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.

Instructor leads watercolor painting class

Watercolor painting class instructor, Pam Keller, leading a class.

Adult student working on her first quilt

An enrichment student works on her first quilt.

Adults with quilts

The Holiday Quilting Class poses with their final products.

Adult students learning tai chi

Enrichment students learning the art of Tai Chi.

Adult student practicing calligraphy

A student perfecting his stroke in Renaissance Calligraphy.

Fall 2021 Courses

Click each subject below to learn about upcoming courses. Check back soon for Spring 2022 course information. 

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 this Fall. 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.

Spring Date TBA

See below for a sample of classes offered or view the full Spring Course Catalog. 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. 27 to Feb. 24
2 to 4 p.m.
ART-0002-010, $145, Lifelong Learner $119
Student Resource Center (SRC), Room 1119

Thursday, March 3 to April 7
2 to 4 p.m. (no class 3/31)
ART-0002-013, $145, Lifelong Learner $119
Student Resource Center (SRC), Room 1119

Calligraphy - Italic

Come learn the beautiful art of Italic Calligraphy! Italic script is an elegant style written with a broad edge pen. Letterform consistency and spacing are emphasized to help students develop their eye as well as their hand. Students will also learn some variations of Italic, as well as exploring the tools of the calligrapher. Although this class is geared towards beginner/intermediate students, all levels are welcome.   A supply list will be emailed before class. Instructor: Matt Wright

Sunday, Feb. 13 to March 20
7 to 9 p.m.
ART-0005-002, $129; Lifelong Learner $99
Virtual Classroom

Calligraphy—Renaissance Italic

Study the script of the Renaissance era, both classic forms and contemporary variations. Learn flourishes using both pens and brushes with ink and color in gouache. The supply list will be mailed before the start of first class.  Instructor: Tim Botts           

Tuesday, Feb. 8 to March 20
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. 27 to Feb. 24
6:30 to 8:30 p.m.
ART-0001-004, $145, Lifelong Learner $119
Virtual Classroom

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. 26 to Feb. 23
6 to 8 p.m.
ART-0001-001, $145, Lifelong Learner $129
Berg Instructional Center (BIC), Room 1429

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 9 to April 13
6 to 8 p.m. (no class 3/30)
ART-0001-002, $145, Lifelong Learner $129
Berg Instructional Center (BIC), Room 1429

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 are welcome!  Instructor: Kathryn Parenti

Thursday, Feb. 3 to Feb. 24
10 a.m. to noon
ART-0004-106; $109; Lifelong Learner $99
Student Resource Center (SRC), Room 1123

Making Theater Happen: One Man, Two Guvnors

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. Students will enhance their appreciation for theatre by examining the many elements of play mounting and production. Fee includes a script and tickets to the performance.

Thursday, April 14 to 28
6:30 to 8 p.m.
ART-0004-006, $129; Lifelong Learner $99
On campus Glen Ellyn

Wet Felted Creations: Flower

Wearable and fiber arts elegantly combine to make a beautiful flower pin with wet felting techniques and beaded finishing. All supplies are included with the course fee. Instructor: Natasha Lehrer Lewis

Wednesday, April 6
6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
ART-0004-105, $39
Virtual Classroom

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. 27 to Feb. 24
10 a.m. to noon
ART-0001-006, $145; Lifelong Learner $119
Student Resource Center (SRC), Room 1119

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, Jan. 28 to Feb. 25
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 8 to May 6
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. 25 to March 8
10 a.m. to noon
ART-0002-018, $175; Lifelong Learner $159
Naperville Center (NC), Room 23

Tuesday, March 15 to May 3
10 a.m. to noon
ART-0002-005, $175; Lifelong Learner $159
Naperville Center (NC), Room 23

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. 25 to March 8
12:30 to 2:30 p.m.
ART-0002-019, $175; Lifelong Learner $159
Naperville Center (NC), Room 23

Tuesday, March 15 to May 3
12:30 to 2:30 p.m.
ART-0002-007, $175; Lifelong Learner $159
Naperville Center (NC), Room 23 

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 Course Catalog. 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 www.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.

Wednesday, Jan. 26
6 to 9 p.m.
COMPT-0006-041, $59
Student Resource Center (SRC), Room 1126

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, Jan. 31 to March 21 (no class 2/21)
6 to 9 p.m
COMPT-0006-048, $349
Student Resource Center (SRC), Room 1126

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 4 to May 2
6 to 9 p.m
COMPT-0006-049, $249
Student Resource Center (SRC), Room 1126

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.

Thursday, Feb. 3 to March 10
6 to 9 p.m. 
COMPT-0002-011, $199 
Student Resource Center (SRC), Room 1120

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: www.ed2go.com/dupage

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.

