Expand your world with classes in the arts, green living, home maintenance, public speaking, cooking, photography, wine, personal finance and more.
Just for fun. Just for you.
Family and career commitments have a way of keeping you busy, but sometimes you need to take some time for yourself. Get back to that hobby you always enjoyed or explore a new one. Master a new language before you take that vacation. Gain the satisfaction of doing those bike repairs yourself, or become an expert at pairing wine with cheese and plan the party.
Personal enrichment classes are just plain fun. Take one on your own or register with a friend.
Browse our enrichment class categories below or view all Harper CE courses.
Discover how paranormal investigations are conducted, their cultural influences, and how the changing horror genre has impacted American attitudes. Plus: have aliens landed? Learn more about our investigation courses at our paranormal page.
Learn the latest artistic techniques from masters in their fields. Choose from classes in photography, calligraphy, drawing, sketching, film and more.
Refine your public speaking skills, develop your listening skills, and fine-tune your networking skills.
Roast your own coffee beans, make quick meals, decorate cakes and deliver award-winning barbecue. Learn to cook date night passion foods, appetizers, salads, seafood, tapas and impressive desserts. Plan the party, pick the right wine or become a wine sommelier through our Wine Sommelier CE Certificate. Take cooking classes for fun, or train to be a chef with our Online Culinary Arts Program. Come cook with us!
From pop culture to the paranormal and everything in between, explore American culture and the cultures around the globe. Discover – our music, our habits, languages and history.
Save money and improve your skill set by repairing, maintaining, or upgrading your home or personal items. Choose from classes in electrics, plumbing, welding, bicycles and more.
Discover the art of gardening and landscaping. Choose from landscaping with native plants to composting in you own backyard.
Discover how forgiveness, visualization, laughter and meditation can improve your health and your life.
Learn about homeowner associations and how to save your pets' life.
Do you know your carbon footprint? Explore our environment and learn to live and work green. Find classes in sustainability, climate change, social justice, green energy, or astronomy topics like the moon, the planets and the universe.
Manage your money with classes in financial planning, mutual funds, the stock market and hedge funds. Learn about investment and retirement strategies. Classes offered in the fall semester only.
Help your child succeed. Adult students with intellectual disabilities can take cooking and enrichment classes, led by some of Harper's best instructors. Read more about these classes on our Students with Intellectual Disabilities page.
Registration for these courses is by phone only. Call 847.925.6300 for more information.
Learn the art of improv or become the next Houdini. Take acting and performance classes and take the stage.
Planning to write your memoirs? Learn from published authors and experts with classes in fiction nonfiction, poety, journalism and more.
Learn to speak the languages of our world for fun or travel. We offer classes in Korean, Portuguese, French, German, Spanish and more. Or take our Spanish as a Second Language CE Certificate.