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NEW Spring 2024 Catalog Now Available

Spring 2024 Catalog Image      Office Hours
     Monday-Friday: 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
     Closed Fridays during the summer
     *excluding holidays


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Monday-Friday: 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
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                                                                             Office Location: CTC-219, IVCC

Browse the services below to learn more about the programs offered by the IVCC Continuing Education and Business Services Division.


Personal Enrichment & Lifelong Learning

View the current schedule and class offerings. Activities to enrich your life and improve your health. Explore hobbies, culinary, finance, computers, music, trips/travel and the arts. Continue your lifelong learning ed'venture. Learn More

Lifelong Learning offered in partnership with Nell's Woodland


Illinois Valley Community College in partnership with Nell's Woodland offers programs with a focus on nature, arts, and wellness in Ottawa.

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Community College Series


Learn for Life! Illinois Valley Community College has joined a Northern Illinois community college initiative to offer a new series of enrichment courses. These classes are designed for students of any age to share the strengths of each Lifelong Learning program and bring new exciting courses to participants throughout the Northern Illinois region.

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Youth Programs, Summer Youth Camp, and Teen Career Pathway Programs


Illinois Valley Community College has offered summer youth enrichment programs for over 20 years.

Participants ages 5+ will find opportunities available in age appropriate classes and programs. See individual programs for details.

Summer Youth Camp Programs, including Teen Career Pathway programs, are offered for youth ages 4-17 from June-August.

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Trips & Tours

IVCC offers a variety of educational travel and cultural experiences including tours of historic sites, Broadway, theatre, museums to culinary tours. Additionally, armchair tour programs are available. Enjoy the experience of travel with one of IVCC's engaging live online programs. Learn More

Online Enrichment Courses

Looking for an enrichment opportunity that you can participate in from home? Learn about IVCC's online personal enrichment courses. Over 350 courses available online! Learn More

Professional Development & Career Training 


Looking for a career change or to acquire skills needed to improve performance? Need to complete continuing education requirements?

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Business Training 

Connect with IVCC's Business Training Center to learn about customized training for your company or employees.  Learn More

Driver Improvement 

Approved courses for motorists charged with minor traffic violations in partnership with the LaSalle County, Bureau County, and Putnam County Circuit Clerk’s offices.  Learn More