Harold Washington College, one of seven City Colleges of Chicago, offers several associate degrees including Associate in Arts, Associate in Fine Arts, Associate in Science, Associate in Applied Science, Associate in General Studies, and Associate in Engineering Science. Students can also earn basic or advanced certificates in a variety of fields of study.
In addition, the college offers continuing education courses and distance learning. Continuing education students can choose special programs such as CPR certification, real estate sales training, pharmacy technician, or medical billing and coding. Each course is approximately 6 weeks long, meets during the day, in the evenings, or on the weekend, once a week.
The Center for Distance Learning (CDL) is a collaborative between Kennedy-King College and the City Colleges of Chicago. CDL offers over 90 classes which are either TeleWeb courses or WW courses. The TeleWeb courses are a combination of online instruction and video presentations with occasional on campus sessions. The WW courses are online classes with testing at any of the seven City Colleges of Chicago locations.
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Admissions are open. Prospective students must send transcripts from all high schools as well as any other colleges or universities.
The financial aid office offers several options to students. Students may be eligible for institutional scholarships, grants, loans, and work-study programs. A Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) must be completed and submitted to be considered for financial assistance. Students may apply for financial aid online at the schools website.
Available grants include Federal Pell Grants, Federal Supplemental Education Opportunity Grant (FSEOG), Federal Academic Competitiveness Grant, as well as several state grants. Loans available include the Federal Family Education Loan Program (FFELP). Work-study programs are designed to give students the opportunity to work part-time, usually 10-20 hours per week, to help pay for school expenses. Institutional scholarships are awarded to qualifying students.
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City Colleges of Chicago has seven campuses including Harold Washington College, Daley College, Malcolm X College, Kennedy-King College, Olive-Harvey College, Truman College, and Wright College.
Students have a number of opportunities to get involved in campus life. The college offers student clubs and organizations, such as the Criminal Justice Club, Student Government Association (SGA), and Organization of Latin American Students (OLAS), as well as a student newspaper (The Herald), and a theatrical program called the Loop Players.
In addition, the campusa student activity called The Garland Court Review. This literary journal is a compilation of original work from Harold Washington College students. Writings come in the form of poems, songs, essays, and short stories. Other works found in the collection include student paintings, drawings, and other graphic arts.
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The college does not have an athletics program.
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