Skip to Navigation | Skip to Content

Blog Home

About Us

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!"

Continuing Education Department

Noncredit Blog Image


Click here to log in

Continuing Education Blog

Pharmacy Technician course starts October 13

(Continuing education) Permanent link

ECC's Continuing Education department is offering a comprehensive 50 hour noncredit program that prepares students to work as a pharmacy technician in a retail or other pharmacy setting and to take the Pharmacy Technician Certification Board's PTCB exam.  The class meets from 6:00 pm to 9:30 pm on Tuesday and Thursday nights in ECC classroom A165 starting October 13, 2015. 

Course content includes: pharmacy medical terminology, the history of pharmacy, the pharmacy practice in multiple environments, pharmacy calculations and measurements, reading and interpreting prescriptions and defining drugs by generic and brand names. Through classroom lecture and hands on labs, students will review dosage calculations, drug classifications, the "top 200 drugs", I.V. flow rates, sterile compounding, dose conversions, aseptic technique, the handling of sterile products, total parental nutrition (TPN), dispensing of prescriptions, inventory control and billing and reimbursement. In addition to classroom lecture and labs, this program includes an optional 80 hour externship through a local pharmacy. Students complete a Clinical Externship Policy form on the first day of class to either participate or not participate in the externship. To be eligible for the externship, students must successfully complete the 50 hour classroom program, submit to a thorough background check, drug screening, and meet other requirements that will cost the student an additional amount of approximately $ 250. Course fee includes all textbooks and class materials. The PTCB exam fee and all costs of the optional internship are not included.

To view course description and to register, please click here:

Questions?  Call Continuing Education at 847-622-3036 or email us at 

Over 50 and unemployed?  ECC's Workforce Transitions department may be able to provide tuition assistance for this course.  Please contact Judy Burman directly at 847-214-6931 for complete details.




“Intro to Windows 10” online course now available!

(Continuing education) Permanent link

Elgin Community College’s Continuing Education department in partnership with online course provider ed2go is pleased to announce the launch of “Introduction to Windows 10” effective September 8, 2015.

Participants in this course will learn to use Windows 10, the new operating system from Microsoft. From customizing settings to managing files, folders, and photos, to using the new Microsoft Edge browser, they’ll master everything they need to know about getting the most from this powerful system.

This course is part of ECC’s growing catalog of more than 600 instructor-facilitated online courses with ed2go. Through well-crafted lessons, expert online instruction, and interaction with fellow students, participants in these courses gain valuable knowledge at their convenience. They have the flexibility to study at their own pace combined with enough structure and support to complete the course. And they can access the classroom 24/7 from anywhere with an Internet connection.

New sessions of each course start every month. They last six weeks, with two new lessons being released weekly for a total of 12. The courses are entirely Web-based with comprehensive lessons, quizzes, and assignments. A dedicated professional instructor facilitates every course; pacing learners, answering questions, giving feedback, and facilitating discussions.

For complete information, please click to access the course then click “Enroll Now” to register



ACT Test Preparation Classes Start October 17 at ECC

(Continuing education) Permanent link

Every single point matters!  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 strategies.  Also included is practice test reinforcement to identify subject matters that students need to improve.  Reading, English, Science and Math subjects are taught by experienced teachers.  This course is designed to help students achieve test scores that reflect their potential by helping them focus on key areas.  Books and practice tests are included in the course tuition.  Morning and afternoon sessions start on Saturday, October 17, 2015.  Course codes are CEB 903 300 or CEB 903 301.  Please register by October 12 to assure receipt of books and materials provided at the beginning of class.  Access this link for complete details and 24/7 online registration:

Questions?  Please call Karin Quist, course developer at 847-214-7123 or email us at