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Spring 2018


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INSIDE Computer skills

Lifelong Learning Institute

Professional Development

Personal Enrichment

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Adult Education & High School Equivalency Prep

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We’ll help you get there! Registration form.................................................................................................... 4 Registration and other information......................................................................... 5 Computer skills....................................................................................................6-7 Professional development.................................................................................8-21 Lifelong Learning Institute.................................................................................... 20 Personal enrichment.......................................................................................22-28 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; Julia Waskosky, Title IX coordinator; or Kim Harpin, Section 504 coordinator; Kankakee Community College, 100 College Drive, Kankakee, IL 60901-6505; 815-8028100. TTY users may phone 711. Outside of Illinois, dial 1-800-526-0844. Waskosky, 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

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Complete the attached registration form and return it along with full payment to Continuing Education & Career Services, Kankakee Community College, 100 College Drive, Kankakee, IL 60901. Do not mail cash.


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.

In person

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. - 6 p.m. Monday through Thursday and 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. Fridays. (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: Register for online classes by phone (815-802-8207) or email

General information

If you have questions about our courses, please phone 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. For online classes, the registration deadline is one week before the class begins.

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, birth date and Social Security number – 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 call 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, minus a $3 service fee, 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

Basic Computer Skills (Personal Computers)

Keyboarding – online

You'll use Keyboarding Pro 5, a typing tutorial for personal computers, to learn to type or improve your existing skills. You’ll learn to type text you read from a printed page or a computer screen without looking at your keyboard. You'll learn to create, edit, and save word processing documents. Preparation for a timed writing test during a job interview is also included. Choose a start date: April 11, May 16, June 13 or July 18 • $94 Register at Call KCC at 815-802-8207 to pay for the course.

Introduction to SQL – online

Learn key concepts of Structured Query Language (SQL), and gain a solid working knowledge of this powerful and universal database programming language. You'll learn about the structure of relational databases and how to read and write simple and complex SQL statements and advanced data manipulation techniques. Choose a start date: April 11, May 16, June 13 or July 18 • $94 Register at Call KCC at 815-802-8207 to pay for the course.

Using Social Media in Business – online

Novices and veterans can use this course to find a solid foundation of what social media is and how to use it to grow your business. You'll learn about the five most popular social media platforms and we’ll go over secrets for using them. You'll see how to build a social media team and automate to leverage the power of social media without adding staff. Choose a start date: April 11, May 16, June 13 or July 18 • $94 Register at Call KCC at 815-802-8207 to pay for the course.


Having a hard time navigating your personal computer? Learn basic computer skills in this course with lots of hands-on experience. Topics include how to navigate and customize the desktop, create, find and save files. You will also learn to open, create and save Microsoft Word files. This is also the place to learn about photos: downloading, inserting, and emailing them to family and friends. Instructor: Amber Gocken. Mondays, July 2-23 12:30-2:30 p.m. • KCC Room D12 DAPR 331A.A16 • $125, includes textbook

Intermediate Microsoft Excel 2016

This class teaches 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. Tuesdays, April 10 & 17 8 a.m. - noon • KCC Room D122 DAPR 325A.A16 $125, includes text.

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 Tasha Klipp at 815-802-8207 to learn about other enrollment options.

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Our instructor

Kris Condon has taught for KCC

since 1998, and she is currently a professor of continuing education and business courses. Condon designs, develops, and delivers training in computer applications, and business/technical writing for corporate clients. She teaches at KCC and at the offices of corporate partners. Condon also coordinates customized training in Microsoft Office applications to prepare users for Microsoft Office Specialist certification examinations (KCC is a Microsoft Authorized Testing Center). She holds certifications in all Microsoft Office versions from 97 through 2016, and Master Instructor certification in all versions 2000 through 2016. Condon has a bachelor’s degree and teaching certification from Illinois Wesleyan University in Bloomington. She earned a master’s degree from Loyola University of Chicago, and a doctorate from National Louis University in Chicago.

Beginning PowerPoint 2016

Topics in this class include an overview of the PowerPoint window, building new presentations and formatting slides, using drawing tools and graphics, working with tables and charts, modifying presentations, working with the Slide Master, and proofing and delivering presentations. Microsoft Office Specialist examination objectives will be covered. Instructor: Kris Condon. Class notes: Prerequisite is Introduction to Microsoft Windows or equivalent experience. 8 ISBE CPDUs available to Illinois teachers. Thursday, April 12 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. • KCC Room D122 DAPR 339A.A16 $125, includes text.

Cloud Computing

With cloud storage, you get the flexibility and convenience of accessing photos, music or files anywhere! You’ll explore Google Drive and Microsoft OneDrive, including what cloud storage is, how to set it up, create an account, store and sync your data. You’ll also learn to get your saved files from any device with Internet access. This class is for people new to cloud storage, and is perfect for students, small business owners, and traveling professionals. Instructor: Kris Condon.

Basic Photoshop

Want to add pizazz to your photos? Learn the basic fundamentals of Photoshop in this four-week course. You’ll gain knowledge of photo manipulation, including color correcting, fast fixes, restoring old photos and creating collages. There will also be lessons in creating event fliers, digital decorating, publishing, and printing. Instructor: Amber Gocken. Mondays, June 4-25 12:30-2:30 p.m. • KCC Room V107 DAPR 300A.A11 $125, includes text.

