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KCC Winter 2020 Non-Credit Class Schedule

Catalog for KCC 2020 non-credit classes

Winter 2020 • January - March

Non-Credit Class Schedule

Computer skills, Pages 6-7
Professional Development, Pages 9-21
Personal Enrichment, Pages 22-28
Lifelong Learning Institute, Page 27
High School Equivalency Preparation, Pages 29-31


Your source for Staff
continuing education
and career services [email protected],.aesdsuistant dean
Debra Hoyer-Denson, assistant director
information 815-802-8204
[email protected]
We’re here. 8K1im5-b8e0r2ly-8S2c2h2ott, career services coordinator
Come join us. [email protected]
Kris Condon, professor
Visit us on the web … 815-802-8216
[email protected] Teresa Zack, administrative assistant
• Register for classes Erica Billington, administrative assistant
• Learn about conference facilities 815-802-8206
• See the latest news and courses being HJoighhnwWayilClaordn,stcrouocrtdioinnaTtroarining
Questions? Call us at
View the most current
class schedule at 815-802-8207 Fax: 815-802-8201
TTY users in Illinois: Phone Illinois Relay
at 711. Outside Illinois, the toll-free number
is 800-526-0844.

Register online at


We’ll help you get there!

Registration form.................................................................................................... 4
Registration and other information......................................................................... 5
Computer skills....................................................................................................6-7
Professional development.................................................................................9-21
Personal enrichment.......................................................................................22-28
Lifelong Learning Institute.................................................................................... 27
Adult Education & High school equivalency ..................................................29-31

Professional development credit
Kankakee Community College is an approved sponsor of continuing education for nurses; respiratory
care practitioners; nursing home administrators; social workers; public accountants; licensed professional
counselor/clinical counselor; athletic trainers; funeral directors and embalmers; physical therapists;
occupational therapists; dieticians; and cosmetologists by the Department of Financial and Professional

Certification credit for teachers
Kankakee Community College has been approved by the Illinois State Board of Education (ISBE) to
provide professional development training for teachers in Illinois. Professional development (PD) hours
are listed with other course information. Teachers wishing to receive PDs must indicate so at the time of

Class selection and suggestions
Continuing Education & Career Services strives to offer a large and varied selection of educational
opportunities. This booklet is filled with your favorite classes and many new ones. Don’t forget that
classes and workshops are being coordinated and scheduled throughout each semester. Contact our
office at 815-802-8207 to check for the most current listing of classes and/or to recommend further
classes. We listen to your suggestions and try to offer the classes that have been requested.

This publication does not constitute a contract between Kankakee Community College and its students, either collectively
or individually. Course changes, modifications of fees, and other changes may occur after this publication has been printed
and before these changes can be incorporated in a later edition. For this reason, the college does not assume a contractual
obligation with its students for the contents of this publication.
Every effort is made to ensure that instructors are knowledgeable in the subject that they are instructing. The views, opinions
and beliefs of the instructors do not necessarily reflect the opinions of KCC.

KCC is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer and complies with applicable federal and state laws prohibiting
discrimination, including Title IX of the Educational Amendments of 1972, Section 540 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and
the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990. It is the policy of the college that no person on the basis of race, gender, sexual
orientation, creed, religion, color, marital or parental status, veteran status, age, national origin, political affiliation and/or
beliefs, mental or physical handicap or disability shall be discriminated against. This includes, but is not limited to admissions,
employment, financial assistance, placement, recruitment, educational programs, or activities. Lack of English skills is not a
barrier to admission and participation in educational programs.

Inquiries or complaints may be addressed to David Cagle, Affirmative Action officer; Jose da Silva, Title IX coordinator; or Kim
Harpin, Section 504 coordinator; Kankakee Community College, 100 College Drive, Kankakee, IL 60901-6505; 815-802-8100.
TTY users may phone 711. Outside of Illinois, dial 1-800-526-0844.
Da Silva, the Title IX coordinator, ensures that the college is in compliance with the federal law by handling complaints,
answering questions, organizing information and relevant statistics and staying informed regarding laws which affect these
Harpin, the Section 504 coordinator, coordinates the college’s services/programs for disabled student/staff populations that
allow access to education.


Registration Form

100 College Drive • Kankakee, IL 60901-6505 • 815-802-8207 • FAX: 815-802-8201
Unless noted in the course description, registration deadline is seven business days before the course begins. See Page 5 for registration options.

Today’s date: / / Registration for which term:  Fall 20____  Spring 20____  Summer 20____



Previous last name(s):

Street address: ❑ Home ❑ Business

City: State: ZIP code: County:

 Please mail a confirmation receipt. Unless this box is checked, a receipt will not be mailed.

Birth date: ____/____/____

Primary phone:  Home  Cell (      ) -


Alternate phone:  Home  Cell  Work (      ) -

Business/Company name:

E-mail address (required for online courses):

Course Title Start Date Fee


Student’s signature: Date:

 Check enclosed, payable to Kankakee Community College.

 Please bill my company. A purchase order or voucher is attached.

 Please charge my credit card for the fees indicated above:   MasterCard®   Visa®   Discover Card®

Card no.: Exp. date: Security code (3-digit code on back of card):

In case of emergency, contact: Phone:

The following items are requested for state reporting. No individuals will be identified.

CIRCLE ONE: male/female  Veteran of active duty military service: ❑ Yes  ❑ No  Do you speak English fluently? ❑ Yes  ❑ No
Are you disabled? ❑ No  ❑ Yes—impairment:  ❑ Vision  ❑ Hearing  ❑ Speech  ❑ Mobility (wheelchair:  ❑ Yes  ❑ No) 
Are you academically disadvantaged?  ❑ Yes  ❑ No  Are you economically disadvantaged?  ❑ Yes  ❑ No  Are you a single parent?  ❑ Yes  ❑ No
Are you a displaced homemaker?  ❑ Yes  ❑ No  Are you concurrently enrolled at another college?  ❑ Yes  ❑ No 

Educational intent: ❑ Personal interest/self development – not career oriented
❑ Unknown/other
❑ Improve skills for my present job
❑ Prepare for a future job immediately after attending the community college

Last high school attended: City State
❑ Completed GED / / ❑ Still in high school (graduation year) / /
❑ Graduated H.S. / / mo. day yr. mo. day yr.

mo. day yr.

Highest degree Employment Are you a legal resident* of KCC District 520?
previously earned: status:
 Yes   No *Consult current KCC catalog for residency policy
❑ GED ❑ Full-time
❑ H.S. diploma ❑ Part-time over U.S. citizenship status (Choose only one.)
❑ Certificate
❑ Associate degree 15 hrs. per week  U.S. citizen
❑ Bachelor’s degree  Not U.S. citizen, but permanent resident. Provide home country of origin
❑ Master’s degree ❑ Part-time 15 hrs.
❑ First professional degree Please attach a photocopy of your Alien Registration Card.
❑ Doctoral degree or less per week
❑ Other  Not U.S. citizen, but in U.S. on a visa. Provide home country of origin
❑ None ❑ Homemaker
❑ Unemployed Please attach a photocopy of your Alien Registration Card.
❑ Other
 Not U.S. citizen, not in U.S. on a visa. Provide home country of origin

Are you Hispanic or Latino? (or, are you of Spanish origin?)

FOR OFFICE USE ONLY:  Yes, Hispanic or Latino   Not Hispanic or Latino

Are you from one or more of the following racial groups? (Select all that apply.)

Date received: Initials:  ABAsmlaiacenkricoarnAIfnridciaann-AormAelraicskaann Native  NWahtiitvee Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander
 Choose not to respond
Service fee: IDT:

Method of payment: Please identify your primary racial/ethnic group. (Select one.)

Check no.: Cash:  AAmsiaenrican Indian or Alaskan Native  HBliascpkanoicr African-American  Choose not to respond
or Latino
❑ MasterCard®  ❑ Visa®  ❑ Discover Card®

Other registration/class information

5 ways to General information

register … If you have questions about our courses, please phone
Teresa Zack at 815-802-8207 or email [email protected]
Online Unless noted otherwise, participants must be at least 16
years of age.
• Sign up or login Pre-registration
• Select a course
• Click on the date you want Pre-registration is required. Registrations are processed on
• Add it to your cart a first-come, first-served basis. Due to minimum enrollment
• Within the cart, checkout requirements, you are encouraged to sign up at least seven
business days before the first session. In all classes except
Mail online classes, once the minimum enrollment requirement
is met, registrations will be accepted until the start date if
Complete the attached registration form space is available.
and return it along with full payment to
Continuing Education & Career Services, Registering a friend or co-worker
Kankakee Community College, 100 College
Drive, Kankakee, IL 60901. Do not mail cash. You may register yourself and others. A separate form (or
online registration) must be submitted for each person. In-
Fax formation required for each person – such as address, and
birth date – must be included.
Complete the attached registration form and
fax it to 815-802-8201, ATTN: Continuing Registration confirmation
Education & Career Services.
If you register by fax, you must pay by credit KCC will send a confirmation of registration if it is requested.
card (Visa®, MasterCard® and Discover® The confirmation will include a receipt, your beginning and
accepted) or purchase order. end course dates, classroom location and any additional
In person
Waiting lists
Complete the registration form and bring
it to the Welcome Center at KCC. Payment If the class you want to take is full, ask to be placed on
may be made at that time. In-person a waiting list. If another class is opened, you will be con-
registration is open 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. Monday tacted.
through Friday. (KCC is closed most Fridays
in May, June and July) Instructor absences

Phone Instructors rarely miss classes, but if a session is unexpect-
edly canceled, every effort will be made to contact you.
Call 815-802-8207. Have your credit card However, since this often happens on short notice, a sign
number (Visa®, MasterCard® and Discover® will be posted at the class location.
accepted) or a purchase order ready. The
TTY number within Illinois is 711. Phone Weather cancellations
registration hours are 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Monday through Friday. (KCC is closed most When KCC campus closes due to inclement weather,
Fridays in May, June and July) Continuing Education and Career Services classes are post-
poned. Classes canceled due to weather will be rescheduled.
NOTE: To pay for online classes by phone Visit for information on notifications.
call 815-802-8207.
Cancellation policy

If a class must be canceled by KCC, those who have en-
rolled will receive full refunds. The college will make every
attempt to notify participants in advance of cancellations.
Refunds from credit card payments will be made in the form
of a credit to the cardholder’s account.

