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ENHANCE ! Your skills. Your Career.  Your Life. Continuing Professional Education at Rock Valley College will help you upgrade your skills and increase job knowledge with short-term, non-degree credit alternative programs. These courses will provide professional development, career advancement and preparation for State and National certification exams. NOTE: Courses designated as “credit” do not transfer towards a degree and do not require an entrance exam or tests. Financial Aid does not apply to Continuing Professional Education courses.

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Become an Instructor for Continuing Professional Education

Business Careers.................................................. 29-33 Computer Training................................................. 33-36 Construction/Home............................................... 36-37 Distance On-Line Learning.......................................38 Education Careers................................................. 39-40 Emergency/Security Training...................................40 Health Careers....................................................... 41-46 Hospitality/Food Service Certification...................47 Language For The Workplace..................................48 Manufacturing/Workforce.................................. 49-52 Math Fundamentals ...................................................53 Sustainable “Green” Technologies .......................53

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.

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

Teaching for Continuing Professional Education can be rewarding in so many ways. You can experience the enjoyment of helping others increase their knowledge and skills and meet people with similar interests. You can earn extra income by working in an area you enjoy. Because of the nature of non-credit classes, instructors are not required to have degrees--just demonstrate expertise in their subject area. We are looking for individuals with expertise and/or experience in their field. If you would like more information on teaching or if you would like to discuss the possibility of offering a class, contact Continuing Professional Education, (815) 921-3903. or visit www.rockvalleycollege.edu/Community/CPE/index. cfm and click on Become an Instructor.


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BUSINESS CAREERS Imagine a New Career 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 five 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.

Bookkeeping and Accounting I (1 Credit) This is a beginning course with an emphasis on a basic understanding of bookkeeping procedures and accounting principles employing debits and credits of double-entry accounting through the trial balance. Upon completion of this course, students will be prepared for a job as an entry-level bookkeeper, or an entry-level accounting clerk. Purchase text at RVC Bookstore. ATG 001 RV Richard Bergmark 2/13-3/22 M,Th 5:30-7:30 pm RVC SUPPORT SERVICES BLDG No Class 3/13 & 3/15

$110 10 Sessions Room 1309

Bookkeeping and Accounting II (1 Credit) This is an intermediate course in accounting that teaches accounting procedures and accounting principles for partnership and corporation businesses. Purchase text at RVC Bookstore (same as Acct. I.) PREREQUISITE: Accounting and Bookkeeping I or equivalent experience. ATG 002 RV2 Richard Bergmark 3/26-4/30 M,Th 5:30-7:30 pm RVC SUPPORT SERVICES BLDG No Class 4/5

$110 10 Sessions Room 1309

START A BUSINESS THE RIGHT WAY! How to Own and Operate Your Own Business

QuickBooks 2011 Level 1 (1 Credit) Learn the basics of this powerful financial management program for small business. Recommended: Basic Computer Skills or equivalent experience. Purchase text at RVC Bookstore. Bring a flash drive to class. You will learn to: – work with customer and vendor transactions – bank with QuickBooks – plan and create a new company – work with opening balances and the balance sheet reports DPR 029 RV Richard Bergmark 2/11-3/10 Sa 1:15-4:30 pm RVC WOODWARD TECH CTR

$135 5 Sessions Room G02

QuickBooks 2011 Level 2 (1 Credit) (Level 3) This course provides a continuation of QuickBooks 2011 Level 1. Purchase text at RVC Bookstore (the same text is used for Level 1 and Level 2.) Bring a flash drive to class. 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 DPR 057 RV Richard Bergmark 3/24-4/28 Sa 1:15-4:30 pm RVC WOODWARD TECH CTR No Class 4/7

$135 5 Sessions Room G02

Bookkeeping and Accounting III (1 Credit) This course will continue from Part II and include a complete overview of accounting for a merchandising business organized as a corporation. Topics include identifying different elements of a corporation (as compared to a sole proprietor and partnership), types of inventory valuation methods, distributing dividends and corporation financial statements. Purchase text at RVC Bookstore (same as Acct. I.) PREREQUISITE: Accounting and Bookkeeping I and II or equivalent experience.

Bookkeeping and Accounting I

ATG 003 RV Richard Bergmark 5/3-6/7 M,Th 5:30-7:30 pm RVC SUPPORT SERVICES BLDG No Class 5/28

ATG 001 RV2 Ronald Moore 2/20-3/28 M,W 6:30-8:45 pm RVC STENSTROM CTR No Class 3/12 & 3/14

$110 10 Sessions Room 1309

(1.5 Credits) This is a beginning course with emphasis on basics 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. $129 10 Sessions Room 325

Bookkeeping and Accounting II

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

(1.5 Credits) 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. ATG 002 RV Ronald Moore 4/2-5/2 M,W 6:30-8:45 pm RVC STENSTROM CTR

$129 10 Sessions Room 325

(1.5 Credits) This course is a complete overview on how to operate a successful business. This class covers writing a business plan, marketing, planning, advertising, legal requirements, financing, record keeping and other necessities of small businesses. Also covered are: the pitfalls of operating a business, and things you do right the first time. Students are required to complete a simulated business plan, and make a presentation on the last night of class. Purchase text at RVC Bookstore. BUS 007 RV Ronald Moore 2/21-5/15 T 6:30-8:45 pm RVC STENSTROM CTR No Class 3/13

$135 12 Sessions Room 337

So You Wanna Start an Internet Business? Join Mike Logan to find out how you can start your own web-based business using the SiteBuildIt (SBI) system. A demonstration of the SBI will be provided. OSB 010 RV Mike Logan, SiteSell 2/7 T 6:00-7:00 pm BELL SCHOOL ROAD CTR

FREE 1 Session Room 005

Building a Successful Business Using the Internet (2 Credits) This course uses theory and proven practices to take students through all the steps of starting and operating an online business. By the end of the course, using the smart tools and materials included, students will have an operating Internet business, which they’ll be able to nurture using lessons learned during the course, along with professional after-course mentoring. Course fee includes one-year access to online SiteBuildIt (SBI) system services – to learn more about SBI, please visit http://learn.sitesell.com Visit the following website created by a previous student: http://www.creative-secrets-in-rocktonroscoe-south-beloit.com BUS 007 RV2 Mike Logan 2/21-5/1 T 5:00-8:00 pm BELL SCHOOL ROAD CTR No Class 3/13

$450 10 Sessions Room 005

Social Media Marketing (.5 Credits) Are Your Customers Finding Your Competition on Facebook, Twitter, Google, LinkedIn and  all the other Social Marketing Sites? Whether you have a bricks and mortar, home-based or an on-line business, effective use of social media tools will bring new customers to your business. Discover the Simple Steps that will “Put Your Business on Top of the Social Marketing Game.” BUS 086 RV Mike Logan 5/8-5/29 T 6:00-8:00 pm RVC BELL SCHOOL ROAD CTR

$65 4 Sessions Room 005


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Resume Writing & Interviewing Skills for a Tight Jobs Market No Resume? No Problem! Learn how to create a letter of introduction, resume, and thank you letter that captures your unique voice, while targeting the needs of a prospective employer. Topics explored: how to address termination; long-term unemployment; and the applicant’s age during the resume process and interview. The final day will consist of practice interviews and job search techniques. BUS 011 BE Wendy LaFauce $49 3/20-3/22 T,W,Th 10:00-11:30 am 3 Sessions Keen Age Center, 2141 Henry Luckow Dr., Belvidere Computer Lab

Retail Sales Training with Internship (2 Credits) Held in cooperation with Goodwill, this class will incorporate lecture, discussion, activities, guest speakers, and assignments to teach students basic fundamentals of working in retail. Topics highlighted will be: industry expectations, customer service, selling, teamwork, handling transactions, inventory/ storage, store appearance, protecting assets, and employment paperwork/interview skills. Internship: Students will work with an internship coordinator to fulfill a 3 week, 30 hour internship. The internships may be done at local Goodwill stores or other area retailers. Students will work on skills learned in the class and be placed in positions based on their strengths from the classroom portion of the program. MKT 012 GW Garrett Balbach $79 1/30-3/9 M,W,F 9:00 am-1:00 pm 18 Sessions RVC PHYSICAL EDUCATION CTR Room 0204

Black Belt Sales Training Series (.5 Credits) Selling as a martial art? Yes, a martial art is defined as an organized system of knowledge which allows a practitioner to greatly improve their chances of achieving a desired outcome. Selling is the exchange of information, between the prospect and the salesperson, intended to achieve a desired outcome--a signature on the dotted line. Knowledge, technique, attitude, discipline and self-control are needed to be a success in martial arts or in sales. A Black Belt instinctively chooses and effectively applies the right technique, anticipates, thinking several moves ahead, efficiently controls an encounter and shows up ready for action. Students will gain real world techniques that can be used the next day. About the Instructor: Joe Rosner started selling greeting cards door to door at age 12. He built a successful lawn care business in high school and has sold products and services in boardrooms as well as on factory floors and kitchen tables. He is the author of three books and is a highly regarded public speaker.

Prospecting, Cold Calling & Appointment Setting How to find and approach prospective customers successfully. Internet resources, social media, networking, and getting referrals will be covered. Methods of getting calls returned, appointments set, and ways to get in the door and in front of prospects will taught. OSB 037 RV3 Joe Rosner – Best Defense USA $39 2/20 M 6:00-8:00 pm 1 Session RVC CLASSROOM BLDG II Room 128

Sales Presentation Skills Tips, tactics and techniques for creating and delivering sales presentations that persuade prospects to make profitable decisions. PowerPoint, online and traditional sales presentation will be discussed. OSB 031 RV2 Joe Rosner – Best Defense USA $39 2/27 M 6:00-8:00 pm 1 Session RVC CLASSROOM BLDG II Room 128

Closing Skills

Body Language – Social Interaction

How and when to close the deal and keep it closed will be covered. The “Puppy Dog Close”, “The Paperwork Close”, “The Assumed Close”, “The Contingent Close”, and more will be covered.

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.

OSB 038 RV2 Joe Rosner – Best Defense USA $39 3/5 M 6:00-8:00 pm 1 Session RVC CLASSROOM BLDG II Room 128

Fun With Objections! Skilled sales people welcome objections and use them to close business. A variety of techniques for turning a “no” into a “yes” will be taught. OSB 033 RV3 Joe Rosner – Best Defense USA $39 3/19 M 6:00-8:00 pm 1 Session RVC CLASSROOM BLDG II Room 128

Time & Attitude Management Although selling is very rewarding it can be a minefield of ego busting discouragements. Staying on course and on task is crucial for success. Strategies for optimizing mood and calendar will be detailed. OSB 036 RV2 Joe Rosner – Best Defense USA $39 3/26 M 6:00-8:00 pm 1 Session RVC CLASSROOM BLDG II Room 120

Workplace Violence & Personal Safety Seminar Put habits, tactics and hardware between yourself and a criminal and greatly reduce your odds of becoming a victim of violent crime. According to the Federal Bureau of Labor Statistics: 48% of all non-fatal injuries from job-related assaults and violent acts occurred in health care and social services. This seminar is a powerful educational experience that combines audience participation, demonstration of simple effective self-defense techniques and personal safety tips to accelerate learning and increase retention. About The Instructor: Joe Rosner is the Director of Best Defense USA and a recognized expert on personal safety and self-defense. He is the author of “Taking Care! Practical Personal Safety & Workplace Violence Solutions for Home Health Workers, Street Smarts & Self-Defense for Children, and The Real Estate Safety Book. He has been featured in the Chicago Tribune, Northwest Herald, Realtor Magazine, and other publications as well as on numerous radio and TV programs. PED 036 RV Joe Rosner – Best Defense USA $49 2/24 F 8:00-10:00 am 1 Session RVC CLASSROOM BLDG II Room 128

BODY LANGUAGE –Non-Verbal Communication! Body language says a lot about us. The expressions within us are silently reflected through our eyes, hands, posture, and the way we conduct ourselves. No matter how much we try to ignore it, body language reveals our identity. If you want to create a good impression—join Jim Zalud and learn how to “read” body language. About the Instructor: 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.

BUS 014 RV James A. Zalud 2/8 W 6:00-9:00 pm RVC CLASSROOM BLDG II

$50 1 Session Room 120

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. BUS 014 RV2 James A. Zalud 2/15 W 6:00-9:00 pm RVC CLASSROOM BLDG II

$50 1 Session Room 124

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. BUS 014 RV3 James A. Zalud 2/22 W 6:00-9:00 pm RVC CLASSROOM BLDG II

$50 1 Session Room 120

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! OSB 030 RV James A. Zalud 2/29 W 6:00-9:00 pm RVC CLASSROOM BLDG II

$50 1 Session Room 120

Building Trust in Sales & Service (1 Credit) Seeking a career or initial training in the sales field or looking to refresh your sales skills, then this hands-on series of workshops is for you! Join Jerry for this upbeat series—have fun while learning the techniques in building trust for successful sales! Each of the four sessions can be taken “ala carte” or as a complete program. About the Instructor: Jerry Kitchen worked for over three decades as a major account representative, sales manager, branch manager and district product manager for the 3M Company. During his time with 3M, he won nine national sales awards, five national management awards, and was named top salesman and top district supervisor in the nation. He now focuses on sales training, motivation and consulting. His relationship-based approach to selling is both unique and effective, and his lively presentations are informative and interactive. BUS 093 RV2 Jerry Kitchen 2/15-3/7 W 6:00-8:30 pm RVC WOODWARD TECH CTR

$175 4 Sessions Room 117


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Professional Selling is a Relationship Approach

Managing Time, Not Chaos

Examples and experience will be used in examining relationship selling and using today’s consultant approach through the use of positive statements and alternatives. Companies buy from people…they don’t buy from companies. OSB 036 RV Jerry Kitchen 2/15 W 6:00-8:30 pm RVC WOODWARD TECH CTR

$49 1 Session Room 117

Sales Methodology The Five Steps to a sale will be covered – AIDCA (Attention, Interest, Desire, Conviction, Action) concept. We’ll also expand on FAB— Features: What are the main features of your product and what is it designed to do? Advantages: What will your product do to solve your prospect’s problems? Benefits: How will your product help people gain or avoid problems in the future? Role playing is included. OSB 033 RV2 Jerry Kitchen 2/22 W 6:00-8:30 pm RVC WOODWARD TECH CTR

$49 1 Session Room 117

Getting organized is one thing. Staying organized is another. Many people have a general idea of what they need to achieve, but have settled into a routine without taking the time to periodically review and reorganize, while others have not taken the time to even consider what comes at them on a day to day basis. Join us as we spend time developing skills meant to maintain organization not just a temporary fix to chaos. We will discuss time management, prioritization, and organization that eases stress and allows you more time to enjoy life. OSB 022 RV Leadership in Action 2/21 T 6:00-9:00 pm RVC STUDENT CENTER BLDG

$45 1 Session Room 1222

HIPAA/HITECH Training HIPAA was signed into law in 1996 to protect the privacy of health and information contained in a person’s health file. HITECH became law in 2009 and expands HIPAA by including stronger restrictions on electronic protected health information. HIPAA/HITECH training is required for anyone who works with or has access to protected health information. Join us whether this is your first HIPAA/HITECH class or a refresher. A test and certificate is available upon completion of the class.

Appointments & Making Fun Out of Cold Calling

OSB 022 RV2 Leadership in Action 2/28 T 6:00-9:00 pm RVC STUDENT CENTER BLDG

Use of the phone to secure appointments and record keeping will be covered along with Jerry’s system of non-threatening ways to break sales resistance. Make warm sales out of cold calls. What to do when you don’t have an appointment, how to observe, getting attention, and questions to ask will be covered. Role playing is included.

Building Self Confidence

OSB 037 RV 2 Jerry Kitchen 2/29 W 6:00-8:30 pm RVC WOODWARD TECH CTR

OSB 022 RV3 Leadership Action 3/6 T 6-9:00 pm RVC STUDENT CENTER BLDG

$49 1 Session Room 117

Teambuilding

$45 1 Session Room 1222

You are unique. That should be a positive–this class will show you why. Come learn secrets of self confident people. How to get what you want and why that’s important. $45 1 Session Room 1222

Sales Presentations & Closing the Sale

Confident Leadership Training – Start Your Journey on the Right Foot!

Fifteen reasons why you should physically demonstrate your presentation techniques. “Negotiation Rap”---learn how to overcome a negative and redirect to the positive. Time management and role playing included.

(1.5 Credits) This in-depth, eight-part program focuses on the skills needed to promote self awareness, become a better decision maker, and define the path to your success. This course is geared toward self improvement for better understanding of self and those you interact with. Whether you’re currently in leadership, aspiring to leadership, or just looking to make yourself a better employee or person this course is for you.

OSB 038 RV Jerry Kitchen 3/7 W 6:00-8:30 pm RVC WOODWARD TECH CTR

$49 1 Session Room 117

Topics include:

Know Yourself

LEADERSHIP IN ACTION PRESENTS: Leadership in Action’s goal is to help businesses and individuals develop and improve leadership performance and team building proficiency through informative training seminars. Leadership is about relationships and these practical workshops can help you or your organization grow through hands on, interactive courses. About the Instructor: Ian Gregory has a teaching background and has taught for many years for Blackhawk Technical College, Janesville, WI, Mercy Hospital and U.W. Hospital, Madison, WI as an EMT and Paramedic About the Instructor: Karen Redieske has over 20 years of business experience including small business, city government and self-employment. She has a degree in Business Administration and a solid foundation of business procedures and realizes the importance of effective leadership in the workplace as well as our personal lives.

