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Academic Advising Office

Academic Advisors are available to assist you at every stage of your education at Olive-Harvey College -- from clarifying education and career goals, to academic planning, to helping you succeed along your journey, to applying for graduation.


We are excited that you have chosen to begin your academic journey with us!

Adult Education

Adult Education is a comprehensive program of free classes for adult students who need to learn or improve their English language or basic literacy skills, obtain a GED® certificate, or prepare for the Citizenship exam.

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African American Studies

The mission of the Department of African American Studies at Olive Harvey College is to provide students with opportunities for systematic examination and understanding of the experiences of people of African descent.

Alternative High Schools (16 to 21 years old)

Welcome to Olive-Harvey Middle College, one of the Alternative High Schools served under the TAOEP grant.

Alumni Association

So you've left City Colleges of Chicago and your life has taken you in other directions. No matter when you earned an associate degree, a certificate, completed 30 or more hours, or prepared for your GED at City Colleges, we want to reconnect with you.


An essential component of Olive-Harvey College’s effort to improve student learning.

Auxiliary Services

Oversees the day-to-day operations related to Campus Building Management and Operations in an effort to provide an efficient, safe and well-maintained environment for students, faculty, staff and the general public.

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Business Department

Business Services

Business Services is responsible for protecting the assets of the college by ensuring policies and procedures are adhered to while maintaining the financial integrity of the college.

Career Planning & Placement Center

Olive-Harvey Career Planning & Placement provides comprehensive services to help you make informed decisions about careers. We also help you successfully transition into the workforce. Stop by room 1401 or make an appointment.

Child Development Laboratory Schools

The City Colleges of Chicago operates Child Development Laboratory Schools at five of the colleges, allowing students to take classes knowing their children are well cared for.

College to Careers Program

The College to Careers program forges partnerships between City Colleges and industry leaders to better align City Colleges’ curricula with the demand in growing fields.

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Communications Department

The Communication Department seeks to hone our students’ abilities to explore and use Standard American English (SAE) effectively and to actively read and analyze literature.

Disability Access Center

The Disability Access Center provides coordination and supportive services for students with documented disabilities.

Facilities Management

The Facilities Management department handles requests for facility usage and room reservations.

Financial Aid

At Olive-Harvey College, we believe that your education is an that pays dividends throughout your lifetime. That's why the Financial Aid Office is dedicated to helping students get the assistance they may need to attend.

Human Resources

Olive-Harvey supports District Human Resources' mission to attract, recruit, develop and retain the most highly qualified and diverse workforce that will support and deliver on the City Colleges of Chicago's Reinvention and Strategic initiatives.

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Information Technology Services (ITS)

IT is committed to improving the accessibility, availability and reliability of technology infrastructure and services, enabling members of the user community to achieve their full potential in teaching, learning and research.


The mission of the Office of Instruction and Career Programs is to enhance the quality of teaching, courses, and programs at Olive-Harvey College.

International Student Services

International Student Advisors at Olive-Harvey College support all of the educational needs and immigration requirements of international students.

Janitorial Services

Janitorial Services provides general cleaning of the interior and exterior of the buildings.

Math Emporium

The Math Emporium is a state-of-the-art computer learning center designed to help students learn math by interacting with a team of instructors, embedded tutors, and an interactive math software.

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Mathematics & CIS

The Mathematics and CIS programs are designed to give students an opportunity to develop a mathematical foundation as a tool for understanding the world and society in which they live.

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Natural Sciences (Biological Sciences)

The Department of Biology at Olive-Harvey College seeks to deliver a comprehensive education in the life sciences using the latest advances in instructional technology.

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Natural Sciences (Physical Sciences)

The Natural Sciences Department offers courses in Physics, Chemistry and General Physical Sciences, which serve as prerequisites for Health Careers as well as fully transferable credit courses for students majoring in the sciences.

Office of the President

The President of the College is the chief executive, administrative, and education officer and derives authority from, and is responsible to the Chancellor of the City Colleges of Chicago and the Board of Trustees.

Office of the Vice President

The Vice President is responsible for the administration of academic programs (General Education, Foundational Studies, Continuing Education, and Adult Education) and the coordination of these with other college functions.

Olga Haley Library-Learning Resource Center

The mission of the Olga Haley Library-Learning Resource Center is to support all educational programs and provide academic services for students of various levels of preparation and ability.

Plant Maintenance

Plant Maintenance provides support services for the purpose of maintaining a well functioning and safe facility.

Professional and Personal Development (Continuing Education)

Starting Spring 2015, Continuing Education is now “Professional and Personal Development” at CCC. Professional and Personal Development non-credit courses are available for students seeking occupational skills or personal enrichment.


The Office of the Registrar administers the enrollment of students, maintains student records, and works with faculty, administration and staff on academic matters.

Reprographics and Mail Room

Reprographics manages print material requests and Mail Room is responsible for the collection, distribution and processing of the College's mail.

Safety & Security

Campus Safety and Security is available 24 hours a day to ensure a safe and secure environment for all City College students, staff members, and visitors.

SCLC Course Offerings

Olive-Harvey College South Chicago Learning Center offers a variety of courses to prepare students for both higher education and employment.

SCLC Student Services

The South Chicago Learning Center offers a variety of support services to help students succeed academically.

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Social Science

South Chicago Learning Center

Olive-Harvey College South Chicago Learning Center prepares students for both higher education and employment by offering vocational and technical training as well as adult education courses.

STEM Center for Teaching and Learning

The STEM CTL is committed to supporting OHC faculty and staff by providing professional development activities using the most up-to-date technology, best practices, and assessments, to improve teaching and increase student achievement.

Student Government Association

The Student Government Association represents all students and serves as a liaison between the student body and college administration and the Board of Trustees.

Student Services

The Student Services Department provides a broad range of services to assist students in achieving their academic and life goals.

Supportive Intervention Team (SIT)

SIT is the College's behavioral threat assessment team.

Testing Resources Center

The Testing Resources Center provides a variety of testing services to assist students as they pursue their academic goals.

Transfer Resources Center

Our Transfer Resources Center helps students create a plan for a seamless transition to 4-year institutions. Watch CCC transfer students Taylor and Bogdan discuss their love of student life and study at the Illinois Institute of Technology.

Tuition Free ESL

Learn to listen, speak, read and write English for free. These classes are for speakers of other languages who wish to improve their fluency in English.

Tuition Free GED

Test and Register for free GED preparation classes at Olive-Harvey College.

Tutoring Center

Olive-Harvey College is pleased to support student success through peer, professional, and embedded tutoring.

Veterans Services Resource Center

City Colleges of Chicago serves thousands of U.S. military veterans each year. Our veteran services team provides a wide range of services to ease your transition from the military to college life and to help you succeed.

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Visual and Performing Arts

​The Visual and Performing Arts Department is an ethnically diverse community of artists, scholars and educators committed to providing an artistic, academic and technological foundation that prepares students for career success.

Wellness Center

The Olive-Harvey College Wellness Center provides mental health and other social services to support your personal well-being and academic success.