Two women in a painting class

Adult Enrichment

Are you looking for a new hobby? College of DuPage Continuing Education offers a variety of adult enrichment courses in convenient formats to meet the needs of your busy schedule. Whether you are interested in picking up a paint brush or dusting off that old guitar, we are pleased to offer courses with top notch instructors in art, computers, music, home improvement, personal finance, fitness, writing and more. Learn more about our upcoming course offerings below.

female students in alternations class

Fall 2021 Sewing Alterations Class

Adult male student working on watercolor painting

Acrylic painter in class.

Teacher consults with student

Calligraphy instructor provides student with feedback.

Adult females at sewing machines

Quilting students working on their creations.

Students in class playing ukuleles

Saturday morning group ukulele class.

Upcoming Courses

Click each subject below to learn about upcoming courses. 

Registration Information

Register online by visiting myaccess.cod.edu. Upon registration, students must provide a personal email address. Please check your spam/junk folders periodically to ensure you are receiving important course information.

Registered participants in online or hybrid course offerings are required to have access to a computer or other media device (i.e. iPad) with a camera and a microphone. Courses will be taught via Zoom and/or the Blackboard online learning management program. For optimal program success, registration for online classes may close up to 48 business hours prior to the course start date.

Students who are new to using Zoom, or looking for additional support, are welcome to participate in the below free Zoom Basics for Students courses for assistance with this virtual learning platform.

Zoom Basics for Enrichment Students

Join instructor Richard Morton and learn tips on how to use Zoom to successfully participate in virtual courses. Topics include how to link your microphone, different view options, and how to use the chat box and reaction buttons. This free workshop will include time for students to ask individual questions and troubleshoot with the instructor.

See below for a sample of classes offered or view the full Spring 2023 Class Schedule. Classes are offered both in-person and online. Virtual classes are offered via zoom. If you do not receive a link to your course at least two days before, please contact our registration staff at (630) 942-2208. 

Acrylic Painting

Learn the various techniques of using acrylic paint. Explore applying glazes, impasto, and layering. Create your own masterpiece with a live, online instructor! A supply list will be emailed before class. Instructor: Pam Keller

Thursday, Jan. 26 to Feb. 23
2 to 4 p.m.
ART-0002-010, $145, Lifelong Learner $129
On Campus in Glen Ellyn

Thursday, March 2 to April 6 (no class 3/30)
2 to 4 p.m.
ART-0002-013, $145, Lifelong Learner $129
On Campus in Glen Ellyn

Acrylic Painting

Explore the joy of acrylic painting by learning beginning step-by-step techniques! Through basic painting exercises you will learn how to mix, blend and model colors for creating a realistic painting that simulates 3-d form on a 2-d surface! Instructor: Jennifer Scavone

Thursday, March 2 to 30
6:30 to 8:30 p.m.
ART-0002-003, $145, Lifelong Learner $129
Virtual Campus

Calligraphy: Victorian Script

Study the script of the Victorian era, alternately referred to as English Roundhand or Copperplate. Related to this branch of hand lettering is the pointed brush which will also be used for more contemporary scripts. Students will learn to write with the pointed pressure pen and later add the elegant flourishes. The relationship of music to calligraphy will also be explored. A supply list will be emailed before class. Instructor: Tim Botts

Tuesday, Feb. 21 to March 28
7 to 9 p.m.
ART-0005-001, $179
McAninch Arts Center (MAC), Room 250

Colored Pencil: Beginner and Beyond

Discover the endless possibilities of the colored pencil medium! To create vibrant drawings, each week we will explore a variety of different colored pencil techniques and tools such as stippling, hatching, crosshatching, impressed line, graffito, blending, burnishing, colorless blending, etc.! A supply list will be emailed before class. Instructor: Jennifer Scavone.

Thursday, Jan. 26 to Feb. 23
6:30 to 8:30 p.m.
ART-0001-004, $145, Lifelong Learner $129
Virtual Classroom

Creative Self Expression

Explore art making for personal self-expression, wellness, and healing. Based in art therapy theory and technique, students will engage in a combination of guided directives and open studio approaches to exploring art materials, images, metaphor and technique. Previous art experience not required. Instructor: Lori Mackey

Wednesday, April 5 to May 24
10 a.m. to 12 p.m.
ART-0005-007, $199, Lifelong Learner $189
On Campus in Glen Ellyn

Drawing for Beginners

Let your artistic abilities surface and learn how to draw and sketch. This class teaches basic drawing skills such as placement, form, light and shadow and composition. A supply list will be emailed before class. Beginners welcome. Instructor: Pam Keller

Wednesday, Jan. 25 to Feb. 22
6 to 8 p.m.
ART-0001-001, $145, Lifelong Learner $129
On Campus in Glen Ellyn

Drawing: Beginners and Beyond

Continue exploring the art of drawing by expanding your techniques. A supply list will be emailed before class. Instructor: Pam Keller

Wednesday, March 8 to April 12 (No class 3/29)
6 to 8 p.m.
ART-0001-002, $145, Lifelong Learner $129
On Campus in Glen Ellyn

Drawing with Thread

Create Intricate and unique drawings by using this simple, yet detailed, method of creating an interesting illustration. Drawing with a medium of thread is a contemporary approach based on traditional sewing by hand. Students use basic stitch techniques to interpret a photo or other chosen image. Using a few simple stitches, the artist creates a unique and expressive piece of art. A supply list will be emailed before class. Beginners welcome. Instructor: Kathryn Parenti

Thursday, Feb. 9 to March 2
10 a.m. to noon
ART-0004-106; $109; Lifelong Learner $99
On Campus in Glen Ellyn

Embodied Arts and Yoga

Deepen self-awareness as you learn to integrate art and yoga into regular self-practice. Students will explore body awareness through gentle movements of yoga, breathwork, and creative arts expression. Students will need a yoga mat and are encouraged to bring a bolster and blanket. No previous art or yoga experience required. Instructor: Lori Mackey

Wednesday, Jan. 23 to March 22
1 to 3 p.m.
ART-0005-005; $199; Lifelong Learner $189
On Campus in Glen Ellyn

Light Logic and the Magic of Rendering

Explore the techniques of graphite rendering. Create realistic images in graphite by learning concepts, materials, and methods. Instructor: Kathryn Parenti

Tuesday, Jan. 31 to March 21
6 to 8 p.m.
ART-0004-104; $189; Lifelong Learner $99
On Campus in Glen Ellyn

Making Music Happen: South Pacific

Delve deeper into music appreciation, from research to production, this course will include lectures and behind the scenes experiences with the New Philharmonic at their rehearsals at the McAninch Arts Center. Discuss orchestral development and the musical mastery of Rogers and Hammerstein. Students will enhance their appreciation for music by attending the pre-show concert discussion. Fee includes a ticket to the performance.

Thursday, March 23 to April 6
6 to 8 p.m.
ART-0004-0067, $129; Lifelong Learner $99
McAninch Arts Center (MAC)

Making Theater Happen: Andy Warhol’s Tomato

A crucial part of a live performance happens beyond the public eye. From research to production, this course will include lectures and behind the scenes experiences with the Buffalo Theatre Ensemble (BTE) at their rehearsals McAninch Arts Center. Students will enhance their appreciation for theatre by examining the many elements of play mounting and production. Fee includes a script and two tickets to the performance.

Thursday, Jan. 19 to Feb. 2
6:30 to 8 p.m.
ART-0004-006, $129; Lifelong Learner $99
McAninch Arts Center (MAC)

Sketchbook Making Essentials

Explore your love of sketching and drawing to take your craft to a new level. This course elevates your skills and explores a new level of drawing. Learn how to be portable and take along a few supplies and draw wherever you are. Pencil, pen and ink, and basic watercolor techniques will be discussed. Learn how to pick out the important parts of a composition and subject and develop your own ‘artists journal’. A supply list will be emailed before class. Instructor: Pam Keller

Thursday, Jan. 26 to Feb. 23
10 a.m. to noon
ART-0001-006, $145; Lifelong Learner $129
On Campus in Glen Ellyn

Watercolor for Beginners

Learn how to choose supplies, mix color and paint backgrounds. Discover simple painting techniques to create skies, water, trees, grass, and flowers. Learn finishing techniques to make your painting come alive. A supply list will be emailed before class. Instructor Jennifer Scavone

Friday, Feb. 3 to March 3
6:30 to 8:30 p.m.
ART-0002-006, $145; Lifelong Learner $129
Virtual Classroom

Watercolor—Beginners and Beyond

Enjoy the next step in your watercolor exploration. Using skills acquired from previous experience, build on various wash and finishing techniques and advance your competence and confidence in the art of watercolor. A supply list will be emailed before class. Instructor: Jennifer Scavone

Friday, April 7 to May 5
6:30 to 8:30 p.m.
ART-0002-009, $145; Lifelong Learner $129
Virtual Classroom

Watercolor I

Watercolor is an art form that is fun and easy to do. Begin by painting simple still-life shapes and progress to more complex shapes. Experiment with wet-on-wet and wet paper/dry brush techniques. This class may be taken more than once. A supply list will be emailed before class. Instructor: Pam Keller

Tuesday, Jan. 24 to March 7
8 to 10 a.m.
ART-0002-028, $175; Lifelong Learner $159
Virtual Campus

Tuesday, Jan. 24 to March 7
10 a.m. to noon
ART-0002-018, $175; Lifelong Learner $159
On Campus Naperville Center

Tuesday, March 14 to May 2
8 to 10 a.m. (No class 3/28)
ART-0002-029, $175; Lifelong Learner $159
Virtual Campus

Tuesday, March 14 to May 2 (No class 3/28)
10 a.m. to noon
ART-0002-019, $175; Lifelong Learner $159
On Campus Naperville Center

Watercolor II

Advance your competence and confidence in the art of watercolor. May be taken multiple times. A supply list will be mailed before class. Instructor: Pam Keller

Tuesday, Jan. 24 to March 7
12:30 to 2:30 p.m.
ART-0002-005, $175; Lifelong Learner $159
On campus Naperville Center

Tuesday, March 15 to May 3 (No class 3/28)
12:30 to 2:30 p.m.
ART-0002-007, $175; Lifelong Learner $159
On campus Naperville Center

Register online today by visiting myaccess.cod.edu or call (630) 942-2208.

See below for a sample of classes offered or view the full Spring 2023 Class Schedule. Classes are offered both in-person and online. Virtual classes are offered via zoom except for Ed2Go online courses. If you do not receive a link to your course at least two days before, please contact our registration staff at (630) 942-2208. We have many more online course offerings available at ed2go.com/dupage

3D Printing Overview

This one-day seminar showcases new advancements in 3D printing. Learn how 3D printing can be incorporated into gaming, film, media, healthcare, education, and everyday life. Imagine being able to design and create your own jewelry, kitchen utensils, medical prototypes, or replacement parts.

