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Community & Continuing Education Fall 2012

www.rockvalleycollege.edu/cce

Something For Everyone Community Education .......3 Whiz Kids .......................... 23 Continuing Education....... 30 GED/ESL ............................ 56

There are many wonders to be discovered on the path to knowledge.


TRIP FOR CREDIT— CHILE

March 8 – 17, 2013

With travel to Santiago, Valparaiso, and the Lakes District, as well as several other daily excursions. Contact Information: Cristina Szterensus, Modern Languages, Spanish, C.Szterensus@rockvalleycollege.edu or (815) 921-3337 Anita Bravo, History, A.Bravo@rockvalley college.edu (815) 921-3376

CONTENTS

COMMUNITY EDUCATION . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-22

Art . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-4 Communication . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4 Crafts & Hobbies . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-6 Culinary . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6-7 Dance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7-8 Employment. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8 Farm & Nature . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9 Film . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9-10 Financial Matters . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .11 Fitness . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11-12 Holiday . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13 Home . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .13-14 Language, Literature & Writing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14-15 Martial Arts & Self-Defense . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15-16 Mind & Body. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .16-18 Music . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .18-20 Pets . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21 Photography . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21-22 Seasonal . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22 Yoga . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22

WHIZ KIDS. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23-29

Art . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23 Crafts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .23-24 Fitness & Dance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24 Hobbies . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24 Legos . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25 Martial Arts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25-26 Music . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .26-27 Photo & Film . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27 Science . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28 Whiz Kids Faculty. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29

CONTINUING EDUCATION. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30-53

THE CENTER FOR LEARNING IN RETIREMENT Rock Valley College’s Center for Learning in Retirement (CLR) provides people aged 50+ a great opportunity to participate in dozens of interesting and informative classes, bus trips, social events, a fitness program, special interest groups, volunteer opportunities, and much more! CLR is an affiliate of the Elderhostel Institute Network and has 2,000 members who enjoy a wide variety of lifelong learning opportunities.

A yearly membership fee of $25* entitles you to: ● Register for any short-term courses ● The Center’s newsletter, published four times a year ● Register for trips and social events – at a discounted

member fee ● Register for the Golden Eagles Fitness Programs–exercise programs designed for Center members ● Opportunities to serve on one or more of the planning committees

Information: For more information or to join, we invite you to call (815) 921-3931. *Scholarships are available (inquiries are confidential). Accommodations for disabilities are available.

Business Careers. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31-34 Computer Training. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34-37 Construction/Home. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 37-38 Distance On-Line Learning. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 39 Education Careers. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 40-41 Emergency/Security Training . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .41 Health Careers. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 41-47 Continuing Education for Massage Therapists. . . . . . . . . . . .44-47 Hospitality/Food Service Certification. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 48 Language For The Workplace. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 49 Manufacturing/Workforce. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 49-52 Math Fundamentals. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 52 Sustainable “Green” Technologies. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 53 EMS Paramedic Program - New Spring 2013. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 53

RVC HIGH SCHOOL CONNECTIONS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .54 CAMPUS MAP. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .55 GED/ESL . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 56 STUDIO THEATER. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 57 REGISTRATION. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 58-59 NOTICE OF NONDISCRIMINATION Rock Valley College does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, national origin, disability, age, sex, marital status or sexual orientation in admission to its programs, services or activities, in access to them, in treatment of individuals, or in any aspect of their operations. Rock Valley College also does not discriminate in its hiring or employment practices. This notice is provided as required by Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, the Age Discrimination Act of 1975 and the Americans With Disabilities Act of 1990. Questions, complaints, or requests for additional information regarding these laws may be forwarded to the designated compliance coordinators. Title IX and Section 504/ADA Compliance Officer – Employees Ms. Jessica Jones, Managing Director of Human Resources (815) 921-4755 . j.jones@rockvalleycollege.edu Title IX and ADA Compliance Officer – Students Ms. Lynn Perkins, Director, Enrollment Management and Judicial Affairs (815) 921-4268 . g.perkins@rockvalleycollege.edu Section 504 Coordinator – Students Ms. Lynn Shattuck, Coordinator of Disability Services (815) 921-2356 . l.shattuck@rockvalleycollege.edu Title IX Coordinator – Athletics Ms. Misty Opat, Athletic Director (815) 921-3807 . m.opat@rockvalleycollege.edu This notice is available from Rock Valley College in additional alternative formats upon request.

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Rock Valley College does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, national origin, disability, age, sex, marital status or sexual orientation.


COMMUNITY EDUCATION

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Encouraging life-long learning at any age.

CONTENTS

ART . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-4 COMMUNICATION. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4 CRAFTS & HOBBIES . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5-6 CULINARY. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6-7 DANCE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7-8 EMPLOYMENT . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8 FARM & NATURE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9 FILM . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9-10 FINANCIAL MATTERS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11 FITNESS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11-12

HOLIDAY . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13 HOME . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13-14 LANGUAGE, LITERATURE & WRITING . . . . . . . . . . . 14-15 MARTIAL ARTS & SELF-DEFENSE . . . . . . . . . . . . 15-16 MIND & BODY. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16-18 MUSIC . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18-20 PETS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21 PHOTOGRAPHY. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21-22 SEASONAL . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22 YOGA . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22

New . . . Register Online Register online - www.rockvalleycollege.edu/ceonline

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

ART Watercolor for Landscapes – Level I

Watercolor for Landscapes – Level III Explore Clay – Beginning Level

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

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

ART 815 BLL2 Thomas Linden $97 9/10-11/12 M 6:00 -8:00 pm 10 Sessions BELL SCHOOL ROAD CTR 3350 N. Bell School Rd.- Room 007

Watercolor for Landscapes – Level II (Adult) Learn ways and methods to paint individual components of the landscape. Use the techniques revealed in Watercolor I, as well as methods for handling subjects such as trees, grasses, flowers, rocks, skies, water, buildings, etc. Explore creative applications of color, and learn tricks to correct paintings. BRING: your painting supplies and a few small sheets (7” x 11”) of watercolor paper to the first class. A materials list can be obtained at www.tomlindenart.com (navigation bar titled Exhibitions and Classes) or by emailing instructor at tom@tomlindenart. com PREREQUISITE: Watercolor for Landscapes - Level I. ART 815 BLL3 Thomas Linden $126 9/11-11/13 T 6:00 -8:30 pm 10 Sessions BELL SCHOOL ROAD CTR 3350 N. Bell School Rd.- Room 007

Basic Drawing – Preparation for Painting

ART 815 BLL4 Thomas Linden $97 9/12-11/14 W 6:00 -8:00 pm 10 Sessions BELL SCHOOL ROAD CTR 3350 N. Bell School Rd.- Room 007

(HS & up) Make your own unique 3-D sculptural forms and vessels using clay media. Students will investigate basic additive techniques in hand building (pinch, coil, and slab) and wheel throwing, as well as reductive carving and glazing methods. SUPPLIES: E-mail the instructor at 1danibarton@gmail.com for list. ART 826 RV Danielle Barton 9/14-11/16 F 5:30-8:00 pm RVC CLASSROOM BLDG I

$168 10 Sessions Room G35

Watercolor for Still Life (Adult) This course is best suited for those who have completed the Watercolor for Landscapes Level 2 course. Design considerations of still life paintings and how to break down the scene to create setups in watercolor, will all be presented. Learn to create elements of the still life genre. Work on class projects or your own designs. BRING: plain paper, a pen, and several landscape photos. A materials list can be obtained at www.tomlindenart.com (navigation bar titled Exhibitions and Classes) or by emailing instructor at tom@tomlindenart.com . ART 815 BLL5 Thomas Linden $97 9/13-11/15 Th 6:00 -8:00 pm 10 Sessions BELL SCHOOL ROAD CTR 3350 N. Bell School Rd.- Room 007

Beginning Watercolor Painting

(Adult) Watercolor painting is a delightful experience! Work with basic (Adult) It’s a great idea to have some drawing background before techniques; graded washes, wet into wet, sponging out, mixing colors Beginning Watercolor Painting. This class gives you that edge. We and salt, all resulting in beautiful art pieces. Suggested PREREQUISITE: will cover shading, color mixing, contour drawing and other techniques Basic Drawing-Preparation for Painting. Supply list given at first class. ART 815 BLL8 Kathy Lyon $109 necessary in preparation for painting. 9/12-11/7 W 4:30 -6:30 pm 9 Sessions ART 809 BLL Kathy Lyon $37 BELL SCHOOL ROAD CTR 3350 N. Bell School Rd.- Room 003 9/11-9/25 T 4:30 -6:30 pm 3 Sessions BELL SCHOOL ROAD CTR 3350 N. Bell School Rd.- Room 003

Acrylic Painting (Adult) Beginning thru advanced, create works of art with acrylic paint. Focus on drawing skills first, and then explore color mixing, materials use, and paintings of still life, landscape and abstract expression. This is a hands-on course; be prepared to get messy! Supply list given at first class. ART 815 BLL Kathy Lyon $85 10/2-11/13 T 4:45 -6:45 pm 7 Sessions BELL SCHOOL ROAD CTR 3350 N. Bell School Rd.- Room 003

COMMUNITY EDUCATION

FALL 2012


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Enroll at www.rockvalleycollege.edu/ceonline

Fall 2012

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

Chinese Brush Painting

Beginning Calligraphy

(Middle School-Adult) Enjoy a one-day workshop learning the ancient art of Chinese Brush Painting. You will learn traditional and contemporary techniques, such as wet-in-wet, dry brush, and glaze. You will learn different styles of painting, contour and spontaneous styles. Subjects demonstrated are: pond with trees and viewing hut, pumpkins and squash on a vine, tiger with bamboo, kapok flowers with birds, and gold fish with grass. There will be a discussion after each subject you paint. A Supply Kit ($25) can be purchased from the instructor.

(HS-Adult) Learn the beautiful art of calligraphy! Concentrate on the Italic style; learn the miniscule (lower case) as well as capital letters, letter variations, spacing and layout and design. We will also make fun bookmarks and note cards and learn how to address wedding envelopes.

ART 815 RV Stella Dobbins 10/20 Sa 9:00 am-5:00 pm RVC CLASSROOM BLDG II

$65 1 Session Room 220B

ART 818 RV Laurie Schwalm 9/13-11/1 Th 7:00-9:00 pm RVC STUDENT CTR BLDG NO CLASS 10/11

$84 7 Sessions Room 1224

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Plein Air Painting

Color and Composition

Nuno Felting

(HS-Adult) Plein air painting refers to the act of painting outdoors. Local artist Joe Church will lead this four week class, which will meet at a different Rockford location each week and will teach students the fundamentals of plein air painting. Students will work directly from nature and experience the challenges and rewards of painting on location. First session will be located at Rockford Art Museum. Please bring a sketchbook and drawing tools to class. Some supplies included.

(HS-Adult) Work with local artist and art teacher Leslie Arbetman to learn basic color theory and compositional skills with various media, including tempera, watercolor, and acrylic paint. Students will follow a series of skills and demonstrations that will culminate in several small finished pieces. Some supplies included.

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

ART 817 RAM Joe Church $100 9/22-10/13 Sa 9:30 am-12:30 pm 4 Sessions ROCKFORD ART MUSEUM 711 N. Main St.- Art Annex

Art of the Portrait (HS-Adult) This beginning portrait class introduces students to basic facial proportions. Students work from photos and live models to strengthen skills using pastels and pencil. Supplies included. ART 800 RAM Lew Riley $80 9/22-11/10 Sa 10:35 am-12:35 pm 8 Sessions ROCKFORD ART MUSEUM 711 N. Main St.- Studio C

Basic Drawing (Ages 16-Adult) Work with local artist and art teacher Leslie Arbetman to explore formal elements of the drawing process, including blind contour and contour line drawing, still-life, value, and textured value studies to create expressive works of art. Students should bring a sketchbook with them to class. All other supplies included. ART 811 RAM Leslie Arbetman $65 10/3-11/14 W 5:30-6:30 pm 6 Sessions ROCKFORD ART MUSEUM 711 N. Main St.- Studio C NO CLASS 10/31

ART 817 RAM3 Leslie Arbetman $75 10/3-11/14 W 6:30-7:30 pm 6 Sessions ROCKFORD ART MUSEUM 711 N. Main St.- Studio C NO CLASS 10/31

It’s Elementary, My Dear (Ages 3-6) Kids love art! This beginning class introduces children to the elements of art: shapes, color & texture. Explore these elements through drawing, painting, & other media. Learn how to incorporate each technique into your own masterpiece! Each child must be accompanied by an adult (register child only) All supplies included. ART 804 RAM Kara Rehfeldt $55 10/6-11/17 Sa 9:30-10:30 am 6 Sessions ROCKFORD ART MUSEUM 711 N. Main St.- Studio A NO CLASS 10/27

Encaustic and Hot Wax Workshop (HS-Adult) Work with local artist Leslie Arbetman to learn how to paint with hot wax and oil paint. Creating luminous layers is what makes encaustic painting so appealing. Learn sgraffito, inclusion, casting, pouring, and many other techniques. Encaustic is great for mixed media artists and oil painters alike. Some supplies included. ART 817 RAM2 Leslie Arbetman $80 10/13 Sa 9:30 am-1:30 pm 1 Session ROCKFORD ART MUSEUM 711 N. Main St.- Art Annex

ART 806 RAM Juliane Lofquist-Birch $60 10/20 Sa 9:00 am-12:30 pm 1 Session ROCKFORD ART MUSEUM 711 N. Main St.- Art Annex

Artful Tote Bags (Adult) Let your imagination run wild in this fun class while creating a unique tote bag that is perfect for all your “toting” adventures! With painting, stamping, photo transfer and embellishing as the surface design on canvas, all you need to bring to class are basic sewing machine skills, your machine, and a spool of white thread. ART 806 RAM3 Juliane Lofquist-Birch $65 10/27 Sa 9:30 am-1:00 pm 1 Session ROCKFORD ART MUSEUM 711 N. Main St.- Art Annex

Fabric and Mixed Media Gifts for the Holidays (Adult) What’s more special than a gift that you’ve made yourself? In this class, you’ll make fun and unique one of a kind gifts following simple instructions and patterns for pad folios, e-reader and tablet covers. You’ll be amazed at what can be created with fabric and some simple mixed media techniques. ART 806 RAM2 Juliane Lofquist-Birch $50 12/8 Sa 9:00 am-12:30 pm 1 Session ROCKFORD ART MUSEUM 711 N. Main St.- Studio C

COMMUNICATION JULIE OSTROW founded Find the Funny Enterprises in 2001. She is trained in improvisational acting at The Second City in Chicago, and has more than 15 years of marketing and public speaking experience. Julie’s enthusiasm and passionate spirit – combined with her comedic insight – make her an engaging speaker. Her personal motto “find the funny” helps her to find humor in everyday moments and in life’s seemingly difficult situation.

I Am a Voice (HS – Adult) Do you have trouble saying what you mean and meaning what you say? Are the people in your life not “hearing” you? Are you listening to you? We’ll focus on the importance of listening to our own inner voices and speaking from our hearts—clearly and confidently. Julie will show you what is going on inside that is possibly limiting you speaking confidently. Her encouragement and enthusiasm will guide you to listen to your inner voice and realize you are important and what you say is significant. COM 803 RV3 Julie Ostrow, The Comedic Catalyst $95 9/13-9/27 Th 6:30 -8:30 pm 3 Sessions RVC WOODWARD TECHNOLOGY CTR Room 141

Communication and Confidence Through Improvisation (HS-Adult) This is an interactive course that teaches the essential elements of improvisation and how to incorporate them into creating a cohesive, supportive, and creative environment. You will learn the importance of listening, give-and-take, living in the present moment and how to apply these rules into all aspects of your life. This improvisation class teaches the rules and the five pillars of improvisation as a means of increasing communication and confidence. COM 803 RV4 Julie Ostrow, The Comedic Catalyst $95 10/11-10/25 Th 6:30-8:30 pm 3 Sessions STENSTROM CTR 4151 Samuelson Rd.- Room 141

Talk So Your Spouse Will Listen & Listen So Your Spouse Will Talk (Adult) View footage of 3 couples as they test communication skills from the Imago Relationship Institute. Then, you’ll learn how to apply these skills to strengthen and grow your relationship. Led by licensed therapist from Brynwood Relationship Counseling. COM 803 RV2 Janna Becherer, LCPC 9/20 Th 6:00-9:00 pm RVC CLASSROOM BLDG I

$30 1 Session Room G27


CRAFTS & HOBBIES

Questions? Call (815) 921-3900

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CRAFTS & HOBBIES Woodworking (Adult) Interested in working with your hands? Can’t find that piece of furniture that hasn’t been made yet? Or have an idea on paper? Then this class is for you. You will learn safety and tool operations, and each student will work on their own project. Please bring safety glasses, tape measure, and a plan or idea of a project. Some supplies included. Bring: own wood and miscellaneous equipment (to be discussed at first class). Lab fee will be collected for some supplies. HOM 810 SB Dean J. Johnson $126 9/11-11/13 T 7:00-9:00 pm 10 Sessions S. BELOIT H.S. 245 Prairie Hill Rd S. Beloit- Room 312 Enter through the Woodworking Door in Back of School

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

Sewing I

(Adult Only) Learn to sew simple garments and read and follow a pattern guide. You can use your own sewing machine or use one that is provided for you. Learn easy ways to hem, put in zippers, sleeves and much more by the end of the class. Note: For those adults who want to take this great CAH 811 BLL Mary Foreman $136 class with your child/grandchild register for the Saturday class. Both 9/15-11/17 Sa 9:00-11:30 am 10 Sessions adult and child must register (although strongly suggested, class does not BELL SCHOOL ROAD CTR 3350 N. Bell School Rd.- Room 002 require an adult to attend with child); the Thursday class is restricted to ADULTS only. First class students will meet at classroom, then will travel to local fabric store to make supply purchases. CAH 809 BLL2 Mary Foreman $136 9/11-11/13 T 6:00-8:30 pm 10 Sessions BELL SCHOOL ROAD CTR 3350 N. Bell School Rd.- Room 002 TINK’S NOOK has been serving the community and offering educational classes for over five years. Owner DEB ZANDONATTI’S jewelry has sold internationally and she offers classes in a large variety of jewelry making techniques. SUE RIPSCH, the chain maille instructor, teaches both in Illinois and Wisconsin. She is the published author of the book “Classic Chain Maille Jewelry” and is currently working on her second book.

Metal Jewelry Fabrication (Adult) Work with the metals that you have always wanted to use! Limited enrollment, (so you can work directly with the instructor) using a variety of metals in making jewelry, fabricating, casting and soldering. Emphasis on design. Take your conceptual ideas and combine them with basic jewelry making techniques. Walk away from this class aware of the possibilities of personal expression through metal work. Supplies NOT included (Cost is dependent upon your design and materials used. Supplies available for purchase at Tink’s Nook). CAH 818 TN 9/11-10/30 TINK’S NOOK

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

CAH 818 TN2 9/12-11/1 TINK’S NOOK

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

CAH 815 BLL4 Dianne Thompson $44 9/10-10/8 M 7:00-9:00 pm 5 Sessions BELL SCHOOL ROAD CTR 3350 N. Bell School Rd.- Room 001

Advanced Floral Design (Adult) This is a continuation of the Basic Floral Design class. Students will get paperwork for projects along with supply lists at the first class (each project’s supplies can cost approx. $25). PREREQUISITE: Basic Floral Design class or consent of instructor. CAH 815 BLL6 Dianne Thompson $44 10/22-11/19 M 7:00-9:00 pm 5 Sessions BELL SCHOOL ROAD CTR 3350 N. Bell School Rd.- Room 001

Beginning Knitting (Ages 9-Adult) Learn to sew simple garments and read and follow a pattern guide. You can use your own sewing machine or use one that is provided for you. Learn easy ways to hem, put in zippers, sleeves and much more by the end of the class. Note: For those adults who want to take this great class with your child/grandchild. Both adult and child must register (although strongly suggested, class does not require an adult to attend with child). First class students will meet at classroom, then will travel to local fabric store to make supply purchases.

Sewing

(Adult) Students will learn the basic fundamentals for floral design in silk flowers. Students will get paperwork for 4 projects, along with supply lists at first class (each project’s supplies can cost approx.. $25).

Roundmaille Super Chick

(Adult) Join in America’s #1 hobby - knitting. Beginning Knitting teaches all the basic stitches along with some “special” techniques so you can enjoy your new hobby. A project will be expected for each class. BRING: one skein (worsted weight) of yarn, your color choice and one pair of size 8 knitting needles. CAH 806 RV Karen Sue McCarthy 10/2-11-6 T 6:30-8:30 pm RVC PHYSICAL EDUCATION CTR

$56 6 Sessions Room 0116

Beginning Crocheting (Adult) Fun class with lots of info and creativity! Master basic crochet stitches and techniques for one-of-a-kind crochet projects. A project will be required for each class. BRING: 1 skein (worsted weight) of yarn, your color choice and 1 size 6(J) crochet hook. CAH 806 RV2 Karen Sue McCarthy 10/4-11/8 Th 6:30-8:30 pm RVC SUPPORT SERVICES BLDG

$56 6 Sessions Room 1309

Wire Band Rings

(Adult) This is a fun-looking bracelet that is also enjoyable to make. Learn (Adult) Make a band ring using wire, then add pre made bezels to set some beading techniques and weave any color of crystal that you desire stones in your ring. This is a fun, easy project that will introduce you to into the centers of flowers. Kits are available from the instructor. the fun of working with metal. Supplies available from instructor. CAH 818 TN6 Tink’s Nook Staff $45 CAH 818 TN5 Tink’s Nook Staff $35 10/21 Su Noon-4:00 pm 1 Session 9/15 Sa Noon-3:00 pm 1 Session TINK’S NOOK 207 E. State St. Cherry Valley TINK’S NOOK 207 E. State St. Cherry Valley

Metal Piercing (Adult) Metal piercing is the foundation for metal jewelry fabrication. You will use this technique to cut out and design a pendant. You can work with sterling silver, copper or brass. Supplies available from instructor CAH 818 TN3 9/23-9/30 TINK’S NOOK

Tink’s Nook Staff $75 Su Noon-4:00 pm 2 Sessions 207 E. State St. Cherry Valley

Turkish Roundmaille with a Twist Bracelet (Adult) This is a beautiful rope chain bracelet. It actually feels “soft” to your hand. This is a beginner weave. Kits available from the instructor. CAH 818 TN4 10/13 TINK’S NOOK

Tink’s Nook Staff $35 Sa Noon-3:00 pm 1 Session 207 E. State St. Cherry Valley

COMMUNITY EDUCATION

Basic Floral Design


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CRAFTS & HOBBIES continued / CULINARY

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

Fused Glass Christmas Cookies (Adult) In this class you will learn about glass compatibility, how to cut glass, basic firing information, and will take home up to 3 fused glass Christmas Cookies to put on a plate, hang on your tree, in your window, or give as gifts. The first night you will make your cookies which will be fired before class the next evening. The second evening you will clean up your pieces, add hooks or whatever finishing you wish to do. Material fee of $35 per person.

Fine Silver Rings

Copper Pendants and/or Earrings

(Adult) EXTENDED HOURS WITH INSTRUCTOR FOR MORE ONE ON ONE TIME! Create a ring using PMC. Techniques to form, refine, embellish, set a stone and size a ring. Polish and add patina after firing for a perfect finish. ADDITIONAL material fee required. Cost is dependent upon your design and materials used (approximately $38), payable to the instructor at class. CAH 815 RKTN Sherry Viktora $42 10/8-10/9 MT 6:00-8:30 pm 2 Sessions OUT ON A LIMB 14779 Hansberry Rd. Rockton

(Adult) In this new class you will work with copper clay to create your own unique jewelry. You can mold, carve and use textures to form your pieces which will then be fired in a kiln overnight. The second evening you will clean and polish your pieces, learn how to color patina with a small hand torch and add ear wires so you can wear your pieces home. The materials fee of $20 per person includes copper clay, firing, written materials and disposables. I will have more clay for purchase and will fire extra pieces for a small fee if you wish to make more.

Reuse & Recycle: Plastic Crochet

Soap Making Workshop

Iris Folding Greeting Cards

(Adult) Learn to make a wonderful and gentle soap using goat’s milk. Our lovely goats provide the milk, and our veteran soap maker explains the process and facilitates the hands-on- soap making. Everyone will make several bars of soap to bring home. Wear old clothes or an apron.

(Adult) Handcrafted Iris folding cards with a personal touch! Discover this technique from Holland to create a beautiful 3-D effect on cards. Iris folding is a fun and exciting way to make spectacular greeting cards and framed art. All supplies included. BRING: scissors and tape (regular and double sided)

(Ages 15 & Up) Be Green in a new way!!! Plastic bags from grocery stores piling up at your house, or worse yet – being sent to the landfill? How many plastic bags do you own…20, 35, 75 or more? The solution: crochet them into a tote bag and you’ll never have to dispose of the bags in a landfill. Plus, you’ll have a pretty tote to carry all your groceries. You will be the envy of other shoppers! Any bags can be used, including colored news paper bags. Also learn to recycle other castoffs, like blue jeans and old t-shirts! Basic crochet is a helpful, but not necessary, skill to have for this course. CAH 808 BLL2 Erin Burke $39 10/1-10/8 M 6:30-8:30 pm 2 Sessions BELL SCHOOL ROAD CTR 3350 N. Bell School Rd.- Room 004

CAH 815 RKTN3 11/6-11/7 OUT ON A LIMB

CAH 815 RKTN2 Sherry Viktora $51 11/13-11/14 T 5:30-9:30 pm & W 6:00-8:00 pm 2 Sessions OUT ON A LIMB 14779 Hansberry Rd. Rockton

Sherry Viktora $51 TW 6:00-9:00 pm 2 Sessions 14779 Hansberry Rd. Rockton

GAN 817 BE5 Angelic Staff $60 11/3 Sa 9:00 am-Noon 1 Session ANGELIC ORGANICS LEARNING CTR 1547 Rockton Rd. Caledonia GAN 817 BE6 Angelic Staff $60 11/3 Sa 1:00-4:00 pm 1 Session ANGELIC ORGANICS LEARNING CTR 1547 Rockton Rd. Caledonia

CAH 815 BLL Debbie Smigiel $65 10/20-12/1 Sa Noon -2:00 pm 6 Sessions BELL SCHOOL ROAD CTR 3350 N. Bell School Rd.- Room 007 NO CLASS 11/24

Yesterday’s Treasures

Lace Crochet (Ages 15 & up) Learn the art of making gorgeous Lace Doilies like your grandmother made! Topics include the History of Crochet, crochet stitches, following patterns, and uses for crocheted lace. Make 3 projects in class, a small doily, a filet crochet doily, and lace trim. Join this class and keep lace Crochet from becoming extinct. Beginners welcome. CAH 808 BLL Erin Burke $46 10/11-11/15 Th 6:30-8:30 pm 6 Sessions RVC STUDENT CTR BLDG Room 1222

Learn about treasures of the past with the huge resource of 22,000 sq. ft. of antiques and information presented by several of our 100 dealers. Antique dealers are collectors whose passion has driven them to selling and they are excited to share this passion with you. Each session offers different materials, collections, and instructors. Join us in this fun and informational journey through the past. CAH 812 ROS Gaylene Stomberg $39 10/9-10/30 T 6:00-8:00 pm 4 Sessions ROSCOE ANTIQUE MALL 1019 Gardner St. S. Beloit

CULINARY KATHY MOE has been teaching with Wilton Decorating classes for 22 years, teaching everything from cookie bouquets to advanced cake decoration. The newest classes have been fondant and advanced gum paste flowers.

