GED/HSE and ESL

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ECC offers a variety of classes for English Language Learners and/or those seeking their High School Equivalency Certificate/GED®.

English as a Second Language (ESL)


English as a second language instruction can benefit any non-native English speaker, regardless of language group or nationality.

Preparing for the High School Equivalency Exam


ECC offers free pre-college level courses for those who do not have a high school diploma, and want to prepare to earn their high school equivalency certificate (GED®, HiSet®, or TASC™, for Illinois Residents).


Disclosure of Federal Participation
Approximately $620,075 (38%) of the Illinois Adult Education and Literacy Program cost at ECC is federally funded under Title II, Adult Education and Family Literacy of the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act of 2014.