Monday, Jan. 30
6 to 9 p.m.
COMPT-0006-041, $49
On campus in Glen Ellyn

3D Modeling and Rendering

Explore the world of 3D design and printing using Autodesk Maya. Gain an introduction to the interface and workflow and participate in assignments that allow a deeper exploration into Maya’s modeling toolsets.

Monday, Feb. 6 to March 27
6 to 9 p.m.
COMPT-0006-048, $299
On Campus in Glen Ellyn

3D Printing and Scanning

Learn various processes and tools for 3D printing: additive manufacturing, filaments and materials used, and the use of 3D model data to create printed prototypes. Topics include acquiring raw scan data, cleanup, enhancement and integration with popular, professional 3D software packages.

Monday, April 10 to May 8
6 to 9 p.m.
COMPT-0006-049, $199
On Campus in Glen Ellyn

Adobe Illustrator Overview

Discover how to use Adobe Illustrator to draw electronic illustrations. Learn to trace and manipulate electronic artwork and create original art within the program. Students should have previous computer experience. A textbook may be required. Please check codbooks.com for details.

Wednesday, Feb. 1 to March 8
6 to 9 p.m. 
COMPT-0002-011, $199 
On Campus in Glen Ellyn

Adobe InDesign

Explore Adobe InDesign, a professional-level page layout program for designing business, personal or educational page layouts with sophisticated graphics and typography. Students should have advanced word processing skills. Access to Adobe CC software at home is recommended. A textbook may be required, see codbooks.com for details.

Thursday, Feb. 16 to March 30
6 to 9 p.m. 
COMPT-0002-002, $299 
On Campus in Glen Ellyn

Adobe Photoshop Elements

Learn how to enhance old family photos and organize them in batches. Discover the perfect combination of power and simplicity of Photoshop Elements, a powerful, yet easy-to-use image-editing software. Process single or multiple images for print, email and the Web. Access to Adobe Photoshop Elements is recommended. Pixlr, a free online Photo Editor, will be introduced.

Thursday, Jan. 26 to Feb. 9
6 to 9 p.m. 
COMPT-0002-009, $129 
On Campus in Glen Ellyn

Blogging

What are blogs and why are they relevant? Discover different blogging communities and resources, discuss their strengths and weaknesses, and learn how to start your own blog.

Tuesday, March 2
6 to 9 p.m.
COMPT-0006-012, $49
On Campus in Glen Ellyn

Computer Privacy at Home

By using safety measures and good practices you can protect your computer and your family. Topics covered may include email spam and scams, search engines and browsers, viruses and malware adware and Trojans. Also explore the safe use of social networks, protecting yourself against hacking and monitoring children on the computer.

Tuesday, Feb. 21
6 to 9 p.m.
COMPT-0006-029, $49
Virtual Campus 

Designing Effective Websites

Learn the basics of designing and developing an effective website. Discover the advantages of using templates and explore other affordable, easy-to-use resources to create a professional website.

Thursday, March 16 and 23
6 to 9 p.m.
COMPT-0003-051, $79
On Campus in Glen Ellyn

Facebook

Discover how to interact, set guidelines, make connections, and adjust privacy settings on Facebook. Manage family public relations and design an action and monitoring plan.

Wednesday, Feb. 22
6 to 9 p.m.
COMPT-0006-026, $49
On Campus in Glen Ellyn

Facebook Advertising

Learn how to effectively create, place, and manage Facebook ads. Understand advertisement types, explore setting up advertising accounts and learn how to write, manage, bid and place ads.

Wednesday, April 5
6 to 9 p.m.
COMPT-0006-037, $49
On Campus in Glen Ellyn

Google Analytics

If you are not reviewing your website statistics, then you are missing several key opportunities to profit from your website traffic. This course, for non-technical users, takes you through all the key techniques and explains how to use website analytics using Google Analytics, a free online tool. 

Wednesday, March 1 to 8
6 to 9 p.m.
COMPT-0006-034, $79
On Campus in Glen Ellyn

Google Drive

Explore Google’s file storage and synchronization service. Google Drive enables users to have cloud storage, file sharing and collaborative editing.

Wednesday, Feb. 1
6 to 9 p.m.
COMPT-0006-018, $49
On Campus in Glen Ellyn

Introduction to Canva

Revitalize your social media and marketing presence by exploring the various tools of the Canva software including animations, music, colors, and other elements. Students will learn the basics of making images and videos with text and music using this free online graphic design tool. Instructor: Claire Boyle

Wednesday, Feb. 15 to March 1
6 to 9 p.m.
COMPT-0006-0005, $129
On Campus in Glen Ellyn

Introduction to PC Troubleshooting

Discover how to protect your valuable electronics irreplaceable data from disaster. Learn to manage power problems, memory glitches, drive/file errors and boot failures.

Tuesday, Feb. 28
6 to 9 p.m.
COMPT-0006-027, $49
On Campus in Glen Ellyn

LinkedIn

Gain a variety of custom communications and networking strategies that deliver great results through LinkedIn. Explore critical profile navigation sectors and drill deep into the settings to get the most from this important networking tool.

Wednesday, March 15
6 to 9 p.m.
COMPT-0006-019, $49
On Campus in Glen Ellyn

Maintaining a Healthy PC

Get familiar with the basic maintenance necessary to improve the performance and reliability of your computer. Discover how to deal with Internet viruses, spam, hoaxes, and popups. Know more about when you need to upgrade, add memory or buy a new monitor.

Tuesday, Jan. 31 to Feb. 7
6 to 9 p.m.
COMPT-0006-028, $79
On Campus in Glen Ellyn

MS Excel 2019 Basic

Learn the basics of creating an electronic spreadsheet and gain skills to become more efficient and productive with the tools and functions of Excel 2019. It is recommended that students have access to Excel 2019 or similar. A textbook may be required. Please check codbooks.com for details.

Monday, Jan. 30 to Feb. 13
6 to 9 p.m.
COMPT-0003-005, $129
Virtual Classroom

Wednesday, Feb. 1 to 15
6 to 9 p.m.
COMPT-0003-025, $129
On Campus in Glen Ellyn

MS Excel 2019 Intermediate

Work with large spreadsheets, three-dimensional formulas, advanced formatting, lists, charting and auditing features. Learn to create spreadsheets faster and share important information with others. It is recommended that students have access to Excel 2019 or similar, and have basic Excel experience. A textbook may be required. Please check codbooks.com for details.

Monday, Feb. 27 to March 13
6 to 9 p.m.
COMPT-0003-006, $129
Virtual Classroom

Wednesday, March 1 to 15
6 to 9 p.m.
COMPT-0003-026, $129
On Campus in Glen Ellyn 

MS Excel 2019 Advanced

Work on advanced spreadsheet concepts in Microsoft Excel 2019, including range names, advanced functions, lists, importing and exporting data, analytical options and macros. IT is recommended that students have access to Excel 2019 or similar and have Intermediate level Excel 2019 or equivalent experience. A textbook may be required. Please check codbooks.com for details.

Monday, April 3 to 17
6 to 9 p.m.
COMPT-0003-007, $129
Virtual Classroom

Wednesday, April 5 to 19
6 to 9 p.m.
COMPT-0003-027, $129
On Campus in Glen Ellyn 

MS Excel Pivot Tables

Pivot table proficiency can give you an edge in the job market. Learn how pivot tables are used to quickly summarize and analyze large amounts of data organized in rows or columns. Intermediate level Excel 2019 or equivalent experience is recommended.

Thursday, April 27
6 to 9 p.m.
COMPT-0003-032, $49
On Campus in Glen Ellyn 

MS Excel Shortcuts and Tips

Discover shortcuts and tips to skillfully navigate Excel. Areas covered may include creating row and column groups, customizing the Quick Access Toolbar, naming cells and cell ranges, grouping worksheets, using tables to manage data more easily, quickly splitting and combining data using Flash Fill, using the sort and filter commands, applying Conditional Formatting and more. Basic level Excel 2019 or equivalent experience is recommended.

Thursday, April 6
6 to 9 p.m.
COMPT-0003-031, $49
On Campus in Glen Ellyn 

MS Office 2019

Explore the features of this fully-integrated software package using Word, Excel and PowerPoint. This class is designed for those who already have some computer experience, including Windows and file management, and want to learn Office 2019 for personal or work use. It is recommended that students must have to Office 2019 or similar. A textbook may be required. Please check codbooks.com for details.

Thursday, Feb. 2 to 23
6:30 to 9 p.m.
COMPT-0003-043, $159
On Campus in Glen Ellyn 

MS Outlook

Outlook has many features and functions beyond email. Learn how to customize features related to calendars, appointments, tracking activities and information with individuals or groups.

Thursday, March 9
6 to 9 p.m.
COMPT-0003-009, $49
On Campus in Glen Ellyn 

MS PowerPoint 2019

Learn how to make attention-getting presentations with Microsoft PowerPoint 2019. Produce, share and save professional-quality slides. It is recommended that students have access to PowerPoint 2019 or similar. A textbook may be required. Please check codbooks.com for details.

Tuesday, Feb. 7 to 21
6 to 9 p.m.
COMPT-0003-024, $129
On Campus in Glen Ellyn 

MS Word 2019

Learn to use the features of Microsoft Word 2019. Practice the basics of creating, editing and formatting documents, text and tables. It is recommended that students have access to Word 2019 or similar and previous computer experience. A textbook may be required. Please check codbooks.com for details.

Wednesday, March 7 to 21
6 to 9 p.m.
COMPT-0003-044, $129
On Campus in Glen Ellyn 

Workplace Computer Skills

Designed for individuals who need to refresh and update their computer skills before seeking employment, this course covers essential Microsoft 2019 programs including Word, Excel and PowerPoint. Basic internet and email skills are also introduced. It is recommended that students have access to Microsoft Office 2019 or similar. A textbook may be required. Please check codbooks.com for details.

Tuesday, Feb. 28 to March 21
6 to 9 p.m.
COMPT-0003-047, $159
On Campus in Glen Ellyn 

Search Engine Optimization (SEO)

Learn techniques to increase your website’s visibility on search engines like Google and Bing and attract the right kind of traffic to your website.

Tuesday, March 21
6 to 9 p.m.
COMPT-0006-035, $49
On Campus in Glen Ellyn 

Small Business Social Media

Enhance your understanding of the Internet as a critical marketing tool and learn to maximize your business goals. Create an Internet presence that gets your business found and tools to evaluate and manage your social media platforms.

Thursday, March 2
6 to 9 p.m.
COMPT-0006-011, $49
On Campus in Glen Ellyn 

Basic Computer Skills Suite

Learn essential computer skills for the 21st century workplace, including how to troubleshoot PC issues.

Ed2Go Instructor-Led Bundle, $299
Online (Self-Paced)
Registration Information: ed2go.com/dupage

Creating Mobile Apps with HTML5

Learn to use HTML5, CSS3, JavaScript, jQuery and Web APIs to create cross-platform mobile apps and mashups.

