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Adult Education & Literacy

Adult learners: Prepare for your GED, earn your high school diploma, discover your college opportunities or learn English as a Second Language at JJC for free.

Adult Education Services


Register Now for Fall 2021

Free classes will be available in an online, hybrid and in-person format. Classes include: 

Watch our Orientation Video and Register Now
Learn about our programs and services
Información en Español

Questions about how to get started? Email DAELstaff@jjc.edu or call (815) 280-1333.

Who We Help

We help adults and those age 16 and older. Our services are for those who want to:

  • earn their high school diploma or GED
  • learn English as a second language
  • get help with reading, writing, or math skills 
  • further their education or apply for a job

What We Offer

Let us help you reach a brighter future. Through our free classes and personal advising, you'll feel more confident about applying for a job or going back to school (college or otherwise). Our programs and services include: 

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When Can I Take Classes?

We offer GED prep classes and ESL classes during the following semesters:

  • Fall semester
  • Spring semester
  • Summer semester

How To Get Started

  1. Watch our orientation video.
  2. Register for classes and complete testing. You must provide a photo ID during testing (driver's license, high school ID, Sam's Club card, Costco card, etc.)
  3. Questions about how to get started? Email DAELstaff@jjc.edu or call (815) 280-1333.
Summer 2021

Watch our Orientation Video and Register Now

About Our Office

  • Vision Statement

    The Department of Adult Education and Literacy will be the first choice in assisting our community to become college and career ready.

  • Stevens Amendment

    For the purpose of compliance with Section 511 of Public Law 101-166 (the Stevens Amendment): 

    • Federal funds provide approximately 27% of the support for these programs.

  • Video: 2021 Graduation Ceremony

    Virtual Adult Education Graduation and Recognition Ceremony

    Congratulations to our 2021 graduates! 

    View Graduation Program

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