Now is the time to
register for Spring 2017 semester classes at City Colleges of Chicago (CCC). The
first session of Spring classes (16-week session) begins on Tuesday, January
17, 2017 and registration ends on Tuesday, January 10, 2016.
New students can apply to
City Colleges of Chicago by visiting the admissions page at www.ccc.edu/apply. Offering quality, affordable programs, City Colleges
of Chicago allows students to earn academic credentials ranging from
certificates and associate degrees in fast-growing fields to English as a
Second Language (ESL) and GED high school equivalency instruction.
“City Colleges offers the
academic pathways that can bring our students’ closer to their educational and
career goals,” said City Colleges of Chicago Chancellor Cheryl L. Hyman. “Whether they want to transfer to a four-year
college or university, or advance their career in a high demand field, City
Colleges gives students the education, tools and training to succeed.”
City Colleges partners with
employers and 4-year universities through its College to Careers program to
ensure students are prepared to seize the more than 600,000 jobs coming to the
Chicago region in fields, including: health sciences; business; advanced
manufacturing; construction technology; education, human, and natural sciences;
culinary/hospitality; information technology; and transportation/distribution/logistics.
Employers and 4-year
universities review curriculum and facilities, act as teacher/practitioners in
the classroom, and offer students a first pass at internships and job
Olive-Harvey College, City
Colleges’ Center of Excellence in Transportation, Distribution and Logistics (TD
&L) education, has partnered with Fed Ex and UPS in designing curriculum
and providing training for the Commercial Driver License (CDL) – C Driver
Trainer Program, new for the Spring 2017 semester. This course will prepare
give students additional job opportunities with the commercial (class C)
For students interested in
obtaining the English as a Second Language endorsement, Truman College is
offering two new courses for Spring 2017: Linguistics 101 and Linguistics 102.
Attending City Colleges can
save students thousands of dollars towards a bachelor’s degree. Chicago-area
students who spend their first two years at City Colleges can save up to
$40,000 towards their bachelor’s degree compared to what it may cost to attend
a four-year institution.
Courses labeled “IAI” in the
City Colleges academic catalog have been approved by the Illinois Articulation
Initiative and will transfer to the more than 100 Illinois colleges and
universities participating in IAI.
City Colleges of Chicago also
offers the Chicago Star Scholarship, which provides free tuition and books for
up to three years, to eligible graduates of Chicago Public Schools (CPS) and
CPS charter schools.
Now in its second year, the
Chicago Star Scholarship program is helping nearly 2,000 Chicago Public School
(CPS) graduates attend college tuition-free – a 20 percent increase in new
scholars between 2015 and 2016. Students who qualified for the Star
Scholarship, but chose not to attend City Colleges this past Fall, are still eligible
to receive benefits.
CPS students must meet specific criteria to be chosen as Star
Scholars. These students must graduate with a GPA of 3.0 or higher, they must
demonstrate “completion ready” ability with an ACT math and English score of 17
or an SAT math score or 400 and SAT writing score of 410, and the student must
enroll in one of CCC’s structured, relevant pathways. Students meeting these
criteria will be offered waivers for all tuition and books for up to three
years at City Colleges of Chicago or upon completion of their degree, whichever
The Chicago Star Scholarship program features partnerships with 15
four-year colleges and universities. Each of these partners have committed to
creating an opportunity that will allow Star Scholars to continue their college
education following a successful completion at CCC, with wraparound supports to
ensure a successful transfer. These packages range in monetary value between
$2,500 and nearly $50,000 each year, and include some of the top colleges
state- and nationwide. More information about the Chicago Star Scholarship
and Star Partners can be found at www.ccc.edu/starscholarship.
Students in need of childcare can explore City Colleges’ state-licensed
Child Development Schools, offering high-quality full- and part-time childcare
to City Colleges students, faculty and staff. Some childcare services may be
free (based on eligibility) and special needs care is available. Child
Development Schools are available at Daley College (main campus and Arturo
Velasquez Institute), Kennedy-King College, Malcolm X College, Olive-Harvey
College, and Truman College.
To begin the registration process, call 773-COLLEGE or visit the
website’s admissions page: www.ccc.edu/apply.