This two-part course explores the most important component--YOU! Learn your strengths and weaknesses, who you are and what you’re seen as. Understand how to separate your emotions from your behaviors and get a 360 Assessment so you’ll know where you stand as you decide where you’re going.

Goal Setting and Action Plans

This class is not just about setting goals and writing action plans. It’s about understanding and overcoming the obstacles that too often derail their successful implementation.

Communication

Why are we the way we are? Why do we resist change? We have three brains? Find the answers to the one issue you must deal with on a constant basis-change. Listening is an attitude. More importantly, it’s a skill that can be improved through proper practice. Think you listen effectively? Come find out what you are missing.

Conflict Resolution and Accountability

You must first understand conflict to effectively deal with it. Is it good or bad? Can you end it? Should you? Come explore these and many other questions as we take you through scenarios of real life conflict.

This lively and interactive session teaches you how to assemble teams that push for excellence. Develop your current and future stars, deal with the squeaky wheels and learn what stops teams from becoming great. This session includes a workshop on turning vision into reality. This one is a must!

Motivation

When the need for motivation arises, you must understand accountability. How do the two work together? Can you teach self-motivation? Does accountability mean punishment? BUS 030 RV Leadership in Action 3/20-5/8 T 6:00-9:00 pm RVC STUDENT CENTER BLDG

$299 8 Sessions Room 1222

Basic Bank Teller Training (1 Credit) Rock Valley College has partnered with the Illinois Banking Association to teach the skills needed to become a successful bank teller. This class includes a comprehensive overview of the banking industry, the U.S. Payments System, the duties of the Federal Reserve System and an over view of the pertinent banking laws and regulations. Learn about daily transaction procedures, teller responsibilities and delivery of quality customer service. Students will have the option to take a final exam to qualify for the American Institute of Banking credits. Course fee includes cost of text. • BNK 001 RV Melisa L. Kallestad-Wichelt $215 2/21-4/3 T 5:30-8:30 pm 6 Sessions RVC CLASSROOM BLDG II Room 124

Import/Export Now! ONLINE (1 Credit) Now you can learn what it takes to be self-employed in import or export (or both) of goods or services with this step-by-step hands-on nine week seminar delivered over the internet. This course is appropriate for people with zero business background, as well as established businesses looking for new trade.  You will be taken through licensing and permits, setting yourself up for properly conducting trade worldwide at the small business level. The entire course may be taken at your pace, with plenty of one-on-one email contact with the instructor. Optional weekly live sessions online are run during the course. After the formal nine weeks course, you may join a listserv of ex-students, so access to the instructor and peers never ends.  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. The required textbook, “How Small Business Trades Worldwide” (ISBN: 978-0-9795515-0-5) is available on Amazon.com. Session I:  Wednesday’s, 1/25-3/21; 8:00-10:00 pm                 Cost: $95 Session II: Wednesday’s, 4/18-6/13; 8:00-10:00 pm                Cost: $95 TO REGISTER, pay and provide us with your e-mail address, call (815) 921-3900 and refer to Course #MKT 052 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.


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Voiceovers Opportunities Are people always telling you that you have a great voice? Do you often find yourself listening to your favorite audio book, commercial or cartoon character and thinking, “I could do that”? This fun and empowering two hour introductory workshop covers the different types of voiceovers and what tools are needed in order to find success in the industry. You’ll be coached as you perform a real voiceover script and be recorded so that you can receive a professional voiceover evaluation later. After class, you’ll have the knowledge necessary to help you decide if this is something you’d like to pursue. Taught by a professional voice actor from the Voice Acting Training Company, Voices For All. COM 004 RV Voices for All Staff 3/9 F 6-8:00 pm RVC WOODWARD TECH CTR

$40 1 Session Room 121

COURSES HELD IN COOPERATION WITH ELGIN COMMUNITY COLLEGE These courses are held at Elgin Community College, 1700 Spartan Dr., Elgin, IL. NOTE: Register through Rock Valley College.

Professional Voice Career Have you ever wanted to try your skills at doing the voice for radio and TV commercials ? Does a career in voice-over or book narration appeal to you? Denny Farrell, nationally syndicated radio host and one of the commercial voices you hear on various radio stations including WGN radio in Chicago, guides you through tips, techniques, and need-toknow skills that help you become comfortable in front of a microphone. Instruction also includes an introduction to digital editing. Mr. Farrell will assist you in understanding the importance of generating business leads and developing your business practices for a career in voice-over work. Students may produce a voice over audition CD in Mr. Farrell’s studio upon successful completion of the course. COM 004 ECC Denny Ferrel 4/9-4/30 M 6:30-9:00 pm ELGIN COMMUNITY COLLEGE Room HBT-117

$149 4 Sessions

Private Investigator (1.5 Credits) Techniques, tips, and legal guidelines for conducting investigations are presented in this course, ideal for pursuing a career in private investigations, or simply to learn investigative and research techniques. From tracing missing persons, to undercover operations, to background research, the most commonly encountered types of investigations are covered. This course satisfies Illinois Department of Professional Regulation requirements of 20-hours of private investigation training for eligibility to apply for a permanent employee registration card. Required textbook, “Private Investigation – a Guide for the Beginner” is available at Barnes & Noble or Amazon.com. CRM 015 ECC Ed Herdrich 3/7-5/2 W 6:30-9:00 pm ELGIN COMMUNITY COLLEGE

$199 8 Sessions UBC-205

Wedding & Event 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. BUS 043 ECC Desiree Dent 2/28-5/8 T 5:30-9:30 pm ELGIN COMMUNITY COLLEGE

$895 10 Sessions UBC-205

Fitness Training 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. PED 067 RV W.I.T.S. Instructor 3/10 Sa 11:00 am - noon RVC PHYSICAL EDUCATION CTR To register call (815) 921-3900

FREE 1 Session Room 0116

Paralegal/Legal Assistant/Lawyer’s Assistant Certificate Program 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. 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.

Paralegal Orientation (required prior to registration)

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 calls 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 and more. Call 1-888-330-9487 to order the required textbook for the course and start reading ASAP (cost of textbook is not included in course fee). 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.

Is the paralegal career for you? Paralegal, legal assistant, lawyer’s assistant are all titles used interchangeably to describe individuals who work with attorneys and other professionals in the field of law. Our Paralegal Certificate Program is explained in this free information seminar online at: www.paralegalstudies.com/free_orientation.htm Paralegal Research BUS 049

(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.

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 (ACE) has recommended one college credit for this course. Massage Therapists will qualify for 15 CE hours.

Paralegal Jurisprudence BUS 053

FWS 010 RV W.I.T.S. Staff 3/24-5/5 Sa 9:00 am- 4:00 pm Lectures Sa 9 - noon RVC PHYSICAL EDUCATION CTR Clinicals Sa 1:00- 4:00 pm RVC PHYSICAL EDUCATION CTR No Class 4/7

Paralegal Litigation BUS 054

$530 6 Sessions Room 0116 Room 1206

Cost: $195

Cost: $195

(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

(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. Paralegal Management BUS 055

Cost: $195


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BUSINESS CAREERS & COMPUTER 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. Paralegal Career BUS 056

Cost: $195

(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. 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. www.paralegalstudies.com

Options for Spring classes Thursday, February 2 – March 15 Thursday, April 5 – May 17 TO REGISTER and pay: First email instructor http://www.paralegalstudies.com , Next call RVC Continuing Professional Education at (815) 921-3900. On-line Courses for Business through Ed2Go – 38

COMPUTER TRAINING Improve Your Skills

Computer Training for Everyone!  Enhance: Your Skills! 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 BLL - Course sections are taught at the Bell School Road Center, 3350 N. Bell School Road, Rockford RV - Course sections are taught at the Woodward Technology Center, 3301 N. Mulford Rd., Rockford

Teachers! Watch   the Apples.  for

“Apples” indicate courses that have been approved by the Illinois State Board of Education. Please let the instructor know when taking the class for CPDU’s.

Getting Started

Computer Basics – Level 1 (.5 Credit) This class is designed for the new user or those with no experience interested in learning computers. Provides individuals with the skills and confidence to continue learning. You will learn terms and fundamentals, what is Windows, Software vs. Hardware, what is a hard/floppy drive/CD-Rom, memory and storage, what is a file. Bring a flash drive to class. 8 CPDU’s DPR 019 BE Steven Johnson $65 2/14-3/6 T 4:00- 6:00 pm 4 Sessions KEEN AGE CENTER Room Computer Lab 2141 Henry Luckow Drive, Belvidere DPR 019 RV1 Chuck Corley 2/14-2/16 T,Th 5:30-9:30 pm RVC WOODWARD TECH CTR

$65 2 Sessions Room G02

DPR 019 RV2 Gail Lee 2/14-2/16 T,Th 9:00 am-1:00 pm RVC WOODWARD TECH CTR

$65 2 Sessions Room G02

DPR 019 BLL Kathe Mundinger 2/27-2/29 M,W 1:00-5:00 pm BELL SCHOOL ROAD CTR

$65 2 Sessions Room 005

Computer Basics – Level 2 Internet (.5 Credit) This course is a continuation of PC Basics I. Become familiar with internet navigation, email, search tools and more. Individual help will be available during class session. Bring a flash drive to class. Recommended: Computer Basics-Level 1   8 CPDU’s DPR 075 BE Steven Johnson 3/13-4/3 T 4:00 - 6:00 pm KEEN AGE CENTER 2141 Henry Luckow Drive, Belvidere DPR 075 BLL Kathe Mundinger 3/23-3/30 F 1:00-5:00 pm BELL SCHOOL ROAD CTR

$65 4 Sessions Computer Lab $65 2 Sessions Room 005

Beginning Keyboarding Skills (1 Credit) This hands-on course will help you begin or improve your typing/keyboarding skills. You will learn the keys on the keyboard, correct hand positions, home row keys and increase your speed throughout the class. Purchase text at RVC Bookstore before first session. Bring a flash drive to class. DPR 033 BLL Bob Sweeney 3/5-4/11 M,W 5:30-7:30 pm BELL SCHOOL ROAD CTR No Class 3/12 & 3/14

$145 10 Sessions Room 005

DPR 033 BLL1 Kathe Mundinger 4/9-5/9 M,W 3:00-5:00 pm BELL SCHOOL ROAD CTR

$145 10 Sessions Room 005

Basic Computer Skills (1.5 Credits) This course covers basic computer skills while offering an overview of the MS Office 2010 Suite.   You will be prepared for other courses offered through CPE.  Handouts provided. Bring a flash drive to class. Prerequisite: Computer Basics Level 1 You will learn to: – type letters and documents using Word – create formulas in spreadsheets using Excel – create databases using Access – create presentations using PowerPoint DPR 045 RV Gail Lee 2/21-3/1 T,Th, 9:00 am-1:00 pm RVC WOODWARD TECH CTR

$125 4 Sessions Room G02

DPR 045 RV1 Chuck Corley 2/21-3/1 T,Th, 5:30-9:30 pm RVC WOODWARD TECH CTR

$125 4 Sessions Room G02

DPR 045 BLL Kathe Mundinger 3/5-3/21 M,W 1:00-5:00 pm BELL SCHOOL ROAD CTR No Class 3/12 & 3/14

$125 4 Sessions Room 005

DPR 045 BLL1 Kathe Mundinger 3/24-4/21 Sa 8:30-12:30 pm BELL SCHOOL ROAD CTR No Class 4/7

$125 4 Sessions Room 005

Windows 7.0 Basics (1 Credit) Have you purchased a new computer with Windows 7 operating system and need help discovering the many simple and powerful features? We’ll help you work your way through the operating system—open documents and folders, start applications from the desktop, customize the task bar, change system settings, manage files and more--along with all the fun new enhancements found in Windows 7! (If you have Windows XP or Vista, almost everything taught in the class will work for you.) Purchase text at RVC Bookstore before first session. Recommended: Computer Basics Level I or equivalent experience. Bring a flash drive to class. 16 CPDU’s DPR 003 BLL Kathe Mundinger 3/26-4/4 M,W 1:00-5:00 pm BELL SCHOOL ROAD CTR

$135 4 Sessions Room 005

DPR 003 BLL1 Andres Perez III 4/14-5/5 Sa 1:00-5:00 pm BELL SCHOOL ROAD CTR

$135 4 Sessions Room 005

Windows File Management Workshop Get Organized! Organize pictures from your camera into folders when you load them onto your computer so that you can find them later. Bring a flash drive to class. 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 – download pictures from camera to computer – make backups – apply principles to your email DPR 021 BLL Kathe Mundinger 4/27-5/4 F 1:00-5:00 pm BELL SCHOOL ROAD CTR

$65 2 Sessions Room 005


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COMPUTER TRAINING

RVC Specialist Series This set of courses provides the education and skills to begin a career, to advance in a current position or to promote professional growth. You can become a Word Processing Specialist, Spreadsheet Application Specialist, Database Management Specialist, Presentation Application Specialist by successfully completing the required courses for each track. Please consult individual courses in this schedule for dates and times. Recommended: Students should have basic computer skills before registering for any of the classes listed below.

Word Processing Specialist Word Level 1 - 12 hours Word Level 2 - 12 hours Word Level 3 - 12 hours

Spreadsheet Application Specialist Excel Level 1 - 12 hours Excel Level 2 - 12 hours Excel Level 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 or PowerPoint, students will receive a RVC Skills Certificate plus be eligible to take the RVC Computer Skills Exam at no additional charge. The exam will be offered on 5/31 from 9-11 am for all topics. (Exam not offered for Web Page Design) Students have one year to complete all of the required Specialist Series courses. To register for the exam, call RVC Continuing Professional Education at (815) 921-3900. OSB 099 RV1 Gail Lee 5/31 Th 9:00 -11:00 am RVC WOODWARD TECH CTR

FREE 1 Session Room G02

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

Word 2010 Level 1 (.5 Credit) Word 2010, a powerful word processing program allows you to do much more than type documents. Purchase text at RVC Bookstore before first session. PREREQUISITE: Basic Computer Skills. Bring a flash drive to class. 12 CPDU’s You will learn to: – Open Word and review 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 DPR 023 RV Gail Lee 3/6-3/29 T,Th, 9:00-11:00 am RVC WOODWARD TECH CTR No Class 3/13 & 3/15

$99 6 Sessions Room G02

DPR 023 RV1 Chuck Corley 3/6-3/29 T,Th, 7:30-9:30 pm RVC WOODWARD TECH CTR No Class 3/13&3/15

$99 6 Sessions Room G02

DPR 023 BLL Kathe Mundinger 4/9-4/25 M,W 12:45-2:45 pm RVC BELL SCHOOL ROAD CTR

$99 6 Sessions Room 005

Word 2010 Level 2 (.5 Credits) Learn intermediate Word skills. (Use same text as Word Level I) PREREQUISITE: Word Level 1. Bring a flash drive to class. 12 CPDU’s You will learn to: – Create, sort, format, merge & perform calculations in tables – Work with section breaks, insert columns and column breaks – Insert WordArt, clip art & themes – Create custom Building Blocks & create a one-page promotional brochure – Set page orientation & size, work with shapes, picture editing – Insert & format Smart Art & format page background – Create research paper including footnotes & endnotes, headers & footer with captions & table of figures – Use built-in templates DPR 026 RV1 Chuck Corley 4/10-4/26 T,Th 7:30-9:30 pm RVC WOODWARD TECH CTR No Class 4/5

$99 6 Sessions Room G02

DPR 026 RV Gail Lee 4/17-5/3 T,Th 9:00-11:00 am RVC WOODWARD TECH CTR

$99 6 Sessions Room G02

DPR 026 BLL Kathe Mundinger 4/30-5/16 M,W 12:45-2:45 pm RVC BELL SCHOOL ROAD CTR

$99 6 Sessions Room 005

Word 2010 Level 3 (.5 Credits) Learn advanced Word features including integrating Word with other Office applications & web pages. (Use same text as Word Level 1). PREREQUISITE: Word Level 2. Bring a flash drive to class. 12 CPDU’s You will learn to: – Organize a document with table of contents, index, headers & footers & cross-references – Track Changes – Add comments & send document for review via email – Combine documents from multiple reviewers – Add password to a document & apply editing restrictions – Combine reviewed documents without Track Changes – Use Highlighter; Create & edit Macros & Forms – Use document Inspector – Control document access, apply digital signatures DPR 036 RV1 Chuck Corley 5/1-5/17 T,Th 7:30-9:30 pm RVC WOODWARD TECH CTR

$99 6 Sessions Room G02

DPR 036 RV Gail Lee 5/8-5/24 T,Th 9:00 – 11:00 am RVC WOODWARD TECH CTR

$99 6 Sessions Room G02

Excel 2010 Level 1 (.5 Credits) Learn Excel 2010, a powerful spreadsheet application. The focus of this course is on basic skills, starting with a review of the new Office Ribbon interface. PREREQUISITE: Basic Computer Skills. Purchase text at RVC Bookstore before first session. Bring a flash drive to class. 12 CPDU’s You will learn to: – Enter & edit data – select and format cells & ranges – create formulas & functions, – adjust row and column – page setup and printing worksheets DPR 024 RV Gail Lee 3/6-3/29 T,Th 11:15 am-1:15 pm RVC WOODWARD TECH CTR No Class 3/13 & 3/15

