Education & Work Center
If you are interested in Adult Basic Education classes, please complete our online form to start the process and we will contact you with details. If you have additional questions, call 630-634-7400 or email ABECRegistration@elgin.edu.
Elgin Community College, Harper College, and Chicago-Cook Workforce partnership offer day and evening classes and career skills development at our Hanover Park extension site in the following primary areas (all of which are free of charge):
- English as a Second language (ESL) Program
- Adult Basic Education
- State of Illinois High School Diploma (GED®/HISET®)
- Classes available in English and Spanish
Select college-level courses are also offered at the site through Elgin Community College and Harper College’s affordable tuition rates.
Our on-site WorkNet® Center provides career resources, workshops, training assistance, and volunteer and job opportunities.
This center is an affiliate of the North Suburban Cook County American Job Center. Customers can visit this location in person or connect to program information online. The center offers training referrals, career counseling, job listings, and similar employment-related services. If you are unemployed, underemployed, considering a career change, or seeking training, we support all aspects of your career development and enhancement.
Complete the student inquiry form to begin signing up for classes. Or, visit us in person. Please bring the following:
- Photo ID
- Letter of separation from high school (only for those 16-17 years of age)
- Proof of public assistance; L.I.N.K. or medical card (only for those receiving public assistance)
Learn more about how to register.
Stevens Amendment (FY23):
Approximately $760,286 (42%) of the Illinois Adult Education and Literacy Program cost at Elgin Community College is federally funded under Title II, Adult Education and Family Literacy of the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act of 2014.