Thursday, March 3
6 to 9 p.m.
COMPT-0006-012, $49
Student Resource Center (SRC), Room 1134

Craigslist

Craigslist is a popular website that provides a community service from coast to coast. This site is about more than just buying and selling. Come find out what Craigslist has to offer!

Wednesday, March 16
6 to 9 p.m.
COMPT-0006-031, $49
Student Resource Center (SRC), Room 1134

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: www.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: www.ed2go.com/dupage

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 17 and 24
6 to 9 p.m.
COMPT-0003-051, $79
Student Resource Center (SRC), Room 1133

Excel 2016 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 2016. Students must have access to Excel 2016. A textbook may be required. Please check codbooks.com for details.

Monday, Jan. 31 to Feb. 14
6 to 9 p.m.
COMPT-0003-027, $129
Student Resource Center (SRC), Room 1133

Wednesday, Feb. 23 to March 9
6 to 9 p.m.
COMPT-0003-005, $129
Virtual Classroom

Excel 2016 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. Students must have access to Excel 2016 and basic Excel experience. A textbook may be required. Please check codbooks.com for details.

Monday, March 7 to 21
6 to 9 p.m.
COMPT-0003-025, $129
Student Resource Center (SRC), Room 1133

Wednesday, April 6 to 20
6 to 9 p.m.
COMPT-0003-006, $129
Virtual Classroom

Excel 2016 Advanced

Work on advanced spreadsheet concepts in Microsoft Excel 2016, including range names, advanced functions, lists, importing and exporting data, analytical options, and macros. Students must have access to Excel 2016 and Intermediate level Excel 2016 or equivalent experience. A textbook may be required. Please check codbooks.com for details.

Monday, April 4 to 18
6 to 9 p.m.
COMPT-0003-026, $129
Student Resource Center (SRC), Room 1133

Wednesday, April 27 to May 11
6 to 9 p.m.
COMPT-0003-007, $129
Virtual Classroom

Excel Charts

Learn the basics of creating chart designs, pie charts and column charts, as well as editing chart data. Basic level Microsoft Excel 2016 or equivalent experience is required.

Thursday, Feb. 24
6 to 9 p.m.
COMPT-0003-035, $49
Student Resource Center (SRC), Room 1133

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 2016 or equivalent experience is required.

Thursday, April 28
6 to 9 p.m.
COMPT-0003-032, $49
Student Resource Center (SRC), Room 1133

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 2016 or equivalent experience is required.

Thursday, April 7
6 to 9 p.m.
COMPT-0003-031, $49
Student Resource Center (SRC), Room 1133

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. 9
6 to 9 p.m.
COMPT-0006-026, $49
Student Resource Center (SRC), Room 1134

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 6
6 to 9 p.m.
COMPT-0006-037, $49
Student Resource Center (SRC), Room 1133

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 2 to 9
6 to 9 p.m.
COMPT-0006-034, $79
Student Resource Center (SRC), Room 1134

Google Apps

Discover the tools available by Google that allow you to access your information from any device with an Internet connection. The apps introduced include Google+, Google Play, Google Calendar, Gmail, and Google Maps.

Monday, April 25
6 to 9 p.m.
COMPT-0006-023, $49
Student Resource Center (SRC), Room 1133

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. 2
6 to 9 p.m.
COMPT-0006-018, $49
Student Resource Center (SRC), Room 1134

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: www.ed2go.com/dupage

Keyboarding

Learn how to touch-type or improve your existing typing skills using Keyboarding Pro 5.

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

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, Feb. 23
6 to 9 p.m.
COMPT-0006-019, $49
Student Resource Center (SRC), Room 1133

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, Feb. 1 to 8
6 to 9 p.m.
COMPT-0006-028, $79
Student Resource Center (SRC), Room 1133

Office 2016

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 2016 for personal or work use. Students must have access to Office 2016. A textbook may be required. Please check codbooks.com for details.

Tuesday, April 5 to May 10
6:30 to 9 p.m.
COMPT-0003-043, $199
Student Resource Center (SRC), Room 1133

PC Troubleshooting

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

Wednesday, April 13
6 to 9 p.m.
COMPT-0006-027, $49
Student Resource Center (SRC), Room 1133

PowerPoint 2016

Learn how to make attention-getting presentations with Microsoft PowerPoint 2016. Produce, share and save professional-quality slides. Students must have access to PowerPoint 2016. A textbook may be required. Please check codbooks.com for details.

Wednesday, Feb. 9 to 23
6 to 9 p.m.
COMPT-0003-024, $129
Student Resource Center (SRC), Room 1133

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.

