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Community & Continuing Professional

Education Courses Listed by Section Community Education p. 1 Whiz Kids p. 20 Continuing Professional Education p. 37

The Business of Alpaca p. 6 Slithery Snakes p. 24 Massage Therapy p. 51

Something for Everyone

Summer 2011


Join Whiz Kids for a summer of fun, adventure, challenge and learning! Whiz Kids classes are offered all over the area, you’re never very far from one!

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RVC – Main Campus (3301 N. Mulford Rd., Rockford) Cupcake Art (Ages 6-10) Easily create fun treats using colored frosting, candies and more!

(Grades 4-8) Build and modify machines using basic engineering and our unique LEGO kits!

Community Education . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-19 Art . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 Crafts & Hobbies . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3 Culinary . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4 Dance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5 Employment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5 Entrepreneur . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 Financial Matters . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .6 Fitness . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .7 Holistic Approaches . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8 Home & Garden . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11 Language & Writing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12 Music . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12 Outdoor Nature Workshops . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14 Pets & Animals . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .15 Photography . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .16 Relationships & Personal Development . . . . . . .17 Sports & Recreation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18

Pecatonica High School (1200 Main St., Pecatonica)

Whiz Kids . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20-36

RVC – Bell School Road Center (3350 N. Bell School Rd, Rockford) Slithery Snakes (Grades 1-3) Ssslide into learning about snakes in this ssstimulating class.

Severson Dells Nature Center (8786 Montague Rd, Rockford) Adventure Quest (Grades 6-9) Three days – experience some exciting places and learn hands-on while exploring the natural world.

Boone County Historical Society Museum (311 Whitney Blvd., Belvidere) Mornings at the Museum (Grades 2-8) Learn how life has changed for children over the last century. See the challenges overcome from log cabins to one-room schoolhouses and more!

Spectrum School (2909 N. Main St., Rockford) Elementary Engineering I

Spanish Adventures Discover fun and exciting ways to learn Spanish! Sing songs, play Spanish games, dance the Macarena and much more.

That’s just a sample of the great classes and convenient locations for your Whiz Kid this summer. We also offer classes at: Rockford Art Museum, Burpee Museum, Rockford Dance Company, Angelic Organics Learning Center, No Joke Martial Arts, Studio 3, Penguin Golf Academy, Fitness Zone, Immanuel Lutheran School, and more ! A complete listing of Whiz Kids classes for Summer starts on page 20.

Register and pay with Rock Valley College (see inside back cover.) Questions? Call us at (815) 921-3900 Rock Valley College does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, national origin, disability, age, sex, marital status or sexual orientation in admission to its programs, services or activities, in access to them, in treatment of individuals, or in any aspect of their operations. Rock Valley College also does not discriminate in its hiring or employment practices. 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 Section 504/ADA Compliance Officer – Employees Ms. Jessica Jones, Managing Director of Human Resources (815) 921-4755 j.jones@rockvalleycollege.edu

Section 504 Coordinator – Students Ms. Lynn Shattuck, Coordinator of Disability Services (815) 921-2356 l.shattuck@rockvalleycollege.edu

Title IX and ADA Compliance Officer – Students Ms. Lynn Perkins, Director, Enrollment Management and Judicial Affairs (815) 921-4268 g.perkins@rockvalleycollege.edu

Title IX Coordinator – Athletics Ms. Misty Opat, Interim Athletic Director (815) 921-3807 m.opat@rockvalleycollege.edu This notice is available from Rock Valley College in additional alternative formats upon request.

Continuing Professional Education . . . . 37-58 Business Career Training . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 38 Business Management Training . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 41 Computer Skills Training . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 42 Distance On-Line Learning . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 45 Education Career Training . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 46 Food Service . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .48 Health Care Career Training. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 49 Homeland Security Training. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 54 Language for the Workplace. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 54 Manufacturing/Industrial Workforce Training . .55 Sustainable Green Technologies . . . . . . . . . . . . . 57 Registration. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 60-61 Starlight Theatre . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Back Cover


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Community ART Education

Community Education Summer 2011

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Watercolor Painting

SUMMER 2011

Encouraging life-long learning at any age!

CONTENTS – COMMUNITY EDUCATION ART CRAFTS & HOBBIES CULINARY DANCE EMPLOYMENT ENTREPRENEUR FINANCIAL MATTERS FITNESS HOLISTIC APPROACHES TO HEALTH & WELLNESS HOME & GARDEN LANGUAGE & WRITING MUSIC OUTDOOR NATURE WORKSHOPS PETS & ANIMALS PHOTOGRAPHY RELATIONSHIPS & PERSONAL DEVELOPMENT SPORTS & RECREATION

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Pre-registration and 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.

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.

(Teen-Adult) Watercolor painting is a delightful experience! Work with basic techniques; graded washes, wet into wet, sponging out, mixing colors and salt, all resulting in beautiful art pieces. BRING: watercolors, paper, brushes, water containers and tube paints and palate, complete list of supplies will be provided on the first day of class. • Course #: ART 800 BLL Reg Code: 3783 6/1-6/9 W, Th, MTWTh, 5:00-7:00 pm 6 Sessions BELL SCHOOL ROAD CTR Room 003 Kathy Lyon $68

Acrylic Painting for Adults

(Teen-Adult) 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! BRING: canvases, brushes, paints and other materials from supply list given at first class. No class 3/17 and 4/21. • Course #: ART 800 BLL2 Reg Code: 4606 8/1-8/11 TWTh, 4:15-6:15 pm 6 Sessions BELL SCHOOL ROAD CTR Room 001 Kathy Lyon $91

Exploring the Landscape in Plein Air

(Adult) Be guided to new levels in painting as Tom shares methods and techniques to build successful works. Concepts will include organizing elements for successful composition, simplification, maintaining and supporting a focal point, and achieving depth and atmosphere. Tom’s demonstrations will be in oils or watercolors, but all mediums are welcome at this outdoor experience. A majority of the time will be spent creating works on location in Rockford. PREREQUISITE: Basic understanding of drawing, and able to sketch a composition with confidence. • Course #: ART 815 BLL2 Reg Code: 3785 7/11-7/13 MTW, 9:00 am - 4:00 pm 3 Sessions BELL SCHOOL ROAD CTR Room 007 Tom Linden $240

Painting the Summer Landscape in Watercolor

(Adult) Discover methods and techniques for painting landscape elements common to Rockford: grasses, rocks, trees, and water. Each day will focus on a single element. During the morning, Tom will conduct exercises and demonstrate techniques used to depict the element. By afternoon, you can paint a scene which emphasizes that element. Paint along as Tom paints a scene or you may work from photographs (your own or those provided). Complete (or near complete) small paintings each day. • Course #: ART 815 BLL Reg Code: 4607 6/13-6/15 MTW, 9:00 am - 4:00 pm 3 Sessions BELL SCHOOL ROAD CTR Room 007 Tom Linden $240


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Chinese Brush Painting Workshop with Stella Dobbins

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 – Focus on Flowers

(Middle School-Adult) Paint a variety of flowers using the styles of Chinese Brush Painting: contour, spontaneous, dry brush and wet-in-wet techniques. Have a fun day painting the following flowers: peony, roses, kapok, morning glory, sunflower, plum blossom, lotus and camellia. Learn to write the calligraphy for the subjects. Class discussion after each subject. Supply Kit may be purchased from instructor at class for $25. One-half hour lunch on own provided. • Course #: ART 815 RV Reg Code: 4620 6/25 Saturday, 9:00 am - 5:00 pm 1 Session RVC CLASSROOM BLDG II Room 220B Stella Dobbins $65

Chinese Brush Painting – Focus on Landscape

(Middle School-Adult) Paint landscape in both traditional and contemporary styles for the following: Mountains with water and boats, large rocks with water, willow tree with bridge, water and mountains, pine trees with pond and mountains and mountains with waterfall. Learn to write the calligraphy for the subjects. Class discussion after each subject. Supply Kit may be purchased from instructor at class for $25. One-half hour lunch on own provided. • Course #: ART 815 RV2 Reg Code: 4619 7/23 Saturday, 9:00 am-5:00 pm 1 Session RVC CLASSROOM BLDG II Room 220B Stella Dobbins $65

Clay Pots of Mexico & South America

(Adult) Make vessels and jewelry decorated with symbolism native to south of our U. S. boarders, including animal, geometric, and worship figures. Pots are formed with clay coils then scraped down to a smooth surface ready for decoration. The instructor is anxious to share her knowledge of South American and Mexican pottery with you. Expect to complete two or three clay projects. • Course #: ART 824 RV Reg Code: 4605 6/13-6/23 MTWTh, 7:00-9:00 pm 8 Sessions BELL SCHOOL ROAD CTR Room 004 Kathy Lyon $101

Community Education Summer 2011

ART Basic Drawing

(Ages 16-Adult) Work with local artist and art teacher, Leslie Arbetman to explore formal elements of the drawing process, including blind contour and contour line drawing, still-life, value, and textured value studies to create expressive works of art. BRING: sketchbook, all other supplies included. • Course #: ART 811 RAM Reg Code: 4653 6/14-7/19 Tuesdays, 5:00-6:00 pm 6 Sessions ROCKFORD ART MUSEUM Studio C 711 N. Main Street, Rockford Leslie Arbetman $65

Exploring Mixed Media

(Ages 16-Adult) Learn to use found and non-traditional painting materials to give paintings a new dimension. Focus on various acrylic/watercolor techniques while simultaneously addressing compositional elements, collaging, and using our artistic voices to create unique and cohesive pieces of artwork. Texturizing, glazing, impasto, inclusion, resists and many other techniques will be explored. Some supplies included. • Course #: ART 805 RAM Reg Code: 4654 6/14-7/19 Tuesdays, 6:00-7:00 pm 6 Sessions ROCKFORD ART MUSEUM Studio C 711 N. Main Street, Rockford Leslie Arbetman $75

Nuno Felting

(Adult) Combine 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. Make two scarves in this class. Supplies included. • Course #: ART 806 RAM Reg Code: 4657 6/15 Wednesday, 5:30-9:00 pm 1 Session ROCKFORD ART MUSEUM Studio C 711 N. Main Street, Rockford Juliane Lofquist-Birch $60 • Course #: ART 806 RAM2 Reg Code: 4658 Wednesday, 5:30-9:00 pm ROCKFORD ART MUSEUM 711 N. Main Street, Rockford Juliane Lofquist-Birch

8/3 1 Session Studio C $60

Metals & Mixed Media

(Ages 16-Adult) Altering junk metal is the focus of this fun class. Transform hardware and other small pieces of metal with paints, inks and embossing to create unique embellishments for your assemblage or scrapbooking projects. Please bring some flat junk metal pieces to class. • Course #: ART 803 RAM2 Reg Code: 4656 7/13-7/20 Wednesdays, 6:00-8:00 pm 2 Sessions ROCKFORD ART MUSEUM Studio C 711 N. Main Street, Rockford Juliane Lofquist-Birch $60 • Course #: ART 803 RAM Reg Code: 4655 Wednesdays, 6:00-8:00 pm ROCKFORD ART MUSEUM 711 N. Main Street, Rockford Juliane Lofquist-Birch

8/17-8/24 2 Sessions Studio C $60

A Partner in Excellence of the Illinois Arts Council, Rockford 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 its three galleries. For more information log onto: www.rockfordartmuseum.org


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CRAFTS & HOBBIES Scarf Tying (Beginning)

(Adult) Be guided in the selecting of proper sizes, colors and patterns of scarves to suit your everyday attire. Scarves for demonstration and practice will available at class or if you prefer, bring your own. Instructor, Mary Ann King, has been involved with SAH cancer support groups for the past 2 years and has been wearing scarves for 20+ years as a less expensive alternative to wigs and hats. Fundamentals of tying scarves for head coverings (hair loss or fashion). • Course #: HLT 812 BLL Reg Code: 4614 6/1-6/15 Wednesdays, 6:30-8:00 pm 3 Sessions BELL SCHOOL ROAD CTR Room 001 Mary Ann King $40 • Course #: HLT 812 BLL2 Reg Code: 4613 Saturdays, 10:00-11:30 am BELL SCHOOL ROAD CTR Mary Ann King

6/25-7/9 3 Sessions Room 003 $40

Leather Belt & Purse Making

(Adult) Complete a custom made, hand carved belt and/or purse, as you learn basic leather carving skills. Choose your own unique design, or traditional patterns provided by the instructor. Learn basic hand sewing and leather finishing skills to build on for future, more complicated leather projects. Some work at home may be necessary to complete your project(s). Email the instructor (geraldinerabey@ sbcglobal.net ) before class for tools and materials required. Belt – Belt buckle not included. • Course #: CAH 815 ECC Reg Code: 4639 Wednesdays, 6:30-9:00 pm ELGIN COMMUNITY COLLEGE Gerald Rabey

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Sewing I

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 register for the Saturday class. Both adult and child must register (although strongly suggested, class does not require an adult to attend with child); the Tuesday class is restricted to ADULTS only. No class Sat, 7/2 or Tues, 7/5. (Ages 9 and Up) • Course #: CAH 811 BLL Reg Code: 3795 6/18-8/6 Saturdays, 9:00 am-Noon 7 Sessions BELL SCHOOL ROAD CTR Room 002 Mary Foreman $113 (Adults ONLY) • Course #: CAH 809 BLL2 Reg Code: 3794 6/21-8/6 Tuesdays, 6:00-8:30 pm 6 Sessions BELL SCHOOL ROAD CTR Room 002 Mary Foreman $83

Beginning Knitting

(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. No class 7/5. • Course #: CAH 806 RV Reg Code: 4604 6/14-7/26 Tuesdays, 6:30-8:30 pm 6 Sessions RVC PHYSICAL EDUCATION CTR Room 0204 Karen Sue McCarthy $56

Beginning Crocheting 6/15-6/29 3 Sessions ATC 235 $129

Purse – Learn basic saddle stitching and lacing, applications for this gender adaptable project. • Course #: CAH 815 ECC2 Reg Code: 4640 7/6-7/20 Wednesdays, 6:30-9:00 pm 3 Sessions ELGIN COMMUNITY COLLEGE ATC 235 Gerald Rabey $129

(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. No class 7/7. • Course #: CAH 806 RV2 Reg Code: 3793 6/16-7/28 Thursdays, 6:30-8:30 pm 6 Sessions RVC PHYSICAL EDUCATION CTR Room 0204 Karen Sue McCarthy $56

Basket Weaving – Oval Tray

(Adult) Experience the creativity and beauty in making your own work of art for your wedding, holiday gift or other special event. You choose colors and embellishments. No experience required. Bring an old towel, clothes pins and a lunch, other supplies included (NOTE, early reg. dates; instructor must have time to purchase supplies.) Register by 7/15. • Course #: CAH 803 BLL2 Reg Code: 4598 7/23 Saturday, 9:00 am-3:00 pm 1 Session BELL SCHOOL ROAD CTR Room 007 Kim Semmelroth $42


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Fine Silver Alchemy from your Garden

(Adult) Transform organic material into fine silver jewelry using Precious Metal clay. Process demonstrated from collecting the appropriate organic material, preparing and/or storing that material, to completion of a fine silver piece of jewelry. Learn how to make bails and embellish jewelry. Go home with one or more beautiful pieces of pure silver jewelry and the knowledge to create more without needing a kiln! Weather permitting, pick leaves or pods from our woods or gardens, and picnic outside if desired. Additional $40 supply fee payable to instructor at class. BRING: a sack lunch and wear comfortable clothes. • Course #: CAH 815 RKTN Reg Code: 4643 6/18 Saturday, 10:00 am-4:00 pm 1 Session OUT ON A LIMB Studio Rockton, call (815) 624-7325 for directions. Sherry Viktora $51

Leaf Casting

(Adult) Choose a large hosta or rhubarb leaf; learn to cast it in concrete for a unique bird bath or garden decoration. Make a small base at the same time if you wish. This is an outside class, weather permitting, or in the barn if it rains. Wear or bring old clothes and a pair of rubber gloves. Be prepared to get dirty while molding and mixing sand and cement. Additional $15-$20 supply fee payable to instructor at class. BRING: rubber gloves. • Course #: CAH 815 RKTN2 Reg Code: 4644 7/12 and 7/19 Tuesday, 7/12, 6:00-9:00 pm and Tuesday, 7/19, 6:00-8:00 pm OUT ON A LIMB Studio Rockton, call (815) 624-7325 for directions. Sherry Viktora $42

Fossil Stones

(Adult) Create cement organic “fossil” stepping stone, using sheet insulation to carve the shape. Fill with cement and press in leaves or other plant material to replicate plant fossils. Instructor demonstrates how to make designs to decorate a garden or make an inexpensive stepping stone path. Pick up your stone after 24 hours or un-mold it at home once it is cured. Additional $15 supply fee payable to instructor at class. BRING: (or wear) old clothes and shoes and a pair of rubber gloves. Weather permitting class will be held outdoors. • Course #: CAH 815 RKTN3 Reg Code: 4645 6/29 Wednesday, 5:30-9:00 pm 1 Session OUT ON A LIMB Studio Rockton, call (815) 624-7325 for directions. Sherry Viktora $30

Terra Cotta Mosaic Birdbath

(Adult) Make a unique mosaic birdbath using a terra cotta saucer, tiles, glass, rock, or any other items you wish to add. Glue your mosaic pieces to the bowl. Because you must wait 24 hours before grouting, I will demonstrate how to grout your birdbath and provide you enough grout to complete your piece at home. Additional $10 supply fee payable to instructor at class. BRING: 12-16” terra cotta saucer (or purchase from instructor). • Course #: CAH 815 RKTN4 Reg Code: 3800 7/18 Monday, 5:30-9:30 pm 1 Session OUT ON A LIMB Studio Rockton, call (815) 624-7325 for directions. Sherry Viktora $34

Out on a Limb with Sherry Viktora

SHERRY VIKTORA, a Precious Metal Clay (PMC) Connection Senior Instructor, teaches certification and specialty classes at Rock Valley College, her home studio near Rockton, and selected sites throughout Wisconsin and northern Illinois. Sherry brings her love of nature to her work, and has turned many leaves, pods and other organic materials into fine silver jewelry and other works of art. She has been featured in such publications as Art Jewelry Magazine, Expression Art Magazine, and Art Rockford.

Metal Jewelry Fabrication

(Adult) Work with metals you’ve always wanted to use! Limited enrollment, so you can work directly with the instructor in using a variety of metals in making jewelry, fabricating, casting & soldering. Emphasis on design. Take 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 of material is dependent upon your design & materials used. Supplies available for purchase at Tink’s Nook). • Course #: CAH 818 TN Reg Code: 5369 6/14-8/2 Tuesdays, 10:00 am–4:00 pm 8 Sessions TINK’S NOOK 207 E State St, Cherry Valley Tink’s Nook Staff $225 • Course #: CAH 818 TN2 Reg Code: 5370 WTh, 6:00–9:00 pm TINK’S NOOK 207 E State St, Cherry Valley Tink’s Nook Staff

6/15-8/4 8 Sessions $225

GIFT OF CLASS Give the gift of life-long learning, our classes make a great gift for any occasion. For more information call (815) 921-3900.

CULINARY Food Preserving 101

(Adult) For the novice food preserver, a basic introduction and practical skills course. After an overview of food safety and reasons to preserve, jump into hands-on demonstrations of freezing, dehydrating, and canning, using fresh strawberries as an example. Take a delicious jar of strawberry jam home with you! • Course #: GAN 817 BE5 Reg Code: 4664 6/26 Sunday, 1:30-5:00 pm 1 Session ANGELIC ORGANICS LEARNING CENTER 1547 Rockton Road, Caledonia Call (815) 389-8455 for directions Angelic Organics Learning Center Staff $50

Winemaking

(Adult) After introducing the science of winemaking, jump right into making a small batch of wine. Use wild fruits to make one fallon of wine starter (or “must”) for fermenting at home. BRING: 3-5 pounds of fruit, preferably wild fruits such as mulberries or grapes; for help with identifying and selecting fruit, please contact Dave at (602) 934-1070. Angelic will provide a bucket, a fermentation lock and tubing; students will need a gallon glass jug, sugar, and wine bottles back home to complete their wine-making experience. • Course #: GAN 817 BE4 Reg Code: 4663 7/13 Wednesday, 6:00-9:00 pm 1 Session ANGELIC ORGANICS LEARNING CENTER 1547 Rockton Road, Caledonia Call (815) 389-8455 for directions Angelic Organics Learning Center Staff $65


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DANCE

Ballroom Dancing & More with Julie Dale

JULIE DALE has been a dance instructor since 1963, training adults and children in the art of Dance and related interests. In learning to dance, her students develop poise, self-confidence and physical fitness. Come dance with Julie and you will soon be “Dancing with your own Star”.

Beginning Ballroom

EMPLOYMENT 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 the RVC website at www.rockvalleycollege.edu or contact: Community Education, Rock Valley College, 3301 N. Mulford Rd., Rockford, IL 61114 (815) 921-3900

Learning to dance triggers the brain to open up new cells at any age. Timing with the music aids in coordination that improves fine motor skills. Not only is dance a great way to get physically fit, dancing with a partner encourages leadership qualities in men and increases the ability for men and women to develop team coordination, poise and self confidence. Optional practice DVD (“The Dance Collection” Level 1) currently available in RVC Bookstore. Couples and singles are welcome. If you are not sure of your dance level, call Julie Dale before classes begin at (815)-718-1814 or email Julie at julied12@hotmail.com . (Grades 9-12) Ballroom Dance for Teens and Young Adults • Course #: DNC 800 RV7 Reg Code: 4638 7/7-7/28 Thursdays, 5:00-6:00 pm 4 Sessions RVC STUDENT CENTER BLDG Atrium Julie Dale $65 per person (Adult) Beginning Traditional Ballroom: Waltz, Foxtrot, Swing, Tango-Latin Dances with Positions and Turns • Course #: DNC 800 RV Reg Code: 3816 6/2-6/30 Thursdays, 6:00-7:00 pm 5 Sessions RVC STUDENT CENTER BLDG Atrium Julie Dale $75 per person New for Beginning Dancers: (Adult) Club Dancing, East and West Coast Swing, Salsa and Traditional Wedding Dances • Course #: DNC 800 RV3 Reg Code: 3818 7/7-7/28 Thursdays, 6:00-7:00 pm 4 Sessions RVC STUDENT CENTER BLDG Atrium Julie Dale $65 per person

New Country Dancing

(Adult) Country Waltz, Country Swing, INCLUDES: Line Dances with Positions and Turns. Beginner’s Country Dance • Course #: DNC 800 RV5 Reg Code: 4636 8/4-8/25 Thursdays, 6:00-7:00 pm 4 Sessions RVC STUDENT CENTER BLDG Atrium Julie Dale $65 per person

Intermediate Country Dance • Course #: DNC 800 RV6 Reg Code: 4637 Thursdays, 7:00-8:00 pm RVC STUDENT CENTER BLDG Julie Dale

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8/4-8/25 4 Sessions Atrium $65 per person

Intermediate Traditional Ballroom Dancing:

Learn choreographed routines in this continuation of Beginning Ballroom. Optional practice DVD (“The Dance Collection” Level 2) currently available in RVC Bookstore. (Adult) Waltz II, Foxtrot II, Swing II, Latin with Positions and Turns • Course #: DNC 800 RV2 Reg Code: 3817 6/2-6/30 Thursdays, 7:00-8:00 pm 5 Sessions RVC STUDENT CENTER BLDG Atrium Julie Dale $75 per person (Adult) New for Intermediate Dancers: Club Dancing, East and West Coast Swing, Salsa and Traditional Wedding Dances • Course #: DNC 800 RV4 Reg Code: 4635 7/7-7/28 Thursdays, 7:00-8:00 pm 4 Sessions RVC STUDENT CENTER BLDG Atrium Julie Dale $65 per person

Country Line Dancing

(Adult) The earliest folk dances in many cultures were line dances. Folk line dances have many forms: pairs of lines in which the dancers face each other, or a line formed into a circle, or the line follows a leader around the dance floor. Although line dancing is associated with countrywestern music and dance, line dances have accompanied many popular music styles since the early 1970s including pop, swing, rock and roll, disco, Latin (Salsa Suelta), and jazz. Most recently, The Macarena and the Chicken Dance are other examples of line dance. Beginning level classes are geared to those students who love music and want to learn some entry level dances. Intermediate level offered for those students that have had previous experience. Attend the level best suited to you. • Course #: DNC 800 BWW Reg Code: 3814 6/13-7/11 Beginning Level Monday, 6:00–7:30 pm 4 Sessions OR Intermediate Level Monday 7:30-9:00 pm 4 Sessions BETTY’S WESTERN WEAR and DANCE STUDIO 6200 Forest Hills Rd, Loves Park Linda Halley $20 per student


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ENTREPRENEUR Assessing Risks & Resources to Start a Small Farm or Market Garden

(Adult) Ever dreamed of starting your own 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 extension, small business development centers and others. Course includes a presentation of farming enterprises, a tour of a growing site, and an opportunity to ask questions about the development of successful local farms. Please contact Angelic Organics Learning Center directly for directions and class information. • Course #: GAN 817 BE7 Reg Code: 3865 7/24 Sunday, 1:00-5:00 pm 1 Session ANGELIC ORGANICS LEARNING CENTER 1547 Rockton Road, Caledonia Call (815) 389-8455 for directions Angelic Organics Learning Center Staff $60

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ANTONIO “TONY” FILIPPONE is a Registered Financial Consultant and a member in good standing of both the National Ethics Bureau and the International Association of Registered Financial Consultants. Mr. Filippone has been interviewed on the nationally airing radio show, Healthy, Wealthy, and Wise as well as locally on Live at Five with Dean Ervin and Mortgage Talk on WROK News Talk Radio 1440 AM. He has also published numerous financial planning articles for journals such as The Register and many others. Tony enjoys working with middle income families helping them get out of debt and save for their futures without having to change their lifestyle.

Will You Ever Be Able to Retire?

(Adult) Revealed…the SECRETS 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 email at justasktony@comcast.net . • Course #: FIN 806 RV Reg Code: 3826 7/27 Wednesday, 6:30-8:30 pm 1 Session RVC WOODWARD TECH CTR Room 121 Antonio Filippone, RFC $30

The Top Ten IRA Mistakes! (and how to avoid them) The Business of Alpaca

(Adult) Curious about starting your own alpaca farm? Alpacas are rare animals raised for their luxury fiber. They are an investment that compounds with the birth of every new alpaca. They’re curious, smart, and fairly easy to care for. This class will cover general health maintenance, breeding, investing, fiber, etc. Come, see these animals for yourself, and find out what everyone is talking about. Come to True Colors Alpaca farm and meet the large herd of suri alpacas. • Course #: BUS 800 BE Reg Code: 4583 7/2 Saturday, 11:00 am-1:00 pm 1 Session TRUE COLORS ALPACA FARM 14718 Route 76, Caledonia, IL Laura and Ken Adams $50

(Adult) Is the recent market volatility affecting your retirement? Learn how NEW TAX REGULATIONS that have gone into effect for 2011, will affect your IRA’s, 401(k)’s, TSA’s and other Qualified Retirement Plans. Discover how to eliminate market risk, generate a lifetime income for you, your children, and your grandchildren, remove unwanted fee’s and loads from your accounts, and avoid the IRA Tax Mistakes that can cost your family a fortune. Learn how to get the most out of your retirement accounts. Questions? Contact the instructor at (815) 633-9595 or email at justasktony@comcast.net . • Course #: FIN 806 RV2 Reg Code: 4618 7/28 Thursday, 6:30-8:30 pm 1 Session RVC WOODWARD TECH CTR Room 121 Antonio Filippone, RFC $30

REMEMBER to keep your personal information up-to-date. Need to make changes? Call Enrollment Services at (815) 921-4250 for more information.


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FITNESS

Aqua Zumba

Cardio KickBoxing

(Adult) Get non-contact, group boxing lessons from a professional coach. Be motivated by the energy of others in this excellent introduction to boxing and intense work out. Boxing gloves provided. • Course #: PED 815 RV3 Reg Code: 4615 7/11-7/20 MW, 6:00-7:30 pm 4 Sessions RVC PHYSICAL EDUCATION CTR Room 1216 Don Metz $49

SUZY THEISEN, Zumba instructor has been a dance student since age 9 and a certified aerobics instructor the past 14 years. Most recently, she became a certified Zumba teacher and instructs fun, upbeat classes at local fitness clubs.

Zumba

(HS-Adult) Zumba is Latin dancing mixed with fitness aerobics in a party-like atmosphere. It includes the salsa, meringue, cumbia, flamenco, tango, regae ton (Latin hip-hop) and more. Exercise and get into shape while having fun! No partners needed! Love to dance? Come join the party! No class 7/4. • Course #: FIT 817 PKF5 Reg Code: 4594 6/1-7/13 Wednesdays, 6:40-7:40 pm 7 Sessions PEAK FITNESS, 4304 E. State Street Suzy Theisen $75 • Course #: FIT 817 PKF2 Reg. Code: 4596 Mondays, 6:40-7:40 pm PEAK FITNESS, 4304 E. State Street Suzy Theisen • Course #: FIT 817 PKF6 Reg Code: 4597 Wednesdays, 6:40-7:40 pm PEAK FITNESS, 4304 E. State Street Suzy Theisen • Course #: FIT 817 PKF3 Reg Code: 4595 Mondays, 6:40-7:40 pm PEAK FITNESS, 4304 E. State Street Suzy Theisen

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6/6-7/18 6 Sessions $70

7/20-8/31 7 Sessions $75

7/25-8/29 6 Sessions $70

(Adult) Incorporates dance and fitness moves and makes it fun for anyone who wants to exercise in water. Make exercise seem like a pool party, fun with upbeat music. This water exercise gives same benefits as exercising on land. Cardio stamina, muscle building, and weight loss can be obtained from a water fitness class. The buoyancy of water makes movement low impact, creating less stress on the body. Because of the resistance of water, movements will be slower than a “land” class, yet they can be just as intense. • Course #: FIT 817 PKF Reg Code: 4574 6/1-7/30 Mondays, 9:00-10:00 am 8 Sessions PEAK Sports Club 4401 Peak Dr. Loves Park, IL Peak Fitness Staff $77 • Course #: FIT 817 PKF7 Reg Code: 4578 Thursdays, 5:30-6:30 pm PEAK Sports Club 4401 Peak Dr. Loves Park, IL Peak Fitness Staff

6/1-7/30 8 Sessions $77

PeakSports Clubs MindBody Studio’s certified staff Frankie Larsen, Deb Gille, Summer Bagley R.N. & Michelle Gruner are uniformly certified through the PhysicalMind Institute in addition to holding many nationally accredited certifications in personal training, aquatics & group fitness. We are dedicated to helping our students reach their full potentials, & take pride in offering the highest quality Pilates. Consult your doctor before starting any exercise program.

Zumba Toning

(Adult) Combines targeted body-sculpting exercises and high-energy cardio work with Latin-infused Zumba moves to create a calorie-toning, strengthtraining dance, fitness party. Students learn how to use lightweight, maraca-like toning sticks (included in cost of class) to enhance rhythm and tone all their target zones, including arms, abs, glutes and thighs. No class 7/4. • Course #: FIT 817 MP Reg Code: 5283 6/13-8/1 Mondays, 7:30-8:30 pm 7 Sessions Maximum Performance, 104 S. Madison, Rockford Jacqui Brown-Davenport $70


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FITNESS Fitness & Competition Boxing

(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 at (815) 986-5425 for availability and to select day/time that fits your schedule, 2 classes per week. Additional class times may be available for groups. • Course #: FIT 812 NJ2 Reg Code: 3847 6/1-6/30 NO JOKE MARTIAL ARTS 6 Sessions 6358 Daytona Dr, Loves Park No Joke Staff $38

Kickboxing Conditioning

(Adult) For the novice to advanced kickboxing/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. Call No Joke Martial Arts at (815) 986-5425 for availability and to select day/ time to fit your schedule, 2 classes per week. • Course #: FIT 812 NJ Reg Code: 3846 6/1-6/30 NO JOKE MARTIAL ARTS 6 Sessions 6358 Daytona Dr, Loves Park No Joke Staff $38

Submission Grappling/Mixed Martial Arts

(Ages 13 and Up) Those eager to learn M.M.A. style wresting to those wanting their training to go to the next level – submission grappling is it. Develop technique, endurance, and self confidence. Taught by multiple amateur title holder, Anthony Goodwin. Once registered, call No Joke at (815) 986-KICK to select the day/time to fit your schedule, 2 classes per week. • Course #: FIT 805 NJ Reg Code: 3833 6/1-6/30 NO JOKE MARTIAL ARTS 6 Sessions 6358 Daytona Dr, Loves Park No Joke Staff $38 NO JOKE MARTIAL ARTS is the alternative to the “traditional gym” and “martial arts school” and offers Boxing, Kickboxing, 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.

Floor, Core & More

(Adult) Designed to build strength not only in core muscles, but the entire body. Pilates added with the use of dumbbells, resist balls, resistance tubing and more. All levels welcome. Attend 1-time a week on Monday, 8:30 am or Wednesday, 5:55 pm. Call the Fitness Zone at (815) 624-7663 to schedule your class date/time. • Course #: FIT 812 FZ Reg Code: 3844 6/6-8/29 FITNESS ZONE 11 Sessions 807 Progressive Ln, S. Beloit Fitness Zone Staff $55

Yoga by Mary

(Adult) This basic Yoga class is great for beginners and advanced. Enjoy flexibility and strength at its best! • Course #: FIT 806 FZ Reg Code: 3837 6/6-8/29 Thursdays 5:45-7:00 pm 11 Sessions FITNESS ZONE 807 Progressive Lane, South Beloit Fitness Zone Staff $60

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. • Course #: FIT 812 FZ3 Reg Code: 3845 June-August Saturdays, 8:30-9:30 am 15 Sessions FITNESS ZONE 807 Progressive Lane, South Beloit Fitness Zone Staff $55 For over 14 years the FITNESS ZONE has been owned and operated by Kevin and Brenda Burns. Convenience, affordability 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 more information call the Fitness Zone at (815) 624-7663 or call Rock Valley at (815) 921-3900 to register.

Pre-registration and 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.

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APPROACHES TO HEALTH & WELLNESS DR. SHATTUCK, is a physician of Oriental medicine in private clinical practice for over 25 years. His patients always receive dietary advice in addition to their regular acupuncture and Chinese herbal therapy.

Japanese Foods that Heal

(Adult) Learn (12) important Japanese foods and ingredients that promote health, well being and longevity. These foods can be found locally and easily added to a healthy western style meal. They are delicious and proven to better one’s health and well being. Dr. Arthur Shattuck will show you how to incorporate these simple, inexpensive food ideas into your diet. Taste them as he describes their benefits and their history in Japanese culture. From organic Tamari to brown rice vinegar, Soba noodles to Matcha tea. Learn to change your health. BRING: sack lunch • Course #: HLT 806 BLL Reg Code: 4646 7/16 Saturday, 10:00 am-5:00 pm 1 Session BELL SCHOOL ROAD CTR Room 013 Dr. Arthur Shattuck $88

Healing with Essential Oils – Nature’s Way

(Adult) Discover ways to approach balance in your body, mind and spirit. Plant-based essential oils often have a pleasant aroma; their chemical makeup is complex and their benefits vast. Smell is the only one of the five senses directly linked to the limbic lobe— the emotional control center of the brain. From anxiety to depression, fatigue to stress, essential oils have long been appreciated for their uplifting, calming, and clarifying effects on emotional wellness. Explore the vast uses and benefits of essential oils to benefit family health, including issues of stress, releasing anger, and frustration, depression, improving mental clarity, alertness and reducing chronic pain. Presenter is a distributor, educator and trainer of Young Living essential oils and protocols. • Course #: HLT 806 RV2 Reg Code: 3867 6/23 Thursdays, 6:30-9:00 pm 1 Session RVC WOODWARD TECH CTR Room 142 Patricia Halverson $35


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GIFT OF CLASS Give the gift of life-long learning, our classes make a great gift for any occasion. For more information call (815) 921-3900.

