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Where can I view courses offered by Continuing Education?
Use the Explore Our Offerings drop-down menu to select a term and topic. New courses may be added anytime throughout the year.
How do I register and pay?
There are two ways to register for Continuing Education classes at ECC:
- In person
To register online:
- Take note of the course code. The course code consists of three letters and three numbers, and appears in the upper left hand corner of the course description.
- select 'Register & Pay' to begin registration.
- Enter the course code number on the second line of the registration screen then select 'Submit'. All available course sections will display.
- select from the select box to choose which section of the course you’d like to enroll in. Then, select 'Submit' to begin the payment process.
- If you have registered online before, be sure to log in at the top of the page by entering your user ID and password. You may also checkout as a guest.
- Be sure to enter or update your email address and phone number so we may contact you if a class is cancelled, rescheduled, or changed. Students can view and change their current contact information by logging in to accessECC. Please note, some changes (such as your name) may only be completed by contacting ECC’s Registration & Records Office at 847-214-7393 during business hours.
To register in person, visit ECC’s Registration & Records Office located in Building B
, Room B105 on the main campus. Call 847-214-7393 for office hours and more information, or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Who can register for Continuing Education classes?
Anyone can register for continuing education classes at ECC. Some courses have prerequisites, restrictions, or are only appropriate for certain age levels.
Do I have to complete an ECC application for admission to register for a Continuing Education class?
No, continuing education students do not have to complete an application for admission or acquire transcripts. Our students submit all required information during the continuing education registration process.
I have questions about a course. How do I contact someone?
You may contact us anytime via email at CEMailbox@elgin.edu
or call 847-622-3036 during office hours.
I heard about a noncredit class offered by ECC but do not see it on the Continuing Education website. Why?
It is possible that the class was cancelled, has already started, or is being offered by a different department.
Are out-of-district students charged a higher fee for Continuing Education classes?
No, in-district residents and out-of-district students are welcome to take continuing education classes at ECC for the same registration fees.
What is the Continuing Education course refund policy?
Unless otherwise noted, a 100 percent refund is given if a student withdraws (drops) from the class at least one day prior to the start of that class. No refund will be granted after this time. Students can drop online by logging in to the accessECC portal or coming to the Registration & Records Office in Building B
, Room B105. The ECC helpline is available for log-in assistance at 847-214-7570 or email@example.com
What happens if a course is cancelled?
Please help prevent cancelled classes by enrolling early. Classes may be cancelled due to low enrollment. When a class is cancelled, our department will immediately attempt to contact all students enrolled using the email addresses and phone numbers listed in the college’s database. A full refund will be issued for a cancelled class.
Where and when are Continuing Education courses offered?
Most of our classes are held on the main campus on weeknights and Saturdays; however, some are held off campus, as indicated in the course descriptions.
I have a very busy schedule. Does Continuing Education offer online courses?
Yes, we partner with leading online course providers to make learning as convenient as possible. To learn more about our online course offerings, view our online training topics
Can I use Financial Aid to pay for Continuing Education classes?
Financial Aid typically does not cover the tuitions and costs related to noncredit programs, including continuing education classes at ECC. Occasionally there are government programs and scholarship funds available for noncredit courses. The ECC Foundation
maintains scholarship funds, some of which apply to noncredit courses. Please contact the ECC Foundation
at 847-214-7377 for current information.
I am over 50 years old and unemployed. Are there any programs that can help pay for Continuing Education courses?
ECC’s Workforce Transitions Office provides services for unemployed individuals including grant funds for 50+ adults that may be used to pay for qualifying short-term continuing education courses. Contact ECC’s Workforce Transitions Office directly at 847-214-6901 for specific information and to determine if funds are still available.
Are Continuing Education classes free for seniors?
ECC's senior waiver applies to select credit (degree) classes, not to classes offered by ECC’s continuing education department. For information about which ECC credit programs may qualify for the senior discount, please contact the Student Accounts Office at 847-214-7380.
What is Kids’ College and when is it offered?
Kids’ College is a continuing education program that offers enrichment classes to students ages 6 through 15. Most Kids’ College classes are grouped into a six-week summer program held from mid-June through the end of July, however select Kids’ College classes are offered throughout the year. The ECC Foundation
maintains a Kids’ College Scholarship Fund that provides partial payments towards Kids’ College courses. Funds availability is determined each year. Please contact the continuing education department for more information.
What is Workforce Development and whom should I contact with questions about its services?
is part of ECC’s continuing education department. It facilitates contract training services to groups of employees. Workforce Development staff members work with area businesses, nonprofit organizations, and municipalities to strengthen their workforce through training and development. For more information about Workforce Development, visit elgin.edu/workforcedevelopment
or call 847-214-7803.
I am interested in teaching a Continuing Education course. How do I submit my idea?