Ed2Go Instructor-Led Course, $119
Online (Self-Paced)
Registration Information: ed2go.com/dupage

Color Theory

Color plays an important role in visual communication, especially when designing websites. For web designers, understanding color theory is a key to creating a color palette for UI/UX projects. This self-paced course will teach you the fundamentals of color theory and how to apply this framework to your web design practice.

Ed2Go Instructor-Led Course, $79
Online (Self-Paced)
Registration Information: ed2go.com/dupage

Introduction to Artificial Intelligence

For decades, artificial intelligence (AI) has been a staple of science fiction stories, but thanks to modern advances in computational capacity and storage capabilities, it's becoming a reality. Today, there are examples of artificial intelligence all around us. The purpose of this course is to provide you with an artificial intelligence practical knowledge foundation.

Ed2Go Instructor-Led Course, $119
Online (Self-Paced)
Registration Information: ed2go.com/dupage

Keyboarding

Learn how to touch-type or improve your existing typing skills using Keyboarding Pro 5. Currently only available for PC use.

Ed2Go Instructor-Led Course, $109
Online (Self-Paced)
Registration Information: ed2go.com/dupage

Microsoft Office 2109 Bundle

Whether you're a beginner or need a refresher, the Microsoft Office 2019 Value Suite will teach you the fundamentals of some of the most widely-used programs in the Microsoft Office family. This course bundle will introduce you to Microsoft Word 2019, Microsoft Excel 2019, and Microsoft PowerPoint 2019. These programs are used to handle common workplace tasks like word processing and presentation design. Through hands-on activities, you will gain proficiency in each of these programs and build skills that contribute to your organization's success.

Ed2Go Instructor-Led Course, $399
Online (Self-Paced)
Registration Information: ed2go.com/dupage

Understanding the Cloud

Learn everything you need to truly understand the cloud - including how it works, what drives it, why it’s so popular and how to make the cloud work for you.

Ed2Go Instructor-Led Course, $119
Online (Self-Paced)
Registration Information: ed2go.com/dupage

Register online today by visiting myaccess.cod.edu or call (630) 942-2208.

See below for a sample of classes offered or view the full Spring 2023 Class Schedule. Classes are offered both in-person and online. Virtual classes are offered via zoom. If you do not receive a link to your course at least two days before, please contact our registration staff at (630) 942-2208.

Crocheting Basics

Learn the basics of crocheting with a live, online instructor: chain, single crochet, double crochet, simple shaping and how to read basic patterns. Students will need one skein of solid, light-colored #4 medium-weight yarn and size U.S. H-8 (5mm) crochet hook for the first class. Instructor: Kelly McFadden

Tuesday, Feb. 7 to March 7
6 to 8 p.m.
LEISR-0045-012, $119
On Campus in Glen Ellyn

Crocheting Shamrocks

Experience a bit of the luck ‘o the Irish and create a festive crocheted shamrock. Students will use single, half double and double crochet and simple sewing to create a lucky clover. For beginner and intermediate students. A supply list will be emailed before class. Instructor: Kelly McFadden

Tuesday, March 15
6 to 9 p.m.
LEISR-0045-013, $39
Virtual Classroom

Crocheting Daffodil Pen Toppers

April showers bring May flowers! Students will learn to crochet a daffodil pen top to brighten their office supplies. Students should be able to slip stitch, single crochet, and double crochet. A supply list will be emailed before class. Instructor: Kelly McFadden

Wednesday, April 12
6 to 9 p.m.
LEISR-0045-014, $39
On Campus in Glen Ellyn

Embroidery Beginnings

Explore all the basics needed to create beautiful and impressive embroidery projects like a pro. Students will learn the seven basic stitches: running stitch, backstitch, satin stitch, stem stitch, french knot, lazy daisy and woven wheel. A supply list will be emailed before class. Instructor: Cheryl Boyle

Monday, Feb. 6 to March 15 (no class 2/20)
6:30 to 8 p.m. 
LEISR-0045-010, $99; Lifelong Learner $89
On Campus in Glen Ellyn

Knitting

Learn the basics of knitting with a live, online instructor: cast-on, knit, purl, bind-off, simple shaping and how to read basic patterns. Students will need one skein of solid, light-colored, #4 medium-weight yarn and size U.S. 8 (5mm) 10” straight needle.

Wednesday, Feb. 1 to March 1
6:30 to 8:30 p.m.
LEISR-0045-005, $119
On Campus in Glen Ellyn

Knitting Beyond Basics: Brioche and Knit One Below

Brioche knitting produces an unusual stitch structure which is very dramatic in two colors. The technique can produce a ribbed fabric with different colors on each side or a fabric with colors of color on a knit surface. This style can be knit on straight needles or circular needles with some modifications. Knit One Below is an entirely different technique that yields the same results. Students will learn 8 variations and make sample swatches. Students must know how to knit and purl. Instructor: Elizabeth Houlihan

Wednesday, March 15
6:30 to 9:30 p.m.
LEISR-0045-008, $39
On Campus in Glen Ellyn

Knitting Beyond Basics: Shadow Knitting

Learn this simple technique using purl ridges on a knit background that results in a magical pattern. The pattern looks like simple bands of color when viewed straight on, but a different design appears from a new angle. Students should know how to cast-on, bind-off, knit and purl. Students will need two highly contrasting colors of medium weight yarn in wool or acrylic (no cotton), size 8 straight needles, and scissors to cut yarn. Instructor: Elizabeth Houlihan

Wednesday, March 22
6:30 to 9:30 p.m.
LEISR-0045-009, $39
On Campus in Glen Ellyn

Knitting Beyond Basics: Fair Isle

Fair Isle sweaters are famous for their use of color and intricate patterns on flat knitting. These sweaters have been called “Poems in Color”. Use a color wheel for informed color selection to create harmonious knitting with impact. Learn how to achieve even tension and avoid puckers. Master these techniques by making a sample swatch. Students must know how to cast-on, bind off, knit and purl. Instructor: Elizabeth Houlihan

Wednesday, April 6
6:30 to 9:30 p.m.
LEISR-0045-003, $39
On Campus in Glen Ellyn 

Sewing Basics I

Discover a well-rounded introduction to the world of sewing for beginners. Learn how to operate your sewing machine and go beyond just straight seams to tackle various sewing techniques with a woman’s tunic project. Learn to read a pattern, properly cut fabric and sew various challenges such as seam finishes, curved seams, sleeves, facings and hems. Sewing machines are available in the classroom but students are welcome to bring their own. Instructor: Cheryl Boyle

Wednesday, Feb. 1 to March 15
6 to 8:30 p.m.
LEISR-0045-004, $249
On Campus in Glen Ellyn

Sewing Beyond Basics

Explore topics including how to read a pattern, sewing darts, pockets, mock fly zipper insertion, waistbands and hemming. Completing Sewing Basics is recommended, but not required. Students with basic sewing skills and ability to operate their sewing machines will also succeed. Projects include completing a pair of pants. Instructor: Cheryl Boyle

Wednesday, April 5 to May 15
6:30 to 8:30 p.m. 
LEISR-0045-007, $249
On Campus in Glen Ellyn

Register online today by visiting myaccess.cod.edu or call (630) 942-2208.

See below for a sample of classes offered or view the full Spring 2023 Class Schedule. Classes are offered both in-person and online. Virtual classes are offered via zoom except for Ed2Go online courses. If you do not receive a link to your course at least two days before, please contact our registration staff at (630) 942-2208.

Avoiding Common Financial Mistakes

Avoid the potential of losing thousands of dollars by learning how to prevent the most common mistakes that are made by making poor financial decisions. Portfolio construction, proper ownership, beneficiary designations, retirement plans choices, tax savings strategies and more will be discussed. 

Tuesday, March 21
7 to 9 p.m.
PROED-0021-009, $49, Lifelong Learner $29
On Campus in Glen Ellyn 

Complete Guide to Investing

Learn about stocks, bonds, open and closed end mutual funds, ETFs, ETNs, MLPs, U.S. Royalty Trusts, options, commodities, annuities, real estate, REITs and asset allocation. Explore how to find, evaluate and determine whether each category is right for you. This practical and comprehensive course gives you all the tools necessary to help guide your financial future. Instructor: Peter Krouwer

Wednesday, Jan. 25 to March 1
7 to 9:30 p.m.
PROED-0024-002, $139
On Campus in Glen Ellyn

Wednesday, March 15 to April 26 (no class 3/29)
7 to 9:30 p.m.
PROED-0024-003, $139
On Campus in Glen Ellyn

Income and Estate Taxes: The More You Know, The Less You’ll Pay

This is not a tax preparation course, but a course designed to help you understand how the different assets you own are taxed and how those taxes can be minimized or eliminated. All dollars are not created equal when it comes to how they will be taxed. Examine ways to reduce the devastating effect taxes can have on your long-term wealth and financial success. Remember it’s not what you make, but what you get to keep that counts! 

Tuesday, April 4
7 to 9 p.m.
PROED-0021-004, $49, Lifelong Learner $29
On Campus in Glen Ellyn

Introduction to the Stock Market

Explore, analyze, and gain a basic understanding of the stock market. Emphasis on terminology, decision making, and risk management. Students will evaluate real-life scenarios and develop their own strategic plans and portfolios. Instructor: Chris D’Alessio

Monday, Feb. 6 to May 8 (no class 2/21; 3/27)
6:30 to 8:30 p.m.
PROED-0024-010, $249, Lifelong Learner $225
On Campus in Glen Ellyn

Investing After 50

Has your investment portfolio not changed since you were in your 30’s? Your financial situation, tax laws, and the world around you have changed so your investments need to be adjusted as well. If not, you may be leaving your wealth and future financial well-being exposed to significant and often unnecessary, risk. Learn how to fix these issues and what you need to do to address them. Instructor: John Gajkowski.

Tuesday, Jan. 31
7 to 9 p.m.
PROED-0021-006, $49, Lifelong Learner $29
On Campus in Glen Ellyn

Know Before You Go: Become a Confident Buyer

Thinking about making a major purchase, like a car or a house? Learn from an industry professional how the buying process works and gain behind-the-scenes knowledge before you go so you can make informed choices. The class will cover how and what to expect in the mortgage application and car buying process and how credit scores are used. Instructor: Jim Droske

Wednesday, Feb. 8
7 to 9 p.m.
PROED-0021-011, $29
On Campus in Glen Ellyn

Preventing Problems with IRA’s and Retirement Accounts

Do you invest in an IRA, 401k, 403b or other retirement plan? Although these are great wealth accumulation vehicles, they are fraught with peril from little known rules, regulations and ultimately taxes. Explore these issues and learn how to maximize the benefits of these plans while minimizing the potential pitfalls. Instructor: John Gajkowski.