Basic Cake Decorating (Adult) Decorate cakes for those special occasions. Learn baking tips and how to make simple borders, flowers and decorations. BRING: to first class Discover Cake Decorating Student Kit, 1 can Wilton frosting and 6 plain non-iced cookies to first class. Complete supply list will be given at the first class and can be purchased at Michael’s, Hobby Lobby. Course fee includes cost of book. HMC 809 BLL Kathy Moe $69 9/13-10/4 Th 6:30 -9:00 pm 4 Sessions BELL SCHOOL ROAD CTR 3350 N. Bell School Rd.-Room 004

Holiday Cookie Arrangement

Advanced Flowers

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

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

HMC 809 BLL3 Kathy Moe $74 10/9-10/23 T 6:00-9:00 pm 3 Sessions BELL SCHOOL ROAD CTR 3350 N. Bell School Rd.- Room 004

Flowers for Cake Design (Adult) Learn to make icing and gum paste flowers to decorate your cakes with. Also, learn the art of decorating cakes with basket weave. Bring Flowers and Cake Design Student Kit, gum paste, Rolled Fondant Multi color pack, 9 inch rolling pin with guide rings and practice board to first class. Complete supply list will be given at the first class and can be purchased at Michael’s, Hobby Lobby. Course fee includes cost of book. PREREQUISITE: Basic cake decorating class or instructor permission. HMC 809 BLL5 Kathy Moe $69 10/11-11/1 Th 6:30-9:00 pm 4 Sessions BELL SCHOOL ROAD CTR 3350 N. Bell School Rd.- Room 004

HMC 809 BLL4 Kathy Moe $79 11/8--12/6 Th 6:30-9:00 pm 4 Sessions BELL SCHOOL ROAD CTR 3350 N. Bell School Rd.- Room 004

Tall Cakes (Adult) Learn how to construct tiered cakes using various methods. Bake and ice your cakes at home; then bring them on the final night. We will decorate and construct the Tall cakes in the second class. A supply list and instructions will be handed out the first night. PREREQUISITE: Basic cake baking and decorating knowledge. HMC 809 BLL2 Kathy Moe $53 11/6-11/13 T 6:00-9:00 pm 2 Sessions BELL SCHOOL ROAD CTR 3350 N. Bell School Rd.- Room 004


CULINARY continued / DANCE

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

Handmade Pasta (Adult) Ever wonder how to make pasta from scratch? Using fresh eggs and herbs from the farm, we’ll explore the history, ingredients, tools and techniques for making multiple types of Italian pasta, including fettuccini, ravioli and hand shaped pasta. (815) 389-8455 for directions.

Home Brewing 101

Pies: Sweet and Savory

(Adult) Beginners will learn the basic steps of home brewing with Nate Peterson of Wishful Acres Farm. We’ll demonstrate primary and secondary fermentation, and everyone will try their hand at bottling their own. Learn what equipment you’ll need at home, plus where to find the best ingredients, including how to grow, harvest and prepare your own hops.

(Adult) Learn the ins and out of making a pie crust for both sweet and savory pies. We’ll gather apples from the orchard, eggs from the chickens, and veggies from the fields to fill our pies with truly farm fresh ingredients. Enjoy a meal of quiche, salad, and galettes together at the farm, and make your own lattice top apple pie to bake at home for later.

GAN 817 BE4 Angelic Staff $60 9/16 Su 1:00-5:00 pm 1 Session ANGELIC ORGANICS LEARNING CTR 1547 Rockton Rd. Caledonia

GAN 817 BE14 Angelic Staff $50 9/8 Sa 2:00-5:00 pm 1 Session ANGELIC ORGANICS LEARNING CTR 1547 Rockton Rd. Caledonia

GAN 817 BE10 Angelic Staff $75 9/29 Sa 2:00-7:00 pm 1 Session ANGELIC ORGANICS LEARNING CTR 1547 Rockton Rd. Caledonia

Live Culture in the Kitchen

COMMUNITY EDUCATION

CULINARY continued

(Adult) Did you know that the healthy bacteria in yogurt can be used to help preserve and enhance vegetables? Come learn how to make yogurt, sauerkraut, and other traditional foods with chef instructor Michael Staver of Kendall College and Brightflower Nursery. Take a jar of sauerkraut, yogurt and more home with you!

Cheese Making (Adult) This hands-on workshop in our farm setting will introduce the process of cheese making from start to finish (from milking the goats to tasting fresh cheese). We’ll learn how to make ricotta, chevre, mozzarella, feta and more! (815) 389-8455 for directions.

GAN 817 BE Angelic Staff $60 10/21 Su 2:00-4:30 pm 1 Session ANGELIC ORGANICS LEARNING CTR 1547 Rockton Rd. Caledonia

GAN 817 BE9 Angelic Staff $70 9/8 Sa 9:00 am-Noon 1 Session ANGELIC ORGANICS LEARNING CTR 1547 Rockton Rd. Caledonia GAN 817 BE11 Angelic Staff $70 9/30 Su 1:30-4:30 pm 1 Session ANGELIC ORGANICS LEARNING CTR 1547 Rockton Rd. Caledonia

DANCE JULIE DALE, professional ballroom dance instructor, from Sterling, Illinois has just returned from New York and brings to Rockford and Rock Valley College the latest in dance in addition to her traditional ballroom dancing classes: Waltz, Foxtrot, Swing, Tango, Salsa, Polka and Country. It’s all here and now!

Ballroom Dancing (Adult) Are you getting ready for a wedding, or taking a cruise? Well, there will be dancing and ‘we hope you dance”-Whether you are 18 or 80 dance is great exercise. “It’s fun, it’s easy...walk in-dance out!” “Dance for poise, self-confidence and physical fitness” says Julie. Learning to lead and learning to follow has never been easier. You’ll look like a pro and dance like Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers. Bring a partner or come alone. There are two levels of dance education offered at RVC: Beginners and Intermediate but this year 2012 there are also Private Lessons available. If you are unsure which to take call Julie Dale at (815) 718-1814 or e-mail her at: julied12@hotmail.com Intermediate Beginners Slow Waltz, Jitterbug, Foxtrot & Rumba Texas Two-Step, Country Waltz, Night Club Foxtrot & Samba DNC 800 RV3 Julie Dale $75 DNC 800 RV4 Julie Dale $75 9/13-10/25 Th 6:00-7:00 pm 7 Sessions 9/13-10/25 Th 7:00-8:00 pm 7 Sessions RVC STUDENT CTR BLDG Atrium RVC STUDENT CTR BLDG Atrium Waltz II, Cha Cha, Tango & Polka Salsa, Mamba, Charleston, Rock N’ Roll & Fad Dances Includes: “Snowball” the Annual Christmas Dance on 12/13. Join this Includes: “Snowball” the Annual Christmas Dance on 12/13. Join this dance party with special performers, and an opportunity to show off your dance party with special performers, and an opportunity to show off your new moves! new moves! DNC 800 RV2 Julie Dale $65 DNC 800 RV5 Julie Dale $65 11/1-12/13 Th 6:00-7:00 pm 6 Sessions 11/1-12/13 Th 7:00-8:00 pm 6 Sessions RVC STUDENT CTR BLDG Atrium RVC STUDENT CTR BLDG Atrium NO CLASS 11/22 NO CLASS 11/22

Private Lessons

Half hour sessions are designed for one or two people. One hour sessions are offered for one couple or two couples may share. SESSION I • a minimum of seven sessions from 9/13-10/25 • choose two or three dances for the seven week session • you may decide with the teacher at your lesson time or contact her in advance (815) 718-1814 or e-mail julied12@hotmail.com DNC 800 RV Julie Dale $96 9/13-10/25 Th Call for times (815)-718-1814 7 Sessions RVC PHYSICAL EDUCATION CTR Dance Studio

SESSION II • a minimum of six sessions from 11/1-12/13 • choose two dances for the six week session • you may decide with the teacher at your lesson time or contact her in advance (815) 718-1814 or e-mail julied12@hotmail.com

Dances offered for private lessons:

You may bring music if you would like to learn to dance to a special song. DNC 800 RV6 Julie Dale $96 11/1 -12/13 Th Call for times (815)-718-1814 RVC PHYSICAL EDUCATION CTR Dance Studio

• Country Western Country Swing, Slappin’ Leather, Cotton Eyed Joe, Boot Scootin’ Boogie, Electric Slide, Tootsie Roll, Fad Dances & Decades 60’s, 70’s, 80’s, and 90’s.

• any of the above taught in classes • Traditional: Paso Doble, Bachata, Bossa Nove, Mambo, Hustle, Bolero, Quickstep, East Coast and West Coast Swing and Disco.


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Fall 2012

DANCE continued Rockford Dance Company is the premier professional dance company and resident of the Coronado Theater. The school, located in the Riverfront Museum Park, offers classes in ballet, modern, jazz, tap, zumba, hip hop, and more! Classes are offered year round for ages 3 to senior citizens. For more information please call (815) 963-3341, or go to www.rockforddancecompany.com.

Absolute Beginner Ballet (Teen-Adult) An entry level ballet class for people interested in pursuing ballet for the first time. Great exercise and opportunity to learn about this traditional dance form. This is an ongoing class, the five class card can be used on any day the class is offered. Additional class cards can be purchased directly from Rockford Dance Company. Call (815) 963-3341 to schedule day/times. DNC 802 RDC2 Rockford Dance $40 9/10-12/22 W 7:00-8:00 pm or Th 8:30-9:30 am Choose 5 Sessions ROCKFORD DANCE COMPANY 711 North Main St.

Beginning/Intermediate Ballet (Teen-Adult) Entry level ballet class for people interested in pursuing ballet for the first time or those returning to relearn the steps again! The fall semester will run from 9/10 - 12/22, you will receive a 5 class card to be used on any day the class is offered. Call (815) 963-3341 to schedule day/times. DNC 802 RDC Rockford Dance 9/10-12/22 MTh 7:15-8:45 pm ROCKFORD DANCE COMPANY

$60 Choose 5 Sessions 711 North Main St.

Intermediate/Advanced Ballet (Teen-Adult) An intermediate/advanced ballet class for the teen or adult interested in continuing their ballet training! This is an ongoing class, the five class card can be used on any day the class is offered. Additional class cards can be purchased directly from Rockford Dance Company. Call (815) 963-3341 to schedule day/times. DNC 802 RDC3 9/10-12/22

Rockford Dance $60 MTh 5:30-7:00 pm Choose 5 Sessions or Sa 11:00 am-12:30 pm ROCKFORD DANCE COMPANY 711 North Main St.

Beginning/Intermediate Tap (Teen-Adult) This class will get your toes tapping and heart pumping! A fun class for those new to tap and returning to refresh their tap skills. Tap shoes and comfortable clothing required. This is an ongoing class, the five class card can be used on any day the class is offered. Additional class cards can be purchased directly from Rockford Dance Company. Call (815) 963-3341 to schedule day/times. DNC 802 RDC4 Rockford Dance 9/10-12/22 W 7:15-8:15 pm ROCKFORD DANCE COMPANY

$60 Choose 5 Sessions 711 North Main St.

Gyrokinesis® (Teen-Adult) Gyrokinesis® is a movement system that gently works the entire body opening energy pathways through rhythmic, spiraling movements. Taught by a certified instructor in a group setting utilizing low stools and mats, the movements resemble a practice of dancing yoga and pilates. This is an ongoing class, the five class card can be used on any day the class is offered. Additional class cards can be purchased directly from Rockford Dance Company. Call (815) 963-3341 to schedule day/times. Benefits include: • Promotes spine and joint articulation and mobilization • Increases muscular contraction, extension, flexibility, and coordination • Compliments traditional cardiovascular activity and cross-training • Improves body awareness and balance • Increases circulation of blood, lymphatic fluids, and energy DNC 802 RDC5 Rockford Dance 9/10-12/22 T 8:15-9:15 am ROCKFORD DANCE COMPANY

$40 Choose 5 Sessions 711 North Main St.

Beginning/Intermediate Modern/Jazz

Creative Movement

(Teen-Adult) This class explores modern and contemporary dance. Techniques such as fall/recover, contraction/release and floor work will be utilized in a fun and invigorating dance class. No experience necessary to join! Dancers should wear form fitting clothing that allows movement and barefoot or non-slip socks. This is an ongoing class, the five class card can be used on any day the class is offered. Additional class cards can be purchased directly from Rockford Dance Company. Call (815) 963-3341 to schedule day/times.

(Ages 3-4 years old) Dancers will learn physical fitness, coordination, discipline, and teamwork within the context of movement. Classes will develop creativity through movement stories and games. Call (815) 963-3341 to schedule day/times.

DNC 802 RDC6 Rockford Dance 9/10-12/22 T 7:00-8:00 pm ROCKFORD DANCE COMPANY

$40 Choose 5 Sessions 711 North Main St.

DNC 802 RDC7 9/10-12/22

Rockford Dance Th or F 4:30-5:00 pm or Sa 9:00-9:30 am ROCKFORD DANCE COMPANY

EMPLOYMENT Employment Opportunity

Community Education Part-Time Faculty

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

$90 711 N. Main St.


FARM & NATURE / FILM 9

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FARM & NATURE COMMUNITY EDUCATION

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

Farm Dreams: Assessing Risks

Walking Tour of Angelic Organics (Adult) Join us for a tour and introduction to Angelic Organics, the Biodynamic vegetable farm in northern Illinois featured in the award-winning documentary film The Real Dirt on Farmer John. We’ll explore what makes this Biodynamic and community supported agriculture (CSA) farm. Learn basic strategies for growing food without chemical inputs and see the seasonal work underway at the farm. Wear sturdy shoes (conditions may be muddy!) and clothes appropriate for the weather. (815) 389-8455 for directions. GAN 817 BE3 Angelic Staff $22 9/29 Sa 10:00 am-12:30 pm 1 Session ANGELIC ORGANICS LEARNING CTR 1547 Rockton Rd. Caledonia

(Adult) Have you ever dreamed of starting your own farm? In this interactive workshop, we’ll learn about types of sustainable farming careers in northern Illinois and southern Wisconsin, take part in a series of self-assessments, and be better pre pard to decide whether to pursue a farming business, We’ll hear about regional training opportunities through the collaborative Regional Alliance for Farmer Training (CRAFT), university extension, small business development centers and others. Includes a presentation of farming enterprises, a tour of a growing site, and an opportunity to ask questions about the development of successful local farms. (815) 389-8455 for directions. GAN 817 BE2 Angelic Staff $60 10/14 Su 1:00 -5:00 pm 1 Session ANGELIC ORGANICS LEARNING CTR 1547 Rockton Rd., Caledonia

The Business of Alpaca’s (Adult) Curious about starting your own alpaca farm? Alpacas are rare animals raised for their luxury fiber. They are an investment that compounds with the birth of every new alpaca. They’re curious, smart, and fairly easy to care for. This class will cover general health maintenance, breeding, investing, fiber, etc. Come, see these animals for yourself, and find out what everyone is talking about. Come to True Colors Alpaca farm and meet the large herd of Suri alpacas. BUS 800 BE True Colors Staff $50 9/8 Sa 11:00 am-1:00 pm 1 Session True Colors Alpaca Farm 14718 Route 76 Caledonia IL

FILM ROCK VALLEY COLLEGE MODERN LANGUAGES DEPARTMENT invites you to join us for one, or two of the films to be presented this fall semester. Films in this series have been carefully selected by our faculty for their cultural, historical, political, and social content. Modern Languages faculty will lead an open discussion (in English) following each film screening. Questions regarding this foreign Films Appreciation series should be directed to Ms. Ventimiglia (815-9213358) or Ms. Szterensus (815-921-3337).

Foreign Language Films Appreciation Series (Adult) The Modern Languages Department has been gracious enough to allow a film that features Sign Language and the Deaf community into their Foreign Film Appreciation Series. RVC Disability Support Services, Modern Languages, and Community Education advocate for recognizing the existence of Deaf culture and in acknowledging Sign Language as a foreign language. Join us for one or all of the films described at right.

DRM 805 RV

Faculty

9/28, 10/26 &/or 11/9 F 6:00-10:00 pm RVC CLASSROOM BLDG II

$1

3 Sessions Room 228

Il Postino (Italian with English subtitles) Friday 9/28

Directors: Mario and Vittorio Cecchi Gori

Il Postino-The Postman is an Academy Award winning romantic comedy that delivers heartfelt laughs! Mario is a mailman madly in love with the most beautiful woman in town...and he is too shy to tell her. But when a world famous poet, Pablo Neruda, moves into town, Mario is inspired and able to find the right words to win the woman’s heart! This funny comedy proved that passion...with some artful deception...can win the most improbable love!

Machuca (Spanish with English Subtitles) Friday 10/26 Director: Andres Wood Machuca explores Chile’s bloody 1973 coup through the astonishingly intimate coming of age story of a pair of 12 year old boys. From opposite extremes of society, Gonzalo and Pedro form an unlikely friendship as politics rip their worlds apart. Director and co-writer Andres Wood, himself eight when Pinochet seized power, resurrects searing images of life and loss of innocence amidst a crumbling democracy.

PRE-REGISTRATION & PAYMENT Required for all classes!

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

Hear Me (Taiwanesa with Taiwanese SignLanguage and English Subtitles) Friday 11/9 Directors: Fen-fen Cheng and starring Ivy Chen, Michelle Chen and Yi-Han Chen.

A delivery boy falls for a young girl who is hearing impaired. Comparing themselves with water birds and trees, together they are going to break the barrier and pursue their dreams and take their relationship to the next level.

ACTIO N!

GIFT OF CLASS Give the gift of “life-long learning”!

Our classes make a great gift for all occasions. For more information call (815) 921-3900.


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Fall 2012

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

Digital Film: Documentary (Adult) Work together to produce, direct, shoot and edit a short documentary project. Go through all phases of preproduction, production and post-production to create films up to 7 minutes long (standard festival length). The resulting short can be submitted for festival audience review or potential financial backing, as a showcase of a crew’s capacities, or as a pitch to garner enthusiasm and funding for a specific larger project. DRM 803 RV5 Fathead Films $110 9/10-10/8 M 8:00-10:00 pm 5 Sessions BELL SCHOOL ROAD CTR 3350 N. Bell School Rd.- Room 013

Digital Filmmaking I – Beginning Level (Adult) Bring your ideas from script to screen! Work in groups where you’ll write a script, plan for a shoot, shoot, direct, and edit the film. Learn how to plan and execute the film. Every student will have the chance to write, shoot, direct, and edit your films. Learn how to submit film to film festivals. There is no reason to fear the technology-everything will be taught hands on. Sign up today and tell your story! DRM 803 RV3 Fathead Films $110 9/10-10/8 M 8:00-10:00 pm 5 Sessions BELL SCHOOL ROAD CTR 3350 N. Bell School Rd.- Room 003

Directing Actors

Screen Writing

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

(Adult) Ever wanted to write a movie? Here’s your chance! You’ll be taught by a professional in the film industry how to properly format your script. Learn how to outline your screenplay, develop a story arch and complete a finished script that should be good enough to enter into competitions or send to the studios.

DRM 803 RV4 Fathead Films 9/11-10/9 T 6:00-8:00 pm RVC SUPPORT SERVICES BLDG

$110 5 Sessions Room 1309

Digital Film: Ghost Hunting (Adult) A guide to ghost hunting. Gain basic skills and understanding for investigation of ghosts, poltergeists, haunted places, and related psychic experiences. Includes the models of what these things are (from the field of parapsychology), how the scientific and psychic approaches can mesh together, and how to access a situation, investigate it, and resolve the case to the satisfaction of the people having the experiences. Also travel to some haunted locations. DRM 803 RV Fathead Films 9/11-10/9 T 8:00-10:00 pm RVC SUPPORT SERVICES BLDG

$110 5 Sessions Room 1300

DRM 803 RV2 Fathead Films 11/6-12/11 T 8:00-10:00 pm RVC STUDENT CTR BLDG NO CLASS 11/20

$110 5 Sessions Room 1222

Fundamentals of Acting (Middle School and Up) Fundamental actor training available to all actors of all levels of experience, including beginners. Focus on beginning acting techniques within the scene study or monologue format. Class concludes with a professional mock audition. DRM 802 RV3 Fathead Films $110 9/12-10/10 W 6:00-8:00 pm 5 Sessions RVC STUDENT CTR BLDG Room 1222

Introduction to Film Acting for the Camera (Middle School and Up) Learn to act for the camera and prepare for work in films, television, and commercials. Classic performances in film will be watched, studied, and discussed throughout this intensive class. Learn cold reads, preparation for scenes, internal dialogue, and monologues – all culminating into scene work with others. Provides an opportunity for an instructor-edited short scene shot, as sample reel in submission to student and independent films, or large productions. Guest actors and directors will visit to work with students. DRM 802 RV Fathead Films 9/11-10/9 T 6:00-8:00 pm RVC SUPPORT SERVICES BLDG

(Adult) Examine the basic film techniques and basic methods of film analysis. The course places emphasis on understanding and appreciating film as a major art form. Topics in American and International cinema are explored through weekly screenings, readings, discussions, and lectures. DRM 803 BLL3 Fathead Films 9/12-10/10 W 8:00-10:00 pm RVC STUDENT CTR BLDG

$50 5 Sessions Room 1222

Digital Filmmaking II

(Adult) Continuation of Digital Filmmaking I. PREREQUISITE: Digital Filmmaking I. DRM 803 RV6 Fathead Films $110 11/5-12/10 M 8:00-10:00 pm 5 Sessions BELL SCHOOL ROAD CTR 3350 N. Bell School Rd.- Room 013 NO CLASS 11/19

Digital Filmmaking Acting II (Middle School & up) Continuation of Acting I. PREREQUISITE: Acting I or instructor’s permission. DRM 803 RV6 Fathead Films $110 11/5-12/10 M 8:00-10:00 pm 5 Sessions BELL SCHOOL ROAD CTR 3350 N. Bell School Rd.- Room 013 NO CLASS 11/19

TV and Pop Culture (Adult) Examine the basic history of Television and Pop Culture, with emphasis on understanding and appreciating television and pop culture as a major art form. Topics in American and International Television are explored through weekly screenings, readings, discussions, and lectures SOC 803 BLL Fathead Films 11/7-12/12 W 6:00-8:00 pm RVC STUDENT CTR BLDG

The American Family on Television

The Film as Propaganda

We will look at the American family as portrayed in sitcoms. Shows range from the 1950’s to present. Each week, a different topic will be viewed and discussed (males as primary caregivers, blended families, and much more). We will be observing the changes in the American family – from “I Love Lucy” to “Malcom in the Middle”. A course for all those who love sitcoms!

We will look at how film has been used as a form of propaganda. Through our viewing of films from the 1940’s, 50’s, and 60’s, we will gain an understanding not only of filmmaking, but also how messages are transmitted. Various discussion topics include: war, political movements, drugs, and dangers to males and females. A definite must for film lovers! DRM 803 BLL4 Reka Ehrentreu $40 9/15-10/20 Sa 3:00-4:30 pm 6 Sessions BELL SCHOOL ROAD CTR 3350 N. Bell School Rd.- Room 002

$50 5 Sessions Room 1222

Horror Film Production (Adult) Passionate about horror movies? Ever want to make the dead come back to life? Curious about all those special effects? Do you want to take part in the production of a professional film? WARNING: this class is intended for mature adults; strong/explicit material may be covered. No one under the age of 18 permitted to register for class. DRM 803 BLL2 Fathead Films 11/7-12/12 W 8:00-10:00 pm RVC STUDENT CTR BLDG NO CLASS 11/21

$110 5 Sessions Room 1300

DRM 803 BLL Reka Ehrentreu $40 9/15-10/20 Sa 1:00-2:30 pm 6 Sessions BELL SCHOOL ROAD CTR 3350 N. Bell School Rd.- Room 002

COM 809 BLL Fathead Films $110 11/5-12/10 M 6:00-7:30 pm 5 Sessions BELL SCHOOL ROAD CTR 3350 N. Bell School Rd.- Room 003 NO CLASS 11/19

$110 5 Sessions Room 1222


FINANCIAL MATTERS / FITNESS 11

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

Will You Ever Be Able to Retire? (Adult) Revealed…the SECRETS that the Bank, Credit Card companies and the IRS aren’t telling you. Pay off a 30-year mortgage in 1/2 the time without making any additional payments. Why is it you are better off with MORE debt? Learn a better way to pay your debts using the money you already use to pay your bills. Once you master these basic principals you will be on your way to having the retirement of your dreams. Questions? Contact the instructor at (815) 633-9595 or e-mail at tony@rockfordretirement.com . FIN 806 RV Antonio Filippone, RFC 9/19 W 6:30 -8:30 pm RVC CLASSROOM BLDG II

$30 1 Session Room 128

How To Be Thin, Rich, and Happy, in Just 3 Minutes! (Adult) 67% of Americans are Overweight. 85% will retire broke. 56% of marriages end in divorce. Are you struggling with one of these challenges? Discover what’s holding you back from a fully lived life! Take the life changing 3 Minute Survey and learn how to use your inborn attitude about health, money and relationships using a proven 5 step system that works. Finally understand why you make the decisions that you make and use this information to help you achieve your goals! Questions? Contact the instructor at (815) 633-9595 or e-mail at tony@rockfordretirement.com . FIN 806 RV 2 Antonio Filippone, RFC 10/3 W 6:30 -8:30 pm RVC CLASSROOM BLDG II

$30 1 Session Room 128

TOM PTACIN is a financial advisor and a member of the Advisory Team for Savant Portfolios. He has over 10 years of experience in the financial services industry. He is responsible for managing all aspects of the financial planning and investment processes for Savant’s clients. Tom earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in business administration with an emphasis in finance and economics from the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire. Tom also has an MBA from the University of Montana and is a Certified Financial Planner™ (CFP®).

Building Your Nest Egg for Young Families

(Adult) Many young families have ambitious dreams for their future. With proper knowledge and planning, these dreams and goals are often attainable. Examine the fundamental financial planning concepts necessary for long-term success, prepare yourself to properly steward (Adult) Why Defer Taxes when you can legally eliminate them forever? a growing investment portfolio, and offer strategies to save for college. Discover why the strategies you used in the past may not be appropriate Tom Ptacin $35 for today or into the future. Uncover new ways to protect your assets in FIN 803 RV Th 6:00 -7:30 pm 3 Sessions these uncertain times. Cutting edge solution for a sustainable retirement 10/4-10/18 Room 0202 that helps save taxes efficiently, offers downside protection from market RVC PHYSICAL EDUCATION CTR losses, and provides liquid cash in times of uncertainty. Questions? Contact the instructor at (815) 633-9595 or e-mail at tony@rockfordretirement.com .

Do You Want a Tax-Free Retirement?

