Vocational Skills

Teaching Workplace Competency to Special Populations

To meet an identified community need, College of DuPage has created the Vocational Skills Program, offering courses to students challenged with mild to moderate cognitive impairment. The courses are developmental-level, non-credit courses designed to develop vocational skills that can lead to competitive, entry-level employment and enhance everyday living skills. We offer courses that meet two days a week, two hours a day for eight weeks on campus in Glen Ellyn. The students are integrated into the College of DuPage campus life by being supported through the student services that are afforded to all COD students.

Featured by Illinois Board of Higher Education for Effective Practices, March 2006

2005 Winner of the Illinois Council of Community College Administrators Innovation Award

2004 Winner of the Illinois Community College Board (ICCB) Award for Innovative Workforce Development Initiative


Contact Information

Vocational Skills
(630) 942-2176

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

College of DuPage

425 Fawell Blvd., Glen Ellyn IL, 60137

(630) 942-2800 (Main)

(630) 942-3000 (Student Services)

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