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Staff Mary Posing, assistant dean Debra Hoyer-Denson, assistant director 815-802-8204 Kimberly Schott, career services coordinator 815-802-8222 Kris Condon, professor 815-802-8216 Teresa Zack, administrative assistant 815-802-8207 Erica Billington, administrative assistant 815-802-8206 John Willard, coordinator Highway Construction Training 815-802-8205 Questions? Call us at

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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 Regulation.

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 registration.

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. EQUAL OPPORTUNITY/AFFIRMATIVE ACTION 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 areas. Harpin, the Section 504 coordinator, coordinates the college’s services/programs for disabled student/staff populations that allow access to education.


Registration Form

KCC OFFICE OF CONTINUING EDUCATION & CAREER SERVICES 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.

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Complete the attached registration form and fax it to 815-802-8201, ATTN: Continuing Education & Career Services. If you register by fax, you must pay by credit card (Visa®, MasterCard® and Discover® accepted) or purchase order.

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Complete the registration form and bring it to the Welcome Center at KCC. Payment may be made at that time. In-person registration is open 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. (KCC is closed most Fridays in May, June and July)


Call 815-802-8207. Have your credit card number (Visa®, MasterCard® and Discover® accepted) or a purchase order ready. The TTY number within Illinois is 711. Phone registration hours are 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. (KCC is closed most Fridays in May, June and July) NOTE: To pay for online classes by phone call 815-802-8207.

General information

If you have questions about our courses, please phone Teresa Zack at 815-802-8207 or email Unless noted otherwise, participants must be at least 16 years of age.


Pre-registration is required. Registrations are processed on a first-come, first-served basis. Due to minimum enrollment requirements, you are encouraged to sign up at least seven business days before the first session. In all classes except online classes, once the minimum enrollment requirement is met, registrations will be accepted until the start date if space is available.

Registering a friend or co-worker

You may register yourself and others. A separate form (or online registration) must be submitted for each person. Information required for each person – such as address, and birth date – must be included.

Registration confirmation

KCC will send a confirmation of registration if it is requested. The confirmation will include a receipt, your beginning and end course dates, classroom location and any additional information.

Waiting lists

If the class you want to take is full, ask to be placed on a waiting list. If another class is opened, you will be contacted.

Instructor absences

Instructors rarely miss classes, but if a session is unexpectedly canceled, every effort will be made to contact you. However, since this often happens on short notice, a sign will be posted at the class location.

Weather cancellations

When KCC campus closes due to inclement weather, Continuing Education and Career Services classes are postponed. Classes canceled due to weather will be rescheduled. Visit for information on notifications.

Cancellation policy

If a class must be canceled by KCC, those who have enrolled 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.


Computer Skills

Beginning Microsoft Excel 2016

Intermediate Microsoft Excel 2016

Class note: Prerequisite is Introduction to Microsoft Windows or equivalent experience.

Learn how to manipulate large worksheets; use multiple worksheets and workbooks; customize Excel; apply advanced formatting; use Excel as a list manager; perform advanced charting options; use auditing and comments features; and create and manage templates. Microsoft Office Specialist examination objectives will also be covered. Instructor: Kris Condon. Class note: Prerequisite is Introduction to Microsoft Excel or equivalent experience.

Thursday, Jan. 23 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 $125, includes text.

Excel has become the backbone that powers many organizations. Build your Excel skills in a one-day workshop for beginners. Gain hands-on experience and end your Excel frustrations by learning how to work with formulas and functions, enter and edit data, create charts, format worksheets and much more. Practice while you learn the best features of this software package. Instructor: Kris Condon.

Advanced Microsoft Excel 2016

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Go to; choose KCConnect, click submit and follow the instructions. If you register online, you must pay by credit card (Visa, MasterCard and Discover accepted). Fax your completed registration form to 815-802-8201. Mail your completed registration form to Kankakee Community College, Continuing Education and Career Services, 100 College Drive, Kankakee, IL 60901. Call 815-802-8207. Have the course title, start date and your credit card number or a purchase order number ready. Visit KCC and bring your completed registration form to the Welcome Center on the first floor.

Topics include working with multiple worksheets and workbooks; using LOOKUP functions and formula auditing; sharing and protecting workbooks; data validation; creating spark lines; and mapping and forecasting data. Microsoft Office Specialist Expert-level exam competencies will be covered. Instructor: Kris Condon. Thursday, Feb. 6 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. • KCC Room D122 $125, includes text.

Introduction to Personal Computers Using Microsoft Windows 10

Whether you’re new to computers or have used them in the past, this course will help you become more comfortable using 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

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Computer Skills Beginning Microsoft Word 2016

Learn how to efficiently use the Word window; edit documents; move and copy text; distinguish between character and paragraph formatting; create and manage tables; control page layout features—including headers and footers, margins, and page breaks; and proof and print documents. Microsoft Office Specialist examination objectives will be covered. Instructor: Kris Condon. Class note: Prerequisite is Introduction to Microsoft Windows or equivalent experience. Thursday, March 19 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. • KCC Room D122 $125, includes text.

Intermediate Microsoft Word 2016

In this course, you will learn to work with styles, sections, and columns; formatting tables; print labels and envelopes; create templates and use building blocks; work with graphics and objects; and manage document revisions. Microsoft Office Specialist examination objectives will be covered. Instructor: Kris Condon. Class note: Prerequisite is Beginning Microsoft Word or equivalent experience. Thursday, March 26 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. • KCC Room D122 $125, includes text.

Advanced Microsoft Word 2016

Microsoft Word 2016 enables you to do far more than simple word processing. Word includes advanced image manipulation tools, collaboration features, crossreferencing and linking tools, entry forms and data collection, security features, and tools to automate document production. This course covers Microsoft Office Specialist exam objectives to help students prepare for the Word 2016 Exam and the Word 2016 Expert Exam. Instructor: Kris Condon.

Beginning Microsoft Word 2016 – online

One of the most basic skills in any job is writing reports and letters using Microsoft Word, now available through Office 365. This course offers foundational skills to make the most of this powerful program. With hands-on instruction, you will learn to add and edit text; move words from one part of a document to another; work on two or more documents simultaneously; and format text. You will also learn to save, retrieve, copy, organize, and print documents. Choose a start date: Jan. 15, Feb. 12, March 18 or April 15 $129 • Register at Call KCC at 815-802-8206 to pay for the course.

Beginning Microsoft Excel 2016 – online

If you work with numbers, you need to master Microsoft Excel 2016! This hands-on course will teach you dozens of shortcuts and tricks for setting up fully-formatted worksheets quickly and efficiently. You will learn the secrets behind writing powerful mathematical formulas and discover how to use the function wizard to quickly and automatically calculate statistics, loan payments, future value, and more. Choose a start date: Jan. 15, Feb. 12, March 18 or April 15 $129 • Register at Call KCC at 815-802-8206 to pay for the course.