Infographics: What are They & How can They Help Me? When you have information and need a new, exciting way to display it, infographics may be the key to your success! Infographics use bright, eye-catching graphics and pictures to make data easily and clearly understood and capture the viewers’ attention. You’ll find they can be used in social media, classrooms and marketing campaigns. April 25 5:30-8:30 p.m. • KCC Room D122 CRFT 9210.Q16 $39

Microsoft Office Specialist Certification ®

Earn the credential to show you can effectively and productively use Microsoft Office applications. With 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

Tuesday, April 24 9 a.m. - noon • KCC Room D122 COMP 9010.A26 • $29

For registration and information: 815-802-8207


Professional Development

Customer Service Fundamentals – online

Certified Workplace Mediator – online

The Mediators Without Borders Certified Workplace Mediator Program will improve your soft skills and conflict resolution abilities in the workplace and at home. You will learn to help others negotiate and collaborate through difficult disputes. This program provides training in the InAccord® Conflict Analysis model as well as an applied practice that includes simulated role plays. Choose a start date: April 11, May 16, June 13 or July 18 • $3,695, includes certification exam voucher. Register at Call KCC at 815-802-8207 to pay for the course.

Accounting Fundamentals – online

This course will give you both a solid foundation in financial matters and a marketable skill. You’ll learn the basics of double-entry bookkeeping and how to analyze and record financial transactions. Coursework includes accounts receivable, accounts payable, payroll procedures, sales taxes, and banking activities. We'll also cover writing checks, preparing an income statement and closing out accounts at the end of each fiscal period. Choose a start date: April 11, May 16, June 13 or July 18 • $94 Register at Call KCC at 815-802-8207 to pay for the course.


Choose a start date: April 11, May 16, June 13 or July 18 • $94 Register at Call KCC at 815-802-8207 to pay for the course.

Lean Manufacturing Free Info Session

This is a lean introduction and overview to Lean-on-the-Go. Lean is essentially “A systematic approach to identifying and eliminating waste (non-value-added activities) through continuous improvement by flowing the product at the pull of the customer in pursuit of perfection.” This free introduction will provide an overview of half-day Lean Management programs, and you can choose those most meaningful to you. Instructor: Chuck Jenerich. Wednesday, May 23 8-10 a.m. • KCC Room D123 OSHA 9100.A11 Free



• Meet with potential applicants • Advertise jobs & internships 8

This course includes a number of dynamite methods to bring out your best and do the same for the people you work with. You'll learn to measure customer service—from the point of view of your company and your customers. Plus, you'll unlock the power of leading by example and setting new trends for customer service. You'll learn how to communicate, resolve complaints, and build long-lasting customer service programs.


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

Room D121, next to KCC's Welcome Center. Ken Crite, Career Services Coordinator or 815-802-8222

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June 27 & 28, 2018


at Kankakee Community College

"Putting the Pieces Together: Civics, Standards, Curriculumn Design" ICA Registration available soon. Event sponsored by the Robert R. McCormick Foundation.

TJu Edition nior for K Faculty -8 :

June 26

Free to educators. We hope you or a representative from your school will be able to attend.

For more information contact 815-802-8207 or email Kris Condon,

What is 5S?

5S is the workplace organization method that uses a list of five Japanese words: seiri, seiton, seiso, seiketsu, and shitsuke. This seminar will explore how to organize a work space for efficiency and effectiveness. Steps include identifying and storing the items used, maintaining the area and items, and sustaining the new order. The decision-making process usually comes from a dialogue about standardization, which builds understanding among employees of how they should do the work. In some quarters, 5S has become 6S, with Safety; and 7S, adding Security. Other than a stand-alone methodology, 5S is frequently viewed as an element of a broader construct known as visual control, visual workplace, or visual factory. You will leave this seminar with an understanding of how to organize the work area: Sort (eliminate that which is not needed), Set in Order (organize remaining items), Shine (clean and inspect work area), Standardize (write standards), and Sustain (regularly apply the standards). Instructor: Chuck Jenerich. Wednesday, June 27 8 a.m.- 12 p.m. • KCC Room D123 OSHA 9030.A1 $125

Theory of Constraint

Bottlenecks (or constraints) in a supply chain are the resources that require the longest time in operation of the supply chain for certain demand. Learning how to recognize bottlenecks and make improvements will increase cash flow. This seminar will explore the Bottleneck Analysis by discussing the phenomena that cause bottlenecks, how they fluctuate, how to identify which part of the manufacturing process limits the overall throughput, and how to improve performance of that part of the process. Instructor: Chuck Jenerich. Wednesday, Aug. 1 8 a.m. - 12 p.m. • KCC Room D123 LEAD 9050.A13 $125

Interested in teaching a class? Contact: with your class descriptions.

For registration and information: 815-802-8207


Professional Development

7th Annual Options Empowerment Seminar

4 Guest Speakers Topics/Workshops include:

Focus Childcare Conference

• 5 Common Solutions to Improve Your Home Access • Effectively Communicating with People with Disabilities in the Health Care Environment • Healthy Living is a Personal Journey: Not All People Are Alike • Martial Arts Against Neurologic Diseases • Plus, exhibit booths!

A full-day, interactive conference for everyone who works with children from birth to age 8.

Saturday, April 21 at KCC

Friday, April 27

8 a.m. - 4 p.m.

8 a.m. - 4 p.m. • KCC Iroquois Room

Keynote: ABC ...123, Come Write with Me Keynote Presenter: Linda Housewright, Early Childhood Consultant & Instructional Leader, Regional Office of Education #33.

Includes light breakfast and a boxed lunch

Register by April 13 CEU & CPDU attendees: $60 - HLTH 574A.A16 General public: $30 - HLTH 574A.A26 Special student rate: $15 - HLTH 574A.A36

To register call 815-802-8207 Seven (7) 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 30. Options Center for Independent Living serves Kankakee and Iroquois counties.


55 per participant


Includes continuing education credits, conference materials, continental breakfast and lunch.

