Integrated Career and Academic Preparation System (ICAPS)

ICAPS Program

Build Your Skills through GED® and ICAPS at College of DuPage

The high school equivalency program at College of DuPage helps you improve your reading, writing and math skills while you prepare to pass the GED® exam. With the new Integrated Career and Academic Preparation System (ICAPS) program, you can work on your GED® while earning in-demand certification in information technology or welding.

Prepare for high-demand jobs with great salaries. You can earn your certificate or degree in as little as one year while earning your GED® at no cost. A new career can be just around the corner. Watch the video to learn more.

High School Equivalency — Free
• Supportive teachers

ICAPS — Free
• Earn COMPTIA A+ and Network+, CCNA, Welding or CNC operator certificate in as little as one year
• Prepare for careers with great salaries
• Receive college credit
• Job placement assistance
• Also available to high school graduates

Getting Started with Accelerated Opportunity

Your first step is to take the TABE test. See our testing center locations and hours. Please allow two hours and 30 minutes for the test and bring your test results to the College of DuPage Adult Education Office in the Student Resource Center (SRC), Room 1110. The office is open Monday to Friday, from 8:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. A staff member will help you register based on your test results. Be sure to share your interest in the Accelerating Opportunity IT program. For additional information, contact Ruta Jonusaitis at

Advanced Adult ESL Students: ICAPS programs are also available to those interested in earning a credential while further developing English language skills.

Contact us for more information:
College of DuPage Adult Education
425 Fawell Blvd
Glen Ellyn, IL 60137
Student Resource Center (SRC), Room 1110
(630) 942-3697

Stevens Amendment

Approximately 37 percent of the Illinois Adult Education and Literacy Program cost at COD is federally funded under Title II, Adult Education and Family Literacy of the Workforce Investment Act of 1998. 


Register today!

To register or for detailed program information, call Continuing Education at (630) 942-2208, email or register online. To view our complete program listing, see the current Continuing Education Schedule of Classes.

Contact Information

Continuing Education
Student Resource Center (SRC), Room 1110, (630) 942-2208
Fax: (630) 942-3785

Office Hours
Monday through Thursday, 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Friday 7 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Closed Saturday and Sunday



ICAPS Program

Build Your Skills through GED® and ICAPS at College of DuPage.

College of DuPage

425 Fawell Blvd., Glen Ellyn IL, 60137

(630) 942-2800 (Main)

(630) 942-3000 (Student Services)

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