Integrated Career and Academic Preparation System (ICAPS)

Take One Year to Earn Your High School Equivalency - While Training for a Career with a Great Salary

Prepare for high-demand jobs with great salaries. Earn your certificate or degree in as little as one year while earning your high school equivalency at no cost. A new career can be just around the corner.

The high school equivalency program at College of DuPage helps you improve your reading, writing and math skills while you prepare to pass your high school equivalency exam. With the new Integrated Career and Academic Preparation System (ICAPS) program, you can work on your high school equivalency while earning in-demand certification in information technology or welding.

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High School Equivalency — Free
• Supportive teachers

ICAPS — Free
• Earn COMPTIA A+ and Network+, CCNA, Welding or CNC operator certificate in as little as one year
• Prepare for careers with great salaries
• Receive college credit
• Job placement assistance
• Also available to high school graduates

Getting Started

Your first step is to take the TABE test. See our testing center locations and hours. Please allow two hours and 30 minutes for the test and bring your test results to the College of DuPage Adult Education Office in the Student Resource Center (SRC), Room 1110. The office is open Monday to Friday, from 8:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. A staff member will help you register based on your test results. Be sure to share your interest in the IT program. For additional information, contact Ruta Jonusaitis at

Advanced Adult ESL Students: ICAPS programs are also available to those interested in earning a credential while further developing English language skills.

Contact us for more information:
College of DuPage Adult Education
425 Fawell Blvd
Glen Ellyn, IL 60137
Student Resource Center (SRC), Room 1110
(630) 942-3697

Stevens Amendment

Approximately 37 percent of the Illinois Adult Education and Literacy Program cost at COD is federally funded under Title II, Adult Education and Family Literacy of the Workforce Investment Act of 1998. 


Contact Information

Adult Education and ELA Office
425 Fawell Blvd.
Glen Ellyn, IL 60137
Student Resource Center (SRC), Room 1110, (630) 942-3697
Fax: (630) 942-3804

Monday to Thursday, 8 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.