Microsoft Excel – Pivot Tables – online

Would you like to learn to effectively use all the advanced Excel pivot table features? In this practical and information-packed course, you will learn how to maximize this program’s functions and capabilities. 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.

QuickBooks 2019 Series – online

Class note: Prerequisite is Intermediate Microsoft Word or equivalent experience.

Small business owners should use QuickBooks to manage invoices, pay bills, and track expenses. If you want to take control of your business’s finances, this course will introduce you to QuickBooks 2019 and teach you the accounting software’s more advanced features.

Thursday, April 2 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. • KCC Room D122 $125, includes text.

Choose a start date: Jan. 15, Feb. 12, March 18 or April 15 $199 • Register at 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


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ONLINE COURSES Learn from the comfort of home!

A to Z Grant Writing

Introduction to CSS3 and HTML5

Learn how to research and develop relationships with potential funding sources, organize grant writing campaigns, and prepare proposals.

Introduction to Final Cut Pro X

Accounting Fundamentals

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Give yourself skills that are in high demand by exploring basic accounting principles and financial statements.

24-Hour Access Online Discussion Areas

Learn to create state-of-the-art Web sites using modern CSS3 and HTML5 techniques. Make the leap from home video enthusiast to professional video editor using Apple's revolutionary Final Cut Pro X editing software.

Introduction to Google Analytics

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Creating Web Pages

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Our instructor-led online courses are informative, fun, convenient, and highly interactive. We focus on creating warm, supportive communities for our learners. New course sessions begin monthly. Visit our website to view start dates for the courses that interest you.

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Effective Business Writing Improve your career prospects by learning how to develop powerful written documents that draw readers in and keep them motivated to continue to the end.

Fundamentals of Supervision and Management Learn the people skills required to motivate and delegate, and learn tools for solving problems and resolving conflicts.

Grammar Refresher Gain confidence in your ability to produce clean, grammatically correct documents and speeches.

Intermediate Microsoft Excel Take your Microsoft Excel skills to the next level as you master charts, PivotTables, Slicers, Sparklines, and other advanced Excel features.

Become proficient in Microsoft Excel and discover countless shortcuts, tricks, and features for creating and formatting worksheets quickly and efficiently.

Introduction to SQL

Gain a solid working knowledge of the most powerful and widely used database programming language.


Gain the respect and admiration of others, exert more control over your destiny, and enjoy success in your professional and personal life.

Performing Payroll in QuickBooks

Learn how to use QuickBooks 2013 to create paychecks, pay tax liabilities, and produce forms and reports.

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Developing effective leaders

1 day. 1 time per month. To develop and improve organizational and leadership skills. Invest in this learning opportunity for your organization’s current and future leaders. All classes meet 9 a.m. - 1 p.m. KCC Room D124 Riverfront Campus

Basic Certificate courses January - May Effective Time Management

Get a $50 discount when you sign up for all five Leadership Management Institute courses. Use code: 50-DISCOUNT. In this course, we’ll define time management; help you set long term goals and ambitions; implement a diary system to plan your “ones” (one year, one month, one week and one day); make more effective use of to-do lists; and manage common time-wasters. Instructor: Kristine Condon. Wednesday, Jan. 15 9 a.m. - 1 p.m. • KCC Room D124 • $150

Communicating with Impact

We’ll introduce the interaction skills that enable you to communicate more effectively with colleagues and customers and--in the process--build trust, strengthen partnerships, and achieve desired results. Instructor: Kristine Condon. Wednesday, Feb. 19 9 a.m. - 1 p.m. • KCC Room D124 • $150

Working as a High-Performing Team

You’ll learn ways to enhance team effectiveness and maximize not only performance, but also impact on the organization as a whole. We’ll focus on the personal, interpersonal and business advantages of working together as a unit and introduce you to a set of best practices for optimal results. Instructor: Kristine Condon. Wednesday, March 18 9 a.m. - 1 p.m. • KCC Room D124 • $150

Addressing Poor Performance

This course builds your skills in handling chronic performance problems. You will learn how to document and present a solid case for needed improvement and effective interaction skills, identify the steps to take after the performance problem discussion to provide ongoing feedback and support, and determine if it is necessary to impose formal consequences. Instructor: Kristine Condon. Wednesday, April 15 9 a.m. - 1 p.m. • KCC Room D124 • $150

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This course introduces effective skills and tools for exploring others’ unique perspectives, understanding and leveraging people’s inherent differences, challenging devaluing behavior, and creating an environment in which people’s differences are respected and utilized. Instructor: Kristine Condon. Wednesday, May 20 9 a.m. - 1 p.m. • KCC Room D124 • $150

For registration and information: 815-802-8207


Professional Development

CPR for Health Care Provider

This course provides the information, training, demonstration and practice necessary to pass the CPR Health Care Provider written examination and perform adult, child and infant cardiopulmonary resuscitation acceptable to the American Heart Association (AHA). Instructor: Sheree Wertz. Class notes: After successful completion, participants will receive an AHA certification card. No refunds are given after the registration deadline. Textbooks can be picked up from the Continuing Education Office prior to the class. Wednesday, Jan. 8 8 a.m. - noon • KCC Room D151 • $105 Saturday, Feb. 1 8 a.m. - noon • KCC Room D151 • $105 Wednesday, March 4 5-9 p.m. • KCC Room D151 • $105 Wednesday, April 1 8 a.m. - noon • KCC Room D151 • $105

Food Sanitation and Safety

This course emphasizes food protection through sanitation training. You will learn proper food care for food service establishments. Successful completion of the course’s qualifying examination qualifies individuals for Illinois Department of Public Health certification. You must fulfill course and testing requirements to be eligible for certification. Cost includes course materials. Exam retakes are an additional fee, payment required prior to retake. Materials can be picked up from the Continuing Education Office prior to the class. Instructor: Katie Taylor. Thursday, Jan. 9 9 a.m. - 6 p.m. • KCC Room D123 • $139 Tuesday, Feb. 11 9 a.m. - 6 p.m. • KCC Room D123 • $139


Sexual Harassment Prevention Training for Healthcare Professionals

Sexual harassment in the workplace can be prevented and/or discouraged with training, anti-harassment policies, and reporting. This seminar will discuss these aspects of sexual harassment: laws and regulations, consequences, reporting by both those who experience harassment and witnesses in the workplace. This course includes laws that are in place to protect those who make a report. The intended audience is physicians, physician assistants, nurses, pharmacists, social workers, therapists, and members of the interprofessional healthcare team who may act to prevent sexual harassment. This seminar meets the requirements of the Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulations for nurses. 1 contact hour will be awarded to nurses, social workers, counselors, respiratory care technicians, occupational therapists, physical therapists and nursing home administrators. Instructor: Kirk Hamsher. Tuesday, Feb. 4 11 a.m. - noon • KCC Room D123 • $20 12:30-1:30 p.m. • KCC Room D123 • $20

