Options / Community Education

The Options Program at Chicago State University meets the educational, vocational, self-developmental, enrichment, and recreational needs of community residents through non-credit programming. This is accomplished by providing short-term courses of study, workshops, seminars, high school and college readiness courses, and trips or tours in which residents of all ages can participate.

Continuing Education Swim Program

Thank you for your patience and ongoing support for the Options water safety and aquatic programs. We appreciate your continued interest in our programs. The University is making every effort to repair the instructional and competition pools. There is some good news. The repairs for the competition pool will be completed by Monday, November 20th.
The bad news is that we are anxiously waiting for the installation of a new heater in the instructional pool. It has been ordered and should be here very soon. In the meantime, please know that we will continue our swim and aquatic programs when the instructional pool becomes available. Also, as an added bonus, we will add more class time to your current program.
Chicago State University’s aquatic center is in constant use from 6:00am until 9:00pm. It requires each one of us to do our part in keeping it available, safe and clean.
Again, thank you for your patience and support. We will provide you with an update, when it becomes available.

The Program of Choice for Life-Long Learning Options

Fall Classes begin Saturday, September 23, 2017. 

  • Winter classes begin Saturday. January 20, 2018

 For additional information, and to register, call 773 995-4466.

We have WIOA approved courses. Check out our catalog for additional information.

Try one of our more popular courses today

  • Steppin'
  • Aqua Fitness
  • Hair Braiding Techniques
  • Zumba
  • Retail Pharmacy Tech

If you are interested in any of our Options Programs, please contact us.

Stop by... 9501 S. Martin Luther King Drive
Jacoby Dickens Athletic Center, Room 201
Chicago, IL 60628
773) 995-4466
Office hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday – Friday
Call today! 773.995.4466
E-mail... options@csu.edu