FIN 806 RV3 Antonio Filippone, RFC 10/24 W 6:30 -8:30 pm RVC CLASSROOM BLDG II

COMMUNITY EDUCATION

FINANCIAL MATTERS

$30 1 Session Room 128

FITNESS ADVANCED THERAPY SOLUTIONS DENISE NICHOLS is a 1996 cum laude graduate of Quinnipiac College with a Bachelors degree in Occupational Therapy. Her main experience has been in outpatient orthopedic settings with a specialization in holistic approaches to health and healing. LAURIE DRAKE received a BA in Psychology from the University of Tampa and a BS in Physical Therapy from Daemen College. She specializes in abdominal and pelvic floor disorders – and her passion is blending Eastern and Western methodologies. SIFU CLIF RIGSBY studied and practiced Martial Arts since 1980 and holds several black belts. He incorporates Kempo, Kung-Fu, Tae Kwon Do and Hapkido, to combine a unique system unlike any other.

Foam Roll Your Way to Good Posture

Core & Floor Strength – Level I

(Adult) How much time do you spend bent forward? Whether you sit all day at a desk, or stand for your job – there’s a great chance that you spend more time bent forward, which tightens you chest and shoulder muscles. The foam roll is a great tool to balance out your typical daily posture. Covers great routines to release tension and unwind after a long day of work. INCLUDES foam roll. WEAR: comfortable clothes.

(Adult) Join a fun and functional exercise class that combines two core and pelvic floor specific strengthening programs. Denise Nichols, a certified Pilates, Pelvic Floor Pilates instructor, has taught Pelvicore exercises for years with programs designed by a medical doctor and a physical therapist. Targets all essential muscles to tone your legs, waist, thighs and abdominal muscles. Combines Pilates mat work with aerobic program using a ball and band in a variety of positions per ability and comfort level. Appropriate for all ages and abilities. A step-by-step instructional Pilates booklet and the Pelvicore device included.

FIT 812 AT4 Denise Nichols 9/12-10/17 W 8:00-9:00 am ADVANCED THERAPY SOLUTIONS

$97 6 Sessions 7264 Argus Dr.

The Tao of Ten Chi (Adult) Enhance your serenity, reduce stress and learn self defense all in the same slow movements. Learn deep breathing sequences with coordinated movements to music in a relaxed class atmosphere. Sifu Clif Rigsby created this form of marital arts 17 years ago and has been teaching martial arts for 30 years. Appropriate for all ability levels. This is ideal for those who need to get moving at a basic level and equally as effective for those who move too fast through life and need to learn to slow down the mind and body. FIT 800 AT Sifu Clifton Rigsby Jr 9/12-10/31 W 6:00-7:00 pm ADVANCED THERAPY SOLUTIONS

(Adult) Stimulate your mind, body & heart with drums alive! Warm up with the drum beat including simple rhythms and movements. Power beats & cardiovascular training lasts between 30-40 minutes with gradual building patterns in intensity and complexity. Cool down and relax journey allows the mind & body to calm down, recollect and relax. Stretching muscles while reflecting on positive thoughts and healing energy of the body. Demo at www.drums-alive.com/Drums-Alive-on-YouTube.php

A different way to workout! Bring yourself and some gloves, and you’ll be ready for class. We’ll cover the basics to some advanced moves – all to great music and instruction by a certified instructor. This intense, total-body workout can improve strength, aerobic fitness, flexibility, coordination, and balance. A great alternative if you have become bored with weight-room cardiovascular activities, such as brisk walking or jogging on a treadmill. If you enjoy the “semi-dance” movements found in aerobics or step classes – you’ll love this class. FIT 812 RV Jeffrey Hultz 9/11-11/16 TTh 6:00-6:50 pm RVC PHYSICAL EDUCATION CTR

(Adult) Continuation of Level I. PREREQUISITE: Core & Floor Strength-Level I. FIT 812 AT Denise Nichols OTR/L $66 9/13-10/18Th 5:00-6:00 pm 6 Sessions ADVANCED THERAPY SOLUTIONS 7264 Argus Dr.

Easy All Body Workout with Chair

Cardio Kick Boxing

$65 5 Sessions Room 1216

Core & Floor Strength – Level II

$96 8 Sessions 7264 Argus Dr.

Drums Alive!

FIT 812 RV2 Arts Drumming Staff 11/8-12/13 Th 6:00-6:45 pm RVC PHYSICAL EDUCATION CTR No class 11/22

FIT 812 AT3 Denise Nichols OTR/L $126 9/11-10/16 T 5:00-6:00 pm 6 Sessions ADVANCED THERAPY SOLUTIONS 7264 Argus Dr.

$85 17 Sessions Room 1206

(Adult) As our bodies mature, it is important to remain flexible and fit. This class 45 min. class will focus on warm ups, strength, toning, and stretching. All exercises will be taught using a chair or wall. You will learn an easy all body workout that can be done at home in a small amount of time. BRING: Hand weight and exercise bands. FIT 815 RV Bobbi Chance 9/19-10/17 W 4:00 -4:45 pm RVC PHYSICAL EDUCATION CTR

$53 5 Sessions Room 1206

Weight Training for Women (Adult) Want a challenge! This is great class that will help you to the next fitness level. Warm up, weight training, cardio, and core work. Always wanted to try a boot-camp class? This will be the perfect one to try, bring a friend. FIT 815 RV2 Bobbi Chance 9/19-10/17 W 5:00 -5:45 pm RVC PHYSICAL EDUCATION CTR

$53 5 Sessions Room 1206


12 FITNESS continued

Enroll at www.rockvalleycollege.edu/ceonline

Fall 2012

FITNESS FITNESS ZONE has been owned and operated by Kevin and Brenda Burns for over 18 years. Convenience, afford ability and quality are the main goal. Along with the Burns’, all instructors take pride instructing their students to get the most out of their class and to keep everyone healthy & active. For detailed information call the Fitness Zone at (815) 624-7663.

Floor, Core & More (Adult) A class designed to build strength not only in your core muscles, but also in your entire body! Pilates added with the use of dumbbells, resist balls, resistance tubing and more. Call the Fitness zone at (815) 624-7663 for further details. FIT 812 FZ2 9/4-12/15 FITNESS ZONE

Fitness Zone Staff $70 M 8:30-9:30 am 15 Sessions 807 Progressive Ln. S. Beloit

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

Train with the Trainer (Adult) This 1 hour high intensity weight room workout includes interval cardio sessions with machines and free weights. Train alongside Brenda, Exercise Specialist and owner of Fitness Zone. Call the Fitness zone at (815) 624-7663 for further details. FIT 812 FZ4 9/4-12/15 FITNESS ZONE

Fitness Zone Staff $98 T 9:00-10:00 am 15 Sessions 807 Progressive Ln. S. Beloit

Step & Sculpt

Tai Chi (HS-Adult) Revitalize body and mind with fun exercise to tone & strengthen muscles. Assist comfort, and minimizing aging affects with step-by-step training in stretching, breathing, foundation exercises and routines. Instructor is trained and certified by Tai Chi Masters in USA, China and Canada Tai Chi – (Beginners) FIT 800 BLL Sue Michaelsen $65 9/13-11/8 Th 5:30-6:30 pm 9 Sessions BELL SCHOOL ROAD CTR 3350 N. Bell School Rd.- Room 013

(Ages 2-4) More than just tumbling! Songs, shapes, balance, colors, coordination and games to help little ones learn and have fun. Call the Fitness Zone at (815) 624-7663 to schedule your class time. FIT 818 FZ 9/4-12/15 FITNESS ZONE

Fitness Zone Staff $90 T or W 9:45-10:30 am 15 Sessions 807 Progressive Ln. South Beloit

Pilates Plus!

(Adult) A popular step class with sculpt moves to get the best of toning and cardio in one class. Call the Fitness zone at (815) 624-7663 for further details.

(Adult) Strengthen your core muscles and then some with a combination of Pilates & yoga exercises. End off with 10 minutes of flexibility training. From beginning to advanced — All levels are welcome. Call the Fitness zone at (815) 624-7663 for further details.

FIT 812 FZ 9/4-12/15 FITNESS ZONE

FIT 812 FZ3 9/4-12/15 FITNESS ZONE

Fitness Zone Staff $70 Th 8:30-9:30 am 15 Sessions 807 Progressive Ln. S. Beloit

Fitness Zone Staff $70 S 8:30-9:30 am 15 Sessions 807 Progressive Ln. S. Beloit

Fitness Boxing For Men & Women

Kick Boxing Conditioning

(Adult) Learn basic punches, slips and counters being taught by experienced boxing trainers. Have fun learning a healthy way to vent anger and frustration, while punching your way to fitness goals. Once registered with RVC call No Joke Martial Arts at (815) 986-5425(KICK) for availability and to select day/time that fits your schedule. Additional class times may be available for groups.

(Adult) For the novice to advanced, kick boxing/fitness enthusiast. Classes combine aerobic exercise with realistic self defense techniques. Boxing gloves and hand wraps are strongly suggested and can be purchased at class. Call No Joke Martial Arts at (815) 986-5425(KICK) for availability and to select day/time to fit your schedule, 2 classes per week.

FIT 812 NJ2 No Joke Staff $38 9/10-12/21 Call (815) 986-5425 for times 6 Sessions NO JOKE MARTIAL ARTS 6358 Daytona Dr. Loves Park SUE MICHAELSEN is a Licensed Massage Therapist and Authorized Jim Shin Do Acupressure teacher, with advanced training in athletic training, injury assistance and sports and orthopedic massage therapy. Oriental healthcare’s focus is maintaining the body and psyche for illness prevention, Sue trained with top expert medical doctors and masters of Asian healing arts in China.

Activity Gym

Tai Chi Advanced (HS-Adult) Students progress through forms, single and double weapons, training drills with safety protocols included. PREREQUISITE: Chi Kung and Tai Chi All Levels. Celebrate World Tai Chi Day! FIT 800 BLL4 Sue Michaelsen $65 9/10-11/5 M 10:30-11:30 am 9 Sessions BELL SCHOOL ROAD CTR 3350 N. Bell School Rd.- Room 013 Tai Chi (All Levels) FIT 800 BLL2 Sue Michaelsen $65 9/13-11/8 Th 6:30-7:30 pm 9 Sessions BELL SCHOOL ROAD CTR 3350 N. Bell School Rd.- Room 013 FIT 800 BLL5 Sue Michaelsen $65 9/15-11/10 Sa 9:00-10:00 am 9 Sessions BELL SCHOOL ROAD CTR 3350 N. Bell School Rd.- Room 013

FIT 812 NJ No Joke Staff $38 9/10-12/21 Call (815) 986-5425 for times 6 Sessions NO JOKE MARTIAL ARTS 6358 Daytona Dr. Loves Park

Seated Tai Chi Stretching & Strengthening for Sedentary People Learn easy ways to stretch, strengthen and limber up those stiff muscles and joints from having to sit for long hours. Minimal space and energy are needed to improve your balance, sleep, memory and minimize the effects of aging. FIT 800 BLL6 Sue Michaelsen $65 9/10-11/5 M 9:30-10:30 am 9 Sessions BELL SCHOOL ROAD CTR 3350 N. Bell School Rd.- Room 013

Strengthen Your Back! Learn easy ways to stretch, strengthen and limber up those stiff muscles and joints. Class includes core training, leg lifting, walking and turning. Wear comfortable clothes, laced shoes and bring water. FIT 800 RV Sue Michaelsen $65 9/10-11/7 MW 6:30-7:30 am 9 Sessions BELL SCHOOL ROAD CTR 3350 N. Bell School Rd.-Room 013

FIT 800 BLL7 Sue Michaelsen $65 9/10-11/5 M 11:30 am-12:30 pm 9 Sessions BELL SCHOOL ROAD CTR 3350 N. Bell School Rd.- Room 013 FIT 800 BLL3 Sue Michaelsen $65 9/15-11/10 Sa 8:00-9:00 am 9 Sessions BELL SCHOOL ROAD CTR 3350 N. Bell School Rd.- Room 013 DOLPHIN SWIM CLUB is recognized as one of the best in the Rockford area. High quality instruction is achieved through enthusiastic, well-trained staff. Hands-on, gentle touch philosophy is used to create a fun learning environment.

Baby Swim

Semi Private Swim Lesson

(4 Months-2 Years) The philosophy for the parent-tot class is to promote a positive response to the child’s experience in the water, meanwhile forming a bond with the parent. Attend one time a week for 30 minutes. Children not fully potty trained must wear a pool diaper – disposable diapers not allowed. Additional fee payable to Dolphin Swim Club at first class, $12-$15 for HD approved pool diaper. Call Dolphin Swim Club at (815) 282-3488 to select a day/time. PED 811 DSC Dolphin Swim Club Staff $45 10/1-10/27 Call to choose days 4 Sessions DOLPHIN SWIM CLUB 6501 Rock Valley Pkwy.

(Starts at age 2) Swimming can be used as a vehicle to bring self confidence, self esteem and safety to each child. This class offers an ideal learning environment – warm water, professional consistent teachers and small classes with four or fewer students. Attend one time a week for 30 minutes. Children not fully potty trained must wear a pool diaper – disposable diapers not allowed. Additional fee payable to Dolphin Swim Club at first class, $12-$15 for HD approved pool diaper. Call Dolphin Swim Club at (815) 282-3488 to select a day/time. PED 810 DSC 10/1-10/27 DOLPHIN SWIM CLUB

Dolphin Swim Club Staff $61 Call to choose days 4 Sessions 6501 Rock Valley Pkwy.


HOLIDAY / HOME

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Holiday Painting: Snowmen, Snowmen, Snowmen! (Adult) Learn to paint as you create a wood standing snowman, a snowman pin, and adorable snowman ornaments. Create these for yourself or to give as gifts! No painting experience is needed. A supply list will be sent to you prior to class for your paints, brushes and misc. supplies. A fee for the wood pieces will be collected the first night. ART 815 BLL9 Arlene Cook 10/4-10/25 Th 6:30-9:00 pm RVC CLASSROOMBLDG II

$41 4 Sessions Room 220B

Holiday Cookie Arrangement

Fused Glass Christmas Cookies

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

(Adult) Fuse and assemble glass Christmas cookies for you to keep or give as gifts while learning basic glass cutting and fusing techniques. Handouts provided. Additional $35 supply fee, payable to the instructor at class. CAH 815 RKTN2 Sherry Viktora $51 11/13-11/14 T 5:30-9:30 pm & W 6:00-8:00 pm 2 Sessions OUT ON A LIMB 14779 Hansberry Rd. Rockton

HMC 809 BLL3 Kathy Moe $74 10/9-10/23 T 6:00-9:00 pm 3 Sessions BELL SCHOOL ROAD CTR 3350 N. Bell School Rd.-Room 004

(Adult) Plan ahead for some homemade holiday gifts during our “Do It Yourself” workshop. We’ll have natural materials on hand (many from the farm!) for: shaping your own goat milk soap bars, hand crafting lip balm, herbal bath salts, and calendula salve. Everyone will make 6 of each gift to bring home.

Holidays are Around the Corner, Let’s Get Organized (Adult) Reduce holiday stress! Looking for simple tips to organize those busy days, gift buying and wrapping, shopping, baking and parties? Learn how to fit it all in and enjoy the moment.

GAN 817 BE7 Angelic’s Learning $80 11/17 Sa 1:00-4:00 pm 1 Session ANGELIC ORGANICS LEARNING CTR 1547 Rockton Rd. Caledonia

SPC 809 BLL Cynthia Bahls $30 10/10 W 7:15-8:15 pm 1 Session BELL SCHOOL ROAD CTR 3350 N. Bell School Rd.- Room 004 Enjoy the ambiance of the beautiful Ambrose Christmas Store and join GEORGE LERRET, Rockford’s premier designer and event planner, for one or more of these great classes. Get lots of decorating ideas and make gorgeous accessories to spruce up your home for the upcoming holidays.

Wreath/ Swag Decorating (Adult) George demonstrates how to make a complete 24” wreath or swag for your home. Demonstration includes shaping, adorning, and making it reflect your personality. You’ll go home with a beautiful, uniquely designed wreath or swag. Additional supply fee – based on your selections – payable to instructor at first class. CAH 815 AMB5 11/12 AMBROSE STORE

George Lerret $30 M 6:30-8:30 pm 1 Session 6715 N. 2nd St., Loves Park

DIY Holiday Gifts: Body Care

Christmas Decorating I

Outdoor Decorations

(Adult) Make your house beautiful for the holiday season! George demonstrates how to make bows, finish wreaths, light trees, and create stunning holiday fireplaces. Tour the Ambrose store for ideas of how to decorate your tree. Over 100 trees with various themes. There will be an additional supply fee based on your selections, payable to the instructor at the first class.

(Adult) George will show you the correct placement for all kinds of outdoor decorations. Bring pictures of your outside area – you’ll get ideas of what you can do and how to use decorations you already have. No supplies required – unless you wish to purchase items at the store.

CAH 815 AMB 9/27-11/1 AMBROSE STORE

George Lerret $44 Th 6:30-8:30 pm 6 Sessions 6715 N. 2nd St., Loves Park

CAH 815 AMB2 9/26-10/31 AMBROSE STORE

George Lerret $44 W 9:00-11:00 am 6 Sessions 6715 N. 2nd St., Loves Park

Indoor/Outdoor Fresh Greens (Adult) Ambrose Christmas brings in fresh greens from all over the country. George demonstrates how to make the perfect fresh green arrangement for your home or entrance. You’ll go home with a beautiful and unique display. Additional supply fee – based on your selections – payable to instructor at first class. CAH 815 AMB6 11/26 AMBROSE STORE

George Lerret $30 M 6:30-8:30 pm 1 Session 6715 N. 2nd St. Loves Park

CAH 815 AMB3 11/5 AMBROSE STORE

George Lerret $30 M 6:30-8:30 pm 1 Session 6715 N. 2nd St., Loves Park

Fireplace/Stairwell Decor (Adult) Want to make your stairs and/or fireplace picture perfect? Bring your pictures, and George will give you new ideas! New looks for garlands and fireplaces. No supplies required – unless you wish to purchase items at the store. CAH 815 AMB4 11/19 AMBROSE STORE

George Lerret $30 M 6:30-8:30 pm 1 Session 6715 N. 2nd St. Loves Park

Fabric and Mixed Media Gifts for the Holidays (Adult) What’s more special than a gift that you’ve made yourself? In this class, you’ll make fun and unique one of a kind gifts following simple instructions and patterns for pad folios, e-Reader and tablet covers. You’ll be amazed at what can be created with fabric and some simple mixed media techniques. ART 806 RAM2 Juliane Lofquist-Birch $50 12/8 Sa 9:00 am-12:30 pm 1 Session ROCKFORD ART MUSEUM 711 N. Main St.- Studio C

HOME Minimize, Maximize & Maintain Your Home

Too Busy “Being Busy” Organize Your Calendar and Time

Life Coaching: Setting Goals to Live a Simple Life

(Adult) Have you stopped to think how much your clutter is costing you, or how much time it is robbing you of? Learn the steps to make a decision to rid the clutter in your home or life. Simplify and get organized. Stay focused. You can make space for your dreams to come true.

(Adult) Do you ever hear yourself saying: “I don’t have enough time…?” Does your to-do list run your life? Do your days seem endless, cluttered and out of control? Learn to set priorities, schedule for maximum productivity and avoid time-wasters. Take control of your time! Focus is to simplify, slow down and bring your life to balance.

This is a basic introduction to life coaching. Move forward and live your best life ever! Learn to set realistic goals to live a better life and make a plan of action. In 2nd week, report on goals, learn to hold yourself accountable and CELEBRATE those goals.

SPC 809 BLL3 Cynthia Bahls $30 9/19 W 6:00-7:00 pm 1 Session BELL SCHOOL ROAD CTR 3350 N. Bell School Rd.- Room 004

SPC 809 BLL4 Cynthia Bahls $30 9/26 W 6:00-7:00 pm 1 Session BELL SCHOOL ROAD CTR 3350 N. Bell School Rd.-Room 004

SPC 809 BLL5 Cynthia Bahls $33 9/26-10/3 W 7:15-8:15 pm 2 Sessions BELL SCHOOL ROAD CTR 3350 N. Bell School Rd.-Room 004

COMMUNITY EDUCATION

HOLIDAY


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HOME / LANGUAGE, LITERATURE & WRITING

HOME Simplify & Downsize (Adult) Have you lived in the same home for 30 + years? Are you helping your parents downsize and move into a smaller space or thinking about it yourself? Learn step-by-step ideas and guidelines to help you. Where to start, what to keep, eBay or garage sale, or save for the grandchildren? SPC 809 BLL2 Cynthia Bahls $30 10/3 W 6:00-7:00 pm 1 Session BELL SCHOOL ROAD CTR 3350 N. Bell School Rd.- Room 004

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Tired of Shutting the Door? Stop the Clutter!

Fall 2012

Holidays are Around the Corner, Let’s Get Organized

(Adults) Children can be as overwhelmed with clutter as parents. Basic organizational guidelines and suggestions included for parents/guardians/grandparents. Simplify your child’s life, room, toys, clothes, school papers, schedules and chores. You’ll have a new outlook on your child’s life, as well as your own!

(Adult) Reduce holiday stress! Looking for simple tips to organize those busy days, gift buying and wrapping, shopping, baking and parties? Learn how to fit it all in and enjoy the moment. SPC 809 BLL Cynthia Bahls $30 10/10 W 7:15-8:15 pm 1 Session BELL SCHOOL ROAD CTR 3350 N. Bell School Rd.- Room 004

SPC 809 BLL6 Cynthia Bahls $30 10/10 W 6:00-7:00 pm 1 Session BELL SCHOOL ROAD CTR 3350 N. Bell School Rd.- Room 004

Fabulous Faux – Classic Tuscan Metallics

Fabulous Faux – Suede, Rustic, Modern

(Adult) Save thousands and learn a faster, easier way to use paint to replicate Old World, stone-like walls, and classic looks for a traditional theme. Learn how to add “bling” from metallics. Your instructor- a professional decorative painter with many years experience shows beginners some tricks of the trade, money-saving tips, how to have perfect edges and how to “rescue” your wall . Bring a paint shirt. A required materials fee of $29 will be collected in class by the instructor for the painting kit and DVD.

(Adult) Want to achieve a soft blend of colors on your wall? There is an easier, faster way than ragging, by using a special wool roller and glaze. Come and learn from a professional faux painter, who shows beginners “ulcer-free” ways to having an office look like leather, how to have Western or Southwestern walls, contemporary and children’s rooms. Learn how metallic, stripes and “dry brushing” can change ordinary looks to GREAT. Bring a paint shirt. Warning: your neighbors may ask you to do their walls! A required materials fee of $29 will be collected in class for the painting kit (including a DVD). If you attended the Metallics/Tuscan/Granite class, you still need this kit as it has a different roller and DVD.

Save $10 ! Attend both Faux Sessions and save more money!

ART 815 BLL7 Linda Coffman $40 11/17 Sa 1:00-3:30 pm 1 Session BELL SCHOOL ROAD CTR 3350 N. Bell School Rd.- Room 003

ART 815 SAVE Linda Coffman $70 11/17 Sa 9:30-3:30 pm 1 Session BELL SCHOOL ROAD CTR 3350 N. Bell School Rd.- Room 003

ART 815 BLL6 Linda Coffman $40 11/17 Sa 9:30 am-Noon 1 Session BELL SCHOOL ROAD CTR 3350 N. Bell School Rd.- Room 003

LANGUAGE, LITERATURE & WRITING Sign Language I

Sign Language II

Sign Language III

(Ages 17-Adult) Learn family signs, ABC’s, fingerspelling, Seasons of the year, holidays, colors, weather and much more! This unique class is led by a deaf teacher who uses ASL as her primary language. Optional book can be purchased at the Center for Sight & Hearing. LAN 810 CSH Center Staff $70 9/17-11/5 M 6:30-8:00 pm 8 Sessions CENTER FOR SIGHT & HEARING 8038 MacIntosh Lane

(Ages 17-Adult) Continuation of Sign Language I. PREREQUISITE: Sign Language I. Optional book can be purchased at the Center for Sight & Hearing.

(Ages 17-Adult) Words that are the same, but used differently, oppositewords, and facial expressions. PREREQUISITE: Sign Language II

LAN 810 CSH2 Center Staff 9/18-11/6 T 6:30-8:00 pm CENTER FOR SIGHT & HEARING

$70 8 Sessions 8038 MacIntosh Lane

Spanish For Everyone-Level I (Adult) This first-level class will help you learn basic conversational Spanish grammar, alphabet, pronunciations, sounds, articles, nouns, adjectives. Gain the tools to help you start putting sentences and paragraphs together. FOR 031 RV Judith Barrera-Tulian 9/10-10/4 MTh 6:00-8:00 pm RVC CLASSROOM BLDG I

$129 8 Sessions Room 229

$70 8 Sessions 8038 MacIntosh Lane

Spanish for Culture-Level I

Spanish for Culture-Level II

(HS-Adult) After taking this class students will be anxious to visit Latin American countries and Mexico. Students will take great pleasure in talking Spanish with people of Spanish countries and Hispanics living in the USA. Purchase text at RVC Bookstore.

(HS-Adult) This class is a continuation of Spanish for Culture Level I and will give students language skills to use while doing business and traveling in the Spanish speaking world. PREREQUISITE: Spanish for Culture-Level I or equivalent experience. Purchase text at RVC Bookstore.

LAN 800 BLL Walter Gutierrez $73 9/15-11/3 Sa 9:00-11:00 am 8 Sessions BELL SCHOOL ROAD CTR 3350 N. Bell School Rd.- Room 003

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

LAN 810 CSH3 Center Staff 9/19-11/7 W 6:30-8:00 pm CENTER FOR SIGHT & HEARING

Spanish For Everyone-Level II (Adult) A continuation of our Spanish – Level I class. PREREQUISITE: Spanish Level I (or instructor permission). Purchase text at RVC bookstore. COM 024 RV Judith Barrera-Tulian 10/8-11/1 MTh 6:00-8:00 pm RVC CLASSROOM BLDG I

$129 8 Sessions Room 229

LAN 800 BLL2 Walter Gutierrez $73 9/15-11/3 Sa 11:30 am-1:30 pm 8 Sessions BELL SCHOOL ROAD CTR 3350 N. Bell School Rd.- Room 003

From Jungles to Glaciers: Discover Argentina (Adult) Explore Argentina and dance with me! Introduction to Argentina – from jungles to glaciers, you’ll learn about our different regions. Topics include food and wine, More English than English, culture, important cities and much. We’ll be dancing with traditional music and instruments. And of course, you’ll even be introduced to the Mate (Yerba Mate). SOC 800 RV2 9/14-11/2 RVC STUDENT CTR

Judith Barrera-Tulian $126 F 6:00- 8:30 pm 8 Sessions Atrium


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Chinese Made Easy

Chinese II

(Ages 6-12) Beginning level Reading, Speaking and Writing, designed for U.S. students, learning Chinese as a 2nd language. Covered topics: Greetings and family member, Personal introduction, numbers, dates, countries and languages and occupations. Purchase text at the RVC Bookstore.

(Adult) This course is a continuation of Chinese I will focus on visiting friends and making appointments. PREREQUISITE: Chinese I. Purchase text at RVC Bookstore prior to start of first class (same book as Chinese I).