$99 6 Sessions Room G02

DPR 024 RV1 Chuck Corley 3/6-3/29 T,Th 5:15-7:15 pm RVC WOODWARD TECH CTR No Class 3/13 & 3/15

$99 6 Sessions Room G02

Excel 2010 Level 2 (.5 Credits) Learn intermediate Excel skills. PREREQUISITE: Excel Level 1. (Use same text as Level I). Bring a flash drive to class. 12 CPDU’s You will learn to: – Freeze headings & split worksheet windows – Sort worksheet rows – Set print options – Insert art, draw, move, size, rotate & add styles – Create SmartArt – 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 – Sort & filter table data, hide detail data using the outline and grouping commands DPR 027 RV1 Chuck Corley 4/10-4/26 T,Th 5:15-7:15 pm RVC WOODWARD TECH CTR No Class 4/5

$99 6 Sessions Room G02

DPR 027 RV Gail Lee 4/17-5/3 T,Th 11:15 am-1:15 pm RVC WOODWARD TECH CTR No Class 4/5, 4/10 & 4/12

$99 6 Sessions Room G02

Excel 2010 Level 3 (.5 Credits) Learn advanced Excel features including integrating Excel with other Office programs. PREREQUISITE: Excel Level 2. (Use same text as Level I). Bring a flash drive to class. 12 CPDU’s You will learn to: – Create Macros to automate routine tasks – Create & format PivotTable & PivotCharts – Use PMT & FV functions also Goal Seek, Solver, Analysis ToolPak & Scenario Manager – Use 3-D cell references, HLOOKUP, VLOOKUP & IF functions – Consolidate data from detail & group worksheets – Use Data Validation & Conditional Formatting – Create data tables & trend lines – Set up project folders, insert comments feature DPR 037 RV1 Chuck Corley 5/1-5/17 T,Th 5:15-7:15 pm RVC WOODWARD TECH CTR

$99 6 Sessions Room G02

DPR 037 RV Gail Lee 5/8-5/24 T,Th 11:15 am -1:15 pm RVC WOODWARD TECH CTR

$99 6 Sessions Room G02


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Access 2010 Complete Course (1.5 Credit) (Level 2-3) Begin building the skills needed to use this powerful database management software then learn the more advanced techniques of Microsoft Access. Purchase text at RVC bookstore before first session. Recommended: Basic Computer Skills or equivalent experience. Bring a flash drive to class. 28 CPDU’s You will learn to: – Define database concepts – Produce reports – Create, build and modify tables – Create/modify select queries – Create/Use a form to enter data into a table – Strengthen tables-form relationships/format fields DPR 089 RV Gail Lee 3/9-5/11 F 8:30 am-12:30 pm RVC WOODWARD TECH CTR No Class 3/16, 4/6 & 4/13

$189 7 Sessions Room G02

PowerPoint 2010 Essentials (1 Credit) Everything you need to know to assemble and present your own basic PowerPoint presentation. Purchase text at RVC Bookstore before first session. Recommended: Basic computer skills or equivalent experience. Bring a flash drive to class. 20 CPDU’s. You will learn to: – Use Slide Master – Change color schemes – Create charts – Create and run slide shows – AutoContent Wizard – Print handouts and outlines DPR 095 RV Gail Lee 4/18-5/16 W 5:00-9:00 pm RVC BELL SCHOOL ROAD

$145 5 Sessions Room 005

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

DPR 029 RV1 Sandra Trotter 2/15-3/21 W 5:15-8:30 pm RVC WOODWARD TECH CTR No Class 3/14

$135 5 Sessions Room G02 $135 5 Sessions Room G02

(1 Credit) (Level 3) This course provides a continuation of QuickBooks 2011 Level 1. Purchase text at RVC Bookstore (the same text is used for Level 1 and Level 2.) Bring a flash drive to class. 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

DPR 057 RV1 Sandra Trotter 3/28-4/25 W 5:15-8:30 pm RVC WOODWARD TECH CTR

Basic Web Technology Mini Certificate Learn and apply HTML, CSS, and Java Script to web pages and understand the web development process. Upon completion of the five (5) courses below you will receive the Basic Web Technology Mini Certificate: HTML Essentials 12 hours CSS Essentials 12 hours JavaScript Essentials 12 hours Server Side Technologies 12 hours WordPress 4 hours

HTML Essentials (.5 Credit) HTML is used to define the content of a web page. A solid understanding of HTML will allow you to maintain web pages without using an HTML editor. Even if you are using an HTML editor such as Dreamweaver, you will need to know enough HTML to make necessary “code tweaks” in order to get your web pages to do what you want them to do. This course is designed to show you how to create web pages using nothing more than HTML. An overview of OpenSource HTML tools will be covered along with how to use text, image, list, link and table tags. Recommended: Basic computer skills or equivalent experience. Bring a flash drive to class. $99 3 Sessions Room G02

Cascading Style Sheets (CSS) Essentials (.5 Credit) Where HTML is used to define the content of a web page, CSS (Cascading Style Sheets) is used to define presentation of that content. This course is designed to show you the basics of CSS, how to convert HTML tags to CSS elements, and how to control those elements via style sheets. PREREQUSITE: HTML Essentials or equivalent experience. Bring a flash drive to class. CIS 066 RV Jerry Schoonover 3/3-3/24 Sa 8:30 am-12:30 pm RVC WOODWARD TECH CTR No Class 3/17

$99 3 Sessions Room G02

JavaScript Essentials

QuickBooks 2011 Level 2

DPR 057 RV Richard Bergmark 3/24-4/28 Sa 1:15-4:30 pm RVC WOODWARD TECH CTR No Class 4/7

Server Side Technologies

Each course can be taken individually or as a grouping to receive a mini certificate in each of the areas.

CIS 064 RV Jerry Schoonover 2/11-2/25 Sa 8:30 am-12:30 pm RVC WOODWARD TECH CTR

QuickBooks 2011 Level 1

DPR 029 RV Richard Bergmark 2/11-3/10 Sa 1:15-4:30 pm RVC WOODWARD TECH CTR

Web Page & Graphic Design Technology

$135 5 Sessions Room G02 $135 5 Sessions Room G02

(.5 Credit) While HTML defines the content of a web document and CSS defines the presentation of that content, JavaScript controls the behavior of the web document. This means that JavaScript makes it possible to add user interactivity to your web document (e.g. form validation, calculations, etc.). This course is designed to give you a basic understanding of the JavaScript scripting language, and how to integrate it into your web documents. PREREQUSITE: CSS or equivalent experience. Bring a flash drive to class. CIS 068 RV Jerry Schoonover 3/31-4/21 Sa 8:30 am-12:30 pm RVC WOODWARD TECH CTR No Class 4/7

$99 3 Sessions Room G02

(.5 Credit) To deliver dynamic web content to your website visitors, you will need to understand various server-side scripting technologies. Using these technologies, you can dynamically edit, change or add any content of a Web Page, respond to user queries and form data, access databases, access files, transform XML, date to HTML data and return the results to a browser, customize a Web page, provide security and access control to Web pages, tailor your output to different types of browsers and more. PREREQUISITE: JavaScript Essentials or equivalent experience. Bring a flash drive to class. CIS 069 RV Jerry Schoonover 4/28-5/12 Sa 8:30 am-12:30 pm RVC WOODWARD TECH CTR

$99 3 Sessions Room G02

Graphic Design Mini Certificate This certificate will help you learn how to work with photos to quickly and easily prepare them for insertion into your webpage You will learn graphic design techniques, color theory used to apply emotions to your webpage and how fundamentals of typology is used to create text effects in your webpage. Upon completion of these three (3) courses, you will receive the Graphic Design Mini Certificate: Adobe Photoshop CS5 15 hours Color Theory & Fundamentals of Typology 12 hours Adobe Illustrator Basics 15 hours

Adobe Photoshop CS5 (1 Credit) This course will familiarize you with the composition and editing capabilities of Photoshop CS5 with emphasis on activities including selection tools, file formats, resolutions, filters and layers. Bring a flash drive to class. Purchase text in RVC Bookstore. 15 CPDU’s DPR 042 RV Gail Lee 3/22-5/3 Th 1:30-4:30 pm RVC WOODWARD TECH CTR No Class 4/5 & 4/12

$125 5 Sessions Room G02

Adobe Illustrator Basics (1 Credit) This course will introduce you to some of the basic fundamentals of the program. This will help you to create professional looking graphics for both printing and the web. The basic features covered are getting to know the workspace, drawing tools, adding color and layers. Purchase text in RVC Bookstore. CIS 076 RV Gail Lee 4/20-5/18 F 1:00-4:00 pm RVC WOODWARD TECH CTR No Class 3/16

$125 5 Sessions Room G02

Color Theory & Fundamentals of Typology (.5 Credits) Learn how colors and text can affect your document and graphics. This course will help you set a mood, attract attention, or make a statement. Use color and fonts to energize, or to cool down. PREREQUISITE: Adobe Photoshop CS5. Recommended: Adobe Photoshop CS5 CIS 078 RV Gail Lee 5/10-5/24 Th 1:30-4:30 pm RVC WOODWARD TECH CTR

$99 3 Sessions Room G02


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Special Topics

Mac for Newcomers

Macromedia DreamWeaver (.5 Credit) Learn how to use DreamWeaver, a professional web design and web site management program. We’ll start with a review of HTML and CSS and then learn to work with page layout, templates, text, lists and tables, images, navigation, interactivity, Flash, forms and online data.   PREREQUISITE: HTML or equivalent experience. Bring a flash drive to class. Purchase text at RVC Bookstore.  16 CPDU’s CIS 042 RV Jerry Schoonover 3/19-4/2 M 5:30-9:30 pm RVC WOODWARD TECHNOLOGY CTR Room G02

$99 3 Sessions

Adobe Flash (1 Credit) Flash is a popular program that is used to create animations and add interactivity to web pages. This course is designed to give an overview of Flash so you can create basic animations and controls for your web pages. PREREQUISITE: HTML or Dreamweaver. Bring a flash drive to class.  You will learn to: – Create and Manage Website content. – Create and Edit Symbols. – Use the Timeline & Motion Presets – Add and Manage Tweens. – Create Animations Using Motion Tweens. – Create Slideshows & Incorporate Sound & Video – Use ActionScript. CIS 072 RV Jerry Schoonover 4/9-4/23 M 5:30-9:30 pm RVC WOODWARD TECHNOLOGY BLDG

$99 3 Sessions Room G02

(.5 Credits) This introductory class is designed for the new Mac user or individuals with no Mac experience interested in learning how to get around the Mac computer. You will learn the desktop, menu bar, how to use the mouse and dock, basic windows, menu applications and more. Handouts provided. Bring a flash drive to class. Purchase text at RVC Bookstore. DPR 019 RV Tony Lamia 4/13-5/4 F 1:00 - 4:00 pm WOODWARD TECH CTR

$99 4 Sessions Room 152

Social Media Marketing (.5 Credits) Are Your Customers Finding Your Competition on Facebook, Twitter, Google, LinkedIn and  all the other Social Marketing Sites? Whether you have a bricks and mortar, home-based or on-line business, effective use of social media tools will bring new customers to your business. Discover the Simple Steps that will “Put Your Business on Top of the Social Marketing Game.” BUS 086 RV Mike Logan 5/8-5/29 T 6;00-8:00 pm BELL SCHOOL ROAD CTR

$65 4 Sessions Room 005

Writing & Interviewing Skills for a Tight Jobs Market No Resume? No Problem! Learn how to create a letter of introduction, resume, and thank you letter that captures your unique voice, while targeting the needs of a prospective employer. Topics explored: how to address termination; long-term unemployment; and the applicant’s age during the resume process and interview. The final day will consist of practice interviews and job search techniques. BUS 011 BE Wendy LaFauce $49 3/20-3/22 T,W,Th 10:00-11:30 am 3 Sessions Keen Age Center, 2141 Henry Luckow Dr., Belvidere Computer Lab

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. OSB 096 BLL Scott Rowe 2/18 Sa 8:30-11:30 am BELL SCHOOL ROAD CTR

$39 1 Session Room 005

EBAY 2: Selling on EBAY 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 sell ing. 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. OSB 096 BLL1 Scott Rowe 2/25 Sa 8:30-11:30 am BELL SCHOOL ROAD CTR

$39 1 Session Room 005

CONSTRUCTION/ HOME Build Your Potential

Construction Careers

– Math for the Trades – Print Reading

– Home Inspection – Get on Road to Success

Home Improvements

– Inter dec. – Electricty in Home

– Small Gas – Newbies

– Central Heating

Introduction to Interior Decorating (1 Credit) Do you walk into a room and think “WOW-this room needs something!” Then this class is ideal for you. We’ll cover the what, why’s and how’s of selecting colors, flooring, lighting, furniture and more! An outline and handouts are provided in related subject matter and you will choose a room of your choice to decorate. At the end of the course, the area you choose will reflect something practical, useful, and budget sensitive for all members of the household, (or just for you!!). Guest speakers and a field trip to a local store will give you professional help in creating your room. You will learn how to organize and present a personal/client presentation board (purchase necessary). Eight weeks packed full of fun and learning how to DECORATE. Bring your decorating questions, I’m excited to answer them!!

About the Instructor: Mark Iverson II, works for a local painting company that has been in business for over 23 years. His work was featured on HGTV in Fort Lauderdale, FL and he has won several awards for Best Paint Design from the HBA in Rockford. ART 059 RV Mark Iverson 3/21-5/9 W 6:15-8:15 pm RVC CLASSROOM BLDG II

$99 8 Sessions Room 120

Introduction to AutoCAD for Building Professionals (1 Credit) This course will introduce the student to the software package AutoCAD for use in building construction. This course covers 2-dimensional drawing with an emphasis on hands-on learning. It is helpful that the student is already knowledgeable in building construction with the intention of using this course to learn AutoCAD for technical drawings. Required: Knowledge of basic computer operations and Windows. Purchase text at RVC Bookstore. BCT 052 RV Jeremy Watkins 2/24-5/11 F 6:00 - 8:00 pm RVC WOODWARD TECH CTR No class 3/16 & 4/6

$139 10 Sessions Room 146

Print Reading for Residential & Light Commercial Construction (1 Credit)This is an all inclusive blueprint interpretation and methodology course. Emphasis is on developing a broad knowledge in reading residential and light commercial construction blueprints and specifications. This course covers wood frame, concrete, masonry and steel frame structures. Students complete a trade competency exam at the end of each unit. Purchase text at RVC Bookstore. BCT 090 RV Jeremy Watkins 2/22-4/18 W 6:00 - 8:00 pm RVC STENSTROM CENTER No class 3/14

$129 8 Sessions Room 411

Electricity in the Home I (2 Credits) This is a course designed for beginners. The primary focus is safe wiring techniques with an emphasis in National Electrical Code for single phase power distribution. Topics will include wiring of common devices, meter usage, new circuit design and installation. Tuition includes cost of materials. Purchase text at RVC Bookstore. IST 030 RV Don Knorr 2/11-5/12 Sa 9:00-11:30 am RVC STENSTROM CENTER No Class 3/17 & 4/7

$195 12 Sessions Room 417


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Central Heating and Air Conditioning I

Home Plumbing and Repair

(3 Credits) This is an introductory course about residential HVAC systems. The course explains the fundamental operation of residential air conditioning and heating systems. Topics of coverage include theory of operation, essential mechanical and electrical components, and basic sheet metal fabrication. Purchase text at RVC Bookstore.

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.

IST 057 RV Jim Tesdorff 2/20-5/2 M&W 6:00 - 8:15 pm RVC STENSTROM CENTER No Class 3/12 & 3/14

$279 10 Sessions Room 443

OSH 020 RV Robert Mirgain 3/10 Sa 9:00 am - noon BELL SCHOOL ROAD CENTER

$35 1 Session Room 004

Small Gas Engines for the Homeowner This one session course offers the homeowner the practical knowledge required to maintain the small gas engine and to do minor engine repairs and tune-ups with a minimum of hand tools. OST 030 HA Cecil Miller 3/1 Th 6:00 - 8:30 pm HARLEM VOCATIONAL ANNEX 8605 N. Second St, Machesney Park

$39 1 Session Sm Gas Engine Rm

Small Gas Engines Maintenance and Repair (1 Credit) This course will cover the theory, maintenance and repair of two and four cycle small gas engines. Students will have hands-on skills in each area of instruction presented and will be involved in lab exercises. Safety glasses will be required during the hands-on phase of instruction. Bring your own small gas engine to the second class meeting. MEC 009 HA Cecil Miller 3/8-4/26 Th 6:00 - 8:30 pm HARLEM VOCATIONAL ANNEX 8605 N. Second St, Machesney Park

$159 8 Sessions Sm Gas Engine Rm

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

Walls-Drywall Repair & Paint Drywall topics will include repair of popped nails, cracks, dents, gashes, small and large holes, and water damaged areas. Painting and finishing of damaged areas will also be discussed. $35 1 Session Room 007

Home Electrical Repair Electrical projects will include rewiring and replacing the lamp socket of an old table lamp, changing switches or outlets, proper use of extension cords, electricity and safety. OSH 015 RV Robert Mirgain 3/3 Sa 9:00 am - noon BELL SCHOOL ROAD CENTER

Highway Construction Careers Training Program (IDOT) Do you have a valid Illinois Driver’s License? Are you 18 years or older, have your high school diploma or GED and have an interest in the construction trades? Would you like to learn more about how to participate in the Highway Construction Careers Training Program? If you answered YES, contact us today! This is an intense 8-10 week program that addresses the skills necessary for acceptance into a highway construction career or apprenticeship: – Math for the Trades – OSHA 10-hour Certification – Job Readiness – Forklift Training – Technical Skills And More!

