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When it comes to maximizing benefit for your investment of time, continuing education classes are your solution. Choose from hundreds of affordable, convenient and easy to use offerings in-class or on-line.

If you want to learn skills to move ahead in the workplace, earn a new job, prepare for national certification in high demand career fields like healthcare, improve your computer skills, or just have fun learning something new like dance or culinary workshops, Continuing Education at Elgin Community College has a class for you!"

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ACT Test Preparation Class, Fall 2014

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Every single point matters! This course is designed to help students achieve ACT test scores that reflect their true potential.  Using the Cambridge "Six-Step Approach" students receive diagnostic testing and assessment through pre- and post-testing.  Students participate in basic skills review, in-class problem solving, concepts, and strategy.  The course includes practice test reinforcement with the goal of identifying subject matters the student needs to "brush-up on" and improve.  Reading, English, Science and Math are taught by experienced ECC adjunct instructors Karin Quist and Vicki Walker.  Separate morning and afternoon course sections are offered on six Saturdays.  Books and tests are included in the $349 tuition. Register by October 13, 2014 to assure receipt of textbook and pre-test.

Pre-test: Saturday, October 18

Instruction dates:  10/25, 11/1, 11/8, 11/15

Post-test: November 22

Click this direct link to register and view complete information:   Call 847-622-3036 for questions or 847-214-7393 for registration assistance.

Get the score you are capable of! Prepare now!

Kids' College 2014 Starts This Monday, June 23

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Kids' College 2014 starts Monday with 11 classes scheduled to run!  It's not too late to join the fun.  Just go to, select a class then register and pay.  Our thanks to everyone who has enrolled.  This year's program offers over 70 classes during the next six weeks.

Kids' College 2014 Cooking Class Scholarships

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Nick's Pizza of Elgin has just agreed to fund three full scholarships for three students to attend selected ECC Kids' College 2014 cooking classes!  The scholarships are open to children ages 6 to 15 who submit a complete application to ECC.  ECC staff will determine and notify the scholarship recipients.  Please contact Joan Arnal, Kids' College coordinator at 847-214-7123 or at for full information and rules. 

Thank you Nick's Pizza!