Yoga for True Beginners

(Adult) All level class – work at your own level. Beginners welcome. Gain flexibility and strength in a very relaxed environment. Deep breathing and deep relaxation strengthens your body, calms your mind and is essential to good health. Wear comfortable, loose-fitting clothing. Bring a towel or mat. NOTE: Do not start yoga if you are pregnant. No class 6/30, 8/4. • Course #: FIT 806 BLL7 Reg Code: 3836 6/16-8/18 Thursdays, 5:00-6:00 pm 8 Sessions BELL SCHOOL ROAD CTR Room 013 Raeann Austin $51

Yoga for All Levels

(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. No class 6/29, 8/3. • Course #: FIT 806 BLL6 Reg Code: 3835 6/15, 8/17 Wednesdays, 5:00-6:30 pm 8 Sessions BELL SCHOOL ROAD CTR Room 013 Raeann Austin $75 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 potential energy and breathing to create maximum 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. • Course #: FIT 806 SPT Reg Code: 4621 6/7-7/26 Tuesdays, 9:30-11:00 am 8 Sessions SPECTRUM SCHOOL Tammie Ciciura $89 • Course #: FIT 806 BLL Reg Code: 4622 Wednesdays, 9:30-11:00 am BELL SCHOOL ROAD CTR Tammie Ciciura

6/8-7/27 8 Sessions Room 013 $89

RACHEL BIXBY PT, RYT 500 a registered Yoga Teacher 500 level has been a physical therapist for 18+ years. Her approach to yoga is reflective in nature, complimenting her extensive knowledge of anatomy and kinesiology gleaned from her training and practice as a physical therapist. MARY DAHLSTRAND, trained with Lois Enna, an area yoga icon, she has been teaching yoga for 8+ years. LESLIE BREFELD, trained in the kundalini style of yoga as taught by Yogi Bhajan. She hails from Colorado and enjoys outdoor activities.

Yoga for Health

(Adult) Did you know that Yoga has many researched health benefits? By combining mind, power and concentration on the breath, the body is able to work more efficiently to promote health and vitality. Give Yoga a try; you’ll be glad you did! No class 7/4. • Course #: FIT 806 LD Reg Code: 3838 6/6-7/18 Mondays, 10:00-11:00 am 6 Sessions LAZY DOG STUDIO, 5426 Williams Dr, Roscoe Mary Dahlstrand $60 • Course #: FIT 806 LD2 Reg Code: 3839 6/6-7/18 Mondays, 6:30-7:30 pm 6 Sessions LAZY DOG STUDIO, 5426 Williams Dr, Roscoe Rachel Bixby $60 • Course #: FIT 806 LD3 Reg Code: 4648 6/7-7/12 Tuesdays 7:30-8:30 am 6 Sessions LAZY DOG STUDIO, 5426 Williams Dr, Roscoe Leslie Brefeld $60 • Course #: FIT 806 LD4 Reg Code: 4649 6/8-7/13 Wednesdays, 6:00-7:00 pm 6 Sessions LAZY DOG STUDIO, 5426 Williams Dr, Roscoe Mary Dahlstrand $60 • Course #: FIT 806 LD5 Reg Code: 4650 6/10-7/15 Fridays, 10:30-11:30 am 6 Sessions LAZY DOG STUDIO, 5426 Williams Dr, Roscoe Rachel Bixby $60 • Course #: FIT 806 LD6 Reg Code: 4651 6/11-7/16 Saturdays 9:00-10:00 am 6 Sessions LAZY DOG STUDIO, 5426 Williams Dr, Roscoe Leslie Brefeld $60

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Core & Floor Strength

(Adult) Join a fun and functional exercise class that combines two core and pelvic floor specific strengthening programs. Denise Nichols, a certified Pfilates, Pelvic Floor Pilates instructor, has taught Pelvicore exercises for years with programs designed by a medical doctor and a physical therapist. Targets all essential muscles to tone your legs, waist, thighs and abdominal muscles. Combines Pilates mat work with aerobic program using a ball and band in a variety of positions per ability and comfort level. Appropriate for all ages and abilities. • Course #: FIT 812 AT Reg Code: 4691 6/7-7/12 Tuesdays, 8:30-9:30 am 6 Sessions ADVANCED THERAPY SOLUTIONS 6080 Elaine Dr, Rockford Denise Nichols OTR/L $126 • Course #: FIT 812 AT2 Reg Code: 4692 Thursdays, 5:00-6:00 pm ADVANCED THERAPY SOLUTIONS 6080 Elaine Dr, Rockford Denise Nichols OTR/L

6/9-7/14 6 Sessions $66

Better Bones & Better Balance

(Adult) Focus will be on safe strengthening and balance exercises that improve posture and reduce back strain for the older adult Course is taught by a Physical Therapist with strong understanding of spine and balance problems that result in poor posture, pain, and deficits in gait. Teaches safe exercise and strategies to improve all of the above and provides necessary education for participants to reduce falls and injuries. No class 7/4. • Course #: FIT 817 AT2 Reg Code: 4690 6/13-8/1 MW, 8:00-9:00 am 6 Sessions ADVANCED THERAPY SOLUTIONS 6080 Elaine Dr, Rockford Denise Nichols OTR/L $60

In Balance Yoga

(Adult) Level 1 class designed by an Occupational Therapist for adult students of all ages and abilities with an emphasis on breathing and relaxing techniques to heighten level of awareness regarding posture, mental and physical stress levels and areas of tension in the body. This class provides easy to follow techniques and poses that can be done at home or modified for the work place. No class 7/4. • Course #: FIT 806 AT Reg Code: 4652 6/6-8/1 Mondays, 5:30-7:00 pm 8 Sessions ADVANCED THERAPY SOLUTIONS 6080 Elaine Dr, Rockford Denise Nichols OTR/L $89


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APPROACHES TO HEALTH & WELLNESS Reiki

RICHARD GUBBE, Reiki Master has been teaching the Usui System of Reiki Healing for the past 23 years and has instructed more than 1,800 students and 400 Reiki Master Teachers nationwide.

Visualization

(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 and Realize” and “The Prosperity Wheel” to challenge old, negative beliefs. Learn exciting techniques to get what you want in life! • Course #: HLT 815 BLL7 Reg Code: 3876 7/7, 7/21 and 7/28 Thursdays, 6:30-8:30 pm 3 Sessions BELL SCHOOL ROAD CTR Room 001 Richard Gubbe $50

Preventative Health Practices

(Adult) Insight into maintaining a healthy and productive lifestyle. The key to good health is focusing on more modern and advanced prevention techniques. Primary prevention helps avoid the development of a disease. Topics include: • Today’s nutrition tips (stores, websites and health fairs) • The truth about the effects of supplements and herbal remedies • Holistic therapies in a clinical setting • Meditation and visualization • The best ways to stay physically active and stay alive

• Course #: HLT 815 BLL Reg Code: 3871 Tuesdays, 6:30-8:30 pm BELL SCHOOL ROAD CTR Richard Gubbe

Reiki I

Chi Kung – Tai Chi

Chi Kung & Tai Chi - All Levels

SIFU- SUE MICHAELSEN welcomes students of all ages and physical differences to her class. She is a Licensed Massage Therapist and Authorized Jim Shin Do® Acupressure teacher, with advanced training in athletic training, injury assistance and sports and orthopedic massage therapy. Oriental healthcare’s focus is on maintenance of the body and psyche focusing on illness prevention. Sue trained with top expert medical doctors and masters of Asian healing arts in China, Canada and USA.

Chi Kung & Tai Chi - Beginners

(Adult) Revitalize body and mind with fun exercise to tone and strengthen muscles. Assist comfort and minimize aging by stretching, breathing, foundation exercises, and routines. No class 7/16 and 7/30. • Course #: FIT 800 BLL3 Reg Code:5089 6/4-8/13 Saturday, 8:00 -9:00 am 9 Sessions BELL SCHOOL ROAD CTR Room 013 Sifu Sue Michaelsen $64

Massage for Couples

(HS-Adult) Spend a special date learning to pamper your loved one’s neck, shoulders, back and more. Students remain clothed. Bring sheets, blanket and pillow to class. • Course #: HLT 818 BLL Reg Code: 5164 7/10 Sunday, 3:30-6:30 pm 1 Session BELL SCHOOL ROAD CTR Room 013 Sifu Sue Michaelsen $36 per person

(HS-Adult) Revitalize body and mind with fun exercise to tone and strengthen muscles. Assist comfort, minimizing aging affects with step-bystep training in stretching, breathing, foundation exercises and routines. No class 7/4, 7/16, 7/30, 8/1. • Course #: FIT 800 BLL Reg Code: 3828 6/2-7/28 Thursdays, 6:40-7:40 pm 9 Sessions BELL SCHOOL ROAD CTR Room 013 Sifu Sue Michaelsen $64 • Course #: FIT 800 BLL2 Reg Code: 3829 Saturdays, 9:05-10:05 am BELL SCHOOL ROAD CTR Sifu Sue Michaelsen • Course #: FIT 800 RV Reg Code: 4601 Mondays, 12:10-1:10 pm RVC PHYSICAL EDUCATION CTR Sifu Sue Michaelsen

6/4-8/13 9 Sessions Room 013 $64 6/6-8/15 9 Sessions Room 0200 $64

Chi Kung & Tai Chi - Advanced

(HS-Adult) Students progress through forms, single and double weapons, training drills with safety protocols included. No class 7/4, 8/1. • Course #: FIT 800 BLL4 Reg Code: 0692 6/6-8/15 Mondays, 10:45-11:45 am 9 Sessions BELL SCHOOL ROAD CTR Room 013 Sifu Sue Michaelsen $64

7/26-8/2 2 Sessions Room 001 $50

(Adult) Learn to heal yourself and others with Reiki Universal Light Energy. Reiki, the Japanese word for “Light Energy,” accelerates the body’s healing process and provides physical and spiritual healing, relaxation and stress relief. Used in hospitals and clinics throughout the world. Massage tables welcome but not necessary. Reiki I certificates given by the instructor and honored worldwide. • Course #: HLT 815 BLL2 Reg Code: 3872 6/18 and 6/25 Saturdays, 1:00-5:00 pm 2 Sessions BELL SCHOOL ROAD CTR Room 013 Richard Gubbe $69

• Course #: HLT 815 BLL3 Reg Code: 3873 Thursdays, 6:30-10:00 pm BELL SCHOOL ROAD CTR Richard Gubbe

6/23 and 6/30 2 Sessions Room 001 $69

• Course #: HLT 815 BLL4 Reg Code: 4647 Fridays, 6:30-10:00 pm BELL SCHOOL ROAD CTR Richard Gubbe

7/22 and 7/29 2 Sessions Room 013 $69

• Course #: HLT 815 BLL5 Reg Code: 3874 Tuesdays, 6:30-10:00 pm BELL SCHOOL ROAD CTR Richard Gubbe

7/12 and 7/19 2 Sessions Room 001 $69

Reiki II

(Adult) Learn ancient secrets of Long Distance Energy Healing and use of ancient healing symbols. Use light energy with visualization and color therapy for long distance healing. Powerful ancient symbols and intent amplify the healing process, and send White Light Energy treatments anywhere. Experience further personal growth and awareness through intensified Reiki Universal Life Energy. BRING: notebook and pen and dress casually. Massage tables welcome but not necessary. Reiki II certificates given by the instructor and honored worldwide. PREREQUISITE: Reiki I • Course #: HLT 815 BLL6 Reg Code: 3875 8/4 and 8/11 Thursdays, 6:45-10:15 pm 2 Sessions BELL SCHOOL ROAD CTR Room 013 Richard Gubbe $149


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Scarf Tying (Beginning)

(Adult) Be guided in the selecting of proper sizes, colors and patterns of scarves to suit your everyday attire. Scarves for demonstration and practice will available at class or if you prefer, bring your own. Instructor, Mary Ann King, has been involved with SAH cancer support groups for the past 2 years and has been wearing scarves for 20+ years as a less expensive alternative to wigs and hats. Fundamentals of tying scarves for head coverings (hair loss or fashion). • Course #: HLT 812 BLL Reg Code: 4614 6/1-6/15 Wednesdays, 6:30-8:00 pm 3 Sessions BELL SCHOOL ROAD CTR Room 001 Mary Ann King $40 • Course #: HLT 812 BLL2 Reg Code: 4613 Saturdays, 10:00-11:30 am BELL SCHOOL ROAD CTR Mary Ann King

6/25-7/9 3 Sessions Room 003 $40

Intro to Chakra classes offered in the Continuing Professional Education section of this schedule.

Walking Tour Angelic Organics

(Adult) Join us for a tour and introduction to Angelic Organics, the Biodynamic vegetable farm in northern Illinois featured in the award-winning documentary film The Real Dirt on Farmer John. We’ll explore what makes this Biodynamic and community supported agriculture (CSA) farm. Learn basic strategies for growing food without chemicals and see seasonal work underway as well. Wear sturdy shoes (conditions may be muddy!) and clothes appropriate for the weather. • Course #: GAN 817 BE3 Reg Code: 3864 8/7 Sunday, 1:00-3:30 pm 1 Session ANGELIC ORGANICS LEARNING CENTER 1547 Rockton Road, Caledonia Call (815) 389-8455 for directions Angelic Organics Learning Center Staff $25 ANGELIC ORGANICS LEARNING CENTER helps urban and rural people build local food systems. The Learning Center offers opportunities to grow healthy food a better quality of life, connect with farmers and the land, and learn agricultural and leadership skills. The Learning Center, a nonprofit organization, reaches more than 4,000 people each year through its programs at partner farms and urban growing sites in northern IL andsouthern WI. www.LearnGrowConnect.org

HOME & GARDEN Fine Silver Alchemy from your Garden

(Adult) Transform organic material into fine silver jewelry using Precious Metal clay. Process demonstrated from collecting the appropriate organic material, preparing and/or storing that material, to completion of a fine silver piece of jewelry. Learn how to make bails and embellish jewelry. Go home with one or more beautiful pieces of pure silver jewelry and the knowledge to create more without needing a kiln! Weather permitting, pick leaves or pods from our woods or gardens, and picnic outside if desired. Additional $40 supply fee payable to instructor at class. BRING: a sack lunch and wear comfortable clothes. • Course #: CAH 815 RKTN Reg Code: 4643 6/18 Saturday, 10:00 am-4:00 pm 1 Session OUT ON A LIMB Studio Rockton, call (815) 624-7325 for directions. Sherry Viktora $51

Leaf Casting

(Adult) Choose a large hosta or rhubarb leaf; learn to cast it in concrete for a unique bird bath or garden decoration. Make a small base at the same time if you wish. This is an outside class, weather permitting, or in the barn if it rains. Wear or bring old clothes and a pair of rubber gloves. Be prepared to get dirty while molding and mixing sand and cement. Additional $15$20 supply fee payable to instructor at class. BRING: rubber gloves. • Course #: CAH 815 RKTN2 Reg Code: 4644 7/12 and 7/19 Tuesday, 7/12, 6:00-9:00 pm and Tuesday, 7/19, 6:00-8:00 pm OUT ON A LIMB Studio Rockton, call (815) 624-7325 for directions. Sherry Viktora $42

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Fossil Stones

(Adult) Create cement organic “fossil” stepping stone, using sheet insulation to carve the shape. Fill with cement and press in leaves or other plant material to replicate plant fossils. Instructor will demonstrate how to make shapes and designs to decorate a garden or make an inexpensive stepping stone path. Plan to pick up your stone after 24 hours or un-mold your stone at home once it is cured. Additional $15 supply fee payable to instructor at class. BRING: (or wear) old clothes and shoes and a pair of rubber gloves. Weather permitting class will be held outdoors. • Course #: CAH 815 RKTN3 Reg Code: 4645 6/29 Wednesday, 5:30-9:00 pm 1 Session OUT ON A LIMB Studio Rockton, call (815) 624-7325 for directions. Sherry Viktora $30

Terra Cotta Mosaic Birdbath

(Adult) Make a unique mosaic birdbath using a terra cotta saucer, tiles, glass, rock, or any other items you wish to add. Glue your mosaic pieces to the bowl. Because you must wait 24 hours before grouting, I will demonstrate how to grout your birdbath and provide you enough grout to complete your piece at home. Additional $10 supply fee payable to instructor at class. BRING: 12-16” terra cotta saucer (or purchase from instructor). • Course #: CAH 815 RKTN4 Reg Code: 3800 7/18 Monday, 5:30-9:30 pm 1 Session OUT ON A LIMB Studio Rockton, call (815) 624-7325 for directions. Sherry Viktora $34 Out on a Limb with Sherry Viktora SHERRY VIKTORA, a Precious Metal Clay (PMC) Connection Senior Instructor, teaches certification and specialty classes at Rock Valley College, her home studio near Rockton, and sites throughout Wisconsin and northern Illinois. Sherry brings her love of nature to her work, and has turned many leaves, pods and organic materials into fine silver jewelry and other works of art. She has been featured in such publications as Art Jewelry Magazine, Expression Art Magazine, and Art Rockford.


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LANGUAGE MUSIC & WRITING Chinese Language

(13-18) Beginning level Reading, Speaking and Writing. Purchase text at RVC Bookstore. • Course #: LAN 814 RV4 Reg Code: 4367 6/14-7/21 TTh, 7:30-9:15 pm 12 Sessions RVC STUDENT CENTER BLDG Room 1222 Susan Zhang $148

Creative Writing – For Teens/ Young Adults

(Grades 9-12) Express yourself and unleash your creativity through the study of poetry and short stories. Experiment through many writing exercises and share your work with others. Surprise yourself in the quality of your work, and the reception by others. BRING: notebook/journal and pen. • Course #: COM 808 RV Reg Code: 4641 7/16-8/13 Saturdays, 3:00-5:00pm 5 Sessions RVC WOODWARD TECH CTR Room 141 Danielle Zoeller $41

Music Discovery - Unit 1

(Ages 3-6) Intro to Percussive Rhythm and Classical Music featuring the classical music and story of Ludwig Van Beethoven • Course #: MUS 813 S3 Reg Code: 4301 6/9-6/30 Thursday, 10:30-11:15 am 4 Sessions STUDIO 3, Eastwind Mall Business Park 129 W. Phelps Ave., Suite #328 Studio 3 $120

Music Discovery - Unit 2

(Ages 3-6) Note Theory Concepts and Classical Music featuring the music and story of Johannes Brahms. PREREQUISITE: Unit 1 • Course #: MUS 813 S32 Reg Code: 4427 6/7-6/28 Thursday, 10:30-11:15 am 4 Sessions STUDIO 3, Eastwind Mall Business Park 129 W. Phelps Ave., Suite #328 Studio 3 $120

Music Discovery - Unit 3

(Ages 3-6) Continuing Note Theory/Percussion with intro to Modern Art featuring the classical music and story of J.S. Bach. PREREQUISITE: Unit 1 and 2 • Course #: MUS 813 S33 Reg Code: 4428 8/4-8/25 Thursday, 10:30-11:15 am 4 Sessions STUDIO 3, Eastwind Mall Business Park 129 W. Phelps Ave., Suite #328 Studio 3 $120

Music Discovery – Unit 1

(Ages 3-6) Intro to Percussive Rhythm and Classical Music featuring the classical music and story of Ludwig Van Beethoven • Course #: MUS 813 SPT Reg Code: 4448 6/6-6/27 Monday, 10:30-11:15 am 4 Sessions SPECTRUM SCHOOL 2909 N. Main St., Rockford Studio 3 Staff $120 STUDIO 3, Jenny Maragia has been teaching piano privately for the past 17 years. She has also been performing locally in a variety of venues for the past 15 years. She is a home-schooling mother of 4 children ages 10-3 and founder and director of Studio 3 in Rockford, IL.

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Learn the Blues with “Wheatbread Johnson” Beginning Blues Harmonica

(Ages 12 and Up) Join Wheatbread Johnson for an introduction to the instrument known by many names. Some call it a harp, the Mississippi saxophone, or the poor man’s organ. The harmonica is portable, inexpensive and LOTS of fun! All beginners’ welcome, but class will cover subjects that may interest intermediate. Harmonica care and feeding, warming up, bending notes, lip and tongue techniques, back up singers and instrumentalists, plus blues band etiquette. BRING: Diatonic, 10-hole harmonica in key of A. No class 7/4. • Course #: MUS 802 OLSC Reg Code: 3899 6/6-8/15 Mondays, 6:30-8:30 pm 10 Sessions OLD STONE CHURCH, Rockton Classroom Wheatbread Johnson $89

Beginning Blues Singing

(Ages 12 and Up) Are you the next Ray Charles or Aretha Franklin? Explore America’s most expressive singing style with singer, Wheatbread Johnson. No previous experience necessary. Experienced singers are also welcome. We’ll study the blues form, scales, improvisation techniques, classic lyrics and melodies. The end of the semester singers are invited to join the Intermediate Blues Guitar class in renditions of songs. No class 7/2. • Course #: MUS 808 RV Reg Code: 4599 6/4-8/13 Saturdays, 1:30-3:30 pm 10 Sessions RVC CLASSROOM II Room 123 Wheatbread Johnson $89

Blues Guitar & Bass

(Ages 12 and Up) Learn blues guitar or bass with Chicago’s own Wheatbread Johnson. Beginning guitar and bass skills will be presented in the entertaining framework of learning the Blues form. Instruction includes music notation, sight-reading and ensemble playing with detailed instruction on technique by physical example and printed materials. Stylistic examples provided by instructor and recordings. The Blues is the foundation of American Jazz, Rock and Ethnic forms, so skills acquired in this class will provide students with a basis for further study. No experience required. Bring electric, acoustic or bass guitar to class. Repeat class with new songs each semester. No class 7/2. • Course #: MUS 802 RV Reg Code: 3900 6/4-8/13 Saturday, 9:00-11:00 am 10 Sessions RVC CLASSROOM II Room 123 Wheatbread Johnson $89


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Intermediate Blues Guitar & Bass

(Age 12 and Up) Learn Blues history and intermediate guitar or bass skills with Chicago’s own Wheatbread Johnson. Build on what you’ve learned in “Beginning Blues Guitar and Bass while learning the blues from its’ Mississippi roots to modern Chicago Blues. This is also a great course for anyone with a few guitar lessons under their belt. Learn some fundamental music theory, ensemble playing improvisation and sight-reading at the same time. Bring electric, acoustic or bass guitar to class. Class may be repeated with new songs each semester. PREREQUISITE: Beginning Blues Guitar and Bass or instructor consent. No class 7/2, 7/5. • Course #: MUS 802 RV2 Reg Code: 3901 6/4-8/13 Saturdays, 11:15 am-1:15 pm 10 Sessions RVC CLASSROOM II Room 123 Wheatbread Johnson $89 • Course #: MUS 802 RV3 Reg Code: 4600 Tuesdays, 6:30-8:30 pm RVC CLASSROOM II Wheatbread Johnson

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Piano Classes for Current & Experienced Students:

Classes designed for students who have previously attended piano classes or have past experience. Choose an appropriate age/skill level (Note: PREREQUISITES) then register and pay at first class. Classes are taught by Inger Langsholt, and are held at ROCK VALLEY COLLEGE, Piano Lab, Building G. Dates/times and class level assignments subject to change at instructor’s discretion.

Continuing Piano for ‘Tweeners

(Age 13-15) PREREQUISITE: Previous piano classes or instruction, for advancing students. No class 7/4. Mondays 5:15-6:30 pm 6/13-8/8 8 Sessions $73

Adult Beginning Piano III & IV

(16-Adult) PREREQUISITE: Adult Beginning Piano II or private instruction. No class 7/5. Tuesdays, 10:45-11:45 am 6/7-8/16 10 Sessions $71 OR Tuesdays, 8:00-9:00 pm 6/7-8/16 10 Sessions $71

Adult Beginning Piano IV & V

(16-Adult) PREREQUISITE: More than 1 year of piano instruction. No class 7/4. Mondays, 7:30-8:30 pm 6/6-8/15 10 Sessions $71

Adult Beginning Piano V & VI

RVC – Piano Classes for Everyone! Piano Classes for New Students

Classes designed for beginning level students with no piano experience. A piano or keyboard with standard size keys needed for home preparation of assignments. Choose an appropriate age/level, then register and pay at first class (check or credit/debit card please). Classes are taught by Inger Langsholt, and are held at ROCK VALLEY COLLEGE, Piano Lab, Building G. Dates/times and class level assignments subject to change at instructor’s discretion.

“Tweeners” Beginning Piano

(Age 13-15) PREREQUISITE: No experience required. No class 7/4. Mondays, 4:00-5:15 pm 6/13-8/8 8 Sessions $71

Adult Beginning Piano

(16-Adult) PREREQUISITE: No experience required. No class 7/5. Tuesdays, 7:00-8:00 pm 6/7-8/16 10 Sessions $71 Or: Thursdays, 11:45 am-12:45 pm 6/9-8/18 11 Sessions $77

(16-Adult) PREREQUISITE: More than 1 year of piano instruction. No class 7/4, 7/5. Mondays, 6:30-7:30 pm 6/6-8/15 10 Sessions $71 OR Tuesdays, 9:45-10:45 am 6/7-8/16 10 Sessions $73


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OUTDOOR NATURE WORKSHOPS Nature in the Neighborhood Series

(Adult) You don’t have to travel far to find that nature connection. That was the purpose of the urban wilderness articles, written for the Rock River Times “Into the Wild” series. Visit the three locations highlighted in the newspaper, Aldeen Park, Dalquist Park and Tinker Swiss Cottage Museum and Gardens. Come prepared to be surprised at the wild things present within the Rockford city limit, prairies, old growth hardwood forest, creeks, hawks, snapping turtles and perhaps even a great blue heron. All are possibilities in the green space between the asphalt. Hikes are moderate distances with frequent stops and are suitable for adults as well as children fourth grade or older. On the last day we will tour Tinker Swiss Cottage (fee included in cost). • Course #: GAN 813 TRP Reg Code: 4659 6/18, 6/25, 7/2 Saturdays, 10:00 am-Noon 3 Sessions Meeting location TBA Kathleen Townsend $41

Adventure Quest

(Grades 6-9) It’s fun! You won’t want to miss it! These three days are for students who want to experience some exciting places and learn hands-on while exploring the natural world. • Course #: GAN 813 SD2 Reg Code: 4259 7/26-7/28 Tuesday, 9:00-3:00 pm WTh, 8:00 am-4:30 pm 3 Sessions SEVERSON DELLS Nature Center 8786 Montague Rd SDEC Staff $130

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A River Gathering: There’s No Place Like Home June 16-19, 2011

Celebrate the ecology, beauty, and recreation of our region’s greatest natural assets. The FOUR RIVERS ENVIRONMENTAL COALITION and ROCK VALLEY COLLEGE

are hosting a four-day gathering to celebrate the ecological, recreational, cultural and aesthetic value of the rivers in our region and to offer ways in which people can preserve them as resources and places of inspiration. Rock Valley College Stenstrom Center will be gathering headquarters for an opening night reception and art show, two keynote addresses, presentations and exhibitor/vendor booths, and workshops. Field trips, clinics, demonstrations and performances will be held at various sites on the Rock, Kishwaukee, Sugar and Pecatonica Rivers. Some of the family activities will be geared for children age 4+. This is your chance to visit some of the Midwest’s highest quality and culturally significant rivers and surrounding habitat. Join your neighbors and visitors, bring your back packs and be ready for four full days of guided tours, hands-on workshops, wonderful people, distinctive art and music, and beautiful rivers. Friday, June 17- Reception, Art Exhibit Keynote Speaker, Kathleen Dean Moore Kathleen Dean Moore lives in Oregon, at the confluence of two rivers, and, during the summer months, she resides in a little cabin at the edge of a southeast Alaskan inlet. As an essayist, activist, and professor, she brings together natural history, philosophical ideas, and creative expression in a search for loving ways to live on the earth. She has published three books of personal essays about living in the lively places where water meets land: Riverwalking, Holdfast, and The Pine Island Paradox.

Grandparent’s & Kid’s Camp

(Ages 5-12 w/Grandparent) Come One, Come All, Young and Young at Heart. “There is no such thing as a grown up person.” Spend two fabulous mornings with your grandchild(ren) enjoying the out-of-doors. Offers a variety of activities to complement differing levels of ability. No need to be an expert…just come and have fun. “It is not half so important to know as to feel when introducing a young child to the natural world.” – Rachel Carson. Note: Register child(ren) only. • Course #: GAN 813 SD Reg Code: 3860 6/23 and 6/24 THF, 9:00-11:30 am 2 Sessions Event ends at Noon SEVERSON DELLS Nature Center 8786 Montague Rd SDEC Staff $45 each child

Saturday, June 18- Plenary Speaker, Tim Palmer Tim Palmer is the award-winning author of 20 books about rivers, conservation, and adventure travel. He is a photographer of America’s natural landscapes and a dynamic public speaker with inspiring slide shows about a range of environmental topics. Workshops Sunday, June 19 • Sunrise service and breakfast at Kishwaukee River Forest Preserve. • Voyageur encampment at the Macktown Historic site, overlooking the Rock and Pecatonica Rivers in Rockton, IL Field Trips

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PETS & ANIMALS Count Your Chickens

(Adult) Curious about starting a small flock of chickens? All you need to know before you get your birds; feeding, health, breeds, housing, protection from predators, year-round care, eggs, raising chicks and more. • Course #: GAN 817 BE2 Reg Code: 3863 8/13 Saturday, 9:00-Noon 1 Session ANGELIC ORGANICS LEARNING CENTER 1547 Rockton Road, Caledonia Call (815) 389-8455 for directions Angelic Organics Learning Center Staff $50

Get Your Goat

(Adult) Thinking about getting a goat? Come learn about the basics of different breeds, housing, feed requirements, breeding, pregnancy and birth. We’ll learn how to trim hooves, what to look for when purchasing your first goat, and the basics of milking and processing milk. • Course #: GAN 817 BE6 Reg Code: 4665 8/13 Saturday, 1:00-4:00 pm 1 Session ANGELIC ORGANICS LEARNING CENTER 1547 Rockton Road, Caledonia Call (815) 389-8455 for directions Angelic Organics Learning Center Staff $50

Pet First Aid - CPR

(Ages 13 and Up) Students become ASHI (American Safety and Health Institute) certified in this 3 hour class. Cost of class includes textbook, certification card and wall certificate. • Course #: ANI 805 BLL5 Reg Code: 4593 7/13 Wednesday, 5:00-8:00 pm 1 Session BELL SCHOOL ROAD CTR Room 001 Deb Webb $32

Pet First Aid - Disaster Preparedness

(Ages 13 and Up) Students become ECSI (Emergency Care and Safety Institute) certified in this 5 hour class. Cost of class includes textbook, certification card and wall certificate. • Course #: ANI 805 BLL2 Reg Code: 4592 8/13 Saturday, Noon-5:00 pm 1 Session BELL SCHOOL ROAD CTR Room 007 Deb Webb $49

The Business of Alpaca

(Adult) Curious about starting your own alpaca farm? Alpacas are rare animals raised for their luxury fiber. They are an investment that compounds with the birth of every new alpaca. They’re curious, smart, and fairly easy to care for. This class will cover general health maintenance, breeding, investing, fiber, etc. Come, see these animals for yourself, and find out what everyone is talking about. Come to True Colors Alpaca farm and meet the large herd of suri alpacas. • Course #: BUS 800 BE Reg Code: 4583 7/2 Saturday, 11:00 am-1:00 pm 1 Session TRUE COLORS ALPACA FARM 14718 Route 76, Caledonia, IL Laura and Ken Adams $50

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Compassionate Pet Grooming

(Adult) Save money, time and effort. Professional Master Groomer will demonstrate using grooming tools in gentle ways that encourage cooperation and honor pet emotions. Clipping, combing, bathing, styling and where to obtain supplies will be included. Do not bring your pet. • Course #: ANI 803 BLL Reg Code: 5163 6/19 Sunday, 1:00-4:00 pm 1 Session BELL SCHOOL ROAD CTR Room 007 Sue Michaelsen $26

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PHOTOGRAPHY Equipment Check

Register for both Equipment Check & for Creative Photography class (Adult) This Demo is mandatory to registration in Tools for Creative Photography (Digital). Your camera must have the ability to shoot in the manual mode and to select a desired stop and shutter speed. Bring camera to determine if it can be used for course projects. If it is determined that your camera is not adequate you will receive a full refund. • Course #: PHO 800 RV Reg Code: 3925 6/10 Friday, 6:00-8:30 pm 1 Session RVC WOODWARD TECH CTR Room 142 John Keller FREE

Photography Certificate of Completion

(HS-Adult) This 76 hour program prepares you to develop skills and start making money from your own Photography business. Learn the secrets from the professional staff at Chicago Photo Safaris. Photo Safaris conduct worldwide safaris and help others live the dream of a career in Photography. Learn from the pros. Certificate of Completion requires: Core Classes* Required 26 hours • Basic Digital Photography • Digital Photography II • Developing your Portfolio Electives** (Prerequisite:Basic Digital Photography) Total: 50 hours Choose from 14 elective classes (vary by semester) to best fit your personal goals and objectives.