Late registrations after April 17 – $65. Student price – $25. Get a brochure! Contact Continuing Ed & Career Services at 815-802-8207 or

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Healthcare & Mental Health Professional Development Activity Director – online

There are numerous professional opportunities to care for people who use day treatment, assisted living, and long-term care. Activity directors implement and evaluate resident’s activities and social needs, complete comprehensive assessments and care plan goals. Choose a start date: April 11, May 16, June 13 or July 18 • $695 Register at Call KCC at 815-802-8207 to pay for the course.

Advanced Aromatherapy: The Application of Essential Oils

This is an in-depth exploration of essential oils and their uses, and continues the aromatherapy study from the introductory course. You will learn about chemical constituents and their effects, as well as the basics for mixing therapeutic, skin/personal care, and home use products. The beginning concepts of hand and foot reflexology will be taught as a modality for enhancing the therapeutic properties of essential oils. This fun-filled workshop is experiential, and you will make and take home your own creative products. Class notes: Please bring notes from the introductory class for review. Also, feel free to bring your collection of essential oils. 6.5 contact hours will be awarded to occupational therapists, physical therapists, respiratory therapists, counselors and nurses. Prerequisite: A beginning class such as Aromatherapy for Health and Well Being or Aromatherapy for Health Professionals. Wednesday, April 18 9 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. • KCC Room D123 HLTH 301A.A16 $79, plus $15 supply fee payable to the instructor at class

Advanced Aromatherapy: The Art of Blending Essential Oils

This workshop is a continuation of aromatherapy study and will focus on the art of selecting, balancing and blending essential oils for specific uses. We’ll examine blending for home use (cleaning, sanitizing), personal care products, and custom perfumes. Participants will learn the categories and note classifications (top, middle and base) of essential oils and techniques for developing full-bodied formulas. Chemical constituents and their effects will be studied. This workshop is experiential, so you will formulate and take home your own pure essential oil blends. Instructor: Candice Chaffee. Class notes: Please bring notes from previous class for review. Also, feel free to bring your collection of essential oils. 6.5 contact hours will be awarded to occupational therapists, physical therapists, respiratory therapists, counselors and nurses. Prerequisite: A beginning class such as Aromatherapy for Health and Well Being or Aromatherapy for Health Professionals. Wednesday, May 16 9 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. • KCC Room D123 HLTH 300B.A11 $79, plus a supply fee $15 payable to the instructor at class

Our instructor

Candice Chaffee is a certified master

herbalist, natural health professional and has studied and practiced holistic health for 25 years. She divides her time between teaching, public speaking and natural health consulting. Chaffee has been a guest lecturer at numerous conferences as well as the Medical College of Virginia, School of Pharmacy at Virginia Commonwealth University, Wesleyan University, KCC, Lewis Ginter Botanical Gardens, Illinois Valley Community College, Parkland College and Illinois Central College.

Go far without your car! Ed2Go online courses are convenient, affordable and effective.

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Professional Development

Highway Construction Careers Training Program Funded by the Illinois Department of Transportation, administered by the Illinois Community College Board

About the program The Highway Construction Careers Training Program 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 12-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

Child Health Conference

The Kankakee County Health Department and Kankakee Community College are co-sponsoring a full-day conference for healthcare professionals, school staff, and anyone interested in the health, welfare, and safety of children. The keynote presenter is Tara Gill, Ph.D., a staff psychologist at Ann & Robert Lurie Children’s Hospitals Center for Childhood Resilience. Dr. Gill will be speaking on the impact of trauma. Other presentations include Immunization Requirements for 2018, Asthma Management, and the Early Development Instrument. Five contact hours are being applied for through KCC for nurses, counselors, dieticians, occupational therapists, physical therapists, and respiratory therapists, social workers; PD hours awarded to teachers. Thursday, April 19 8:30 a.m.-3 p.m. • KCC Iroquois Room HLTH 433A.A16 • $30

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

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Our instructor

Gary Gilles MA, LCPC is a

Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor in private practice in Palatine. He is a co-founder of Grove Center for Counseling and specializes in attachment-related disorders and chronic disease management. Gilles has more than 25 years of clinical experience and is the author of three books, including, How to be an Emotionally Intelligent Parent. Gilles is a national speaker who teaches seminars and conducts trainings on a variety topics related to mental health. He also is an adjunct faculty member at the University of Chicago’s School of Social Service Administration, Oakton Community College’s Alliance for Lifelong Learning, and Trinity International University.

NEW! Stress & Disease: The Mind-Body Connection

This seminar examines how stress affects both physical and emotional health and its role in the development and progression of disease. An increasing number of people are living with chronic diseases that are attributed to or made worse by stress. For some people, stress is so prevalent that it is taken for granted. Discussion, lecture and a case study will focus on understanding specific physiological and cognitive processes that accentuate or effectively control individual responses to stress. You will inventory your own response patterns to stress and develop a plan for combating problematic behaviors. Instructor: Gary Giles, MA, LCPC. Class notes: 6.5 contact hours will be awarded upon successful completion to nurses, counselors, social workers and nursing home administrators. Friday, May 4 9 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. • KCC Room D124 HLTH 429A.A16 • $79

Mental Health First Aid (co-sponsored with Helen Wheeler)

Mental Health First Aid is an evidence-based public education and prevention tool. There are more than 550,000 people trained in Mental Health First Aid in the U.S. by a network of more than 9,000 instructors. It is designed to improve the public’s knowledge of mental health and substance use problems and to connect people with care for their mental health or substance use problems. Participants will learn a 5-step action plan encompassing the skills, resources and knowledge to help an individual in crisis connect with appropriate professional, peer, social, and self-help care. The course includes an overview of mental illness, substance use disorders, and common treatments in the U.S. Topics also include risk factors and warning signs of mental health problems, and the impact of mental illness. Class notes: Eight (8) contact hours will be awarded to nurses, professional counselors/clinical counselors, and social workers. Eight (8) CPDUs will be awarded to teachers. Eight (8) IAODAPCA contact hours will be awarded for the categories of Counselor I or II, Preventionist I or II, CARS I or II, MISA I or II, PCGC II, CCJP II, CAAP I, CRSS I or II, BRI II, MAATP I or II, CF PP II. Thursday, May 24 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. • KCC Iroquois Room HLTH 586A.A11 $49, includes continental breakfast, lunch, materials and continuing education credits.


