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Learning: it’s never too early to start or too late to stop. That’s why College of Lake County provides the region with personal enrichment courses for all ages. CLC is an affordable, local resource for you to stretch your body and mind.
Our non-credit, non-graded courses are not light on content. Nationally known subject matter experts, educators, authors and licensed professionals teach lively classes full of detailed information and robust experiences. You can study a subject you’re passionate about in-depth, improve your existing skills, or try a course that’s completely foreign to you just for kicks.
Personal enrichment courses. Our classes range from one-day seminars and workshops to semester-length courses. Topics include all kinds of interests--painting and jewelry making, computer skills, cooking, languages, wellness, sports and fitness, tours, writing and more!
Explore programs for youth and teenagers provide children year-round, quality academic enrichment and opportunities in a college environment. From ACT test prep and STEM to engineering and web design, CLC offers many options for boys and girls in grades 1 through 12. Recreational courses and local trips and tours are additional family-oriented options that change seasonally.
The Discovery Program is designed for adults 50+. Short-term classes, tours and trips are offered in areas including art and architecture, computers, current events, film, history, philosophy, science, sociology and world religions. All adults are welcome.
Another option for personal enrichment and professional development in the online format is ed2go. Choose self-paced tutorials that start anytime and last a few hours, or instructor-led courses that begin every month and last six weeks.
Browse this season’s schedule of courses and register for your personal enrichment today at CLC. Questions? Contact the Center for Personal Enrichment.
“I rediscovered my love of chemistry at CLC. My professor was such a great teacher and passionate about chemistry that it was easy to go to class and learn.”
“CLC offers so much more than cost savings. I’ve received an excellent education that’s a good stepping stone to my goal of becoming a marriage counselor.”
“CLC is such a welcoming environment for international students. Within my first year here, I was helping other international students as a student ambassador.”
“CLC has absolutely played a role in changing my educational and career goals. I had space to explore different fields and talk to many knowledgeable people about careers and opportunities.”
“I loved my education courses. The professors bring a lot of experiences into their classrooms, and everything we learn builds from class to class.”
“I have enjoyed all the instructors in the horticulture department, especially their expertise and practical work experiences. All the classes that I have taken are pertinent to my career choice.”
“Even if money hadn’t been an issue for me, I think CLC still would have been the right decision for me because of the wonderful things that I took with me from the college.”
“Really get to know your professors; they are the ones who will write you a letter of recommendation in a few years, so keep in touch with them.”
“The business expertise and management advice from my small business advisor has been extremely helpful from our first meeting and to this day. He has helped me create a clear vision for the future of my company and a detailed action plan to execute it.”
“College is the best decision I ever made. As a senior at Zion-Benton High School, I received a scholarship to CLC. I thought, “This is an opportunity.””
“The entire Illinois SBDC International Trade Center staff is an invaluable resource – always available, honest and thorough. If there is a subject outside their realm, they have a network of referrals who are experienced in that field.”
“I traveled to Peru for a two-week trip with five other CLC students as part of CLC’s first service-learning trip abroad. We were able to do good and experienced Peru’s breath-taking eco-systems.”
“The Truck Driver Training course built my confidence and really prepared me well for a successful career in this field.”
“I chose CLC’s Small Business Development Center for guidance and help meeting people who have already gone through the process of starting a business. They are a great team of experts to have on my side.”
“I became the first community college student accepted as an intern at a newsroom in Erie, Penn., thanks to my experiences on The CLC Chronicle and working with Professor Kupetz. That first internship opened many doors for me.”
“I am currently working part-time as a paralegal while enrolled as a full-time student in Roosevelt University’s Paralegal Studies program. If I had not received the education I had from CLC, I would not have the part-time job.”
“CLC was great preparation for transfer to a four-year school. I got comfortable with my abilities, and I was confident when I transferred to NIU. At CLC, I was also able to explore different courses and my interests.”
“There is something about CLC’s environment and the professors that makes your experience very enjoyable and helps you to do well academically.”
“The course prepared me for a veterinary assistant job and the externship was a great part of the reason I felt prepared.”
“CLC is a melting pot; a microcosm of America. The students come from so many different backgrounds and contexts, that you learn almost as much from your classmates as you do from your courses.”
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