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.

Spring 2022 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 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.

COMPT-0005-005
January 18
4 to 5 p.m

COMPT-0005-006
February 5
2 to 3 p.m.

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.

Painting for Mindfulness *NEW*

Discover painting as an act of mindfulness, learning how to manipulate materials for mood and mind rather than for aesthetic outcome. Using watercolor paint, students will be led through stimulating techniques to facilitate the production of small art works for personal benefit and enjoyment. No painting experience required. Instructor: Christa Kagin

Saturday, Feb. 5 to 26
10 a.m. to noon
ART-0002-020, $99
Student Resource Center (SRC), Room 1119

Self-Expression Through the Altered Book *NEW*

Explore various mixed media art techniques to develop and create an altered book project that is focused on self-expression. A variety of materials such as used books, paper, photos, or found objects are used to create a unique piece of art. This project will help students to express feelings, thoughts, and ideas which can positively affect mood, function, cognition, and behavior. Learn to problem-solve material choices and explore both process and product in art making. No prior art experience is required. Instructor: Christa Kagin

Thursday, March 17 to April 14
6:30 to 8:30 p.m. (no class 3/31)
ART-0002-022, $99
Student Resource Center (SRC), Room 1119

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 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.

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

Wednesday, Feb. 2 to March 2
7 to 9 p.m.
LEISR-0045-012, $129
Virtual Classroom

​​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

Wednesday, March 9
6 to 9 pm.
LEISR-0045-013, $39
Virtual Classroom

Crocheting Flowers

April showers bring May flowers!  Get ready for the season by creating a beautiful collection of spring flowers using simple crochet patterns.  Students will piece together spring flowers using basic crochet stitches. For beginner and intermediate students. A supply list will be emailed before class.

Wednesday, April 6 to 20
6 to 9 p.m.
LEISR-0045-014, $69
Virtual Classroom

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. 7 to March 14
10 to 11:30 a.m. (no class 2/21)
LEISR-0045-010, $99; Lifelong Learner $89
Student Resource Center (SRC), Room 1123

Knitting

Learn the basics of knitting: 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. Instructor: Elizabeth Houlihan

Wednesday, Feb. 9 to March 9
6:30 to 8:30 p.m.
LEISR-0045-005, $129
Student Resource Center (SRC), Room 1123

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 16
6:30 to 9:30 p.m.
LEISR-0045-008, $39
Student Resource Center (SRC), Room 1123

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 23
6:30 to 9:30 p.m.
LEISR-0045-009, $39
Student Resource Center (SRC), Room 1123

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, March 16
6:30 to 9:30 p.m.
LEISR-0045-003, $39
Student Resource Center (SRC), Room 1123

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: Anna Glowacki

Tuesday Jan. 25 to March 8
6:30 to 8:30 p.m.
LEISR-0045-004, $199
Student Resource Center (SRC), Room 1123

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: Anna Glowacki

Tuesday, March 22 to May 3
6:30 to 8:30 p.m. (no class 3/29)
LEISR-0045-007, $179
Student Resource Center (SRC), Room 1123

Sewing Alterations and Upcycled Fashion

Save money and resources while expanding your sewing skills and your wardrobe! Students will learn how to execute basic alterations while using these practical skills for creative, upcycled fashion projects. Discover new ideas on how to apply these skills, and practice on small samples. Students are encouraged to use current pieces they would like assistance with. Instructor: Anna Glowacki

Thursday, Feb. 17 and March 24
6:30 to 8:30 p.m.
LEISR-0045-006, $179
Student Resource Center (SRC), Room 1123

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.

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. Instructor: John Gajkowski.

Tuesday, March 22
7 to 9 p.m.
PROED-0021-009, $49, Lifelong Learner $29
Berg Instructional Center (BIC), Room 1A05

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. 26 to March 2
7 to 9:30 p.m.
PROED-0024-002, $139
Virtual Classroom (Zoom link will be sent two days prior to class start)

Wednesday, March 16 to April 27
7 to 9:30 p.m.
PROED-0024-003, $139
Virtual Classroom (Zoom link will be sent two days prior to class start)

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! Instructor: John Gajkowski

Tuesday, March 8
7 to 9 p.m.
PROED-0021-004, $49, Lifelong Learner $29
Berg Instructional Center (BIC), Room 1A05

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. 25
7 to 9 p.m.
PROED-0021-006, $49, Lifelong Learner $29
Berg Instructional Center (BIC), Room 1A03

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. 9
7 to 9 p.m.
PROED-0021-011, $29
On Campus 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: www.ed2go.com/dupage

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 froth 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, Feb. 22
7 to 9 p.m.
PROED-0021-008, $49, Lifelong Learner $29
Berg Instructional Center (BIC), Room 1A05

Resume in a Day

Create a resume to target job opportunities. Explore resume fundamentals. Identify strategies used by employers to screen potential candidates for interviews and discover ways to customize applications. Instructor: Paul Barile

Saturday, Feb. 19
11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
PROED-0019-001, $29
Student Resource Center (SRC), Room 1123

Retirement Strategies for Challenging Times

Do you worry if you will have enough income for the next 20, 30 or 40 years? Learn what will help you understand the retirement challenges you will be facing today 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. 8
7 to 9 p.m.
PROED-0021-007, $49, Lifelong Learner $29
Berg Instructional Center (BIC), Room 1A01

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. 8 to March 8
7 to 9:30 p.m.
PROED-0022-001, $119
Virtual Classroom (Zoom link will be sent two days prior to class start)

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.

