under the supervision of an experienced local area network administrator. Students will participate in occupational work-site experiences. This program prepares the student for the Microsoft Certified Professional (MCP) examination and the Cisco certification exam, CCNA. This is an occupational program typically not designed to transfer; however, this program has been articulated to some senior institutions.

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Transportation Industry

Auto Mechanic

Automotive Technology Certificate

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This program is designed for the student to learn the theory of automotive systems and to gain skills in the servic- ing of the components.

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Automotive Technology, A.A.S.

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This program is designed for the student who aspires to work as a technician in a new car dealership or other advanced service facility. The complete set of courses provides the student with skills and abilities in all facets of au- tomobile and light truck repairs in addition to general education skills necessary to excel in today's workforce. This is an occupational program typically not designed to transfer; however, this program has been articulated to some senior institutions.

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Fundamentals of Auto Technology Certificate

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Truck Driver

Class B CDL

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The Class B CDL training is a 20 hour class (1 credit hour).

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Tractor/Trailer Driver Training Certificate

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The DACC Tractor Trailer Driver program provides the necessary training for men and women to prepare them for entry-level positions as commercial drivers. At the beginning of the course, students prepare for and obtain their Com- mercial Driver’s License learner’s permit. Six weeks later, they have obtained the necessary knowledge and driving skills and experience to pass the CDL Class A driver’s license exam administered by the Illinois Secretary of State’s office.

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Public Service Industry

Correctional Officer

Criminal Justice Corrections - Parole Officer Certificate

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The Criminal Justice curriculum is designed to give students the academic background and initial training for ca- reers in law enforcement. The Corrections-Parole Officer Option Certificate Program provides initial training for careers in corrections. Upon initial enrollment in the program, students must complete an “Application to Participate” form. Entry into the program is determined through the evaluation of personal qualifications and after the screening of the application which states that the student has no felony convictions (see NOTE).

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Criminal Justice Corrections - Parole Officer, A.A.S.

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The Criminal Justice curriculum is designed to give students the academic background and initial training for careers in corrections. Upon initial enrollment in the program, students must complete an “Application to Participate” form. Entry into the program is determined through the evaluation of personal qualifications and after the screening of the application which states that the student has no felony convictions (see NOTE).

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Police Officer

Criminal Justice Law Enforcement , A.A.S.

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The criminal justice curriculum is designed to give students the aca- demic background and initial training for careers in law enforcement. Law Enforcement deals with the safety and well being of citizens by enforcing statutes, laws, and regulations. Duties vary widely, but in most jurisdictions, law enforcement officers will also spend considerable time writing reports and maintaining records that are needed when legal actions require them to testify in court. General law enforcement duties may include directing traffic, investigating crime, giving first aid to an accident victim, patrolling a designated area to prevent crime or assisting a community with it’s own crime prevention endeavors. This program is not designed to transfer to a senior institution; how- ever, this program has been articulated to some senior institutions.

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Preschool Teacher

Early Childhood - Child Care, A.A.S.

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The Child Care Option in the Early Childhood program meets the requirements of the State of Illinois for the training of child care directors and workers. Upon initial enrollment in the program students must complete an "Application to Participate" form (see NOTE). Students must complete the majority of their coursework prior to enrolling in EDUC 201, Early Childhood Education Practicum. Students must meet DCFS requirements in order to complete the practicum.

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Early Childhood - Teaching Assistant Certificate

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The Early Childhood Teaching Assistant Certificate Program provides training for individuals working in early child- hood education settings. Upon initial enrollment in the program students must complete an "Application to Participate" form (see NOTE).

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Teacher Assistant

Early Childhood - Paraprofessional, A.A.S.

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The Early Childhood – Paraprofessional Option prepares students to work in early childhood classrooms within school districts. Upon initial enrollment in the program students must complete an "Application to Participate" form (see NOTE). Students must meet DCFS requirements in order to complete the practicum.

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Early Childhood - Teaching Assistant Certificate

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The Early Childhood Teaching Assistant Certificate Program provides training for individuals working in early child- hood education settings. Upon initial enrollment in the program students must complete an "Application to Participate" form (see NOTE).

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Education: Paraprofessional Educator Option (K-12), A.A.S.

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The Paraprofessional Option in the Education Program meets the requirement of the State of Illinois for the training of teaching assistants. Upon initial enrollment in the program students must complete an "Application to Participate" form (see NOTE). Students must meet all state requirements to be eligible to participate in the internship

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Firefighter

Fire Science Tech Specialist Certificate

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The Fire Science curriculum is designed to give students the academic background and initial training for careers in fire fighting. To be eligible to participate in the DACC Fire Science program, an individual must be engaged in fire fighting in an organized Illinois fire department as a fire protection person according to the Act, as attested to by
the employing Fire Chief of the individual seeking participation. EMT Basic-prerequisite for admission into program.

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Fire Science, A.A.S.

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The Fire Science curriculum is designed to give students the academic background and initial training for careers in fire fighting. To be eligible to participate in the DACC Fire Science program, an individual must be engaged in fire fighting in an organized Illinois fire department as a fire protection person according to the Act, as attested to by the employing Fire Chief of the individual seeking participation.

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Hospitality Industry

Chef and Head Cook

Culinary Arts Certificate Program

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With a focus on food preparation and production skills, nutrition, and food safety and sanitation, the Culinary Arts Certificate program prepares students for various entry-level positions in the foodservice industry. Classes in this financial aid-eligible certificate program provide practical, hands-on culinary experience in a state-of-the-art commercial kitchen, guided by master chefs. Those individuals not pursuing the certificate program, but very interested in increasing their culinary knowledge and skills, can select any of the courses listed below, based on their own interests.

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Energy Industry

Wind Turbine Technician

Wind Energy Technician, A.A.S.

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This program prepares individuals to work in the emerging wind power energy industry. Students
completing the program will have practical skills in the electrical power generation industry,
safety at the worksite, mechanical devices, as well as hydraulic and electrical systems.Wind Technology graduates have the skills necessary to be immediately employed and succeed in
entry-level technical positions. With additional training and experience, graduates may advance to
supervisory or advanced technical positions. This is an occupational program typically not designed to transfer; however, this program has been articulated to some senior institutions.

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Danville, IL 61832-5118
United States