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2020-2021 Catalog 
2020-2021 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Columbia College Chicago Online

Note: Effective Summer 2020 this program has been discontinued. Former students should contact columbiacentral@colum.edu for assistance.


The mission of Columbia College Chicago Online is to deliver new engaging curriculum to lifelong learners anywhere in the world. We are committed to providing high-quality educational experiences to develop the necessary skills to launch or grow a sustainable career in today’s demanding marketplace.

Columbia Online’s continuing education course and certificate offerings are designed for working professionals and adult learners. They do not satisfy degree requirements for current Columbia College Chicago students.

Professional Certificates
  • General Creative Studies Certificate

Students who successfully complete three CCC Online courses that are not applied to another professional certificate will earn a certificate in General Creative Studies.


  • Fall Term 1 
  • Fall Term 2 
  • Winter Term 
  • Spring Term 1  
  • Spring Term 2
  • Summer 




For more information, visit our web page

Degree-Seeking Students

Degree-seeking students at Columbia College Chicago may enroll for continuing education credit-bearing courses in Columbia’s Digital Learning division, “Columbia College Chicago Online.” However, these courses are not eligible for financial aid and do not apply toward degree completion. In addition, courses taken through continuing education are documented on a separate academic transcript. For more information, please see an academic advisor.