Enthusiastic Instructors Do you have a special skill or topic to share? Instructors are needed to teach short-term continuing education courses – day or evening For more information, email or phone 815-802-8204.

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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. Classes meet 9 a.m. - 1 p.m. KCC Room D124 Riverfront Campus

Basic Certificate courses April – May Delegating with Purpose

Wednesday, April 25 • LEAD 9004.A16 Delegation is critical in today’s “do more with less” business environment.

Coaching for Peak Performance

Wednesday, May 23 • LEAD 9005.A11 You will learn about both proactive and reactive coaching discussions – and will use your own situations to make the course relevant.

Advanced Certificate Courses August – December Fostering Innovation

Wednesday, Aug. 22 • LEAD 9200.F16 Get tools and techniques so you and your teams can think differently. Then learn to test the best new ideas quickly and use the insights.

Strategies for Influencing Others

Wednesday, Sept. 26 • LEAD 9300.F16 Gain strategies for effectively capturing people's attention, transforming their perspectives, and gaining their commitment to taking action.

Driving Change

Wednesday, Oct. 24 • LEAD 9050.F16 Learn to create an agile work environment where people are more open to change. You'll discover three change accelerators to inspire teams to take ownership of change.

Executing Strategy at the Front Line

Wednesday, Nov. 21 • LEAD 9100.F16 Focus on the three key elements of front line strategy: focus measurement and accountability.

Setting goals and Reviewing Results

Wednesday, Dec. 19 • LEAD 9040.F16 Discover the positive effect of shifting the traditional role of planner and evaluator from you, the leader, to become a shared responsibility with employees.

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Professional Development Teaching Students With Autism: Strategies for Success – online

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Serena Wadhwa, Psy.D., LCPC, CADC is an

educator for Kankakee School District 111. She earned an associate degree from KCC and a bachelor’s degree from Governors State University. Conway is passionate about helping others develop a vision for their lives. In the past 10 years, she has consistently used vision boards to achieve her personal and career development goals.

NEW! Relapse Prevention: Understanding the Skills and Process Management

This workshop explores the relapse prevention process and interventions that can be utilized along the way. It will begin with exploring one’s beliefs relating to relapse. We will also explore what relapse is, how it may manifest, symptoms relating to the process, and a holistic approach to interrupt the process. Other topics include challenges in recovery, definitions of various terms, stages of change, and strategies. This workshop is complemented with case studies, discussions, interactive activities and questions. All activities are voluntary. Instructor: Serena Wadhwa, Psy.D., LCPC, CADC, RYT. Friday, May 11 8:30 a.m. - 4 p.m. HLTH 432A.A16 • $79

A Celebration for CNAs - Caring for the Caretaker

Taking care of others requires taking care of yourself first! Join Barb Bancroft for a day of "edu--tainment" ... laughing and learning about the fundamentals of healthcare. Bancroft provides "tricks of the trade" for exercise, weight maintenance/loss, stress reduction, and nutrition. Learn about many of the chronic conditions your patients have and the importance of your role in caring for your patients. Bancroft will help you realize that life is not always as serious as we try to make it. Come enjoy the day, the laughs, and the learning. Instructor: Barb Bancroft. Thursday, June 14 8:30 a.m. - 4 p.m. • KCC Iroquois Room HLTH 419A.A11 $15, includes lunch.

To reach and teach children with high-functioning autism and Asperger's Syndrome, you’ll need to understand how their brains are wired. You'll learn creative, easy, lowbudget strategies to help these kids succeed and turn challenges into opportunities. We’ll also offer skills to counter these students' social awkwardness, sensory sensitivities, meltdowns, problems with homework completion, language reciprocity issues, and violent fixations. Class note: 25 professional development units will be awarded to teachers upon successful completion. Choose a start date: April 11, May 16, June 13 or July 18 • $94 Register at Call KCC at 815-802-8207 to pay for the course.

Guided Reading and Writing: Strategies for Maximum Student Achievement – online

Around 30% of students in sixth grade have trouble with basic reading and writing. These literacy problems affect performance across subject areas. You’ll learn to turn guided reading strategies into opportunities for teaching writing. We’ll investigate ways to modify this basic recipe for a variety of K-12 circumstances, and look at good writing habits and traits of a productive writing conference. Class note: 25 professional development units will be awarded to teachers upon successful completion. Choose a start date: April 11, May 16, June 13 or July 18 • $94 Register at Call KCC at 815-802-8207 to pay for the course.

Differentiating K-12 Assessments – online

Differentiated assessment is the key to helping every student—in every grade—succeed. This course offers quick and easy tools to gather your assessment data. You'll explore strategies for pre-assessments, formative (ongoing) assessments, and summative assessments. We’ll cover how to identify and share learning goals, gather assessment information, adjust your instruction, and provide feedback. Examples will be provided. Class note: 25 professional development units will be awarded to teachers upon successful completion. Choose a start date: April 11, May 16, June 13 or July 18 • $94 Register at Call KCC at 815-802-8207 to pay for the course.

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Professional Development CPR 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 first class.

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Wednesday, April 4 8 a.m. - noon • KCC Room D124 WELL 9006.A16 $105, includes required textbook.