Minor Home Repairs for the “Newbie”

OSH 001 RV Robert Mirgain 2/25 Sa 9:00 am– noon RVC BELL SCHOOL ROAD CTR

GET ON THE ROAD TO SUCCESS

$35 1 Session Room 003

Plan to attend a FREE Orientation session on January 9th from 3:00- 5:00 pm or 5:30-7:30 pm in the Woodward Technology Center, Room 141/142. To Register--contact Rock Valley College, 815-921-3900 or for more information—contact Scott Abbott, Program Coordinator, 815-921-3912.

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. OSB 012 RV Bellman Group 2/4 Sa 9:00 - 11:00 am KISWAUKEE COMMUNITY COLLEGE 21193 Malta Rd, Malta, IL

FREE 1 Session Room U304

Home Inspection Licensure Program (5 credits) Prepare for the Illinois Home Inspection State Licensing Exam with this state-approved course, consisting of classroom, online and in-field instruction with two live home inspections. Topics include the physical components of a home, communication skills, knowledge of professional practices, what may go wrong as well as the cause and implications of problems that result. Participants will receive clear direction concerning what to look for during an inspection, such as signs of non-performance due to old age, deferred maintenance, weather damage, and poor workmanship. Upon completion of the approved pre-licensing course, applicants must pass the Home Inspection State Licensing Exam before they are eligible for a license in the State of Illinois. [Cost of exam is NOT included in the course fee]. E-mail access and an internet connection are required. Classroom instruction will be held at Kishwaukee College in Malta, Illinois, in computer lab U-350, which is accessible through the Conference Center. Kishwaukee College dates: Saturday, Feb 25, 8:00 am-4 pm Saturday, Mar 10, 8:00 am-4 pm Saturday, Mar 24, 8:00 am -4 pm Saturday, Apr 14, 8:00 am-4 pm Saturday, Apr 28, 8:00 am-4 pm Rock Valley College dates: WTC 141 Saturday, May 12, 8:00 am-4 pm - Last Class- field instruction Note: Students MUST register prior to 2/17 through Rock Valley College. Once registered, you will be mailed textbooks, syllabus, and instructions for the online portion of the class. Please REGISTER early. You must complete homework prior to the first full day of class. Call (815) 921-3900 and refer to Course # BUS 095 KCC. Cost $899 (includes materials) About the Instructors: Charles Bellefontaine and Corey Friedman are experienced licensed home inspectors and active members of the American Society of Home Inspectors (ASHI).

Home Inspection Licensure Program –On-Line (5 credits) This self-paced on-line class requires reading from the book – Home Reference Book; ISBN: 0-7931-8093-7. You will be building a home inspection report as you travel through the program. Each section has a quiz to confirm that you have the knowledge to proceed. These quizzes can be taken from your home. The lessons will require you to answer questions as you read through the book. You will have full access to Charles Bellefontaine and Corey Friedman during, and after the classes as support while you build your business. This online class does not include the required 10 hours of live training (lab time) you need in order to sit for the state exam. You will have the option of attending one of our 5 live field training classes at no additional cost, or you can set up a time with a field trainer for an additional fee of approx. $150/day. For more information email Charles@thehomeinspectors. com TO REGISTER, pay and provide us with your e-mail address call (815) 921-3900. Instructors: Charles Bellefontaine and Corey Friedman Cost: $450

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DISTANCE/ON-LINE EDUCATION

Distance/On-Line Education – Learning That Fits Your Life! www.rockvalleycollege.edu/cpeonline

Prepare for the hottest careers from the comfort of your home. Affordable, self-paced, on-line certificate programs that train you for the latest, in-demand job skill. On-line training is flexible anytime, anywhere learning. Look at what we have to offer and start training today.On-Line Foreign Language Courses

Begin Your On-Line Learning Today!

1. Go to www.rockvalleycollege.edu/cpeonline 2. Follow directions for “Getting Started” 3. NOTE: First time students complete registration form on page 57 of this brochure. 4. If you need assistance-call Continuing Professional Education at 815-921-3906 or email a.flowers@rockvalleycollege.edu

Ed2go Instructor led 6 week courses or career training at own pace, over 200 courses available. (courses offered monthly). CPDU’s available. • Accounting/Finance • Law & Legal • Business • Personal Development • Computer Applications • Teaching & Education Graduate Credit • Design & Composition • Technology • Health Care & Medical • Writing & Publishing • Language & Art

Foreign Languages

Midwest Paralegal

Language survival for the workplace, business or travel. • Dutch • Italian • Mandarin Chinese • Spanish (Latin America)

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

UGotClass Certificate & Courses “Skills for the 21st Century” (courses offered monthly) • Certificates in Online Teaching • eMarketing Essentails • LEED Green Associate Exam Prep • Supervisory & Leadership Certificate

Vesi Gatlin (now Ed2go) Online open enrollment programs designed to provide the skills necessary to acquire professional level positions. • Healthcare and Fitness • Hospitality and Service Industry • Business and Professional • Skilled Trade and Industrial • IT and Software Development • Sustainable Energy/Going Green • Media and Design

Continuing education courses for K-12 educators online or via CD-Rom. Information. Intervention, Identification, Preventions & More. CPDU’s available. • Attention Deficit Disorder • Autism & Asperger’s Disorder • Educational Assessment • Harassment, Bullying & Cyber • Inclusion • Learning Disabilities • Teaching Diversity • Violence in Schools

Cambridge Education Career Step Enjoy Online Training with Classroom-Style Resources. For more information, see “Overview of Career Step Health Care Programs” on page 42 to enroll in an informational session. • Medical Transcription Editor • Outpatient Medical Coding & Billing • Inpatient & Outpatient Medical Coding & Billing • Pharmacy Technician • Medical Administrative Assistant • Administrative Assistant

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

Health Ed Today Courses developed through a partnership with leading education organizations, including: Pearson Education, E-College and Condensed Curriculum International. For more information, see “Explore Healthcare Career Programs – An Overview” on page 42 to enroll in an informational session. • Pharmacy Technician   • EKG Technician • Medical Billing & Coding • Medical Coding ICD-10 Update • Medical Administrative Assistant • Phlebotomy Technician • Dialysis Technician • Dental Assisting • Medical Terminology • ECG / EKG Course for Nurses

Offering on-line training for manufacturing environments. Precision Measurement for Machinists • Mastering CNC Lathe • Mastering CNC Machining Centers

JER Online 1,000+ Workforce Education courses for the single employee or a group. • Certificates • Green Ed • Medical • Professions, Trades • Technical • Workplace Training • Writing


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EDUCATION CAREERS

EDUCATION CAREERS Increase Your Knowledge Black Women’s Literature – A Reader-Response/Discussion Course

GRE®, GMAT®, and LSAT® TestPrep

(How can a Black Women Writer’s course provide meaningful instruction and discussion to a diverse audience?) Join us for this new series of discussions designed to help women focus on their development of ideas and presentation when considering their own writing skills. We will engage in a lively discussion on how to respond to culturally rich and diverse literature with effective essay writing skills.  In our first conversation, we ask ourselves:  How do we address a specific audience?  How do our practice settings influence our writing for a specific purpose?  What impact do writing trends have on developing a thesis? Participants are asked to read the downloadable article, “Getting the Facts of Life”, before joining the conversation.   PREREQUISITES: High School diploma, G.E.D. or some College work; basic English language reading and writing skills; basic computer skills.

Pearl OnLine: $225 – 2 months of Lessons – Knowledge-Measuring Quizzes – Timed Warm-up Tests for Each Subject – Class Grade Book & Progress Tracking

About the 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. SOC 002 LOC Dr. Chigozie Achebe 1/20-2/3 F  4:00-5:30 pm RVC LEARNING & OPPORTUNITIES CTR 308 W State St, Rockford

$39 3 Sessions Room 210

ACT Test Preparation Workshops The ACT is the college admissions exam that is given four times a year. Every high school student takes the ACT in April of their junior year. Students who take the ACT “cold” are at a disadvantage in competing for college/university admission and scholarships. These workshops will help students become familiar with the test and question style and learn strategies and techniques in each of the four subject areas including the new written essay portion. Reduce test anxiety, develop strategies for getting your best score and become more familiar with the test format. Bring a calculator. SPC 019 RV2 Mark Anderson, Elizabeth Dougherty $110 3/6-3/29 T,TH 5:00 - 7:00 pm 6 Sessions RVC WOODWARD TECHNOLOGY CTR Room 141 No Class 3/13 & 3/15

Test Prep Courses--Online ACT Test Prep 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; Problemsolving concepts and strategies; Practice test reinforcement; Final exam, assessment report and review; and Personal study plan. Official pre- and post-tests document score improvements. Students will receive a password within 24 hours after registering and can complete the web course program at any time-day or night. All materials included. 2- Month Access - $225 4-Month Access - $250

Two web course packages to choose from:

Diamond OnLine: $250 – 4 months of Pearl OnLine – Pre- and Post-Assessments – Paper-based or Online Assessment Reports – OnLine Cambridge Practice Tests 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.

ParaPro-Praxis I - On-line Courses for Test Preparation through Ed2Go We offer a wide range of highly interactive courses for test prep-including ParaPro-Praxis I and SAT/ACT-- that you can take entirely over the Internet. All of our courses include expert instructors, many of whom are nationally known authors. Our online courses are affordable, fun, fast, convenient, and geared just for you. Visit www.ed2go.com/rvc to explore the many course offerings. Most courses are $99 for a 6-week session. TO REGISTER, pay and provide us with your e-mail address call (815) 921-3900 or register on-line at www.ed2go.com/rvc.

Calling all Educators! – Earn CPDU’s 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 CPDU’s approved by the Illinois State Board of Education. Prerequisite: Spanish for Everyone or Knowledge of Basic Spanish language. Please let the instructor know when taking a class for CPDU’s. Spanish for Everyone See page 48

This workshop is offered to professionals, teachers, and parents of teens & adults with autism and other sensory dysfunction to provide a better understanding of the sensory systems and how they relate to function & behavior in individuals with autism and sensory dysfunction. This dynamic workshop will use lecture, combined with video and PowerPoint, as well as, small group discussion to explore sensory processing and what it looks like to be integrated and what is atypical. We will consider how this affects learning and draw a comparison between atypical sensory processing and Autism. CEUs for Social Workers or Licensed Practical Counselors or CPDUs for teachers awarded. (ILOTA Member discounted price of $ 325.00) About the Instructor: Theresa A. McCarty Oster, OTR, received her Bachelor of Science in Occupational Therapy in 1984 from the University of Illinois College of Allied Health Professions at the Medical Center Campus in Chicago. She completed classes for Sensory Integration and Praxis Test Certification #5997 in July 1989. To remain current in the new techniques for intervention, she retook Sensory Integration Intervention Course 4 of SIPT Training in December 2009. Sensory Processing Selection I Intended for parents of teens & adults, as well as, ANY staff (Para-professionals, DSP staff, aides, OTs, PTs, Licensed Social Workers, Speech Therapists & other professionals) working with people with Autism, a Developmental Disability or Sensory Dysfunction. SOC 004 BOC Tess Oster, OTR $155.00 2/15 W 8:30 am-3:30 pm 1 Session Barbara Olson Center of Hope, 3206 North Central Ave. Sensory Processing Selection II Intended for professionals working with people with Autism or Sensory Dysfunction.

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. Prerequisite: Spanish for Everyone or Knowledge of Basic Spanish language. Purchase text at RVC Bookstore. 12 CPDU’s FOR 024 RV Judith Barrera-Tulian 3/28-5/2 W 6:00-8:00 pm RVC CLASSROOM BLDG II

Sensory Processing and the Effects on Learning and Behavior

$79 6 Sessions Room 128

SOC 015 BOC Tess Oster, OTR $350.00 2/15, 3/14, & 4/18 W 8:30 am-3:30 pm 3 Sessions Barbara Olson Center of Hope, 3206 North Central Ave. Therapeutic Yoga for All The calming affects and improved movement of Yoga can be made available to all people with disabilities. This class is an introduction to a structured program specifically designed to meet the many needs of adults with Developmental Disabilities and Autism. Intended for parents of teens & adults, as well as, professionals (OTs, PTs and teachers) working with people with Autism, Sensory Dysfunction or a Developmental Disability. Complete program with visual supports and video for training available for purchase. CEUs for Social Workers or Licensed Practical Counselors or CPDUs for teachers awarded. BED 030 BOC Tess Oster, OTR Free 1/18 W 6:00-7:30 pm 1 Session Barbara Olson Center of Hope, 3206 North Central Ave


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Special Education

Learning Disabilities, Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD), and Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)

Virtual Education Software (VESi)

Bullying and the Special Education Child

This course will focus on understanding the cause of LD, ADD, and ADHD and applying strategies that will help adapt and accommodate the environment, curriculum, schoolwork, homework and tests. 4 CPDU’s and 4 CEUs for Social Workers and Licensed Practical Counselors.

Is your special needs child being bullied? This course will discuss various strategies to help you and your special needs child to handle these situations. 3 CPDU’s

SOC 010 RV3 Holly Lazzerini-Mathur 2/25 Sa 9:00 am-1:00 pm RVC BELL SCHOOL ROAD CTR

Rock Valley Continuing Education has partnered with VESi 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. These courses do not qualify for salary lane adjustments, but may work for general CPDU’s 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.

About the Instructor: Holly Lazzerini-Mathur has 20 + years of experience in the field of special education and has been teaching in this field for several years. She has a Masters degree in regular and special education administration specializing in various areas of impairments.

SOC 010 RV Holly Lazzerini-Mathur 2/11 Sa 9:30 am-12:30 pm RVC PHYSICAL EDUCATION CTR

$39 1 Session Room 0200

Bi-Polar, Behavior Disorder and Mental Impairments or Learning Disabilities for Educators (.5 Credits) Would you like to help someone with Bi-Polar, Behavior Disorders or Learning Disabilities reach their full potential? These courses are designed for parents, teachers, paraprofessionals and administrators who work with special needs persons and want more in-depth knowledge of special education. Experience the excitement of working with children with disabilities to help them achieve an important goal or perform tasks that seem impossible to accomplish. 8 CPDU’s and 8 CEUs for Social Workers and Licensed Practical Counselors. Register for both sessions for $79 or individually for $45 each. (See below) SOC 013 RV Holly Lazzerini-Mathur 2/18 & 2/25 Sa 9:00 am-1:00 pm RVC PHYSICAL EDUCATION CTR

$79 2 Sessions Room 0200

Bi-Polar Behavior Disorder and Mental Impairments This course is a comprehensive introduction to Bi-polar, Behavior Disorder and Mental Impairments and how their unique characteristics have special needs that must be addressed. Practical methods that can 4 CPDU’s be applied to real life situations in each of the disciplines. and 4 CEUs for Social Workers and Licensed Practical Counselors. SOC 010 RV2 Holly Lazzerini-Mathur 2/18 Sa 9:00 am-1:00 pm RVC PHYSICAL EDUCATION CTR

$45 1 Session Room 0200

$45 1 Session Room 007

Calling All Educators!– Earn Graduate Credit Online! Ed2Go announces its partnership with two well-respected schools, Ashland University and Madonna University, to offer graduate credit to teaching professionals. Licensed educational professionals working under a current educational baccalaureate or advanced degree may be eligible to participate. Teaching professionals simply enroll in an online course with Rock Valley College, and upon successful completion of the course and a satisfactory grade on a final assignment, they will be awarded graduate credit. There is an additional cost to enroll in the graduate credit program; prices are dependent on whether students enroll through Madonna University or Ashland University. These non-degree credits are designed to satisfy the requirements of certificate renewal and salary increase. To learn more about graduate credit opportunities with Ashland University or Madonna University, visit www.ed2go.com/rvc or if you have questions- Email ed2go.teachers@cengage.com

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

www.virtualeduc.com/rvc/

TO REGISTER or for more information- please call Continuing Professional Education at (815) 921-3906. For a complete listing of courses with descriptions, please visit http:// www.virtualeduc.com/rvc/ Cost per course is $159

$99 for a 6-week session.

We offer a wide range of highly interactive courses that you can take entirely over the Internet. All of our courses include expert instructors, many of whom are nationally known authors. Our online courses are affordable, fun, fast, convenient, and geared just for you. Upon success24 CPDU’s. For ful completion of each course, you will be awarded complete instructions for CPDU’s and a complete listing of courses/ descriptions--go to www.ed2go.com/rvcteach. TO REGISTER and PAY, please call Continuing Professional Education at (815) 921-3906 or register on-line www.ed2go.com/rvcteach .

