Featured Continuing Education Classes

Fall Course Highlights

There are still plenty of opportunities to learn and discover this fall. New classes start each week! From Youth Academy and Lifelong Learning offerings to our wide range of personal enrichment courses and professional development programs, there is always something beginning in Continuing Education. Come join us!

Youth Academy
Help your child explore, develop and grow to their maximum potential.

Adult Enrichment
Adults of all ages will benefit from our wide range of personal enrichment programs. Develop your knowledge of a favorite hobby or interest or discover a brand new one!

Everyday Negotiations
Discover and practice the art of negotiating everyday situations. The importance of common daily scenarios in multiple-setting environments are examined. From comfortably getting through thorny conversations to negotiating the best price on a large purchase, learn how to be your own strongest advocate.

Thursday, Nov. 5 to Dec.10
1 to 3 p.m. (no class Nov. 26)
HUMNT-0001-046, $159, Lifelong Learner $119
On campus in Glen Ellyn

GRE Test Preparation
Acquire strategies in reading comprehension, writing and verbal and quantitative skills to improve GRE scores using acclaimed Cambridge test preparation materials. Textbook, practice tests and all course materials are included.

Saturday, Nov. 7 to 21
8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
PROED-0025-002, $629
Berg Instructional Center (BIC), Room 3703

Holiday Tree Skirt
Deck your halls with a holiday tree skirt! Sewing machines are provided for in-class use. A supply list will be mailed prior to the first class.

Monday, Nov. 9 to 16
6:30 to 9:30 p.m.
LEISR-0045-006, $59
Student Resource Center (SRC), Room 1119

Italian for Travel
Are you planning a trip to Italy? Learn essential Italian vocabulary and key phrases regarding car rental, money, directions, food, hotels and safety.

Monday, Nov. 16 to Dec. 7
6:30 to 9 p.m.
LANGS-0001-402, $109
Student Resource Center (SRC), Room 1004

Makeup and Skincare for Plus 50
Learn how to take care of your basic skincare needs and apply cosmetics correctly to stay looking your best.

Saturday, Nov. 14
10 a.m. to noon
LEISR-0043-900, $49
Student Resource Center (SRC), Room 1128

Sage Series: "Shadow Magic," Free Film and Discussion
Join instructor Nancy Chen in a viewing of this classic Chinese film and engage in a post-discussion.

Friday, Nov. 13
9:30 a.m. to noon
HUMNT-0001-018, Free
Student Resource Center (SRC), Room 1118

Ukulele: Group Session
Enjoy the next level of instruction with the ukulele. Students should know the basic chords and will learn more advanced songs and group jamming. Bring a ukulele and pitch pipe. A new song book will be provided as a part of the class fee.

Saturday, Dec. 5
9 a.m. to noon
MUSIC-0001-004, $69
On campus in Glen Ellyn

Unwrap Your Hidden Writer
Using the five senses as inspiration, incorporate stream-of-consciousness techniques to free your inner writer and create a heartwarming written piece to share with friends and family.

Saturday, Dec. 5
9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
HUMNT-0002-012, $79
Berg Instructional Center (BIC), Room 3703

Use WordPress to set up an entire website, create pages, add links, post new content, and edit or delete content. Previous computer experience and a textbook are required.

Thursday, Nov. 12 to Dec. 10
6 to 9 p.m. (no class Nov. 26)
COMPT-0001-001, $185
Student Resource Center (SRC), Room 1134

You Can Uke: Learn to Play the Ukulele
Enjoy the ease of learning and playing the ukulele. This versatile instrument can be used for all kinds of music, from classical to pop. Learn about the ukulele and how to play it, starting with the basic chords and common songs, and moving up to basic pop tunes. You don't need to have previous musical instrument training. The course fee includes a ukulele, a pitch pipe and songbook.

Saturday, Nov. 7
9 a.m. to noon
MUSIC-0001-003, $120
On campus in Glen Ellyn

Professional Development
If you are ready for the next steps in your career, take a look at our extensive professional programming. Personal training, nursing continuing education, healthcare, massage therapy, social media for business,CDL and project management are just a few of our popular career-driven programs.

Upcoming information sessions:
Continuing Education regularly hosts information sessions on the following Professional Development programs:

Career Step Online Professional Training
CDL−Truck Driving
Healthcare Careers
Massage Therapy
The Business of Craft Beer

Check the COD calendar for these and other important dates in Continuing Education!

Save the Date!
Spring 2016 Sampler Day

Join us for a fun and free open house that offers the community a sneak preview of our upcoming enrichment and professional development programs. This event, held at the beginning of each term, is a great way for you to get acquainted with our courses and meet College representatives. Don't miss the chance to explore all that Continuing Education has to offer! The Continuing Education suite is located in the Student Resource Center near the main cafeteria on campus in Glen Ellyn.

Saturday, Jan. 9, 2016
10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
College of DuPage Continuing Education
Student Resource Center (SRC), Room 1110
Register Here!
Doors open at 9:30 a.m.

On Sampler Day only:
Receive exclusive discounts on Spring 2016 classes and workshops!

Registration is recommended. For information, contact College of DuPage Continuing Education, (630) 942-2208 or ce@cod.edu.