FREE SERVICES: • Advertise jobs and internships • Review resumes • Post only once! Post job opportunities either with KCC exclusively or with the CCJobNet partnership of 11 northern Illinois community colleges.

Wednesday, May 2 5-9 p.m. • KCC Room D151 WELL 9006.Q16 $105, includes required textbook. Wednesday, June 6 8 a.m. - noon • KCC Room D151 WELL 9006.A11 $105, includes required textbook.

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. Instructor: Katie Taylor. Cost is $139 which includes course materials. Exam retakes are $35, payment required prior to retake. Materials can be picked up prior to class after registration. Phone 815-802-8207 for upcoming class dates. Classes offered once a month. Call for more dates. Monday, April 16 9 a.m. - 6 p.m. • KCC Room D151 HLTH 520A.A36

Looking for a job? FREE SERVICES: • Job opportunities postings • Career exploration and planning • Job board (located in KCC Workforce Development Center hallway)

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Re-Certification A process for those who are no longer on the Illinois Health Care Worker Registry. 4-steps to re-certify: 1. Contact the Illinois Department of Public Health at 217-785-5133 or email and ask if you are eligible to recertify. If yes, request a recertification packet. 2. Complete a fingerprint-based criminal history records check. Fingerprint background check cost varies based upon the IDPH-vendor the applicant chooses. Do not proceed to the next step until the criminal history check is successfully completed. 3. Schedule a date and time to complete the 21 manual skills test with an IDPH-approved evaluator. The cost for the 21 manual skills test is $199. To schedule a time, contact KCC’s Office of Continuing Education and Career Services at 815-802-8207. Upon successful completion of the manual skills test, IDPH will mail you a second packet to register for the written exam. 4. Register to take the written exam. The written exam fee is $65. To receive a list of dates for the written test, contact KCC’s Health Careers Division at 815-802-8800.

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FREE Job Search

Boot Camp These seminars lead to a successful experience at the Kankakee Community College Job Fair, 9 a.m. - noon, Thursday, April 5. NEW! Job Hunting in a Digital World

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Class notes: Participants should have a LinkedIn account, and bring a printed or digital copy of your resume to class. Wednesday, June 13 5-7 p.m. • KCC Room D123 LECT 8920.Q11 • FREE

I Have an Interview... Now What?

Representing yourself as a professional in digital circles can be an overwhelming experience. In this workshop, you’ll learn the basics of taking on the job hunt in the digital age. From LinkedIn orientation and profile optimization to the personal pitch, networking, and resume tips, you’ll learn best practices during class exercises designed to help you get hands-on experience. Instructor: Ken Crite.

Resumes and Cover Letters

Learn to create a job objective that gets results and showcase your employment and educational background in a chronological resume. 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: Ken Crite. Thursday, June 7 5:30-7 p.m. • KCC Room D123 LECT 9034.Q11 • FREE

Learn how to prepare for — and get the most out of — KCC’s job fair. This workshop offers insight on how the job fair is structured and how to impress area employers. Instructor: Ken Crite. Tuesday, April 3 5:30-7 p.m. KCC Room D123 LECT 9057.Q26 • FREE

Learn to prepare for a successful interview. Instructor: Ken Crite. Thursday, April 19 5:30-7 p.m. • KCC Room D123 LECT 9035.Q16 • FREE

Using Social Media in Your Job Search

Social Media has more functions than you may realize. This course will show how using social media can be valuable when seeking employment. Learn how Facebook and LinkedIn can provide inside contacts and even job leads! Instructor: Ken Crite

Thursday, April 26 5:30 – 7:00 p.m. • KCC Room D121 LECT 8920.Q36 • FREE or phone 815 - 802- 8207

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Personal Enrichment

Welding for Artists & Do-It-Yourselfers

This hands-on class will introduce you to welding. Over the last several years, welding equipment has become safer, less expensive and more user-friendly. You'll do arc weld­ing, MIG welding, oxy-acetylene torch welding and plasma cutting. Each process will be completed on machines you can own. Topics will include safety, equipment, where to buy and how much to spend. Safety glasses, helmets and gloves are provided. If you want to make metal artwork, patio furniture, restore a car, or take care of basic repair and fence work, this class will put you on the right track. Instructor: Mark Stevenson. Saturdays, April 21 & 28 8 a.m. - noon • Room MT15 at KCC’s Manufacturing & Industrial Technology Center WELD 310A.K26 • $169

Fresh Floral Arrangement – Moss Purse

The workshop comes just in time for Mother’s Day, or maybe a spring treat for yourself? Either way, we have everything you need to create your own unique beautiful design. You’ll learn basic floral techniques through hands-on instruction. You will be able to take home your completed floral project. Class note: registration deadline is May 1, 2018. No cancellations after May 1, however a substitute may be sent in your place. Thursday May 10 6-8 p.m. • KCC Room D151 CRFT 9070.Q26 $57, includes supplies.

Color Klatch

It's cool to color again! Get in on the movement at these hands-on workshops. You’ll learn what it is all about, practice different coloring techniques, create beautiful designs on unique surfaces, and—for those who just need help choosing a color—get a lesson on color theory. All supplies will be provided. If you favorite color tools, you can bring them. These sessions are for beginners or advanced coloring fanatics—whether or not you stay in the lines. The first session covers basics and picking colors, choosing a starting point, and working with pencils and watercolor pencils. Next, we’ll explore blending, intense designs, and working with markers and gel pens. The last class brings formal art to the color page as you create a canvas masterpiece to add to your art collection. Instructor: Amber Gocken. Tuesdays, April 17 to May 1 2:30-4:30 p.m. • KCC Room D151 DRAW 9000.A16 $39, includes coloring sheets and supplies.