EMERGENCY SECURITY TRAINING Anticipate, Plan, Focus

Homeland Security Terrorism Prevention Certificate On-line Training for Law Enforcement or Fire Service Professionals The Institute for Preventive Strategies, a Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Training Partner is offering a Homeland Security Terrorism Prevention Certificate Course for Law Enforcement Professionals (PER-280) and Fire Service Professionals--DHS Certified Courses. These eight-hour web-based courses take a unique approach that engages learners in an online simulation, forcing them to make real life decisions. The game-like introductory exercise allows the Law Enforcement Officer or the Firefighter to experience the eminent threat of

a terrorist attack first hand through a series of choices leading to a related and reasonable conclusion. Topics include: collaboration, information sharing, recognizing threats, managing risks, and deciding to intervene. This program is offered at no charge for those working in the Law Enforcement and Security professions or Firefighters, and is designed to conveniently fit your busy schedule. Upon successful completion students will receive a Certificate of Completion from the Institute for Preventive Strategies and Rock Valley College. TO REGISTER for this FREE course or for more information-Call (815) 921-3900.


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HEALTH CAREERS

HEALTH CAREERS Discover The Possibilities Training For Dietary Managers in Health Care Facilities Food Safety Sanitation & Human Resource Management EMT Training

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.  Register at 921-3900. HLT 038 RFD Debbie Niedermeier, EMT $825 1/9-5/3 M,Th  6:00-10:00 pm 17 Weeks ROCKFORD HEALTH SYSTEMS EMS Building 2623 Edgemont St., Rockford

(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 one-on-one with a registered dietitian). The complete course continues for 42 weeks, three sessions in August to June. Completion of the three sessions, Management of Food Service Operations, Medical Nutrition Therapy and Food Safety & Human Resource Management meets the state requirements for dietary managers in Health care facilities and 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.  TO REGISTER:  Call 815-921-3900. Purchase text at RVC Bookstore. HLT 030 RV Barb Ferry 3/28-6/27 W  4:00-7:00 pm BELL SCHOOL ROAD CTR

$263 14 Sessions Room 004

Language Interpreter Training Medical I (3 Credits) This course is one part of a five-part, 250-hour training program that will help you build the skills needed to work as an oral language interpreter. Spanish is the primary target language but enrollment is open to all language groups. Each 15-week, 50 hour training is independent of the other. Classes are scheduled throughout the calendar year. Courses include Medical I & II, Legal I & II and Education.  The courses introduce students to consecutive, simultaneous, and sight translations. Vocabulary, an overview of Spanish grammar, code of ethics for Interpreters and legal obligations are included. Dialogues and quizzes as well as a handbook which students will get from the instructor are included in the cost of tuition. A certificate is awarded upon the completion of the comprehensive exam. Purchase text at RVC Bookstore. COM 023 ECC Hector Lopez $485 2/14-5/15 T 6 - 9:40 pm 15 Sessions ELGIN COMMUNITY COLLEGE, 1700 Spartan Dr., Elgin ATC-235

Sleep Technician Training Program Sleep Technician Overview 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 www.sleephealth.com

Boot Camp Basic Training for the Sleep Technician (5 Credits) This program offers over 80 hours of didactic training which exceeds the recommended requirements of 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.  24 hours of this training will be made available to students 2 weeks prior to the start of the classroom portion and MUST be completed prior to the 1st day of class. NOTE:  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. IMPORTANT: Students are REQUIRED to provide the following documentation two weeks prior to registration: Current physical exam (within 12 months); Immunization record: Mumps, Measles, Rubella, Hepatitis B (or declination), Tetanus (within 10 years), TB--2-step within last 12 months (second step completed within 3 weeks of first test) with negative results; proof of health insurance coverage; current CPR card, Student Information Agreements required by Sleep Lab completed. NOTE: Students will NOT be allowed to begin this program unless documentation of the above requirements are provided TWO WEEKS prior to the start date—registration deadline May 21.  On-line portion of the program begins on June 4. To register or for more information, contact Continuing Education— 815-921-3900 or for specific information on the program, contact Mary Kay Hobby at (815) 298-0696; www.sleep-health.com. HLT 080 RV Sleep Health Mgt Staff      $2,995 Classroom Instruction: 6/18-6/29 M,T,W,Th,F 8:30 am-5:30 pm   2 Weeks RVC Woodward Technology Center Rm 141 Clinicals: Thursday, 6/21; Monday, 6/25; Thursday, 6/28; Friday, 6/29 from 7:30 pm-6:30 am Swedish American Health System, 1401 E. State St., Rockford


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Overview Of Career Step Health Care Programs Career Step offers high-quality, online-training programs preparing students for national certification and industry employment. According to the U.S. Department of Labor, healthcare will generate 3.2 million new jobs between 2008 and 2018. 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. Topics include In Patient/Out Patient Medical Billing & Coding; Outpatient Medical Billing & Coding; Medical Transcription Editor; Medical Transcription; Pharmacy Technician; Medical Administrative Assistant.  If you cannot attend this free informational session, please visit www. careerstep.com/rvc for detailed descriptions or call the RVC Continuing Professional Education Department at (815) 921-3900. OSB 050 RV    Parly Baldwin           2/1     W 6:00-8:00 pm   RVC WOODWARD TECH CTR

Free 1 Session Room 141/142

ENROLLMENT SPECIAL:  For a limited time, you can choose a FREE LAPTOP or FREE TEXTBOOKS when you enroll in an online healthcare career training program through RVC and Career Step.  Enroll by March 31, 2012 to get a free laptop or free textbooks—Students selecting the free laptop are also eligible for a 50% textbook discount.  A $29 shipping charge applies to the laptop.  ** Medical Administrative Assistant program only eligible for free textbooks.

Exploring Healthcare Career Programs An Overview This overview is intended for students who want to prepare for an exciting, challenging and rewarding career in healthcare. This informational session will give prospective students information and details on the Dental Assisting, Pharmacy Technician, Medical Administrative Assistant, Medical Billing and Coding, EKG Technician and Clinical Medical Assistant programs. In addition; the new on-line components will be discussed. Course content, job outlook, certification requirements and financial assistance information will be provided. It is recommended that you attend this free session before registering for any of the following courses.  If you cannot attend this informational session, please call the Continuing Professional Education Office to request an Information Packet that includes detailed outlines for all programs-(815) 921-3900. (For specific program questions, please call Condensed Curriculum Staff at 866-702-9742.) HLT 068 RV         CCI Staff                    FREE  3/7                          W  6:00-7:30 pm   1 Session RVC WOODWARD TECH CTR    Room 141/142

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

Medical Terminology

Clinical Medical Assistant

(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.

(10 Credits)  This program will train students to assist physicians by performing functions related to the clinical responsibilities of a medical office.  Instruction includes preparing patients for examination and treatment, routine laboratory procedures and the technical aspects of phlebotomy and the use of the electrocardiograph (EKG) machine.  Students will review important topics including phlebotomy, EKG, pharmacology, professional workplace behavior, ethics and the legal aspects of healthcare. This program includes 140 hours of classroom lecture and hands on labs and a 40 hour clinical externship opportunity at a local healthcare service provider for those students who qualify.  To be eligible for the 40 hour clinical rotation, students must successfully complete the 140 hour program, submit to a thorough background check, drug screening and meet other requirements.    

HLT 039 RV Susan Bowler 2/6-3/7 M,W 6:00-8:30 pm RVC STENSTROM CENTER

$136 10 Sessions Room 169

New – E-learning Healthcare Courses! Rock Valley College will begin offering our new Health Ed Today e-learning courses starting February 2012.   These courses are highly interactive and provide students with an enriched learning experience.  These courses were developed through a partnership with leading education organizations including Pearson Education, E-College and Condensed Curriculum International. Note: ask us about national or state certification opportunities through these courses! Courses include: – 24 hour a day instructor support & course mentors – engaging labs, student exercises and course videos\ – all textbooks, workbooks and student materials – a new “Career Services” website – to help students advance in their career   The following courses are available to you anytime: Pharmacy Technician  – $1,299   EKG Technician -  $1,299   Medical Billing & Coding –  $1,399 Medical Coding ICD-10 Update –  - $999 Medical Administrative Assistant – $1,299 Phlebotomy Technician –  $1,299 Dialysis Technician –  $1,299  Dental Assisting –  $1,299 Medical Terminology – $499 ECG / EKG Course for Nurses –  $699 Visit us online at www.healthedtoday.com/Rockvalleycollege  to experience a Course Demo and to learn more about these exciting new courses!! For additional information, please contact Rock Valley College at 815-921-3900, email a.flowers@rockvalleycollege.edu– or call toll free 1-888-574-6218.

Medical Administrative Assistant (4.5 Credits) This 70-hour course prepares students to function effectively in many of the administrative and clerical positions in the healthcare industry. Administrative Medical Assistants, Medial Secretary, Medical Records Clerk, and Health Unit Coordinators are all positions in great demand. This program covers important entry-level background information on anatomy and physiology, medical terminology, insurance billing and coding, medical ethics, customer service and legal aspects. This program is intended to provide students with a well-rounded introduction to medical administration so that a student can gain the necessary skills required - to either obtain or advance to a healthcare administration position. NOTE: This program 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. There is no job placement for this course. All materials are included in the course cost. HLT 054 RV Condensed Curriculum Staff $1,299 3/21-6/4 M,W 6:00-9:30 pm 11 Weeks RVC STUDENT CENTER BLDG Room 1224

Note:  Upon successful completion of this program (both 140 hours of classroom instruction and 160 hours of clinical training), students would be eligible to sit for the National Healthcareer Association (NHA) Certified Clinical Medical Assistant (CCMA) national examination for an additional cost. Tuition includes all textbook, supplies and the clinical externship coordination. HLT 050 RV Condensed Curriculum Staff $2,399 3/21 – 6/13 M,W 6:00- 9:30 pm 13 Weeks Saturdays: 3/24&31, 4/14&21, 5/5&19, 6/2&9 9:00 am - 4:30 pm RVC STENSTROM CENTER Room 169 No Class 5/28

Dental Assisting (6 Credits) This 60-hour Dental Assisting course has been endorsed by the Winnebago County Dental Society and prepares students for entrylevel 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. 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 for an additional charge. There is no job placement for this course. All materials and student insurance are included in the course cost. NOTE: Students will be given the opportunity to participate in a two-week rotation/clinical at a local dentist’s office upon successful completion of this program. HLT 053 RV Condensed Curriculum Staff $1,299 3/22-5/17 M,Th 6:00-9:30 pm 9 Weeks RVC CLASSROOM BLDG II Room 124


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Medical Billing and Coding Program (5 Credits) This combined 80 hour billing and coding course offers the skills needed to solve insurance billing problems, how to manually file claims (using the CPT and ICD-9 manual), complete common insurance forms, trace delinquent claims, appeal denied claims and use generic forms to streamline billing procedures. The course covers the following areas: CPT (Introduction, Guidelines, Evaluation and Management), specialty fields (such as surgery, radiology and laboratory), ICD-9 (Introduction and Guidelines) and basic claims processes for medical insurance and third party reimbursements. Students will learn how to find the service and codes using manuals, (CPT, ICD-9 and HCPCS). 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) and/or other National Certification Exams. (All materials are included in the tuition fee.) There is no job placement for this course. All materials are included in the course cost. HLT 069 RV Condensed Curriculum Staff $1,499 3/22-5/31 M,Th 6:00-9:30 pm Sa 3/31 & 4/28 9:00 am- 3:00 pm 14 Weeks RVC CLASSROOM BLDG II Room 128

EKG Technician Certification (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 ASPTElectrocardiograph Technician exam will be given following the completion of this course for an additional charge. All materials and student insurance are included in the course cost. There is no job placement for this course. Current Healthcare Provider CPR required. HLT 044 RV Condensed Curriculum Staff $1,019 3/20-5/8 T,Th 6:00-9:30 pm 9 Weeks RVC STENSTROM CENTER Room 155

Pharmacy Technician (3 Credits) This comprehensive 50-hour course will prepare students to enter the pharmacy technician 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. There is no job placement for this course. All materials and student insurance are included in the course cost. HLT 056 RV Condensed Curriculum Staff $1,005 3/21-5/9 M,W 6:00-9:30 pm 9 Weeks RVC STENSTOM CTR Room 131

Phlebotomy Technician Program (5 Credits)  This 90 hour program prepares professionals to collect blood specimens from clients for the purpose of laboratory analysis.   Students will become familiar with all aspects related to blood collection and develop comprehensive skills to perform venipunctures completely and safely.  Classroom work includes terminology, anatomy and physiology; blood collection procedures; specimen hands-on practice; and clinical training in skills and techniques to perform puncture methods.   The program also includes lab exercises, live blood draws, work with a training arm and other exercises intended to prepare students to function as an entry level Phlebotomy Technician. The National Healthcare Association (NHA) Phlebotomy Technician Certification exam (CPT) may be given following the completion of this course for an additional charge. Note: There is no outside externship rotation included with this training.  There is no job placement for this course.  All materials and student insurance are included in the course cost. Register through RVC. HLT 086 KCC Condensed Curriculum Staff $1,599 2/25 – 6/2 Sa  8:00 - 3:30 pm 13 Weeks KISHWAUKEE COLLEGE, 21193 Malta Rd, Malta, IL Rm A330 No Class 3/17, 4/7

Professional Development For Healthcare Spanish for Healthcare Professionals (1 Credit) This course is designed to assist healthcare professionals in their daily contact with Spanish-speaking clientele. Participants will review basic Spanish grammar and structure with emphasis on occupation specific vocabulary and phrases, all of which will be immediately useful. Prerequisite:  Spanish for Everyone or knowledge of basic Spanish language. Purchase text at RVC Bookstore. COM 025 RV Judith Barrera-Tulian 4/23-5/17 M,TH  6:00-8:00 pm RVC   CLASSROOM BLDG II

$99 8 Sessions Room 221A

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Workplace Violence & Personal Safety Seminar Put habits, tactics and hardware between yourself and a criminal and greatly reduce your odds of becoming a victim of violent crime. According to the Federal Bureau of Labor Statistics: 48% of all non-fatal injuries from job-related assaults and violent acts occurred in health care and social services. This seminar is a powerful educational experience that combines audience participation, demonstration of simple effective self-defense techniques and personal safety tips to accelerate learning and increase retention. About the instructor: Joe Rosner is the Director of Best Defense USA and a recognized expert on personal safety and self-defense. He is the author of “Taking Care! Practical Personal Safety & Workplace Violence Solutions for Home Health Workers, Street Smarts & Self-Defense for Children, and The Real Estate Safety Book. He has been featured in the Chicago Tribune, Northwest Herald, Realtor Magazine, and other publications as well as on numerous radio and TV programs. PED 036 RV                Joe Rosner – Best Defense USA    $49 2/24                       F  8:00-10:00 am                1 Session RVC CLASSROOM BLDG II                          Room 128 HIPAA/HITECH Training   see page  31

First Aid and CPR Training Series Healthcare Provider – CPR/AED This course is designed for the healthcare provider only. This includes nursing students and medical students. Upon successful completion of this course, you will receive a two-year certification in CPR through the American Heart Association. Learn CPR today for your job and for the potential to save the life of a loved one or friend. Tuition includes cost of textbook. PREREQUISITE: Must be in healthcare, nursing or a medical student. About the Instructor:  Deb Webb, is certified by the American Heart Association as a Basic Life Support instructor, Medic First Aid. HLT 001 RV Deb Webb 2/4 Sa  9:00 am-2:00 pm RVC BELL SCHOOL ROAD CTR

$69 1 Session Room 004

HLT 001 RV2 Deb Webb 3/3 Sa  noon-5:00 pm RVC WOODWARD TECH CTR

$69 1 Session Room 121

HLT 001 RV3 Deb Webb 4/11 W  5:00-10:00 pm RVC WOODWARD TECH CTR

$69 1 Session Room 121

HLT 001 RV4 Deb Webb 5/12 Sa  8:00 am-1:00 pm RVC BELL SCHOOL ROAD CTR

$69 1 Session Room 003

Healthcare Provider CPR Renewal This course is for currently certified healthcare providers, whose certificate is ready to expire. This class will recertify you in H.P., CPR, and AED through the American Heart Association. Purchase optional text at class for approx. $15. HLT 008 RV Deb Webb 2/4     Sa  9:00 am-noon    RVC BELL SCHOOL ROAD CTR          

$49 1 Session Room 004

HLT 008 RV2                 Deb Webb                       3/3                            Sa  noon-3:00 pm    RVC WOODWARD TECH CTR               

$49 1 Session Room 121

HLT 008 RV3       Deb Webb               4/11                   W  5:00-8:00 pm  RVC WOODWARD TECH CTR               

$49 1 Session Room 121

HLT 008 RV5            Deb Webb              5/12                            Sa  8:00-11:00 am   RVC BELL SCHOOL ROAD CTR          

$49 1 Session Room 003

Heartsaver First aid CPR/AED Lay rescuer for CPR AED. Purchase optional text at class for $15. HLT 019 RV                   Deb Webb                      2/11                                  Sa  8:00 am-4:00 pm    RVC BELL SCHOOL ROAD CTR          

$89 1 Session Room 003

HLT 019 RV2                 Deb Webb                      4/16-4/18             M,W 5:00-9:00 pm  RVC BELL SCHOOL ROAD CTR          

$89 2 Sessions Room 002

Heartsaver CPR - Pediatric First Aid (.5 Credit) Learn how to manage a pediatric injury or illness until professional help arrives. In emergency situations you can make a difference. This course covers CPR/AED for adults and children and infant CPR. Injury, medical and environmental emergencies will be covered. Injury prevention will also be discussed. This program is designed to meet daycare center regulations. Tuition includes the cost of textbook. One-half hour break on own provided. HLT 009 RV                   Deb Webb                   3/17                       Sa  9:00-5:00 pm    RVC BELL SCHOOL ROAD CTR       

