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COMMUNITY & CONTINUING

EDUCATION SPRING 2014

RockValleyCollege.edu/CCE

Whether you are seeking personal enrichment or professional development, we have programs that will fit your busy lifestyle.

Community Education......... 3 Whiz Kids...............................25 Continuing Education........33 GED/ESL...............................57


Welcome to Community and Continuing Education (CCE)! CCE strives to offer a large and varied selection of educational opportunities. Whether you are seeking personal enrichment or professional development, we have programs that will fit your busy lifestyle. Courses are offered at the RVC Main Campus (3301 N. Mulford Road), Bell School Road Campus (3350 N. Bell School Road), online, and many other convenient locations (addresses noted for each class). What’s New in Community and Continuing Education: • Whiz Kids Cook • Overcome Stage Fright • Whiz Austin’s Math Building Skills • Mac/Apple Series • Whiz Arabic • Education for Parents/Instructors • Video with your Camera • Multi Skills for CNA’s

Community Education

Encouraging life-long learning at any age! Community Education offers courses that help you learn a new hobby or skill, enjoy leisure and recreational activities and benefit from personal enrichment courses. Designed as non-credit courses, there are no entrance exams and no diploma requirements. Students of all ages are welcome to join our classes and workshops.

Continuing Education

Enhance your skills, your career, your life! Continuing Education offers courses and programs to help you upgrade your skills with non-degree credit, state and national certification and licensing courses in business, healthcare, professional development and technology areas. Designed as short-term, non-degree alternatives, these programs do not require an entrance exam for admission. NOTE: Financial Aid does not apply to Continuing Education courses.

Whiz Kids

Challenging minds since 1980! Rock Valley College Whiz Kids provides students in K-8th grades with a variety of academic enrichment opportunities. Through creative teaching strategies, materials, and curricula, Rock Valley College Whiz Kids offers unique, hands-on activities with inventive modes of participation. Students have fun using their imaginations, perfecting their talents, and gaining confidence in academic areas. Parents like this program because it provides a positive and stimulating environment for their children. We like it because we enjoy the kids and love to see learning in action!

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CONTENTS Community Education.......................... 3-24 Art....................................................................................... 4-5 Crafts & Hobbies..........................................................6-7 Culinary............................................................................. 7-9 Dance.............................................................................. 9-10 Educational Endeavors............................................10-11 Employment........................................................................ 11 Farm & Nature.............................................................11-13 Film...................................................................................13-14 Finance................................................................................14 Fitness........................................................................... 14 -15 Health & Nutrition.......................................................... 16 Language, Literature & Writing................................ 17 Martial Arts & Self-Defense........................................ 18 Mind & Body...............................................................19-20 Music.............................................................................20-22 Organization.................................................................... 22 Pets....................................................................................... 22 Photography.................................................................... 23 Travel................................................................................... 24 Yoga .................................................................................... 24 WHIZ KIDS.................................................... 25-32 Art......................................................................................... 26 Crafts & Hobbies.....................................................26-27 Dance.................................................................................. 27 Down on the Farm......................................................... 27 Language.......................................................................... 28 Legos................................................................................... 28 Martial Arts...................................................................... 28 Music.................................................................................... 29 Photo & Film.................................................................... 30 Reading, Writing & Math........................................... 30 Science & Technology........................................... 30-31 Sports & Recreation...................................................... 32 CONTINUING EDUCATION....................... 33-55 Business Careers.................................................... 34-37 Computer Training..................................................37-40 Construction/Home....................................................... 41 Distance On-Line Learning........................................42 Education Endeavors............................................43-45 Emergency Training......................................................45 Health Careers........................................................46-49 Hospitality........................................................................ 50 Language For The Workplace............................50-51 Manufacturing/Workforce Training................ 52-54 Sustainability “Green” Technologies...................... 55 RVC HIGH SCHOOL CONNECTIONS................44 STARLIGHT THEATRE..................................................56 CLR......................................................................................56 GED & ESL........................................................................ .57 REGISTRATION......................................................... 58-59


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COMMUNITY EDUCATION Encouraging life-long learning at any age.

Community Education offers courses that help you learn a new hobby or skill, enjoy leisure and recreational activities and benefit from personal enrichment courses. Students of any age can take these non-credit courses; there are no entrance exams and no diploma requirements. Courses are offered at the RVC main campus (3301 North Mulford Road), as well as other convenient locations, (addresses noted in schedule) throughout the region.

CONTENTS Art ..................................................... 4-5

Organization.....................................22

Crafts & Hobbies............................6-7

Pets......................................................22

Culinary.............................................7-9

Photography.....................................23

Dance............................................. 9-10

Travel...................................................24 Yoga....................................................24

Educational Endeavors..............10-11 Employment........................................11 Farm & Nature...............................11-13 Film................................................. 13-14 Finance................................................14 Fitness............................................ 14-15 Health & Nutrition............................16 Language, Literature & Writing...17 Martial Arts & Self Defense...........18 Mind & Body................................19-20 Music............................................20-22

Pre-registration & Payment: Payment is required for all classes! Please register early to reserve your place in the class and avoid cancellation. Every effort will be made to notify registrants if a class has been canceled. However, it is your responsibility to update your address and phone number with our Records Office. RVC Community Education Age Appropriate Guidelines: Community Education classes are designed for students of all ages. Age guidelines are stated with each class. Classes designated as ADULT are intended for students 18 years and older. With INSTRUCTOR PERMISSION, high school students may attend adult classes. Call (815) 921-3900 for information.

Become an Instructor for Community Education Rock Valley College Community Education offers non-credit courses for hobby, leisure, and development. Courses do not earn credit toward college degrees and are not transferable. We are seeking part-time adjunct faculty who are interested in sharing their expertise with members of our community. Individuals with skills in the following areas are encouraged to propose new classes for our program. • Art • Communications • Cooking • Crafts & Hobbies • Dance • Etiquette • Finance • Fitness • Health/Wellness • History • Home & Garden • Image • Language • Literature • Music • Personal Development • Pets & Animals • Photography • Sports & Recreation • Travel • Writing To print new class proposal materials, visit RockValleyCollege.edu/Community/CPE/CPEFaculty-Recruitment.cfm


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ART

ART Watercolor for Landscapes – Level I

Watercolor for Landscapes – Level III

(Adult) This course is for students with little or no experience with watercolor. Learn to handle watercolor, practice basic textural techniques, and work on elements used in landscape paintings. BRING: a full 22x30 sheet of watercolor paper, a pencil, and a yardstick to the first class. A materials list can be obtained at www. tomlindenart.com (navigation bar titled Exhibitions and Classes) or by emailing instructor at tom@tomlindenart.com.

(Adult) Learn how to break-down complex scenes into manageable sections as you create landscape artwork. Start by working together to complete a landscape painting. Progressively, students will work on class projects or their own designs. BRING: three plain sheets of paper, a pen, and several landscape photos to first class. A materials list can be obtained at www.tomlindenart. com (navigation bar titled Exhibitions and Classes) or by emailing instructor at tom@tomlindenart.com PREREQUISITE: Watercolor for Landscapes Level II.

ART 815 BLL2 2/17-4/28 Bell School Rd. Ctr NO CLASS 3/10

Tom Linden M 6:00-8:00 pm 3350 N. Bell School Rd.

$97 10 Sessions Room 007

Watercolor for Landscapes – Level II Oil / Acrylic Painting (Adult) Whether you paint in Oils or Acrylics, come and join us to learn about painting in the opaque mediums. Whether you are just learning to work with these mediums or are looking for assistance and ideas to move your works to the next level, come paint with us. We will work with landscapes as well as still life set ups in this class. Work on your own designs or work with the class challenge of the week. You provide your supplies, portable easel and a “can do” attitude; I will guide you through the painting process. Contact instructor if you have questions or require guidance on materials and easel - tom@tomlindenart.com ART 815 BLL6 Tom Linden 2/15-3/29 Sa 9:00 am-Noon Bell School Rd. Ctr 3350 N. Bell School Rd. NO CLASS 3/15

$91 6 Sessions Room 007

(Adult) Learn ways and methods to paint individual components of the landscape. Use the techniques revealed in Watercolor I, as well as methods for handling subjects such as trees, grasses, flowers, rocks, skies, water, buildings, etc. Explore creative applications of color, and learn tricks to correct paintings. BRING: your painting supplies and a few small sheets (7” x 11”) of watercolor paper to the first class. A materials list can be obtained at www.tomlindenart.com (navigation bar titled Exhibitions and Classes) or by emailing instructor at tom@tomlindenart.com PREREQUISITE: Watercolor for Landscapes - Level I. Tom Linden ART 815 BLL3 T 6:00-8:30 pm 2/18-4/29 Bell School Rd. Ctr 3350 N. Bell School Rd. NO CLASS 3/11

$126 10 Sessions Room 007

ART 815 BLL4 2/19-4/30 Bell School Rd. Ctr NO CLASS 3/12

Tom Linden W 6:00-8:00 pm 3350 N. Bell School Rd.

$97 10 Sessions Room 007

Still Life in Watercolor (Adult) This course is best suited for those who have completed the Watercolor for Landscapes Level 2 course. Design considerations of still life paintings and how to break down the scene to create setups in watercolor, will all be presented. Learn to create elements of the still life genre. Work on class projects or your own designs. BRING: plain paper, a pen, and several landscape photos. A materials list can be obtained at www.tomlindenart. com (navigation bar titled Exhibitions and Classes) or by emailing instructor at tom@tomlindenart.com. Tom Linden ART 815 BLL5 Th 6:00-8:00 pm 2/20-5/8 Bell School Rd. Ctr 3350 N. Bell School Rd. NO CLASS 3/13 & 4/17

$97 10 Sessions Room 007

Rockford Art Museum enriches the quality of life in the Rockford region through visual arts programs of collection, exhibition and education. A Partner in Excellence of the Illinois Arts Council they are located inside Riverfront Museum Park for the Arts and Sciences (a Rockford Park District facility), RAM offers 17,000 square feet of exhibition space within its three galleries. Visit www.rockfordartmuseum.org has been teaching for Community Education since 1985.

Flowers Drawing for Beginners

Nuno Felting

(Adult) The art of depicting plants and flowers is almost as old as the history of art itself. Lew Riley addresses this fascinating subject and demonstrates in easy to follow step-by-step instructions how to produce plant portraits in pencil, charcoal, and pastel. All supplies included.

(Adult) Learn the process of combining silk fabric and wool roving together to create beautiful scarves and other wearable accessories. This is a wet felting technique that bonds the fibers together completely by hand and in a relaxing way. Students will have the opportunity to make two scarves in this class.

ART 803 RAM Lew Riley 3/14-4/4 F 10:30-11:30 am Rockford Art Museum 711 N. Main St.

ART 808 RAM Juliane Lofquist-Birch 4/12 Sa 9:00 am-12:30 pm Rockford Art Museum 711 N. Main St.

$60 1 Session Studio C

Shibori Resist Dyeing

Felted Purses

ART 806 RAM2 Juliane Lofquist-Birch 5/24 Sa 9:00 am-12:30 pm Rockford Art Museum 711 N. Main St.

$60 1 Session Studio C

(Adult) In this class on dyeing cotton fabric, you’ll learn an ancient form of “tie-dye” by first stitching a pattern onto your fabric before the dye process. When the stitching is removed, your design magically appears! Please bring a couple white t-shirts with to class. ART 808 RAM2 Juliane Lofquist-Birch 2/15-2/22 Sa 9:00-11:30 am Rockford Art Museum 711 N. Main St.

$65 2 Sessions Studio A

Art of the Portrait (HS-Adult) This beginning portrait class introduces students to basic facial proportions. Students work from photos and live models to strengthen skills using pastels and pencil. Supplies included. ART 800 RAM Lew Riley Sa 10:35 am-12:35 pm 2/15-4/5 Rockford Art Museum 711 N. Main St.

$80 8 Sessions Studio C

$45 4 Sessions Studio C

(Adult) Everyone will ask you where you got your purse after attending this class! Learn the process of creating wet felted purses from hand-dyed merino roving. Design your ideal purse shape, and have fun adding upcycled handles. BRING: your own embellishments or use ours. All other supplies included. (A basic understanding of hand-sewing is a plus). ART 808 RAM3 Julaine Lofquist-Birch 3/8-3/15 Sa 9:00 am-12:30 pm Rockford Art Museum 711 N. Main St.

$60 2 Sessions Room 2

Drawing for Beginners (HS-Adult) Work with local artist and art teacher Missy Minardi to explore formal elements of the drawing process, including blind contour and contour line drawing, portraiture, still-life drawing, perspective, and value studies to create expressive works of art. Students should bring a sketchbook with them to class. All other supplies included. ART 811 RAM Missy Minardi 4/8-5/20 T 6:00-7:15 am Rockford Art Museum 711 N. Main St.

$75 7 Sessions Studio C

Let There Be Light (Adult) Looking for a use for your plastic shopping bags? Don’t throw them away! Bring them to our class where local artist Norm Knott will show you how to use a simple household iron to turn them into pendant lampshades that are attractive and functional. Going green has never been so much fun! ART 800 RAM2 Norm Knott 4/19 Sa 9:00 am-Noon Rockford Art Museum 711 N. Main St.

$30 1 Session Classroom 2

GIFT OF CLASS

Give the gift of “life-long learning”! Our classes make a great gift for all occasions. For more information call (815) 921-3900.


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ART Continued

KATHY LYON earned her Master of Fine Arts degree and is nearing completion of her Masters in Teaching. Since 1991 she has been a teacher within the Rockford Public Schools.

Basic Drawing – Preparation for Painting (HS-Adult) It’s a great idea to have some drawing background before Beginning Watercolor Painting. This class gives you that edge. We will cover shading, color mixing, contour drawing and other techniques necessary in preparation for painting. ART 809 BLL 2/10-3/3 Bell School Rd. Ctr

Kathy Lyon M 4:45-6:45 pm 3350 N. Bell School Rd.

Beginning Calligraphy (HS-Adult) Learn the beautiful art of calligraphy! Concentrate on the Italic style; learn the miniscule (lower case) as well as capital letters, letter variations, spacing and layout and design. We will also make fun bookmarks and note cards and learn how to address wedding envelopes. ART 820 RV Laurie Schwalm 3/19-4/30 W 7:00-9:00 pm RVC Student Center

$89 7 Sessions Room 1224

$49 4 Sessions Room 001

Acrylic Painting (HS-Adult) Beginning thru advanced, create works of art with acrylic paint. Focus on drawing skills first, and then explore color mixing, materials use, and paintings of still life, landscape and abstract expression. This is a hands-on course; be prepared to get messy! Supply list given at first class. ART 815 BLL 3/17-5/5 Bell School Rd. Ctr

Kathy Lyon M 4:45-6:45 pm 3350 N. Bell School Rd.

$97 8 Sessions Room 001

STELLA DOBBINS, (MA, University of Houston) is an artist and art historian who exhibits her work nation-wide and is a signature member of the National Watercolor Society.

Chinese Brush Painting (HS-Adult) Enjoy a day learning Chinese brush painting techniques: dry brush, wet-in-wet, and glaze strokes. Learn countor and spontaneous styles by painting: willow with mountains, bridge and traveler, morning glory with butterflies, carp with lily pods, Asian fruit with basket, crane with pine tree. Calligraphy will be taught for each subject. There will be a class discussion on your completed paintings. All levels and ability of students are welcome. A supply kit ($25) can be purchased from instructor at the class. Instructor email: stelladobbins@yahoo.com. ART 815 RV Stella Dobbins Sa 9:00 am-5:00 pm 4/12 RVC Classroom Bldg II

$65 1 Session Room G24

Intermediate Calligraphy (Adult) Learn the Unical style of calligraphy; consists of a uniform alphabet with no upper or lower case letters. Along with learning this fun style of calligraphy, you will also be completing different projects that can be incorporated into the Italic style. ART 820 RV2 Laurie Schwalm 5/7-5/28 W 7:00-9:00 pm RVC Student Center

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TABATHA DOUGHERTY, was an art teacher at Boylan Catholic High School. She has a Bachelor of Fine Arts and Master of Arts. She has had experience in graphic design, web site design and management, advertising design in addition to teaching art classes including computer art and design.

Fearless Art Journaling (Adult) You do not have to be an artist to take this two-session art journaling class…or you can be a professional…regardless of your experience level you will have a great time exploring mixed media techniques to create your own sketchbook. Tabatha has created a sketchbook that is just amazing and will help guide you to do the same by using stencils, stamps, hand-lettering, sketching materials, composition, collaging and image transferring. Your finished product will certainly be a treasured piece. BRING: a sketchbook with heavy weight paper, and optional personal stamps, stencils, pictures, etc. to personalize your book! ART 803 WSP 2/18 2/22 Womanspace

Tabatha Dougherty $45 T 6:00-8:30 pm 2 Sessions Sa 9:30 am-Noon 3333 Maria Linden Dr. New Dimensions

$59 4 Sessions Room 1224

WOMANSPACE offers programs for women, men and children to enhance body, mind and spirit, with a focus in the creative arts, holistic health, interfaith exploration, and environmental stewardship. Situated on a seven-acre campus between Alpine and Mulford Roads in Rockford, Illinois, Womanspace has art studios, galleries, Gallery2Go gift shop, beautiful gardens and a labyrinth, and operates as a not-for-profit 501(c) (3) organization. Office hours are Monday-Thursday, 9:00 am-5:00 pm. womanspace-rockford.org (815) 877-0118 MARNIE MICHELS, is an accomplished handbuilt and wheel thrown clay artist with over 20 years of experience. She has worked in the graphic design field for fifteen years in the Chicago suburbs. She has also taught art and design at Rock Valley College.

Handbuilt Pottery (Adult) An excellent introduction to clay. Construct bowls, vases, and vessels of many shapes and sizes that can be used at each meal, given as gifts, or made just for fun! Come with your own imagination and experience the joy of creativity with others and a great instructor! ART 824 WSP 2/5-2/26 Womanspace

Marnie Maichaels $110 W 6:00-9:00 pm 4 Sessions 3333 Maria Linden Dr. New Dimensions

BARB PHILIPS, a self-professed bead addict, has experimented in many different media that have allowed her to incorporate these “little gypsies”. She enjoys working with others in helping them to explore their own creativity with delightful results.

Etegami (Japanese Folk Art)

Creative Adornments

(HS-Adult) Etegami is a Japanese folk art consisting of simple hand painted drawings with a few words of greeting to send to a family member or friend. They are usually done on postcards and meant to be mailed. We will use spring subjects for this class: plumtree, bamboo, insects, birds, etc. Traditional tools are writing brushes, sumi-e ink, gansai color blocks and washi (postcards but nontraditional tools are acceptable. Calligraphy for each subject will be taught. A supply kit ($25) can be purchased from instructor at the class. Instructor email: stelladobbins@yahoo.com.

(Age 14 –Adult) Spend a fun afternoon playing with epoxy clay, a great way to create a custom pendant or ring and earrings in the color of your choice. The process takes a little time as you combine the two components, but once it reaches the correct consistency, you’ll have a delightful medium that requires no baking. You can design your own “adornment” and embellish with beads, glitter and other small pieces in our collection. You may also bring your own tiny beads and “jewels” to enhance your pendant.

ART 815 RV2 Stella Dobbins 4/26 Sa 9:00 am-5:00 pm RVC Classroom Bldg II

ART 826 WSP 3/18 Womanspace

$101 1 Session Room G24

Barb Phillips $45 T 2:30-5:00 pm 1 Session 3333 Maria Linden Dr. New Dimensions

DOUG SCHUMAKER, nerdy optometrist by day, passionate culinary dreamer by night! Doug started cooking at age ten, naively accepting the challenge from his exasperated mother; Beginning with lasagna in a box, cooking for himself became a necessity and part creative joy. Later, Doug developed a talent for making meals from essentially bare cupboards. He has published the book the book “Chicks Dig Guys Who Cook”.

Nerdy Optometrist by Day, Gourmet Chef by Night (Adult) If you feel you have ever been stereotyped by “what you do” instead of who you are, you will really enjoy this class! Doug Shumaker will demonstrate how to make a routine meal into something special. If you are one of those people wanting to turn ordinary into extraordinary, or just pick up some tips and ideas on preparing a wonderful meal for someone you care about (self included), you will enjoy Doug’s presentation on making a meal special! HMC 803 WSP 3/12 Womanspace

Doug Shumaker $25 W 6:00-8:00 pm 1 Session 3333 Maria Linden Dr. New Dimensions


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CRAFTS & HOBBIES

CRAFTS & HOBBIES ERIC W. STILES SR., a former supervisor and head tailor and fitter for Giorgio Armani, Polo Ralph Lauren, and many others, has more than 35 years of professional experience. Here’s your opportunity to learn sewing skills and specialized techniques used by top European and domestic designers from an industry expert. Eric has been teaching his online fashion design courses at more than 40 colleges in the U.S. and Canada and now brings his most popular classes back to Rock Valley College from Chicago!

Sewing / Construction – Pattern Drafting (Adult) No sewing experience is required! (You will have the opportunity to learn and continue learning specialized skills and techniques from an industry expert. Beginners, intermediate, and experienced sewers alike take this hands-on, intensive course to learn how to sew, make patterns, and advance in skill).

USPS America’s Boating Course (Ages 12-Adult) Participate in a national public boating course developed by the United States Power Squadrons (USPS). Includes topics all boaters should know, safe operation of a boat, legal US Coast Guard and Illinois State requirements, boat handling, charting, trailering, water sports, and more. Satisfies certification requirements for Illinois and other states, with greater detail than basic public education and online courses. Six month initial membership with USPS is awarded upon completion. Membership provides substantial insurance discounts; advance boating courses, operator certification, and other discounts/ benefits. Taught by highly qualified boating instructors. $45 book and supply fee due/payable to instructor at first class. PED 811 RV Robert Canfield 2/17-5/5 M 7:00-9:00 pm RVC Physical Education Ctr NO CLASS 3/10 & 4/14

$40 10 Sessions Room 0202

MARY FOREMAN has been sewing since she was 13 years of age. During her tenure as Costumes Shop Supervisor for RVC Starlight and Studio Theatres, Mary began her teaching career. Also during this time, she has sewn for bridal parties ranging from 3 to 25 attendants, brides maids, and flower girls. For the past 6 years she has led combined level classes (no experience to advanced sewing skills).

Sewing (Age 9-Adult) Learn to sew simple garments and read and follow a pattern guide. You can use your own sewing machine or use one that is provided for you. Learn easy ways to hem, put in zippers, sleeves and much more by the end of the class. Note: For those adults who want to take this great class with your child/ grandchild. Both adult and child must register (although strongly suggested, class does not require an adult to attend with child). First class, students will meet at classroom, then we’ll travel to local fabric store to make supply purchases. CAH 811 BLL 2/8-4/12 Bell School Rd. Ctr NO CLASS 3/15

Mary Foreman $136 Sa 9:00-11:30 am 10 Sessions 3350 N. Bell School Rd. Room 002

Sewing Adult

How to Do Professional Fittings (Adult) Master tailor, Eric W. Stiles Sr. will teach you the well protected secrets of the Domestic and European designer’s techniques for performing professional fittings. You will learn detailed step-by-step how to do professional fittings on ladies and mens clothing. We will show you how to do a fit, and the special markings for each alteration. Our fitting class will cover a host of special techniques that are used by the top skilled master designers. This fitting class is designed to give you additional skills in the art of fitting. The fitter is responsible for the correct fit of the customer clothing that should enhance and complement the customer’s body. THINGS YOU WILL LEARN: Pins, Which Rulers, Correct Pinning, Proper Balance, Mirror to Use, How To Mark, Tape Measure, Tailors White Wax Chalk, Long Neck or Short Neck, Low Shoulder or High Hip, Why Alter Something Or Not, The Differences Of The Body, The Symbols Used In Fitting, The Problem Customer And How to Handle Them, What To Look For While You Are Fitting The Customer. CAH 809 RV2 Eric Stiles Sr. $40 2/17 M 6:30-8:30 pm 1 Session RVC Classroom Bldg ll Room 124

The Professional Way of Re-Cutting or Re-Sizing (Adult) Let us say for example you have accumulated a closet full of quality clothing and you’ve lost weight (or) someone has given you a few items that are two sizes too big. What do you do? Buy new ones? Pay the high price of having them altered or re-cut them yourself? That is right! Fix them yourself. Mr. Stiles will demonstrate step-by-step how to fit, mark, (rip) take apart, and completely re-cut/cut down a pair of pants and a skirt, from start to finish. MAKE AN EXTRA INCOME JUST DOING RE-CUTS! When you finish this seminar you will be able to purchase pants or skirts “ON-SALE” and re-cut them for yourself or re-cut them and “SELL” them to others. CAH 809 RV3 Eric Stiles Sr. $40 M 6:30-8:30 pm 1 Session 3/3 RVC Classroom Bldg ll Room 124

You can learn some of the special techniques that the top European and domestic designers use in their clothing construction, fitting, pressing and much more. Stop making Home-Made Looking Clothing, learn how to make them like the professionals. You will begin with machine stitch drills for practice. Then you will start marking and cutting your muslin and denim fabric. The fabric pieces will be used to construct seams, two hand stitch pads and the making of four watch pockets. You will learn how to use a thimble and needle properly. The thimble, needle and wax tailor’s chalk will be provided free by the instructor. Mr. Stiles will show you the 3 different hand stitches you will learn and put on your 2 stitch pads using glazed basting cotton thread. The 3 hand stitches are the Overcast, Baste, and Halfback. You will learn how to use a tailor’s quarter size square and to draft a professional quarter scale skirt pattern. Learn the formula used to draft a skirt pattern from beginning to end for Ready-To-Wear and Custom clothes. Stop wasting time and money on commercial patterns. Let us teach you to make your own, and start designing a line of clothing that will fit and enhance your body. Product and Development, a procedure used to help designers improve and complete their patterns, will also be taught. Our pattern drafting formulas are used by all of the top European and domestic designers. You will start by drafting the pattern in the quarter scale and continue in the next semester with creating the full scale skirt pattern and the sample garment. The sample garment is created to test your pattern, after you have made it in the full scale. In the next semester of classes, you will also learn 3 additional garment pockets. (quarter top, half top and the side pocket). BRING: STUDENT’S MUST BRING THEIR OWN SEWING MACHINE! 3 subject spiral notebook, #2 pencils and Class Materials (additional $35-$45). Class supply list available at: ewsacademy.org CAH 809 RV Eric Stiles Sr. 4/21-5/26 M 6:00-9:00 pm RVC Classroom Bldg ll

$390 6 Sessions Room 124

(Adult Only) Learn to sew simple garments and read and follow a pattern guide. You can use your own sewing machine or use one that is provided for you. Learn easy ways to hem, put in zippers, sleeves and much more by the end of the class. The Tuesday class is restricted to ADULTS only. First class–students will meet at classroom, then will travel to local fabric store to make supply purchases.

Beginning Knitting

Beginning Crocheting

(Adult) Join in America’s #1 hobby—knitting. Beginning Knitting teaches all the basic stitches along with some “special” techniques so you can enjoy your new hobby. A project will be expected for each class. BRING: one skein (worsted weight) of yarn, your color choice and one pair of size 8 knitting needles.

(Adult) Fun class with lots of info and creativity! Master basic crochet stitches and techniques for one-of-a-kind crochet projects. A project will be required for each class. BRING: 1 skein (worsted weight) of yarn, your color choice and 1 size 6(J) crochet hook.

CAH 809 BLL2 2/11-4/15 Bell School Rd. Ctr NO CLASS 3/11

CAH 806 RV Karen Sue McCarthy 2/11-3/25 T 6:30-8:30 pm RVC Woodward Technology Ctr NO CLASS 3/11

Mary Foreman $136 T 6:00-8:30 pm 10 Sessions 3350 N. Bell School Rd. Room 002

$56 6 Sessions Room 132

CAH 806 RV2 Karen Sue McCarthy 2/13-3/27 Th 6:30-8:30 pm RVC Woodward Technology Ctr NO CLASS 3/13

$56 6 Sessions Room 132


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CRAFTS & HOBBIES Continued • CULINARY

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Reuse & Recycle: Plastic Crochet (Ages 15 & Up) Be Green in a new way!! Plastic bags from grocery stores piling up at your house, or worse yet – being sent to the landfill? How many plastic bags do you own...20, 35, 75 or more? The solution: crochet them into a tote bag and you’ll never have to dispose of the bags in a landfill. Plus, you’ll have a pretty tote to carry all your groceries, and be the envy of other shoppers! Any bags can be used, including colored news paper bags. Also learn to recycle other cast offs like blue jeans and old t-shirts! Basic crochet is helpful, but not necessary. CAH 808 BLL2 2/13-2/20 Bell School Rd. Ctr

Erin Burke Th 6:30-8:30 pm 3350 N. Bell School Rd.

$50 2 Sessions Room 001

GIFT OF CLASS

Give the gift of “life-long learning”! Our classes make a great gift for all occasions. For more information call (815) 921-3900.

Lace Crochet (Ages 15 & Up) Learn the art of making gorgeous Lace Doilies like your grandmother made! Topics include the History of Crochet, crochet stitches, following patterns, and uses for crocheted lace. Make 3 projects in class, a small doily, a filet crochet doily and lace trim. Join this class and keep lace Crochet from becoming extinct. Beginners welcome. CAH 808 BLL 2/27-4/10 Bell School Rd. Ctr NO CLASS 3/13

Erin Burke Th 6:30-8:30 pm 3350 N. Bell School Rd.

$57 6 Sessions Room 002

Woodworking

Soap Making Workshop

(Adult) Interested in working with your hands? Can’t find that piece of furniture that hasn’t been made yet? Or have an idea on paper? Then this class is for you. You will learn safety and tool operations, and each student will work on their own project. Please bring safety glasses, tape measure, and a plan or idea of a project. Some supplies included. BRING: own wood and miscellaneous equipment (to be discussed at first class). Lab fee will be collected for some supplies.

(Adult) Have you ever wanted to make your own soap? At this workshop, you’ll learn to make a wonderful and gentle soap using goat’s milk. Our lovely goats provide the milk, and our veteran soapmaker explains the process and facilitates the hands-on soapmaking. Everyone will make several bars of soap to bring home. Bring an apron.

Dean J. Johnson $126 HOM 810 SB T 7:00-9:00 pm 10 Sessions 2/18-4/22 245 Prairie Hill Rd., S. Beloit Room 312 S. Beloit H.S. (Enter through the Woodworking Door in Back of School)

TINK’S NOOK has been serving the community and offering educational classes for over five years. Owner Deb Zandonatti’s jewelry has sold internationally and she offers classes in a large variety of jewelry making techniques.

Metal Jewelry Fabrication (Adult) Work with the metals that you have always wanted to use! Limited enrollment, (so you can work directly with the instructor) using a variety of metals in making jewelry, fabricating, casting and soldering. Emphasis on design. Take your conceptual ideas and combine them with basic jewelry making techniques. Walk away from this class aware of the possibilities of personal expression through metal work. Supplies NOT included (Cost is dependent upon your design and materials used. Supplies available for purchase at Tink’s Nook).

Angelic Staff $65 GAN 817 BE9 Sa 9:00 am-Noon 1 Session 3/1 Angelic Organics Learning Ctr 1547 Rockton Rd., Caledonia

CAH 818 TN 2/25-4/15 Tink’s Nook

Tink’s Nook Staff $280 T 10:00 am-4:00 pm 8 Sessions 207 E. State St., Cherry Valley

Angelic Staff $65 GAN 817 BE8 3/1 Sa 1:00-4:00 pm 1 Session Angelic Organics Learning Ctr 1547 Rockton Rd., Caledonia

CAH 818 TN2 2/26-4/16 Tink’s Nook

Tink’s Nook Staff $280 W 6:00-9:00 pm 8 Sessions 207 E. State St., Cherry Valley

CULINARY ANGELIC ORGANICS LEARNING CENTER helps people build local food systems. The Learning Center offers opportunities to grow healthy food, connect with farmers and the land, learn agriculture and leadership skills, and gain a better quality of life. For information or to get involved, visit LearnGrowConnect.org. Call (815) 389-8455 for directions.

Valentines Day Dinner (Adult) Looking for a unique way to spend Valentine’s Day? Bring your sweetheart to the farm for a down-to-earth, delicious Valentine’s date. We’ll make dinner together from scratch with ingredients from the farm: handmade pasta with butternut squash and quiche with fresh eggs. Yum! You’ll leave with new pasta and pie making skills as well as wonderful memories. Register per person. GAN 817 BE10 Angelic Staff $50/person F 6:00 -8:30 pm 1 Session 2/14 Angelic Organics Learning Ctr 1547 Rockton Rd., Caledonia

Handmade Pasta (Adult) Ever wonder how to make pasta from scratch? At this cooking class, we’ll explore the history, ingredients, tools and techniques for making multiple types of Italian pasta. You’ll use fresh eggs from the farm to craft fettucini, ravioli and hand-shaped pasta. You’ll leave ready to make your own pasta at home. GAN 817 BE6 Angelic Staff $50 5/3 Sa 1:30 -4:30 pm 1 Session Angelic Organics Learning Ctr 1547 Rockton Rd., Caledonia

Eat Your Weeds! Introduction to Wild Edibles

Healthy and Simple Mediterranean Cooking

(Adult) Learn how to identify wild edible plants at this hands-on workshop for the future forager. We’ll cover some basic botany, then explore the woods looking for morels, garlic mustard, stinging nettle, raspberry shoots and other wild foods, then return to the kitchen to sample different recipes for your wild treasures. This is a great class for folks interested in herbalism and the farm-totable movement, as well those interested in creative cooking and survival skills.

(Adult) Rich in culture and food history, the nations on the shores of the Mediterranean Sea—Italy, Spain, France, Morocco, Greece, Lebanon, Syria, Turkey, Iraq and Israel—have all contributed something special to the colorful, vibrant tapestry that is Mediterranean cuisine. The flavors are rich and the health benefits are hard to ignore. In essence the focus is on using fresh ingredients in season which are prepared to ensure that taste is paramount. Each session you will learn two simple healthy dishes, and receive handouts including the recipes and ingredient list. Your instructor has chosen dishes that can easily be made at home, using ingredients that you can usually find in most general or specialty stores. Class arranged to be small, informal, entertaining, informative and fun. Feel free to ask any questions or share your experiences during the class.

GAN 817 BE5 Angelic Staff $50 5/3 Sa 9:00 am-Noon 1 Session Angelic Organics Learning Ctr 1547 Rockton Rd., Caledonia

Cheesemaking (Adult) This hands-on workshop in our farm setting will introduce the process of cheese making from start to finish. You’ll get real experience milking the goats as well as making ricotta, chevre, mozzarella and more. Finally, you’ll get to taste your very own handcrafted cheese. GAN 817 BE19 Angelic Staff $70 Sa 9:00 am-Noon 1 Session 5/17 Angelic Organics Learning Ctr 1547 Rockton Rd., Caledonia

HMC 803 BLL Lubna Benilam Sa 10:00 am-Noon 2/15-3/8 Bell School Rd. Ctr 3350 N. Bell School Rd.

$86 4 Sessions Room 001


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Kathy Moe has been teaching with Wilton Decorating classes for over 24 years, teaching everything from cookie bouquets to advanced cake decoration. The newest classes have been fondant and advanced gum paste flowers.

Basic Cake Decorating (Adult) Decorate cakes for those special occasions. Learn baking tips and how to make simple borders, flowers and decorations. Do not miss the first class with all the interesting baking tips and secrets to complete a lovely cake! BRING: to first class: Wilton Course 1 Student Kit, 1 can Wilton frosting, 6 plain non-iced cookies, and a container to carry iced cookies home. Complete supply list will be given at the first class and can be purchased at Michael’s, Hobby Lobby and Sweet Pans Shoppe. Course fee includes cost of book. HMC 809 BLL7 2/18-3/18 Bell School Rd. Ctr NO CLASS 3/11

Kathy Moe $64 T 6:30-9:00 pm 4 Sessions 3350 N. Bell School Rd. Room 004

Flowers for Cake Design

Advanced Flowers

(Adult) Learn to make icing and gum paste flowers to decorate your cakes with. Also, learn the art of decorating cakes with basket weave. BRING to first class: Wilton Course 2 student kit, 1 package gum paste, Rolled Fondant Multi color pack, 9 inch rolling pin with guide rings and practice board to first class. Complete supply list will be given at the first class and can be purchased at Michael’s, Hobby Lobby and Sweet Pans Shoppe. Course fee includes cost of book. PREREQUISITE: Basic cake decorating class or instructor permission.

s (Adult) Create a garden full of breathtaking flowers!! Gerbera daisy, stargazer lily, sweet pea, briar rose, Stephanotis bud as well as ivy and lily. Complete supply list will be given at the first class and can be purchased at Michael’s, Hobby Lobby and Sweet Pans Shoppe. Bring to first class: Wilton Course 4 student kit and 1 package gum paste. Course fee includes cost of book.. PREREQUISITE: Basic cake decorating class or instructor permission.

HMC 809 BLL2 3/25-4/15 Bell School Rd. Ctr

Kathy Moe T 6:30-9:00 pm 3350 N. Bell School Rd.

$64 4 Sessions Room 004

Gum Paste & Fondant

(Adult) Learn how to bake, decorate, and assemble a cookie bouquet arrangement for holiday decor or for special gifts. The recipes, supply list, instructions, demonstration, and great ideas will be given to you at the first class. On the second night you will create your own arrangement to take home.

(Adult) A whole new way to decorate! This course will open a new world of decorating possibilities for your cakes. Learn incredible stand-up decorations made by hand, from flowers to ruffles and bows. Learn to make flowers such as carnations, mums, roses and daisies. If you loved playing with modeling clay as a kid, you will love working with these easy to shape dough-like icings. BRING to first class: Wilton Course 3 student kit, one package of gum past and one package of fondant, and small tapered spatula. Supplies can be purchased at Michael’s, Hobby Lobby and Sweet Pans Shoppe. Course fee includes the cost of book. PREREQUISITE: Basic cake decorating class or instructor permission.

HMC 809 BLL3 3/20-3/27 Bell School Rd. Ctr

HMC 809 BLL6 4/22-5/13 Bell School Rd. Ctr

Holiday Cookie Arrangement

Kathy Moe $40 Th 6:00-9:00 pm 2 Sessions 3350 N. Bell School Rd. Room 004 CHEF DIANA KRAMER, founder of TASTY TIDBITS graduated from the Culinary Business Academy, is a Certified Personal Chef, Premier Member of the United States Personal Chef Association, has ServSafe Certification and is a Registered Nurse who has extensively researched and obtained educational credits in food allergies, special diets, nutrition & safety. She has over 25 years of cooking and entertainment experience.

Al Grace AppliancE Culinary Corner Kitchen partnered with Whirlpool to build a first class kitchen featuring state of the art appliances at the 811 W. Riverside Blvd. location. It is the home of Chef Diana of Tasty Tidbits and plays a vital role for her classes.

ALL CLASSES * Registration ends 48 hours prior to class date * No refunds 48 hours before class starts ** Couples must register with a partner

HMC 809 BLL4 5/1-5/22 Bell School Rd. Ctr

Kathy Moe $74 Th 6:30-9:00 pm 4 Sessions 3350 N. Bell School Rd. Room 004

Tall Cakes (Adult) Learn how to construct tiered cakes using various methods. Bake and ice your cakes at home; then bring them on the final night. We will decorate and construct the Tall cakes in the second class. A supply list and instructions will be handed out the first night. PREREQUISITE: Basic cake baking and decorating knowledge. HMC 809 BLL5 5/20-5/27 Bell School Rd. Ctr

Kathy Moe $40 T 6:00-9:00 pm 2 Sessions 3350 N. Bell School Rd. Room 004

Kathy Moe $64 T 6:30-9:00 pm 4 Sessions 3350 N. Bell School Rd. Room 004

Girlfriends Night Out: Bacon & Chocolate (Adult) Bacon & chocolate are perfect for the month of love! Have fun with your girlfriends (and make some new ones) as we prepare and enjoy bacon & chocolate appetizers & desserts and sample a couple of wine matches. Partial hands-on class w/take-home recipe booklet. May BYOB. Tasty Tidbits $50*/per person** HMC 805 AG14 2/4 T 5:30-7:30 pm 1 Session 811 W. Riverside Blvd. Al Grace Appliance Kitchen

Girlfriends Night Out: Fat Tuesday (Adult) Celebrate Fat Tuesday and Mardi Gras and have fun with your girlfriends (and make some new ones) as we prepare and enjoy appetizers & desserts from New Orleans. Will sample a special Mardi Gras Slushie. Partial hands-on class w/take-home recipe booklet. May BYOB. Tasty Tidbits $50*/per person** HMC 805 AG15 T 5:30-7:30 pm 1 Session 3/4 Al Grace Appliance 811 W. Riverside Blvd. Kitchen

Girlfriends Night Out: April Fool’s Day (Adult) Be surprised at the secret ingredients in our appetizers & desserts as you have fun with your girlfriends (and make some new ones) preparing delicious food! Sample drinks that totally change the flavors of the appetizers…in a good way! Partial hands-on class with take-home recipe booklet. May BYOB. HMC 805 AG16 Tasty Tidbits $50*/per person** 4/1 T 5:30-7:30 pm 1 Session Al Grace Appliance 811 W. Riverside Blvd. Kitchen

Girlfriends Night Out: Spring Fling (Adult) Celebrate May Day a few days late with fresh produce and herbs that we have waited all Winter to taste as we prepare appetizers, salads & desserts and a special Spring Fling cocktail to sample. Partial hands-on class w/take-home recipe booklet. May BYOB. Tasty Tidbits $50*/per person** HMC 805 AG17 5/6 T 5:30-7:30 pm 1 Session Al Grace Appliance 811 W. Riverside Blvd. Kitchen

Couples Night Out: A Trip Through Africa (Adult) Fun night out! Join other couples as we dine our way from the North, South, East & Western areas of Africa and learn about the difference in ingredients and flavors. We will prepare a delicious 5-course dinner w/a sample of a South African wine. BYOB welcome: Contact Chef Diana for suggestions to match the menu. Partial hands-on class w/take-home recipe booklet. Tasty Tidbits $75*/per person** HMC 805 AG 2/21 F 6:00-until finished 1 Session Al Grace Appliance 811 W. Riverside Blvd. Kitchen

Couples Night Out: Southern Food (Adult) Fun night out! Join other couples as we prepare and enjoy Cajun, Creole, Low-Country & Appalachian Southern foods. We will prepare a delicious 5-course dinner w/a taste of a special Southern beverage. BYOB welcome: Contact Chef Diana for suggestions to match the menu. Partial hands-on class w/ take-home recipe booklet. HMC 805 AG2 Tasty Tidbits $75*/per person** 3/21 F 6:00-until finished 1 Session Al Grace Appliance 811 W. Riverside Blvd. Kitchen


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Couples Night Out: Country French (Adult) Fun night out! Join other couples as we prepare and enjoy an extraordinary 5-course Country French Dinner with a sample of wine from the Alsace &/or Burgundy regions. BYOB welcome: Contact Chef Diana for suggestions to match the menu. Partial hands-on class w/take-home recipe booklet. HMC 805 AG3 4/25 Al Grace Appliance

Tasty Tidbits $75*/per person** F 6:00-until finished 1 Session 811 W. Riverside Blvd. Kitchen

Couples Night Out: Best of Spring (Adult) Fun night out! Join other couples as we prepare a 5-course dinner using ingredients that are fresh and at their best in Springtime! Light Spring beer & wine sample tastes well-matched to the food! BYOB welcome: Contact Chef Diana for suggestions to match the menu. Partial hands-on class w/take-home recipe booklet. HMC 805 AG4 5/16 Al Grace Appliance

Tasty Tidbits $75*/per person** F 6:00-until finished 1 Session 811 W. Riverside Blvd. Kitchen

Lunch & Learn: Sweet & Savory Pastry (Ages 16-Adult) This class is mostly demonstration, but hands-on is optional and welcomed as Chef Diana teaches a different skill and/ or theme each time. We will prepare Lemon Chicken Pot Pie; Chile & Cheese Empanadas; (and a small salad) & Mini Cherry Cream Cheese Turnovers. Back to work you go with notes & recipes in hand. Advise Chef Diana of any food allergies 48 hrs prior to class. HMC 805 AG9 2/27 Al Grace Appliance

Tasty Tidbits Th 11:30 am-1:00 pm 811 W. Riverside Blvd.