Tuesday, March 14
7 to 9 p.m.
PROED-0021-008, $49, Lifelong Learner $29
On Campus in Glen Ellyn

Retirement Strategies for Challenging Times

Do you worry if you will have enough income for the next 20, 30 or 40 years? Gain knowledge of the retirement challenges you will face and the five key planning areas that will determine your future financial success or failure. Discover what you will need for a comfortable retirement and strategies to help you get there. Instructor: John Gajkowski.

Tuesday, Feb. 21
7 to 9 p.m.
PROED-0021-007, $49, Lifelong Learner $29
On Campus in Glen Ellyn

Retirement Strategies for Women Investors

Explore women’s specific needs and strategies for retirement. Students will learn about the Rule of 72, employer retirement plans, IRAs, Social Security, withdrawal rates, inflation risks, and health/LTC. Discover a process that women can use to identify and act on financial goals. Instructor: Paul Desruisseaux

Thursday, Feb. 2 to 9
7 to 8:30 p.m.
PROED-0022-001, $49
On Campus in Glen Ellyn

Stock Options

Use stock options to increase return, protect existing stock investments or speculate using leverage. Learn option terminology and a step-by-step approach to understand how options work. Commonly used strategies of calls, puts and spreads are covered. Instructor: Peter Krouwer

Tuesday, Feb. 7 to March 7
7 to 9:30 p.m.
PROED-0024-001, $119
On Campus in Glen Ellyn

Tax Free Investing

Discover tax efficient investment tips to help protect retirement income while discussing longevity, withdrawal strategies, rising costs, insurance/LTC protection, and healthcare cost concerns for personal investors and small business owners. Learn how to increase your knowledge of tax efficient investing. Instructor: Paul Desruisseaux

Thursday, Feb. 23 to March 2
7 to 8:30 p.m.
PROED-0020-001, $49
On Campus in Glen Ellyn

The New Retirement Plan

Examine insights from research about how retirement is changing. Students will gain knowledge about health, family, purpose, and finances that can impact quality of life in retirement, making your money last, and what to expect when the paychecks stop. Instructor: Paul Desruisseaux

Thursday, March 9 to 23
7 to 8:30 p.m.
PROED-0022-002, $69
On Campus in Glen Ellyn

Personal Finance

Do you have clear financial goals? Are you confident you will be able to retire someday? How can you be sure you are making the right investments? Do you know how to change your credit report to reduce your expenses and increase your financial security? Do you know how to keep good financial records? This course will prepare you for a lifetime of worthwhile personal financial planning.

Ed2Go Instructor-Led Course, $119
Online (Self-Paced)
Registration Information: ed2go.com/dupage

See below for a sample of classes offered or view the full Spring 2023 Class Schedule. Classes are offered both in-person and online. Virtual classes are offered via zoom. If you do not receive a link to your course at least two days before, please contact our registration staff at (630) 942-2208. 

Beginning Ballroom: Smooth and Standard

Make ballroom dancing even more fun by continuing to improve your technique while learning new figures from dances such as the Waltz, Tango, Foxtrot, Quickstep, and more! This class will focus on American Smooth but may incorporate elements of International Standard. Some previous dance experience and appropriate dance shoes are recommended. Signing up with a partner is welcomed but not required. Instructor: Erik Binter

NOTE: these are corrected dates and time from the printed catalog.

Monday, Jan. 30 to March 13 (no class 2/20)
8 to 9 p.m. 
FITN-0001-007, $79
Physical Education Center (PEC), Room 130

Continuing Ballroom: Smooth and Standard

Make ballroom dancing even more fun by continuing to improve your technique while learning new figures from dances such as the Waltz, Tango, Foxtrot, Quickstep, and more! This class will focus on American Smooth but may incorporate elements of International Standard. Some previous dance experience and appropriate dance shoes are recommended. Signing up with a partner is welcomed but not required. Instructor: Erik Binter

NOTE: these are corrected dates and time from the printed catalog.

Monday, April 3 to May 8
7 to 8 p.m.
FITN-0001-010, $79
Physical Education Center (PEC), Room 130

Beginning Ballroom: Rhythm and Latin

Make ballroom dancing even more fun by continuing to improve your technique while learning new figures from dances such as the Rumba, Cha-cha, Swing, Samba, and more! This class will focus on American Rhythm but may incorporate elements of International Latin. Some previous dance experience and appropriate dance shoes are recommended. Signing up with a partner is welcomed, but not required. Instructor: Erik Binter

Monday, April 3 to May 8
8 to 9 p.m.
FITN-0001-009, $79
Physical Education Center (PEC), Room 130

Continued Ballroom: Rhythm and Latin

Continue learning the techniques of Rhythm and Latin dance. Completion of Beginning Ballroom recommended. Instructor: Erik Binter.

NOTE:  these are corrected dates and time from the printed catalog.

Monday, Jan. 30 to March 13 (No class 2/20)
7 to 8 p.m.
FITN-0001-008, $79
Physical Education Center (PEC), Room 130

Beginning Tai Chi

Focus on the basics of Tai Chi and learning the Yang short form. This class is ideal for students who want to try Tai Chi for the first time, older adults, or anyone interested in improving relaxation and adopting a meditative mindset. Instructor Phil Hinton guides you through the practice of this ancient art form, which can improve balance and flexibility, increase strength and improve overall immune system function. Instructor: Phil Hinton

Tuesday, Jan. 31 to May 23(no class 3/28)
6 to 7:30 p.m.
FITN-0001-002, $199, Lifelong Learner $179
Physical Education Center (PEC), Room 130

Beyond Beginning Tai Chi

This course is for students who have completed at least one semester of Beginning Tai Chi and are familiar with the basic principles and movements taught in that class. In this class, you learn more advanced Tai Chi warm ups, Chi Gung, and Flow Practice. You can continue the study of the Yang Short Form, and upon completion, move into studying the Yang 108 Long Form. Two person practice is also introduced. Registration for this class is upon recommendation of the instructor only. Instructor: Phil Hinton

Tuesday, Jan. 31 to May 23 (no class 3/28)
7:30 to 9 p.m. 
FITN-0001-003, $199, Lifelong Learner $179
Physical Education Center (PEC), Room 130

Advanced Tai Chi

This course is for students who’ve completed Beginning class and have been through the Beyond Beginning class for several semesters. In this class we’ll delve into progressively deeper Chi Gung, Nei Gung, Taoist Meditation Techniques, Flow Practice and 2 person training. Form work will evolve into Yang Cheng Fu Form, Temple Style Tai Chi, and Weapons Training. Registration for this class is upon recommendation of the instructor only. Instructor: Phil Hinton

Thursday, Feb. 2 to May 25 (no class 3/30)
7 to 9 p.m. 
FITN-0001-004, $249
Physical Education Center (PEC), Room 130

Qi Gong and Beginning Tai Chi

Tai Chi and Qigong are a form of meditation in motion. They combine the practice of repeated, slow, graceful movements with deep breathing in order to promote overall well-being and the harmony and balance of the mind-body-spirit connection. Reduce stress and increase energy while also improving balance, strength, flexibility and agility. This class is ideal for beginners and will focus on QiGong and learning the Yang Style 24 Tai Chi form. Instructor: Lisa Braatz

Monday, Jan. 30 to May 22 (no class 3/27)
2 to 3 p.m. 
FITN-0001-023, $149, Lifelong Learner $129
Physical Education Center (PEC), Room 137

Tai Chi for Advanced Students

This class is for experienced students in the Yang 24 step form. The focus will be on perfecting the 24 form and learning more advanced forms. We will use our inner energy to enhance the harmony and balance in the mind-body-spirit connection. Instructor: Lisa Braatz

Wednesday, Feb. 2 to May 25 (no class 3/30)
2 to 3 p.m. 
FITN-0001-024, $149, Lifelong Learner $129
Physical Education Center (PEC), Room 137

Gentle Yoga

Explore the practice of the yogic system of mind and body awareness and fitness. Experience a hatha style yoga class designed to be less stressful on the joints. Asanas (poses) are chosen to emphasize flexibility and relaxation. Meditation techniques and restorative poses are emphasized.

Monday and Wednesday, Jan. 23 to May 19
11 to 11:50 a.m.
Non-credit: FITN-1904-001, $142; Lifelong Learner, $73.50
Credit: PHYS-1904-001
Physical Education Center (PEC), Room 137

Monday and Wednesday, Jan. 23 to May 19
9 to 9:50 a.m.
Non-credit: FITN-1904-002, $142; Lifelong Learner, $73.50
Credit: PHYS-1904-002
Physical Education Center (PEC), Room 137

Tuesday and Thursday, Jan. 24 to May 19
5 to 5:50 p.m.
Non-credit: FITN-1904-003, $142; Lifelong Learner, $73.50
Credit: PHYS-1904-003
Physical Education Center (PEC), Room 137

Healthy Living Suite

In this program you’ll learn how to establish a healthy approach to successful weight loss and weight maintenance for a lifetime. You’ll learn how to save money and prepare home-cooked meals that are fast, easy and delicious, and how to grow nutritious fruit and vegetables that can be used in your meals.

Ed2Go Instructor-Led Bundle, $299
Online (Self-Paced)
Registration Information: ed2go.com/dupage

Healthy Relationships Suite

Learn how to build a strong foundation for your relationships that will last in the Healthy Relationship Suite. You'll also discover interpersonal communication codes and how you can form better responses when dealing with others and engage in self-discovery by looking at your skills and creative abilities to boost your confidence.

Ed2Go Instructor-Led Bundle, $299
Online (Self-Paced)
Registration Information: ed2go.com/dupage

Helping Elderly Parents

Discover how to appreciate and cherish your aging parents. This course will help you learn what to expect, what to watch for, how to deal with physical and emotional challenges, and where to find resources to help as your parent or loved ones transition into their golden years.

Ed2Go Instructor-Led, $109
Online (Self-Paced)
Registration Information: ed2go.com/dupage

Luscious, Low-Fat, Lightning-Quick Meals

Learn to create delicious and nutritious meals by reducing fat without sacrificing flavor. This course provides tips on menu planning and quicker cooking, and it allows you to try out over 50 exciting lower-fat recipes.

Ed2Go Instructor-Led, $99
Online (Self-Paced)
Registration Information: ed2go.com/dupage

Women’s Health Bundle

This course combines Perinatal Issues, Violence Prevention and Awareness, and Women’s Health Issues as you learn about the well-being of women, women’s rights, and empowerment.

Ed2Go Instructor-Led Bundle, $259
Online (Self-Paced)
Registration Information: ed2go.com/dupage

Register online today by visiting myaccess.cod.edu or call (630) 942-2208.

See below for a sample of classes offered or view the full Spring 2023 Class Schedule. Classes are offered both in-person and online. Virtual classes are offered via zoom. If you do not receive a link to your course at least two days before, please contact our registration staff at (630) 942-2208. Class enrollment will be capped 5 days prior to class start for cooking classes to ensure course preparation. If you do not receive your course information at least two days prior to class, please contact our registration staff at (630) 942-2208.

