Special Programming for Plus 50 Community Members
Many adults ages 50 and over are choosing to return to the workforce, change careers or explore academic study. College of DuPage Continuing Education has developed a series of streamlined classes in the following areas: computer skills, career search, volunteerism and self-discovery. Our Plus 50 instructors design these courses with the rich experiences and varied skills of adult learners in mind. Learning is directed toward the tools and skills necessary for a Plus 50 student's next step. Most courses are offered at special prices and are scheduled with an adult's busy schedule in mind.
Plus 50 Courses
Start dates are listed below. Please visit our current Schedule of Classes for full meeting details
Career Search for Plus 50
To help individuals aged 50 and older transition to new career and training opportunities, College of DuPage offers this specialized career-readiness workshop. Under the guidance of an expert career coach, update your resume, practice interviewing and negotiating skills, and develop a professional Linkedin profile. Learn about the resources available to you at College of DuPage and within the broader community. This class is offered at a minimal charge to students age 50 and over. Registration is required.
Starts Oct. 2, 2017
Computer Skills Assessment Camp for Plus 50
Evaluate your computer skills under the guidance of an experienced and patient instructor. Determine if further study and practice is for you as you build confidence and competence. Set clear goals for where you want your skills to be—and develop a plan for how to get there.
Starts Oct. 20, 2017
Beginning Computer Skills Plus 50
Enhance your confidence and competence through patient, hands-on instruction and review.
Starts Aug. 29, 2017
Continued Computer Skills Plus 50, Part II
A second part to Beginning Computer Skills, this course helps you build on skills learned to take your confidence and competence to the next level.
Starts Oct. 10, 2017
Intermediate Computer Skills for Plus 50, Part III
A third part to Beginning Computer Skills, introducing word processing principles and techniques and advanced web searches.
Starts Aug. 30
Job Training Opportunities for Plus 50
National Able presents paid job training opportunities for seniors in our community. Come learn what's available and how College of DuPage and National Able can work with you to help you achieve your job training and career goals.
Sept. 22, 2017
Self-Discovery for Plus 50
Evaluate your past accomplishments, current interests and skills, as well as your future goals, in a friendly and supportive environment. Designed for the adult who is returning to school, entering the workforce, or exploring volunteer opportunities, this workshop explores some assessment tools, including writing exercises to help you uncover your true interests. Develop an awareness of yourself and your goals for the next step.
Starts Nov. 28, 2017
Volunteerism for Plus 50
DuPage County offers a multitude of opportunities for you to give back to the community—and some of these placements even pay a wage. Come learn what's out there, who needs your help and where to start this rewarding endeavor. Giving DuPage presents this informative free session.
Dec. 1, 2017
To learn more about our programs or request a printed brochure, call Continuing Education at (630) 942-2208 or email CE@cod.edu.
Plus 50 Resources at College of DuPage
Please check out the COD calendar for upcoming events, job fairs and career-related workshops on campus. Most events are free and new offerings are posted every day. Take advantage of these and other resources from COD Career Services.
The Chaparral Career Advantage Workshops offer information and hands-on training that is invaluable to your job search. Most workshops are free. Advanced registration is highly recommended, so look through their offerings and sign up today!
Don't forget to check this website often, for new programming tailor-made for the Plus 50 community. Share your insights with us to let us know what you'd like to see in future Plus 50 offerings.
Lifelong Learning Scholarships
Continuing Education provides opportunities for tuition assistance for our Plus 50 learners. Please call (630) 942-2008 for details.
To register or for detailed program information, call Continuing Education at (630) 942-2208, email CE@cod.edu or register online. To view our complete program listing, see the current Continuing Education Schedule of Classes.
Student Resource Center (SRC), Room 1110, (630) 942-2208
Fax: (630) 942-3785
Monday through Thursday, 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Friday 7 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Closed Saturday and Sunday
College of DuPage
425 Fawell Blvd., Glen Ellyn IL, 60137
(630) 942-2800 (Main)
(630) 942-3000 (Student Services)
2017 College of DuPage