Withdrawal policy

Participants may withdraw and receive full refunds until
two working days before the first session of class. After
that point, no refunds will be given. Withdrawals are
accepted by phone at 815-802-8207, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. Monday
through Friday.



Beginning Microsoft Excel 2016 Intermediate Microsoft Excel 2016

Excel has become the backbone that powers many orga- Learn how to manipulate large worksheets; use multiple
nizations. Build your Excel skills in a one-day workshop for worksheets and workbooks; customize Excel; apply advanced
beginners. Gain hands-on experience and end your Excel formatting; use Excel as a list manager; perform advanced
frustrations by learning how to work with formulas and func- charting options; use auditing and comments features; and
tions, enter and edit data, create charts, format worksheets create and manage templates. Microsoft Office Specialist
and much more. Practice while you learn the best features of examination objectives will also be covered. Instructor:
this software package. Instructor: Kris Condon. Kris Condon.
Class note: Prerequisite is Introduction to Microsoft Windows
or equivalent experience. Class note: Prerequisite is Introduction to Microsoft Excel or
Thursday, Jan. 23 equivalent experience.
8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. • KCC Room D122
$125, includes text. Thursday, Jan. 30
8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. • KCC Room D122
Five ways to register $125, includes text.

1. Go to; choose Advanced Microsoft Excel 2016
KCConnect, click submit and follow the
Topics include working with multiple worksheets and work-
instructions. If you register online, you must pay books; using LOOKUP functions and formula auditing; sharing
by credit card (Visa, MasterCard and Discover and protecting workbooks; data validation; creating spark
accepted). lines; and mapping and forecasting data. Microsoft Office
2. Fax your completed registration form to Specialist Expert-level exam competencies will be covered.
815-802-8201. Instructor: Kris Condon.
3. Mail your completed registration form to
Kankakee Community College, Thursday, Feb. 6
Continuing Education and Career 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. • KCC Room D122
Services, 100 College Drive, Kankakee, IL $125, includes text.
4. Call 815-802-8207. Have the course title, start Introduction to Personal Computers
date and your credit card number or a purchase Using Microsoft Windows 10
order number ready.
5. Visit KCC and bring your completed registration Whether you’re new to computers or have used them in the
form to the Welcome Center on the first floor. past, this course will help you become more comfortable us-
ing the basic tools and features of the Windows 10 operating
system. You will learn how to create documents, work with
files and folders, send email, browse the internet, and share
information with others using File Explorer and OneDrive.
Instructor: Kimberly Schott.

Class note: Prerequisite is previous exposure to personal
computers, desktop applications and the internet.

Tuesday, March 17
8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. • KCC Room D122 • $125

Register online at

Computer Skills

Beginning Microsoft Word 2016 Beginning Microsoft Word 2016 – online

Learn how to efficiently use the Word window; edit docu- One of the most basic skills in any job is writing reports
ments; move and copy text; distinguish between character and letters using Microsoft Word, now available through Office
and paragraph formatting; create and manage tables; 365. This course offers foundational skills to make the most
control page layout features—including headers and foot- of this powerful program. With hands-on instruction, you will
ers, margins, and page breaks; and proof and print docu- learn to add and edit text; move words from one part of a
ments. Microsoft Office Specialist examination objectives document to another; work on two or more documents
will be covered. Instructor: Kris Condon. simultaneously; and format text. You will also learn to save,
retrieve, copy, organize, and print documents.
Class note: Prerequisite is Introduction to Microsoft Windows
or equivalent experience. Choose a start date: Jan. 15, Feb. 12, March 18 or April 15
$129 • Register at
Thursday, March 19 Call KCC at 815-802-8206 to pay for the course.
8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. • KCC Room D122
$125, includes text. Beginning Microsoft Excel 2016 – online

Intermediate Microsoft Word 2016 If you work with numbers, you need to master
Microsoft Excel 2016! This hands-on course will teach you
In this course, you will learn to work with styles, sections, and dozens of shortcuts and tricks for setting up fully-formatted
columns; formatting tables; print labels and envelopes; create worksheets quickly and efficiently. You will learn the secrets
templates and use building blocks; work with graphics and behind writing powerful mathematical formulas and discover
objects; and manage document revisions. Microsoft Office how to use the function wizard to quickly and automatically
Specialist examination objectives will be covered. Instructor: calculate statistics, loan payments, future value, and more.
Kris Condon.
Choose a start date: Jan. 15, Feb. 12, March 18 or April 15
Class note: Prerequisite is Beginning Microsoft Word or $129 • Register at
equivalent experience. Call KCC at 815-802-8206 to pay for the course.

Thursday, March 26 Microsoft Excel – Pivot Tables – online
8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. • KCC Room D122
$125, includes text. Would you like to learn to effectively use all the
advanced Excel pivot table features? In this practical and
Advanced Microsoft Word 2016 information-packed course, you will learn how to maximize
this program’s functions and capabilities.
Microsoft Word 2016 enables you to do far more than
simple word processing. Word includes advanced im- Choose a start date: Jan. 15, Feb. 12, March 18 or April 15
age manipulation tools, collaboration features, cross- $94 • Register at
referencing and linking tools, entry forms and data collec- Call KCC at 815-802-8206 to pay for the course.
tion, security features, and tools to automate document
production. This course covers Microsoft Office Specialist QuickBooks 2019 Series – online
exam objectives to help students prepare for the Word
2016 Exam and the Word 2016 Expert Exam. Instructor: Small business owners should use QuickBooks to
Kris Condon. manage invoices, pay bills, and track expenses. If you want
to take control of your business’s finances, this course will
Class note: Prerequisite is Intermediate Microsoft Word or introduce you to QuickBooks 2019 and teach you the
equivalent experience. accounting software’s more advanced features.

Thursday, April 2 Choose a start date: Jan. 15, Feb. 12, March 18 or April 15
8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. • KCC Room D122 $199 • Register at
$125, includes text. Call KCC at 815-802-8206 to pay for the course.

Computer class note: Because of the amount of content

covered in such a short time, you must attend the first session of
your computer course. If you have a conflict, please call Teresa Zack
at 815-802-8207 to learn about other enrollment options.

For registration and information: 815-802-8207


Kankakee Community College


Learn from A to Z Grant Writing Introduction to CSS3 and HTML5
the comfort
of home! Learn how to research and develop Learn to create state-of-the-art Web sites
relationships with potential funding sources, using modern CSS3 and HTML5 techniques.
Expert Instructor organize grant writing campaigns, and
24-Hour Access prepare proposals. Introduction to Final Cut Pro X
Online Discussion Areas
6 Weeks of Instruction Accounting Fundamentals Make the leap from home video enthusiast
Hundreds of courses to choose from to professional video editor using
Monthly start sessions Give yourself skills that are in high demand Apple's revolutionary Final Cut Pro X
by exploring basic accounting principles and editing software.
Our instructor-led online financial statements.
courses are informative, fun, Introduction to Google Analytics
convenient, and highly Computer Skills for the Workplace
interactive. We focus on creating Learn how to track and generate traffic to
warm, supportive communities Gain a working knowledge of the computer your website, create reports, and analyze
for our learners. New course skills you'll need to succeed in today's data with Google's free, state-of-the-art
sessions begin monthly. Visit our job market. Web analytics tools.
website to view start dates for
the courses that interest you. Creating Web Pages Introduction to Microsoft Excel

Complete any of these courses Learn the basics of HTML so you can design, Become proficient in Microsoft Excel and
entirely from your home or office and create, and post your very own site on discover countless shortcuts, tricks, and
at any time of the day or night. the Web. features for creating and formatting
worksheets quickly and efficiently.
Prices start as low as: $94 Effective Business Writing
Introduction to SQL
Enroll Now! Improve your career prospects by learning
how to develop powerful written Gain a solid working knowledge of the most
documents that draw readers in and keep powerful and widely used database
them motivated to continue to the end. programming language.

