Two women in a painting class

Adult Enrichment

Are you looking for a new hobby? College of DuPage Continuing Education offers a variety of adult enrichment courses in convenient formats to meet the needs of your busy schedule. Whether you are interested in picking up a paint brush or dusting off that old guitar, we are pleased to offer courses with top notch instructors in art, computers, music, home improvement, personal finance, fitness, writing and more. Learn more about our upcoming course offerings below.

female students in alternations class

Fall 2021 Sewing Alterations Class

Adult male student working on watercolor painting

Acrylic painter in class.

Teacher consults with student

Calligraphy instructor provides student with feedback.

Adult females at sewing machines

Quilting students working on their creations.

Students in class playing ukuleles

Saturday morning group ukulele class.

Upcoming Courses

Click each subject below to learn about upcoming courses. 

Registration Information

Register online by visiting Instant Enrollment. Upon registration, students must provide a personal email address. Check your spam/junk folders periodically to ensure you are receiving important course information.

Registered participants in online or hybrid course offerings are required to have access to a computer or other media device (i.e. iPad) with a camera and a microphone. Courses will be taught via Zoom and/or the Blackboard online learning management program. For optimal program success, registration for online classes may close up to 48 business hours prior to the course start date.

See below for a sample of classes offered or view the full Spring 2024 Class Schedule. Classes are offered both in-person and online. Virtual classes are offered via zoom. If you do not receive a link to your course at least two days before, contact our registration staff at (630) 942-2208.

Acrylic Painting

Learn the various techniques of using acrylic paint. Explore applying glazes, impasto, and layering. Create your own masterpiece with a live, online instructor! A supply list will be emailed before class. Instructor: Pam Keller

Wednesday, March 6 to April 10 (no class March 27)
Noon to 2 p.m.
ART-0002-013, $149, Lifelong Learner $119
On campus in Glen Ellyn

Acrylic Painting:Beginning and Beyond

Explore the joy of acrylic painting by learning beginning step-by-step techniques! Through basic painting exercises, learn how to mix, blend and model colors for creating a realistic painting that simulates 3D form on a 2D surface! A supply list will be emailed before class. Instructor: Jennifer Scavone

Thursday, Feb. 29 to March 28
7 to 9 p.m.
ART-0002-100, $149, Lifelong Learner $119
Virtual classroom

Art That Relaxes the Mind and Centers the Soul

Explore various art techniques that center our focus and fade away the worries of the day. Each class begins with a brief meditation before beginning the week’s project. All materials will be provided. Instructor: Kirsten Himmelbauer

Thursday, Feb. 8 to March 7
6 to 8 p.m.
ART-0004-402, $149, Lifelong Learner $119
On campus in Glen Ellyn

Thursday, March 21 to April 18
3 to 5 p.m.
ART-0004-407, $149, Lifelong Learner $119
On campus in Glen Ellyn

Drawing: Beginners and Beyond

Continue exploring the art of drawing by expanding your techniques. A supply list will be emailed before class. Instructor: Pam Keller

Wednesday, March 6 to April 10 (no class March 27)
5 to 7 p.m.
ART-0001-002, $149, Lifelong Learner $119
On campus in Glen Ellyn

Exploring Various Art Forms and Media

Which art form speaks to your inner artist? Free your creative spirit by exploring a variety of 2D and 3D media through a different art project each week. No prior experience is required. All materials will be provided. Instructor: Kirsten Himmelbauer

Tuesday, Feb. 6 to March 5
3 to 5 p.m.
ART-0004-401, $179, Lifelong Learner $159
On campus in Glen Ellyn

Exploring Various Sculptural Media

Do you love making things by hand? Explore building sculptural art using various media. Experiment with additive and subtractive sculpture, including carving, adhering, binding and shaping. All materials will be provided. Instructor: Kirsten Himmelbauer

Tuesday, March 19 to April 16
3 to 5 p.m.
ART-0004-406, $179, Lifelong Learner $159
On campus in Glen Ellyn

Glass Mosaics

Discover fused glass as a technique for making wearable jewelry. Learn how to use fusible glass pieces to create cohesive, complete jewelry sets, including necklaces, earrings and brooches. Explore topics and principles such as color theory, shape, layering and finishing techniques. Fusible glass types include full fusing, tack fusing, dichroic glass, glass frit and stringers. Glass cutting, arranging, and safety will be emphasized. By the end of the course, students will create glass pendants/cabochons and earring settings to be added to findings, such as chains, cords, studs and earring hooks. Classes are held at Local Glass Studio’s new location in Glen Ellyn at 800 Roosevelt Road, Building D, Suite 10.

Monday and Wednesday, April 15 to 24
4 to 6 p.m.
ART-0004-601, $199

Influence of Japanese Art

Discover how painters fused history, global events and fashion into their paintings. Japanese art portrays many characters from classical Japanese literature, Kabuki and Yōkai. Explore the cultural and psychological depth that breathes life into these works of art, adding a layer of enriched understanding. Instructor: Tamaki Tiballi

Monday, Feb. 5 and 12
6:30 to 8:30 p.m.
ART-0004-800, $49
Virtual classroom

Japanese Mud Ball Art: Hikaru Dorodango

Become a mud-ball artist! During this hands-on class, students create their own Japanese art balls. Hikaru dorodango uses earth and water to create a shiny sphere resembling a billiard ball. Dorodango requires both patience and concentration to hand-shape each ball. The process is simple, but the result is beautiful art. No experience is necessary, and all materials will be provided. Instructor: Jay Sternickle

Tuesday, March 5 and 12
6 to 9 p.m.
ART-0004-301, $69
On campus in Glen Ellyn

Keys to the Concert: Brahms

Delve deeper into Brahms and piano concertos through a lecture and behind-the-scenes observation of the New Philharmonic. During our first class, students will gain insight into the life of Brahms, observe the New Philharmonic during rehearsal and discuss what to listen for in the live concert. For our second class, students attend the New Philharmonic Concert at the McAninch Arts Center (MAC) on Saturday, April 13, or Sunday, April 14. The course fee includes paid admission to the concert.

Lecture: Thursday, April 11, 7 to 9 p.m.
Concert: Saturday, April 13 at 7:30 p.m. or Sunday, April 14 at 3 p.m.
ART-0004-001, $59
McAninch Arts Center (MAC)

Making Miniature Sculptures With Craft Clay

Explore the fun and tactile medium of self-drying and polymer clay. It’s the perfect material for making miniatures for ornaments, jewelry, decorative charms, doll house pieces and more. Polymer clay comes in many colors and can be painted after it is baked. All materials will be provided. Instructor: Kirsten Himmelbauer

Thursday, Feb. 8 to March 7
3 to 5 p.m.
ART-0004-403, $179, Lifelong Learner $159
On campus in Glen Ellyn

Making Mosaics Using Micro Tiles

Tile mosaics are beautiful, artsy and festive. In Mosaics I, students will work with miniature ceramic and terracotta tiles. In Mosaics II, students will use a variety of materials, from tiles to broken plates to gemstones and more. Explore gluing, cutting and grouting techniques useful for any mosaic project. All materials will be provided. Instructor: Kirsten Himmelbauer

Mosaics II
Tuesday, March 19 to April 16
6 to 8 p.m.
ART-0004-405, $179, Lifelong Learner $159
On campus in Glen Ellyn

Making Theater Happen: “Into the Earth With You”

A crucial part of a live performance happens beyond the public eye. From research to production, this course includes lectures and behind-the-scenes experiences with the Buffalo Theatre Ensemble (BTE) at their rehearsals for “Into the Earth With You.” Students enhance their appreciation for theater by examining the many elements of play mounting and production. The fee includes two tickets to the performance.

Thursday, April 18 to May 2
6:30 to 7:45 p.m.
ART-0004-201, $99, Lifelong Learner $69
McAninch Arts Center (MAC)

Mixed Media Material Play

Create artwork that is about the journey, not the destination. In this process-based studio class, students investigate various mixed-media methods to make art that is playful, contemporary and open-ended. We’ll explore the use of found images or objects, experimental drawing exercises and collage techniques to create original compositions. Prior skills and experience are not necessary. A supply list will be emailed to students. Instructor: S. Bailey Jacobson

Wednesday, March 6 to April 3
6 to 7:30 p.m.
ART-0004-700, $119, Lifelong Learner $99
On campus in Glen Ellyn

Slow Stitch Personal Expression

Use simple stitching by hand to create an interpretation of any chosen image, including family photos, landscapes or portraits. Learn composition, storytelling through image interpretation, simple stitching and appliqué technique. No experience in stitching or drawing is necessary. We will use easily learned applied techniques to learn to develop a wonderful and personal stitched narrative. A supply list will be emailed before class. Instructor: Kathryn Parenti

Tuesday, April 9 to May 14
10 a.m. to noon
ART-0004-102, $109, Lifelong Learner $99
On campus in Glen Ellyn

Watercolor for Beginners

Learn how to choose supplies, mix colors and paint backgrounds. Explore simple painting techniques to create skies, water, trees, grass and flowers, and discover finishing techniques to make your painting come alive. A supply list will be emailed before class. Instructor: Jennifer Scavone

Friday, Feb. 2 to March 1
6:30 to 8:30 p.m.
ART-0002-006, $149, Lifelong Learner $119
Virtual classroom

Watercolor: Beginners and Beyond

Enjoy the next step in your watercolor exploration. Using skills acquired from previous experience, build on various wash and finishing techniques and advance your competence and confidence in the art of watercolor. A supply list will be emailed before class. Instructor: Jennifer Scavone

Friday, March 15 to April 19 (no class March 29)
6:30 to 8:30 p.m.
ART-0002-009, $149, Lifelong Learner $119
Virtual classroom

Watercolor I

Watercolor is an art form that is fun and easy to do. Begin by painting simple still-life shapes and progress to more complex shapes. Experiment with wet-on-wet and wet paper/dry brush techniques. This class may be taken more than once. A supply list will be emailed before class. Instructor: Pam Keller

Tuesday, March 12 to April 30 (no class March 26)
8 to 10 a.m.
ART-0002-029, $179, Lifelong Learner $159
Virtual classroom

Tuesday, March 12 to April 30 (no class March 26)
10 a.m. to noon
ART-0002-019, $179, Lifelong Learner $159
Naperville Center

Beyond Basic Auto Care

Delve deeper into the topics covered in Basic Auto Care. Classes are taught in the automotive lab on the Glen Ellyn campus using college vehicles. For students ages 16 and up. Taking Basic Auto Care prior to this course is required, or students must have prior automotive knowledge.