Thursday, April 7
6 to 9 p.m.
COMPT-0006-035, $49
Student Resource Center (SRC), Room 1134

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: www.ed2go.com/dupage

Word 2016 Basic

Learn to use the features of Microsoft Word 2016. Practice the basics of creating, editing and formatting documents, text and tables. Students must have access to Word 2016 and previous computer experience. A textbook may be required. Please check codbooks.com for details.

Wednesday, March 9 to 23
6 to 9 p.m.
COMPT-0003-044, $129
Student Resource Center (SRC), Room 1133

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 Course Catalog. 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.

Crochet Snowman and Snowlady

Get into the holiday spirit and create your own crocheted snowman and snowlady.  Students will learn how to read a pattern, increasing and decreasing stitches and basic embroidery to crochet the finished project. A supply list will be emailed before class.  Instructor: Kelly McFadden

Wednesday, Dec. 1 to 15
6:30 to 9:30 p.m.
LEISR-0045-006, $69
Virtual Campus

Knitting Beyond the Basics: Double Knitting

Learn this technique of two-color double knitting that produces a fabric with a mirror image of the pattern on the opposite side.  This results in a reversible project that is great for scarves, hats, afghans and warmer garments. A supply list will be emailed before class. Instructor: Elizabeth Houlihan

Wednesday, Nov. 10
6:30 to 9:30 p.m.
LEISR-0045-004, $39
Naperville Center (NC), Room 22

Spring 2022 Courses Coming Soon!

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 Course Catalog. 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.

Spring 2022 Courses Coming Soon!

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 Course Catalog. 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.

Falls: Don’t Let Them 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 your balance, and maintain your quality of life. Instructor: John Robertson

Friday, Nov. 12
1 to 4 p.m.
FITN-0001-006, $39
Virtual Classroom

Thursday, Dec. 9
6 to 9 p.m.
FITN-0001-007, $39
Virtual Classroom

Spring 2022 Courses Coming Soon!

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 Course Catalog. 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

Perfect Pairings: Cooking with Beer

Have your beer and eat it too!  Cook with various types of beers that intensify flavor in your food.  Recipes include: Porter Caramelized Onion Flatbreads with Smoked Gouda and Roasted Tomatoes, Beer Mac and Cheese, Stout Chocolate Banana Pudding. Must be 21 to register.  Registration fee includes two (2) members per household.  An ingredient/supply list will be emailed before class.

Friday, Nov. 12
6:30 to 9:30 p.m.
LEISR-0004-009, $69
Virtual Classroom

Spring 2022 Courses Coming Soon! 

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 Course Catalog. 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.

Exploring Numismatics: Coin Collecting, Medallions, and More

Coins and currency hold a rich history, making collecting a rewarding hobby. This class will introduce the basics of coin collecting, and promotes interest in history, geography, and culture. Learn which coins and currency are collectible, storage tips, proper handling, grading, value and pricing. Students can bring coins to class for discussion. Instructor: John Kent

Thursday, Nov. 11 to Dec. 2
6:30 to 8:30 p.m.
LEISR-0067-102, $69
Virtual Classroom 

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 Course Catalog. 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.

Spring 2022 Courses Coming Soon!

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

All Virtual Classroom courses will meet via Zoom unless otherwise noted. A meeting invite will be emailed before class begins. 

Review all of our Language class options online.

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)

Thursday, Jan. 20 to Feb. 17
6 to 9 p.m.
LANGS-0001-510, $199
Virtual Classroom

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)

Thursday, Feb. 24 to March 24
6 to 9 p.m.
LANGS-0001-511, $199
Virtual Classroom

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)

Thursday, March 31 to April 28
6 to 9 p.m.
LANGS-0001-513, $199
Virtual Classroom

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

Wednesday, Jan. 19 to Feb. 16
6:30 to 9:30 p.m
LANGS-0001-101, $199
Virtual Classroom - Class will be hosted using Blackboard and Zoom. Check your personal email for the guest link.

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

Wednesday, Feb.23 to March 23
6:30 to 9:30 p.m
LANGS-0001-102, $199
Virtual Classroom - Class will be hosted using Blackboard. Check your personal email for the guest link.

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

Wednesday, March 30 to April 27
6:30 to 9:30 p.m.
LANGS-0001-103, $199
Virtual Classroom - Class will be hosted using Blackboard. Check your personal email for the guest link.

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).

Monday and Thursday, Jan. 31 to March 3
6:30 to 8 p.m.
LANGS-0001-200, $199
Virtual Classroom

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

Monday and Thursday, March 7 to April 7
6:30 to 8 p.m.
LANGS-0001-201, $199
Virtual Classroom

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)

Wednesday, Feb. 2 to March 16
6:30 to 9:30 p.m.
LANGS-0001-550, $299
Virtual Classroom

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).

Wednesday, March 23 to May 4
6:30 to 9:30 p.m.
LANGS-0001-551, $299
Virtual Classroom

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.