WIZ 814 RV3 Susan Zhang 9/15-11/17 Sa 3:00-5:00 pm RVC WOODWARD TECHNOLOGY CTR

$135 10 Sessions Room 210

Chinese Made Easy for Toddlers (Ages 3-5) Toddlers will learn the Chinese language through this beginner’s course. Classes will be fun and filled with information. Not only will you learn about the Chinese language, you will also learn a great deal of Chinese culture. LAN 813 RV Su Zhang 9/15-11/17 Sa 1:00-3:00 pm RVC WOODWARD TECHNOLOGY CTR

$135 10 Sessions Room 210

Chinese I (Adult) Increase your marketability! In this era of globalization, communicate with more than half of the worlds population by learning the world’s new second language, Chinese. Focus will be on communicative skills. On-line workbook will teach typing Chinese which can be easily mastered in a 10 week class. No prerequisite required, although Intro to Chinese would be helpful. Purchase text and online workbook from RVC Bookstore prior to first class. FOR 042 RV Tracy Cannell 9/13-11/15 Th 6:00-8:00 pm RVC CLASSROOM BLDG II

$135 10 Sessions Room 128

FOR 044 RV Tracy Cannell 9/11-11/13 T 6:00-8:00 pm RVC CLASSROOM BLDG II

$135 10 Sessions Room 128

JOHN MENKEN is a degreed English teacher (B.S. Indiana State University). He has taught high school English, has designed and taught English courses for home school students, has been a technical writer and editor, and is a published author.

Beginning Writing

(High School-Adult) Discover the simple structure of writing that enables you to write clear, orderly essays. Follow clear templates and step-by-step instructions beginning with writing paragraphs and ending with essays. Author and course designer John Menken walks you (Adult) This course is a continuation of Chinese II. Will focus on shopping, through the system of effective writing. transportation and school life. PREREQUISITE: Chinese II. Purchase text at COM 815 RV John Menken $129 RVC Bookstore prior to start of first class (same book as Chinese I) 9/13-10/18 Th 6:30-8:30 pm 6 Sessions FOR 046 RV Tracy Cannell $135 RVC CLASSROOM BLDG II Room 121 9/12-11/14 W 7:00-9:00 pm 10 Sessions RVC CLASSROOM BLDG II Room 123

Chinese III

Chinese IV

How to Read the Bible for All Its Worth

(Adult) Chinese made a level higher. More challenging but more fun! (Adult) Join us for an adventure of Biblical proportions! Understanding Learn how to speak, read and write Chinese even if you only have little the Bible isn’t just for the few, gifted, and scholarly. The Bible is accessible. It’s meant to be read and comprehended by everyone. Join prior knowledge. Purchase textbook at RVC bookstore. the thousands who have used this practical method to unlock the truths LAN 809 RV Su Zhang $135 of scripture. Cost includes textbook. 9/15-11/17 Sa 5:00-7:00 pm 10 Sessions SOC 800 RV Robert Eric Walker $95 RVC WOODWARD TECHNOLOGY CTR Room 210 9/10-11/12 M 7:00-9:00 pm 10 Sessions RVC CLASSROOM BLDG I Room 226

Beginning French Level II

The Rise and Fall of the Ancient Maya and the 2012 Myths

(Adult) You already know how to pronounce French, and you’ve learned some basic vocabulary. In this class we will build your speaking, listening, reading and writing skills in some fun ways, like role-playing and games. PREREQUISITE: Beginning French or equivalent. (HS and up) In 200 AD as Romans began to collapse, the Mayas of Mesoamerica were entering their classic period and building massive LAN 806 BLL Joan Lund $40 stone cities amidst swamps created a unique writing system, charted 10/15-11/5 M 6:15-8:15 pm 4 Sessions the movements of the heaven, and perfected a calendar, that even today BELL SCHOOL ROAD CTR 3350 N. Bell School Rd.- Room 004 is only seconds off, and charted lunar and solar eclipse thousands of years into the future. Come and explore what some have called: The Greeks of the New World. HST 805 RV Donald Neslund 9/11-11/20 T 7:00-8:30 pm RVC CLASSROOM BLDG II NO CLASS 10/30

$67 10 Sessions Room 120

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

Family Tae Kwon Do Camp

Kum Do

(All ages welcome) This bare handed military art form and sport uses the hands and feet for attack and defense. Train the body and develop the mind. Foster growth through skill building and etiquette lessons that build courage, confidence, and self esteem. Great exercise for children and a good way for adults to increase physical endurance. Requires extensive use of the joints, increasing limberness of body. Aids young children in coordination development. Purchase uniform, $50 (each person) at first class. Call the studio (815) 282-4028 to schedule day/time.

(Ages 10 and Up) Kum Do (The Way of the Sword) is an authentic Korean sword technique. This course places an emphasis on self discipline, strength, and flexibility. Kum Do is a sword art that is almost 2000 years old and was used by the ancient Korean armies. You will learn the honorable way of ancient Korean warriors. The beginning student will be taught techniques and styles in specific stages as he/she progresses through the various ranks of colored belts. Students who repeat the class will be taught new and different techniques each semester. Purchase uniform, $50 and wood sword, $45 at first class. Call the studio (815) 282-4028 to schedule day/time.

FIT 805 HA Ha’s Studio Staff $100 9/12-12/21 Call for times (815) 282-4028 HA’S TAE KWON DO STUDIO 4150 N. Perryville Rd. Loves Park

FIT 805 HA2 Ha’s Studio Staff $100 9/12-12/21 Call for times (815) 282-4028 HA’S TAE KWON DO STUDIO 4150 N. Perryville Rd. Loves Park

TINY Lions (Ages 3-6) Help your child establish good habits that will last a lifetime. Though mind and body health are important at every age, children are much more receptive to learning and discipline at a young age. This ability lessens as they get older and teachings become more difficult to instill. Ha’s Programs are dedicated to individualized instruction designed to both develop and challenge. Purchase uniform at first class for $50. Call the studio (815) 282-4028 to schedule day/time. WIZ 808 HA Ha’s Studio Staff $100 9/12-12/21 Call for times (815) 282-4028 HA’S TAE KWON DO STUDIO 4150 N. Perryville Rd. Loves Park

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MARTIAL ARTS & SELF-DEFENSE continued MASTER JUNG was born and raised in Korea, coming to the USA in 1978, and holds a World Taekwondo Federation coaching license from USA Taekwondo. The academy strives to teach good form, which leads to good discipline and provides parents and children with a great bonding opportunity.

Tae Kwon Do Basics

Self Defense Class

(Youth-Adult) Our family class emphasizes self confidence, self defense, perseverance, and physical/mental strength. Through Tae Kwon Do, students learn self discipline while improving their health and flexibility. A great way for families to spend time together! Classes offered throughout semester– call studio (815) 544-3222 to schedule day/time.

(Ages 10 and up) This class will cover stretching, basic kicking, punching, blocking and stances. Classes offered throughout semester – call studio (815) 544-3222 to schedule day/time.

FIT 805 BE Jung’s Academy staff $59 Choose to attend either T or Thu, 5:00 6 Sessions JUNG’S TAE KWON DO ACADEMY 2241 Anderson Dr. Belvidere

HLT 811 BE Jung’s Academy staff $59 Choose to attend either T or Th, at 5:45 pm 6 Sessions JUNG’S TAE KWON DO ACADEMY 2241 Anderson Dr. Belvidere

Tiny Tigers Tae Kwon Do (Ages 3-6) Geared toward our younger kids, emphasis on self confidence, self defense, perseverance, and physical/mental strength. Through Tae Kwon Do, you’ll learn self discipline while improving their health and flexibility. Classes offered throughout semester – call studio (815) 544-3222 to schedule day/time. WIZ 817 BE Jung’s Academy staff $59 Choose to attend either T or Th, at 4:20 pm 6 Sessions JUNG’S TAE KWON DO ACADEMY 2241 Anderson Dr. Belvidere

DR. JUSTIN RAMZA is a 2nd degree black belt Aikido and is an instructor at Rockford Aikikai Aikido.

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

Aikido: Defensive Martial Art of Balance

HLT 811 EDS Elite Defense Systems $19 10/6 Sa 11:00 am-1:00 pm 1 Session Elite Defense Systems 5695 Strathmoor Dr., Unit 2

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

(Adult Co-ed) There are FIVE area of self-defense you have to know. Do you know they are? This class goes beyond “sport” martial arts and gives you what traditional arts can’t. Don’t limit yourself to one art or style, get the knowledge you need, while getting a great workout! We will teach any adult how to defend themselves in a variety of real life altercations. No experience needed.

FIT 805 RC 9/10-11/25 RAMZA CLUB

FIT 803 EDS 9/27-10/18 Elite Defense Systems

Justin Ramza Call for times

$75 (815) 988-9885 71 Spring Brook Rd.

Adult Self-Defense Moves: Mixed Martial Arts for the Street

Elite Defense Systems $39 Th 7:00-8:00 pm 4 Session 5695 Strathmoor Dr., Unit 2

MIND & BODY Lisa Kehoe IBCLC, RLC, is a licensed trained medical professional with a private lactation practice. She brings this class to RVC so parents can have all of the facts to make the best decisions to fit their family’s needs.

Infant Feeding Techniques (HS-Adult) Baby’s Best Start-Feeding a baby in the first few weeks can be tricky even for experienced parents. Overfeeding a baby can lead to obesity later in life. Learn how to recognize baby’s hunger cues and why they cry. Learn techniques for breast or bottle feeding. Experienced and new parents are encouraged to attend. HLT 805 RV Lisa Kehoe 9/12 W 7:00-9:00 pm RVC CLASSROOM BLDG I

$30 1 Session Room G33

HLT 805 RV2 Lisa Kehoe 11/7 W 7:00-9:00 pm RVC CLASSROOM BLDG I

$30 1 Session Room 220

Power of Being – Unlocking Blocks to Potential

Enhancing our Spiritual and SelfEsteem; Moving Beyond the Illusions

(Adult) Have you wondered what causes you to feel stuck trapped or overwhelmed? Do you struggle with uncertainty and fear? Do you notice your energy being drained by it all? This 3 session class offers you information, exercises and tools to the above questions and more. You will gain a better understanding of why you show up the way you do and more importantly learn effective ways to shift your thinking and energy in order to unlock the blocks to your growth and potential.

(Adult) This 3 session class will take a unique and in depth look at our self-esteem from both an emotional and spiritual level. We will look at our resistant ego and shadow aspects, their purpose, the illusions they create, and how this impacts our self-esteem and life. We will explore our surrendered spirit and ways to align with our spirit self to help over ride the ways of the ego and shadow. Class will also explore the concept of our spiritual and emotional bank account and healthy ways to fill this. Understanding the concept of duality will also be explored and the quantum field and how this can help you change your perception of yourself, the world around you, and improve your self-esteem. Class will also offer self-love mediations.

PSY 800 RV8 David Schroeder, LCSW,CPC $75 9/20-10/4 Th 6:00-9:00 pm 3 Sessions RVC WOODWARD TECHNOLOGY CTR Room 142

PSY 800 RV9 David Schroeder, LCSW,CPC $75 10/25-11/8 Th 6:00-9:00 pm 3 Sessions RVC WOODWARD TECHNOLOGY CTR Room 142


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

Preventative Health, Organic Living Seminar (Adult) Prevent Cancer and the reoccurrence of cancer. Prevent the intake of toxins and pollutants in your body. Help eliminate obesity and learn more effective methods to lose weight. Learn to eat better food. Learn how to live, breathe and cook in a safe and healthy environment. Learn more effective exercises. Learn about the energy within you and around you. Learn how to use herbs and complementary medicine to maintain proper health. Preventative Health & Living will provide insight into maintaining a healthy and productive lifestyle. The world is changing and so are we. The key to good health in this decade is to focus on more modern and advanced prevention techniques as well as learning tried-and-true methods of the past. Primary prevention helps avoid the development of a disease. Using proper health techniques as primary preventive measures can lead to a disease-free existence and a balanced life. Get ahead and stay ahead with knowledge you can use. Topics for this one-day seminar include: • Today’s nutrition tips • Organic farming • Effects of supplements and herbal remedies • Holistic therapies in a clinical setting • Meditation and visualization • The best ways to stay physically active and stay alive • Manuals provided.

Reiki I

Reiki II

(Adult) Learn to heal yourself & others with Reiki Universal Light Energy. Reiki, the Japanese word for “Light Energy,” accelerates the body’s healing process & provides physical & spiritual healing, relaxation & stress relief. Used in hospitals & clinics throughout the world. Massage tables welcome but not necessary. Reiki I certificates given by the instructor & honored worldwide.

(Adult) Learn ancient secrets of Long Distance Energy Healing & use of ancient healing symbols. Use light energy with visualization & color therapy for long distance healing. Powerful ancient symbols & intent amplify the healing process, & send White Light Energy treatments anywhere. Experience further personal growth & awareness through intensified Reiki Universal Life Energy. BRING: notebook & pen & dress casually. Massage tables welcome but not necessary. Reiki II certificates given by the instructor & honored worldwide. PREREQUISITE: Reiki I.

HLT 815 BLL4 Richard Gubbe $69 9/21-9/28 F 6:30-10:00 pm 2 Sessions BELL SCHOOL ROAD CTR 3350 N. Bell School Rd.- Room 001 HLT 815 BLL3 Richard Gubbe $69 10/4-10/11 Th 6:30-10:00 pm 2 Sessions BELL SCHOOL ROAD CTR 3350 N. Bell School Rd.- Room 001 HLT 815 BLL5 Richard Gubbe $69 10/20-10/27 Sa 1:30-5:00 pm 2 Sessions BELL SCHOOL ROAD CTR 3350 N. Bell School Rd.- Room 001

HLT 815 BLL2 Richard Gubbe $149 11/29-12/6 Th 6:30-10:00 pm 2 Sessions BELL SCHOOL ROAD CTR 3350 N. Bell School Rd.- Room 001

Reiki Share

HLT 815 BLL9 Richard Gubbe $69 10/29-11/5 W 6:00-9:30 pm 2 Sessions BELL SCHOOL ROAD CTR 3350 N. Bell School Rd.- Room 001

(Adult) This is an opportunity for Reiki practitioners to share treatments and ideas at this weekly “Reiki Share.” Practitioners can work on each other or bring in those interested in experiencing a Reiki treatment. Participate in 4 sessions and receive a certificate of practical training. Massage tables are welcome.

HLT 815 BLL6 Richard Gubbe $69 12/5-12/12 W 6:00-9:30 pm 2 Sessions BELL SCHOOL ROAD CTR 3350 N. Bell School Rd.- Room 002

HLT 815 BLL8 Richard Gubbe $19 9/12-11/14 W 6:00-9:00 pm 10 Sessions BELL SCHOOL ROAD CTR 3350 N. Bell School Rd.- Room 002

Visualize Your Dreams & Desires (Adult) Live a full life with prosperity & stable relationships. Negative beliefs with a lack of visualization skills keep us from achieving our dreams & reaching full potential. Use “Conceptualize, Visualize & Realize” & “The Prosperity Wheel” to challenge old, negative beliefs. Learn exciting techniques to get what you want in life! HLT 815 BLL7 Richard Gubbe 10/16-10/23 T 6:30-8:30 pm RVC SUPPORT SERVICES BLDG

HLT 815 BLL Richard Gubbe $20 10/25 Th 6:00-9:30 pm 1 Session BELL SCHOOL ROAD CTR 3350 N. Bell School Rd.- Room 001

$39 2 Sessions Room 1300

PAUL DALE ANDERSON earned a Master’s of Science degree in educational psychology from NIU and wrote his thesis on state-dependent memory. He is a certified instructor for the National Guild of Hypnotists and is an NGH Board Certified Hypnotist. Paul is certified in past-life regression by the American Hypnosis Association, a Professional Member of the International Association for Regression Research and Therapies, and Certified NLP Master Practitioner.

Past Life Regression

(Adult) Are past lives real? Experience your own past lives and discover for yourself why certain people and places hold special meaning in your current life. Past-life regression hypnosis allows you to visit other times and other places to find answers to questions you’ve always had. Experience past-life regression in a supportive setting. PSY 800 RV3 Paul Dale Anderson 9/18 T 7:00-9:00 pm RVC CLASSROOM BLDG II

$30 1 Session Room 126

Introduction to NLP (Neuro-Linguistic Programming) (Adult) Often called “The autopilot of success!” Now you can learn the proven techniques to naturally and automatically build rapport with practically anybody and everybody! Create powerful language patterns that will quickly and easily change behavior (yours and friends, family, and even perfect strangers). Overcome limiting beliefs with models of excellence. PSY 800 RV4 Paul Dale Anderson 9/20 Th 7:00-9:00 pm RVC CLASSROOM BLDG II

$30 1 Session Room 126

Self Hypnosis (Adult) Utilize self-hypnosis to help attain your personal and professional goals quickly and easily. The subconscious mind can be a powerful tool, and I will teach you to focus the power of your imagination on achieving those goals that are most important to you now. Become smoke free, achieve your ideal weight, improve health and well-being, or just learn to relax and enjoy life through the power of self-hypnosis. PSY 800 RV5 Paul Dale Anderson 9/25 T 7:00-9:00 pm RVC CLASSROOM BLDG II

$30 1 Session Room 126

Introduction to the Chakras

Opening the Lower Chakras

Opening the Upper 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.

(.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.

(.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 091 RV Beth Campisi 9/25-10/16 T 6:00-8:30 pm RVC PHYSICAL EDUCATION CTR

HLT 092 RV Beth Campisi 10/30-11/20 T 6:00-8:30 pm RVC PHYSICAL EDUCATION CTR

OSS 006 RV Beth Campisi 9/18 T 6:00-8:00 pm RVC PHYSICAL EDUCATION CTR

$29 1 Session Room 0202

$99 4 Sessions Room 0202

$99 4 Sessions Room 0202

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Massage for Couples

CONNECTIONS THERAPY CENTER is made of an entire team committed to meeting your needs using a mind-body-spirit approach. Kathy Cox has 20 years of experience helping one connect to feelings, gain self-empowerment and create solutions to transform. Dr. Cindy Stear has extensive, specialized training in treatment of abuse, pediatric issues, and health psychology for a range of medical issues including chronic pain, wellness psychology for freedom from smoking, weight loss/maintenance and sports performance. Dr. Shiraz Tata is a Licensed Clinical Psychologist, working at Northern Illinois University in DeKalb and in her private practice. Her experience and training in making cross-cultural connections leads her to engage in considerable multi-cultural counseling and consulting.

(HS-Adult) Spend a special date learning to pamper your loved one’s neck, shoulders, back and more from a licensed Massage Therapist and Authorized Jin Shin Do® Acupressure Teacher. Students remain clothed. Bring sheets, blanket and pillow to make chairs comfortable for you. HLT 818 BLL Sue Michaelsen $37 per person 11/10 Sa 3:30-6:30 pm 1 Session BELL SCHOOL ROAD CTR 3350 N. Bell School Rd.- Room 013

A Couples Weekend

Think Yourself Thin

Learn to Meditate

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

(Adult) 127 plus scientific studies prove the benefits of meditation for a well-spring of diverse areas, such as healing heart disease, calming anxiety and depression, decreasing substance abuse, managing chronic pain and fostering peaceful relationships. NOTE: Class meets every other Tuesday

PSY 800 CTC Connections Staff $249 9/11-11/13 T Noon-1:15 pm 10 Sessions CONNECTIONS THERAPY CENTER 5334 Williams Dr. Roscoe

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PSY 800 CTC2 Connections Staff $249 9/11-11/13 T (every other T) 7:00-8:00 pm 8 Sessions CONNECTIONS THERAPY CENTER 5334 Williams Dr. Roscoe

(Adults – Non Residential Weekend) Connections Therapy Center is sponsoring Jim and Linda Brooks to return to the Rockford area for another successful weekend. The Brooks’ are certified Shadow Work facilitators, coaches and teachers of Transcendental Meditation program. We’ll help you reach deeper levels of love, intimacy, acceptance, and trust. Topics include: How to ask for what you want – Effective Listening Skills - Healthy vs Unhealthy anger – Destructive patterns in your relationship – Heal deep emotional wounds – Rituals to deepen and nourish your relationship SOC 800 CTC 11/9-11/11

Kathy Cox $690 per couple F 6:30-10:00 pm 3 Sessions Sa 9:00am-6:00 pm Su 9:00am-5:00 pm CONNECTIONS THERAPY CENTER 5334 Williams Dr. Roscoe

MUSIC Community Jazz Ensemble

Community Chamber Orchestra

(Adult) Open to jazz band instrumentalists who enjoy a wide variety of jazz styles. Music performed will be jazz band instrumentation. Performances with the ensemble will include concerts at Rock Valley College as well as other community concerts. New members should contact the instructor prior to first rehearsal. PREREQUISITE: Previous jazz band experience, new students call instructor at (815) 921-3357.

(Adult) This class is open to instrumentalists of intermediate and above abilities who are able to read music. Music from various periods and styles will be studied and performed in concerts. Bring your instrument to the first class.

MUS 809 RV Ken Stein 8/22-11/21 W 7:00-8:30 pm RVC EDUCATIONAL RESOURCE CTR

$45 14 Sessions Room 0214

$47 13 Sessions Room 0214

Community Band

Rock Valley Master Chorale (Adult) The Rock Valley Master Chorale is a choir of dedicated singers of all ages who enjoy learning concert repertoire that is both challenging and enriching. We bring music of the highest level to the community through public concerts, and share our talents in presenting outreach performances that serve the wider community. If you are looking to rekindle a choral experience that will recapture the joy and the excellence of a wonderful high school or college choir, we welcome you to join us soon. PREREQUISITE: Successful audition with the director and accompanist. For more information call (815) 633-5859 or emailjwahlquist@comcast.net MUS 806 RV4 John Wahlquist 8/28-12/4 T 7:00-9:00 pm RVC EDUCATIONAL RESOURCE CTR

MUS 800 RV3 Michael C. Beert 8/27-11/26 M 7:15-9:30 pm RVC EDUCATIONAL RESOURCE CTR NO CLASS 9/3

$62 13 Sessions Room 0214

(Adult) Community band provides an opportunity for the individual to continue with their instrumental development through performing a variety of musical styles in the concert band setting. New members should contact the director at (815) 975-0478 or e-mail rvcband@hotmail. com. PREREQUISITE: Must be proficient on a band instrument. Concert TBA. MUS 809 RV4 Erik Oberg 8/30-12-6 Th 6:45-9:00 pm RVC EDUCATIONAL RESOURCE CTR NO CLASS 11/22

PRE-REGISTRATION & PAYMENT Required for all classes!

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

$45 14 Sessions Room 0214

Old Towne Band (Adult) This class specializes in performing turn-of-the century music including circus, marches, novelties, ragtime, Dixieland, vaudeville, overtures, etc. The band presents a formal concert each semester and performs at various community events. Note: Class size is limited; new members should check with the instructor at the first class meeting for any openings. PREREQUISITE: Ability to play a band instrument. MUS 809 RFD 9/24-12/3 KEITH SCHOOL

Mark Rose $45 M 7:00-9:00 pm 11 Sessions 1 Jacoby Place- Band Room

GIFT OF CLASS Give the gift of “life-long learning”!

Our classes make a great gift for all occasions. For more information call (815) 921-3900.


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ARTHUR CARDENAS JR started playing the drums at age 4. He joined the Phantom Regiment Drum & Bugle Corps in 1978, and by age 13 he was invited by Marty Hurley to join the big corps Phantom Regiment. This accomplishment is noted by Art being the youngest snare drummer in a corps in the entire USA. At age 14, Art was playing with the Los Primos Cardenas Orchestra and toured the Midwest playing Tejano/Chicano style music. Most recently, he established Art’s School for Drumming and Music, where he leads private lessons and drum camps.

Drums (Beginner to Advanced) (Recommended ages: 10-16) Learn from the Pros and be the best! Art will cover what it takes to make the drumline – concentrating on the fundamentals, proficiency with the rudiments. Focus on hand movement, position of sticks, control, and music. Beginners to Advanced players welcome; Class may be repeated each semester to develop skill level.

Music with Miss Val

Beginning Guitar for Adults

(Designed for parents/grandparents and their children.) Singing, dancing and instrument playing activities foster a love of music, natural to all children. Develops the basic skills needed for formal music study at a later age. Miss Val brings 12 years of experience teaching music and a love of young children to these joyful and fun classes. Pre-Requisite: Attendance at a parent meeting prior to first class.

(Adults) Learn to play tons of songs: folk, pop and classical, in numerous keys, using a variety of picking patterns. Absolutely no previous experience is necessary. The only requirement is to bring yourself and an acoustic guitar to the first class. Join us for fun and camaraderie. Call the instructor, Cathy Bautz, at (815) 398-0383 if you have any questions about this class. MUS 800 BLL2 Catherine Bautz $56 9/12-11/14 W 6:30-8:00 pm 8 Sessions BELL SCHOOL ROAD CTR 3350 N. Bell School Rd.- Room 001 NO CLASS 9/26 & 10/31

(Babies & Toddlers) MUS 813 RV Valerie Blair $57 9/5-12/19 W 9:00 -9:45 am 15 Sessions BELL SCHOOL ROAD CTR 3350 N. Bell School Rd.- Room 013 NO CLASS 11/21 (Ages 3 & 4) MUS 813 RV2 Valerie Blair $57 9/5-12/19 W 10:00 -10:45 am 15 Sessions BELL SCHOOL ROAD CTR 3350 N. Bell School Rd.- Room 013 NO CLASS 11/21

Intermediate Guitar for Adults (Adults) This course is a continuation of Beginning Guitar for Adults. You will learn a variety of techniques to add interest and excitement to your guitar playing, including how to read tablature, bass runs, hammers, slides, pull-offs, new picking patterns and additional styles of music, such as the blues. Call, Cathy Bautz, at (815) 398-0383 if you have any questions about this class. PREREQUISITE: Beginning guitar for adults or instructor consent. MUS 800 BLL4 Catherine Bautz $40 9/12-11/14 W 8:00-9:00 pm 8 Sessions BELL SCHOOL ROAD CTR 3350 N. Bell School Rd.- Room 001 NO CLASS 9/26 & 10/31

MUS 802 RFD Arts Drumming Staff $101 9/10-10/29 M 6:00 -7:30 pm 8 Sessions ARTS SCHOOL FOR DRUMMING 1111 3rd Ave.

Instant Guitar for Hopelessly Busy People (Ages 13 & Up) Have you ever wanted to learn the guitar but simply find it difficult to find the time? In just a few hours you can learn enough about playing the guitar to give you years of musical enjoyment, and you won’t have to take private lessons to do it. This crash course will teach you some basic chords and get you playing along with your favorite songs right away. Bring your acoustic guitar. Required materials fee of $29 will be collected in class by the instructor for workbook and practice DVD. Topics include: • How chords work in a song • How to form the three main types of chords • How to tune your guitar • Basic strumming patterns • How to buy a good guitar (things to avoid) • How to play along with simple tunes See DUAL REGISTRATION OFFER below. MUS 800 BLL3 Craig Coffman $40 11/17 Sa 9:30 am-Noon 1 Session BELL SCHOOL ROAD CTR 3350 N. Bell School Rd.- Room 013

How to Play Guitar by Ear

Save $10! Attend both Guitar sessions and save more money!

