Plus 50


View the Fall 2018 Schedule of Classes.

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 ages 50 and older transition to new career and training opportunities, College of DuPage offers a 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 older only. Registration is required.

Monday, Oct. 1 to 29
6 to 8:30 p.m.
HUMNT-0001-150, $35
Berg Instructional Center (BIC), Room 1H07

Computer Skills Camp Plus 50
In this specially-priced, two-day computer camp, students evaluate their 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.

Friday and Saturday, Oct. 19 to 20
9 to 11 a.m.
HUMNT-0001-152, $50
Student Resource Center (SRC), Room 1133

Job Search Websites for Plus 50
This class introduces web sites that assist in your job search. Sites explored include thos e that are local to the Chicagoland area, as well as general job search sites, such as CareerBuilder, Indeed and LinkedIn. Examine the pros and cons of each one, and discuss how you can use these sites to your career advantage.

Wednesday, Nov. 7 and 14
6 to 8 p.m.
HUMNT-0001-157, $25
Student Resource Center (SRC), Room 3008

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. Registration is required.

Friday, Sept. 21
9 to 11 a.m.
HUMNT-0001-155, Free. Registration is required.
Berg Instructional Center (BIC), Room 2451

Networking for Plus 50
Networking is often seen as the single most powerful job-search tool. Many Plus 50 job seekers are hesitant to create a network, let alone advertise to others that they are out of work or looking for a new position. Attend this workshop for some key ideas on networking, how to get one set up and how to use and nurture your network.

Tuesday, Nov. 13 and 20
6 to 8 p.m.
HUMNT-0001-151, $25
Berg Instructional Center (BIC), Room 1H07

Self-Discovery for Plus 50
Evaluate your past accomplishments, current interests, skills and 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 course 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.

Tuesday, Nov. 27 to Dec. 11
6 to 8:30 p.m.
HUMNT-0001-153, $35
Berg Instructional Center (BIC), Room 1H07

Volunteerism in DuPage County
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 session. Space is limited; advanced registration is required.

Friday, Nov. 30
1 to 3 p.m.
HUMNT-0001-156, Free. Registration is required.
On campus in Glen Ellyn

Call Continuing Education at (630) 942-2208 for information about our Lifelong Learning Scholarship.


Register today!
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.

See the Lifelong Learning page to learn about enrichment courses for Plus 50 students! Check out the Continuing Education Schedule of Classes for our full list of offerings.

Contact Continuing Education

To register or for detailed program information, call Continuing Education at (630) 942-2208 or email CE@cod.edu. You may also register online. To view our complete program listing, see the Fall 2018 Continuing Education Schedule of Classes.

Contact Information


Continuing Education
Student Resource Center (SRC), Room 1110, (630) 942-2208
Fax: (630) 942-3785

Office Hours
Monday through Thursday, 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Friday 7 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Closed Saturday and Sunday

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(630) 942-2800 (Main)

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