Diversity, Equity & Inclusion

As the world, work places, and educational institutions become more diverse, it is imperative that we consider what it means to create equity and inclusion in those spaces. In this session, (the first of the Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion series) you’ll explore research and social science related to: the differences between tolerance and commitment, identity and our intersecting selves, a common language to engage in effective dialogue, implicit biases, moving beyond blame to responsibility and commitment. Instructor: Jessica Oladapo. Friday, Feb. 7 8 a.m. - noon • KCC Room D124 • $65

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Professional Development

Highway Construction Careers Training Program Funded by the Illinois Department of Transportation

Develop your greatest

business resource:

Your Workforce

Orientation Dates

Wednesdays, 1-4 p.m. Jan. 8, 15, 22, 29 • Feb. 5 & 12 • Room D123

About the program

The Highway Construction Careers Training Program (HCCTP) is opened to all qualified individuals, but is designed to provide qualified minorities, women and disadvantaged individuals with training in highway construction careers. The HCCTP will also emphasize life-long learning and provide opportunities for further education and assistance to improve employability in Illinois’ highway construction industry. This is a FREE 14-week program.

Career opportunities:

• Laborers • Equipment operators • Ironworkers • Carpenters • Cement masons • Electricians • Plumbers • Painters • Inspectors & Testers

Contact: John Willard

Highway Construction Careers Training Program at KCC

Get results

Learn to meet the changing needs of your business skills assessment and analysis included

Options: Coaching and business consulting Leadership and supervisory training Technical, hands-on training

For more information contact Mary Posing at

KCC Spring Job Fairs Thursday, April 2 9 a.m. - noon

College Center Riverfront Campus, Kankakee

The Illinois Department of Transportation and the participating community colleges do not guarantee employment upon a trainees’ graduation from the Highway Construction Careers Training Program.

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Friday, April 17 9 a.m. - noon

South Extension Center, Watseka

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For registration and information: 815-802-8207


Professional Development Social Media for Your Business

Business owners know that having a presence on social media is important for success, but there are many questions surrounding the proper use of social media for business. In this interactive course, we’ll introduce the top platforms for social media. Then we’ll discuss some of the similarities, differences and how to choose which platforms you should focus on using. Instructor: Mary Wu. Monday, March 2 9 a.m. - 1 p.m. • KCC Room D123 $39 Early bird price until Feb. 9 $49 After Feb. 9

Leverage LinkedIn for your Business

Did you know that 80% of business-to-business leads come from LinkedIn (versus 13% from Twitter and 7% from Facebook)? We’ll discuss making the best use of LinkedIn for your business through maximizinig your profile and making the best use of available tools on the platform. Be ready to learn in this interactive workshop. Instructor: Mary Wu. Wednesday, March 18 9 a.m. - 1 p.m. • KCC Room D123 $39 Early bird price until Feb. 19 $49 After Feb. 19

FREE Job Search

Boot Camp

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

Learn how to use LinkedIn to connect to jobs. In this workshop, you’ll create a LinkedIn account, build your profile to attract employers, start networking with other professionals, and search and apply for jobs on LinkedIn. Instructor: Kimberly Schott. Wednesday, March 4 5:30-7 p.m. • KCC Room D121 FREE, registration is required.

Interviewing for Success

Get tips on creating a job objective that gets results and showcases your employment and educational background in a resume formatted for your current situation. Components of a successful cover letter also will be reviewed. This workshop is great for people looking to move up in a career field. Instructor: Kimberly Schott. Tuesday, March 24 5:30-7 p.m. • KCC South Extension Center, Watseka FREE, registration is required.

This Career Services workshop will help you approach your next interview with increased confidence by putting your interview skills to the test in a fun environment. Learn tips that will help you land your next job. Instructor: Kimberly Schott. Wednesday, March 18 5:30-7 p.m. • KCC Room D121 FREE, registration is required.

Resumes & Cover Letters

Job Fair to Job Offer

Gain insight on how the job fair is structured and how to impress area employers. Instructor: Kimberly Schott. Wednesday, March 25 5:30-7 p.m. • KCC Room D121 FREE, registration is required. Wednesday, April 8 5:30-7 p.m. • KCC South Extension Center, Watseka FREE, registration is required.

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Professional Development Alzheimer’s Disease & Other Dementias

This one-day seminar is vital for anyone who works with dementia and needs skills and proven strategies to provide optimal care. Learn assessment tools and critical interventions to identify and differentiate between dementias, prevent and reduce difficult behaviors, and improve your ability to communicate with cognitively impaired patients. This seminar offers practical solutions to some of the most challenging real-life situations, plus the latest medications, preventative treatments, and advances in early detection that could impact your work. Instructor: Sherrie All. Class notes: Upon successful completion, participants will be awarded 6 continuing education contact hours for nurses, nursing home administrators, occupational therapists, physical therapists, dietitians, respiratory care technicians, counselors, and social workers. 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 certification. Tuesday, March 24 8:30 a.m. - 4 p.m. • KCC Room D152 $69 Early bird price until March 2 $79 After March 2

Microsoft Office Specialist Certification ®

Earn the credential to show you can effectively and productively use Microsoft Office applications. With a Microsoft Office Specialist Certification, you also demonstrate your comprehensive skills and ability to complete a range of tasks. Microsoft Office Specialist Certification is recognized and respected as a standard for validating expertise with Microsoft Office products.

KCC offers: Microsoft Office Specialist testing in all Office 2013 & 2016 products including Word, Excel, Access, PowerPoint and Outlook, and all Office 2013 & 2016 products leading to the Microsoft Office Specialist Credential. The cost is $175 (a $25 saving off the suggested retail price). Ask about the college credit by examination option for the cost of one credit hour.

For a list of courses which prepare you for the Microsoft Office Specialist exams, or for more information, phone Kris Condon at 815-802-8216 or email

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Professional Development 20 Things Counselors Can Do to Promote Recovery

In this full-day workshop, you will learn tools to separate yourself from mediocre therapists. Mark Sanders will discuss 20 success tips - including treating trauma, addictions and chronic conditions; learning from history; individualizing approaches; moving beyond “talk therapy”; incorporating a public health approach; achieving organizational health and more. Instructor: Mark Sanders.

Training Opportunities for

Cosmetologists Cosmetologist Illinois (CI) is an independent association of salon professionals throughout Illinois. The #25 Bourbonnais CI Affiliate holds continuing education seminars in conjunction with KCC.

Spring 2020 training: Nail Art Monday, Feb. 10 9:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. KCC Room D151

Bridal Updo & Bridal Business Tips Monday, March 9 6:30-9 p.m. KCC Room D151

All classes are subject to change.

