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We are excited that you have chosen to begin your academic journey at the City Colleges of Chicago!
Academic Advisors are available to assist you at every stage of your education at Harold Washington College -- from clarifying education and career goals, to academic planning, to helping you succeed along your journey, to applying for graduation.
Alternative High School (16 to 21 years old)
Did you drop out of high school? Are you 16 to under 21 years of age? You can earn a high school diploma at the City Colleges of Chicago! Explore your options to earn a GED at one of the alternative high schools listed below.
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 a GED at City Colleges, we want to reconnect with you.
An interdisciplinary department that offers transfer programs, Associates in Applied Science Degrees and basic and advance certificate career programs in Human Services.
Assessment at Harold Washington College
About the Committee:
The Assessment Committee at HWC is an interdisciplinary group of faculty, administrators, and staff who collect, review, analyze, and disseminate data on the educational outcomes of our students.
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.
The department offers courses for both majors and nonmajors. For majors, this is a stepping stone to careers in the medical, paramedical, allied health, biotechnology, molecular biology and other biological science fields.
Harold Washington College Business programs are nationally accredited by the Accreditation Council for Business and Programs (ACBSP)
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
Harold Washington 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 the 11th floor or make an appointment today.
Chicago Legal Clinic
The mission of Chicago Legal Clinic is to identify the legal needs and provide community based quality services and education to the underserved and disadvantaged in the Chicago area, thereby promoting justice through greater access to the legal system.
Disability Access Center
The Disability Access Center provides coordination and supportive services for students with documented disabilities.
English Language Learners
Welcome to the English Language Learning Department at Harold Washington College. We offer three levels of English as a Second Language courses designed for the academic success of non native English speakers.
English Language Learning Courses
Courses for English Language Learners include both English language courses for non native speakers of English, and customized ESL sections of college credit courses.
English, Speech, and Theatre
The Department of English, Speech, and Theatre offers general education courses in the areas of written and oral communication skills, literature, and theatre.
The Facilities Management department handles requests for facility usage and room reservations.
At Harold Washington College, we believe your education is an investment...one 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.
Harold Washington College's Human Resources Department provides staffing and administrative support to the District Human Resources Office.
Humanities and Music
Humanities & Music is a department of dynamic, diverse, and dedicated faculty, providing a range of interdisciplinary academic courses and programs in Humanities, Fine Arts, Philosophy, and Music. Come to us for your gen eds, leave with the world!
International Students Office
More than 200 international students enroll at Harold Washington College each semester. The International Students Office supports the academic and non-academic needs of international students.
Janitorial Services provides general cleaning of the interior and exterior of the buildings.
Harold Washington College is proud to offer interdisciplinary learning communities geared to support student success.
The Harold Washington College Library offers electronic databases, and print media to support the academic work of students, faculty, and staff as well as individual and group library and information literacy instruction. (Photo info at bottom of page.)
Mathematics and Computer Information Systems
The Mathematics Department is dedicated to providing the highest quality educational experience. We offer courses which prepare students to meet their educational, professional and personal goals.
Office of Instruction
The Office of Instruction manages the delivery of college credit courses, in all regards, within the mission of Harold Washington College.
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.
Online Learning courses offer a method for students to complete college course work through online education.
The Physical Science Department offers high quality survey and laboratory courses designed for transfer, general education needs and professional development.
Plant Maintenance maintains, replaces and repairs the campus buildings, grounds and utility systems.
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.
The Social Science Department is dedicated to providing the highest quality educational experience. The many courses that we offer represent both core and elective options in virtually every degree and certificate category.
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.
The Student Services Department provides a broad range of services to assist students in achieving their academic and life goals.
Testing Resources Center
The Testing Resources Center provides a variety of testing services to assist students as they pursue their academic goals.
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.
Veterans Services Center
City Colleges of Chicago serves thousands of U.S. military veterans each year. Our veterans services team provides a wide range of support to ease your transition from the military to college life and to help you succeed.
The Harold Washington College Wellness Center provides mental health and other social services to support your personal well-being and academic success.
We offer day, afternoon and evening language classes in downtown Chicago. Languages taught include Chinese, French, Italian, Japanese and Spanish.
Writing Lab and Supplemental Tutoring Program
If you need help with your writing, stop by the Writing Lab. If you have a tutor embedded in your composition classroom, make appointments to see him/her regularly. Both programs offer a variety of services help you succeed.