Current Options Courses

Welcome to the 2024 Options Program! We're thrilled to assist you in acquiring fresh knowledge or enhancing your skills. Our courses and activities are engaging and enjoyable, led by seasoned experts who take pleasure in introducing individuals to their respective fields.

Summer 2024 Main Campus Course Offerings:

Martial Arts for Kids (Ages 5-10)
Martial Arts for Kids (Ages 5-10)
Children can apply the physical and mental skills learned in martial arts into all aspects of life. The class is jam-packed with excitement and fun to keep students interested and motivated. Learn the fundamentals of mixed martial arts and get physically fit!
Instructor: Dr. Larry C. Tankson
Sat: July 27, Aug 3,10,17,24,31, 2024
Time: 11:00a.m. - 12:00p.m.
Fee: $75.00
Location: JDC Room 212 Dance Studio
Total Body Fitness
Total Body Fitness
Watch those pounds melt away! This class is designed for all fitness levels. You will work your whole-body using weights and machines. It incorporates strength training for fitness, health and body conditioning.  Instr: Mr. John Mammie
Instructor: Mr. John Mammie
Sat: July 27, Aug 3,10,17,24,31, 2024
Time: 8a.m. - 9:30a.m.
Fee: $99.00
Location: JDC Room 210 FitnessCtr.
Strength Conditioning
Strength Conditioning
This class will focus on fundamental exercises essential for everyday life, sports, and recreational activities. Students will improve their cardiovascular, strength, resistance, balance, flexibility, and endurance. This will increase circulation throughout the body, increase mobility and help relieve stiffness from head to toe.
Instructor: Mr. John Mammie
Sat: July 27, Aug 3,10,17,24,31, 2024
Time: 9:30a.m. - 11:00a.m.
Fee: $99.00
Location: JDC Room 210 Ftiness Ctr.
Piano Teens and Adults
If you really want to be heard, make some music, not noise! Learn to play the piano in an electronic piano lab setting. Previous musical background is helpful but not required. Includes book fee!
Instructor: Mr. R. Darryl thomas
Sat: July 27, Aug 3,10,17,24,31, 2024
MU001 Ages 6-12: Time: 10a.m.- 12p.m.
MU002 Ages 12-Adult: Time:12pm - 2pm
Fee: $85.00
Location: HWH, Room 107
Academic Tutoring and Test Prep 
Reading Skills for Primary Grades 2
Open to grades 1st through 12th Improve academic skills through tutoring in Reading, Composition and Essay Writing, math Vocabulary Building and Phonics.  Learn Test Taking Skills and be prepared for the next grade!   Private & semi-private tutoring available. All tutoring takes place on the CSU campus. 
Dates: To Be Announced Saturdays
Time: 10am - 4pm

Fee $30 per hour  semi-private

Fee: $40 per hour private
(minimum 6 hours)

Location: Gwendolyn Brooks Library

For More Information

Contact the Division of Continuing Educaiton or call us at (773) 995-4466 for additional guidance.



  1. Fill out the registration form in the [Options Booklet](link to Options Booklet page)
  2. Register in-person at:
    i. CSU Cashier’s Office: Cook Administration Building – Room 212
    ii. Options Program office: Jacoby Dickens Athletic Center, Room 201.
  3. Office hours: 9:00 am - 4:00 pm, Monday through Friday
Refer to the course descriptions for fees. Fees are payable by check, money order, American Express, Discover, Visa, or MasterCard. CTC/CSU Alumni Association (link to the alumni association page) members receive 15% off registration!
Registration is now open! The Spring 2024 session begins on Saturday, January 27, 2024.
  1. For students enrolled in Options classes, parking decals are available for $10.00 (please note, decals can be purchased at the parking booths with proof of registration). Otherwise, there is a general fee of $5.00 to enter the campus upon each visit. Students enrolled in the university's academic courses are not eligible for Options parking decals.
  2. For Seniors, 60 and over, enrolled in Options courses, receive FREE parking decals.
The university reserves the right to limit the size of classes and to cancel classes due to insufficient enrollment.
  1. If you must cancel your course registration, we encourage you to send someone in your place by simply informing the Options department of the name change.
  2. Registration cancellations by phone or in writing must be received at least seven (7) days prior to the published course start date.
  3. Cancellation requests received before the seven-day deadline will result in fees being refunded, less a $10 administration fee – and processing may take six (6) to eight (8) weeks. We regret that no refund is available when a course registration is canceled after the seven-day deadline. Failure to read the information contained in this schedule does not constitute an exemption from stated regulations.