Membership information for Bourbonnais Association: Facebook: Cosmetologists Illinois Bourbonnais

Class notes: Upon successful completion, participants will be awarded 6 continuing education contact hours for counselors and social workers. 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 certification. Friday, April 3 8:30 a.m. - 4 p.m. • KCC Room D124 $69 Early bird price until March 12 $79 After March 12

Electrical Motors and Motor Control Circuits

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 troubleshoot various motor control systems. There is enough theory explained that someone with a very limited electrical background 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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Professional Development The Big C: The Pathophysiology of Cancer

This seminar provides an update and overview on the pathophysiology of cancer--how it starts, how it spreads, the role of oncogenes, the role of the environment (viruses, hormones, chemicals, etc.) as well as many other facts and tidbits about the growth and differentiation of cells. The terms hyperplasia, metaplasia, and dysplasia will be explained. Tumor markers and their use for diagnostic purposes will be included. Specific cancers to be discussed include breast cancer, prostate cancer, lung cancer, skin cancer, hematologic malignancies, brain tumors and GI cancers. Instructor: Barb Bancroft. Class notes: 6 contact hours will be awarded to nurses, nursing home administrators, respiratory technicians, physical therapists and occupational therapists upon successful completion. To correctly award contact hours, use the name and address on file with your professional licensing agency when you register. Wednesday, April 8 8:30 a.m. - 4 p.m. • KCC Room L110 $69 Early bird price until March 11 $79 After March 11

Maximizing the Power of Facebook for Your Nonprofit

Facebook can be a challenging tool for nonprofits with limited staff, budgets, and social media know-how. Done right, Facebook can really help your group. Done wrong, it can languish, leaving your organization looking outdated and out-of-touch. In this 101-level workshop, you’ll learn to use personal and organizational Facebook pages to maximize your nonprofit’s impact. Taught in a computer lab, you’ll freshen up your pages and update vital information behind-the-scenes. You’ll learn a variety of methods to create audience-focused posts that increase engagement and conversions. This is a great class for nonprofit board members, staff and volunteers. Instructor: Laura Rhoades. Tuesday, April 21 8:30 a.m. - noon • KCC Room D122 $89 Early bird price until March 1 $99 After March 1

WWWhat’s Up with Our Webpage?

Your website is often the first--and possibly only--communication you’ll have with visitors. In this highly interactive and hands-on session, you’ll act as your own customer–as a donor, volunteer, client, potential sponsor, elected official, media rep–to see how they see you on the web. Using this outside-in journey, you’ll use an assessment-driven process to decide on priorities of the changes to increase effectiveness and impact. Instructor: Laura Rhoades. Tuesday, April 21 1-4 p.m. • KCC Room D122 $89 Early bird price until March 2 $99 After March 2

Creating Memorable Special Events

Golf outings, galas, walk-a-thons etc. Think about all the events you’ve attended over the years. There are those you remember and those you’d prefer to forget. This highly interactive workshop, gets down to the brass tacks of planning a special event that offers big returns for your organization. Learn to anticipate needs and details, plan for the worst, see behind-the-scenes, and expereince the front stage. It all counts. We’ll cover everything from setting goals to looking at the details. There will be plenty of time for questions about your plans and events. From a recent participant. “I love Laura’s style of teaching. She seeks to understand why we are there so she can tailor the program to meet our needs. She’s also practical, creative, and follows up with you after class with resources.” Instructor: Laura Rhoades. Wednesday, April 22 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. • KCC Room D123 $188 Early bird price until March 2 $198 After March 2

Volunteer Recruitment, Recognition and Management

Volunteers are the lifeblood of nonprofit work. They fuel programs, are the best donor prospects, can be amazing ambassadors and are in prime positions for leadership roles. 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

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Professional Development Ethics of Caregiving in a Complex Health System

Approximately one in three families in the United States cares for an aging, disabled or chronically ill family member. Those numbers are expected to increase dramatically over the next decade due to anticipated changes in our healthcare system and federal entitlement programs. The ethics surrounding care giving challenges some of our deepest beliefs about family, the sanctity of life, dignity of personhood, and death. Instructor: Gary Gilles. Class notes: Six (6) contact hours awarded to nurses, nursing home administrators, professional counselors/clinical counselors, respiratory care technicians, physical therapists, 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 certification.

Hydraulic Valves and Cylinders

This is a one-day training on hydraulics directional control valves and speed control of hydraulic cylinders. The class will focus on interpreting schematics, understanding the function and installation of direction control valves. The class will cover flow control valve installation and understanding the difference between speed control circuits. The class includes both lecture and hands on training. Students should have some exposure to either pneumatic or hydraulic technology. Instructor: Pat Klette. Wednesday, May 20 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. • KCC Room V117 • $199

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 Tips, tools and techniques on promoting an accessible society, Accessibility information, empowerment skills, adaptable equipment information.

Plus informative exhibit booths & much more!

Thursday, March 19 • 8 a.m. - 4 p.m. KCC Iroquois Room Includes light breakfast and lunch. Register by March 2. CEU & CPDU attendees: $68 General public: $30 Special student rate: $15

Call 815-802-8207 or email 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.


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Professional Development Entrepreneurship Suite – online

Ready to start your own business? Let this discounted set of online courses hone your entrepreneurial spirit and help get your business going. Three courses are in this set: Creating a Successful Business Plan, Start Your Own Small Business and Small Business Marketing on a Shoestring. Choose a start date: Jan. 15, Feb. 12, March 18 or April 15 $299 • Register at Call KCC at 815-802-8206 to pay for the course.

Six Sigma: Total Quality Fundamentals – online

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KCC Spring Job Fairs Thursday, April 2 • 9 a.m. - noon College Center, Riverfront Campus

Friday, April 17 • 9 a.m. - noon South Extension Center, Watseka

Employers • Participation is FREE • Employer registration: Job Seekers: • FREE and open to the public • Bring multiple copies of your resume • Dress for success See current lists of participating employers at More information: email Sponsored by KCC's Charlton Career Center


Learn how to effectively apply the fundamentals of total quality. Understand what quality is, learn about the history of the quality movement and discover the role of customers. Master key concepts such as the cost of no quality, variation, and total 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.


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• Resume writing & interview skills training • Career planning • Mock interviews Room D121, next to KCC's Welcome Center Kimberly Schott, Career Services Coordinator or 815-802-8222

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Professional Development Project Management Fundamentals Series – online

In this group of project management classes, you’ll be introduced to the fundamentals of project management, tools for success, and high speed management tactics.

Choose a start date: Jan. 15, Feb. 12, March 18 or April 15 $199 • Register at Call KCC at 815-802-8206 to pay for the course.

Project Management @ e-Speed – online

With accelerated schedules driving many technology projects, smart project managers are rapidly retooling their skill sets. This course offers a breakthrough model for dealing with the realities of managing projects at supersonic speeds. Learn to meet and win the challenges of truncated timelines, shortstaffed project teams, skimpy budgets and crippling risks. 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.

