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Adult Education Department

Victor Castillo

Dean, Adult Education

Mission Statement


The mission of the Adult Education Division of the City Colleges of Chicago is to provide educational programs that help adults become literate, learn English as a second language, obtain a GED®  credential, and gain the knowledge, skills and guidance necessary for transition to college and career pathways.         




To register for classes and make a testing appointment, visit Daley College's Main Building, Admissions Office, Room 1408 or call the Adult Education office at the City Colleges location near you.                 

Free classes are offered at Daley College, satellite locations, and other community sites to help students improve the English language or basic literacy skills, obtain a GED certificate, or prepare for the Citizenship Exam.  Specific services include:                 

  • GED Preparation classes (classroom instruction or online)
  • English as second language (ESL) 
  • Basic reading and math skills (ABE)
  • College readiness 
  • Workforce preparation and Health Bridge classes: call (773) 838-7551
  • Manufacturing: call (773) 838-7551
For more information, call: (773) 838-7800



In general, students must be at least 18 years old in order to enroll in adult education classes. However, 16 and 17 year-olds may register with an official high school release letter certifying that they are no longer attending high school.                 

Adult Education classes are intended for people who live in or near Chicago. Students who hold J1 visas are not permitted to take Adult Eduction classes. 




Faculty & Staff

Victor Castillo, Dean of Adult Education (773) 838-7800; Ext. 7795           

Jessica Levesque, Interim Associate Dean of Adult Education (773) 838-7990

Melissa Flores, Adult Education Manager (773) 838-1508

Ewa Lazowska, Adult Education Manager (773) 838-7799

Claudia Mosqueda, Adult Education Manager (773) 838-1832

Patricia Silva, Adult Education Manager (773) 838-7796

Ana Reyes, Transition Specialist (773) 838-7884

Martha Silva, Transition Specialist (773) 838-7880


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Contact Information

(773) 838-7800
7500 S. Pulaski Road
Room 502, Building 500
Chicago, IL 60652
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Monday - Thursday:
9:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.

Friday & Saturday:
9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
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​Online GED course information:                  

(312) 553-3334