Vocational Skills Program

Teaching Workplace Competency to Special Populations

To meet an identified community need, College of DuPage has created the Vocational Skills Program, offering courses to students challenged with mild to moderate cognitive impairment. The courses are developmental-level, non-transferable credit courses designed to develop vocational skills that can lead to competitive, entry-level employment and enhance everyday living skills. We offer courses that meet two days a week, two hours a day for eight weeks on campus in Glen Ellyn, satellite campuses, and at community-based locations. The students are integrated into the College of DuPage campus life by being supported through the student services that are afforded to all COD students.

Featured by Illinois Board of Higher Education for Effective Practices, March 2006

2005 Winner of the Illinois Council of Community College Administrators Innovation Award

2004 Winner of the Illinois Community College Board (ICCB) Award for Innovative Workforce Development Initiative

Funding provided through a Carl Perkins and a Technical Preparation Grant


Contact Information

Vocational Skills Program
(630) 942-4591

Michael Duggan, Counselor for Students with Disabilities
Student Services Center (SSC), Room 3200
(630) 942-2845 (V/TTY)

Continuing Education
Student Resource Center (SRC), Room 1110, (630) 942-2208
Fax: (630) 942-3785