PMP Certification Prep 1 – online

Learn how to prepare for the Project Management Institute’s prestigious Project Management Professional (PMP) certification exam. Master the first seven chapters of A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge, 6th edition-the essential resource for the PMP® certification exam. Find out about the 10 Project Management Knowledge Areas, five Process Groups, and 47 project management processes, and get insight into questions on the PMP exam. Choose a start date: Jan. 15, Feb. 12, March 18 or April 15 $114 • Register at Call KCC at 815-802-8206 to pay for the course.

Get Grants – online

Learn about both federal and foundation grant writing in this six-week course. You will learn to develop successful grant-fundable proposals. Learn to recognize what makes a project attractive to a funding agency and see how to create a compelling case. You’ll be prepared to convert an idea into a complete, well-developed package. Discover how to target the best funding agencies for your project and learn insider secrets for approaching them in the right way.

A to Z Grant Writing – online

In this invigorating and informative course, you’ll discover how and where to look for potential funders who are a good match for your organization. You’ll learn to network and develop true partnerships with a variety of funders, how to organize a successful grant writing campaign, and how to put together a complete proposal package. This course is mainly for nonprofit organizations seeking grants from foundation, corporate, government, and individual donors. 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.

Certificate in Pain Management – online

This certificate is designed to enhance the knowledge and skills of health care professionals who work with patients who are in pain. This educational experience examines key issues related to pain assessment and management, and gives you relevant and practical information to improve your practice and provide the most effective care to your patients. (12 contact hours awarded to nurses upon successful completion.) Choose a start date: Jan. 15, Feb. 12, March 18 or April 15 $177 • Register at Call KCC at 815-802-8206 to pay for the course.

Certificate in Integrative Mental Health – online

In this course, you’ll learn how this new model of care combines scientifically proven alternative and complementary methods with medications and psychotherapy. This model addresses the physical, psychological, and spiritual needs of individuals with anxiety disorders, sleep disorders, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and mental conditions associated with aging, depression, chronic pain, and Alzheimer’s disease. This course is ideal for nurses and other health care professionals, as well as individuals interested in integrative mental health. (20 contact hours) Choose a start date: Jan. 15, Feb. 12, March 18 or April 15 $140 • Register at Call KCC at 815-802-8206 to pay for the course.

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.

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Professional Development

Google IT Support Professional Certificate – online Prepare for a career in information technology support. After completing all courses, you'll receive a shareable electronic certificate to add to your resume and LinkedIn.

NEW! Technical Support Fundamentals

This introductory course is the first step to preparing to become an entry-level IT support specialist. You’ll learn about the different facets of Information Technology, like computer hardware, the Internet, computer software, troubleshooting, and customer service.

NEW! The Bits and Bytes of Computer Networking

This course offers a full overview of computer networking. It includes the fundamentals of modern networking technologies and protocols, an overview of the cloud, practical applications and network troubleshooting. You’ll learn how this information might show up during a job interview and get tips for troubleshooting on the spot.

NEW! Operating Systems and You: Becoming a Power User

Through video lectures, demonstrations and hands-on practice, you’ll learn the main components of an operating 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.

NEW! System Administration and IT Infrastructures

In this class, you’ll transition from working on a single computer to maintaining an entire fleet, with many users. It includes infrastructure services that keep organizations up and running. You’ll learn to manage and configure servers; and to use industry tools to manage computers, user information, and user productivity. Finally, you’ll learn how to recover your organization’s IT infrastructure in the event of a disaster.

NEW! IT Security – Defense Against the Digital Dark Arts

This course covers numerous IT security concepts, tools and best practices. It introduces threats and attacks, and ways they can show up. You’ll learn about encryption algorithms and how they’re used to safeguard data. Additional topics include the three A’s of information security: authentication, authorization, and accounting. Plus there are lessons on network security solutions, firewalls, and Wifi encryption options. Then, you’ll see how all these elements come together in a multi-layered, in-depth security architecture. Also included: recommendations integrating a culture of security into your organization or team.

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Certificate in Gerontology – online

With the population aging at a rapid rate, the number of individuals over 65 will more than double by 2020. The demand for knowledgeable providers to meet the needs of this population is dramatically increasing, new jobs are being developed, and new services created. Health professionals can gain a broader understanding of the field of gerontology and to stay current with emerging trends in this course. Choose a start date: Jan. 15, Feb. 12, March 18 or April 15 $210 • Register at Call KCC at 815-802-8206 to pay for the course.


Singapore Math: Number Sense and Computational Strategies – online

This teacher-training course has over two dozen strategies to make math click for your students. You’ll explore Singapore Math, and why it is such a powerful and highly regarded math curriculum. Number sense and place value instruction will also be discussed, along with a variety of computational strategies. 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.

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Professional Development Certificate in Food, Nutrition, and Health – online

Although food and nutrition have a profound impact on our health and well-being, many of us don’t know what foods to eat, which diets are healthy, and where food originates. You’ll learn about food and nutrition issues and their impact on several health aspects. You’ll examine the impact of stress on the body and the health crisis posed by obesity in the U.S. Class note: 16 contact hours awarded by ALLEGRA Learning Solutions, LLC. 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.

Guided Reading: Strategies for the Differentiated Classroom – online

This course is critical for modern educators who often must teach with limited resources and unlimited demands on their time. You will learn differentiated instruction tactics to help you understand how your students learn. When you apply those tactics within the guided reading framework, it helps you lead students through new ways of approaching text, and great things start to happen. The result is a classroom of students who can negotiate increasingly challenging texts with unprecedented fluency. 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.

Teaching Students with Learning Disabilities – online

You will explore the special education process, from working with individualized education programs (IEPs) to help students with reading comprehension, math skills, and writing. You will discover practical and creative strategies to help struggling students find their “light bulb” moments. You will also discover fun games you can incorporate, tips for modifying your classroom, and many tested methods for bringing out the best behavior in your students. 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.

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The Creative Classroom – online

Creativity will abound in your classroom as you tap your students’ hidden talents. Learn how to use creativity to teach reading, writing, visual arts, performing arts, social studies, science, mathematics, and physical and health education. Develop creative new approaches to field trips, learning labs, 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.

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• Job postings • Career exploration and planning • Job board (in Workforce Development Center first floor hallway)

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Personal Enrichment

Make Your Own Succulent Book Planter

3D Printing Basics

Thursday, Jan. 23 1-2:30 p.m. • KCC West Campus Room VA04 $12, plus a $10 supply fee payable to the instructor at class.

Tuesday, Feb. 4 6-8:30 p.m. • KCC Room V115 • $25

This course has helpful tips for maintaining and displaying succulents within your home or office. It includes plant selection, proper building techniques, picking the right container, and planting tricks. During class, you’ll re-plant succulents that were grown by KCC students in the KCC greenhouse. All materials will be provided. Instructor: Holly Froning.

