Community Programming offers educational experiences for individuals to pursue passions, enjoy life and stay safe through Personal Enrichment and Judicial Services areas.

Personal Enrichment offers non-credit programming in a pleasant, comfortable atmosphere for learners of all ages. Students can enjoy leisure, recreation and personal enrichment classes that enhance personal growth and expand individual experiences. Students can take a trip, learn to dance, improve physical fitness, relive history or appreciate the arts. Classes range from one-day workshops to semester-length courses. Students learn new skills, meet new people and develop new hobbies in a relaxed environment. Whatever the interest, offerings are available for the entire family. Visit

Gifted Children Classes (Grades 6-8)

To enroll in the Fast-Paced Program for gifted and talented children, students must score in the 95th percentile on standardized tests.

Youth Classes (Grades 1-12)

A variety of educational and recreational programs are offered for students in grades 1-12. Programs include academic enrichment in math, test prep, writing, STEM and the arts.

Summer Youth Camps (Grades 1-12)

Explore camp for youth in grades 1-8 offers premium academic enrichment learning experiences wrapped in fun and designed to boost skills. STEM and STEAM are featured and taught by highly-trained and energetic professionals.

Engage career exploration and innovative experiences for grades 9-12 offers immersive and fun potential career experiences in STEM and other professions, including engineering, healthcare, computer technology, lasers/photonics/optics, auto technology, culinary, law and legal, filmmaking and many more. Try a career before deciding on a major or a job.


The Embark program for young adults offers life skill classes and experiences in finances, basic repairs, health, decorating and more.


The Endeavor program for adults offers active learning experiences such as fitness, music, creative arts, dance, voice-overs, CPR, glassblowing, culinary, photography and other subjects.


The Discover program for adult learners offers exciting and creative programs for an immersive experience. Short-term classes are offered in history, film, religion, arts, current events and literature. College instructors or community professionals facilitate most sessions.

For more information on these programs, call Personal Enrichment at (847) 543-2980, email or visit

The Judicial Services Department offers a variety of programs to support the College of Lake County’s partnership with the 19th Judicial Circuit Court of Illinois and serve the Lake County Community. The Defensive Driving Program, offered since 1991, allows motorists who have received a minor traffic violation in Lake County the option to take classes under court supervision. The classes are accredited by the National Safety Council and emphasize defensive driving techniques. The National Safety Council’s program “Alive at 25” is available for teen drivers. The Family Parenting Program is for parents with minor children who are dissolving a marriage or seeking co-parenting and custody agreements. The Live Victim Impact Panel is designed to affect the behavior and state of mind of those convicted of DUI and related offenses. The Behavior Choice Module, including both an adult and teen curriculum, along with the Substance Awareness Module, are offered to address and develop cognitive skills that support logical thinking and healthy lifestyle habits. The Volunteer Probation Support Program recruits, trains and assigns volunteers to work with adults, juveniles and the various courts, providing support, mentoring and supervision. For more information on these programs contact Judicial Services at (847) 543-2185 or visit

As part of the larger Lakeshore Campus revitalization project, an urban farm center will be established in 2023. This center will provide the Waukegan and CLC community access to locally grown produce, a space to engage with and learn about local food and nutrition, and training opportunities for those interested in careers in the growing local food movement.