Academics

The College of DuPage offers a world of educational opportunities, right here at home. Transfer to a four-year institution with an Associate Degree. Earn a Technical Certificate. 

Learn in-demand workplace skills. Improve your English or study for your GED. Or take classes simply for your own joy and enrichment. The possibilities are endless. Learn more about what we have to offer and you'll be amazed at what you can accomplish, right here in your own community. And the best part is, you won't find a better educational value anywhere. 

Degrees to Build On 

College of DuPage offers nine degrees in over 150 areas of study. Choose an occupational/vocational program or prepare for transfer to a baccalaureate-granting school. Each degree program emphasizes relevant course-work and result-focused teaching by dedicated faculty. Learn more  

Today's Skills, Now 

College of DuPage is your resource for staying relevant in today's challenging workplace. Master the fundamentals of a new trade or build on established skills. COD offers up-to-date certificate programs in a full range of existing and emerging industries and professions. Learn more  

Educational Options for Differing Needs 

College of DuPage offers special programs suited to a broad range of interests, ages and schedules. Flexible Learning, COD Online, Field Studies, Adult Fast Track Courses, International Education and Vocational Skills are just some of the programs offered to fit your needs. Learn more 

Refresh, Update and Prepare 

Professional Development provides classes to get you up to speed with the latest trends in your field, prepare you for professional certificates and licensure, and prepare you for the GMAT, GRE and LSAT tests. Ten Noncredit Online Health Care Certificates and over 150 Noncredit Online Courses are also available. Learn more 

Gain a Business Edge 

COD's Business Solutions program is designed to improve the performance of your organization through focused, customized, cost-efficient training for your employees. Train at your location or any of 30 COD locations. Learn more 

Get a Hold on the Basics 

College of DuPage offers quality instruction at no cost for individuals looking to build literacy, math and problem-solving skills (ABE), develop language skills (ESL), prepare for the citizenship test (USCIS), or get ready for the high school equivalency exam (GED). Many classes are offered in 30 locations throughout the district. Learn more  

Stay Active and Interested 

Gain confidence using your computer, brush up on your bridge game, learn Tai Chi, or read the classics. Our Life Long Learning program offers a variety of classes designed to engage the body and stimulate the mind. Reduced tuition is available for those 65 years of age and older. Learn more 

Learning for the Joy of It 

Learn computer design, sharpen your kitchen skills, or dust off your surger. The Adult Continuing Education program offers well over 100 classes in ten areas of study, facilitating your interests regardless of your educational history. Learn more 

Youth Programs 

COD's Youth Academy offers grades K to 8 enrichment programs, PSAT, ACT and SAT test prep, high school credit courses, and enrichment and acceleration courses for gifted kids. Early Childhood Education Center offers programs for toddlers through kindergarten. Learn more