City Colleges of Chicago (CCC) is the largest community college system in Illinois, serving 77,000 students each year across seven colleges and five satellite sites.
If you have already decided to attend one of the City Colleges next fall and need assistance, you can go to our staff directory to look up the CCC Postsecondary Navigator assigned to your high school. You can also email firstname.lastname@example.org to ask for assistance this summer.
Industry focus: Advanced Manufacturing
Daley College is located on the Southwest Side of Chicago at 7500 South Pulaski Road and operates an additional satellite location, Arturo Velasquez Institute, at 2800 South Western Avenue. In 2019, Daley opened a state-of-the-art Manufacturing and Technology Center (MTEC ). From the announcement, “The new equipment and capabilities at MTEC will enable students to participate in a hands-on curriculum that prepares them for the technological advancements in the engineering and manufacturing industries. The facility includes: a manufacturing high bay space, CNC machining equipment and a maker space, classrooms, engineering and manufacturing labs, and computer labs.”
Industry focus: Culinary Arts & Hospitality, Construction Technology
Kennedy-King College is located on the Southside of Chicago, on the border of the Englewood community. The campus serves as the City College hub for Culinary, Hospitality, and Construction Technology programs. KKC also offers specialty trade programming in bricklaying, carpentry, masonry, welding, plumbing, electrical, and overhead line installment and repair. Their two satellite campuses, Dawson Technical Institute and Washburne Culinary Institute. Kennedy-King received $1.5 million through a Workforce Equity Grant aimed to increase employment of African Americans in Illinois. Students interested in pursuing programs in automotive technology, collision, construction, HVAC and cyber technology can apply for a chance to attend, tuition free.
Industry focus: Healthcare
Malcolm X College (MXC) is located near the Illinois Medical District and has one of the largest selections of health sciences degrees in Cook County. Malcolm X received $1.5 million through a Workforce Equity Grant aimed to increase employment of African Americans in Illinois. They plan to use the grant to increase the number of students from communities on the West Side of Chicago who enroll in and complete six basic certificate programs—Community Health Worker, Cybersecurity, Emergency Medical Technician (EMT), Personal Fitness Training, Phlebotomy and Sterile Processing. Students interested in pursuing those programs can apply for a chance to attend, tuition free.
Industry focus: Transportation, Distribution & Logistics
Olive-Harvey College is the largest of the city college’s campuses, and is located at 10001 South Woodlawn Avenue in southeast Chicago. It offers a number of programs in Transportation, Distribution and Logistics (TDL) with a focus on key modes of transportation such as air, rail and road. Olive-Harvey received $1.5 million through a Workforce Equity Grant aimed to increase employment of African Americans in Illinois. Students interested in pursuing basic certificate programs in the fields of Auto-Diesel Repair; Specialized Freight/CDL; General Warehousing; Air Transportation Service Technicians; and Custom Computer Programming Services can apply for a chance to attend, tuition free.
Industry focus: Education, Human & Natural Sciences
Located in the heart of the Uptown neighborhood, Truman College students come from 160 different countries speaking more than 90 different languages. Truman College offers a combination of certificates and associate degrees with an emphasis on education, human and natural sciences. Two popular programs that students take advantage of at Truman are the Cosmetology Program and the Automotive Program. Many students take advantage of the transfer partnership with Southern Illinois University Carbondale (SIUC) to go on and earn a Bachelor’s Degree from SIUC’s automotive program.
Industry focus: Business & Professional Services
Harold Washington College (HWC) is located in the heart of the Loop and right across the street from the OneGoal Chicago office. This CCC campus is one of OneGoals oldest partners among all 7 CCC institutions in the district. HWC is the primary college in the CCC system for criminal justice, law, and business, as well as music production and their recently launched Associate’s Degree in Dance with the Joffrey Ballet.
Industry focus: Information Technology
Wright’s main campus is in Chicago at 4300 North Narragansett Avenue. Wright’s satellite campus is the Humboldt Park Vocational Education Center, 1645 North California Avenue in Chicago. Wright Humboldt Park received $1 million through a Workforce Equity Grant aimed to increase employment of African Americans in Illinois. This grant will support the school’s JobHire initiative, a tuition-free, short-term job training program, which leads participants to meaningful certifications in Advanced Manufacturing, Information Technology and Public Safety. The program aims to serve students in the Austin community. Students interested in pursuing those programs can apply for a chance to attend, tuition free.
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The main difference is that professors are trying to deliver the content of a 16-week class in 4 less weeks. As a result, there are a few changes that will impact how you experience the class:
For all first-time college students the registration process is the same for 12-week classes as it is for 16-week classes. Here are the registration steps:
Your credits and grades are weighted exactly the same between a 16-week class and a 12-week class, and since colleges charge by the credit-hour there is no difference in cost between a 16-week class and a 12-week class.
If you plan to transfer your community college credits in the future to a 4-year college or university your 12-week credits will not be viewed any differently than those you earn in a 16-week class.
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