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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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Kids' College 2016 summer registration is now open!

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ECC's Continuing Education department is pleased to announce that registration for its Kids' College 2016 summer program is now open.  Please click on the direct link below to view the course titles and register.  Click on a title to view the course description.

Questions?  Please contact Karin Quist, program coordinator at 847-214-7123



Kids' College 2016 spring classes and summer dates

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ECC Kids' College summer program is starting up earlier this year! 

Classes held June 13 through June 30 then resuming July 11 through July 28.

The summer program features a variety of subjects including STEM, cooking, art, sewing, theater, and much more! 

If you are interested and would like more information - give us a call or email us at and we will send you a schedule as soon as it's ready! 

Spring Kids' College classes are now open for registration! Please click below to view course descriptions about Chess, LEGO Robotics, Engineering and Programming!



Kids' College Week 4 Classes Start July 13

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There is still time to join the fun we are having during Kids' College 2015!  Our six-week program offers over 50 class sections held on the beautiful ECC campus for students ages 6 through 15.  Most classes run for three hours a day either in morning or afternoon on Mondays through Thursdays.  Here are some of the courses we are running starting this coming Monday, July 13:

"Writing Academy" for ages 11 to 15.  Meet published authors Penny Blubaugh, Cynthea Liu, Norm Cowie, and Eileen Favorite who will take you through the writing process from start to finish.  Each day one of these authors will workshop a different aspect of writing and publishing while you have fun developing stories, writing humor, mastering character communication, marketing to publishers, participating in group discussions while you bring your ideas to life!  This class runs an extra two hours each day Monday through Thursday from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm. so you get 20 hours with these professionals!  Course code is CEK 034 200.

"Anthropology Academy - the Romans" for ages 9 to 12.  Learn what it was like to live in the Roman Empire.  Students will learn about Roman culture, daily life, imperial and artistic triumphs, and gladiator combat!  Instructor Leona Vattimo works for the N.W. Harris Learning Collection located at the Field Museum in Chicago.  This class runs four days from 1:00 to 4:00 pm.  Course code is CEK 038 200.

Other classes include Advanced Sewing, Art Around the World, Miracle Monarchs Butterfly Camp, Making an iPhone Game, Origami, and Cooking Flavors from Around the World with Chef Doug.  Please click on this link to our dedicated Kids' College webpage for full course descriptions and access to 24/7 online registration:

Questions?  Please call Karin Quist, program coordinator at 847-214-7123 or email us at