Featured Continuing Education Classes

Newly Added Fall Classes

Welcome to an inspiring fall season of enrichment and discovery. We would like to share these newly-created learning opportunities on the main campus in Glen Ellyn. These courses are in addition to what you'll find in the full catalog for fall 2014!





Holiday Wreath
Bring home the aromas of the season with a luscious, fresh greenery wreath. Fee includes all supplies.
Wednesday, Dec. 3, 6:30 to 9:30 p.m.
LEISR-0032-101, $75

Thanksgiving Centerpiece
Create a silk floral arrangement certain to impress your guests on Thanksgiving. Fee includes all supplies.
Wednesday, Nov. 5, 6:30 to 9:30 p.m.
LEISR-0032-100, $75



Access Basic
Learn the basic features of MS Access 2013, a database application. Discover how to organize, track, manage, update and share your data in powerful ways. Textbook is required.
Tuesday, Sept. 30 to Oct. 14, 6:30 to 9:30 p.m.
COMPT-0003-002, $165 

Flash Animation
Learn the basics of Flash, including drawing, tools, symbols, text, timelines, layers (frame-by-frame animation) and tweens (motion and shape). Discover sound, video and basic action scripting. Previous Windows experience and textbook are required.
Tuesday, Nov. 11 to Dec. 16, 6:30 to 9:30 p.m.
COMPT-0002-015, $295



In our Level I language courses, you will develop beginning conversation and reading skills, while exploring aspects of the culture. Learn to read and pronounce the alphabet, use present to tense verbs and practice basic grammar skills.

Arabic I
Monday, Oct. 13 to Nov. 10, 6:30 to 9:30 p.m.
LANGS-0001-002, $199

Chinese I
Wednesday, Oct. 14 to Nov. 12, 6:30 to 9:30 p.m.
LANGS-0001-101, $199

German I
Tuesday, Oct. 14 to Nov. 11, 6:30 to 9:30 p.m.
LANGS-0001-302, $199

Italian I
Monday, Oct. 13 to Nov. 10, 6:30 to 9:30 p.m

LANGS-0001-401, $199



Headlines and Hemlines
Clothing evokes reaction. Explore fashion history, discuss fashion icons and fashion in multiple cultural contexts.
Monday, Oct. 6 to Nov. 11, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.
HUMNT-0001-036, $159; Lifelong Learner $119

Italian Opera Greats
Explore great works of Italian opera and take a comprehensive look at the political and social context of the operas themselves.
Wednesday, Nov. 5 to Dec. 10, 1 to 3 p.m.
HUMNT-0001-038, $109; Lifelong Learner $89

Orwell's 1984 to Snowden, 2014
Discuss the forecasts of Orwell's novel in light of current events–and vice-versa. We'll discuss: privacy and access, deception and truth, and espionage and patriotism. 
Wednesday, Nov. 5 to Dec. 10, 10 a.m. to noon (no class Nov. 26)
HUMNT-0001-035, $134; Lifelong Learner $99

Screen Cuisine: Food in Film
Join in for screenings of some of the most delectable combinations of film and food. Engage in lively discussions about the larger themes of food in art–and food in life.
Friday, Oct. 3 to Nov. 14, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
HUMNT-0001-032, $149; Lifelong Learner $119

The Wise Buyer Series
If you are the first to bee-line to estate sales, flea markets and antique shops, join like-minded individuals for a series dedicated to spotting a great bargain. Go to your next sale prepared!

  • Flea Market Books

Friday, Dec. 5, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
HUMNT-0001-033, $29, Lifelong Learner $19

  • Second-hand Furniture

Saturday, Oct. 25, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
HUMNT-0001-034, $29, Lifelong Learner $19

  • Flea Market and Vintage Jewelry

Monday, Sept. 29, 1 to 3 p.m.
HUMNT-0001-324, $29; Lifelong Learner $19

World's Best Short Stories
From America to Zambia: explore the work of great short story writers from around the globe. From the classics to the contemporaries, these enduring literary treasures will be the focus of our study.
Wednesday, Oct. 22 to Nov. 19, 1 to 3 p.m.
HUMNT-0001-037, $134; Lifelong Learner $99

See the Lifelong Learning page for more upcoming classes!



