Hundreds of learning opportunities on-site and online.
Whether your goal is personal enrichment, professional development, corporate training, or something else, Continuing Education at Elgin Community College has a non-credit course that is right for you.
We are now offering selected courses in person. Students attending in-person classes must follow ECC COVID-19 guidelines, including wearing a mask at all times during class and maintaining six feet of social distancing. Information is subject to change. We offer affordable and convenient options to help you:
- Gain the skills needed to break into a new career field.
- Reinvigorate your current career with new skills.
- Develop your workforce/organization with focused training programs.
- Explore a personal passion.
- Prepare for college with test preparation courses.
2022 Summer Kids College
Kids’ College is a summer enrichment day camp offering a wide variety of programs for children and teens ages 5 to 15. All classes are held on the Elgin Community College (ECC) Spartan Drive campus. Our instructors and staff members bring enthusiasm to the subjects they love and are dedicated to sharing knowledge with young people.Browse Classes
Spring 2022 Catalog
Learn new things and add skills to your resume through ECC's non-degree stand-alone courses, workshops, lectures, seminars, and training.
Continuing Education FAQ
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 toward Kids’ College courses. Funds availability is determined each year. Please contact the continuing education department for more information.
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.
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.
You don't have to complete an application for admission or acquire transcripts to take non-credit classes. However, you will submit all required information during the registration process.
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 at 847-214-6901 for specific information and to determine if funds are still available.
- Services & Resources for the unemployed
- Age 50+ programs
You may contact us anytime via email at CEMailbox@elgin.edu or call 847-622-3036 during office hours.
Please help prevent canceled classes by enrolling early. ECC may cancel classes due to low enrollment. When a class is canceled, our department will immediately attempt to contact all students enrolled using the email addresses and phone numbers listed in the college’s database. ECC will issue a full refund for a canceled class.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Workforce Development is part of ECC’s continuing education department. It facilitates contract training services to groups of employees. Staff members work with area businesses, nonprofit organizations, and municipalities to strengthen their workforce through training and development. You can call the Workforce Development Department of ECC at 847-214-7803.
Anyone can register for continuing education classes at ECC. Some courses have prerequisites, restrictions or are only appropriate for certain age levels.