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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


Fall Registration Opens July 1st

Free classes will be available in online, hybrid and in-person. 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.

Virtual Adult Education Graduation and Recognition Ceremony

We are excited to celebrate our 2021 graduates! Visit this page on June 17 for the live event.

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.

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