​​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. This class meets online in real time on specified days and times using video chat software.

Mon. and Wed., Jan. 24 to May 20
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

Mon. and Wed., Jan. 24 to May 20
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

Tues. and Thurs., Jan. 25 to May 20
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

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.

Tuesday, Jan. 25 to May 17
6 to 7:30 p.m. (no class 3/29)
FITN-0001-024, $199, Lifelong Learner $179
Physical Education Center (PEC), Room 135

Beyond Beginning Tai Chi

Move beyond the basics and learn about the more energetic approaches to Chinese internal arts. Explore the three martial arts forms of practice: Baguazhang, Hsing l Chuan and advanced Tai Chi. The class format is flexible, allowing you to spend more time on each form, or focus on one in particular. The small class size provides an opportunity for instructor Phil Hinton to work on a more individual level with each student. Prerequisite for this class is Beginning Tai Chi and a desire to take your practice to the next level. 

Tuesday, Jan. 25 to May 17
7:30 to 9 p.m. (no class 3/29)
FITN-0001-010, $199, Lifelong Learner $179
Physical Education Center (PEC), Room 135

Qi Gong and Beginning Tai Chi

Like Tai Chi, Qi Gong is a form of meditation in motion. It combines the practice of repeated slow, graceful movements with controlled deep breathing in order to promote overall well-being and the harmony and balance of the mind-body-spirit connection. Qi Gong practice reduces stress and increases energy, while also improving balance, strength, flexibility and agility. This class is great for beginners, with an introduction to the Basic Simplified (24 Step) Yang style form. Instructor: Lisa Braatz

Monday, Jan. 24 to May 23
2 to 3 p.m. (no class 2/21; 3/28)
FITN-0001-023, $149, Lifelong Learner $129
Physical Education Center (PEC), Room 135

Tai Chi for Continuing Students

This class is for students who are familiar with the Basic Simplified (24 step) form but need a bit more practice.  We will also introduce Guan Bo forms and the 42 mixed style. The goal is to improve overall well-being in the mind-body-spirit connection. Meditation in Motion.  Instructor: Lisa Braatz

Wednesday, Jan. 26 to May 18|
2 to 3 p.m. (no class 3/30)
FITN-0001-002, $149, Lifelong Learner $129
Physical Education Center (PEC), Room 135

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: www.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: www.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 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

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. 

Sunday, Feb. 27 to March 13
1 to 4 p.m.
LEISR-0004-005, $129
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. 23
6 to 9 p.m.
LEISR-0004-004, $59
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. 3 to 17
6 to 9 p.m.
LEISR-0004-002, $129
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, sauteing, stir-frying, steaming, chopping, cutting, mixing, folding and seasoning.

Sunday, March 27 to May 22
1 to 4 p.m.
LEISR-0004-001; $249
Culinary and Hospitality Center (CHC), Room 1013

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.

Wednesday, April 6
6 to 9 p.m.
LEISR-0004-008, $69
Culinary and Hospitality Center (CHC), Room 1013

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. 

Tuesday, Feb. 1
10 a.m. to noon
LEISR-0004-021, $29
Virtual Classroom

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, Feb. 17
6:30 to 8:30 p.m.
LEISR-0004-023, $39
Student Resource Center (SRC), Room 1118

Coffee Journey: A Farm to Cup Experience

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

Tuesday, Feb. 22
9:30 to 11:30 a.m.
LEISR-0004-020, $39
Culinary and Hospitality Center (CHC), Room 1021

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 3
6:30 to 8:30 p.m.
LEISR-0004-023, $39
Student Resource Center (SRC), Room 1118

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.

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: www.ed2go.com/dupage

Exploring Numismatics: Coin Collecting and More!

Coins and currency hold a rich history, making collecting a rewarding hobby. This class will introduce the basics of collecting coins, currency, tokens and medallions. Hold history in your hands as you learn about numismatics in earlier times, 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, Jan. 27 to Feb. 10
7 to 9 p.m.
LEISR-0067-003, $79
Virtual Classroom

Thursday, Feb. 17 to March 3
7 to 9 p.m.
LEISR-0067-004, $79
Student Resource Center (SRC), Room 1128

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 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, Feb. 2 to 9
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 2 to 9
7 to 9 p.m.
LEISR-0067-012, $49
Virtual Classroom

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: www.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: www.ed2go.com/dupage

Leashed Up! Understanding Dog Gear

Explore this extensive overview of dog gear used to walk and work with dogs. Learn about the pros and cons of a wide variety of equipment and the caveats about various forms of tethering your dog(s). Examples of and how to use equipment is discussed. Instructor: Cheryl Boyle

Monday, Feb. 28 to March 14
7 to 8:30 p.m.
LEISR-0032-008, $59
On Campus 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 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.