(Ages 13 and Up) Learn one of music’s deepest mysteries: how to play songs without relying on music. Experience a very practical presentation of music theory including predicting chord progressions, learning from recordings, and MUS 800 SAVE Craig Coffman $70 transposing-all expressed in everyday language. This is an ideal follow-up to 11/17 Sa 9:30-3:30 pm 1 Session the “Instant Guitar” class and is open to anyone who has a basic understanding BELL SCHOOL ROAD CTR 3350 N. Bell School Rd.- Room 013 of chords on any instrument. Expand your musical horizons, and free yourself from sheet-music dependence, and be the life of the party! Prior experience with guitar chords recommended. Materials fee of $29.00 for the How to Play Guitar by Ear Book and Practice CD will be collected in class by the instructor. Topics include: • How to find the starting note of a song • How to determine when chords change • How to predict the chord progression • How chords help you find the correct melody • How the melody helps you find the correct chords • How to learn songs from recordings in all keys • How to transpose • The Universal Key Signature • How to use the Circle of Fifths • How to recognize the most common chord patterns See DUAL REGISTRATION OFFER below. MUS 800 BLL Craig Coffman $40 11/17 Sa 1:00-3:30 pm 1 Session BELL SCHOOL ROAD CTR 3350 N. Bell School Rd.- Room 013

Instant Piano for Busy People (Adult) If you yearn to experience the joy of playing piano, but you don’t want years of weekly lessons, this course is for you. In just one enjoyable evening, you can learn enough secrets to make piano playing a part of your life, learning chords, not notes. You’ll learn all the chords needed to play any pop song, any style, in any key plus you’ll get a healthy dose of insider secrets on how to embellish songs. This is an absolutely beginning class in chord piano techniques, and if you can find middle C and know the meaning of Every Good Boy Does Fine, you know enough to enroll. If not, send a self-addressed stamped envelope (free pamphlet) to: Music Masters, 90 Molly Lane, Ringgold, GA, 30736. NOTE: Additional $25 Material Fee for book and CD - payable to instructor at class. MUS 800 RV David Haynes 10/9 T 6:30-10:00 pm RVC WOODWARD TECHNOLOGY CTR

$55 1 Session Room 141

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MUSIC continued Rock Valley Children’s Choir The Rock Valley Children’s Choir (RVCC), a performing and education choral organization, was established by Leah Baskin and Dean Durst in 2002 as part of the music program offerings for children within the Community Education Division of Rock Valley College. Beginning as one small choir, the program has grown to become four separate choruses: “Do-Re-Mi Singers” for grades one through three, “Music Makers Chorus” for grades four through eight, the audition-based “Crescendo Choir” for grades six through eight, and “Encore” for grades nine through twelve. In 2006, the RVCC formed a partnership with the Mendelssohn Performing Arts Center (MPAC) in downtown Rockford. In 2012, the RVCC will become the anchor group for the new Mendelssohn Music and Movement Education Center, located in the MPAC building. Being a part of the downtown cultural corridor gives RVCC exciting new opportunities to grow and mature as musicians. The RVCC has sung in concert with the Mendelssohn Chamber Orchestra, Mendelssohn Chorale, Rockford Symphony Orchestra, Rock Valley Master Chorale, and Kantorei, the Singing Boys of Rockford. RVCC has performed at the Coronado Performing Arts Center, toured at regional libraries and museums, sung for the opening of a Smithsonian Institute exhibition, participated in youth choral festivals (including their first week-long festival tour in 2011) and performed for public and private civic groups in the greater Rockford area. Weekly rehearsals and optional Saturday workshops provide many occasions for students in RVCC to grow both as singers and responsible citizens. Director Leah Baskin brings a variety of learning experiences and styles, including Kodaly, Orff, and High/Scope Movement approaches, with Linda Smith helping as the RVCC’s accompanist and assistant director. Plus, unique to RVCC are the annual charitythemed fall concerts and spring “Singer’s Songbook” repertoire concerts, in which all singers learn two dozen songs from the great American heritage of songs for inter generational community singing. These activities honor our musical past and support our community’s future.

INGER LANGSHOLT is a well-respected private instruction piano teacher, instrumental in developing community piano lessons in a group setting at Rock Valley College. Inger’s teaching style and classes are best described by one of her adult students: “She taught me (to play the piano) as a child. This is an easy, laid-back approach for the beginner. The student enjoys it!” TO REGISTER:

Do-Re-Mi Singers

Crescendo Choir

(Grades 1-3) The Rock Valley Children’s Choir’s beginning chorus for eager third, second, and mature first graders. Activities designed for beginning singers, including correct vocal technique, ear training games, simple note reading and rhythm reading, music games, dancing, and playing simple instruments. All activities designed to help these youngsters become better singers and musicians, and have fun! This choir performs in two concerts per semester, along with the three older choirs. Registration is open through the Mendelssohn Performing Arts Center before the semester starts and at the first two rehearsals; visit www. mendelssohnpac.org or call 815-964-9713 for registration info. There are no auditions for this choir, but parents of first graders should contact the director (Leah Baskin at 815-229-3413) for readiness expectations regarding their children. Register thru MPAC call (815) 964-9713 $150 9/10-12/14 M 4:00-5:30 pm + $10 materials fee SPRING CREEK UNITED CHURCH OF CHRIST 4500 Spring Creek Rd.

(6th-8th grade) RVCC’s audition-based advanced choir for sixth through eighth graders. New students and current Music Makers singers in sixth through eighth grades may audition. Placement is determined by vocal ability and achievement in music skills such as sight reading and score interpretation. Crescendo Choir members are leaders and role models for all RVCC singers. Crescendo singers rehearse weekly, one hour by themselves and one hour with the Encore high school choir. Two concerts and other smaller performance options are part of each semester. Registration is open through the Mendelssohn Performing Arts Center before the semester starts and at the first two rehearsals; visit www.mendelssohnpac.org or call 815-964-9713 for registration info. To schedule an audition, contact Leah Baskin at 815-229-3413.

Music Makers Chorus

Encore!

(4th-8th grade) RVCC’s main education and performing ensemble for fourth through eighth graders. No auditions required! Each week, the Music Makers learn to improve their voices through basic vocal techniques, sing new and traditional songs and choral literature, and make music with new friends. Although the primary emphasis of the class is learning to sing correctly, there are opportunities for dancing and movement, music games, and playing instruments. Two concerts and other smaller performance options are part of each semester. Registration is open through the Mendelssohn Performing Arts Center before the semester starts and at the first two rehearsals; visit www.mendelssohnpac.org or call 815-964-9713 for registration info.

(9th-12th grade) Encore! Is the perfect place for high school homeschoolers and students who have no room in their daily school schedules for choir. This ensemble continues to set high standards of musicianship and vocal development through the use of fine choral literature. Encore singers rehearse weekly, one hour by themselves and one hour with the Crescendo choir. Two concerts and other smaller performance options are part of each semester. Registration is open through the Mendelssohn Performing Arts Center before the semester starts and at the first two rehearsals; visit www.mendelssohnpac.org or call 815-964-9713 for registration info. No auditions required, but interested singers need to contact Leah Baskin at 815-229-3413 to schedule a voice placement assessment.

Register thru MPAC call (815) 964-9713 $150 8/28-12/14 T 4:00-6:00 pm + $20 materials fee MENDELSSOHN PERFORMING ARTS CTR 415 N. Church St.

Register thru MPAC call (815) 964-9713 $150 8/23-12/14 Th 5:00-7:00 pm + $20 materials fee MENDELSSOHN PERFORMING ARTS CTR 415 N. Church St.

Piano Classes for Current & Experienced Students

Adult Beginning Piano V & VI

Classes designed for students who have previously attended piano classes or have past experience.

Adult Beginning Piano II & III

• Choose appropriate age/skill level: attend the first class. • Register & pay at first class (check only please). • A piano or keyboard with standard size keys needed for home preparation of assignments. • Dates/times and class level assignments subject to change at instructor’s discretion.

PREREQUISITE: Adult Beginning Piano I or II or private instruction. (16-Adult) 9/15-12/15 RVC BUILDING G NO CLASS 11/24

Inger Lansholt Sa 9:00-10:00 am

$92 13 Sessions Piano Lab

Piano Classes for NEW (inexperienced) Students

(16-Adult) 9/11-12/18 RVC BUILDING G

Inger Lansholt T 7:45-8:45 pm

$105 15 Sessions Piano Lab

Classes designed for beginning level students. No experience required!

Adult Beginning Piano III & IV

‘Tweeners Beginning Piano (Ages 12-14) 9/12-12/19 RVC BUILDING G NO CLASS 11/21

Inger Langsholt W 5:30-6:30 pm

$99 14 Sessions Piano Lab

Adult Beginning Piano (16-Adult) 9/11-12/18 RVC BUILDING G

Inger Lansholt T 11:00 am-Noon

$105 15 Sessions Piano Lab

(16-Adult) 9/11-12/18 RVC BUILDING G

Inger Lansholt T 6:45-7:45 pm

$105 15 Sessions Piano Lab

(16-Adult) 9/15-12/15 RVC BUILDING G NO CLASS 11/24

Inger Lansholt Sa 10:00-11:00 am

$92 13 Sessions Piano Lab

Register thru MPAC call (815) 964-9713 $150 8/23-12/14 Th 4:00-6:00 pm + $20 materials fee MENDELSSOHN PERFORMING ARTS CTR 415 N. Church St.

PREREQUISITE: Adult Beginning Piano II or III or private instruction. (16-Adult) 9/11-12/18 RVC BUILDING G

Inger Lansholt T 10:00-11:00 am

$108 15 Sessions Piano Lab

(16-Adult) 9/13-12/20 RVC BUILDING G NO CLASS 11/22

Inger Lansholt Th 11:00 am-Noon

$100 14 Sessions Piano Lab

PREREQUISITE: Adult Beginning Piano IV or more than 1 year of piano instruction. (16-Adult) 9/10-12/17 RVC BUILDING G

Inger Lansholt M 7:00 -8:00 pm

$106 15 Sessions Piano Lab

Continuing Piano for Adults PREREQUISITE: Previous piano classes or instruction, for advancing students. Must have standard size piano/keyboard. (16-Adult) 9/13-12/20 RVC BUILDING G NO CLASS 11/22

Inger Lansholt Th 10:00-11:00 am

$102 14 Sessions Piano Lab

Continuing Piano for ‘Tweeners PREREQUISITE: Previous piano classes or instruction, for advancing students. Must have standard size piano/keyboard. (Ages 13-15) 9/10-12/17 RVC BUILDING G

Inger Lansholt M 5:45 -6:45 pm

$108 15 Sessions Piano Lab


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Compassionate Pet Grooming (Adult) Save money, time and effort. Professional Master Groomer will demonstrate using grooming tools in gentle ways that encourage cooperation and honor pet emotions. Clipping, combing, bathing, styling and where to obtain supplies will be included. Do not bring your pet. ANI 803 BLL Sue Michaelsen $26 10/6 S 10:30 am-1:30 pm 1 Session BELL SCHOOL ROAD CTR 3350 N. Bell School Rd.- Room 001

PHOTOGRAPHY CHICAGO PHOTO SAFARIS, is the leading provider of photographic workshops in the Chicagoland area, and conducts frequent photo safaris in local and international venues. The Chicago Photo Safaris Foundation sponsors the popular ‘Camera for Kids’ Program, and also supports area conservation and sustainable programs.

Make Money with Digital Photos

(HS-Adult) If you can take a photo, you can quickly and easily make money! You don’t need anything more than your camera, and a computer with an internet connection. All over the internet, there are thousands who need images for their website. We show you all the secrets of getting the right photo to the right place so you can turn your photos to hundreds or thousands of dollars each month. You don’t need exotic equipment for this. We untangle the confusion and make it simple. We (HS-Adult) This 76 hour program prepares you to develop skills and start will show you how to take photos people want, and then how to get making money from your own Photography business. Learn the secrets those photos in front of thousands of potential buyers. This class fills from the professional staff at Chicago Photo Safaris. Photo Safaris fast, so register today! conduct worldwide safaris and help others live the dream of a career in PHO 802 SCCE3 Chicago Photo Safaris $79 Photography. Learn from the pros. 9/10 M 6:00-8:30 pm 1 Session 4151 Samuelson Rd.- Room 157 Required for Photography Certificate of Completion Core Classes. Required STENSTROM CTR 26 hours. • Basic Digital Photography • Digital Photography II • Managing Your Portfolio (HS-Adult) Who you are as a person has a direct impact on what you capture as a photographer. How do you use less to say more, and make Electives (Prerequisite: Basic Digital Photography) Total: 50 hours lasting memories in the process? There are simple techniques to boost Choose from 14 elective classes (vary by semester) to best fit your personal your creative process and improve your digital images. This teaches you goals and objectives. how to be more effective using natural light without adding gear. Reduce and simplify, participate rather than critique, and capture a story. Give Portfolio Submission Requirements: Best photos from each completed your photography the benefit of these insights. class must be submitted in a portfolio for approval, prior to receiving a Chicago Photo Safaris $89 Certificate of Completion in Digital Photography. Any type of camera is PHO 802 SCC12 T 6:00-8:00 pm 3 Sessions acceptable, with an SLR providing best results. Completion includes $10 9/18-10/2 4151 Samuelson Rd.- Room 157 voucher for any future CE class. For more detailed information, call (815) STENSTROM CTR 921-3900 or visit the RVC website at www.rockvalleycollege.edu.

Photography Certificate of Completion

How to Construct Your Own Photo Website (HS-Adult) This is really the ‘how to’ of designing your own photo website, and we show you a no-cost, easy solution to display your photos online. We will review options for templates, hosting sites, and educate you on things to consider when designing your website. We layout the variables, and you choose the path that makes sense for you. With this class, you will be up and running the same week. Heck, we make it so easy, even a cave man can do it! PHO 802 SCCE5 10/9-10/16 STENSTROM CTR

Chicago Photo Safaris $89 T 6:00-8:00 pm 2 Sessions 4151 Samuelson Rd.- Room 161

Visual Poetry

PHO 800 CERT Chicago Photo Safaris (does not include cost of individual classes)

$20

F-Stops & Shutter Speeds

Basic Digital Photography (Adult) This action packed four week class will show you how to create and care for interesting digital photos! We will cover the basics of digital photography. You will learn elements of exposure control, photographing people, close-up, action and low-light photography. We will also spend time on the ‘how to’ of sharing images and storing your photos. Bring your camera and gain the confidence you need to take great photos time and again! *Required for Photography Certificate of Completion.

(HS-Adult) You love your camera, BUT – out of fear of doing the wrong thing – you always keep it on a nice, safe “Auto” setting and let the camera do the thinking. Or you put it on “M” because you see the pros doing that and STILL your pictures come out poorly exposed! Are you intimidated by the letters “A”, “S”, “M”, or “ASM”, or “Av” and “TV”? As a result you only use $100 worth of the $500 worth of features on your camera! Learn to finally use those settings on your cameras to get the results YOU want! PHO 802 SCCE (Note: This material is also covered in the Basic Digital Photography Class, 10/1-10/15 STENSTROM CTR but if you only have one day to spend, this class is for you.)

Chicago Photo Safaris $109 M 6:00-8:30 pm 3 Sessions 4151 Samuelson Rd.- Room 131

PHO 802 SCCE7 11/14-11/28 STENSTROM CTR

Chicago Photo Safaris $109 W 6:00-8:30 pm 3 Sessions 4151 Samuelson Rd.- Room 131

PHO 802 SCCE9 9/5 STENSTROM CTR

Chicago Photo Safaris $59 W 6:00-8:00 pm 1 Session 4151 Samuelson Rd.- Room 157

Posing and Lighting

CHICAGO PHOTO SAFARI, INSTRUCTOR GARY GULLET

(HS-Adult) Do you need access to a studio periodically, but can’t justify owning your own? This class will cover the basics of portraiture, and introduce you to a local business studio that may be used on a rental basis. We will cover candid as well as studio portraits. This class will give your photos the professional look you need to set your photography apart from everyone else. You will have access to models in one of the sessions, and will be able to photography per your posing. PHO 802 SCCE8 10/10-10/24 STENSTROM CTR

Chicago Photo Safaris $120 W 6:00-8:00 pm 3 Sessions 4151 Samuelson Rd.- Room 131

Portfolio Development (HS-Adult) Portfolio management is the key to displaying your work. Do you want to just have fun, or maybe even sell your services? A great portfolio adds credibility, and allows you to make a statement. The class will review options for portfolios, and students will create a plan to develop a suitable body of work to showcase your abilities. Bring three photos to the first class (soft or hard copies acceptable). PHO 802 SCCE4 10/30 & 11/13 STENSTROM CTR NO CLASS 11/6

Chicago Photo Safaris $99 T 6:00-8:00 pm 2 Sessions 4151 Samuelson Rd.- Room 157

Photoshop Elements

Photoshop Elements II

(HS-Adult) Photoshop and Photoshop Elements are programs that can take a lifetime to learn. But there are fundamental elements and some “tricks of the trade: that make this program extremely valuable to your photography. Once these basics are built, the rest of the program will be easier to learn. These hands-on classes will get you on track to be productive today, and introduce the tools you need to move to the next level in your photography.

(HS-Adult) Now you know the basics, but how do you use that knowledge to move to the next class of Photography? This class has the answers, and these ideas will make good photography GREAT. Advanced concepts like HDR (High Dynamic Range) and others will be taught. This is for the computer literate; students should have a fundamental knowledge of the program.

PHO 802 RV Chicago Photo Safaris $129 10/5-10/26 F 6:00-8:30 pm 4 Sessions BELL SCHOOL ROAD CTR 3350 N. Bell School Rd.- Room 005

PHO 802 RV2 Chicago Photo Safaris $129 11/16-12/14 F 6:00-8:30 pm 4 Sessions BELL SCHOOL ROAD CTR 3350 N. Bell School Rd.- Room 005 NO CLASS 11/23


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PHOTOGRAPHY continued Intra-Oral Dental Photography (HS-Adult) This class will help you develop an efficient and easy protocol for patient photos with true color rendition. We will explain the camera controls in easy to understand language, and you will actually practice these methods in this class. We will discuss lenses, metering, white balance, and effective use of flash to get the shots you need. This class is for dentists or auxiliaries. PHO 802 SCC10 11/19-11/26 STENSTROM CTR

Chicago Photo Safaris $89 M 6:00-7:30 pm 2 Sessions 4151 Samuelson Rd.- Room 103

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Digital Photography II

Galena and the Northwest Territory

(HS-Adult) Know the basic camera controls, but want to improve the other aspects of your photography? This class will explore several elements of the next level, including histograms, developing your photographic philosophy, using filters, nature photography, advanced composition, and more. Required for Photography Certificate of Completion.

(HS-Adult) If breathtaking scenery is your thing, then this safari is for you! We will be visiting a winery, Farmer’s Market, pottery studios, and watch an alpaca fleece demonstration. There are pumpkins, cobblestone streets, a fall art show, and even an old stockade. The drive through the Northwest Territory is beautiful any time of year, and this trip will really have a lasting impression. This safari promises to produce some of the most stunning photos of the year.

PHO 802 SCCE2 11/29-12/13 STENSTROM CTR

Chicago Photo Safaris $109 Th 6:00-8:30 pm 3 Sessions 4151 Samuelson Rd.- Room 131

Chicago Motor Coach Bus Safari (HS-Adult) We see the highlights of Chicago, and do it in style. This motor coach takes us to great photographic venues, and you don’t have to worry about the hassles of parking, tolls, or traffic! We get great day and night shots. Lunch and a snack included. PHO 802 TRP2 Chicago Photo Safaris $89 10/14 Su 8:00 am-10:30 pm 1 Session WALMART PARKING LOT State & Perryville 7219 Walton Drive

SEASONAL ALLEN PENTICOFF, prior to RVC retirement, taught some of our “Learn to Sail” classes. With 30+ years sailing experience, Allen is anxious to get back in the classroom to teach others. He’s been a contributing editor for Good Old Boat magazine. Welcome back Allen!

Intro to Sailing (HS-Adult) Classroom instruction on how a sailboat works. Students will come away with a basic knowledge of sailboats and how to sail them. Great for those who have a boat but lack an understanding of how to make it go. Those with an interest in sailing will find the course ends much of the mystery about sailboats and sailing. PED 811 BLL Allen Penticoff $30 9/14 F 9:00 am-Noon 1 Session BELL SCHOOL ROAD CTR 3350 N. Bell School Rd.- Room 004

Hunter/Sportsman: First Aid (Adult) This first aid class will cover basic first aid, with emphasis on hunting and outdoor injuries. Outdoor injuries are unique with extended time before help arrives, or help unavailable. We will discuss what to have in your first aid kit, and practice self application, including use of tourniquets. This course will provide First Aid certification for students completing course and passing a basic skills test. HLT 800 BLL Woodson Fuller $69 9/15 Sa 8:00 am-Noon 1 Session BELL SCHOOL ROAD CTR 3350 N. Bell School Rd.- Room 001

YOGA

Fall 2012

PHO 800 TRP 10/13 STENSTROM CTR

Chicago Photo Safaris $99 Sa 7:00 am-5:00 pm 1 Session 4151 Samuelson Rd.- Room 157

Eagle Safari (HS-Adult) Join us for some spectacular eagle viewing and photography on the Mississippi. Bundle up, and let’s celebrate the New Year with some truly great shots of our national bird! Meet at Stenstrom. PHO 802 SP13 1/5 STENSTROM CTR

Chicago Photo Safaris $89 Sa 6:00 am-5:00 pm 1 Session 4151 Samuelson Rd.- Room 157

Introduction to Backpacking (Adult) We’ll cover equipment and clothing, camping techniques, food selection, and destinations. Equipment review will include the 10 essentials, shelters, sleeping gear, cooking gear, and packs. Camping techniques will cover how to pack your gear, hiking tips, how to select a campsite, and how to set up your camp for comfort. Food selection will include recipes, menus, where to purchase, and how to pack your food. Several options for destinations will be presented with options for weekend or week long trips. PED 815 RV Terry Bomkamp $30 11/10 Sa 9:00 am-1:00 pm 1 Session BELL SCHOOL ROAD CTR 3350 N. Bell School Rd.- Room 001

How To Use a Telescope (Adult) This course is designed for beginning amateur astronomers, who wish to learn not only how to choose a telescope, but to also use it to locate various objects in the sky, form the moon and planets, to deep sky objects and distant galaxies. Unfortunately, many have found it difficult to use their telescope, and subsequently banished it to a basement or garage. This is an opportunity to dust off that old telescope (or assist you with your new one), and learn how to easily locate those objects you have always wanted to see. This is a “hands on” course, where you will learn basic concepts in the classroom, and then put those concepts to use outdoors, underneath the stars. Bringing your own telescope is encouraged. ENV 800 RV2 Walter Trentadue 9/11-10/2 T 7:00-9:00 pm RVC PHYSICAL EDUCATION CTR

Seasonal Constellations & Stars (Adult) Attention experienced and amateur astronomers! Cassiopeia, Draco, Ursa Major -- these bright North Polar constellations can be seen with the unaided eye in clear night skies. Depending upon the season, they are joined by other constellations such as Pegasus, Auriga, Orion, Bootes and asterisms such as the Summer Triangle and Winter Hexagon. Go back to ancient days to explore the mystery and mythology that surrounds these celestial figures created by bright stars and the imaginations of people long ago. Designed for students who have not taken astronomy before, or those wanting a better understanding of the constellations. INCLUDES classroom time and outside observation (weather permitting) on the RVC grounds. BRING: own telescope (optional); use of telescopes provided. Dress appropriately for weather. ENV 800 RV Walter Trentadue 9/13-10/4 Th 7:00-9:00 pm RVC PHYSICAL EDUCATION CTR

$54 4 Sessions Room 200

$54 4 Sessions Room 200

Yoga

Yoga by Mary

(Adult) All level class- working at your own level. Beginners welcome. Gain flexibility and strength in a very relaxed environment. Deep breathing and deep relaxation will strengthen your body, calm your mind and is essential to good health. Wear comfortable, loosefitting clothing and bring a towel or mat. NOTE: Do not start yoga if you are pregnant.

(Adult) This basic Yoga class is great for beginners and advanced. Enjoy (Adult) Work at your own level. Beginners welcome. Gain flexibility and strength in a very relaxed environment. Deep breathing and deep relaxflexibility and strength at its best! ation will strengthen your body, calm your mind and is essential to good FIT 806 FZ Fitness Zone Staff $98 health. Wear comfortable, loose-fitting clothing and bring a towel or mat. 9/4-12/15 Th 5:45-7:00 pm 15 Sessions NOTE: Do not start yoga if you are pregnant. FITNESS ZONE 807 Progressive Ln., S. Beloit FIT 806 BLL7 Raeann Austin $97 9/12-11/28 W 5:00-6:30 pm 10 Sessions BELL SCHOOL ROAD CTR 3350 N. Bell School Rd.- Room 013 (Adult) Not sure if Yoga is for you? Looking for NO CLASS 10/31 & 11/21 some very basic instruction before jumping FIT 806 BLL2 Raeann Austin $65 into a yoga class? Quickly learn the basics 9/13-11/29 Th 9:30-10:30 am 10 Sessions through breathing and simple poses. NOTE: BELL SCHOOL ROAD CTR 3350 N. Bell School Rd.- Room 013 Do not start yoga if you are pregnant. NO CLASS 11/1 & 11/22 FIT 806 BLL5 Raeann Austin $65 9/14-11/30 F 9:30-10:30 am 10 Sessions BELL SCHOOL ROAD CTR 3350 N. Bell School Rd.- Room 013 NO CLASS 11/2 & 11/23

FIT 806 BLL Stephanie Walters $117 9/10-11/26 M 6:00-7:30 pm 12 Sessions BELL SCHOOL ROAD CTR 3350 N. Bell School Rd.- Room 013

In Balance Yoga (Adult) Level 1 class designed by an Occupational Therapist for adult students of all ages and abilities with an emphasis on breathing and relaxing techniques to heighten ones level of awareness regarding posture, mental and physical stress levels and areas of tension in the body. This class will provide student with easy to follow techniques and poses that can be done at home or modified for the work place. FIT 806 AT2 Denise Nichols OTR/L $89 9/10-10/29 M 5:30-7:00 pm 8 Sessions ADVANCED THERAPY SOLUTIONS 7264 Argus Dr.

Yoga for All Levels

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Challenging minds since 1980! Fall 2012 Community leader Jon Lundin began Rock Valley College Whiz Kids, as a summer enrichment program intended for students with high abilities and high interests in special academic areas. Now, Rock Valley College Whiz Kids continues to provide students in K-8th grade with a variety of academic enrichment opportunities. Through creative teaching strategies, materials, and curricula, Rock Valley College Whiz Kids offers unique, hands-on activities with inventive modes of participation. Rock Valley College Whiz Kids classes are designed to: • Challenge students to learn new material quickly • Explore subjects more intensely than in their current grade-level curriculum • Offer opportunities for students to become acquainted with other students who have similar academic interests • Introduce children to a college environment without the pressure of earning a grade • Provide a supportive environment where students “learn by doing” • Encourage students to apply critical and creative thinking skills to numerous areas of study • Offer a variety of instructional methods to stimulate and challenge students’ interests Students have fun using their imaginations, perfecting their talents, and gaining confidence in academic areas. Parents like this program because it provides a positive and stimulating environment for their children. We like it because we enjoy the kids and love to see learning in action!