$40 1 Session Kitchen

Lunch & Learn: Vegan from “Forks Over Knives” (Ages 16-Adult) This class is mostly demonstration, but hands-on is optional and welcomed as Chef Diana teaches a different skill and/ or theme each time. We will prepare a Vegan lunch with Creamy Asparagus Soup w/Garlic Toasts; Chickpea Avocado Salad; & Raspberry Truffle Brownies Drizzled w/Chocolate Chambord Ganache. Back to work you go with notes & recipes in hand. Advise Chef Diana of any food allergies 48 hrs prior to class. HMC 805 AG10 3/12 Al Grace Appliance

Tasty Tidbits W 11:30 am-1:00 pm 811 W. Riverside Blvd.

$40 1 Session Kitchen

Lunch & Learn: “Mexican Everyday” From Rick Bayless (Ages 16-Adult) This class is mostly demonstration, but hands-on is optional and welcomed as Chef Diana teaches a different skill and/or theme each time. We will prepare Chipotle Chicken Salad; Tacos w/Avocado, Baby Red Potatoes & Romaine; Cowboy Beans; Pineapple Skillet Upside-Down Cake. Back to work you go with notes & recipes in hand. Advise Chef Diana of any food allergies 48 hrs prior to class. HMC 805 AG11 4/17 Al Grace Appliance

Tasty Tidbits Th 11:30 am-1:00 pm 811 W. Riverside Blvd.

$40 1 Session Kitchen

Lunch & Learn: Crepes (Ages 16-Adult) This class is mostly demonstration, but hands-on is optional and welcomed as Chef Diana teaches a different skill and/or theme each time. We will prepare Mediterranean Crepes w/Prosciutto, Feta, Sun Dried Tomatoes & Olive Salad; Chicken Crepes w/Asparagus & Mushrooms; Strawberry Mascarpone Crepes. Back to work you go with notes & recipes in hand. Advise Chef Diana of any food allergies 48 hrs prior to class. HMC 805 AG12 5/8 Al Grace Appliance

Tasty Tidbits Th 11:30 am-1:00 pm 811 W. Riverside Blvd.

$40 1 Session Kitchen

Learn to Cook: From Kitchen Basics to Full Meal Preparation (Ages 16-Adult) Learn everything you need to know to help you read a recipe, plan menus, understand cooking jargon & ingredients, measuring, use of utensils & other equipment, and basic knife skills. This class will help you feel very comfortable in the kitchen. Food preparation at both classes with different techniques. First session: demo & partial hands-on and at the second session, the group will be total hands on as they prepare a 4-course meal and enjoy it together! Take-home information packet and all recipes. Great class for someone moving to their own place, going away to school or wanting to learn more about cooking. Please advise food allergies 48 hrs prior to first class. HMC 805 AG5 2/19-2/26 Al Grace Appliance

Tasty Tidbits W 5:00-8:00 pm 811 W. Riverside Blvd.

$130* 2 Sessions Kitchen

HMC 805 AG6 3/19-3/26 Al Grace Appliance

Tasty Tidbits W 5:00-8:00 pm 811 W. Riverside Blvd.

$130* 2 Sessions Kitchen

HMC 805 AG7 4/16-4/23 Al Grace Appliance

Tasty Tidbits W 5:00-8:00 pm 811 W. Riverside Blvd.

$130* 2 Sessions Kitchen

HMC 805 AG8 5/21-5/28 Al Grace Appliance

Tasty Tidbits W 5:00-8:00 pm 811 W. Riverside Blvd.

$130* 2 Sessions Kitchen

All About Your Knives & Basic Cutting Techniques (Ages 16-Adult) We will learn about different types of knives, how to clean, sharpen/hone, and safely use them. We will chop, slice and dice our way to a beautiful & tasty meal. All basic knife cuts will be covered with info & recipe packet to take home. If you have (one)knife you would like to know how to use, please wrap it carefully and bring it with you. HMC 805 AG13 5/1 Al Grace Appliance

Tasty Tidbits Th 5:00-7:30 pm 811 W. Riverside Blvd.

$55 1 Session Kitchen

Intro to Paleo Food & Cooking (Ages 16-Adult) Many people are turning to a gluten, grain & dairyfree diet, with emphasis on high quality proteins and produce. Paleolithic diet is about going back to that era when we were hunter-gatherers and the diet was based on natural, unprocessed foods. Discussion followed by partially hands-on preparation of a light Paleo dinner with take home recipe & note booklet. HMC 805 AG18 3/10 Al Grace Appliance

Tasty Tidbits M 5:30-7:30 pm 811 W. Riverside Blvd.

$50* 1 Session Kitchen

Plant-Based (Vegan) Dining (Ages 16-Adult) Heard about meatless meals, but have no idea how/what it takes? Chef Diana will present pros/cons for making this change in your routine meals at least once or twice a week. Great information and a delicious, partially hands-on vegan dinner w/take home recipe & note booklet. HMC 805 AG19 5/14 Al Grace Appliance

Tasty Tidbits W 5:30-7:30 pm 811 W. Riverside Blvd.

$50* 1 Session Kitchen

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DANCE Rockford Dance Company, in the Riverfront Museum Park, is resident ballet company of the Coronado Theater. The school instills poise, confidence, integrity for ages three to senior citizens in genres such as ballet, modern, tap, jazz, hip hop, yoga, and gyrokinesis. For more information please call (815) 963-3341, or go to www.rockforddancecompany.com. SPECIFIC REGISTRATION PROCEDURE: In an effort to provide regular class offerings and flexibility for students, a class card can be used at any time in the session for any class designated with an OE. Additional cards may be purchased at Rockford Dance Company.

Gyrokinesis®

(Teen-Adult) Gyrokinesis® is a movement system that gently works the entire body opening energy pathways through rhythmic, spiraling movements. Taught by a certified instructor in a group setting utilizing low stools and mats, the movements resemble a practice of dancing yoga and pilates. This is an ongoing class, the six class card can be used on any day the class is offered. Additional class cards can be purchased directly from Rockford Dance Company. Benefits include: • Promotes spine and joint articulation and mobilization • Increases muscular contraction, extension, flexibility, and coordination • Compliments traditional cardiovascular activity and cross-training • Improves body awareness and balance • Increases circulation of blood, lymphatic fluids, and energy DNC 802 RDC5 Rockford Dance T 8:15-9:15 am 2/17-5/30 Rockford Dance Company

$30 6 Class Card 711 North Main St.

Absolute Beginner Ballet (Teen-Adult) An entry level ballet class for people interested in pursuing ballet for the first time. Great exercise and opportunity to learn about this traditional dance form. Dancers should wear form fitting clothing that allows movement and ballet slippers. This is an ongoing class, the six class card can be used on any day the class is offered. Additional class cards can be purchased directly from Rockford Dance Company. DNC 802 RDC2 Rockford Dance $30 2/17-5/30 Th 8:30-9:30 am 6 Class Card Rockford Dance Company 711 North Main St.

Beginning Ballet (Teen-Adult) An entry level ballet class for people interested in pursuing ballet for the first time. Great exercise and opportunity to learn about this traditional dance form. Dancers should wear form fitting clothing that allows movement and ballet slippers. DNC 802 RDC Rockford Dance $60 2/19-5/14 W 7:00-8:00 pm 12 Sessions Rockford Dance Company 711 North Main St. NO CLASS 4/2


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Beginning/Intermediate Ballet

Beginning/Intermediate Tap

(Teen-Adult) An entry level ballet class for people interested in pursuing ballet for the first time or those returning to relearn the steps again!

(Teen-Adult) This class will get your toes tapping and heart pumping! A fun class for those new to tap and returning to refresh their tap skills. Tap shoes and comfortable clothing required.

DNC 802 RDC3 Rockford Dance $120 2/17-5/14 M or W 7:15-8:45 pm 12 Sessions Rockford Dance Company 711 North Main St. NO CLASS 3/31 & 4/2

DNC 802 RDC4 Rockford Dance 2/19-5/14 W 7:15-8:15 pm Rockford Dance Company NO CLASS 4/2

$120 12 Sessions 711 North Main St.

Private Lessons Taking a cruise? Class reunion? Anniversary? A gift for that “Special Someone”! Learn to dance for your wedding! For Poise, self confidence and physical fitness! Choose the dance you want to learn. “Walk in - Dance out!” SESSION I • A minimum of six sessions • Each session is a 1/2 hour • Choose two dances for the six week session • You may decide with the teacher at your lesson time or contact her in advance (815) 718-1814 or e-mail julied12@hotmail.com • Special rates for groups. Call (815) 718-1814 DNC 800 RV5 Julie Dale 2/13-3/27 Call for times RVC Physical Ed Ctr (815) 718-1814 NO CLASS 3/13 JULIE DALE, professional ballroom dance instructor, from Sterling, Illinois brings Rockford and Rock Valley College the latest in Ballroom Dancing. Ms. Dale teaches both classes and private lessons at RVC. Learning to dance develops poise, self-confidence and physical fitness.

Ballroom Dancing (Adult) Leave the winter cold and Learn to Dance at RVC. Learning to lead and learning to follow has never been easier. Bring a partner or come alone. It’s fun and it’s easy. Walk in and Dance-out. What ever your age it is never to late to learn. Students, young professionals, those who have never danced and those who wish to improve their skills. Something for everyone. Private lessons, Beginners class and Intermediate class are all available. If you are unsure of your level contact Julie Dale by phone or e-mail (815) 718-1814 or julied12@hotmail.com. Enhance your dance experience: “The Dance Collection l & ll” directed by Julie Dale, available at the RVC bookstore.

Ballroom Dancing I Waltz, Foxtrot and Swing DNC 800 RV Julie Dale 2/13-3/27 Th 6:00-7:00 pm RVC Student Center Bldg NO CLASS 3/13

$75/person 6 Sessions Atrium

DNC 800 RV2 Julie Dale 4/3-5/15 Th 6:00-7:00 pm RVC Student Center Bldg NO CLASS 4/17

$75/person 6 Sessions Atrium

$125/person 6 Sessions Room 1216

SESSION II • A minimum of six sessions • Each session is 1/2 hour • Choose two dances for the six week session • You may decide with the teacher at your lesson time or contact her in advance (815) 718-1814 or e-mail julied12@hotmail.com • Special rates for groups. Call (815) 718-1814 DNC 800 RV6 Julie Dale 4/3-5/15 Call for times RVC Physical Ed Ctr (815) 718-1814 NO CLASS 4/17

$125/person 6 Sessions Room 1216

All Traditional (Waltz, Foxtrot, Swing etc. Plus.... • Paso Doble, Bachata, Bossa Nove, Mambo, Hustle, Bolero, Quickstep, East Coast and West Coast Swing and Disco. • Country Western: Country Swing, Slappin’ Leather, Cotton Eyed Joe, Boot Scootin’ Boogie, Electric Slide, Tootsie Roll, Fad Dances and Decades 60’s, 70’s, 80’s, and 90’s. Advanced instruction available - contact Julie.

Waltz ll, Foxtrot ll and Swing ll DNC 800 RV3 Julie Dale 2/13-3/27 Th 7:00-8:00 pm RVC Student Center Bldg NO CLASS 3/13

$75/person 6 Sessions Atrium

DNC 800 RV4 Julie Dale 4/3-5/15 Th 7:00-8:00 pm RVC Student Center Bldg NO CLASS 4/17

$75/person 6 Sessions Atrium

LIFE COACH UNIVERSITY Welcome to the exciting and growing field of Christian Life Coaching! This program of study is designed to provide students with a general orientation and basic introduction to Biblically-integrated life coaching. It will help equip individuals with the necessary knowledge and skills to effectively provide support, accountability and guidance to those seeking personal and professional development. Developed by Light University, the Life Coaching Series is endorsed by both the American Association of Christian Counselors (AACC) and the International Christian Coaching Association (ICCA). ROBERT WALKER, holds two masters degrees including a Masters in Practical Theology, is certified by the Evangelical Church Alliance, is a member of the International Christian Coaching Association and a charter member of the American Association of Christian Counselors.

Life Coaching 101: Introduction to Christian Life Coaching (Adult) Designed to examine the foundational dynamics of life coaching as the new 21st century helping relationship. Emphasis is placed on biblical principles, ethical standards, core coaching skills, and understanding the change dynamics necessary for effective practice in the field. Discussion of the nuts and bolts of building a business as a professional life coach. SOC 800 RV Robert Walker 2/6-5/8 Th 6:00-7:25 pm RVC Classroom Bldg II NO CLASS 3/13 & 4/17

$119 12 Sessions Room 221A

Life Coaching 201: Principles of Life Coaching (Adult) NOTE: LC101 and LC201 may be taken simultaneously. Designed to complement Life Coaching 101 and offers further development in the theory and practice of Christian coaching. Emphasis is placed on coaching models, advanced skills and techniques, the unique aspects of coaching men and women, and coaching clients for life focus. SOC 800 RV2 Robert Walker 2/6-5/8 Th 7:30-9:00 pm RVC Classroom Bldg II NO CLASS 3/13 & 4/17

$99 12 Sessions Room 221A

Connie Messina, MS, is an educator with over 30 years’ experience teaching and counseling children of diverse backgrounds in the K-12 school system. Julie Dale’s DVD dancers

Ballroom Dancing II Learn the turns, the dips and the flourishes to enhance your dancing skills.

EDUCATIONAL ENDEAVORS

GIFT OF CLASS

Give the gift of “life-long learning”! Our classes make a great gift for all occasions. For more information call (815) 921-3900.

The Crisis of Illiteracy in America (.5 Credit) “Adult illiteracy carries an estimated price tag of seventeen billion dollars annually.” (National Institute for Literacy) Experts agree that education must improve; however, few can articulate new ideas or strategies. This course explores the growing problem of illiteracy which contributes to our social ills and threatens the very strength of our nation. Connie Messina presents a documentary film of her experience as a literacy advocate for an adult friend. She documents an eight- year struggle to find the causes of and successful solutions for this hidden crisis in America. EDU 030 RV Connie Messina Th 6:00-8:00 pm 3/20-4/10 Educational Resource Ctr

$48 4 Sessions Room 1300


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Overcome Stage Fright: Dare to Be Yourself

ACT Test Preparation Workshops

(Ages 17-Adult) Learn to be comfortable one-on-one, speaking up in a personal or business meeting or in front of a group any size. In a supportive environment learn to be heard, authentic and easily release any anxieties. This gentle process enhances relationships, listening skills and builds a sense of community. There are no prepared speeches. This class is useful for beginning and more experienced speakers as increases ability to reach one’s audience. This process also helps to develop the ability to listen to oneself and move forward personally and/or professionally. COM 805 RV Cindy Stone 2/10-4/7 M 6:30-8:30 pm RVC Classroom Bldg II NO CLASS 3/10

$81 8 Sessions Room 125

(HS-Adult) (1 Credit) This class is designed to develop competency in basic mathematical skills required in business. Students will learn and understand the importance of a working knowledge of addition, subtraction, multiplication, division, fractions, decimals and percents used in a business career. Review and improve your math skills while building a solid foundation for achieving success in further math courses. Purchase text book at RVC Bookstore. $95 8 Sessions Room 1104

Math Refresher II – Intro to Algebra (HS-Adult) (1 Credit) If you need a jump start into college algebra, or just want to improve your math scores on college entrance exams or a pre-employment test, this class is for you! This class is a continuation of Math Refresher I and utilizes the same text book. It is designed to further develop basic mathematical skills while laying the foundation for Algebra. Students will be introduced to algebraic equations and develop the skills necessary to solve such equations as they relate to everyday business solutions. Purchase text at RVC Bookstore (same text as Math Refresher.) Dwayne Collins MTH 010 RV2 3/25-4/16 TTh 6:00-8:00 pm RVC Jacob Ctr for Science & Math

$95 8 Sessions Room 1104

Algebra Basics (HS-Adult) (1 Credit) Solidify your understanding of the basic concepts of algebra to equip yourself with the skills necessary to score at higher levels for employment tests or entrance exams. You can even use this course to build a foundation for taking on more challenging Math courses. Purchase text at RVC Bookstore (same text at Math Refresher.) MTH 011 RV Dwayne Collins 4/22-5/15 TTh 6:00-8:00 pm RVC Jacob Ctr for Science & Math

SPC 019 RV Mark Anderson 3/4-4/3 TTh 5:00-7:00 pm RVC Woodward Technology Ctr NO CLASS 3/11, 3/13, 3/25 & 3/27

$110 6 Sessions Room 142

Online ACT Test Prep

Math Refresher

MTH 010 RV Dwayne Collins 2/18-3/20 TTh 6:00-8:00 pm RVC Jacob Ctr for Science & Math NO CLASS 3/11 & 3/13

The ACT is the college admissions exam that is given four times a year. Every high school student takes the ACT in April of their junior year. Students who take the ACT “cold” are at a disadvantage in competing for college/university admission and scholarships. These workshops will help prepare you to become familiar with the test and question style and learn strategies and techniques in each of the four subject areas. Reduce test anxiety, develop strategies for getting your best score and become more familiar with the test format. The class includes 6 hours of math, 3 hours of science and 3 hours of English\reading. Bring: a calculator.

$95 8 Sessions Room 1104

Cambridge Educational Services, the largest provider of Test Prep curriculum to colleges, universities, and high schools in the U.S., has partnered with Continuing Education to bring you the latest advancement in test preparation. The course covers all areas of the exam and the price includes a Computer Adaptive CD-ROM and Official Retired Test(s). The Cambridge Six-Step Approach includes: Diagnostic testing and assessment service; Basic skills review; Problem-solving concepts and strategies; Practice test reinforcement; Final exam, assessment report and review; and Personal study plan. Official pre- and post-tests document score improvements. Students will receive a password within 24 hours after registering and can complete the web course program at any time-day or night. All materials included. 2-Month Access - $225 4-Month Access - $250

GRE®, GMAT®, and LSAT® Test Prep

Two web course packages to choose from:

Pearl On Line: $225

• 2 months of Lessons • Knowledge-Measuring Quizzes • Timed Warm-up Tests for Each Subject • Class Grade Book & Progress Tracking

Diamond On Line: $250

• 4 months of Pearl On Line • Pre- and Post-Assessments • Paper-based or Online Assessment Reports • On Line Cambridge Practice Tests SPECIFIC REGISTRATION PROCEDURE: First fill out the registration form (located at the last page of this catalog) include e-mail and mail with payment to us, refer to Course # ACT-CCE. Students will receive a password within 24 hours after registering and can complete the web course program at any time-day or night. All materials included.

EMPLOYMENT Employment Opportunity Community Education Part-Time Faculty

Rock Valley College Community Education offers non-credit courses for hobby, leisure, and development. Courses do not earn credit toward college degrees and are not transferable. We are seeking part-time adjunct faculty who are interested in sharing their expertise with members of our community. Individuals with skills in the following areas are encouraged to propose new classes for our program. Art • Crafts & Hobbies • Fitness • Home & Garden • Language • Personal Development • Recreation & Sports • Communications • Dance Health/Wellness • Image • Literature • Pets & Animals • Travel • Cooking • Finance • History • Etiquette • Music • Photography • Writing To print new class proposal materials, visit RockValleyCollege.edu/Community/CPE/cpe-faculty-recruitment.cfm or contact Community Education, Rock Valley College, 3301 N. Mulford Rd., Rockford, IL 61114 phone (815) 921-3900

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FARM & NATURE How To Use a Telescope (Adult) This course is designed for beginning amateur astronomers, who wish to learn not only how to choose a telescope, but to also use it to locate various objects in the sky, form the moon and planets, to deep sky objects and distant galaxies. Unfortunately, many have found it difficult to use their telescope, and subsequently banished it to a basement or garage. This is an opportunity to dust off that old telescope (or assist you with your new one), and learn how to easily locate those objects you have always wanted to see. This is a “hands on” course, where you will learn basic concepts in the classroom, and then put those concepts to use outdoors, underneath the stars. Bringing your own telescope is encouraged. ENV 800 RV4 Walter Trentadue 2/13-3/6 Th 7:00-9:00 pm RVC Jacob Ctr for Science & Math

$54 4 Sessions Room 2102

Seasonal Constellations & Stars (Adult) Attention experienced and amateur astronomers! Cassiopeia, Draco, Ursa Major – these bright North Polar constellations can be seen with the unaided eye in clear night skies. Depending upon the season, they are joined by other constellations such as Pegasus, Auriga, Orion, Bootes and asterisms such as the Summer Triangle and Winter Hexagon. Go back to ancient days to explore the mystery and mythology that surrounds these celestial figures created by bright stars and the imaginations of people long ago. Designed for students who have not taken astronomy before, or those wanting a better understanding of the constellations. INCLUDES classroom time and outside observation (weather permitting) on the RVC grounds. BRING: own telescope (optional); use of telescopes provided. Dress appropriately for weather. ENV 800 RV3 Walter Trentadue T 7:00-9:00 pm 3/18-4/8 RVC Jacob Ctr for Science & Math

$54 4 Sessions Room 0203

Exploring the Moon (Adult) This course is recommended for amateur astronomers who have taken the “How To Use a Telescope” class, or already have some proficiency using astronomical telescopes. In this course, we will familiarize ourselves with our closest neighbor in space. We will learn about the different lunar phases, lunar and solar eclipses, as well as various surface features on the moon, including the famous “seas and oceans”. We will also locate and explore surface features and detail on the moon using telescopes, including craters, mountain ranges, rilles, and valleys. ENV 800 RV Walter Trentadue 3/20-4/10 Th 7:00-9:00 pm RVC Jacob Ctr for Science & Math

$54 4 Sessions Room 2102

Deep Sky Observing (Adult) This course is recommended for amateur astronomers who have taken the “How To Use a Telescope” class, or already have some proficiency using astronomical telescopes. In this course, we will explore the depths of space as we learn to find many popular deep sky objects, such as the Andromeda Galaxy, the Spaceman Cluster, the Seven Sisters, and more! This course will also help you to become more proficient reading star charts and atlases, as well as locating hard to find objects in the heavens on your own. ENV 800 RV2 Walter Trentadue 2/11-3/4 T 7:00-9:00 pm RVC Jacob Ctr for Science & Math

$54 4 Sessions Room 1106


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Home Scale Mushroom Cultivation (Adult) Learn to grow your own mushrooms at home, using simple equipment and materials. After an overview of mycology, we’ll get hands-on experience with inoculating shiitake, oyster, and reishi mushrooms in different growing mediums. Plus, we’ll get to taste some specialty mushrooms grown by our instructor AJ Grottke of Lotus Growing Technologies. You’ll leave with the knowledge and skills you need to start growing mushrooms for your family, plus your own mushroom starter kit to take home. Angelic Staff $65 GAN 817 BE11 3/16 Su 1:00-5:00 pm 1 Session Angelic Organics Learning Ctr 1547 Rockton Rd., Caledonia

Farm Dreams: Assessing Risks & Resources to Start a Small Farm or Market Garden (Adult) Have you ever dreamed of starting your own sustainable farm? In this interactive workshop, we’ll learn about types of sustainable farming careers in northern Illinois and southern Wisconsin, take part in a series of self-assessments, and be better prepared to decide whether to pursue a farming business. We’ll hear about regional training opportunities through the Collaborative Regional Alliance for Farmer Training (CRAFT), university extensions, small business development centers, and others. Includes a presentation of farming enterprises, a tour of Angelic Organics farm, and an opportunity to ask questions about the development of successful local farms. Taught by Sheri Doyel, Facilitator of Stateline Farm Beginnings. GAN 817 BE13 Angelic Staff $60 Sa 1:00-5:00 pm 1 Session 4/12 Angelic Organics Learning Ctr 1547 Rockton Rd., Caledonia

Horse Management for First Time Owners

Earth Day Farm Tour (Ages 16–Adult) Celebrate Earth Day with an introduction to organic farming. Tour Angelic Organics, the Biodynamic vegetable farm in northern Illinois featured in the award-winning documentary film, “The Real Dirt on Farmer John.” We will explore what makes this a Biodynamic and community supported agriculture (CSA) farm. Learn basic strategies for growing food without chemical inputs and see the seasonal work underway at the farm. Wear sturdy shoes (conditions may be muddy!) and clothes appropriate for the weather.

(Adult) Thinking about leasing or buying a horse for the first time? Gain the knowledge and resources to turn your investment into a fun, safe, and affordable venture. Topics include: selecting a horse, feeding, housing, basic veterinary care, riding, showing and selling. No prior horse knowledge required; ample time for equestrian questions to be answered!. ANI 809 RV Amira Al-Basha 2/15-3/8 Sa 2:00-3:00 pm RVC Physical Education Ctr

$39 4 Sessions Room 0202

Angelic Staff $22 GAN 817 BE14 Sa 1:00-4:00 pm 1 Session 4/19 1547 Rockton Rd., Caledonia Angelic Organics Learning Ctr

ANGELIC ORGANICS LEARNING CENTER helps people build local food systems. The Learning Center offers opportunities to grow healthy food, connect with farmers and the land, learn agriculture and leadership skills, and gain a better quality of life. For information or to get involved, visit www.LearnGrowConnect. org. Call (815) 389-8455 for directions.

Introduction to Beekeeping (Adult) Join Philip Raines of Raines Honey Farm for a day-long introductory workshop on holistic beekeeping. At this class, you’ll learn about the ecology of the hive, the yearly cycles for both the beekeeper and the bees, and what you’ll need to be ready for your first hive. Sandwiches included for lunch. Snow date February 9. GAN 817 BE Angelic Staff $85 2/8 Sa 9:00 am-5:00 pm 1 Session Angelic Organics Learning Ctr 1547 Rockton Rd., Caledonia

Fruit Trees 101 (Adult) Interested in growing your own backyard fruit without chemicals? Learn about variety selection, siting, planting methods, sustainable care, accommodating “pests” and disease, and proper pruning techniques to maximize longevity and yields. Get hands-on experience as we prune the fruit trees in our orchard. GAN 817 BE2 Angelic Staff $50 3/8 Sa 1:00-5:00 pm 1 Session Angelic Organics Learning Ctr 1547 Rockton Rd., Caledonia

Count Your Chickens

Restoring A Natural Community: How to Manage Your Natural Space Ecologically (Adult) Learn how to manage natural spaces on your property by removing invasive and welcoming native species. Ecological restoration represents an effort to manage natural areas based on our understanding of site history, plant communities, and ecological function. Vegetation management - removing invasive vegetation and restoring conditions that favor the re-introduction and establishment of native species - is pivotal to such efforts in our area. Join us for a brief classroom overview of ecological restoration, followed by hands-on demonstrations of the practical application of vegetation management techniques. Field work will be conducted on our 70-acre Kinnikinnick Fields, a remnant oak savanna above Kinnikinnick Creek. Bring a picnic lunch and drinking water; dress for the weather, including sturdy boots, work gloves, and clothes that may be subjected to thorns and soils. Be prepared for moderately strenuous activity and hiking. GAN 817 BE12 Angelic Staff $65 4/6 Su 10:00 am-4:00 pm 1 Session Angelic Organics Learning Ctr 1547 Rockton Rd., Caledonia

Get Your Goat

(Adult) Curious about starting a small flock of chickens? In this workshop, we’ll address all you need to know before you get your birds: feeding, health, breeds, coops, protection from predators, year-round care, eggs, raising chicks and more. Whether you’re in an urban or a rural area, you’ll leave with the information you need in order to decide whether to starting raising your own flock of backyard birds.

(Adult) Thinking about starting your own small herd of goats? Come learn the basics of different breeds, housing, feed requirements, breeding, pregnancy and birth at this hands-on workshop. In this class, we’ll learn how to trim hooves, what to look for when purchasing your first goat, and the basics of milking and processing milk.

GAN 817 BE3 Angelic Staff $45 3/15 Sa 9:00 am-Noon 1 Session Angelic Organics Learning Ctr 1547 Rockton Rd., Caledonia

GAN 817 BE4 Angelic Staff $45 4/12 Sa 9:00 am-Noon 1 Session Angelic Organics Learning Ctr 1547 Rockton Rd., Caledonia

Earth Oven and Cob Bench Workshop (Adult) Celebrate Earth Day by learning to build with cob, a sustainable building material. Earth ovens are a great introduction to natural building, using age-old techniques and simple materials such as clay, sand, and straw. The emphasis will be on hands-on learning as we learn to mix cob and earthen plaster, and provide you with the green building skills to build an oven in your own backyard. BRING: a dish to pass for potluck lunch. GAN 817 BE15 Angelic Staff $80 4/26 Sa 9:00 am-5:00 pm 1 Session Dome Education & Gathering Center 6524 Belvidere Rd., Roscoe


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Horror Production

FATHEAD FILMS began with two cousins captured by the magic and passion of movies. Keith and Justin Romine began writing and producing films as teenagers and now collaborate talent, creativity, and passion into Fathead films. Both hold BA degrees in film from The University of Nevada, Las Vegas, where they studied under some great names in film and television including, Academy Award nominated actor Tony Curtis, writer Sean Clark, and cult film director David Schmoeller. They currently produce short films and a feature film.

Filmmaking I – Beginning Level The “Ins” and “Outs” of Composting (Adult) Want to increase your compost confidence? Then this is the workshop for you. Learn what makes a successful compost pile, and decide which methods will work best for your household. This class provides an overview various types of compost bins, plus hands-on experience building a compost pile together. You’ll even learn about our farm-scale compost operation and meet the worms in our vermiculture system, then find out how to implement indoor worm composting at home. Dress to work outside! GAN 817 BE7 Angelic Staff $45 5/17 Sa 1:00-4:00 pm 1 Session Angelic Organics Learning Ctr 1547 Rockton Rd., Caledonia

Versatile Herbs! Medicinal and Culinary Uses (Adult) At this introductory herb class, we’ll discuss the qualities of different herbs and teach recipes for incorporating them therapeutically in the diet. You’ll learn techniques for creating natural products and make several to bring home. Taught by Evelyn Cooley of Wild Thyme Herb Garden and Silvia Abel-Caines of Organic Valley. GAN 817 BE16 Angelic Staff $50 Su 1:00-5:00 pm 1 Session 5/18 Angelic Organics Learning Ctr 1547 Rockton Rd., Caledonia

Angelic Organics Tour for Artists and Photographers (Ages 16-Adult) Join us for an artists’ eye tour of Angelic Organics, the Biodynamic vegetable farm in northern Illinois featured in the award-winning documentary film, “The Real Dirt on Farmer John.” We will explore what makes this a Biodynamic and community supported agriculture (CSA) farm, with a focus on the farm itself as an artistic creation. Bring your sketchbook or camera, as you’ll have plenty of time to capture the evening. Professionals and amateurs alike are welcome! GAN 817 BE17 Angelic Staff $30 5/23 F 5:00-8:00 pm 1 Session Angelic Organics Learning Ctr 1547 Rockton Rd., Caledonia

PRE-REGISTRATION & PAYMENT

Required for all classes! Please register early to reserve your place in the class and avoid cancellation. Every effort will be made to notify registrants if a class has been canceled. However, it is your responsibility to update your address and phone number with our Records Office.

(Adult) Bring your ideas from script to screen! Work in groups where you’ll write a script, plan for a shoot, shoot, direct, and edit the film. Learn how to plan and execute the film. Every student will have the chance to write, shoot, direct, and edit your films. Learn how to submit film to film festivals. There is no reason to fear the technology-everything will be taught hands on. Sign up today and tell your story! DRM 803 BLL2 2/10-3/17 Bell School Rd. Ctr NO CLASS 3/10

Fathead Films M 7:30-9:30 pm 3350 N. Bell School Rd.

$77 5 Sessions Room 003

DRM 803 BLL6 3/25-4/22 Bell School Rd. Ctr

Fathead Films T 7:30-9:30 pm 3350 N. Bell School Rd.

$77 5 Sessions Room 003

Filmmaking II Fathead Films W 6:00-8:00 pm 3350 N. Bell School Rd.

$110 5 Sessions Room 004

$110 5 Sessions Room 004

Ghost Hunting (Adult) A guide to ghost hunting. Gain basic skills and understanding for investigation of ghosts, poltergeists, haunted places, and related psychic experiences. Includes the models of what these things are (from the field of parapsychology), how the scientific and psychic approaches can mesh together, and how to access a situation, investigate it, and resolve the case to the satisfaction of the people having the experiences. Also travel to some haunted locations. DRM 803 BLL3 Fathead Films 2/12-3/19 W 8:00-10:00 pm 3350 N. Bell School Rd. Bell School Rd. Ctr NO CLASS 3/12

$110 5 Sessions Room 004

DRM 803 BLL8 Fathead Films F 6:00-10:00 pm 3/28-4/11 Bell School Rd. Ctr 3350 N. Bell School Rd.

$110 3 Sessions Room 003

(Adult) Ever wanted to write a movie? Here’s your chance! You’ll be taught by a professional in the film industry how to properly format your script. Learn how to outline your screenplay, develop a story arch and complete a finished script that should be good enough to enter into competitions or send to the studios. COM 809 BLL Fathead Films $110 3/25-4/22 T 6:00-7:30 pm 5 Sessions 3350 N. Bell School Rd. Room 003 Bell School Rd. Ctr

Acting for the Camera (Middle School and Up) Learn to act for the camera and prepare for work in films, television, and commercials. Classic performances in film will be watched, studied, and discussed throughout this intensive class. Learn cold reads, preparation for scenes, internal dialogue, and monologues—all culminating into scene work with others. Provides an opportunity for an instructor-edited short scene shot, as sample reel in submission to student and independent films, or large productions. Guest actors and directors will visit to work with students. DRM 802 BLL2 Fathead Films 2/11-3/18 T 6:00-8:00 pm RVC Support Services Bldg NO CLASS 3/11

DRM 803 BLL9 Fathead Films 3/24-4/21 M 8:00-10:00 pm 3350 N. Bell School Rd. Bell School Rd. Ctr

Screenwriting

(Adult) Continuation of Digital filmmaking I. PREREQUISITE: Digital filmmaking I. DRM 803 BLL5 2/12-3/19 Bell School Rd. Ctr NO CLASS 3/12

(Adult) Passionate about horror movies? Ever want to make the dead come back to life? Curious about all those special effects? Do you want to take part in the production of a professional film? WARNING: this class is intended for mature adults; strong/explicit material may be covered. No one under the age of 18 permitted to register for class.

$110 5 Sessions Room 1309

Directing Actors

FILM APPRECIATION Intro to Film (Adult) Examine the basic film techniques and basic methods of film analysis. The course places emphasis on understanding and appreciating film as a major art form. Topics in American and International cinema are explored through weekly screenings, readings, discussions, and lectures DRM 803 BLL7 Fathead Films $50 3/26-4/23 W 6:00-8:00 pm 5 Sessions Bell School Rd. Ctr 3350 N. Bell School Rd. Room 004

Film as Propaganda

(Adult) Learn how to direct actors for the camera to prepare for work in films, television, and commercials. Learn the technical skills needed for directing. Working in conjunction with students from acting class, you’ll gain the knowledge on how to make adjustments and valuable scene work for your shoots. This class is a cross section of acting – all students can train as actors and directors.

(HS-Adult) We will look at how film has been used as a form of propaganda. Through our viewing of films from the 1940’s, 50’s, and 60’s, we will gain an understanding not only of filmmaking, but also how messages are transmitted. Various discussion topics include: war, political movements, drugs, and dangers to males and females. A definite must for film lovers!

DRM 802 BLL Fathead Films 2/11-3/18 T 6:00-8:00 pm RVC Support Services Bldg NO CLASS 3/11

DRM 803 BLL4 Reka Ehrentreu 2/15-3/29 Sa 12:30-2:00 pm RVC Classroom Bldg ll NO CLASS 3/15

$110 5 Sessions Room 1300

$42 6 Sessions Room 124


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Sitcom Families (HS-Adult) We will look at the American family as portrayed in sitcoms. Shows range from the 1950’s to present. Each week, a different topic will be viewed and discussed (males as primary caregivers, blended families, and much more). We will be observing the changes in the American family–from “I Love Lucy” to “Malcom in the Middle”. A course for all those who love sitcoms! DRM 803 BLL Reka Ehrentreu 2/15-3/29 Sa 11:00 am-12:30 pm RVC Classroom Bldg ll NO CLASS 3/15

$42 6 Sessions Room 126

TV & Pop Culture

(Adult) Examine the basic history of Television and Pop Culture, with emphasis on understanding and appreciating television and pop culture as a major art form. Topics in American and International Television are explored through weekly screenings, readings, discussions, and lectures. SOC 803 BLL Fathead Films 3/26-4/23 W 8:00-10:00 pm Bell School Rd. Ctr 3350 N. Bell School Rd.

$50 5 Sessions Room 004

MODERN Language Films Appreciation Series Rock Valley College Modern Languages Department invites you to join us for one, or more of the films to be presented this semester. Films in this series have been carefully selected by our faculty for their cultural, historical, political, and social content. Modern Languages faculty will lead an open discussion (in English) following each film screening. Questions regarding this foreign films Appreciation series should be directed to Ms. Ventimiglia (815) 921-3358 or Ms. Szterensus (815) 921-3337. DRM 805 RV Faculty F 6:00-9:00 pm 1/17, 2/14, 3/21 4/11 Woodward Technology Ctr

$2 4 Sessions Room 117

Conversaciones con Mamá JANUARY 17 (Argentina) Jaime has lost his job during the economic crisis in Argentina and has to provide for his family. He wants to sell the apartment he owns, that is where his mom lives, and have her move in with him. But she is not going to cooperate. Very funny, touching movie.

Violeta went to Heaven FEBRUARY 14 (Chile) Biographical drama that explores the life of celebrated Chilean artist and singer Violeta Parra, who transcended impoverished roots to become a national icon, and a vocal opponent of social injustice. Extremely powerful movie.

Bread and Roses MARCH 21 (EEUU) Maya comes over the Mexican border without papers and makes her way to LA, where she gets a job as a janitor: a non-union janitorial service has the contract, the foul-mouthed supervisor can fire workers on a whim, and the service-workers’ union has assigned organizer Sam Shapiro to bring its “justice for janitors” campaign to the building. Inspired on a true story.

Innocent Voices APRIL 11 (El Salvador) The civil war in El Salvador in the 1980s is seen through the eyes of 11-year old Chava, who is growing up in a small town where the fighting between rebels and government troops is a daily fact of life.

FINANCE Antonio “Tony” Filippone, RFC is a Speaker, consultant, and Author of Financial Planning For The Not Yet Wealthy . Mr. Filippone has been featured on WIFR TV 23 News as well as on the cover of The Register (an International magazine for Financial Advisors). You may have also heard Antonio interviewed on Live at Five with Dean Ervin and Mortgage Talk on WNTA 1440 News Talk Radio. Come hear the facts not theory– strategies designed to work.

Will You Ever Be Able to Retire? (Adult) Revealed…the SECRETS that the Bank, Credit Card companies and the IRS aren’t telling you. Pay off a 30-year mortgage in 1/2 the time without making any additional payments. Why is it you are better off with MORE debt? Learn a better way to pay your debts using the money you already use to pay your bills. Once you master these basic principals you will be on your way to having the retirement of your dreams. Questions? Contact the instructor at (815) 633-9595 or e-mail at tony@rockfordretirement.com. FREE autographed copy of Tony’s book on Financial Planning to the first 10 students who register! FIN 806 RV Antonio Filippone, RFC $32 3/27 Th 6:30-8:30 pm 1 Session RVC Student Center Room 1222

Simple Secrets to Maximize Your Social Security Benefits (Adult) Should you start early? Is it smarter to delay until age 70? Recent economic events makes Social Security Benefits more important than ever to Americans. Couples and Singles will learn little-known claiming strategies that could make a huge difference in their retirement Income. We will discuss, how benefits are calculated and easy ways to increase them, will Social Security be there for you?, how you may be able to avoid paying taxes on Social Security, and how to make smarter choices to get more Social Security Income. When and how you elect Social Security benefits is a major financial decision so sign up now to get the facts! FIN 806 RV2 Antonio Filippone, RFC $32 4/24 Th 6:30-8:30 pm 1 Session RVC Physical Education Ctr Room 0110

FITNESS RICH GOBLE, is an Air Force veteran who turned to Buddhist meditation to manage the stress of his career and his high blood pressure. He wanted to bring this knowledge to his fellow veterans to assist with combatrelated stress, PTSD, and post-service adjustment. At RVC, Rich found Tai Chi and Chi Kung, which he realized could help anyone manage their stress and general health far better than with meditation alone. He teaches with that goal in mind. Rich has also found that the VA has implemented Tai Chi / Chi Kung programs throughout the country, and he is currently working toward bringing such a program to the Rockford area.”

Chi Kung and Meditation for Better Health (Adult) Improve breathing, circulation, range of motion and general comfort level with gentle Chi Kung exercises. Easy seated meditation techniques help to relieve stress while improving focus and memory. STANDING FIT 800 BLL10 Richard Goble $75 2/14-5/2 F 10:45-11:45 am 10 Sessions Bell School Rd. Ctr 3350 N. Bell School Rd. Room 013 NO CLASS 3/14 & 4/18 SEATED FIT 800 BLL11 Richard Goble $75 2/14-5/2 F Noon-1:00 pm 10 Sessions Bell School Rd. Ctr 3350 N. Bell School Rd. Room 002 NO CLASS 3/14 & 4/18

BOBBI CHANCE, international personal trainer, has provided fitness counseling for women in the U.S., Europe and Africa. She has helped hundreds of women with their fitness and body image goals through personal consultations, conferences and online at her personal training website. She is currently a corporate Wellness/Fitness Coach, working with companies and businesses in the Winnebago area. www.totalwellnessSol.com

Chair Exercise and Fitness Program (Adult) As our bodies mature, it is important to remain flexible and fit. This class will focus on warm ups, strength, toning and stretching. All exercises will be taught using a chair or wall. You will learn great exercises that can be done at home, quickly and easily in a small amount of time and with a limited amount of fitness equipment. Start your fitness program now. FIT 815 RV Bobbi Chance $64 3/18-4/15 T 4:00-4:45 pm 5 Sessions RVC Physical Education Ctr Room 1200 & 1206

Weight Training for Women (Adult) Weight training is so important for women. But where do you start? Perhaps you have never picked up a weight or have not exercised in years. This class will help you tone up muscles, strengthen your core, reduce stress and increase your energy level, and we will have fun! FIT 815 RV2 Bobbi Chance $64 3/18-4/15 T 5:00-5:45 pm 5 Sessions RVC Physical Education Ctr Rooms 1200 & 1206


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TAI CHI Are you looking for a way to reduce stress and improve your fitness? Tai Chi provides all of the cardiovascular, muscular, and flexibility benefits of traditional exercise formats, without the impact on joints and stress on the heart. Originating in ancient China, Tai Chi is an effective exercise for health of mind and body. It can be easy to learn and soon delivers its health benefits. For many, it continues as a lifetime journey. Almost anyone can learn Tai Chi’s postures and slow movements that are easily modified. SUE MICHAELSEN welcomes students of all ages and physical differences to her classes. She’s earned Tai Chi and Chi Kung Teaching Certification from top expert Medical Doctors and Masters of Healing Arts in China, USA and Canada. Also a Jin Shin Do® Acupressure Teacher and Licensed Massage Therapist, she has advanced training in injury prevention and assisting sports performance.

