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Academics

College of DuPage offers a world of educational opportunities, right here at home. Transfer to a four-year institution with an associate degree, earn a technical certificate, learn in-demand workplace skills, study for your GED or take classes for your own enjoyment right here on campus. The possibilities are endless.

You'll be amazed at what you can accomplish in your own community. And the best part is, you won't find a better educational value anywhere. 

College of DuPage offers seven degrees in over 150 areas of study. Choose an occupational/vocational program or prepare for transfer to a baccalaureate-granting school. Each degree program emphasizes relevant course-work and result-focused teaching by dedicated faculty. Find a program or area that's of interest to you.

College of DuPage is your resource for staying relevant in today's challenging workplace. Master the fundamentals of a new trade or build on established skills. COD offers up-to-date certificate programs in a full range of existing and emerging industries and professions.

College of DuPage offers special programs suited to a broad range of interests, ages and schedules. Online Courses, Field Studies, Study Abroad, Adult Fast Track Courses, Global Education and vocational skills courses are just some of the programs offered to fit your needs.

Professional Development provides classes to get you up to speed with the latest trends in your field, prepare you for professional certificates and licensure and prepare you for the GMAT, GRE and LSAT tests. Ten Noncredit Online Health Care Certificates and over 150 Noncredit Online Courses are also available.

COD's Business Solutions program is designed to improve the performance of your organization through focused, customized, cost-efficient training for your employees. Train at your location or any of 30 COD locations.

College of DuPage offers quality instruction at no cost for individuals looking to build literacy, math and problem-solving skills (ABE), develop language skills (ESL), prepare for the citizenship test (USCIS) or get ready for the high school equivalency exam (GED). Many of these classes are offered in 30 locations throughout the district.

Gain confidence using your computer, brush up on your bridge game, learn Tai Chi, or read the classics. Our Lifelong Learning program for adults offers a variety of classes designed to engage the body and stimulate the mind. Reduced tuition is available for those 65 years of age and older.

Learn computer design, sharpen your kitchen skills or dust off your sewing machine. The Adult Continuing Education program offers well over 100 classes in ten areas of study, facilitating your interests regardless of your educational history.

COD's Youth Academy offers grades K to 8 enrichment programs, PSAT, ACT and SAT test prep, high school credit courses, and enrichment and acceleration courses for gifted kids.