$89 1 Session Room 004

HLT 009 RV2                 Deb Webb                   5/26                                  Sa  10:00 am-6:00 pm RVC BELL SCHOOL ROAD CTR       

$89 1 Session Room 004


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Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support (ACLS) This is an advanced course that is designed for paramedics, nurses, physicians and other healthcare professionals who either direct of participate in the management of cardiac arrest and other cardiac emergencies.  The content focus is on communication and teamwork during cardiac emergencies. Skills are taught in large group sessions and small group testing stations.  Two-year certification card provided.  Prerequisite:  Basic Life Support (BLS) provider card and basic knowledge of identifying cardiac rhythm strips.  Purchase text at RVC Bookstore. (Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support (ACLS) for Healthcare Providers (2010 guidelines) About the Instructor: Greg Schwartz was first certified as an ACLS provider in 1994 and as an ACLS instructor in 2000.  He has been working  as a firefighter/paramedic in the Chicago suburbs  since 1996.  He has been a field preceptor for paramedic students for ten years and recently began lecturing for area paramedic programs.  He became a registered nurse in 2010 and provides in-house EMS training for the paramedics at his fire department.  HLT 004 RV                  Greg Schwartz                    $150 3/10                           Sa  8:00 am - 6:00 pm        1 Session RVC SUPPORT SERVICE BLDG               Room 1300

ACLS Refresher  

Prerequisite:  Current ACLS Certification HLT 008 RV4          Greg Schwartz                    3/10                            Sa  8:00 am - 1:00 pm     RVC SUPPORT SERVICE BLDG         

$125 1 Session Room 1300

End of Life Nursing Education (1 Credit) Nurses spend more time with patients and families facing the end of life than any other health professional.  Nurses are intimately involved in all aspects of end-of-life/palliative care and they address the myriad of needs facing individuals at this time of life.  Expert nursing care has the potential to greatly reduce the burden and distress of those facing life’s end and the ability to offer support for the many physical, psychological, social, and spiritual needs of patients and their families.  The ELNEC (End-of-Life Nursing Education Consortium) core curriculum contains eight modules addressing critical aspects of end-of-life care.  This course is beneficial to RNs, LPNs, CNAs, Social Workers, Chaplains or caregivers for persons at end-of-life.  Purchase text at RVC Bookstore.  16 CEUs for Nurses, Social Workers, LCPCs About the Instructor: Lorna Sullivan RN, CHPN, GCM provides geriatric care management for seniors and training and consultation services in palliative care and end-of-life care to the community and healthcare professionals through her company, Teach Us to Care.   NRS 022 RV                   Lorna Sullivan                  2/22-4/18                W  7:00-9:00 pm     RVC EDUCATIONAL RESOURCE CTR      No Class 3/14

$129 8 Sessions Rm 2414

On-line Courses for Healthcare through Ed2Go We offer a wide range of highly interactive courses for healthcare that you can take entirely over the Internet. All of our courses include expert instructors, many of whom are nationally known authors. Our online courses are affordable, fun, fast, convenient, and geared just for you. Visit www.ed2go.com/rvc to explore the many course offerings. Most courses are $99 for a 6-week session. TO REGISTER, pay and provide us with your e-mail address call (815) 921-3906 or register on-line at www.ed2go.com/rvc. Spanish for Health Care On-Line Course – 48

Continuing Education For Massage Therapists All courses open to the general public.

5-Step Neck & Shoulder Release Jin Shin Do®

Ethics for Massage Therapists This course gives practitioners a standard of professional conduct.  These standards are necessary to protect both the massage therapist and the patient and to promote effective healing. The course covers communication techniques, boundaries between clients and therapists, therapeutic relationships and psychological terms. This six hour course is an amalgam of lecture, discussion and participation geared to produce wellness professionals who are aware of and operating in accordance with a crucial ethical system. 6 CE hours for Massage Therapists HLT 014 RV Rick Hayhurst, Body Biz, Inc. $120 3/24 Sa 10 - 4:00 pm 1 Session RVC WOODWARD TECH CTR Room 117

Relax while learning to find and use acu-points to relieve your discomfort from tension and stress. Bring pillow and linens to make chairs comfortable. Optional text at class: Fundamentals of Self-Acupressure, $8.00. 2 CE hours for Massage Therapists (JIN SHIN DO® CE Hrs (Provider #026771) NCBTMB) HLT 071 RV Sifu Sue Michaelsen, Auth. JSD® Teacher $26 2/11 Sa 10:30 am-12:30 pm 1 Session BELL SCHOOL ROAD CTR Room 013

Acupressure Facial- Jin Shin Do® (.5 Credit) Students will give and receive a relaxing acupressure therapy session to relieve tension in sinus, jaw, neck and shoulders. Bring pillow and linens to make chairs comfortable. Purchase optional JSD® handbook at class, $3.50. One hour lunch break on own provided. 8 CE hours for Massage Therapists (JIN SHIN DO® CE Hrs (Provider #026771) NCBTMB) HLT 070 RV Sifu Sue Michaelsen, Auth. JSD Teacher $86 5/20 Su 10:30 am-7:30 pm 1 Session BELL SCHOOL ROAD CTR Room 007 ®

Jin Shin Do® Module I, Part 1 – Basic Jin Shin Do® (2.5 Credits) Join thousands of people helping themselves and loved ones with this extraordinary system to release tension and relieve pain and stress. Soothe sore muscles with special energy-balancing point combinations, breathing and focusing techniques. Authorized JSD® Teacher begins preparing students for effective practice of Jin Shin Do®. Learn how to locate 55 acu-points; process, in a simple way, feelings and images which may arise during release; use Eight Strange Flows for energy balancing and general relaxation. (Optional JSD® Handbook & Text available from instructor-approx $37.) Bring pillow and linens to make tables comfortable for you. 1 hour lunch break on own. 40 CE hours for Massage Therapists (JIN SHIN DO® CE Hrs (Provider #026771) NCBTMB) HLT 074 RV Sifu Sue Michaelsen 2/18- 3/4 Sa,Su 10:30 am-6:30 pm BELL SCHOOL ROAD CTR

$395 6 Sessions Room 013

Introduction to NeuroMuscular Therapy (NMT)

(1 Credit) This course trains massage therapists to eradicate the cause of pain, both acute and chronic. Students learn how to manipulate soft tissue in order to restore the balance between the nervous system and the musculoskeletal system and improve joint and muscle functions. The course covers ischemia, trigger point, nerve entrapment/compression, nutrition, posture and well-being. The sixteen hour course is a mix of activity, lecture and demonstration.  Tuition fee includes cost of materials. NOTE: Bring massage table, materials provided. 16 CE hours for Massage Therapists NRS 050 RV Rick Hayhurst, Body Biz, Inc. $429 4/14-4/15 Sa,Su 9:00 am-5:00 pm 2 Sessions RVC WOODWARD TECH CTR Room 117

Medical Massage– Professional – 22 CE hours This program is specifically designed to allow you to confidently and profitably work within the medical community.  Gain knowledge and confidence to work independently yet confidently with doctors.  NOTE: Bring a massage table, table linens, lotion, paper and pen to class and wear comfortable clothing. Students must be able to fully participate physically in both giving and receiving of hands-on applications of new techniques. Must register by 4/11/2012. About the Instructor:  Since 1993, Musculoskeletal Rehab, Inc. has been owned and operated by Shamaya Chah (fka Barbara Seiderman), a licensed/certified massage therapist and continuing education provider with over 25 years of experience in advanced therapies including Anatomy & Physiology. For over 18 years, Shamaya Chah has been providing massage therapy instruction in luxury spas throughout south Florida and the Carribean, personalizing classroom instruction for the massage therapy staff at each spa location. Topics include:

Insurance Billing

This is a presentation designed for the licensed massage therapist to do third party billing and collect compensation for medical massage services. This will include record keeping and all papers required for patient files and legal representation.  6 CE hours for Massage Therapists


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HEALTH CAREERS Neuromuscular Treatment for Low Back and Hip Pain | Day of Back -

Facial Anatomy/Intro to Fascial Link Therapy

Opening the Lower Chakras

Neuromuscular Therapy for Cervical Strain/Sprain |

This course outlines the relationship of different thicknesses of fascial structures, muscles, and tendons, and reviews their functions and postural relationships. We will review the tissue responses to gravitational forces and repetitive tasks, as well as typical sports and activities of daily living. This course is a prerequisite to the Fascial Link Neuromuscular Therapy™ classes, and is a great way to start understanding the relationship of different fascial types in the body. NOTE:  Bring massage table, linens and lotion to the first class. 8 CE hours for Massage Therapists. About the Instructor: Allison Ishman, LMT. She has practiced lymphatic drainage care for over 18 years. She is an approved provider for National Certification in Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork.

(.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 hours for Massage Therapists; 10 CEU’s for Social Workers and Licensed Practical Counselors.

This is a deep therapeutic application to the low back and hips. It is designed to utilize mechanical and physiological processes of the musculoskeletal system to correct and rehabilitate injured, traumatized or fatigued and over used muscles of these areas. It will help a client/patient manage pain and increase quality and well-being.  8 CE hours for Massage Therapists

This is a deep therapeutic massage application to the neck, shoulders, mid and upper back. It is designed to utilize mechanical and physiological processes of the musculoskeletal system to correct and rehabilitate injured, traumatized or fatigued and over-used muscles of these areas. It will help a massage client/patient manage pain and increase well being.  8 CE hours for Massage Therapists FWS 032 RV           Shamaya Chah         $399 5/11-5/13 F 1:30-7:00 pm  & Sa, Su- 8:30 am-5:00 pm RVC BELL SCHOOL ROAD CTR           Room 003

Prenatal Massage (1 Credit) Learn the art of Prenatal Massage by learning how to work muscles during pregnancy, labor, as well as after. This class integrates the general massage therapy knowledge and continues it for the prenatal client. This course will include information about conception, pregnancy, prenatal massage, labor, labor massage, postpartum, and some general infant massage info. Lecture will include anatomy physiology, diseases of pregnancy, discomforts, stretches, contraindications, aromatherapy, and some baby massage. NOTE:  Bring massage table, 2 sets of sheets, 4 pillow cases, 2 large towels, 6 hand towels, 2 pairs of socks, and oil. 16 CE hours for Massage Therapists. About the Instructor: Jamie Lynn Fanara, owner of Bodycraft Wellness & Massage Center, LLC, has been a Licensed and Certified Massage & Bodywork Therapist since 2005. She has continued to develop and add to her skill set through continuing education and certification in various bodywork modalities including: Swedish, Deep Tissue, Sports, Chair, Children, Hot Stone, Prenatal, Esalen, Fijian, Reiki and Craniosacral Therapy. HLT 060 RV Jamie Fanara, LCMBT 4/21 & 4/22 Sa,Su 9:00 am - 6:00 pm RVC WOODWARD TECH CTR

$350 2 Sessions Room 117

Hot Stone Massage (1 Credit) Learn the art of Hot Stone Massage by learning how to work muscles by using smooth heated stones in the palms of the massage therapist’s hands, as well as certain size stones placed throughout the client’s body. This class will include lecture containing key aspects, which include the history, technique, supplies needed, appropriate temperatures, and contraindications for Hot Stone Massage. NOTE:  3) Bring massage table, 2 sets of sheets, 4 pillow cases, 2 large towels, 6 hand towels, 2 pairs of socks, and oil. 16 CE hours for Massage Therapists. About the Instructor: Jamie Lynn Fanara, owner of Bodycraft Wellness & Massage Center, LLC, has been a Licensed and Certified Massage & Bodywork Therapist since 2005. She has continued to develop and add to her skill set through continuing education and certification in various bodywork modalities including: Swedish, Deep Tissue, Sports, Chair, Children, Hot Stone, Prenatal, Esalen, Fijian, Reiki and Craniosacral Therapy. HLT 007 RV Jamie Fanara, LCMBT 3/3 & 3/4 Sa,Su 9:00 am - 6:00 pm RVC WOODWARD TECH CTR

$350 2 Sessions Room 117

HLT 090 RV Allison Ishman, LMT 4/27 F 9:00 am-6:00 pm RVC WOODWARD TECHNOLOGY CTR

$119 1 Session Room 117

Introduction to Manual Lymphatic Drainage

HLT 091 RV Beth Campisi 3/20-4/10 T 6:00-8:30 pm RVC PHYSICAL EDUCATION CTR No Class 3/13

$89 4 Sessions Room 0106

Opening the Upper Chakras

This course enables therapists to safely add lymphatic drainage into sessions that include other forms of therapy. It includes an overview of the lymphatic anatomy and physiology & introduction of hands-on techniques for the overall lymphatic system. NOTE:  Bring massage table, linens and lotion to the first class. 5 CE hours for Massage Therapists. About the Instructor: Allison Ishman, LMT. She has practiced lymphatic drainage care for over 18 years. She is an approved provider for National Certification in Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork.

(.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 is used for Opening the Lower Chakras class.) 10 CE hours for Massage Therapists; 10 CEU’s for Social Workers and Licensed Practical Counselors

HLT 015 RV Allison Ishman, LMT 3/23 F 1:00-6:00 pm RVC WOODWARD TECHNOLOGY CTR

HLT 092 RV Beth Campisi 4/24-5/15 T 6:00-8:30 pm RVC PHYSICAL EDUCATION CTR

$79 1 Session Room 141

CE Hours for Massage Therapists through Bridges of Unity All courses are open to the general public Bridges of Unity is approved by the National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork (NCBTMB) as a continuing education Approved Provider. Hours are valid for Illinois licensure renewal. To receive CE hours for the following five courses, please bring your massage license number to class and a check for $15 made out to Bridges of Unity. The following courses are also approved for Social Worker and Licensed Practical Counselor CEU’s through Rock Valley College at no additional charge. 

Introduction to the Chakras This overview will help you understand why opening and healing the seven chakras are essential to living a healthy, happy, productive, balanced, and fulfilling life. These energy centers are the connections between our mind, body, and spirit and the driving force behind every function of our lives. Learn what the chakras are, and how they impact your life, health and well-being. 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. 2 CE hours for Massage Therapists; 2 CEU’s for Social Workers and Licensed Practical Counselors. OSS 006 RV Beth Campisi 3/6 T 6:00-8:00 pm RVC PHYSICAL EDUCATION CTR

$25 1 Session Room 0106

$89 4 Sessions Room 0106

Helping Yourself Stay Healthy – Ideas from a Traditional Naturopath An overview of naturopathy (natural health methods for optimal wellness) including holistic health self-care strategies for using stress management, guided imagery, herbs/aromatherapy, homeopathy/ flower essences, holistic nutrition, massage therapy (self-massage), acupressure, and energy work (Therapeutic and Healing Touch). One-hour lunch break on own provided. 6 CE hours for Massage Therapists HLT 067 RV Kathryn Moehling 2/27 M 9:00 - 4:00 pm RVC BELL SCHOOL ROAD CTR

$79 1 Session Room 004

Chakra Foods for Health and Wellness Learn about specific foods for each of your body’s energy centers or chakras that can help you overall with: grounding and physical health, dealing with feelings, enhancing self-confidence, increasing gratitude and joy, facilitating self-knowledge and clear communication, developing your intuition and imagination, and can assist with purifying and energetically clearing the body, mind, and spirit. 6 CE hours for Massage Therapists HLT 067 RV2 Kathryn Moehling 5/7 M 9:00 - 4:00 pm RVC BELL SCHOOL ROAD CTR

$79 1 Session Room 004


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HEALTH CAREERS

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. To register – Call Continuing Professional Education – (815) 921-3900 or register on-line at www.ed2go.com/rvc  

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

Phlebotomy Skills for CNAs (1 Credit) This course is designed to prepare the CNA in routine phlebotomy procedures. Venipuncture techniques, phlebotomy equipment, micropuncture, safe practices and medicolegal aspects are studied. This course does not make one a Phlebotomist, it is strictly continuing education for currently certified CNAs. Purchase text at RVC Bookstore. NRS 042 RV                   Jamie Beck         1/19-2/9               Th 5:00-9:00 pm    RVC STENSTROM CENTER      

$110 4 Sessions Room 151

NRS 042 RV2                 Sue Bowler       3/19-4/9               M 5:00 - 9:00 pm   RVC STENSTROM CENTER      

$110 4 Sessions Room 151

Basic Electrocardiogram for CNA’s (1 Credit) This course is designed to prepare the CNA to perform electrocardiograms. Emphasis is placed on lead placement, artifact and machine operation. Basic anatomy and physiology of the cardiac system and electro physiology are presented. Lethal dysrhythmia will be discussed. Purchase text at RVC Bookstore. NRS 040 RV                   TBA               4/10-5/1               T  5:00-9:00 pm RVC STENSTROM CENTER  

$99 4 Sessions Room 151

Advanced CNA Skills/Procedures (1.5 Credits) This course is designed to prepare the CNA for selected patient care skills. Emphasis is placed on the development of technical skills in the delivery of care to individuals across the life span. Selected basic nursing concepts will be utilized to achieve mastery for skill proficiency. Purchase text at RVC Bookstore.