Fundamentals of Supervision Leadership
and Management
Gain the respect and admiration of others,
Learn the people skills required to motivate exert more control over your destiny,
and delegate, and learn tools for solving and enjoy success in your professional
problems and resolving conflicts. and personal life.

Grammar Refresher Performing Payroll in QuickBooks

Gain confidence in your ability to produce Learn how to use QuickBooks 2013 to create
clean, grammatically correct documents and paychecks, pay tax liabilities, and produce
speeches. forms and reports.

Intermediate Microsoft Excel Writing Essentials

Take your Microsoft Excel skills to the next Master the essentials of writing so you can
level as you master charts, PivotTables, excel at business communications, express
Slicers, Sparklines, and other advanced Excel yourself clearly online, and take your
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Over 300 online courses available

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Developing effective leaders Working as a High-Performing Team
You’ll learn ways to enhance team effectiveness and maxi-
1 day. 1 time per month. mize not only performance, but also impact on the organiza-
To develop and improve organizational and leadership tion as a whole. We’ll focus on the personal, interpersonal
skills. Invest in this learning opportunity for your and business advantages of working together as a unit and
organization’s current and future leaders. introduce you to a set of best practices for optimal results.
Instructor: Kristine Condon.
All classes meet 9 a.m. - 1 p.m.
KCC Room D124 Wednesday, March 18
Riverfront Campus 9 a.m. - 1 p.m. • KCC Room D124 • $150

Basic Certificate courses Addressing Poor Performance
January - May
This course builds your skills in handling chronic perfor-
Effective Time Management mance problems. You will learn how to document and
present a solid case for needed improvement and effective
Get a $50 discount when you sign up for all five Leadership interaction skills, identify the steps to take after the perfor-
Management Institute courses. Use code: 50-DISCOUNT. mance problem discussion to provide ongoing feedback
In this course, we’ll define time management; help you set and support, and determine if it is necessary to impose
long term goals and ambitions; implement a diary system to formal consequences. Instructor: Kristine Condon.
plan your “ones” (one year, one month, one week and one
day); make more effective use of to-do lists; and manage Wednesday, April 15
common time-wasters. Instructor: Kristine Condon. 9 a.m. - 1 p.m. • KCC Room D124 • $150
Wednesday, Jan. 15
9 a.m. - 1 p.m. • KCC Room D124 • $150 Valuing Differences

Communicating with Impact This course introduces effective skills and tools for
exploring others’ unique perspectives, understanding
We’ll introduce the interaction skills that enable you to com- and leveraging people’s inherent differences, challenging
municate more effectively with colleagues and customers devaluing behavior, and creating an environment in
and--in the process--build trust, strengthen partnerships, which people’s differences are respected and utilized.
and achieve desired results. Instructor: Kristine Condon. Instructor: Kristine Condon.
Wednesday, Feb. 19
9 a.m. - 1 p.m. • KCC Room D124 • $150 Wednesday, May 20
9 a.m. - 1 p.m. • KCC Room D124 • $150
SAVE 50$150 per course

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CPR for Health Care Provider Sexual Harassment Prevention Training for
Healthcare Professionals
This course provides the information, training, demonstration
and practice necessary to pass the CPR Health Care Provider Sexual harassment in the workplace can be prevented
written examination and perform adult, child and infant and/or discouraged with training, anti-harassment policies,
cardiopulmonary resuscitation acceptable to the American and reporting. This seminar will discuss these aspects of
Heart Association (AHA). Instructor: Sheree Wertz. sexual harassment: laws and regulations, consequences,
reporting by both those who experience harassment and
Class notes: After successful completion, participants will witnesses in the workplace. This course includes laws
receive an AHA certification card. No refunds are given after that are in place to protect those who make a report. The
the registration deadline. Textbooks can be picked up from intended audience is physicians, physician assistants, nurses,
the Continuing Education Office prior to the class. pharmacists, social workers, therapists, and members of the
interprofessional healthcare team who may act to prevent
Wednesday, Jan. 8 sexual harassment. This seminar meets the requirements
8 a.m. - noon • KCC Room D151 • $105 of the Illinois Department of Financial and Professional
Regulations for nurses. 1 contact hour will be awarded to
Saturday, Feb. 1 nurses, social workers, counselors, respiratory care techni-
8 a.m. - noon • KCC Room D151 • $105 cians, occupational therapists, physical therapists and
nursing home administrators. Instructor: Kirk Hamsher.
Wednesday, March 4
5-9 p.m. • KCC Room D151 • $105 Tuesday, Feb. 4
11 a.m. - noon • KCC Room D123 • $20
Wednesday, April 1
8 a.m. - noon • KCC Room D151 • $105 12:30-1:30 p.m. • KCC Room D123 • $20

Food Sanitation and Safety Diversity, Equity & Inclusion

This course emphasizes food protection through sanitation As the world, work places, and educational institutions
training. You will learn proper food care for food service become more diverse, it is imperative that we consider what
establishments. Successful completion of the course’s qualify- it means to create equity and inclusion in those spaces. In this
ing examination qualifies individuals for Illinois Department of session, (the first of the Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion series)
Public Health certification. You must fulfill course and test- you’ll explore research and social science related to: the
ing requirements to be eligible for certification. Cost includes differences between tolerance and commitment, identity and
course materials. Exam retakes are an additional fee, payment our intersecting selves, a common language to engage in
required prior to retake. Materials can be picked up from the effective dialogue, implicit biases, moving beyond blame to
Continuing Education Office prior to the class. Instructor: responsibility and commitment. Instructor: Jessica Oladapo.
Katie Taylor.
Friday, Feb. 7
Thursday, Jan. 9 8 a.m. - noon • KCC Room D124 • $65
9 a.m. - 6 p.m. • KCC Room D123 • $139

Tuesday, Feb. 11
9 a.m. - 6 p.m. • KCC Room D123 • $139

Register online at

Professional Development

Highway Construction
Careers Training Program

Funded by the Illinois Department of Transportation

Orientation Dates Develop your greatest
business resource:
Wednesdays, 1-4 p.m.
Jan. 8, 15, 22, 29 • Feb. 5 & 12 • Room D123 Your Workforce

About the program Use KCC’s customized training and
consultation service
The Highway Construction Careers Training Program
(HCCTP) is opened to all qualified individuals, but is designed Get results
to provide qualified minorities, women and disadvantaged
individuals with training in highway construction careers. The Learn to meet the changing needs of your business
HCCTP will also emphasize life-long learning and provide skills assessment and analysis included
opportunities for further education and assistance to improve
employability in Illinois’ highway construction industry. Options:

This is a FREE 14-week program. Coaching and business consulting
Leadership and supervisory training
Career Contact:
opportunities: John Willard Technical, hands-on training
[email protected]
• Laborers For more information contact
• Equipment operators Highway Construction Mary Posing at [email protected]
• Ironworkers
• Carpenters Careers Training Program KCC Spring Job Fairs
• Cement masons
• Electricians at KCC Thursday, April 2
• Plumbers 9 a.m. - noon
• Painters
• Inspectors & Testers College Center Riverfront Campus, Kankakee

The Illinois Department of Transportation and the Friday, April 17
participating community colleges do not guarantee 9 a.m. - noon
employment upon a trainees’ graduation from
the Highway Construction Careers Training South Extension Center, Watseka
Visit for more information
Learn more at:

For registration and information: 815-802-8207


Professional Development

Social Media for Your Business Leverage LinkedIn for your Business

Business owners know that having a presence on social Did you know that 80% of business-to-business leads come
media is important for success, but there are many from LinkedIn (versus 13% from Twitter and 7% from Face-
questions surrounding the proper use of social media for book)? We’ll discuss making the best use of LinkedIn for your
business. In this interactive course, we’ll introduce the top business through maximizinig your profile and making the
platforms for social media. Then we’ll discuss some of the best use of available tools on the platform. Be ready to learn
similarities, differences and how to choose which platforms in this interactive workshop. Instructor: Mary Wu.
you should focus on using. Instructor: Mary Wu.
Wednesday, March 18
Monday, March 2 9 a.m. - 1 p.m. • KCC Room D123
9 a.m. - 1 p.m. • KCC Room D123 $39 Early bird price until Feb. 19
$39 Early bird price until Feb. 9 $49 After Feb. 19
$49 After Feb. 9

Prepare for a success at the KCC Job Fairs
April 2, College Center • April 17, South Extension Center

LinkedIn for Job Seekers Resumes & Cover Letters

Learn how to use LinkedIn to connect to jobs. In this workshop, Get tips on creating a job objective that gets results and show-
you’ll create a LinkedIn account, build your profile to attract cases your employment and educational background in a resume
employers, start networking with other professionals, and search formatted for your current situation. Components of a success-
and apply for jobs on LinkedIn. Instructor: Kimberly Schott. ful cover letter also will be reviewed. This workshop is great for
people looking to move up in a career field. Instructor: Kimberly
Wednesday, March 4 Schott.
5:30-7 p.m. • KCC Room D121
FREE, registration is required. Tuesday, March 24
5:30-7 p.m. • KCC South Extension Center, Watseka
Interviewing for Success FREE, registration is required.