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. Instructor: Joel Selvey

Tuesday, Feb. 1 to March 8 (waiting list)
6 to 9 p.m.
LEISR-0032-001, $249, Lifelong Learner $199
Addison Center, Door 12

Thursday, Feb. 17 to March 24
6 to 9 p.m.
LEISR-0032-011, $249, Lifelong Learner $199
Addison Center, Door 12

Beyond Basic Home Repair

Develop your skills and go beyond the basics of home repair.  This course focuses more on remodeling projects, cabinet and tile installation, trim and more. Instructor: Joel Selvey

Tuesday, April 5 to May 10
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, Jan. 29
10 a.m. to noon
LEISR-0032-105, $29
Student Resource Center (SRC), Room 1118

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. 25
6:30 to 8:30 p.m.
LEISR-0032-112, $29
Virtual Classroom

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, March 12
10 a.m. to noon
LEISR-0032-107, $29
Student Resource Center (SRC), Room 1118

Trash to Treasure

Discover ways to repurpose resale finds or other items that some people might think of as trash.   Learn creative, original, and inexpensive ways to repurpose a “toss-away” piece of furniture or even turn the piece into a high-end boutique item.  Instructor: Cheryl Boyle

Sunday, Jan. 30 to Feb. 20
2 to 3:30 p.m.
LEISR-0032-006, $69
Student Resource Center (SRC), Room 1118

Understanding Paint Color and Light

Ever choose the perfect paint color only to realize it does not look the same on the wall. Understand more about color, the new light bulbs and how they affect color. Discover how the light inside and outside your home effects paint colors.  Students are welcome to show samples of fabric or paint. Instructor: GraceAnn Simoni

Thursday, Feb. 17
6:30 to 8:30 p.m.
LEISR-0032-002, $29
On Campus Glen Ellyn

Walls, Tabletops, and Mantles, Oh My!

Have you accumulated lots of accessories and art, but are struggling with the best way to display it? Explore interesting techniques for hanging art, mirrors, and other accessories as well as mantles, bookcase displays and tabletops.  Students are encouraged to show 2-3 accessories for the challenge in class. Instructor: GraceAnn Simoni

Saturday, Feb. 5
9:30 to 11:30 a.m.
LEISR-0032-004, $29
On Campus 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 and learn proper cultivating and harvesting techniques.  Instructor: Marilyn Joyner

Saturday, Feb. 5 and 12
9:30 to 11:30 a.m.
LEISR-0032-300, $79
Health and Science Center (HSC), Room 1135

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 6
6:30 to 8:30 p.m.
LEISR-0032-304, $29         
Student Resource Center (SRC), Room 1118

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 9
6:30 to 8:30 p.m.
LEISR-0032-308, $29
Student Resource Center (SRC), Room 1118

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 26
6:30 to 8:30 p.m.
LEISR-0032-302, $39
Health and Science Center (HSC), Room 1109

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
Virtual Classroom

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
Virtual Classroom

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
Virtual Classroom

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
Virtual Classroom

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
Virtual Classroom

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
Virtual Classroom

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
Virtual Classroom

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
Virtual Classroom

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
Virtual Classroom

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
Virtual Classroom

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
Virtual Classroom

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
Virtual Classroom

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
Virtual Classroom

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
Virtual Classroom

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
Virtual Classroom

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
Virtual Classroom

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.

Chinese New Year

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. 26
6 to 9 p.m.
LEISR-0067-013, $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. 16 to March 16
6:30 to 8:30 p.m.
LEISR-0061-012, $139
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, May 4
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 your balance, and maintain your quality of life. Instructor John Robertson.

Wednesday, April 20
6 to 9 p.m.
LEISR-0061-010, $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: www.ed2go.com/dupage

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 Feb. 14 to March 7
8 to 9 p.m.
LEISR-0061-001, $49
Virtual Classroom

Thursday, Feb. 17 to March 10
1 to 2 p.m.
LEISR-0061-003, $49
Virtual Classroom

Thursday, April 7 to 28
Noon to 1 p.m.
LEISR-0061-004, $49
On Campus Glen Ellyn

Thursday, April 7 to 28
8 to 9 p.m.
LEISR-0061-005, $49
Naperville Center (NC), Room 23

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, April 27
6 to 9 pm.
LEISR-0061-011, $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, April 13
6 to 9 p.m.
LEISR-0061-009, $39
Virtual Classroom

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: www.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 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.  

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.

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
Virtual Classroom

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
Virtual Classroom

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
Fax: (630) 942-3785
Email: CE@cod.edu