Air Plants

Air plants are some of the easiest plants to grow. They use their roots to anchor themselves to an object, allowing them to grow in a variety of locations. Come create an air plant arrangement to decorate your home or office! All materials will be provided. Instructor: Holly Froning.

3D printing offers endless possibilities. Whether you are considering a 3D printer in the future or you would just like to experience this exciting technology in action, this class is for you. You’ll learn where to find 3D files and how to create your own 3D models for printing. Our instructor will demonstrate how to operate a 3D printer as it prints out a model. Class size is small, so register early. Instructor: Debra Daun.

Tuesday, Feb. 18 6-8:30 p.m. • KCC Room V115 • $25 Tuesday, March 24 6-8:30 p.m. • KCC Room V115 • $25

All Occasion Wreath

In this workshop, you’ll learn about the best herbs for teas and how to grow them on your own. All materials are provided. Instructor: Holly Froning.

Have you ever wanted to just put one decoration up and not have to worry about something new for every season? In this class, you will make a 14 inch burlap wreath. You’ll be able to choose from interchangeable decorations to make it the perfect year-round decoration. No skill is necessary for this class. Bring your imagination. Supplies are included. Instructor: Amber Gocken.

Monday, Feb. 3 10-11:30 a.m. • KCC West Campus Room VA04 $12, plus a $10 supply fee payable to the instructor at class.

Wednesday, Feb. 5 2-4 p.m. • KCC Room D151 $32 Early bird price until Jan. 17 $42 After Jan. 17

Friday, Jan. 31 10-11:30 a.m. • KCC West Campus Room VA04 $12, plus a $20 supply fee payable to the instructor at class.

Herbs for Tea


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Personal Enrichment Creating Life Balance

Is your day-to-day schedule hectic? Do you put everyone else first while your physical and mental health are on the back burner? Many people spend their lives rushing around trying to get more done while accomplishing very little. Setting SMART goals can allow you to clarify your ideas, focus your efforts, use your time and resources productively, while increasing your chances of achieving what you want in life. In this workshop, you’ll begin to understand why balance is key to success. Instructor: Tracy Kelch. Thursday, Feb. 6 6-8 p.m. • KCC Room D124 • $15 Wednesday, March 25 6-8 p.m. • KCC Room D151 • $15

Prepare for Retirement

This course offers comprehensive, accurate and unbiased information to properly prepare and maintain a successful retirement plan. You will learn about investment options as well as strategies to maximize income and minimize taxes. It includes tax planning, risk management, estate planning, investment management and income planning. The course is ideal for individuals and/or couples who are retired or who will be retiring within 10 years. Instructor: David Gibson. Thursday, Feb. 13 • 6:30-8:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 15 • 9 a.m. - noon • KCC Room D124 • $49 Thursday, Feb. 20 • 6:30 - 8:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 22 • 9 a.m. - noon • KCC Room D124 • $49

Introduction to American Sign Language I

As with any language, learning American Sign Language (ASL) begins with vocabulary, grammar and culture. Because ASL is a visual/manual language, we will turn off our voices and develop visual skills with the hands, face, and body. You will communicate with classmates and deaf community members in routine social interactions. Instructor: Sherry Kinzler. Class note: An ASL dictionary, notebook, gmail account, internet access and ability to record yourself with a phone or laptop are required. Tuesdays • Feb. 18 to April 7 5-7 p.m. • KCC Room D124 • $79

Intuitively Speaking

Intuition is often thought of as a magical phenomenon, yet our hunches are based on past experiences and cumulative knowledge. In this two-hour seminar, you’ll learn how to stop second guessing those feelings and thoughts and start deciphering life lessons. Topics will include good and negative energy, using art as a tool, understanding your purpose, setting clear intentions, connecting with every aspect of your life, and learning to let go. Instructor: Tami Principe. Thursday, Feb. 20 6-8 p.m. • KCC Room D123 • $12

Group Guitar

Learn to play guitar! If you don’t have any prior knowledge of the guitar, come to this group class to learn music notation and tablature, fingering for basic openchords, interpreting basic chord symbols, right hand strumming techniques and styles, playing simple song melodies, using chords as accompaniment, and righthand picking technique. You’ll also learn how to tune and basic instrument maintenance. Bring your guitar, tuner and picks. Instructor: Tammy Cantrell. Mondays • Feb. 24 to April 20 5:30-6:30 p.m. • KCC Room D123 • $150

Playing the Ukulele

Get started with the ukulele by learning basic chords and strum patterns at a pace designed for first-time players. This class is for those who have never played an instrument before. You’ll learn the basics of chords, strum patterns, finger picking, music notation and songs. Even if you’ve tried guitar and thought it was too hard, you’ll be surprised by how soon you’re playing songs on the ukulele. Instructor: Tammy Cantrell. Class notes: bring your ukulele, tuner and picks. Mondays • Feb. 24 to April 20 6:30-7:30 p.m. • KCC Room D123 • $150

Introduction to Laser Engraving

Learn how to use a laser engraver and practice engraving wood, acrylic, paper, cardboard, leather and more. This class covers how to create digital files compatible with a laser 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

Wednesday, March 4 6-8 p.m. • KCC Room D124 • $15

Wednesdays • March 18 to May 6 6-8 p.m. • $89 Room N101 at KCC’s North Extension Center, Bradley

It’s a great tool for crafters, but how do you use it? Are you using Cricut to it’s fullest potential? In this class, you will learn basic operation of the machine and a quick tutorial of the Cricut Design Space. Come learn how to put your Cricut to work for you! Instructor: Amber Gocken.

Grow Your Own Saffron

You’ll learn how easy it is to grow Saffron, one of the most expensive spices on the market. Saffron comes from the saffron crocus, Crocus Sativus. It’s prized by foodies for the unique flavor and color it lends to a dish, and it’s especially good when paired with rice, seafood and citrus. Instructor: Holly Froning. Friday, March 6 10-11:30 a.m. • KCC West Campus Room VA04 $12, plus a $20 supply fee payable to the instructor at the class.

Grow Mushrooms at Home

You can learn how to grow mushrooms at home. We’ll discuss the mushroom growing environment, where to find resources, types of mushrooms, and how to start the growing process. All materials will be provided. A $20 supply fee is payable to the instructor at theclass. Instructor: Holly Froning. Monday, March 9 10-11:30 a.m. • KCC West Campus Room VA04 • $12

Spanish Interpretation: Medical

Interpreters are needed in medical environments to assist clients unable to communicate in English. Language barriers can prevent some clients from accessing services which might leave them at risk for receiving inappropriate medical care. This interpreters course will provide a strong foundation. It includes practice through role playing for real world experience. Topics include: The Role of the Interpreter, Interpreter Protocol, Code of Ethics, Standards of Practice, Medical 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 enrollment. Mondays • March 16 to April 20 6-9 p.m. • KCC Room D124 • $99


This eight-week course is designed to bring an English speaker to a beginning level of communication in Spanish. This class provides a strong base for you to have fun while you expand your mind. Be prepared to spend time outside of class each week practicing words and phrases.