This Career Services workshop will help you approach your next Job Fair to Job Offer
interview with increased confidence by putting your interview
skills to the test in a fun environment. Learn tips that will help you Gain insight on how the job fair is structured and how to impress
land your next job. Instructor: Kimberly Schott. area employers. Instructor: Kimberly Schott.

Wednesday, March 18 Wednesday, March 25
5:30-7 p.m. • KCC Room D121 5:30-7 p.m. • KCC Room D121
FREE, registration is required. FREE, registration is required.

Wednesday, April 8
5:30-7 p.m. • KCC South Extension Center, Watseka
FREE, registration is required.

Registration is required. Register online
or phone 815-802-8207

Register online at

Professional Development

Alzheimer’s Disease & Other Dementias Microsoft® Office
Specialist Certification
This one-day seminar is vital for anyone who works with
dementia and needs skills and proven strategies to provide Earn the credential to show you can effectively
optimal care. Learn assessment tools and critical inter-
ventions to identify and differentiate between dementias, and productively use Microsoft Office applications.
prevent and reduce difficult behaviors, and improve your With a Microsoft Office Specialist Certification, you
ability to communicate with cognitively impaired patients. also demonstrate your comprehensive skills and
This seminar offers practical solutions to some of the most ability to complete a range of tasks. Microsoft Office
challenging real-life situations, plus the latest medications, Specialist Certification is recognized and respected
preventative treatments, and advances in early detection as a standard for validating expertise with Microsoft
that could impact your work. Instructor: Sherrie All. Office products.

Class notes: Upon successful completion, participants will KCC offers: Microsoft Office Specialist testing
be awarded 6 continuing education contact hours for nurses,
nursing home administrators, occupational therapists, in all Office 2013 & 2016 products including Word,
physical therapists, dietitians, respiratory care technicians, Excel, Access, PowerPoint and Outlook, and all
counselors, and social workers. You must register using the Office 2013 & 2016 products leading to the Microsoft
name and address on file with your professional licensing Office Specialist Credential. The cost is $175 (a $25
agency. After successfully completing this course, you can saving off the suggested retail price). Ask about the
sign in to the KCC Continuing Education site to print your college credit by examination option for the cost of
certification. one credit hour.

Tuesday, March 24 For a list of courses which prepare you
8:30 a.m. - 4 p.m. • KCC Room D152 for the Microsoft Office Specialist exams,
$69 Early bird price until March 2
$79 After March 2 or for more information, phone
Kris Condon at 815-802-8216 or

email [email protected]

Go far without your car!

Ed2Go online courses are convenient,
affordable and effective.


For registration and information: 815-802-8207


Professional Development

Training Opportunities for 20 Things Counselors Can Do to Promote
In this full-day workshop, you will learn tools to separate
Cosmetologist Illinois (CI) is an independent association of salon yourself from mediocre therapists. Mark Sanders will dis-
professionals throughout Illinois. The #25 Bourbonnais CI Affiliate cuss 20 success tips - including treating trauma, addictions
and chronic conditions; learning from history; individualizing
holds continuing education seminars in conjunction with KCC. approaches; moving beyond “talk therapy”; incorporating a
public health approach; achieving organizational health and
Spring 2020 training: more. Instructor: Mark Sanders.

Nail Art Bridal Updo Class notes: Upon successful completion, participants will be
& Bridal awarded 6 continuing education contact hours for counselors
Monday, Feb. 10 and social workers. You must register using the name and
9:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Business Tips address on file with your professional licensing agency. After
successfully completing this course, you can sign in to the
KCC Room D151 Monday, March 9 KCC Continuing Education site to print your certification.
6:30-9 p.m.
Friday, April 3
KCC Room D151 8:30 a.m. - 4 p.m. • KCC Room D124
$69 Early bird price until March 12
All classes are subject to change. $79 After March 12

Membership information for Bourbonnais Association: Electrical Motors and Motor Control Circuits
Facebook: Cosmetologists Illinois Bourbonnais This course is for electricians or maintenance personnel who
work with electric motors. Standard motors and typical motor
control circuits are covered. Hands-on exercises allow you to
build and test circuits using standard industrial components.
The Amatrol Troubleshooting system will be used to trouble-
shoot various motor control systems. There is enough theory
explained that someone with a very limited electrical back-
ground will be able to master the seminar material. Instructor:
Yuri Starik.

Fridays • April 3 & April 10
9 a.m. - 5 p.m. • KCC Room V117 • $199

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Instructors are needed to teach short-term continuing education courses – day or evening
For more information, email [email protected] or phone 815-802-8204.

Register online at

Professional Development

The Big C: The Pathophysiology of Cancer WWWhat’s Up with Our Webpage?

This seminar provides an update and overview on the patho- Your website is often the first--and possibly only--communi-
physiology of cancer--how it starts, how it spreads, the role cation you’ll have with visitors. In this highly interactive and
of oncogenes, the role of the environment (viruses, hormones, hands-on session, you’ll act as your own customer–as a
chemicals, etc.) as well as many other facts and tidbits about donor, volunteer, client, potential sponsor, elected official,
the growth and differentiation of cells. The terms hyperplasia, media rep–to see how they see you on the web. Using this
metaplasia, and dysplasia will be explained. Tumor markers outside-in journey, you’ll use an assessment-driven process
and their use for diagnostic purposes will be included. Specific to decide on priorities of the changes to increase effectiveness
cancers to be discussed include breast cancer, prostate and impact. Instructor: Laura Rhoades.
cancer, lung cancer, skin cancer, hematologic malignancies,
brain tumors and GI cancers. Instructor: Barb Bancroft. Tuesday, April 21
1-4 p.m. • KCC Room D122
Class notes: 6 contact hours will be awarded to nurses, $89 Early bird price until March 2
nursing home administrators, respiratory technicians, physi- $99 After March 2
cal therapists and occupational therapists upon successful
completion. To correctly award contact hours, use the name Creating Memorable Special Events
and address on file with your professional licensing agency
when you register. Golf outings, galas, walk-a-thons etc. Think about all the events
you’ve attended over the years. There are those you remember
Wednesday, April 8 and those you’d prefer to forget. This highly interactive work-
8:30 a.m. - 4 p.m. • KCC Room L110 shop, gets down to the brass tacks of planning a special event
$69 Early bird price until March 11 that offers big returns for your organization. Learn to anticipate
$79 After March 11 needs and details, plan for the worst, see behind-the-scenes,
and expereince the front stage. It all counts. We’ll cover every-
Maximizing the Power of Facebook for Your thing from setting goals to looking at the details. There will be
Nonprofit plenty of time for questions about your plans and events. From
a recent participant. “I love Laura’s style of teaching. She seeks
Facebook can be a challenging tool for nonprofits with limited to understand why we are there so she can tailor the program
staff, budgets, and social media know-how. Done right, Face- to meet our needs. She’s also practical, creative, and follows
book can really help your group. Done wrong, it can languish, up with you after class with resources.” Instructor: Laura
leaving your organization looking outdated and out-of-touch. Rhoades.
In this 101-level workshop, you’ll learn to use personal and
organizational Facebook pages to maximize your nonprofit’s Wednesday, April 22
impact. Taught in a computer lab, you’ll freshen up your pages 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. • KCC Room D123
and update vital information behind-the-scenes. You’ll learn $188 Early bird price until March 2
a variety of methods to create audience-focused posts that $198 After March 2
increase engagement and conversions. This is a great class
for nonprofit board members, staff and volunteers. Instructor: Volunteer Recruitment, Recognition and
Laura Rhoades. Management

Tuesday, April 21 Volunteers are the lifeblood of nonprofit work. They fuel
8:30 a.m. - noon • KCC Room D122 programs, are the best donor prospects, can be amazing
$89 Early bird price until March 1 ambassadors and are in prime positions for leadership roles.
$99 After March 1 Finding them, managing them, and celebrating them is crucial
to their success, and yours. You’ll learn techniques to recruit
new volunteers who are a great fit for your mission and group
culture. You’ll gather ideas for training, motivating, retaining,
and recognizing our volunteers. We’ll review and assess your
volunteer program performance and create a prioritized plan
of action with steps and concrete ideas for future needs.
Instructor: Laura Rhoades.

Thursday, April 23
9 a.m. - 4 p.m. • KCC Room D123
$188 Early bird price until March 2
$198 After March 2

For registration and information: 815-802-8207


Professional Development

Ethics of Caregiving in a Complex Health System Hydraulic Valves and Cylinders

Approximately one in three families in the United States cares This is a one-day training on hydraulics directional control
for an aging, disabled or chronically ill family member. Those valves and speed control of hydraulic cylinders. The class will
numbers are expected to increase dramatically over the next focus on interpreting schematics, understanding the function
decade due to anticipated changes in our healthcare system and installation of direction control valves. The class will cover
and federal entitlement programs. The ethics surrounding care flow control valve installation and understanding the difference
giving challenges some of our deepest beliefs about family, the between speed control circuits. The class includes both lecture
sanctity of life, dignity of personhood, and death. Instructor: and hands on training. Students should have some exposure to
Gary Gilles. either pneumatic or hydraulic technology.
Instructor: Pat Klette.
Class notes: Six (6) contact hours awarded to nurses, nursing
home administrators, professional counselors/clinical Wednesday, May 20
counselors, respiratory care technicians, physical therapists, 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. • KCC Room V117 • $199
occupational therapists and dietitians. You must register using
the name and address on file with your professional licensing
agency. After successfully completing this course, you can
sign in to the KCC Continuing Education site to print your

Friday, April 24
9 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. • KCC Room D124
$69 Early bird price until March 27
$79 After March 27

8th Annual Options
Empowerment Seminar

4 Guest Speakers Thursday, March 19 • 8 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Tips, tools and techniques on promoting KCC Iroquois Room
an accessible society, Accessibility Includes light breakfast and lunch.
information, empowerment skills, Register by March 2.
adaptable equipment information. CEU & CPDU attendees: $68
Plus informative exhibit booths General public: $30
& much more! Special student rate: $15

Call 815-802-8207
or email [email protected] for a brochure.