Hands-On Cooking Classes

Class enrollments are capped one week prior to class start. All ingredients and supplies will be provided for in-person cooking classes. For virtual classes, students will need a computer or other media device with a camera and microphone. For virtual classes, students will supply ingredients and a supply list will be emailed before class. 

Baking Basics

Get down to the basics on learning how to properly measure ingredients all while making your favorite baked goods. Learn techniques for cookies, cakes and pies through live demonstrations and discussions with our seasoned instructors. Knife skills will be discussed as well. 

Saturday, April 22 to May 6
9 a.m. to 12 p.m.
LEISR-0004-005, $149
Culinary and Hospitality Center (CHC), Room 1013

Enchiladas with Rice and Beans

Enchiladas are a famous Aztec food and were known to have been developed during the 19th century. The term enchilada means “dipped in chili.” Students will learn how to make this delicious meal, including Spanish rice and beans. Instructor: Lesley Shworles

Wednesday, March 22
6 to 8 p.m.
LEISR-0004-011, $79
Culinary and Hospitality Center (CHC), Room 1013

Essential Knife Skills

Dice and slice like a pro! Knife skills are an essential part of everyday cooking. Students will learn different cutting techniques and how to take care of your knife, while practicing skills. 

Wednesday, Feb. 22
6 to 9 p.m.
LEISR-0004-004, $79
Culinary and Hospitality Center (CHC), Room 1013

Fresh and Fit Cooking

Establishing skills and a routine is essential to developing a healthy lifestyle in the New Year! Brush up on your culinary skills while learning about how to incorporate nutritious ingredients in your meals. 

Thursday, Feb. 1 to 15
6 to 9 p.m.
LEISR-0004-002, $149
Culinary and Hospitality Center (CHC), Room 1013

Healthy Chinese Takeout

Skip the takeout! Experience healthy and guilt-free Chinese food in this demo and hands-on class. Learn to create a variety of menu options that will be light on the wallet – and the waist! Instructor: Lesley Shworles.

Wednesday, March 8
6 to 8 p.m.
LEISR-0004-009, $79
Culinary and Hospitality Center (CHC), Room 1013

Individual Lasagnas

Do you love lasagna but don’t want to spend all day in the kitchen? Students will learn easy shortcuts to make their own customized lasagna and garlic bread. A salad will be provided to accompany the dish. Instructor: Lesley Shworles

Wednesday, May 4
6 to 8 p.m.
LEISR-0004-012, $49
Culinary and Hospitality Center (CHC), Room 1013

Juicy Lucy Sheet Pan Sliders

Do you love a good juicy lucy burger but are afraid of the mess it will make at home? Students will be making a sheet pan juicy lucy burger along with some homemade fries and homemade pickles. Instructor: Lesley Shworles

Wednesday, March 15
6 to 8 p.m.
LEISR-0004-010, $79
Culinary and Hospitality Center (CHC), Room 1013

Kitchen Confidence

Improve basic cooking skills and learn to prepare simple recipes. From soups to desserts, the recipes are easy, tasty and nutritious. Learn the basic methods of broiling, sautéing, stir-frying, steaming, chopping, cutting, mixing, folding and seasoning.

Sunday, Feb. 5 to March 12
1 to 4 p.m.
LEISR-0004-001; $249
Culinary and Hospitality Center (CHC), Room 1013

Pies and Tarts

A live instructor will guide participants on how to make a tender, flaky pie crust and will discuss the various types of pie crusts and fillings. Students will be guided through the creation of their own pies and tarts. An ingredient list will be emailed before class. Students should have access to a computer with a camera and microphone. Instructor: Kara Tegmeyer

Tuesday, Feb. 7 to 21
6 to 9 p.m.
LEISR-0004-014; $119
Virtual Classroom

Pizza Making Workshop

Learn how to make a pizza starting with a homemade yeast crust, sauce from scratch and topping assortments. Students will learn about spice variations for their pizza sauce. Each cook will go home with their own individual pizza. Instructor: Kara Tegmeyer

Wednesday, April 5
6 to 9 p.m.
LEISR-0004-008, $79
Culinary and Hospitality Center (CHC), Room 1013

Yeast Breads

Accomplish the techniques to make a delicious, soft, yeast bread! Create various products from sweet to savory breads. Participants will learn hands-on about the function of ingredients, fermenting yeast, kneading, proofing, and baking your very own yeast bread. An ingredient list will be emailed before class. Students should have access to a computer with a camera and microphone. Instructor: Kara Tegmeyer

Tuesday, March 7 to 21
6 to 9 p.m.
LEISR-0004-016; $119
Virtual Classroom

Coffee Home Brewing

Join local coffee expert Phil Wingo and discover the rich history, new brewing methods and unique ways to enjoy your favorite beverage.

Coffee Chronicles

Explore how coffee was discovered just a few hundred years ago, through its journey in everyday life today. Learn how, along the way, coffee has had an impact on society, global economies and even religious ceremonies. 

Thursday, Feb. 16
10 a.m. to noon
LEISR-0004-021, $29
On Campus in Glen Ellyn 

Coffee Home Brewing Methods

Pour Over, AeroPress, French Press, Cold Brew are all ways you can brew coffee at home. Discover how flavors are impacted by various methods and learn tips for what you have been brewing. Learn about various coffees and brewing methods. Includes a coffee tasting! 

Thursday, March 2
6:30 to 8:30 p.m.
LEISR-0004-022, $29
On Campus in Glen Ellyn

Coffee Journey: A Farm to Cup Experience

Ever wonder what happens in the process of coffee before it is transformed to the delicious beverage in your cup? Explore the journey a coffee bean takes from starting at the farm to your cup of morning coffee. Includes a coffee tasting!

Tuesday, Feb. 21
6:30 to 8:30 p.m.
LEISR-0004-020, $29
On Campus in Glen Ellyn

Decoding Your Coffee Label

Gain a deeper understanding of the meaning behind the information given on a coffee label. Roast level, country of origin, altitude, processing among several others you may see all impact the final flavor of coffee. Includes a coffee tasting!

Thursday, March 16
6:30 to 8:30 p.m.
LEISR-0004-023, $29
On Campus in Glen Ellyn

Wine Exploration

Take a trip around the world with Ko-ze Wine Room and explore the various wine regions nationwide. Discover a new region each week by tasting delicious wines and learn about their different origins and grape varieties. Grow your wine knowledge and taste new and amazing wines each week from France, Italy, Spain, and much more! Must be 21 or older to register. 

Monday, March 13 to May 8 (no class 3/27)
7 to 8 p.m. 
LEISR-0004-025, $179
Ko-ze Wine Room, Glen Ellyn

Register online today by visiting myaccess.cod.edu or call (630) 942-2208.

See below for a sample of classes offered or view the full Spring 2023 Class Schedule. Classes are offered both in-person and online. Virtual classes are offered via zoom except for Ed2Go online courses. If you do not receive a link to your course at least two days before, please contact our registration staff at (630) 942-2208. 

Basic Auto Care

Gain the skills needed to provide basic maintenance on your vehicle. Save time and money by keeping your car in top condition. Learn what to do when the engine light comes on, what different types or tires or fuel are used for, and how your suspension works or needs maintenance. Learn how to perform a 30 point inspection and what technicians are looking for when they complete one. Classes are taught in the automotive lab on the main campus using college vehicles. For students ages 16 and up.

Saturday, Jan. 21 to March 4
9 a.m. to noon
AUTO-0001-002; $199
Technical Education Center (TEC), Room 0045

Beyond Basic Auto Care

Delve deeper into the topics covered in Basic Auto Care. Classes are taught in the automotive lab on the main campus using college vehicles. For students ages 16 and up. Taking Basic Auto Care prior to this course is required or students must have prior automotive knowledge.

Saturday March 11 to April 29
9 a.m. to noon
AUTO-0001-003; $199
Technical Education Center (TEC), Room 0045

Exploring Coin Collecting, Medallions, Stamps and More

Coins and currency hold a rich history, making collecting a rewarding hobby. Explore numismatics, which is the study or collection of currency, including coins, tokens, paper money, medals and related objects. This class will introduce the basics of coin collecting, and promote interest in history, geography, and culture. Learn which coins and currency are collectible, storage tips, proper handling, grading, value and pricing. Students can present coins in class for discussion. Instructor: John Kent

Thursday, March 2 to 16
7 to 9 p.m.
LEISR-0067-103, $69
On Campus in Glen Ellyn

Ghosts and Spirit Entities

How are spirits understood globally? What type of entities are out there that we may come across? How does one deal with certain entities? Learn about the different types of haunting and phenomena and develop a new perspective about the importance of understanding what culture is in dealing with those we consider paranormal. Various kinds of entities, their behaviors, capabilities and interactions with us will be explained. By examining psychological, physical and spiritual aspects, determine the best way to handle experiences. Real-life paranormal investigations will be discussed. Instructor: Mary Marshall

Wednesday, March 1 to 8
7 to 9 p.m.
LEISR-0067-010, $49
Virtual Classroom

History of the Paranormal

Examine the origins of paranormal investigation, starting with the spiritualist movement at the turn of last century and the Society of Physical Research. Explore the people behind the most popular past and current theories and the equipment that have been used or is in current use within the paranormal field. Instructor: Mary Marshall

Wednesday, March 15 to 22 
7 to 9 p.m.
LEISR-0067-012, $49
Virtual Classroom

Wow, What a Great Event

Are you planning a special event and could use some helpful advice? Considering event planning as a future career or curious about what other event planners are doing? This event planning course has all that and more! Discover how all the pieces in the event planning process fit together to make any size or type of event successful, whether it's for your family or friends, your employer, or your favorite charity. You'll learn about themes, venues, menus, entertainment, décor, and much, much more. You will develop skills, find resources, and gain confidence to plan any event.

Ed2Go Instructor-Led Course, $109
Online (Self-Paced)
Registration Information: ed2go.com/dupage

How to Start a Pet Sitting Business

If you're an animal lover, find out how you can start your own pet sitting business to translate your passion into a profitable career! In this course, you will master the essentials of running a cat and dog sitting business. You'll begin with pet care, including nutrition, exercise, first aid, and the identification of common diseases. You will discover how to handle home visits and impress your potential clients. 

Ed2Go Instructor-Led Course, $119
Online (Self-Paced)
Registration Information: ed2go.com/dupage

Introduction to Digital Scrapbooking

Make the most of your scrapbooking talents to show off your photos and memorabilia with digital scrapbooking. This course provides hands-on experience building scrapbook pages, using artistic journaling, and producing your own artwork with Photoshop Elements.

Ed2Go Instructor-Led Course, $109
Online (Self-Paced)
Registration Information: ed2go.com/dupage

Register online today by visiting myaccess.cod.edu or call (630) 942-2208.