Enhance your skills and knowledge, through weekend workshops that allow you to earn CEUs in a convenient format that fits with your busy schedule.

Introduction to Tui Na – 16 CEUs
Learn the basic hand techniques to add variety and bring your licensed massage practice to another level.

Thai Massage I – 16 CEUs
Explore the basics of Thai massage, as it incorporates yoga-like stretches into your practice.

Reflexology: Easy Feet – 8 CEUs
Easy one-day course covers the foot and hand maps for reflexology and introduces basic techniques to get you started.

Zang-Fu Meridians and Cupping – 16 CEUs
An introduction to Zang-Fu Meridian Systems of traditional Chinese medicine.



Administrative Assistant Essentials: ONLINE and INTERACTIVE
In an instructor led, live two-hour interactive session, learn the skills you need to be a successful administrative assistant.
Monday, Oct. 6 to Nov. 3, 1 to 3 p.m.
PROED-0011-955, $299

Acquire the skills necessary for employment as a professional bartender. Learn to mix and serve alcoholic beverages and stock and maintain a bar as you earn a College of DuPage certificate. Students must be at least 21 to enroll.
Thursday, Sept. 25 to Nov. 20, 6:30-9:30 p.m.
PROED-0001-200, $369

Essentials of Project Management
Learn to deliver projects on time and within budget.
Friday, Sept. 26 and Oct. 3, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
PROED-0011-903, $550

Overcome the Fear of Public Speaking
In an open, friendly and supportive environment, practice creative ways to improve your comfort level speaking in front of groups.
Wednesday, Oct. 8 to Dec. 10, 6 to 8:30 p.m.
LEISR-0067-125, $150

Professional Medical Coding and Billing with ICD-9
Training prepares students for the Certified Coding Associate (CCA) and Certified Professional Coder (CPC) certification exams.

Time Management Workshop
This workshop will assist you in 12 dimensions of time management and improves your use of time at work and at home.
Wednesday, Oct. 1, 8:30 a.m. to noon
PROED-0011-970, $79

Using the iPad as a Business Tool
Discover how to design spreadsheets, documents and presentations. Learn to transfer materials and print.
Wednesday, Oct. 8, 8:30 a.m. to noon
PROED-0011-951, $99



Common App Essay Workshop
Prepare for November's college application deadlines. Create a working draft of your Common App essay in a comfortable, workshop environment.
Sunday, Oct. 5 to 26, 1 to 3 p.m.
YEHSC-0004-006, $189

ACT Weekend Intensive
Scheduled for the weekend before the ACT Examination, this crash course will provide students with strategies to prepare for the test. Bring a sack lunch.
Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 18 and 19, 8 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
YEHSC-0004-005, $245

Continuing Education Spring Sampler Day

A day of Free Classes for the Community


Saturday, Jan. 10, 2015

10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
College of DuPage Continuing Education
Student Resource Center (SRC), Room 1110

Lunch is provided.

Register Today!

Join us for a fun and free open house that offers a sneak preview of our upcoming enrichment and professional development programs. Get acquainted with our courses and meet College representatives. Don't miss the chance to explore all that Continuing Education has to offer! The Continuing Education suite is located in the Student Resource Center near the main cafeteria on campus in Glen Ellyn.

Specials for Sampler Day only!

  • Discounts—Receive exclusive discounts on select spring classes and workshops!
  • Raffle prizes—Enter for a chance to win great prizes!


Doors open at 9:30 a.m.

Topics include:

  • CDL: Introduction and Truck Tour
  • Computers
  • Health Education
  • Humanities
  • Languages
  • Social Media
  • Writing


Learn more!

College of DuPage Continuing Education, (630) 942-2208, ce@cod.edu. Registration is requested, but not required.