Monday, Jan. 24 to Feb. 21
6 to 9 p.m.
LANGS-0001-400, $199
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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.

Monday, Feb. 28 to March 28
6 to 9 p.m.
LANGS-0001-401, $199
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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.

Monday, April 4 to May 2
6 to 9 p.m.
LANGS-0001-408, $199
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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).

Saturday, Jan. 15 to Feb. 26
1 to 4 p.m.
LANGS-0001- 810, $299
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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).

Saturday, March 12 to April 23
1 to 4 p.m.
LANGS-0001- 811, $299
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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).

Tuesday, Feb. 8 to March 22
6:30 to 9:30 p.m.
LANGS-0001- 720, $299
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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).

Tuesday, March 29 to May 10
6:30 to 9:30 p.m.
LANGS-0001- 721, $299
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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).

Wednesday, Jan. 26 to Feb. 23
6:30 to 9 p.m.
LANGS-0001-010, $199
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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.

Wednesday, March 2 to 30
6:30 to 9 p.m.
LANGS-0001-011, $199
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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)

Wednesday, April 6 to May 4
6:30 to 9 p.m.
LANGS-0001-016, $199
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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).

Tuesday, Jan. 25 to Feb. 22
6:30 to 9 p.m.
LANGS-0001-650, $199
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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)

Tuesday, March 1 to 29
6:30 to 9 p.m.
LANGS-0001-651, $199
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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).

Monday, Jan. 10 to Feb. 14
6 to 9 p.m.
LANGS-0001-600, $199
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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

Monday, Feb. 21 to March 21
6 to 9 p.m.
LANGS-0001-601, $199
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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).

Monday, April 4 to May 2
6 to 9 p.m.
LANGS-0001-602, $199
Student Resource Center (SRC), Room 1118

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.

Tuesday, Jan. 25 to Feb. 22
6:30 to 9:30 p.m.
LANGS-0001-700, $199
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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.

Tuesday, March 1 to 29
6:30 to 9:30 p.m.
LANGS-0001-704, $199
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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. 

Tuesday, April 5 to May 3
6:30 to 9:30 p.m.
LANGS-0001-702, $199
Virtual Classroom

Register online today by visiting myaccess.cod.edu

Registration closes 1 week before the start of the program to ensure Zoom links are emailed to registered participants.

See below for a sample of classes offered or view the full Spring Course Catalog. 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.

Mindfulness Meditation

Train your mind the way you train your body for the perfect way to stay centered with our Chopra Center-certified meditation instructor. 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. A textbook is recommended, but not required. Instructor: Stephanie Frantz

Mindfulness Workshop: Holiday Stress Buster

Wednesday, Dec. 1
7:45 to 8:45 p.m.
LEISR-0061-006, $15

Say Goodbye to Antacids

Do you suffer from heartburn, acid reflux or indigestion? Learn gentle, effective exercises that have the potential to reduce or eliminate these issues. Instructor: John Robertson

Thursday, Nov. 11
6 to 9 p.m.
LEISR-0067-003, $39

Spring 2022 Courses Coming Soon!

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 Course Catalog. 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.  For more information please contact Jennifer Lange at langej89@cod.edu. 

Group Classes

You Can Uke: Next Step

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 will be provided.

Saturday, Nov. 13
9am to Noon
MUSIC-0001-004, $49
Naperville Center (NC), Room 23

Spring 2022 Courses Coming Soon!

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 Course Catalog. 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.

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, Nov. 16 to Dec. 7
7 to 9 p.m.
PHOTO-0001-007, $99

Spring 2022 Courses Coming Soon!

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.

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

Tuesday, March 22 to April 26
7 to 9 p.m.
HUMNT-0002-104, $159; Lifelong Learner $119
Virtual Classroom

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.

Tuesday, Jan. 11 and 18
7 to 9 p.m.
HUMNT-0002-105; $79; Lifelong Learner $59
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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.’

Tuesday, Feb. 1 to 15
7 to 9 p.m.
HUMNT-0002-107; $119; Lifelong Learner $89
Virtual Classroom

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.

Tuesday, Feb. 22 to March 8
7 to 9 p.m.
HUMNT-0002-801; $119; Lifelong Learner $89
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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.

Tuesday, Jan. 25 to March 1
10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
HUMNT-0002-100, $239; Lifelong Learner $199
Virtual Classroom

Tuesday, March 8 to April 12
10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
HUMNT-0002-101, $239; Lifelong Learner $199
Student Resource Center (SRC), Room 1118
Note: Class modality is subject to change

Register online today by visiting myaccess.cod.edu.

Registration closes 1 week before the start of the program to ensure Zoom links are emailed to registered participants.

Contact Information

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