FREE Intro & Celebrate World Tai Chi & Chi Kung Day (HS-Adult) Day begins with the entire world practicing peace enhancing Chi Kung and Tai Chi. FIT 800 BLL9 Sue Michaelsen FREE 4/26 Sa 8:00-10:00 am 1 Sessions Bell School Rd. Ctr 3350 N. Bell School Rd. Room 013

MOTIVATE PERSONAL REHABILITATION Our team of physical and occupational therapists specialize in pelvic, abdominal, and orthopedic conditions. We combine manual therapies with a functional exercise program to start you down the path toward whole-body health.

Swiss Ball (Adult) Learn how to greatly improve your balance, coordination and core strength and have a ball doing it. The Swiss all is one of today’s top fitness tools. One of the primary benefits of exercising with a Swiss ball is that the body responds to the instability of the ball Therefore, engaging more muscles to remain balanced. Motivates’ Swiss Ball Class will address coordination, flexibility, and strength issues as well as will help improve your balance by developing your “Core Muscle”. Swiss Balls are sold at Motivate for $25.00 if you do not have one. FIT 812 MOT4 Donna Moore $73 2/27-4/3 Th 5:00-6:00 pm 6 Sessions Motivate Personal Rehabilitation 3057 N. Perryville Rd.

Pilates and MORE! (Adult) Do you want to improve your balance or posture? Do you want to tone your core (abdominals, hips, thighs, and back)? Do you want to learn exercises that can help you prevent back pain and improve bladder and bowel function? Do you want quality instruction from a physical therapist that can make modifications according to your physical limitations in order to prevent injury? If you answered, “Yes?” to any of these questions above, then please join me in the upcoming Pilates/ Pfilates classes, learning the specific exercise techniques of the creator of Pilates (Joseph Pilates) and integrating the latest techniques of Dr. Crawford’s Pfilates exercises. These combined exercises target the core muscles, including the pelvic floor muscles. “Pfilates” (pelvic floor Pilates) was developed by Dr. Crawford (an OB/GYN) who discovered that when appropriately applying pelvic floor muscle contractions to specific Pilate’s movements, bladder and bowel function improved in 70-80% of his patients. Quality of movement is the main focus of Pilates and Pfilates in order to properly strengthen the core. You will fell taller and more energized when you are finished, wanting for more. FIT 812 MOT3 Gina Jay PT, DPT, WCS $73 2/28-4/4 F 8:00-9:00 am 6 Sessions Motivate Personal Rehabilitation 3057 N. Perryville Rd.

FITNESS Continued

Tai Chi (Beginners) FIT 800 BLL2 2/10-4/14 Bell School Rd. Ctr NO CLASS 3/10 FIT 800 BLL4 2/13-4/24 Bell School Rd. Ctr NO CLASS 3/13 & 4/17 FIT 800 BLL7 2/15-4/19 Bell School Rd. Ctr NO CLASS 3/15

Tai Chi (Advanced)

Sue Michaelsen M 10:45-11:45 am 3350 N. Bell School Rd.

$68 9 Sessions Room 013

Sue Michaelsen Th 5:30-6:30 pm 3350 N. Bell School Rd.

$68 9 Sessions Room 013

Sue Michaelsen Sa 8:00-9:00 am 3350 N. Bell School Rd.

$68 9 Sessions Room 013

Tai Chi and Chi Kung (Seated) (HS-Adult) Sit or stand to learn. FIT 800 BLL3 Sue Michaelsen 2/10-4/14 M 11:50 am-12:50 pm Bell School Rd. Ctr 3350 N. Bell School Rd. NO CLASS 3/10

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Foam Roll For Posture Class (Adult) Do you have good posture? Do you ever experience neck pain? Back pain? Hip pain? Are your core and arm muscles strong and toned? Do you spend long periods of time sitting or standing? Answer yes to any of these questions then this class is for you. Learn how to find and feel pelvic neutral. The pelvis is the foundation on which your body connects all the core muscles. The foam roll is a great tool to stretch, relieve fascial tension and improve core strength. Learn great routines to release tension and unwind after a long day at work or midday after working in the garden. We will learn breathing techniques as well as basic upper and lower extremity stretching techniques and a few basic core strengthening tips. Wear comfortable clothes. Will need to purchase foam roll for $30.00 if student does not have one already. FIT 812 MOT2 Donna Moore $73 4/9-5/14 W 8:00-9:00 am 6 Sessions Motivate Personal Rehabilitation 3057 N. Perryville Rd.

Core & Floor Strength Class (Adult) Join a fun and functional exercise class that combines core and pelvic floor specific strengthening programs with stretching, balance, and weight bearing exercises. Denise is a certified Pfilates, Pelvic Floor Pilates instructor and has been working with individuals to improve their physical health for close to 2 decades. With programs designed by a medical doctor and a physical therapist this class will target all the essential muscles to tone your legs, waist, thighs and abdominal muscles. Motivate Core and Floor will combine Pfilates matt work with an aerobic program utilizing a ball and band in a variety of positions per your ability and comfort level. Strength, endurance, and coordination are all addressed during this 6 week program. This from the floor independently and without pain, improves your balance, back, and abdominal strength and overall functional endurance and health. Core and Floor is MOST appropriate for post-partum mothers, from 6 weeks to 3 years after giving birth, female athletes and anyone else looking to complement their current exercise program with beneficial core work, men included! There will be a one-time $60.00 fee for instructional Pfilates booklet and Pelvicore ball and band. Will be purchased at Motivate. FIT 812 MOT Donna Moore $73 4/8-5/13 T 5:00-6:00 pm 6 Sessions Motivate Personal Rehabilitation 3057 N. Perryville Rd.

(HS-Adult) PREREQUISITE: Chi Kung and Tai Chi All Levels. Sue Michaelsen $68 FIT 800 BLL 2/10-4/14 M 9:40-10:40 am 9 Sessions 3350 N. Bell School Rd. Room 013 Bell School Rd. Ctr NO CLASS 3/10

Tai Chi (All Levels) FIT 800 BLL5 2/13-4/17 Bell School Rd. Ctr NO CLASS 3/13 FIT 800 BLL6 2/15-4/19 Bell School Rd. Ctr NO CLASS 3/15

Sue Michaelsen Th 6:30-7:30 pm 3350 N. Bell School Rd.

$68 9 Sessions Room 013

Sue Michaelsen Sa 9:05 -10:05 am 3350 N. Bell School Rd.

$68 9 Sessions Room 013

Chi Kung & Self Massage (HS-Adult) Relax while learning to release stress and muscle tension in your mind and body. Instructor is Certified Chi ung Instructor and Licensed Massage Therapist. Bring: blanket, pillow and wear comfortable clothes. FIT 800 BLL8 Sue Michaelsen $32 Sa 10:30 am-12:30 pm 1 Session 2/22 Bell School Rd. Ctr 3350 N. Bell School Rd. Room 013 Fitness Zone has been owned and operated by KEVIN and BRENDA BURNS for over 18 years. Convenience, afford ability and quality are the main goal. Along with the Burns’, all instructors take pride instructing their students to get the most out of their class and to keep everyone healthy and active. For detailed information call the Fitness Zone at (815) 624-7663.

Floor, Core & More (Adult) A class designed to build strength not only in your core muscles, but in the entire body! Pilates added with the use of dumbbells, resist balls, resistance tubing and more. Once registered with RVC call Fitness Zone. FIT 812 FZ2 Fitness Zone Staff $75 T 8:30-9:30 am 14 Sessions 2/18-5/20 Fitness Zone 807 Progressive Ln., S. Beloit

Train with the Trainer (Adult) This one hour high intensity weight room workout includes interval cardio sessions along with weight training on the machines and doing free weights. Train along with Brenda, Exercise Specialist and owner of Fitness Zone. Once registered with RVC call Fitness Zone. FIT 812 FZ4 Fitness Zone Staff $98 2/20-5/22 Th 8:30-9:30 am 14 Sessions Fitness Zone 807 Progressive Ln., S. Beloit

Pilates Plus! (Adult) Strengthen your core muscles and then some with a combination of Pilates and yoga exercises. End off with 10 minutes of flexibility training. From beginning to advanced—All levels are welcome. Fitness Zone Staff FIT 812 FZ3 $75 2/22-5/24 Sa 8:30-9:30 am 14 Sessions Fitness Zone 807 Progressive Ln., S. Beloit


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HEALTH & NUTRITION

HEALTh & NUTRITION SHIRLEY J. POOLE, is a Clinical Dietitian at Swedish American Hospital. She is board Certified in Pediatric Nutrition and specializes in Eating Disorders. She provides nutritional consultation to a wide variety of organizations and is a contributing author.

DR MIAN-YIN WANG, MD, MS and Clinical Researcher at the University of Illinois College of Medicine, Rockford, IL, provides science-based, effective research for health alternatives for longevity and well-being. Her significant contributions to science and disease prevention include her life-long professional medical experience as an internal medicine practitioner and general surgeon in China, researcher at Univ. of Texas, MD Anderson Cancer Center and Univ. of IL, College of Medicine for many years. After her findings in scientific research and her personal experience, Dr. Wang has changed her life focus from research to prevention to improve community health.

AMELIA KLEMP, is a Speech Language Pathologist at SwedishAmerican Hospital. She specializes in feeding and swallowing disorders in infants and children, providing direct treatment to children and training to families. She has also lectured on the topic for other healthcare professions. This overview presentation is designed to raise awareness of common feeding and nutrition disorders to promote family health and ultimately decrease the rise of childhood obesity and other eating disorders later in life.

My Child Won’t Eat – Picky or Problem? (Adult) Children can be challenging when it comes to mealtimes and eating, but when do those challenging behaviors cross the line from picky eating to a bigger problem? If you have struggles getting your child to eat what you want them to eat, or just getting them to eat at all, this course is for you. Topics: normal child feeding and nutrition, atypical child feeding and nutrition, when and where to get help if a problem is identified and some practical “take-home” ideas to make mealtimes easier now. Amelia Klemp & Shirley Poole $32 HLT 803 RV W 6:00-8:00 pm 1 Session 2/26 RVC Educational Resource Ctr Room 2416

SARENE ALSHARIF holds a Masters of Public Health, and BS Nutritional Sciences. Throughout her career, she has led numerous workshops on nutrition, including Get the Skinny on Kids Nutrition and Mint Condition, as well as conducting presentations on preventative nutrition topics.

A Healthier You (HS-Adult) Learn how to eat healthier and get the tools you need to implement your new knowledge. Good nutrition can easily be a part of your everyday life. You’ll also get recipes and tips for healthy cooking. Topics include: My Plate, Fats, Simple Salads, Grains and Fiber, Proteins and Meat, Calcium and Iron and Gluten Free Diets. HLT 802 RV Sarene Alsharif 2/17-4/14 M 5:30-6:30 pm RVC Woodward Technology Ctr NO CLASS 3/10

$42 8 Sessions Room 117

RICHARD GUBBE, Reiki Master, has been teaching the Usui System of Reiki Healing for the past 25 years and has instructed more than 2,600 students and 400 Reiki Master Teachers nation.

Preventative Health, & Organic Living

Connections Therapy Center is made of an entire team committed to meeting your needs using a mind-body-spirit approach. Dr. Cindy Stear has extensive, specialized training in treatment of abuse, pediatric issues, and health psychology for a range of medical issues including chronic pain, wellness psychology for freedom from smoking, weight loss/maintenance and sports performance.

(Adult) Prevent Cancer and the reoccurrence of cancer. Prevent the intake of toxins and pollutants in your body. Help eliminate obesity and learn more effective methods to lose weight. Learn to eat better food. Learn how to live, breathe and cook in a safe and healthy environment. Learn more effective exercises. Learn about the energy within you and around you. Learn how to use herbs and complementary medicine to maintain proper health.

(Adult) Change your thought processes about food choices and overeat- ing to be more successful. Tools to enjoy lasting weight loss – freeing yourself of the yo-yo effect of losing weight only to gain in all back. Think in a more positive manner to challenge sabotaging thoughts and reform behaviors that contribute to overeating and weight management issues. PURCHASE workbook from instructor at first class ($20).

Preventative Health & Living will provide insight into maintaining a healthy and productive lifestyle. The world is changing and so are we. The key to good health in this decade is to focus on more modern and advanced prevention techniques as well as learning tried-and-true methods of the past. Primary prevention helps avoid the development of a disease. Using proper health techniques as primary preventive measures can lead to a disease-free existence and a balanced life. Get ahead and stay ahead with knowledge you can use. Topics for this one-day seminar include: • Today’s nutrition tips • Manuals provided • Organic farming • Meditation and visualization • Effects of supplements and herbal remedies • Holistic therapies in a clinical setting • The best ways to stay physically active and stay alive

PSY 800 CTC Dr. Cindy Stear $30 2/18 T 6:30-8:00 pm 1 Session Connections Therapy Center 5334 Williams Dr., Roscoe

HLT 815 BLL Richard Gubbe Sa 1:00-4:30 pm 5/3 Bell School Rd. Ctr 3350 N. Bell School Rd.

Think Yourself Thin

$32 1 Session Room 001

Introduction to Traditional Chinese Medicine (Adult) Traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) is a broad range of medicine practices which have been developed in China and are based on a tradition of more than 3,000 years. This includes various forms of herbal medicine, acupuncture, massage (tuina), qigong (exercise), and dietary therapy. TCM treats human body as whole and focuses on the identification of functional entities including good digestion, breathing, sleeping, younger living etc. through the regulation of yin/yang balance to reach the ultimate harmony. Dr. Mian-Ying Wang HLT 806 RV 2/20-3/6 Th 1:30-4:30 pm RVC Woodward Technology Ctr

$69 3 Sessions Room G10

CINDY STONE, MA, is a holistic nutritionist who has found the art of living harmoniously for 20 years without medications and surgeries. She has had S.A.D., endometriosis, hormonal imbalances and bipolar II diagnosis. Her mission is to support individuals in reclaiming their emotional and physical health. Cindy is not a medical doctor.

Unveiling the Masks of S.A.D., PMS, Menopause & Bipolar Diagnosis (Adult) Are you one of the 6 million people in the U.S. (including famous stage and screen stars, artists, authors and musicians) who have been diagnosed with bipolar disorder? Do you have the symptoms of S.A.D. (seasonal affective disorder) and want to hibernate during the midwestern winter months? Are you suffering from mood swings, insomnia and food cravings of PMS (premenstrual syndrome) or menopause? Learn some ancient and cutting edge techniques and self-taught therapies that may provide insight into these often misdiagnosed illnesses/conditions that may be affecting the quality of being fully present in your life. Class includes self-assessment quiz, powerful communication and listening techniques, extraordinary acupressure and reflexology, sound and brain wave therapy, alkaline/acid ph balance in your diet, medicinal teas, environmental remedies, and other advanced therapies. NOTE: This class is not a recommendation to discontinue medications but to learn ways to naturally reduce anxiety, agitation, depression, mood swings, irritability, restlessness and insomnia. Cindy Stone SPC 809 RV 2/15-3/8 Sa 9:30 am–Noon RVC Woodward Technology Ctr

$41 4 Sessions Room 210


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LANGUAGE, LITERATURE & WRITING

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language, literature & writing JUDITH BARRERA TULIAN was born in Cordoba, Argentina. Highlights of her career include being a Professor of Native Argentinean Dances for Children, teacher of folkloric Mexican Dances, and Professor, Superior Level of Argentinean Dances. Memberships include Aconcagua Artistic Ballet, Argentina (1974-1976) and Huehuecoyotl Ballet, Mexican Dances, Elgin Community College (1999-2002).

Spanish For Everyone-Level I (Adult) This first-level class will help you learn basic conversational Spanish grammar, alphabet, pronunciations, sounds, articles, nouns, adjectives. Gain the tools to help you start putting sentences and paragraphs together. FOR 031 RV Judith Barrera-Tulian $129 2/17-3/20 MTh 6:00-8:00 pm 8 Sessions RVC Jacob Ctr for Science & Math Room 1102 NO CLASS 3/10 & 3/13

Spanish for Culture-Level I (HS-Adult) After taking this class students will be anxious to visit Latin American countries and Mexico. Students will take great pleasure in talking Spanish with people of Spanish countries and Hispanics living in the USA. Purchase text at RVC Bookstore. LAN 800 BLL 2/15-4/12 Bell School Rd. Ctr NO CLASS 3/15

Walter Gutierrez $73 Sa 9:00-11:00 am 8 Sessions 3350 N. Bell School Rd. Room 003

(HS-Adult) This class is a continuation of Spanish for Culture Level I and will give students language skills to use while doing business and traveling in the Spanish speaking world. PREREQUISITE: Spanish for Culture-Level I or equivalent experience. Purchase text at RVC Bookstore. Walter Gutierrez $73 Sa 11:30 am-1:30 pm 8 Sessions 3350 N. Bell School Rd. Room 003

Rick Wholey earned a BS in Asian Studies from Cornell University in 1970, majoring in Mandarin Chinese, and an MBA in International Finance from Syracuse University in 1976. He’s now retired after 34 years in international business. Positions included 19 years as Director of International Sourcing with Rockford Products Corporation, plus positions with UTC and Amerock. Has extensive experience with Chinese business opportunities and practices.

Chinese I (Adult) Increase your marketability! In this era of globalization, communicate with more than half of the worlds population by learning the world’s new second language, Chinese. focus will be on communicative skills. On-line workbook will teach typing Chinese which can be easily mastered in a 10 week class. No prerequisite required, although Intro to Chinese would be helpful. Purhase text and online workbook from RVC Bookstore prior to first class. 20 CPDU’s. FOR 043 RV Richard Wholey 2/18-4/29 T 6:00-8:00 pm RVC Classroom Bldg II NO CLASS 3/11

(Adult) A continuation of our Spanish–Level I class. PREREQUISITE: Spanish Level I (or instructor permission). Purchase text at RVC bookstore. FOR 037 RV Judith Barrera-Tulian $129 2/18-4/15 T 6:00-8:00 pm 8 Sessions RVC Jacob Ctr for Science & Math Room 1102 NO CLASS 3/11 FOR 037 RV2 Judith Barrera-Tulian $129 3/24-4/17 MTh 6:00-8:00 pm 8 Sessions RVC Jacob Ctr for Science & Math Room 1102

Spanish for Culture-Level II

LAN 800 BLL2 2/15-4/12 Bell School Rd. Ctr NO CLASS 3/15

Spanish For Everyone-Level II

$135 10 Sessions Room 124

Spanish For Everyone-Level III (Adult) A continuation of our Spanish–Level I class. PREREQUISITE: Spanish Level lI (or instructor permission). Purchase text at RVC bookstore. FOR 038 RV Judith Barrera-Tulian $129 4/21-5/15 MTh 6:00-8:00 pm 8 Sessions RVC Jacob Ctr for Science & Math Room 1102

BECKY TIDBERG is an award-winning freelance writer with work appearing in four “servings” of Chicken Soup for the Soul. She is also a certified English teacher, and has written regularly for publications such as: Thriving Family Magazine, OnCourse Magazine, and LookOut Magazine since 2007.

Winning Recipe for a Chicken Soup Story (HS-Adult) Do you have a story that’s begging to be told? Do you want to make a little extra money relating those crazy things your kids do? Always wanted to see your work in print? Join us as we whip up a winning recipe for this wildly popular series! You will leave class with an edited story ready for submission as we go from a blank page to a finished product in a fun, practical, and engaging fashion. Materials Needed: Notebook, pen, and one volume of a Chicken Soup for the Soul book - any topic. COM 806 RV2 Rebecca Tidberg 2/11-3/18 T 6:00-7:30 pm RVC Classroom Bldg II NO CLASS 3/11

$47 5 Sessions Room 126

John Weber is a national award winning author of MG and YA Novels. He is a literary agent with Serendipity Literary Agency in new York. www.serendipityLit.com

Writing the Middle Grade and Young Adult Novel (HS – Adult) Writing the Middle Grade (MG) and Young Adult (YA) Novel will introduce you to the techniques of writing for this audience. The course will examine the underlying structure of a novel, specific writing techniques such as dialog, characterization, pacing, and plots. Provides a hands on process that will assist an unpublished writer to complete a MG or YA novel. The end of the course will include the process of querying an agent or publisher and selling a novel. Purchase textbook at RVC bookstore prior to class. COM 808 RV John Weber 2/12-4/23 W 6:30-8:30 pm RVC Classroom Bldg II NO CLASS 3/12

$81 10 Sessions Room 124


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MARTIAL ARTS & SELF DEFENSE

martial arts & self defense Dr. Justin Ramza is a 2nd degree black belt Aikido and is an instructor at Rockford Aikikai Aikido.

HA’S TAE KWON DO, KUM DO, and YANG SENG studio helps students gain wisdom and health through individualized martial arts classes. Master Ha is highly recognized for his continued contributions in the martial arts and carries a strong set of credentials. Ha is Founder, T.K.D. Children Personality Development Association, U.S. National Collegiate Taekwondo Team Head Coach (2009), and Commissioner of USA Taekwondo Martial Arts Commission. He was a professor in the Korea Third Military Academy as well as an Education Training Officer in the Korea Armed Forces Athletic Corps and Director of the World Taekwondo Research Society. He has been recently awarded with the U.S.A. Presidential Physical Fitness Award for his outstanding contribution to and achievement in the world of USA Tae kwon do (2009).

Aikido: Martial Art of Balance (Adult) The defensive martial art of Aikido is based on the sword and short staff. It is a modern art from Japan with the focus of balance, control of one’s center line, and the shifting of posture to take control of another’s center line. In some manner, Aikido is similar to Judo, jui-jitsu and tai chi, as it involves no punching or kicking, no sport competition, and rank is optional. It is open to any male or female aged 18 and up, who can perform the basic movements of sliding forward, pivoting, and turning about. Those considering Aikido are encouraged to visit the aikido web page www.aikidorocks.com to see videos of this style of Aikido, and discern if this art might be of interest. WEAR: T-shirt and sweat pants, Karate or other martial art uniform. Call Ramza Club for further details (815) 988-9885.

Family Tae Kwon Program (All ages welcome) Taekwondo is a bare-handed military art form and sport that uses the hands and feet for attack and defense. Taekwondo trains the body, but also focuses on development of the mind. The objective of learning Taekwondo is to foster growth in both body and mind through skill building and etiquette lessons that aid in building courage, confidence and self-esteem. Taekwondo is a wonderful exercise for children who are still growing as well as a good way for adults to increase their physical endurance. Taekwondo’s movements require extensive use of the joints, which increases the limberness of one’s body and aids young children in the development of coordination. Our classes emphasize the tenants which are an integral part of Taekwondo: Build Confidence, Learn Self Defense, Improve Concentration, Increase Self-discipline, Develop the, “Yes I Can!” Master Ha has developed these programs with the knowledge of how children process information and is the author of the first and only book on methods for teaching young students the art of Taekwondo. Once registered with RVC call Ha’s Studio. FIT 805 HA Ha’s Studio Staff Call (815) 282-4028 to schedule day/times. Ha’s Tae Kwon Do Studio 4150 N. Perryville Rd.

$99 16 Sessions Loves Park

Kum Do (Ages 10 and Up) Kum Do (The Way of the Sword) is an authentic Korean sword technique. This course places an emphasis on self discipline, strength, and flexibility. Kum Do is a sword art that is almost 2000 years old and was used by the ancient Korean armies. You will learn the honorable way of ancient Korean warriors. The beginning student will be taught techniques and styles in specific stages as he/she progresses through the various ranks of colored belts. Students who repeat the class will be taught new and different techniques each semester. Once registered with RVC call Ha’s Studio.

No Joke Martial Arts is the alternative to the “traditional gym” and “martial arts school” and offers Boxing, Kick boxing, Grappling and Mixed Martial Arts for kids and adults. Training is offered at all levels from the fitness novice to the professional fighter. Everyone is welcome at No Joke Martial Arts.

Kick Boxing Conditioning (Adult) For the novice to advanced, kick boxing/fitness enthusiast. Classes combine aerobic exercise with realistic self defense techniques. Boxing gloves and hand wraps are strongly suggested and can be purchased at class. Once registered with RVC call No Joke Martial Arts. FIT 812 NJ2 No Joke Staff $48 Call (815) 986-5425 to schedule day/times 6 Sessions No Joke Martial Arts 6358 Daytona Dr., Loves Park

Fitness Boxing For Men & Women (Adult) Learn basic punches, slips and counters being taught by experienced boxing trainers. Have fun learning a healthy way to vent anger and frustration, while punching your way to fitness goals. Once registered with RVC call No Joke Martial Arts. FIT 812 NJ No Joke Staff $48 Call (815) 986-5425 to schedule day/times 6 Sessions No Joke Martial Arts 6358 Daytona Dr., Loves Park

FIT 805 RC 2/15-5/31 Ramza Club

Justin Ramza MW 7:00 pm Sa 10:30 am

$20 10 Sessions 71 Spring Brook Rd.

ELITE DEFENSE was founded by MATTHEW J NUMRICH. Mr. Numrich was certified as one of only a handful of Full Instructor of Jeet Kune Do (JKD) and the Filipino Martial Arts by Sifu Paul Vunak (under Guru Dan Inosanto). He also holds only 1 of 48 Certified Executive Instructor positions under Progressive Fighting Systems. His passion is using the martial arts to increase qualities of his students lives.

Adult Self-Defense (Adult Co-ed) There are FIVE areas of self-defense you have to know. Do you know what they are? This class goes beyond “sport” martial arts and gives you what traditional arts can’t. Don’t limit yourself to one art or style, get the knowledge you need, while getting a great workout! We will teach any adult how to defend themselves in a variety of real life altercations. No experience needed. Once registered with RVC call Elite. HLT 811 EDS2 Elite Defense Systems $28 Call (815) 885-4758 to schedule day/times 4 Sessions Elite Defense Systems 5695 Strathmoor Dr., Unit 2

Women’s Self-Defense: 7 Self-Defense Moves Every Woman Needs to Know (Adult) Female participants learn seven easy and extremely effective self-defense tools they can use to escape from bigger and stronger opponents. Know what to do if someone grabs you from behind, tackles you down to the ground or assaults you with a weapon. Once registered with RVC call Elite.

FIT 805 HA2 Ha’s Studio Staff $99 Call (815) 282-4028 to schedule day/times. 16 Sessions Ha’s Tae Kwon Do Studio 4150 N. Perryville Rd., Loves Park MASTER JUNG was born and raised in Korea, coming to the USA in 1978, and holds a World Taekwondo Federation coaching license from USA Taekwondo. The academy strives to teach good form, which leads to good discipline and provides parents and children with a great bonding opportunity.

Elite Defense Systems $11 HLT 811 EDS Call (815) 885-4758 to schedule day/times 1 Session Elite Defense Systems 5695 Strathmoor Dr., Unit 2

Tae Kwon Do Basics (Youth-Adult) Our family class emphasizes self confidence, self defense, perseverance, and physical/mental strength. Through Tae Kwon Do, students learn self discipline while improving their health and flexibility. A great way for families to spend time together! Once registered with RVC call Jung’s. Classes offered throughout semester.

Submission Grappling

FIT 805 BE Jung’s Academy staff $59 Call (815) 544-3222 to schedule day/times. 6 Sessions Jung’s Tae Kwon Do Academy 2241 Anderson Dr. Belvidere

FIT 812 NJ4 No Joke Staff $48 Call (815) 986-5425 to schedule day/times 6 Sessions No Joke Martial Arts 6358 Daytona Dr., Loves Park

(Adult) Based on the techniques derived from Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, we will practice all the defense of and correct execution of chokes, arm bars, and other submission moves necessary to prepare for a Mixed Martial Arts bout, submission grappling tournament or self defense.

RVC Bookstore

Student Center, Ground Level rvc.bncollege.com or (815) 921-1680. For spring hours and to order or view used and new textbooks, visit us online at www.whywaitforbooks.com.


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mind & body RICHARD GUBBE, Reiki Master, has been teaching the Usui System of Reiki Healing for the past 25 years and has instructed more than 2,600 students and 400 Reiki Master Teachers nationwide.

The Energy Healing of Reiki I (Adult) Newly updated! Hands-on training sessions where you will use white light energy to heal yourself and others. This energy healing system is used in hospitals and other clinical settings as an effective technique to heal the body after suffering trauma and before and after surgery. Reiki has been found to be successful for pain relief, cancer treatment and is also used in hospice settings. You will mobilize the same White Light Energy healing that is used in hospitals and medical clinics throughout the world. Reiki, Japanese for “Light Energy,” accelerates the body’s healing process and provides physical and spiritual healing, relaxation and stress relief, along with personal growth and awareness. You will have all the necessary steps to become an energy healer and be attuned to Universal Life Energy that comes from ancient Tibet. General public as well as those in nursing, massage therapy and other healing arts welcome. Reiki I certificates awarded and honored worldwide. HLT 815 BLL3 Richard Gubbe $74 4/3-4/10 Th 6:00-9:30 pm 2 Sessions Bell School Rd. Ctr 3350 N. Bell School Rd. Room 001 HLT 815 BLL4 Richard Gubbe 5/21-5/28 W 6:00-9:30 pm Bell School Rd. Ctr 3350 N. Bell School Rd. HLT 815 BLL5 Richard Gubbe 3/22-3/29 Sa 1:00-4:30 pm Bell School Rd. Ctr 3350 N. Bell School Rd. HLT 815 BLL6 Richard Gubbe 2/25-3/4 T 6:00-9:30 pm Bell School Rd. Ctr 3350 N. Bell School Rd. HLT 815 BLL9 Richard Gubbe 3/24-3/31 M 6:00-9:30 pm 3350 N. Bell School Rd. Bell School Rd. Ctr

(Adult) Designed for Reiki students who have completed the first level of Reiki training. Weekly sessions allow Reiki practitioners to work on members of the general public as well as themselves. You will experience the use of providing Reiki treatments in a clinical healing setting. Perform 20-minute treatments in small groups on massage tables in a quiet setting. No appointments are needed and no fees are charged for members of the public. You will receive a Reiki Attunement from 25-year Reiki Master Richard Gubbe and a certificate of service. HLT 815 BLL8 Richard Gubbe $22 2/19-5/14 W 6:00-9:00 pm 12 Sessions Bell School Rd. Ctr 3350 N. Bell School Rd. Room 003 NO CLASS 3/12

(Adult) Ancient Healing Symbols and Visualization in Healing covered in this advanced class. The use of light energy along with visualization, chakras and color therapy are explored. You will discover how powerful ancient symbols and intent are used to amplify the healing process and how to send White Light Energy treatments anywhere. Experience further personal growth and awareness through intensified Reiki training. Reiki II certificates awarded and honored worldwide. Bring: a notebook and dress casually. PREREQUISITE: The Energy Healing of Reiki Techniques of Distance Energy Healing, HLT 815 BLL2 Richard Gubbe $149 5/12-5/19 M 6:00-9:00 pm 2 Sessions Bell School Rd. Ctr 3350 N. Bell School Rd. Room 003

Visualization & Meditation (Adult) Live a full life with prosperity and stable relationships. Negative beliefs with a lack of visualization skills keep us from achieving our dreams and reaching full potential. Use “Conceptualize, Visualize & Realize” and “The Prosperity Wheel” to challenge old, negative beliefs. Learn exciting techniques to get what you want in life! $39 2 Sessions Room 002

Connections Therapy Center is made of an entire team committed to meeting your needs using a mind-body-spirit approach. Dr. Cindy Stear has extensive, specialized training in treatment of abuse, pediatric issues, and health psychology for a range of medical issues including chronic pain, wellness psychology for freedom from smoking, weight loss/maintenance and sports performance.

Hypnosis for Lasting Weight Loss (Adult) Lean to harness the power of your unconscious mind for permanent weight loss. Decrease cravings for fattening foods, late night eating, over eating, and emotional eating. Increase positive food choices and healthy exercise. Includes free CD. PSY 800 CTC3 Dr. Cindy Stear $30 2/11 T 6:30-8:00 pm 1 Session Connections Therapy Center 5334 Williams Dr., Roscoe Kathy Cox has 20 years of experience helping one connect to feelings, gain self-empowerment and create solutions to transform.

The 5 Love Languages (Adult) You and your partner are invited! Come learn the secret to Love that lasts. “How do we meet each other’s deep emotional need to feel loved? If we can learn that and choose to do it, then the love we share will be exciting beyond anything we ever felt when we were infatuated.” Dr. Gary Chapman he focus of this group will be on learning skills; space is limited – register early!

$74 2 Sessions Room 003 $74 2 Sessions Room 002 $74 2 Sessions Room 003 $74 2 Sessions Room 003

The Energy Healing of Reiki II

HLT 815 BLL7 Richard Gubbe 4/22-4/29 T 6:30-8:30 pm Bell School Rd. Ctr 3350 N. Bell School Rd.

Reiki Share

Kathy Cox $30 per couple SPC 800 CTC 2/11 T 6:30-8:00 pm 1 Session 5334 Williams Dr., Roscoe Connections Therapy Center

Sound Therapy with Tibetan Singing Bowls (Adult) Tibetan Singing Bowls are a type of instrument used for healing and meditation. Also known as Himalayan Sound Bowls, Tibetan Singing Bowls are considered a type of bell, long used by Buddhist monks in meditation. When played, Tibetan singing bowls vibrate and produce a deep, rich tone. These vibrations are thought to produce beneficial changes within your body, which can reduce stress, harmonize your cells, and balance your body’s energy system. For hundreds of years, the use of specific pure tones from antique healing bowls made in the Himalayan region help us heal faster, meditate at a higher level and grow spiritually. The vibration and sound at the right frequencies from high-grade bowls can accelerate the healing process through our Chakras. Each of the seven physical Chakras benefits from specific notes from antique healing bowls. This fascinating use of healing bowls can be felt instantly. Students will be able to play antique, collection-quality bowls and bells that are hundreds of years old in this one-day seminar. HLT 815 BLL10 Richard Gubbe $34 4/5 Sa 1:00-4:00 pm 1 Session Bell School Rd. Ctr 3350 N. Bell School Rd. Room 004

DR. SHANTI HULSEBUS practices NUCCA Chiropractic and is a graduate of Life Chiropractic College West in Hayward, California. She has studied and worked globally as a volunteer, and moved to Illinois recently to join her husband, Dr. Kyle Hulsebus, in family practice.

Experience Past Life Regression (Adult) Are past lives real? Experience your own past lives and discover for yourself why certain people and places hold special meaning in your current life. Past-life regression hypnosis allows you to visit other times and other places to find answers to questions you’ve always had. Experience past-life regression in a supportive setting. PSY 800 RV3 Dr. Shanti Hulsebus 3/19 W 7:00-9:00 pm RVC Student Center

$32 1 Session Room 1222

Massage for Couples (HS-Adult) Spend a special date learning to pamper your loved one’s neck, shoulders, back and more from a licensed Massage Therapist and Authorized Jin Shin Do® Acupressure Teacher. Students remain clothed. Bring: sheets, blanket and pillow to make chairs comfortable for you. HLT 818 BLL 2/14 Bell School Rd. Ctr

Sue Michaelsen $39/per person F 6:00-9:00 pm 1 Session 3350 N. Bell School Rd. Room 013


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Introduction to the Chakras (Adult) This overview will help you understand why opening and healing the seven chakras are essential to living a healthy, happy, productive, balanced, and fulfilling life. These energy centers are the connections between our mind, body, and spirit and the driving force behind every function of our lives. Learn what the chakras are, and how they impact your life, health and well-being. Join Beth Campisi, certified chakra instructor through Bridges of Unity, Reiki Master and licensed massage therapist to see what benefits you could realize in your life by working with the chakras. Based on the book, “Seven Portals to Your Soul: An Accessible Guide for Mending Your Life” by Marcia A. Phillips. OSS 006 RV Beth Campisi $29 3/19 W 6:00-8:00 pm 1 Session RVC Classroom Bldg ll Room 121

Opening the Lower Chakras (Adult) (.5 Credit) The lower chakras (root, sacral and solar plexus) help us to live a physical life that truly works for us. Specific information about each chakra is covered: its location, heath issues, function and how to open and balance it to live a happier, healthier more meaningful life. This class is for anyone interested in doing personal inner work with your lower chakras to facilitate physical, mental, and emotional awareness and healing. The book and workbook required for this class are “Seven Portals To Your Soul: An Accessible Guide For Mending Your Life” by Marcia Phillips and can be purchased from the instructor the first night of class. (Cost for the book and workbook is $35 and are also used for the Opening Your Upper Chakras class.) HLT 091 RV Beth Campisi $99 3/26-4/16 W 6:00-8:30 pm 4 Sessions RVC Classroom Bldg ll Room 121

Chakra Rhythms - A Journey of Discovery Through the Chakras (Teen - Adult) Chakras are vital energy centers that sustain us on al levels of consciousness. They are pathways that connect us to the cycles and rhythms of the Earth, to all aspects of ourselves and to the cosmic pulse of Creation. How would it feel to flow with your Soul, to discover and express your true essence and to experience your aliveness? Release the burden of defining yourself! Awaken the endless possibilities hidden within each one of your chakra centers that is waiting to be discovered. Though the transformation power of freestyle movement, music and spontaneous expression of the physical body, all other pathways open! Please wear loose fitting clothing and bring a mat. OSS 006 RV2 Beth Campisi $50 5/4 Su 1:00-5:00 pm 1 Session 3350 N. Bell School Rd. Room 013 Bell School Rd. Ctr

Opening the Upper Chakras (.5 Credits) The upper chakras (heart, throat, third eye and crown) help us connect with our inner higher spiritual self to live a life that is in alignment with who we truly are. Specific information about each chakra is covered: its location, health issues, function and how to open and balance it to live a loving, peaceful more fulfilling life. This class will utilize the tools and build upon insights learned in the Lower Chakra class, therefore the prerequisite Opening the Lower Chakras class is highly recommended. 10 CE hours for Massage Therapists. 10 CEU’s for Social Workers and Licensed Practical Counselors. 4 CE hours for Massage Therapists; 4 CEU’s for Social Workers and Licensed Practical Counselors. HLT 092 RV Beth Campisi $99 4/30-5/21 W 6:00-8:30 pm 4 Sessions RVC Classroom Bldg ll Room 121

COMMUNITY MUSIC GROUPS Community Band

Bagpipes 101

(Adult) Community band provides an opportunity for the individual to continue with their instrumental development through performing a variety of musical styles in the concert band setting. New members should contact the director at (815) 975-0478 or e-mail rvcband@hotmail. com. PREREQUISITE: Must be proficient on a band instrument. Concert TBA.

(HS-Adult) This is your chance to learn Scottish Highland Bagpipes or Highland Drumming on Snare, Tenor, and Bass Drums. Experience not necessary. Ages 14 and older welcome. Small group instruction provided by members of the City of Rockford Pipe Band. Bagpipe students begin instruction on chanters, and drumming students begin instruction on drum pads. Information on materials needed provided in class.

MUS 809 RV4 Erik Oberg Th 6:45-9:00 pm 1/16-5/1 RVC Educational Resource Ctr NO CLASS 3/13 & 4/17

$47 14 Sessions Room 0214

Community Chamber Orchestra (Adult) This class is open to instrumentalists of intermediate and above abilities who are able to read music. Music from various periods and styles will be studied and performed in concerts. Bring your instrument to the first class. MUS 800 RV3 Michael C. Beert M 7:00-9:15 pm 1/27-5/5 RVC Educational Resource Ctr NO CLASS 3/10 & 4/28 CONCERT 4/22

$49 13 Sessions Room 0214

Community Jazz Ensemble (Adult) Open to jazz band instrumentalists who enjoy a wide variety of jazz styles. Music performed will be jazz band instrumentation. Performances with the ensemble will include concerts at Rock Valley College as well as other community concerts. New members should contact the instructor prior to first rehearsal. PREREQUISITE: Previous jazz band experience, new students call instructor at (815) 921-3357. MUS 809 RV Ken Stein 1/15-4/16 W 7:00-8:30 pm RVC Educational Resource Ctr NO CLASS 3/12

$47 13 Sessions Room 0214

MUS 811 BLL 2/11-5/27 Bell School Rd. Ctr

City of Rockford Pipe Band $47 T 7:00-8:00 pm 15 Sessions 3350 N. Bell School Rd. Room 013

Rock Valley Master Chorale (18 & Up) The Rock Valley Master Chorale is a choir of dedicated singers who enjoy learning concert repertoire that is both challenging and enriching. We bring music of the highest level to the community through public concerts, and share our talents in presenting outreach performance that serve the wider community. If you are looking to rekindle a choral experience that will recapture the joy and the excellence of a wonderful high school or college choir, we welcome you to join us soon. PREREQUISITE: Successful audition with the director and accompanist. For more information call (815) 633-5859 or email j.wahlquist@comcast.net. John Wahlquist MUS 806 RV4 2/4-5/6 T 7:00-9:00 pm RVC Educational Resource Ctr NO CLASS 3/11

$64 13 Sessions Room 0214

Old Towne Band (Adult) This class specializes in performing turn-of-the century music including circus, marches, novelties, ragtime, Dixieland, vaudeville, overtures, etc. The band presents a formal concert each semester and performs at various community events. Note: Class size is limited; new members should check with the instructor at the first class meeting for any openings. PREREQUISITE: Ability to play a band instrument. MUS 809 KCDS 2/17-4/28 Keith School

Mark Rose M 7:00-9:00 pm 1 Jacoby Place

$47 11 Sessions Band Room


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Beginning Guitar for Adults

Intermediate Guitars for Adults

How to Play Piano by Ear

(Adults) Learn to play tons of songs: folk, pop and classical, in numerous keys, using a variety of picking patterns. Absolutely no previous experience is necessary. The only requirement is to bring yourself and an acoustic guitar to the first class. Join us for fun and camaraderie. Call the instructor, Cathy Bautz, at (815) 398-0383 if you have any questions about this class.