End of Life Education for Families Caregivers, and CNA’s

(1.5 Credit) This course is designed to prepare the CNA to perform basic respiratory care procedures. Emphasis is placed on gas therapy, cylinders and regulators, incentive spirometry, pulse oximetry, suctioning and bag/mask ventilation. This course is strictly continuing education for currently certified CNAs. Purchase text at RVC Bookstore.

(.5 Credits) As painful as it is to contemplate, most of us will, to some degree, be involved in making decisions and/or providing care for someone we care about deeply at the end of their life.  Facing this inevitability now and learning about what you might experience will help you when that time comes.  No matter where you are in this journey, this course will have something of value for you.  Topics covered in this two-session course include: Personal Death Awareness; Death and Dying in America; Compassionate and Caring Communication; The Doctor Says “It’s Terminal” (Now what?); Patient Care; Infection Control; Legal and Psychological Aspects of Dying; The Final Hours; Spirituality and the Funeral Home and Loss and Grief.  This course is for any caregiver or CNAs who work with palliative care. About the Instructor: Lorna Sullivan RN, CHPN, GCM provides geriatric care management for seniors and training and consultation services in palliative care and end-of-life care to the community and healthcare professionals through her company, Teach Us to Care.

NRS 044 RV                  Colleen Felts           5/8-6/12               T  5:00-9:00 pm           RVC STENSTROM CENTER           

NRS 022 RV2              Lorna Sullivan                    4/28-5/5               Sa 9:00 am-1:00 pm    RVC WOODWARD TECH CTR                  

NRS 038 RV                   Susan Malthe              2/16-3/29             Th  5:00-9:00 pm    RVC STENSTROM CENTER  No Class 3/15

$136 6 Sessions Room 151

Basic Respiratory Care for CNA’s

$136 6 Sessions Room 151

$79 2 Sessions Room 117

A More Empathetic YOU for CNAs

Recertification for CNAs

(1 Credit) This course is designed primarily for the nursing assistant who has already completed a basic nurse aide course and is currently working in a Long Term Care facility. Seven modules will be presented. Titles include: A More Empathetic You, Advanced Communication, Being Part of a Team, Fecal Impaction and Hydration, Infection Control, Me, Myself and I, and Prevention of Pressure Ulcers. To meet the requirements of the course, the CNA must attend the entire course, participate in activities and in-class discussions, complete each written activity, and pass the course with a minimum grade of 80%.  Purchase textbook at RVC bookstore.

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)

NRS 028 RV                   Sheryl Swanson            1/23-2/20             M 5:00-9:00 pm        RVC STENSTROM CENTER                

$99 5 Sessions Room 151


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Prepare for Certification Food Safety Certification – State & National 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 special request. RETAKE: Bring your failure letter and a photo ID to class. REQUIERED FOR ENTRY: To be successful in this certification class, you must purchase text at RVC Bookstore and bring it with you to the first class. No Exceptions! NOTE: According to the National and 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. No Exceptions! NOTE: Those who need a Refresher class may attend the first day of the regular class from 8 am-2 pm. Bring a photo ID and your current State of Illinois Food Service Sanitation Certificate to class. Purchase booklet at RVC Bookstore and bring it to class. Call Continuing Education, 815-921-3900 to register. HLT 051 RV1 Marilyn Spielman 2/17-2/24 F 8:00 am-5:00 pm BELL SCHOOL ROAD CTR

$99 2 Sessions Room 004

HLT 051 RV2 Marilyn Spielman 2/18-2/25 Sa 8:00 am-5:00 pm BELL SCHOOL ROAD CTR

$99 2 Sessions Room 004

HLT 051 RV3 Marilyn Spielman 3/1-3/8 Th 8:00 am-5:00 pm BELL SCHOOL ROAD CTR

$99 2 Sessions Room 004

HLT 051 RV5 Marilyn Spielman 3/19-3/26 M 8:00 am-5:00 pm BELL SCHOOL ROAD CTR

$99 2 Sessions Room 004

HSP 026 RV Annette Hosmann 4/14-4/21 Sa 8:00 am-5:00 pm RVC PHYSICAL EDUCATION CTR

$99 2 Sessions Room 0202

HLT 051 RV4 Marilyn Spielman 4/20-4/27 F 8:00 am-5:00 pm BELL SCHOOL ROAD CTR

$99 2 Sessions Room 004

HLT 051 RV6 Marilyn Spielman 5/11-5/18 F 8:00 am-5:00 pm BELL SCHOOL ROAD CTR

$99 2 Sessions Room 004

HLT 051 RV7 Marilyn Spielman 5/12-5/19 Sa 8:00 am-5:00 pm BELL SCHOOL ROAD CTR

$99 2 Sessions Room 002

Food Service Refresher Certified food service managers, this class will qualify you for renewal of your Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) Food Service Sanitation Managers Certification. Emphasis will be placed on current topics in food service sanitation, including Hazard Analysis Critical Control Point (HACCP) concepts and foods and problems associated with recent food borne illness outbreaks. Purchase booklet at RVC Bookstore and bring it with you to class. NOTE: According to the State of Illinois Guidelines, mandatory attendance is required for 5 hours. You must arrive promptly by the start time. Late-comers will not be admitted to class. No Exceptions! Bring a photo ID and your current State of Illinois Food Service Sanitation Certificate to class. HLT 055 RV Marilyn Spielman 2/11 Sa 8:00 am-2:00 pm BELL SCHOOL ROAD CTR

$55 1 Session Room 004

HLT 055 RV2 Marilyn Spielman 3/3 Sa 8:00 am-2:00 pm BELL SCHOOL ROAD CTR

$55 1 Session Room 004

HLT 055 RV3 Marilyn Spielman 4/17 T 8:00 am-2:00 pm BELL SCHOOL ROAD CTR

$55 1 Session Room 004

HLT 055 RV4 Marilyn Spielman 5/1 T 8:00 am-2:00 pm BELL SCHOOL ROAD CTR

$55 1 Session Room 004

The Art of Bartending (1.5 Credits) For fun or career! Acquire the skills necessary for full or part-time employment as a professional bartender. Learn to mix and serve a variety of alcoholic beverages, stock and maintain a bar, the laws and liabilities of bartending and more. Colored water will be used to mix drinks, although appropriate tools, equipment and glassware will be available. Purchase text at RVC Bookstore. PREREQUISITE: Must be at least 21 to register. Recommended: IL BASSET Certification HSP 018 RFD Frank Manzullo 2/20-4/23 M 6:00-8:30 pm EAGLE’S CLUB, 11th St, Rockford

$175 10 Sessions

IL B.A.S.S.E.T Certification Course Certification Course - Alcohol Awareness

The State of Illinois requires that all present and future employees of the food service industry who wish to serve liquor complete this training. This one-day Illinois Liquor Control Commission (ILCC) approved ILCC B.A.S.S.E.T. Certification Course is ideal for managers, owners, sellers, servers, and bartenders who sell, serve, and handle alcoholic beverages within the scope of their employment. This course covers: Physical Properties of Alcohol, Drugs, and Alcoholism; Prevention and Intervention Techniques; Illinois State Statutes, Local Ordinances, Illinois DUI Laws; Proper Identification Techniques, Police Policies and Expectations; Dram Shop Liabilities, Insurance and Victim’s Rights. Mandatory: Student MUST attend the full four (4) hours of classroom instruction, complete pretest assessment and successfully pass the ILCC B.A.S.S.E.T post-test. Course training/Resource Materials from the ILCC B.A.S.S.E.T. will be provided in class. After successful completion of this class students will receive: Certificates of Completion issued by both RVC and ILCC, and a Temporary ILCC B.A.S.S.E.T. card—valid for 30 days (the official ILCC B.A.S.S.E.T. card will be issued directly by the ILCC). Note: This is a lecture class and all course curriculums (handouts, visuals, written test, etc.) are in English. Students must provide a valid State Driver’s License or State/Federal ID card to the instructor at the start of class. HSP 019 RV Roxanne Marie Muscia 4/28 Sa 8:00 am-12:30 pm RVC STUDENT CENTER

$95 1 Session Room 1222


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LANGUAGEDiscover FOR New THE WORKPLACE Talent! 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?

Spanish for Educators I (1 credit) This Level-II course is designed to assist educators in their daily contact with Spanish-speaking students, parents and the community. Building skills through activities such as guessing from context, recognizing meaning from grouping of words and identifying the use of special terms. We will help you to communicate quickly, simply and effectively. Prerequisite: Spanish for Everyone or knowledge of basic Spanish language. Purchase text at RVC Bookstore. 12 CPDU’s FOR 024 RV Judith Barrera-Tulian 3/28-5/2 W 6:00-8:00 pm RVC CLASSROOM BLDG II

$79 6 Sessions Room 128

Language Interpreter Training Medical I Spanish For Everyone – Level I (1 Credit) This first-level class will help students learn basic conversational Spanish grammar, alphabet, pronunciations, sounds, articles, nouns, adjectives. You will gain the tools to help you start putting sentences and paragraphs together. The techniques learned in this class will be used in the Level II-specific conversational Spanish classes. Purchase text from RVC Bookstore prior to first class. FOR 031 RV 2/20-3/22 RVC CLASSROOM II No Class 3/12 & 3/15

Judith Barrera-Tulian M,Th 6:00 - 8:00 pm

$129 8 Sessions Room 221A

Spanish For Everyone – Level II Adult) A continuation of our Spanish for Everyone – Level I class. PREREQUISITE: Spanish for Everyone – Level I (or instructor permission). Purchase text from RVC Bookstore prior to first class. COM 024 RV Judith Barrera-Tulian 3/26-4/19 M,Th 6:00-8:00 pm RVC CLASSROOM BLDG I No Class 4/5

$129 7 Sessions Room 225

(3 Credits) This course is one part of a five-part, 250-hour training program that will help you build the skills needed to work as an oral language interpreter. Spanish is the primary target language but enrollment is open to all language groups. Each 15-week, 50 hour training is independent of the other. Classes are scheduled throughout the calendar year. Courses include Medical I & II, Legal I & II and Education.  The courses introduce students to consecutive, simultaneous, and sight translations. Vocabulary, an overview of Spanish grammar, code of ethics for Interpreters and legal obligations are included. Dialogues and quizzes as well as a handbook which students will get from the instructor are included in the cost of tuition. A certificate is awarded upon the completion of the comprehensive exam. Purchase text at RVC Bookstore. COM 023 ECC Hector Lopez $485 2/14-5/15 T 6 - 9:40 pm 15 Sessions ELGIN COMMUNITY COLLEGE, 1700 Spartan Dr., Elgin ATC-235

On-Line Foreign Language Courses www.languageauthority.com/rockvalleycollege We offer a wide range of highly interactive language courses that you can take entirely over the Internet. Online convenience means that you can learn what you want, when you are ready, on your schedule, from anywhere. Your learning is always within reach. Our online language courses are affordable, fun, and convenient. Whether you are looking to brush up on a foreign language before a trip or are looking to enhance your career with our job-specialized language courses, we have the right course for you! Only $99 for 6 Months-Unlimited Online Access-Start anytime at your own pace! TO REGISTER, pay and provide us with your e-mail address call (815) 921-3900. Learn a New Language: – Dutch – Spanish (Latin America) – Italian – Occupational Spanish – Mandarin Chinese – Public Safety Spanish (For courses relating to CONSTRUCTION/HOME – See page 36)

Spanish for Healthcare Professionals (1 Credit) This Level-II course is designed to assist healthcare professionals in their daily contact with Spanish-speaking clientele. Participants will review basic Spanish grammar and structure with emphasis on occupation specific vocabulary and phrases, all of which will be immediately useful. We will help you to communicate quickly, simply and effectively. Prerequisite: Spanish for Everyone or knowledge of basic Spanish language. Purchase text at RVC Bookstore. COM 025 RV Judith Barrera-Tulian 4/23-5/17 M,Th 6:00-8:00 pm RVC CLASSROOM BLDG I

$99 8 Sessions Room 225

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MANUFACTURING/ WORKFORCE TRAINING Experience a Promotion

Master Planning of Resources

APICS – The Association for Operations Management

(1.5 Credits) Explore the processes used to develop sales and operation plans, identify and assess internal and external demand and forecasting requirements. The course focuses on the importance of producing achievable master schedules that are consistent with business policies, objectives and resource constraints. Topics include: demand management, sales and operations planning, master scheduling and measuring the business plan. PREREQUISITE: Basics of Supply Chain 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. This series of 5 courses, Basics of Supply Chain Management; Master Planning of Resources; Execution and Control of Operations; Detailed Scheduling and Planning; Strategic Management of Resources; will prepare you take the Certified in Production and Inventory Management (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. This certification leads to better decision-making skills and enhances the ability to predict outcomes and achieve desired results.

MAT 031 RV Larry Ackerman 2/22-5/2 W 6:00- 8:30 pm RVC CLASSROOM BLDG I No Class 3/14

NOTE: Purchase required text ($130 per class) optional dictionary ($30 – one time purchase) from instructor at each class. Payment should be made in cash or check only. Credit or Debit cards cannot be processed. Register by 2/10 to avoid additional shipping charges for text/dictionary.

MAT 035 RV Larry Ackerman 2/21-5/1 T 6:00 - 8:30 pm RVC PHYSICAL EDUCATION CTR No Class 3/13

(For courses relating to CONSTRUCTION/HOME – 36 )

Detailed Scheduling and Planning

Basics of Supply Chain Management

(1.5 Credits) Focus on the various techniques for material and capacity scheduling. The course includes detailed descriptions of material requirements planning (MRP), capacity requirements planning (CRP), inventory management practices, and procurement and supplier planning. Topics include: management, mechanics of the detailed material planning process, planning operations to support the priority plan and planning procurement and external sources of supply. PREREQUISITE: Basics of Supply Chain Management.

(1.5 Credits) Explore the basic concepts of managing the flow of materials in a supply chain. Get a complete overview of material flow, from internal and external suppliers, to and from your organization. Topics include Elements of the Supply Chain, Just-In-Time (JIT), Total Quality Management (TQM), Manufacturing Resources Planning (MRP II), Demand Planning and Capacity Management. Take this course as the first in the series. MAT 036 RV Nancy Reafler 2/20-4/30 M 6:00 - 8:30 pm RVC WOODWARD TECHNOLOGY CTR No Class 3/12

$199 10 Sessions Room G10

$199 10 Sessions Room 226

Execution and Control of Operations (1.5 Credits) This course will focus on the areas of prioritizing and sequencing work, executing work plans and implementing controls, authorizing and reporting activities for push and pull systems and evaluating performance and providing feedback. The course explains techniques for scheduling and controlling production processes, the execution of quality initiatives and continuous improvement plans, and the control and handling of inventories. PREREQUISITE: Basics of Supply Chain Management.

MAT 033 RV Cindi Gustafson 2/22-5/2 W 6:00 - 8:30 pm RVC PHYSICAL EDUCATION CTR No Class 3/14

$199 10 Sessions Room 0116

$199 10 Sessions Room 0106

Strategic Management of Resources (1.5 Credits) Explore the relationship of existing and emerging processes and technologies to manufacturing strategy and supply chain-related functions. The course addresses three main topics; aligning resources with the strategic plan, configuring and integrating operating processes to support the strategic plan, and implementing change. Topics include competitive market issues, choices affecting facilities, supply chain information technology and organizational design, configuring and integrating internal processes and managing projects. PREREQUISITE: All 4 other classes must be taken before this course. MAT 032 RV Larry Ackerman 2/23-5/10 Th 6:00 - 8:30 pm RVC PHYSICAL EDUCATION CTR No Class 3/15 & 4/5

$199 10 Sessions Room 0106

OSHA 10-hour General Industry Course Has your company downsized and are you now the “safety” person? In this fast paced program, you will earn your OSHA 10-hour card while learning the OSHA regulations, how to handle an OSHA inspection and what happens after the visit. Special emphasis will be placed on the most frequently cited violations and how they may relate to your company. OSHA 29CFR 1910 book required-available at the RVC bookstore. ISH 021 RV John Vaughan 3/19 M 8:00-3:00 pm 3/20 T 8:00-Noon RVC WOODWARD TECH CTR

$199 2 Sessions 2 Sessions Room 117

Forklift Operator Training – OSHA Certification Since 1998, forklift operators are required to be certified. This program is designed to comply with the OSHA classroom training requirement of the regulation. Gain valuable safety knowledge that will enable him/ her to work safely. Complies with OSHA and ANSI training guidelines by providing knowledge of the regulations, a written exam and hands on evaluation. The employer will be required to provide a proficiency test on site for the specific functions and equipment that you will be operating. Operators will learn the hazards of driving a forklift with an overall emphasis on safety. Experienced operators will find this program enlightening and informative. Training booklet provided. ISH 022 RV John Vaughan 3/24 Sa 8:00 am-Noon RVC SUPPORT SERVICES BLDG

$110 1 Session Room 1309


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EPA Refrigerant Handling Certification–U.S. EPA Approved Refrigerant Handling Seminar With Certification

