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Online Degrees and Certificates

We offer online options to allow you to work towards your educational goals while maintaining your busy lifestyle.

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The ECC Difference

Elgin Community College offers an affordable, quality education where you can learn from expert faculty at one of the nation’s top 25 community colleges*. Whether your goal is to earn a bachelor’s degree or head straight for the workforce, ECC’s supportive, welcoming environment will help you achieve your educational goals. We offer more than 130 degree and certificate options, with online and hybrid classes available. More than 1,000 institutions across the US have accepted ECC transfers, and our career-technical graduates experience high job placement rates in rewarding fields.

*According to the Aspen Institute.

Explore the programs we offer

Associate Degrees

Each Associate Degree provides specialized knowledge and skills required to enter the workforce or transfer to a four-year college or university to complete a bachelor’s degree.

Associate Degrees

Career and Technical Education Certificates

Choose from short-term programs to train in a specific skill or work toward an Associate of Applied Science (AAS) degree.

Career Tech Programs

GED Classes

Free classes to help you prepare for high school equivalency test success.


English as a Second Language

Offering classes in written and spoken English skills with ESL, Basic Citizenship, and our bridge programs.


Continuing Education

Whether your goal is personal enrichment, professional development, corporate training, or something else, Continuing Education has a non-credit course that is right for you.

Continuing Education

Visit Campus

See what makes ECC a bright choice. Attend an upcoming information session, event, or explore ECC’s campus with a tour.

Visit Campus

Internships and Apprenticeships

An internship is a learning experience combining classroom knowledge and work experience in your field of choice. We offer valuable apprenticeship and internship options for students.

Internship Interest Form

Apprenticeships Interest Form

Transfer Tools

Earn your bachelor’s degree by starting at ECC. Take advantage of special pathways programs. Find out how courses you plan to take at ECC transfer to another college or university for credit.

Transfer options

What are programs like?

Explore all ECC’s first-rate academic programs have to offer! Our recorded videos give you a low-pressure way to learn about new programs and hear from faculty and staff to get an idea of what programs are like at a time that fits your schedule.

Watch Info Sessions

Take a free career quiz

Not sure what you want to do? Overwhelmed or confused with career options? Find out what your interests are and how they relate to the world of work. Browse career summaries, find out about average wages in our area, review employment projections, and take a 60-question quiz on Career Coach. Create an account or search as a guest.

Career Coach

Early College Credit

ECC has options to enroll in college-level classes while you are still in high school. With early college credit, you can save time and money on higher education, get a taste of college life, and prepare for a smooth transition after high school.

Early College Credit

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