Cook County Higher Education (CCHE) has prioritized the work necessary to create a learning environment where every student can succeed in learning and earning the education they desire. Our intention is to counteract racist and other discriminatory systems that prevent Black, Indigenous, People of Color, persons with disabilities, the LGBTQIA+ community, and others from getting the education they desire to reach their full potential.

CCHE is searching for a consultant to help us fully develop a Diversity, Equity, Inclusion & Accessibility action plan. That plan will be concrete, strategic, and will hold our organization accountable to fight discrimination in our education systems. We promise to be transparent with our process as we strive to be a community asset for this work. If you are interested in the steps we have taken to date click here.

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College Prep

Interest assessments, placement testing and college searches help students prepare for college and make the best match. CCHE can also help with the application process and provides financial aid/FAFSA assistance. All of these services are free.

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College Courses

CCHE collaborates with accredited regional colleges and universities to bring degree programs here, to our residents, where we live and work. Whether on campus, or long distance, CCHE works with students and the colleges to ensure success.

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Student Support

CCHE Student Support provides FREE advocacy and support customized to you! We help you reach your individual goals in college prep, attending distance or local college courses, continuing your education, and in your job search.

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Training & Development

CCHE offers training and testing for workplace certifications, user groups, workshops, networking opportunities and other programming to help provide job training and professional development.

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Lifelong Learning

Join us for opportunities that will enrich your personal life by expanding your knowledge and skills. Enjoy great discussions, innovative classes, and new friendships.

Upcoming Events

German for Beginners – Part 2

March 8 @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm CST
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An event every week that begins at 5:00 pm on Monday, repeating until March 8, 2021

Beginning Norwegian – March

March 10 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm CST
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An event every week that begins at 12:00 pm on Wednesday, repeating until March 31, 2021

Builder’s 1 HR Business Course

March 10 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm CST

Looking to Start a Side Hustle or Small Business?

March 11 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm CST

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CCHE acknowledges that we are located on traditional, ancestral, and modern-day lands of Indigenous people. We recognize that this Land Acknowledgement is but one step in unmasking systems of oppression. To learn more about our commitment to this work click here.