Saturday, March 16 to April 27 (no class March 30)
9 a.m. to noon
AUTO-0001-003, $259
Technical Education Center (TEC)

See below for a sample of classes offered or view the full Spring 2024 Class Schedule. Classes are offered both in-person and online. Virtual classes are offered via zoom except for Ed2Go online courses. If you do not receive a link to your course at least two days before, contact our registration staff at (630) 942-2208. We have many more online course offerings available ated2go.com/dupage

3D Printing Overview

This one-day seminar showcases new advancements in 3D printing. Learn how 3D printing can be incorporated into gaming, film, media, health care, education and everyday life. Imagine being able to design and create jewelry, kitchen utensils, medical prototypes or replacement parts.

Monday, Jan. 29
6 to 9 p.m.
COMPT-0006-041, $49
On campus in Glen Ellyn 

3D Modeling and Rendering

Explore the world of 3D design and printing using Autodesk Maya. Gain an introduction to the interface and workflow and participate in assignments that allow a deeper exploration into Maya’s modeling toolsets.

Monday, Feb. 5 to March 25 (no class Feb. 19)
6 to 9 p.m.
COMPT-0006-048, $299
On campus in Glen Ellyn

3D Printing and Scanning

Learn various processes and tools for 3D printing: additive manufacturing, filaments and materials used and the use of 3D model data to create printed prototypes. Topics include acquiring raw scan data, cleanup, enhancement and integration with popular, professional 3D software packages.

Monday, April 8 to May 6
6 to 9 p.m.
COMPT-0006-049, $199
On campus in Glen Ellyn

Adobe Illustrator Overview

Discover how to use Adobe Illustrator to draw electronic illustrations. Learn to trace and manipulate electronic artwork and create original art within the program. Students should have previous computer experience. A textbook may be required. Please check codbooks.com for details.

Wednesday, Feb. 7 to March 13
6 to 9 p.m. 
COMPT-0002-022, $249 
On campus in Glen Ellyn

Adobe InDesign

Explore Adobe InDesign, a professional-level page layout program for designing business, personal or educational page layouts with sophisticated graphics and typography. Students should have advanced word-processing skills. Access to Adobe Creative Cloud software at home is recommended. A textbook may be required. Please check codbooks.com for details.

Thursday, Feb. 15 to March 21
6 to 9 p.m. 
COMPT-0002-002, $249 
On campus in Glen Ellyn

Adobe Photoshop Elements

Learn how to enhance old family photos and organize them in batches. Discover the perfect combination of power and simplicity in Photoshop Elements, a powerful yet easy-to-use image-editing software. Process single or multiple images for print, email and the web. Access to Adobe Photoshop Elements is recommended. Pixlr, a free online Photo Editor, is introduced.

Thursday, Jan. 25 to Feb. 8
6 to 9 p.m. 
COMPT-0002-009, $129 
On campus in Glen Ellyn

Basic Computer Skills Suite

Learn essential computer skills for the 21st-century workplace, including how to troubleshoot PC issues.

Ed2Go Instructor-Led Bundle, $349
Online (self-paced)
Registration Information: ed2go.com/dupage

Blogging

What are blogs, and why are they relevant? Discover different blogging communities and resources, discuss their strengths and weaknesses, and learn how to start your own blog.

Thursday, March 7 and 14
6 to 9 p.m.
COMPT-0006-012, $99
On campus in Glen Ellyn 

Build Your Own Desktop PC

Have you always wanted to build your dream gaming PC but don’t know where to start? In this class, expert instructor Richard Morton teaches students how to build a new desktop PC or upgrade a current one. Students ages 16 and older may register.

Thursday, Jan. 25 and Feb. 1
6 to 9 p.m.
COMPT-0006-030, $99
On campus in Glen Ellyn

Color Theory

Color plays an important role in visual communication, especially when designing websites. For web designers, understanding color theory is key to creating a color palette for UI/UX projects. This self-paced course teaches fundamentals of color theory and how to apply this framework to your web design practice.

Ed2Go Instructor-Led Course, $89
Online (self-paced)
Registration Information: ed2go.com/dupage

Creating Mobile Apps With HTML5

Learn to use HTML5, CSS3, JavaScript, jQuery and Web APIs to create cross-platform mobile apps and mashups.

Ed2Go Instructor-Led Course, $129
Online (self-paced)
Registration Information: ed2go.com/dupage

Designing Effective Websites

Learn the basics of designing and developing an effective website. Discover the advantages of using templates and explore other affordable, easy-to-use resources to create a professional website.

Thursday, April 11 and 18
6 to 9 p.m.
COMPT-0003-051, $99
On campus in Glen Ellyn

Facebook

Discover how to interact, set guidelines, make connections and adjust privacy settings on Facebook. Manage family public relations and design an action and monitoring plan.

Wednesday, Feb. 28
6 to 9 p.m.
COMPT-0006-026, $49
On campus in Glen Ellyn

Facebook Advertising

Learn how to effectively create, place and manage Facebook ads. Understand advertisement types, explore setting up advertising accounts and learn how to write, manage, bid and place ads.

Wednesday, March 13
6 to 9 p.m.
COMPT-0006-027, $49
On campus in Glen Ellyn

Facebook Marketplace

Discover this convenient platform for buying and selling items in your community. Learn how to list items to sell; search for items to buy; communicate safely within the application; and discover options for shipments, pick-ups and payments.

Wednesday, March 6
6 to 9 p.m.
COMPT-0006-025, $49
On campus in Glen Ellyn

Google Analytics

If you are not reviewing your website statistics, you are missing several key opportunities to profit from your website traffic. This course, for non-technical users, takes you through all the key techniques and explains how to use website analytics using Google Analytics, a free online tool.

Wednesday, Feb. 7
6 to 9 p.m.
COMPT-0006-028, $49
On campus in Glen Ellyn

Google Apps

Discover the tools available by Google that allow you to access your information from any computer with an internet connection. The apps introduced include Google Play, Google Calendar, Gmail and Google Maps.

Wednesday, Feb. 14
6 to 9 p.m.
COMPT-0006-029, $49
On campus in Glen Ellyn

Google Drive

Explore Google’s file storage and synchronization service. Google Drive provides users with cloud storage, file sharing and collaborative editing.

Wednesday, Jan. 31
6 to 9 p.m.
COMPT-0006-018, $49
On campus in Glen Ellyn

Introduction to Artificial Intelligence

For decades, artificial intelligence (AI) has been a staple of science fiction stories, but thanks to modern advances in computational capacity and storage capabilities, it is becoming a reality. Today, there are examples of artificial intelligence all around us. The purpose of this course is to provide you with an artificial intelligence practical knowledge foundation.

Ed2Go Instructor-Led Course, $129
Online (self-paced)
Registration Information: ed2go.com/dupage

Introduction to Canva

Revitalize your social media and marketing presence by exploring the various tools of the Canva software, including animations, music, colors and other elements. Students learn the basics of making images and videos with text and music using this free online graphic design tool. Instructor: Claire Boyle

Wednesday, Feb. 21 to March 6
6:30 to 8:30 p.m.
COMPT-0006-005, $99
On campus in Glen Ellyn

Introduction to Canva 2: Integrating Creations Into Social Media

Gain a greater understanding of how Canva and the various social media platforms can be integrated to create effective marketing strategies for personal businesses and enrichment. Learn how to create a basic marketing strategy based on your goals and intended target population. Students should have prior experience with the basic functions of Canva or have completed the Introduction to Canva course. Instructor: Claire Boyle

Wednesday, March 13 to 27
6:30 to 8:30 p.m.
COMPT-0006-006, $99
On campus in Glen Ellyn

Introduction to Chat GPT

Artificial intelligence (AI) software is becoming popular for use in everyday situations. From composing business emails to creating a garage sale flyer, Chat GPT can help create text and content. Students will learn the basics of this program and how it can be used as a tool to relieve writer's block and create intelligent and creative content. 

Thursday, April 4 and 11
6 to 9 p.m.
COMPT-0006-100, $99; Lifelong Learner $79
On campus in Glen Ellyn

Introduction to PC Troubleshooting

Discover how to protect your valuable electronics and irreplaceable data from disaster. Learn to manage power problems, memory glitches, drive/file errors and boot failures.

Tuesday, Feb. 13
6 to 9 p.m.
COMPT-0006-027, $49
On campus in Glen Ellyn

Introduction to Podcasting

Tap into your talents and discover how to start your own podcast. Learn about software and hardware, proper podcasting etiquette, and techniques and methods to launch a successful podcast on multiple platforms. Instructor: Richard Morton

Thursday, Feb. 15 to 29
6 to 9 p.m.
COMPT-0006-034, $129
On campus in Glen Ellyn

Keyboarding

Learn how to touch-type or improve your existing typing skills using Keyboarding Pro 5. The course program is only available for use with a PC. 

Ed2Go Instructor-Led Course, $129
Online (self-paced)
Register at ed2go.com/dupage.

LinkedIn

Gain a variety of custom communications and networking strategies that deliver great results through LinkedIn. Explore critical profile navigation sectors and drill deep into the settings to get the most from this important networking tool.

Thursday, April 4
6 to 9 p.m.
COMPT-0006-019, $49
On campus in Glen Ellyn

Maintaining a Healthy PC

Get familiar with the basic maintenance necessary to improve the performance and reliability of your computer. Discover how to deal with internet viruses, spam, hoaxes and popups. Know more about when you need to upgrade, add memory or buy a new monitor.

Tuesday, Jan. 30 to Feb. 6
6 to 9 p.m.
COMPT-0006-028, $99
On campus in Glen Ellyn

Search Engine Optimization (SEO)

Learn techniques to increase your website’s visibility on search engines like Google and Bing and attract the right kind of traffic to your website.

Thursday, April 25
6 to 9 p.m.
COMPT-0006-035, $49
On campus in Glen Ellyn 

Small Business Social Media

Enhance your understanding of the internet as a critical marketing tool and learn to accomplish your business goals. Create an internet presence that gets your business noticed, and discover tools to evaluate and manage your social media platforms.

Thursday, March 21
6 to 9 p.m.
COMPT-0006-011, $49
On campus in Glen Ellyn 

Understanding the Cloud

Learn everything you need to truly understand the cloud, including how it works, what drives it, why it’s so popular and how to make the cloud work for you.

Ed2Go Instructor-Led Course, $129
Online (self-paced)
Register at ed2go.com/dupage.

Microsoft Program Courses

Expand your skills and increase proficiency in Microsoft Office applications. Gain skills needed for your career or personal development.

MS Excel 2019 Basic

Learn the basics of creating an electronic spreadsheet and gain skills to become more efficient and productive with the tools and functions of Excel 2019. It is recommended that students have access to Excel 2019 or similar. A textbook is required: “New Perspectives Microsoft Office 365 & Excel 2019 Comprehensive” (ISBN: 978-0357025765). Please check codbooks.com for details.