Contact hours will be awarded to nurses, social workers, counselors, nursing home administrators, occupational therapists, physical therapists,
and respiratory therapists. QIDP contact hours have been applied for and are pending. Space is limited. Special accommodations
provided upon request by March 1. Options Center for Independent Living serves Kankakee and Iroquois counties.

Register online at


For registration and information: 815-802-8207


Professional Development

pProlefaessesiodnreasllsy Entrepreneurship Suite – online

KCC Spring Ready to start your own business? Let this discounted
Job Fairs set of online courses hone your entrepreneurial spirit and help
get your business going. Three courses are in this set: Creat-
Thursday, April 2 • 9 a.m. - noon ing a Successful Business Plan, Start Your Own Small Busi-
College Center, Riverfront Campus ness and Small Business Marketing on a Shoestring.
Choose a start date: Jan. 15, Feb. 12, March 18 or April 15
Friday, April 17 • 9 a.m. - noon $299 • Register at
South Extension Center, Watseka Call KCC at 815-802-8206 to pay for the course.

Employers Six Sigma: Total Quality Fundamentals –
• Participation is FREE online
• Employer registration:
Learn how to effectively apply the fundamentals of total qual-
Job Seekers: ity. Understand what quality is, learn about the history of the
• FREE and open to the public quality movement and discover the role of customers. Master
• Bring multiple copies of your resume key concepts such as the cost of no quality, variation, and to-
• Dress for success tal employee involvement. Determine how to effectively apply
quality standards by creating and implementing internal and
external auditing activities. Learn the ins and outs of ISO 9000,
ISO 14000, and the Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award.
Choose a start date: Jan. 15, Feb. 12, March 18 or April 15
$94 • Register at
Call KCC at 815-802-8206 to pay for the course.



• Meet with potential applicants
• Advertise jobs & internships


• Resume writing & interview skills training
• Career planning • Mock interviews

See current lists of participating employers at Room D121, next to KCC's
Welcome Center
Kimberly Schott, Career Services Coordinator
More information: [email protected] or 815-802-8222
email [email protected]

Sponsored by KCC's Charlton Career Center

Register online at

Professional Development

Project Management Fundamentals Series A to Z Grant Writing – online
– online
In this invigorating and informative course, you’ll
In this group of project management classes, you’ll be intro- discover how and where to look for potential funders who
duced to the fundamentals of project management, tools for are a good match for your organization. You’ll learn to network
success, and high speed management tactics. and develop true partnerships with a variety of funders, how to
organize a successful grant writing campaign, and how to put
Choose a start date: Jan. 15, Feb. 12, March 18 or April 15 together a complete proposal package. This course is mainly
$199 • Register at for nonprofit organizations seeking grants from foundation,
Call KCC at 815-802-8206 to pay for the course. corporate, government, and individual donors.

Project Management @ e-Speed – online Choose a start date: Jan. 15, Feb. 12, March 18 or April 15
$115 • Register at
With accelerated schedules driving many technology Call KCC at 815-802-8206 to pay for the course.
projects, smart project managers are rapidly retooling their skill
sets. This course offers a breakthrough model for dealing with Certificate in Pain Management – online
the realities of managing projects at supersonic speeds. Learn
to meet and win the challenges of truncated timelines, short- This certificate is designed to enhance the knowledge
staffed project teams, skimpy budgets and crippling risks. and skills of health care professionals who work with patients
who are in pain. This educational experience examines key
Choose a start date: Jan. 15, Feb. 12, March 18 or April 15 issues related to pain assessment and management, and
$94 • Register at gives you relevant and practical information to improve your
Call KCC at 815-802-8206 to pay for the course. practice and provide the most effective care to your patients.
(12 contact hours awarded to nurses upon successful
PMP Certification Prep 1 – online completion.)

Learn how to prepare for the Project Management Choose a start date: Jan. 15, Feb. 12, March 18 or April 15
Institute’s prestigious Project Management Professional (PMP) $177 • Register at
certification exam. Master the first seven chapters of A Guide Call KCC at 815-802-8206 to pay for the course.
to the Project Management Body of Knowledge, 6th edition-
-the essential resource for the PMP® certification exam. Find Certificate in Integrative Mental Health –
out about the 10 Project Management Knowledge Areas, five online
Process Groups, and 47 project management processes,
and get insight into questions on the PMP exam. In this course, you’ll learn how this new model of care
combines scientifically proven alternative and complementary
Choose a start date: Jan. 15, Feb. 12, March 18 or April 15 methods with medications and psychotherapy. This model
$114 • Register at addresses the physical, psychological, and spiritual needs of
Call KCC at 815-802-8206 to pay for the course. individuals with anxiety disorders, sleep disorders, attention
deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), post-traumatic stress
Get Grants – online disorder (PTSD) and mental conditions associated with aging,
depression, chronic pain, and Alzheimer’s disease. This course
Learn about both federal and foundation grant writing is ideal for nurses and other health care professionals, as well
in this six-week course. You will learn to develop successful as individuals interested in integrative mental health.
grant-fundable proposals. Learn to recognize what makes a (20 contact hours)
project attractive to a funding agency and see how to create
a compelling case. You’ll be prepared to convert an idea into Choose a start date: Jan. 15, Feb. 12, March 18 or April 15
a complete, well-developed package. Discover how to target $140 • Register at
the best funding agencies for your project and learn insider Call KCC at 815-802-8206 to pay for the course.
secrets for approaching them in the right way.

Choose a start date: Jan. 15, Feb. 12, March 18 or April 15
$94 • Register at
Call KCC at 815-802-8206 to pay for the course.

For registration and information: 815-802-8207


Professional Development

Google IT Support Professional Certificate – online

Prepare for a career in information technology support. NEW! System Administration and IT
After completing all courses, you'll receive a shareable Infrastructures
electronic certificate to add to your resume and LinkedIn.
In this class, you’ll transition from working on a single
NEW! Technical Support Fundamentals computer to maintaining an entire fleet, with many
users. It includes infrastructure services that keep
This introductory course is the first step to preparing to organizations up and running. You’ll learn to manage and
become an entry-level IT support specialist. You’ll learn configure servers; and to use industry tools to
about the different facets of Information Technology, like manage computers, user information, and user produc-
computer hardware, the Internet, computer software, tivity. Finally, you’ll learn how to recover your organiza-
troubleshooting, and customer service. tion’s IT infrastructure in the event of a disaster.

NEW! The Bits and Bytes of Computer NEW! IT Security – Defense Against the
Networking Digital Dark Arts

This course offers a full overview of computer networking. This course covers numerous IT security concepts,
It includes the fundamentals of modern networking tools and best practices. It introduces threats and
technologies and protocols, an overview of the cloud, attacks, and ways they can show up. You’ll learn
practical applications and network troubleshooting. about encryption algorithms and how they’re used to
You’ll learn how this information might show up during a safeguard data. Additional topics include the three
job interview and get tips for troubleshooting on the spot. A’s of information security: authentication, authoriza-
tion, and accounting. Plus there are lessons on network
NEW! Operating Systems and You: Becoming security solutions, firewalls, and Wifi encryption options.
a Power User Then, you’ll see how all these elements come together
in a multi-layered, in-depth security architecture. Also
Through video lectures, demonstrations and hands-on included: recommendations integrating a culture of secu-
practice, you’ll learn the main components of an operating rity into your organization or team.
system and how to perform critical tasks like managing
software and users, and configuring hardware. You’ll also
learn how this content might show up during an interview.

For more information, contact [email protected]

Certificate in Gerontology – online Singapore Math: Number Sense and
Computational Strategies – online
With the population aging at a rapid rate, the number
of individuals over 65 will more than double by 2020. The This teacher-training course has over two dozen strategies to
demand for knowledgeable providers to meet the needs of this make math click for your students. You’ll explore Singapore
population is dramatically increasing, new jobs are being de- Math, and why it is such a powerful and highly regarded math
veloped, and new services created. Health professionals can curriculum. Number sense and place value instruction will also
gain a broader understanding of the field of gerontology and to be discussed, along with a variety of computational strategies.
stay current with emerging trends in this course.
Choose a start date: Jan. 15, Feb. 12, March 18 or April 15
Choose a start date: Jan. 15, Feb. 12, March 18 or April 15 $94 • Register at
$210 • Register at Call KCC at 815-802-8206 to pay for the course.
Call KCC at 815-802-8206 to pay for the course.