Tools for Creative Photography

(Adult) This course provides the new-comer and experienced photographer with the tools to create more effective photographs through an understanding of the camera and the photographic process. Proper exposure; depth of field and motion control; Scanning film and prints; transferring images from the camera card to the computer; Correction and manipulation of the image; Light and lighting, lens selection, filters, digital sensors, storage media, and processing software are all discussed in this course. Students will be required to shoot a number of pictures each week. The resulting pictures will be critiqued during class. Each week the class will select their favorite picture of those displayed and critiqued and the picture will be printed in 11x14-inch size for the photographer. PREREQUISITE: Equipment Check or instructor approval. Note: Last 3 classes held in G02. • Course #: PHO 800 RV3 Reg Code: 4612 6/17-8/26 Fridays, 6:00-8:30 pm 11 Sessions RVC WOODWARD TECH CTR Room 142/G02 John Keller $123

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 www.rockvalleycollege.edu • Course #: PHO 800 CERT Reg Code: 4624 6/1-8/15 Chicago Photo Safaris $20 (does not include cost of individual classes)

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* Basic Digital Photography

(Adult) This action packed four 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. • Course #: PHO 802 SCCE2 Reg Code: 4613 6/23-7/14 Thursdays, 6:00-8:30 pm 4 Sessions STENSTROM CENTER Room 156 Chicago Photo Safaris $109

* Portfolio Development & Critique

(HS-Adult) Portfolio management is the key to displaying your work, and selling 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). Required for Photography Certificate of Completion. • Course #: PHO 802 SCCE4 Reg Code: 4629 7/20 and 8/3 Wednesdays, 6:00-8:30 pm 2 Sessions RVC WOODWARD TECH CTR Room 337 Chicago Photo Safaris $109

**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. • Course #: PHO 802 RV Reg Code: 3927 6/24-7/15 Fridays, 6:00-8:30 pm 4 Sessions RVC WOODWARD TECH CTR Room G02 Chicago Photo Safaris $129


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Visual Poetry: Creating Engaging Photos

(HS-Adult) Who you are as a person has a direct impact on what you capture as a photographer. How do you use less to say more, and make lasting memories in the process? There are simple techniques to boost your creative process and improve your digital images. How can you be more effective using natural light without adding gear? Based on the Chris Orwig book by the same name, this class will teach you to reduce and simplify, participate rather than critique, and capture a story. Give your photography the benefit of this insightful approach. • Course #: PHO 802 SCCE Reg Code: 4626 6/14-6/28 Thursdays, 6:00-8:00 pm 3 Sessions STENSTROM CENTER Room 158 Chicago Photo Safaris $89

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Make Money with Digital Photos

(Adult) If you can take a photo, you can quickly & easily make money! You don’t need anything more than your camera, and a computer with an internet connection. All over the internet, there are thousands who need images for their website. We show you all the secrets of getting the right photo to the right place so you can turn your photos to hundreds or thousands of dollars each month. You don’t need exotic equipment for this. We untangle the confusion and make it simple. We will show you how to take photos people want, and then how to get those photos in front of thousands of potential buyers. This class fills fast, register today! • Course #: PHO 802 SCCE3 Reg Code: 4634 7/27 Wednesday, 6:00-8:30 pm 1 Session RVC PHYSICAL EDUCATION CTR Room 337 Chicago Photo Safaris $89

Make Great Photo Books

(HS-Adult) Lots of great pictures, but no time for scrapbooking? “Shutterfly” and “Snapfish” sound like odd creatures to you? We’ll walk you through each step of making a digital photo book, and share secrets of photo websites. It’s easier than you think and you’ll walk away able to make treasured keepsakes. Get your photos out of digital memory and give them the attention they deserve! • Course #: PHO 802 SCCE9 Reg Code: 4632 7/26-8/9 Tuesdays, 6:00-8:00 pm 3 Sessions RVC STENSTROM CTR Room 159 Chicago Photo Safaris $89

Aerial Photography

(HS-Adult) Aerial photography is an important commercial and artistic skill. Many of the world’s most interesting patterns are only apparent from the air. What are the best aircraft to use? Best time of day? How do you control vibration and motion blur? What is the appropriate lens? Learn these answers, and other tips to help your aerial photography skills. Students will have an option to participate in a free flight after taking the class to help practice their newfound techniques. Rain Date: Sunday, 6/26. • Course #: PHO 802 TRP Reg Code: 4633 Meet @ Rockford Airport, 6:00-8:00 pm, Friday, 6/24 Saturday, 6/25 schedule to be assigned by Instructor Chicago Photo Safaris $120

GIFT OF CLASS Give the gift of life-long learning, our classes are great for all special occasions. For more information call (815) 921-3900.

RELATIONSHIPS & PERSONAL DEVELOPMENT “From house hunting to heart hunting,” ILONA BECKER specializes in making dreams come true. She has more than 14 years of experience as a licensed real estate agent in Illinois and Michigan. But matching people to houses just isn’t enough. Having lived in, and experienced the Chicago singles scene, Ilona knows firsthand what men want and how to find “The One.” Now, she’s focused her abilities on matching people to people. Ilona was a member of a Highlife Social Singles Club in Chicago and has dated and interviewed hundreds of singles. She has successfully found and married her “match,” and now offers her expertise and incredible sixth sense to help others find their matches.

Dating, Love & Relationships

• Why do you fall in love with one person rather than another? • Why are we attracted to partners who both mirror and complement our own personalities? • Learn who you are and the primary personality types. • FACT: Love is an investment • FACT: People in loving relationships live longer, healthier lives. • FACT: Success with love and relationships requires expertise. By the end of this course, you will have an astonishing insight into the essence of dating, love, relationships and marriage. NOTE: after class, students are invited to gather for a group dinner. (Dinner locations TBA and at own expense and not required)

(Adult) • Course #: PSY 800 RV7 Reg Code: 4591 Saturdays, 5:00-7:00 pm RVC WOODWARD TECH CTR Ilona Becker

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SPORTS & RECREATION

& PERSONAL DEVELOPMENT Camouflage Concepts & Ghillie Suit Golf with Eric Boomgarden Construction Self Inquiry: Pathway to Freedom

(Adult) You are never alone. The voice in your head always goes with you. Your thoughts are often negative chatter that keeps you stuck in your life; with yourself, relationships, career, and economic status. When you relate to your thoughts, that’s what you bring with you, even how you talk to yourself. If you are fearful, crave safety and security, change your thoughts and change your reality. This class introduces concepts that give you tools to inquire about what you are thinking. Inquiry is for people who want to know the truth. If you’ve been looking outside yourself for your own peace, you are looking in the wrong direction. It’s that simple. • Course #: HLT 806 RV Reg Code: 3866 6/21 Tuesdays, 6:30-8:30 pm 1 Session RVC WOODWARD TECH CTR Room 210 Patricia Halverson $35

(Adult) Learn techniques and concepts of camouflage to create a customized three-dimensional ghillie suit from instructor, Matthew Dermody, owner and operator of Ghillie-Blaze. Matthew specializes in three dimensional hunting apparel. Overview of use will be demonstrated including hunting, wildlife photography, and paintball. You will receive material and construction methods for completing a ghillie suit, along with safety precautions. Lab time provided for design and construction of your own personal ghillie suit. Includes: camouflage material and poncho type uniform (one size fits most). • Course #: CAH 815 BLL5 Reg Code: 4623 7/23, 7/30, 8/6 and 8/13 Saturdays, 10:00 am-12:30 pm 4 Sessions BELL SCHOOL ROAD CTR Room 003 Matthew Dermody $79

Understand Your Golf Swing

(16 and Up) Whether looking to improve your game or just starting out; come, join Eric at Penguin Golf Academy. You have access to unlimited balls, and classes focus on all aspects of your swing, stance, grip, posture, takeaway, and follow-through. Eric has been teaching for over 25 years, and offers instruction in a relaxed and positive atmosphere. Students must provide own clubs. No class 7/4. • Course #: PED 802 PG2 Reg Code: 4661 6/13-7/18 Mondays, 5:30-6:30 pm 5 Sessions PENQUIN GOLF ACADEMY 1401 E. Riverside, Rockford Eric Boomgarden $52 • Course #: PED 802 PG4 Reg Code: 4660 Tuesdays, 5:30-6:30 pm PENQUIN GOLF ACADEMY 1401 E. Riverside, Rockford Eric Boomgarden • Course #: PED 802 PG5 Reg Code: 4662 Fridays, 10:00-11:00 am PENQUIN GOLF ACADEMY 1401 E. Riverside, Rockford Eric Boomgarden

6/14-7/12 5 Sessions $52 6/17-7/15 5 Sessions $52

Rock Valley College Junior Golf Classes Junior golf is great for kids! Whether your child’s starting out or looking to turn pro, Eric’s classes combine fun with quality instruction. Students hit balls for one hour, then play 18 holes of mini-putt! Come for a great time and learn the fundamentals. Students must provide own clubs. (Ages 4-7) • Course #: #: PED 801 PG5 Reg Code: 4201 6/17-7/15 Fridays, 11:30 am-1:00 pm 5 Sessions PENGUIN GOLF ACADEMY 1401 E. Riverside, Loves Park Eric Boomgarden $66 • Course #: PED 801 PG6 Reg Code: 4202 6/18-7/16 Saturdays, 1:30-3:00 pm 5 Sessions PENGUIN GOLF ACADEMY 1401 E. Riverside, Loves Park Eric Boomgarden $66

(Ages 8-15) • Course #: #: PED 801 PG8 Reg Code: 4208 6/13-7/18 (No class 7/4) Mondays, 10:00-11:00 am 5 Sessions PENGUIN GOLF ACADEMY 1401 E. Riverside, Loves Park Eric Boomgarden $52 • Course #: PED 801 PG2 Reg Code: 4205 6/13-7/18 (No class 7/4) Mondays, 3:30-5:00 pm 5 Sessions PENGUIN GOLF ACADEMY 1401 E. Riverside, Loves Park Eric Boomgarden $66 • Course #: PED 801 PG7 Reg Code: 4207 6/14-7/12 Tuesdays, 10:00-11:00 am 5 Sessions PENGUIN GOLF ACADEMY 1401 E. Riverside, Loves Park Eric Boomgarden $52

(Ages 8-15) • Course #: PED 801 PG Reg Code: 4204 Tuesdays, 3:30-5:00 pm PENGUIN GOLF ACADEMY 1401 E. Riverside, Loves Park Eric Boomgarden • Course #: PED 801 PG3 Reg Code: 4203 Saturdays, 10:00-11:30 am PENGUIN GOLF ACADEMY 1401 E. Riverside, Loves Park Eric Boomgarden • Course #: PED 801 PG4 Reg Code: 4206 Saturdays, 11:30 am-1:00 pm PENGUIN GOLF ACADEMY 1401 E. Riverside, Loves Park Eric Boomgarden

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Baby Swim

(4 Months-2 Years) The philosophy for the parenttot class is to promote a positive response to the child’s experience in the water, meanwhile forming a bond with the parent. Attend one time a week for 30 minutes. Children not fully potty trained must wear a pool diaper – disposable diapers not allowed. Additional fee payable to Dolphin Swim Club at first class, $12-$15 for HD approved pool diaper. Classes are offered Monday Tuesday Thursday and Saturday. Call Dolphin Swim Club at (815) 282-3488 to select a day/time. No class 7/4. • Course #: PED 811 DSC Reg Code: 3922 6/13-8/6 8 Sessions Call Dolphin Swim Club to select day/time. Dolphin Swim Club Staff $128

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Semi Private Swim Lesson

(Starts at age 2) Swimming can be used as a vehicle to bring self confidence, self esteem and safety to each child. This class offers an ideal learning environment – warm water, professional consistent teachers and small classes with four or fewer students. Attend one time a week for 30 minutes. Children not fully potty trained must wear a pool diaper – disposable diapers not allowed. Additional fee payable to Dolphin Swim Club at first class, $12-$15 for HD approved pool diaper. Classes are offered MTWTH and Saturday. Call Dolphin Swim Club at (815) 282-3488 to select a day/time. No class 7/4. • Course #: PED 810 DSC Reg Code: 3920 6/13-8/6 8 Sessions Call Dolphin Swim Club to select day/time. Dolphin Swim Club Staff $176 REMEMBER to keep your

DOLPHIN SWIM CLUB is recognized as one of the best in the Rockford area. High quality instruction is achieved through enthusiastic, well-trained staff. Hands-on, gentle touch philosophy is used to create a fun learning environment.

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GED AND ESL CLASSES

The Adult Education & Literacy Program offers tuition-free classes in Adult basic Education; GED preparation, in both English and Spanish; and English as a Second Language at various times and locations throughout the College district. For further information, please call the Adult Education & Literacy office at (815) 921-2001.


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WHIZ KIDS SUMMER 2011

CHALLENGING MINDS SINCE 1980 Community leader Jon Lundin began Rock Valley College Whiz Kids as a summer enrichment program intended for students with high abilities and high interests in special academic areas. NOW, Rock Valley College Whiz Kids continues to provide students in K-8th grade 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. Rock Valley College Whiz Kids classes are designed to: • Challenge students to learn new material quickly • Explore subjects more intensely than in their current grade-level curriculum • Offer opportunities for students to become acquainted with other students who have similar academic interests • Introduce children to a college environment without the pressure of earning a grade • Provide a supportive environment where students “learn by doing” • Encourage students to apply critical and creative thinking skills to numerous areas of study • Offer a variety of instructional methods to stimulate and challenge students’ interests 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!

WHIZ KIDS Contents

ART........................................................................................Pg. 21 CHARACTER CREATIONS.................................................Pg. 22 CREATIVE CRAFTING.........................................................Pg. 23 CREATURES GREAT & SMALL.........................................Pg. 24 DANCE & DRAMA..............................................................Pg. 25 DOWN ON THE FARM.......................................................Pg. 26 DRAGONS & DRAGOONS.................................................Pg. 26 FITNESS & MARTIAL ARTS..............................................Pg. 27 FOOD & FUN........................................................................Pg. 27 GROWTH & DEVELOPMENT............................................Pg. 28 LANGUAGE..........................................................................Pg. 28 LEGOS & CHESS..................................................................Pg.28 MAGIC .................................................................................Pg. 29 MUSIC....................................................................................Pg.29 OUTDOOR ADVENTURES..................................................Pg. 30 PHOTOGRAPHY..................................................................Pg. 30 READIN’ RITIN’ & ‘RITHMETIC........................................Pg. 31 SCIENCE & EXPLORATION................................................Pg.31 SPORTS................................................................................Pg. 32 BELVIDERE CLASSES.........................................................Pg. 33 SPECTRUM SCHOOL CLASSES.......................................Pg. 33 PECATONICA CLASSES.....................................................Pg. 35


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Meet the Masters (Ages 3-6) Take a hands-on approach to learning about art masters by exploring various mediums and processes. Art appreciation for the likes of Monet, Van Gogh, and Picasso (to name a few) will be introduced and discussed. Then get ready to explore your own creativity and sense of expression! Each student must be accompanied by an adult. All supplies included. Register child only. • Course #: WIZ 801 RAM4 Reg Code: 4438 MTWThF, 9:30-10:30 am ROCKFORD ART MUSEUM Kara Rehfeldt

action art (Grades 4-8) Love art classes at school? Keep your imagination flowing with this fun-filled summer class. We will explore a variety of materials to draw, paint, sculpt, design, and more. Wear old clothes to this class because we will definitely get messy and have fun doing it!

ART art with acrylics (Grades 4-8) Acrylics aren’t just for experienced painters! We will experiment with a variety of styles and materials to create awesome 2 dimensional and 3-dimensional works of art. Be sure to wear old clothes and be prepared for some messy summer fun! • Course #: WIZ 801 RV6 Reg Code: 4398 MTWThF, 9:00 am-Noon RVC STUDENT CENTER BLDG Jennifer Hillistad

7/11-7/15 5 Sessions Room 1224 $111

• Course #: WIZ 801 RV9 Reg Code: 4405 MTWThF, 9:00 am-Noon RVC STUDENT CENTER BLDG Jennifer Hillistad

7/25-7/29 5 Sessions Room 1224 $111

• Course #: WIZ 801 BLL2 Reg Code: 4304 MTWThF, 1:00-4:00 pm BELL SCHOOL ROAD CTR Jennifer Hillistad

6/20-6/24 5 Sessions Room 007 $111

• Course #: WIZ 801 RV10 Reg Code: 4406 MTWTh, 1:00-4:00 pm RVC STUDENT CENTER BLDG Jennifer Hillistad

7/25-7/28 4 Sessions Room 1224 $92

Watercolor Painting for Kids (Grades 1-8) This watercolor painting class introduces children to the basic techniques and fundamentals of this medium. Students learn how to paint while having fun and being creative. All ages & levels welcome. • Course #: WIZ 801 RV Reg Code: 4221 MTWTh, 1:00-4:00 pm RVC CLASSROOM BLDGI TBA Kathy Lyon

7/11-7/14 4 Sessions Room G35 $83

drawing is Fun

drawing the RVC Campus

(Grades 5-8) Everyone can draw and have fun doing it! Learn to “see” and draw things as they really are. We will use a variety of techniques including blind contour, continuous line, gesture, and more to enhance your drawing skills. It’ll be fun, you will “see”!

(Grades 3-8) Explore the world from a perspective as you create works of art from what you see in the great outdoors. The Rock Valley College Campus offers many beautiful places to use as subject matter. Take a closer look, what do you really see…? In the event of bad weather photographic images will be used in the same manner.

• Course #: WIZ 801 RV8 Reg Code: 4404 MTWTh, 1:00-4:00 pm RVC CLASSROOM BLDG II Jennifer Hillistad

7/18-7/21 4 Sessions Room 223 $92

• Course #: WIZ 801 BLL7 Reg Code: 4311 MTWTh, 1:00-4:00 pm BELL SCHOOL ROAD CTR Jennifer Hillistad

• Course #: WIZ 801 RV4 Reg Code: 4226 MTWTh, 9:00 am-Noon RVC STUDENT CENTER BLDG Kathy Lyon

8/8-8/11 4 Sessions Room 001 $92

adventures in drawing

• Course #: WIZ 801 BLL9 Reg Code: 4313 MTWTh, 1:00-4:00 pm BELL SCHOOL ROAD CTR Jennifer Hillistad

8/15-8/18 4 Sessions Room 001 $92

8/1-8/4 4 Sessions Room 1222 $83

(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. • Course #: WIZ 801 RAM3 Reg Code: 4437 MTWThF, 9:30-10:30 am ROCKFORD ART MUSEUM Lew Riley

6/13-6/17 5 Sessions Art Annex $45

7/18-7/22 5 Sessions Studio A $55

eXTReMe aRT Cool Collages (Grades 4-8) Think you’re not an artist? Anyone can create a perfect collage! We will explore a variety of materials including paper, paint, fabric, fiber, wire, junk and more to create beautiful collages any artist would be proud to show off! Did we mention it will be fun too!? Bring in cool “junk” from home to incorporate into your collage. • Course #: WIZ 801 BLL Reg Code: 4303 MTWThF, 9:00 am-Noon BELL SCHOOL ROAD CTR Jennifer Hillistad

6/20-6/24 5 Sessions Room 007 $111

• Course #: WIZ 801 BLL3 Reg Code: 4305 MTWThF, 9:00 am-Noon BELL SCHOOL ROAD CTR Jennifer Hillistad

6/27-7/1 5 Sessions Room 007 $111

Crazy for Paper Mache (Grades 4-8) Do you like to get messy and have fun? Then this is the perfect class for you. Construct a large form using a variety of recycled materials and covering it with paper Mache. We will paint and decorate to finish. It could be an animal, a monster, or an abstract sculpture. The possibilities are endless! All materials are provided, just bring your imagination. • Course #: WIZ 801 BLL4 Reg Code: 4306 MTWTh, 1:00-4:00 pm BELL SCHOOL ROAD CTR Jennifer Hillistad

6/27-6/30 4 Sessions Room 007 $92

designing & decorating small Wooden Boxes (Grades 3-6) Make creative designs for the sides of wooden boxes and various other shapes. These original ornamental designs will be executed onto the boxes by the students. Paint, cloth, decorative papers, sequins, ribbons and other attachments provided. Come; be creative with at least three finished projects to show for your efforts. • Course #: WIZ 801 RV2 Reg Code: 4223 MTWTh, 1:00-4:00 pm BELL SCHOOL ROAD CTR Kathy Lyon

7/18-7/21 4 Sessions Room 007 $83


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Construction Paper design & Collage (Grades 2-6) Make an original place mat weaving using construction paper and other materials. Make scenic, geometrical, floral, and transportation picture appliqué’s using decorative papers and markers. Come and enjoy your creative side! BRING: scissors and glue. • Course #: WIZ 801 RV3 Reg Code: 4425 MTWTh, 1:00-4:00 pm BELL SCHOOL ROAD CTR Kathy Lyon

7/25-7/28 4 Sessions Room 007 $83

Make an Impression (Ages 7-10) Utilize a variety of media to explore the group of Impressionist Artists that include Claude Monet, Edgar Degas and Georges Seurat to name a few. Their style of art considered the impact of light as it creates an explosion of color and movement, and will serve to inspire the creative process. All supplies included. • Course #: WIZ 801 RAM6 Reg Code: 4440 MTWThF, 9:30-10:30 am ROCKFORD ART MUSEUM Kara Rehfeldt

8/1-8/5 5 Sessions Studio A $55

Who am I? exploring the art of self-Portraits (Ages 12-16) Create a 2-D self-portrait using non-traditional materials and techniques. Many contemporary artists create meaning in their work through the use of unpredictable materials. Work in ways similar to these artists to create a piece of art reflective of your selfimage. Examples of artists such as Meret Oppenheim, Joseph Beuys, and Andy Goldsworthy will be shown and discussed along with an investigation of figurative sculpture and the human form. • Course #: WIZ 801 RAM7 Reg Code: 4442 MTWThF, 10:00 am-Noon ROCKFORD ART MUSEUM Molly Carter

7/11-7/15 5 Sessions Studio C $85

hair Culture (Ages 12-16) Explore the notions of personal identity through an investigation of hairstyles! This class will learn basic drawing skills and use pencil drawing, scratchboard, text, and photography to create a series of non-traditional self-portraits based on hairstyles. We will look at and discuss the work of Lorna Simpson. • Course #: WIZ 801 RAM8 Reg Code: 4443 TWTHF, 10:00 am-Noon ROCKFORD ART MUSEUM Molly Carter

7/5-7/8 4 Sessions Art Annex $85

If you wish to withdraw from a class, you must do so ONE business day before the first session to receive a full refund.

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Character Creations superhero Training Camp (Ages 8-12) Rockford Art Museum, Discovery Center Museum and Rockford Dance Company have combined their forces for a weeklong camp specifically designed to train kids in the art of becoming a superhero. Design your own costume and create a log to distinguish your character. Learn what special powers you have by experimenting with X-ray vision, laser powers and invisibility. Condition your body for fierce moves and poses that will round out your own personal superhero. The camp runs one week focusing on art, dance and science and finishes with a performance on the last day of camp. • Course #: WIZ 801 RAM5 Reg Code: 4439 MTWThF, 9:00-noon am ROCKFORD ART MUSEUM RAM, DC, RDC Staff

8/8-8/12 5 Sessions Art Annex $110

super heroes (Grades 1-3) Learn about DC and Marvel Super Heroes. Learn about their secret identities; their arch enemies. Read stories about Super Heroes, watch cartoons of them on DVD and create craft projects. Develop your own Super Hero identity. If you are ready to help save the world, then this is the class for you! (Bring a plain colored t-shirt to the first class.) • Course #: WIZ 819 BLL3 Reg Code: 4274 MTWTh, 9:00 am-Noon BELL SCHOOL ROAD CTR Elizabeth Strey

7/12-7/15 4 Sessions Room 004 $92

Pretty, Pretty Princess (Grades 1-4) Have you ever wanted to be a princess? Learn about real princesses and queens who have made a difference. Step back in time to learn about historical princesses such as Cleopatra, Anastasia, Marie Antoinette and Pocahontas. Then find out about modern princesses like Grace of Monaco and Princess Diana. Create your own princess crown and your own princess game! Through fun crafts, movies, and activities, learn about real women who have been pretty princesses! • Course #: WIZ 813 BLL Reg Code: 4316 MTWTh, 1:00-4:00 pm RVC STUDENT CENTER BLDG Colleen Rittmeyer

7/18-7/21 4 Sessions Room 1126 $92

do you Believe in Fairies? (Grades 1-3) Learn about fairies through stories, poems and the new Tinkerbell video! Then make a dollhouse for your fairy! We will design and decorate the rooms with furniture and dishes! After the fairy house is made, we will make a pretty fairy that can live in it! • Course #: WIZ 821 BLL2 Reg Code: 4551 MTWTh, 9:00 am-Noon RVC STUDENT CENTER BLDG Elizabeth Strey

6/27-6/30 4 Sessions Room 1222 $92


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CREATIVE CRAFTING Clayworks for Kids

Creative scrapbooking

We will work with hand building clay, slabs, pinch forms and coils to make sculpture and useful objects. Some of the projects include faces, turtles, mugs and dishes, all to be made with the students’ personal style and input. Individuality is stressed. No two pieces are alike. Fun for all!

(Grades 5-8) Use paper, stamps, stickers and stencils to create a custom scrapbook. Learn tips and tricks for creating the perfect memory album. BRING: 10 photos (at least) to use in the scrapbook.

(Grades 1-2) • Course #: WIZ 804 RV2 Reg Code: 4220 MTWTh, 9:00 am-Noon RVC TBA Kathy Lyon (Grades 3-5) • Course #: WIZ 804 RV3 Reg Code: 4222 MTWTh, 9:00 am-Noon BELL SCHOOL ROAD CTR Kathy Lyon

7/11-7/14 4 Sessions $83

7/18-7/21 4 Sessions Room 007 $83

Clay Pots of Mexico and south america (Grades 4-8) Make pots and jewelry like those from South of the U.S. border. Decorate pots with animal, sun and geomtric symbols. The jewelry will be made beads and sun figures. Have fun while exploring the poetery of neighboring peoples. • Course #: WIZ 804 RV4 Reg Code: 4224 MTWTh, 9:00 am-Noon BELL SCHOOL ROAD CTR Kathy Lyon

7/25-7/28 4 Sessions Room 007 $83

Clay Jewelry – Beads & Pendants (Grades 2-8) Explore jewelry making with handmade beads and hanging baubles. After the pieces are kiln fired they can be strung on wire or glued to a backing to make beautiful one of a kind art jewelry. • Course #: WIZ 804 RV Reg Code: 4219 WTh 9:00 am-Noon BELL SCHOOL ROAD CTR Kathy Lyon

7/6 & 7/7 2 Sessions Room 007 $56

Origami Creations (Grades 1-3) Experience the ancient art of paper-folding! Whether you’re interested in Asian culture, art improving your paper-folding skills or just like to create things, this class is for you! Learn about the major Asian countries that use origami, and make traditional origami from each. You will also sample snacks from various Asian countries that make origami. Find out about the major types of origami, basic folds and techniques. • Course #: WIZ 804 BLL7 Reg Code: 4317 MTWTh, 10:00 am-Noon BELL SCHOOL ROAD CTR Colleen Rittmeyer

7/25-7/28 4 Sessions Room 001 $67

• Course #: WIZ 816 RV Reg Code: 4377 MTW, 11:15 am-1:15 pm RVC STUDENT CENTER Alison Hoffman

7/11-7/13 3 Sessions Room 1222 $56

Crafty Creations This class is designed to enhance interest in art and creativity. Make cool crafts using ordinary items found in the home. New creations will be taken home every day. Let’s get crafty and have some fun! (Grades K-3) • Course #: WIZ 801 RV7 Reg Code: 4403 MTWThF, 9:00 am-Noon RVC STUDENT CENTER BLDG Jennifer Hillistad

7/18-7/22 5 Sessions Room 1224 $111

(Grades 2-4) • Course #: WIZ 801 RV5 Reg Code: 4397 MTWThF, 9:00 am-Noon RVC STUDENT CENTER BLDG Jennifer Hillistad

6/13-6/17 5 Sessions Room 1224 $111

• Course #: WIZ 801 BLL5 Reg Code: 4308 MTWThF, 9:00 am-Noon BELL SCHOOL ROAD CTR Jennifer Hillistad

8/1-8/5 5 Sessions Room 001 $111

(Grades 4-8) • Course #: WIZ 801 BLL6 Reg Code: 4310 MTWThF, 9:00 am-Noon BELL SCHOOL ROAD CTR Jennifer Hillistad

8/8-8/12 5 Sessions Room 001 $111

• Course #: WIZ 801 BLL8 Reg Code: 4312 MTWThF, 9:00 am-Noon BELL SCHOOL ROAD CTR Jennifer Hillistad

8/15-8/19 5 Sessions Room 001 $111

Fun with Felt (Ages 6-12) Imagine mixing sheep’s wool and slippery soap together and having sloppy fun at the same time! In this week-long class, you will be creating felted pizza, nice smelling soaps, funky sculptures and artsy accessories. All supplies included. • Course #: WIZ 801 RAM Reg Code: 4433 MTWThF, 10:00 am-Noon ROCKFORD ART MUSEUM Julaine Lofquist-Birch

6/20-6/24 5 Sessions Art Annex $65

sensational summer Kids’ Quilt Project (Ages 6-12) Be inspired by the nature that is just outside the Riverfront Museum Park, and draw and paint on canvas fabric while learning how to assemble a quilt – kids’ style! Each child will complete two quilt blocks – one to take home for framing and one that will be sewn in to our class quilt. The finished quilt will be donated to an organization that works with children. All supplies included. • Course #: WIZ 801 RAM2 Reg Code: 3936 MTWThF, 10:00 am-Noon ROCKFORD ART MUSEUM Julaine Lofquist-Birch

6/27-7/1 5 Sessions Art Annex $65

Pre-registration & 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.


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CREATURES, GREAT & SMALL slithery snakes

survivalist

(Grades 1-3) Sssslide into learning about snakes in this sssstimulating class. Learn all about different types of snakes. Find out about habitats, diet, body parts, and more! Make fun snake crafts, such as ceiling decorators, origami, and clay models. Through videos, crafts, books and more find out all you don’t know about slithery snakes.

What if you were to live on your own in a forest? Could you survive? Learn the essentials such as building a shelter and making a fire.

• Course #: WIZ 809 BLL Reg Code: 4318 MTWTh, 1:00-4:00 pm BELL SCHOOL ROAD CTR Colleen Rittmeyer

7/25-7/28 4 Sessions Room 001 $92

ESCAPE TO BURPEE

The following 1 session classes are held at the BURPee MUseUM, 737 north Main street, Rockford, and are taught Burpee Museum staff. The following courses are for children ages 9-12

Flash & Burn – The life of a Meteorite

6/21 $12

Fossil hunters 101 Check out some dinosaurs bones and discover what kinds of fossils you might find in your own backyard. If you already have any fossils bring them and we’ll figure out what they are – you might even get some new ones to add to or start your collection. • Course #: WIZ 811 BMU15 Reg Code: 3965 Tuesday, 1:00-3:00 pm

6/28 $12

extreme dinosaurs Get the latest info on the most recent dinosaur discoveries, including the 15 horned dinosaur Kosmoceratops, found in Utah. Create models of your favorite dinosaurs. • Course #: WIZ 811 BMU16 Reg Code: 3966 Tuesday, 1:00-3:00 pm

7/5 $12

dive into the deep Cool off on a hot summer day with some ocean fun! Discover some of the amazing creatures that live there, check out some of the rarely seen ocean critters from the Museum’s collections and make a cool ocean craft to take home. • Course #: WIZ 811 BMU17 Reg Code: 3967 Tuesday, 1:00-3:00 pm

7/19 $12

dino Wars Could triceratops take on an Allosaurus? Did Tyrannosaurus Rex ever eat a Stegosaurus? Find out as we check out the dinosaurs that Burpee is bringing back from Utah and Montana. Visit the lab and see how we clean and repair the fossil dinosaur bones. Make a dinosaur craft to take home. • Course #: WIZ 811 BMU19 Reg Code: 3938 Tuesday, 1:00-3:00 pm

7/26 $12

BURPEE BOOKS & BEASTIES

What enters our atmosphere? Explore the world of meteorites, see real meteorite pieces and study crystals to learn the basics of comets. • Course #: WIZ 811 BMU14 Reg Code: 3964 Tuesday, 1:00-3:00 pm

• Course #: WIZ 811 BMU18 Reg Code: 3968 Tuesday, 1:00-3:00 pm

7/12 $12

Join us as we learn about some really cool “Beasties”. We’ll read stories, sing songs, play games and make a fun take home project. all sessions are new for 2011 and will include life-sized mounted specimens of the featured animal. all classes are held at the BURPee MUseUM, 737 north Main street, Rockford, and are taught Burpee Museum staff. The following courses are for children ages 3-6.

lions • Course #: WIZ 811 BMU2 Reg Code: 3950 Tuesday, 1:00-2:30 pm

6/21 $10

Wolves • Course #: WIZ 811 BMU3 Reg Code: 3951 Thursday, 10:00 am-11:30 am

6/23 $10

Porcupines • Course #: WIZ 811 BMU4 Reg Code: 3940 Tuesday, 1:00-2:30 pm

6/28 $10

Foxes • Course #: WIZ 811 BMU5 Reg Code: 3954 Thursday, 10:00 am-11:30 am

6/30 $10

Peacocks • Course #: WIZ 811 BMU6 Reg Code: 3955 Tuesday, 1:00-2:30 pm

7/5 $10

Owls • Course #: WIZ 811 BMU7 Reg Code: 3956 Thursday, 10:00-11:30 am

7/7 $10

skunks • Course #: WIZ 811 BMU8 Reg Code: 3958 Tuesday, 1:00-2:30 pm

7/12 $10

Otters • Course #: WIZ 811 BMU9 Reg Code: 3959 Thursday, 10:00 am-11:30 am

7/14 $10

Whitetail deer • Course #: WIZ 811 BMU10 Reg Code: 3960 Tuesday, 1:00-2:30 pm

7/19 $10

leopards • Course #: WIZ 811 BMU11 Reg Code: 3961 Thursday, 10:00 am-11:30 am

7/21 $10

Raccoons • Course #: WIZ 811 BMU12 Reg Code: 3962 Tuesday, 1:00-2:30 pm

7/26 $10

Polar Bears • Course #: WIZ 811 BMU13 Reg Code: 3963 Thursday, 10:00 am-11:30 am

7/28 $10


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BURPEE ADVENTURES:

all classes are held at the BURPee MUseUM, 737 north Main street, Rockford, and are taught Burpee Museum staff. The following courses are for children ages 6-8

extra Terrestrial Objects… In Your Backyard! Study the sky – what enters our atmosphere? We’ll explore outside and see if we can find any “extra terrestrial” material. We’ll also work with crystals which make up the curious comets. • Course #: WIZ 811 BMU20 Reg Code: 3939 Thursday, 10:00 am-Noon

6/23 $12

Fossil hunters 100 Check out some dinosaurs bones and discover what kinds of fossils you might find in your own backyard. If you already have any fossils bring them and we’ll figure out what they are – you might even get some new ones to add to or start your collection. • Course #: WIZ 811 BMU21 Reg Code: 3969 Thursday, 10:00 am-Noon

6/30 $12

Weird dinos What “weird” dinosaurs have been discovered in the last few years? Find out the who, what, where and when of “weird” dinosaurs, and make a cool project to take home! • Course #: WIZ 811 BMU Reg Code: 3779 Thursday, 10:00 am-Noon

7/7 $12

Oceans alive Amazing creatures live in the ocean. We’ll explore the ocean depths with fun hands-on activities, check out some of the rarely seen critters from the Museum’s collections and make a cool ocean craft to take home. • Course #: WIZ 811 BMU22 Reg Code: 3970 Thursday, 10:00 am-Noon

7/14 $12

all about dance – dance Camp (Ages 6-10) This dance camp is designed for kids who love to dance and create dances. Campers will embark on an exploration of the elements of dance as well as ballet, modern, and jazz techniques. Students learn the techniques used by choreographers (dance maker) creating dances of their own. No dance is complete without costumes and makeup and the appropriate music. So, be prepared with your ideas, both in mind and in body. The final day of camp will include a presentation of what you have learned. Wear dance clothes that you can move around in comfortably. nOTe: Bring daily healthy snack. • Course #: WIZ 805 RDC11 Reg Code: 4244 MTWTh, 9:30-11:30 am ROCKFORD DANCE COMPANY 711 N. Main Street, Rockford Rockford Dance Company

6/20-6/23 4 Sessions Studio $90

dance Camps (Ages noted with each class) Fun, educational experience for beginning level students. Elements of ballet, folk, creative dance, & musical theater will be explored. Students will also make props, use costumes & participate in story time. On the last day students will perform in a demonstration for parents and friends. nOTe: Bring daily healthy snack, and wear pink leotard, tights and ballet slippers. All classes are 4 Sessions, held at ROCKFORD DANCE COMPANY, Studio, and taught by RDC Staff. 711 N. Main Street, Rockford.

dancing Fairies

(Ages 3-4) • Course #: WIZ 805 RDC Reg Code: 4228 MTWTh, 9:30-11:30 am (Ages 4-5) • Course #: WIZ 805 RDC2 Reg Code: 4230 MTWTh, 9:30-11:30 am

6/6-6/9 $90

7/18-7/21 $90

Toy story

(Ages 4-5) • Course #: WIZ 805 RDC3 Reg Code: 4231 MTWTh, 9:30-11:30 am (Ages 6-10) • Course #: WIZ 805 RDC4 Reg Code: 4232 MTWTh, 9:30-11:30 am

6/6-6/9 $90

7/18-7/21 $90

Cinderella

earth Blasts!!! Journey to the center of the earth – what will you find? Discover the earth at work: explosions, crystals and lots of other exciting things! Make a craft to take home. • Course #: WIZ 811 BMU23 Reg Code: 3971 Thursday, 10:00 am-Noon

DANCE & DRAMA

7/21 $12

dino Mania

(Ages 3-4) • Course #: WIZ 805 RDC5 Reg Code: 4233 MTWTh, 9:30-11:30 am (Ages 4-5) • Course #: WIZ 805 RDC6 Reg Code: 4234 MTWTh, 9:30-11:30 am (Ages 3-4) • Course #: WIZ 805 RDC7 Reg Code: 4235 MTWTh, 9:30-11:30 am

• Course #: WIZ 811 BMU24 Reg Code: 3972 Thursday, 10:00 am-Noon

(Ages 4-5) • Course #: WIZ 805 RDC8 Reg Code: 4236 MTWTh, 9:30-11:30 am

7/28 $12

6/13-6/16 $90

little Mermaid

(Ages 3-4) • Course #: WIZ 805 RDC9 Reg Code: 4239 MTWTh, 9:30-11:30 am

6/20-6/23 $90

Reading Readiness

(Ages 4-5) • Course #: WIZ 805 RDC10 Reg Code: 4240 MTWTh, 9:30-11:30 am

6/20- 6/23 $90

sleeping Beauty

(Ages 3-4) • Course #: WIZ 805 RDC12 Reg Code: 4246 MTWTh, 9:30-11:30 am

7/25-7/28 $90

(Ages 4-5) • Course #: WIZ 805 RDC13 Reg Code: 4247 MTWTh, 9:30-11:30 am

7/25-7/28 $90

shrek 6/20-6/23 $90

6/13- 6/16 $90

Transformers

(Ages 6-10)

6/13- 6/16 $90

strawberry shortcake

angelina Ballerina

Could Triceratops take on an Allosaurus? Did Tyrannosaurus Rex ever eat a Stegosaurus? Find out as we check out the dinosaurs that Burpee is bringing back from Utah and Montana. Visit the lab and see how we clean and repair the fossil dinosaur bones. Make a dinosaur craft to take home.

