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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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SAT & ACT Test Prep Classes Start February 10 at ECC

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Improve your SAT or ACT test score during this six Saturday in-classroom, noncredit course held at Elgin Community College starting on February 10, 2018.  Students take pre- and post-tests, review content, and learn the latest and most proven test-taking strategies and tips. 

Click below to access full course descriptions, times, locations, and fees.  Registration is open now and is available online 24/7.  Course fee includes books.  Books are distributed to students during the course.

Questions?  Please contact Karin Quist at 847-214-7123 or  


Spring, 2018 classes now open for registration

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Elgin Community College's spring, 2018 Continuing Education department noncredit courses are now open for registration.  Please click the link below to view complete course descriptions.  Online registration is available 24/7 by clicking the yellow "Register & Pay" button.

Questions?  Please email us at or call 847-622-3036








Implementation of a Drone Program at ECC on 11-16-17

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Attention police departments, fire departments, and emergency management agencies who serve our communities in times of need! Learn how to implement a drone program at ECC's Center for Emergency Services in Burlington, Illinois.  Drone training is a complex issue that involves an understanding of the logistical and legal requirements necessary before implementing a drone program. From assessing the conditions in a burning building to reconstructing crime scenes from a safe distance, drones are a needed asset in any professional public safety agency. What drones can do, why are they needed, what types of drones are available, and what are their costs are covered during this one day course held from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm on Thursday, November 16, 2017.  Cost is $ 199.00 per person.  For complete course description and to register online 24/7, please click here:

Questions?  Please contact Chief John Fahy, Senior Director of ECC's Burlington Center for Emergency Services at 847-886-5398