Thursday, Feb. 1 to 15
6 to 9 p.m.
COMPT-0003-005, $129
On campus Glen Ellyn

Tuesday, Feb. 6 to 20
6 to 9 p.m.
COMPT-0003-025, $129
Virtual classroom

MS Excel 2019 Intermediate

Work with large spreadsheets, three-dimensional formulas, advanced formatting, lists, charting and auditing features. Learn to create spreadsheets faster and share important information with others. It is recommended that students have access to Excel 2019 or similar and have basic Excel experience. A textbook is required: “New Perspectives Microsoft Office 365 & Excel 2019 Comprehensive” (ISBN: 978-0357025765). Please check codbooks.com for details.

Thursday, Feb. 29 to March 14
6 to 9 p.m.
COMPT-0003-006, $129
On campus Glen Ellyn

Tuesday, March 5 to 19
6 to 9 p.m.
COMPT-0003-026, $129
Virtual classroom

MS Excel 2019 Advanced

Work on advanced spreadsheet concepts in Microsoft Excel 2019, including range names, advanced functions, lists, importing and exporting data, analytical options and macros. It is recommended that students have access to Excel 2019 or similar and have Intermediate-level Excel 2019 or equivalent experience. A textbook is required: “New Perspectives Microsoft Office 365 & Excel 2019 Comprehensive” (ISBN: 978-0357025765). Please check codbooks.com for details.

Thursday, April 4 to 18
6 to 9 p.m.
COMPT-0003-007, $129
On campus Glen Ellyn

Tuesday, April 2 to 16
6 to 9 p.m.
COMPT-0003-027, $129
Virtual classroom

MS Excel Pivot Tables

Pivot table proficiency can give you an edge in the job market. Learn how pivot tables are used to quickly summarize and analyze large amounts of data organized in rows or columns. Intermediate-level Excel 2019 or equivalent experience is recommended.

Thursday, April 25
6 to 9 p.m.
COMPT-0003-032, $49
On campus in Glen Ellyn 

MS Excel Shortcuts and Tips

Discover shortcuts and tips to skillfully navigate Excel. Areas covered may include creating row and column groups, customizing the Quick Access Toolbar, naming cells and cell ranges, grouping worksheets, using tables to manage data more easily, quickly splitting and combining data using Flash Fill, using the sort and filter commands, and applying Conditional Formatting. Basic level Excel 2019 or equivalent experience is recommended.

Thursday, April 4
6 to 9 p.m.
COMPT-0003-031, $49
On campus in Glen Ellyn 

MS Outlook

Outlook has many features and functions beyond email. Learn how to customize features related to calendars, appointments, tracking activities and information with individuals or groups. 

Wednesday, March 13 and 20
6 to 9 p.m.
COMPT-0003-009, $49
On campus in Glen Ellyn 

MS PowerPoint 2019

Learn how to make attention-getting presentations with Microsoft PowerPoint 2019. Produce, share and save professional-quality slides. It is recommended that students have access to PowerPoint 2019 or similar. A textbook is required: “New Perspectives Microsoft Office 365 & PowerPoint 2019 Comprehensive” (ISBN: 978-0357026168). Please check codbooks.com for details.

Tuesday, Feb. 13 to 27
6 to 9 p.m.
COMPT-0003-024, $129
On campus in Glen Ellyn 

MS Word 2019

Learn to use the features of Microsoft Word 2019. Practice the basics of creating, editing and formatting documents, text and tables. It is recommended that students have access to Word 2019 or similar and previous computer experience. A textbook is required: “New Perspectives Microsoft Office 365 & Word 2019 Comprehensive” (ISBN: 978-0357026182). Please check codbooks.com for details.

Tuesday, March 5 to 19
6 to 9 p.m.
COMPT-0003-044, $129
On campus in Glen Ellyn 

Workplace Computer Skills

Designed for individuals who need to refresh and update their computer skills as part of the job search, this course covers essential Microsoft 2019 programs, including Word, Excel and PowerPoint. Basic internet and email skills are also introduced. It is recommended that students have access to Microsoft Office 2019 or similar. A textbook is required: “New Perspectives Microsoft Office 365 & Office 2019 Introductory” (ISBN: 978-0357025741). Please check codbooks.com for details.

Wednesday, Feb. 7 to 28
6 to 9 p.m.
COMPT-0003-047, $159
On campus in Glen Ellyn 

Wednesday, April 3 to 24
6 to 9 p.m.
COMPT-0003-049, $159
On campus in Glen Ellyn 

Keyboarding

Learn how to touch-type or improve your existing typing skills using Keyboarding Pro 5. Currently only available for PC use.

Ed2Go Instructor-Led Course, $119
Online (Self-Paced)
Registration Information: ed2go.com/dupage

Microsoft Office 2019 Bundle

Whether you're a beginner or need a refresher, the Microsoft Office 2019 Value Suite will teach you the fundamentals of some of the most widely-used programs in the Microsoft Office family. This course bundle will introduce you to Microsoft Word 2019, Microsoft Excel 2019, and Microsoft PowerPoint 2019. These programs are used to handle common workplace tasks like word processing and presentation design. Through hands-on activities, you will gain proficiency in each of these programs and build skills that contribute to your organization's success.

Ed2Go Instructor-Led Course, $399
Online (Self-Paced)
Registration Information: ed2go.com/dupage

Understanding the Cloud

Learn everything you need to truly understand the cloud - including how it works, what drives it, why it’s so popular and how to make the cloud work for you.

Ed2Go Instructor-Led Course, $129
Online (Self-Paced)
Registration Information: ed2go.com/dupage

See below for a sample of classes offered or view the full Spring 2024 Class Schedule. Classes are offered both in-person and online. Virtual classes are offered via zoom. If you do not receive a link to your course at least two days before, contact our registration staff at (630) 942-2208.

Crocheting Flowers

Stop and crochet the flowers this spring! We’ll make roses, daffodils and other pretty flowers to brighten any room. A supply list will be emailed before class. Instructor: Kelly McFadden

Tuesday, Feb. 6 to 20
6 to 8 p.m.
LEISR-0045-100, $79
On campus in Glen Ellyn

Crocheting Socks

Make the perfect pair of socks to lounge around in on a weekend morning. Students should be able to single crochet. A supply list will be emailed before class. Instructor: Kelly McFadden

Thursday, Feb. 22 to March 21
6 to 8 p.m.
LEISR-0045-101, $129
On campus in Glen Ellyn

Crocheting: Tunisian Crocheting Basics

Tunisian crocheting has the look of knitting with the ease of crochet. Whether you knit, crochet or are new to both, this class will teach you something new. Students will not only learn the basics of Tunisian crochet and how to read patterns but will also create a headband, scarf and scowl. A supply list will be emailed before class. Instructor: Kelly McFadden

Thursday, April 4 to May 2
6 to 8 p.m.
LEISR-0045-102, $129
On campus in Glen Ellyn

Embellishing Existing Clothes With Embroidery

Use embroidery to customize clothing with original designs and create your own signature attire! Through guided instruction, learn to use colored thread and scrap materials to add flair to an existing item, patch holes or cover stains. Students will bring their own article(s) of clothing to embellish, and all other materials will be provided. Instructor: Kirsten Himmelbauer

Thursday, March 21 to April 18
6 to 8 p.m.
ART-0004-408, $149, Lifelong Learner $119
On campus in Glen Ellyn

Fit and Form: How to Make Alterations Workshop

Practice basic techniques for pattern and size adjustment, making alterations, and customizing your sewing project for fit. Students should be proficient in basic sewing techniques covered in Sewing Basics I and comfortable using a sewing machine. A supply list will be sent to students. Instructor: Cheryl Boyle

Saturday, April 6 and 13
10 a.m. to noon
LEISR-0045-013, $59
On campus in Glen Ellyn

Knitting Basics

Discover the basics of knitting, including the knit and purl stitches and how to read basic patterns. Learn how to cast on, bind off and decrease. Bring one skein of light-colored, medium-weight wool or acrylic yarn and size 8 (5mm) straight needles to the first class. Instructor: Elizabeth Houlihan

Wednesday, Feb. 7 to March 6
6:30 to 8:30 p.m.
LEISR-0045-005, $119
On campus in Glen Ellyn

Knitting Beyond Basics: Brioche and Knit One Below

Brioche knitting produces an unusual stitch structure, which looks very striking in two colors. The technique uses straight or circular needles to produce a ribbed fabric with different colors on each side or a fabric with columns of color on a knit surface. Knit one below (K1B) is an entirely different technique that yields the same results. Students will learn eight variations and make sample swatches. Students must know how to knit and purl. Instructor: Elizabeth Houlihan

Wednesday, March 13
6:30 to 9:30 p.m.
LEISR-0045-008, $39
On campus in Glen Ellyn

Knitting Beyond Basics: Fair Isle

Fair Isle sweaters are famous for their use of color and intricate patterns on flat knitting. These sweaters have been called “poems in color.” Use a color wheel for informed color selection to create harmonious knitting with impact. Learn how to achieve even tension and avoid puckers. Master these techniques by making a sample swatch. Students must know how to cast on, bind off, knit and purl. Instructor: Elizabeth Houlihan

Wednesday, April 3
6:30 to 9:30 p.m.
LEISR-0045-003, $39
On campus in Glen Ellyn

Knitting Beyond Basics: Shadow Knitting

Learn this simple technique using purl ridges on a knit background that results in a magical pattern. The pattern looks like simple bands of color when viewed straight on, but a different design appears from a new angle. Students should know how to cast on, bind off, knit and purl. Students need two highly contrasting colors of medium-weight yarn in wool or acrylic (no cotton), size 8 straight needles, and scissors to cut yarn. Instructor: Elizabeth Houlihan

Wednesday, March 20
6:30 to 9:30 p.m.
LEISR-0045-009, $39
On campus in Glen Ellyn

Knitting Fundamentals

Discover the fundamentals of knitting, including the knit and purl stitches. Learn how to cast on and bind off. A supply list will be emailed to students before class. Instructor: Elizabeth Houlihan

Thursday, Feb. 22 to March 7
10 a.m. to noon
LEISR-0045-015, $69
Naperville Center

Make a Fabric Wreath for Spring

Learn how to make a fabric wreath using strips of fabric glued or tied onto a foam wreath form. Pick a theme, do the project and finish it up with a bow and hanger to have a fun and easy wreath. A supply list will be emailed to students. Instructor: Claire Boyle

Saturday, March 2
10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
LEISR-0045-200, $39
On campus in Glen Ellyn

Sewing Beyond Basics: Sewing With Stretch Knits Workshop

Learn special sewing techniques relating to sewing with stretch knits. Prerequisites include previous experience working with woven fabrics and the mastery of basic techniques covered in Sewing Basics I. A supply list will be emailed to students. Instructor: Cheryl Boyle

Saturday, April 27 and May 4
10 a.m. to noon
LEISR-0045-014, $59
On campus in Glen Ellyn

See below for a sample of classes offered or view the full Spring 2024 Class Schedule. Classes are offered both in-person and online. Virtual classes are offered via zoom except for Ed2Go online courses. If you do not receive a link to your course at least two days before, contact our registration staff at (630) 942-2208.