See below for a sample of classes offered or view the full Spring 2023 Class Schedule. Classes are offered both in-person and online. Virtual classes are offered via zoom except for Ed2Go online courses. If you do not receive a link to your course at least two days before, please contact our registration staff at (630)942-2208. 

Basic Home Repair

Learn how to perform simple repairs and routine home maintenance without a plumber, carpenter, or electrician. Replace faucets and washers, install a toilet, repair toilet leaks, install a bathroom sink and caulk. Make your own drywall repairs with plaster, taping and sanding. Find out how to replace light switches, install electrical boxes and add a breaker to the fuse box. Some hands-on activities are included. 

Tuesday, Feb. 7 to March 14
6 to 9 p.m.
LEISR-0032-001, $249, Lifelong Learner $199
Addison Center, Door 12

Beyond Basic Home Repair

Develop your skills and go beyond the basics of home repair. Topics include some popular home renovation projects such as flooring and trim, and cabinet and shelf installation. Students should have some basic home repair experience.

Tuesday, April 4 to May 9
6 to 9 p.m.
LEISR-0032-002, $249, Lifelong Learner $199
Addison Center, Door 12

Declutter and Organize Your Home

Whether you are downsizing or just want to simplify, learn the tools and resources you need to declutter like a pro! Learn the best ways to organize your items and gain a resource list for consigning, donating and recycling what you no longer need. Instructor: Cathy Feltz

Saturday, Feb. 4
10 a.m. to noon
LEISR-0032-105, $29
On Campus in Glen Ellyn

Selling Your Home Now or in the Future

Be one step ahead of the competition and learn how to stage your home today! When you're ready to put your house on the market will you know where to start? Does the thought of getting your home ready for the buyer's critical eye scare you? Get it ready now before even calling the Realtor! Course tips include: What can be done to get your house ready for little or no money. How to shorten the time on the market and get the best offers from the curb to the back door as well as what buyers in this market are looking for in their new home. Instructor: Grace Ann Simoni

Tuesday, Jan. 31
6:30 to 8:30 p.m.
LEISR-0032-112, $29
On Campus in Glen Ellyn

The Magic of Minimalism

Have you ever wondered if minimalism is the lifestyle choice for you? Take this informative class and learn minimalist basics, the many benefits of minimalism and steps to take to begin your journey toward a more intentional and simplified life! Instructor: Cathy Feltz

Saturday, April 8
10 a.m. to noon
LEISR-0032-107, $29
On Campus in Glen Ellyn

Spring and Summer Vegetable Gardening

Get your garden ready for the Spring and Summer planting season! Discover which types of vegetables will thrive in warmer weather, learn proper cultivating and harvesting techniques. Instructor: Marilyn Joyner

Saturday, Feb.11 and 18
9:30 to 11:30 a.m.
LEISR-0032-300, $79
On Campus in Glen Ellyn

Understanding Paint Color and Light

Ever choose a paint color at the store and it looks completely different on your walls? Understand how new light bulbs affect color and discover how the light in your home affects how paint color appears. Never choose the wrong paint color again! Instructor: GraceAnn Simoni

Saturday, Feb.28
9:30 to 11:30 a.m.
LEISR-0032-108, $29
On Campus in Glen Ellyn

Floral Design Basics

Explore the principles of floral designs to create your own arrangements. Students will learn the three basic floral designs used in the industry: symmetrical, asymmetrical and theme, along with the principles of color, harmony, and balance. Learn and apply cut flower preparation, design, and care. By the end of class, you will have made a “theme” design. Instructor: Marilyn Joyner.

Saturday, March 18
9:30 a.m. to noon
LEISR-0032-309, $59
On Campus in Glen Ellyn

Gardening for a Lifetime

Do you love gardening but are having increased difficulty keeping up with the maintenance and care? Learn how to adapt your garden for all ages and abilities so you can enjoy this outdoor activity for years to come. Instructor: Marilyn Joyner

Wednesday, April 5
6:30 to 8:30 p.m.
LEISR-0032-304, $29  
On Campus in Glen Ellyn

Gardening with Native Plants

Discover how to incorporate native plants into your garden. Learn about the various native plants of Illinois and the Midwest, including flowers, shrubs, and trees. Explore the positive environmental benefits to growing natives, plant culture and care. Instructor: Marilyn Joyner

Saturday, May 6
9:30 a.m. to noon
LEISR-0032-312, $29  
On Campus in Glen Ellyn

Houseplants 101

Indoor plants can improve a home’s air quality while providing added beauty. Learn how to choose the best houseplants for your environment and the most health benefits. Learn to how to maintain these plants and basic propagation methods. Students can bring in examples of their houseplant issues to troubleshoot. Instructor: Marilyn Joyner

Wednesday, March 8
6:30 to 8:30 p.m.
LEISR-0032-308, $29
On Campus in Glen Ellyn

Milkweed Demystified

Explore the various types of milkweeds, habitats, properties, benefits and drawbacks, and answers those perplexing questions about cultivation of this stunning and elusive wildflower. Learn how to incorporate this plant into your home garden and enjoy the many benefits. Students will receive milkweed seeds or seedlings to start their own garden. Instructor: Cheryl Boyle

Saturday, May 14
9 a.m. to noon
LEISR-0032-308, $39
On Campus in Glen Ellyn

Success with Succulents

Enjoy the unique beauty of these wildly popular, low-maintenance plants by learning proper planting techniques and maintenance. Students will each receive two succulents and planting materials. Each student should bring their own pot or glass container with an opening at least as big as your fist. Instructor: Marilyn Joyner

Saturday, March 4
6:30 to 8:30 p.m.
LEISR-0032-302, $39
On Campus in Glen Ellyn

Register online today by visiting myaccess.cod.edu or call (630) 942-2208.

See below for a sample of classes offered or view the full Spring 2023 Class Schedule

Conversational Brazilian Portuguese Level I

Start exploring the beautiful language and culture of Brazil in this conversational beginning level class. Learn the basics of Brazilian Portuguese, including common vocabulary and expressions to help you interact with native speakers in everyday situations. Get acquainted with the essentials of Brazilian Portuguese grammar and learn basic expressions in natural communication in the language. Develop basic verbal and written communication skills while exploring Brazilian culture in this fun, interactive class. Required textbook: Bom Dia, Brasil, 3rd Edition. (ISBN-13: 978-0300116311)

Conversational Brazilian Portuguese Level II

Build on concepts learned from conversational Brazilian Portuguese I and expand your understanding of language structures, vocabulary, communication skills and information about the culture and geography of Brazil. While the emphasis is on conversation, class also includes grammar. Required textbook: Bom Dia, Brasil, 3rd Ed. (ISBN- 13: 978-0300116311)

Conversational Brazilian Portuguese Level III

This class is intended for intermediate to advanced level students that are interested in advancing their oral communication and listening skills as well as college students intending to pass the oral proficiency Interview in Portuguese. (OPI-Portuguese). While the emphasis is on conversation, class also includes grammar. Required textbook: Bom Dia, Brasil, 3rd Ed. (ISBN-13: 978-0300116311)

Conversational Mandarin Chinese I

Immerse yourself in a new culture and language in a relaxed and informal atmosphere. Learn practical vocabulary, correct pronunciation and the basic sentence structure necessary to understand and begin to formulate conversations in Mandarin Chinese. Recommended textbook: Chinese Link: Beginning Chinese, Simplified Character Version, Level 1/Part 1 2nd Edition (ISBN: 9780205637218). Instructor: Yvonne Mao

Conversational Mandarin Chinese II

Add to your Mandarin Chinese vocabulary and improve conversational skills through practical dialogues. Gain a deeper perspective of Chinese culture and learn to read and comprehend written Chinese. Prerequisite: Chinese I or equivalent experience. Recommended textbook: Chinese Link: Beginning Chinese, Simplified Character Version, Level 1/Part 2, 2nd Edition (ISBN: 978-0205691968). Instructor: Yvonne Mao

Conversational Mandarin Chinese III

A continuation of conversational Mandarin Chinese I and II with increased emphasis on listening, speaking and complex sentences. Gain a deeper perspective of Chinese culture and learn to read and comprehend written Chinese. Prerequisite: Chinese I and II or equivalent experience. Recommended textbook: Chinese Link: Intermediate Chinese, Level 2/Part 1, 2nd Edition (ISBN: 9780205782802) is the textbook for intermediate level 3 Chinese learners. Instructor: Yvonne Mao

Conversational French I

Discover a new culture and language in a relaxed and informal atmosphere. Learn practical vocabulary, correct pronunciation and the basic sentence structure necessary to understand and begin to formulate conversations in French. Recommended textbook: Living Language French,
Complete Edition (ISBN: 978-0307478436).

Conversational French II

Add to your French vocabulary and improve conversational skills through practical dialogues. Gain a deeper perspective of French culture and learn to read and comprehend written French. Recommended textbook: Living Language French, Complete Edition (ISBN: 978-0307478436). Prerequisite: French I or equivalent experience

Beginning Conversational Hindi I

Delve into the Hindi language and Indian culture through the consideration of cultural themes, vocabulary and phrases. Learn about this rich and complex culture as you explore basic terminology and expressions. This class is for participants with little or no knowledge of the Hindi language and Indian culture. Textbook: Living Language Hindi, Complete Edition (ISBN :978-0307972415)

Conversational Hindi II

Continue to build your knowledge from beginner’s conversational Hindi I to enhance your speaking, grammar and vocabulary skills. Students continue to practice oral use of the language in everyday situations with an emphasis on cultural traditions and elements. Textbook: Living Language Hindi, Complete Edition (ISBN :978-0307972415).

Conversational Italian I

Join our class to learn to read and write in Italian. Learn practical vocabulary including numbers and days of the week. The class helps you introduce yourself, describe how you’re feeling and engage in conversations regarding your personal life. Participants learn correct pronunciation and sentence structure necessary to understand and begin to formulate conversations in Italian. No textbook required.

Conversational Italian II

In Italian II, learn to talk about different activities you and your family participate in and how often, and to describe weather conditions, seasons, and special occasions and events. We also cover the vocabulary for emotions, and introduce the future tense. Italian II builds upon material covered in Italian I and, therefore, the completion of Italian I is recommended, but not required. Some previous knowledge of the Italian language is required in order to attend this course. No textbook.

Conversational Italian III

In Italian III, continue to solidify what you have learned in Italian I and II. Acquire vocabulary for clothing, colors, favorite styles and accessories, and what is worn in different seasons and occasions. Converse about why we like specific clothing items and describe past shopping experiences. Students are introduced to the past tense. Participation in Italian III requires conversational knowledge of the topics covered in Italian I and II, as well as the present and future tenses. No textbook.

Beginning Conversational Japanese I

Students learn practical, elementary conversational skills based on comprehension of basic grammar and correct pronunciation. This level is for students who have not studied Japanese before. In this seven-week class, learn some basic conversational skills, such as greetings, counting and simple everyday phrases. Read and recognize hiragana characters. The goal of the class is to begin to speak Japanese and enjoy the process of learning. Required book: Japanese for Busy People (ISBN: 978-1568363844).

