Harper College will be closed Wednesday, June 19 in observance of Juneteenth National Freedom Day.

Harper College

Adult Education (AED)

Need a laptop for class? Harper College has Chromebooks available to be borrowed by enrolled students.

The AED department invites eligible students to take free classes to prepare for jobs in the current economy. The department operates under the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA).

Program requirements include:

  1. Registration form completed
  2. Take Entrance exam
  3. Enroll in classes
  4. Take exam every 40 hours of instruction

Your HSE will give you the credential and opportunity to go forward in your education and life. Harper College classes can help prepare you for the exams and college success.

  • Free High School Equivalency (HSE) classes to help you pass the HSE Exams and obtain a HSE Diploma.
  • Convenient classes offered morning and evening.
  • Resources to transition into College level courses.

Get started on your HSE

You are important to our college and community. We can help you learn English for a better job, continue your education and train for a career.

There are 10 levels of ELA classes:

  • 001/002 Beginning ESL Literacy
  • 003/004 High Beginning ESL
  • 005/006 Low Intermediate ESL
  • 007/008 Intermediate ESL
  • 009/010 Advanced ESL

Get started with English classes


Adult Educational Development
Building D, Room D164
Monday - Friday 
8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Email: aedinfo@harpercollege.edu


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Main Campus

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Partners for Our Community (POC)

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Learning and Career Center (LCC)

1375 South Wolf Road Prospect Heights 60070

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Education and Work Center (EWC)

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Last Updated: 6/4/24