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Kate Batkiewicz is a floral

designer from the Chicago School of Flower Design and currently studies with the Floral Design Institute. Her passion for flowers “stems” from her own gardens and taking the University of Illinois Extension’s master gardening course. "One day I decided to make a friend a bouquet of flowers from my garden, and it all blossomed from there," she said. Batkiewicz had every intent to open her own shop, until she was asked to teach at a local library. There she found she loved to study the latest trends, design for events, and teach others. With her simple formulas, you will have the tools to create beautiful designs!

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Personal Enrichment Basket Weaving – Wine Basket

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Come enjoy a fun evening with local artesian, Sharon Taylor, to learn the art and craft of basket weaving. Sharon has taught basket and ceramic courses for more than 30 years. This course will introduce you to basket weaving construction techniques as you create your own wine basket. Your basket will make a perfect gift or decoration to keep. It can be filled with seasonal flowers or a bottle of wine! Seating is limited, so register early! This class filled up quickly last semester. Thursday, April 26 6-9 p.m. • KCC Room D151 LECT 9890.Q16 $35, includes supplies to make your own basket.

NEW! Mosaic Garden Rocks

Get your garden ready by adding some pops of color with mosaic rocks. Participants will create one or two unique garden stones with glass gems and tiles. No skill necessary for this art class, just bring your imagination. All supplies included. Instructor: Amber Gocken. Wednesday, May 2 5:30-8:30 p.m. • KCC Room D151 CRFT 9200.Q16 $39, includes supplies.

NEW! Mosaic Flower Pots

Create a one-of-a-kind conversation piece for your summer flowers with a mosaic flower pot. You’ll create a 10” flower pot with paint, glass gems and tiles. No prior skill is necessary for this art class. Just bring your imagination. All supplies are included! Instructor: Amber Gocken. Wednesday, May 9 5:30-8:30 p.m. • KCC Room D151 CRFT 9220.Q16 • $39

Brighten up your doorway this summer with a flip flop wreath or flip flop swag – it’s your choice which one you make. Using flip flops and flowers, you will create a beautiful piece of art to welcome your guests. All supplies are included! Instructor: Amber Gocken. Wednesday, June 6 12:30-3:30 p.m. • KCC Room D151 CRFT 9230.A11 • $39

Tea Cup Bird Feeder

In this workshop, you’ll create a special place to watch your feathered friends rest and dine in your backyard. You will decorate your own cup and saucer and then create a feeder to hang or display. No prior skill is necessary for this art class. Just bring your imagination. All supplies are included! Instructor: Amber Gocken. Wednesday, June 13 12:30-3:30 p.m. • KCC Room D151 CRFT 9240.A11 • $39

Patriotic Button Flag

Show your patriotic pride by making an American flag completely out of buttons. No prior skill is necessary for this art class. Just bring your imagination. All supplies are included! Wednesday, June 20 12:30-3:30 p.m. • KCC Room D151 CRFT 9250.A11 • $39

Sewing Forum

All sewing levels are welcome at this forum. You can bring a “easy” sewing pattern to finish; or work on a pattern that is provided. You will learn to follow a sewing pattern and use sewing machine techniques. You will make a few projects, including a pillow case, tote bag and an apron. You need to bring in your sewing machine, thread, sewing notions and fabric. Instructor: Sara Strucinski. Wednesdays, April 18 to May 9 5-7:30 p.m. • KCC Room D124 CRFT 9150.Q16 • $59

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Personal Enrichment NEW! Women in the Civil War


The Civil War significantly affected the lives of American women. A handful disguised themselves as men and joined the fight. Others served as spies and nurses. Many more took on new roles at home after their husbands, brothers and fathers responded to the call to arms. Thousands of enslaved women began the transition to freedom, begin­ning new lives amidst the horrors of war. This class will look at how the war shaped, impacted, and transformed the lives of women by looking at it through the lens of the female abolitionist, soldier, slave, spy, nurse, southern planter's wife, prostitute, and southern yeoman's wife. Instructor: Christina Lea Smith. Class notes: Upon successful completion, 3 professional development hours awarded to teachers. Friday, April 6 9 a.m. - noon • KCC Room D123 LECT 8430.A16 • $19, includes handouts.

NEW! The Donner Party


June 25-28 • 4 Choices • $55 per class

On April 16, 1846, nine covered wagons left Springfield, Ill., with plans for a 2,500 mile journey to California. The caravan became one of the greatest tragedies in the history of westward migration. Facing starvation, harsh weather conditions and conflicting personalities, the Donner Party was trapped in impassible mountains. At least 40 in the group were lost. This class discusses how the Donner Party story has been told differently over time. You’ll examine the westward movement, 19th century masculinity, the demographic and archaeological evidence of their deaths and how the Donner Party has been portrayed throughout history and in literature. Instructor: Christina Lea Smith. Class notes: Upon successful completion, 3 professional development hours awarded to teachers. Friday, April 27 9 a.m. - noon • KCC Room D123 LECT 8470.A16 • $19

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Personal Enrichment NEW! Songs of the Civil War

Come listen, learn and discuss how Civil War music was much more than just background noise. We’ll examine and listen to songs written and sung by civilians, soldiers, professional musicians and songwriters. We will discuss song origins, cultural and patriotic influences, and popular genres of the day—both North and South. Music was a major rallying point, found at the center of war-time experiences. Robert E. Lee once famously said “I don’t believe we can have any army without music.” He wasn’t just “whistling Dixie.” Instructor: Christina Lea Smith. Class notes: Upon successful completion, 3 professional development hours awarded to teachers. Friday, May 4 9 a.m. - noon • KCC Room D123 LECT 8480.A16 • $19

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Christina Smith is a master’s candidate at Illinois State University. Her areas of interest, research, and writing include 19th-century culture, the American Civil War, and the post-war Reconstruction era. Her passion for the subject takes her on yearly pilgrimages to the Gettysburg National Military Park in Pennsylvania, as well as most of the major Civil War battlefields.

