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Adult Education

Magxina Wageman

Dean of Adult Education
 

Mission Statement
The mission of the Adult Education Division of the City Colleges of Chicago is to provide educational programs that help adults become literate, learn English as a second language, obtain a GED®  credential, and gain the knowledge, skills and guidance necessary for transition to college and career pathways.      

                 

 Register for Adult Education classes today.

 

 

Courses

To take placement exams and register for classes, visit or call the Adult Education class at the City Colleges location for you.

Free classes are offered at Wright College, satellite locations, and other community sites to help students improve the English language or basic literacy skills, obtain a GED certificate, or prepare for the Citizenship Exam.  Specific services include:                         

  • GED Preparation classes (classroom instruction or online)
  • English as second language (ESL) 
  • College readiness 
  • Workforce preparation and Bridge classes
  • Basic reading and math skills

Eligibility

In general, students must be at least 18 years old in order to enroll in adult education classes. However, 16 and 17 year-olds may register with an official release letter certifying that they are no longer attending high school. (Recent arrivals to Chicago age 16 and 17 must have a parent or guardian fill out a form verifying that they have never attended a Chicago-area public school.) An official letter from the Chicago Public School stating the student is NOT currently enrolled is required.                      

Adult Education classes are intended for people who live in or near Chicago. They are not appropriate for students with F1, F2, H1, J1, or J2 visas, nor are they appropriate for short-term visitors to the U.S.                         

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Programs

 

Faculty & Staff

Magxina Wageman, Dean of Adult Education  (773) 481-8830​                 

Jeff Tinley, Associate Dean of Adult Education (773) 481-8621                      

Ines Lagos, Adult Education Manager (773) 481-8107

Joseph Tully, Adult Education Manager (773) 481-8295 

David McGrath, Adult Education Manager (773) 481-8688                     

Martha Caldero, Adult Education Manager (Humboldt Park Voc. Ctr.) (773) 489-8962                

Marisa Isada, Administrative Assistant (773) 481-8627              

Juanita Williams, Administrative Assistant (773) 481-8824                       

Laura Nitanda, Transition Specialist (773) 481-8982              

Related Services

 

Contact Information

Phone: 
(773) 481-8821, 8823
Fax: 
 
4300 N. Narragansett Avenue
Arts Building Room A-205
Chicago, IL 60634
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Hours

9:00am to 7:30pm

Publications

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