Adult Learners

A diverse community of learning

Explore a wide range of programs, degrees and certificates designed for learners of all ages and backgrounds. Study alongside your peers on a journey of self-discovery, academic achievement or professional development.

Start college for the first time, return to complete what you started, earn a high school equivalency, advance your career—let us know your goals. We help you find an affordable way to reach them.

Study where it works

Take classes in person at our Grayslake campus, Lakeshore campus, Southlake campus or at the Advanced Technology Center in Gurnee. Or if you prefer, learn in a blended or a fully online format.

Real connections; lifelong learning

Discover how you belong here as you study alongside people of all ages and life stages. Learn how CLC supports you throughout your academic journey.

Help for adult learners

Your College and Career Navigator (CCN) is your “go-to person” for support restarting or continuing your academic journey. Get guidance about affording college, selecting classes, developing a healthy life and school balance and more. Find your CCN, get your answers and get started.