(Adults) This course is a continuation of Beginning Guitar for Adults. You will learn a variety of techniques to add interest and excitement to your guitar playing, including how to read tablature, bass runs, hammers, slides, pull-offs, new picking patterns and additional styles of music, such as the blues. Call, Cathy Bautz, at (815) 398-0383 if you have any questions about this class. PREREQUISITE: Beginning guitar for adults or instructor consent.

(Ages 13 & Up) Learn one of music’s deepest mysteries: how to play songs without relying on music. A very practical presentation of music theory that includes predicting chord progressions, learning from recordings, and transposing all expressed in everyday language. This is an ideal follow-up to the “Instant Piano” class and is open to anyone who has a basic understanding of chords on any instrument. Expand your musical horizons, and free yourself from sheet-music dependence, and be the life of the party! Prior experience with chords recommended. Materials fee of $29.00 for the How to Play Piano by Ear Book and Practice CD will be collected in class by the instructor. Topics include: • How to find the starting note • How to determine when chords change • How to predict the chord progression • How chords help you find the correct melody • How the melody helps you find the correct chords • How to learn songs from recordings in all keys • How to transpose • The Universal Key Signature • How to use the Circle of Fifths • How to recognize the most common chord patterns

MUS 800 BLL5 2/12-4/9 Bell School Rd. Ctr NO CLASS 3/12

Catherine Bautz W 6:30-8:00 pm 3350 N. Bell School Rd.

$61 8 Sessions Room 001

MUS 800 BLL4 2/12-4/9 Bell School Rd. Ctr NO CLASS 3/12

Catherine Bautz W 8:00-9:00 pm 3350 N. Bell School Rd.

$43 8 Sessions Room 001

Piano Classes for CURRENT (Experienced) Students (Adult) Classes designed for students who have previously attended piano classes or have past experience.

Adult Beginning Piano for Adults II & III PREREQUISITE: Adult Beginning Piano I or II or private instruction. (Ages 16-Adult) Inger Lansholt 1/28-5/20 T Noon-1:00 pm RVC Building G NO CLASS 3/11

$115 16 Sessions Piano Lab

Adult Beginning Piano for Adults II & III

PIANO WITH INGER LANGSHOLT INGER LANGSHOLT is a well-respected private instruction piano teacher, instrumental in developing community piano lessons in a group setting at Rock Valley College. Inger’s teaching style and classes are best described by one of her adult students: “She taught me (to play the piano) as a child. This is an easy, laid-back approach for the beginner. The student enjoys it!” TO REGISTER: • Choose appropriate age/skill level: attend the first class. • Register and pay at first class (check only please). • A piano or keyboard with standard size keys needed for home preparation of assignments. • Dates/times and class level assignments subject to change at instructor’s discretion.

Piano Classes for NEW (inexperienced) Students Classes designed for beginning level students. No experience required!

Beginning Piano for Adults (Ages 16-Adult) Inger Lansholt 1/25-5/17 Sa 8:30-9:30 am RVC Building G NO CLASS 3/15 & 4/19

$108 15 Sessions Piano Lab

(Ages 16-Adult) Inger Lansholt 1/28-5/20 T 11:00 am-Noon RVC Building G NO CLASS 3/11

$115 16 Sessions Piano Lab

(Ages 16-Adult) Inger Lansholt 1/28-5/20 T 6:45-7:45 pm RVC Building G NO CLASS 3/11 (Ages 16-Adult) Inger Lansholt 1/30-5/22 Th 10:00-11:00 am RVC Building G NO CLASS 3/13 & 4/17

$115 16 Sessions Piano Lab $108 15 Sessions Piano Lab

(Ages 16-Adult) Inger Lansholt 1/28-5/20 T 7:45-8:45 pm RVC Building G NO CLASS 3/11

$115 16 Sessions Piano Lab

Adult Piano V, VI & VII (Ages 16-Adult) Inger Lansholt 1/28-5/20 T 10:00-11:00 am RVC Building G NO CLASS 3/11

$118 16 Sessions Piano Lab

Adult Piano VI (Ages 16-Adult) Inger Lansholt 1/27-5/19 M 7:00-8:00 pm RVC Building G NO CLASS 3/10

$118 16 Sessions Piano Lab

‘Tweeners Piano for New & Continuing Teens (Ages 12-14) Inger Langsholt 1/27-5/19 M 5:45-6:45 pm RVC Building G NO CLASS 3/10

$119 16 Sessions Piano Lab

Craig Coffman Sa 1:00-3:30 pm 3350 N. Bell School Rd.

$40 1 Session Room 001

Instant Piano for Hopelessly Busy People (Ages 13 & Up) Some music teachers may not want you to know this, but you don’t need years of weekly lessons to learn piano. In just a few hours, you can learn enough secrets of the trade to give you years of musical enjoyment. How do we do it? While regular piano teachers teach note reading, piano professionals use chords. And you can learn all the chords you’ll need to play any song in this one session. Any song. Any style. Any key. If you can find middle C and know the meaning of Every Good Boy Does Fine, you already know enough to enroll in this workshop. Total beginners can request a free pamphlet by sending a SASE to Innovative Keyboard Instruction, 2841 S. Southwind Dr., Gilbert, AZ 85296 Required $29 material fee (workbook and practice CD) will be collected in class by instructor. Topics include: • How chords work in a song • How to get more out of sheet music by reading less of it • How to form the three main types of chords • How to handle different keys and time signatures • How to avoid “counting” • How to simplify over 12,000 complex chords See DUAL REGISTRATION OFFER below. MUS 800 BLL 4/12 Bell School Rd. Ctr

Craig Coffman Sa 9:00 am-Noon 3350 N. Bell School Rd.

$40 1 Session Room 001

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Playing with Chords (16-Adult) Are chords a mystery? This class will teach chords and how to use them. A piano is needed for daily practice. (NOTE: Students must be able to easily read the treble clef.) (Ages 16-Adult) Inger Langsholt 1/30-5/22 Th 11:00 am-Noon RVC Building G NO CLASS 3/13 & 4/17

MUS 800 BLL2 4/12 Bell School Rd. Ctr

MUS 800 SAVE 4/12 Bell School Rd. Ctr

Craig Coffman Sa 9:00 am-3:30 pm 3350 N. Bell School Rd.

$70 1 Session Room 001

$106 15 Sessions Piano Lab

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ORGANIZATION

Instant Guitar for Hopelessly Busy People (Ages 13 & Up) Have you ever wanted to learn the guitar but simply find it difficult to find the time? In just a few hours you can learn enough about playing the guitar to give you years of musical enjoyment, and you won’t have to take private lessons to do it. This crash course will teach you some basic chords and get you playing along with your favorite songs right away. Bring: your acoustic guitar. Required materials fee of $29 will be collected in class by the instructor for workbook and practice DVD. Topics include: • How chords work in a song • How to form the three main types of chords • How to tune your guitar • Basic strumming patterns • How to buy a good guitar (things to avoid) • How to play along with simple tunes MUS 800 BLL3 4/12 Bell School Rd. Ctr

Craig Coffman Sa 3:45-6:15 pm 3350 N. Bell School Rd.

$40 1 Session Room 003

Minimize, Maximize & Maintain Your Home (Adult) Have you stopped to think how much your clutter is costing you, or how much time it is robbing you of? Learn the steps to make a decision to rid the clutter in your home or life. Simplify and get organized. Stay focused. You can make space for your dreams to come true. SPC 809 BLL2 Cynthia Bahls $32 2/26 W 6:30-7:30 pm 1 Session Bell School Rd. Ctr 3350 N. Bell School Rd. Room 002

Are You a Stay at Home Parent? (Adult) Our focus will be on parents that work from home. Great tips for day to day routines; scheduling both child and adult activities. Learn to set priorities and take control of your time, simplify life, slow down and bring life into balance. SPC 809 BLL Cynthia Bahls $32 W 7:00-8:00 pm 1 Session 3/5 Bell School Rd. Ctr 3350 N. Bell School Rd. Room 002

PETS Sally Johnson and Dena Campoli started Pampered Pet Grooming in 1984. They have always run their business with the motto “We treat your dog as our own.” They also work with many rescues and shelters often grooming dogs for free just so they can go into a forever home. They are also very involved with Kibble Korner the local pet food pantry. They believe it is very important for dog owners to know how to care for their dogs coat in between grooming and also to introduce puppies to grooming in a gentle fun way so they can have a lifetime of enjoying to be groomed and not be afraid.

Introducing Your Puppy to Grooming (Adult) All dogs whether they have short or long hair need grooming throughout their lifetime. Get your puppy ready for their first experience to make it fun not scary. Gain the patience and techniques to make it a positive bonding for you and your dog. Covers proper bathing, getting used to clippers for those with long coats, frequency of grooming, and ways to make it a positive experience. Restrictions: No aggressive dogs, no females in season and all owners must show proof of shots. ANI 803 PP Pampered Pet $54 2/11 T 1:30-4:30 pm 1 Session Pampered Pet 3702 N. Main St. #B

Care for Your Dog’s Coat Between Grooming Compassionate Cat & Dog Grooming (Adult) Leave pets at home for this class. Introduction to correct use of grooming tools for cat or dog, and how to gently encourage pet cooperation for bathing and styling. Class includes demonstration from certified instructors with over 50+ years of combined experience. ANI 803 BLL Sue Michaelsen & Jean Estes $45 2/8 Sa 10:30 am-1:30 pm 1 Session Bell School Rd. Ctr 3350 N. Bell School Rd. Room 001

(Adult) Teaches you proper combing and brushing techniques, how to bathe your dog correctly and gently. Basics to maintain short and long haired dog coats between grooming. Learn types of shampoos to use for bathing dogs, what to use on dogs with skin problems, conditioning and how to cut down on shedding for short haired dogs. Restrictions: No aggressive dogs, females in season and all owners must show proof of shots. ANI 803 PP2 Pampered Pet $54 2/11 T 9:30 am-Noon 1 Session Pampererd Pet 3702 N. Main St. #B

Simplify & Organize Your Paper (Adult) Paper here, there and everywhere! Your home has a place to eat and sleep…shouldn’t your paper have a place of its own? Learn to set up a mail control center, a simple filing system, organize your bills, and other great ideas to control the mound of endless paper! SPC 809 BLL4 Cynthia Bahls $32 3/26 W 6:30-7:30 pm 1 Session RVC Student Ctr Room 1222

Is Retirement Around the Corner? Time to Downsize? (Adult) Have you lived in the same home for 30 + years? Are you helping your parents downsize and move into a smaller space or thinking about it yourself? Learn step-by-step ideas and guidelines to help you. Where to start, what to keep, eBay or garage sale, or save for the grandchildren? Cynthia Bahls $32 SPC 809 BLL3 4/2 W 6:30-7:30 pm 1 Session RVC Student Ctr Room 1222

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PHOTOGRAPHY Angelic Organics Tour for Artists and Photographers

Basic Digital Photography

(Ages 16-Adult) Join us for an artists’ eye tour of Angelic Organics, the Biodynamic vegetable farm in northern Illinois featured in the award-winning documentary film, “The Real Dirt on Farmer John.” We will explore what makes this a Biodynamic and community supported agriculture (CSA) farm, with a focus on the farm itself as an artistic creation. Bring your sketchbook or camera, as you’ll have plenty of time to capture the evening. Professionals and amateurs alike are welcome! Angelic Staff $30 GAN 817 BE17 5/23 F 5:00-8:00 pm 1 Session Angelic Organics Learning Ctr 1547 Rockton Rd., Caledonia Chicago Photo Safaris, is the leading provider of photographic workshops in the Chicagoland area, and conducts frequent photo safaris in local and international venues. The Chicago Photo Safaris Foundation sponsors the popular ‘Camera for Kids’ Program, and also supports area conservation and sustainable programs.

Photography Certificate of Completion (HS-Adult) This program will prepare you to develop your skills to start making money from your photography or to simply take your personal photography to the next level. The staff at Chicago Photo Safaris will teach you the secrets of making your own great images. These instructors teach, conduct worldwide safaris and help others live the dream of making a difference in Photography. Required classes for the Certificate of Completion include Basic Digital Photography, Digital Photography II, Developing Your Portfolio, and Photoshop Elements. There are many other electives that will allow you to explore a variety of topics that best fit your personal goals and objectives. You will discuss your personal objectives for photography, and put together a portfolio for approval as your final Certificate project. Classes can be taken individually even if a certificate is not your path. Different classes have different capacity limits and any type of camera is acceptable. Required for Photography Certificate of Completion Core Classes. Required 26 hours. • Basic Digital Photography • Digital Photography II • Developing Your Portfolio • Photoshop Elements Electives (PREREQUISITE: Basic Digital Photography) Choose any combination for a total of 11 electives or safaris that fit your goals and interests. Electives and safari offerings vary by semester. Portfolio Submission Requirements: Best photos from each completed class must be submitted in a portfolio for approval, prior to receiving a Certificate of Completion in Digital Photography. Any type of camera is acceptable, with an SLR providing best results. Completion includes $10 voucher for any future CE class. For more detailed information, call (815) 921-3900 or visit the RVC website at RockValleyCollege.edu. PHO 800 CERT Chicago Photo Safaris (does not include cost of individual classes)

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(HS-Adult) This action packed three week class will show you how to create and care for interesting digital photos! We will cover the basics of digital photography. You will learn elements of exposure control, photographing people, close-up, action and low-light photography. We will also spend time on the ‘how to’ of sharing images and storing your photos. Bring your camera and gain the confidence you need to take great photos time and again! *Required for Photography Certificate of Completion. PHO 802 SCCE2 Chicago Photo Safaris Th 6:00-8:30 pm 2/13-2/27 RVC Classroom Bldg II

$109 3 Sessions Room 129

PHO 802 SCCE3 Chicago Photo Safaris 4/15-4/29 T 6:00-8:30 pm RVC Classroom Bldg II

$109 3 Sessions Room 129

Digital Photography II (Adult) You know the basic camera controls, but want to improve the other aspects of your photography? This class will explore several elements of the next level, including histograms, night photography, on and off-camera flash photography, using filters, nature photography, advanced composition, focusing techniques, and more. PHO 802 SCCE6 Chicago Photo Safaris 5/7-5/21 W 6:00-8:00 pm RVC Classroom Bldg II

$109 3 Sessions Room 124

Photoshop Elements (HS-Adult) Photoshop and Photoshop Elements are programs that can take a lifetime to learn. But there are fundamental elements and some “tricks of the trade: that make this program extremely valuable to your photography. Once these basics are built, the rest of the program will be easier to learn. These hands-on classes will get you on track to be productive today, and introduce the tools you need to move to the next level in your photography. PHO 802 BLL2 2/4-2/25 Bell School Rd. Ctr NO CLASS 2/18

Chicago Photo Safaris $129 T 6:00-8:30 pm 3 Sessions 3350 N. Bell School Rd. Room 005

PHO 802 BLL 2/14-2/28 Bell School Rd. Ctr

Chicago Photo Safaris $129 F 6:00-8:30 pm 3 Sessions 3350 N. Bell School Rd. Room 005

Video With Your Camera (HS-Adult) MUST BRING YOUR LAPTOP. The video possibilities for today’s cameras are endless, and you can easily give your video a professional look with this class. Learn shortcuts of how to shoot, edit, add music, and all the other tricks to make your videos classy and easy to produce. Family and business video has never been better, and learn how to upload your video to You-Tube or a website. Bring your laptop, and we will get you a trial version of the software for the class. PREREQUISITE: Basic Digital Photography Class or have a basic understanding of your camera controls. PHO 802 SCCE5 Chicago Photo Safaris 4/10-5/1 Th 6:00-8:00 pm RVC Classroom Bldg II NO CLASS 4/17

$99 3 Sessions Room 129

High Dynamic Range (HDR) Photography / Photoshop Elements II (Adult) Now you know the basics, but how do you use that knowledge to move to the next level of post-processing, and incorporate that into your photography? This class has the answers, and these ideas will make good photography GREAT. Advanced concepts like HDR (High Dynamic Range) and others will be taught. This is for the computer literate, and students should have a fundamental knowledge of the program from our Photoshop Elements class. PHO 802 BLL3 5/9-5/23 Bell School Rd. Ctr

Chicago Photo Safaris $129 F 6:00-8:30 pm 3 Sessions 3350 N. Bell School Rd. Room 005

Developing Your Portfolio (HS-Adult) Portfolio management is the key to displaying your work. Do you want to just have fun, or maybe even sell your services? A great portfolio adds credibility, and allows you to make a statement. The class will review options for portfolios, and students will create a plan to develop a suitable body of work to showcase your abilities. Bring three photos to the first class (soft or hard copies acceptable). PHO 802 SCCE Chicago Photo Safaris 3/4-3/18 T 6:00-8:00 pm RVC Classroom Bldg II NO CLASS 3/11

$109 2 Sessions Room 129

Boudoir Photography (Adult) Boudoir Photography is both fun and popular in today’s environment. This photography can include tattoos, a pregnant mother, or maybe something sensual. Join the excitement as you learn tips to make your model look great. This class includes two twenty-minute private modeling sessions with the model and your instructor to perfect your techniques. Modeling fees included. PHO 802 RV Chicago Photo Safaris 3/17-3/31 M 6:00-8:00 pm RVC Classroom Bldg II

$190 3 Sessions Room G24


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TRAVEL Adventure Safari: Door County

International Travel Workshop: Planning Your Trip to the Holy Land

(Adult) Join this special trip to Door County at a special time of year. This trip includes: • Two Breakfasts • Door County Winery Tour • Maritime Museum • Eagle Bluff Lighthouse Tour • 2 Nights Accommodations with double occupancy • Traditional Fish Boil, plus one other evening meal

This workshop will address a variety of issues associated with International Travel. These include obtaining passports/visas, securing immunizations, dressing for your destination, packing well, dealing with foreign currencies, dietary issues in ethnic cultures, staying in touch using cell phones/Skype, general safety issues and more! Always wanted to go to the Holy Land? An important focus of this workshop will be on planning a faith-based trip to the land of the Bible. We will consider the most trusted and economical travel options currently available today. This workshop is ideal for individuals or groups seeking to organize a Holy Land trip for their church or Christian organization. This workshop will be led by

SPC 806 TRP Adventure Safari Network $399 5/16-5/18 FSaSu 3 Days Depart from Stenstrom Ctr 4151 Samuelson Rd. Adventure Safari Network is a subsidiary of Chicago Photo Safari.

Robert Walker and Rick Meier, both with extensive travel experience to over 20 countries (and back!). SPC 806 RV Robert Walker $10 5/19 1 Session M 7:00-8:00 pm RVC Woodward Technology Ctr Room 117

YOGA TAMMIE CICIURA has been teaching yoga since 2002. A member of Yoga Alliance, she holds a 200 hour level certification from The Temple of Kriya Yoga, Chicago. She attends seminars and conferences annually for further inspiration.

Energizing Hatha Yoga (Adult) Learn a variety of poses and sequences to establish your roots and open your heart. Discover balance between strength and flexibility. Instruction focuses on aligning the body to liberate and maximize physiological and psychological well-being. Learn to rejuvenate yourself and recover the serenity that naturally dwells within you. Note: Do not start yoga if you are pregnant. STEPHANIE WALTERS came to yoga in 2001. She was inspired and encouraged, by her teacher Lois, to share her passion and began teaching in 2004. As a certified yoga instructor, she believes the foundation of her teaching is to integrate the body and breath movement; to bring awareness to oneself and to create an inner journey towards healing and empowerment; to peacefully entwine the mind, body and spirit.

Yoga (Adult) All level class- working at your own level. Beginners welcome. Gain flexibility and strength in a very relaxed environment. Deep breathing and deep relaxation will strengthen your body, calm your mind and is essential to good health. Wear comfortable, loose- fitting clothing and bring a towel or mat. Note: Do not start yoga if you are pregnant. FIT 806 BLL 2/17-5/19 Bell School Rd. Ctr NO CLASS 3/10 & 4/21

Stephanie Walters $118 M 7:00-8:30 pm 12 Sessions 3350 N. Bell School Rd. Room 013

Intermediate/Advanced Yoga (Adult) This yoga class provides an opportunity to deepen your awareness of the poses. The pace is moderate and more intermediate poses will be introduced. Emphasis is placed on mindfulness and breath control. Ideal for Intermediate/Advanced students with a regular practice ready for a new challenge. FIT 806 BLL4 2/17-5/19 Bell School Rd. Ctr NO CLASS 3/10 & 4/21

Stephanie Walters $79 M 5:45-6:45 pm 12 Sessions 3350 N. Bell School Rd. Room 013

FIT 806 RV Tammie Cuciura 2/14-3/21 F 10:00-11:30 am RVC Physical Education Ctr NO CLASS 3/14

$50 5 Sessions Room 1216

FIT 806 RV2 Tammie Cuciura F 10:00-11:30 am 4/4-5/16 RVC Physical Education Ctr NO CLASS 4/18

$60 6 Sessions Room 1216

DENISE NICHOLS is a 1996 cum laude graduate of Quinnipiac College with a Bachelors degree in Occupational Therapy. Her main experience has been in outpatient orthopedic settings with a specialization in holistic approaches to health and healing.

Motivate You Yoga (Adult) A level I class led and designed by an Occupational Therapist for adult students of all ages and physical abilities. This class will focus on increasing the students’ physical and mental awareness of posture, tension, and breathing all with the ultimate goal of increasing ones balance in all areas of life. The environment and each pose can be modified to insure both comfort and successful progression from week to week. Physical pain is often a signal our body gives us to alert us that change is needed. Change can only occur from awareness and education is key to that awareness. When we do not attune to the needs of minds and body we become stressed. Yoga is a wonderful tool to tune in with ourselves both physically and mentally. Once we are aware that we alone have the power within us to change and grow we are motivated to live life to the fullest. Please bring Yoga mat with you and any other props you require for comfort. FIT 806 MOT Denise Nichols $97 2/24-4/14 M 7:00-8:00 am 8 Sessions Motivate Therapy 3057 N. Perryville Rd.

RAEANN AUSTIN has been a yoga student since 2000. She has instructed yoga since summer 2009 at RVC. She has a certification through NESTA and is passionate about sharing her knowledge of yoga to others. She is always looking for ways to continue her yoga studies.

Yoga for True Beginners (Adult) Not sure if Yoga is for you? Looking for some very basic instruction before jumping into a yoga class? Quickly learn the basics through breathing and simple poses. Note: Do not start yoga if you are pregnant. FIT 806 BLL5 Raeann Austin 2/21-5/23 F 9:30-10:30 am Bell School Rd. Ctr 3350 N. Bell School Rd. NO CLASS 3/14 & 4/18

$79 12 Sessions Room 013

Yoga for All Levels (Adult) Work at your own level. Beginners welcome. Gain flexibility and strength in a very relaxed environment. Deep breathing and deep relaxation will strengthen your body, calm your mind and is essential to good health. Wear comfortable, loose-fitting clothing and bring a towel or mat. Note: Do not start yoga if you are pregnant. FIT 806 BLL7 Raeann Austin 2/19-5/14 W 5:00-6:30 pm Bell School Rd. Ctr 3350 N. Bell School Rd. NO CLASS 3/12

$118 12 Sessions Room 013

FIT 806 BLL2 Raeann Austin 2/20-5/22 Th 9:30-10:30 am Bell School Rd. Ctr 3350 N. Bell School Rd. NO CLASS 3/13 & 4/17

$79 12 Sessions Room 013

Yoga by Mary (Adult) This basic Yoga class is great for beginners and advanced. Enjoy flexibility and strength at its best! FIT 806 FZ Fitness Zone Staff $98 2/20-5/22 Th 5:45-6:45 pm 14 Sessions Fitness Zone 807 Progressive Ln., S. Beloit


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Challenging minds since 1980! Building on our strong academics, Rock Valley College Whiz Kids provides youth with a variety of educational enrichment opportunities.

CONTENTS Art .......................................................26 Crafts & Hobbies.......................26-27 Dance..................................................27 Down on the Farm...........................27 Language...........................................28 Legos...................................................28 Martial Arts.......................................28 Music...................................................29 Photo & Film.....................................30 Reading, Writing & Math..............30 Science & Technology...............30-31 Sports & Recreation........................32

We began in the summer of 1980, when community leader Jon Lundin, (then RVC’s Director of Continuing Education), established Whiz Kids College. While originally conceived as a summer “college” for students with high academic abilities, Rock Valley College Whiz Kids quickly widened its programming to include any youth with a zest for learning. Rock Valley College Whiz Kids classes are designed to: • Explore subjects more in depth • Challenge students to learn new material through critical and creative thinking • Offer opportunities for students to become acquainted with others who have similar academic interests • Provide a supportive environment where students “learn by doing” • Offer a variety of instructional methods to stimulate and challenge students Students have fun using their imaginations, perfecting their talents, and gaining confidence in academic areas. Parents like Rock Valley College Whiz Kids because it provides a positive and stimulating environment for their children. We like it because we enjoy the kids and love to see learning in action! SPECIAL NEEDS: The College is committed to providing an accessible and supportive learning environment for all Whiz Kids and Eagle Academic Camp students. To help us meet this goal, at least three weeks in advance of the beginning of a Whiz Kids class or Eagle Academic Camp, call the RVC Community & Continuing Education office at (815) 921-3900. Notification of any disabilities or conditions requiring special accommodations or attention will allow the College. to determine reasonable accommodations which can be made. For adult students, call the RVC Disability Support Services Office at (815) 921-2356. Office Hours: Monday-Friday, 8:00 am-5:00 pm.


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ART • CRAFTS & HOBBIES

ART ROCKFORD ART MUSEUM, a Partner in Excellence of the Illinois Art Museum enriches the quality of life in the Rockford region through visual arts programs of collection, exhibition and education. Located inside Riverfront Museum Park for the Arts and Sciences (a Rockford Park District facility), RAM offers 17,000 square feet of exhibition space within it’s three galleries. for more information log onto: www.rockfordartmuseum.org.

Meet the Masters

Russian Fabergé Eggs

(Ages 7-10) We know you have heard of them but now you get to meet them! Local art teacher Kara Rehfeldt will introduce you to all the greats including Monet, Van Gogh, Picasso and more! Each class will feature an awesome exploration of an artist and their process. Get inspired by their work and use your imagination to create your own masterpiece!

(Ages 6-12) Imagine the splendor of Imperial Russia! In this class we will examine the history behind the famous Fabergé eggs and recreate this lavish era by crafting a jeweled egg fashioned in the elegant style of Fabergé. All supplies included.

It’s Elementary

WIZ 801 RAM6 3/1-4/5 Rockford Art Museum

(Ages 3-6) Kids love art! This beginning class introduces children to the elements of art: shapes, color & texture. Explore these elements through drawing, painting, and other media . Learn how to incorporate each technique into your own masterpiece! Each child must be accompanied by an adult (register child only) All supplies included. WIZ 801 RAM 2/15-3/8 Rockford Art Museum

Kara Rehfeldt Sa 9:30-10:30 am 711 N. Main St.

$45 4 Sessions Studio A

WIZ 801 RAM2 3/15-4/5 Rockford Art Museum

Kara Rehfeldt Sa 9:30-10:30 am 711 N. Main St.

$45 4 Sessions Studio A

I Can Draw

Kara Rehfeldt Sa 11:00 am-Noon 711 N. Main St.

$55 6 Sessions Studio A

Stacy Larosa Sa 10:00 am-Noon 711 N. Main St.

$15 1 Session Art Annex

Gelli Prints

(Ages 7-12) Fun and learning go hand-in-hand in this fun-filled art camp. Students will experiment with a variety of mediums, such as clay, drawing, painting and collage. All ability levels will benefit and enjoy creating memorable masterpieces. All supplies included.

(Ages 7-12) Pronounced like “Jelly,” but spelled with a “G,” What fun you’ll have making your own printing block out of plain unflavored gelatin. In the second class, you’ll learn how to add paint to your gelli block, create a design, and print onto paper and a piece of clothing. Bring a pre-washed t-shirt (no fabric softener, please) with you to class.

WIZ 801 RAM8 3/24-3/28 Rockford Art Museum

WIZ 801 RAM3 4/26-5/3 Rockford Art Museum

Spring Break Art Camp

Stacy Larosa $55 MTWThF 9:30-11:30 am 5 Sessions 711 N. Main St. Art Annex

Vase Off!

(Ages 6-12) Learn to draw or improve your drawing skills. Work with different materials including drawing pencils, colored pencils, charcoal, and pastels. Subjects for drawings come from the imagination and from real objects too! All supplies included.

(Ages 8-12)Take every day objects like plastic jars, containers, and plastic water bottles and turn them in to something beautiful! Work with local artist Norm Knott to collage the outside of your container with a variety of materials, then paint and decorate until your finished vase emerges. All supplies included.

WIZ 801 RAM5 Lew Riley 3/1-4/5 Sa 9:30-10:30 am Rockford Art Museum 711 N. Main St.

WIZ 801 RAM7 3/29 Rockford Art Museum

$55 6 Sessions Studio C

WIZ 801 RAM9 4/5 Rockford Art Museum

Norm Knott Sa 9:30 am-Noon 711 N. Main St.

$45 1 Session Art Annex

Julaine Lofquist-Birch Sa 9:30-11:30 am 711 N. Main St.

$40 2 Sessions Classroom 2

Thai Spirit Houses of the Rich and Famous (Ages 7-11) In Thailand, many homes and businesses use “spirit houses” to keep mischievous spirits at bay. Get creative using found objects with local artist Norm Knott to make a sculpture like the ‘spirit houses” Thai folk artists have made for centuries. We’ll have gadgets, jewelry and other cool pieces for you to create your own house of art! WIZ 801 RAM4 5/3 Rockford Art Museum

Norm Knott Sa 9:30 am-Noon 711 N. Main St.

$25 1 Session Art Annex

CRAFTS & HOBBIES KATHY LYON earned her Master of Fine Arts degree and is nearing completion of her Masters in Teaching. Since 1991 she has been a teacher within the Rockford Public Schools.

Handbuilding with Clay (Parents/Grandparents with Child) This is for those who like to express themselves in a creative way. The instructor gives basic lessons in working in the techniques of pinch, slab, coiling and joining of clay. Register child only. Kathy Lyon ART 805 BLL 2/15-3/8 Sa 9:00-11:30 am RVC Classroom Bldg II

$78 4 Sessions Room G24

MARY FOREMAN has been sewing since she was 13 years of age. During her tenure as Costumes Shop Supervisor for RVC Starlight and Studio Theatres, Mary began her teaching career. Also during this time, she has sewn for bridal parties ranging from 3 to 25 attendants, brides maids, and flower girls. For the past 6 years she has led combined level classes (no experience to advanced sewing skills).

Sewing (Ages 9-Adult) Learn to sew simple garments and read and follow a pattern guide. You can use your own sewing machine or use one that is provided for you. Learn easy ways to hem, put in zippers, sleeves and much more by the end of the class. Note: For those adults who want to take this great class with your child/ grandchild. Both adult and child must register (although strongly suggested, class does not require an adult to attend with child). First class, students will meet at classroom, then we’ll travel to local fabric store to make supply purchases. CAH 811 BLL 2/8-4/12 Bell School Rd. Ctr NO CLASS 3/15

Mary Foreman $136 Sa 9:00-11:30 am 10 Sessions 3350 N. Bell School Rd. Room 002


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CRAFTS & HOBBIES Continued • DANCE • DOWN ON THE FARM

Kids Cook: Homemade Sloppy Joes & Baked Sweet Potato Wedges

CHEF DIANA KRAMER, founder of TASTY TIDBITS graduated from the Culinary Business Academy, is a Certified Personal Chef, Premier Member of the United States Personal Chef Association, has ServSafe Certification and is a Registered Nurse who has extensively researched and obtained educational credits in food allergies, special diets, nutrition & safety. She has over 25 years of cooking and entertainment experience.

(Ages 7-11) School day off... Perfect day for learning to cook! Basic introduction to kitchen: safety & clean up, utensils & measuring, pots & pans then we will prepare our special lunch together. Recipes, notes & leftovers go home with the kids! Parents required to sign waiver ahead of time (advise Chef Diana ahead and one can be emailed to you). WIZ 803 AG2 3/7 Al Grace Appliance

Tasty Tidbits F 9:30 am-12:30 pm 811 W. Riverside Blvd.

$45 1 Session Kitchen

Kids Cook: Pizza Party! Make Your Own Pizza & Special Salad

Al Grace AppliancE Culinary Corner Kitchen partnered with Whirlpool to build a first class kitchen featuring state of the art appliances at the 811 W. Riverside Blvd. location. It is the home of Chef Diana of Tasty Tidbits and plays a vital role for her classes.

(Ages 7-11) School day off... Perfect day for learning to cook! Basic introduction to kitchen: safety & clean up, utensils & measuring, pots & pans, then we will prepare our special lunch together. Recipes, notes & leftovers go home with the kids! Parents required to sign waiver ahead of time (advise Chef Diana ahead and one can be emailed to you). WIZ 803 AG 5/23 Al Grace Appliance

Tasty Tidbits F 9:30 am-12:30 pm 811 W. Riverside Blvd.

$45 1 Session Kitchen

School day off? Perfect for learning to cook!

DANCE ROCKFORD DANCE COMPANY, in the Riverfront Museum Park, is resident ballet company of the Coronado Theater. The school instills poise, confidence, integrity for ages three to senior citizens in genres such as ballet, modern, tap, jazz, hip hop, yoga, and gyrokinesis. The Junior Company and various outreach programs interact with the greater community to educate others about the benefits of dance.

Intro to Ballet I

Boys Dance Class (Ages 8-13) Strength, flexibility, and agility are developed in this unique dance class designed especially for young boys. Sports inspired movements are interwoven with fun jumps and turns from the dance vocabulary to inspire young boys to discover dance. Dancers should wear form fitting clothing that allows movement and ballet slippers. Taught by Rockford Dance Company Artistic Director Matthew Keefe.

DOWN ON THE FARM

WIZ 805 RDC3 Rockford Dance $60 2/15-3/22 Sa 10:00­-11:00 am 6 Sessions Rockford Dance Company 711 North Main St.

(First year ballet class for ages 8-­10) Students are introduced to the beginning ballet syllabus focusing on alignment, coordination, flexibility, and strength. If dancers fall in love with dance they may join the student division in the summer term. Dancers should wear form fitting clothing that allows movement and ballet slippers. WIZ 805 RDC Rockford Dance 4/7-5/17 W 5:15­-6:15 pm Rockford Dance Company

$60 6 Sessions 711 North Main St.

Intro to Dance (Ages 4-6) An introductory movement exploration where emphasis is placed on development of gross motor skills, improvisatory movement, and learning classroom behavior. If dancers fall in love with dance they may join the student division in the summer term. Dancers should wear form fitting clothing that allows movement and ballet slippers. WIZ 805 RDC2 Rockford Dance $60 F 3:45-4:30 pm 6 Sessions 4/7-5/17 or Sa 8:30­-9:15 am Rockford Dance Company 711 North Main St.

ANGELIC ORGANICS LEARNING CENTER helps people build local food systems. The Learning Center offers opportunities to grow healthy food, connect with farmers and the land, learn agriculture and leadership skills, and gain a better quality of life. For information or to get involved, visit www.LearnGrowConnect. org. Call (815) 389-8455 for directions.

Kids with Kids Day Camp (Ages 6-12) Our 4-day spring break mini-camp will introduce (people) kids to the goats, right in the middle of birthing season. Come explore the farm, work and play with the animals, and help care for baby goats and their mothers. Bring a sack lunch and snacks daily. WIZ 809 BE Angelic Staff $180 3/24-3/27 MTWTh 9:00 am-3:00 pm 4 Sessions Angelic Organics Learning Center 1547 Rockton Rd. Caledonia


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LANGUAGE • LEGOS • MARTIAL ARTS

LANGUAGE

MARTIAL ARTS JUNG’S TAE KWON DO ACADEMY strives to teach good form, which leads to good discipline and provides parents and children with a great bonding opportunity. Master Jung was born and raised in Korea, coming to the USA in 1978, and holds a WTF coaching license from USA Taekwondo

HALA ALZUBI, teaches Arabic at Iqra School of Rockford, and is fluent in English and Arabic. Additionally, she has previously worked at the American Academy for Girls in Kuwait.

Introductory Arabic (Grades 5-8) Arabic is the 5th most common spoken language in the world. Learn to speak basic Arabic and engage in simple conversations. Introduction to the writing system in such a way that you will be able to read and write basic Arabic. Basic grammar will also be covered. WIZ 814 RV Hala Alzubi 2/14-5/2 F 4:30-5:30 pm RVC Woodward Technology Ctr NO CLASS 3/14 & 4/18

$93 10 Sessions Room 210

LEGOS ALL ABOUT LEARNING headquartered in Sparta, Michigan; was founded in 2002 by Dave Stackpole. We are a leading provider of: Enrichment classes, After school programs, On-Site Field trips, and summer Enrichment camps for grades K-8. We bridge the gap between learning and fun, using Lego as our learning tool. Our programs provide hands on opportunities for students everywhere.

Vehicle Brick Building (Grades 4-8) Build up to 13 different motorized vehicles capped off with a final project using our unique LEGO® kits. Vehicles include everyday vehicles, concept cars, construction machines and more. INCLUDES: a take home pull back race car! Concepts learned: • Basic engineering principles • Gearing and gear ratios • Electric motors and energy • Friction, forces, motion and aerodynamics • Problem solving • Communication skills WIZ 820 BLL 3/20-4/10 Bell School Rd. Ctr

All About Learning $109 Th 4:15-6:15 pm 4 Sessions 3350 N. Bell School Rd. Room 002

Wacky Wheels (Grades 1-3) Creatively build and modify different vehicles including everyday vehicles, concept cars, construction machines and more using our unique LEGO® kits. INCLUDES: a take home pull back race car! Concepts learned: • Basic engineering principles • Friction, forces, motion and aerodynamics • Problem solving • Communication skills WIZ 820 BLL2 3/18-4/8 Bell School Rd. Ctr

All About Learning T 4:30-6:30 pm 3350 N. Bell School Rd.

Tiny Tigers Tae Kwon Do

$109 4 Sessions Room 001

HA’S TAE KWON DO, KUM DO, AND YANG SENG STUDIO, helps students gain wisdom and health through individualized martial arts classes. Master Ha is highly recognized for his continued contributions in the martial arts and carries a strong set of credentials Ha’s Tae Kwon Do Clinical Support assists children with conduct, motor skills, and/or developmental disorders. The TCS program is geared specifically for students that have greater trouble controlling their focus and strength. Visit www.hastkd.com

Kid’s Focus Camp (Ages 3-11) Your child will benefit from this program by developing positive character, good habits, and leadership skills. Self-defense, respect, confidence, focus, coordination, self-discipline, self-esteem will lead to a “Yes I can!” positive attitude. Benefits also flow into school physical education and sport activities. Once registered at RVC, call Ha’s Studio. NOTE: Uniform required - purchase at class. WIZ 808 HA3 Ha’s Studio Staff $99 Call (815) 282-4028 to schedule day/times. 16 Sessions Ha’s Tae Kwon Do Studio 4150 N. Perryville Rd., Loves Park

Star Wars Camp (Ages 6-11) Want to be a Jedi Knight? Discover the force behind Kum Do, the traditional Korean Sword art that teaches self defense through techniques used by ancient Korean warriors. This course emphasizes a child’s ability to focus, increased coordination and self‐discipline. Our program is highly beneficial for ADD and ADHD children. Once registered at RVC, call Ha’s Studio. NOTE: Uniform required - purchase at class Ha’s Studio Staff $59 WIZ 808 HA2 Call (815) 282-4028 to schedule day/times. 16 Sessions Ha’s Tae Kwon Do Studio 4150 N. Perryville Rd., Loves Park ELITE DEFENSE SYSTEMS (EDS), was founded by Matthew J. Numrich. Mr. Numrich is certified as one of only a handful of full Instructor of Jeet Kune Do (JKD) and the Filipino Martial Arts by Sifu Paul Vunak (under Guru Dan Inosanto). The Elite Defense environment is for learning and workout.

Youth Anti-Bullying & Safety Course (Ages 4-12) Give your child the skills to defend themselves against bullies, help any of their classmates who are getting bullied and focus on non-physical just as much as a physical means of defusing an altercation. We’ll also equip your child with tools to heighten their awareness against abductors and avoid predators. Character lessons such as building self-esteem and respect for others is also an added benefit. Once registered with RVC, call Elite WIZ 810 EDS Elite Defense Staff $27 Call (815) 885-4758 to schedule day/time 4 Sessions Elite Defense Systems 5695 Strathmoor Dr.

(Ages 3-6) Geared toward our younger kids, emphasis on self confidence, self defense, perseverance, and physical/mental strength. Through Tae Kwon Do, you’ll learn self discipline while improving their health and flexibility. Classes offered throughout semester – call studio at (815) 544-3222 to select a session. NOTE: Uniform required - purchase at class. WIZ 817 BE Jung’s Academy Staff $59 2/10-5/5 M, W or Th 5:00-5:50 pm 6 Sessions Jung’s Tae Kwon Do Academy 2241 Anderson Dr., Belvidere

Tae Kwon Do Basics (Youth-Adult) Our family class emphasizes self confidence, self defense, perseverance, and physical/mental strength. Through Tae Kwon Do, students learn self discipline while improving their health and flexibility. A great way for families to spend time together! Once registered with RVC call Jung’s. Classes offered throughout semester. FIT 805 BE Jung’s Academy Staff $59 Call (815) 544-3222 to schedule day/times. 6 Sessions Jung’s Tae Kwon Do Academy 2241 Anderson Dr. Belvidere NO JOKE MARTIAL ARTS is the alternative to traditional gyms and martial arts schools. Training is offered to all levels–from the fitness novice to the professional fighter.

Little Kickers (Ages 4-6) Is your child interested in martial arts? Little Kickers is the perfect start! Develop attention span, focus, and coordination in a safe and fun environment. Once registered with RVC, call No Joke. NOTE: Uniform required - purchase at class. WIZ 817 NJ2 No Joke Staff $48 Call (815) 986-KICK to schedule day/times. 6 Sessions No Joke Martial Arts 6358 Daytona Dr., Loves Park

Children’s Mixed Martial Arts (Ages 7-11) Is your child the victim of bullying? Or are you worried your child might be bullying others? Children’s Mixed Martial Arts will teach your child proper bully defense and give them the self confidence they need while teaching them the humility and responsibility that comes with being a martial artist. Once registered with RVC, call No Joke. NOTE: Uniform required - purchase at class WIZ 817 NJ3 No Joke Staff $48 Call (815) 986-KICK to schedule day/times. 6 Sessions No Joke Martial Arts 6358 Daytona Dr., Loves Park


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MUSIC Piano Classes for Current (experienced) Students Classes designed for students who have previously attended piano classes or have past experience.