Annuities: The Good and Bad

Gain a comprehensive look at the different types of annuities, how they work, and how they can be used in a portfolio. Annuities can be a valuable part of your portfolio, but misconceptions are often associated with this type of investing. Instructor: Paul Deruisseaux

Tuesday, March 19
7 to 9 p.m.
PROED-0021-007, $49, Lifelong Learner $29
On campus in Glen Ellyn 

Avoiding Common Financial Mistakes

Learn how to prevent common financial mistakes that can cost you thousands of dollars. Discuss portfolio construction, property ownership, beneficiary designations, retirement plan choices, tax savings strategies and other topics. Instructor: Paul Deruisseaux

Tuesday, Feb. 20
7 to 9 p.m.
PROED-0021-009, $49, Lifelong Learner $29
On campus in Glen Ellyn 

Complete Guide to Investing

Learn about stocks, bonds, open- and closed-end mutual funds, ETFs, ETNs, MLPs, U.S. royalty trusts, options, commodities, annuities, real estate, REITs and asset allocation. Explore how to find, evaluate and determine whether each category is right for you. This practical and comprehensive course gives you all the tools necessary to help guide your financial future. Instructor: Peter Krouwer

Wednesday, Jan. 24 to Feb. 28
7 to 9:30 p.m.
PROED-0024-002, $139
On campus in Glen Ellyn

Wednesday, March 13 to April 24 (no class March 27)
7 to 9:30 p.m.
PROED-0024-003, $139
On campus in Glen Ellyn

The Four Pillars of the New Retirement Plan

Examine insights from research about how retirement is changing. Students gain knowledge about health, family, purpose and finances that can impact quality of life in retirement. Learn how to make your money last and what to expect when the paychecks stop. Instructor: Paul Desruisseaux

Thursday, Feb. 8 to 22
7 to 8:30 p.m.
PROED-0022-002, $69
On campus in Glen Ellyn

Income and Estate Taxes: The More You Know, the Less You’ll Pay

This is not a tax preparation course, but a course designed to help you understand how the different assets you own are taxed and how those taxes can be minimized or eliminated. All dollars are not created equal when it comes to how they will be taxed. Examine ways to reduce the devastating effect taxes can have on your long-term wealth and financial success. Remember, it’s not what you make, but what you get to keep that counts! Instructor: Paul Deruisseaux

Tuesday, March 5
7 to 9 p.m.
PROED-0021-004, $49, Lifelong Learner $29
On campus in Glen Ellyn

Investing After 50

Has your investment portfolio been the same since you were in your 30s? Your financial situation, tax laws and the world around you have changed, so your investments need to be adjusted. If not, you may be leaving your wealth and future financial well-being exposed to significant and often unnecessary risk. Learn what actions to take to address these issues. Instructor: Paul Deruisseaux

Tuesday, Jan. 30
7 to 9 p.m.
PROED-0021-006, $49, Lifelong Learner $29
On campus in Glen Ellyn

Know Before You Go: Become a Confident Buyer

Thinking about making a major purchase, like a car or a house? Learn from an industry professional how the buying process works and gain behind-the-scenes knowledge before you go so you can make informed choices. The class covers how and what to expect in the mortgage application and car buying process and how credit scores are used. Instructor: Jim Droske

Wednesday, March 6
7 to 9 p.m.
PROED-0021-011, $29
On campus in Glen Ellyn

Personal Finance

Set clear financial goals, make the right investments, increase financial security and be prepared to retire someday. This course will help you gain control over the financial impact of your choices with tools that are useful, realistic and easy to work into your regular routine.

Ed2Go Instructor-Led Course, $129
Online (self-paced)
Registration Information: ed2go.com/dupage

Preventing Problems With IRAs and Retirement Accounts

Do you invest in an IRA, 401k, 403b or another retirement plan? Although these are great wealth accumulation vehicles, they are fraught with peril from little-known rules, regulations and taxes. Explore these issues and learn how to maximize the benefits of these plans while minimizing the potential pitfalls. Instructor: Paul Deruisseaux

Tuesday, Feb. 13
7 to 9 p.m.
PROED-0021-008, $49, Lifelong Learner $29
On campus in Glen Ellyn

Retirement Strategies for Women Investors

Explore women’s specific needs and strategies for retirement. Students learn about the Rule of 72, employer retirement plans, IRAs, Social Security, withdrawal rates, inflation risks and health/LTC. Discover a process that women can use to identify and act on financial goals. Instructor: Paul Desruisseaux

Thursday, April 11 and 18
7 to 8:30 p.m.
PROED-0022-001, $49
On campus in Glen Ellyn

Stock Options

Use stock options to increase return, protect existing stock investments or speculate using leverage. Learn option terminology and a step-by-step approach to understanding how options work. Commonly used strategies of calls, puts and spreads are covered. Instructor: Peter Krouwer

Tuesday, Feb. 6 to March 5
7 to 9:30 p.m.
PROED-0024-001, $119
On campus in Glen Ellyn

Tax-Free Investing

Discover tax-efficient investment tips to help protect retirement income while discussing longevity, withdrawal strategies, rising costs, insurance/LTC protection and health care cost concerns for personal investors and small business owners. Learn how to increase your knowledge of tax-efficient investing. Instructor: Paul Desruisseaux

Thursday, March 7 and 14
7 to 8:30 p.m.
PROED-0020-001, $49
On campus in Glen Ellyn

See below for a sample of classes offered or view the full Spring 2024 Class Schedule. Classes are offered both in-person and online. Virtual classes are offered via zoom. If you do not receive a link to your course at least two days before, contact our registration staff at (630) 942-2208.

Ballroom 1: Newcomer— Smooth and Standard

Learn the basics of some popular ballroom dances, including the waltz, foxtrot and tango. Join this introductory course and learn how to navigate around the dance floor while adding some more fun to your life. No experience is necessary, and all levels are welcome. Students will rotate partners. Appropriate footwear is required; dance shoes are beneficial but not required. Instructor: Erik Binter

Monday, March 25 to May 6 (no class April 15)
7 to 7:40 p.m.
FITN-0001-203, $69
Physical Education Center (PEC)

Ballroom 2: Beginner Bronze—Latin and Rhythm

Make ballroom dancing even more fun by improving your technique while learning new figures. Students continue working on rumba and swing while learning new dances, including cha-cha and samba. Before taking this class, students should already be proficient in the material from Ballroom 1 or at least the first six steps of the dances covered. This class focuses on international Latin but may include dances of American rhythm. Appropriate dance shoes are required. Students will rotate partners. Instructor: Erik Binter

Monday, March 25 to May 6 (no class April 15)
7:40 to 8:20 p.m.
FITN-0001-204, $69
Physical Education Center (PEC)

Ballroom 3: Intermediate Bronze—Smooth and Standard

Learn new figures and continue improving your technique in the waltz, foxtrot, tango and quickstep. Before taking this class, students should be proficient with all material from Ballroom 2 or at least the first eight steps of each dance covered. This class covers elements of both American smooth and international standard. Appropriate dance shoes are required. Students will rotate partners. Instructor: Erik Binter

Monday, March 25 to May 6 (no class April 15)
8:20 to 9 p.m.
FITN-0001-205, $69
Physical Education Center (PEC)

Blood Circulation Exercises

Healthy circulation is essential to maintaining a healthy body and helps you look and feel healthful. Good blood circulation helps improve brain function and keeps your mind sharp and focused. Using a combination of self-massage and simple exercises, learn how to improve circulation in your hands, feet, face and body. Healthy circulation helps promote cell growth and organ function. Your skin will have a healthy color, and you will feel warm to the touch. Be prepared to remove your shoes and socks and access your feet. Instructor: John Robertson

Wednesday, May 8
6 to 9 p.m.
FITN-0001-014, $39
Virtual classroom

Cardio Kickboxing

Participate in an engaging exercise class that combines boxing, kickboxing, martial arts, aerobics and physical conditioning exercises. Enhance cardiovascular and muscular endurance while moving to energizing music

Monday and Wednesday, Jan. 22 to May 17
11 to 11:50 a.m.
FITN-1131-001, $144, Lifelong Learner $72
Credit: PHYS-1131-001

Fitness Conditioning

Participate in cardiovascular conditioning, strength training and other fitness methods while being guided through a balanced workout. The Chaparral Fitness Center cardiovascular and weight equipment will be used to help students achieve their fitness goals.

Tuesday and Thursday, Feb. 20 to May 17
2 to 3:10 p.m.
FITN-1101-003, $144, Lifelong Learner $72
Credit: PHYS-1101-003

Gentle Yoga

Explore the practice of the yogic system of mind and body awareness and fitness. Experience a Hatha style yoga class designed to be less stressful on the joints. Asanas (poses) are chosen to emphasize flexibility and relaxation. Meditation techniques and restorative poses are emphasized.

Monday and Wednesday, Jan. 22 to May 17
9 to 9:50 a.m.
FITN-1904-001, $144, Lifelong Learner $72
Credit: PHYS-1904-001

Monday and Wednesday, Jan. 22 to May 17
11 to 11:50 a.m.
FITN-1904-002, $144, Lifelong Learner $72
Credit: PHYS-1904-002

Monday and Wednesday, Jan. 22 to May 17
5 to 5:50 p.m.
FITN-1904-003, $144, Lifelong Learner $72
Credit: PHYS-1904-003

Tuesday and Thursday, Jan. 23 to May 17
10 to 10:50 a.m.
FITN-1904-004, $144, Lifelong Learner $72
Credit: PHYS-1904-004

Swimming

Explore beginning and advanced beginning swimming skills based on the American Red Cross. Develop water acclimation, floating, gliding, kicking, front crawl, rhythmic breathing, deep water safety skills and more.

Tuesday and Thursday, Jan. 23 to May 17
11 to 11:50 a.m.
FITN-1401-001, $144, Lifelong Learner $72
Credit: PHYS-1401-001

Water Aerobics

Explore the fundamentals of low-impact aquatic aerobic conditioning, with a strong focus on enhancing cardiovascular fitness, building strength, improving flexibility and cultivating endurance conditioning.