Register online at

Professional Development

Certificate in Food, Nutrition, and Health – Guided Reading: Strategies for the
online Differentiated Classroom – online

Although food and nutrition have a profound impact on our This course is critical for modern educators who often must
health and well-being, many of us don’t know what foods to teach with limited resources and unlimited demands on their
eat, which diets are healthy, and where food originates. You’ll time. You will learn differentiated instruction tactics to help you
learn about food and nutrition issues and their impact on understand how your students learn. When you apply those
several health aspects. You’ll examine the impact of stress tactics within the guided reading framework, it helps you lead
on the body and the health crisis posed by obesity in the U.S. students through new ways of approaching text, and great
things start to happen. The result is a classroom of students
Class note: 16 contact hours awarded by ALLEGRA Learning who can negotiate increasingly challenging texts with unprec-
Solutions, LLC. edented fluency.
Choose a start date: Jan. 15, Feb. 12, March 18 or April 15
Choose a start date: Jan. 15, Feb. 12, March 18 or April 15 $125 • Register at
$115 • Register at Call KCC at 815-802-8206 to pay for the course.
Call KCC at 815-802-8206 to pay for the course.
Need qualified
Teaching Students with Learning employees?
Disabilities – online
You will explore the special education process, from working
with individualized education programs (IEPs) to help students FREE SERVICES:
with reading comprehension, math skills, and writing. You will
discover practical and creative strategies to help struggling • Advertise jobs and internships • Review resumes
students find their “light bulb” moments. You will also • Post only once! Post job opportunities either with
discover fun games you can incorporate, tips for modifying KCC exclusively or with the CCJobNet partnership
your classroom, and many tested methods for bringing out
the best behavior in your students. of 11 northern Illinois community colleges.

Choose a start date: Jan. 15, Feb. 12, March 18 or April 15 For details phone
$125 • Register at
Call KCC at 815-802-8206 to pay for the course. 815 - 802 - 8222

The Creative Classroom – online Looking for a job?

Creativity will abound in your classroom as you tap your FREE SERVICES at the
students’ hidden talents. Learn how to use creativity to teach KCC's Charlton Career Center:
reading, writing, visual arts, performing arts, social studies,
science, mathematics, and physical and health education. • Job postings • Career exploration and planning • Job board
Develop creative new approaches to field trips, learning labs, (in Workforce Development Center first floor hallway)
activities, exercises, assignments, and evaluation methods.
Think beyond the textbook and challenge your students by
making your classroom a creative classroom!

Choose a start date: Jan. 15, Feb. 12, March 18 or April 15
$125 • Register at
Call KCC at 815-802-8206 to pay for the course.

For registration and information: 815-802-8207



Make Your Own Succulent Book Planter 3D Printing Basics

This course has helpful tips for maintaining and displaying 3D printing offers endless possibilities. Whether you are
succulents within your home or office. It includes plant selec- considering a 3D printer in the future or you would just like to
tion, proper building techniques, picking the right container, experience this exciting technology in action, this class is for
and planting tricks. During class, you’ll re-plant succulents you. You’ll learn where to find 3D files and how to create your
that were grown by KCC students in the KCC greenhouse. own 3D models for printing. Our instructor will demonstrate
All materials will be provided. Instructor: Holly Froning. how to operate a 3D printer as it prints out a model. Class size
is small, so register early. Instructor: Debra Daun.
Thursday, Jan. 23
1-2:30 p.m. • KCC West Campus Room VA04 Tuesday, Feb. 4
$12, plus a $10 supply fee payable to the instructor at 6-8:30 p.m. • KCC Room V115 • $25
Tuesday, Feb. 18
Air Plants 6-8:30 p.m. • KCC Room V115 • $25

Air plants are some of the easiest plants to grow. They use Tuesday, March 24
their roots to anchor themselves to an object, allowing them 6-8:30 p.m. • KCC Room V115 • $25
to grow in a variety of locations. Come create an air plant
arrangement to decorate your home or office! All materials All Occasion Wreath
will be provided. Instructor: Holly Froning.
Have you ever wanted to just put
Friday, Jan. 31 one decoration up and not have to
10-11:30 a.m. • KCC West Campus Room VA04 worry about something new for every
$12, plus a $20 supply fee payable to the instructor at season? In this class, you will make
class. a 14 inch burlap wreath. You’ll be
able to choose from interchangeable
Herbs for Tea decorations to make it the perfect
year-round decoration. No skill
In this workshop, you’ll learn about the best herbs for teas is necessary for this class.
and how to grow them on your own. All materials are Bring your imagination. Supplies are included.
provided. Instructor: Holly Froning. Instructor: Amber Gocken.

Monday, Feb. 3 Wednesday, Feb. 5
10-11:30 a.m. • KCC West Campus Room VA04 2-4 p.m. • KCC Room D151
$12, plus a $10 supply fee payable to the instructor at $32 Early bird price until Jan. 17
class. $42 After Jan. 17

Register online at

Personal Enrichment

Creating Life Balance Intuitively Speaking

Is your day-to-day schedule hectic? Do you put everyone Intuition is often thought of as a magical phenomenon, yet
else first while your physical and mental health are on the our hunches are based on past experiences and cumula-
back burner? Many people spend their lives rushing around tive knowledge. In this two-hour seminar, you’ll learn how to
trying to get more done while accomplishing very little. Set- stop second guessing those feelings and thoughts and start
ting SMART goals can allow you to clarify your ideas, focus deciphering life lessons. Topics will include good and negative
your efforts, use your time and resources productively, while energy, using art as a tool, understanding your purpose, set-
increasing your chances of achieving what you want in life. In ting clear intentions, connecting with every aspect of your life,
this workshop, you’ll begin to understand why balance is key and learning to let go. Instructor: Tami Principe.
to success. Instructor: Tracy Kelch.
Thursday, Feb. 20
Thursday, Feb. 6 6-8 p.m. • KCC Room D123 • $12
6-8 p.m. • KCC Room D124 • $15
Group Guitar
Wednesday, March 25
6-8 p.m. • KCC Room D151 • $15 Learn to play guitar! If you don’t have any prior knowledge of
the guitar, come to this group class to learn music notation
Prepare for Retirement and tablature, fingering for basic openchords, interpreting
basic chord symbols, right hand strumming techniques and
This course offers comprehensive, accurate and unbiased styles, playing simple song melodies, using chords as accom-
information to properly prepare and maintain a successful paniment, and righthand picking technique. You’ll also learn
retirement plan. You will learn about investment options as how to tune and basic instrument maintenance. Bring your
well as strategies to maximize income and minimize taxes. guitar, tuner and picks. Instructor: Tammy Cantrell.
It includes tax planning, risk management, estate planning,
investment management and income planning. The course is Mondays • Feb. 24 to April 20
ideal for individuals and/or couples who are retired or who will 5:30-6:30 p.m. • KCC Room D123 • $150
be retiring within 10 years. Instructor: David Gibson.
Playing the Ukulele
Thursday, Feb. 13 • 6:30-8:30 p.m.
Saturday, Feb. 15 • 9 a.m. - noon • KCC Room D124 • $49 Get started with the ukulele by learning basic chords and
strum patterns at a pace designed for first-time players.
Thursday, Feb. 20 • 6:30 - 8:30 p.m. This class is for those who have never played an instrument
Saturday, Feb. 22 • 9 a.m. - noon • KCC Room D124 • $49 before. You’ll learn the basics of chords, strum patterns,
finger picking, music notation and songs. Even if you’ve tried
Introduction to American Sign Language I guitar and thought it was too hard, you’ll be surprised by how
soon you’re playing songs on the ukulele. Instructor: Tammy
As with any language, learning American Sign Language (ASL) Cantrell.
begins with vocabulary, grammar and culture. Because ASL
is a visual/manual language, we will turn off our voices and Class notes: bring your ukulele, tuner and picks.
develop visual skills with the hands, face, and body. You will
communicate with classmates and deaf community members Mondays • Feb. 24 to April 20
in routine social interactions. Instructor: Sherry Kinzler. 6:30-7:30 p.m. • KCC Room D123 • $150

Class note: An ASL dictionary, notebook, gmail account, Introduction to Laser Engraving
internet access and ability to record yourself with a phone or
laptop are required. Learn how to use a laser engraver and practice engraving
wood, acrylic, paper, cardboard, leather and more. This class
Tuesdays • Feb. 18 to April 7 covers how to create digital files compatible with a laser
5-7 p.m. • KCC Room D124 • $79 cutter. Each student will create a small customized wood
cutting board from start to finish. Safety skills and laser
cutting techniques will be addressed. Instructor:
Debra Daun.