Preparatory Piano II PREREQUISITE: Preparatory Piano I. (Ages 5-8) 1/25-5/17 RVC Bldg. G

Inger Langsholt $108 Sa 11:30 am-12:30 pm 15 Sessions Piano Lab NO CLASS 3/15 & 4/19

Preparatory Piano II PREREQUISITE: Preparatory Piano I. (Ages 5-8) 1/25-5/17 RVC Bldg. G

Inger Langsholt $108 Sa 2:00-3:00 pm 15 Sessions Piano Lab NO CLASS 3/15 & 4/19

Preparatory Piano II & III PREREQUISITE: Preparatory Piano I. TO REGISTER: • Choose appropriate age/skill level: attend the first class. • Register and pay at first class (check only please). • A piano or keyboard with standard size keys needed for home preparation of assignments. • Dates/times and class level assignments subject to change at instructor’s discretion. INGER LANGSHOLT is a well-respected private instruction piano teacher, instrumental in developing community piano lessons in a group setting at Rock Valley College. Inger’s teaching style and classes are best described by one of her adult students: “She taught me (to play the piano) as a child. This is an easy, laid-back approach for the beginner. The student enjoys it!”

Piano Classes for New (Inexperienced) Students Classes designed for beginning level students. No experience required!

Inger Langsholt $108 Sa 10:30-11:30 am 15 Sessions Piano Lab NO CLASS 3/15 & 4/19

Preparatory Piano I (Ages 4-7) 1/25-5/17 RVC Bldg. G

Inger Langsholt $108 Sa 1:00-2:00 pm 15 Sessions Piano Lab NO CLASS 3/15 & 4/19

Inger Langsholt M 4:45-5:45 pm Piano Lab

$115 16 Sessions NO CLASS 3/10

Elementary Piano I (Ages 9-12) 1/25-5/17 RVC Bldg. G

$115 16 Sessions NO CLASS 3/12

PREREQUISITE: Preparatory Piano II. (Ages 5-8) 1/25-5/17 RVC Bldg. G

Inger Langsholt $108 Sa 3:00-4:00 pm 15 Sessions Piano Lab NO CLASS 3/15 & 4/19

Preparatory Piano III & IV PREREQUISITE: Preparatory Piano II. (Ages 5-8) 1/27-5/19 RVC Bldg. G

Inger Langsholt M 3:00-4:00 pm Piano Lab

$115 16 Sessions NO CLASS 3/10

Elementary Piano I PREREQUISITE: Elementary Piano I. Inger Langsholt W 5:30-6:30 pm Piano Lab

$115 16 Sessions

NO CLASS 3/12

Elementary Piano II PREREQUISITE: Elementary Piano I. (Ages 9-12) 1/29-5/21 RVC Bldg. G

Inger Langsholt W 4:30-5:30 pm Piano Lab

$115 16 Sessions NO CLASS 3/12

Elementary Piano V & VI PREREQUISITE: Elementary Piano IV.

Elementary Piano I (Ages 9-12) 1/27-5/19 RVC Bldg. G

Inger Langsholt W 3:30-4:30 pm Piano Lab

Preparatory Piano III & IV

(Ages 9-12) 1/29-5/21 RVC Bldg. G

Preparatory Piano I (Ages 4-7) 1/25-5/17 RVC Bldg. G

(Ages 5-8) 1/29-5/21 RVC Bldg. G

Inger Langsholt $108 Sa 9:30-10:30 am 15 Sessions NO CLASS 3/15 & 4/19 Piano Lab

(Ages 9-12) 1/25-5/17 RVC Bldg. G

Inger Langsholt $108 Sa 4:00 -5:00 pm 15 Sessions NO CLASS 3/15 & 4/19 Piano Lab

mISS VAL, a licensed Musikgarten instructor, brings 12 years of experience teaching music and a love of young children to these joyful and fun classes. Singing, both structured and free dancing, plus instrument play foster a love of music, natural to all children. Develops the basic skills needed for formal music study at a later age. Course fee includes family packet (parent book, CD, and instrument).

Family Music Designed for parents/grandparents and their children. This innovative early childhood music program created by internationally-renowned early childhood music educator Lorna Lutz Heyge, Ph.D. and Audrey Sillick, Montessori pioneer provides the highestquality music education programs possible for children and their families. PREREQUISITE: FIRST CLASS IS A MANDATORY PARENT MEETING (NO KIDS). (Ages Birth to 18 Months) WIZ 815 RV16 Valerie Blair Sa 9:00-9:45 am 2/8-5/17 RVC Student Center NO CLASS 3/15 & 4/19

$80 13 Sessions Room 1222

(Ages 15 months to 3-1⁄2 years) WIZ 815 RV Valerie Blair 2/8-5/17 Sa 10:00-10:45 am RVC Student Center NO CLASS 3/15 & 4/19

$80 13 Sessions Room 1222


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PHOTO & FILM • READING, WRITING & MATH • SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY

PHOTO & FILM FATHEAD FILMS, began with two cousins captured by the magic and passion of movies. Keith and Justin Romine began writing and producing films as teenagers and now collaborate talent, creativity, and passion into Fathead Films. Both hold BA degrees in Film from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, where they studied under some great names in film and television including, Academy Award nominated actor Tony Curtis, writer Sean Clark, and film director David Schmoeller. They currently produce short films and a feature film.

Digital Filmmaking - Beginning (Grades 4-8) Bring your ideas from script to screen! Work in groups where you’ll write a script, plan for a shoot, shoot, direct, and edit the film. Learn how to plan and execute the film. Every student will have the chance to write, shoot, direct, and edit your films. Learn how to submit film to film festivals. There is no reason to fear the technology - everything will be taught hands on. Sign up today and tell your story! WIZ 806 BLL4 Fathead Films $77 2/10-3/17 M 6:00-7:30 pm 5 Sessions 3350 N. Bell School Rd. Room 003 Bell School Rd. Ctr NO CLASS 3/10 WIZ 806 BLL Fathead Films $77 3/24-4/21 M 6:00-7:30 pm 5 Sessions Bell School Rd. Ctr 3350 N. Bell School Rd. Room 004

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READING, WRITING & MATH Math Fact Improvement

Geometry

(Ages 6-11) Help your child succeed in school with a review of old math facts, or an introduction to new ones! Learn addition, subtraction, multiplication, division, or a combination of facts based on individual needs and abilities. Give your child the skill to excel while having fun!

(Ages 6-11) Get the right angle on learning with this math class! Review shapes and learn their properties. Discuss volume and area, and apply formulas to geometry problems. All activities are developmentally appropriate for your child’s individual needs, and are presented through educational games and activities.

Austin Busker WIZ 807 BLL Sa 9:00-10:20 am 2/15-5/17 RVC Woodward Technology Ctr NO CLASS 3/15 & 4/19

Austin Busker WIZ 807 BLL3 2/15-3/8 Sa 10:30 am-Noon RVC Woodward Technology Ctr

$77 12 Sessions Room 121

Decimals, Fractions & Percentages

Time & Money (Ages 6-11) Spend some time honing your math skills with time and money. Learn to tell time with both digital and analog clocks to the minute. Practice counting, spending, and doing word problems with money. Discover how to balance a checking account, write checks, and manage money wisely with a budget. With fun games and educational activities, make your time count with this math class. WIZ 807 BLL4 Austin Busker Sa 10:30 am-Noon 3/22-4/12 RVC Woodward Technology Ctr

$53 4 Sessions Room 121

(Ages 6-11) Get an introduction to these important math skills, or build on existing knowledge. This course will feature different levels of work for your child’s individual needs. Place value will be reviewed to build on working with decimals. Perform different math operations with fractions, and learn what percentages are all about. With fun learning activities, hone your math skills WIZ 807 BLL2 Austin Busker Sa 10:30 am-Noon 4/26-5/17 RVC Woodward Technology Ctr

$53 4 Sessions Room 121

SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY

(Grades 4-8) Learn to act for the camera and prepare for work in films, television and commercials. Classic performances in film will be watched, studied, and discussed throughout this intensive class. Learn cold reads, preparation for scenes, internal dialogue, monologues–culminating into scene work with others. Opportunity for instructor edited short scene shot, as sample reel in submission to student and independent films, or large productions. Guest actors and directors will visit to workshop with students.

BURPEE MUSEUM OF NATURAL HISTORY, began as a Works Progress Administration project of the 1930’s. Burpee is a natural history museum specializing in paleontology, geology, biology and Native American life.

$77 WIZ 806 BLL2 Fathead Films M 6:00-7:30 pm 5 Sessions 2/10-3/17 Bell School Rd. Ctr 3350 N. Bell School Rd. Room 003 NO CLASS 3/10

“Megalodon Largest Shark That Ever Lived” – Vertebrae

WIZ 806 BLL3 Fathead Films $77 M 6:00-7:30 pm 5 Sessions 3/24-4/21 Bell School Rd. Ctr 3350 N. Bell School Rd. Room 004

$53 4 Sessions Room 121

BURPEE EXPLORERS (Ages 6 & Up + Adult) Megalodon ruled the seas during the late Cenozoic Era! This class focuses on the differences in vertebrae between animal species, and includes a visit into the traveling exhibit “Megalodon Largest Shark That Ever Lived”. Participants will examine various fossil vertebrae, preserved shark vertebrae and have the opportunity to dissect an animal vertebrae. One adult is required for up to two children. WIZ 811 BMU4 Burpee Staff $20/per child & adult 3/1 Sa 1:00-2:30 pm 1 Session Burpee Museum 737 N. Main St. Room 10

“Megalodon Largest Shark That Ever Lived” – The BIG Picture (Ages 6 & Up + Adult) Examine a modern shark to understand how monster Megalodon ruled the seas of the late Cenozoic, spend some time in the traveling exhibit “Megalodon Largest Shark That Ever Lived”, and then participate in a shark dissection to discover for yourself how their body systems work. For ages 6 and up, working with an adult. Register the child, the fee covers the child and the adult. One adult is required for up to two children. WIZ 811 BMU3 Burpee Staff $20/per child & adult 4/12 Sa 1:00-2:30 pm 1 Session Burpee Museum 737 N. Main St. Room 10

BURPEE Magic Dino’s I Dig Dino’s Club (Ages 4-6) Do you dig dinosaurs? Then this club is for you! We’ll explore all sorts of cool stuff in the Museum including real fossil dinosaur bones, do some fun activities, and make a take home project. WIZ 811 BMU Burpee Staff 2/15 Sa 1:00-2:30 pm Burpee Museum

$15 1 Session 737 N. Main St.

BURPEE JR. PALEONTOLOGIST (Ages 7-12) Dinosaurs and much, much more! There’s more to being a Paleontologist than just dinosaurs - join us as we explore the fantastic world of fossils (including dinosaurs!) We’ll explore all sorts of cool stuff in the Museum, including real fossil dinosaur bones, do some fun activities, and make a take home project. WIZ 811 BMU2 Burpee Staff Sa 1:00-3:00 pm 2/22 Burpee Museum

$18 1 Session 737 N. Main St.


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CLASSES for Ages 10 & Up A year of Geoscience Labs is planned for Burpee’s Home School Classes. The classes will use all of the resources available in the museum’s collections. The labs qualify for high school credit. Students will make a rock collection. Suggestions and materials will be given for recording the source of their specimens.

Earth’s Interior (Ages 10 & Up) Students will set up models that demonstrate the regions of the Earth, movement within the mantle, the tension and compression forces, and the recycling of the Earth’s crust. Burpee Staff WIZ 811 BMU12 Th 2:00-4:00 pm 2/27 Burpee Museum

$16 1 Session 737 N. Main St.

Earthquakes (Ages 10 & Up) Explore the forces behind earthquakes. Create model seismic waves. Map major the Earth’s earthquakes and study the fault zones of Illinois and its earthquakes.

BURPEE HOME SCHOOL WORKSHOPS & CLASSES These workshops & classes are designed to compliment the home school programs, but welcome to the general public.

WORKSHOPS for Ages 6-9 These workshops are based on Activities Integrating Mathematics and Science curriculum produced by the National Science Foundation. Hands-on Science with the Museum as the student’s laboratory.

Water Olympics (Ages 6-9) Join the “Olympic” water team to discover the unique properties of water. WIZ 811 BMU11 Burpee Staff 2/20 Th 2:00-4:00 pm Burpee Museum

$16 1 Session 737 N. Main St.

Geosphere: Earth’s Features (Ages 6-9) Students will observe and compare their environment with other physical features of the Earth, making models and pictures. WIZ 811 BMU13 Burpee Staff Th 2:00-4:00 pm 3/6 Burpee Museum

$16 1 Session 737 N. Main St.

Rocks (Ages 6-9) Students will observe the physical properties of rocks and group them accordingly, using Burpee’s study collection. WIZ 811 BMU14 Burpee Staff 3/20 Th 2:00-4:00 pm Burpee Museum

$16 1 Session 737 N. Main St.

Erosion (Ages 6-9) Experiments with wind, water and ice will show how erosion changes the earth. WIZ 811 BMU15 Burpee Staff 4/3 Th 2:00-4:00 pm Burpee Museum

$16 1 Session 737 N. Main St.

WIZ 811 BMU10 Burpee Staff 3/13 Th 2:00-4:00 pm Burpee Museum

Soils and Sands (Ages 6-9) Students will observe and work with samples to discover the properties of soil and sand. WIZ 811 BMU16 Burpee Staff 4/24 Th 2:00-4:00 pm Burpee Museum

$16 1 Session 737 N. Main St.

Inside the Earth (Ages 6-9) Students will build a model to discover the earth’s structure and identify materials from the earth. WIZ 811 BMU17 Burpee Staff 5/8 Th 2:00-4:00 pm Burpee Museum

$16 1 Session 737 N. Main St.

Volcanoes (Ages 10 & Up) Build a model volcano; examine the different types and their subsequent lava. Map significant volcanoes of the world. WIZ 811 BMU9 Burpee Staff 3/27 Th 2:00-4:00 pm Burpee Museum

(Ages 10 & Up) Conduct experiments that demonstrate the principles behind the theory of Plate Tectonics. Map the plates of the world.

Quakes and Volcanoes (Ages 6-9) Students will discover effects of quakes and how volcanoes erupt, through investigations and activities.

Geologic Time

$16 1 Session 737 N. Main St.

$16 1 Session 737 N. Main St.

Plate Tectonics

WIZ 811 BMU8 Burpee Staff 4/10 Th 2:00-4:00 pm Burpee Museum

WIZ 811 BMU18 Burpee Staff 5/22 Th 2:00-4:00 pm Burpee Museum

$16 1 Session 737 N. Main St.

$16 1 Session 737 N. Main St.

(Ages 10 & Up) Explore the Geologic Time Periods, including relative age, Principle of Superposition and Uniform Processes. WIZ 811 BMU7 Burpee Staff 4/17 Th 2:00-4:00 pm Burpee Museum

$16 1 Session 737 N. Main St.

Fossils I (Ages 10 & Up) Meet the Paleozoic Era! Examine “Monsters of the Midwest” and other fossil specimens from the permanent collection. WIZ 811 BMU6 Burpee Staff 5/1 Th 2:00-4:00 pm Burpee Museum

$16 1 Session 737 N. Main St.

Fossils II (Ages 10 & Up) Travel through the Mesozoic and Cenozoic Eras. Examine Burpee’s discoveries from field work in Utah and Montana and visit the Fossil Prep Lab. Burpee Staff WIZ 811 BMU5 5/15 Th 2:00-4:00 pm Burpee Museum

$16 1 Session 737 N. Main St.


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SPORTS & RECREATION

SPORTS & RECREATION GYMNASTIC ACADEMY OF ROCKFORD, offers great recreational classes and world-class competitive programs. GAR is considered one of the finest, safest and most well equipped facilities in the country. Have fun, make friends, work with others, compete, develop your “hidden potential” and reach your personal best... with GAR!

Little Stars (Ages 15 Months-5 Years) Considered one of the most progressive and innovative programs available today for infants, toddlers, preschoolers, and kindergarten children. The program is designed to help each child’s individual physical awareness, strength, balance and coordination. This program is a preparation for school achievement. It will help your child learn “how to learn.” Your child will do better in the classroom with self confidence he/she has gained through learning how to analyze. This is a success orientated program designed to help children feel good about themselves. Once registered at RVC, call Gymnastics Academy of Rockford. PED 813 GAR Gymnastics Academy of Rockford $56 Call (815) 654-3867 to schedule day/times/location 1 Month Session 6630 Spring Brook Rd. Gymnastic Academy of Rockford 11447 2nd St., Roscoe Gymnastic Academy North

Home School Physical Education (Ages 5-17) Since 1977, GAR has been developing quality athletic programs for the Northern Illinois community. Knowing that you value the quality of your child’s well-rounded education, we are proud to offer a curriculum specifically designed for today’s home school families in order to complete your child’s physical education requirements. Our 15-week semester consists of classes in: gymnastics, tumbling, trampoline, strength & flexibility. On the final week, we will have an exhibition that highlights the skills your child has developed.

FITNESS ZONE managed and owned by Kevin and Brenda Burns strives to provide you with convenience, afford ability, and quality. The Burns’ teach students to be healthy and active.

Activity Gym (Ages 2-4) More than just tumbling! Songs, shapes, balance, colors, coordination and games to help little ones learn and have fun. Choose to attend Tue OR Wed, 9:45-10:30 am. Once registered at RVC call the Fitness Zone at (815) 624-7663 to select day that fits your schedule. WIZ 808 FZ Fitness Zone Staff $84 2/19-5/21 W 9:45-10:30 am 13 Sessions Fitness Zone 807 Progressive Ln. South Beloit NO CLASS 3/26

PED 813 GAR2 Gymnastics Academy of Rockford $155 Call (815) 654-3867 to schedule day/times/location 15 Week Session Gymnastic Academy of Rockford 6630 Spring Brook Rd. Gymnastic Academy North 11447 2nd St., Roscoe

Girls Gymnastics (Ages 6 & Up) Bars, beam, floor-X & vault, all the traditional women’s Olympic events. GAR’s state-of-the-art training facility provides each student with a positive, progressive and fun approach to learning gymnastics. This is a success-oriented program designed to develop the individual, as well as the gymnast. Once registered at RVC, call Gymnastics Academy of Rockford. WIZ 817 GAR Gymnastics Academy of Rockford $79 Call (815) 654-3867 to schedule day/times/location 1 Month Session Gymnastic Academy of Rockford 6630 Spring Brook Rd. Gymnastic Academy North 11447 2nd St., Roscoe NO CLASS 4/18-4/20 & 5/26

Boys and Girls Tumbling (Ages 6 & Up) A fun alternative to the traditional apparatus style of gymnastics. It’s just you and the floor! Our coaching staff has developed more local, state, national and world champions than any program in existence today. So, whether you are tumbling for fun or aspiring to be the best in the world, we have a place for you! Once registered with RVC call GAR. WIZ 817 GAR2 Gymnastics Academy of Rockford $56 Call (815) 654-3867 to schedule day/times/location 1 Month Session Gymnastic Academy of Rockford 6630 Spring Brook Rd. Gymnastic Academy North 11447 2nd St., Roscoe NO CLASS 4/18-4/20 & 5/26

Parkour

(Ages 6 & Up) Developed by the French military special forces and made popular by urban America, Parkour is the art of navigating a variety of obstacles with speed and agility. Off the beaten path of traditional gymnastics, in our Parkour classes students will be taught to vault over, leap over, and flip over shapes and equipment of all kinds. Everything from the elementary speed vault to the challenging wall flip will be taught under the careful instruction of GAR North staff. Participants must take a safety certification class and receive a safety certification card to participate (available at first session). Once registered at RVC, call Gymnastics Academy of Rockford. WIZ 817 GAR5 Gymnastics Academy North $56 Call (815) 623-2345 to schedule day/times 1 Month Session 11447 2nd St., Roscoe Gymnastic Academy North NO CLASS 4/18-4/20 & 5/26

Boys and Girls Trampoline (Ages 6 & Up) This course has a unique Safe Progression System into every step of the skill development process to enable your child the safest learning experience available anywhere. Trampoline is the perfect tool for developing skills in other sports like cheerleading, diving, tumbling and gymnastics. Once registered at RVC, call Gymnastics Academy of Rockford. WIZ 817 GAR3 Gymnastics Academy of Rockford $56 Call (815) 654-3867 to schedule day/times/location 1 Month Session Gymnastic Academy of Rockford 6630 Spring Brook Rd. Gymnastic Academy North 11447 2nd St., Roscoe NO CLASS 4/18-4/20 & 5/26

Boys Gymnastics (Ages 6 & Up – ROSCOE ONLY) Boys gymnastics is a sport enhancement program geared toward providing the students with the essentials to prepare themselves for the challenges of our more advanced levels in trampoline and tumbling, as well as, giving them the necessary tools to succeed in other sports!! This course combines strength training, flexibility, tumbling and trampoline. Once registered at RVC, call Gymnastics Academy of Rockford. Roscoe Location only. WIZ 817 GAR4 Gymnastics Academy North $79 Call (815) 623-2345 to schedule day/times 1 Month Session Gymnastic Academy North 11447 2nd St., Roscoe NO CLASS 4/18-4/20 & 5/26

Bitty Stars (Ages 3 Months to Walking) This class is for our littlest stars and their parent or caregiver. Our new infant program promotes development of emerging motor skills, provides positive social experiences, and enhances attachment building between baby and caregiver. The program is based off of the social learning theory of child development, which suggests that children learn through interacting with others. Classes also take a Piagetian approach to development, understanding that children learn through play and interacting with their environment. Classes are led by Little Stars Director, Sarah Jakymiw. Sarah is a parent-infant specialist and holds a B.S. in child and family development. Once registered at RVC, call Gymnastics Academy of Rockford. WIZ 817 GAR6 Gymnastics Academy North $49 Call (815) 623-2345 to schedule day/times 1 Month Session Gymnastic Academy of Rockford 6630 Spring Brook Rd. NO CLASS 4/18-4/20 & 5/26


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CONTINUING EDUCATION Enhance your skills. Your career. Your life! Continuing Education offers courses and programs as short-term, non-degree alternatives in business, computers, education, healthcare, manufacturing technology and more! Upgrade your skills and increase job knowledge, gain professional development for career advancement and prepare for State and National certification exams. NOTE: An entrance exam is not required for admission. Courses designated as “credit” do not transfer towards a degree and do not apply for Financial Aid.

CONTENTS Business Careers..................................................... 34-37 Computer Training .................................................37-40 Construction / Home......................................................41 Distance On-Line Learning..........................................42 Education Endeavors .............................................43-45

Become an Instructor for Continuing Education • Are you a natural leader? • Would you like to earn extra income? • Have you ever wanted to share your knowledge with others? • Rock Valley College’s Continuing Education Department is looking for you!

Sustainability “Green” Technologies........................55

Teaching for Continuing Education can be rewarding in so many ways. Because of the nature of non-credit classes, instructors are not required to have degrees — just demonstrate expertise in their subject area. We are looking for individuals with expertise and/or experience in the following Industrial areas: • CNC Machine • Electricity in the Home • Electrical Control Circuits • Welding • Programmable Logic Controllers • Hydraulic Components & Systems

RVC Continuing Education Age Appropriate Guidelines: Students 16-17 years old may be admitted to Continuing Education credit courses upon request from the chief executive officers (or designees) of the high school districts in which the student resides. Call (815) 921-3900 for information.

If you would like more information on teaching or if you would like to discuss the possibility of offering a class, contact Continuing Education, (815) 921-3903. Or visit RockValleyCollege.edu/ Community/cpe and click on “Become an Instructor.”

Emergency Training.......................................................45 Health Careers.........................................................46-49 Hospitality....................................................................... 50 Language For The Workplace..............................50-51 Manufacturing / Workforce Training................. 52-54


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BUSINESS CAREERS

BUSINESS CAREERS Imagine a New Career

Bookkeeping and Accounting Skills Certificate

Accounting with Computer Software

This series of classes will help the small business owner develop financial accounting processes or help the individual prepare for an entry-level bookkeeping position.

(1 Credit) Learn the basics of this powerful financial management program for small business. Recommended: Basic Computer Skills or equivalent experience. Purchase text at RVC Bookstore. Bring: a flash drive to class. You will learn to: • work with customer and vendor transactions • bank with QuickBooks • plan and create a new company • work with opening balances and the balance sheet reports

Bookkeeping and Accounting I (1 Credit) This is a beginning course with an emphasis on a basic understanding of bookkeeping procedures and accounting principles employing debits and credits of double-entry accounting through the trial balance. Upon completion of this course, students will be prepared for a job as an entry-level bookkeeper, or an entry-level accounting clerk. Purchase text at RVC Bookstore. ATG 001 RV Richard Bergmark 2/3-3/6 MTh 5:30-7:30 pm RVC Support Services Bldg

$115 10 Sessions Room 1300

QuickBooks 2012 Part 1

DPR 029 RV Richard Bergmark 2/19-4/2 W 5:30-8:45 pm RVC Woodward Technology Ctr NO CLASS 3/12

$145 6 Sessions Room G02

Bookkeeping and Accounting II (1 Credit) This is an intermediate course in accounting that teaches accounting procedures and accounting principles for partnership and corporation businesses. Purchase text at RVC Bookstore (same as Acct. I.) PREREQUISITE: Accounting and Bookkeeping I or equivalent experience. ATG 002 RV Richard Bergmark 3/17-4/21 MTh 5:30-7:30 pm RVC Support Services Bldg NO CLASS 4/17

$115 10 Sessions Room 1300

Bookkeeping and Accounting III (1 Credit) This course will continue from Part II and include a complete overview of accounting for a merchandising business organized as a corporation. Topics include identifying different elements of a corporation (as compared to a sole proprietor and partnership), types of inventory valuation methods, distributing dividends and corporation financial statements. Purchase text at RVC Bookstore (same as Acct. I.) PREREQUISITE: Accounting and Bookkeeping I and II or equivalent experience. ATG 003 RV Richard Bergmark 4/24-5/29 MTh 5:30-7:30 pm RVC Support Services Bldg NO CLASS 5/26

$115 10 Sessions Room 1300

How to Own and Operate Your Own Business

(1 Credit) This course provides a continuation of QuickBooks 2012 Part 1. Purchase text at RVC Bookstore (same text as Part 1) Bring: a flash drive to class. You will learn to: • work with physical inventory and how to sell inventory items • use QuickBooks for Payroll, job costing and time tracking • use classes, create estimates and additional formatting options • work with Balance Sheet Accounts • customize your QuickBooks File using reports and graphs

Al Grace AppliancE Culinary Corner Kitchen just celebrated 50 years of business in the Rockford community. Providing appliance repairs since Al Grace started in 1962, Al started selling Whirlpool appliances in 1970 and they have partnered ever since. Whirlpool teamed with Al Grace to build a first class kitchen featuring state of the art appliances at the 811 W. Riverside Blvd. location. It is the home of Chef Diana of Tasty Tidbits and plays a vital role for her classes.

DPR 057 RV Richard Bergmark 4/9-5/14 W 5:30-8:45 pm RVC Woodward Technology Ctr

Private Corporate Team-Building Cooking Classes

$145 6 Sessions Room G02

Social Media Marketing

(1.5 Credits) This course is a complete overview on how to operate a successful business. This class covers writing a business plan, marketing, planning, advertising, legal requirements, financing, record keeping and other necessities of small businesses. Also covered are: the pitfalls of operating a business, and things you do right the first time. Students are required to complete a simulated business plan, and make a presentation on the last night of class. Purchase text at RVC Bookstore. BUS 007 RV Ronald Moore 2/17-5/12 M 6:30-8:45 pm Stenstrom Ctr 4151 Samuelson Rd. NO CLASS 3/10

QuickBooks 2012 Part 2

$159 12 Sessions Room 325

CHEF DIANA KRAMER is a lifelong Rockford resident and has been working as a Personal Chef for almost four years after founding her business, TASTY TIDBITS PERSONAL CHEF SERVICE. Chef Diana left a successful Women’s Health Nursing career to focus on her lifelong passion... to bring families and friends back to the table for dinner and conversation around food that is lovingly prepared. For Chef Diana, food is her “love language” and she shows it by teaching, feeding and enjoying the many ways food can bring people together. Tasty Tidbits was born because fresh & healthy food is the best for you, but it has to taste good or it will not change eating habits of people whose diets require those changes. For Chef Diana, flavor, freshness and fun are the main focus. Chef Diana graduated from the Culinary Business Academy, is a Certified Personal Chef, Premier Member of the United States Personal Chef Association, has ServSafe Certification and is a Registered Nurse who has extensively researched and obtained educational credits in food allergies, special diets, nutrition & safety. She has over 25 years of cooking and entertainment experience.

(.5 Credits) Are Your Customers Finding Your Competition on Facebook, Twitter, Google, LinkedIn and all the other Social Marketing Sites? Whether you have a bricks and mortar, homebased or an on-line business, effective use of social media tools will bring new customers to your business. Discover the Simple Steps that will “Put Your Business on Top of the Social Marketing Game.” www.startupsocialmedia.com BUS 086 RV 4/9-4/30 Bell School Rd. Ctr

Mike Logan W 6:00-8:00 pm 3350 N. Bell School Rd.

$48 4 Sessions Room 005

Private Corporate Team-Building Cooking Classes Experience a one-of-a-kind, tasty team-building event that enhances communication, increases creative thinking and promotes teamwork. Get out of the office and into the kitchen! Team building events range from 2-8 hours and offer a variety of cooking themes that are customized to meet your team’s unique needs. Professional guidance in enhancing communication, increasing creative thinking, building trust and promoting teamwork. (Openings: Monday, February 17th; Thursday, March 13th; Monday, April 14th; Monday, May 19th. Other dates possibly available…all events are customized to your organization). Prices start at $100 contact Diana Kramer at Tasty Tidbits for your customized class! (815-988-1374)


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BUSINESS CAREERS Continued

Jerry Kitchen worked for over three decades as a major account representative, sales manager, branch manager and district product manager for the 3M Company. During his time with 3M, he won nine national sales awards, five national management awards, and was named top salesman and top district supervisor in the nation. He now focuses on sales training, motivation and consulting. His relationship-based approach to selling is both unique and effective, and his lively presentations are informative and interactive.

For New Sales Representatives Selling is an art. It allows personal creativity but is based on discipline and logic. Calls=Presentations=Sales=Income. It can become a career allowing professionally motivated high achievers to earn one of the highest income levels in the professional world. The Five Steps to a sale will be covered – AIDCA (Attention, Interest, Desire, Conviction, Action) concept. We’ll also expand on FAB— Features: What are the main features of your product and what is it designed to do? Advantages: What will your product do to solve your prospect’s problems? Benefits: How will your product help people gain or avoid problems in the future? Role playing is included. OSB 036 RV Jerry Kitchen 3/19 W 6:00-8:30 pm RVC Woodward Technology Ctr

$45 1 Session Room 132

For Experienced Sales Representatives Relationship selling techniques will be enforced using today’s consultant approach. Companies buy from people…they don’t buy from companies. Setting up appointments on the phone or in person will be reviewed along with making fun out of cold calling. Sales presentations and creative ideas for closing the sale will be highlighted. Learn how to overcome a negative and redirect to a positive. Time management and role playing will be included. OSB 036 RV2 Jerry Kitchen 3/26 W 6:00-8:30 pm RVC Woodward Technology Ctr

$45 1 Session Room 132

Greg Porter has been in retail sales since the 1980’s. Greg has been a sales manager, responsible for training and developing sales associates to become better at what they do, and to increase store sales. He moved to Rockford in 1995, becoming a manager of a large retail store, and eventually was asked to do sales promotions and shows. He became a district manager, responsible for other managers. Greg implemented PMA in training his sales managers and had great success in improving their operations as a result

Thinking Your Way to Success Using a Positive Mental Attitude for many people has been more successful in strengthening of their business, customer service and increased sales. PMA helps instill in people the importance of developing an optimistic disposition to attract positive changes to their lives, and increase achievement levels. This can change our self-talk, so that our expectations change and positive outcomes follow. PMA helps people to see things in a different way, and enjoy better outcomes in their lives and business. sales. You will be taught techniques to achieve these results. Greg Porter BUS 002 RV 3/19-4/2 W 6:00-8:00 pm RVC Classroom Building II

$59 3 Sessions Room G22

GIFT OF CLASS

Give the gift of “life-long learning”! Our classes make a great gift for all occasions. For more information call (815) 921-3900.

Confident Leadership Training – Start Your Journey on the Right Foot! (1.5 Credits) This in-depth, eight-part program focuses on the skills needed to promote self awareness, become a better decision maker, and define the path to your success. This course is geared toward self improvement for better understanding of self and those you interact with. Whether you’re currently in leadership, aspiring to leadership, or just looking to make yourself a better employee or person this course is for you. Topics include: Know Yourself - YOU – the most important component! Learn your strengths and weaknesses, who you are and what you’re seen as. Understand how to separate your emotions from your behaviors and get a 360 Assessment so you’ll know where you stand as you decide where you’re going. Goal Setting and Action Plans – This class is not just about setting goals and writing action plans. It’s about understanding and overcoming the obstacles that too often derail their successful implementation. Communication – Why are we the way we are? Why do we resist change? We have three brains? Find the answers to the one issue you must deal with on a constant basis-change. Listening is an attitude. More importantly, it’s a skill that can be improved through proper practice. Think you listen effectively? Come find out what you are missing. Conflict Resolution and Accountability – You must first understand conflict to effectively deal with it. Is it good or bad? Can you end it? Should you? Come explore these and many other questions as we take you through scenarios of real life conflict. TeamBuilding –Thislivelyandinteractivesessionteachesyouhow to assemble teams that push for excellence. Develop your current and future stars, deal with the squeaky wheels and learn what stops teams from becoming great. This session includes a workshop on turning vision into reality. This one is a must! Motivation – When the need for motivation arises, you must understand accountability. How do the two work together? Can you teach self-motivation? Does accountability mean punishment? BUS 030 RV Leadership in Action M 6:00-9:00 pm 2/24-4/21 RVC Physical Education Center NO CLASS 3/10

$299 8 Sessions Room 0106

The Voices For All Voice Coach / Producer / Instructors are known for their fun and informative presenting methods. Our Coaches have many years experience in the Voice-over Industry, and are masters at teaching all of the information pertinent to making it in Voice Acting.

Introduction to Voiceovers Are people always telling you that you have a great voice? Do you often find yourself listening to your favorite audio book, commercial or cartoon character and thinking, “I could do that”? This fun and empowering introductory workshop covers the different types of voiceovers and what tools are needed in order to find success in the industry. You’ll be coached as you perform a real voiceover script and be recorded so that you can receive a professional voiceover evaluation later. After class, you’ll have the knowledge necessary to help you decide if this is something you’d like to pursue. Taught by a professional voice actor from the Voice Acting Training Company, Voices For All. COM 004 RV Voices for All 4/9 W 6:00-8:00 pm RVC Woodward Technology Ctr

$40 1 Session Room 141

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John Spiers has worked in Seattle and San Francisco with international trading companies since 1974, in virtually every position. Self-employed trading internationally since 1984, John shares what he has done in the past, what he has advised others to do successfully, and what he is doing now all in a seminar highly rated by participants for content, experience, pace and humor.

Import / Export Now! ONLINE (1 Credit) Now you can learn what it takes to be self-employed in import or export (or both) of goods or services with this step-bystep hands-on nine week seminar delivered over the internet. This course is appropriate for people with zero business background, as well as established businesses looking for new trade. Learn how to develop your product or service, find the best suppliers, best customers, work with banks, currency issues, and more. You will be taken through licensing and permits, setting yourself up for properly conducting trade worldwide at the small business level. The entire course may be taken at your pace, with plenty of one-on-one e-mail contact with the instructor. Optional weekly live sessions online are run during the course. After the formal nine weeks course, you may join a listserv of ex-students, so access to the instructor and peers never ends. The required textbook How Small Business Trades Worldwide, ISBN: 978-09795515-0-5 is available on Amazon.com. SPECIFIC REGISTRATION PROCEDURE: Fill out a registration form (located at the last page of this schedule) include e-mail and mail in with payment, refer to Course # MKT 052.(This would be 7:00-9:00 pm Mountain, 8:00-10:00 pm Central, 9:00-11:00 pm Eastern) MKT 052-1 1/22-3/19

John Spiers $95 W 8:00-10:00 pm                 9 Sessions

MKT 052-2 4/16-6/11

John Spiers $95 W 8:00-10:00 pm                 9 Sessions

CERTIFIED Wedding & Event PlannING ONLINE This on-line Certified Wedding & Event Planning course teaches the basic fundamentals of planning, orchestrating, and delivering social events. From weddings and anniversaries to birthdays and baby showers, detailed step-by-step methodology teaches clear and concise formulas for detailing the personal and professional aspects of any social event. Once a student has grasped the basic fundamental process for planning events, they next learn to implement textbook principals in real-world applications. Vendor and client relationship management is taught in a comprehensive, comfortable environment, allowing students to develop their own style of communications. Utilizing over 150 business templates and other resource documents, students gain business acumen to complement their wedding planning talents. Company tools such as contracts, business plans, fee structures, service offerings, and much more are learned and developed for practical application upon graduation. Each business template has been carefully developed to address the demands of the industry and keep students at the forefront of running and operating a successful wedding planning business. All graduates of the Certified Wedding & Event Planning course qualify to apply for a six (6) month internship <http://lovegevity.site-ym.com/?LWPIInternshipFAQ> that is customized to the student’s career objectives and goals. Course fee includes cost of all materials. BUS 043 $995 Optional Spanish version is available - no textbook. $895


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Paralegal Jurisprudence

PERSONAL TRAINING

(1 Credit) This course presents an overview of the paralegal profession including many of the more popular entry-level areas of legal specialization (family, corporate, probate, real estate, immigration, bankruptcy law, and many others). All students will be required to select and pursue at least one specialty area and write a twelve-part report for substantive career development. Each student will also be required to take weekly quizzes and a final exam online.

National Council on Strength and Fitness Certified Personal Trainer Course This self-paced, independent-study course is designed to prepare you to successfully pass the National Council on Strength and Fitness (NCSF) Certified Personal Trainer (CPT) Exam and qualify you to work as a certified personal trainer. The course bridges the gap between exercise science related course work and the practical skills of personal training. You will learn how to: properly screen and evaluate clients for safe participation in an exercise program, design and implement exercise prescriptions for multiple populations and successful goal attainment, and successfully sell and manage personal trainer services. Your course fee includes the Advanced Concepts of Personal Training material kit (textbook, course manual, lab manual, CD-ROM, DVD and stepby-step lesson plan), a one-year NCSF Membership, Certification Exam voucher, and 100% technical support from NCSF graduate degreed Instructors. Students will schedule their exam appointment when comfortable with the content at the nearest testing location in Sycamore, IL. (Eligibility for Personal Trainer Certification is provided through the National Council on Strength and Fitness Board for Certification (NCSFBC).

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Paralegal Litigation (1 Credit) This course presents an overview of litigation and trial support used by entry-level practicing paralegals in daily procedural work. All students will be required to visit a specific local court system and investigate the procedures of pre-trial, trial, post-trial and appeals. In addition, each student will be asked to make a presentation of the court visit and complete a selected deposition abstract online. BUS 054

(1 Credit) This course is an overview of the paralegal office manager at work. All students will be required to network/mentor with an entry-level, practicing paralegal in the field and acquire information on the organization of law firms, corporations and/or government legal departments in order to complete a presentation for class. All quizzes and the final exam will be taken online. BUS 055 Zoran V. Perovanovich has been a paralegal educator and consultant for more than 20 years in the tri-state area. He is the founder and instructor of Midwest Paralegal Studies and is dedicated to coordinate flexible, low-cost entry-level paralegal tutoring throughout the country. www.paralegalstudies.com.

These courses are held at Elgin Community College 1700 Spartan Dr., Elgin, IL. NOTE: Register through Rock Valley College

Private Investigator (1.5 Credits) Techniques, tips, and legal guidelines for conducting investigations are presented in this course, ideal for pursuing a career in private investigations, or simply to learn investigative and research techniques. From tracing missing persons, to undercover operations, to background research, the most commonly encountered types of investigations are covered. This course satisfies Illinois Department of Professional Regulation requirements of 20 hours of private investigation training for eligibility to apply for a permanent employee registration card. Required textbook, “Private Investigation – a Guide for the Beginner” is available at Barnes & Noble or Amazon.com. CRM 015 ECC Ed Herdrich 3/5-4/30 W 6:30-9:00 pm Elgin Community College 1700 Spartan Dr., Elgin NO CLASS 3/26

$199 8 Sessions Bldg. A Room 165

$195

Paralegal Management

FWS 010 RV $525 SPECIFIC REGISTRATION PROCEDURE: Fill out registration form (located at the last page of this schedule) include e-mail and mail in with payment, refer to course # NCSFBC.

Courses Held In Cooperation With Elgin Community College

$195

Paralegal / Legal Assistant / Lawyer’s Assistant Certificate Program This 12 month generalist program provides the novice or those currently working in the legal field, a comprehensive overview of all the paralegal roles and responsibilities. This is a private online tutoring program designed to let you work at pace comfortable for your busy lifestyle. At the beginning of each course, students will access all of the lectures and study materials they will need online on the website. Courses may be taken in any order; however, we recommend students take classes in the order in which they are listed below. A Paralegal Certificate will be awarded for successful completion of the series of five (5) courses.

Paralegal Orientation Is the paralegal career for you? Paralegal, legal assistant, lawyer’s assistant are all titles used interchangeably to describe individuals who work with attorneys and other professionals in the field of law. Our Paralegal Certificate Program is explained in this free information seminar online at: www.paralegalstudies.com/free_orientation.htm. Email instructor at zoran1990@juno.com. This course is a PREREQUISITE for entry into the program.