Tuesday and Thursday, Jan. 23 to May 17
10 to 10:50 a.m.
FITN-1421-002, $144, Lifelong Learner $72
Credit: PHYS-1421-002

Eastern Philosophy and Qigong

Explore Eastern philosophies of yin and yang, the Tao, the five elements and more. Learn basic qigong exercises and meditations that begin the practices that lead to health and longevity. These exercises are effective and easy to learn, using slow, gentle, graceful rocking and stretching motions combined with relaxed breathing. They help calm your mind, reduce tension and anxiety, regulate heart rate and blood pressure, boost energy and lower blood pressure. This is an ideal class for those new to Eastern philosophy, qigong and tai chi. Instructor: John Robertson

Wednesday, April 3 to 24
7 to 9 p.m.
FITN-0001-011, $99
Virtual classroom

Getting Started With a Plant-Based Diet

Discover how to add more plant-based foods to your diet to reduce your risk of lifestyle diseases and health issues caused by eating processed foods. Learn how to tweak or replace at least one meal in your plan with a plant-based option and get five simple strategies to help you transition from a standard American diet to a plant-based diet.

Saturday, March 2
10 a.m. to noon
FITN-0001-300, $29
On campus in Glen Ellyn

Healthy Living Suite

In this program you’ll learn how to establish a healthy approach to successful weight loss and weight maintenance for a lifetime. You’ll learn how to save money and prepare home-cooked meals that are fast, easy and delicious, and how to grow nutritious fruit and vegetables that can be used in your meals.

Ed2Go Instructor-Led Bundle, $299
Online (Self-Paced)
Registration Information: ed2go.com/dupage

Meridian Hand Exercises

Discover the secrets of meridian health balls, an exercise system developed in China that has been in use for 2,000 years. Relieve joint stiffness and soreness and improve strength, flexibility, dexterity and circulation in the fingers, hands and wrists. Reduce the risk of carpal tunnel syndrome, tendonitis, repetitive strain injury, rheumatism and arthritis. These hand exercises can be deeply relaxing and may improve overall health, stimulate the mind and reduce your risk of cognitive decline. Instructor: John Robertson

Wednesday, Feb. 14
6 to 9 p.m.
FITN-0001-012, $39
Virtual classroom

Healthy Relationships Suite

Learn how to build a strong foundation for your relationships that will last in the Healthy Relationship Suite. You'll also discover interpersonal communication codes and how you can form better responses when dealing with others and engage in self-discovery by looking at your skills and creative abilities to boost your confidence.

Ed2Go Instructor-Led Bundle, $299
Online (Self-Paced)
Registration Information: ed2go.com/dupage

Helping Elderly Parents

Discover how to appreciate and cherish your aging parents. This course will help you learn what to expect, what to watch for, how to deal with physical and emotional challenges, and where to find resources to help as your parent or loved ones transition into their golden years.

Ed2Go Instructor-Led, $109
Online (Self-Paced)
Registration Information: ed2go.com/dupage

Luscious, Low-Fat, Lightning-Quick Meals

Learn to create delicious and nutritious meals by reducing fat without sacrificing flavor. This course provides tips on menu planning and quicker cooking, and it allows you to try out over 50 exciting lower-fat recipes.

Ed2Go Instructor-Led, $99
Online (Self-Paced)
Registration Information: ed2go.com/dupage

Women’s Health Bundle

This course combines Perinatal Issues, Violence Prevention and Awareness, and Women’s Health Issues as you learn about the well-being of women, women’s rights, and empowerment.

Ed2Go Instructor-Led Bundle, $259
Online (Self-Paced)
Registration Information: ed2go.com/dupage

Chair Yoga for Balance and Fall Prevention

Falls are a leading cause of injury worldwide, with adults ages 60 and older suffering the most fatal falls. The tools of yoga can help teach new patterns to create spatial awareness, exercise proper body movement and bring attention to the breath. Using a chair for sitting and standing postures, learn slow, gentle and deliberate movements to improve stability when walking, reduce stiffness in the body and increase range of motion. No previous yoga experience is needed. A pre-assessment survey will be sent to each student before the first class. Instructor: Catherine Christoff

Wednesday, March 27 to May 15
5:30 to 7 p.m.
FITN-0001-101, $169, Lifelong Learner $149
On campus in Glen Ellyn

See below for a sample of classes offered or view the full Spring 2024 Class Schedule.Classes are offered both in-person and online. Virtual classes are offered via zoom. If you do not receive a link to your course at least two days before, contact our registration staff at (630) 942-2208. Class enrollment will be capped 5 days prior to class start for cooking classes to ensure course preparation. If you do not receive your course information at least two days prior to class, contact our registration staff at (630) 942-2208.

Hands-On Cooking Classes

Class enrollments are capped one week prior to class start. All ingredients and supplies will be provided for in-person cooking classes.

Soups and Stocks

Discover the fundamentals of building a stock while making classic soups. Practice knife skills, cooking techniques and flavor experimentation. Learn how to make a mirepoix and adjust your soup to the proper consistency. Instructor: Ludmilla Lucheck

Tuesday, March 5 and 12
6 to 9 p.m.
LEISR-0004-002, $109
Culinary & Hospitality Center (CHC)

Design a Spring Charcuterie Board!

Spring is upon us! Prepare for the season by learning to design your own charcuterie board! Amaze your guests with your bright and beautiful talents. Instructor: Tracey Dulceak 

Thursday, March 14
5:30 to 8:30 PM
LEISR-0004-500, $99
Culinary and Hospitality Center (CHC)

Virtual Cooking Classes

Accidentally Delicious: Baking Up History

Explore two of the most famously decadent accidents ever: the chocolate chip cookie and the brownie. Learn some of the myths and speculation around how these treats came to be and bake a batch of each to enjoy after class. Accidents have never tasted this good! Instructor: Paula Evans

Saturday, April 20 and 27
9 to 11:30 a.m.
LEISR-0004-102, $89
Virtual classroom

Breakfast Cookies

Who says you can’t have cookies for breakfast? Bursting with oats, dried fruit, nuts, seeds and other goodies, breakfast cookies have many delicious flavor variations and ingredient swaps. Mix and bake alongside the instructor to prepare her tried-and-true recipe and receive ideas to adjust your cookies to be as healthy, or healthy-ish, as you like. Instructor: Paula Evans

Wednesday, Feb. 28
6 to 8:30 p.m.
LEISR-0004-101, $49
Virtual classroom

Wine Adventures: Sip, Savor and Discover!

Take a voyage around the world, one sip at a time! Each class will be a tasting adventure through wine regions where you’ll savor a diverse selection of wines. Cheers to learning and expanding your wine horizon! Participants must be 21 or older to register. Instructor: Nancy Sabatini

Friday, March 1 to April 5
7 to 8:30 p.m.
LEISR-0004-025, $189
On campus in Glen Ellyn

See below for a sample of classes offered or view the full Spring 2024 Class Schedule.Classes are offered both in-person and online. Virtual classes are offered via zoom except for Ed2Go online courses. If you do not receive a link to your course at least two days before, contact our registration staff at (630) 942-2208.

Exploring Coin Collecting, Medallions, Currency and More

Coins and currency hold a rich history, making collecting a rewarding hobby. Explore numismatics—the study or collection of currency—including coins, tokens, paper money, medals and related objects. This class introduces the basics of coin collecting and promotes interest in history, geography and culture. Learn about collectability, storage tips, proper handling, grading, value and pricing of coins and currency. Students can present coins in class for discussion. Instructor: John Kent

Thursday, Feb. 29 to March 21
7 to 9 p.m.
LEISR-0067-103, $69
On campus in Glen Ellyn

Ghosts and Spirit Entities

Gain a new understanding of the paranormal by examining different types of hauntings and phenomena. Students will explore how others worldwide have incorporated a deeper perspective into their cultures. By investigating psychological, physical and spiritual aspects of the paranormal, you can determine the best way to handle experiences. Real-life paranormal investigations are discussed. Instructor: Mary Marshall

Tuesday, Feb. 6 and 13
7 to 9 p.m.
LEISR-0067-010, $49
Virtual classroom

How to Start a Pet Sitting Business

If you're an animal lover, find out how you can start your own pet sitting business to translate your passion into a profitable career! In this course, you will master the essentials of running a cat and dog sitting business. You'll begin with pet care, including nutrition, exercise, first aid, and the identification of common diseases. You will discover how to handle home visits and impress your potential clients. 

Ed2Go Instructor-Led Course, $129
Online (Self-Paced)
Registration Information: ed2go.com/dupage

Introduction to Digital Scrapbooking

Make the most of your scrapbooking talents to show off your photos and memorabilia with digital scrapbooking. This course provides hands-on experience building scrapbook pages, using artistic journaling, and producing your own artwork with Photoshop Elements.

Ed2Go Instructor-Led Course, $119
Online (Self-Paced)
Registration Information: ed2go.com/dupage

Palmistry for Beginners

Palmistry is the fascinating and ancient practice of fortune-telling by “reading palms.” Gain basic knowledge of the meanings of the various shapes, lines and markings found on the palms of the hands. Learn how to identify the markings associated with different personality types and traits and receive instruction on the basics of palm reading. Students will go home with a custom-illustrated palm reading “tip sheet.” Instructor: Jay Sternickle

Tuesday, April 23 and 30
6 to 9 p.m.
LEISR-0067-102, $79
On campus in Glen Ellyn

Reading History Texts Effectively: Read Like a Historian!

Discover the strategies historians use to read historical texts effectively and learn about sources and vocabulary. Become familiar with historical texts and analyze them. Instructor: Claire Boyle

Wednesday, April 24 to May 8
6:30 to 8:30 p.m.
LEISR-0067-053, $49
On campus in Glen Ellyn

Research: Why Does It Matter, What Is It and How Is It Done?

Examine the intricacies of contemporary research methods and the various research frameworks employed in both past and present studies. Emphasis will be placed on the statistical tools and analyses that support these frameworks. Instructor: Cheryl Boyle

Wednesday, April 3 and 10
6 to 7:30 p.m.
LEISR-0067-050, $39
On campus in Glen Ellyn

Sentence Diagramming

Explore grammar, usage and mechanics in a fun and hands-on way. Together, students and the instructor will diagram simple and complex sentences. Instructor: Cheryl Boyle

Wednesday, April 17 and 24
6 to 7:30 p.m.
LEISR-0067-051, $39
On campus in Glen Ellyn

Tarot Cards for Beginners

In this beginner’s class, discover the origins, history and symbolism of tarot cards and gain the information necessary to do a basic card reading. Using custom tarot flashcards and a hands-on approach, participants will learn the basic meanings behind each of the 78 cards, how to do a “basic spread,” and more. Each student will go home with their own set of tarot flashcards and an illustrated tip sheet to help with their card readings. Instructor: Jay Sternickle

Tuesday, April 2 and 9
6 to 9 p.m.
LEISR-0067-100, $69
On campus in Glen Ellyn

See below for a sample of classes offered or view the full Spring 2024 Class Schedule. Classes are offered both in-person and online. Virtual classes are offered via zoom except for Ed2Go online courses. If you do not receive a link to your course at least two days before, contact our registration staff at (630)942-2208.