• Course #: WIZ 805 RDC17 Reg Code: 4238 MTWTh, 9:30-11:30 am

(Ages 6-10) • Course #: WIZ 805 RDC14 Reg Code: 4248 MTWTh, 9:30-11:30 am

7/25-7/28 $90

(Ages 4-5) • Course #: WIZ 805 RDC15 Reg Code: 4249 MTWTh, 9:30-11:30 am

8/1-8/4 $90

dora & diego 6/13- 6/16 $90

(Ages 3-4) • Course #: WIZ 805 RDC16 Reg Code: 4250 MTWTh, 9:30-11:30 am

8/1-8/4 $90


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DOWN ON THE FARM Playing with Your Food – Farm day Camp (Ages 6-10) Explore the whole farm from the creek to the barnyard, playing games along the way. On the farm, ice cream starts in the hayfields, the sprinkler is truly awesome, and your friends have four legs as well as two! BRING: sack lunch & snacks daily. • Course #: WIZ 809 BE2 Reg Code: 4195 8/8-8/11 MTWTh 9:00 am-3:00 pm 4 Sessions ANGELIC ORGANICS LEARNING CENTER 1547 Rockton Road, Caledonia Call (815) 389-8455 for directions or more information. Angelic Organics Staff $175

Farm adventure day Camp (Ages 9-12) Join us for an exciting week of farm challenges, including a building project, a quest in the farm’s woods, cooking from scratch, and an entrepreneurial venture. • Course #: WIZ 809 BE5 Reg Code: 4198 6/13-6/16 MTWTh, 9:00 am-3:00 pm 4 Sessions ANGELIC ORGANICS LEARNING CENTER 1547 Rockton Road, Caledonia Call (815) 389-8455 for directions or more information. Angelic Organics Staff $175

Fun with Farm animals

amazing Farm animals day Camp

(Ages 4-7) Same fun for this week, with shorter days for younger children.

(Ages 6-10) Get down & dirty with your favorite farm animals! Work in the barnyard, do chores alongside the crew, groom the horse, milk the goats, & learn all about the roles of our livestock on the farm through games & hands-on work. BRING: sack lunch & snacks daily.

• Course #: WIZ 809 BE6 Reg Code: 4199 7/5, 7/6, 7/7 TWTh, 9:00 am-Noon 3 Sessions ANGELIC ORGANICS LEARNING CENTER 1547 Rockton Road, Caledonia Call (815) 389-8455 for directions or more information. Angelic Organics Staff $75

• Course #: WIZ 809 BE3 Reg Code: 4196 7/11-7/14 MTWTh, 9:00 am-3:00 pm 4 Sessions ANGELIC ORGANICS LEARNING CENTER 1547 Rockton Road, Caledonia Call (815) 389-8455 for directions or more information. Angelic Organics Staff $175

What’s Cookin’ on the Farm day Camp (Grades 1-5) Come learn to make ice cream, pizza & more using eggs & milk from our favorite farm animals. Help to take care of the animals & tend to the vegetables. Bring your appetites, your imaginations, and let’s get ready to cook! BRING: sack lunch & snacks daily. • Course #: WIZ 809 BE4 Reg Code: 4197 6/20-6/23 MTWTh, 9:00 am-3:00 pm 4 Sessions ANGELIC ORGANICS LEARNING CENTER 1547 Rockton Road, Caledonia Call (815) 389-8455 for directions or more information. Angelic Organics Staff $175

learning about livestock day Camp (Grades 9-12) Get down and dirty with your favorite farm animals. We’ll work in the barnyard, do chores alongside the crew, groom the horse, milk the goats, and learn all about the roles of our livestock on the farm through games and hands-on work. Older children will be responsible for the care of their own livestock. • Course #: WIZ 809 BE7 Reg Code: 4200 7/18-7/21 MTWTh, 9:00 am-3:00 pm 4 Sessions ANGELIC ORGANICS LEARNING CENTER 1547 Rockton Road, Caledonia Call (815) 389-8455 for directions or more information. Angelic Organics Staff $175

DRAGONS & DRAGOONS Vikings & Pirates (Grades 1-3) Ahoy! Get on board with the fearsome sailors of the ancient seas. Learn about Viking society. Make a Viking lucky charm, a drinking horn, a rune stone, and a Hnefatfl board (a Viking board game.) Then explore the sailing ships of the pirates. Design a pirate flag, create a treasure map, and decorate a treasure box. We will search for the famous “Treasure of the Eagle’s Eye” hidden on campus. • Course #: WIZ 811 BLL2 Reg Code: 4272 MTWTh, 1:00-4:00 pm RVC STUDENT CENTER BLDG Elizabeth Strey

6/20-6/23 4 Sessions Room 1222 $92

Knights & dragons, Castles & Crowns (Grades 1-3) Explore the world of fairy tales and medieval times. We will read stories, design castles, and create shields. Learn about famous knights, ladies of medieval times, and wizards. We will create a crystal ball and magic potions too! We will even have a small medieval “feast”. Knights, princesses, and wizards all come to life. Join the learning adventure. • Course #: WIZ 811 BLL3 Reg Code: 4273 MTWTh, 1:00-4:00 pm RVC STUDENT CENTER BLDG Elizabeth Strey

6/27-6/30 4 Sessions Room 1222 $92

greeks & gladiators (Grades 3-4) Experience the world of the ancient Greeks and Romans in this fun class! Start with the Greeks, and learn about important things that they invented, and how those inventions affect us today. Then learn about the ancient Romans. Important leaders, developments, and more come alive as you explore the Roman world. Also find out about Greek and Roman warfare. Create your own Roman shield, a model of the Coliseum, and participate in the Greek Olympics. Have a blast from the past as you discover the world of the Greeks and Romans. Course #: WIZ 811 BLL4 Reg Code: 4319 MTWTh, 9:00 am-Noon BELL SCHOOL ROAD CTR Colleen Rittmeyer

8/1-8/4 4 Sessions Room 007 $92

The Patriotic Past (Grades 3-4) Do you want to know more about America’s history? Take a trip back in time to learn about four major American wars; the Revolutionary War, the Civil War, World War I, and World War II. Participate in fun activities to learn about American history. Experience different aspects of colonial life; see an engaging presentation from the Midwest Museum on the Civil War; and create a fun game for the World Wars! Through videos, activities and presentations, history will come alive! • Course #: WIZ 811 BLL5 Reg Code: 4320 MTWTh, 1:00-4:00 pm BELL SCHOOL ROAD CTR Colleen Rittmeyer

8/1-8/4 4 Sessions Room 007 $92


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FITNESS, SELF DEFENSE & MARTIAL ARTS Tai Chi for Whiz Kids (Grades K-8) Fun exercise for self-esteem, balance, coordination and strength. Step-by-step training, warm-up stretching and safety protocols re included preparing students to practice Tai Chi and Tan Tui Kung Fu. Wear clean shoes with tied laces. • Course #: WIZ 808 BLL Reg Code: 4227 Thursdays, 5:15-6:15pm RVC PHYSICAL EDUCATION CTR Sue Michaelsen

6/2-7/28 9 Sessions Dance Studio $64

little Kickers

FOOD & FUN Pastry design

encore: Cupcake art II

(Ages 10 – 8th Grade) It’s a piece of cake! Learn how to create an edible work of art. This class will go over various cake decorating techniques, such as the use of buttercream, and fun with fondant.

(Ages 6-10) Got cupcake? Don’t miss this encore – We’ll make more of our favorite cakes + art and create some new.

• Course #: WIZ 803 RV2 Reg Code: 4375 M-F, 9:00–11:00 am RVC STUDENT CENTER R Alison Hoffman

advanced Pastry design (Ages 10 – 8th Grade) Expand on the skills you learned in Pastry Design and become a master cake decorator! In this class we will focus on more advanced decorating techniques, such as royal icing flowers, fondants molding and intricate piping designs. • Course #: WIZ 803 RV Reg Code: 4368 M-F, 9:00–11:00 am RVC STUDENT CENTER Alison Hoffman

(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. Class meets 2 classes per week – 30 minutes each. Once registered, call No Joke at (815) 986-KICK to select the day/time that fits your schedule.

Cupcake art

• Course #: WIZ 817 NJ3 Reg Code: 3949 6/11-6/30 Registration is for twice a week - 30 minute each Session NO JOKE MARTIAL ARTS 6358 Daytona Dr, Loves Park Suite D No Joke Staff $38

• Course #: WIZ 803 RV3 Reg Code: 4379 MTW, 11:15 am-12:15 pm RVC STUDENT CENTER Alison Hoffman

Children’s Martial arts (Age 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, call No Joke at (815) 986-KICK to select the day/time that fits your schedule. • Course #: WIZ 817 NJ2 Reg Code: 3948 6/1-6/30 Registration is for twice a week - 50 minute each Session NO JOKE MARTIAL ARTS 6358 Daytona Dr, Loves Park Suite D No Joke Staff $38

7/11-7/15 5 Sessions oom 1222 $80

7/18-7/22 5 Sessions Room 1222 $80

(Ages 6-10) Easily create fun treats using colored frosting and candies! In this class, we will learn how to make cupcakes that look like little critters, zoo animals, pretty flowers and much more! 7/18-7/20 3 Sessions Room 1222 $36

healthy dishes (Ages 10-12) Learn how healthy food can be fun and taste good too! Basic nutrition information will be taught and students will create easy to make, healthy dishes. • Course #: WIZ 803 RV4 Reg Code: 4381 MTW, 1:00-3:00 pm RVC STUDENT CENTER Alison Hoffman

7/18-7/20 3 Sessions Room 1222 $56

encore: healthy dishes II (Ages 10-12) If you enjoyed our last sessions don’t miss this encore. We’ll re-do some of our favorite dishes, plus learn new ones. • Course #: WIZ 803 RV5 Reg Code: 4382 MTW, 9:00-11:00 am RVC STUDENT CENTER Alison Hoffman

7/25-7/27 3 Sessions Room 1222 $56

• Course #: WIZ 803 RV6 Reg Code: 4383 MTW, 11:15 am-12:15 pm RVC STUDENT CENTER Alison Hoffman

7/25-7/27 3 Sessions Room 1222 $36

Crafts & Cooking Club, 2011 (Grades K-7) All activities and projects!!! Have fun and learn too as you create hands-on creative craft and cooking creations! You will follow step-by-step recipes and directions to create moth watering treats and craft projects you will love showing off to your friends and family. (Do not wait to sign up, as this class fills up quickly.) • Course #: WIZ 804 BLL4 Reg Code: 4266 MTWTh, 9:00 am-Noon BELL SCHOOL ROAD CTR Jennifer Tilford

7/11-7/14 4 Sessions Room 002 $92

• Course #: WIZ 804 BLL5 Reg Code: 4267 MTWTh, 1:00-4:00 pm BELL SCHOOL ROAD CTR Jennifer Tilford

7/18-7/21 4 Sessions Room 004 $92

• Course #: WIZ 804 BLL6 Reg Code: 4268 MTWTh, 9:00 am-Noon BELL SCHOOL ROAD CTR Jennifer Tilford

7/25-7/28 4 Sessions Room 004 $92

It’s all about Chocolate! (Grades 1-3) Explore the history of chocolate from the ancient Mayan and Aztec civilizations to today. Learn about the lifecycle of a cacao tree. Find out how chocolate is made and learn about famous chocolate producing companies. Make craft projects and taste different kinds of chocolate. If you like chocolate, then this is the class for you!! (Please give the instructor written information explaining your child’s food allergies.) (Bring a plain colored t-shirt to the first class.) • Course #: WIZ 811 BLL Reg Code: 4269 MTWTh, 9:00 am-Noon BELL SCHOOL ROAD CTR Elizabeth Strey

6/13-6/16 4 Sessions Room 004 $92


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GROWTH & DEVELOPMENT Babysitting school (Grades 6-8) Aspiring Babysitters, and “latch-key-kids” alike, this class is for you! Learn how to get started as a sitter, and how to care for children of all ages, including siblings! Emergency procedures and basic first aid will be discussed. Each graduate will receive a walletsize card stating they have completed the class along with resources to help build their own “Kid-Kit” for use on the job. • Course #: WIZ 810 RV Reg Code: 3634 TWTh, 9:30 am-11:30 am RVC WOODWARD TECH CTR Colleen Hawkinson

6/14-6/16 3 Sessions Room 141 $45

LANGUAGE Chinese Made easy

(Ages 6-12) Beginning level Reading, Speaking and Writing, designed for U.S. students, learning Chinese as a 2nd language. Covered topics: Greetings & family member, Personal introduction, numbers, dates, countries & languages and occupations. Purchase text at the RVC Bookstore. • Course #: WIZ 814 RV3 Reg Code: 4366 T Th, 5:30-7:15 pm RVC WOODWARD TECH CTR Susan Zhang

6/14-7/21 12 Sessions Room 269 $148

spanish A fun and engaging opportunity for children to learn and practice basic Spanish vocabulary through songs and movement, have conversations with other Spanish-speakers, and learn about cultures and traditions of Spanish-speaking countries! (Ages 5-12) • Course #: WIZ 814 RV Reg Code: 4302 Saturdays, 10:00-11:00 am RVC WOODWARD TECH CTR Sara Soeprasetyo

7/9-8/13 6 Sessions Room 269 $55

(Ages 13+) • Course #: WIZ 814 RV2 Reg Code: 4351 Saturdays, 11:15 am-12:15 pm RVC WOODWARD TECH CTR Sara Soeprasetyo

7/9-8/13 6 Sessions Room 269 $55

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LEGOS & CHESS legOs

Collision Cars

(Grades K-12) Engineering and technological principles are presented as you become a LEGO inventor. Explore simple, real life machines and use the ideas to build similar machines from LEGOS. Create and build realistic, working models based on problem-solving situations. Appropriate for Level I and Level II students. Instructor will assign kits accordingly.

(Grades 4-8) Students will use our unique LEGO® kits to build a variety of battling machines. This is a class of exploration, problem solving, and risk-taking with a goal of learning and experimenting with how machines work and compete. • Course #: WIZ 820 BLL2 Reg Code: 4252 MTWThF, 1:00-4:00 pm RVC WOODWARD TECH CTR All About Learning Staff

7/25-7/29 5 Sessions Room 270 $138

• Course #: WIZ 820 BLL3 Reg Code: 4321 MTWTh, 8:00-11:00 am BELL SCHOOL ROAD CTR Jake Koehler

6/13-6/16 4 Sessions Room 001 $92

• Course #: WIZ 820 BLL4 Reg Code: 4322 MTWTh, Noon-3:00 pm BELL SCHOOL ROAD CTR Jake Koehler

6/13-6/16 4 Sessions Room 001 $92

• Course #: WIZ 820 BLL5 Reg Code: 4337 MTWTh, 8:00-11:00 am BELL SCHOOL ROAD CTR Jake Koehler

6/20-6/23 4 Sessions Room 001 $92

• Course #: WIZ 820 BLL6 Reg Code: 4339 MTWTh, Noon-3:00 pm BELL SCHOOL ROAD CTR Jake Koehler

6/20-6/23 4 Sessions Room 001 $92

• Course #: WIZ 820 BLL7 Reg Code: 4342 MTWTh, 8:00-11:00 am BELL SCHOOL ROAD CTR Jake Koehler

Grades K-8) For those that know how chessmen move and capture. Build on the most basic knowledge of Chess. Learn chess rules and game strategy. PREREQUISITE: Knowledge of names of chessmen and how they move. nOTe: One class in August may be held at the Summer Chess Challenge tournament. (TBA)

6/27-6/30 4 Sessions Room 001 $92

• Course #: WIZ 820 BLL8 Reg Code: 4343 MTWTh, Noon-3:00 pm BELL SCHOOL ROAD CTR Jake Koehler

• Course #: WIZ 804 BLL2 Reg Code: 4262 Saturdays, 10:00-11:30 am BELL SCHOOL ROAD CTR Randy Podeszwa

6/27-6/30 4 Sessions Room 001 $92

Intermediate Chess

elementary engineering 1 (Grades 4-8) Students will creatively build and modify machines applying basic engineering principles and using our unique LEGO® kits. This is an integrated science and math class. • Course #: WIZ 820 BLL Reg Code: 4251 MTWThF, 9:00 am-Noon RVC WOODWARD TECH CTR All About Learning Staff

7/25-7/29 5 Sessions Room 270 $138

Intro to Chess (Grades K-8) For those that have never played the game. Learn the names of pieces, how they move and basic rules of chess. No class 7/2. • Course #: WIZ 804 BLL Reg Code: 4261 Saturdays, 10:00-11:30 am BELL SCHOOL ROAD CTR Randy Podeszwa

6/18-7/9 3 Sessions Room 001 $20

Chess for Beginners

7/16-8/27 7 Sessions Room 001 $35

(Grades K-8) For those that want to play tournament chess. Skills needed to play in tournaments, including notation and use of Chess clocks. nOTe: tournament experienced players welcome. (May find instruction purely review, but provides competitive play.) PREREQUISITE: Beginners knowledge and basic understanding of rules and strategies. nOTe: One class in August may be held at the Summer Chess Challenge tournament. (TBA) • Course #: WIZ 804 BLL8 Reg Code: 4344 Saturdays, Noon-1:30 pm BELL SCHOOL ROAD CTR Randy Podeszwa

7/9-8/27 8 Sessions Room 001 $40


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MAGIC

Intermediate Blues guitar & Bass

Zoinks! It’s a Mystery

abracadabra! It’s Magic!

(Grades 1-3) We will enjoy Scooby Doo literature, solve minimysteries and brainteasers, and write secret messages. Then we will outfit ourselves to solve a mystery in “Scooby Doo” style. We will decorate t-shirts, hats, and smiley face pendants. (Bring a plain white t-shirt to the first class.)

(Grades 1-3) Find out about famous magicians like Harry Houdini, the Masked Magician and Lance Burton. Learn the secrets of magic coin tricks and other illusions. Make magic tricks to use at home. On the last day of class we will put on a magic show for your family. Amaze and amuse your friends with your magic skills!

(Age 12 & Up) Learn Blues history and intermediate guitar or bass skills with Chicago’s own Wheatbread Johnson. Build on what you’ve learned in “Beginning Blues Guitar and Bass while learning the blues from its’ Mississippi roots to modern Chicago Blues. This is also a great course for anyone with a few guitar lessons under their belt. Learn some fundamental music theory, ensemble playing improvisation and sight-reading at the same time. Bring electric, acoustic or bass guitar to class. Class may be repeated with new songs each semester. PREREQUISITE: Beginning Blues Guitar and Bass or instructor consent. (No class 7/2, 7/5)

• Course #: WIZ 821 BLL Reg Code: 4271 MTWTh, 9:00 am-Noon BELL SCHOOL ROAD CTR Elizabeth Strey

• Course #: WIZ 819 BLL4 Reg Code: 4275 MTWTh, 1:00-4:00 pm BELL SCHOOL ROAD CTR Elizabeth Strey

• Course #: MUS 802 RV2 Reg Code: 3901 Saturday, 11:15 am-1:15 pm RVC CLASSROOM II Wheatbread Johnson

6/4-8/13 10 Sessions Room 123 $89

• Course #: MUS 802 RV3 Reg Code: 4600 Tuesday, 6:30-8:30 pm RVC CLASSROOM II Wheatbread Johnson

6/7-8/16 10 Sessions Room 123 $89

6/20-6/23 4 Sessions Room 004 $92

7/11-7/14 4 Sessions Room 004 $92

MUSIC Music discovery - Unit 1

Music Kitchen - Unit 1

(Ages 3-6) Age appropriate musical interaction and training introducing music theory concepts through: dance, basic rhythm instrument training, and narrative biographies. A great Foundation for private music lessons of all kinds.

(Ages 6-11) Beats, Baking & Beethoven, an age appropriate class introducing basic rhythm and theory to prospective or current music students in a way that grounds the concepts. Incorporating all 3 styles of learning (auditory, kinetic and visual). Use “food art”, musical activities and rhythmic instruments to explore classical music and basic beats. Fun, memorable and educational! Wear old clothes or bring an old t-shirt for smock.

• Course #: MUS 813 S3 Reg Code: 4301 6/9-6/30 Thursday, 10:30-1:15 am 4 Sessions STUDIO 3, Eastwind Mall Business Park 129 W. Phelps Ave. Suite #328 Studio 3 $120

Music discovery - Unit 2 (Ages 3-6) Age appropriate musical interaction and training introducing music theory concepts through: dance, basic rhythm instrument training, and narrative biographies. A great Foundation for private music lessons of all kinds. PREREQUISITE: Unit 1

• Course #: WIZ 815 S34 Reg Code: 4430 6/8 & 6/22 Wednesday, 10:30-11:15 am 2 Sessions STUDIO 3, Eastwind Mall Business Park 129 W. Phelps Ave. Suite #328 Studio 3 $90

(Ages 12 and Up) Join Wheatbread Johnson for an introduction to the instrument known by many names. Some call it a harp, or the Mississippi saxophone, or even the poor man’s organ. The harmonica is portable, inexpensive and the best of all, LOTS of fun! All beginners’ welcome, but the class will cover subjects that may interest intermediate. Harmonica care and feeding, warming up, bending notes, lip and tongue techniques, how to back up singers and instrumentalists, and blues band etiquette will all be covered in this class. BRING: Diatonic, 10-hole harmonica in key of A. (No class 7/4) • Course #: MUS 802 OLSC Reg Code: 3899 Monday, 6:30-8:30 pm RVC CLASSROOM II Wheatbread Johnson

6/6-8/15 10 Sessions Room 123 $89

Music Kitchen – Unit 2

Beginning Blues singing

(Ages 6-11) M & M Melodies with Mozart.

(Ages 12 and Up) Are you the next Ray Charles or Aretha Franklin? Explore America’s most expressive singing style with singer, Wheatbread Johnson. No previous experience necessary. Experienced singers are also welcome. We’ll study the blues form, blues scales, improvisation techniques, classic lyrics and melodies. At the end of the semester singers are invited to join the Intermediate Blues Guitar class in renditions of the semester’s songs if they wish. (No class 7/2)

• Course #: MUS 813 S32 Reg Code: 4427 6/7-6/28 Thursday, 10:30-1:15 am 4 Sessions STUDIO 3, Eastwind Mall Business Park 129 W. Phelps Ave. Suite #328 Studio 3 $120

• Course #: WIZ 815 S35 Reg Code: 4431 7/6 & 7/20 Wednesday, 10:30-11:15 am 2 Sessions STUDIO 3, Eastwind Mall Business Park 129 W. Phelps Ave. Suite #328 Studio 3 $90

Music discovery - Unit 3

Blues guitar & Bass

(Ages 3-6) Age appropriate musical interaction and training introducing music theory concepts through: dance, basic rhythm instrument training, and narrative biographies. A great Foundation for private music lessons of all kinds. PREREQUISITE: Unit 1 & 2

(Ages 12 & Up) Learn blues guitar or bass with Chicago’s own Wheatbread Johnson. Beginning guitar and bass skills will be presented in the entertaining framework of learning the Blues form. Instruction includes music notation, sight-reading and ensemble playing with detailed instruction on technique by physical example and printed materials. Stylistic examples provided by instructor and by recordings. Because the Blues is the foundation of American Jazz, Rock and Ethnic forms, skills acquired in this class will provide students with a with a foundation for further study. No experience required. Bring electric, electric, acoustic or bass guitar to class. Class may be repeated with new songs each semester. (No class 7/2)

• Course #: MUS 813 S33 Reg Code: 4428 8/4-8/25 Thursday, 10:30-1:15 am 4 Sessions STUDIO 3, Eastwind Mall Business Park 129 W. Phelps Ave. Suite #328 Studio 3 $120

Beginning Blues harmonica

• Course #: MUS 802 RV Reg Code: 3900 Saturday, 9:00-11:00 am RVC CLASSROOM II Wheatbread Johnson

6/4-8/13 10 Sessions Room 123 $89

• Course #: MUS 808 RV Reg Code: 4599 Saturday, 1:30-3:30 pm RVC CLASSROOM II Wheatbread Johnson

6/4-8/13 10 Sessions Room 123 $89


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RVC Youth Piano Classes

OUTDOOR ADVENTURES

Piano classes for students

Classes designed for beginning level students. Assignments will be given. A piano or keyboard with full size keys is needed for home preparation of assignments. Choose an appropriate age level, then register and pay (check or credit/debit card please) at first class. Classes are taught by Inger Langsholt, and are held at ROCK VALLEY COLLEGE, Piano Lab, Building G. No Class 7/5. Dates/times and class level assignments subject to change at instructor’s discretion.

Tuesdays, 6/14-8/9 8 Sessions Wednesdays, 6/15-8/10 9 Sessions Thursdays, 6/16-8/11 9 Sessions

11:45am-1:00 pm $71 2:15-3:30 pm $79 10:30-11:45 am $79

Thursdays, 6/16-8/11 9 Sessions Wednesdays, 6/15-8/10 9 Session

12:45-2:00 pm $79 4:45-6:00 pm $79

Wednesdays, 6/15-8/10 9 Sessions

1:00-2:15 pm $79

(Age 7-9)

Prep Piano III & IV Wednesdays, 6/15-8/10 9 Sessions

3:30-4:45 pm $79

(Age 8-12)

elementary Piano II & III Thursdays, 6/16-8/11 9 Sessions

9:15-10:30 am $79

6/4 1 Session Room 142 $36

• Course #: WIZ 809 SD2 Reg Code: 4258 WF, 9:00-11:30 am SEVERSON DELLS Nature Center 8786 Montague Rd SDEC Staff

7/6-7/8 2 Sessions $35

(Grades 6-9) It’s fun! You won’t want to miss it! These three days are for students who want to experience some exciting places and learn hands-on while exploring the natural world.

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• Course #: GAN 813 SD Reg Code: 3860 THF, 9:00-11:30 am Event ends at Noon SEVERSON DELLS Nature Center 8786 Montague Rd SDEC Staff

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Classes designed for students who have previously attended piano classes or have past experience. Choose an appropriate age/skill level (note: PREREQUISITES) and day/time that fits your schedule, then Register and pay at first class. Classes are taught by Inger Langsholt, and are held at ROCK VALLEY COLLEGE, Piano Lab, Building G. Dates/times and class level assignments subject to change at instructor’s discretion.

Piano for Kindergartners II & III

• Course #: WIZ 809 RV Reg Code: 4452 Saturday, 9:00 am-Noon RVC WOODWARD TECH CTR Kathleen Townsend

adventure Quest

Piano Classes for Current and experienced students

(Kindergarten)

(Ages 4-6) Designed just for the younger explorers. Fun! Mud! Water! Bugs! Outdoors! “Nature play strengthens children’s selfconfidence and arouses their senses, their awareness of the world and all that moves in it, seen and unseen.”

(Ages 5-12 w/ Grandparent) Come One, Come All, Young and Young at Heart. “There is no such thing as a grown up person.” Spend two fabulous mornings with your grandchild(ren) enjoying the out-ofdoors. Offers a variety of activities to complement differing levels of ability. No need to be an expert…just come and have fun. “It is not half so important to know as to feel when introducing a young child to the natural world.” – Rachel Carson. Register child(ren) only.

(Age 9-11)

elementary Piano I

Nature Play for Little Kids #1

(Ages 9-12) This mini session is fun as well as helps you prepare for that next camping trip. The activities will include tarp shelters, pitching a tent, team initiative challenge with an outdoor theme, packing a backpack and setting up a campfire. The Leave No Trace idea will be reinforced in each activity and through some special games.

grandparents & Kid’s Camp

(Age 6-8)

Prep Piano I

I’m Ready 2 Camp!

