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Earn your degree by studying full-time or part-time on your schedule. Generations College is the oldest two-year, private, nonprofit educational institution in Illinois. We understand that a one-size-fits-all approach to learning does not realistically fit all students.

Busy adults pursuing their associate degrees are often juggling work and family obligations on top of their college course loads. That’s why Generations College has flexible full-time and part-time enrollments, and schedules courses both on-campus and online. In addition, we offer online courses and degrees, giving students the flexibility they need to pursue their studies on their timetables — from the comfort of their homes or offices.

A Variety of Exciting Degree Opportunities

When you decide to take online or on-campus classes in Chicago at Generations College, you can choose from four primary associate degree programs: 

  • Court Reporting: Generations College has been educating the nation’s court reporting professionals since 1912! Our court reporting program is designed to give students the foundational knowledge and skills they need to become successful court reporters, steno interpreters, webcast captioners or broadcast captioners.
  • Criminal Justice: Criminal justice degree candidates learn the fundamental skills to work in a variety of fields including law enforcement, corrections, probation, private security and others. Our two-year degree curriculum covers constitutional law, criminal law, procedural law, forensics, ethics and much more.
  • Business AdministrationFew degrees are as versatile as an associate degree in business administration. Generations College’s students graduate armed with the skills and knowledge they need to work in accounting, finance, technology, human resources or marketing — in either the for-profit or nonprofit sectors.
  • Paralegal Studies: Students in Generations College’s paralegal studies program learn to conduct legal research, prepare legal documents, hone their legal writing skills, and use critical thinking to support attorneys in either law firms or corporate legal settings. Earning a degree in paralegal studies can give graduates an edge over candidates without degrees. The degree demonstrates a significant commitment to learning about the legal profession.

In addition to meeting the core curriculum requirements of their chosen degree program, all Generations College degree candidates are required to develop competency in three core areas — communication skills, critical thinking skills and interpersonal skills. All the required coursework is available in the classroom at our downtown Chicago campus as well as online. 

Some students choose to attend college on our campus during traditional daytime hours. Others complete their degrees by attending night classes on a part-time basis. There is no “right” or “wrong” way to earn your degree at Generations College.

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