Our popular Lifelong Learning Institute classes are designed especially for adults 55 and older, and a reduced senior rate applies. We remain appreciative of your years of curiosity, commitment to growth and learning, and your support of COD programs. We believe that learning never stops. Come join us at one of our classes.
Lifelong Learning Institute offers a mix of courses, workshops, seminars and lectures in a wide range of topic areas, such as art and hobby, health and wellness, history and the humanities, and more. From popular favorites to brand-new topics, Lifelong Learning at College of DuPage incorporates the best of what enrichment has to offer at any age. Come see what's blooming for spring!
Wisdom, Wonder and Wellness:
COD Senior Expo 2015
Join us for a FREE community event presented by College of DuPage Continuing Education! This year's even aligns with Money Smart Week®, with a special focus on financial literacy.
Sunday, April 19, 2015
12:30 to 4 p.m.
College of DuPage, 425 Fawell Blvd., Glen Ellyn
Homeland Security Education Center (HEC), Room 1022
Refreshments will be served.
The COD Senior Expo is a free event with more than 20 free seminars and classes that will inform and entertain. Experience all that the DuPage County area has to offer for a full life at any age.
Your completed registration form serves as your entry for a chance to win great raffle prizes.
Spring Classes Starting Soon
A look into some of our upcoming spring offerings. The date listed is when the course begins. Please call or see the spring catalog for full meeting details:
April 1865 - April 7
Films of Audrey Hepburn - April 7
Writing for Children and Teens - April 7
Writing: Recipe for a Family Memoir - April 7
Chinese Culture and History - April 8
Travel Europe on a Shoestring - April 10
How to Age Well - April 14
Sears Homes of Chicagoland - April 20
Our Newest Offerings
Sometimes class ideas are too great to wait for the next term. These courses were
added after the spring catalog went to press:
Chicago History and Culture Seminars
Enthralling presentations by award-winning writer, historian and Chicago tour guide, Jerome O'Connor. Each lecture is $20. Call for full details.
Frank Lloyd Wright SC Johnson Campus - April 17
Famous Chicago Lobbies - April 24
Motor Row Memories - May 1
Chicago's Arsenal of Democracy - May 8
A Course is Born: Bringing Your Concept to the Classroom
This hands-on workshop will guide you through the process of sculpting an idea into an enjoyable class suitable for an adult audience. The focus is on idea shaping, course development, preparation and delivery. Learn to prepare presentations, manage discussions effectively and get your ideas across in an entertaining, engaging and effective manner.
*If you have taken a Lifelong Learning class at COD in the past year, the cost of admission is simply your idea for what you might teach and your desire to work at turning it into a great class. For all others, the course fee is $99.
Thursday, April 10 to May 15, 1 to 3 p.m.
Student Resource Center (SRC), Room 1123
Get Connected to the MAC
This new series of courses helps you prepare for the exciting concerts and theater productions coming to COD's McAninch Arts Center. Take a class, then attend College events with a newfound understanding. Coming again in Summer 2015.
Programming for Plus 50 Community Members
Many adults ages 50 and over are choosing to return to the workforce and explore academic
study. As a Plus 50 Encore Completion Grant program, Continuing Education has developed a series of streamlined classes designed with
experiences and skills of adult learners in mind. Instructors direct you toward the
tools and skills necessary for your next steps. Course begin again in Summer 2015.
The Sage Series
Continuing Education offers an inspiring new series of topics for enrichment courses, presented by community members who want to share their passion, experience and knowledge. The offerings are free of charge to community members 50 and over. Lectures will take place on Friday afternoon, from 1 to 3 p.m. Registration is required.
- Inside COD's Culinary and Hospitality Center - April 10
- Social Security Maximization for Seniors - May 1
- Forks over Knives: Film and Discussion - May 8
Lunch Break Lectures
Our popular Lunch Break Lecture series continues with engaging topics presented by Continuing Education subject experts. All Lunch Break Lectures are sneak peeks at upcoming classes. Lectures are free and open to the public. Please call (630) 942-2208 to register.
- Travel Europe on a Shoestring - April 1
Share Your Passion and Experience
Lifelong Learning at College of DuPage is seeking community members who are interested in facilitating courses and seminars. Whether you are interested in presenting a one-day seminar as part of our Sage Series, or delivering a longer course on a topic that inspires you, we look forward to having you share your knowledge and enthusiasm with Continuing Education students and your peers.
Areas of interest include history, literature, politics, philosophy, art, travel, history and the humanities. We are also experiencing a growing interest in financial and career-related topics. We know you have a wealth of life experiences, and we encourage you to submit a course proposal or call us at the number listed below.
Let us know what kind of Lifelong Learning programs you'd like us to offer. Please take a few minutes to share your opinions—complete the Lifelong Learning Survey.
See the Lifelong Learning Institute schedule of classes in the current Continuing Education catalog.To register, or for detailed program information, call Continuing Education at (630)
942-2208 or email CE@cod.edu.
Student Resource Center (SRC), Room 1110, (630) 942-2208
Fax: (630) 942-3785
Carmela MartinoContinuing Education
“I love teaching almost as much as I love writing. I learn so much from it, not only from the work I do in preparation to teach but also from my students. Their questions make me think more deeply about the writing process. I hope my students feel affirmed in their desire to write.”Read Spotlight
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