Tuesday, March 3
6-8:30 p.m. • KCC Room V115 • $45

For registration and information: 815-802-8207


Personal Enrichment

All About the Cricut Basic Spanish Conversation

It’s a great tool for crafters, but how do you use it? Are you This eight-week course is designed to bring an English
using Cricut to it’s fullest potential? In this class, you will learn speaker to a beginning level of communication in Spanish.
basic operation of the machine and a quick tutorial of the This class provides a strong base for you to have fun while
Cricut Design Space. Come learn how to put your Cricut to you expand your mind. Be prepared to spend time outside of
work for you! Instructor: Amber Gocken. class each week practicing words and phrases.
Wednesdays • March 18 to May 6
Wednesday, March 4 6-8 p.m. • $89
6-8 p.m. • KCC Room D124 • $15 Room N101 at KCC’s North Extension Center, Bradley

Grow Your Own Saffron Self-Reflection: Taking a Journey Within

You’ll learn how easy it is to grow Saffron, one of the most Do you seem to sabotage your own happiness and success?
expensive spices on the market. Saffron comes from the Can’t seem to determine why you cannot get out of your own
saffron crocus, Crocus Sativus. It’s prized by foodies for the way? In this course you’ll examine the thoughts and beliefs
unique flavor and color it lends to a dish, and it’s especially that have shaped your behavior and actions. The self-aware-
good when paired with rice, seafood and citrus. Instructor: ness activities, such as reprogramming negative self-talk, are
Holly Froning. powerful and will guide you toward your breakthrough. Take
this class before Awakening Your Vision. Save $4 when you
Friday, March 6 enroll in both Awakening Your Vision and this course --
10-11:30 a.m. • KCC West Campus Room VA04 Use course code SAVE4 at checkout. Instructor: JaHana
$12, plus a $20 supply fee payable to the instructor at the Conway.
class. Thursday, March 19
6-9 p.m. • KCC Room D123 • $15
Grow Mushrooms at Home
Easter Bunny Woven Wreath
You can learn how to grow mushrooms at home. We’ll discuss
the mushroom growing environment, where to find resources, Learn how to weave an Easter wreath
types of mushrooms, and how to start the growing process. that looks like a bunny! This wreath
All materials will be provided. A $20 supply fee is payable to can stay on your front door throughout
the instructor at theclass. Instructor: Holly Froning. the spring. Sharon Taylor will show you
how to weave two round wreath forms
Monday, March 9 to make the bunny. You get to take home
10-11:30 a.m. • KCC West Campus Room VA04 • $12 the bunny wreath to embellish on your
own (ears, bows and flowers are not
Spanish Interpretation: Medical provided) Instructor: Sharon Taylor.
Thursday, March 26
Interpreters are needed in medical environments to assist 6-8:30 p.m. • KCC Room D151 • $25
clients unable to communicate in English. Language barriers
can prevent some clients from accessing services which might Interested in
leave them at risk for receiving inappropriate medical care. teaching a class?
This interpreters course will provide a strong foundation. It
includes practice through role playing for real world experi- Contact: [email protected]
ence. Topics include: The Role of the Interpreter, Interpreter
Protocol, Code of Ethics, Standards of Practice, Medical with your class descriptions.
Terminology, Body Systems and their functions, Cultural
Competency, Title VI and the Health Insurance Portability and
Accountability Act (HIPAA). Instructor: Guadalupe Sorich.

Class notes: Participant must attend all classes and pass
a final test to earn a certificate of successful completion.
Participants must be fluent in both English and Spanish before

Mondays • March 16 to April 20
6-9 p.m. • KCC Room D124 • $99

For registration and information: 815-802-8207

Personal Enrichment

Awakening Your Vision Tea Cup Bird Feeder

Are you tired of sitting around watching everyone else’s Create a special place to watch your
dreams come true? How successful were you at achiev- feathered friends rest and dine in your
ing your goals this year? Now is the perfect time to awaken backyard. You get to pick a vintage cup
your inner vision! In this class, you will develop time-specific and saucer, then decorate a feeder to
goals to guide you in the direction of your heart’s desires. hang or display. No skills necessary for
You will design a personal vision board. Come fulfill your this art class. Bring your imagination.
life’s purpose by allowing the power of the vision board to All supplies are included. Instructor:
manifest in your life. Save $4 when you enroll in this course Amber Gocken.
and “Self-Reflection: Taking a Journey Within.” Use promo
code SAVE4 at checkout. Instructor: JaHana Conway. Tuesday, April 14
2-4 p.m. • KCC Room D151
Thursday, March 26 $35
6-9 p.m. • KCC Room D123 • $19
America’s Boating Course
Experience 3D Printing
This is an introductory course for all boaters produced by the
During this introduction to 3D printing technology, you will U.S. Power Squadrons (USPS) and taught by USPS certified
print your own simple 3D project in the KCC Innovation Lab. instructors. It covers boat and hull types, selecting a boat,
This is a hands-on class to learn about the software involved required safety equipment, operator responsibilities, boat
in 3D printing and internet resources. Instructor: Debra handling, personal watercraft operation, fueling procedures,
Daun. water sports safety, trailering, nautical rules of the road, navi-
gation lights and sound signals, emergency equipment and
Tuesdays • April 7, 14 & 21 procedures, homeland security regulations, state of Illinois
6-8:30 p.m. • KCC Room V115 • $125 regulations, and more. Instructor: Robert Potter.

Our instructor Class notes: Open to participants age 12 and over. Those
under age 18 require parental signature at first class. This
Debra Daun, an adjunct instructor in course meets the requirements of states and territories that
have mandatory safe boating education laws and meets the
the KCC Computer Graphic Technology state of Illinois training requirements for boat operators born
program. She teaches ELTR 2192 - Build after Jan. 1, 1998 to operate a craft of 10HP or more. Arrive
a 3D Printer and COGT 2443 - Animation at 6:15 p.m. the first night to purchase materials. Class is
and Rendering with 3Ds Max. Daun also 6:30-8:45 p.m. each night.
is the MakerLab assistant at Joliet Junior
College, where she helps people with a Tuesdays • April 21 to May 19
variety of 3D and other resources, plus 6:30-8:45 p.m. • KCC Room D124 (first class begins at
teaches workshops. Daun has a Computer Graphic 6:15 p.m.)
Technology Associates Degree from KCC. $12, plus $55 for materials must be to be paid to the
instructor at the first class. Members of the same
Turning 65: Medicare Made Easy! household may share materials for $10 per additional
A community educator and licensed insurance representa-
tive will discuss Medicare Parts A and B, and Medicare
Supplement Plans. Come learn about eligibility, enrollment,
and the benefits of Medicare and Medicare Supplements.
This program is for people turning 65, already 65 or older
and leaving their employer plan, or who would simply like
to learn more about Medicare. Questions are welcome!
Instructor: Diane Adduci.
Tuesday, April 7
10:30 a.m. - noon
Room N101 at the North Extension Center in Bradley

For registration and information: 815-802-8207


Personal Enrichment

Allan Pinkerton and the Pinkerton Detective The Union Veteran in Post-Civil War Era
The end of the Civil War brought a whole new set of problems
Learn about Allan Pinkerton’s complex life from radical for the nation. This begins a two-part class that delves into
reformer in Scotland, abolitionist in America, to his establish- the post-war lives of both Union and Confederate veterans.
ment of the most well-known detective agency in 19th century We will review how 19th century Americans viewed returning
America. We will discuss the Pinkerton Detective Agency’s veterans, how the veterans assimilated back into the civil-
relationship with the robber barons of the railroads and the ian population, the struggle between veterans and the next
capitalists of industry, and understand the organization’s generation of middle-class men, as well as tension within the
evolving role as detective, strikebreaker and labor spy. The African- American community around the image of the black
roles that Pinkerton agents played impacted national issues solider. Instructor: Christina Smith.
such as immigration, nativism, labor relations, and violence at
the hands of private hired armies. Participants Friday, May 8
will have a complete understanding of the evolution, 9 a.m. - noon • KCC Room D123 • $19
reshaping, and rebranding of the Pinkerton agency from the
19th century to today. Instructor: Christina Smith. The Confederate Veteran in a Post-Civil War Era

Friday, March 27 As the Civil War ended, Confederate veterans had very
9 a.m. - noon • KCC Room D123 • $19 different experiences from their Union counterparts. Their
return to civilian life included logistics of returning home to
Sherman’s March to the Sea their families, being denied federal pensions, the loss of their
homes and more. Although the Union and Confederate
This course provides a broad look at the overall March to veteran classes are made to complement each other, they
the Sea during the Civil War. We will discuss Gen. Sherman’s do not have to be taken together. Instructor: Christina
overall strategic plan; follow the army through the long march; Smith.
learn about the expectation of the soldiers; and the relation-
ships with southern whites and blacks. Finally, we will con- Friday, May 15
sider the ways that Sherman and his march are remembered. 9 a.m. - noon • KCC Room D123 • $19
Instructor: Christina Smith.
Our instructor
Friday, April 10
9 a.m. - noon • KCC Room D123 • $19 Christina Smith’s areas of

Illinois During the Civil War interest in her master’s research
include 19th-century culture, the
Illinois was a major source of manpower and supplies during American Civil War, and the post-war
the American Civil War. From popular figures, such as Abra- Reconstruction era. Her passion for
ham Lincoln and Ulysses S. Grant (who both claimed Illinois the subject takes her on frequent
as their home), to lesser known--but equally important figures- pilgrimages to the Gettysburg
-such as thousands of men and a few women who fought in National Military Park in Pennsylvania as well as other
the ranks of the Illinois regiments. This class will examine the Civil War battlefields. Participants in her lectures say
economic, political, social and cultural impacts that plagued she makes learning about history fun and brings it to life
Illinois during the war. Instructor: Christina Smith. through her lectures!