6/23 & 6/24 2 Sessions

• Course #: GAN 813 SD2 Reg Code: 4259 Tuesday, 9:00-3:00 pm WTh, 8:00 am-4:30 pm SEVERSON DELLS Nature Center 8786 Montague Rd SDEC Staff SDEC Staff

7/26-7/28 3 Sessions $130

$45 (each child)

Camp Peek-Into-Creek #1 (Grades 2-5) Dive into ecology of stream life; whet your appetite and wet your feet. Take part in the A, B, Sees (appreciation, biology, and silliness) of this watery world. Explore the creeks located at Severson Severson Dells Forest Preserve and Seward Bluffs Forest Preserve. (Campers (Campers will be expected to be dropped-off and picked-up at the appropriate appropriate scheduled locations.) The camp will end with the legendary creek slosh through the dells in the beautiful Hall Creek of Severson Dells. Dells. • Course #: WIZ 809 SD Reg Code: 4256 TWTh, 9:00-3:00 pm SEVERSON DELLS Nature Center 8786 Montague Rd SDEC Staff

6/28- 6/30 3 Sessions $75

PHOTOGRAPHY digital Photography (Grades 6-8) This action packed class shows you how to create & care for interesting digital photos! Covers the basics of digital photography - elements of exposure control, photographing people, close-up, action and low-light photography. You’ll learn the ‘how to’ of sharing images and storing photos. BRIng your camera. • Course #: WIZ 816 RV2 Reg Code: 4627 Tuesday, Noon-4:00 pm RVC WOODWARD TECH CTR Chicago Photo Safari

7/19 1 Session Room 270 $89


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READIN’ RITIN’ & ’RITHMETIC Creative * Fun * Writing (Grades 6-8) Express yourself and unleash your creativity through the study of poetry and short stories. Experiment through many writing exercises and share your work with others. Surprise yourself with quality of work, and reception by others. BRIng: notebook/journal and pen. • Course #: WIZ 821 RV Reg Code: 4642 Saturdays, 1:00-2:30 pm RVC WOODWARD TECH CTR Danielle Zoeller

7/16-8/13 5 Sessions Room 270 $48

Trivia Time (Grades 6-8) Explore the world of quiz shows in this crash course in trivia! Students will explore the fields of Math, Science, Social Studies, and Literature and will go head-to-head in a quiz tournament at the end of the class. Great for anyone interested in academic competition or the pursuit of learning. BRIng: sack lunch. • Course #: WIZ 819 BLL Reg Code: 4264 MTWTh, 1:00-4:00 pm BELL SCHOOL ROAD CTR 3350 N. Bell School Rd., Rockford Kristin Strey • Course #: WIZ 819 BLL2 Reg Code: 4265 MTWTh, 1:00-4:00 pm BELL SCHOOL ROAD CTR 3350 N. Bell School Rd., Rockford Kristin Strey

7/25-7/28 4 Sessions Room 004 $76 8/1-8/4 4 Sessions Room 004 $76

SCIENCE & EXPLORATION sparklemania (Rock science) (Grades 1-3) Science “ROCKS”! Learn about rocks, crystals, gemstones, gold and silver. Projects include panning for gold, designing crafts with ‘crystals’ and starting a rock collection. Put some sparkle into your life with Sparklemania! • Course #: WIZ 818 BLL Reg Code: 4270 MTWTh, 1:00-3:00 pm BELL SCHOOL ROAD CTR Elizabeth Strey

6/13-6/16 4 Sessions Room 4 $67

Rockit Robot (Ages 7-12) Look into the past and the future! Build and take home your own Rockit Robot. Sound activated, uses the clap of your hands or voice to get it moving. With its sensitive touch/sound sensor, it will automatically go into reverse and then turn left when it comes into contact with an object before embarking on a new course. It’s fast!!! You’re able to adjust its sensitivity to sound. See first-hand, the many gears, circuit board, microphone, and easy to assemble mechanical drive system, and the completed project will help build self-confidence. You will also get to build other robots as a part of a small group. Be a part of robotic technology and have fun investigating the future effects it will have. nOTe: Must register by 6/30. • Course #: WIZ 820 BLL9 Reg Code: 4345 MTWThF 9:00 am-Noon BELL SCHOOL ROAD CTR Sciencsational Staff

7/11-7/15 5 Sessions 001 $151

Make It & Take It home (Ages 6-11) - Science Projects you take home - that teach - that are fun. In this hands-on, fun, and exciting program, you will discover how amazing science is. You will make and take home a wide assortment of toys designed to teach you science concepts in a hands-on way. Grow and take home a crystal tree. Make an energy bead bracelet and watch as those amazing beads turn from white to a rainbow of colors before your eyes. Build a working electric motor. Make your own sharpie pen T-shirt and learn some cool chemistry. Make your own bubbling blobs and explore the properties of a density tube. Make silly putty—glowing goo—green flubber and other cool projects. By the way...we will make ice cream in our own amazing, different, Sciensational way! BRING: a 100% cotton T-shirt to first class. nOTe: Must register by 6/30. • Course #: WIZ 818 BLL2 Reg Code: 4346 MTWThF 12:45-3:45 pm BELL SCHOOL ROAD CTR Sciencsational Staff

7/11-7/15 5 Sessions 001 $151

Maglev Cars (Ages 7-12) Magnetic Levitation for Future Transportation - Build your own “futuristic Maglev” car to race and take home. In 1999 a Japanese five-car maglev train set a record of 345 miles/hour. Yours won’t go that fast, but you’ll have fun building it and learning how it operates. Learn the relationship between magnetism and electricity as you build a simple maglev track as well as a cool electromagnet. Learn how motors and generators work. Build and take home the

world’s simplest motor. Make your own compass and take part in many other magnificent magnetic activities! Have fun and learn while doing hands-on activities! nOTe: Must register by 7/8. • Course #: WIZ 820 BLL10 Reg Code: 4347 MTWThF 9:00 am-Noon BELL SCHOOL ROAD CTR Sciencsational Staff

7/18-7/22 5 Sessions 001 $151

CsI: Crime scene Investigation (Grades 3-6) You will be the super science sleuths. Have fun learning about forensics, crime scene investigations, and crime lab chemistry as you perform as many as 15 different experiments designed to show you just how those tricky cases are solved. Search for the evidence, gather clues, and discover how science can help solve a mystery. Dust for fingerprints, analyze handwriting, test for blood type using simulated blood, examine hair and clothing fibers, practice chemistry to identify mystery substances and much more, and then use your skills to solve crimes of the century. nOTe: Must register by 7/8. • Course #: WIZ 818 BLL3 Reg Code: 4348 MTWThF 12:45-3:45 pm BELL SCHOOL ROAD CTR Sciencsational Staff

7/18-7/22 5 Sessions 001 $151

african animal safari (Grades 1-3) Lions and cheetahs and hyenas, oh my! Come on a week-long safari to discover what you don’t know about African animals! Learn exciting facts through movies, reading, art, and activities. Join a safari and explore your wild side as you learn about African animals! • Course #: WIZ 800 BLL Reg Code: 4314 MTWTh, 9:00 am-Noon RVC STUDENT CENTER BLDG Colleen Rittmeyer

7/18-7/21 4 Sessions Room 1126 $92

Can You Make it Fly? (Grades 1-5) Love things that fly, then this class is for you! Make a different style of paper airplane each day. Learn about symmetry, elevators and ailerons. We will also fly several types of gliders and balloons. Each child will make and bring home a white wing glider. Weather permitting; we will test all planes outside. • Course #: WIZ 818 RV4 Reg Code: 4253 MTWTh, 9:00 am-Noon RVC STUDENT CENTER BLDG Ruth Filz

7/11-7/14 4 Sessions Room 1224 $92

• Course #: WIZ 818 RV5 Reg Code: 4254 MTWTh, 1:00-4:00 pm RVC STUDENT CENTER BLDG Ruth Filz

7/18-7/21 4 Sessions Room 1224 $92


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SPORTS gOlF

gYMnasTICs

Rock Valley College Junior golf Classes

Tumbling

RVC Junior Golf is great for kids! Whether just starting out or looking to turn pro, Eric’s classes combine fun with quality instruction. Students hit balls for about one hour, then play 18 holes of mini-putt—all included. Come out for a great time while learning the fundamentals. Students must provide own clubs. No class 7/4. (Ages 4-7) • Course #: PED 801 PG5 Reg Code: 4201 Fridays, 11:30 am-1:00 pm PENGUIN GOLF ACADEMY 1401 E. Riverside, Loves Park Eric Boomgarden • Course #: PED 801 PG6 Reg Code: 4202 Saturdays, 1:30-3:00 pm PENGUIN GOLF ACADEMY 1401 E. Riverside, Loves Park Eric Boomgarden

6/17-7/15 5 Sessions $66 6/18-7/16 5 Sessions $66

(Ages 8-15) • Course #: PED 801 PG8 Reg Code: 4208 Mondays, 10:00-11:00 am PENGUIN GOLF ACADEMY 1401 E. Riverside, Loves Park Eric Boomgarden • Course #: PED 801 PG2 Reg Code: 4205 Mondays, 3:30-5:00 pm PENGUIN GOLF ACADEMY 1401 E. Riverside, Loves Park Eric Boomgarden • Course #: PED 801 PG7 Reg Code: 4207 Tuesdays, 10:00-11:00 am PENGUIN GOLF ACADEMY 1401 E. Riverside, Loves Park Eric Boomgarden • Course #: PED 801 PG Reg Code: 4204 Tuesdays, 3:30-5:00 pm PENGUIN GOLF ACADEMY 1401 E. Riverside, Loves Park Eric Boomgarden • Course #: PED 801 PG3 Reg Code: 4203 Saturdays, 10:00-11:30 am PENGUIN GOLF ACADEMY 1401 E. Riverside, Loves Park Eric Boomgarden • Course #: PED 801 PG4 Reg Code: 4206 Saturdays, 11:30 am-1:00 pm PENGUIN GOLF ACADEMY 1401 E. Riverside, Loves Park Eric Boomgarden

6/13-7/18 5 Sessions $52 6/13-7/18 5 Sessions $66 6/14-7/12 5 Sessions $52 6/14-7/12 5 Sessions $66 6/18-7/16 5 Sessions $66 6/18-7/16 5 Sessions $66

sWIMMIng

(All Ages) Learn the fundamentals of coordination and basic tumbling that we offer for all ages and all levels. Registration is for 1-Hour/ Week. Once registered call the Fitness Zone at (815) 624-7663 to select a day/time that fits your schedule. • Course #: WIZ 808 FZ3 Reg Code: 3937 FITNESS ZONE 807 Progressive Lane, South Beloit Fitness Zone Staff

6/6-8/29 11 Sessions $66

activity gym (Age 2-4) More than just tumbling! Songs, shapes, balance, colors, coordination and games to help little ones learn and have fun. Choose to attend Mon OR Wed, 9:45-10:30 am. Once registered call the Fitness Zone at (815) 624-7663 to select day that fits your schedule. • Course #: WIZ 818 FZ Reg Code: 4454 FITNESS ZONE 807 Progressive Lane, South Beloit Fitness Zone Staff

6/6-8/29 11 Sessions $55

sOCCeR soccer Camp (Grades 7-10) Open to students who are going into 7th grade through those having finished 10th grade. Participate in the Greatest Sport in the world! This camp will help players develop their soccer skills and abilities through a variety of drills, activities and games. Participants will be working on passing, dribbling and shooting, as well as other fundamentals of the game. Students will be required to bring the following: A positive attitude!, soccer cleats, shin guards, soccer socks, a ball and a 3 x 5” note card with their name, emergency contact name and phone number. Water will be provided. • Course #: SCA 826 WNDS2 Reg Code: 4447 8/1-8/5 MTWThF, 9:00-11:00 am 5 Sessions HARLEM FRESHMAN CAMPUS 1102 Evans Ave Soccer Field (behind school) Ross Fulton $43 • Course #: SCA 826 WNDS Reg Code: 4445 8/8-8/12 MTWThF , 9:00-11:00 am 5 Sessions HARLEM FRESHMAN CAMPUS 1102 Evans Ave Soccer Field (behind school) Ross Fulton $43

Baby swim (4 Months-2 Years) The philosophy for the parent-tot class is to promote a positive response to the child’s experience in the water, meanwhile forming a bond with the parent. Attend one time a week for 30 minutes. Children not fully potty trained must wear a pool diaper – disposable diapers not allowed. Additional fee payable to Dolphin Swim Club at first class, $12-$15 for HD approved pool diaper. Classes are offered MTThSa. Call Dolphin Swim Club at (815) 282-3488 to select a day/time. No class 7/4. • Course #: PED 811 DSC Reg Code: 3922 8 Sessions Dolphin Swim Club Staff

6/13-8/6 $128

semi Private swim lesson (Starts at age 2) Swimming can be used as a vehicle to bring self confidence, self esteem & safety to each child. This class offers an ideal learning environment – warm water, professional consistent teachers & small classes with four or fewer students. Attend one time a week for 30 minutes. Children not fully potty trained must wear a pool diaper – disposable diapers not allowed. Additional fee payable to Dolphin Swim Club at first class, $12-$15 for HD approved pool diaper. Classes are offered MTWTH & Saturday. Call Dolphin Swim Club at (815) 282-3488 to select a day/time. No class 7/4. • Course #: PED 810 DSC Reg Code: 3920 8 Sessions Dolphin Swim Club Staff

6/13-8/6 $176


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Whiz Kids In Belvidere legOs

Cake art

(Grades K-12) Engineering and technological principles are presented as you become a LEGO inventor. Explore simple, real life machines and use the ideas to build similar machines from LEGOS. Create and build realistic, working models based on problem-solving situations. Appropriate for Level I and Level II students. Instructor will assign kits accordingly.

(Grades 4-8) What a better way to spend a summer afternoon than to get sticky while fancying up some cupcakes! We’ll have fun baking and decorating cake. Learn some new techniques.

• Course #: WIZ 820 BE3 Reg Code: 4412 MTWTh, 8:00-11:00 am IMMANUEL LUTHERAN SCHOOL 1225 East 2nd St, Belvidere Joel Koehler • Course #: WIZ 820 BE4 Reg Code: 4413 MTWTh, Noon-3:00 pm IMMANUEL LUTHERAN SCHOOL 1225 East 2nd St, Belvidere Joel Koehler • Course #: WIZ 820 BE5 Reg Code: 4414 MTWTh, 8:00-11:00 am IMMANUEL LUTHERAN SCHOOL 1225 East 2nd St, Belvidere Joel Koehler • Course #: WIZ 820 BE6 Reg Code: 4415 MTWTh, Noon-3:00 pm IMMANUEL LUTHERAN SCHOOL 1225 East 2nd St, Belvidere Joel Koehler

7/18-7/21 4 Sessions Room 139 $92 7/18-7/21 4 Sessions Room 139 $92 7/25-7/28 4 Sessions Room 139 $92 7/25-7/28 4 Sessions Room 139 $92

Mornings at the Museum (Grades 2-8) Get connected with your community’s past and be better prepared to be a good citizen now and into your future. Learn how life has changed for children over the last century through many hands on activities. Focus will be on education, commerce, music, and family life. Join us at the Boone County Historical Society Museum, as we simulate the past to include the log cabin, one-room schoolhouse and general store to name a few. • Course #: WIZ 811 BE Reg Code: 4416 6/13-6/16 MTWTh, 10:00-11:30 am 4 Sessions BOONE COUNTY HISTORICAL MUSEUM Wendy LaFauce $55

Fancy nancy, Fancy Me (Grades K-4) The Fancy Nancy series comes alive for young ladies and gentlemen. Whether Nancy is an old friend or you’re meeting her for the first time, this class will be an engaging learning experience. Jane O’Connor’s books come alive through related activities such as making fancy bow ties & crowns, decorating cookies, and playing Whiz Kids Manners Jeopardy. Learn manners and how to respect others’ individualism while developing your own unique style. Learn some of Nancy’s fancy vocabulary and even a little French along the way. You don’t want to miss Nancy’s fancy party! • Course #: WIZ 821 BE Reg Code: 4419 MTWTh, 10:00-11:00 am IDA PUBLIC LIBRARY Wendy LaFauce

7/25-7/28 4 Sessions LL Conference $42

• Course #: WIZ 803 BE4 Reg Code: 4417 MTWTh, Noon–1:30 pm IMMANUEL LUTHERAN SCHOOL 1225 E 2nd St, Belvidere Kim Zierke

6/27-6/30 4 Sessions Kitchen $55

Kids in the Kitchen (Grades 4-6) Prepare fun & nutritious food you can make yourself. Explore the kitchen & learn to use appliances safely. Prepare simple recipes & snack foods. Also covers proper table setting, serving food in an attractive way & etiquette. • Course #: WIZ 803 BE2 Reg Code: 4409 MTWTh, Noon-2:00pm Immanuel Lutheran School 1225 E 2nd St, Belvidere Jane Koehler

7/18-7/21 4 Sessions Kitchen $67

Junior Chefs (Grades 1-3) Try out new recipes that are sure to be fun & healthy! Various cooking techniques to prepare foods. Covers importance of accurate measurements, safety, & sanitary procedures. Emphasis on baking cakes, cookies and breads. • Course #: WIZ 803 BE Reg Code: 4407 MTWTh, 9:00–11:00 am Immanuel Lutheran School 1225 E 2nd St, Belvidere Jane Koehler

7/18-7/21 4 Sessions Kitchen $67

global gourmet for Kids (Grades 4-8) Food is something that connects people around the globe. You don’t have to go far to enjoy “cooking around the world”. Learn recipes native to different countries, as well as facts about different cultures. Make kid-friendly desserts, drinks and delights from many parts of the world all on your own. Discover everyday ingredients used in ways never thought possible! Leave with a mini-cookbook and new experiences sure to encourage a “hunger” for more! • Course #: WIZ 803 BE5 Reg Code: 4418 MTWTh, 10:00–11:30 am Immanuel Lutheran School Sophia Ramdass

7/25-7/28 4 Sessions Kitchen $42

Whiz Kids AT SPECTRUM Music discovery – Unit 1 (Ages 3-6) Age appropriate musical interaction and training introducing music theory concepts through: dance, basic rhythm instrument training, and narrative biographies. A great Foundation for private music lessons of all kinds. • Course #: MUS 813 SPT Reg Code: 4448 Monday, 10:30-1:15 am SPECTRUM SCHOOL 2909 N. Main St., Rockford Studio 3 Staff $120

6/6-6/27 4 Sessions

Music Kitchen – Unit 1 (Ages 6-11) Beats, Baking & Beethoven, an age appropriate class introducing basic rhythm and theory to prospective or current music students in a way that grounds the concepts. Incorporating all 3 styles of learning (auditory, kinetic and visual). Use “food art”, musical activities and rhythmic instruments to explore classical music and basic beats. Fun, memorable and educational! Wear old clothes or bring an old t-shirt for smock. • Course #: WIZ 815 SPT Reg Code: 4450 Monday, 11:30 am-12:15 pm SPECTRUM SCHOOL 2909 N. Main St., Rockford Studio 3 Staff

6/6 & 6/20 2 Sessions $90

Creative scrapbooking (Grades 5-8) Use paper, stamps, stickers and stencils to create a custom scrapbook. Learn tips and tricks for creating the perfect memory album. BRING: 10 photos (at least) to use in the scrapbook. • Course #: WIZ 816 SPT Reg Code: 4388 MTW, 11:15 am-1:15 pm SPECTRUM SCHOOL 2909 N. Main St., Rockford Alison Hoffman

6/13-6/15 3 Sessions $56

Pastry design (Ages 10 – 8th Grade) It’s a piece of cake! Learn how to create an edible work of art. This class will go over various cake decorating techniques, such as the use of buttercream, and fun with fondant. • Course #: WIZ 803 SPT Reg Code: 4386 MTWTh, 9:00–11:00 am SPECTRUM SCHOOL 2909 N. Main St., Rockford Alison Hoffman

6/13-6/17 4 Sessions $80


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advanced Pastry design

Be an earth detective

Plenty of Penguins!

(Ages 10 – 8th Grade) Expand on the skills you learned in Pastry Design and become a master cake decorator! In this class we will focus on more advanced decorating techniques, such as royal icing flowers, fondants molding and intricate piping designs.

(Grades 1-5) Learn about the Earth in a fast paced class. Talk about weather, make some simple weather instruments, learn about ecosystems, and taking care of our planet. Make and take home a mini-recycle compost bin complete with live worms.

(Ages K-3) Think COLD! Learn about different types of penguins and their habitats. Measure, create & do some cold weather science too. Waddle in for a great week!

• Course #: WIZ 803 SPT2 Reg Code: 4392 MTWTh, 9:00–11:00 am SPECTRUM SCHOOL 2909 N. Main St., Rockford Alison Hoffman

• Course #: WIZ 809 SPT Reg Code: 4429 MTWTh, 9:00 am-Noon SPECTRUM SCHOOL 2909 N. Main St., Rockford Ruth Filz

6/20-6/24 4 Sessions $80

6/27-6/30 4 Sessions

Clayworks for Kids

(Ages 6-10) Easily create fun treats using colored frosting and candies! In this class, we will learn how to make cupcakes that look like little critters, zoo animals, pretty flowers and much more!

We will work with hand building clay, slabs, pinch forms and coils to make sculpture and useful objects. Some of the projects include faces, turtles, mugs and dishes, all to be made with the students’ personal style and input. Individuality is stressed. No two pieces are alike. Fun for all!

6/20-6/22 3 Sessions $36

healthy dishes (Ages 10-8th Grade) Learn how healthy food can be fun and taste good too! Basic nutrition information will be taught and students will create easy to make, healthy dishes. • Course #: WIZ 803 SPT4 Reg Code: 4396 MTW, 1:00-3:00 pm SPECTRUM SCHOOL 2909 N. Main St., Rockford Alison Hoffman

6/20-6/24 3 Sessions $56

science Fun with everyday Things (Grades 1-5) Things will fizz, foam, pop and change. Learn about suspensions and solutions, actions and reactions. Learn about inertia and find electricity in strange places. Learn about gravity and magnets. We will do all this and much more. • Course #: WIZ 818 SPT Reg Code: 4420 MTWTh, 9:00 am-Noon SPECTRUM SCHOOL 2909 N. Main St., Rockford Ruth Filz

6/13-6/16 4 Sessions $92

(Grades 3-6) • Course #: WIZ 804 SPT3 Reg Code: 4446 MTWTh, 9:00 am-Noon SPECTRUM SCHOOL 2909 N. Main St., Rockford Kathy Lyon

6/13-6/16 4 Sessions $92

6/20-6/23 4 Sessions $92

Beginning stamping Techniques (Grades 4-8) A week of card-making fun! Explore various stamping techniques like two-step stamping, dry & wet embossing & adding embellishments. Make one card each day & have time for your own designs, too. • Course #: WIZ 804 SPT4 Reg Code: 4434 MTWTh, 1:00-3:00 pm SPECTRUM SCHOOL 2909 N. Main St., Rockford Kelly Kerchner

6/20-6/23 4 Sessions Room EE $67

science Times & nursery Rhymes

let’s Write a story (Grades 1-5) Do you like animals and dragons, folk tales and fables? If you like to write and draw, then his class is for you. Each child will create a story in the Kamishibai style (Japanese story cards), what a great way to sharpen your writing organizational skills. • Course #: WIZ 821 SPT Reg Code: 4426 MTWTh, 1:00-4:00 pm SPECTRUM SCHOOL 2909 N. Main St., Rockford Ruth Filz

(Grades 1-2) • Course #: WIZ 804 SPT Reg Code: 4441 MTWTh, 9:00 am-Noon SPECTRUM SCHOOL 2909 N. Main St., Rockford Kathy Lyon

6/20-6/23 4 Sessions $92

(Grades K-3) Explore beginning reading as you learn about and revisit your favorite nursery rhymes. Incorporate science experiments into our rhymes too! Leave with a book of rhymes & experiments. • Course #: WIZ 818 SPT4 Reg Code: 4435 MTWTh, 9:00-11:00 am SPECTRUM SCHOOL 2909 N. Main St., Rockford Kelly Kerchner

6/27-6/30 4 Sessions Room EE $67

$92

Cupcake art • Course #: WIZ 803 SPT3 Reg Code: 4395 MTW, 11:15 am-12:15 pm SPECTRUM SCHOOL 2909 N. Main St., Rockford Alison Hoffman

• Course #: WIZ 800 SPT2 Reg Code: 4436 MTWTh, 1:00-3:00 pm SPECTRUM SCHOOL 2909 N. Main St., Rockford Kelly Kerchner

6/27-6/30 4 Sessions Room EE $67

designing & decorating small Wooden Boxes (Grades 3-6) The class will make designs for the sides of provides wooden boxes and various other shapes. These original ornamental designs will be executed onto the boxes themselves by the students. Paint, cloth, decorative papers, sequins, ribbons and other attachments will be provided. Come be creative with at least three finished projects to show for your efforts. Have fun. • Course #: WIZ 801 SPT Reg Code: 4449 MTWTh, 1:00-4:00 pm SPECTRUM SCHOOL 2909 N. Main St., Rockford Kathy Lyon

6/20-6/23 4 Sessions $92

Clay Pots of Mexico and south america (Grades 4-8) Make pots and jewelry like those from South of the U.S. border. Decorate pots with animal, sun and geometric symbols. The jewelry will be made from beads and sun figures. Have fun while exploring the pottery of neighboring people. • Course #: WIZ 804 SPT5 Reg Code: 4453 MTWTh, 9:00 am-Noon SPECTRUM SCHOOL 2909 N. Main St., Rockford Kathy Lyon

6/27-6/30 4 Sessions $92

Construction Paper design & Collage (Grades 2-6) Make an original place mat weaving using construction paper and other materials. Make scenic, geometrical, floral, and transportation picture appliqué’s using decorative papers and markers. Come and enjoy your creative side! BRING: scissors and glue. • Course #: WIZ 801 SPT3 Reg Code: 4455 MTWTh, 1:00-4:00 pm SPECTRUM SCHOOL 2909 N. Main St., Rockford Kathy Lyon

6/27-6/30 4 Sessions $92


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Watercolor for Kids (Grades 2-6) This watercolor painting class introduces children to the basic techniques and fundamentals of this medium. Students learn how to paint while having fun and being creative. • Course #: WIZ 801 SPT2 Reg Code: 4444 MTWTh, 1:00-4:00 pm SPECTRUM SCHOOL 2909 N. Main St., Rockford Kathy Lyon

6/13-6/16 4 Sessions $92

Vehicle engineering (Grades 4-8) Students will 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. • Course #: WIZ 820 SPT3 Reg Code: 4457 MTWTh, 9:00 am-Noon SPECTRUM SCHOOL 2909 N. Main St., Rockford All About Learning Staff

6/13-6/16 4 Sessions $125

elementary engineering 1 (Grades 4-8) Students will creatively build and modify machines applying basic engineering principles and using our unique LEGO® kits. This is an integrated science and math class. • Course #: WIZ 820 SPT2 Reg Code: 4458 MTWTh 1:00-4:00 pm SPECTRUM SCHOOL 2909 N. Main St., Rockford All About Learning Staff

6/13-6/16 4 Sessions $125

Junior engineering 1 (Grades 1-3) Great hands-on learning and building. Students will creatively build and modify machines through basic engineering skills using our unique LEGO® kits. • Course #: WIZ 820 SPT Reg Code: 4459 MTWTh, 9:00 am- Noon SPECTRUM SCHOOL 2909 N. Main St., Rockford All About Learning Staff

6/20-6/23 4 Sessions $125

Junior Vehicle engineering (Grades 1-3) Students will creatively build and modify different vehicles including everyday vehicles, concept cars, construction machines and more using our unique LEGO® kits. • Course #: WIZ 820 SPT4 Reg Code: 4460 MTWTh, 1:00-4:00 pm SPECTRUM SCHOOL 2909 N. Main St., Rockford All About Learning Staff

6/20-6/23 4 Sessions $125

Whiz Kids In PECATONICA digital Photography Workshop

Fancy Food decorating Workshop

(Grades 4-8) Grab your digital camera & manual. Experiment with those “other” buttons & settings on your camera to create special effects and unique photos. Intro to studio photography with green screen technology and basic photography skills will also be covered.

(Grade 3-8) Learn the proper way to fill and hold a pastry bag with frosting to make borders and designs like the pro’s you see on TV. Put all your new skills to the test as you frost and decorate cakes, cookies and other foods to eat in class or to take home.

• Course #: WIZ 816 PEC Reg Code: 4461 TTh, Noon–2:00 pm PECATONICA HIGH SCHOOL 1200 Main St, Pecatonica Kim Shrader

• Course #: WIZ 803 PEC Reg Code: 4465 6/17 Friday, 9:00-Noon 1 Session PECATONICA HIGH SCHOOL Home Economics RM 1200 Main St, Pecatonica Kim Shrader $36

6/21 & 6/23 2 Sessions ROOM C115 $42

Is It Magic or science?

spanish adventures

(Grades 2-8) Amaze your friends and family with tricks and experiments that would make Harry Potter proud. Make your milk disappear or turn to stone, step inside a giant bubble, create some slime and of course a few explosions too!

Discover fun & exciting ways to learn Spanish! Sing songs, play Spanish games, dance the Macarena & much more!

• Course #: WIZ 818 PEC Reg Code: 4462 MW, Noon–2:00 pm PECATONICA HIGH SCHOOL 1200 Main St, Pecatonica Kim Shrader

6/20 & 6/22 2 Sessions $42

Yarn & Paper Craft Projects (Grade 3 & Up) Put some pizzazz in your scrapbook, make your own cards and crafts, or just create something new! Learn basic calligraphy, the art of Origami paper folding and finger weaving with yarn. Choose one, two or do all three! • Course #: WIZ 804 PEC2 Reg Code: 4463 Friday, Noon–3:00 pm Pecatonica High School 1200 Main St, Pecatonica Kim Shrader

6/24 1 Session C115 $36

(Grades K-3) • Course #: WIZ 814 PEC Reg Code: 4466 MTWThF, 8:00-9:30 am PECATONICA HIGH SCHOOL 1200 Main St, Pecatonica Kim Shrader

6/20-6/24 5 Sessions ROOM C115

(Grades 3-6) • Course #: WIZ 814 PEC2 Reg Code: 4467 MTWThF, 10:00-11:30 am Pecatonica High School 1200 Main St, Pecatonica Kim Shrader

6/20-6/24 5 Sessions Room C115

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$64

Babysitting aBC’s (Grades 6-8) Learn how to successfully care for various ages of children with some hands-on experience! First aide, safety for you and the kids, diaper changing, games and entertaining, and even promoting your business will be discussed and practiced.

(Grade 3 & Up) Create totally groovy tie-Dyes. Practice creating the same effects seen at street fairs and rock concerts! You may want to bring your own 100% white cotton t-shirts or other all cotton items for decorating. T-shirts, bandanas and pillow cases will be provided.

• Course #: WIZ 819 PEC Reg Code: 4468 TTh, 9:00 am-Noon Pecatonica High School 1200 Main St, Pecatonica Kim Shrader

• Course #: WIZ 804 PEC Reg Code: 4464 Wednesday, 9:00 am-Noon PECATONICA HIGH SCHOOL 1200 Main St, Pecatonica Kim Shrader

ReMeMBeR to update your personal information as it changes – call enrollment services at (815) 921-4250 for information

Totally Tie-dye Workshop

6/15 1 Session $36

6/14 & 6/16 2 Sessions Room C115 $55


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ABOUT ROCK VALLEY COLLEGE WHIZ KIDS FACULTY all aBOUT leaRnIng was founded in December 2002 & has grown to be a leader in providing education in VideoGame Making, Robotics and Engineering using LEGO® technology for children ages 5-17.

KOehleR, JOel enters his 13th year of teaching LEGO classes. Joel is known to turn students into ‘inventors’ as they explore and build simple and real-life machines.

angelIC ORganICs leaRnIng CenTeR helps urban and rural people build local food systems. The Learning Center offers opportunities to grow healthy food and a better quality of life, connect with farmers and the land, and learn agricultural and leadership skills. For more information or to get involved, visit www.LearnGrowConnect.org.

laFaUCe, WendY is a Golden Apple nominated teacher who has been teaching in Belvidere for the past seven years. Wendy is dedicated to sharing her enthusiasm for being a life-long learner by creating hands-on real-life experiences that will engage each of her students. Her special teaching methods and techniques are unique and generate self-motivated students who appreciate her and enjoy her classes.

BOOMgaRden, eRIC has been teaching golf for over 25 years, and provides instruction in a relaxed and positive atmosphere. BURPee MUseUM OF naTURal hIsTORY was begun as a Works Progress Administration project of the 1930’s, a natural history museum, specializing in paleontology, geology, biology and Native American life. ChICagO PhOTO saFaRI Gary Gullett is the founder and director of Chicago Photo Safari. Gary teaches about a dozen photography classes at RVC and leads photo safaris to local, regional, and international destinations. He is also director of the Chicago Photo Safaris Foundation. dOlPhIn sWIM ClUB is recognized as one of the best in the Rockford area. High quality instruction is achieved through enthusiastic, well-trained staff. Hands-on, gentle touch philosophy is used to create a fun learning environment. FILZ, RUTh has been teaching her love of Science for more than 30 years. She knows that children learn best by doing, & puts the philosophy into practice within her classroom. Striving to share the attitude of “science is great”, she encourages kids to investigate their world, while ultimately encouraging them to pursue science related careers. FITness ZONE managed & owned by Kevin & Brenda Burns strives to provide you with convenience, affordability & quality. The Burns’ teach students to be healthy & active. haWKInsOn, COlleen loves teaching and has taught classes for 20 + years. She learns something new from each babysitting class she teaches! She has recently returned to school to pursue her Masters in Teaching. hIllIsTad, JennIFeR is back to teach her popular youth art classes at RVC. Her fun-filled classes allow students to explore their imaginations and discover how much fun it is to create art. hOFFMan, alIsOn is new to Whiz Kids this summer, is excited to combine two of her passions, the culinary arts and working with children. Prior to graduating from culinary school in 2008, she instructed painting lessons for children at a local ceramic studio. JOhnsOn, WheaTBRead background covers guitars, vocals & recording of 3 original 3 original CDs. Students will benefit from his extensive experience in guitar education and music performance. KeRChneR, KellY teaches Early Elementary at Spectrum School in Rockford. She has been a teacher for 7 years, having earned a Master’s Degree in Elementary Education in Curriculum and Development. KOehleR, JaKe started as a RVC Whiz Kids student, and quickly grew into the role of assisting his dad, Joel, with teaching Whiz Kids LEGO classes. Now, Jacob is pleased to take over some of the classes, to show the kids (and his dad) a thing or two about engineering! KOehleR, Jane began her Whiz Kids career in 1998. Completing the family affair, Jane has come out of Whiz Kids retirement to teach alongside her husband (Joel) & son (Jacob). She has been cooking with kids before starting at RVC, & has taught school for 20 years.

langshOlT, IngeR is a well-respected private instruction piano teacher, instrumental in developing community piano lessons in a group setting at Rock Valley College. lYOn, KaThY has been teaching for Community Education since 1985. Kathy earned her Master of Fine Arts degree & nearing completion of masters in teaching. Since 1991 she has been a teacher within the Rockford Public Schools. MIChaelsen, sUe is a hospital and doctor certified Chi Kung Teacher, licensed massage therapist and an Authorized Jin Shin Do Advanced Acupressure teacher, who enjoys introducing young people to this ever popular exercise and health form. nO JOKe MaRTIal aRTs is the alternative to traditional gyms & martial arts schools. Training is offered to all levels - from the fitness novice to the professional fighter. PODESZWA, RandY, has worked with K-12 students for many years, coaching sports and especially coaching chess. He has been at RESA since 2000 and has helped build the afterschool chess program and hosted weekend chess tournaments. RaMdass, sOPhIa featured in Rockford Woman Magazine; she does professional tutoring and is an enthusiastic educator. As a wife, mother and educator, Sophia’s organization skills contribute to her efficiency and creativity. RITTMeYeR, COlleen, knows Whiz Kids. As a child, she participated in the classes & eventually became her Mom’s (Elizabeth Strey) best assistant. Following in mom Elizabeth’s footsteps, she now leads her own classroom. Colleen has been teaching at the International Montessori Academy in DeKalb, and brings exploration to a new level with Safaris & Origami. ROCKFORd aRT MUseUM’s programs involve collection, exhibition and education. Located inside Riverfront Museum Park for the Arts & Sciences (Rockford Park District facility), RAM offers 17,000 square feet of exhibition space within its three galleries. For more information visit www.rockfordartmuseum.org. ROCKFORd danCe COMPanY in the Riverfront Museum Park is a premier professional ballet company and resident of the Coronado Theater. The school division conducts classes in ballet, modern, jazz, tap and hip hop for preschoolers through adults, as well as offers community-based performance opportunities and education through their Dance Reach and Outreach programs. sCIensaTIOnal WORKs, This New Jersey based, science enrichment program for kids has been around for 30 years, providing quality programs and teachers in 19 states.

seVeRsOn dells is a not-for-profit nature education center located four miles southwest of Rockford. We exist because of the generosity of donors who realize the value of nature education. With 369 acres of mixed woodlands, prairie, wetlands, and old field habitat, Severson Dells is an ideal setting for nature study and appreciation. The Severson Dells Nature Center is housed in a converted Deer Lodge, and the Education Center includes a library, bookstore & classroom. soeprasetyo, sara is a Spanish teacher for CICS Patriots, and has designed and outlined the Spanish curriculum for Kindergarten through 4th grade shRadeR, KIM has been teaching Whiz Kids classes in Pecatonica since 1997. She has a Master’s Degree in Spanish Language and Literature. Incorporating songs, games & fun, she spreads her love of learning in other areas such as: photography, cooking, crafts, calligraphy, scrapbooking, outdoor activities and exploration as well as imaginative play. sTReY, ELIZABETH has taught Whiz Kids since 1988. Her classes are designed to teach children through literature and hands on projects, with the goal of children learning more about topics that interest them. Elizabeth teaches second grade in the Rockford Public Schools. sTReY, KRIsTIn knows Whiz Kids. As a child, she participated in the classes and eventually became her mother’s best assistant. Following in mom Elizabeth’s footsteps, she now leads her own classroom - bringing game show atmosphere to the educational setting. After many years of scholastic competitions, Kristin founded her own business in 2007, Apex Questions, where she creates, formats and edits questions in a variety of scholastically approved formats. sTUdIO 3, Jenny Maragia has been teaching piano privately for the past 17 years. She has also been performi9ng locally in a variety of venues for the past 15 years. She is a home-schooling mother of 4 children ages 10-3 and founder and director of Studio 3 in Rockford, IL. TIlFORd, JennIFeR approaches her 11th year of teaching the popular Crafts and Cooking Club class at RVC. Her hands-on and fun-filled classes are designed to allow students to explore their creativity and learn basic cooking skills while making tasty creations with food. Jennifer has been teaching in the Rockford Public Schools for 24+ years. TOWnsend, KaThleen says her favorite moments have been in the outdoors and for those good times the best have been spent with young people. Her experiences range from weekend hikes with family to backpacking instructor in Rocky Mountain National Park. Her “kid-connection” comes from 21 years of programming at Atwood Outdoor Center. ZHANG, sUsan looks forward to sharing her lifelong interest, experience and education of Chinese to all ages. She believes that having a positive learning experience is key to future success. ZIERKE, KIM has taught Art classes in the Belvidere area since 1988. She has a BS in Art Education, and currently teaches at Immanuel Lutheran School. ZOEHLLER, DANIELLE has taken her passion for reading and writing and brought it to the Whiz Kids community. An English education graduate, she currently substitute teaches throughout our District, counsels at Camp Winnebago & tutors several students.


