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Academic Programs & Classes

The City Colleges of Chicago (CCC) offers a wide variety of academic programs and classes, which are grouped into three broad categories:     

  • College credit classes​ — classes for students pursuing an Associate Degree or workforce preparation certificate
  • Adult education classes
    • General Educational Development (GED) exam: for adults seeking a high school equivalency
    • English as a Second Language (ESL): for adults seeking to learn the English language
    • Adult Basic Education (ABE): for adults who wish to improve their basic reading, writing, and math skills
    • U.S. citizenship: for adults working toward U.S. citizenship
  • Professional & Personal Development (continuing education) classes — non-credit classes for ​students seeking personal enrichment or new skills