Art and Challenge of Downsizing

Do you want to downsize or simplify your current home? Learn how to declutter and organize for your current needs and lifestyle. Discover how to sift through your treasures and find the gold while keeping only what you love in your space for optimal function. Instructor: Cathy Feltz

Saturday, April 13
10 a.m. to noon
LEISR-0032-109, $29
On campus in Glen Ellyn

Build Your Own Wildlife Habitat

Whether you want to get your own wildlife habit certified or establish one for personal pleasure, learn how to get started. Using the National Wildlife Federation’s garden certification walk-through checklist, we’ll dig into the details of the required categories of food, water, cover and places to raise young. We’ll also discuss sustainability, including resource conservation, organic practices and controlling exotic species. Instructor: Cheryl Boyle

Saturday, May 4
10 a.m. to noon
LEISR-0032-311, $29
On campus in Glen Ellyn

Declutter and Organize Your Home

Whether you are downsizing or just want to simplify, learn the tools and resources you need to declutter like a pro. Learn the best ways to organize your items and get a resource list for consigning, donating and recycling what you no longer need. Instructor: Cathy Feltz

Saturday, Feb. 10
10 a.m. to noon
LEISR-0032-105, $29
On campus in Glen Ellyn

Saturday, April 27
10 a.m. to noon
LEISR-0032-106, $29
Naperville Center

Decorating Birdhouses With Style

In this workshop, each student will put their signature touch on a birdhouse of their choosing with paint, gemstones, sparkles, branches, beads and more. Students should bring an unfinished wood birdhouse (one medium-large size or up to three small birdhouses, which can be found online at any craft store). All other materials will be provided. Instructor: Kirsten Himmelbauer

Wednesday, May 8
5:30 to 8:30 p.m.
ART-0004-412, $59
On campus in Glen Ellyn

Garden Design: Plan, Design and Plant It

Learn how to evaluate your potential garden area, create a design based on your preferences, select the right plants and understand plant care. Different types of gardens will be discussed, including native gardens, cottage style and more. Instructor: Marilyn Joyner

Saturday, March 2
9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
LEISR-0032-301, $39
On campus in Glen Ellyn

Indoor Gardening: Houseplants 101

Improve your home’s air quality and add beauty to your environment with indoor plants. Learn how to choose the best houseplants for your home and those with the most health benefits. Discover methods for plant maintenance and basic propagation. Troubleshoot your own houseplant issues by sharing photos with the instructor. Instructor: Marilyn Joyner

Saturday, March 16
9:30 a.m. to noon
LEISR-0032-308, $29
On campus in Glen Ellyn

The Magic of Minimalism

Have you ever wondered if minimalism is the lifestyle choice for you? Learn minimalist basics and benefits and explore steps to begin your journey toward a more intentional and simplified life. Instructor: Cathy Feltz

Saturday, March 16
10 a.m. to noon
LEISR-0032-107, $29
On campus in Glen Ellyn

Making a Magical Gardenscape for Invisible Sprites

Using a variety of materials and limitless imagination, build an enchanting fairy garden to delight all ages. Each student will supply their own potted plant and container (instructions will be given at registration) to transform into a magic micro world. All other materials will be provided. Instructor: Kirsten Himmelbauer

Wednesday, April 24
5:30 to 8:30 p.m.
ART-0004-410, $69
On campus in Glen Ellyn

Milkweed Demystified

Explore the various types of milkweed, their habitats, properties, benefits and drawbacks. Discover how to cultivate this stunning and elusive wildflower, incorporate it into your home garden, and enjoy its many benefits. Instructor: Cheryl Boyle

Saturday, March 16
10 a.m. to noon
LEISR-0032-310, $29
On campus in Glen Ellyn

Paint Color: How to Get It Right

Avoid costly mistakes when choosing a new paint color for your home! Explore how to choose the right paint color and how the lighting in stores differs from the lighting in your home. We will discuss how to incorporate the new types of light bulbs and use 2024 paint colors. Instructor: GraceAnn Simoni

Tuesday, Feb. 27
6:30 to 8:30 p.m.
LEISR-0032-108, $29
On campus in Glen Ellyn

Spring and Summer Vegetable Gardening

Learn which types of vegetables will thrive in spring and summer and discover proper cultivating and harvesting techniques. Instructor: Marilyn Joyner

Saturday, Feb. 10 and 17
9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
LEISR-0032-300, $79
On campus in Glen Ellyn

Use What You Have to Decorate!

Give your home a fresh, new look simply by rearranging and repurposing what you already have. Discover how proper furniture placement, lighting, art and accessories can improve your spaces. Learn how to utilize your current furniture and repurpose your favorite pieces. Students are encouraged to bring pictures or drawings of their spaces to discuss in class. Instructor: GraceAnn Simoni

Thursday, April 18
6:30 to 8:30 p.m.
LEISR-0032-700, $29
Naperville Center

 

See below for a sample of classes offered or view the full Spring 2024 Class Schedule

Conversational Brazilian Portuguese Level I

Start exploring the beautiful language and culture of Brazil in this conversational beginning level class. Learn the basics of Brazilian Portuguese, including common vocabulary and expressions to help you interact with native speakers in everyday situations. Get acquainted with the essentials of Brazilian Portuguese grammar and learn basic expressions in natural communication in the language. Develop basic verbal and written communication skills while exploring Brazilian culture in this fun, interactive class. Required textbook: Bom Dia, Brasil, 3rd Edition. (ISBN-13: 978-0300116311)

Conversational Brazilian Portuguese Level II

Build on concepts learned from conversational Brazilian Portuguese I and expand your understanding of language structures, vocabulary, communication skills and information about the culture and geography of Brazil. While the emphasis is on conversation, class also includes grammar. Required textbook: Bom Dia, Brasil, 3rd Ed. (ISBN- 13: 978-0300116311)

Thursday, Feb. 29 to April 4
6 to 9 p.m.
LANGS-0001-501, $199
Virtual classroom

Conversational French I

Explore a new culture and language in a relaxed and informal atmosphere. Learn practical vocabulary, correct pronunciation and the basic sentence structure necessary to understand and begin to formulate conversations in French. Recommended textbook: Complete French Beginner to Intermediate Course (ISBN: 978-1444177299).

Monday and Wednesday, Feb. 5 to March 6
6:30 to 8 p.m.
LANGS-0001-151, $199
On campus in Glen Ellyn

Conversational French II

Add to your French vocabulary, and improve conversational skills through practical dialogues. Gain a deeper perspective of French culture, and learn to read and comprehend written French. Prerequisite: French I or equivalent experience. Recommended textbook: Complete French Beginner to Intermediate Course (ISBN: 978-1444177299).

Monday and Thursday, March 4 to April 4
6:30 to 8 p.m.
LANGS-0001-101, $199
Virtual classroom

Monday and Wednesday, March 11 to April 10
6:30 to 8 p.m.
LANGS-0001-152, $199
On campus in Glen Ellyn

Conversational German I

Explore a new culture and language in a relaxed and informal atmosphere. Learn practical vocabulary, correct pronunciation and the basic sentence structure necessary to understand and begin to formulate conversations in German. Recommended textbook: Get Started in German (ISBN 978-1444174625)

Wednesday, Feb. 21 to March 20
6:30 to 9:30 p.m.
LANGS-0001-200, $199
On campus in Glen Ellyn

Conversational German II

Add to your German vocabulary, and improve conversational skills through practical dialogues. Gain a deeper perspective of German culture, and learn to read and comprehend written German. Recommended textbook: Get Started in German (ISBN 978-1444174625)
Prerequisite: German I or equivalent experience

Wednesday, April 3 to May 1
6:30 to 9:30 p.m.
LANGS-0001-201, $199
On campus in Glen Ellyn

Conversational Italian I

Join our class to learn to read and write in Italian. Learn practical vocabulary including numbers and days of the week. The class helps you introduce yourself, describe how you’re feeling and engage in conversations regarding your personal life. Participants learn correct pronunciation and sentence structure necessary to understand and begin to formulate conversations in Italian. No textbook required.

Conversational Italian II

In Italian II, learn to talk about different activities you and your family participate in and how often, and to describe weather conditions, seasons, and special occasions and events. We also cover the vocabulary for emotions, and introduce the future tense. Italian II builds upon material covered in Italian I and, therefore, the completion of Italian I is recommended, but not required. Some previous knowledge of the Italian language is required in order to attend this course. No textbook.

Monday, March 4 to April 8 (no class March 25)
6:30 to 9:30 p.m.
LANGS-0001-401, $199
Virtual classroom

Conversational Japanese I

Students learn practical, elementary conversational skills based on comprehension of basic grammar and correct pronunciation. This level is for students who have not studied Japanese before. In this seven-week class, learn some basic conversational skills, such as greetings, counting and simple everyday phrases. Also, learn to read and recognize hiragana characters. The goal of the class is to begin to speak Japanese and enjoy the process of learning. Required book: Japanese for Busy People (ISBN: 978-1568366197).

Conversational Japanese II

Continue to expand on your knowledge of practical, elementary conversational skills based on comprehension of basic grammar and correct pronunciation. This level is for students who have studied Japanese before or completed Beginning Japanese I. Continue to learn how to read and recognize hiragana characters. The goal of the class is to begin to speak Japanese and enjoy the process of learning. Required books: Japanese for Busy People (ISBN: 978-1568366197).

Saturday, March 23 to May 11 (no class March 30)
1 to 4 p.m.
LANGS-0001-801, $299
Virtual classroom

Conversational Korean I

Learn to speak Korean for leisure in our beginning classes. Topics covered include Korean culture and elementary-level Korean conversational skills with simple everyday phrases. This course is designed for those with little or no knowledge of the Korean language. Textbook: Integrated Korean Textbook: Beginning 1, Third Edition ISBN: (9780824876197)

Wednesday, Feb. 7 to March 20
6:30 to 9:30 p.m.
LANGS-0001-820, $299
Virtual classroom

Conversational Korean II

Continue to build your knowledge from Beginning Conversational Korean I to enhance your speaking, grammar and vocabulary skills. Students continue to practice oral use of the language in everyday situations with an emphasis on cultural traditions and elements. Textbook: Integrated Korean Textbook: Beginning 1, Third Edition ISBN: (9780824876197)

Wednesday, March 27 to May 8
6:30 to 9:30 p.m.
LANGS-0001-821, $299
Virtual classroom

New Scholarships Available for Continuing Education Chinese Language Courses. Contact us at ce@cod.edu for more information.

