Online courses provide flexibility and access to City Colleges of Chicago
students. Although online courses are offered through Harold Washington
College (HWC), students across the district can utilize them as well.
Students should contact their College Advisor if they have any questions
about enrolling in online classes.
Online classes are offered in a variety of disciplines including courses in
business, computer science, economics, English, geography, geology,
history, humanities, mathematics, philosophy, political science, psychology,
science, and sociology.
Online courses have the same prerequisites, academic requirements,
credits, and transferability as courses taught in the traditional classroom
format. They also have the same rigor and although faculty facilitate
learning, students must have excellent time management skills to complete
all of the online readings, assignments, and projects. HWC online courses
are not self-paced, and students will move through the courses based on a
clear syllabus and courses outline.
HWC offers web-based courses with some courses that have a televised
video-component. Students log into a learning managements system
(Blackboard) and utilize a tool called Blackboard Collaborate to interact
with their instructors and other students, read required course materials,
submit homework assignments, view recorded course sessions, and take
quizzes and exams. Some courses do have an in-person, required on-site
component within the learning objectives. Online courses also require
students to take exams in a proctored setting at one of the City Colleges or
an off-site location. Finally, some portions of online courses are recorded
on the CCC television channel, WYCC WISE, Channel 20.
Tuition and Fees
Online Learning courses follow the same tuition and fee structure as in-person classes.
Students can register for online courses at any of the seven City Colleges of Chicago.
Students enrolled in online courses must be verified residents of Illinois prior to the first day of the semester or risk being dropped from their online courses. Click here for more information on residency verification.
Online Learning Student Services
Cynthia Cerrentano Martha Madkins
Associate Dean of Student Services Associate Dean of Instruction
Associate Dean of Instruction