Self-Reflection: Taking a Journey Within

Do you seem to sabotage your own happiness and success? Can’t seem to determine why you cannot get out of your own way? In this course you’ll examine the thoughts and beliefs that have shaped your behavior and actions. The self-awareness activities, such as reprogramming negative self-talk, are powerful and will guide you toward your breakthrough. Take this class before Awakening Your Vision. Save $4 when you enroll in both Awakening Your Vision and this course -Use course code SAVE4 at checkout. Instructor: JaHana Conway. Thursday, March 19 6-9 p.m. • KCC Room D123 • $15

Easter Bunny Woven Wreath

Learn how to weave an Easter wreath that looks like a bunny! This wreath can stay on your front door throughout the spring. Sharon Taylor will show you how to weave two round wreath forms to make the bunny. You get to take home the bunny wreath to embellish on your own (ears, bows and flowers are not provided) Instructor: Sharon Taylor. Thursday, March 26 6-8:30 p.m. • KCC Room D151 • $25

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For registration and information: 815-802-8207

Personal Enrichment Awakening Your Vision

Are you tired of sitting around watching everyone else’s dreams come true? How successful were you at achieving your goals this year? Now is the perfect time to awaken your inner vision! In this class, you will develop time-specific goals to guide you in the direction of your heart’s desires. You will design a personal vision board. Come fulfill your life’s purpose by allowing the power of the vision board to manifest in your life. Save $4 when you enroll in this course and “Self-Reflection: Taking a Journey Within.” Use promo code SAVE4 at checkout. Instructor: JaHana Conway. Thursday, March 26 6-9 p.m. • KCC Room D123 • $19

Experience 3D Printing

During this introduction to 3D printing technology, you will print your own simple 3D project in the KCC Innovation Lab. This is a hands-on class to learn about the software involved in 3D printing and internet resources. Instructor: Debra Daun. Tuesdays • April 7, 14 & 21 6-8:30 p.m. • KCC Room V115 • $125

Our instructor

Debra Daun, an adjunct instructor in

the KCC Computer Graphic Technology program. She teaches ELTR 2192 - Build a 3D Printer and COGT 2443 - Animation and Rendering with 3Ds Max. Daun also is the MakerLab assistant at Joliet Junior College, where she helps people with a variety of 3D and other resources, plus teaches workshops. Daun has a Computer Graphic Technology Associates Degree from KCC.

Turning 65: Medicare Made Easy!

Tea Cup Bird Feeder

Create a special place to watch your feathered friends rest and dine in your backyard. You get to pick a vintage cup and saucer, then decorate a feeder to hang or display. No skills necessary for this art class. Bring your imagination. All supplies are included. Instructor: Amber Gocken. Tuesday, April 14 2-4 p.m. • KCC Room D151 $35

America’s Boating Course

This is an introductory course for all boaters produced by the U.S. Power Squadrons (USPS) and taught by USPS certified instructors. It covers boat and hull types, selecting a boat, required safety equipment, operator responsibilities, boat handling, personal watercraft operation, fueling procedures, water sports safety, trailering, nautical rules of the road, navigation lights and sound signals, emergency equipment and procedures, homeland security regulations, state of Illinois regulations, and more. Instructor: Robert Potter. Class notes: Open to participants age 12 and over. Those under age 18 require parental signature at first class. This course meets the requirements of states and territories that have mandatory safe boating education laws and meets the state of Illinois training requirements for boat operators born after Jan. 1, 1998 to operate a craft of 10HP or more. Arrive at 6:15 p.m. the first night to purchase materials. Class is 6:30-8:45 p.m. each night. Tuesdays • April 21 to May 19 6:30-8:45 p.m. • KCC Room D124 (first class begins at 6:15 p.m.) $12, plus $55 for materials must be to be paid to the instructor at the first class. Members of the same household may share materials for $10 per additional person.

A community educator and licensed insurance representative 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 $15

For registration and information: 815-802-8207


Personal Enrichment Allan Pinkerton and the Pinkerton Detective Agency

Learn about Allan Pinkerton’s complex life from radical reformer in Scotland, abolitionist in America, to his establishment of the most well-known detective agency in 19th century America. We will discuss the Pinkerton Detective Agency’s relationship with the robber barons of the railroads and the capitalists of industry, and understand the organization’s evolving role as detective, strikebreaker and labor spy. The roles that Pinkerton agents played impacted national issues such as immigration, nativism, labor relations, and violence at the hands of private hired armies. Participants will have a complete understanding of the evolution, reshaping, and rebranding of the Pinkerton agency from the 19th century to today. Instructor: Christina Smith. Friday, March 27 9 a.m. - noon • KCC Room D123 • $19

Sherman’s March to the Sea

This course provides a broad look at the overall March to the Sea during the Civil War. We will discuss Gen. Sherman’s overall strategic plan; follow the army through the long march; learn about the expectation of the soldiers; and the relationships with southern whites and blacks. Finally, we will consider the ways that Sherman and his march are remembered. Instructor: Christina Smith. Friday, April 10 9 a.m. - noon • KCC Room D123 • $19

Illinois During the Civil War

Illinois was a major source of manpower and supplies during the American Civil War. From popular figures, such as Abraham Lincoln and Ulysses S. Grant (who both claimed Illinois as their home), to lesser known--but equally important figures-such as thousands of men and a few women who fought in the ranks of the Illinois regiments. This class will examine the economic, political, social and cultural impacts that plagued Illinois during the war. Instructor: Christina Smith. Friday, April 24 9 a.m. - noon • KCC Room D123 • $19


The Union Veteran in Post-Civil War Era

The end of the Civil War brought a whole new set of problems for the nation. This begins a two-part class that delves into the post-war lives of both Union and Confederate veterans. We will review how 19th century Americans viewed returning veterans, how the veterans assimilated back into the civilian population, the struggle between veterans and the next generation of middle-class men, as well as tension within the African- American community around the image of the black solider. Instructor: Christina Smith. Friday, May 8 9 a.m. - noon • KCC Room D123 • $19

The Confederate Veteran in a Post-Civil War Era As the Civil War ended, Confederate veterans had very different experiences from their Union counterparts. Their return to civilian life included logistics of returning home to their families, being denied federal pensions, the loss of their homes and more. Although the Union and Confederate veteran classes are made to complement each other, they do not have to be taken together. Instructor: Christina Smith. Friday, May 15 9 a.m. - noon • KCC Room D123 • $19

Our instructor

Christina Smith’s areas of

interest in her master’s research include 19th-century culture, the American Civil War, and the post-war Reconstruction era. Her passion for the subject takes her on frequent pilgrimages to the Gettysburg National Military Park in Pennsylvania as well as other Civil War battlefields. Participants in her lectures say she makes learning about history fun and brings it to life through her lectures!

