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Lifelong Learners

Lifelong Learners

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Registration is Now Open!

Registration for fall 2021 classes is now open, featuring a wide variety of new online and in-person classes.
View the Fall 2021 mailer here.

Click the orange “Register Now” button below to view and register for fall 2021 Lifelong Learning classes using a major credit card or debit card: 

Register Now Button

Or complete the registration form, enclose your personal check and:

  • mail it to:
    Highland Community College
    c/o Admissions
    2998 W. Pearl City Rd.
    Freeport, IL 61032
  • or fax it to 815.235.6130 and Admissions staff will call you to process your payment via credit card over the phone.
  • or register by visiting the Admissions Office on the second floor of the Student/Conference Center on the Highland campus and make payment in person.

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Online Courses through Partnerships

Through the HCC Business Institute, we offer a wide range of highly interactive courses that you can take entirely over the Internet. All of our courses are led by expert instructors, many of whom are nationally known authors. Our online courses are affordable, fun, fast, convenient, and geared just for you.

Ready to explore our catalog? Browse our catalog or check out our popular, new, and featured courses.

Tell us what courses you would like to take or teach

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If you are interested in teaching, please complete this survey.

More Information

For more information about Lifelong Learning classes call 815-599-3403, email: or Admissions at 815-599-3414, email:

Want to teach a course? Please complete and return the Course Proposal Form. We will contact you once the form has been received.

Featured courses with our online partners at Ed2go and UGotClass:

Grammar Refresher – OnlineDevelop English grammar skills and take your writing and speaking to the next level in this course. $115Register
Stocks, Bonds, and Investing: Oh, My! – Online Learn how to make wise investment decisions so that you have enough money to live comfortably through your retirement.$115Register
Drawing for the Absolute Beginner – OnlineGain a solid foundation in drawing and become the artist you’ve always dreamed you could be!$100Register
Wow, What a Great Event! – OnlineLooking for a fun new career coordinating special events? Learn proven techniques from a master event planner.$100Register
Photographing Nature with Your Digital Camera – OnlineLearn how to use your digital camera to take stunning nature photos, including landscapes, flowers, animals, and even macro shots.$100Register
Generational Learning Styles – OnlineRegardless of your age, it is always helpful to increase your understanding of how your current students learn and what your future students might need because students learn in a variety of ways.$145Register
Marketing Using Social Media – OnlineDevelop a two-way communication and marketing strategy for your organization using social media. Let your instructor guide you in exploring major social media, including Twitter, LinkedIn, and blogging. Learn quick, easy ways to use Twitter, blogs, and LinkedIn to engage your customers or clients and keep them interested in your organization or business.$195Register
The Business Plan – OnlineWhether starting a business or growing the one you have, a business plan serves as a roadmap and can help secure needed funding.  In this course, you evaluate the many aspects and potential hurdles of the business and  build the Business Plan, one step at a time. $195Register
Revenue Generation for Nonprofits – OnlineBuild revenue streams for your non-profit organization.  They are essential not only to keep your doors open but also to expand your services.  Discover how to increase revenue from your current activities. Develop strategies for building new ones.  Know how to effectively set prices or fees. Understand the 20% that generates 80% of your revenue.$495Register
Negotiation: Get What You Want – OnlineNegotiation is a key skill for success in business and everyday life. Knowing strategies to clarify what you want and how to prioritize needs will ensure you get more of what’s essential. Having the skills to help others get what they want will improve relationships and increase your odds of success in the future.$195Register

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2998 W. Pearl City Rd. Freeport, IL 61032


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