CONTENTS ART . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23 CRAFTS . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23-24 FITNESS & DANCE . . . . . . . .. 24 HOBBIES . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. 24 LEGOS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25 MARTIAL ARTS . . . . . . . . . 25-26 MUSIC . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26-27 PHOTO & FILM . . . . . . . . . . . 27 SCIENCE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28 WHIZ KIDS FACULTY . . . . . . . 29

Art ARTrageous Pen & Ink

I Can Draw

(Ages 7-12) Bet you never thought you could create a totally unique piece of art with a sopping wet piece of paper! Working with local artist Norm Knott, you will start by drawing a composition with ink onto a wet piece of paper and watch as the ink flows into an organic shape. Get more detailed by using watercolors, ink and collage to fill in your drawing and make it you own. The ambitious might even complete more than one piece!

(Ages 6-12) Learn to draw or improve your drawing skills. Work with different materials including drawing pencils, colored pencils, charcoal, and pastels. Subjects for drawings come from the imagination and from real objects too! All supplies included. Lew Riley $55 WIZ 801 RAM2 10/6-11/10 Sa 9:30-10:30 am 6 Sessions ROCKFORD ART MUSEUM 711 N. Main St. -Studio C

WIZ 801 RAM4 Norm Knott $25 9/29 Sa 9:30 am-Noon 1 Session ROCKFORD ART MUSEUM 711 N. Main St. -Art Annex

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

It’s Elementary, My Dear (Ages 3-6) Kids love art! This beginning class introduces children to the elements of art: shapes, color & texture. Explore these elements through drawing, painting, & other media. Learn how to incorporate each technique into your own masterpiece! Each child must be accompanied by an adult (register child only) All supplies included.

WIZ 801 RAM3 Kara Rehfeldt $55 10/6-11/17 Sa 11:00 am-Noon 6 Sessions ROCKFORD ART MUSEUM 711 N. Main St. -Studio A NO CLASS 10/27

ART 804 RAM Kara Rehfeldt $55 10/6-11/17 Sa 9:30-10:30 am 6 Sessions ROCKFORD ART MUSEUM 711 N. Main St. -Studio A NO CLASS 10/27

Crafts Hand Building with Clay

Gelli Prints

(Ages 8-14) Students will use white clay to build sculptures as well as (Ages 7-12) Pronounced like “Jelly,” but spelled with a “G,” What fun utility ware. Pieces will be colored with glazes and fired in a kiln. Final you’ll have making your own printing block out of plain unflavored gelatin. return of student work is one week after the last session. In the second class, you’ll learn how to add paint to your gelli block, create a design, and print onto paper and a piece of clothing. Bring a WIZ 804 BLL Kathy Lyon $114 pre-washed t-shirt (no fabric softener, please) with you to class. 9/15-11/3 Sa 9:00-11:00 am 8 Session BELL SCHOOL ROAD CTR

3350 N. Bell School Rd. -Room 007

WIZ 801 RAM Julaine Lofquist-Birch $40 11/10-11/17 Sa 9:30-11:30 am 2 Sessions ROCKFORD ART MUSEUM 711 N. Main St. -Art Annex


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Crafts continued Bling Bling! (Ages 7-12) Try a new spin for the “basic” candle holder. Start by painting and antiquing the container to create a base then add beads, shells and a variety of fun materials to it to make it your own. Work with local artist Norm Knott to morph simple jars and containers into blinged out candle holders!

WIZ 801 RAM5 Norm Knott $25 12/8 Sa 9:30-Noon 1 Session ROCKFORD ART MUSEUM 711 N. Main St. -Art Annex

Fitness & Dance Ballet I

(Ages 8-9 years old) First year ballet class. Dancers will learn discipline, basic ballet placement and positions, as well as fundamental movement patterns. Students will be able to audition for Rockford Dance Company productions including the Nutcracker. Students continuing in the spring will dance in the school performance. Call (815) 963-3341 to schedule times. WIZ 805 RDC Rockford Dance $275 9/6-12/22 MW 5:00-6:00 pm ROCKFORD DANCE COMPANY 711 North Main St.

Tumbling (All Ages) Learn the fundamentals of coordination and basic tumbling. Call the Fitness Zone at (815) 624-7663 to schedule your class time. BEGINNER WIZ 808 FZ3 9/4-12/15

Fitness Zone Staff T 4:30-5:15 pm

INTERMEDIATE WIZ 808 FZ 9/4-12/15 FITNESS ZONE

Fitness Zone Staff $120 Th 4:45-5:30 pm 15 Sessions 807 Progressive Ln. South Beloit

$120 15 Sessions

Semi Private Swim Lesson

Creative Movement (Ages 3-4 years old) Dancers will learn physical fitness, coordination, discipline, and teamwork within the context of movement. Classes will develop creativity through movement stories and games. Call (815) 963-3341 to schedule day/times. DNC 802 RDC7 Rockford Dance 9/6-12/22 Th 3:30-4:00 pm or F 4:30-5:00 pm or Sa 9:00-9:30 am ROCKFORD DANCE COMPANY

$40 Choose 5 Sessions 711 North Main St.

Activity Gym

(Starts at age 2) Swimming can be used as a vehicle to bring self confidence, self esteem and safety to each child. This class offers an ideal learning environment – warm water, professional consistent teachers and small classes with four or fewer students. Attend one time a week for 30 minutes. Children not fully potty trained must wear a pool diaper – disposable diapers not allowed. Additional fee payable to Dolphin Swim Club at first class, $12-$15 for HD approved pool diaper. Call Dolphin Swim Club at (815) 282-3488 to select a day/time. PED 810 DSC 10/1-10/27 DOLPHIN SWIM CLUB

Dolphin Swim Club Staff $61 Call to choose days 4 Sessions 6501 Rock Valley Pkwy.

(Ages 2-4) More than just tumbling! Songs, shapes, balance, colors, coordination and games to help little ones learn and have fun. Call the Fitness Zone at (815) 624-7663 to schedule your class time. FIT 818 FZ 9/4-12/15 FITNESS ZONE

Fitness Zone Staff $90 T or W 9:45-10:30 am 15 Sessions 807 Progressive Ln. South Beloit

Hobbies Introduction to Chess

Advanced I Chess

Holiday Chess

(Grades K-8) For those that have never played the game. Learn the names of pieces, how they move & basic rules of chess. MUST enroll by 8/30. Class level assignments subject to change at instructors discretion.

(Grades 3-8) This course will help intermediate and tournament experienced players improve their game. PREREQUISITE: RVC Intermediate I Chess class or approval by instructor. Contact instructor at randypodeszwa@aol.com to schedule evaluation. Class level assignments subject to change at instructors discretion.

Whiz Kids presents a special event for the Holidays for all you K-8 students who enjoy a chess challenge. Holiday Chess is a chess puzzle solving contest with prizes and treats for all who enter. Students will solve a series of chess puzzles (such as mate in one, best move, etc.) earning awards based on how well they score. There will be chess games to be played following the contest and everyone will bring home a grab bag of treats. Knowledge of chess notation will help, but for those new to notation, assistance will be available. PREREQUISITE: Knowledge of the names of the chessmen and how they move and capture. Limited Seating. Sign up now, seats go fast!

WIZ 804 RV Randy Podeszwa 9/5-9/7* WThF 4:00-5:00 pm RVC Woodward Technology Ctr *MUST enroll by 8/30.

$16 3 Sessions Room 121

Chess for Beginners

$36 7 Sessions Room 121

Intermediate I Chess (Grades 1-8) For students who want to learn more about chess, beyond the beginners level. Students will be introduced to skills and strategies that help prepare them for more serious competition. PREREQUISITE: Beginners level of knowledge and basic understanding of rules and strategies. Class level assignments subject to change at instructors discretion. WIZ 804 RV4 Randy Podeszwa 11/3-12/22 Sa 10:00-11:30 am RVC Woodward Technology Ctr

$36 7 Sessions Room 121

Advanced II Chess

(Grades K-8) For those that know how the chessmen move and capture. Build on the most basic knowledge of chess, learning chess rules and game strategy. PREREQUISITE: Knowledge of names of chessmen and how they move. Class level assignments subject to change at instructors discretion. WIZ 804 RV2 Randy Podeszwa 9/15-10/27 Sa 10:00-11:30 am RVC Woodward Technology Ctr

WIZ 804 RV5 Randy Podeszwa 9/15-10/27 Sa Noon-1:30 pm RVC Woodward Technology Ctr

$36 7 Sessions Room 121

(Grades 3-8) For the serious students of the game. Learn about opening principles, middle game strategies, and end game tactics. Students will notate game for analysis and become proficient at skills required for success at this level. PRE-REQUISITE: Advanced I Chess with the approval of the instructor. Class level assignments subject to change at instructor’s discretion. WIZ 804 RV7 Randy Podeszwa 11/3-12/22 Sa Noon-1:30 pm RVC Woodward Technology Ctr

$36 7 Sessions Room 121

WIZ 804 RV6 Randy Podeszwa $5 12/16 Su 1:00-3:00 pm 1 Session RVC Woodward Technology Ctr Room 117/119/121

Chinese Made Easy (Ages 6-12) Beginning level Reading, Speaking and Writing, designed for U.S. students, learning Chinese as a 2nd language. Covered topics: Greetings and family member, Personal introduction, numbers, dates, countries and languages and occupations. Purchase text at the RVC Bookstore. WIZ 814 RV3 Susan Zhang 9/15-11/17 Sa 3:00-5:00 pm RVC WOODWARD TECHNOLOGY CTR

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Legos Junior Engineering

Vehicle Engineering

(Grades 1-3) Great hands-on learning and building. Students will creatively build and modify machines through basic engineering skills using our LEGO® kits.

(Grades 4-8) Students will build up to 13 different motorized vehicles capped off with a final project using our unique LEGO® kits. Vehicles include everyday vehicles, concept cars, construction machines, and more.

WIZ 820 BLL All About Learning $87 11/13-12/4 T 4:00-6:00 pm 4 Sessions BELL SCHOOL ROAD CTR 3350 N. Bell School Rd. -Room 001

WIZ 820 BLL2 All About Learning $87 11/14-12/12 W 4:00-6:00 pm 4 Sessions BELL SCHOOL ROAD CTR 3350 N. Bell School Rd. -Room 001 NO CLASS 11/21

Martial Arts Kid’s Focus Camp

TINY Lions

(Ages 3-6) Help your child establish good habits that will last a lifetime. Though mind and body health are important at every age, children are much more receptive to learning and discipline at a young age. This ability lessens as they get older and teachings become more difficult to instill. Ha’s Programs are dedicated to individualized instruction designed to both develop and challenge. Purchase uniform at first class for $50. Call the studio (815) 282-4028 to schedule day/time.

(Ages 7-11) Kid’s Focus Camp I have been administering this program to exclusive coaching for learning and behavioral disorders; such as attention deficit, hyperactivity, oppositional defiance and other similar disorders. In addition all children benefit by developing positive character, good habits and leadership skills. Self-defense, respect, confidence, focus, coordination, self-discipline, self-esteem, “Yes, I Can!” Positive Attitude. Children also benefit in school physical education and all sport activities. If you give me the opportunity to work with these children, I will do my very best to reduce these symptoms and help these children and families as an additional resource for treatment and assistance. I have many years of experience in working with children and adults. I encourage you to investigate my credentials and verify my practices for yourself. Call the studio (815) 282-4028 to schedule day/time.

WIZ 808 HA Ha’s Studio Staff $100 9/12-12/21 Call for times (815) 282-4028 HA’S TAE KWON DO STUDIO 4150 N. Perryville Rd. Loves Park

Star Wars Camp (Ages 6-11) Want to be a Jedi Knight? Discover the force behind Kum Do, the traditional Korean Sword art that teaches self defense through techniques used by ancient Korean warriors. This course emphasizes a child’s ability to focus, increased coordination, and self-discipline. This program can be highly beneficial for ADD and ADHD children. Purchase uniform, $50 at first class. Call the studio (815) 282-4028 to schedule day/ time.

Ha’s Studio Staff $100 WIZ 808 HA3 9/12-12/21 Call for times (815) 282-4028 HA’S TAE KWON DO STUDIO 4150 N. Perryville Rd. Loves Park

WIZ 808 HA2 Ha’s Studio Staff $100 9/12-12/21 Call for times (815) 282-4028 HA’S TAE KWON DO STUDIO 4150 N. Perryville Rd. Loves Park

Tae Kwon Do Basics

Tiny Tigers Tae Kwon Do

(Youth-Adult) Our family class emphasizes self confidence, self defense, perseverance, and physical/mental strength. Through Tae Kwon Do, students learn self discipline while improving their health and flexibility. A great way for families to spend time together! Classes offered throughout semester– call studio to select a session (815) 544-3222.

(Ages 3-6) Geared toward our younger kids, emphasis on self confidence, self defense, perseverance, and physical/mental strength. Through Tae Kwon Do, you’ll learn self discipline while improving their health and flexibility. Classes offered throughout semester – call studio at (815) 544-3222 to select a session.

FIT 805 BE Jung’s Academy staff $59 9/10-12/21 Attend either T or Th, 5:00 pm 6 Sessions JUNG’S TAE KWON DO ACADEMY 2241 Anderson Dr. Belvidere

WIZ 817 BE Jung’s Academy staff $59 6 Sessions 9/10-12/21 Attend either T or Th, 4:20 pm JUNG’S TAE KWON DO ACADEMY 2241 Anderson Dr. Belvidere

Self Defense Class (Ages 10 and up) Prepare yourself by learning the important skills needed for self defense. Defensive strategies learned through stretching, kicking, punching, blocking and stances. Classes offered throughout semester – call studio (815) 544-3222 to schedule day/ time. HLT 811 BE Jung’s Academy staff $59 9/10-12/21 Attend either T or Th, 5:45 pm 6 Sessions JUNG’S TAE KWON DO ACADEMY 2241 Anderson Dr. Belvidere


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Martial Arts continued Youth Anti-Bullying & Safety Course

Little Kickers

Children’s Mixed Martial Arts

(Ages 4-12) Give your child the skills to defend themselves against bullies, help any of their classmates who are getting bullied and focus on non-physical just as much as a physical means of defusing an altercation. We’ll also equip your child with tools to heighten their awareness against abductors and avoid predators. Character lessons such as building selfesteem and respect for others is also an added benefit.

(Ages 4-6) Is your child interested in martial arts? Little Kickers is the perfect start! Develop attention span, focus, and coordination in a safe and fun environment. Once registered, call No Joke at (815) 986-KICK to select the days/time to fit your schedule.

(Ages 7-11) Is your child the victim of bullying? Or are you worried your child might be bullying others? Children’s Mixed Martial Arts will teach your child proper bully defense and give them the self confidence they need while teaching them the humility and responsibility that comes with being a martial artist. Once registered, call No Joke at (815) 986-KICK to select the days/time to fit your schedule.

WIZ 810 EDS Elite Defense Staff $39 9/27-10/18 Th 6:15-7:00 pm 4 Sessions Elite Defense Systems 5695 Strathmoor Dr.

WIZ 817 NJ3 No Joke Staff $38 9/10-12/21 Call for times (815) 986-KICK 6 Sessions NO JOKE MARTIAL ARTS 6358 Daytona Dr. Loves Park

WIZ 817 NJ2 No Joke Staff $38 9/10-12/21 Call for times (815) 986-KICK 6 Sessions NO JOKE MARTIAL ARTS 6358 Daytona Dr. Loves Park

Music Do-Re-Mi Singers

Crescendo Choir

(Grades 1-3) Activities designed for beginning singers, including correct vocal technique, ear training games, simple note reading and rhythm reading, music games, dancing, and playing simple instruments. This choir performs in two concerts per semester, along with the three older choirs. Registration is open through the Mendelssohn Performing Arts Center before the semester starts and at the first two rehearsals; visit www.mendelssohnpac.org or call 815-964-9713 for registration info. There are no auditions for this choir, but parents of first graders should contact the director (Leah Baskin at (815)-229-3413) for readiness expectations regarding their children.

(Grades 6-8) RVCC’s audition-based advanced choir for sixth through eighth graders. New students and current Music Makers singers in sixth through eighth grades may audition. Placement is determined by vocal ability and achievement in music skills such as sight reading and score interpretation. Crescendo Choir members are leaders and role models for all RVCC singers. Crescendo singers rehearse weekly, one hour by themselves and one hour with the Encore high school choir. Two concerts and other smaller performance options are part of each semester. Registration is open through the Mendelssohn Performing Arts Center before the semester starts and at the first two rehearsals; visit www.mendelssohnpac.org or call (815)-964-9713 for registration info. To schedule an audition, contact Leah Baskin at (815)-229-3413.

MUS 807 MEND2 Mendelssohn $150 9/10-12/14 M 4:00-5:30 pm + $10 materials fee SPRING CREEK UNITED CHURCH OF CHRIST 4500 Spring Creek Rd.

$150 MUS 807 MEND2 Mendelssohn 8/23-12/14 Th 4:00-6:00 pm + $20 materials fee MENDELSSOHN PERFORMING ARTS CENTER 415 N. Church St.

The Rock Valley Children’s Choir (RVCC),a performing and education choral organization, was established by Leah Baskin and Dean Durst in 2002 as part of the music program offerings for children within the Community Education Division of Rock Valley College. The RVCC has sung in concert with the Mendelssohn Chamber Orchestra, Mendelssohn Chorale, Rockford Symphony Orchestra, Rock Valley Master Chorale, and Kantorei, the Singing Boys of Rockford. RVCC has performed at the Coronado Performing Arts Center, toured at regional libraries and museums, sung for the opening of a Smithsonian Institute exhibition, participated in youth choral festivals (including their first week-long festival tour in 2011) and performed for public and private civic groups in the greater Rockford area. Weekly rehearsals and optional Saturday workshops provide many occasions for students in RVCC to grow both as singers and responsible citizens. Director Leah Baskin brings a variety of learning experiences and styles, including Kodaly, Orff, and High/Scope Movement approaches, with Linda Smith helping as the RVCC’s accompanist and assistant director. Plus, unique to RVCC are the annual charity-themed fall concerts and spring “Singer’s Songbook” repertoire concerts, in which all singers learn two dozen songs from the great American heritage of songs for inter generational community singing. These activities honor our musical past and support our community’s future.

Music Makers Chorus (Grades 4-8) RVCC’s main education and performing ensemble for fourth through eighth graders. No auditions required! Each week, the Music Makers learn to improve their voices through basic vocal techniques, sing new and traditional songs and choral literature, and make music with new friends. Two concerts and other smaller performance options are part of each semester. Registration is open through the Mendelssohn Performing Arts Center before the semester starts and at the first two rehearsals; visit www.mendelssohnpac.org or call (815)-964-9713 for registration info. MUS 807 MEND2 Mendelssohn $150 8/28-12/14 T 4:00-6:00 pm + $20 materials fee MENDELSSOHN PERFORMING ARTS CENTER 415 N. Church St.

Drums (Beginner to Advanced) (Recommended ages: 10-16) Learn from the Pros and be the best! Art will cover what it takes to make the drumline – concentrating on the fundamentals, proficiency with the rudiments. Focus on hand movement, position of sticks, control, and music. Beginners to Advanced players welcome; Class may be repeated each semester to develop skill level. MUS 802 RFD Art Cardenas Jr. 9/10-10/29 M 6:00-7:30 pm ART’S SCHOOL FOR DRUMMING

PRE-REGISTRATION & PAYMENT Required for all classes!

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

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Music continued Piano Classes for Current (experienced) Students

RVC Piano Classes with Inger Langsholt • Choose appropriate age/skill level: attend the first class.

Classes designed for students who have previously attended piano classes or have past experience.

• Register & pay at first class (check only please).

Preparatory Piano II & III

• A piano or keyboard with standard size keys needed for home preparation of assignments.

PREREQUISITE: Preparatory Piano I. Inger Langsholt (Ages 5-8) 9/12-12/19 W 3:30 -4:30 pm RVC BLDG. G NO CLASS 11/21

• Dates/times and class level assignments subject to change at instructor’s discretion.

$99 14 Sessions Piano Lab

Preparatory Piano II & III Piano Classes PREREQUISITE: Preparatory Piano I. 5-8) Inger Langsholt $92 for New (inexperienced) Students (Ages 9/15-12/15 Sa 2:00-3:00 pm 13 Sessions Classes designed for beginning level students. No experience required! RVC BLDG. G NO CLASS 11/24

Piano for Kindegartners (Ages 4 & 5) Inger Langsholt 9/11-12/18 T 2:30-3:30 pm RVC BLDG. G

$105 15 Sessions Piano Lab

Preparatory Piano I (Ages 5-8) Inger Langsholt 9/12-12/19 W 2:30-3:30 pm RVC BLDG. G NO CLASS 11/21

$99 14 Sessions Piano Lab

Preparatory Piano I (Ages 5-8) Inger Langsholt 9/15-12/15 Sa 1:00-2:00 pm RVC BLDG. G NO CLASS 11/24

$92 13 Sessions Piano Lab

Elementary Piano I (Ages 9-11) Inger Langsholt 9/12-12/19 W 4:30 NO CLASS 11/21

$99 14 Sessions Piano Lab

Elementary Piano I (Ages 9-11) Inger Langsholt 9/15-12/15 Sa 4:00-5:00 pm RVC BLDG. G NO CLASS 11/24

$92 13 Sessions Piano Lab

Piano Lab

Preparatory Piano II & III

PREREQUISITE: Preparatory Piano I. (Ages 5-8) Inger Langsholt M 2:45-3:45 pm 9/10-12/17 RVC BLDG. G

$105 15 Sessions Piano Lab

Preparatory Piano III & IV PREREQUISITE: Preparatory Piano II. (Ages 5-8) Inger Langsholt 9/15-12/15 Sa 3:00 -4:00 pm RVC BLDG. G NO CLASS 11/24

$92 13 Sessions Piano Lab

Elementary Piano II

PREREQUISITE: Elementary Piano I. (Ages 9-12) Inger Langsholt 9/10-12/17 M 3:45 -4:45 pm RVC BLDG. G

$105 15 Sessions Piano Lab

Elementary Piano IV & V

PREREQUISITE: Preparatory Piano III. (Ages 5-8) Inger Langsholt 9/10-12/17 M 4:45 -5:45 pm RVC BLDG. G

$105

15 Sessions Piano Lab

Elementary Piano V & VI PREREQUISITE: Preparatory Piano I. (Ages 9-11) Inger Langsholt 9/15-12/15 Sa 11:00 am-Noon RVC BLDG. G NO CLASS 11/24

GIFT OF CLASS Give the gift of “life-long learning”!

Our classes make a great gift for all occasions. For more information call (815) 921-3900.

$92 13 Sessions Piano Lab

Photo & Film Acting I

Digital Filmmaking - Beginning

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

(Grades 4-8) Bring your ideas from script to screen! Work in groups where you’ll write a script, plan for a shoot, shoot, direct, and edit the film. Learn how to plan and execute the film. Every student will have the chance to write, shoot, direct, and edit your films. Learn how to submit film to film festivals. There is no reason to fear the technology - everything will be taught hands on. Sign up today and tell your story! WIZ 806 BLL Fathead Films 11/6-12/11 T 6:00-8:00 pm RVC STUDENT CTR NO CLASS 11/20

WIZ 806 BLL2 Fathead Films $77 9/10-10/8 M 6:00-7:30 pm 5 Sessions BELL SCHOOL ROAD CTR 3350 N. Bell School Rd. -Room 003

ACTION!

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Science Burpee Explorer Series For Ages 6-12 Burpee Explorers: Explore InvertebratesCephalopods (Ages 6-12) Discover these ancient animals of the Ordovician time period. Dissect a squid-a modern cephalopod. Squid are complex animals and we can compare their peculiar structures to higher and lower animals. This class meets the National Science Education Standards for Life Science. Must be accompanied by an adult to assist with dissection. (No charge for adult) WIZ 811 BMU 10/13 BURPEE MUSEUM

Burpee Staff Sa 1:00-2:30 pm

$20 1 Session 737 N. Main St.

Burpee Explorers: Explore InvertebratesEchinoderms (Ages 6-12) Sea stars (star fish) are Echinoderms. In this class you will study real sea stars and then make your own starry crafts. This class meets the National Science Education Standards for Life Science. Must be accompanied by an adult to assist with dissection. (No charge for adult) WIZ 811 BMU2 11/10 BURPEE MUSEUM

Burpee Staff Sa 1:00-2:30 pm

$20 1 Session 737 N. Main St.

Burpee Home School Workshops & Classes Classes are for Ages 10 and up: The classes focus on Kingdom Animalia with activities to discover the uniqueness of the different orders and families as well as studying the micro world. Students will learn how to use a microscope and how it works. The Magnificent Microworld Adventure by Activities Integrating Mathematics and Science curriculum produced by the National Science Foundation forms the foundation of the classes. As always, the museum is an integral component of the classes.

Class: Arthropods

(Ages 10 and up) Who is an Arthropod? This class explores complete and incomplete metamorphosis with meal worms and cockroaches. WIZ 811 BMU3 9/25 BURPEE MUSEUM

Burpee Staff T 2:00-4:00 pm

$16 1 Session 737 N. Main St.

Class: Arthropods II (Ages 10 and up) We will compare Insects and Spiders using dissection and microscopes. WIZ 811 BMU4 10/9 BURPEE MUSEUM

Burpee Staff T 2:00-4:00 pm

$16 1 Session 737 N. Main St.

Class: Microscopic Fundamentals (Ages 10 and up) Discover who invented the microscope and how it works. Work with different microscopes. WIZ 811 BMU5 10/23 BURPEE MUSEUM

Burpee Staff T 2:00-4:00 pm

$16 1 Session 737 N. Main St.

Class: Cell Structures (Ages 10 and up) Study the parts of cells. Use a microscope to distinguish plant and animal cells. WIZ 811 BMU6 11/6 BURPEE MUSEUM

Burpee Staff T 2:00-4:00 pm

$16 1 Session 737 N. Main St.

Class: Protozoa (Ages 10 and up) Explore the complex and diverse world of single cell creatures. WIZ 811 BMU7 11/20 BURPEE MUSEUM

Burpee Staff T 2:00-4:00 pm

$16 1 Session 737 N. Main St.

Class: Moving in on Protozoa

(Ages 10 and up) Students will observe their various methods of moving. WIZ 811 BMU8 12/4 BURPEE MUSEUM

Burpee Staff T 2:00-4:00 pm

$16 1 Session 737 N. Main St.

Class: Life in Glass Houses (Ages 10 and up) Students will observe the changes that occur in a closed protozoan community. WIZ 811 BMU9 12/18 BURPEE MUSEUM

Burpee Staff T 2:00-4:00 pm

$16 1 Session 737 N. Main St.

Workshops are for ages 6-9 Hands-on Science with the museum as the student’s laboratory. Students will observe and work with various invertebrates including pertinent animals from the permanent collection. These Life Science workshops cover the study of food chains, biomes, and adaptations based on an Activities Integrating Mathematics and Science curriculum produced by the National Science Foundation.

Workshop: Kingdom Animalia (Ages 6-9) Students will explore how scientists classify animals, including using the permanent collection. WIZ 811 BMU10 9/18 BURPEE MUSEUM

Burpee Staff T 2:00-4:00 pm

$16 1 Session 737 N. Main St.

