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We offer all levels, from beginner to advanced. You can study during the day, nights, weekends, or even online.                             

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Note: This Fall 2021 semester, Adult Education classes will be offered both in-person and as distance learning.

Student Success

Laura Ocon
Daley College
Originally from Torreón, Coahuila, Mèxico, Laura Ocon came to Chicago more than 30 years ago. A wife and mother of three children, she found it challenging to get important healthcare information in her native Spanish. After starting school, her daughter increasingly served as the family translator. Ocon promised herself that as soon she had time, she...
Sharlise Harris
Kennedy-King College
Selina Hayes
Olive-Harvey College
Melania Aldama
Daley College

Our Vision

​The City Colleges of Chicago Adult Education programs provide open access for learners from diverse backgrounds that deliver high quality education to prepare students to transition successfully into college, career pathways, the workforce and/or to meet personal goals as lifelong learners. In collaboration with community partners, the City Colleges of Chicago Adult Education program provides students with supporting services to meet their social, emotional and academic needs, leading to economic mobility.​