NEW! Decoration Day: The Origins of Memorial Day

Today’s Memorial Day was originally “Decoration Day,” with roots reaching to the Civil War era. This class examines how the hundreds of thousands of deaths during the Civil War brought the notion of remembrance and memorialization of fallen soldiers. We will also discuss how Southern women’s associations sprang up across the south as a way to memorialize lost husbands, fathers, and sons. We’ll talk about the rise of the Confederate Memorial Day, Emancipation Days, and how Decoration Day evolved into Memorial Day. Instructor: Christina Lea Smith. Friday, May 11 9 a.m. - noon • KCC Room D123 CRFT 9260.A16 • $19

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Ja'Hana Conway is an educator

for Kankakee School District 111. She earned an associate degree from KCC and a bachelor’s degree from Governors State University. Conway is passionate about helping others develop a vision for their lives. In the past 10 years, she has consistently used vision boards to achieve her personal and career development goals.

Awakening Your Vision

Are you tired of sitting around watching everyone else’s dreams come true? How successful were you at achieving your goals for 2017? 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 also design a personal vision board. Come fulfill your life’s purpose by allowing the power of the vision board to manifest in your life. Instructor: Ja’Hana Conway. Wednesday, May 9 6-9 p.m. • KCC Room D123 LECT 8000.Q26 • $19

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Tracy Kelch is a certified Life

Coach through International Coach Certification Alliance. She has worked with the public and customer service for many years. Kelch’s experiences meeting and listening to diverse groups of people was pivotal to her making a career change later in life. She decided to become a Self Confidence Life Coach to share her stories and be a “cheerleader” for others going through changes in their lives. She wants to help people be successful and achieve what they thought they never could.

Unleash the New You

Finding the confidence to move forward with a fresh start is not always easy. This workshop is about starting today (and not waiting for tomorrow)! You’ll learn techniques to make changes and obtain goals that will stick. Be more self-confident in reaching your goals and making lifestyle changes by moving forward. Instructor: Tracy Kelch. Wednesday, May 16 6-8 p.m. • KCC Room D124 LECT 8850.Q11 • $15

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Personal Enrichment The Art and Craft of Writing

Writing is an art and a craft. Learn to perfect it. This course is for anyone with a passion for writing. The sessions will include help with writing skills and offer tools of do’s and don’ts for you to become a good and well-rounded writer. The eight week course is just the beginning of a very fulfilling journey for beginners and experienced writers alike. Bring your writing tools and come prepared to write! Instructor: Sue Eggerton. Tuesdays, April 17 to June 5 1-3 p.m. • KCC Room D124 BSNS 340A.A11 • $59

Time to Meditate

Take some time out of your week and meditate. This 4-week course is for all levels from beginner to experienced. We’ll give you the time to meditate with a group and learn new skills. The time will be broken into a 15-minute period of preparation, thirty minutes of meditating, and 15 minutes of cooling down. There will be a different meditation each week. Instructor: Sue Eggerton. Mondays, April 23 to May 14 1:30-2:30 p.m. • Room D123 LECT 9041.A16 • $22

FREE BOOK EVENT “The Ultimate Survivor” by J. Dennis Marek Tuesday, May 1 6:30 p.m. • KCC’s Auditorium Hear the author’s account of researching and writing the amazing true story of a poor Polish youth who fought for both the German Army and the Free Polish Forces during World War II. With some luck, his life continued, and he eventually came to Chicago and worked for P.K. Wrigley and his son, Bill.

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Joe Bianco began his career in

the theater, and has added TV and commercials to his resume. A few years out of college, he realized he was meant to do voiceover work. Bianco then trained with a few folks in Chicago (where he resides most of the time) to enter the profession. His client list is now quite long, and they include: McDonald's, Discovery Channel, Big 10 Network, Lays, Tostitos, Porsche, Ducati, Gerber, Chuck Taylor and The Onion. Joe is especially fond of being the voice of Dollywood’s roller coaster “Lightning Rod.” When not in the booth, he is coaching voiceover, giving talks on the industry, or rehearsing.

An Introduction to Voiceovers

Explore the fun, rewarding possibilities of the voiceover industry! Discover current trends in the industry and how they make it easy and affordable for almost anyone to get involved. In this introductory class, you’ll learn about different types of voiceovers and the tools you need to find success. The facilitator is a working voice actor from Voices For All. He will take notes as you read a real script, and offer some coaching to improve your delivery. You’ll receive a professional voiceover evaluation later. Instructor: Joe Bianco. Wednesday, May 23 6-8 p.m. • KCC Room D123 LECT 9990.Q11 • $49

Bird Watching in Illinois

You can immerse yourself in the fascinating behaviors of birds. This enriching hobby is also inexpensive. Using both online and real-life experience, you will learn to recognize birds by sight, sound and flight. We’ll learn the history of birds in Illinois and how to identify birds by body size, beak, feet and feathers. Best of all, you will learn where to look for birds in this region of Illinois. Participants must be proficient using a computer. Instructor: Dallin Saurey. Wednesdays, May 16, 23 & 30 7-9 p.m. • KCC Room D122 LECT 8320.Q16 • $50

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Personal Enrichment America’s Boating Course (3rd Ed.)


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 that have man­ datory safe boating education laws and is accepted by the state of Illinois to meet training requirements for boat operators born after Jan. 1, 1998. Thursdays, April 26 to May 4 6:30-8:45 p.m. (first class begins at 6:15 p.m.) KCC Room D124 • SAFE 9001.Q16 $10. An additional $50 for course materials must be paid to the instructor at the first class. Members of the same household may share materials for $10 per person.