Beginning Conversational Japanese II

Continue to expand on your knowledge of practical, elementary conversational skills based on comprehension of basic grammar and correct pronunciation. This level is for students who have not studied Japanese before and completed Beginning Japanese I. Continue to learn how to read and recognize hiragana characters. The goal of the class is to begin to speak Japanese and enjoy the process of learning. Required textbook: Japanese for Busy People (ISBN: 978-1568363844).

Beginning Conversational Korean I

Learn to speak Korean for leisure in our beginning classes. Topics covered include elementary level Korean conversational skills with simple everyday phrases while learning aspects of Korean culture. This course is designed for those with little or no knowledge of Korean language. Textbook: Living Language Korean (ISBN 978-0307972231).

Beginning Conversational
Korean II

Continue to build your knowledge from beginner’s conversational Korean language I to enhance your speaking, grammar and vocabulary skills. Students continue to practice oral use of the language in everyday situations with an emphasis on cultural traditions and elements. Textbook: Living Language Korean (ISBN 978-0307972231).

Conversational Polish I

Explore a new culture and language in a relaxed and informal atmosphere. Learn practical vocabulary, correct pronunciation and the basic sentence structure necessary to understand and begin to formulate conversations in Polish. Recommended textbook: Polish Doesn’t Bite! (ISBN: 9788362482733).

Conversational Polish II

Add to your Polish vocabulary and improve conversational skills through practical dialogues. Gain a deeper perspective of Polish culture and learn to read and comprehend written Polish. Recommended textbook: Polish Doesn’t Bite! (ISBN: 9788362482733). Prerequisite: Polish I or equivalent experience.

Conversational Polish III

This class is for those with an intermediate
knowledge of Polish looking to further improve their conversation skills. Build confidence in oral and written communication Prerequisite: Polish II or equivalent experience. Recommended textbook: Polish Doesn’t Bite! (ISBN: 9788362482733)

Conversational Russian I

Explore a new culture and language in a relaxed and informal atmosphere. Learn practical vocabulary, correct pronunciation and the basic sentence structure necessary to understand and begin to formulate conversations in Russian. Recommended textbook: Living Language Russian, Complete Edition (ISBN: 978-0307972101).

Conversational Russian II

Add to your Russian vocabulary and improve conversational skills through practical dialogues. Gain a deeper perspective of Russian culture and learn to read and comprehend written Russian. Prerequisite: Russian I or equivalent experience. Recommended textbook: Living Language Russian, Complete Edition (ISBN: 978-0307972101)

Beginning Sign Language Level I

Develop skills in sign language and an appreciation of deaf culture. Sessions include elements of American Sign Language and English word order. Express yourself using basic sign vocabulary, fingerspelling and body and facial expressions.Required textbook: Signs of the Time (ISBN: 978 156 368 4463).

Intermediate Sign Language Level II

A continuation of skills acquired in Beginning Sign Language, this class combines elements of American Sign Language and English word order. Required textbook: Signs of the Time (ISBN: 978 156 368 4463). Prerequisite: Beginning Sign Language or equivalent experience

Sign Language Level III

A continuation of skills acquired in Sign Language Level II, this class combines elements of American Sign Language and English word order. Prerequisite: Sign Language II or equivalent experience. Required textbook: Signs of the Time (ISBN: 978 156 368 4463).

Conversational Spanish I

Explore a new culture and language in a relaxed and informal atmosphere. Learn practical vocabulary, correct pronunciation and the basic sentence structure necessary to understand and begin to formulate conversations in Spanish.

Conversational Spanish II

Add to your Spanish vocabulary and improve conversational skills through practical dialogues. Gain a deeper perspective of Spanish culture and learn to read and comprehend written Spanish. Prerequisite: Spanish I or equivalent experience. No textbook.

Conversational Spanish III

Interactive activities help expand your Spanish conversation skills learned in previous levels. Focus on additional grammar concepts to improve reading and writing skills while exploring this fascinating culture. Prerequisite: Spanish II or equivalent experience. No textbook. 

See below for a sample of classes offered or view the full Spring 2023 Class Schedule. Classes are offered both in-person and online. Virtual classes are offered via zoom except for Ed2Go online courses. If you do not receive a link to your course at least two days before, please contact our registration staff at (630)942-2208.

All of Us Are SPIES

The Social, Physical, Intellectual, Emotional and Spiritual are all aspects of the human experience. This seminar explores the broadly accepted five domains that constitute the human being, examining the dimensions of each area, and discussing the experiences that individuals have had. Hear what others have been experiencing in those five life sectors. Instructor: Ronald Jerak.

Wednesday, March 15
1 to 4 p.m.
LEISR-0061-020, $29; Lifelong Learner $19
On Campus in Glen Ellyn

Chinese New Year Predictions

February 1st is the lunar new year, heralding the arrival of the third year of the Chinese Zodiac and the characteristics and energies of the charming, ambitious yet stubborn Tiger. In this entertaining class you will discover your Chinese Zodiac year sign and find out what the coming year has in store for you, your family and friends. Knowing what the energy of the year is and how it will affect you will help you navigate the year successfully. Learn some of the many traditions that go along with the change of the year and how you can help bring good luck into your home and life. Instructor: John Roberston.

Wednesday, Jan. 25
6 to 9 p.m.
LEISR-0067-001, $39
Virtual Classroom

Discover the Chinese Zodiac

The Chinese Zodiac is actually a system of character analysis that can lead to an understanding of who you actually are, of how you relate to the world and to the people around you. This class will help you discover who you are, who your soulmate is, and who the people are that will help your journey. Learn how to decide when is the most favorable time to make decisions, to take vacations, to do home improvements and much more. Instructor: John Robertson.

Wednesday, Feb. 1 to 22
6:30 to 8:30 p.m.
LEISR-0067-004, $99
Virtual Classroom

Don’t Let Stress, Stress You Out

Feelings of anxiety or stress are never pleasant and many of us have varying interpretations of what stress is. Knowing how to handle stress and challenges prevents mental and physical harm to our bodies. We look at different methods of stress reduction and relaxation, including the use of exercise, meditation, labyrinths, mandalas, Qigong and Tai Chi. Instructor: John Robertson.

Wednesday, March 22
6 to 9 p.m.
LEISR-0067-005, $39
Virtual Classroom

Falls: They Don’t Have to Happen to You

Falls are the leading cause of injury death for Americans ages 65 and older. Learn the risk factors, causes and consequences of a fall to reduce your risk, improve you balance, and maintain your quality of life. Instructor John Robertson.

Wednesday, March 15
6 to 9 p.m.
LEISR-0061-010, $39
Virtual Classroom

Mindfulness Meditation

Train your mind the way you train your body for the perfect way to stay centered. Learn centuries-old meditation techniques to relax and increase your overall sense of well-being. Explore the benefits of developing a regular meditation practice to improve health, strengthen the immune system and release stress and anxiety. Recommended textbook: Wherever You Go, There You Are; Author Jon Kabat-Zinn (ISBN 978-1-4013-0778-3). Instructor: Stephanie Frantz

Monday, Jan. 23 to Feb 13
8 to 9 p.m.
LEISR-0061-001, $49
Virtual Classroom

Thursday, Jan. 26 to Feb. 16
8 to 9 p.m.
LEISR-0061-003, $49
On Campus Naperville Center

Thursday, Feb. 3 to 24
1 to 2 p.m.
LEISR-0061-004, $49
On Campus in Glen Ellyn

Thursday, April 6 to 27
1 to 2 p.m.
LEISR-0061-005, $49
On Campus Naperville Center

Thursday, April 6 to 27
8 to 9 p.m.
LEISR-0061-006, $49
On Campus in Glen Ellyn

Say Goodbye to Antacids

If you suffer from heartburn, acid reflux, or indigestion, you may benefit from these simple and effective exercises. Learn gentle movements that have the potential to reduce or eliminate these issues. Instructor: John Robertson.

Wednesday, May 3
6 to 9 p.m.
LEISR-0067-003, $39
Virtual Classroom

Secrets to Living a Long Life

Learn sound dietary habits and balanced, healthy lifestyles that can lengthen your life. Inspired by the best-selling book of the same name, this program summarizes the nutrition and lifestyles of the world's five most remarkable longevity hotspots. Instructor: John Robertson.

Wednesday, March 8
6 to 9 p.m.
LEISR-0067-007, $39
Virtual Classroom

Introduction to Natural Health and Healing

Would you like to learn more about natural health but don't know where to start? In this course, you'll learn about the various stages of health and illness and discover that true health means wholeness of the mind, body, and spirit.

Using a variety of methods like diet, hydrotherapy, positive attitude, relaxation, yoga, chiropractic, natural remedies and more, you'll explore way to achieve total health in mind, body, and spirit. By the end of this course, you'll have begun taking charge of your own health and healing! 

Ed2Go Instructor-Led Course, $119
Online (Self-Paced)
Registration Information: ed2go.com/dupage

Skills for Making Great Decisions

Learn how to make excellent everyday decisions from an experienced counselor and life coach. This course will help you discover how to effectively deal with a crisis, how to use your emotions as decision-making tools, and how to work with others to make the most of every opportunity.

Ed2Go Instructor-Led Course, $119
Online (Self-Paced)
Registration Information: ed2go.com/dupage

Register online today by visiting myaccess.cod.edu or call (630) 942-2208.

Private music lessons are available for most traditional band and orchestra instrument for all ages through the Music Academy.

See below for a sample of classes offered or view the full Spring 2023 Class Schedule. Classes and lessons are offered both in-person and online. Virtual classes are offered via zoom except for Ed2Go online courses. If you do not receive a link to your course at least two days before, please contact our registration staff at (630)942-2208.

Harmonica Private Lessons

Online private harmonica lessons are available with instructor David Kachalon. Sessions are 30 minutes long for a total of 4 hours and are conducted through the Zoom platform.

Group Classes

Beginning Harmonica

Come have fun learning tricks and techniques to playing the harmonica! Learn simple songs, proper breathing and basic blow/draw patterns. Students should bring a 10-hole diatonic harmonica in the key of C. No prior music or harmonica experience required. Instructor: David Kachalon

Sunday, Jan. 29 to March 19
1 to 2:30 p.m.
MUSIC-0001-006, $149
Virtual Classroom

The Fugue Unraveled

What makes a fugue a fugue? This course is designed to foster an increased understanding and appreciation of this complex, yet amazingly beautiful, straightforward genre. Explore the workings of a Johann Sebastian Bach fugue as it is analyzed uncovering requisite parts and motifs. Instructor: Cheryl Boyle

Thursday, April 13
6 to 8 p.m.
MUSIC-0001-001, $24; Lifelong Learner $19
On Campus Glen Ellyn

History of Modern Piano

Discover the rich and interesting history of the
evolution of the modern piano, from hammered
dulcimers to acoustic pianos. Explore the allusions
to composers, mechanics of the piano and various
interesting relevant points in music history.
Instructor: Cheryl Boyle

Thursday, Feb. 9 and 16
6 to 8 p.m.
MUSIC-0001-008, $49; Lifelong Learner $39
On campus in Glen Ellyn

Introduction to Guitar

Learn to play guitar, and become the musician you’ve always wanted to be! In these fun and informative lessons, build basic guitar skills step-by-step with the help of hands-on exercises, audio and video recordings, and detailed illustrations. The classical guitar skills you master in this course allow you to play any style of music, from hard rock to country-and-western.