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CPE offers programs to increase useful job knowledge, functional skills and practical workplace methods that directly translate into improved employee performance. Non-credit certificate courses are available to help you in your general professional development, career advancement and preparation for state and national certification exams. Note: Courses designated as “credit� do not transfer towards a college degree and do not require an entrance exam or tests.

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RVC Continuing Professional 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.


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BUsIness CaReeR TRaInIng Bookkeeping and accounting skills Certificate 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. Upon successful completion of the series of four courses, an RVC Skills Certificate plus a voucher for $50 will be awarded. The voucher may be used towards tuition for future Continuing Professional Education classes or workshops.

Testimonial

“It was very interesting. Mr. Bergmark is very interesting and made the class fun. We actually used the book! I won’t be reselling it. I was somewhat intimidated about ‘returning’ to school, but I’m glad I did.”

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. No classes 7/4 • Course #: ATG 001 RV Reg Code: 4725 MTh, 5:30-7:30 pm RVC SUPPORT SERVICES BLDG Richard Bergmark

6/13-7/18 10 Sessions Room 1309 $110

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. PREREQUISITE: Accounting and Bookkeeping I or equivalent experience. • Course #: ATG 002 RV Reg Code: 4726 MTh, 5:30-7:30 pm RVC SUPPORT SERVICES BLDG Richard Bergmark

7/25-8/25 10 Sessions Room 1309 $110

QuickBooks 2010 Part 1 (1 Credit) (Level 2) Learn the basics of this powerful financial management program for small business. Purchase text at RVC Bookstore before first session. Recommended: Introduction to Personal Computers, Basic Computer Skills or equivalent experience. Learn: –How to work with customer transactions –How to work with vendor transactions –Banking with QuickBooks –How to plan and create a new company –How to work with opening balances and the balance sheet reports –Bring a flash drive to class. • Course #: DPR 029 RV Reg Code: 4035 Wednesdays, 5:30-8:45 pm RVC WOODWARD TECH CTR Richard Bergmark

6/22-7/20 4 Sessions Room G02 $135

QuickBooks 2010 Part 2 (1 Credit) (Level 3) This course provides a continuation of QuickBooks 2010 –Part 1. You will learn: –How to work with physical inventory –how to sell inventory items –How to use QuickBooks for Payroll –job costing and time tracking –How to use classes, create estimates –additional formatting options –How to work with Balance Sheet Accounts –How to customize your QuickBooks File using reports and graphs Purchase text at RVC Bookstore (the same text is used for Part 1 and 2.) Bring a flash drive to class. • Course #: DPR 057 RV Reg Code: 4038 Wednesdays, 5:30-8:45 pm RVC WOODWARD TECH CTR Richard Bergmark

7/27-8/24 5 Sessions Room G02 $135

Body language for Business simplified sales “If you always do what you always did, you will always get what you always got.” Time for a change? If you want to learn to sell, if you want to be motivated, Simplified Sales will provide you with the techniques and training you’ll need to be successful. Gain insights on promoting yourself and your product based on her secrets and philosophies of life. Be rewarded with not only a better attitude on life but with being a successful salesperson. Become that rare person who can take care of hearts while also taking care of business. About the Author: Teddy Behrendt is a retired Assistant Vice President, Branch Manager in the banking industry. She has 22 years of banking experience, 20 years of speaking and training, and 23 years of insurance; all of which included sales. She is fun, dynamic and has an abundance of energy. • Course #: OSB 033 RV Reg Code: 4723 Tuesdays, 6:00-8:00 pm RVC WOODWARD TECH CTR Teddy Behrendt

6/14-6/28 3 Sessions Room 270 $49

Body language for Personal safety The police can’t always be there to save you, but being aware of a criminal’s body language may save your life. Not only will this seminar will teach you how to better understand facial expressions and body language, it will show you how to think like a cop. It will help you recognize danger, and help you identify the most “honest” part of somebody’s body. Recognizing real threats may just be a lifesaver. If protecting yourself and your family is important to you, attend this seminar. • Course #: BUS 014 RV3 Reg Code: 4848 6/29 Wednesday, 6:00-9:00 pm 1 Session RVC PHYSICAL EDUCATION CTR Room 0106 James A. Zalud and Patrick J. Solar, Ph.D., $50

RVC BookstoRE student Center, ground level http://rvc.bncollege.com or (815) 921-1680 For Summer hours and to order or view used and new textbooks visit us online at www.whywaitforbooks.com

Did you know that when two people are speaking to each other there are two conversations taking place -verbal and physical? Listening with only your ears can place you at a big disadvantage in professional, social, and personal situations. This seminar will help you understand facial expressions and body language, how to speak body language and listen with your eyes. You’ll learn to read someone’s face like an automobile dashboard-how to know it’s Pinocchio before his nose starts to grow, how to look your best before leaving the house, how to be liked in four seconds and how to stand and sit to better your chances of success. You will also learn how to send body language messages that will close deals. If being successful in business and social situations is important to you, this seminar is a must. • Course #: BUS 014 RV Reg Code: 4846 Wednesday, 6:00-9:00 pm RVC PHYSICAL EDUCATION CTR James A. Zalud

6/15 1 Session Room 0106 $50

Body language for Interviewing “You got the job.” That’s what you want to hear after you’ve had an interview. You will learn to speak winning body language and listen to the interviewer with your eyes. Know what to do with your posture, hands, eyes, and yes, even your voice. If you are serious about getting a job, attend this seminar. • Course #: BUS 014 RV2 Reg Code: 4847 Wednesday, 6:00-8:00 pm RVC PHYSICAL EDUCATION CTR James A. Zalud

6/22 1 Session Room 0106 $25

a new approach to selling Today’s salesperson has to come equipped with sales principles and an understanding of non-verbal communication. This seminar gives a basic understanding of what it takes to be better in sales. Learn how to develop prospects and know if you are talking to the right person— know if the right person is telling you the truth. Look your best before leaving the house and be liked in 4 seconds. Learn where to stand and sit to better your chances of success, also express and read body language messages to handle objections and close deals. If being more successful in sales is important, this seminar is a must! • Course #: OSB 030 RV Reg Code: 4849 Wednesday, 6:00-9:00 pm RVC PHYSICAL EDUCATION CTR James A. Zalud

7/13 1 Session Room 0106 $50


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Improve Your Memory Have you ever met people, and within minutes, forgotten their names? Can’t remember a license plate, phone number or grocery list? Over 50 and forgetful? This seminar will help you improve your memory—immediately! Learn how to remember 10 names after one meeting. You will remember 10 objects—in order, reverse order or randomly—after one glance. You will learn how to memorize a 10 digit number in seconds, as well as how to give a speech without any notes. If you are serious about improving your memory, attend this seminar. • Course #: OSB 036 RV Reg Code: 4850 Wednesday, 6:00-9:00 pm RVC PHYSICAL EDUCATION CTR James A. Zalud

7/20 1 Session Room 0106 $50

Jim Zalud is a veteran seminar presenter with over 25 years of experience. Additionally, Jim has been a marketing consultant to corporations, cities, universities, and numerous small businesses. He has been a coach to executives and politicians. Jim is currently committed to the advancement of the understanding of facial expressions and body language in professional and personal conversations.

entrepreneurship Principles (3 Credits)This course is held in cooperation with the RVC Business Division and examines the various skills and habits essential for a successful entrepreneurial venture. Real world case studies will provide opportunities to analyze why certain businesses fail while others succeed. Students will also encounter exposure to a variety of entrepreneurship ventures through lectures and live experiences that support growth in problem recognition, and solution development, and the exploration of career options. To register call (815) 921-3900 Refer to BUs 077 RV for Fall 2011 Dates: Wednesdays, 6:00-7:00 pm RVC WOODWARD TECH CTR Dr. Gerald GeRue

8/24-12/7 16 Weeks Room 213 $271

Import/export now! (1 Credit) In these unusual times, self-employment is not an option, but necessity. For those who want a self-employed career in import or export (or both) of goods or services and need a step-by-step hands-on course, this nine week on-line seminar is for you! Learn how to develop product or service, find best suppliers, best customers, work with banks, currency issues, insurance companies, government agencies and other trade entities and more. Take at own pace, plenty of one-on-one email contact with the instructor. Optional weekly live sessions online 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: 978-0-9795515-0-5 is available on Amazon.com. about the Instructor 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. This on-line course will meet on the Internet on Wednesdays, for 9 sessions from 8:00-10:00 pm (Central time.) Session I – 6/22 through 8/17 Cost $95 TO RegIsTeR, pay and provide us with your e-mail address, call (815) 921-3900 and refer to Course #MKT 052 Testimonial “I have purchased a lot of products on starting a home-based business. Spent thousands of dollars. No product, course, seminar, video came close to offering the content that this course did.” Sandra Rajsic-Lohman, MBA, CPA, CMA

Tailoring with Knowledge Basic alterations: Tailoring with Knowledge Part 1 (3 Credits) WORK AT HOURS OF YOUR CHOICE by getting a certificate in tailoring from one of only 100 Master tailors in the country, Joe Chiarelli. Learn an age old tradition of alterations, to work from home or a department store or set-up your own retail store front. You will learn how to procure business, how to provide all alteration services by learning a new skill and above all how to keep your customers satisfied. After attending this program you will be able to perform technical alterations including: Hemming the pants bottom; Re-cuts; Shoulder pad work; tapering of thighs; Coat Center seam or blade problems; Coat vent problems; Professional ironing and more. • Course #: BUS 052 RV Reg Code: 4014 WF, 1:00-3:30 pm BELL SCHOOL ROAD CTR Joe Chiarelli

6/15-8/19 10 Weeks Room 002 $2,995

Pants Pattern Making – Part 1 This class will show you how to draft a pants pattern from your own measurements or for others. It will teach you the proper measuring techniques for a perfectly tailored pants pattern. Learn to take and apply the necessary measurements for pants; Drafting Front Pattern; Drafting Under Pattern; Pattern Alterations and Grading and transferring to cloth. Recommended: Basic Tailoring or equivalent experience. • Course #: BUS 017 RV Reg Code: 4734 Wednesdays, 3:30-5:30 pm BELL SCHOOL ROAD CTR Joe Chiarelli

6/15-7/13 5 Weeks Room 002 $125

an Introduction to Voiceovers Have you ever wanted to be the voice everyone hears on TV and radio commercials, documentary or audio book narrations? You too can become a Professional Voiceover Artist! In this fun, informative, and empowering class, we’ll teach you the basics of the voice over industry to help you decide if it is something you’d like to pursue. Your voice will be recorded as you read from real scripts so you can receive a professional voice evaluation later. Be warned, many who have taken this class have gone on to become real, bona-fide, professional Voice Actors. Come ready to laugh, learn, and be inspired... This class is taught by a professional voice actor from the voice acting training company, Voices For All. • Course #: COM 004 RV Reg Code: 4024 Saturday, Noon-2:00 pm RVC WOODWARD TECH CTR Voices for All Staff

6/25 1 Session Room 141 $40

Professional Wedding Planner Certification (2.5 Credits) This 40-hour course includes information on planning, coordinating, and directing weddings and addresses the industry’s business structure. Documentation information, contracts, how to work with vendors, and marketing, working with prospective brides and grooms, an important curriculum component, will be discussed. The fee includes workbooks, CD’s, testing and National Certification from the Wedding Planning Institute. This course is recognized by the Council for Higher Education, The Association for Wedding Professionals International and the American Society for Wedding Planners. Upon completion of the course you have three options: an internship opportunity, job placement assistance, or bridal client referrals. For Internet Section call 815-921-3906 to pay. We then notify the Institute of your payment. Then go to http://www.weddingplanninginstitute. com/ . Please note: Register through Rock Valley College. • Course #: BUS 043 ECC Reg Code: 4843 Wednesdays, 6:00-10:00 pm ELGIN COMMUNITY COLLEGE 1700 Spartan Dr., Elgin Desiree Dent

6/6-8/8 10 Weeks Room 214 $895

Preston Bailey Wedding & event design (2 Credits) Preston Bailey is one of the world’s premier event designers, known for his ability to transfer raw, ordinary spaces, into opulent theatrical environments, translating his client’s fantasy into aweinspiring reality. Experience the step-by-step processes and technique utilized by this wedding and event expert. This new course is a comprehensive “how-to” for the industry, providing real behind-the-scenes footage, photographs, and documentation, including insights into the wizardry that make a wedding a one-of-kind, magical event for a couple and their events. Visit www.elgin.edu for more information. • Course #: BUS 078 ECC Reg Code: 4844 Wednesdays, 5:00-9:00 pm ELGIN COMMUNITY COLLEGE 1700 Spartan Dr., Elgin Desiree Dent

6/7-8/9 10 Weeks Room UVC-214 $1,195


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Introduction to Interior decorating (1 Credit) Do you walk into a room and say/feel, “WOW, this room needs something!” Then, this course is an ideal way to have fun while learning how to DECORATE! We’ll cover the why’s and how’s of selecting colors, flooring, lighting, furniture and more. An outline and handouts in related subject matter will be provided. You can actually work hands-on to decorate a room of your choice while keeping the project budget-sensitive. By the end of the course, the area you chose will reflect something practical and useful for all members of the household. Professional guest speakers, a fieldtrip to a local store, and learning how to organize and present a personal/client presentation board will be included. Mark Iverson II works for a local painting company that has been in business for over 23 years. His work was featured on HGTV and he has won several awards for best paint design from the HBA in Rockford IL. • Course #: ART 059 RV Reg Code: 4792 Wednesdays, 6:00-8:00 pm BELL SCHOOL ROAD CTR Mark Iverson

6/15-8/3 4 Sessions Room 007 $99

home Inspection licensure Program

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. Please note: Register through Rock Valley College at (815) 921-3900. • Course #: OSB 012 RV Reg Code: 4153 Saturday, 9:00-11:00 am KISWAUKEE COMMUNITY COLLEGE 21193 Malta Rd, Malta, IL Bellman Group

6/11 1 Session Room A225 FREE

home Inspection licensure Program –On-line (5 credits) This self-paced on-line class requires reading from the book – Home Referen ce 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. The final exam is a proctored exam. We will assist you in finding a proctor to witness you taking this exam. 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 email Charles@thehomeinspectors.com. TO REGISTER, pay and provide us with your e-mail address call (815) 921-3900. Cost: $450 Instructors: Chuck Bellefontaine and Corey Friedman

(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. Our instructors are experienced licensed home inspectors and active members of the American Society of Home Inspectors [ASHI]. 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. Kishwaukee College classroom sessions held OnlY on the following dates: Saturday, July 9, 8 am-4 pm Saturday, July 16, 8 am-4 pm Saturday, July 23, 8 am -4 pm Saturday, July 30, 8 am-4 pm Saturday, August 6, 8 am-4 pm The last class meeting will be in-field instruction with the classroom portion held at Rock Valley College, Woodward Technology Center, Room G02, on: Saturday, August 13, at 8 am-6 pm note: Students MUST register prior to June 24, 2011 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. RVC is offering this program in cooperation with Elgin Community College, Kishwaukee College, and Illinois Valley Community College. Please note: Register through Rock Valley College. To Register Call (815) 921-3900 and refer to Course # BUS 095 KCC Cost: $899 Instructors: Charles Bellefontaine and Corey Friedman

Education is what remains after one has forgotten what one has learned in school. ~Albert Einstein

Paralegal/legal assistant/lawyer’s assistant Certificate Program RVC Continuing Professional Education, in collaboration with Midwest Paralegal Studies, offers a 12-month Paralegal Certificate of Completion to those who complete all five courses in the series. This generalist program provides the novice or those currently working in the legal field, a comprehensive overview of all the paralegal roles and responsibilities. Tuition for each of the five classes is $195. The total cost to complete the fivecourse certificate series is $975 (includes all study materials). about the Instructor: 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. http:// www.paralegalstudies.com

how the Program Works This is a private online tutoring program designed to let you work at a 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. The program begins with a free, one-hour orientation seminar held on-line (required prior to registering). Dates for Summer classes (Thursdays - 7 Weeks): June 2 – July 14

Paralegal Orientation (required prior to registration): Free$ Online Information session 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: http://www.paralegalstudies.com/free_orientation.htm TO RegIsTeR and pay call RVC Continuing Professional education at (815) 921-3900.

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. Cost $195

Paralegal Jurisprudence (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. Cost $195


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BUSINESS CAREER TRAINING / BUSINESS MANAGEMENT LEADERSHIP TRAINING

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. Cost $195

BUsIness ManageMenT leadeRshIP TRaInIng

Paralegal Management

Fitness Training

(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. Cost $195

National Personal Trainer Certification special note: W.I.T.S. is an approved CEU provider for the Board of Certification for Athletic Trainers (BOC , the American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA) National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage & Bodywork (NCBTMB), Veterans Training and Education, the International Association of Continuing Education and Training (IACET). The American Council on Education has recommended college credits for this course.

Paralegal Career

W.I.T.S. is an approved CEU provider for the (BOC), (AOTA), (NCBTMB), Veterans Training and Education, (IACET). College credits for this course through ACE may also be available.

(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. Cost $195

On-line Courses for Business through ed2go TO REGISTER, pay and provide us with your e-mail address call (815) 921-3900. or register on-line at www.ed2go.com/rvc All courses listed are $99 for a 6-week session – for a complete listing of courses, visit www.ed2go.com/rvc • Administrative Assistant Fundamentals • Managing Customer Service • Principles of Sales Management • Distribution and Logistics Management • Real Estate Law • Mastery of Business Fundamentals • Project Management Fundamentals • Employment Law Fundamentals • Fundamentals of Supervision and Management

Orientation to Fitness Training This FREE 1-hour Personal Fitness Training Orientation is designed to provide information for anyone interested in the fitness profession or in becoming a fitness trainer. This lecture includes a brief overview of the industry and professional trends while allowing ample time for a Q and A session. Topics include personal training, group exercise, senior fitness, children’s fitness, fitness management and aqua fitness. • Course #: PED 067 RV Reg Code: 4165 Saturday, 10:00-11:00 am RVC PHYSICAL EDUCATION CTR W.I.T.S. Instructor

6/4 1 Session Room 0106 FREE

Personal Fitness Trainer - national Certification (2 Credits) Come join this fun field and be a part of what the US Labor Department and the fitness industry have a high demand profession. This challenging course is taught over a 5-week period for better retention and skill competency. The National Exam is held on the 6th week. Fifteen hours of “hands on” practical training prepares you to actually work with clients one on one. Also, fifteen hours of lectures include, but not limited to, anatomy, exercise physiology, nutrition, health screening, etc. * Call 1-888-330-9487 to order the required textbook for the course and start reading ASAP (cost of textbook not included in course fee). The American Council on Education (ACE) has approved one college credit for this course. Proof of CPR/AED and a 30-hour internship will prepare you to work successfully in the fitness field. This is a great opportunity to network with employers, while getting valuable experience. CPR (see below) is offered at the end of class. No class 7/2. • Course #: FWS 010 RV Reg Code: 4061 6/18-7/30 (6 Sessions) Lectures - Saturdays, 9:00 am-Noon RVC PHYSICAL EDUCATION CTR Room 0116 Clinicals - Saturdays 1:00-4:00 pm RVC PEC FITNESS CTR Room 1206 W.I.T.S. Staff $530

heartsaver CPR/aed for Personal Fitness Trainer This course is provided for students registered in the Personal Fitness Trainer Program who do not have a current CPR: AED card. 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 approx. $15. BRING: your registration slip with you to class. Instructor: 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. • Course #: HLT 006 PFT Reg Code: 4067 Saturday, 8:00 am-Noon RVC SUPPORT SERVICES BLDG Ruth Kormanek

6/11 1 Session Room 1309 $39


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COMPUTeR sKIlls TRaInIng Computer Training for Everyone! Computer courses offered through Continuing Professional 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:

Be – Course sections are taught at the Keen Age Center, 2141 Henry Luckow Drive, Belvidere, Computer Lab Bll - Course sections are taught at the Bell School Road Center, 3350 N. Bell School Road, Rockford, Room 005. RV - Course sections are taught at the Woodward Technology Center, 3301 N. Mulford Rd., Rockford, Room G02 sC – Course sections are taught at the Stenstrom Center for Career Education, 4151 Samuelson Rd, Rockford Apples indicate courses that have been approved for CPDUs by the Illinois State Board of Education. Please let the instructor know when taking the class for CPDUs.

Teachers! Watch for the Apples. Apples indicate courses that have been approved for CPDUs by the Illinois State Board of Education. Please let the instructor know when taking the class for CPDUs.

Computers Can Be Fun – ReallY! What can help you shop to your heart’s content, rent & show movies, watch TV programs when you want, create a radio station that plays your music, let you see your family & friends even though they are spread across the country, save & restore your old photos and turn them into beautiful presentations to share – all without leaving your home? Of course, the answer is your computer. This 5-day course is geared to show you what you can do without leaving home, with the help of your computer. Our class welcomes all levels of computer experience. Everyone will learn something new. 5 CPDUs • Course #: DPR 001 BE Reg Code: 4797 MTWThF, 10:00-11:00 am COMPUTER LAB Wendy LaFauce

7/11-7/15 5 Sessions $39

Beginning Keyboarding skills

Windows Vista Basics

(1 Credit) (Level 1) - This hands on course will help you begin or improve your typing/keyboarding skills. Purchase text at RVC Bookstore before first session. You will learn: –keys on the keyboard –home row keys –correct keyboard hand positions –to increase your speed Bring a flash drive to class. No class 7/4.

(1 Credit) (Level 1) - If you’re a new computer user, come open Windows and climb in with us. We’ll teach you the correct names for some of the best and most used features of the Operating System. Purchase text at RVC Bookstore before first session. Recommended: Intro to Personal Computers or equivalent experience. Bring a flash drive to class. No class 7/2. 16 CPDU’s

• Course #: DPR 033 BLL Reg Code: 4832 MW, 5:15-7:15 pm BELL SCHOOL ROAD CTR Bob Sweeney

6/20-7/25 10 Sessions Room 005 $145

Basic Computer skills (1 Credit) (Level 1) – This course will help you prepare for many of the other Level 3 courses and offers an overview of the MS Office 2007 Suite. Handouts given at class. You will learn to: –type letters and documents using Word –create formulas in spreadsheets using Excel –create databases using Access –create presentations using PowerPoint Bring a flash drive to class. No class 6/23. 16 CPDU’s

• Course #: DPR 003 RV Reg Code: 4785 Saturdays, 1:00-5:00 pm RVC WOODWARD TECH CTR Andres Perez III

6/18-7/16 4 Sessions Room 151 $125

Windows File Management Worskshop

• Course #: DPR 045 RV Reg Code: 4807 TTh, 8:15 am-12:15 pm RVC WOODWARD TECH CTR Gail Lee

6/14-6/23 4 Sessions Room G02 $125

(.5 Credits) Get Organized! Organize pictures from your camera into folders when you load them onto your computer so that you can find them later. You will learn to: –make folders to store files –sort and move large groups of files all at once –rename files and folders –move & copy to get organized – mo more long lists of files –download pictures from camera to computer –make backups –apply principles to your email Bring a flash drive to class.

• Course #: DPR 045 RV1 Reg Code: 4853 TTh, 5:30-9:30 pm RVC WOODWARD TECH CTR Chuck Corley

6/14-6/28 4 Sessions Room G02 $125

• Course #: DPR 025 BLL2 Reg Code: 5048 Friday, 1:00-5:00 pm BELL SCHOOL ROAD CTR Kathe Mundinger

• Course #: DPR 045 BLL1 Reg Code: 4037 Saturdays, 8:15-12:15 pm BELL SCHOOL ROAD CTR Gail Lee

7/9-7/30 4 Sessions Room 005 $125

• Course #: DPR 045 BLL Reg Code: 4818 MW, 12:15-4:15 pm BELL SCHOOL ROAD CTR Kathe Mundinger

7/11-7/20 4 Sessions Room 005 $125

Windows Basics XP (1 Credit) (Level 1) - What’s a desktop, an icon, a taskbar? We’ll teach you the correct names for some of the best and most used features of the Windows XP Operating System. If you have any other Windows operating system, most everything taught in the class will work for you. Purchase text at RVC Bookstore before first session. Recommended: Intro to Personal Computers or equivalent experience. You will learn to: –open document and folders –customize the taskbar –start applications from the desktop –manage files –change system settings –use many accessories that are part of Windows Bring a flash drive to class. No class 7/1. 16 CPDU’s • Course #: DPR 003 BLL Reg Code: 4027 MW, 12:15-4:15 pm BELL SCHOOL ROAD CTR Kathe Mundinger

6/20-6/29 4 Sessions Room 005 $125

7/8-7/15 2 Sessions Room 005 $45


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Exam Series What is a Specialist Series? This set of courses provides you with 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 or Web Page Design Specialist by successfully completing the required courses for each track. Please consult individual courses in The current CPE schedule or visit the RVC Website at www.rockvalleycollege.edu for dates and times. Recommended: Students should have basic computer skills before registering for any of the classes listed below.

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

RVC Computer Skills Exam Upon successful completion of a Specialist Series in MS Word, Excel, Access and 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 on June 4, 2011 from 9-11am for all topics. Students have one year to complete all of the required Specialist Series courses. For registration information and/or to register for the next exam, call RVC Continuing Professional Education at (815) 921-3900. • Course #: OSB 099 RV Reg Code: 5047 Wednesday, 4:00-6:00 pm RVC WOODWARD TECH CTR Gail Lee

8/31 1 Session Room G02 FREE

RVC Keyboarding/Typing Certificate Do you need an instant reliable, accurate typing certification? We can test your speed and accuracy. Then print out an RVC Certificate showing your scores so you can use it to show an employer. • Course #: OSB 099 RV2 Reg Code: 5061 Wednesday, 4:00-6:00 pm RVC WOODWARD TECH CTR Gail Lee

8/31 1 Session Room G02 $10

RVC BOOKSTORE Student Center, Ground level http://rvc.bncollege.com or (815) 921-1680 For Summer hours and to order or view used and new textbooks visit us online at www.whywaitforbooks.com

Word Part 1

Excel Part 1

(.5 Credit) (Level 2) Word 2007, a powerful word processing program allows you to do much more than type documents. Purchase text at RVC Bookstore before first session. PREREQUISITE: Basic Computer Skills. You will learn to: –Open Word and reviewing the new Ribbon interface –Navigate & close Word documents –Create documents & search Help for more information –Create & enhance business letters, memoranda, reports and press releases using margins –Work with line spacing, bullets border & shading –Use spell & grammar checker, AutoCorrect, Format Painter –Cut, copy, paste, drag & drop –Create document with mail merge Bring a flash drive to class. No class 7/5. 12 CPDU’s

(.5 Credits) (Level 2) Learn Excel 2007, a powerful spreadsheet application. Focus of this course is on basic skills, starting with a review of the new Office Ribbon interface. PREREQUISITE: Basic Computer Skills. Purchase text at RVC Bookstore before first session. You will learn to: –Enter & edit data –format cell contents –select cells & ranges –adjust row and column –print worksheets –page setup and printing –create formulas & functions, Bring a flash drive to class. 12 CPDU’s

• Course #: DPR 023 RV Reg Code: 4798 Tuesdays 8:15 am-12:15 pm RVC WOODWARD TECH CTR Gail Lee

6/28-7/19 3 Sessions Room G02 $99

• Course #: DPR 023 RV1 Reg Code: 4755 TTh, 7:30-9:30 pm RVC WOODWARD TECH CTR Chuck Corley

7/5-7/21 6 Sessions Room G02 $99

• Course #: DPR 023 BLL Reg Code: 4817 MW, 12:15-3:15 pm BELL SCHOOL ROAD CTR Kathe Mundinger

7/25-8/3 4 Sessions Room 005 $99

Word Part 2 (.5 Credits) (Level 3) Learn intermediate Word skills. Purchase text at RVC Bookstore before first session. PREREQUISITE: Word Level 1. 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 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 templates and create template Bring a flash drive to class. No class 8/2. 12 CPDU’s • Course #: DPR 026 RV Reg Code: 4851 TTh, 7:30-9:30 pm RVC WOODWARD TECH CTR Chuck Corley

7/26-8/11 6 Sessions Room G02 $99

• Course #: DPR 026 RV1 Reg Code: 4802 Tuesdays, 8:15 am-12:15 pm RVC WOODWARD TECH CTR Gail Lee

7/26-8/16 3 Sessions Room G02 $99

• Course #: DPR 024 RV Reg Code: 4757 TTh, 5:15-7:15 pm RVC WOODWARD TECH CTR Chuck Corley

7/5-7/21 6 Sessions Room G02 $99

• Course #: DPR 024 RV1 Reg Code: 4801 Thursdays, 8:15 am-12:15 pm RVC WOODWARD TECH CTR Gail Lee

6/30-7/14 3 Sessions Room G02 $99

Excel Part 2 (.5 Credits) (Level 3) Learn intermediate Excel skills. PREREQUISITE: Excel Level 1. Purchase text at RVC Bookstore before first session. You will learn to: –Sort worksheet rows –Set print options –Freeze headings & split –Create SmartArt worksheet windows –Insert art, draw, move, size, rotate & add styles –Use office template & create custom templates –Lock & unlock cells, apply protection, set password & attach a digital signature –Copy & move worksheets, copy formatting between worksheets & use linked formulas Bring a flash drive to class. 12 CPDU’s • Course #: DPR 027 RV Reg Code: 4852 TTh, 5:15-7:15 pm RVC WOODWARD TECH CTR Chuck Corley

7/26-8/11 6 Sessions Room G02 $99

• Course #: DPR 027 RV1 Reg Code: 4803 Thursdays, 8:15 am-12:15 pm RVC WOODWARD TECH CTR Gail Lee

7/21-8/11 4 Sessions Room G02 $99

Access 2007 Complete Course (1.5 Credit) (Level 2-3) Begin building the skills needed to use this powerful database management software then learn more advanced techniques to work Microsoft Access. Purchase text at RVC bookstore before first session. Recommended: Basic Computer Skills or equivalent experience. You will learn: – to define database concepts– to build and modify tables – to plan/design a database– to use a form to enter data into a table – to create a table – to create/modify select queries –Strengthen tables by forming relationships and formatting fields –Explore different types of queries to extract information Bring a flash drive to class. No class 7/4-8/1. 28 CPDU’s • Course #: DPR 089 RV Reg Code: 4053 Mondays, 10:00 am-2:00 pm RVC WOODWARD TECH CTR Gail Lee

6/20-8/15 7 Sessions Room 153 $189


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PowerPoint 2007 essentials – The Complete Course (1 Credit) (Level 2) Everything you need to know to assemble and present your own basic PowerPoint presentation. Purchase text at RVC Bookstore before first session. Recommended: Introduction to Personal Computers or equivalent experience. You will learn to: –use Slide Master –create charts –AutoContent Wizard –change color schemes –create and run slide shows –print handouts and outlines Bring a flash drive to class. No class 8/2, 8/4. 20 CPDU’s • Course #: DPR 095 RV Reg Code: 4809 TTh, 12:30-3:00 pm RVC WOODWARD TECH CTR Gail Lee

7/19-8/18 8 Sessions Room G02 $145

accounting with Computer software QuickBooks 2010 Part 1 (1 Credit) (Level 2) Learn the basics of this powerful financial management program for small business. Purchase text at RVC Bookstore before first session. Recommended: Introduction to Personal Computers, Basic Computer Skills or equivalent experience. Learn to: –work with customer transactions –work with vendor transactions –Bank with QuickBooks –plan and create a new company –work with opening balances and the balance sheet reports Purchase text at RVC Bookstore and bring a flash drive to class. • Course #: DPR 029 RV Reg Code: 4035 Wednesdays, 5:30-8:45 pm RVC WOODWARD TECH CTR Richard Bergmark

6/22-7/20 5 Sessions Room G02 $115

QuickBooks 2010 Part 2

Special Topics libro de Microsoft Office 2007 espanol (1 Credit)Ahora ya pueda aprender Microsoft Office 2007 en español. Este es un libro completo con ejemplos y consejos que ayudan al estudiante a aprender Microsoft Office 2007 a su propio paso. Contiene lecciones con ejercicios prácticos en un lenguaje sencillo para Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel y Microsoft PowerPoint, las tres aplicaciones mals populares de Microsoft Office 2007. Texto de libreria de RVC compra antes del primer dia de clase. No class 7/1. • Course #: DPR 005 SC Reg Code: 5046 Fridays, 8:00-11:00 am STENSTROM CENTER Jorge Accoyave

6/17-7/22 4 Sessions Room 159 $115

Mac for newcomers (.5 Credits) This introductory class is designed for the new user or individuals with no experience interested in learning how to get around the Mac computer. Provides individuals with a few basic skills and confidence to continue learning. Purchase text at RVC Bookstore before 1st class. No class 7/4. You will learn: –the desktop –menu bar –to use the mouse –to use the dock –application use –surfing the web –the basic window, menu & shortcuts Bring a flash drive to class. • Course #: DPR 019RV Reg Code: 5045 Mondays, 1:00-4:00 pm WOODWARD TECH CTR Tony Lamia

6/20-7/18 4 Sessions Room 152 $99

Web Page design Using hTMl (1 Credit) (Level 3) Learn to develop Web sites using Hypertext Markup Language (HTML) and Extensible HTML. (XHTML). Learn to write code manually, as well as use graphical user interface (GUI) authoring tools. Learn to insert images, create hyperlinks, and add tables, forms and frames to their Web pages. Bring a Flash Drive to class. Recommended: Introduction to Personal Computers, Internet Essentials, Windows or equivalent experience. You will learn to: –create hypertext links between and within pages –create basic web pages using HTML –create your own web page from start to finish, including graphics –use links, tables frames –use assorted background colors and other formatting techniques Bring a flash drive to class. No class 7/2. 20 CPDUs

(1 Credit) (Level 3) This course provides a continuation of QuickBooks 2010–Part 1. You will learn to: –work with physical inventory, how to sell inventory items –use QuickBooks for Payroll, job costing and time tracking –use classes, create estimates additional formatting options –work with Balance Sheet Accounts –customize your QuickBooks File using reports and graphs Purchase text at RVC Bookstore (the same text is used for Part 1 and 2.) Bring a flash drive to class.

