Free classes will be available in an online, hybrid and in-person format. Classes include:
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:
- High School Equivalency (GED, HiSET, TASC) preparation
- Early School Leavers Transition Program (earn high school credit)
- Basic skills review
- College and career transition services
- English as a Second Language help
- Citizenship test preparation
- Literacy tutoring
- Volunteer literacy tutor training
When Can I Take Classes?
- Fall semester
- Spring semester
- Summer semester
How To Get Started
- Watch our orientation video.
- 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.)
- Questions about how to get started? Email DAELstaff@jjc.edu or call (815) 280-1333.
Watch the Ceremony
JJC's 37th Annual Graduation and Recognition Ceremony took place on Thursday, June 23, 2022 at 3:30 p.m.
About Our Office
The Department of Adult Education and Literacy will be the first choice in assisting our community to become college and career ready.
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.