Conversational Mandarin Chinese I

Explore a new culture and language in a relaxed and informal atmosphere. Learn practical vocabulary, correct pronunciation and the basic sentence structure necessary to understand and begin to formulate conversations in Mandarin Chinese. Recommended textbook: Chinese Link: Beginning Chinese, Simplified Character Version, Level 1/Part 1, Second Edition (ISBN: 9780205637218) 
Instructor: Yvonne Mao

Conversational Mandarin Chinese II

Add to your Mandarin Chinese vocabulary, and improve conversational skills through practical dialogues. Gain a deeper perspective of Chinese culture, and learn to read and comprehend written Chinese. Prerequisite: Mandarin Chinese I or equivalent experience. Recommended textbook: Chinese Link: Beginning Chinese, Simplified Character Version, Level 1/Part 2, 2nd Edition (ISBN: 9780205691968) Instructor: Yvonne Mao

Wednesday, Feb. 21 to March 20
6:30 to 9:30 p.m.
LANGS-0001-831, $199
Virtual classroom

Conversational Polish I

Explore a new culture and language in a relaxed and informal atmosphere. Learn practical vocabulary, correct pronunciation and the basic sentence structure necessary to understand and begin to formulate conversations in Polish. Recommended textbook: Polish Doesn’t Bite! (ISBN: 9788362482733)

Conversational Polish II

Add to your Polish vocabulary, and improve conversational skills through practical dialogues. Gain a deeper perspective of Polish culture, and learn to read and comprehend written Polish. Prerequisite: Polish I or equivalent experience. Recommended textbook: Polish Doesn’t Bite! (ISBN: 9788362482733)

Wednesday, Feb. 28 to March 27
6:30 to 9:30 p.m.
LANGS-0001-301, $199
Virtual classroom

Sign Language Level I

Develop skills in sign language and an appreciation of deaf culture. Sessions include elements of American Sign Language and English word order. Express yourself using basic sign vocabulary, fingerspelling and body and facial expressions

Sign Language Level II

This class combines elements of American Sign Language and English word order so students can continue skills acquired in Sign Language Level I. Prerequisite: Sign Language Level I or equivalent experience. 

Tuesday, April 9 to May 7
6 to 9 p.m.
LANGS-0001-601, $199
On campus in Glen Ellyn

Conversational Spanish I

Explore a new culture and language in a relaxed and informal atmosphere. Learn practical vocabulary, correct pronunciation and the basic sentence structure necessary to understand and begin to formulate conversations in Spanish.

Conversational Spanish II

Add to your Spanish vocabulary and improve conversational skills through practical dialogues. Gain a deeper perspective of Spanish culture, and learn to read and comprehend written Spanish. Prerequisite: Spanish I or equivalent experience.

Saturday, Feb. 24 to March 23
10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
LANGS-0001-704, $199
Virtual classroom

Tuesday, Feb. 27 to March 26
6:30 to 9:30 p.m.
LANGS-0001-701, $199
Virtual classroom

Thursday, March 14 to April 11
6 to 9 p.m.
LANGS-0001-751, $199
On campus in Glen Ellyn

Travel Planning - Language for Travel

Prepare for your next travel adventure with these easy and practical introductions to language and culture. Discover where to go and what to see, acquire survival phrases, and learn how to read signs, menus and transportation schedules. Explore cultural differences and be prepared to fully enjoy your destination. No previous language experience study is needed.

China
Tuesday, April 9 to 23
6:30 to 9:30 p.m.
LANGS-0001-851, $119
Virtual classroom

France
Tuesday and Wednesday, March 5 to 20
6:30 to 8 p.m.
LANGS-0001-110, $119
Virtual classroom

Germany
Tuesday, April 23 to May 7
10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
LANGS-0001-250, $119
On campus in Glen Ellyn

Italy
Wednesday, May 1 to 15
6:30 to 9:30 p.m.
LANGS-0001-410, $119
On campus in Glen Ellyn

Japan
Monday, Feb. 26 to March 11
6 to 9 p.m.
LANGS-0001-850, $119
Virtual classroom

Poland
Thursday, April 11 to 25
6:30 to 9:30 p.m.
LANGS-0001-350, $119
Virtual classroom

Portugal
Tuesday, Feb. 27 to March 12
6 to 9 p.m.
LANGS-0001-510, $119
Virtual classroom

Mexico
Wednesday, March 6 to 20
6 to 9 p.m.
LANGS-0001-752, $119
On campus in Glen Ellyn

See below for a sample of classes offered or view the full Spring 2024 Class Schedule.Classes are offered both in-person and online. Virtual classes are offered via zoom except for Ed2Go online courses. If you do not receive a link to your course at least two days before, contact our registration staff at (630)942-2208.

All of Us Are SPIES

The Social, Physical, Intellectual, Emotional and Spiritual are all aspects of the human experience. This seminar explores the broadly accepted five domains that constitute the human being, examining the dimensions of each area, and discussing the experiences that individuals have had. Hear what others have been experiencing in those five life sectors. Instructor: Ronald Jerak.

Wednesday, April 17
6 to 9 p.m.
LEISR-0061-020, $29, Lifelong Learner $19
On campus in Glen Ellyn

Discover the Chinese Zodiac

Discover your Chinese Zodiac year, month and hour signs and the characteristics associated with each one. The Zodiac is less of a predictive system and more of an in-depth character analysis. To know who you are is true wisdom that helps you understand the world more profoundly and navigate it with greater ease. Knowing yourself and what makes you the person you are is an essential prerequisite for greater and deeper knowledge. It is the road to true enlightenment. Instructor: John Robertson

Wednesday, March 6 to 27
7 to 9 p.m.
LEISR-0067-004, $99
Virtual classroom

Introduction to Natural Health and Healing

Would you like to learn more about natural health but don't know where to start? In this course, you'll learn about the various stages of health and illness and discover that true health means wholeness of the mind, body, and spirit.

Using a variety of methods like diet, hydrotherapy, positive attitude, relaxation, yoga, chiropractic, natural remedies and more, you'll explore way to achieve total health in mind, body, and spirit. By the end of this course, you'll have begun taking charge of your own health and healing! 

Ed2Go Instructor-Led Course, $129
Online (Self-Paced)
Registration Information: ed2go.com/dupage

Lunar New Year Predictions and Traditions

Find your Chinese Zodiac sign and discover what it says the new year has in store for you. Explore the time-honored practices, traditions and customs that celebrate and honor the Lunar New Year. Knowing the coming year’s energy and how it is predicted to affect your sign may help you navigate the year and usher good luck to your home and life. Instructor: John Robertson

Wednesday, Feb. 7
6 to 9 p.m.
LEISR-0067-001, $39
Virtual classroom

Secrets to Living a Long Life

Learn sound dietary habits and balanced, healthy lifestyles that can lengthen your life. Inspired by the best-selling book of the same name, this program summarizes the nutrition and lifestyles of the world’s five most remarkable longevity hotspots. Instructor: John Robertson

Wednesday, May 15
6 to 9 p.m.
LEISR-0067-007, $39
Virtual classroom

Skills for Making Great Decisions

Learn how to make excellent everyday decisions from an experienced counselor and life coach. This course will help you discover how to effectively deal with a crisis, how to use your emotions as decision-making tools, and how to work with others to make the most of every opportunity.

Ed2Go Instructor-Led Course, $129
Online (Self-Paced)
Registration Information: ed2go.com/dupage

Stress Management Through Mindfulness Meditation

Train your mind the way you train your body for the perfect way to stay centered. Learn centuries-old meditation techniques to increase your overall sense of well-being. Explore the benefits of developing a regular meditation practice to improve health, strengthen the immune system and release stress and anxiety. Instructor: Stephanie Frantz

Thursday, Feb. 22 to March 14
1 to 2 p.m.
LEISR-0061-003, $49
Naperville Center

Thursday, April 4 to 25
1 to 2 p.m.
LEISR-0061-005, $49
Naperville Center

Stress Reduction for a Healthier Life

Feelings of anxiety or stress are never pleasant, and many of us have varying interpretations of what stress is. Knowing how to handle stress and challenges prevents mental and physical harm to our bodies. We look at different methods of stress reduction and relaxation, including the use of exercise, meditation, labyrinths, mandalas, qigong and tai chi. Instructor: John Robertson

Wednesday, Feb. 21
6 to 9 p.m.
LEISR-0067-005, $39
Virtual classroom

Private music lessons are available for most traditional band and orchestra instrument for all ages through the Music Academy.

See below for a sample of classes offered or view the full Spring 2024 Class Schedule. Classes and lessons are offered both in-person and online. Virtual classes are offered via zoom except for Ed2Go online courses. If you do not receive a link to your course at least two days before, contact our registration staff at (630) 942-2208.

Harmonica Private Lessons

Online private harmonica lessons are available with instructor David Kachalon. Sessions are 30 minutes long for a total of 4 hours and are conducted through the Zoom platform.

Group Classes

Beginning Blues Harmonica

Complete beginners, as well as advanced players, will have fun learning tricks and techniques for playing blues harmonica! Learn simple songs, proper breathing and basic blow/draw patterns. This course introduces and works in first and second positions. Students should have a 10-hole diatonic harmonica in the key of C. Students will work with material based on individual skill level; no prior music or harmonica experience is required. Instructor: David Kachalon

Sunday, Feb. 4 to March 24
1 to 2:30 p.m.
MUSIC-0001-006, $149
Virtual classroom

Introduction to Guitar

Learn to play guitar, and become the musician you’ve always wanted to be! In these fun and informative lessons, build basic guitar skills step-by-step with the help of hands-on exercises, audio and video recordings, and detailed illustrations. The classical guitar skills you master in this course allow you to play any style of music, from hard rock to country-and-western.

Ed2Go Instructor-Led Course, $129
Online (self-paced)
Registration Information: ed2go.com/dupage

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. Students learn about the ukulele and how to play it, starting with 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 and an electronic tuner.

Saturday, Feb. 10
9 a.m. to noon
MUSIC-0001-004, $140
On campus in Glen Ellyn

Music Models: Cracking the Code: Chords, Keys, and Clefs

Discover the art of music and learn to decode basic music principles. This course offers a survey of basic music models ranging from how to read the Circle of Fifths, identifies four types of triads, and how to discern keys and navigate treble, base and other clefs. Instructor: Cheryl Boyle

Wednesday, Feb. 7 to 28
6 to 8 p.m.
MUSIC-0001-002, $99, Lifelong Learner $89
On campus in Glen Ellyn

Music Models II: More
Cracking the Code

Explore, keys, tonality, voice leading and basic music composition. Music aural skills and dictation are introduced, as well as seventh chords and a few curious “other” chords for color and interest. Enrollment is open to all students; completion of Music Models is not required.

Wednesday, March 6 to 27
6 to 8 p.m.
MUSIC-0001-012, $99, Lifelong Learner $89
On campus in Glen Ellyn

Music Made Easy

Gain complete understanding of rhythm, melody, and harmony and recognize pitches on the musical staff and keyboard. By the end of this course, read, write and even play simple pieces of music!

