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Integrated Career and Academic Preparation System (ICAPS)

Prepare for high-demand jobs with great salaries with the Integrated Career and Academic Preparation System (ICAPS) program. You can earn an Office Technology, Manufacturing (MSSC) or even an Entrepreneurship certificate in as little as one year all at no cost. A new career path can be just around the corner.

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

Build Skills Through ICAPS 

  • Free program for qualified students
  • Prepare for careers with great salaries
  • Receive college credit
  • Job placement assistance
  • Also available to high school graduates  
  • Other programs include, ComptTIA A+ and Network+ and CCNA

Office Technology Specialist Certificate

This certificate prepares students for an entry-level administrative support position while earning college credit: 

  • Keyboarding
  • MS Office for Professional Staff
  • Introduction to Spreadsheets
  • Email and Electronic communication
  • And many more!

Manufacturing Skills Standards Certificate (MSSC)

This certificate provides the technical knowledge required for the Manufacturing Skills Standards Council (MSSC) certification:

  • Safety
  • Quality Practices and Measurement
  • Manufacturing Processes and Production
  • Maintenance Awareness
  • This course is being offered in the evenings at Addison Center.

Getting Started

HSE Students

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 Thursday Friday, from 8:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. 

ELA Students

Your first step is to take the CASAS test. See our testing locations and hours. Please call our office to make an appointment at 630-942-3697. Allow three hours for the test and bring a copy of your test results to the Adult Education Office in the Student Resource Center (SRC) Room 1110. The office is open Monday to Thursday, from 8:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. 

ICAPS programs are only offered to students who meet the qualifications for enrollment. For additional information, contact Ruta Jonusaitis at jonusait@cod.edu.

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.


Request More Information

Register Today!

To register or for detailed program information, call Adult Education at (630) 942-3697.

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

All COD facilities are closed to the public until further notice. If you are attempting to register for a class, Please leave a message and Adult Education staff will return your call as soon as possible. You can also reach us by email at ela@cod.edu or hse@cod.edu at any time.