Ed2Go Instructor-Led Course, $109
Online (self-paced)
Registration Information: ed2go.com/dupage

Learn to Play the Ukulele

Enjoy the ease of learning and playing the ukulele. This versatile instrument can be used for all kinds of music, from classical to pop. Students learn about the ukulele and how to play it, starting with basic chords and common songs and moving up to basic pop tunes. You don’t need to have previous musical instrument training. The course fee includes a ukulele and an electronic tuner.

Saturday, Feb. 25
9 a.m. to noon
MUSIC-0001-004, $140
On Campus in Glen Ellyn

Music Models: Cracking the Code: Chords, Keys, and Clefs

Discover the art of music and learn to decode basic music principles. This course offers a survey of basic music models ranging from how to read the Circle of Fifths, identifies four types of triads, and how to discern keys and navigate treble, base and other clefs. Instructor: Cheryl Boyle

Thursday, March 2 to 23
6 to 8 p.m.
MUSIC-0001-002, $99; Lifelong Learner $89
On Campus in Glen Ellyn

Music Made Easy

Gain complete understanding of rhythm, melody, and harmony and recognize pitches on the musical staff and keyboard. By the end of this course, read, write and even play simple pieces of music!

Ed2Go Instructor-Led Course, $109
Online (self-paced)
Registration Information: ed2go.com/dupage

Ukulele: Next Steps

Enjoy the next level of instruction with the ukulele. This versatile instrument can be used for all kinds of music from classical to pop. Students should know the basic chords and will learn more advanced songs and group jamming. Bring a tuned ukulele and pitch pipe. A new song book is provided.

Saturday, April 1
9 a.m. to noon
MUSIC-0001-005, $49
On Campus in Glen Ellyn

Ukulele for Couples

Adult couples learn about the ukulele and how to play it, starting with basic chords and common songs and moving up to basic pop tunes. No previous musical instrument training is required. The course fee includes two ukuleles and electronic tuners. Register by phone, (630) 942-2208. Please have registration information for each partner.

Saturday, March 4
9 a.m. to noon
MUSIC-0001-020, $219
Naperville Center

Register online today by visiting myaccess.cod.edu or call (630) 942-2208.

See below for a sample of classes offered or view the full Spring 2023 Class Schedule. Classes and lessons are offered both in-person and online. Online classes are offered through Ed2Go.

Beginning Photography

Learn how to better use your camera and explore basic topics such as camera function, lighting, composition, lenses, filters and specialized photography. Assignments include shooting digitally or with film. Instructor: Erica Benson

Tuesday, Feb. 7 to March 21
6:30 to 9 p.m.
PHOTO-0001-001, $199
On Campus in Glen Ellyn

Beyond Beginning Photography

Sharpen your camera skills as you increase your ability to see photographically and compose better images. Students work on individual projects of their choosing. Instructor: Erica Benson

Tuesday, April 4 to May 16
6:30 to 9 p.m.
PHOTO-0001-003, $199
On campus in Glen Ellyn

Black and White Photography

Challenge your photography skills and learn techniques to capture beautiful monochromatic images. Explore the heightened emphasis on composition, texture, contrast and tones when you photograph without the distraction of color. Instructor: Erica Benson

Wednesday, Feb. 15 to March 15
6:30 to 8:30 p.m.
PHOTO-0001-011, $199
On campus in Glen Ellyn

Capturing Family Memories

Develop your photography skills while recording family memories! Explore taking family pictures at parties and practice portraits and candid shots. Common settings for digital cameras are also covered. Instructor: Kate Quinn

Tuesday, April 25 to May 16
7 to 9 p.m.
PHOTO-0001-009, $79
On campus in Glen Ellyn

Cell Phone Photography

Learn how to better utilize the photography features of your cell phone camera. Topics include general photography instruction, optimum file sizing, downloading and organizing photos to your computer and more. Instructor: Kate Quinn

Tuesday, Feb. 7 to 28
7 to 9 p.m.
PHOTO-0001-012, $79
On campus in Glen Ellyn

Color Versus Black and

White Photography

Explore color theory and use techniques to establish mood and add intrigue to your images. Discover the effects of black and white photography to enhance your images. Instructor: Erica Benson

Wednesday, April 5 to May 17
6:30 to 8:30 p.m.
PHOTO-0001-010, $199
On campus in Glen Ellyn

Digital Camera Operation

Learn to use the functions and features of your digital camera. Topics include downloading photos, image resolution and compression, locking focus and built-in scene or shooting modes. Instructor: Kate Quinn

Thursday, Feb. 2 to March 16
7 to 9 p.m.
PHOTO-0001-002, $159
On campus in Glen Ellyn

Digital Camera Operation - Beyond Basics

Explore further into the use and functions of your digital camera with increased confidence and skill. Instructor: Kate Quinn

Thursday, April 6 to May 18
7 to 9 p.m.
PHOTO-0001-004, $159
On campus in Glen Ellyn

Introduction to Lightroom - Classic CC

Save time as you enhance and manage your digital photos. This course shows you how to effectively edit and organize photos using Lightroom Classic CC with hands-on, easy-to-follow exercises that help you perfect your digital photo collections.

Ed2Go Instructor-Led Course, $119
Online (self-paced)
Register at www.ed2go.com/dupage

Natural Beauty- Black and White Photography

Capture the beauty of nature in black and white. This dynamic photography course explores techniques in composition and lighting and examines elements of black and white photography that help enhance your creative eye. Instructor: Erica Benson

Saturday, Feb. 18 to March 18
9:30 to 11:30 a.m.
PHOTO-0001-014, $149
On campus in Glen Ellyn

Natural Beauty—Spring Photography

Capture the beauty of spring. Explore camera and composition techniques to photograph leaves, trees, landscapes, insects and weather. Understand the performance of proper exposures to gain photography skills through demonstrations, classroom lectures and practice in off-site locations, including forest preserves.
Instructor: Erica Benson

Saturday, April 8 to May 20
9:30 a.m. to noon
PHOTO-0001-007, $199
On campus in Glen Ellyn

Photography Workshop- Lighting

Learn the disciplines of lighting and discover how to use studio lighting equipment in a hands-on environment. Lighting equipment is provided for student use. Please bring your own camera. Instructor: Erica Benson

Saturday, March 11 and 18
1 to 3 p.m.
PHOTO-0001-005, $49
On campus in Glen Ellyn

Photography Workshop-

Photo Editing

Learn how to use Photoshop and apply techniques to make your photos look more creative. Please bring digital images on a flash drive or via camera hookup to this hands-on workshop. Instructor: Erica Benson

Saturday, Feb. 18 and 25
1 to 3 p.m.
PHOTO-0001-013, $49
On campus in Glen Ellyn

Photoshop CC for the Digital Photographer

Master the use of Adobe Photoshop Creative Cloud to edit and enhance your digital images and give them a professional polish. This course includes simple, step-by-step instructions to guide you through the many tools that make this software so popular and unique.

Ed2Go Instructor-Led Course, $109
Online (self-paced)
Registration Information: ed2go.com/dupage

Sports Photography Workshop

Learn how to capture action shots of your favorite sports and events and explore the difference between candid and posed photographs and how to get the best results for each situation. Students are encouraged to practice techniques mentioned in class and share their work for class discussion. It is recommended that students own a camera with a stop-action setting. Instructor: Erica Benson

Saturday, April 22 and 29
1 to 3 p.m.
PHOTO-0001-006, $49
On campus in Glen Ellyn

Travel Photography

Document your life’s adventures! Develop the skills to capture the architecture, events and people you encounter on your travels and explorations. Instructor: Kate Quinn

Saturday, April 22 and 29
1 to 3 p.m.
PHOTO-0001-006, $49
On campus in Glen Ellyn

Register online today by visiting myaccess.cod.edu or call (630) 942-2208.

Courses will be offered virtually and class meetings will be held via Zoom. A meeting invite will be shared with the email we have on file before class begins.

A to Z Grant Writing

This course provides students with the hands-on experience and knowledge they need to successfully begin the planning process for projects in need of grant funding. An approach to grantseeking begins with thinking about why the funding is needed and involving the grant applicant's stakeholders in the planning process.

Ed2Go Instructor-Led Course, $109
Online (Self-Paced)
Registration Information: ed2go.com/dupage

Creative Writing

You love to write and arrange words on a page,but you are not sure what you want to write. Paul Barile—published novelist/playwright/poet—guides you through a series of exercises designed to unlock the writer within. Explore a different genre of writing each week and discover which appeals to you and your writing style. Instructor: Paul Barile

Memoir Writing

We all have a story of a life lived among family and friends. Learn how to tell yours with Chicago writer and actor Paul Barile. Using a variety of tools and prompts, create a piece of literary non-fiction that reflects who you are and what makes your experience unique. Through the course of the day, identify the most important moments of your life and turn them into stories for readers. There is no topic too marginal or too grand. You just might be amazed at how many people would be interested in hearing your story.

Short Story Writing

The short story is a time-honored tradition for writers. The challenge for the writer is to pack all of the essential elements into a story that is just a few pages long. Using a combination of writing prompts, in-class writing and discussion, students complete this session with a draft of a short story as well as direction in marketing it. Writer Paul Barile has had short stories published in a variety of magazines and ‘zines.’

Writing Poetry

Using prompts and in class writing, create poetry in the various forms. Discover haikus and cinquains as well as sonnets and free verse. Break down the forms of traditions styles and create our own work. Devote some class time to learning how to use social media to promote and publish your work.

Writing Workshop

Join like-minded writers working in a variety of genres, including short story, novel, poetry, flash fiction, screenplay and creative non-fiction. Get friendly support, critique and encouragement,regular assignments and deadlines that help get the work done. Instructor: Mardelle Fortier.

COD Faculty Stories

Richard Morton

"The best way you can learn a computer application or operating system is by exploring it. You learn from mistakes and chances." - Richard Morton

Richard's COD Story

COD Faculty Stories

Kathleen Mullin

"Teaching adults is so rewarding, because they are lifelong learners and when I look at their faces in my classroom, it makes me want to continue to grow and learn as they have." - Kathleen Mullin

Kathleen's COD Story

Contact Information

Continuing Education
Student Resource Center (SRC), Room 1110
(630) 942-2208
Fax: (630) 942-3785
Email: CE@cod.edu