Returning Adults' FAQ


  1. Is childcare available? If so, when? How much?
  2. Can I still go to college if I have not completed high school? Are there GED classes?
  3. I need to change careers, is there help available?
  4. What programs don't take a long time to complete?
  5. Is tutoring help available in case I need it?
  6. Does MCC have many older students? Are there certain times more adult students will be in classes?
  7. Must I take classes in a classroom? Can I take classes from home?
  8. How long will it take me to complete a certificate or a degree?
  9. How can I complete a bachelors degree close to home?

  1. Is childcare available? If so, when? How much?

    Childcare is available for the hours you are in class. Contact the Children's Learning Center at (815) 455-8555 for rates.

  2. Can I still go to college if I have not completed high school? Are there GED classes?

    Taking classes at MCC does not require a high school diploma; however, licensing for certain programs requires high school completion. No cost GED classes are offered each semester. Call (815) 455-8752 for times and dates.

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  3. I need to change careers, is there help available?

    Career Services, A262, offers practical job-related assistance. Counselors and advisors are knowledgeable about career requirements, and MCC offers Career-Decision Making workshops four times each spring and fall.

  4. What programs don't take a long time to complete?

    Some programs, such as Basic Nursing Assistant, require only one class to test for the license. Other programs vary in length. Learn more about the Fast Track degree programs.

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  5. Is tutoring help available in case I need it?

    MCC has an excellent tutoring center where students can assess help with their classes at no additional cost. Learn more about the Sage Learning Center.

  6. Does MCC have many older students? Are there certain times more adult students will be in classes?

    The average age of students at MCC is 27 years. Non-traditional students can be found in class any time of day or night, but they are most likely to take advantage of evening, Saturday, or online/telecourse classes. The average age of students in the Fast Track programs is 37.

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  7. Must I take classes in a classroom? Can I take classes from home?

    More and more distance learning courses are offered each semester. It is possible to achieve an associates degree using only online courses.

  8. How long will it take me to complete a certificate or a degree?

    The time to complete a degree depends, for the most part, on how many classes a person can successfully take each semester and the total number of classes in the certificate or degree. Persistence and determination are more important than speed. Not surprisingly, even at the pace of one class per semester, many students happily finish their programs.

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  9. How can I complete a bachelors degree close to home?

    MCC classes and degrees successfully transfer locally to programs, such as psychology, criminal justice, computer information, and business. Several universities have satellite campuses in Crystal Lake or in the surrounding area. Speak with an MCC advisor about your options.