• Course #: DPR 080 BLL Reg Code: 4828 Saturdays, 8:30 am-12:30 pm RVC WOODWARD TECH CTR Jerry Schoonover

• Course #: DPR 057 RV Reg Code: 4038 Wednesdays, 5:30-8:45 pm RVC WOODWARD TECH CTR Richard Bergmark

(.5 Credits) (Level 2) Get familiar with the composition and editing capabilities of Adobe Photoshop Elements 9.0. Emphasis will be on selection tools, file formats, resolutions, filters and layers. Bring a flash drive to class. No class 7/5. 12 CPDU’s

7/27-8/24 5 Sessions Room G02 $115

6/18-7/23 5 Sessions Room G02 $145

adobe Photoshop elements 9.0

• Course #: DPR 042 RV Reg Code: 4804 TTh, 12:30-2:30 pm RVC WOODWARD TECH CTR Gail Lee

6/21-7/14 7 Sessions G02 $115

Internet essentials and safety Workshop (.5 Credits) (Level 2) Have you wanted to know how to get information from all over the world at the touch of your keyboard? This workshop is designed to give you a basic understanding of the Internet and expose you to the vast amount of information available on the World Wide Web. Internet safety will also be discussed in this class. Recommended: Introduction to Personal Computers or equivalent experience. You will learn: –to Browse/Search the Internet –Internet data retrieval resources such as subject trees (directories) –about email and attachments –about downloading files from the Internet Bring a flash drive to class. 8 CPDUs • Course #: DPR 077 BLL Reg Code: 4819 MW, 12:30-4:30 pm BELL SCHOOL ROAD CTR Kathe Mundinger

8/8 & 8/10 2 Sessions Room 005 $65

eBaY 1: Buying on eBaY This class will walk you through the entire process of how to bid and BUY an item on EBAY’s online auction. We will briefly cover how to register with EBAY for those participants who are not yet registered, however, no actual registration will take place during the class. We will also discuss and offer you the chance to sign up for Paypal—you will need current bank account numbers for the Paypal registration. note: Participants who want to take advantage of this hands-on training should already be registered with EBAY as a BUYER. You will learn: – to bid for an item – importance of Feedback – EBAY’s Help for Buying – bidding options and tools – to search for an item using Categories – to search for an item using Keywords • Course #: OSB 096 BLL Reg Code: 4827 Saturday, 8:30-11:30 am BELL SCHOOL ROAD CTR Scott Rowe

6/18 1 Session Room 005 $39

eBaY 2: selling on eBaY (Level 2) Walk through the entire process of how to SELL and item on EBAY; ideal for the person who has been using EBAY to buy items and now wants to get into selling. Students are strongly encouraged to bring an item to sell on EBAY. note: We will not cover how to register on EBAY as a seller. Participants who want to take advantage of this hands-on training should already be registered with EBAY as a SELLER. You will learn: –to search to find a comparable value to your item –to list your tie on EBAY –to sell an item for a set price –to review the status of your item, leaving feedback for the buyer –about EBAY’s Help for selling, shipping and contacting buyer • Course #: OSB 096 BLL1 Reg Code: 4157 Saturday, 8:30-11:30 am BELL SCHOOL ROAD CTR Scott Rowe

6/25 1 Session Room 005 $39


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DISTANCE ON-LINE LEARNING / EDUCATION CAREER TRAINING

distance On-line learning anytime – anywhere!

Ed2go – Workforce Training Programs

networking and CompTIa™ Certification Training Programs

(formerly Gatlin Education Services) www.gatlineducation.com/rvc Rock Valley College, Continuing Professional Education, in partnership with ed2go (formerly Gatlin Education Services), offers online open enrollment programs designed to provide the skills necessary to acquire professional level positions for many in-demand occupations. Benefits of Online Career Training –Learn in-demand job skills –Start anytime –Set your own pace –Affordably Priced Our programs are designed by a team of professionals from each respective field, who work to provide you with an effective web-based learning experience. Instructors/mentors are actively involved in your online learning experience. They respond to any questions or concerns, as well as encourage and motivate you to succeed. Each program includes a set of lessons and evaluations; grades are a combination of the instructor/mentor’s evaluation of students’ work and computer graded tests. We know you’ll appreciate the quality as well as the convenience of anytime, anywhere learning! For more information: visit www.gatlineducation.com/rvc. If you have questions prior to enrolling, you can use the Live Chat Admission Support on the website. If you need Financial Assistance, you can apply and register on the website. Otherwise, call Continuing Professional Education-815-921-3906 to register and pay for your class.

healthcare Programs

hours Cost

• Administrative Medical Specialist w/ Medical Billing and Coding • Advanced Coding for the Physician’s Office • Certified National Pharmaceutical Representative • Medical Billing and Coding • Medical Transcription • Veterinary Assistant • Women’s Exercise Training and Wellness • Medical Billing and Coding + Medical Terminology • Medical Transcription and Medical Terminology

300 80

$1,995 $1,395

120 240 240 240 200

$1,595 $1,595 $1,595 $1,795 $2,395

300

$1,895

300

$1,895

Business Programs

hours Cost

• Administrative Professional with MS Office Specialist • AutoCAD 2009 • Certified Green Supply Chain Professional • Pay Per Click Marketing • Identification Lean Mastery • Travel Agent Training • Web Database Developer • Webmaster

240 150 60 150 60 200 267 150

$1,995 $1,995 $1,595 $1,495 $1,695 $1,595 $2,195 $1,795

hours Cost

• Cisco™ CCNA® Certification Training 80 • Comp TIA™Network+A+ Certification Training 150 • Comp TIA™Security+ Certification Training 120

Microsoft Certification Training Programs

• Forensic Computer Examiner • Microsoft Certified System Administrator 2003 (MCSA) • Microsoft Certified System Administrator Plus 2003 (MCSA+) • Microsoft Certified System Engineer 2003 (MCSE) • Microsoft Office Specialist 2003 (MOS)

Media and design

• Digital Arts Certificate • Graphic Design with Photoshop CS3 Training • Residential Interior Designer

Management and Corporate • Grant Writing • Legal Secretary • Project Management • Six Sigma Green Belt

$1,695 $1,695

UgotClass Online Certificates and Courses “skills for the 21st Century” http://www.yougotclass.org/catalog.cfm/RockValley

hours Cost

80 $3,095 440

$2,495

340

$2,195

700 120

$3,295 $1,595

skilled Trade and Industrial Programs • HVAC Technician • Freight Broker/Agent Training • Performing Comprehensive Building Assessments • Solar Powered Professional

$1,995

320 150 30 120

hours Cost $3,095 $1,695 $695 $1,695

hours Cost

420

$5,595

200 $1,795 120 $1,995

hours Cost

300 350 40 100

$2,095 $2,095 $1,495 $1,895

Get skills for the 21st Century. Demonstrate you knowledge. Boost your productivity and your organization’s bottom line. Our online certificates and courses are provided by quality colleges and associations with expert instructors. Participate anytime, day or evening, from any computer. –It’s easy! It’s fun. –Most courses are offered 4 times a year. –Classes start the first Monday of the month For detailed descriptions, visit www.yougotclass.org/catalog.cfm/ RockValley For registration information call (815) 921-3906

new to online learning?

Our online learning tutorial begins the week before classes start. Choose from the following online certificates and courses: Certificate in Online Teaching $795 Certificate - $195 ea – Advanced Teaching Online – Building Online Communities in Cyberspace – Designing Online Instruction Courses for K-12 Teachers $245 ea Gender in the Classroom $245 ea Generational Learning Styles for K-12 $245 ea Online Teaching & Learning for K-12 $245 ea Social Media & Online Tools for K-12 $245 ea eMarketing Essentials $495 Certificate - $195 ea – Boosting Your Web Site Traffic – Improving Email Promotion – Online Advertising Green Buildings and Preparing for LEED Rating Systems $695 Social Media for Business $495 Certificate - $195 ea – Introduction to Social Media – Marketing Using Social Media – Integrating Social Media in Your Organization Entrepreneur Boot Camp $195 Extraordinary Customer Service $195 $145 Practical Math for the Workplace TO RegIsTeR, pay and provide us with your e-mail address call (815) 921-3906.


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DISTANCE ON-LINE LEARNING / EDUCATION CAREER TRAINING

EDUCATION CAREER TRAINING TRAIN ONLINE FOR A NEW CAREER IN HEALTH CARE On-Line Healthcare Programs through Career Step-Information Session According to the U.S. Department of Labor, healthcare will generate3.2 million new jobs between 2008 and 2018. You can be prepared to pursue those career opportunities in less than one year! Information on course content, job outlook, certification requirements and financial assistance information will be provided. If you cannot attend this informational session, please visit www.careerstep.com/ rvc for detailed descriptions or call the RVC Continuing Professional Education Department at (815) 921-3906. This informational session will give prospective students information on the following programs: • In Patient/Out Patient Medical Billing & Coding • Outpatient Medical Billing & Coding • Medical Transcription Editor • Medical Transcription Editor Supplement • Medical Transcription • Pharmacy Technician • Medical Administrative Assistant •Administrative Assistant Visit www.careerstep.com/rvc for detailed descriptions or call the Continuing Professional Education Department at (815)921-3906 •Course #: OSB 014 RV Reg Code: 4733 Wednesday, 6:00-7:00 pm RVC PHYSICAL EDUCATION CTR Parley Baldwin – Career Step

5/25 1 Session Room 0200 FREE

AFRICAN-AMERICAN LITERATURE

GRE Exam Preparation – On-Line

Literary Themes of Contemporary Black Women Writers

Graduate Record Examination or GRE is a commercially run standardized test that is an admission requirement for many graduate schools principally in the United States, but also in other English speaking countries. This course will provide you with test-taking techniques and methods for improving your score. 2- Month Access - $195 4-Month Access - $225

(1 Credit) Examine the diversity of contemporary and historical literature written by prominent Black Women from throughout the African Diaspora. Each weekly unit will feature a different work of fiction, non –fiction, poetry, or film for discussion and written response. Students will be encouraged to record their thoughts and feelings about the readings in weekly journal entries—at least one journal entry will be shared with the whole class. Reader-response and creative writing activities will allow students to respond to the literature emotionally, and answer questions that are constructed to develop their essay writing skills, such as: addressing a specific audience; writing for a specific purpose; developing a thesis and; developing ideas with specific evidence. PREREQUISITES: High School diploma, G.E.D. or some College work; basic English language reading and writing skills; basic computer skills. Instructor: Dr. Chigozie Achebe holds degrees in Education from Northern Illinois University. Through her teaching experience she has discovered that students perform best in classrooms that hold them to high expectations. Dr. Achebe works hard to strike a balance between provocative, controversial, and challenging learning perspectives when teaching. Her research interests include the careers and education experiences of underrepresented, low-income students, and Black women’s history and literature. She writes, teaches, and consults on issues of adult education, Literacy, cultural diversity and social justice. • Course #: COM 038 LOC Reg Code: 4719 6/14-8/2 Tuesdays, 6:00-8:00 pm 8 Sessions RVC LEARNING & OPPORTUNITIES CTR Room 215 308 W State St, Rockford Dr. Chigozie Achebe $125

ACT Prep Course--Online Cambridge Educational Services, the largest provider of TestPrep curriculum to colleges, universities, and high schools in the U.S., has partnered with Rock Valley College Continuing Professional 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. For more information or to register--call (815) 921-3900. All materials included. 2- Month Access - $195 4-Month Access - $225

GMAT Exam Preparation – On-Line Applying to graduate business and management schools usually means taking the GMAT (Graduate Management Admission Test). This course will provide you with test-taking techniques and methods for improving your score and saving time on all GMAT question types. 2- Month Access - $195 4-Month Access - $225

Praxis I Preparation – On-line Are you a prospective teacher who needs to pass the Praxis I Exam? Have you already attempted the Praxis I and not been successful? If you answered yes to either of these questions, then this course is for you! You’ll develop all the skills you need for the test as we review and prepare for everything it includes. – Cost $99

Test Prep On-line Courses from ED2GO To register: Call Continuing Professional Education – (815) 921-3900 or register on-line at www.ed2go.com/rvc . Cost for all courses listed- $99 SAT/ACT Preparation - Part 1 SAT/ACT Preparation - Part 2

ParaPro Preparation Workshop (1 Credit) This workshop has been developed in response to the No Child Left Behind Act which establishes new requirements for paraprofessionals. As of January 8, 2003, paraprofessionals are required to have an associate of arts degree, two years of college or demonstrate through a state or local academic assessment, knowledge of and ability to, assist in the instruction of reading, writing and math. The workshop includes information about the ParaPro assessment; a review of reading, writing and math skills; and various test-taking strategies. Please bring note-taking materials. Students should already have a basic knowledge of reading, writing, and math skills before registering for this workshop. Rock Valley College is an official testing site for the ParaPro Assessment given by the Educational Testing Service (ETS). (Register for testing through ETS for September, 2011 test date. Cost for the test is $45.) Handouts will be provided, however, an optional study guide to supplement materials is recommended– purchase the study guide through Educational Testing Service for $25. Go to the ETS, Web site: www.ets.org/parapro for more information/testing dates, or call (609) 771-7395 to place your order for the study guide. Bring the study guide to the first class. • Course #: SPC 020 RV Reg Code: 4786 Wednesdays, 5:00-8:00 pm RVC STUDENT CENTER Dan Horwich

7/13-8/10 5 Weeks Room 1222 $45

Calling all Educators! – Earn CPDU’s

Watch For Apples

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.


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EDUCATION CAREER TRAINING

angelIC ORganICs leaRnIng CenTeR

helps urban & rural people build local food systems. The Learning Center offers opportunities to grow healthy food & a better quality of life, connect with farmers & the land, & learn agricultural & leadership skills. The Learning Center, a nonprofit organization, reaches more than 4,000 people each year through its programs at partner farms & urban growing sites in northern Illinois & southern Wisconsin. For more information or to get involved, please visit www.LearnGrowConnect.org

engaging Your Class in sustainable agriculture: hands-on Farm Workshop for Teachers Ever dreamed about starting your own farm? In this interactive workshop, 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 extension, small business development centers and others. Course includes presentation of farming enterprises, tour of a growing site, and opportunity to ask about the development of successful local farms. One-hour lunch on own provided. 6 CPDUs awarded for this course. • Course #: OSH 092 RFD Reg Code: 4720 6/24 Friday, 9:00 am-4:00 pm 1 Session ANGELIC ORGANICS LEARNING CENTER Angelic Organics Learning Center Staff $85

Distance On-Line Learning for Educators Calling all educators! – earn graduate Credit Online! Ed2go Online Courses for teaching professionals are convenient, affordable, and effective. Now, when you enroll in an approved Teacher Professional Development course, you can earn graduate credit through Madonna University! Each 15 hours of learning qualifies for one credit and is $150. Ed2go Online Courses are 24 hours, so you will earn one credit and the remaining nine can be applied to another course. how the Program Works: 1. Enroll and pay for a Teacher Professional Development course at: www.ed2g.com/rvc 2. Register and pay with Madonna University, either online or by down loading a registration form within two weeks of beginning your online course. 3. Successfully complete the ed2go Teacher Professional Development course, and then submit your Certificate of Completion with your assignment (3-5 page paper) to Madonna University. Questions? Email ed2go.teachers@cengage.com To enroll in your online course, visit www.ed2go.com/rvc

Earn CPDU Credits Online! 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. $99 for a 6-week session. Rock Valley College Continuing Professional Education offers a wide range of highly interactive, affordable and convenient non-credit courses you can take entirely over the Internet and earn CPDU credits. Upon successful completion of each course, you will be awarded 24 CPDU’s. For complete instructions for CPDUs and a complete listing of courses/descriptions--go to www.ed2go.com/rvcteach TO RegIsTeR and PaY, please call Continuing Professional Education at (815) 921-3900 or register on-line www.ed2go.com/rvcteach . • Ready, Set, Read! • Solving Classroom Discipline Problems • Integrating Technology in the K-5 Classroom • Microsoft Word-Excel-PowerPoint in the Classroom • Using the Internet in the Classroom

spanish for educators I (1 credit) This course introduces and develops vocabulary – building skills through activities such as guessing from context, recognizing meaning from grouping of words and identifying the use of special terms. Teachers will develop the vocabulary needed to carry out everyday activities at work in school, with the students, parents and the community. We will help you to communicate quickly, simply and effectively. Purchase text at RVC Bookstore. 16 CPDUs awarded for this course. • Course #: FOR 024 RV Reg Code: 4722 MW, 6:30-8:30 pm BELL SCHOOL ROAD CTR Judith Barrera-Tulian

7/25-8/17 4 Sessions Room 001 $95

Psychological First aid This course is an evidence-informed intervention for assisting children, adults, and families in the early aftermath of disaster and terrorism. It is designed to reduce the initial distress caused by disasters and to foster short and long term adaptive functioning. Participants will actively learn and practice skills needed for effective delivery of PFA. PFA is intended not only for the mental health professional, but also for a wide range of disaster response workers who provide early assistance to survivors. PFA providers may be imbedded in a variety of response units, such as first responder teams, primary and emergency health care teams, school crisis response teams, faith-based organizations, and other disaster relief agencies and organizations. CPDU’s, and CEU’s for Social Workers will be awarded for this class. Instructor: Judi Nichols, L.C.S.W. a School Social Worker for the Rockford Public Schools for over 20 years and a local volunteer with the Medical Reserve Corps, was selected by the National Association of County and City Health Officials to attend the PFA Medical Reserve Corps. Facilitator’s Training in Denver, Colorado last March. One-half hour lunch break on own. • Course #: SOC 003 RV Reg Code: 4820 Monday, 8:30 am-3:30 pm RVC WOODWARD TECH CTR Judi Nichols

6/27 1 Session Room 141/142 FREE

VESi Rock Valley Continuing Education has partnered with Virtual Education Software, Inc. to offer CPDU continuing education courses for K-12 educators online or via CD-Rom. These interactive courses provide expert instruction at a pace that fits your schedule. TO REGISTER for one or more courses, please call Rock Valley College Continuing Professional Education at (815) 921-3906 These courses do not qualify for salary lane adjustments, but may work for general CPDUs and VESi recommends that you check with your school district and/or state licensing agency to verify these course offerings will meet your district and/or state requirements for salary advancement and/or state certificate re-licensure. For complete descriptions on the following courses, please visit www.virtualeduc.com/rvc Cost per course is $149 Advanced Classroom Management: Children as Change Agents – 30 CPDUs Attention Deficit Disorder: Information & Interventions for Effective Teaching – 30 CPDUs Autism & Asperger’s Disorder: Information & Effective Intervention Strategies – 30 CPDUs Behavior is Language: Strategies for Managing Disruptive Behavior – 45 CPDUs Child Abuse: Working with Abused & Neglected Children – 30 CPDUs Drugs & Alcohol in Schools: Understanding Substance Use & Uses – 30 CPDUs Early Childhood: Family Centered Services – 30 CPDUs Early Childhood: Observation & Assessment – 45 CPDUs Early Childhood: Program Planning – 45 CPDUs Early Childhood: Typical & Atypical Development – 45 CPDUs Educational Assessment: Assessing Student Learning in the Classroom – 30 CPDUs Harassment, Bullying & Cyber-Intimidation in Schools – 30 CPDUs Inclusion: Working with Students with Special Needs in General Ed Classrooms – 30 CPDUs Infant & Toddler Mental Health: Issues & Information for Educators – 30 CPDUs Learning Disabilities: Practical Information for the Classroom Teacher – 45 CPDUs Reading Fundamentals #1: An Introduction to Scientifically-bases Research – 30 CPDUs Reading Fundamentals #2: Laying the Foundation for Effective Reading Instruction – 30 CPDUs Reading Fundamentals #3: The Elements of Effective Reading Instruction & Assessment – 45 CPDUs Talented & Gifted: Working with High Achievers – 30 CPDUs Teaching Diversity: Influences & Issues in the Classroom – 30 CPDUs Teaching Elementary Math Conceptually: A New Paradigm – 30 CPDUs Traumatized Child: The Effects of Stress, Trauma & Violence – 30 CPDUs Understanding Aggression: Coping with Aggressive Behavior in the Classroom – 45 CPDUs Violence in Schools: Identification, Prevention, Prevention & Intervention – 30 CPDUs


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FOOD SERVICE

FOOd seRVICe Food service Certification

servsafe Food safety Certification (Core) – national Certification

STATE of ILLINOIS CERTIFICATION

(1 Credit) Participants are also eligible to apply for an Illinois Department of Public Health Food Service Sanitation Certificate. Research shows the foodservice workforce is changing. Varied foodservice experience, a more diverse workforce, and tighter training schedules are impacting food safety training. The National Restaurant Association Educational Foundation (NRAEF) provides a heightened awareness of prevention with the latest scientific best practices and proven instructional techniques. Students will better comprehend food safety knowledge, prepare for the certification exam (given in class) and apply it on the job to help protect the general public. This course is taught in English; however the text and test are available in Spanish upon request. • Note: Purchase text at RVC Bookstore and bring with you to class. • Note: You must arrive promptly by the start time. Late-comers will not be admitted to class.

Food service sanitation Certification Course (1 Credit) You’ll learn basic food service sanitation principles from qualified instructors. Classroom problem solving will help translate principles to everyday use and encourage participants to share their knowledge with co- workers. The class includes the Food Service Certification Exam given by the Illinois Department of Public Health. • note: Purchase text at RVC Bookstore and bring with you to first class. • note: According to the State of Illinois Guidelines, mandatory attendance is required for 15 hours. You must arrive promptly by the start time. Late-comers will not be admitted to class. • note: If you are retaking the exam, you must notify the Continuing Professional 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. • Course #: HLT 051 RV1 Reg Code: 4085 Thursdays, 8:00 am-5:00 pm BELL SCHOOL ROAD CTR Marilyn Spielman

6/23 & 6/30 2 Sessions Room 004 $99

• Course #: HLT 051 RV2 Reg Code: 4086 Fridays, 8:00-5:00 pm BELL SCHOOL ROAD CTR Marilyn Spielman

6/24 & 7/1 2 Sessions Room 004 $99

• Course #: HLT 051 RV3 Reg Code: 4087 Mondays, 8:00 am-5:00 pm BELL SCHOOL ROAD CTR Marilyn Spielman

8/23 & 8/29 2 Sessions Room 004 $99

• Course #: HLT 051 RV4 Reg Code: 4088 Tuesdays, 8:00 am-5:00 pm BELL SCHOOL ROAD CTR Marilyn Spielman

8/23 & 8/30 2 Sessions Room 004 $99

• Course #: HSP 026 RV Reg Code: 4113 Saturdays, 8:00 am-5:00 pm BELL SCHOOL ROAD CTR Annette Hosmann

7/30-8/6 2 Sessions Room 004 $99

Food service Refresher Attendance at either 7/30 or 8/6 session will qualify you for renewal of your Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) Food Service Sanitation Manager’s Certification. No text required. For more information – call 815-921-3900. HLT 055 RV 8:00 am-2:00 pm 7/30 $55 HLT 055 RV2 8:00 am-2:00 pm 8/6 $55


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healTh CaRe CaReeR TRaInIng spanish for healthcare Professionals (1 Credit) This course is designed to assist healthcare professionals in their daily contact with Spanish-speaking clientele. Participants will learn basic Spanish grammar and structure with emphasis on occupation specific vocabulary and phrases, all of which will be immediately useful. Purchase text at RVC Bookstore. • Course #: COM 025 RV Reg Code: 4721 Thursdays, 6:00-8:30 pm RVC WOODWARD TECH CTR Judith Barrera-Tulian

7/28-9/1 6 Weeks Room 141 $95

Training For Dietary Managers in Health Care Facilities dietary Manager’s Program

(3 Credits) 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 oneon-one with a registered dietitian). The complete course continues for 42 weeks, three sessions in August to June. Completion of the three sessions and the Illinois Food Service Sanitation Certification meets the state requirements for dietary managers in Health care facilities and Dietary managers Association (DMA). Sessions may be taken in any order. Purchase text at RVC Bookstore. Students must have a high school diploma or GED and the Illinois Food Service Sanitation Certification before enrolling in this course. For more information, call Barb Ferry at (815) 965-6518. No class 11/23. Orientation 8/24, 4:00-6:00 pm. Purchase text at RVC Bookstore. • Course #: HLT 028 RV Phone Code: 4834 Wednesdays, 4:00-7:00 pm BELL SCHOOL ROAD CTR TBA

PR C training

8/24-12/7 12 Weeks Room 004 $263

EMT Training

healthcare Provider Renewal - CPR 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.

emergency Medical Technician-Basic (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 psychomotor 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: copy of birth certificate, driver’s license or state ID card and high school diploma or GED. Purchase text at Rock Valley College Bookstore before the first class. Note early start date. • Course #: HLT 038 RFD (To register call 815-921-3900) MTh, 6:00-10:00 pm Saturday, dates/time TBA in class ROCKFORD HEALTH SYSTEMS 2623 Edgemont St., Rockford Debbie Niedermeier, EMT

5/9-8/18 15 Weeks 3 Sessions EMS Building

• Course #: HLT 008 RV Reg Code: 4069 Saturday, 10:00 am-1:00 pm BELL SCHOOL ROAD CTR Deb Webb

6/18 1 Session Room 004 $49

• Course #: HLT 008 RV2 Reg Code: 4070 Saturday, 9:00 am-Noon BELL SCHOOL ROAD CTR Deb Webb

7/9 1 Session Room 004 $49

• Course #: HLT 008 RV3 Reg Code: 4071 Tuesday, 5:00-8:00 pm BELL SCHOOL ROAD CTR Deb Webb

8/2 1 Session Room 004 $49

heartsaver CPR: aed Lay rescurer for CPR AED. Purchase optional text at class for $15. • Course #: HLT 006 RV Reg Code: 4840 Wednesday, 5:00 am-8:00 pm BELL SCHOOL ROAD CTR Deb Webb

6/8 1 Session Room 007 $49

First Aid and CPR Training Series

• Course #: HLT 006 RV2 Reg Code: 4841 Wednesday, 5:00-8:00 pm BELL SCHOOL ROAD CTR Deb Webb

8/17 1 Session Room 007 $49

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

heartsaver CPR - Pediatric First aid

$825

healthcare Provider - CPR 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. • Course #: HLT 001 RV Reg Code: 4063 Saturday, 10:00 am-3:00 pm BELL SCHOOL ROAD CTR Deb Webb

6/18 1 Session Room 004 $69

• Course #: HLT 001 RV2 Reg Code: 4064 Saturday, 9:00 am-2:00 pm BELL SCHOOL ROAD CTR Deb Webb

7/9 1 Session Room 004 $69

• Course #: HLT 001 RV3 Reg Code: 4065 Tuesday, 5:00-10:00 pm BELL SCHOOL ROAD CTR Deb Webb

8/2 1 Session Room 004 $69

(.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 provided. • Course #: HLT 009 RV Reg Code: 4073 MW, 5:00-9:00 pm RVC WOODWARD TECH CTR Deb Webb • Course #: HLT 009 RV2 Reg Code: 4842 Saturday, 10:00 am-6:00 pm BELL SCHOOL ROAD CTR Deb Webb

6/20 & 6/22 2 Sessions Room 141 $89 8/13 1 Session Room 004 $89


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Heartsaver CPR, AED, and First Aid: Adult, Child, Infant (.5 credits) For the health and well being of your family, friends, and co-workers, learn first aid and CPR. In many situations you can make a difference in emergency situations. You will learn First Aid basics, CPR for adults, children and infants, how to operate an automated external defibrillator (AED), and how to prevent many medical emergencies. Tuition includes cost of textbook. • Course #: HLT 019 RV Reg Code: 4076 Saturday, 10:00 am-6:00 pm BELL SCHOOL ROAD CTR Deb Webb

7/23 1 Session Room 004 $89

Multi-Skilled Certified Nursing Assistant This program is for currently certified nursing assistants and is a joint offering from Rock Valley College’s Allied Health Division and the Continuing Professional Education Department. Courses in this offering 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. Please 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. The textbook for Advanced Skills, Basic EKG, Phlebotomy and Basic Respiratory Care (same text for all) must be purchased before the first class. Classes will be held at the Stenstrom Center for Career Education, 4151 Samuelson Road (35th and Samuelson Rd.—East of Jefferson High School unless otherwise noted).

Phlebotomy Skills for CNAs (1 Credit) This course is designed to prepare the student 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. A Certificate of Completion is awarded upon completion. Students must attend all 4 sessions to complete this course successfully. PREREQUISITE: Currently certified CNA. Purchase text at RVC Bookstore (same text used for all CNA Skills courses). • Course #: NRS 042 RV Reg Code: 4150 Mondays, 5:00-9:00 pm RVC STENSTROM CENTER Sue Bowler

8/1-8/22 4 Weeks Room 155 $110

Basic Respiratory Care for CNAs (1.5 Credit) This course is designed to prepare the student 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. A Certificate of Completion is awarded upon completion. Students must attend all 4 sessions to complete this course successfully. PREREQUISITE: Currently certified CNA. Purchase text at RVC Bookstore (same text used for all CNA Skills courses). To register call (815) 921-3900 Refer to Spring course # NRS 044 RV Thursdays, 5:00-9:00 pm RVC STENSTROM CENTER Colleen Felts

5/12-6/16 6 Weeks Room 156 $129

Advanced CNA Skills (1.5 Credits) This course is designed to prepare the student 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. This course is strictly continuing education for currently certified CNAs. A Certificate of Completion is awarded upon completion. Students must attend all 6 sessions to complete this course successfully. PREREQUISITE: Currently certified CNA. Purchase text at RVC Bookstore (same text used for all CNA Skills courses). • Course #: NRS 038 RV Reg Code: 6146 Thursday, 5:30-9:30 pm RVC STENSTROM CENTER Susan Malthe

5/19-6/23 6 Weeks Room 317 $136

Recertification for CNAs 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. Upon receipt of the packet, complete the Criminal Background Check and return to the State of Illinois. Upon successful completion of the Criminal Background Check call RVC at (815) 921-3900 for information on how to proceed and for upcoming recertification dates. Cost for Recertification: $199 (must be paid at the time of registration)

Healthcare Professional Programs A great way to begin a new career!

Quick and Easy Medical Terminology-Short Course

Exploring Healthcare Career Programs - An Overview This informational session will give prospective students information and details on the Dental Assisting, Pharmacy Technician, Pharmacy Compounding, Medical Administrative Assistant, Medical Billing and Coding, EKG Technician, Phlebotomy Technician and Physical Therapy Aide programs. 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 Professional Education Office to request an Information Packet that includes detailed outlines for all programs-(815) 921-3900. • Course #: HLT 068 RV Reg Code: 4096 Wednesday, 6:00-7:30 pm PHYSICAL EDUCATION CTR CCI Staff

6/1 1 Session Room 0110 FREE

Healthcare Provider – CPR This course is provided for students who do not have a current healthcare provider CPR card and are registered in one of the healthcare courses: EKG Technician, Ophthalmic Medical Assistant or Massage Therapy. 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. Instructor: 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. • Course #: HLT 001 HC Reg Code: 4062 Saturday, 8:00 am-Noon RVC SUPPORT SERVICES BLDG Ruth Kormanek

6/11 1 Session Room 1309 $39

Medical Administrative Assistant Program

(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. No class 5/30

(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 is designed 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 – approx. $105. All materials are included in the course cost.

• Course #: HLT 039 RV Reg Code: 4854 MW, 6:00-8:30 pm RVC STENSTROM CENTER Susan Bowler

• Course #: HLT 054 RV Reg Code: 4091 MW, 6:00-9:30 pm STENSTROM CENTER Condensed Curriculum Staff

5/16-6/15 10 Sessions Room 156 $136

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Medical Billing and Coding Program

eKg Technician Certification 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). After obtaining the practical work experience (6 months to 2 years), students who complete this course may be qualified to sit for the American Academy of Professional Coders (AAPC) - Certified Professional Coder Exam (CPC or CPC-H Apprentice); the American Health Information Association (AHIMA) Certified Coding Associate (CCA) exam; and/or other National Certification Exams. (All materials are included in the tuition fee.) note: will meet 2 Saturdays, 7/9 & 8/6, 9:00 am-3:00 pm.

(3 Credits) This comprehensive 50 hour 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 of the heart and physiology, medical disease processes, medical terminology, medical ethics, legal aspects of patient contact, laboratory assisting, electrocardiography and echocardiography. Additionally, students will practice with 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. 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.