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Personal Enrichment

Cur iosit y n e ve r re t i r e s ! For a ctiv ages 50 e people and bet ter.

Spring Kickoff! Thursday, March 26 10 a.m. - noon, KCC Iroquois Room Visit for details and new classes

All Skill Levels Cooking Class

Great cooking is not just about recipes. Join us for a two-hour, hands-on class to learn or review cooking methods, substitutions for diet-specific and allergy friendly meals, and cooking gluten free and dairy free. You can practice your knife skills as we prepare a meal from scratch using quality ingredients that your family and friends will love! You will be comfortable using all your spices and seasonings, and confident in preparing diet-specific dishes. Sign up for one session or all - each one focuses on a new topic and recipe. Instructor: Sara Gallagher. Tuesday, Jan. 28 6-8 p.m. • KCC Room D152 • $39 Tuesday, Feb. 4 6-8 p.m. • KCC Room D152 • $39 Tuesday, Feb. 18 6-8 p.m. • KCC Room D152 • $39 Tuesday, March 3 6-8 p.m. • KCC Room D152 • $39

Our instructor

Sara Gallagher, Private Chef

Sara Gallagher has a background in hospitality and culinary arts from Los Angeles to downtown Chicago. Originally from Bourbonnais, she moved back to the area seven years ago to start her own food business, Stella Bear Foods. She also joined the farm-to-table team at Locavore Farm in Grant Park, where her focus was plant-based, dairy-free, and glutenfree meals for guests. Moving into the private sector of the culinary world, Gallagher prepared meals for clients on restricted diets due to health reasons or dietary preferences. Gallagher enjoys being on the farm, so growing her own ingredients, and sourcing most ingredients locally is a passion she enjoys. Gallagher also has done cooking demonstrations at the Kankakee Library and has passed on healthy eating knowledge as a volunteer at Thresholds in Kankakee.

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Personal Enrichment SAT/ACT Prep Series – online

Two courses are offered, one to prepare for the math section and the other to prepare for the verbal questions. These courses will help you learn to maximize your time on each portion of the tests, including pointers in time management, anxiety relief and general standardized test-taking. Weekly assignments will encourage you to work with your fellow classmates and your instructor to maximize your performance on the ACT and/or SAT. Choose a start date: Jan. 15, Feb. 12, March 18 or April 15 $199 • Register at 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 arrangements, 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 field. 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 foundational 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.

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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.


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Adult Education Learning System

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 Do you want to learn to read better? Do you know someone who wants to learn to read better? The ALIVE Adult Literacy program provides individual and small group tutoring to improve the reading skills of adults ages 16 years and older.

How help is provided: • Tutoring is arranged by the adult literacy staff and is available at KCC, libraries, churches and a variety of other places. Voluntee • A caring, friendly environment is r Tutors created between the tutor and student. needed, • Sessions are individually arranged. too! • Materials are provided during the session. • Reading, writing, English and math skills are taught. • Services are provided at no cost to the student.

Call 815-802-8307 or email for information.

Get Your High School Equivalency GED /HiSet ®

A new High School Equivalency program was launched in 2014. The overhaul better prepares adults for higher education and the workforce. In addition to traditional classes, the program uses technology to help students prepare for, pass the test, and move on to better jobs with better wages. KCC offers instruction and services to help you succeed on the GED or HiSet High School Equivalency test. There is no cost for classes – and several convenient locations are available. Online instruction is offered for those who qualify.

Call 815-802-8304 or email for more information.

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Adult Education Schedule High School Equivalency Preparation

Class locations - Spring 2020

These programs are designed for students to prepare for a high school equivalency test. The classes are for those who would like to improve skills. Program features:

To register for an orientation, go to Orientation is required prior to class enrollment.

• No cost to the student. • Books are provided during class time. • New class sessions begin every eight weeks. • Open to anyone age 16 and over who has separated from his/her high school. A letter showing high school separation is required for those under age 18. • An online study option is available for those who pretest at the high school level. Email for information.

KCC Riverfront Campus (Main campus) 100 College Drive, Kankakee, Rooms L30A and L30B

Register for an orientation at Program orientations are required prior to class enrollment. Locations and times are subject to change. For the latest information, visit or phone 815-802-8300.

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High School Equivalency Prep Monday & Wednesday, 9 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Tuesday & Thursday, 5:30-9 p.m. Tuesday & Thursday, 9 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. KCC Miner South Extension Center 1488 E. Walnut St., Watseka Phone 815-802-8300 or 815-802-8780 to register. High School Equivalency Prep Monday and Wednesday, 9 a.m. - 12:30 p.m., and 5:30-9 p.m. First United Methodist Church, Momence 111 W. Fourth St., Momence High School Equivalency Prep Tuesday & Thursday, 6-9 p.m. *Class subject to change or cancellation due to low enrollment or budgetary constraints.

FREE classes to sharpen skills

Computer Literacy

Get computer basics. You’ll learn how to turn on the computer and what happens after that. The Computer Literacy class will provide basic computer instruction as well as skills on how to use Internet; personal email; Windows XP; Microsoft Office Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.

Meets Monday through Thursday, 8:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Attendance all four days is required.

GED +Career ®

FREE for qualified students

Also offered: • I Have an Interview Now What • Resume Development • Job Hunting in a Digital World

Complete GED preparation & career training at the same time. GED+Career is a partnership with the following KCC programs:

FREE for residents! For more information or to register, 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.



Automotive Certified Nursing Assistant Criminal Justice Manufacturing Microsoft Office Certification

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Adult Education Schedule English as a Second Language (ESL) All English Language classes are provided at no cost to the student. The classes are designed for non-native English speaking adults, 16 years or over who are not enrolled in high school, who would like to improve their English language speaking and writing skills. Instructors and tutors work with students in small groups. There are three levels of classes, to help students at every stage of learning. Go to to register for an orientation. Program orientations are required prior to class enrollment. 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.



KCC Riverfront (Main campus)

for career training Funding can cover Tuition, Fees & Books and much more... Details: or phone 815-802-8960 Program administrator:





Classes offered: Kankakee • Watseka • Momence Info: • 815-802-8300 KCC Riverfront Campus Welcome Center

Funded by:

The Workforce Innovation Opportunity Act program (WIOA) is a federally funded grant program that assists qualified adults and youth in preparing for occupations that are in demand. Grant services are for residents of Livingston County and individuals laid off from a Livingston County employer. Information at wioa/. EOE/auxiliary aids and services are available upon request.

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