Medicare Made Easy!

Diane Adduci, 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. Thursday, May 24 10-11:30 a.m. • KCC Room D123 LECT 9018.A11 $15, includes handouts.

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• Enrollment open to KCC students and the community • Seniors (60 and over) can enroll for just $9 per month Monthly & Yearly Memberships Now Available

The Fitness Center is located in the OAK Orthopedic Sports Arena Register in Student Services

(on the second floor at KCC), then phone 815-802-8610, or visit the Fitness Center to set up a 60-minute orientation. Hours Mon. - Thurs. 6 a.m. - 1 p.m., 4-7 p.m. Fridays: 6 a.m. - noon Saturday: 8 a.m. - noon

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Mastering your SLR Camera – online

Break through the technology barrier and learn to use your DSLR to take beautiful photos. You'll start with the features and controls of your camera and look at the lenses you need for the kind of photography you enjoy. By the end of this course, you'll be a DSLR master, and able to use your camera to take the photos you've always dreamed of. Choose a start date: April 11, May 16, June 13 or July 18 • $94 Register at Call KCC at 815-802-8207 to pay for the course.

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Personal Enrichment Introduction to Bees & Beekeeping

Are you interested in learning more about bees, pollinators and beekeeping? This is the first class in the six part Midwest Master Beekeeper Program. You will learn the history of beekeeping, honeybee biology, plant and pollinator relationships, essential equipment needed for beekeeping and requirements to follow. By the end of this course, you will be able to help experienced beekeepers in the management of hives. Watch for additional classes coming to KCC with other levels of training: Apprentice Beekeeper, Journeyman Beekeeper, Junior Master Beekeeper, Master Trainer, and Master Beekeeper. Instructor: Jim Wellwood. Thursdays, May 17 & 24 6-8:30 p.m. • KCC Room D151 LECT 8490.Q11 $95, includes beekeeping book.

SAT/ACT Prep – 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: April 11, May 16, June 13 or July 18 • $94 Register at Call KCC at 815-802-8207 to pay for the course.

Genealogy Basics – online

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 you need 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.

Tracing your family's history is a fascinating journey. This class will guide you through the search process for family names using several subscription-based Web sites, which you can access while you're enrolled. You'll learn to dig into your family's past and discover where to look, who to contact, and how to make your family history come alive. Choose a start date: April 11, May 16, June 13 or July 18 • $94 Register at Call KCC at 815-802-8207 to pay for the course.

Choose a start date: April 11, May 16, June 13 or July 18 • $94 Register at Call KCC at 815-802-8207 to pay for the course.

Homeschool with Success – online

If you're new to it, homeschooling can be a bit of a mystery. We'll start at the beginning, delving into the history of homeschooling and examining its status today. You'll be able to find the laws and regulations which govern your community. As you discover what you need to know, you'll also become familiar with the terminology the homeschool community uses. When you finish, you'll be on the way to plot your homeschooling course for years to come! Choose a start date: April 11, May 16, June 13 or July 18 • $94 Register at Call KCC at 815-802-8207 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 basic literacy Do you want to learn to read better? Do you know someone who wants to learn to read better? If you're intereested in becoming a tutor, 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 r Tutors • A caring, friendly environment is n e e ded, created between the tutor and student. too! • Sessions are individually arranged. • Materials are provided during the session. • Basic skills of reading, writing, English and math 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 815-802-8300 or email for more info.

For registration and information: 815-802-8300


Adult Education Schedule Adult Basic Education (ABE) & High School Equivalency Prep 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: • 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. Call 815-802-8300 in Kankakee County or 815-802-8780 in Iroquois County to register for an orientation. Program orientations are required prior to class enrollment. Class locations and times are subject to change. For the latest information, visit or phone 815-802-8300.

Be competitive in the local labor market

Class locations - Spring 2018 Call 815-802-8300 to register for an orientation. Program orientations are required prior to class enrollment. KCC Riverfront Campus (Main campus) 100 College Drive, Kankakee, Rooms L30A and L30B Phone 815-802-8300 to register. Adult Basic Education & High School Equivalency Prep Monday and Wednesday, 9 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Tuesday and Thursday, 5:30-9 p.m. Tuesday and 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. Adult Basic Education/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 Adult Basic Education/High School Equivalency Prep Tuesday and Thursday, 6-9 p.m.

*Class subject to change or cancellation due to low enrollment or budgetary constraints.

FREE CLASS Computer Literacy Class 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, 9-11 a.m. Attendance all four days is required.

FREE for residents! For more information or to register, phone 815-802-8960. Classes are offered at the new KCC North Extension Center, 450 N. Kinzie Ave., Bradley. Seating is limited. You must attend the entire class.


For information: 815-802-8300

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 foreign-born adults, 16 years or over who are no longer 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 five levels of classes, to help students at every stage of learning. Call 815-929-9158 to register for an orientation. Program orientations are required prior to class enrollment. 100 College Drive, Kankakee Days/times: Monday, Wednesday and Friday, 9 a.m. – noon; also Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, 6-9 p.m.

KCC South Extension Center (SEC)

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

First United Methodist Church, Momence 111 W. Fourth St., Momence Days/times: Tuesday and 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:




Funded by:


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

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.

For information: 815-802-8300





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Spring Job Fair

Thursday, April 5 • 9 a.m. - noon KCC College Center Meet representatives of businesses which are hiring. Gather information and make a great first impression that can help you gain employment! For more information, phone 815-802-8222 or email

Job fair website: Employers can register to have a table:


2018 KCC Spring Non-Credit Class Schedule  
2018 KCC Spring Non-Credit Class Schedule