These courses are held at: NISSAN FORKLIFT 240 N. Prospect St., Marengo, IL

Powered Industrial Truck (Forklift) Operator Training (.5 Credits) This course will help you become knowledgeable in powered industrial truck (forklift) operation. You will gain valuable knowledge and the skills required to operate a lift truck in a correct and professional manner. O.S.H.A. requires anyone who operates a powered industrial truck to be trained and authorized. Have you been trained? Note: to become an “Authorized” or qualified operator, the owner of the forklift must also evaluate you “on-site”. Participants will learn: O.S.H.A. 29CFR 1910.178(1) regulations; Aspects of lift truck operation; Pre Operation inspection, of work area and truck; Recommended handling procedures and load handling; Fueling procedures Gas, Diesel, and Electric. Students will be required to demonstrate practical lift truck operation skills. Trucks covered are, ITA (Industrial Truck Association) Class 1,2,3,4, and 5. ISH 025 RFD Nissan Forklift Professional Training Staff 3/30 F 8:00 am-4:30 pm

$150 1 Session

ISH 025 RFD2 Nissan Forklift Professional Training Staff 4/27 F 8:00 am-4:30 pm

$150 1 Session

ISH 025 RFD3 Nissan Forklift Professional Training Staff 5/25 F 8:00 am-4:30 pm

$150 1 Session

(.5 Credits) This course is a two-session preparation for the EPA Refrigerant Handling Exam for stationary refrigeration and air conditioning equipment and will cover Types I, II, and III. This course will meet worker certification requirements, and demonstrate how and why to use capture and recovery equipment. Students will review rules and regulations regarding Freon handling, learn how to properly service equipment, learn to use recovery equipment and discuss refrigerant types and basic refrigeration as it applies to the test and safety issues. The EPA-approved exam will be given at the third session. You must pass the exam to receive refrigerant handling certification. Anyone who vents Freon into the atmosphere will require certification training to be in compliance with the Federal Clean Air Act including line workers, service technicians, production personnel, union members, supervisors, managers and owners. MEC 056 BLL Stuart Berg 3/21-4/4 W 6:00-9:00 pm RVC BELL SCHOOL ROAD CTR

Practical Steel Heat Treating (2 Credits) Practical Steel Heat Treating and electroplating course is designed, in easy to understand language for design engineers, manufacturing engineers, quality engineers, sourcing specialists and heat treat personnel. You will learn to address the various steel heat treating processes, the concept of applying electroplating and how they are used to manipulate the microstructure of steels to obtain specific mechanical, physical or corrosion properties.  Participants will learn about the metallurgy of steel, the effects of heat treating on microstructure and properties, the effects of the interaction between heat treating process parameters and different steel composition, benefits behind selecting a finishing application to improve damping, wear or corrosion properties with electroplating.  The knowledge gained from the course will assist in addressing metallurgy decisions and issues related to steel alloy selection, process development, manufacturing, and supplier selection. MEC 062 RV Alaa Odeh 2/11-3/10 Sa 9:00 - 4:00 pm RVC WOODWARD TECH CTR

$199 5 Sessions Room G10

$90 3 Sessions Room 002

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. OST 007 BLL Proctor 4/4 W 6:00-9:00 pm BELL SCHOOL ROAD CTR

$30 1 Session Room 002

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Basic Refrigeration and Air Conditioning (1.5 Credits) This course is an overview of the basics of a refrigeration system. We will go over components and how they function in the system. Regulations for Section 608 and basic troubleshooting and service procedures will be covered with some hands-on training on the refrigeration test board. Students should bring safety glasses. Purchase text at RVC Bookstore. NOTE: Students should register for the EPA exam to receive your Section 608 Technician Certification cardadditional $30. See course OST 007 BLL. MEC 051 BLL Stuart Berg 2/20-4/9 M 6:00-9:15 pm BELL SCHOOL ROAD CTR No Class 3/12 Central Heating & Air Conditioning - 37

$136 7 Sessions Room 002

Small Gas Engine Maintenance and Repair (1 Credit) This course will cover the theory, maintenance and repair of two and four cycle small gas engines. Students will have hands-on skills in each area of instruction presented and will be involved in lab exercises. Safety glasses will be required during the hands-on phase of instruction. Bring your own small gas engine to the second class meeting. MEC 009 HA Cecil Miller 3/8-4/26 Th 6:00-8:30 pm HARLEM VOCATIONAL ANNEX, 8605 N. Second St, Machesney Park

$159 8 Sessions Sm Gas Engine Rm

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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. 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/Tooling For more information, call Stan McCord at (815) 921-3179.  


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National Institute for Metalworking Standards (NIMS) Credential

CNC Lathe – Programming (2.5 Credits) This course will provide a basic understanding of G-Code programming for CNC lathes and tool selection, feed and speed calculations and program format. PREREQUSITE: Lathe Setup and Operate, AUT 010. Purchase text at RVC Bookstore.

Rock Valley College now offers credentialing in various topic areas for CNC machinists through the National Institute for Metalworking Standards (NIMS). The NIMS credential is a nationally recognized performance based certification. Students registering for the CNC Setup and Operation courses may elect to be certified while taking the courses. This credential is available for students who have previously finished the CNC Setup and Operation courses, or those who have previously attended RVC, CNC courses or any CNC machinist. 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. 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 Credentialing is also available for students who have previously finished the CNC Setup and Operation courses, or any CNC machinist who wishes to satisfy the NIMS credential and take the online NIMS exam. The credential consists of the tasks that all machinists encounter while setting up and running through an unproven program. These tasks must be completed for three setups and then the online exam may be taken. This course consists of 12 hours of lab time to perform the setups required and complete the online exam. Enrollees must meet with the instructor to select lab times. Students who wish to enroll in NIMS credentialing course may purchase the required materials package from the RVC bookstore. The credential package is a separate fee from the course fee. AUT 036 RV (CNC Lathes Operator) - $75 AUT 038 RV (CNC Mills Operator) - $75 NIMS Credential Packages available at the Rock Valley College Bookstore: Packet A i ncludes 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) 921-3179. To register call (815) 921-3900. Veterans: Take advantage of the IL. Veterans Grant and the GI billthese courses are now approved for this funding. For more information call Suzanne Swenson at (815) 921-4163.

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. Purchase text at RVC Bookstore. AUT 005 RV2 Fred Penington 2/14-3/13 T,TH 6:00-9:50 pm RVC WOODWARD TECH CTR

$226 9 Sessions Room G06

AUT 005 RV1 Stan McCord 2/14-3/13 T,TH 8:00-11:50 am RVC WOODWARD TECH CTR

$226 9 Sessions Room G06

Introduction to Cutting Tools (2.5 Credits) This course is a combination of blueprint reading and measurement to give you a better understanding of the tools needed in manufacturing. This course is strongly recommended for students with little or no shop experience. Purchase text at RVC Bookstore. AUT 029 RV1 Stan McCord 4/24-5/22 T,Th 8:00-11:50 am RVC WOODWARD TECH CTR

$226 9 Sessions Room G06

AUT 029 RV2 Fred Penington 4/24-5/22 T,Th 6:00-9:50 pm RVC WOODWARD TECH CTR

$226 9 Sessions Room G06

CNC Lathe – Setup and Operation (2.5 Credits) This course will provide knowledge and application to setup and operate CNC Lathe and machining centers. Purchase text at RVC Bookstore. AUT 010 RV1 Stan McCord 2/13-3/12 M,W 8:00-11:50 am RVC WOODWARD TECH CTR

$226 9 Sessions Room G06

AUT 010 RV2 Fred Penington 2/13-3/12 M,W 6:00-9:50 pm RVC WOODWARD TECH CTR

$226 9 Sessions Room G06

CNC Mills – Setup and Operation (2.5 Credits) This course will provide knowledge and application to setup and operate CNC mills and machining centers. Purchase text at RVC Bookstore.

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

AUT 012 RV1 Stan McCord 3/20-4/19 T,TH 8:00-11:50 am RVC WOODWARD TECH CTR No Class 4/5 AUT 012 RV2 Fred Penington 3/20-4/19 T,Th 6:00-9:50 pm RVC WOODWARD TECH CTR No Class 4/5

$226 9 Sessions Room G06 $226 9 Sessions Room G06

AUT 014 RV1 Stan McCord 3/19-4/16 M,W 8:00-11:50 am RVC WOODWARD TECH CTR

$226 9 Sessions Room G06

AUT 014 RV2 Gordon Blaisdell 3/19-4/16 M,W 6:00-9:50 pm RVC WOODWARD TECH CTR

$226 9 Sessions Room G06

CNC Mills – Programming (2.5 Credits) This course will provide a basic understanding of G-Code programming for machining centers, tool selection, feed and speed calculations and program format. PREREQUISITE: AUT 012 CNC Mills Setup and Operate. Purchase text at RVC Bookstore. AUT 016 RV1 Stan McCord 4/23-5/21 M,W 8:00-11:50 am RVC WOODWARD TECH CTR

$226 9 Sessions Room G06

AUT 016 RV2 Fred Penington 4/23-5/21 M,W 6:00-9:50 pm RVC WOODWARD TECH CTR

$226 9 Sessions Room G06

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. AUT 060 RV Fred Penington 2/18-4/28 Sa 8:00 am-Noon RVC WOODWARD TECH CTR No Class 4/7

$226 9 Sessions Room G07


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www.rockvalleycollege.edu/cpe

Spring 2012

MATH FUNDAMENTALS & SUSTAINABLE (GREEN) TECHNOLOGIES

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) 921-3179. 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.

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.

Open Lab - Information Systems Technology (IST) Program If you are thinking of taking any of the IST courses – visit our state-ofthe-art lab, get your questions answered and see demonstrations of the electronic equipment! Come any time between 5 and 7 pm. OST 010 RV John Jamont 2/21 W 5:00-7:00 pm RVC STENSTROM CTR

Free 1 Session Rm 443

Introduction to Electrical Control Circuits (3 Credits) This course is intended for individuals who require fundamental electrical knowledge for job tasks such as equipment maintenance, engineering support, electrical equipment assembly or technical writing. Topics studied include: fundamentals of electricity; Basic electrical circuits; Ohm’s Law; Input and output devices; taking electrical measurements; Series; Parallel and combination circuits. IST 003 RV                  John Jamont              2/13-5/14             M  5:30-9:00 pm   RVC STENSTROM CENTER               No Class 3/12

$286 13 Sessions Room 437

(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.

IST 003 RV2              John Jamont             2/14-5/15             T  11:00 am-2:30 pm   RVC STENSTROM CENTER               No Class 3/13

$286 13 Sessions Room 437

Course# AUT 026

(3 Credits) This course is a continuation of IST 003. Topics include: control transformers, ladder logic, on/off delay timers, motor control and overload protection. PREREQUISITE: IST 003 or consent of instructor.

Precision Measurement for Machinists (Modules 1-47)

Cost: $199

Mastering CNC Machining Centers - (Units 1-5)

(2.5 Credits) In addition to the basics, students learn from simulations of the job tasks on the popular models of Fanuc, Haas, Okuma, and Mazak CNC controls. Cut costs for your local shops by improving existing machinists or develop new setup operators to higher levels of skill with this proven courseware. 141 instructional sections to select from provide both Core concepts and Specific Instruction on the most common CNC control models. Students can learn both G code and conversational programming. Course manual included. Course# AUT 027

Electrical Control Circuits II

IST 004 RV John Jamont 2/16-5/17 Th 5:30-9:15 pm RVC STENSTROM CENTER No Class 3/15 & 4/5

$286 12 Sessions Room 437

Cost: $199

Mastering CNC Lathes - (Units 1-5)

(2.5 Credits) In addition to the basics, students learn from simulations of the job tasks on the popular models of Fanuc, Haas, Okuma, or Mazak CNC controls. Cut costs for your local shops by improving existing machinists or develop new setup operators to higher levels of skill with this proven courseware. 106 instructional modules to select from provide both Core concepts and Specific Instruction on the most common CNC control models, with more on the way. Students learn both G code and conversational programming techniques. Course manual included. Course# AUT 028

Cost: $199

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

Introduction to Programming the Allen-Bradley SLC 500 Series Programmable Logic Controller (PLC) (3 Credits) This class familiarizes a student with the purpose of PLC’s and how they operate. Topics of coverage include interfacing input/ output devices, understanding relay ladder logic diagrams, development of programs and troubleshooting. PREREQUISITE: IST 004 or consent of instructor. IST 006 RV John Jamont 2/15-5/16 W 5:30-9:00 pm RVC STENSTROM CENTER No Class 3/14

$286 13 Sessions Room 441

Pneumatics for the Integrated Systems Technologist (3 Credits) This course is intended for individuals requiring an understanding of pneumatic components and/or systems for job tasks such as equipment maintenance, engineering support, equipment assembly or technical writing. Topics will included pneumatic schematics, flow control valves, directional control valves, check valves, speed control, single/double-acting cylinders, air filtration and lubrication. IST 010 RV Stan Lipowski 2/15-5/16 W 5:30-9:00 pm RVC STENSTROM CENTER No Class 3/14

$286 13 Sessions Room 443

Intro to Mechanical Drive Systems (3 Credits) This course acquaints students with the procedures necessary to install and align mechanical assemblies used to transmit power. Students will understand the fundamentals of chain drive systems, spur gear drive systems, belt drive systems and the importance of proper alignment of components utilized in mechanical drive systems. IST 015 RV Stan Lipowski 2/16-5/17 Th 5:30-9:15 pm RVC STENSTROM CENTER No Class 3/15 & 4/5

$286 12 Sessions Room 441

Welding Program For more information on the Welding Program, call Mike Merriman at (815) 921-3010.

Welding for Beginners (2.5 Credits) This hands-on course is designed for beginning welders as an introduction to welding and cutting including theory, set up and operation of Shielded Metal Arc Welding (SMA W/stick), MIG (wire), TIG (heli-arc), Plasma cutting, Oxyfuel cutting (OFC), equipment and shop safety. (Special safety gear required and a material fee of $75 is included in the tuition.) IST 091 RV Larry Clevenger 2/18-4/21 Sa 8:00 am-12:30 pm RVC STENSTROM CENTER No Class 3/17 & 4/7

$299 8 Sessions Room 436

IST 091 RV2 TBA 3/10-5/12 Sa 12:30-5:00 pm RVC STENSTROM CENTER

$299 8 Sessions Room 436

No Class 3/17 & 4/7


CONTINUING PROFESSIONAL EDUCATION

Questions? Call (815) 921-3900

MATH

FUNDAMENTALS Improve Your Skills Math Refresher (1 Credit) This class is designed to develop competency in basic mathematical skills required in business. Students will learn and understand the importance of a working knowledge of addition, subtraction, multiplication, division, fractions, decimals and percents used in a business career. Review and improve your math skills while building a solid foundation for achieving success in further math courses. Purchase text book at RVC Bookstore. MTH 010 RV Dwayne Collins 2/21-3/8 T,Th 6:00-8:30 pm RVC CLASSROOM BLDG II

$91 6 Sessions Room 120

Math Refresher II – Intro to Algebra (1 Credit) If you need a jump start into college algebra, or just want to improve your math scores on college entrance exams or a pre-employment test, this class is for you! This class is a continuation of Math Refresher I and utilizes the same text book. It is designed to further develop basic mathematical skills while laying the foundation for Algebra. Students will be introduced to algebraic equations and develop the skills necessary to solve such equations as they relate to everyday business solutions. Purchase text at RVC Bookstore (same text as Math Refresher.) MTH 010 RV2 Dwayne Collins 3/20-4/10 T,Th 6:00-8:30 pm RVC CLASSROOM BLDG II No Class 4/5

$91 6 Sessions Room 120

Understand-Save-Transform

Sustainable Lifestyles Program 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.

Small Wind Generators 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 OSH 028 RV Drs. Robert & Sonia Vogl, PhDs $35 2/21 T 6:30-8:00 pm 1 Session RVC BELL SCHOOL ROAD CTR Room 003

Solar Electricity

(1 Credit) Solidify your understanding of the basic concepts of algebra to equip yourself with the skills necessary to score at higher levels for employment tests or entrance exams. You can even use this course to build a foundation for taking on more challenging Math courses. Purchase text at RVC Bookstore (same text at Math Refresher.) MTH 011 RV Dwayne Collins 4/17-5/3 T,Th 6:00-8:30 pm RVC CLASSROOM BLDG II

OSH 030 RV Drs. Robert & Sonia Vogl, PhDs $35 3/6 T 6:30-8:00 pm 1 Session RVC BELL SCHOOL ROAD CTR Room 002

$91 6 Sessions Room 120

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SUSTAINABLE (GREEN) TECHNOLOGIES

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.

Algebra Basics

Spring 2012

Solar Hot Water 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. OSH 032 RV Drs. Robert & Sonia Vogl, PhDs $35 3/20 T 6:30-8:00 pm 1 Session RVC BELL SCHOOL ROAD CTR Room 002

Going “Green” Sustainable Energy On-Line Courses These new programs are a compilation of numerous green courses that are highly relevant for those looking to enter or retool their current career in the in-demand field of sustainable energy. The programs were designed and developed in response to the growing need of green collar workers. The interrelated programs focus on using natural resources, alternative energy sources, and structural modification in order to preserve the natural environment. Program titles include: Biofuel Production Operations, Building Analyst Quick Start Program (BPI BA Certification), Performing Comprehensive Building Assessments, Principles of Green Buildings, Senior Certified Sustainability Professional, and Wind Energy Apprentice and more. Visit www.coursecatalog.com/rvc or www. gatlineducation.com/rvc to explore the many course offerings. TO REGISTER, pay and provide us with your e-mail address call (815) 921-3906.


RVC Spring 2012 Continuing Professional Education schedule