Start a hobby, launch a new career, or upskill your team.
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 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.
- Entertain your kids with year-round enrichment programs and fun summer camps with Kids' College.
ECC offers hundreds of online personal interest courses.
- Art and Creativity
- Test Prep
- And more!
ECC offers online computer skills training through our select vendors.
- Microsoft Word
- iPad operation
- And more!
Continuing Education FAQ
Financial aid typically does not cover noncredit programs' tuition and costs, including ECC's continuing education classes. 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.
We accept course proposals from anyone interested in teaching a continuing education course. To be considered, include a copy of your resume, licenses, certifications, or other credentials and professional biography.
Submit proposal forms via email to CEMailbox@elgin.edu once complete.
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 email@example.com.