Paralegal Research (1 Credit) This course presents an overview of entry-level paralegal research and writing tools. All students will access law resources online and at the local library once a week for specific assignments. In addition, each student will write an office legal memo using legal techniques and current rules of law applying the same to support a conclusion based upon the IRAC analytical reasoning technique. All work must be submitted online. BUS 049

$195

$195

Paralegal Career (1 Credit) This course presents an overview of paralegal job search/ portfolio method and will help you identify special legal skills that are part of your unique niche in the paralegal market. All students will be required to compose a 15-section paralegal job search portfolio and explore three job leads in a local law practice in order to complete a class presentation. Each student will also post an eResume online at the end of class. BUS 056 All classes offered in either session: Session I Thursdays, 2/6-3/20 Session II Thursdays, 4/3-5/15

$195

SPECIFIC REGISTRATION PROCEDURE: First e-mail instructor at zoran1990@juno.com. Second fill out a registration form (located at the last page of this schedule) include e-mail and mail in with payment, refer to course # BUS-CCE. Third complete orientation at www.paralegalstudies.com/free_orientation.htm

Medical & Community Interpreter Training-Information Session So you want to be a Medical/Community Interpreter? This free information session will be invaluable to answer all of your questions before registering for the Fall semester training . Saul Arteaga, the developer and trainer for “Equal Footing”, will discuss: What is “Equal Footing” training?; Who should attend? What are the requirements or pre-requisites? What topics are included in the training? What materials are needed? NOTE: Medical & Community Interpreter Training class will be held February 17 through May 12, Mondays from 5-8 pm, Cost $350 . (COM 040 RV) OSB 002 RV Saul Artega FREE 1/27 M 6:00-7:00 pm 1 Session RVC Student Center Room 1222


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BUSINESS CAREERS Continued • COMPUTER TRAINING

Medical & Community Interpreter Training (2.5 Credits) The “Equal Footing” training prepares individuals to work as community and medical interpreters. The instructor, Saúl Arteaga, is a certified legal and medical interpreter. This seminar focuses on critical concepts for interpreting in the medical and community settings, providing participants with a guide to identifying the setting at hand and empowering them to approach each communicative event professionally by observing established strategies and codes of conduct in the field. Specific topics addressed will include the fundamentals of professional interpreting, the role of the interpreter in medical and community settings, the Codes of Ethics proposed by the National Council on Interpreting in Health Care (NCIHC) and by the International Medical Interpreters Association (IMIA) as well as ethical dilemmas based on these Codes of Ethics. Participants will have opportunity to practice and implement interpreting techniques in small groups, to listen to and critique recordings of interpreting scripts, and to record and critique their own renditions. Prospective participants for this training are those interested in entering the field as professional interpreters and all interpreters seeking to refresh and enhance their skills. Participants must be proficient in English and at least one other language and be familiar with basic medical and social services terminology. Note: (Students will need to purchase textbook, digital voice recording device and recording of interpreting scripts-approximate cost is $100.) The training includes a four-hour practicum that will provide participants with hands-on experience in the field. 40 CEU’s for Social Workers. COM 040 RV Saul Arteaga 2/17-5/12 M 5:00-8:00 pm RVC Student Center NO CLASS 3/10

$350 12 Sessions Room 1222

Explore Compassionate Pet Grooming – Overview Come and learn about the exciting career of Compassionate Pet Grooming. Get detailed info about the program. Ask questions. Find out what opportunities are available. What equipment and books are needed! It is recommended that you attend this free session before registering for the course. OSB 021 BLL Sue Michealsen FREE 1/19 Su 11:30 am-1:00 pm 1 Session Bell School Rd. Ctr 3350 N. Bell School Rd. Room 004

COMPASSIONATE PET GROOMING – CERTIFICATE (11 Credits) Are you seeking a rewarding and enjoyable career? Are some of your best friends four-legged and furry with cold, wet noses? If you answered yes to the above questions, a career as a groomer might be just for you! The pet care field is growing tremendously and offers limitless employment opportunities. The Compassionate Pet Grooming program prepares students for careers in home-based business, animal hospitals, boarding kennels, animal shelters, pet grooming establishments, pet training schools, and pet shops. Students will learn clipper and scissor styling for various dog breeds, how to maintain grooming equipment, bathing and drying techniques, physical and energy anatomy for cats and dogs, business safety and intro to bookkeeping and marketing for your small business. Successful completion of all sessions (58+ hours) plus 242 hours of outside class assignments are required to receive the 300 hour Certificate of Completion from Rock Valley College. DOES NOT include books or grooming equipment and NO financial aid available. SPC 090 RV Sue Michealsen $1598 & Program Instructors 2/2-5/31 Exact dates and times can be emailed, call (815) 921-3900 or check web page.

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COMPUTER TRAINING Improve Your Skills

Computer Training for Everyone! Enhance: Your Skills! Computer courses offered through Continuing Education are designed for students with beginning to advanced computer experience. A variety of short-term, hands-on computer courses are offered at various times and locations to meet the needs of the community.

Computer Lab Locations: BLL – Course sections are taught at the Bell School Road Center, 3350 N. Bell School Road, Rockford RV – Course sections are taught at the Woodward Technology Center, 3301 N. Mulford Rd., Rockford

Teachers! Watch for the

Apples.

“Apples” indicate courses that have been approved by the Illinois State Board of Education. Please let the instructor know when taking the class for CPDUs. For additional classes approved for CPDU’s, see the Education Endeavors section page 43.

Getting Started

Basic Computer Skills

Intro to Computers Part 1 This class is designed for the new user or those with no experience interested in learning computers. Provides individuals with the skills and confidence to continue learning. You will learn terms and fundamentals. What is Windows. Software vs. Hardware. What is a hard/floppy drive/CD-ROM. Memory and storage What is a file. Bring: flash drive to class. 4 CPDUs DPR 001 RV Gail Lee 2/11-2/13 TTh 9:30-11:30 am RVC Woodward Technology Ctr DPR 001 BLL 2/22 Bell School Rd. Ctr

$49 2 Sessions Room G02

Kathe Mundinger $49 Sa 8:30 am-12:30 pm 1 Sessions 3350 N. Bell School Rd. Room 005

(1 Credit) This course covers basic computer skills while offering an overview of the MS Office 2010 Suite. You will be prepared for other courses offered through Continuing Education. Handouts provided. Bring: a flash drive to Class. Recommended: Intro to Computers Part 1. You will learn to: • type letters and documents using Word • create formulas in spreadsheets using Excel • create databases using Access • create presentations using PowerPoint DPR 045 RV Gail Lee TTh 9:00 am-1:00 pm 2/25-3/6 RVC Woodward Technology Ctr DPR 045 BLL 3/1-3/29 Bell School Rd. Ctr NO CLASS 3/15

$129 4 Sessions Room G02

Kathe Mundinger $129 Sa 8:30 am-12:30 pm 4 Sessions 3350 N. Bell School Rd. Room 005

Windows 7.0 Basics

Intro to Computer / Internet Part 2 (.5 Credit) This course is a continuation of Computer Basics I. Become familiar with internet navigation, e-mail, search tools and more. Individual help will be available during class session. Bring: a flash drive to class. Recommended: Intro to Computers Part 1. DPR 075 BLL 2/28-3/7 Bell School Rd. Ctr

Kathe Mundinger $69 F 1:00-5:00 pm 2 Sessions 3350 N. Bell School Rd. Room 005

(1 Credit) Have you purchased a new computer with Windows 7 operating system and need help discovering the many simple and powerful features? You will learn to: Work your way through the operating system–open documents and folders. Start applications from the desktop. Customize the task bar. Change system settings. Manage files and more—along with all the fun new enhancements found in Windows 7! (If you have Windows XP or Vista, almost everything taught in the class will work for you.) Purchase text at RVC Bookstore before first session. Recommended: Computer Basics Part I or equivalent experience. Bring: a flash drive to class. 16 CPDUs DPR 003 BLL 4/5-5/3 Bell School Rd. Ctr NO CLASS 4/19

Kathe Mundinger $129 Sa 1:00-5:00 pm 4 Sessions 3350 N. Bell School Rd. Room 005


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Computer Software Application Series This set of courses provides the education and skills to begin a career, to advance in a current position or to promote professional growth. You can become a Word Processing Specialist, Spreadsheet Application Specialist, Database Management Specialist, Presentation Application Specialist by successfully completing the required courses for each track. Please consult individual courses in this schedule for dates and times.

Word Processing Specialist Word Part 1 – 12 hours Word Part 2 – 12 hours Word Part 3 – 12 hours

SpreadSheet Application Specialist Excel Part 1 – 12 hours Excel Part 2 – 12 hours Excel Part 3 – 12 hours

Database Management Specialist

Access: The Complete Course – 28 hours

Presentation Application Specialist

PowerPoint: The Complete Course – 20 hours

Word 2010 Part 1

Word 2010 Part 3

(.5 Credit) Word 2010, a powerful word processing program allows you to do much more than type documents. Purchase text at RVC Bookstore before first session. Recommended: Basic Computer Skills or equivalent experience. Bring: a flash drive to class. 12 CPDUs You will learn to: • open Word and review the new Ribbon interface • navigate and close Word documents • create documents and search Help for more information • create and enhance business letters, memoranda, reports and press releases using margins • work with line spacing, bullets, borders, and shading • use spell and grammar checker, AutoCorrect, Format Painter • cut, copy, paste, drag and drop • create document with mail merge DPR 023 RV1 Chuck Corley $99 2/18-3/6 TTh 7:30-9:30 pm 6 Sessions Room G02 RVC Woodward Technology Ctr DPR 023 RV Gail Lee $99 TTh 9:00-11:00 am 6 Sessions 3/18-4/3 RVC Woodward Technology Ctr Room G02 DPR 023 BLL Kathe Mundinger $99 4/5-4/26 Sa 8:00 am-Noon 3 Sessions 3350 N. Bell School Rd. Room 005 Bell School Rd. Ctr NO CLASS 4/19

(.5 Credits) Learn intermediate Word skills. (Use same text as Word Level I) Recommended: Word Part 1 and Word Part 2 12 or equivalent experience. Bring: a flash drive to class. CPDU’s. You will learn to: • Create, sort, format, merge & perform calculations in tables • Work with section breaks, insert columns and column breaks • Insert WordArt, clip art & themes • Create custom Building Blocks & create a one-page promotional brochure • Set page orientation & size, work with shapes, picture editing • Insert & format Smart Art & format page background • Create research paper including footnotes & endnotes, headers & footer with captions & table of figures • Use built-in template.

Word 2010 Part 2

RVC Computer Skills Exam Upon successful completion of a Specialist Series in MS Word, Excel, Access or PowerPoint, students will receive a RVC Skills Certificate plus be eligible to take the RVC Computer Skills Exam at no additional charge. The exam will be offered for all topics. Except not offered for Web Page Design). Students have one year to complete all of the required Specialist Series courses. To register for the exam, call RVC Continuing Education at (815) 921-3900. OSB 099 RV Gail Lee FREE 5/23 F 9:00-11:00 am 1 Session RVC Woodward Technology Ctr Room G02

RVC Keyboarding / Typing Certificate Do you need an instant reliable, accurate typing certification? We’ll test your speed and accuracy. Earn your RVC Certificate with your scores to show an employer. Cost $10. Call Continuing Education to register (815) 921-3900.

(.5 Credits) Learn intermediate Word skills. (Use same text as Word Part I) Recommended: Word Part 1 or equivalent experience. Bring: a flash drive to class. Purchase text at RVC Bookstore. 12 CPDUs. You will learn to: • create, sort, format, merge and perform calculations in tables • work with section breaks, insert columns and column breaks • insert WordArt, clip art and themes • create custom Building Blocks & create a one-page promotional brochure • set page orientation and size, work with shapes, picture editing • insert and format Smart Art and format page background • create research paper including footnotes and endnotes, headers and footer with captions and table of figures • use built-in templates DPR 026 RV Gail Lee $99 4/8-4/29 TTh 9:00-11:00 am 6 Sessions RVC Woodward Technology Ctr Room G02 NO CLASS 4/17 Chuck Corley $99 DPR 026 RV1 TTh 7:30-9:30 pm 6 Sessions 3/18-4/3 RVC Woodward Technology Ctr Room G02 DPR 026 BLL Kathe Mundinger $99 5/10-5/31 Sa 8:00 am-Noon 3 Sessions Bell School Rd. Ctr 3350 N. Bell School Rd. Room 005 NO CLASS 5/24

DPR 036 RV1 Chuck Corley 4/8-4/29 TTh 7:30-9:30 pm RVC Woodward Technology Ctr NO CLASS 4/17 DPR 036 RV Gail Lee TTh 9:00-11:00 am 5/1-5/20 RVC Woodward Technology Ctr

$99 6 Sessions Room G02 $99 6 Sessions Room G02

Excel 2010 Part 1 (.5 Credits) Learn Excel 2010, a powerful spreadsheet application. The focus of this course is on basic skills, starting with a review of the new Office Ribbon interface. Recommended: Basic Computer Skills or equivalent experience. Purchase text at RVC Bookstore before first session. Bring: a flash drive to class. 12 CPDUs. You will learn to: • enter & edit data • elect and format cells and ranges • create formulas & functions • adjust row and column • page setup and printing worksheets DPR 024 RV1 Chuck Corley $99 2/18-3/6 TTh 5:15-7:15 pm 6 Sessions Room G02 RVC Woodward Technology Ctr DPR 024 RV Gail Lee $99 3/18-4/3 TTh 11:15 am-1:15 pm 6 Sessions Room G02 RVC Woodward Technology Ctr

Excel 2010 Part 2 (.5 Credits) Learn intermediate Excel skills. Recommended: Excel Part 1 or equivalent experience. (Use same text as Part I). Bring: a flash drive to class. Purchase text at RVC Bookstore. 12 CPDUs. You will learn to: • freeze headings and split worksheet windows • sort worksheet rows • set print options • insert art, draw, move, size, rotate and add styles • create SmartArt • use office template and create custom templates • lock and unlock cells, apply protection, set password and attach a digital signature • copy and move worksheets, copy formatting between worksheets and use linked formulas • sort and filter table data, hide detail data using the outline and grouping commands DPR 027 RV1 Chuck Corley $99 3/18-4/3 TTh 5:15-7:15 pm 6 Sessions RVC Woodward Technology Ctr Room G02 DPR 027 RV Gail Lee $99 4/8-4/29 TTh 11:15 am-1:15 pm 6 Sessions RVC Woodward Technology Ctr Room G02 NO CLASS 4/17


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Excel 2010 Part 3 (.5 Credits) Learn advanced Excel features including integrating Excel with other Office programs. Recommended: Excel Part 2 or equivalent experience. (Use same text as Part I). Bring: a flash drive to class. Purchase text at RVC bookstore before first session. 12 CPDUs You will learn to: • create Macros to automate routine tasks • create and format Pivot Table & Pivot Charts • use PMT & FV functions also Goal Seek, Solver, Analysis Tool Pak and Scenario Manager • use 3-D cell references, HLOOKUP, VLOOKUP and IF functions • consolidate data from detail and group worksheets • use Data Validation and Conditional Formatting • create data tables and trend lines • set up project folders, insert comments feature Chuck Corley DPR 037 RV1 TTh 5:15-7:15 pm 4/8-4/29 RVC Woodward Technology Ctr NO CLASS 4/17

$99 6 Sessions Room G02

DPR 037 RV Gail Lee 5/1-5/20 TTh 11:15 am-1:15 pm RVC Woodward Technology Ctr

$99 6 Sessions Room G02

PowerPoint 2010 Essentials (1 Credit) Everything you need to know to assemble and present your own basic PowerPoint presentation. Purchase text at RVC Bookstore before first session. Recommended: Basic Computer Skills or equivalent experience. Bring: a flash drive to class. 20 CPDUs. You will learn to: • use Slide Master – change color schemes • create charts – create and run slide shows • auto Content Wizard – print handouts and outlines DPR 095 RV 5/12-5/28 Bell School Rd. Ctr NO CLASS 5/26

Gail Lee MW 5:15 -9:15 pm 3350 N. Bell School Rd.

$149 5 Session Room 005

Basic Web Technology Mini Certificate Learn and apply HTML, CSS, and Java Script to web pages and understand the web development process. Upon completion of the five (5) courses below you will receive the Basic Web Technology Mini Certificate: HTML Essentials – 12 hours CSS Essentials – 12 hours Java Script Essentials – 12 hours Server Side Technologies – 12 hours WordPress – 12 hours

HTML Essentials (.5 Credit) HTML is used to define the content of a web page. A solid understanding of HTML will allow you to maintain web pages without using an HTML editor. Even if you are using an HTML editor such as Dreamweaver, you will need to know enough HTML to make necessary “code tweaks” in order to get your web pages to do what you want them to do. This course is designed to show you how to create web pages using nothing more than HTML. An overview of Open Source HTML tools will be covered along with how to use text, image, list, link and table tags. Recommended: Basic Computer Skills or equivalent experience. Bring: a flash drive to class. CIS 064 RV Jerry Schoonover 2/15-3/1 Sa 8:30 am-12:30 pm RVC Woodward Technology Ctr

$99 3 Sessions Room G02

SPECIAL TOPICS

Cascading Style Sheets (CSS) Essentials (.5 Credit) Where HTML is used to define the content of a web page, CSS (Cascading Style Sheets) is used to define presentation of that content. This course is designed to show you the basics of CSS, how to convert HTML tags to CSS elements, and how to control those elements via style sheets. Recommended: HTML Essentials or equivalent experience. Bring: a flash drive to class. CIS 066 RV Jerry Schoonover Sa 8:30 am-12:30 pm 3/8-3/29 RVC Woodward Technology Ctr NO CLASS 3/15

$99 3 Sessions Room G02

JavaScript Essentials (.5 Credit) While HTML defines the content of a web document and CSS defines the presentation of that content, JavaScript controls the behavior of the web document. This means that JavaScript makes it possible to add user inter activity to your web document (e.g. form validation, calculations, etc.). This course is designed to give you a basic understanding of the JavaScript scripting language, and how to integrate it into your web documents. Recommended: CSS or equivalent experience. Bring: a flash drive to class. CIS 068 RV Jerry Schoonover 4/5-4/26 Sa 8:30 am-12:30 pm RVC Woodward Technology Ctr NO CLASS 4/19

$99 3 Sessions Room G02

Server Side Technologies (.5 Credit) To deliver dynamic web content to your website visitors, you will need to understand various server-side scripting technologies. Using these technologies, you can dynamically edit, change or add any content of a Web Page, respond to user queries and form data, access databases, access files, transform XML, date to HTML data and return the results to a browser, customize a Web page, provide security and access control to Web pages, tailor your output to different types of browsers and more. Recommended: Java Script Essentials or equivalent experience. Bring: a flash drive to class. CIS 069 RV Jerry Schoonover Sa 8:30 am-12:30 pm 5/3-5/17 RVC Woodward Technology Ctr

$99 3 Sessions Room G02

Word Press (.5 Credit) WordPress is an open-source (free), web-based software program that anyone can use to build and maintain a website or blog. TheWordPress editing interface is very easy to use, and the sites administrator can grant various levels of access to others, allowing them to contribute to the website/ blog. Because the Interface is web-based, creating and editing pages can be done from anywhere with an Internet connection. This short course is designed to give you the basic information you need to get a WordPress site up and running. Some topics covered include: • WordPress overview • choosing a host • installation • configuration, users & roles, themes • upgrading • dashboard and settings, content & plug-ins CIS 071 RV2 Jerry Schoonover M 5:30-9:30 pm 3/31-4/14 RVC Woodward Technology Ctr

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Accounting with Computer Software Introduction to AutoCAD for Building Professionals (1 Credit) This course will introduce the student to the software package AutoCAD for use in building construction. This course covers 2 dimensional drawing with an emphasis on hands-on learning. It is helpful that the student is already knowledgeable in building construction with the intention of using this course to learn AutoCAD for technical drawings. Required: Knowledge of basic computer operations and Windows. Purchase text at RVC Bookstore. Jeremy Watkins BCT 052 RV Sa 9:00-11:00 am 2/22-5/10 RVC Woodward Technology Ctr NO CLASS 3/15 & 4/19

$145 10 Sessions Room 146

QuickBooks 2012 Part 1 (1 Credit) Learn the basics of this powerful financial management program for small business. Recommended: Basic Computer Skills or equivalent experience. Purchase text at RVC Bookstore. Bring: a flash drive to class. You will learn to: • work with customer and vendor transactions • bank with QuickBooks • plan and create a new company • work with opening balances and the balance sheet reports DPR 029 RV Richard Bergmark 2/19-4/2 W 5:30-8:45 pm RVC Woodward Technology Ctr NO CLASS 3/12

$145 6 Sessions Room G02

QuickBooks 2012 Part 2 (1 Credit) This course provides a continuation of QuickBooks 2012 Part 1. Purchase text at RVC Bookstore (same text as Part 1) Bring: a flash drive to class. You will learn to: • work with physical inventory and how to sell inventory items • use QuickBooks for Payroll, job costing and time tracking • use classes, create estimates and additional formatting options • work with Balance Sheet Accounts • customize your QuickBooks File using reports and graphs DPR 057 RV Richard Bergmark 4/9-5/14 W 5:30-8:45 pm RVC Woodward Technology Ctr

$145 6 Sessions Room G02

Marketing Your Business Through Social Networking This course is designed for business owners interested in learning how and why to use social media as part of their marketing strategy. This class will provide a comprehensive overview on the fundamentals of creating and managing social media for your small business. Learn how to grow your social network, gain brand exposure and generate web traffic for your business. Learn about the most popular types of social media, how to interact and attract customers with these media forms and the “do’s and don’ts” of social media etiquette. Information on Facebook, Twitter, Flickr, LinkedIn as well as blogging or business will be presented. This timely class will also help you repurpose your business marketing materials into fresh and informative information to add content to your social media venues. DPR 098 RV1 Jerry Schoonover $39 2/17 M 6:00-9:00 pm 1 Session RVC Woodward Technology Ctr Room G02


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CLASSES FOR YOUR MAC/apple

Blogging for Small Business (Word Press) (.5 Credit) Are you looking to gain customers and increase your status in your industry? Blogging may be the answer! Learn how to open a blog account, what to write about in a business blog, as well as how to use material you may already have to create fun and interesting blog posts. We will also explore places to Host your blog including Word Press and others. DPR 098 RV2 Jerry Schoonover $39 2/24 M 6:00-9:00 pm 1 Session RVC Woodward Technology Ctr Room G02

Mac for Newcomers (.5 Credits) This introductory class is designed for the NEW Mac user or individuals with little or NO Mac experience and are interested in learning how to get around the Mac computer. Your will learn the desktop, menu bar, how to use the mouse and dock, basic windows, menu features including finder and file handling. Bring: a flash drive to class. Purchase text at RVC Bookstore before the first session. DPR 019 RV Tony Lamia 2/14-3/7 F 1:00-4:00 pm RVC Woodward Technology Ctr

Pinterest for Small Business (.5 Credit) If you are a small business owner, startup founder, author, or a service professional (such as a local marketer, consultant or social media manager), then this class will be extremely valuable to you. During this class you will learn: • how service based businesses are using pins to get more clients. • what you need to start doing today to get more followers. • get 10x more repins using theses surprising pixel dimensions. • how to easily improve your Search Engine Organization (SEO) using Pinterest ...no techy skills required! • learn the secret to creating pins with the crazy high engagement. • how to reap the benefits of social media in less time (HINT: how to get others to do the work FOR you). • 2 ways to tap into the power of Facebook to quickly make you a Pinterest power player and more!! DPR 098 RV5 Jerry Schoonover $39 3/24 M 6:00-9:00 pm 1 Session Room G02 RVC Woodward Technology Ctr

Facebook for Small Business Learn about Facebook and how to use it for small business. Students will open an account, set up a Facebook page and learn what Facebook can and can’t do for a small business. Join us to see how to reach out to customers with this social media tool and how to use Facebook time and resources to your advantage. DPR 098 RV3 Jerry Schoonover $39 3/3 M 6:00-9:00 pm 1 Session Room G02 RVC Woodward Technology Ctr

(.5 Credit) Learn about Twitter and how to use it for your small business. Learn what a “hash tag” is and how to post interesting information about your business and products to gain Twitter followers. Students will open a Twitter account, design a Twitter page and learn the important points of posting for business. DPR 098 RV4 Jerry Schoonover $39 3/17 M 6:00-9:00 pm 1 Session RVC Woodward Technology Ctr Room G02

Social Media Marketing (.5 Credits) Are Your Customers Finding Your Competition on Facebook, Twitter, Google, LinkedIn and all the other Social Marketing Sites? Whether you have a bricks and mortar, homebased or an on-line business, effective use of social media tools will bring new customers to your business. Discover the Simple Steps that will “Put Your Business on Top of the Social Marketing Game.” www.startupsocialmedia.com BUS 086 RV 4/9-4/30 Bell School Rd. Ctr

Mike Logan W 6:00-8:00 pm 3350 N. Bell School Rd.

Mac Applications EBAY: Buying & Selling This class will focus on how to buy and sell items on EBAY’s online auction. Participants who want to take advantage of this hands-on training should already be registered with EBAY. Otherwise you may also choose to observe the buying and selling process that will be demonstrated during the class. RECOMMENDED: Computer Basics ll, Internet or equivalent experience. OSB 096 BLL Brad Stanton $49 2/15 Sa 8:30 am-12:30 pm 1 Session Bell School Rd. Ctr 3350 N. Bell School Rd. Room 005

Evernote Organizational Program This program will help you organize your “to do” list, projects, notes, recipes, genealogy and more. You’ll learn how to add information from websites, web info and pictures, how to Sync information across computers, smartphones, tablets and any device with internet access. Learn to edit, share and organize your notes. RECOMMENDED: Computer Basics l or equivalent experience. DPR 025 RV Kathe Mundinger $59 3/21-3/28 F 1:30-4:30 pm 2 Sessions Bell School Rd. Ctr 3350 N. Bell School Rd. Room 005

Storing Information on the Cloud

Twitter for Small Business

$48 4 Sessions Room 005

$99 4 Sessions Room 152

(.5 Credits) Learn about different Cloud storage sites and amounts available such as Dropbox, Cloud, Googledrive, Skydrive and Sugarsync. Learn advantages of different storage sites, new storage contenders on the market, syncing information from your computer to online storage for backup, deleting content from the Cloud, free or fee storage, sharing information on storage with others and how to utilize storage on all your devices. RECOMMENDED: Computer Basics l or equivalent experience. DPR 090 BLL Kathe Mundinger $69 4/25-5/2 F 1:30-5:30 pm 2 Sessions Bell School Rd. Ctr 3350 N. Bell School Rd. Room 005

Adobe Photoshop CS5 (1 Credit) (Part 2) Learn how to correct and enhance your photos with Adobe Photoshop CS5. You will learn how to retouch and enhance your photos through hands-on experience. You will learn how to use many of the tools to edit your photos and images including selection tools, resizing and cropping, removing red eye, re-coloring certain areas of your photo, contrast and brightness and filters and many other techniques to correct those photos you thought were useless. Purchase text at RVC bookstore before class. Bring: a flash drive to store pictures used in the class. RECOMMENDED: Computer Basics l or equivalent experience. DPR 042 RV Gail Lee $139 5/13-5/29 TTh 5:30-8:00 pm 6 Sessions RVC Woodward Technology Ctr Room G02

(.5 Credits) This course is a continuation of Mac for Newcomers. It will cover the basic functions of iCal, iDVD, iPhoto, iMovie and iTunes. Mac for Newcomers or equivalent experience with Mac computers. Purchase text at RVC Bookstore. RECOMMENDED: Mac for Newcomers or equivalent experience with Mac computers. Tony Lamia DPR 015 RV F 1:00-4:00 pm 3/21-4/11 RVC Woodward Technology Ctr

$99 4 Sessions Room 152

Word 2011 for Mac Computers (.5 Credits) This course will cover the basics of Word for Mac from Microsoft Office 2011, including: creating Word files; review all menus, toolbars & views; enter/move/find/replace text; how to use: Help, AutoText, AutoCorrect, Spelling and Grammar check, MacPage Layout, headers & hooters, page numbers, formatting text and paragraphs, tabs, styles and table of contents; and working with graphics and creating tables. RECOMMENDED: Mac for Newcomers or equivalent experience with Mac computers. Purchase text at RVC Bookstore. DPR 023 RV3 Tony Lamia 4/25-5/16 F 1:00-4:00 pm RVC Woodward Technology Ctr

$99 4 Sessions Room 152

Getting Started with an iPhone You will learn to use the apps that come with your iPhone including mail, Internet, music and more. Plus we will use the App Store to purchase and download many useful and fun apps. Bring: your iPhone to class. DPR 051 BLL Jerry Schoonover $39 5/6 T 6:00-9:00 pm 1 Session RVC Woodward Technology Ctr Room G02

Getting Started with an iPad Learn how to organize, explore and maximize your new digital device. Pinch, swipe, tap and shake your way through the features and functions including photos, videos, calendar and various apps. Find some hidden gems and tips to make you a confident and proud iPad owner. Bring: your iPad to class DPR 051 BLL1 Jerry Schoonover $39 5/8 Th 6:00-9:00 pm 1 Session RVC Woodward Technology Ctr Room G02


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CONSTRUCTION / HOME

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CONSTRUCTION / HOME Build Your Potential

Introduction to AutoCAD for Building Professionals (1 Credit) This course will introduce the student to the software package AutoCAD for use in building construction. This course covers 2 dimensional drawing with an emphasis on hands-on learning. It is helpful that the student is already knowledgeable in building construction with the intention of using this course to learn AutoCAD for technical drawings. Required: Knowledge of basic computer operations and Windows. Purchase text at RVC Bookstore. Jeremy Watkins BCT 052 RV Sa 9:00-11:00 am 2/22-5/10 RVC Woodward Technology Ctr NO CLASS 3/15 & 4/19

$145 10 Sessions Room 146

Minor Home Repairs for the “Newbie” If you’re not handy around the house, doing common repairs can be a frustrating experience. This class will cover some of the most common home repair projects related to drywall, plumbing and electrical systems. Save $$ on simple repair costs while boosting confidence to take on simple projects by yourself. All classes will focus on building the basic homeowner toolbox and an emphasis on safety practices.

Walls-Drywall Repair & Paint Drywall topics will include repair of popped nails, cracks, dents, gashes, small and large holes, and water damaged areas. Painting and finishing of damaged areas will also be discussed. OSH 001 RV Robert Mirgain $39 4/26 Sa 9:00 am-Noon 1 Session Bell School Rd. Ctr 3350 N. Bell School Rd. Room 007

Home Plumbing and Repair Plumbing topics include how home plumbing works as a first step towards doing routine maintenance. Projects will include fixing leaky sink faucets, installing new lavatory or kitchen faucets, cleaning and adjusting pop-up sink drain, removing and cleaning a sink drain trap, and making adjustments or replacement of parts to address the numerous common toilet problems. OSH 020 RV Robert Mirgain $39 5/3 Sa 9:00 am-Noon 1 Session Bell School Rd. Ctr 3350 N. Bell School Rd. Room 007

Home Electrical Repair Electrical projects will include rewiring and replacing the lamp socket of an old table lamp, changing switches or outlets, proper use of extension cords, electricity and safety. OSH 015 RV Robert Mirgain $39 5/10 Sa 9:00 am-Noon 1 Session Bell School Rd. Ctr 3350 N. Bell School Rd. Room 007

GIFT OF CLASS

Give the gift of “life-long learning”! Our classes make a great gift for all occasions. For more information call (815) 921-3900.

Home Inspection Licensure Program Exploring the Home Inspection Profession – An Overview Are you the kind of person who doesn’t want to be tied to a desk all day; has a desire to run a small business; is interested in construction and how things work; has a technical mind and likes to figure things out; is organized and clear-thinking; enjoys meeting and helping people and is willing to learn and take initiative? If that sounds like you, then now is the perfect time to start taking steps toward a challenging and rewarding career in home inspection! Information on the six-day blended Home Inspection course; an opportunity to ask questions and insight into the Home Inspection profession will be included in this FREE session. Note: Register through Rock Valley College at (815) 921-3900. OSB 012 RV 3/8 Kishwaukee College

Bellman Group FREE Sa 9:00-11:00 am 1 Session 21193 Malta Rd., Malta Room B2304

Charles Bellefontaine and Corey Friedman are experienced licensed home inspectors and active members of the American Society of Home Inspectors (ASHI).

Home Inspection Licensure Program (5 credits) Prepare for the Illinois Home Inspection State Licensing Exam with this state-approved course, consisting of classroom, online and in-field instruction with two live home inspections. Topics include the physical components of a home, communication skills, knowledge of professional practices, what may go wrong as well as the cause and implications of problems that result. Participants will receive clear direction concerning what to look for during an inspection, such as signs of non-performance due to old age, deferred maintenance, weather damage, and poor workmanship. Upon completion of the approved pre-licensing course, applicants must pass the Home Inspection State Licensing Exam before they are eligible for a license in the State of Illinois. [Cost of exam is NOT included in the course fee]. E-mail access and an internet connection are required. Classroom instruction will be held at Kishwaukee College in Malta, Illinois, in computer lab A-350, which is accessible through the Conference Center. SPECIFIC REGISTRATION PROCEDURE: Students MUST register prior to 3/17 through Rock Valley College. Once registered, you will be mailed textbooks, syllabus, and instructions for the online portion of the class. Please REGISTER early. You must complete homework prior to the first full day of class. Fill out a registration form (located at the last page of this catalog) include e-mail and mail in with payment, refer to Course # BUS 095. BUS 095 KCC Bellman Group $899 3/29, 4/5, 4/12, Sa 8:00 am-4:00 pm 5 Sessions 4/26 & 5/3 Kishwaukee College 21193 Malta Rd., Malta Room A1350 5/17 Sa 8:00 am-6:00 pm 1 Session RVC Woodward Technology Ctr Room G11

Home Inspection Licensure Program – On-Line (5 credits) This self-paced on-line class requires reading from the book – Home Reference Book; ISBN: 0-7931-8093-7. You will be building a home inspection report as you travel through the program. Each section has a quiz to confirm that you have the knowledge to proceed. These quizzes can be taken from your home. The lessons will require you to answer questions as you read through the book. You will have full access to Charles Bellefontaine and Corey Friedman during, and after the classes as support while you build your business. This online class does not include the required 10 hours of live training (lab time) you need in order to sit for the state exam. You will have the option of attending one of our 5 live field training classes at no additional cost, or you can set up a time with a field trainer for an additional fee of approx. $150/day. For more information e-mail bellefontained@gmail.com. Field Training BUS 095 Bellman Group Sa 8:00 am-6:00 pm 5/17 RVC Woodward Technology Ctr

$450 1 Session Room 268

SPECIFIC REGISTRATION PROCEDURE: Fill out a registration form (located at the last page of this catalog) include e-mail and mail in with payment, refer to Course # BUS 095.


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DISTANCE / ON-LINE EDUCATION

Distance / On-Line Education Learning that fits your life!

Prepare for the hottest careers from the comfort of your home. Affordable, self-paced, on-line certificate programs that train you for the latest, in-demand job skill. On-line training is flexible anytime, anywhere learning. Look at what we have to offer and start training today. Begin Your On-Line Learning Today! 1. Go to RockValleyCollege.edu/CPEOnline 2. Follow directions for “Getting Started” 3. NOTE: First time students complete registration form, found at back of schedule 4. If you need assistance-call Continuing Education at (815) 921-3900

Instructor led six-week courses or career training at own pace, over 200 courses available. (Courses offered monthly). CPDUs available. • Accounting/Finance • Law & Legal • Business • Personal Development • Computer Applications • Design & Composition • Technology • Health Care & Medical • Writing & Publishing • Language & Art • Teaching & Education Graduate Credit

Online open enrollment programs designed to provide skills necessary to acquire professional level positions. • Healthcare and Fitness • Hospitality and Service Industry • Business and Professional • Skilled Trade and Industrial • IT and Software Development • Sustainable Energy/Going Green • Media and Design

Language Survival for the Workplace, business or travel. • Dutch • Occupational Spanish • Mandarin Chinese • German • Public Safety Spanish

• Italian • French • Spanish (Latin America) • Portugese

The latest advancement in test preparation-ACT, GRE®, GMAT®, and LSAT®. Includes all areas of the exam, CD-ROM & Official retired tests.

• Pharmacy Technician • Phlebotomy Technician • EKG Technician • Dialysis Technician • Medical Billing & Coding • Dental Assisting • ECG / EKG Course for Nurses • Medical Terminology • Medical Coding ICD-10 Update • Medical Administrative Assistant

Midwest Paralegal “Unique cooperative year long entry-level certificate program created by a paralegal for paralegals”. (Check start dates) • Paralegal Jurisprudence • Paralegal Research • Paralegal Litigation • Paralegal Management • Paralegal Career

Offering On-Line Training for Manufacturing Environments On-Line Test Prep Courses

Courses developed through a partnership with leading education organizations, including: Pearson Education, E-College and Condensed Curriculum International. For more information, see “Explore Healthcare Career Programs – An Overview”on page 46 to enroll in an informational session.

• Precision Measurement for Machinists • Mastering CNC Lathe • Mastering CNC Machining Centers

Workforce Education • Business & Management • Project Management and Quality • Healthcare • Green Technology • Criminal Technology and Law • IT, Software and Web Development

View All on-line partner programs at RockValleyCollege.edu/CPEOnline


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EDUCATION ENDEAVORS

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EDUCATION ENDEAVORS Increase Your Knowledge

Ketta Martell has been the executive administrator for My First School in Loves Park Il since 2008 when she opened it. She holds an MBA and currently is working towards earning a Ph.D. Ketta has over 16 years of teaching and working with children and conducts research on learning and play for her doctoral program.

Learning Through Play You will learn about the five elements of active learning, its benefits and, positive outcomes. Gain knowledge on what is active learning and how to transform their child care setting and home for active learning. EDU 011 RV Ketta Martell 2/15 Sa 9:00-11:30 am RVC Classroom Bldg II

$39 1 Session Room 120

A Smoother Day

FOR Educators AND PARENTS! Enhance your professional or personal development that directly affects teaching and learning. Take your knowledge back to the classroom and home. Educators look for the APPLE and earn CPDUs approved by the Illinois State Board of Education. Please let the instructor know when taking a class for CPDUs. Note: Must attend all sessions to earn CPDUs. Holly Lazzerini-Mathur has 20+ years of experience in the field of special education and has been teaching in this field for several years. She has a Masters degree in regular and special education administration specializing in various areas of impairments.

Bipolar Behavior Disorder and Intellectual Disabilities 
 We will focus on ways to better identify, characterize and adapt the classroom, home & school environment, and curriculum to enhance and accelerate learning. 4 CPDU’s and 4 CEUs for Social Workers and Licensed Practical Counselors SOC 010 RV1 Holly Lazzerini-Mathur 2/4-2/25 T 10:30 am-Noon RVC Woodward Technology Ctr

$55 4 Sessions Room 141

Learning Disabilities (LD), Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD), Visually Impaired (VI), Hearing Impaired (HI) The focus of this course will be on understanding the causes, identifying the characteristic of the disability. For example, to identify if someone has a visual impairment and how to adapt and accommodate to better enhance and accelerate their 6 CPDU’s learning. SOC 010 RV2 Holly Lazzerini-Mathur 3/4-3/25 T 10:30 am-Noon RVC Woodward Technology Ctr

$55 4 Sessions Room 141

Connie Messina, M.S. is an educator with over 30 years experience teaching and counseling children of diverse backgrounds in the K-12 school system. She has also taught graduate students at San Diego State University, The University of San Diego, and the University of North Dakota. Connie is a former “Counselor of the Year” for San Diego County, past president of the California School Counselor’s Association and past president of the California Counseling Association. She is the author of Brain-friendly Guidance Activities to Build Emotional Intelligence, and is the producer/director of the documentary film: From the Outside Looking in; the Crisis of Illiteracy in America.

Learning How to Learn (1 Credit) “Humans are biologically designed to survive, and the single greatest competitive advantage is the ability to learn.” Eric Jensen Connie Messina utilizes her successful experience as a K-12 teacher, school counselor, and counselor educator to share her favorite strategies for becoming an excellent learner and an excellent teacher. In her travels to Australia, New Zealand, and Mondragon Spain, Connie found that indigenous people were rejecting the formal, rigid style of learning for a more nurturing and “brain-friendly” approach. Neuroscientists say that it is the way the brain learns best. Teachers who want higher student test scores and well- behaved students, and parents who want their children to be more successful will benefit from learning these “Brain-friendly” skills. Everyone can learn to present material in a way that is enjoyable and memorable. 15 CPDU’s EDU 034 RV Connie Messina $95 3/18-4/22 T 6:00-8:30 pm 6 Sessions RVC Educational Resource Center Room 2416

The Crisis of Illiteracy in America (.5 Credit) “Adult illiteracy carries an estimated price tag of seventeen billion dollars annually.” (National Institute for Literacy) Experts agree that education must improve; however, few can articulate new ideas or strategies. This course explores the growing problem of illiteracy which contributes to our social ills and threatens the very strength of our nation. Connie Messina presents a documentary film of her experience as a literacy advocate for an adult friend. She documents an eight- year struggle to find the causes of and successful solutions for this hidden crisis in America. 8 CPDU’s EDU 030 RV Connie Messina $48 3/20-4/10 Th 6:00-8:00 pm 4 Sessions RVC Educational Resource Ctr Room 1300

You will gain knowledge of the importance of developing a daily schedule, scheduling procedures and time organizing methods. You will also learn techniques for developing schedules to match the growing needs of the children in their care. This course will help the participant learn the importance of daily routines and the benefits of a predictable and consistent daily routine. Ketta Martell EDU 011 RV2 Sa 9:00-11:30 am 2/22 RVC Classroom Bldg II

$39 1 Session Room 120

I Know Where It Goes! Organizing Your Play Room The participant will earn how to label and store materials so children can find and return their play items. Learn strategies for equipping the play space to encourage creativity by using interesting free, found, and recyclable materials. Learn the guidelines for selecting toys and materials and innovative ideas for materials. Ketta Martell SPC 004 RV Sa 9:00-11:30 am 3/1 RVC Classroom Bldg II

$39 1 Session Room 120

The Gifts of Infancy You will learn the developmental milestones of the first year and how to reach those milestones from birth to three. Strategies for building trusting relationships with infants will be explored. EDU 013 RV Ketta Martell 3/8 Sa 9:00-11:30 am RVC Classroom Bldg II

$39 1 Session Room 120

Caregiver Interactions – What You Say is important You’ll learn techniques to enhance caregiver-child interactions and how to identify tantrums and power struggles and how to turn negative situations to positive. Learn the two types of choices that exist for children and how to help children make choices. EDU 011 RV3 Ketta Martell 3/22 Sa 9:00-11:30 am RVC Classroom Bldg II

$39 1 Session Room 120


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EDUCATION ENDEAVORS Continued

MATH SKILLS

Look What I Can Do! Understanding Preschool Development

Math Refresher

(? Credit) The participants will gain an understanding of preschool development, facts about brain development in preschool-aged children and how to recognize the individuality of children. Gain strategies to support preschool children’s thinking. EDU 013 RV2 Ketta Martell 3/29 Sa 9:00-11:30 am RVC Classroom Bldg II

$39 1 Session Room 120

Partners with Children Playing and Learning Together Participants will learn techniques to enhance caregiver-child interactions as well as how to play and teach through letting children lead and interactive communication and building partnerships. This course will help the participants learn how to engage children to talk and letting the child speak. SPC 015 RV Ketta Martell 4/5 Sa 9:00-11:30 am RVC Classroom Bldg II

$39 1 Session Room 120

Turning Conflicts into Learning I

(1 Credit) This class is designed to develop competency in basic mathematical skills required in business. Students will learn and understand the importance of a working knowledge of addition, subtraction, multiplication, division, fractions, decimals and percents used in a business career. Review and improve your math skills while building a solid foundation for achieving success in further math courses. Purchase text book at RVC Bookstore. MTH 010 RV Dwayne Collins 2/18-3/20 TTh 6:00-8:00 pm RVC Jacob Ctr for Science & Math NO CLASS 3/11 & 3/13

Math Refresher II – Intro to Algebra (1 Credit) If you need a jump start into college algebra, or just want to improve your math scores on college entrance exams or a pre-employment test, this class is for you! This class is a continuation of Math Refresher I and utilizes the same text book. It is designed to further develop basic mathematical skills while laying the foundation for Algebra. Students will be introduced to algebraic equations and develop the skills necessary to solve such equations as they relate to everyday business solutions. Purchase text at RVC Bookstore (same text as Math Refresher.)

Learn strategies and methods for conflict situations that will help develop important social skills in children. You will also learn to use natural or logical consequences as alternatives to punishment and strategies for setting limits.