Ed2Go Instructor-Led Course, $129
Online (self-paced)
Registration Information: ed2go.com/dupage

Ukulele: Next Steps

Enjoy the next level of instruction with the ukulele. This versatile instrument can be used for all kinds of music from classical to pop. Students should know the basic chords and will learn more advanced songs and group jamming. Bring a tuned ukulele and pitch pipe. A new song book is provided.

Saturday, April 6
9 a.m. to noon
MUSIC-0001-005, $49
On campus in Glen Ellyn

Ukulele for Couples

Adult couples learn about the ukulele and how to play it, starting with basic chords and common songs and moving up to basic pop tunes. No previous musical instrument training is required. The course fee includes two ukuleles and electronic tuners. Register by phone, (630) 942-2208. Have registration information for each partner.

Saturday, Feb. 24
9 a.m. to noon
MUSIC-0001-020, $219
Naperville Center

Featured Music Classes

We offer non-credit opportunities to participate in college music courses. All classes take place on campus at the McAninch Art Center (MAC) unless otherwise noted.

Note: Classes will not meet the week of March 25 to 31 for spring break.

Chamber Orchestra

Tuesday, Jan. 23 to May 7
6:30 to 9:20 p.m.
MUSIC-0001-141, $167, Lifelong Learner $99
Credit: MUSIC-1141-001

Community Band

Monday, Jan. 22 to May 6
7 to 9:50 p.m.
MUSIC-0001-180, $167, Lifelong Learner $99
Credit: MUSIC-1180-001

DuPage Chorale

Monday, Jan. 22 to May 6
7 to 9:50 p.m.
MUSIC-0001-150, $167, Lifelong Learner $99
Credit: MUSIC-1150-001

DuPage Community Jazz Ensemble

Wednesday, Jan. 24 to May 8
7 to 9:50 p.m.
MUSIC-0001-181, $167, Lifelong Learner $99
Credit: MUSIC-1181-001

See below for a sample of classes offered or view the full Spring 2024 Class Schedule. Classes and lessons are offered both in-person and online. Online classes are offered through Ed2Go.

Beginning Photography

Learn how to better use your camera and explore basic topics such as camera function, lighting, composition, lenses, filters and specialized photography. Assignments include shooting digitally or with film. Instructor: Erica Benson

Tuesday, Feb. 6 to March 19
6:30 to 9 p.m.
PHOTO-0001-001, $199
On campus in Glen Ellyn

Beyond Beginning Photography

Sharpen your camera skills as you increase your ability to see photographically and compose better images. Students work on individual projects of their choosing. Instructor: Erica Benson

Tuesday, April 2 to May 14
6:30 to 9 p.m. 
PHOTO-0001-003, $199
On campus in Glen Ellyn

Black and White Photography

Challenge your photography skills and learn techniques to capture beautiful monochromatic images. Explore the heightened emphasis on composition, texture, contrast and tones when you photograph without the distraction of color. Instructor: Erica Benson

Wednesday, Feb. 21 to March 20
6:30 to 8:30 p.m. 
PHOTO-0001-010, $199
On campus in Glen Ellyn

Cell Phone Photography

Learn how to better utilize the photography features of your cell phone camera. Topics include general photography instruction, optimum file sizing, downloading and organizing photos to your computer and more. Instructor: Kate Quinn

Tuesday, Feb. 20 to March 12
7 to 9 p.m.
PHOTO-0001-012, $79
On campus in Glen Ellyn

Color Versus Black and White Photography

Explore color theory and use techniques to establish mood and add intrigue to your images. Discover the effects of black and white photography to enhance your images. Instructor: Erica Benson

Wednesday, April 3 to May 15
6:30 to 8:30 p.m.
PHOTO-0001-011, $199
On campus in Glen Ellyn

Digital Camera Operation

Learn to use the functions and features of your digital camera. Topics include downloading photos, image resolution and compression, locking focus and built-in scene or shooting modes. Instructor: Kate Quinn

Thursday, Feb. 1 to March 14
7 to 9 p.m.
PHOTO-0001-002, $159
On campus in Glen Ellyn

Digital Camera Operation - Beyond Basics

Explore further into the use and functions of your digital camera with increased confidence and skill. Instructor: Kate Quinn

Thursday, April 4 to May 16
7 to 9 p.m.
PHOTO-0001-004, $159
On campus in Glen Ellyn

Introduction to Lightroom - Classic CC

Save time as you enhance and manage your digital photos. This course shows you how to effectively edit and organize photos using Lightroom Classic CC with hands-on, easy-to-follow exercises that help you perfect your digital photo collections.

Ed2Go Instructor-Led Course, $129
Online (self-paced)
Registration Information: ed2go.com/dupage

Natural Beauty: Black and White Photography

Capture the beauty of nature in black and white. This dynamic photography course explores techniques in composition and lighting and examines elements of black and white photography that help enhance your creative eye. Instructor: Erica Benson 

Saturday, Feb. 3 to March 2
9:30 to 11:30 a.m.
PHOTO-0001-014, $149
On campus in Glen Ellyn

Natural Beauty: Spring Photography

Capture the beauty of spring. Explore camera and composition techniques to photograph leaves, trees, landscapes, insects and weather. Understand the performance of proper exposures to gain photography skills through demonstrations, classroom lectures and practice in off-site locations, including forest preserves. Instructor: Erica Benson

Saturday, March 16 to May 4 (no class March 30)
9:30 a.m. to noon
PHOTO-0001-007, $199
On campus in Glen Ellyn

Photography Workshop- Lighting

Learn the disciplines of lighting and discover how to use studio lighting equipment in a hands-on environment. Lighting equipment is provided for student use. Bring your own camera. Instructor: Erica Benson

Saturday, Feb. 10 and 17
1 to 3 p.m.
PHOTO-0001-005, $49
On campus in Glen Ellyn

Photoshop CC for the Digital Photographer

Master the use of Adobe Photoshop Creative Cloud to edit and enhance your digital images and give them a professional polish. This course includes simple, step-by-step instructions to guide you through the many tools that make this software so popular and unique.

Ed2Go Instructor-Led Course, $109
Online (self-paced)
Registration Information: ed2go.com/dupage

Photography Workshop—Portraits

Capture candid moments and learn techniques to pose individuals and groups while enjoying the process of photographing portraits. Indoor and outdoor lighting, lenses, and poses will highlight discussion topics as students build skills in this hands-on workshop. Please be willing to participate by having your picture taken with classmates. Bring your camera, a flash (if you have one), a 70-80 mm lens or higher and a desire to be creative.

Saturday, Feb. 24 and March 2
1 to 3 p.m.
PHOTO-0001-009, $49
On campus in Glen Ellyn

Travel Photography

Document your life’s adventures! Develop the skills to capture the architecture, events and people you encounter on your travels and explorations. Instructor: Kate Quinn

Tuesday, April 9 to 30
7 to 9 p.m.
PHOTO-0001-008, $79
On campus in Glen Ellyn

Courses will be offered virtually and class meetings will be held via Zoom. A meeting invite will be shared with the email we have on file before class begins.

A to Z Grant Writing

This course provides students with the hands-on experience and knowledge they need to successfully begin the planning process for projects in need of grant funding. An approach to grantseeking begins with thinking about why the funding is needed and involving the grant applicant's stakeholders in the planning process.

Ed2Go Instructor-Led Course, $129
Online (Self-Paced)
Register at ed2go.com/dupage.

Creative Writing Workshop

Join award-winning editor, author and College of DuPage faculty member Trina Sotirakopulos (Sotira) for a storytelling workshop. Sotira will discuss storytelling genres and methods, including ways to use an object or image to guide the writing process. Writers enrolled in this storytelling workshop will have time to draft and share their work.

Saturday, April 20 and 27
10 a.m. to noon
HUMNT-0002-700, $79, Lifelong Learner $59
On campus in Glen Ellyn

Memoir Writing

We all have a story of a life lived among family and friends. Learn how to tell yours using a variety of tools and prompts and create a piece of literary non-fiction that reflects who you are and what makes your experience unique. Identify the most important moments of your life and turn them into stories for readers. There is no topic too marginal or too grand. You just might be amazed at how many people would be interested in hearing your story. Instructor: Mardelle Fortier

Thursday, March 28 to April 11
10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
HUMNT-0002-105; $109, Lifelong Learner $89
On campus in Glen Ellyn

Publish and Sell a Book
on Amazon

Become a published author! Learn how to easily self-publish your book on Amazon, from start to finish, using Kindle Direct Publishing (KDP). KDP is a print-on-demand publishing service and is a fast and easy way to get your written works out to the world. By the end of class, each student will have the necessary knowledge to publish their own book on Amazon. Instructor: Jay Sternickle

Tuesday, March 19 and 26
6 to 9 p.m.
LEISR-0067-101, $69
On campus in Glen Ellyn

Screenwriting Basics: Get Started on Your Film or TV Script

Unlock your imagination and learn about formatting, idea generation and plot structure. Delve into scene development, characterization, description, visual writing and the business of screenwriting. Instructor: Robert Herzog

Monday, April 8 to 29
6:30 to 8:30 p.m.
HUMNT-0002-800, $119, Lifelong Learner $99
On campus in Glen Ellyn

Short Story Writing

The short story is a time-honored tradition for writers. The challenge for the writer is to pack all the essential elements into a story that is just a few pages long. Using a combination of writing prompts, in-class writing and discussion, students complete this session with a draft of a short story and some direction in marketing it. Instructor: Mardelle Fortier

Thursday, April 18 to May 16
10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
HUMNT-0002-107; $159, Lifelong Learner $139
On campus in Glen Ellyn

Writing Workshop

Meet like-minded writers working in a variety of genres, including short story, novel, poetry, flash fiction, screenplay and creative nonfiction. You’ll receive friendly support, critiques, encouragement, regular assignments and deadlines to help get the work done. Instructor: Mardelle Fortier

Tuesday, Feb. 20 to March 26
10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
HUMNT-0002-100, $209, Lifelong Learner $169
On campus in Glen Ellyn

Tuesday, April 2 to May 7
10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
HUMNT-0002-101, $209, Lifelong Learner $169
On campus in Glen Ellyn

COD Faculty Stories

Richard Morton

"The best way you can learn a computer application or operating system is by exploring it. You learn from mistakes and chances." - Richard Morton

Richard's COD Story

COD Faculty Stories

Kathleen Mullin

"Teaching adults is so rewarding, because they are lifelong learners and when I look at their faces in my classroom, it makes me want to continue to grow and learn as they have." - Kathleen Mullin

Kathleen's COD Story

Contact Information

Continuing Education
Student Resource Center (SRC), Room 1110
(630) 942-2208
Fax: (630) 942-3785
Email: CE@cod.edu

Front Desk Hours
  • Monday through Thursday, 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.
  • Friday, 7 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Office hours may vary due to holidays and staff coverage.