Workshop: Popping through the Garden (Ages 6-9) Explore the difference between spiders and insects and create your own examples. WIZ 811 BMU11 10/2 BURPEE MUSEUM

Burpee Staff T 2:00-4:00 pm

$16 1 Session 737 N. Main St.

Workshop: Missing Moths (Ages 6-9) Explore camouflage by studying moths in depth. Students will graph results of their investigations. WIZ 811 BMU12 10/16 BURPEE MUSEUM

Burpee Staff T 2:00-4:00 pm

$16 1 Session 737 N. Main St.

Workshop: Table Manners (Ages 6-9) Learn about arthropod mouth parts. Examine specimens from the museum’s permanent collection and complete a project to take home. WIZ 811 BMU13 10/30 BURPEE MUSEUM

Burpee Staff T 2:00-4:00 pm

$16 1 Session 737 N. Main St.

Workshop: Isopods - Hot Foot, Cold Foot (Ages 6-9) Isopods are crustaceans that live on land and breathe through gills. Study their reactions to physical stimuli in this class. WIZ 811 BMU14 11/13 BURPEE MUSEUM

Burpee Staff T 2:00-4:00 pm

$16 1 Session 737 N. Main St.

Workshop: Fishful Thinking (Ages 6-9) By observing a goldfish; vertebrates will be studied. Students will examine fish in the permanent collection. WIZ 811 BMU15 11/27 BURPEE MUSEUM

Burpee Staff T 2:00-4:00 pm

$16 1 Session 737 N. Main St.

Workshop: Fishing for Fins (Ages 6-9) Students construct a goldfish model to study fish anatomy, how fish swim and breathe under water. WIZ 811 BMU16 12/11 BURPEE MUSEUM

Burpee Staff T 2:00-4:00 pm

$16 1 Session 737 N. Main St.


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Whiz Kids Faculty ALL ABOUT LEARNING, INC.,

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

BASKIN, LEAH

who has dedicated herself to providing music education for children for over 35 years, received music education at Augustana College and elementary education at Western Illinois University. She has worked as a music teacher at several Rockford Public Schools, Montessori Private Academy and Keith School. She served for 10 years on the Illinois Music Educators Association State Board and founded the IMEA Children’s Music Festival for northern Illinois. She and Dean Durst cofounded the Rock Valley Children’s Choir in 2002.

BURPEE MUSEUM OF NATURAL HISTORY

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

CARDENAS JR., ARTHUR started playing the drums at age 4. He joined the Phantom Regiment Drum & Bugle Corps in 1978, and by age 13 he was invited by Marty Hurley to join the big corps Phantom Regiment. This accomplishment is noted by Art being the youngest snare drummer in a corps in the entire USA. At age 14, Art was playing with the Los Primos Cardenas Orchestra and toured the Midwest playing Tejano/ Chicano style music. Most recently, he established Art’s School for Drumming and Music, where he leads private lessons and drum camps. www.aschoolfordrumming.com. DOLPHIN SWIM CLUB provides quality instruction through enthusiastic, well-trained staff. Hands-on, gentle touch philosophy creates a fun learning environment for all levels. ELITE DEFENSE SYSTEMS (EDS) was founded by Matthew

J. Numrich. Mr. Numrich is certified as one of only a handful of full Instructor of Jeet Kune Do (JKD) and the Filipino Martial Arts by Sifu Paul Vunak (under Guru Dan Inosanto). The Elite Defense environment is for learning and workout, where you are proud to bring your family,

friends, co-workers, customers, clients, and acquaintances. Through LYON, KATHY has been teaching for Community Education since its many services, EDS has specialty instructors for different groups of 1985. Kathy earned her Master of Fine Arts degree and is nearing students, including law enforcement organizations, security companies, completion of her Masters in Teaching. Since 1991 she has been a young adults, children with learning disabilities (ADD/ADHD), and family teacher within the Rockford Public Schools. members seeking proactive home/environment safety. MENDELSSOHN PERFORMING ARTS CENTER (MPAC) FATHEAD FILMS began with two cousins captured by the magic and is the oldest continuous community music organization of its kind in the passion of movies. Keith and Justin Romine began writing and producing United States. Founded in 1884, MPAC provides public concerts with films as teenagers and now collaborate talent, creativity, and passion renowned professional musicians, music performance opportunities into Fathead Films. Both hold BA degrees in Film from the University of for all ages, and a youth music education program including recitals, Nevada, Las Vegas, where they studied under some great names in film outreach concerts, master classes, the Rock Valley Children’s Choir, and and television including, Academy Award nominated actor Tony Curtis, the annual Chandler Starr Miller Scholarship Competition. Visit www. writer Sean Clark, and film director David Schmoeller. They currently mendelssohnpac.org or call (815) 964-9713 for more information. produce short films and a feature film. NO JOKE MARTIAL ARTS is the alternative to traditional gyms FITNESS ZONE managed and owned by Kevin & Brenda Burns and martial arts schools. Training is offered to all levels - from the fitness strives to provide you with convenience, affordability, and quality. The novice to the professional fighter. Burns’ teach students to be healthy and active. PODESZWA, RANDY has coached chess clubs at several schools HA’S TAE KWON DO AND KUM DO STUDIO helps students and has tutored individual students in grades K-8 for many years. He has gain wisdom and health through individualized martial arts classes. been at RESA since 2000 and has helped build the after school chess Master Ha is highly recognized for his continued contributions in martial program and hosted weekend chess tournaments. arts and carries a strong set of credentials. He has taught martial arts for many years and has been recently awarded with the USA Presidential ROCKFORD ART MUSEUM, a Partner in Excellence of the Illinois Physical Fitness Award for his outstanding contribution to the world of Art Museum enriches the quality of life in the Rockford region through Taekwondo (2009). visual arts programs of collection, exhibition and education. Located inside Riverfront Museum Park for the Arts and Sciences (a Rockford JUNG’S TAE KWON DO ACADEMY strives to teach good form, Park District facility), RAM offers 17,000 square feet of exhibition which leads to good discipline and provides parents and children with a space within it’s three galleries. For more information log onto: www. great bonding opportunity. Master Jung was born and raised in Korea, rockfordartmuseum.org. coming to the USA in 1978, and holds a WTF coaching license from USA Taekwondo. ROCKFORD DANCE COMPANY, in the Riverfront Museum Park, is a premier professional ballet company and resident of the Coronado LANGSHOLT, INGER is a well-respected private instruction piano Theater. The school division conducts classes in ballet, modern, jazz, tap teacher, instrumental in developing community piano lessons in a group and hip hop for preschoolers to adults, as well as offers communitysetting at Rock Valley College. Inger’s teaching style and classes are based performance opportunities and education through their Dance best described by one of her adult students: “She taught me (to play the Reach and Outreach programs. piano) as a child. This is an easy, laid-back approach for the beginner. The student enjoys it!”


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ENHANCE! Your Skills. Your Career.  Your Life.

Continuing 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 Education courses.

CONTENTS Business Careers................................................... 31-34 Computer Training ................................................. 34-37 Construction/Home ................................................ 37-38 Distance On-Line Learning.........................................39 Education Careers ................................................ 40-41 Emergency/Security Training.....................................41 Health Careers ....................................................... 41-47 Continuing Education for Massage Therapists ..........44-47 Hospitality/Food Service Certification......................48 Language For The Workplace....................................49 Manufacturing/Workforce.................................... 49-52 Math Fundamentals.....................................................52 Sustainable “Green” Technologies............................53 EMS Paramedic Program - NEW Spring 2013.......53 RVC Continuing Education AGE APPROPRIATE GUIDELINES: Students 16-17 years old may be admitted to Continuing Education credit courses upon request from the chief executive officers (or designees) of the high school districts in which the student resides. Call (815) 921-3900 for information.

Become an Instructor for Continuing Education

• 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 Education Department is looking for you!

Teaching for Continuing Education can be rewarding in so many ways. Because of the nature of non-credit classes, instructors are not required to have degrees -- just demonstrate expertise in their subject area. We are looking for individuals with expertise and/or experience in the following Industrial areas: – CNC machine – sheet metal fabrication – plumbers – machine repair – tool & die – pipefitters – robotics – welders – robotics – electrical technicians – metallurgy – etc. If you would like more information on teaching or if you would like to discuss the possibility of offering a class, contact Continuing Education, (815) 921-3903. Or visit 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 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. $110 10 Sessions Room 1300

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 MTh 5:30-7:30 pm 10/15-11/15 RVC SUPPORT SERVICES BLDG

$110 10 Sessions Room 1300

Bookkeeping and Accounting III (1 Credit) This course will continue from Part II and include a complete overview of accounting for a merchandising business organized as a corporation. Topics include identifying different elements of a corporation (as compared to a sole proprietor and partnership), types of inventory valuation methods, distributing dividends and corporation financial statements. Purchase text at RVC Bookstore (same as Acct. I.) PREREQUISITE: Accounting and Bookkeeping I and II or equivalent experience. ATG 003 RV2 Richard Bergmark 11/19-12/20 MTh 5:30-7:30 pm RVC SUPPORT SERVICES BLDG NO CLASS 11/22

Bookkeeping and Accounting I

DPR 029 RV Richard Bergmark 9/15-10/13 Sa 1:15-4:30 pm RVC WOODWARD TECHNOLOGY CTR

Bookkeeping and Accounting II

(1.5 Credits) This is a beginning course with emphasis on basics of bookkeeping procedures and accounting principles employing debits (1 Credit) Learn the basics of this powerful financial management program and credits of double-entry accounting through the trial balance. Upon for small business. Recommended: Basic Computer Skills or equivalent completion of this course, students will be prepared for a job as an experience. Purchase text at RVC Bookstore. Bring a flash drive to class. entry-level bookkeeper, or an entry-level accounting clerk. Purchase text You will learn to: at RVC Bookstore. • Work with customer and vendor transactions ATG 001 RV Ronald Moore $135 • Bank with QuickBooks 9/10-10/10 MW 6:30-8:45 pm 5 Sessions • Plan and create a new company STENSTROM CTR 4151 Samuelson Rd. Room 325 • Work with opening balances and the balance sheet reports $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 Richard Bergmark DPR 057 RV 10/20-11/17 Sa 1:15-4:30 pm RVC WOODWARD TECHNOLOGY CTR

$135 5 Sessions Room G02

(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 10/22-11/26 STENSTROM CTR NO CLASS 11/21

Ronald Moore MW 6:30-8:45 pm 4151 Samuelson Rd.

$135 5 Sessions Room 325

How to Own and Operate Your Own Business (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 9/11-11/27 STENSTROM CTR

Ronald Moore T 6:30-8:45 pm 4151 Samuelson Rd.

$139 12 Sessions Room 325

$99 9 Sessions Room 1300

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.” www.startupsocialmedia.com BUS 086 RV Mike Logan $65 9/20-10/11 Th 6:00-8:00 pm 4 Sessions BELL SCHOOL ROAD CTR 3350 N. Bell School Rd. Room 005

RVC Bookstore Student Center, Ground level

http://rvc.bncollege.com or (815) 921-1680. For Fall hours and to order or view used and new textbooks, visit us online at www.whywaitforbooks.com.

PRE-REGISTRATION & PAYMENT Required for all classes!

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

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Accounting with Computer Software QuickBooks 2011 Level 1


32 BUSINESS CAREERS continued 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.

BLACK BELT SALES TRAINING (.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.

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.

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.

Body Language – Social Interaction 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. BUS 014 RV James A. Zalud 9/26 W 6:00-9:00 pm RVC CLASSROOM BLDG I

$50 1 Session Room 228

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! BUS 014 RV2 James A. Zalud 11/7 W 6:00-9:00 pm RVC CLASSROOM BLDG I

$50 1 Session Room 228

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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 RV Joe Rosner – Best Defense USA $39 9/10 M 5:45-7:45 pm 1 Session RVC CLASSROOM BLDG II Room 128

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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 RV Joe Rosner – Best Defense USA $39 10/1 M 5:45-7:45 pm 1 Session Room 128 RVC CLASSROOM BLDG II

Time & Attitude Management

Sales Presentation Skills

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.

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 036 RV Joe Rosner – Best Defense USA $39 10/8 M 5:45-7:45 pm 1 Session RVC CLASSROOM BLDG II Room 128

OSB 031 RV Joe Rosner – Best Defense USA $39 9/17 M 5:45-7:45 pm 1 Session RVC CLASSROOM BLDG II Room 128

Closing Skills 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. Joe Rosner – Best Defense USA $39 OSB 038 RV 9/24 M 5:45-7:45 pm 1 Session RVC CLASSROOM BLDG II Room 128

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 relationshipbased approach to selling is both unique and effective, and his lively presentations are informative and interactive.

BUILDING TRUST IN SALES & SERVICE (1 Credit) Whether you are new in sales seeking a career or initial training in the sales field or looking to refresh your sales skills, these hands-on workshops are for you! Join Jerry for either of these upbeat workshops—have fun while learning the techniques in building trust for successful sales!

For New Sales Representatives (1 Credit) Selling is an art. It allows personal creativity but is based on discipline and logic. Calls= Presentations=Sales=Income. It can become a career allowing professionally motivated high achievers to earn one of the highest income levels in the professional world. The Five Steps to a sale will be covered – AIDCA (Attention, Interest, Desire, Conviction, Action) concept. We’ll also expand on FAB—Features: What are the main features of your product and what is it designed to do? Advantages: What will your product do to solve your prospect’s problems? Benefits: How will your product help people gain or avoid problems in the future? Role playing is included. Jerry Kitchen OSB 036 RV2 9/19 W 6:00-8:30 pm RVC WOODWARD TECHNOLOGY CTR

$45 1 Session Room 117

For Experienced Sales Representatives (1 Credit) Relationship selling techniques will be enforced using today’s consultant approach. Companies buy from people…they don’t buy from companies. Setting up appointments on the phone or in person will be reviewed along with making fun out of cold calling. Sales presentations and creative ideas for closing the sale will be highlighted. Learn how to overcome a negative and redirect to a positive. Time management and role playing will be included. OSB 036 RV3 Jerry Kitchen 10/3 W 6:00-8:30 pm RVC WOODWARD TECHNOLOGY CTR

$45 1 Session Room 117


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

The Voices For All Voice Coach/Producer/Instructors are known (1 Credit) This course, offered in partnership with the Illinois Bankers for their fun and informative presenting methods. Our Coaches have Association, provides entry to mid-level bankers/tellers with information many years experience in the Voice-over Industry, and are masters at needed to provide effective service to customers, conduct basic financial teaching all of the information pertinent to making it in Voice Acting. transactions, thus improving bank profitability. Also discussed are the effects banks have on the U.S. economy, the purpose and business of banking, products and services provided by banks and how they are delivered. Lastly, students will gain an understanding of basic financial transactions and the application of banking laws and regulations. Upon “Are people always telling you that you have a great voice? Do you often completion, two AIB credits will be awarded. All materials included in find yourself listening to your favorite audiobook, commercial or cartoon the fee. character and thinking, ‘I could do that?’ If so, then you could have Dennis Cheatwood $249 BNK 010 RV what it takes to begin working as a professional Voiceover Artist. The 9/13-11/15 Th 6:30 -8:30 pm 10 Sessions current Voiceover trends have made it easy and affordable for just about STENSTROM CTR 4151 Samuelson Rd. Room 337 anyone to get involved. In this fun and empowering 90 minute introductory session, you will learn about the different types of voiceovers and what tools are needed in order to find success in the voiceover industry. Your instructor will coach you in this one-on-one, online setting as you read from real scripts, taking notes on your performance so you can John Spiers has worked in Seattle and San Francisco with receive a professional voice evaluation later. Come ready to laugh, learn international trading companies since 1974, in virtually every and be inspired. position. Self-employed trading internationally since 1984, John shares what he has done in the past, what he has advised others COM 004 RV Voices for All $40 to do successfully, and what he is doing now all in a seminar 9/28 F 6:00 -8:00 pm 1 Session highly rated by participants for content, experience, pace and RVC WOODWARD TECHNOLOGY CTR Room 141 humor.

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 under-

stand 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.

• Team Building – 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? $299 8 Sessions Room 1222

Courses Held In Cooperation With Elgin Community College

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. Learn how to develop your product or service, find the best suppliers, best customers, work with banks, currency issues, and more. You will be taken through licensing and permits, setting yourself up for properly conducting trade worldwide at the small business level. The entire course may be taken at your pace, with plenty of one-on-one e-mail contact with the instructor. Optional weekly live sessions online are run during the course. After the formal nine weeks course, you may join a listserv of ex-students, so access to the instructor and peers never ends. The required textbook How Small Business Trades Worldwide, ISBN: 978-0-9795515-0-5 is available on Amazon.com. SPECIFIC REGISTRATION PROCEDURE: Fill out a registration form (located at the last page of this schedule) include e-mail and mail in with payment, refer to Course # MKT 052. MKT 052 10/10-12/5

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

GIFT OF CLASS

Basic Floral Design (2 Credits) Pick a new career as a Floral Designer and join a blooming industry! Learn by doing hands-on arrangements while preparing for entry-level work in the floral industry. Learn to create floral designs, boutonnieres, corsages, various table arrangements, bud vase designs and more. Become familiar with the tools of the trade by using tape, wire, glue, picks, moss, ribbon, bows, vases, containers and flower identification. Please bring floral cutters for flowers or floral knife and a pair of scissors to class. Tuition includes cost of floral materials. Successful completion of this class does not guarantee employment. Purchase text at RVC Bookstore. SPC 060 RV 9/11-10/11 KING’S FLOWERS

Julie Fedie TTh 5:45 -8:45 pm

$159 10 Sessions 3640 E. State St.

Give the gift of “life-long learning”!

Our classes make a great gift for all occasions. For more information call (815) 921-3900.

Private Investigator

Wedding & Event Planner Certification

(2.5 Credits) This 40-hour course includes information on planning, (1.5 Credits) Techniques, tips, and legal guidelines for conducting coordinating, and directing weddings and addresses the industry’s investigations are presented in this course, ideal for pursuing a career business structure. Documentation informain private investigations, or simply to learn investigative and research tion, contracts, how to work with vendors, techniques. From tracing missing persons, to undercover operations, and marketing, working with prospective to background research, the most commonly encountered types of brides and grooms, an important curricuinvestigations are covered. This course satisfies Illinois Department of lum component, will be discussed. The Professional Regulation requirements of 20 hours of private investigation fee includes workbooks, CD’s, testing and training for eligibility to apply for a permanent employee registration card. National Certification from the Wedding Required textbook, “Private Investigation – a Guide for the Beginner” is Planning Institute. This course is recogavailable at Barnes & Noble or Amazon.com. nized by the Council for Higher Education, The Association for Wedding Professionals Ed Herdrich $199 CRM 015 ECC International and the American Society for Wedding Planners. 9/19-11/7 W 6:30-9:00 pm 8 Sessions Upon completion of the course, you have three options: an internship ELGIN COMMUNITY COLLEGE 1700 Spartan Dr., Elgin Room A-206 opportunity, job placement assistance, or bridal client referrals. BUS 043 RV Desiree Dent $699 10/2-12/4 T 6:30-9:00 pm 10 Sessions ELGIN COMMUNITY COLLEGE 1700 Spartan Dr., Elgin Room A-165

CONTINUING EDUCATION

• Know Yourself -YOU – the most important component! Learn your

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

Principles of Banking Operation

Voice Over Opportunities

Topics include:

BUS 030 RV Leadership in Action 9/11-10/30 T 6:00-9:00 pm RVC STUDENT CENTER BLDG

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Fitness Training

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Personal Fitness Trainer National Certification

Orientation to Fitness Training This FREE information session 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, management and aqua fitness. PED 067 RV W.I.T.S. Instructor FREE 9/22 Sa 11:00 am -Noon 1 Session RVC PHYSICAL EDUCATION CTR Room 0116 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.

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

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

(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 1-888-3309487 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.

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. W.I.T.S. Staff FWS 010 RV 10/6-11/10 Sa 9:00 am- 4:00 pm Lectures Sa 9:00 -Noon RVC PHYSICAL EDUCATION CTR Clinicals Sa 1:00 -4:00 pm RVC PHYSICAL EDUCATION CTR

$645 6 Sessions Room 0116 Room 1206

Paralegal Research

Paralegal Management

(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.

(1 Credit) This course is an overview of the paralegal office manager at work. All students will be required to network/mentor with an entry level, practicing paralegal in the field and acquire information on the organization of law firms, corporations and/or government legal departments in order to complete a presentation for class. All quizzes and the final exam will be taken online.

BUS 049 Cost: $195

BUS 055 Cost: $195

Paralegal Career

Paralegal Jurisprudence (1 Credit) This course presents an overview of the paralegal profession including many of the more popular entry-level areas of legal specialization (family, corporate, probate, real estate, immigration, bankruptcy law, and many others). All students will be required to select and pursue at least one specialty area and write a twelve-part report for substantive career development. Each student will also be required to take weekly quizzes and a final exam online. BUS 053 Cost: $195

Paralegal Litigation (1 Credit) This course presents an overview of litigation and trial support used by entry level practicing paralegals in daily procedural work. All students will be required to visit a specific local court system and investigate the procedures of pre-trial, trial, post-trial and appeals. In addition, each student will be asked to make a presentation of the court visit and complete a selected deposition abstract online. BUS 054 Cost: $195

Computer Training for Everyone! Enhance: Your Skills!

Fall 2012

(1 Credit) This course presents an overview of paralegal job search/ portfolio method and will help you identify special legal skills that are part of your unique niche in the paralegal market. All students will be required to compose a 15-section paralegal job search portfolio and explore three job leads in a local law practice in order to complete a class presentation. Each student will also post an eResume online at the end of class. BUS 056 Cost: $195 All classes offered in either session: Session I Thursdays, 9/13 – 10/25 Session II Thursdays, 11/1 – 12/13 SPECIFIC REGISTRATION PROCEDURE: First e-mail instructor www.paralegalstudies.com. Next fill out a registration form (located at the last page of this schedule) include e-mail and mail in with payment, refer to course # BUS-CCE.

COMPUTER TRAINING Improve Your Skills

Computer courses offered through Continuing Education are designed for students with beginning to advanced computer experience. A variety of short-term, hands-on computer courses are offered at various times and locations to meet the needs of the community. Computer Lab Locations: 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 for the Apples. “Apples” indicate courses that have been approved by the Illinois State Board of Education. Please let the instructor know when taking the class for CPDU’s.

Getting Started

Computer Basics – Level 1

Computer Basics – Level 1 This class is designed for the new user or those with no experience interested in learning computers. Provides individuals with the skills and confidence to continue learning. You will learn terms and fundamentals, what is Windows, Software vs. Hardware, what is a hard/floppy drive/CD-ROM, memory and storage, what is a file. Bring Flash drive to class. 4 CPDU’s DPR 001 RV Gail Lee 9/6 Th 9:00 am-1:00 pm RVC WOODWARD TECHNOLOGY CTR

$49 1 Sessions Room G02

Chuck Corley DPR 001 RV1 9/6 Th 5:30 -9:30 pm RVC WOODWARD TECHNOLOGY CTR

$49 1 Sessions Room G02

DPR 001 BLL Kathe Mundinger 9/15 Sa 1:00 -5:00 pm BELL SCHOOL ROAD CTR 3350 N. Bell School Rd.

$49 1 Sessions Room 005

(.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 9/11-10/2 KEEN AGE CENTER

Steven Johnson $65 T 4:00- 6:00 pm 4 Sessions 2141 Henry Luckow Dr., Belvidere


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Computer Basics – Level 2 Internet

Beginning Keyboarding Skills

(.5 Credit) This course is a continuation of PC Basics I. Become familiar with internet navigation, e-mail, search tools and more. Individual help will be available during class session. Bring a flash drive to class. Recommended: Computer Basics - Level I. 18 CPDU’s

(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 075 BE 10/9-10/30 KEEN AGE CENTER

Steven Johnson $65 T 4:00 - 6:00 pm 4 Sessions 2141 Henry Luckow Dr. Belvidere

DPR 075 BLL Kathe Mundinger 10/12-10/19 F 1:00 - 5:00 pm BELL SCHOOL ROAD CTR 3350 N. Bell School Rd.

$65 2 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 9/11-9/20 TTh 9:00 am-1:00 pm RVC WOODWARD TECHNOLOGY CTR

$125 4 Sessions Room G02

Chuck Corley DPR 045 RV1 9/11-9/20 TTh 5:30 -9:30 pm RVC WOODWARD TECHNOLOGY CTR

$125 4 Sessions Room G02

Kathe Mundinger DPR 045 BLL1 9/22-10/13 Sa 8:30 am-12:30 pm BELL SCHOOL ROAD CTR 3350 N. Bell School Rd.

$125 4 Sessions Room 005

Kathe Mundinger DPR 045 BLL 9/24-10/3 MW 1:00 -5:00 pm BELL SCHOOL ROAD CTR 3350 N. Bell School Rd.

$125 4 Sessions Room 005

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 at right.

RVC Keyboarding/Typing Certificate

DPR 033 BLL1 Kathe Mundinger $145 10/8-11/7 MW 3:15 -5:15 pm 10 Sessions BELL SCHOOL ROAD CTR 3350 N. Bell School Rd. 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 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 class. 16 CPDU’s flash drive to class. You will learn to : DPR 003 BLL Kathe Mundinger $135 • Make folders to store files 9/10/-9/19 MW 1:00-5:00 pm 4 Sessions • Sort and move large groups of files all at once BELL SCHOOL ROAD CTR 3350 N. Bell School Rd. Room 005 • Rename files and folders • Move & copy to get organized Andres Perez III $135 DPR 003 BLL1 • Download pictures from camera to computer 10/20-11/10 Sa 1:00-5:00 pm 4 Sessions • Make backups BELL SCHOOL ROAD CTR 3350 N. Bell School Rd. Room 005 • Apply principles to your e-mail

Windows File Management Workshop

DPR 025 RV Kathe Mundinger 9/28-10/5 F 1:00-5:00 pm BELL SCHOOL ROAD CTR 3350 N. Bell School Rd.

$65 2 Sessions Room 005

RVC Computer Skills Exam

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

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 Education at (815) 921-3900. OSB 099 RV Gail Lee 12/22 Sa 9:00 -11:00 am RVC WOODWARD TECHNOLOGY CTR

FREE 1 Session Room G02

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 Education to register 815-921-3900. Cost $10.

(.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 9/25-10/11 TTh 9:00 -11:00 am RVC WOODWARD TECHNOLOGY CTR

$99 6 Sessions Room G02

Chuck Corley DPR 023 RV1 9/25-10/11 TTh 7:30-9:30 pm RVC WOODWARD TECHNOLOGY CTR

$99 6 Sessions Room G02

DPR 023 BLL Kathe Mundinger 10/8-10/24 MW 1:00 -3:00 pm BELL SCHOOL ROAD CTR 3350 N. Bell School Rd.

$99 6 Sessions Room 005

(.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

(.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 e-mail • 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 026 RV Gail Lee 10/16-11/1 TTh 9:00 -11:00 am RVC WOODWARD TECHNOLOGY CTR

$99 6 Sessions Room G02

$99 6 Sessions Room G02

DPR 026 RV1 Chuck Corley 10/16-11/1 TTh 7:30-9:30 pm RVC WOODWARD TECHNOLOGY CTR

$99 6 Sessions Room G02

DPR 036 RV Gail Lee 11/6-11/27 TTh 9:00-11:00 am RVC WOODWARD TECHNOLOGY CTR NO CLASS 11/22

DPR 026 BLL Kathe Mundinger 10/29-11/14 MW 1:00 -3:00 pm BELL SCHOOL ROAD CTR 3350 N. Bell School Rd.