• Course #: HLT 069 RV Reg Code: 4098 TTh, 6:00-9:30 pm RVC STENSTROM CENTER Condensed Curriculum Staff

6/21-8/25 11 Weeks Room 331 $1,499

Pharmacy Technician Program (3 Credits) This comprehensive 50-hour course will prepare students to enter the pharmacy field and to 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. All materials and student accident insurance are included in the course cost. • Course #: HLT 056 RV Reg Code: 4094 MW, 6:00-9:30 pm RVC STUDENT CENTER BLDG Condensed Curriculum Staff

6/20-8/10 9 Weeks Room 1224 $1,005

dental assisting Program (6 Credits) This 60-hour Dental Assisting Program has been endorsed by the Winnebago County Dental Society and prepares students for entry-level positions in one of the fastest growing health care positions – Dental Assisting. This course covers the history of dentistry and dental assisting; introduction to the dental office; the legal aspects of dentistry and dental assisting; state dental practice; policies and guidelines; an introduction to oral anatomy; equipment, operation, and maintenance; introduction to tooth structure; the oral cavity and related structures; proper patient positioning; dental anesthesia; sterilization and other areas. Students will be given the opportunity to participate in a two-week rotation/clinical at a local dentist’s office. All materials and student insurance are included in the course cost. Please note: Most employers prefer that dental assistants and aides have a high school diploma or equivalent. This program does not include a national or state certification objective which in most states requires 1 to 2 years of training or education. CPR training is provided in this course. • Course #: HLT 053 RV Reg Code: 4090 MTh, 6:00-9:30 pm RVC STENSTROM CENTER Condensed Curriculum Staff

6/20-8/18 9 Weeks Room 169 $1,299

• Course #: HLT 044 RV Reg Code: 4082 TTh, 6:00-9:30 pm RVC STENSTROM CENTER Condensed Curriculum Staff

6/21-8/9 8 Weeks Room 319 $1,019

Physical Therapy aide Program (3 Credits) This comprehensive 50-hour program prepares students for the growing field of Physical Therapy. The Physical Therapy Aide is generally responsible for carrying out the non-technical duties of physical therapy, such as preparing treatment areas, ordering devices and supplies, and transporting patients working under the direction of the physical therapist. Furthermore, these workers assist physical therapists in providing services that help improve mobility, relieve pain, and prevent or limit permanent physical disabilities of patients suffering from injuries or disease. Physical Therapy Aides may be employed in nursing homes, hospitals, sports rehabilitation center and some orthopedic clinics. note: This program does not include a national or state certification as part of its overall objectives. There is no job placement for this course. All materials and student insurance are included in the course cost. • Course #: HLT 057 RV Reg Code: 4749 6/20-8/10 MW, 6:00-9:30 pm 9 Weeks RVC STENSTROM CENTER Room 317 (Rm 151 for clinicals) Condensed Curriculum Staff $1,019

RVC BookstoRE student Center, ground level http://rvc.bncollege.com or (815) 921-1680 For Summer hours and to order or view used and new textbooks visit us online at www.whywaitforbooks.com

Massage Therapy Training Program – New program beginning September 7, 2011 Massage Therapy Program Overview Become a Licensed Professional! Massage therapy is a career that allows you to serve the health and well-being of your community and nurture your passion for helping others. Rock Valley College in partnership with the ASIS Massage School, offers a 570-hour program with a well-rounded curriculum, designed to offer students a combined lecture, demonstration and clinical practice. Attend this FREE information session and decide if Massage Therapy is in your future! To register call (815) 921-3900 5/24 Tuesday, 6:00-7:00 pm 1 Session BELL SCHOOL ROAD CTR Room 004 Staff FREE • Course #: OSH 068 RV Reg Code: 4880 Tuesday, 6:00-7:00 pm BELL SCHOOL ROAD CTR Staff

6/21 1 Session Room 004 FREE

• Course #: OSH 068 RV2 Reg Code: 4883 Wednesday, 6:00-7:00 pm BELL SCHOOL ROAD CTR Staff

7/20 1 Session Room 004 FREE

• Course #: OSH 068 RV3 Reg Code: 4884 Wednesday, 6:00-7:00 pm BELL SCHOOL ROAD CTR Staff

8/17 1 Session Room 004 FREE


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Sleep Laboratory Training Program

On-line healthcare Programs through Career step-Information session

Polysomnography is the study of an individual’s sleep. Millions of Americans suffer from sleep disorders. Over 80 types of sleep disorders are recognized by the American Academy of Sleep Medicine (AASM). Growth in the number of sleep laboratories supports an increasing demand for trained professionals. If you are interested in finding out more about this exciting, new career, visit the online Website at www.sleephealth.com

According to the U.S. Department of Labor, healthcare will generate3.2 million new jobs between 2008 and 2018. You can be prepared to pursue those career opportunities in less than one year! Information on course content, job outlook, certification requirements and financial assistance information will be provided. If you cannot attend this informational session, please visit www.careerstep.com/rvc for detailed descriptions or call the RVC Continuing Professional Education Department at (815) 921-3906. This informational session will give prospective students information on the following programs: • In Patient/Out Patient Medical Billing & Coding • Outpatient Medical Billing & Coding • Medical Transcription Editor • Medical Transcription Editor Supplement • Medical Transcription • Pharmacy Technician • Medical Administrative Assistant •Administrative Assistant Visit www.careerstep.com/rvc for detailed descriptions or call the Continuing Professional Education Department at (815)921-3906

Boot Camp Basic Training for the sleep Technician (5 Credits) This program offers 80 hours of didactic training recommended by the American Academy of Sleep Medicine (AASM). Participants will develop the skills to collect a quality sleep study with an introduction to polysomnography scoring procedures. They will achieve the essentials necessary, as set forth by the AASM’s 29 standards of achievement, to promote an understanding of basic principles of polysomnography & the role of the sleep technician. Topics include abnormal sleep patterns, collecting an EEG signal, sleep staging, respiratory events, & medications. Participants will emerge highly prepared for their professional positions as sleep technicians. Tuition fee includes student liability coverage & cost of the study manual. Additional fees for AASM exam ($50) & 14 modules at $30 each completed in the following 18 months are not included in the cost of the program. For registration information, contact Continuing education—815-921-3900 or for information on the program, contact Mary Kay hobby at (815) 298-0696; www.sleep-health.com. IMPORTanT: Students are required to provide the following documentation prior to registration: Current physical exam (within 6 months); Immunization record: Mumps, Measles, Rubella, Hepatitis B, Varicella/Chicken Pox or titre, Tetanus (within 10 years), TB (2-step test plus negative skin test within 6months); proof of health insurance coverage; current CPR card. note: Students will NOT be allowed to begin this program unless documentation of the above requirements is provided ONE WEEK prior to the start date—August 12, 2011. CPR course for registered students TBA. •Course #: HLT 080 RV Reg Code: 4831 8/22-9/2 Classroom Instruction: MTWThF, 8:30 am-5:30 pm 2 Weeks HOLIDAY INN, Bell School Road & State St Clinicals: Thursday, 8/25; Monday, 8/29; Thursday, 9/1; Friday, 9/2 from 7:30 pm-6:30 am HOLIDAY INN, Bell School Road & State St Sleep Health Mgmt Staff $2,995

•Course #: OSB 014 RV Reg Code: 4733 Wednesday, 6:00-7:00 pm RVC WOODWARD TECH CTR Parley Baldwin – Career Step

5/25 1 Session Room 117 FREE

On-line Courses for healthcare through ed2go. For more information on these classes and many more, go to www. ed2go.com/rvc TO RegIsTeR, pay and provide us with your e-mail address call (815) 921-3900 or register online with ed2go. –Medical Terminology: A Word Association Approach –Human Anatomy and Physiology –Become a Veterinary Assistant –Become a Veterinary Assistant II: Canine Reproduction –Become a Veterinary Assistant III: Practical Skills –Handling Medical Emergencies –Legal Nurse Consulting spanish for health Care On-line Course – see page

Fundamental of self-acupressure (.5 Credits) Join the thousands of people helping themselves with this extraordinary system to release tension and stress. Soothe sore muscles using special energy-points, breathing and focusing. Bring pillow and linens. Optional JSD handbook at class, $8. One hour lunch break on own provided. • Course #: HLT 070 RV Reg Code: 4099 8/6 Sunday, 10:30 am-7:30 pm 1 Session BELL SCHOOL ROAD CTR Room 013 Sifu Sue Michaelsen, Auth. JSD® Teacher $86 • Course #: HLT 070 RV3 Reg Code: 4813 8/14 Saturday, 10:00 am-7:00 pm 1 Session RVC STENSTROM CENTER Room 155 Sifu Sue Michaelsen, Auth. JSD® Teacher $86

Jin shin do® acupressure Facial – Relax with 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. 7.5 Massage Therapy CE hours. One hour lunch break on own provided. • Course #: HLT 070 RV2 Reg Code: 4100 8/13 Saturday, 10:30 am-7:30 pm 1 Session BELL SCHOOL ROAD CTR Room 007 Sifu Sue Michaelsen, Auth. JSD® Teacher $86

5-step Jin shin do® neck & shoulder Release (2Credits) Relax while learning to find and use acu-points to relieve discomfort from tension and stress. Bring pillow and linens to make chairs comfortable. Optional text at class: Fundamentals of Self-Acupressure, $8. Massage Therapists CE Hrs (Provider #026771) NCBTMB. • Course #: HLT 072 RV Reg Code: 4814 Sunday, 1:00-3:00 pm BELL SCHOOL ROAD CTR Sifu Sue Michaelsen

7/10 1 Session Room 007 $26

• Course #: HLT 072 RV2 Reg Code: 4815 Sunday, 1:00-3:00 pm RVC STENSTROM CENTER Sifu Sue Michaelsen

7/17 1 Session Room 155 $26

Jin shin do® Module II, Part 1 – Theoretical horizons (2 Credits) In-depth study of Strange Flows, functions, new release patterns and 150 points, including entry/exit, combining, associated and group low points. (Relax! Most are Module I points) Integration of Strange Flow, Meridian and Segmental theories and assessment. Required for JSD® Reg. PREREQUISITE: JSD Module 1, Part 3. • Course #: HLT 074 RV Reg Code: 4101 6/24-6/27 Friday, 1-9 pm – meets at BELL SCHOOL ROAD CTR, Room 013 Saturday & Sunday: 10:30 am-7:00 pm – meets at BELL SCHOOL ROAD CTR, Room 007 Monday, 2-8 pm – meets at BELL SCHOOL ROAD CTR, Room 013 Sifu Sue Michaelsen $395


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CE hours for Massage Therapists CE hours for massage therapists are provided (for an additional $15 fee) through Bridges of Unity for the classes that have the NCBTMB logo next to them. Bridges of Unity is approved by the National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork (NCBTMB) as a continuing education Approved Provider. Instructors of these classes are certified by Bridges of Unity to offer NCBTMB approved CE Hours, which are also valid for Illinois licensure renewal. If you require a certificate verifying CE Hours for massage therapy, please bring your massage license number to class and a check for $15 made out to Bridges of Unity. For more information visit www.bridgesofunity. com. The following courses are also approved for Social Worker and Licensed Practical Counselor CEU’s through Rock Valley College at no addtional charge. All of these courses are open to the general public.

Introduction to the Chakra 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. Open to the general public. 2 CE Hours for Massage Therapists. 2 CEU’s for Social Workers and Licensed Practical Counselors. • Course #: OSS 006 RV Reg Code: 4163 Tuesday, 6:00-8:00 pm RVC SUPPORT SERVICES BLDG Beth Campisi

6/7 1 Session Room 1300 $25

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. Each chakra supports a specific area of the body and function of our life. This class is for anyone interested in doing personal inner healing work to open and balance your lower chakras to facilitate physical, mental and emotional 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 on the first night of class. (Cost for the book and workbook is $35 and are also used for the Opening the Upper Chakras class.) 10 CE for massage therapists. 10 CEU’s for Social Workers and Licensed Practical Counselors. • Course #: HLT 091 RV Reg Code: 4729 Tuesdays, 6-8:30 pm RVC SUPPORT SERVICES BLDG Beth Campisi

6/14-7/12 4 sessions Room 1309 $89

Opening the Upper Chakras

Clinical Reiki II

(.5 Credits) The upper chakras (heart, throat, third eye and crown) help us connect with our inner and higher spiritual self to live a life that is in alignment with who we really are. Specific information about each chakra is covered: its color, location, issues, purpose and how to open and balance it to live a happier, healthier more meaningful life. This class will utilize the tools and build upon the insights learned in the Lower Chakra class, therefore it is highly recommended that participants take Opening the Lower Chakras class. (The same book as used for Opening the Lower Chakras class.) 10 CEU’s for Social Workers and Licensed Practical Counselors.

(.5 Credits) Learn the ancient secrets of Long Distance Energy Healing and the use of ancient healing symbols in this advanced Reiki class in the Usui System of Reiki Energy Healing. The use of light energy along with visualization and color therapy are used in long distance healing. Learn how powerful ancient symbols and intent are used to amplify the healing process and learn how to send White Light Energy treatments anywhere. Experience further personal growth and awareness through intensified Reiki Universal Life Energy. Reiki II certificates (given by the instructor) are awarded and honored worldwide. Bring a notebook and pen and dress casually. Massage tables are welcome but not necessary. PREREQUISITE: Clinical Reiki I.

• Course #: HLT 092 RV Reg Code: 4730 Tuesdays, 6-8:30 pm RVC SUPPORT SERVICES BLDG Beth Campisi

7/19-8/9 4 sessions Room 1309 $89

• Course #: HLT 034 RV Reg Code: 4081 Thursdays, 6:30-10:00 pm BELL SCHOOL ROAD CTR Richard Gubbe

8/4 & 8/11 2 Sessions Room 013 $149

Reiki with Richard Gubbe

Reiki share for Practitioners

Clinical Reiki I

This is an opportunity for Reiki practitioners to share treatments and ideas at this weekly “Reiki Share.” Practitioners can work on each other or bring in those interested in experiencing a Reiki treatment. Participate in 4 sessions and receive a certificate of practical training. Massage tables are welcome. note: Varied classroom locations to be announced at first class. First class location Bell, Room 002. Remaining class locations TBA by instructor.

RICHARD GUBBE, Reiki Master has been teaching the Usui System of Reiki Healing for the past 23 years and has instructed more than 1,800 students and 400 Reiki Master Teachers nationwide.

(.5 Credit) Doctors, nurses, hospice workers, childcare workers, dentists, veterinarians, chiropractors, massage therapists and other body workers – can learn to heal themselves and others with Reiki Universal Light Energy. This system is recognized as the most effective technique to heal the body, mind and spirit. Anyone can learn the same White Light Energy Healing that is used in hospitals and medical clinics throughout the world. Reiki, the Japanese word 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. Reiki Students learn all the necessary steps to become a healer and are attuned to use Universal Energy for life. Massage tables are welcome but not necessary. There are no prerequisites and Reiki I certificates (given by the instructor) are honored worldwide. No Prerequisites.

• Course #: HLT 031 RV Reg Code: 4080 Wednesdays, 6:00-9:00 pm RVC BELL SCHOOL ROAD CTR Richard Gubbe

6/15-8/17 10 Sessions Room 003 $19

CeU’s for nurses Through allegra learning solutions Allegra Learning Solutions is accredited as a provider of continuing education in nursing by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation. Accreditation refers to recognition of continuing nursing education only and does not imply Commission on Accreditation approval or endorsement of any commercial product. Provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider #CEP 14693, for the stated number of contact hours. In addition, Certificate Programs course meets the qualifications for the stated hours of continuing education credit for MFTs and/or LCSWs as required by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences.

• Course #: HLT 022 RV Reg Code: 4077 Saturdays, 1:00-5:00 pm BELL SCHOOL ROAD CTR Richard Gubbe

6/18 & 6/25 2 Sessions Room 013 $69

• Course #: HLT 022 RV2 Reg Code: 4772 Thursdays, 6:30-10:00 pm BELL SCHOOL ROAD CTR Richard Gubbe

6/23 & 6/30 2 Sessions Room 001 $69

• Course #: HLT 022 RV4 Reg Code: 4079 Tuesdays, 6:30-10:00 pm BELL SCHOOL ROAD CTR Richard Gubbe

7/12 & 7/19 2 Sessions Room 001 $69

Certificate in Complementary and alternative Medicine, (28 contact hours) Cost: $199

• Course #: HLT 022 RV3 Reg Code: 4078 Fridays, 6:30-10:00 pm BELL SCHOOL ROAD CTR Richard Gubbe

7/22 & 7/29 2 Sessions Room 013 $69

Certificate in legal and ethical Issues in nursing, (23 contact hours) Cost: $149

To register – Call Continuing Professional Education – (815) 921-3900 or register on-line at www.ed2go.com/rvc The following is a sampling of courses available:

Certificate in gerontology, (40 contact hours) Cost: $189

Certificate in Pain assessment and Management, (24 contact hours) Cost: $149


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HOMELAND SECURITY TRAINING / LANGUAGE FOR THE WORKPLACE

language for the Workplace Job-specific Spanish training continues to grow very quickly. Government, business and health care employers must be able to communicate with citizens, employees, customers and patients. How many accidents and mistakes could have been avoided with better communication; how well are your Hispanic customers being served; how much is being spent on interpreters and language lines in hospitals and health care systems? Besides the programs listed below, we can also provide training for the following workforces: Firefighters and EMS, Manufacturing, Police Officers, Restaurants and more. Call Continuing Professional Education at (815) 921-3900 for more information.

spanish for healthcare Professionals (1 Credit) This course is designed to assist healthcare professionals in their daily contact with Spanish-speaking clientele. Participants will learn basic Spanish grammar and structure with emphasis on occupation specific vocabulary and phrases, all of which will be immediately useful. Purchase text at RVC Bookstore. • Course #: COM 025 RV Reg Code: 4721 Thursdays, 6:00-8:30 pm RVC WOODWARD TECH CTR Judith Barrera-Tulian

7/28-9/1 6 Weeks Room 141 $95

spanish for educators I (1 credit) This course introduces and develops vocabulary – building skills through activities such as guessing from context, recognizing meaning from grouping of words and identifying the use of special terms. Teachers will develop the vocabulary needed to carry out everyday activities at work in school, with the students, parents and the community. We will help you to communicate quickly, simply and effectively. Purchase text at RVC Bookstore. 16 CPDUs awarded for this course.

hOMeland seCURITY TRaInIng Homeland Security Terrorism Prevention Certificate for Law Enforcement or Fire Service Professionals –On-Line Course. Rock Valley College and the Institute for Preventive Strategies, a Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Training Partner, are collaborating to deliver the 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. Call (815) 921-3900 for more information or to register for one of these FREE programs.

• Course #: FOR 024 RV Reg Code: 4722 MW, 6:30-8:30 pm BELL SCHOOL ROAD CTR Judith Barrera-Tulian

7/25-8/17 4 Sessions Room 001 $95

My spanish Teacher On-line Courses www.myspanishteacher.com/rockvalleycollege Only $89 for 6 Months-Unlimited Online Access TO REGISTER, pay and provide us with your e-mail address call (815) 921-3900.

Innovative spanish courses with extraordinary benefits An easy-to-use, interactive audio-visual Spanish course you can access online 24/7. No pressure – learn Spanish at your own pace at home, at the office, anywhere with an internet connection. You can print out the Spanish vocabulary to take with you for reference on the job. Have a question about a particular work related Spanish phrase you need to learn? You can email your teacher and receive a quick, personal response. Spanish for Law Enforcement Spanish for Financial Professionals Spanish for Realtors Spanish for EMS/Fire Fighters Spanish for Park Rangers Spanish for Correction Officers Spanish for 911/Dispatch Spanish for Landscaping Spanish for Customer Service


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ManUFaCTURIng/ IndUsTRIal WORKFORCe TRaInIng These courses are held at: NISSAN FORKLIFT 240 N. Prospect St., Marengo, IL

Powered Industrial Truck (Forklift) Operator Training

Minor home Repairs for the “newbie” If you’re not handy around the house, doing common repairs can be a frustrating experience. However, there are many simple fixes that every homeowner can do with a little information. 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. Register for one or all individual classes.

(.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.

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.

• Course #: ISH 025 RFD Reg Code: 4821 6/10 Friday, 8:00 am-4:30 pm 1 Session Nissan Forklift Professional Training Staff $150

home electrical Maintenance and Repair

RETURNING IN THE FALL - APICS – The Association for Operations Management 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. It will also relate to those in the healthcare profession; small business or retail operations who work with inventory management. It provides CPIM certification - Certified in Production and Inventory Management. This certification leads to better decisionmaking skills and enhances the ability to predict outcomes and achieve desired results. This series of 5 courses (generally offered over the course of 2 semesters, fall and spring) includes Basics of Supply Chain Management; Master Planning of Resources; Detailed Scheduling and Planning; Execution and Control of Operations; Strategic Management of Resources and will prepare you take the CPIM Examination. Basics of Supply Chain Management should be taken first and Strategic Management of Resources taken last, the other 3 can be taken in any order. Call Continuing Professional Education at (815) 921-3900 for more information. Look for detailed descriptions of this program in the fall 2011 semester brochure.

RVC BookstoRE student Center, ground level http://rvc.bncollege.com or (815) 921-1680 For Summer hours and to order or view used and new textbooks visit us online at www.whywaitforbooks.com

drywall Repair and Paint • Course #: OSH 001 RV Reg. Code: 4160 Saturday, 9:00-Noon BELL SCHOOL ROAD CENTER Robert Mirgain

6/11 1 Session Room 002 $35

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. • Course #: OSH 015 RV Reg. Code: 4161 Saturday, 9:00-Noon BELL SCHOOL ROAD Robert Mirgain

6/18 1 Session Room 003 $35

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. • Course #: OSH 020 RV Reg. Code: 4816 Saturday, 9:00-Noon BELL SCHOOL ROAD CENTER Robert Mirgain

6/25 1 Session Room 004 $35

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. • Course #: MEC 056 BLL Reg Code: 4136 Wednesdays, 6:00-9:00 pm BELL SCHOOL ROAD CTR Stuart Berg

6/15-6/29 3 Sessions Room 002 $90

ePa Certification - Test Only This is the third session of the EPA Certification Preparation course. If you are registered for OST 006, 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. • Course #: OST 007 BLL Reg Code: 4766 Wednesday, 6:00-9:00 pm BELL SCHOOL ROAD CTR Proctor

6/29 1 Session Room 002 $30


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Automation Skills (CNC ) Training for Machine Tooling automation skills CnC Technician Certificate #6116 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. All courses in this certificate program are continuing education credit (2.5 Credits each). 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 will receive a voucher for $75 to cover the cost of one Machining Level 1 NIMS credential (CNC Turning or Milling: Programming Setup & Operation).

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 Tools

For more information, call stan McCord at (815)921-3064. For more information, or to register for the NIMS Certification call Stan McCord at (815) 921-3064

national Institute for Metalworking standards (nIMs) Credential 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 current CNC machinist. Students wishing to complete the NIMS Machining Level 1 credential (various topic areas) while attending the Automation Skills CNC courses, may purchase the certification package from the RVC bookstore (see below). 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. Credentialing Course for Current CnC Machinists (.5 credits) 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)– Cost $75 AUT 038 RV (CNC Mills Operator) –- Cost $75

nIMs Credentialing Packages available at the Rock Valley College Bookstore: Packet A includes one Lifetime enrollment fee plus two Level 1 NIMS exams of the students choice - $128 Packet B includes two Level 1 NIMS exams of the students choice (for students taking more than two exams) - $75 For more information: call Stan McCord at (815) 921-3064; To register for the NIMS Credentialing course: call 815-921-3900.

Basic Blueprint Reading and Measurement (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. • Course #: AUT 005 RV Reg Code: 4823 Wednesdays, 8:00-11:50 am RVC WOODWARD TECH CTR Fred Penington

6/8-8/3 9 Sessions Room G06 $226

Introduction to autoCad for Industry (2.5 Credits) Introduction to AutoCAD provides basic knowledge and application of AutoCAD software for computer-aided mechanical design, including commands and techniques necessary to produce a drawing. This course is specifically designed for students of industry or trades with little or no previous CAD experience, intended for students developing AutoCAD skills and not currently pursuing an AAS degree in AMT, BCT, or CDT. No class 7/4, 7/2. • Course #: AUT 060 RV Reg Code: 3986 MW, 6:00-10:00 pm RVC WOODWARD TECH CTR Fred Penington

6/13-7/13 9 Sessions Room G07 $226

• Course #: AUT 060 RV2 Reg Code: 4824 Saturday, 8:00 am-Noon RVC WOODWARD TECH CTR Fred Penington

6/18-8/20 9 Sessions Room G07 $226

CNC Skills Training for Machine Tooling - Online MasterTask™ Online Training for CnC Machines www. Mastertask.com 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) 921-3064. Once you register, you will be contacted with your password and instructions. For complete course outline, course simulations, etc, visit www.Mastertask.com. Call (815) 921-3900 to register/pay for your class and provide us with your e-mail address.

Precision Measurement for Machinists - (Modules 1-47) (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 everything from shop math, print reading, and Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerance. Course manual included. Cost: $199 Call (815) 921-3900 to register

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. Cost: $199 Call (815) 921-3900 to register

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. Cost: $199 Call (815) 921-3900 to register


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MANUFACTURING/ INDUSTRIAL WORKFORCE TRAINING / SUSTAINABLE GREEN TECHNOLOGIES

Industrial Blueprint Reading & Precision Measuring Instruments (1 Credit) This workshop will give an understanding of reading blueprints and measuring instruments. A training workbook and various instructional and problem-solving materials are included. You will learn: fundamentals required to interpret industrial, drawings for dimensions, tolerances, to view relationships, sections, surface texture and other pertinent data, basic math review, drawing interpretation and multi-view projection. Purchase text at RVC Bookstore. • Course #: TEC 034 RV Reg Code: 4822 Tuesdays, 5:30-9:30 pm RVC STENSTROM CTR James Orr

6/14-7/5 4 Sessions Room 337 $135

geometric dimensioning and Tolerancing (gd and T) (1 Credit) For engineers, managers, designers, CAD/draft persons, supervisors, quality control and other industrial personnel who are involved with the origination or interpretation of industrial drawings. You will learn: fundamental concepts, datums, form, orientation, runout, profile and location tolerances, principle changes from 1982 STD. Prerequisite: Blueprint Reading or consent of instructor. Purchase text at RVC Bookstore. • Course #: TEC 036 RV Reg Code: 4172 Tuesdays, 5:30-9:30 pm RVC STENSTROM CTR James Orr

7/12-8/2 4 Sessions Room 169 $135

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.

Intro to Control Panel Wiring (2 Credits) This course provides a formal discussion about the procedures and processes necessary to wire electrical control panels containing electrical equipment operating at different voltages. Topics studied include panel types determining number of wires needed wire color coding wire termination wire splicing and bundling methods. PREREQUISITE: IST 004 (No class 7/4, 7/6) •Course #: IST 005 RV Reg Code: 4793 MW, 5:30-7:30 pm RVC STENSTROM CENTER John Jamont

6/6-8/3 8 Weeks Room 437 $181

sUsTaInaBle gReen TeChnOlOgIes leed green associate Training

sustainable lifestyles Program

Prepare for the U.S. Green Building Council’s (USGBC) Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Green Associates Exam. Earn your certificate for exam eligibility while learning core green concepts and strategies essential to a basic understanding of the USGBC’s LEED green building certification system. This class covers the key components of the LEED rating system, the certification process, general intents and concepts of credit categories with a closer look at individual credit requirements and incentives, strategies, and benchmarks for achieving certification. This is for those new to LEED as well as those studying for the Green Associates Exam or who simply would like more knowledge of the USGBC and LEED, the most established green building certification system in use today. Class fee does not include cost of books, study materials or exam.

Join Drs. Robert and Sonia Vogl, founders and officers of the IREA and coordinators of the annual Renewable Energy and Sustainable Lifestyle Fair as they explain how sustainable lifestyles can be used in your home or business. They have 3.2 kW of PV and a 1 kW wind generator at their home. Forty acres of their 180 acre home farm are in ecological restorations and they are active in preserving natural areas. They are retired professors from Northern Illinois University.

• Course #: EET 014 ECC Reg. Code: 4811 6/22 & 6/23 TW, 6:00-9:30 pm 2 Sessions ELGIN COMMUNITY COLLEGE TBA 1700 Spartan Dr., Elgin Local Green Connect, Kathleen Haerr $279

green advantage Certification (1 Credit) This certification, developed by Green advantage is a nationally recognized environmental certification designed to certify construction practitioners, contractors, sub-contractors, trade people, managers, superintendents, foremen and project managers. It covers the core concepts of building sustainability and is complimentary to the LEED accreditation. It teaches how to integrate green practices and strategies into the construction process to lighten the impact on the environment and improve the health of construction workers and building occupants. Upon completion of the class students are ready to sit for an open book green advantage certification exam for all levels of commercial or residential construction. One-half hour lunch on own will be provided. • Course #: EET 028 ECC Reg Code: 4812 MTWTh, 6:00-9:30 pm ELGIN COMMUNITY COLLEGE 1700 Spartan Dr Elgin Local Green Connect, Kathleen Haerr

6/13-6/16 2 Sessions TBA $449

Paperless green Business (1 Credit) Businesses that consume fewer resources incur lower costs. Going green is as good for the bottom line as it is for environment. Learn practical steps to create a sustainable work environment, reduce resource consumption, streamline waste management, green your information technology and more that are significant changes that will result in measurable savings. • Course #: EET 012 ECC Reg Code: 4810 Thursday, 6:00-8:30 pm ELGIN COMMUNITY COLLEGE 1700 Spartan Dr Elgin Local Green Connect, Kathleen Haerr

6/23 1 Session ICT 116 $49

small Wind generators for homeowners 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 notepad, and a calculator to determine the savings on a typical month’s performance of a wind tower versus your current source of electricity • Course #: OSH 028 RV Reg. Code: 4787 Tuesday, 6:00-8:30 pm RVC WOODWARD TECH CTR Drs. Robert and Sonia Vogl, PhDs

7/5 1 Session Room 270 $35

Basics of solar 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. • Course #: OSH 030 RV Reg. Code: 4788 Tuesday, 6:00-8:30 pm RVC WOODWARD TECH CTR Drs. Robert and Sonia Vogl, PhDs

7/12 1 Session Room 270 $35

solar hot Water systems Solar water heaters can be a cost effective way to generate hot water for all of your home needs. Best of all the fuel used by the system is sunshine and it’s free. Learn how solar hot water systems work, the components of a typical system, advantages, costs associated with installation, and savings. • Course #: OSH 032 RV Reg. Code: 4789 Tuesday, 6:00-8:30 pm RVC WOODWARD TECH CTR Drs. Robert and Sonia Vogl, PhDs

7/19 1 Session Room 270 $35


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SUSTAINABLE GREEN TECHNOLOGIES

efficient solar homes Documented building performance studies have shown that an efficient solar home uses a fraction of the energy as a similar-sized home of standard construction. Heat is stored in the thermal mass during the day and released into the living space at night. Coupled with super insulation, this re-radiation of collected heat can maintain a comfortable temperature during cool nights. Learn all about these earth friendly and energy efficient homes. • Course #: OSH 034 RV Reg. Code: 4790 Tuesday, 6:00-8:30 pm RVC WOODWARD TECH CTR Drs. Robert and Sonia Vogl, PhDs

7/26 1 Session Room 270 $35

energy Options after Peak Oil As global oil supplies decline, our economy and way of life will also change. This course will explore peak oil, how it will impact our lives and the energy options available to us. The class will combine lecture and discussion. • Course #: OSH 034 RV2 Reg. Code: 4791 Tuesday, 6:00-8:30 pm RVC WOODWARD TECH CTR Drs. Robert and Sonia Vogl, PhDs

Join the RVC Center for learning in Retirement

8/2 1 Session Room 270 $35

Ed2Go (formerly Gatlin Educational Services) Sustainable Energy and Going Green Courses

www.rockvalleycollege.edu/clr For only $25 per year, you can take advantage of the many programs and services in the Center for Learning in Retirement which is part of the Elderhostel Institute Network. Here are just some of the benefits you’ll receive with your membership: • An opportunity to register for CLR classes

Thousands of new “green jobs” are expected to be created in the US making now the perfect time to learn the skills needed to get a job in this exciting industry.

Biofuel Production Operations Building Analyst Quick Start Program (BP; BA Certification Certified Green Supply Chain Professional Certified Indoor Air Quality Manager Certified Indoor Environmentalist Natural Gas Plant Operation Performing Comprehensive Building Assessments Principles of Green Buildings Senior Certified Sustainability Professional Solar Power Professional Wind Energy Apprentice

$2,595

400 hrs

$1,195 $1,595 $795 $895 $2,695

60 hrs 60 hrs 16 hrs 32 hrs 400 hrs

$695 $595 $2,495 $1,695 $2,195

30 hrs 30 hrs 110 hrs 120 hrs 240 hrs

TO RegIsTeR, pay and provide us with your e-mail address call (815) 921-3900. Rock Valley College Bookstore student Center, ground level http://rvc.bncollege.com • (815) 921-1680 For summer hours and to order or view used and new textbooks visit us online at www.whywaitforbooks.com

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For detailed descriptions of any of these classes go to: www.gatlineducation.com/rvc

RVC BookstoRE student Center, ground level http://rvc.bncollege.com or (815) 921-1680 For Summer hours and to order or view used and new textbooks visit us online at www.whywaitforbooks.com

• Discounted rates on bus trips and social events

• “Word to the Wise” quarterly newsletter

• Volunteer opportunities

• An opportunity to participate in the Golden Eagles Fitness Program

To become a member, call us at (815) 9213931. Payment may be made by check or credit card. Your membership period runs for one year from the date you join.


Community Education Summer 2011

(815) 921-3900 or www.rockvalleycollege.edu

STUDY ABROAD

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Rock Valley College offers a whole host of exciting opportunities to study all over the world. Austria (Salzburg College) May 13-June 20, 2011

Canterbury, England (Canterbury Chris Church University)

September 12-Decemger 12, 2011

Costa Rica May 25-June 25, 2011 Dijon, France July 1-July 31, 2011

Madrid, Spain June 29-July 30, 2011

www.rockvalleycollege.edu/studyabroad Dates are all approximate. For more information, call (815) 921-3314 or e-mail p.kramer@rockvalleycollege.edu

Trip For Credit Visit Peru (Lima, Cuzco, Machu Pichu, Arequipa) and get a feel for the people, culture, history, literature, food and music. Spend Spring Break 2012 (March) in Peru with RVC Modern Language Faculty and earn three credits in HUM 120. Includes air transportation, hotels, land travel, guides and most meals. For costs and other details contact Cristina Szterensus at c.szterensus@rockvalleycollege.edu, (815) 921-3337 or Elvira Ventimiglia e.ventimiglia@rockvalleycollege.edu (815) 921-3358.

High school students can get a head start on college!

RVC HIGH SCHOOL CONNECTIONS offers college courses

for high school students

Students have two opportunities for Dual Credit - many high schools offer approved dual credit courses held in the high school and students can take classes on Rock Valley College campuses with approval from the high school for both college and high school credit. Thus, Dual Credit. Visit our Web site at www.rockvalleycollege.edu/HSConnections Or, contact the HIGH SCHOOL CONNECTIONS office at (815) 921-4080


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Community and Continuing Professional Education Summer 2011 Questions? Call (815) 921-3900 Register Now! Payment required at registration

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General Information 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: Call RVC Disability Support Services Office at (815) 921-2356. Office Hours: Monday - Friday, 8 am - 5 pm. The College is committed to providing an accessible and supportive learning environment for all Whiz Kids. To help us meet this goal, at least three weeks in advance of the beginning of a Whiz Kids class, please notify the College Community & Continuing Professional Education office at (815) 921-3900, of any disabilities or conditions requiring special accommodations or attention so the College can determine reasonable accommodationwhich can be made.

Payment Information 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. Inclement Weather: If Rock Valley College cancels classes due to bad weather, the Community and Continuing Education classes will also be cancelled. Notification of Students’ Rights: The federal Family Educational 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 www.rockvalleycollege.edu/FERPA . 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 www.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.

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. 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.

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.

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.

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. There are NO REFUNDS after a class begins. Exceptions noted in individual course descriptions.

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RVC Campus Map: Classroom and Teaching Areas WTC = Woodward Technology Center SC = Student Center CL-I = Classroom Building I CL-II = Classroom Building II

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Board of Trustees

ECR/WSS Non-Profit Organization U.S. POSTAGE PAID ROCKFORD, IL PERMIT NO. 4119

3301 North Mulford Road Rockford, IL 61114-5699

Katherine M. Kelley, Chairperson Randall J. Schaefer, Vice-Chair Dr. Stephanie Raach, Secretary Ted Biondo Michael P. Dunn Jr. Mike Olson Mary Tuite Marrisa Mora, Student Trustee Dr. Jack Becherer, RVC President

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RVC Recycles This schedule is printed on recycled paper and printed with soy-based ink.

Something for

Join us this summer for Starlight Theatre’s 45th season!

Everyone

The Phantom of the Opera

The Drowsy Chaperone

June 1-4 | July 6-10

June 15-18 | July 20-24

His voice calls to her, nurturing her extraordinary talents from the shadows of the opera house where innocent chorus girl Christine Daae makes her home. Only ballet mistress Madame Giry knows that Christine’s mysterious “Angel of Music” is actually the Phantom, a disfigured musical genius who haunts the catacombs of the theatre, terrifying the ensemble of artists who live and work there.

A tribute to the Jazz-age shows of the 1920’s and the power those shows held to transport us into a dazzling fantasy and to lift our spirits in times of sadness, this play offers unprecedented originality that boldly addresses a great unspoken desire in all of our hearts, to be entertained. A die-hard musical-theatre fan plays his favorite cast album on his turntable, and the musical literally bursts to life in his living room, telling the rambunctious tale of a brazen Broadway starlet trying to find, and keep, her true love.

After Dark June 8-11 | July 13-17

Hairspray

Another exciting creation by RVC’s “Mikes” Mike Mastroianni and Michael P. Webb. This is a wonderful adventure, written on the wind, fated by the stars and even blessed by the angels. There’s a number for everyone and that number is musical. After Dark is a night club, of sorts, where everything is perfect and ready before you even know you want it. Ten people have nothing in common but are brought together to find some answers to life’s most persistent questions; questions that will have you laughing, crying and looking for your own song.

June 22-25 | July 27-31 Get swept away to 1960’s Baltimore, where the 50’s are out and change is in the air. Loveable plus-size heroine, Tracy Turnblad, has a passion for dancing, and wins a spot on the local TV dance program, “The Corny Collins Show.” Overnight she finds herself transformed from outsider to teen celebrity. Can a larger-than-life adolescent manage to vanquish the program’s reigning princess, integrate the television show, and find true love (singing and dancing all the while, of course) without mussing her hair?

For additional information or tickets, please call the Rock Valley College Box Office between 10 a.m. and 5 p.m. weekdays at (815) 921-2160 or visit us on the Web at rvcstarlight.com.


2011 Rock Valley College Community and Continuing Professional Education Schedule