MTH 010 RV2 Dwayne Collins 3/25-4/16 TTh 6:00-8:00 pm RVC Jacob Ctr for Science & Math

Ketta Martell SPC 015 RV2 Sa 9:00-11:30 am 4/12 RVC Classroom Bldg II

Algebra Basics

$39 1 Session Room 120

Turning Conflicts into Learning II Learn advanced techniques of the conflict-resolution process along with how to recognize a child’s feelings in conflict situations. The participant will also learn an important six-step process to help children resolve conflicts on their own. SPC 015 RV3 Ketta Martell 4/26 Sa 9:00-11:30 am RVC Classroom Bldg II

$39 1 Session Room 120

Working with Families-Building Strong Relationships. Participants will learn positive open communication strategies for building relationships with families. You will also learn methods of coordinating activities in their childcare setting to increase parental involvement and how to resolve concerns and issues about working with families through professional peer-to peer discussions. This course will help you learn how to involve the family. SPC 015 RV4 Ketta Martell 5/3 Sa 9:00-11:30 am RVC Classroom Bldg II

PRE-REGISTRATION & PAYMENT

$39 1 Session Room 120

Required for all classes! Please register early to reserve your place in the class and avoid cancellation. Every effort will be made to notify registrants if a class has been canceled. However, it is your responsibility to update your address and phone number with our Records Office.

$95 8 Sessions Room 1104

$95 8 Sessions Room 1104

(1 Credit) Solidify your understanding of the basic concepts of algebra to equip yourself with the skills necessary to score at higher levels for employment tests or entrance exams. You can even use this course to build a foundation for taking on more challenging Math courses. Purchase text at RVC Bookstore (same text at Math Refresher.) MTH 011 RV Dwayne Collins 4/22-5/15 TTh 6:00-8:00 pm RVC Jacob Ctr for Science & Math

$95 8 Sessions Room 1104

test prep ACT Test Preparation Workshops The ACT is the college admissions exam that is given four times a year. Every high school student takes the ACT in April of their junior year. Students who take the ACT “cold” are at a disadvantage in competing for college/university admission and scholarships. These workshops will help prepare you to become familiar with the test and question style and learn strategies and techniques in each of the four subject areas. Reduce test anxiety, develop strategies for getting your best score and become more familiar with the test format. The class includes 6 hours of math, 3 hours of science and 3 hours of English\reading. Bring: a calculator. SPC 019 RV Mark Anderson 3/4-4/3 TTh 5:00-7:00 pm RVC Woodward Technology Ctr NO CLASS 3/11, 3/13, 3/25 & 3/27

$110 6 Sessions Room 142

RVC HIGH SCHOOL CONNECTIONS Earn College Credit, While in High School High School students have an opportunity to earn college credit. Students can take classes on Rock Valley College campuses with approval from their high school and receive both college and high school credit. Visit RockValleyCollege.edu/HSConnections or contact the High School Connections office at (815) 921-4080 for more details.


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EDUCATION CAREERS Continued • EMERGENCY TRAINING

EMERGENCY TRAINING Anticipate, Plan, Focus

Online ACT Test Prep Cambridge Educational Services, the largest provider of Test Prep curriculum to colleges, universities, and high schools in the U.S., has partnered with Continuing Education to bring you the latest advancement in test preparation. The course covers all areas of the exam and the price includes a Computer Adaptive CD-ROM and Official Retired Test(s). The Cambridge Six-Step Approach includes: Diagnostic testing and assessment service; Basic skills review; Problem-solving concepts and strategies; Practice test reinforcement; Final exam, assessment report and review; and Personal study plan. Official pre- and post-tests document score improvements. Students will receive a password within 24 hours after registering and can complete the web course program at any time-day or night. All materials included. 2-Month Access - $225 4-Month Access - $250

GRE®, GMAT®, and LSAT® Test Prep

Two web course packages to choose from:

Pearl On Line: $225

• 2 months of Lessons • Knowledge-Measuring Quizzes • Timed Warm-up Tests for Each Subject • Class Grade Book & Progress Tracking

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Paramedic Training If you are an EMT and want to become a paramedic, now is the time to start! The Paramedic Program will begin in January, 2014 and will be held at Rock Valley College, Stenstrom Center for Career Education. Paramedics work with ambulance services, fire departments, hospitals, clinics, and blood banks. The need for emergency medical response by trained ambulance personnel has seen a persistent growth over the last five years. Hospitals, private ambulance services and local career and volunteer fire departments are increasing their services to meet the emergency response needs of the community. Paramedics provide advanced life support pre-hospital care to patients on an emergency scene and during transport to a medical facility. Paramedics are trained in Cardiology, Pharmacology, Advanced Cardiac Life Support, Advanced Trauma Life Support, Pediatric Advanced Life Support, and the use of associated equipment used to support advanced life support operations.

Students who successfully complete this 2-year program will be prepared to challenge the National Emergency Medical Technician Paramedic Exam (NREMTP). Upon successful completion, the examination graduates will be nationally certified to perform Advanced Life Support (ALS) measures under the directions of an emergency medical director. FRE 080 RV Rockford Health Systems $1,125/per session 1/6-4/25 MWTh 6:00-10:00 pm Evenings and some weekends Clinical times to be arranged with instructor The Paramedic Certificate will be offered in 4 semesters. Each semester will consist of classroom and clinical experience. Session I January 2014 June 2014 Session II September 2014 Session IlI Session IV January 2015 100% PLACEMENT RATE

Diamond On Line: $250

• 4 months of Pearl On Line • Pre- and Post-Assessments • Paper-based or Online Assessment Reports • On Line Cambridge Practice Tests SPECIFIC REGISTRATION PROCEDURE: First fill out the registration form (located at the last page of this catalog) include e-mail and mail with payment to us, refer to Course # ACT-CCE. Students will receive a password within 24 hours after registering and can complete the web course program at any time-day or night. All materials included.

Earn CPDU Credits Online! www.ed2go.com/rvcteach

$99 for a 6-week session

We offer a wide range of highly interactive courses that you can take entirely over the Internet. All of our courses include expert instructors, many of whom are nationally known authors. Our online courses are affordable, fun, fast, convenient, and geared just for you. Most courses are $99 for a 6-week session. Upon successful completion of each course, you will be awarded 24 CPDUs. For complete instructions for CPDUs and a complete listing of courses/descriptions—go to www.ed2go.com/rvcteach. SPECIFIC REGISTRATION PROCEDURE: First fill out the registration form (located at the last page of this catalog) include e-mail and mail to us, refer to Course # Ed2Go-teach. Next register on-line at www.ed2go.com/rvcteach. Follow instructions at the partner website. Call our office for help (815) 921-3900. Spanish & Chinese Language for CPDUs – See page 51.

EMT Training Emergency Medical Technician (9 Credits) This course is designed to train police, fire, first responder and rescue personnel and persons interested in the techniques of basic emergency medical care. The curriculum is approved by the Illinois Department of Public Health and the U.S. Department of Transportation, will prepare students for the Illinois State and/or National Emergency Medical Technician – Basic Certification examination. Students will be required to actively participate as both rescuers and victims in skills practice during psycho motor labs. Students will also be required to pass written and practical skills examinations and participate in ambulance/hospital clinical experiences to become eligible to sit for the National Registry of the Emergency Medical Technicians examination. PREREQUISITES: 18 years of age, 20/20 vision with correction, hear normally with correction, sound physique, not possessing any infirmity of body or mind, which might render you unfit to perform duties. Bring: to first class: driver’s license and high school diploma or GED, and proof of current immunizations. Purchase text at Rock Valley College Bookstore before the first class. Call to be put on a notification list for summer course (815) 921-3900. Debbie Niedermeier, EMT $860 HLT 038 RFD 1/6-5/8 MTh 6:00-10:00 pm 17 Weeks Rockford Health Systems 2623 Edgemont St. EMS Building 92% PLACEMENT RATE

Homeland Security Terrorism Prevention Certificate On-line Training for Law Enforcement or Fire Service Professionals (.5 Credit) The Institute for Preventive Strategies, a Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Training Partner is offering a Homeland Security Terrorism Prevention Certificate Course for Law Enforcement Professionals (PER-280) and Fire Service Professionals–DHS Certified Courses. These eight-hour web-based courses take a unique approach that engages learners in an online simulation, forcing them to make real life decisions. The game-like introductory exercise allows the Law Enforcement Officer or the Firefighter to experience the eminent threat of a terrorist attack first hand through a series of choices leading to a related and reasonable conclusion. Topics include: collaboration, information sharing, recognizing threats, managing risks, and deciding to intervene. This program is offered at no charge for those working in the Law Enforcement and Security professions or Firefighters, and is designed to conveniently fit your busy schedule. Upon successful completion students will receive a Certificate of Completion from the Institute for Preventive Strategies and Rock Valley College. TO REGISTER for this FREE course or for more information call (815) 921-3900.


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HEALTH CAREERS

HEALTH CAREERS Discover the Possibilities

TRAINING FOR DIETARY MANAGERS IN HEALTH CARE FACILITIES Students must be working in the food service and/or Dietetics Department of a Health Care Facility and must demonstrate leadership abilities. Enrollment requires a recommendation of the health care facility administrator and a registered dietitian. Students will have a total of 120 hours of classroom instruction and 162 hours of practical, on-the-job experience (50 of these hours must be spent one-on-one with a registered dietitian or certified dietary manager). The complete course continues for 42 weeks, three sessions in August to June. Completion of the three sessions, Management of Food Service Operations, Medical Nutrition Therapy and Food Safety & Human Resource Management meets the state requirements for dietary managers in Health care facilities and Association for Nutrition and Foodservice Professionals (ANFP). Sessions may be taken in any order. Contact ANFP at 1-800-323-1908 or anfponline. org to purchase textbook. Students must have a high school diploma or GED and the Illinois Food Service Sanitation Certification before enrolling in this course.

MULTI-SKILLED CERTIFIED NURSING ASSISTANT PROGRAM FOR CNAs This program is for currently certified nursing assistants. Courses are designed to provide CNA’s the opportunity to acquire skills and competencies needed for employment in emerging health systems. Courses may be taken individually or in a series. PREREQUISITE: Currently certified CNA. Bring: a photocopy of your CNA certificate to the first class. It is recommended that you have three months of work experience as a CNA. Note: The textbook for Advanced Skills, Basic EKG, Phlebotomy and Basic Respiratory Care (same text for all) must be purchased before the first class.

Management of Food Service Operations (3 Credits) Students will review the importance of sanitation and food safety practices and learn the techniques of communications, effective human resource management and operations management. HLT 030 RV 3/27-6/26 Bell School Rd. Ctr NO CLASS 4/17

Sara Painter $285 Th 4:00-7:00 pm 13 Sessions 3350 N. Bell School Rd. Room 003

Advanced CNA Skills / Procedures (1.5 Credits) This course is designed to prepare the CNA for selected patient care skills. Emphasis is placed on the development of technical skills in the delivery of care to individuals across the life span. Selected basic nursing concepts will be utilized to achieve mastery for skill proficiency. Purchase text at RVC Bookstore. NRS 038 RV 3/20-5/1 Stenstrom Ctr NO CLASS 4/17

Susan Martin $142 Th 5:30-9:30 pm 6 Sessions 4151 Samuelson Rd. Rooms 151 & 155

Phlebotomy Skills for CNA’s (1 Credit) This course is designed to prepare the CNA in routine phlebotomy procedures. Venipuncture techniques, phlebotomy equipment, micropuncture, safe practices and medicolegal aspects are studied. This course does not make one a Phlebotomist, it is strictly continuing education for currently certified CNAs. Purchase text at RVC Bookstore. NRS 042 RV Jamie Beck $110 1/16-2/6 Th 5:00-9:00 pm 4 Sessions Stenstrom Ctr 4151 Samuelson Rd. Rooms 151 & 155 NRS 042 RV2 Susan Bowler $110 4/7-4/28 M 5:00-9:00 pm 4 Sessions Stenstrom Ctr 4151 Samuelson Rd. Room 151 & 159

Basic Electrocardiogram for CNA’s (1 Credit) This course is designed to prepare the CNA to perform electrocardiograms. Emphasis is placed on lead placement, artifact and machine operation. Basic anatomy and physiology of the cardiac system and Electrophysiology are presented. Lethal dysrhythmia will be discussed. Purchase text at RVC Bookstore. NRS 040 RV Jason Harris $110 2/11-3/4 T 5:00-9:00 pm 4 Sessions Stenstrom Ctr 4151 Samuelson Rd. Rooms 151 & 155

Recertification for CNA’s If your CNA Certification has lapsed for 24 or more months, you may be eligible to recertify. Steps to Recertification: • Contact the State of Illinois at (217) 785-5133 and register with the state registry. • The State will send a packet with a Criminal Background Check, complete and return to the State of Illinois. •  Upon completion of the Criminal Background Check call RVC at (815) 921-3900 for information on how to proceed. Sandy Andersen $199 NRS 031 (1) Th 5:00-9:00 pm 1 Session 1/9 Stenstrom Ctr 4151 Samuelson Rd. Room 151 NRS 031 (2) Sandy Andersen $199 Th 5:00-9:00 pm 1 Session 2/6 Stenstrom Ctr 4151 Samuelson Rd. Room 157 NRS 031 (3) Sandy Andersen $199 Th 5:00-9:00 pm 1 Session 3/6 Stenstrom Ctr 4151 Samuelson Rd. Room 151 Sandy Andersen $199 NRS 031 (4) Th 5:00-9:00 pm 1 Session 5/8 4151 Samuelson Rd. Room 151 Stenstrom Ctr

Ruth Kormanak, EMT-P is an American Heart Association BLS CPR Instructor. She has been involved in Pre-hospital care of twenty years. She currently tutors and teaches in Emergency Medical Services.

Healthcare Provider – CPR This course is provided for students who do not have a current healthcare provider CPR card and are registered in EKG Technician or Clinical Medical Assistant. (CPR is given in the Dental Assisting class at an additional charge.) Upon successful completion of this course, you will receive a two-year certification in CPR through the American Heart Association. Tuition includes cost of pocket mask (required). Optional text sold at class for approx. $15. You must bring your registration slip with you to class. $39 HLT 001 HC Ruth Kormanak, EMT-P 3/8 Sa 8:00 am-Noon 1 Session RVC Support Services Bldg Room 1300

Quick & Easy Medical Terminology

Basic Respiratory Care for CNA’s (1.5 Credit) This course is designed to prepare the CNA to perform basic respiratory care procedures. Emphasis is placed on gas therapy, cylinders and regulators, incentive spirometry, pulse oximetry, suctioning and bag/mask ventilation. This course is strictly continuing education for currently certified CNAs. Purchase text at RVC Bookstore. NRS 044 RV Colleen Felts $142 5/6-6/10 T 5:00-9:00 pm 6 Sessions Stenstrom Ctr 4151 Samuelson Rd. Room 151 & 155

(1.5 credits) Quickly master the basics of medical terminology and begin speaking and writing terms almost immediately! You’ll focus on actively building a working vocabulary of the most frequently encountered suffixes, prefixes and word roots. Terms are introduced in the context of human anatomy and physiology giving the student the tools needed for clear, efficient communication in the healthcare environment. You’ll be amazed at how easily medical terminology becomes a part of your vocabulary! This program is appropriate for students looking to learn new job skills, refresh or refine existing healthcare knowledge or improve performance by possessing a better understanding of medical terms. (Recommended: if you are taking any of the Healthcare programs listed here) Purchase text at RVC Bookstore. HLT 039 RV Susan Bowler $142 2/3-3/5 MW 6:00-8:30 pm 10 Sessions Stenstrom Ctr 4151 Samuelson Rd. Room 158


Questions? Call (815) 921-3900

Exploring Healthcare Career Programs – An Overview This overview is intended for students who want to prepare for an exciting, challenging and rewarding career in healthcare. This informational session will give prospective students information and details on the Dental Assisting, Pharmacy Technician, Medical Administrative Assistant, Medical Billing and Coding, EKG Technician and Clinical Medical Assistant programs. In addition; the new on-line components will be discussed. Course content, job outlook, certification requirements and financial assistance information will be provided. It is recommended that you attend this free session before registering for any of the following courses. If you cannot attend this informational session, please call the Continuing Education Office to request an Information Packet that includes detailed outlines for all programs-(815) 921-3900. (For specific program questions, please call Condensed Curriculum Staff at 866-702-9742.) HLT 068 RV Condensed Curriculum Staff FREE 2/20 Th 6:00-7:30 pm 1 Session RVC Woodward Technology Ctr Room 141

Medical Administrative Assistant (4.5 Credits) This 70-hour course prepares students to function effectively in many of the administrative and clerical positions in the healthcare industry. Administrative Medical Assistants, Medial Secretary, Medical Records Clerk, and Health Unit Coordinators are all positions in great demand. This program covers important entry-level background information on anatomy and physiology, medical terminology, insurance billing and coding, medical ethics, customer service and legal aspects. This program is intended to provide students with a well-rounded introduction to medical administration so that a student can gain the necessary skills required - to either obtain or advance to a healthcare administration position. Note: This program will prepare you to meet the requirements of the National Healthcare Association’s (NHA)-Certified Medical Administrative Assistant (CMAA) national certification exam. The CMAA exam will be given following the completion of this course for an additional charge. There is no job placement for this course. All materials are included in the course cost. HLT 054 RV Condensed Curriculum Staff $1,299 3/24-6/4 MW 6:00-9:30 pm 11 Weeks Stenstrom Ctr 4151 Samuelson Rd. Room 321 NO CLASS 5/26

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Clinical Medical Assistant

EKG Technician Certification

(10 Credits) This program will train students to assist physicians by performing functions related to the clinical responsibilities of a medical office. Instruction includes among other things preparing patients for examination and treatment, routine laboratory procedures, diagnostic testing, technical aspects of phlebotomy and the cardiac life cycle. Students will review important topics including phlebotomy, pharmacology, the proper use and administration of medications, taking and documenting vital signs, cardiology including proper lead placements, a 12 lead EKG, a professional workplace behavior, ethics and the legal aspects of healthcare. This program includes 140-hours of classroom lecture, hands on labs and an optional 160-hour clinical externship. Tuition includes all textbooks, supplies and the clinical externship coordination (see below.) Note: Upon successful completion of this program (140 hours of classroom instruction), students will be given the opportunity to take the National Healthcareer Association (NHA) Certified Clinical Medical Assistant (CCMA) national examination for an additional cost.

(3 Credits) This comprehensive 50 hour EKG Technician Certification Program prepares students to function as EKG Technicians and to take the ASPT – Electrocardiograph (EKG) Technician exam and other National Certification Exams. This course will include important practice and background information on anatomy and physiology of the heart, medical disease processes, medical terminology, medical ethics, legal aspects of patient contact, electrocardiography and stress testing. Additionally, students will practice with EKG equipment and perform hands on labs including introduction to the function and proper use of the EKG machine, the normal anatomy of the chest wall for proper lead placement, 12-lead placement and other clinical practices. Note: The ASPT Electrocardiograph Technician exam will be given following the completion of this course for an additional charge. All materials and student insurance are included in the course cost. There is no job placement for this course. Current Healthcare Provider CPR required. HLT 044 RV Condensed Curriculum Staff $1,019 3/18-5/8 TTh 6:00-9:30 pm 8 Weeks Stenstrom Ctr 4151 Samuelson Rd. Room 155 NO CLASS 4/17

An optional 160-hour clinical externship opportunity will be offered at a healthcare service provider located within 50 miles of Rock Valley College (students must provide their own transportation). To be eligible for the 160-hour clinical externship, students must successfully complete the 140-hour program. Students must also meet the requirements of the healthcare provider (requirements may include a background check, drug screening, CPR, healthcare insurance, immunizations, physical exam, etc.) Note: This program is not a state accredited Certified Medical Assistant program (which is typically a 1-2 year degree program) and you are not qualified to take the Certified Medical Assistant exam (CMA). HLT 050 RV 3/19-6/18 3/22, 4/12, 4/26, 5/3, 5/17, 5/31 & 6/14 Stenstrom Ctr NO CLASS 5/26

Condensed Curriculum Staff $2,399 MW 6:00-9:30 pm 16 Weeks Sa 9:00 am-4:30 pm 4151 Samuelson Rd.

Room 158

Dental Assisting (6 Credits) The 60 hour Dental Assisting Program prepares students for entry-level positions in one of the fastest growing health care positions – Dental Assisting. The purpose of this course is to familiarize the student with all areas of pre-clinical dental assisting and provide training in the professional skills required to function as and assistant in the dental practice. This course covers the following key areas and topics – Administrative Aspects include: the history of dentistry and dental assisting; introduction to the dental office; the legal aspects of dentistry; policies and guidelines. Clinical Aspects include: introduction to oral anatomy; dental operatory; dental equipment, introduction to tooth structure; primary and permanent teeth; the oral cavity and related structures; proper patient positioning; dental handpieces; sterilization; and other areas. In addition to entry-level administrative jobs, this course is ideal for students interested in pursuing a future formal Dental Hygienist program. There is no state or national certification objective with this course. All materials and student insurance are included in the course cost. Note: Students will be given the opportunity to participate in a two-week rotation/clinical at a local dentist’s office upon successful completion of this program. Condensed Curriculum Staff $1,299 HLT 053 RV 3/20-5/19 MTh 6:00-9:30 pm 9 Weeks RVC Jacob Ctr for Science & Math Room 2106 NO CLASS 4/17

Pharmacy Technician (3 Credits) This comprehensive 50 hour course will prepare students to enter the pharmacy field and take the Pharmacy Technician Certification Board’s PTCB exam. Technicians work in hospitals, home infusion pharmacies, community pharmacies and other health care settings – working under the supervision of a registered pharmacist. Course content includes medical terminology specific to the pharmacy, reading and interpreting prescriptions and defining drugs by generic and brand names. Students will learn dosage calculations, I.V. flow rates, drug compounding, dose conversions, dispensing of prescriptions, inventory control and billing and reimbursement. Recommended: Students should have taken math and science in high school. A high school diploma or GED is required to sit for the PTCB exam. There is no job placement for this course. All materials and student insurance are included in the course cost. HLT 056 RV Condensed Curriculum Staff $1,005 3/19-5/7 MW 6:00-9:30 pm 9 Weeks Stenstrom Ctr 4151 Samuelson Rd. Room 169

Medical Billing and Coding Program (5 Credits) This combined 80 hour billing and coding course offers the skills needed to solve insurance billing problems, how to manually file claims (using the CPT and ICD-9 manual), complete common insurance forms, trace delinquent claims, appeal denied claims and use generic forms to streamline billing procedures. The course covers the following areas: CPT (Introduction, Guidelines, Evaluation and Management), specialty fields (such as surgery, radiology and laboratory), ICD-9 (Introduction and Guidelines) and basic claims processes for medical insurance and third party reimbursements. Students will learn how to find the service and codes using manuals, (CPT, ICD-9 and HCPCS). Note: Students who complete this course, may be qualified to sit for the American Academy of Professional Coders (AAPC-Apprentice), and/or other National Certification Exams additional cost. After obtaining the practical work experience (6 months to 2 years), students can obtain the AAPC CPC® designation. (All materials are included in the tuition fee.) There is no job placement for this course. Condensed Curriculum Staff $1,499 HLT 069 RV 3/20-6/2 MTh 6:00-9:30 pm 4/12 & 5/3 Sa 9:00 am-3:00 pm 11 Weeks Room 126 RVC Classroom Bldg II NO CLASS 4/17 & 5/26


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HEALTH CAREERS Continued

First Aid and CPR Training Series Healthcare E-Learning Rock Valley College is now offering our new Health Ed Today E-learning courses starting. These courses are highly interactive and provide students with an enriched learning experience. These courses were developed through a partnership with leading education organizations including Pearson Education, E-College and Condensed Curriculum International. Note: ask us about national or state certification opportunities through these courses! Courses include: • 24 hour a day instructor support & course mentors • engaging labs, student exercises and course videos • all textbooks, workbooks and student materials •  a new “Career Services” website – to help students advance in their career   The following courses are available to you anytime: • Pharmacy Technician – $1,299   • EKG Technician – $1,299   • Medical Billing & Coding – $1,399 • Medical Coding ICD-10 Update – $999 • Medical Administrative Assistant – $1,299 • Clinical Medical Assistant – $2,499 • Electronic Health Records – $1,299 • Phlebotomy Technician – $1,299 • Dialysis Technician – $1,299  • Dental Assisting – $1,299 • Medical Terminology – $499 • ECG / EKG Course for Nurses – $699 Visit us online at www.healthedtoday.com/RockValleyCollege to experience a Course Demo and to learn more about these exciting new courses! SPECIFIC REGISTRATION PROCEDURE: First fill out the registration form (located at the last page of this schedule) include e-mail and mail to us, refer to Course # HealthEd. Next register on-line at www.healthedtoday.com/RockValleyCollege. Follow instructions at the partner website. Call our office for help (815) 921-3900. For course details call toll free 1-888-574-6218.

Deb Webb is a certified Basic Life Support Instructor, Medic First Aid with the American Heart Association.

Healthcare Provider – CPR/AED This course is designed for the healthcare provider only. This includes nursing students and medical students. Upon successful completion of this course, you will receive a two-year certification in CPR through the American Heart Association. Learn CPR today for your job and for the potential to save the life of a loved one or friend. Tuition includes cost of textbook. PREREQUISITE: Must be in healthcare, nursing or a medical student. HLT 001 RV Deb Webb 2/15 Sa  9:00 am-2:00 pm    RVC Woodward Technology Ctr

$69 1 Session Room 117

HLT 001 RV2 Deb Webb 3/6 Th  5:00-10:00 pm    RVC Woodward Technology Ctr

$69 1 Session Room 117

HLT 001 RV3 Deb Webb 4/12 Sa 8:00 am-1:00 pm    Bell School Rd. Ctr 3350 N. Bell School Rd.

$69 1 Session Room 004

HLT 001 RV4 Deb Webb $69 5/3 Sa  9:00 am-2:00 pm    1 Session RVC Jacobs Ctr for Science & Math Room 1106

We offer a wide range of highly interactive courses for healthcare that you can take entirely over the Internet. All of our courses include expert instructors, many of whom are nationally known authors. Our online courses are affordable, fun, fast, convenient, and geared just for you. Visit www.ed2go.com/rvc to explore the many course offerings. Most courses are $99 for a 6-week session. SPECIFIC REGISTRATION PROCEDURE: First fill out the registration form (located at the last page of this schedule) include e-mail and mail to us, refer to Course # Ed2Go. Next register on-line at www. ed2go.com/rvc. Follow instructions at the partner website. Call our office for help (815) 921-3900.

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This course is for currently certified healthcare providers, whose certificate is ready to expire. This class will recertify you in H.P., CPR, and AED through the American Heart Association. Purchase optional text at class for approx. $15. HLT 008 RV Deb Webb 2/15 Sa 9:00 am-Noon RVC Woodward Technology Ctr

$49 1 Session Room 117

HLT 008 RV2 Deb Webb 3/6 Th  5:00-8:00 pm RVC Woodward Technology Ctr

$49 1 Session Room 117

HLT 008 RV3 4/12 Bell School Rd. Ctr

Deb Webb Sa 8:00-11:00 am    3350 N. Bell School Rd.

HLT 008 RV4 Deb Webb 5/3 Sa  9:00 am-Noon    RVC Jacobs Ctr for Science & Math

$49 1 Session Room 004 $49 1 Session Room 1106

Heart Saver CPR – Pediatric First Aid (.5 Credit) Learn how to manage a pediatric injury or illness until professional help arrives. In emergency situations you can make a difference. This course covers CPR/AED for adults and children and infant CPR. Injury, medical and environmental emergencies will be covered. Injury prevention will also be discussed. This program is designed to meet daycare center regulations. Tuition includes the cost of textbook. One-half hour break on own.

Lay rescuer for CPR AED. Purchase optional text at class for $15.

HLT 009 RV2                   Deb Webb               $89 3/29                                  Sa  9:00 am-5:00 pm    1 Session RVC Jacobs Ctr for Science & Math Room 1106

HLT 019 RV                 Deb Webb                      2/22           Sa 9:00 am-5:00 pm  RVC Woodward Technology Ctr

HLT 009 RV                   5/17                                  Bell School Rd. Ctr

Heart Saver First Aid CPR/AED

HLT 019 RV2                 Deb Webb                      4/22           TTh 5:00-9:00 pm  RVC Jacobs Ctr for Science & Math

$89 1 Session Room 117

CONTINUING EDUCATION FOR MASSAGE THERAPISTS SUE MICHAELSEN is a Licensed Massage Therapist and Authorized Jim Shin Do Acupressure teacher, with advanced training in athletic training injury assistance, in sports and orthopedic massage therapy. Sue has trained with top expert medical doctors and masters of Asian healing arts in China. Oriental healthcare’s focus is maintaining the body and psyche for illness prevention.

Acupressure Facial – Jin Shin Do® (.5 Credit) Students will give and receive a relaxing acupressure therapy session to relieve tension in sinus, jaw, neck and shoulders. Bring: pillow and linens to make chairs comfortable. Purchase optional JSD® handbook at class, $3.50. One hour lunch break on own provided. 8 CE hours for Massage Therapists (JIN SHIN DO® CE Hrs (Provider #026771) NCBTMB) HLT 070 RV 3/1 Bell School Rd. Ctr

Sue Michaelsen Sa 10:30 am-7:30 pm 3350 N. Bell School Rd.

Deb Webb               $89 Sa  9:00 am-5:00 pm    1 Session 3350 N. Bell School Rd. Room 004

$89 2 Sessions Room 1106

All courses open to the general public or for CE hours for massage therapists through NCBTMB Providers.

On-line Courses for Healthcare Through Ed2Go

Healthcare Provider CPR Renewal

$96 1 Session Room 013

Melissa Paluzzi, LMT, is teaching this innovative workshop created by Kelly Lott designed specifically for massage therapists, body workers and spa practitioners who want to offer their clients an alternative and dramatic relief treatment for all kinds of headaches.

Migraine Miracle® Cold Stone Therapy 50 million people a year suffer form headaches and an increasing number want a more natural yet powerful way to get relief. The heart of the Migraine Miracle is the fusion os custom designed cold marble stones that contour along key headache sites comfortably to decrease the pressure of dilated blood vessels, essential oils with combinations developed specifically to counteract the top four headache causes and headache point release techniques. This treatment is a harmonious therapeutic approach for all kinds of headache pain. Workshop includes a lecture on migraines and hands on practice. Tuition includes how-to handouts, two spa foot towels and certificate of attendance. Marble stones, specialized aromatherapy and instructional DVD will be available for purchase at a student discount rate. 6 Hours for CEU’s. Student Requirements: Please do not wear perfume, perfumed body lotion, cologne or base makeup. Bring:: 1 set of sheets, 2 bath towels, 1 hand towel, 2 washcloths (dark color preferred), 1 blanket (per table), and 1 trash bag for used sheets and towels. HLT 015 BLL Melissa Paluzzi LMT $145 4/5 Sa 9:30 am-4:30 pm 1 Session Bodycraft 461 N. Mulford Rd.


Questions? Call (815) 921-3900 Attention Massage Therapists Help to Support the Continuing Education Program! We are determined in keeping the Continuing Education for Massage Therapists growing strong. In order to do that we need feedback in regards to the existing classes being offered, what other classes you would like to see, pricing, times, etc. Rockford has always had a way of supporting local, and we appreciate all feedback you can offer us.

HEALTH CAREERS Continued DEB CONLEY is a graduate of the Alexandria School of Scientific Therapeutics. She is a Indiana State Certified Massage Therapist and a Certified Geriatric Massage Therapist. She has her own practice, works for a local hospital and a hospice. Deb is an Educator as well as the Office Manager for the Day-Break Geriatric Massage Institute.

Please email all feedback to Jamie Fanara jamie@bodycraft-wellness.com. Thank you and make it a great day!

Christyn Rittenhouse holds a BA from Northern Illinois University- she majored in Psychology and minored in Sociology. She began graduate studies in Marriage and Family Therapy when a life changing winter spent in Mexico turned her path down the road of esthetics and natural healing including massage and qigong. She has been practicing esthetics since 1996, graduated from Chicago School of Massage Therapy in 1999, and became a Fijan (barefoot) Massage instructor in 2005.

Fijan Oil Massage (1 Credit) In this 2 day class the student will learn how Fijan Massage has evolved to include oil for a completely comprehensive barefoot massage. This will feel like a very deep Swedish massage, only done with the feet. Students will learn benefits, cautions/contraindications, history, foot hygiene, floor etiquette, techniques, and a full body routine. Massage techniques will be taught prone and supine on the following body parts: back, gluts, legs, feet, hands, arms, abdomen, chest, shoulders and neck. While no massage is effortless, all techniques were designed to be wonderfully effective while being as easy as possible to the therapist. Mush of this massage is done while therapist is seated. Bring:: 4 full size pillows, face cradle, face cradle covers, 2 flat sheets, 2 hand towels, blanket, foot sanitizer, socks, and slippers. Please be sure to wear loose fitting clothing, and make sure feet are well groomed. FWS 038 RV Christyn Rittenhouse $350 5/17-5/18 SaSu 9:30 am-6:30 pm 2 Sessions 461 N. Mulford Rd. Bodycraft

Chair Massage Core Power & Gravity Not all chair massage is created equal. Posture is key to keep your own body in good shape. In this class you will be shown how to give a chair massage that not only feels great to your clients but also to you, the therapist. This class will give you a routine so that your massage will feel connected rather than scattered. you will be shown how to use your core muscles, gravity, and leverage for deep work that wont tax your body. These techniques will be added to your options that will help you to stand out and also leave you with more energy at the end of the day. FWS 055 RV Christyn Rittenhouse $130 2/15 Sa Noon-5:00 pm 1 Session Bodycraft 461 N. Mulford Rd.

Foot Ritual For thousands of years various cultures (Egyptian, Polynesian, Chinese...) have used foot massage and foot rituals. Adding new treatments into any massage room will increase the variety and quality of offerings. In this class you will prepare a warm foot soak with herbs, salts, and oils; experience a light and relaxing upper body aromatherapy and grounding massage; perform foot exfoliation and includes foot and lower leg massage. FWS 021 RV Christyn Rittenhouse $80 4/12 Sa Noon-3:00 pm 1 Session Bodycraft 461 N. Mulford Rd.

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Geriatric Massage Workshop – Part 1 (1 Credit) This workshop will train participants in geriatric massage. Topics include, physiological, psychological & sociological aspects of aging, client assessment, cautions & contradictions, psychological aspects of contact with the elderly, and attention to detail in the assessment of the older client; modification of standard massage techniques and development of special methods to suit each client’s special needs; how to establish a Geriatric Massage practice, marketing to senior facilities, referral sources and active seniors in the community at large; and more. The therapist who likes to work with seniors is put on the path to a massage career that is emotionally satisfying without being physically draining. Bring: a massage table and 2 sets of linens to class. 18 CE Hours for Massage Therapist (Register by 3/28. No refunds after 3/28) FWS 046 RV Deb Conley $375 4/4-4/6 F 6:30-9:30 pm 3 Sessions SaSu 9:00 am-5:00 pm 3350 N. Bell School Rd. Room 004 Bell School Rd. Ctr

Beth Campisi is a Certified Chakra Instructor through Bridges of Unity, Reiki Master/Teacher and Licensed Massage Therapist. Her focus is helping others connect on the physical, emotional, mental and spiritual levels to achieve wholeness and well-being through working with the chakras.

Introduction to the Chakras This overview will help you understand why opening and healing the seven chakras are essential to living a healthy, happy, productive, balanced, and fulfilling life. These energy centers are the connections between our mind, body, and spirit and the driving force behind every function of our lives. Learn what the chakras are, and how they impact your life, health and well-being. Based on the book, “Seven Portals to Your Soul: An Accessible Guide for Mending Your Life” by Marcia A. Phillips. 2 CEU’s for Social Workers and Licensed Practical Counselors. OSS 006 RV Beth Campisi $29 W 6:00-8:00 pm 1 Session 3/19 RVC Classroom Bldg ll Room 121

Opening the Lower Chakras (.5 Credit) The lower chakras (root, sacral and solar plexus) help us to live a physical life that truly works for us. Specific information about each chakra is covered: its location, heath issues, function and how to open and balance it to live a happier, healthier more meaningful life. This class is for anyone interested in doing personal inner work with your lower chakras to facilitate physical, mental, and emotional awareness and healing. The book and workbook required for this class are “Seven Portals To Your Soul: An Accessible Guide For Mending Your Life” by Marcia Phillips and can be purchased from the instructor the first night of class. (Cost for the book and workbook is $35 and are also used for the Opening Your Upper Chakras class.) 10 CEU’s for Social Workers and Licensed Practical Counselors. HLT 091 RV Beth Campisi $99 3/26-4/16 W 6:00-8:30 pm 4 Sessions RVC Classroom Bldg ll Room 121

Opening the Upper Chakras (.5 Credits) The upper chakras (heart, throat, third eye and crown) help us connect with our inner higher spiritual self to live a life that is in alignment with who we truly are. Specific information about each chakra is covered: its location, health issues, function and how to open and balance it to live a loving, peaceful more fulfilling life. This class will utilize the tools and build upon insights learned in the Lower Chakra class, therefore the prerequisite Opening the Lower Chakras class is highly recommended. 10 CEU’s for Social Workers and Licensed Practical Counselors. Beth Campisi $99 HLT 092 RV 4/30-5/21 W 6:00-8:30 pm 4 Sessions RVC Classroom Bldg ll Room 121

Chakra Rhythms - A Journey of Discovery Through the Chakras (Teen - Adult) Chakras are vital energy centers that sustain us on al levels of consciousness. They are pathways that connect us to the cycles and rhythms of the Earth, to all aspects of ourselves and to the cosmic pulse of Creation. How would it feel to flow with your Soul, to discover and express your true essence and to experience your aliveness? Release the burden of defining yourself! Awaken the endless possibilities hidden within each one of your chakra centers that is waiting to be discovered. Though the transformation power of freestyle movement, music and spontaneous expression of the physical body, all other pathways open! Please wear loose fitting clothing and bring a mat. OSS 006 RV2 Beth Campisi $50 5/4 Su 1:00-5:00 pm 1 Session Bell School Rd. Ctr 3350 N. Bell School Rd. Room 013


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HOSPITALITY • LANGUAGE FOR THE WORKPLACE

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HOSPITALITY Prepare for Certification

LANGUAGE FOR THE WORKLACE Communicate With Confidence

Medical & Community Interpreter Training-Information Session

Food Service Certification Food Service Refresher Learn basic Food Safety principles that will prepare you to take ServSafe Managers Certification Exam created by the National Restaurant Association. REQUIRED ATTENDANCE: Mandatory attendance is required for the full 15 hours. You must arrive promptly by the start time. No exceptions, late-comers will not be admitted to class. RETAKE: If you are retaking the exam, you must notify the Continuing Education Office at (815) 921-3900 before the first class, so we can order the appropriate exam. Bring: your failure notification and a photo ID to class. IMPORTANT: If your Certificate has or will expire by the first class, you must retake the 15 hour class. Register Early! Book included in price.

NATIONAL CERTIFICATION Food Service Sanitation Certification Course (1 Credit) Classroom problem solving will help translate principles to everyday use and encourage participants to share their knowledge with co-workers. Learn basic food service sanitation principles that will prepare you to take the Food Service Certification Exam given in class. HLT 051 RV1 Marilyn Spielman $159 F 8:00 am-5:00 pm 2 Sessions 1/24-1/31 Bell School Rd. Ctr 3350 N. Bell School Rd. Room 004 HLT 051 RV2 Marilyn Spielman $159 2/15-2/22 Sa 8:00 am-5:00 pm 2 Sessions Bell School Rd. Ctr 3350 N. Bell School Rd. Room 004 HLT 051 RV3 Marilyn Spielman $159 3/17-3/24 M 8:00 am-5:00 pm 2 Sessions Bell School Rd. Ctr 3350 N. Bell School Rd. Room 004 HLT 051 RV4 Marilyn Spielman $159 4/23-4/30 W 8:00 am-5:00 pm 2 Sessions Bell School Rd. Ctr 3350 N. Bell School Rd. Room 004 HLT 051 RV5 Marilyn Spielman $159 5/23-5/30 F 8:00 am-5:00 pm 2 Sessions Bell School Rd. Ctr

3350 N. Bell School Rd. Room 004

Certified food service managers, this class will qualify you for renewal of your Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) Food Service Sanitation Managers Certification. Emphasis will be placed on current topics in food service sanitation, including Hazard Analysis Critical Control Point (HACCP) concepts and foods and problems associated with recent food borne illness outbreaks. Important: Bring: a photo ID and your current State of Illinois Food Service Sanitation Certificate to class. If your Certificate has or will expire by the date of the class, you must retake the 15 hour class. Register Early! Note: According to the State of Illinois Guidelines, mandatory attendance is required for five hours. You must arrive promptly by the start time. No exceptions, late-comers will not be admitted to class. Book included in price. HLT 055 RV Marilyn Spielman $115 1/17 F 8:00 am-2:00 pm 1 Session Bell School Rd. Ctr 3350 N. Bell School Rd. Room 004 HLT 055 RV2 Marilyn Spielman $115 Th 8:00 am-2:00 pm 1 Session 2/27 Bell School Rd. Ctr 3350 N. Bell School Rd. Room 004 Marilyn Spielman $115 HLT 055 RV3 3/26 W 8:00 am-2:00 pm 1 Session Bell School Rd. Ctr 3350 N. Bell School Rd. Room 004 HLT 055 RV4 Marilyn Spielman $115 4/24 Th 8:00 am-2:00 pm 1 Session Bell School Rd. Ctr 3350 N. Bell School Rd. Room 004 Marilyn Spielman $115 HLT 055 RV5 5/22 Th 8:00 am-2:00 pm 1 Session Bell School Rd. Ctr 3350 N. Bell School Rd. Room 004

So you want to be a Medical/Community Interpreter? This free information session will be invaluable to answer all of your questions before registering for the Fall semester training . Saul Arteaga, the developer and trainer for “Equal Footing”, will discuss: What is “Equal Footing” training?; Who should attend? What are the requirements or pre-requisites? What topics are included in the training? What materials are needed? NOTE: Medical & Community Interpreter Training class will be held February 17 through May 12, Mondays from 5-8 pm, Cost $350. (COM 040 RV) OSB 002 RV Saul Artega FREE 1/27 M 6:00-7:00 pm 1 Session Room 1222 RVC Student Center

Medical & Community Interpreter Training (2.5 Credits) The “Equal Footing” training prepares individuals to work as community and medical interpreters. The instructor, Saúl Arteaga, is a certified legal and medical interpreter. This seminar focuses on critical concepts for interpreting in the medical and community settings, providing participants with a guide to identifying the setting at hand and empowering them to approach each communicative event professionally by observing established strategies and codes of conduct in the field. Specific topics addressed will include the fundamentals of professional interpreting, the role of the interpreter in medical and community settings, the Codes of Ethics proposed by the National Council on Interpreting in Health Care (NCIHC) and by the International Medical Interpreters Association (IMIA) as well as ethical dilemmas based on these Codes of Ethics. Participants will have opportunity to practice and implement interpreting techniques in small groups, to listen to and critique recordings of interpreting scripts, and to record and critique their own renditions. Prospective participants for this training are those interested in entering the field as professional interpreters and all interpreters seeking to refresh and enhance their skills. Participants must be proficient in English and at least one other language and be familiar with basic medical and social services terminology. Some scholarships may be available to qualified applicants. Note: (Students will need to purchase textbook, digital voice recording device and recording of interpreting scripts-approximate cost is $100.) The training includes a four-hour practicum that will provide participants with hands-on experience in the field. 40 CEU’s for Social Workers. COM 040 RV Saul Arteaga 2/17-5/12 M 5:00-8:00 pm RVC Student Center NO CLASS 3/10

$350 12 Sessions Room 1222


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Calling all Educators! – Earn CPDUs Enhance your professional development that directly affects teaching and learning. Take your knowledge back to the classroom and share it with your students. Look for the APPLE and earn CPDUs approved by the Illinois State Board of Education. Please let the instructor know when taking a class for CPDUs. Note: Students must attend all sessions to earn CPDUs.