Friday, April 24
9 a.m. - noon • KCC Room D123 • $19

Register online at

Personal Enrichment

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Spring Kickoff! Thursday, March 26

10 a.m. - noon, KCC Iroquois Room
Visit for details and new classes

All Skill Levels Cooking Class Our instructor

Great cooking is not just about recipes. Join us for a two-hour, Sara Gallagher, Private Chef
hands-on class to learn or review cooking methods, substitu-
tions for diet-specific and allergy friendly meals, and cooking Sara Gallagher has a background in
gluten free and dairy free. You can practice your knife skills as hospitality and culinary arts from
we prepare a meal from scratch using quality ingredients that Los Angeles to downtown Chicago.
your family and friends will love! You will be comfortable using Originally from Bourbonnais, she
all your spices and seasonings, and confident in preparing moved back to the area seven years
diet-specific dishes. Sign up for one session or all - each one ago to start her own food business,
focuses on a new topic and recipe. Instructor: Sara Gallagher. Stella Bear Foods. She also joined
the farm-to-table team at Locavore Farm in Grant Park,
Tuesday, Jan. 28 where her focus was plant-based, dairy-free, and gluten-
6-8 p.m. • KCC Room D152 • $39 free meals for guests. Moving into the private sector of
the culinary world, Gallagher prepared meals for clients
Tuesday, Feb. 4 on restricted diets due to health reasons or dietary
6-8 p.m. • KCC Room D152 • $39 preferences. Gallagher enjoys being on the farm, so
growing her own ingredients, and sourcing most ingredi-
Tuesday, Feb. 18 ents locally is a passion she enjoys. Gallagher also has
6-8 p.m. • KCC Room D152 • $39 done cooking demonstrations at the Kankakee Library
and has passed on healthy eating knowledge as a
Tuesday, March 3 volunteer at Thresholds in Kankakee.
6-8 p.m. • KCC Room D152 • $39

Register online at


Personal Enrichment

SAT/ACT Prep Series – online Visit KCC's

Two courses are offered, one to prepare for the math Welcome Center
section and the other to prepare for the verbal questions.
These courses will help you learn to maximize your time on to register for Continuing
each portion of the tests, including pointers in time manage- Education classes.
ment, anxiety relief and general standardized test-taking.
Weekly assignments will encourage you to work with your Go far without your car!
fellow classmates and your instructor to maximize your perfor-
mance on the ACT and/or SAT. Ed2Go online courses are convenient,
affordable and effective.
Choose a start date: Jan. 15, Feb. 12, March 18 or April 15
$199 • Register at Visit
Call KCC at 815-802-8206 to pay for the course.

Introduction to Interior Design – online

This course will show you how to transform plain living
spaces into beautiful and functional rooms. These lessons will
give you the know-how to design a room from floor to ceiling.
You’ll delve into color theory, industry trends, spatial arrange-
ments, floor plans, traditional and modern interior design
ideas, and other basics. You’ll also explore a range of careers
in interior design and get insider tips for entering this exciting

Choose a start date: Jan. 15, Feb. 12, March 18 or April 15
$115 • Register at
Call KCC at 815-802-8206 to pay for the course.

Grammar Refresher – online

The key to effective writing and speaking is English
grammar. Whether you are learning the basics of grammar or
need a refresher, this course will help you develop the founda-
tional skills you need. You’ll explore the eight parts of speech,
punctuation and mechanics and sentence construction. We’ll
even get into the details of phrases, clauses, problem words,
common grammar mistakes, and more! This course uses
hands-on, practical exercises; short videos; examples; and
fun games.

Choose a start date: Jan. 15, Feb. 12, March 18 or April 15
$94 • Register at
Call KCC at 815-802-8206 to pay for the course.

Register online at



A new beginning for those who need it

Please note: Orientation is required before enrollment. Course changes, such as locations, days, and times may occur
after this notice has been printed and before these changes can be incorporated in a later notice.

These programs are partially funded with federal funds. Auxiliary aids and services are available upon request for
individuals with disabilities. Kankakee Community College is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer.

Adult literacy Get Your
High School
Do you want to learn to read better? Equivalency
Do you know someone who wants
to learn to read better?
A new High School Equivalency program was launched
The ALIVE Adult Literacy program provides individual in 2014. The overhaul better prepares adults for higher
and small group tutoring to improve the reading education and the workforce. In addition to traditional
skills of adults ages 16 years and older. classes, the program uses technology to help students

How help is provided: prepare for, pass the test, and move on to
better jobs with better wages.
• Tutoring is arranged by the adult literacy staff and
KCC offers instruction and services to help you
is available at KCC, libraries, churches and a succeed on the GED or HiSet High School Equivalency

variety of other places. test. There is no cost for classes – and several
convenient locations are available.
• A caring, friendly environment is VnoTetuleoutdonoe!tredse, r
created between the tutor and student. Online instruction is offered for those who qualify.

• Sessions are individually arranged. Call 815-802-8304 or email
[email protected] for more information.
• Materials are provided during the session.

• Reading, writing, English and math skills are

• Services are provided at no cost to the student.

Call 815-802-8307 or email
[email protected] for information.

For registration and information:


Adult Education Schedule

High School Equivalency Preparation Class locations - Spring 2020

These programs are designed for students to prepare for a To register for an orientation, go to
high school equivalency test. The classes are for those who Orientation is required prior to class enrollment.
would like to improve skills. Program features:
• No cost to the student. KCC Riverfront Campus (Main campus)
• Books are provided during class time. 100 College Drive, Kankakee, Rooms L30A and L30B
• New class sessions begin every eight weeks. High School Equivalency Prep
• Open to anyone age 16 and over who has separated from Monday & Wednesday, 9 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Tuesday & Thursday, 5:30-9 p.m.
his/her high school. A letter showing high school separation Tuesday & Thursday, 9 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
is required for those under age 18.
• An online study option is available for those who pretest at KCC Miner South Extension Center
the high school level. Email [email protected] for information. 1488 E. Walnut St., Watseka
Phone 815-802-8300 or 815-802-8780 to register.
Register for an orientation at Program High School Equivalency Prep
orientations are required prior to class enrollment. Monday and Wednesday, 9 a.m. - 12:30 p.m., and
Locations and times are subject to change. 5:30-9 p.m.
For the latest information, visit or phone
815-802-8300. First United Methodist Church, Momence
111 W. Fourth St., Momence
Be competitive in the local labor market High School Equivalency Prep
Tuesday & Thursday, 6-9 p.m.
FREE classes *Class subject to change or cancellation due to low enrollment or
to sharpen skills budgetary constraints.

Computer Literacy ENROLL NOW!

Get computer basics. You’ll learn how to turn on the comput- GED®+Career
er and what happens after that. The Computer Literacy class
will provide basic computer instruction as well as skills on FREE for qualified students
how to use Internet; personal email; Windows XP; Microsoft
Office Word, Excel, and PowerPoint. Complete GED preparation & career training at the same time.
Meets Monday through Thursday, 8:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. GED+Career is a partnership with the following KCC programs:
Attendance all four days is required.
Also offered: Certified Nursing Assistant
• I Have an Interview Now What
• Resume Development Criminal Justice
• Job Hunting in a Digital World Manufacturing
Microsoft Office Certification
FREE for residents!
Learn more at
For more information or to register, or email [email protected]
phone 815-802-8960.

Classes are offered at the new KCC North Extension Center,
401 N. Kinzie Ave., Bradley.

Seating is limited. You must attend the entire class.

For registration and information:

Adult Education Schedule

English as a Second Language (ESL) UP TO$10,000

All English Language classes are provided at no cost to the for career training
student. The classes are designed for non-native English
speaking adults, 16 years or over who are not enrolled in high Funding can cover
school, who would like to improve their English language Tuition, Fees & Books
speaking and writing skills. Instructors and tutors work with and much more...
students in small groups. There are three levels of classes, to
help students at every stage of learning. Details:
Go to to register for an orientation.
Program orientations are required prior to class enrollment. or phone 815-802-8960

KCC Riverfront (Main campus)

100 College Drive, Kankakee
Days/times: Monday, Wednesday & Friday, 9 a.m. – noon;
also Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday 6-9 p.m.

KCC South Extension Center (SEC)

1488 E. Walnut St., Watseka
Days/times: Monday, Tuesday & Wednesday, 6-9 p.m.

First United Methodist Church, Momence

111 W. Fourth St., Momence
Days/times: Tuesday & Thursday 6-9 p.m.

For information about citizenship classes call 815-802-8300.

Program administrator:

Hello Welcome

Funded by:

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Classes offered: The Workforce Innovation Opportunity Act program (WIOA) is
Kankakee • Watseka • Momence a federally funded grant program that assists qualified adults and
youth in preparing for occupations that are in demand. Grant ser-
Info: • 815- 802-8300 vices are for residents of Livingston County and individuals laid off
KCC Riverfront Campus Welcome Center from a Livingston County employer. Information at
wioa/. EOE/auxiliary aids and services are available upon request.

For registration and information:


450 N. Kinzie Ave., Bradley, IL 60915 NON-PROFIT ORG.


Kankakee, Ill. 60901
Permit No. 462


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