Formerly known as Community Education, Lifelong Learning is being reinvigorated at Highland. 

Lifelong Learning Course Schedules

A complete listing of Lifelong Learning courses that are open for registration can be found by clicking links below. Like our Facebook page, HCC Lifelong Learning; or follow our other social media for more information and pictures Twitter, @HCC_LLL; Instagram hcc_lifelonglearning; and LinkedIn group HCC Lifelong Learning.

Click here for a Spring 2018 and Summer 2018 listing with full course descriptions and detailed course locations.






See you next summer for more!

Creative Tech Camps for Kids

Click here for Creative Tech Camp web page.


Register for Lifelong Learning Classes

Register online by using a major credit card or debit card.


Or complete the registration form, enclose your personal check for payment 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.

Please call 815.599.3414 with questions regarding registration for Lifelong Learning classes.

Online and blended courses offered 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 popularnew, and featured courses.

Highland has partnered with World Instructor Training Schools (W.I.T.S) to offer face-to-face/online/blended courses designed for fitness professionals interested in enhancing their skills, meeting continuing education requirements for recertification, earning new nationally-recognized certifications, and gaining the business acumen to either take a management role or pursue entrepreneurship opportunities within the fitness industry.

NEW - Certified Personal Trainer Course with Test Voucher Included!

Get all the information needed to start an exciting fitness career & become a Certified Personal Trainer with an option to complete an employer internship that can walk you into jobs!

Hybrid/Blended Certified Personal Trainer, 2 certification levels for one price (test vouchers included!). Level 1 CPT - Pass both written exam and practical skills exam. Level 2 CPT - Obtain a Level 1 CPT & Complete the 30 Hour Internship.  Click here for a complete list of courses offered.

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More information

For more information about Lifelong Learning Classes call 815.599.3414 or 815.599.3403 or email:

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