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Rick Wholey earned a BA in Asian Studies from Cornell University in 1970, majoring in Mandarin Chinese, and an MBA in International Finance from Syracuse University in 1976. He’s now retired after 34 years in international business. Positions included 19 years as Director of International Sourcing with Rockford Products Corporation, plus positions with UTC and Amerock. Has extensive experience with Chinese business opportunities and practices.

Chinese I (Adult) Increase your marketability! In this era of globalization, communicate with more than half of the worlds population by learning the world’s new second language, Chinese. Focus will be on communicative skills. Course will introduce Chinese Mandarin tones, Pinyin, basic Chinese grammar, vocabulary, and characters. No prerequisite required, although Intro to Chinese would be helpful. Purchase text from RVC Bookstore prior to first class. 20 CPDU’s. FOR 043 RV Richard Wholey T 6:00-8:00 pm 2/18-4/29 RVC Classroom Bldg ll NO CLASS 3/11

$135 10 Sessions Room 124

JUDITH BARRERA TULIAN was born in Cordoba, Argentina. Highlights of her career include being a Professor of Native Argentinean Dances for Children, teacher of folkloric Mexican Dances, and Professor, Superior Level of Argentinean Dances. Memberships include Aconcagua Artistic Ballet, Argentina (1974–1976) and Huehuecoyotl Ballet, Mexican Dances, Elgin Community College (1999 -2002).

Spanish For Everyone-Level I (Adult) This first-level class will help you learn basic conversational Spanish grammar, alphabet, pronunciations, sounds, articles, nouns, adjectives. Gain the tools to help you start putting sentences and paragraphs together. FOR 031 RV Judith Barrera-Tulian $129 2/17-3/20 MTh 6:00-8:00 pm 8 Sessions RVC Jacob Ctr for Science & Math Room 1102 NO CLASS 3/10 & 3/13

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Spanish For Everyone-Level II (Adult) A continuation of our Spanish–Level I class. PREREQUISITE: Spanish Level I (or instructor permission). Purchase text at RVC bookstore. FOR 037 RV Judith Barrera-Tulian $129 2/18-4/15 T 6:00-8:00 pm 8 Sessions RVC Jacob Ctr for Science & Math Room 1102 NO CLASS 3/11 FOR 037 RV2 Judith Barrera-Tulian $129 3/24-4/17 MTh 6:00-8:00 pm 8 Sessions RVC Jacob Ctr for Science & Math Room 1102

Spanish For Everyone-Level III (Adult) A continuation of our Spanish–Level II class. PREREQUISITE: Spanish Level lI (or instructor permission). Purchase text at RVC bookstore. FOR 038 RV Judith Barrera-Tulian $129 4/21-5/15 MTh 6:00-8:00 pm 8 Sessions RVC Jacob Ctr for Science & Math Room 1102

CDL – A TRUCK DRIVER TRAINING PROGRAM For more information or to request customized training curriculums contact: Mark Sandoval at (815) 921-2076 or M.Sandoval@RockValleyCollege.edu.


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Manufacturing / workforce training Upgrade Your Skills –Learn a New Trade

APICS APICS provides certification in Certified in Production and Inventory Management (CPIM). This certification leads to better decision-making skills and enhances the ability to predict outcomes and achieve desired results. This program is designed for people working in the field of materials and operations management or people working in positions that interact with this field who need to learn the basic concepts, techniques, and terminology. These courses will also relate to those in the healthcare profession, small business, or retail operations who work with inventory management. A series of five (5) courses prepares you for CPIM Certification through the APICS organization. You must complete each course and pass each exam successfully to be awarded the CPIM designation. The series consists of Basics of Supply Chain Management, Master Planning of Resources, Detailed Scheduling and Planning, Execution and Control of Operations and Strategic Management of Resources. Courses should be taken in the listed order, beginning with the Basics of Supply Chain Management and ending with Strategic Management of Resources. Note: Purchase required text ($140 per class) optional dictionary (one-time purchase of $35) from instructor at the first class. Payment should be made in cash or by check only. Credit or Debit cards cannot be processed. Register by 2/7/14 to avoid additional shipping charges for text/dictionary.

Strategic Management of Resources

Basic Refrigeration & Air Conditioning

Forklift Operator Training (.5 Credits) This course will help you become knowledgeable in powered industrial truck (forklift) operation. You will gain valuable knowledge and the skills required to operate a lift truck in a correct and professional manner. O.S.H.A. requires anyone who operates a powered industrial truck to be trained and authorized. Have you been trained? Note: to become an “Authorized” or qualified operator, the owner of the forklift must also evaluate you “on-site”. Participants will learn: O.S.H.A. 29CFR 1910.178(1) regulations; Aspects of lift truck operation; Pre Operation inspection, of work area and truck; Recommended: handling procedures and load handling; Fueling procedures Gas, Diesel, and Electric. Students will be required to demonstrate practical lift truck operation skills. Trucks covered are, ITA (Industrial Truck Association) Class 1,2,3,4, and 5. For more information, please contact: training@nfcna.com or (815) 568-0061.

(1.5 Credits) Explore the relationship of existing and emerging processes and technologies to manufacturing strategy and supply chain-related functions. The course addresses three main topics; aligning resources with the strategic plan, configuring and integrating operating processes to support the strategic plan, and implementing change. Topics include competitive market issues, choices affecting facilities, supply chain information technology and organizational design, configuring and integrating internal processes and managing projects. PREREQUISITE: All 4 other classes must be taken before this course.

Nissan Staff $150 ISH 025 RFD 3/14 F 8:00 am-4:30 pm 1 Session 240 N. Prospect St., Marengo Nissan Forklift

MAT 032 RV

Nissan Staff $150 ISH 025 RFD4 6/20 F 8:00 am-4:30 pm 1 Session Nissan Forklift 240 N. Prospect St., Marengo

2/17-4/28 RVC Classroom Bldg II NO CLASS 3/10

Frederick Cosby

M 6:00-8:30 pm

$199

10 Sessions Room 221B

Detailed Scheduling and Planning (1.5 Credits) Focus on the various techniques for material and capacity scheduling. The course includes detailed descriptions of material requirements planning (MRP), capacity requirements planning (CRP), inventory management practices, and procurement and supplier planning. Topics include: management, mechanics of the detailed material planning process, planning operations to support the priority plan and planning procurement and external sources of supply. PREREQUISITE: Basics of Supply Chain Management. Frederick Cosby $199 MAT 033 RV 2/20-5/8 Th 6:00-8:30 pm 10 Sessions RVC RVC Classroom Bldg II Room 220B NO CLASS 3/13 & 4/17

ISH 025 RFD2 Nissan Staff $150 4/25 F 8:00 am-4:30 pm 1 Session Nissan Forklift 240 N. Prospect St., Marengo Nissan Staff $150 ISH 025 RFD3 F 8:00 am-4:30 pm 1 Session 5/16 Nissan Forklift 240 N. Prospect St., Marengo

Powered Industrial Truck (Forklift) Train the Trainer (1 Credit) This comprehensive three-day “Train-the-Trainer” class will prepare your company’s trainer, safety department staff, human resource department, or supervisors to present the one-day Powered Industrial Truck (Forklift) training class. Each student will receive two (2) “Train the Trainer” packages. One package covers sit down forklifts, ITA Classes 1,4, and 5. The other package covers electric forklifts ITA Class 2 and 3 (Except Narrow Aisle models; Side Loaders or Turret Trucks). These packages will be the main tool for starting and conducting successful operator training classes, and will assist you in reaching O.S.H.A. compliance. The Student will be required to demonstrate practical lift truck operation skills. All training packages include: Instructor Guide Book, Student Hand Books, Videos (DVD) to Reinforce Lecture, Sample Certificates, Walletsized Certificates, Sample Forms and Check lists. Lunch provided. ISH 026 RFD Nissan Staff $800 5/21-5/23 WThF 8:00 am-4:30 pm 3 Sessions 240 N. Prospect St., Marengo Nissan Forklift

(1.5 Credits) This course is an overview of the basics of a refrigeration system. We will go over components and how they function in the system. Regulations for Section 608 and basic troubleshooting and service procedures will be covered with some hands-on training on the refrigeration test board. Students should bring safety glasses. Purchase text at RVC Bookstore. Note: Students should register for the EPA exam to receive your Section 608 Technician Certification card-additional $30. Test given on 4/10, see course OST 007 BLL. MEC 051 BLL 2/17-4/7 Bell School Rd. Ctr NO CLASS 3/10

Stuart Berg $145 M 6:00-9:15 pm 7 Sessions 3350 N. Bell School Rd. Room 002

EPA Refrigerant Handling Certification – U.S. EPA Approved Refrigerant Handling Seminar With Certification (.5 Credits) This course is a two-session preparation for the EPA Refrigerant Handling Exam for stationary refrigeration and air conditioning equipment and will cover Types I, II, and III. This course will meet worker certification requirements, and demonstrate how and why to use capture and recovery equipment. Students will review rules and regulations regarding Freon handling, learn how to properly service equipment, learn to use recovery equipment and discuss refrigerant types and basic refrigeration as it applies to the test and safety issues. The EPA - approved exam will be given at the third session. You must pass the exam to receive refrigerant handling certification. Anyone who vents Freon into the atmosphere will require certification training to be in compliance with the Federal Clean Air Act including line workers, service technicians, production personnel, union members, supervisors, managers and owners. MEC 056 BLL 3/26-4/9 Bell School Rd. Ctr

Stuart Berg $90 W 6:00-9:00 pm 3 Sessions 3350 N. Bell School Rd. Room 002

EPA Certification – Test Only This is the third session of the EPA Certification Preparation course. If you are registered for MEC 056, you are automatically registered for the exam. This is the exam only, and does not include course or study guide. If you already have an EPA card but want to take an additional part of the exam, please bring your current EPA card to the exam. OST 007 BLL Proctor $30 4/9 W 6:00-9:00 pm 1 Session Bell School Rd. Ctr 3350 Bell School Rd. Room 002


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National Institute for Metalworking Standards (NIMS) Credential

Automation Skills (CNC) Training for Machine Tooling

Rock Valley College now offers credentialing in various topic areas for CNC machinists through the National Institute for Metalworking Standards (NIMS). The NIMS credential is a nationally recognized performance based certification. Students registering for the CNC Setup and Operation courses may elect to be certified while taking the courses. This credential is available for students who have previously finished the CNC Setup and Operation courses, or those who have previously attended RVC, CNC courses or any CNC machinist.

Automation Skills CNC Technician Certificate #6116

Students wishing to complete the NIMS Machining Part 1 credential (various topic areas) while attending the Automation Skills CNC courses, may purchase the certification package from the RVC bookstore. The package consists of the credentialing report and all required fees for registration and testing. This is a separate fee from the course fees. The online test will be taken at the conclusion of the class.

RVC Bookstore

Student Center, Ground Level rvc.bncollege.com or (815) 921-1680. For spring hours and to order or view used and new textbooks, visit us online at www.whywaitforbooks.com.

Basic Blueprint Reading & Measurement

This non-transfer certificate provides entry-level training and develops job-skills for sophisticated computer numerical control (CNC) machine tools with emphasis on safety, productivity and quality. The certificate program consists of a series of six classes taught by industry professionals. Graduates are prepared to perform tasks in a manufacturing production environment related to CNC machine setup and operation/programming. A certificate may be acquired after successful completion of six core courses for a minimum of 15 credit hours (216 hours). Students who successfully pass all 6 courses are eligible for Machining Part 1 NIMS credential (CNC Turning or Milling: Programming Setup & Operation – cost $75). Mini-Certificate: CNC Technician Certificate #6116 AUT 005 Blueprint Reading and Measurement AUT 010 CNC Lathes – Setup and Operation AUT 012 CNC Mills – Setup and Operation AUT 014 CNC Lathe Programming AUT 016 CNC Mills Programming AUT 029 Introduction to Cutting/Tooling For more information, call Stan McCord at (815) 921-3179.

CNC Mills – Setup & Operation

(2.5 Credits) This course is a combination of blueprint reading and measurement to give you a better understanding of the tools needed in manufacturing. This course is strongly recommended for students with little or no shop experience. Purchase text at RVC Bookstore.

(2.5 Credits) This course will provide knowledge and application to setup and operate CNC mills and machining centers. Purchase text at RVC Bookstore. AUT 012 RV1 Stan McCord 3/17-4/14 MW 8:00-11:50 am RVC Woodward Technology Ctr

$239 9 Sessions Room G06 $239 9 Sessions Room G06

AUT 005 RV1 Eric Lundstrom 2/4-3/4 TTh 8:00-11:50 am RVC Woodward Technology Ctr

$239 9 Sessions Room G06

AUT 012 RV2 Fred Penington 3/17-4/14 MW 6:00-9:50 pm RVC Woodward Technology Ctr

AUT 005 RV2 Fred Penington 2/4-3/4 TTh 6:00-9:50 pm RVC Woodward Technology Ctr

$239 9 Sessions Room G06

CNC Mills – Programming

CNC Lathe – Setup & Operation (2.5 Credits) This course will provide knowledge and application to setup and operate CNC Lathe and machining centers. Purchase text at RVC Bookstore. AUT 010 RV1 Stan McCord 2/3-3/3 MW 8:00-11:50 am RVC Woodward Technology Ctr

$239 9 Sessions Room G06

AUT 010 RV2 Scott Wallace 2/3-3/3 MW 6:00-9:50 pm RVC Woodward Technology Ctr

$239 9 Sessions Room G06

CNC Lathe – Programming (2.5 Credits) This course will provide a basic understanding of G-Code programming for CNC lathes and tool selection, feed and speed calculations and program format. PREREQUISITE: Lathe Setup and Operate, AUT 010. Purchase text at RVC Bookstore. AUT 014 RV1 Stan McCord 3/18-4/15 TTh 8:00-11:50 am RVC Woodward Technology Ctr

$239 9 Sessions Room G06

AUT 014 RV2 Gordon Blaisdel 3/18-4/15 TTh 6:00-9:50 pm RVC Woodward Technology Ctr

$239 9 Sessions Room G06

(2.5 Credits) This course will provide a basic understanding of G-Code programming for machining centers, tool selection, feed and speed calculations and program format. PREREQUISITE: AUT 012 CNC Mills Setup and Operate. Purchase text at RVC Bookstore. AUT 016 RV1 Stan McCord 4/21-5/19 MW 8:00-11:50 am RVC Woodward Technology Ctr

$239 9 Sessions Room G06

AUT 016 RV2 Fred Penington 4/21-5/19 MW 6:00-9:50 pm RVC Woodward Technology Ctr

$239 9 Sessions Room G06

Introduction to Cutting Tools (2.5 Credits) Explore the use of various tools for CNC turning & machine centers. Milling tools & topics: drills, taps, reamers, boring bars, end mills, tool geometry, tool selection, feeds and speeds for machining centers. Turning tools and topics: tool holders, insert geometry, grades, selection, single point threading tools, groove & cutoff tools, positive and negative rake angles and feed and speed calculations for work piece materials. Little or no shop experience. Handouts provided at class. AUT 029 RV1 Stan McCord $239 4/22-5/20 TTh 8:00-11:50 am 9 Sessions RVC Woodward Technology Ctr Room G06 AUT 029 RV2 MIchael Smoody $239 4/22-5/20 TTh 6:00-9:50 pm 9 Sessions RVC Woodward Technology Ctr Room G06

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Credentialing Course for Current CNC Machinists Credentialing is also available for students who have previously finished the CNC Setup and Operation courses, or any CNC machinist who wishes to satisfy the NIMS credential and take the online NIMS exam. The credential consists of the tasks that all machinists encounter while setting up and running through an unproven program. These tasks must be completed for three setups and then the online exam may be taken. This course consists of 12 hours of lab time to perform the setups required and complete the online exam. Enrollees must meet with the instructor to select lab times. Students who wish to enroll in NIMS credentialing course may purchase the required materials package from the RVC bookstore. The credential package is a separate fee from the course fee. AUT 036 RV (CNC Lathes Operator) - $75 AUT 038 RV (CNC Mills Operator) - $75 NIMS Credential Packages available at the Rock Valley College Bookstore: Packet A includes one Lifetime enrollment fee plus two Part 1 NIMS exams of the students choice - $128 Packet B includes two Part 1 NIMS exams of the students choice (for students taking more than two exams) - $75 For more information, call Stan McCord at (815) 921-3179. Veterans Take advantage of the IL. Veterans Grant and the GI bill- these courses are now approved for this funding. For more information call Suzanne Swenson at (815) 921-4163.


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MANUFACTURING / WORKFORCE TRAINING Continued

Precision Measurement for Machinists (Modules 1-47)

CNC Skills Training for Machine Tooling – Online MasterTask™ Online Training for CNC Machines Rock Valley College in partnership with MasterTask™ is offering on-line training for manufacturing environments. The MasterTask™ 100% solution provides a systematic approach that is easy to use to achieve “lean” goals. Reports show it will develop new people in less time to higher levels of performance and cut costs by improving existing personnel creating faster setups, higher quality, longer tool life, fewer crashes, less machinery repair, and better employee attitudes. Simulation-based CNC courses: By selecting from popular models of Fanuc, Haas, Mazak or Okuma CNC controls, you’ll learn both the basics and the specifics of your machinery. You practice on realistic computer simulations of your CNC Turning Centers, CNC Lathes, and CNC Machining Centers without tying up production machinery or other operators, and if you make a mistake, you won’t have scrap, damaged tools or downtime. Courses are offered in an open-entry format – students have one year to complete all modules in each of the three courses. The course manual will be mailed to you once your registration is received. For more information on course content or to set up an optional hands-on, open lab practice time, call Stan McCord, (815) 921-3179. For complete course outline, course simulations, etc, visit www.Mastertask.com. SPECIFIC REGISTRATION PROCEDURE: First fill out the registration form (located at the last page of this schedule) include e-mail and mail with payment to us, refer to Course # AUT-CCE. Students will receive a password and instructions within 24 hours after registering and can complete the web course program at any time-day or night. All materials included.

Welding Program For more information on the Welding Program, call Mike Merriman at (815) 921-3010.

Welding for Beginners (2.5 Credits) This hands-on course is designed for beginning welders as an introduction to welding and cutting including theory, set up and operation of Shielded Metal Arc Welding (SMA W/ stick), MIG (wire), TIG (heli-arc), Plasma cutting, Oxyfuel cutting (OFC), equipment and shop safety. (Special safety gear required and may cost up to $200, not included in tuition. List given first day of class.) IST 091 RV Larry Clevenger 2/8-4/5 Sa 8:00 am-12:30 pm Stenstrom Ctr 4151 Samuelson Rd. NO CLASS 3/15

$315 8 Sessions Room 436

IST 091 RV2 3/1-5/3 Stenstrom Ctr NO CLASS 3/15 & 4/19

$315 8 Sessions Room 436

TBA Sa 12:30-5:00 pm 4151 Samuelson Rd.

(2.5 Credits) Powerful simulations allow students to learn how to measure with accuracy on 35 instruments from steel rulers to CMMs. Students may choose inch, metric or both systems of measurement when registering for this course. 47 instructional modules cover every-thing from shop math, print reading, and Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerance. Course manual included. AUT 026 $199

Mastering CNC Machining Centers (Units 1-5) (2.5 Credits) In addition to the basics, students learn from simulations of the job tasks on the popular models of Fanuc, Haas, Okuma, and Mazak CNC controls. Cut costs for your local shops by improving existing machinists or develop new setup operators to higher levels of skill with this proven courseware. 141 instructional sections to select from provide both Core concepts and Specific Instruction on the most common CNC control models. Students can learn both G code and conversational programming. Course manual included. AUT 027 $199

Mastering CNC Lathes (Units 1-5) (2.5 Credits) In addition to the basics, students learn from simulations of the job tasks on the popular models of Fanuc, Haas, Okuma, or Mazak CNC controls. Cut costs for your local shops by improving existing machinists or develop new setup operators to higher levels of skill with this proven courseware. 106 instructional modules to select from provide both Core concepts and Specific Instruction on the most common CNC control models, with more on the way. Students learn both G code and conversational programming techniques. Course manual included. AUT 028

$199

AutoCad course see page 41.

Integrated Systems Technology Program What is Integrated Systems Technology? The IST program cross-trains individuals in electrical, electronic and mechanical systems. Students acquire entry-level knowledge of operating, troubleshooting and maintaining the high-tech equipment found in today’s manufacturing environments. Topics covered include electricity, programmable logic controllers (PLC), pneumatics, hydraulics and mechanical systems. This approach allows students to develop skills in multiple areas, rather than one specific skill. For more information on the IST program, call John Jamont at (815) 921-3026.

Introduction to Electrical Control Circuits (3 Credits) This course is intended for individuals who require fundamental electrical knowledge. Topics studied include: understanding alternating and direct current flow concepts, using hand held meters to take measurements in circuits, understanding the use/purpose of over voltage and over current circuit protection devices, the use/purpose of capacitive and inductive proximity sensors, and basic circuit analysis using Ohm’s Law. This course assumes the student has little or no experience with electrical circuits. No prerequisites. IST 003 RV TBA $299 2/10-5/12 M 5:30-9:30 pm 12 Sessions Stenstrom Ctr 4151 Samuelson Rd. Room 437 NO CLASS 3/10 & 4/14

Electrical Control Circuits II (3 Credits) This course is a continuation of IST 003 and builds on the previously learned concepts. Topics studied include: three phase electricity, ladder logic electrical diagrams, single phase control transformers, control relays, on/off delay timers, manual and magnetic motor starters, induction three phase motors, and various input devices such as limit, pressure, and liquid level switches. Students wire multiple circuits over the duration of the course and are challenged with several troubleshooting exercises to locate defective components utilizing hand held multifunction meters and their observation of the symptoms exhibited. The malfunctions used for troubleshooting exercises are representative of typical “real-world” failures on these devices. PREREQUISITE: IST 003 or consent of instructor. TBA $299 IST 004 RV W 5:30-9:30 pm 14 Sessions 2/12-5/14 Stenstrom Ctr 4151 Samuelson Rd. Room 437 NO CLASS 3/12 & 4/16

Pneumatics for the Integrated Systems Technologist (3 Credits) This course is intended for individuals requiring an understanding of pneumatic components and/or systems for job tasks such as equipment maintenance, engineering support, equipment assembly or technical writing. Topics will included pneumatic schematics, flow control valves, directional control valves, check valves, speed control, single/double-acting cylinders, air filtration and lubrication. IST 010 RV TBA $299 2/13-5/15 Th 5:30-9:30 pm 12 Sessions Stenstrom Ctr 4151 Samuelson Rd. Room 441 NO CLASS 3/13 & 4/17

Introduction to Programming the Allen-Bradley SLC 500 Series Programmable Logic Controller (PLC) (3 Credits) This class familiarizes a student with the purpose of PLC’s and how they operate. Topics of coverage include interfacing input/ output devices, understanding relay ladder logic diagrams, development of programs and troubleshooting. PREREQUISITE: IST 004 or consent of instructor. IST 006 RV 2/12-5/14 Stenstrom Ctr NO CLASS 3/12 & 4/16

Mike Medina W 5:30-9:30 pm 4151 Samuelson Rd.

$299 12 Sessions Room 443

Intro to Mechanical Drive Systems (3 Credits) This course acquaints students with the procedures necessary to install and align mechanical assemblies used to transmit power. Students will understand the fundamentals of chain drive systems, spur gear drive systems, belt drive systems and the importance of proper alignment of components utilized in mechanical drive systems. IST 015 RV TBA $299 2/13-5/15 Th 5:30-9:30 pm 12 Sessions Stenstrom Ctr 4151 Samuelson Rd. Room 437 NO CLASS 3/13 & 4/17


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SUSTAINABILITY “GREEN” TECHNOLOGIES Understand, Save, Transition

Small Wind Generators

Solar Electricity

Have you ever wondered if you could save money on electricity by installing a small wind generator at your home? Learn what wind energy is, how it works and what it can do for you. We will discuss components of wind generators, tower height, and how to choose a site for the tower, as well as current legislation and zoning of wind towers. Bring: one of your electric bills, a note pad, and a calculator to determine the savings on a typical month’s performance of a wind tower versus your current source of electricity.

Due to the growing demand for clean sources of energy, the use of solar cells to convert sunlight into electricity has expanded dramatically in recent years. Come learn the basics of Photovoltaic’s (PV) also known as solar energy, as Dr. Vogel explains what it is, how it works and the advantages of a solar system. The cost of installation of PV system as well as sources of financial assistance will also be discussed. If you are thinking about using the sun’s energy as a source of electricity in your home, this class is a great place to get started.

OSH 028 RV Dr. Robert Vogl, PhD 2/18 T 6:30-8:00 pm RVC Student Center

$39 1 Session Room 1224

OSH 030 RV Dr. Robert Vogl, PhD 3/4 T 6:30-8:00 pm RVC Physical Ed Ctr

$39 1 Session Room 0202

AFRICAN SAFARI TRIPS AFRICA ADVENTURE SAFARI Night March 26, 2014, 6:00-7:00 pm Rock Valley College, WTC141 3301 N. Mulford Road RSVP Preferred: (815) 921-3900 Join us for a special preview event Dec. 10 to learn more! Trips have been designed to provide photographers of all experience levels (amateurs-experts welcome) an opportunity to immerse themselves in many of Africa’s most beautiful landscapes and wildlife. Trip size limited for maximum comfort. Tour drivers go where the animals are without mileage limitations. Professional photographer and local expert lead the safaris to the best viewing areas.

PHOTOS PROVIDED BY CHICAGO PHOTO SAFARI, GARY GULLETT

East African Safari –

SOUTH African Safari –

October 23-November 1, 2014

October 31-November 8, 2014

Highlights Include: Tarangire National Park, Ngorongoro Crater, Serengetti National Park– Great Migration, and Maasai Village Cultural Visit

Highlights Include: Capetown (Sunset Cruise), Kirstenbosch Gardens, Table Mountain, Cape of Good Hope, Penguin colony at Simenstown, winery, Kruger National Park, see Africa’s “Big 5” and more on your game drives, spectacular birds (600 species in South Africa)

Optional Excursions: Amboseli National Park, Kenya with great views of Mt. Kilmanjaro, hot air balloon ride over the Serengetti, Zanzibar beaches

Optional Excursion: Victoria Fall


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Register NOW! Payment required at registration.

RVC ALUMNI • STARLIGHT THEATRE • CLR

The Center for Learning in Retirement

RVC Alumni Share your story

Rock Valley College has served as a foundation for countless careers and life success stories, and we’d like to hear how RVC helped you on your life path. As we approach the 50th anniversary of the founding of Rock Valley College, we invite you to contact Brittany at B.Freiberg@RockValleyCollege.edu or (815) 921-4500 to request your complimentary alumna window cling or to share your story about the impact of RVC on your life.

STARLIGHT’S 47th SEASON Rodgers & Hammerstein’s The Sound of Music* June 4–7 & July 9–13

Angel (A New Musical) August 8 & 9

Music by Rodgers, Richard Lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II Book by Howard Lindsay and Russel Crouse

For tickets and more information call between 9am & 5pm weekdays.

Tintypes June 11–14 & July 16–20 Book by Mary Kyte and Mel Marvin and Gary Pearle Music by Various Lyrics by Various

Honk! June 18–21 & July 23–27 Book & Lyrics by Anthony Drewe Music by George Stiles Based on Hans Christian Andersen’s “The Ugly Duckling”

(815) 921-2160

In addition to all of the wonderful classes you see listed on the pages of this brochure, Rock Valley College also offers a wide variety of classes and activities for people aged 50+ through our Center for Learning in Retirement. The Center offers a great opportunity to participate in interesting and informative classes, bus trips, social events, a fitness program, special interest groups, volunteer opportunities, and much more! CLR is an affiliate of the Road Scholar Institute Network and has over 2,000 members who enjoy a wide variety of lifelong learning opportunities. A yearly membership fee of $25* entitles you to: • Register for spring, summer or fall courses • The Center’s newsletter, published four times a year • Join a special interest group • Register for trips and social events– at a discounted member fee • Register for the Golden Eagles Fitness Program–exercise designed for Center members • Opportunities to serve on one or more of the planning committees

Call (815) 921-3931

or visit RockValleyCollege.edu/CLR

Monty Python’s Spamalot June 25–28 & July 30–August 3 Book and Lyrics by Eric Idle Music by John Du Prez

*Scholarships are available for those with financial need (inquiries are confidential). Accommodations for disabilities are available.


Questions? Call (815) 921-2000

GED/ESL

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FREE GED & ENGLISH AS A SECOND LANGUAGE

Change Your Life and Your Future! Get Your GED Now.

FREE ESL Classes Gratuitas de Ingles Como Segundo Idioma.

Daytime and evening classes • Career and college advising services available • Must be 17 or older, not enrolled in High School

Wherever you live or work, one of our GED and ESL class locations is sure to be convenient for you. Please note, not all locations are available for all skill levels. • Rock Valley College – English and Spanish GED classes and ESL classes 301 N. Mulford Rd., Rockford • Rock Valley College Learning and Opportunity Center – English GED classes, 308 W. State St., Rockford • Rock Valley College Stenstrom Center – English and Spanish GED classes and ESL classes 4151 Samuelson Rd., Rockford • St. Elizabeth's Center – ESL classes, 1536 S. Main St., Rockford • Our Savior's Lutheran Church – ESL classes 3300 Rural St., Rockford • Northwest Community Center – English GED classes 1325 N. Johnston Ave., Rockford • Harlem High School – English GED classes and ESL classes 9th Grade Campus, 1102 Evans Ave., Machesney Park

• Crusader Clinic – English GED classes, 1200 W. State St., Rockford • LaVoz Latina – Spanish GED classes and ESL classes 730 N. Church, Rockford • Washington Park Community Center – English GED classes 3617 Delaware St., Rockford • Belvidere High School – English and Spanish GED classes and ESL classes 1500 East Ave., Belvidere • Hononegah High School – English GED classes, 307 Salem St., Rockton • Banner of Truth/Joyner Neighborhood Resource Center – English GED classes, 1401 West State St., Rockford

Call (815) 921-2000 or visit RockValleyCollege.edu/Community/AdultEd.

NOTICE OF NONDISCRIMINATION It is the policy of Rock Valley College to provide equal opportunity in its admissions, employment and educational programs and activities consistent with federal and state law. Discrimination is prohibited on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, citizenship status, sex, age, physical or mental disability, marital status, order of protection status, sexual orientation, including but not limited to gender-related identity discrimination, veteran status, or unfavorable military discharge, use of lawful products while not at work, genetic information, or other legally protected categories. This notice is provided as required by Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, the Age Discrimination Act of 1975 and the Americans With Disabilities Act of 1990. Questions, complaints or requests for additional information regarding these laws may be forwarded to the designated compliance coordinators. Title IX and ADA Compliance Officer • Students • Lynn Perkins, Dean of Students • (815) 921-4268 • G.Perkins@RockValleyCollege.edu Section 504 Coordinator • Students • Lynn Shattuck, Coordinator of Disability Services • (815) 921-2356 • L.Shattuck@RockValleyCollege.edu This notice is available from Rock Valley College in additional alternative formats upon request.


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More GED information at RockValleyCollege.edu/GED

REGISTRATION

REGISTRATION Register ONLINE now!

Pay by e-Check

Payment information

1. Visit RockValleyCollege.edu/CEOnline 2. Click Register & Pay for Community Continuing Education Classes 3. Carefully follow instructions on all pages 4. Select your classes for registration 5. Complete required personal information on all pages 6. Pay for your class(es) as instructed on Pay for Classes page 7. Print receipt & click COMPLETE 8. Credit card payments* only: follow instructions on processing and acknowledgement pages

1. Enter routing number 2. Enter account number 3. Enter check number 4. Verify correct name and address 5. Click submit 6. Print receipt & click COMPLETE 7. Check your email account for confirmation receipt

• You must make payment when you register Registrations without payment WILL NOT be processed • Payment options: - Checks made payable to “Rock Valley College” - Master Card, Visa, Discover, American Express and Debit Cards

9. Check email account for confirmation *A non-refundable service fee ($1.75 per e-check, 2.5% of total credit card transaction) will be added to your transaction upon registration completion. Fees are subject to change.

Register Early: Register early so you won’t be disappointed.

Often classes reach the maximum enrollment early. Also, classes depend on minimum enrollments. Classes with insufficient enrollment will be cancelled one week prior to start date. Don’t take a chance. Your class may be cancelled.

Age Appropriate Guideline: Community Education

classes are designed for students of all ages. Age guidelines are stated with each class. Classes designated as ADULT are intended for students 18 years and older. With INSTRUCTOR PERMISSION, high school students may attend adult classes. Students 16-17 years old may be admitted to Continuing Education credit courses upon request from the chief executive officers (or designees) of the high school districts in which the student resides. Call (815) 921-3900 for information.

Out-of-District/Out-of-State Students: In addition

to the regular tuition and service fee, students residing outside District 511 will be charged out-of-district/state fees for credit courses. These additional fees will be waived if a student living outside the district/state is employed full-time within the district and able to present a letter from the employer testifying to that fact. Property owners paying taxes to District 511 are also eligible for in-district rates. No out-of-district/state fees are charged for non-credit courses.

Special Needs: The College is committed to providing an accessible and supportive learning environment for all Whiz Kids and Eagle Academic Camp students. To help us meet this goal, at least three weeks in advance of the beginning of a Whiz Kids class or Eagle Academic Camp, call the College Community & Continuing Education office at (815) 921-3900. Notification of any disabilities or conditions requiring special accommodations or attention will allow the College to determine reasonable accommodations which can be made.

Pay by Credit Card

A non-refundable service fee ($1.75 per e-check, 2.5% of total credit card transaction) will be added to your transaction upon registration completion. Fees are subject to change.

1. Click continue on “Processing Credit Card Payment” page 2. Enter credit card information; press continue 3. Confirm your payment information 4. Click authorize payment 5. Print receipt & click COMPLETE 6. Re-directed to Processing My Credit Card Payment page. Choose OK. 7. Re-directed to Class/Payment Acknowledgement page. Print this page.

• Allow three days when mailing payment and please include Student ID# on your check

For adult students, call the RVC Disability Support Services Office at (815) 921-2356. Office Hours: Monday - Friday, 8 am-5 pm.

Campus Security Report: This report includes statistics for the previous three years concerning reported crimes that occurred on campus; in certain off-campus buildings or property owned or controlled by the College; and on public property within, or immediately adjacent to and accessible from the campus. The report also includes institutional policies concerning campus security, such as alcohol and drug use, crime prevention, the reporting of crimes, sexual assault, and other matters. the complete report is available at RockValleyCollege.edu/ PublicSafety. You may also request a paper copy of this report by contacting the Public Safety Department, (815) 921-4357, in the Support Services Building.

Full And Cancelled Classes: RVC reserves the right to limit enrollments or cancel any class. Every effort will be made to notify registrants when a class is cancelled. Students may choose alternate courses or receive full refunds. All paid fees are non-refundable. There are NO REFUNDS after a class begins. Exceptions noted in individual course descriptions. Withdrawal: If you wish to withdraw from a class, you must

do so ONE business day before the first session to receive a full refund. All paid fees are non-refundable. Exceptions noted in individual course descriptions.

Textbooks: Textbooks should be purchased before the first

class. Textbooks, where required, are an additional expense. For specific textbook information, call the Rock Valley College Bookstore at (815) 921-1680.

Grading Policy: A grade of pass (P) indicating completion or

(I) indicating incomplete will be issued for most courses. Courses and grades will be listed on an RVC transcript.

Notification of Students' Rights: The federal Family Educa-

tional Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) of 1974 as amended identifies the rights of students and their families with respect to student educational records kept by the institutions. The act provides students with four significant rights: (1) inspect and review their record, (2) restrict the disclosure of their record, (3) seek to amend their record and (4) file a complaint with the U.S. Department of Education. Students have the right to expect that information in their educational records will be kept confidential, and will be disclosed only with their permission or under provision of the law. For specific details regarding these rights, refer to RockValleyCollege.edu/FERPA .

Classes with open seats accept registration 24 hours prior to start date.

Exceptions noted in individual course descriptions

Notice of Directory Information: Rock Valley College has identified the following information as “Directory Information” that may be disclosed by Rock Valley College for any purpose at its discretion: student’s name, date and place of birth, height and weight of athletic participants, and degrees received. Currently enrolled students may withhold disclosure by submitting a written request to the Registrar, second floor, Student Center, prior to the tenth day of classes. Rock Valley College assumes that failure on the part of any student to specifically request the withholding of “Directory Information” indicates approval of disclosure. Failure to read this announcement does not excuse students from the rules and procedures described herein. Personal factors, illness, or contradictory advice from any source are not acceptable grounds for seeking exemptions from these rules and procedures.

For a virtual tour and Rock Valley College maps, please visit RockValleyCollege.edu/Maps


Questions? Call (815) 921-3900

REGISTRATION

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REGISTRATION FORM 3 WAYS TO REGISTER

Community and Continuing Education

Online

YOU MUST ANSWER ALL SECTIONS OF THIS FORM. Please print or type. TERM BEGINNING: Year: ______________ 1 o Summer 3 o Fall

ETHNIC ORIGIN:

Are you Hispanic or Latino? (OR Are you of Spanish origin?) o Yes, Hispanic or Latino o Not Hispanic/Latino, but Spanish origin

6 o Spring

GENDER:

Are you from one or more of the following racial groups? (Select All That Apply.) o American Indian or Alaska Native o Asian o Black or African American o Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander o White/Caucasian o Choose Not to Respond

o Male o Female

ADMISSION STATUS: o First Time at RVC o Readmitted o Transfer to RVC

SOCIAL SECURITY NUMBER:

o Improve skills for my present job o Prepare for a future job o Personal interest/self development

DATE OF BIRTH: MIDDLE INITIAL:

FIRST:

ENROLLMENT REASON:

MONTH

DAY

Visit RockValleyCollege.edu/CEOnline A non-refundable service fee ($1.75 per e-check, 2.5% of total credit card transaction) will be added to your transaction upon registration completion. Fees are subject to change.

Mail

Send registration form and payment to:

o Check if this is a new address

(OPTIONAL)

FULL LEGAL NAME:

1 o Complete one or several courses 2 o Complete a certificate 3 o Complete an Associate degree

not career oriented

STUDENT ID NUMBER:

LAST:

ACADEMIC GOAL:

Please identify your primary racial/ethnic group. (Select One.) o American Indian or Alaska Native o Asian o Black or African American o Hispanic or Latino o Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander o White/Caucasian o Choose Not to Respond

YEAR

PREVIOUS/ MAIDEN NAME:

Records and Registration Rock Valley College 3301 N. Mulford Rd. Rockford, IL 61114-5699 Allow three days for delivery.

ADDRESS: NUMBER & STREET:

STATE:

In Person

CITY:

ZIP:

COUNTY:

Bring registration form and payment to:

COUNTRY:

TELEPHONE: HOME:

CELL:

EMAIL:

U.S. Citizen? o Yes o No o Permanent Resident o Are you in the United States on a Visa-Non Resident Alien? o Not in the United States on a Visa. If not, what is your status? o Yes, in United States on a Visa >>> Provide Home Country of Origin_____________________________________________ o Permanent Resident (green card) o I-20 (F-1 Visa) applicant High School attended: ____________________________________ CITY: __________________________ STATE: ______ o Visa and type____________ Other ____________________ High School graduation date: ________________________________________ G.E.D. test date: _________________ Expiration date __________ (submit photocopy Colleges attended:______________________ DATE: _______ CITY: ______________ STATE: _____ DEGREE EARNED: __________ of your documentation to prove status marked.) _____________________________________ DATE: _______ CITY: ______________ STATE: _____ DEGREE EARNED: __________

HIGHEST DEGREE EARNED: o Less than high school diploma/GED o Finished GED (year ____________) o Successfully passed at least one college course

o Bachelor’s degree

o High school graduate

o Associate degree

o First professional degree

o Certificate

o Doctoral degree

o Current high school student

o Master’s degree

If you don’t live in RVC District 511, name of the local community college in your district ____________________________________________________ Have you attended RVC previously? o Yes o No Did either of your parents earn a bachelor’s degree or higher? o Yes o No

MAIL REGISTRATION AND CHECK TO:

Records and Registration Rock Valley College 3301 North Mulford Road Rockford, IL 61114-5699

Are you a veteran of active military duty? o Yes o No

Course Code 1 Sample: ART 818 RV

Tuition and Fees

Course Title

Beginning Calligraphy

$81.00

Records and Registration Rock Valley College, Student Center 3301 N. Mulford Rd., Rockford Office Hours: Monday-Thursday, 8 am-6 pm Friday, 8 am-5 pm Friday in Summer, 8 am-1 pm

Payment Info  ou must make payment when you Y register. Registrations without payment WILL NOT be processed. • Payment options: - Checks made payable to “Rock Valley College” - Master Card, Visa, Discover, American Express and Debit Cards A non-refundable service fee ($1.75 per e-check, 2.5% of total credit card transaction) will be added to your transaction upon registration completion. Fees are subject to change. • Allow three days when mailing payment and please include Student ID# on your check

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* A non-refundable service fee ($1.75 per e-check, 2.5% of total credit card transaction) will be added to your transaction upon registration completion. Fees are subject to change. No registrations or payments will be taken over the phone.

TOTAL

Check number ____________ Check amount $ ____________

Updated 8-13

BY MY SIGNATURE, I CONFIRM THAT THE ABOVE INFORMATION IS CORRECT: Signature

Date

For a virtual tour and Rock Valley College maps, please visit RockValleyCollege.edu/Maps


ECR/WSS Non-Profit Organization U.S. POSTAGE PAID ROCKFORD, IL PERMIT NO. 4119

3301 North Mulford Road Rockford, IL 61114-5699

Residential Customer

Attending one of our Explore RVC event dates is a great way to get to know more about all of the great opportunities at Rock Valley College. Explore RVC events include the following: • Tour our beautiful main campus and learn about RVC’s other convenient locations. • Discover dozens of career options.

• Learn how RVC is an unbeatable choice. • Meet faculty and staff. Save thousands of dollars over private • See state of the art classes in action. and public universities! • Learn about Financial Aid opportunities. • Hear from current RVC students.

Register for an Explore RVC event, visit us online at RockValleyCollege.edu/ExploreRVC or call (815) 921-1100.

Rock Valley College Community and Continuing Education Spring 2014 Class Schedule  

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