$99 6 Sessions Room 005

DPR 036 RV1 Chuck Corley 11/6-11/27 TTh 7:30-9:30 pm RVC WOODWARD TECHNOLOGY CTR NO CLASS 11/22 DPR 036 BLL Kathe Mundinger 11/26-12/12 MW 1:00-3:00 pm BELL SCHOOL ROAD CTR 3350 N. Bell School Rd.

$99 6 Sessions Room G02 $99 6 Sessions Room 005

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Word 2010 Level 3

Word 2010 Level 2

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Fall 2012

Excel 2010 Level 1

Excel 2010 Level 2

Excel 2010 Level 3

(.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 •Elect and format cells & ranges • Create formulas & functions, • Adjust row and column • Page setup and printing worksheets

(.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

(.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 Pivot Table & Pivot Charts • Use PMT & FV functions also Goal Seek, Solver, Analysis Tool Pak & 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 024 RV Gail Lee 9/25-10/11 TTh 11:15 am-1:15 pm RVC WOODWARD TECHNOLOGY CTR

$99 6 Sessions Room G02

DPR 024 RV1 Chuck Corley 9/25-10/11 TTh 5:15 -7:15 pm RVC WOODWARD TECHNOLOGY CTR

$99 6 Sessions Room G02

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 BLL Gail Lee 10/16-12/18 T 5:30-8:30 pm BELL SCHOOL ROAD CTR 3350 N. Bell School Rd. NO CLASS 11/21

$189 9 Sessions Room 005

Accounting with Computer Software 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 Sandra Trotter DPR 029 RV1 9/12-10/17 W 5:15-8:30 pm RVC WOODWARD TECHNOLOGY CTR NO CLASS 9/17

$135 5 Sessions Room G02

DPR 029 RV Richard Bergmark 9/15-10/13 Sa 1:15-4:30 pm RVC WOODWARD TECHNOLOGY 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 RV1 Sandra Trotter 10/24-11/28 W 5:15-8:30 pm RVC WOODWARD TECHNOLOGY CTR NO CLASS 11/21

$135 5 Sessions Room G02

DPR 057 RV Richard Bergmark 10/20-11/17 Sa 1:15-4:30 pm RVC WOODWARD TECHNOLOGY CTR

$135 5 Sessions Room G02

DPR 027 RV Gail Lee TTh 11:15 -1:15 pm 10/16-11/1 RVC WOODWARD TECHNOLOGY CTR

$99 6 Sessions Room G02

Chuck Corley DPR 027 RV1 10/16-11/1 TTh 5:15-7:15 pm RVC WOODWARD TECHNOLOGY CTR

$99 6 Sessions Room G02

DPR 037 RV Gail Lee 11/6-11/27 TTh 11:15-1:15 pm RVC WOODWARD TECHNOLOGY CTR NO CLASS 11/22

$99 6 Sessions Room G02

DPR 037 RV1 Chuck Corley 11/6-11/27 TTh 5:15-7:15 pm RVC WOODWARD TECHNOLOGY CTR NO CLASS 11/22

$99 6 Sessions Room G02

PowerPoint 2010 Essentials (1 Credit) Everything you need to know to assemble and present your own basic PowerPoint presentation. Purchase text at RVC Bookstore before first session. Recommended: Basic computer skills or equivalent experience. Bring a flash drive to class. 20 CPDU’s. You will learn to: • Use Slide Master – Change color schemes • Create charts – Create and run slide shows • Auto Content Wizard – Print handouts and outlines DPR 095 RV Gail Lee TTh 1:30 -3:30 pm 9/25-10/25 RVC WOODWARD TECHNOLOGY CTR

$145 10 Sessions Room G02

Web Page & Graphic Design Technology Cascading Style Sheets (CSS) Essentials Each course can be taken individually or as a grouping to receive a mini certificate in each of the areas.

Basic Web Technology Mini Certificate Learn and apply HTML, CSS, and Java Script to web pages and understand the web development process. Upon completion of the five (5) courses below you will receive the Basic Web Technology Mini Certificate: HTML Essentials 12 hours CSS Essentials 12 hours Java Script Essentials 12 hours Server Side Technologies 12 hours WordPress 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 Open Source HTML tools will be covered along with how to use text, image, list, link and table tags. Recommended: Basic computer skills or equivalent experience. Bring a flash drive to class. CIS 064 RV Jerry Schoonover 9/15-9/29 Sa 8:30 am-12:30 pm RVC WOODWARD TECHNOLOGY CTR

$99 3 Sessions Room G02

(.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. PREREQUISITE: HTML Essentials or equivalent experience. Bring a flash drive to class. CIS 066 RV Jerry Schoonover 10/6-10/20 Sa 8:30 am-12:30 pm RVC WOODWARD TECHNOLOGY CTR

$99 3 Sessions Room G02

Server Side Technologies (.5 Credit) To deliver dynamic web content to your website visitors, you will need to understand various server-side scripting technologies. Using these technologies, you can dynamically edit, change or add any content of a Web Page, respond to user queries and form data, access databases, access files, transform XML, date to HTML data and return the results to a browser, customize a Web page, provide security and access control to Web pages, tailor your output to different types of browsers and more. Recommended: Java Script Essentials or equivalent experience. Bring a flash drive to class. CIS 069 RV Jerry Schoonover 12/1-12/15 Sa 8:30 am-12:30 pm RVC WOODWARD TECHNOLOGY CTR

$99 3 Sessions Room G02

JavaScript Essentials (.5 Credit) While HTML defines the content of a web document and CSS defines the presentation of that content, JavaScript controls the behavior of the web document. This means that JavaScript makes it possible to add user inter activity to your web document (e.g. form validation, calculations, etc.). This course is designed to give you a basic understanding of the JavaScript scripting language, and how to integrate it into your web documents. PREREQUISITE: CSS or equivalent experience. Bring a flash drive to class. CIS 068 RV Jerry Schoonover 11/3-11/17 Sa 8:30 am-12:30 pm RVC WOODWARD TECHNOLOGY CTR

$99 3 Sessions Room G02


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GRAPHIC DESIGN MINI CERTIFICATE

Adobe Photoshop CS5

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 – Adobe Illustrator Basics CS5............................. 15 hours – Color Theory & Fundamentals of Typology........ 12 hours

SPECIAL TOPICS 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, inter activity, Flash, forms and online data. PREREQUISITE: HTML or equivalent experience. Bring a flash drive to class. Purchase text at RVC Bookstore. 16 CPDU’s DPR 080 RV Jerry Schoonover 10/15-10/29 M 5:30-9:30 pm RVC WOODWARD TECHNOLOGY CTR

$99 3 Sessions Room G02

Adobe Flash

(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 10/30-11/15 Th 1:30-4:00 pm RVC WOODWARD TECHNOLOGY CTR

$125 6 Sessions Room G02

Adobe Illustrator Basics CS5

Color Theory & Fundamentals of Typology

(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.

(.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 076 RV Gail Lee TTh 1:30-3:30 pm 11/29-12/11 RVC WOODWARD TECHNOLOGY CTR

CIS 078 RV Gail Lee TTh 1:30-4:30 pm 12/13-12/20 RVC WOODWARD TECHNOLOGY CTR

$125 6 Sessions Room G02

$99 3 Sessions Room G02

Mac for Newcomers

EBAY 1: Buying on EBAY

(.5 Credits) This introductory class is designed for the NEW Mac user or individuals with little or NO Mac experience and are interested in learning how to get around the Mac computer. Your will learn the desktop, menu bar, how to use the mouse and dock, basic windows, menu features including finder and file handling. Bring a flash drive to class. Purchase text at RVC Bookstore before the first session.

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.

DPR 019 RV Tony Lamia 9/28-10/19 F 1:00 - 4:00 pm RVC WOODWARD TECHNOLOGY CTR

$99 4 Sessions Room 152

Mac Applications

OSB 096 BLL Scott Rowe 9/8 Sa 8:30-11:30 am BELL SCHOOL ROAD CTR 3350 N. Bell School Rd.

$39 1 Session Room 005

(.5 Credits) This course is a continuation of Mac for Newcomers. It will cover the basic functions of iCal, iDVD, iPhoto and ITunes. Prerequisite: Mac for Newcomers or equivalent experience with Mac computers. Purchase text at RVC Bookstore-the same text is used for Mac for Newcomers. 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 DPR 015 RV Tony Lamia $99 wants to get into selling. Students are strongly encouraged to bring an 10/26-11/16 F 1:00 - 4:00 pm 4 Sessions item to sell on EBAY. NOTE: We will not cover how to register on EBAY RVC WOODWARD TECHNOLOGY CTR Room 152 as a seller. Participants who want to take advantage of this hands-on training should already be registered with EBAY as a SELLER.

EBAY 2: Selling on EBAY

(1 Credit) Flash is a popular program that is used to create animations and add inter activity 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 11/12-11/26 M 5:30-9:30 pm RVC WOODWARD TECHNOLOGY BLDG

$99 3 Sessions Room G02

Social Media Marketing

OSB 096 BLL1 Scott Rowe (.5 Credits) Are Your Customers Finding Your Competition on Facebook, Sa 8:30-11:30 am Twitter, Google, LinkedIn and all the other Social Marketing Sites? 9/15 Whether you have a bricks and mortar, home-based or an on-line BELL SCHOOL ROAD CTR 3350 N. Bell School Rd. business, effective use of social media tools will bring new customers to your business. Discover the Simple Steps that will “Put Your Business on Top of the Social Marketing Game.” www.startupsocialmedia.com

$39 1 Session Room 005

BUS 086 RV Mike Logan $65 9/20-10/11 Th 6:00-8:00 pm 4 Sessions BELL SCHOOL ROAD CTR 3350 N. Bell School Rd. Room 005

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 9/13-11/01 STENSTROM CTR

Jeremy Watkins Th 6:00 - 8:00 pm 4151 Samuelson Rd.

$129 8 Sessions Room 331

Build Your Potential

Introduction to AutoCAD for Building Professionals

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 (1 Credit) This course will introduce the student to the software package single phase power distribution. Topics will include wiring of common AutoCAD for use in building construction. This course covers 2 dimensional devices, meter usage, new circuit design and installation. Tuition drawing with an emphasis on hands-on learning. It is helpful that the student includes cost of materials. Purchase text at RVC Bookstore. is already knowledgeable in building construction with the intention of using IST 030 RV Don Knorr $195 this course to learn AutoCAD for technical drawings. Required: Knowledge 9/22-12/15 Sa 9:00-11:30 am 12 Sessions of basic computer operations and Windows. Purchase text at RVC Bookstore. STENSTROM CTR 4151 Samuelson Rd. Room 417 NO CLASS 11/24 BCT 052 RV Jeremy Watkins $139 9/14-11/16 F 6:00 - 8:00 pm RVC WOODWARD TECHNOLOGY CTR

10 Sessions Room 159

Central Heating and Air Conditioning I

(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. IST 057 RV 9/10-11/14 STENSTROM CTR

Jim Tesdorff M&W 6:00 - 8:15 pm 4151 Samuelson Rd.

$286 10 Sessions Room 443

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Minor Home Repairs for the “Newbie”

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.

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.

Robert Mirgain OSH 015 RV 9/29 Sa 9:00 am - noon RVC WOODWARD TECHNOLOGY CTR

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.

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. $39 1 Session Room 117

GET ON THE ROAD TO SUCCESS 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! Plan to attend a FREE Orientation session on August 13th 10:00 am and again at 6:00 pm in the Woodward Technology Center, Room 141/142. Class is September 10 through December 14. For more information contact Scott Abbott, Program Coordinator, 815-921-3912 or e-mail s.abbott@rockvalleycollege.edu.

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

$39 1 Session Room 117

Home Plumbing and Repair

Walls-Drywall Repair & Paint OSH 001 RV Robert Mirgain Sa 9:00 am– noon 9/22 RVC WOODWARD TECHNOLOGY CTR

Fall 2012

Robert Mirgain OSH 020 RV 10/6 Sa 9:00 am - noon RVC WOODWARD TECHNOLOGY CTR

$39 1 Session Room 117

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 FREE 9/15 Sa 9:00 - 11:00 am 1 Session KISHWAUKEE COMMUNITY COLLEGE 21193 Malta Rd. Malta Rm U304

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

Home Inspection Licensure Program (5 credits) Prepare for the Illinois Home Inspection State Licensing Exam with this state-approved course, consisting of classroom, online and in-field instruction with two live home inspections. Topics include the physical components of a home, communication skills, knowledge of professional practices, what may go wrong as well as the cause and implications of problems that result. Participants will receive clear direction concerning what to look for during an inspection, such as signs of non-performance due to old age, deferred maintenance, weather damage, and poor workmanship. Upon completion of the approved pre-licensing course, applicants must pass the Home Inspection State Licensing Exam before they are eligible for a license in the State of Illinois. [Cost of exam is NOT included in the course fee]. E-mail access and an internet connection are required. Classroom instruction will be held at Kishwaukee College in Malta, Illinois, in computer lab A-350, which is accessible through the Conference Center. SPECIFIC REGISTRATION PROCEDURE: Students MUST register prior to 9/21 through Rock Valley College. Once registered, you will be mailed textbooks, syllabus, and instructions for the online portion of the class. Please REGISTER early. You must complete homework prior to the first full day of class. Fill out a registration form (located at the last page of this catalog) include e-mail and mail in with payment, refer to Course # BUS 095. BUS 095 KCC Bellman Group $899 10/6, 10/20, 11/3, 11/17 & 12/1 Sa 8:00 am-4 pm 5 Sessions KISHWAUKEE COLLEGE 21193 Malta Rd. Malta 12/15 Sa 8:00 am-4 pm 1 Session BELL SCHOOL ROAD CTR 3350 N. Bell School Rd. Room 005

Home Inspection Licensure Program – On-Line (5 credits) This self-paced on-line class requires reading from the book – Home Reference Book; ISBN: 0-7931-8093-7. You will be building a home inspection report as you travel through the program. Each section has a quiz to confirm that you have the knowledge to proceed. These quizzes can be taken from your home. The lessons will require you to answer questions as you read through the book. You will have full access to Charles Bellefontaine and Corey Friedman during, and after the classes as support while you build your business. This online class does not include the required 10 hours of live training (lab time) you need in order to sit for the state exam. You will have the option of attending one of our 5 live field training classes at no additional cost, or you can set up a time with a field trainer for an additional fee of approx. $150/day. For more information e-mail Charles@thehomeinspectors.com. Field Training 12/15

Sa 8:00 am-4 pm

1 Session

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

Bellman Group

$450

PRE-REGISTRATION & PAYMENT Required for all classes!

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


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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.

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, found at back of schedule. 4. If you need assistance-call Continuing Education at (815) 921-3906

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

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

On-Line Test Prep Courses

• Medical Transcription Editor • Outpatient Medical Coding & Billing • Inpatient & Outpatient Medical Coding & Billing • Pharmacy Technician • Medical Administrative Assistant

Offering On-Line Training for Manufacturing Environments. • Precision Measurement for Machinists • Mastering CNC Lathe • Mastering CNC Machining Centers

MindEdge Online Provides an online forum for business and test prep courses across several subject areas and disciplines. MindEdge Online is certified to award the following credits for courses where indicated: •IACET (CEU) •HRCI •PDU •CFRE •CPE www.rockvalleycollege.edu/mindedge

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

Midwest Paralegal

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

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

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

ToolingU.com – Manufacturing Training for Everyone Manufacturing is a broad industry-and ToolingU has an extensive training catalog to match it. With more than 400 unique titles, they provide training for practically every role. • Foundational • Assembly • Machining • Maintenance • Welding & Fabrication • Plastic & Composite Processing

CONTINUING EDUCATION

Instructor led six-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


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EDUCATION CAREERS 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 CPDUs approved by the Illinois State Board of Education. Please let the instructor know when taking a class for CPDU’s. Holly Lazzerini-Mathur has 20+ years of experience in the field of special education and has been teaching in this field for several years. She has a Masters degree in regular and special education administration specializing in various areas of impairments.

Bipolar Behavior Disorder and Intellectual Disabilities This course is a comprehensive introduction to Bipolar, Behavior Disorder and Mental Impairments and how their unique characteristics have special needs that must be addressed. Practical methods that can be applied to real life situations in each of the disciplines. 4 CPDU’s and 4 CEUs for Social Workers and Licensed Practical Counselors. SOC 010 RV Holly Lazzerini-Mathur 12/1 Sa 9:00 am-1:00 pm BELL SCHOOL ROAD CTR 3350 N. Bell School Rd.

Increase Your Knowledge

Close Reading, Critical Thinking & How to Write About It -Solid Lessons to Improve Student Learning This course is especially useful for high school teachers in Grades 9-12. This course is a concentrated approach to show students how to do close reading, how to learn and apply critical thinking and how to write about their findings. English teachers who struggle with or wish to expand their skills in how to teach poetry will find this helpful. Participants will be guided through the steps of close reading by working together, modeling, and open discussion. Some of the writing will be done together in large and small groups. Assessment criteria will be one of our class activities. Undergraduate students who feel challenged writing about literature will also find this valuable. COM 003 RV Dale Dunnigan 9/27-11/15 Th 4:30 -6:00 pm RVC CLASSROOM BLDG I NO CLASS 10/18

$69 7 Sessions Room 228

$45 1 Session Room 001

Start this year on top of your management plan! Effective classroom management procedures are a skill that can be learned and improved on throughout your career. Both beginning and experienced teachers in Grades 7-12, will find this a helpful course. Through strategies and techniques, you can assess and improve how you approach behavior, expectations, and the procedures of day to day class. Focus will be on effective positive class environments directed toward student success and teacher well-being. Purchase text at RVC Bookstore (can be shared). SOC 028 RV Dale Dunnigan 8/15-10/10 W 4:30 -6:00 pm RVC CLASSROOM BLDG I NO CLASS 8/29

$79 8 Sessions Room 229

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

GRE®, GMAT®, and LSAT® Test Prep Two web course packages to choose from: Pearl On Line: $225 – 2 months of Lessons – Knowledge-Measuring Quizzes – Timed Warm-up Tests for Each Subject – Class Grade Book & Progress Tracking

Dale Dunnigan is an experienced educator [33 years], including thirteen years teaching A.P. Literature. She has been a Reader for the National Exam multiple times.

Classroom Management: Strategies and Skills for an Effective Classroom

Test Prep Courses-Online ACT Test Prep

ACT Test Preparation Workshops The ACT is the college admissions exam that is given four times a year. Every high school student takes the ACT in April of their junior year. Students who take the ACT “cold” are at a disadvantage in competing for college/university admission and scholarships. These workshops will help 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 10/9-10/25 TTh 5:00 - 7:00 pm RVC EDUCATIONAL RESOURCE CTR

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

$110 6 Sessions Room 2412

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


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Virtual Education Software (VESi)

Para Pro-Praxis I - On-line Courses for Test Preparation through Ed2Go

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 relicensure. For a complete listing of courses with descriptions, please visit www.virtualeduc.com/rvc. Cost per course is $159

We offer a wide range of highly interactive courses for test prep-including Para Pro-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.

SPECIFIC REGISTRATION PROCEDURE: First fill out the registration form (located at the last page of this catalog) include e-mail and mail to us, refer to Course # Ed2Go. Next register on-line at www.ed2go.com/ rvc. Follow instructions at the partner website. Call our office for help SPECIFIC REGISTRATION PROCEDURE: First fill out the registration form (815) 921-3900. (located at the last page of this catalog) include e-mail and mail to us, refer to Course # VESi. Next register on-line at www.virtualeduc.com/ rvc. Follow instructions at the partner website. Call our office for help Spanish & Chinese Language for CPDU’s – see page 49. (815) 921-3900.

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.

HEALTH CAREERS 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 psycho motor labs. Students will also be required to pass written and practical skills examinations and participate in ambulance/hospital clinical experiences to become eligible to sit for the National Registry of the Emergency Medical Technicians examination. PREREQUISITES: 18 years of age, 20/20 vision with correction, hear normally with correction, sound physique, not possessing any infirmity of body or mind, which might render you unfit to perform duties. Bring to first class: 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 (815) 921-3900. HLT 038 RFD Debbie Niedermeier, EMT $825 16 Weeks 8/20-12/6 MTh  6:00 -10:00 pm Sa 10/6,10/20, 11/3 & 11/17 ROCKFORD HEALTH SYSTEMS 2623 Edgemont St. EMS Building NO CLASS 9/3 & 11/22

New Spring 2013 – EMS Paramedic Program – page 53

Training For Dietary Managers in Health Care Facilities

Management of Food Service-Operations (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 or certified dietary manager). The complete course continues for 42 weeks, three sessions in August to June. Completion of the three sessions, Management of Food Service Operations, Medical Nutrition Therapy and Food Safety & Human Resource Management meets the state requirements for dietary managers in Health care facilities and Association for Nutrition and Foodservice Professionals (ANFP). Sessions may be taken in any order. Contact ANFP at 1-800-323-1908 or anfponline.org to purchase textbook. Students must have a high school diploma or GED and the Illinois Food Service Sanitation Certification before enrolling in this course. NOTE: Orientation Thursday 8/23 4:00-6:00 pm for students and preceptors. HLT 028 RV Sara Painter 8/23-11/29 Th  4:00 -7:00 pm BELL SCHOOL ROAD CTR 3350 N. Bell School Rd. NO CLASS 11/22

$275 14 Sessions Room 003

Medical Nutrition Therapy

(3 Credits) Students will learn the implications of diet in health and disease and document their assessments in the medical record. Contact ANFP at 1-800-323-1908 or www.anfponline.org to purchase textbook. Students must have a high school diploma or GED and the Illinois Food Service Sanitation Certification before enrolling in this course. HLT 029 RV Sara Painter 12/6-3/21 Th  4:00 -7:00 pm BELL SCHOOL ROAD CTR 3350 N. Bell School Rd. NO CLASS 12/26

$275 15 Sessions Room 003

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. SPECIFIC REGISTRATION PROCEDURE: First fill out the registration form (located at the last page of this schedule) include e-mail and mail to us, refer to Course # Allegra-CCE. Next register on-line at www.ed2go. com/rvc. Follow instructions at the partner website. Call our office for help (815) 921-3900.

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EMT Training

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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.

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Phlebotomy Skills for CNA’s

(1 Credit) This course is designed to prepare the CNA in routine phlebotomy procedures. Venipuncture techniques, phlebotomy equipment, micropuncture, safe practices and medicolegal aspects are studied. This course does not make one a Phlebotomist, it is strictly continuing education for currently certified CNAs. Purchase text at RVC Bookstore. NRS 042 RV 9/6-10/4 STENSTROM CTR NO CLASS 9/20

Jamie Beck Th 5:00-9:00 pm 4151 Samuelson Rd.

$110 4 Sessions Room 151

NRS 042 RV2 11/5-11/26 STENSTROM CTR

Susan Bowler M 5:00-9:00 pm 4151 Samuelson Rd.

$110 4 Sessions Room 151

Basic Respiratory Care for CNA’s

Advanced CNA Skills/Procedures

(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.

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

NRS 044 RV 9/18-10/23 STENSTROM CTR

NRS 038 RV 11/8-12/20 STENSTROM CTR NO CLASS 11/22

Colleen Felts T 5:00-9:00 pm 4151 Samuelson Rd.

$136 6 Sessions Room 151

Susan Martin Th 5:30-9:30 pm 4151 Samuelson Rd.

If your CNA Certification has lapsed for 24 or more months, you may be eligible to recertify. Steps to Recertification: •Contact the State of Illinois at (217) 785-5133 and register with the state registry. • The State will send a packet with a Criminal Background Check, complete and return to the State of Illinois. • Upon completion of the Criminal Background Check call RVC at (815) 921-3900 for information on how to proceed.

This overview is intended for students who want to prepare for an exciting, challenging and rewarding career in healthcare. This informational session will give prospective students information and details on the Dental Assisting, Pharmacy Technician, Medical Administrative Assistant, Medical Billing and Coding, EKG Technician and Clinical Medical Assistant programs. In addition; the new on-line components will be discussed. Course content, job outlook, certification requirements and financial assistance information will be provided. It is recommended that you attend this free session before registering for any of the following courses. If you cannot attend this informational session, please call the Continuing Education Office to request an Information Packet that includes detailed outlines for all programs-(815) 921-3900. (For specific program questions, please call Condensed Curriculum Staff at 866-702-9742.) HLT 068 RV CCI Staff 9/12 W 6:00-7:30 pm RVC WOODWARD TECHNOLOGY CTR

FREE 1 Session Room 141/142

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 11/6-11/27 STENSTROM CTR

Sarah Gabua T 5:00-9:00 pm 4151 Samuelson Rd.

$99 4 Sessions Room 151

$136 6 Sessions Room 151

Recertification for CNA’s

Exploring Healthcare Career Programs An Overview

Fall 2012

Lorna Sullivan RN, CHPN adjunct instructor for RVC in the CNA Program, also provides 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, Inc.

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

NRS 031 (1) 9/20 STENSTROM CTR

Sandy Anderson Th 5:00 -9:00 pm 4151 Samuelson Rd.

$199 1 Session Room 151

NRS 031 (2) 10/18 STENSTROM CTR

Sandy Anderson Th 5:00 -9:00 pm 4151 Samuelson Rd.

$199 1 Session Room 151

NRS 031 (3) 11/15 STENSTROM CTR

Sandy Anderson Th 5:00 -9:00 pm 4151 Samuelson Rd.

$199 1 Session Room 151

(.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.

NRS 031 (4) 12/13 STENSTROM CTR

Sandy Anderson Th 5:00 -9:00 pm 4151 Samuelson Rd.

$199 1 Session Room 151

NRS 022 RV2 9/15-9/22 STENSTROM CTR

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

Healthcare Provider – CPR This course is provided for students who do not have a current healthcare provider CPR card and are registered in EKG Technician or Clinical Medical Assistant. (CPR is given in the Dental Assisting class at an additional charge.) Upon successful completion of this course, you will receive a two-year certification in CPR through the American Heart Association. Tuition includes cost of pocket mask (required). Optional text sold at class for approx. $15. You must bring your registration slip with you to class. HLT 001 HC Ruth Kormanak, EMT-P 10/6 Sa 8:00 am-Noon RVC WOODWARD TECHNOLOGY CTR

$39 1 Session Room 142

Lorna Sullivan Sa 9:00 am-1:00 pm 4151 Samuelson Rd.

$79 2 Sessions Room 156

Medical Terminology (1.5 credits) Quickly master the basics of medical terminology and begin speaking and writing terms almost immediately! You’ll focus on actively building a working vocabulary of the most frequently encountered suffixes, prefixes and word roots. Terms are introduced in the context of human anatomy and physiology giving the student the tools needed for clear, efficient communication in the healthcare environment. You’ll be amazed at how easily medical terminology becomes a part of your vocabulary! This program is appropriate for students looking to learn new job skills, refresh or refine existing healthcare knowledge or improve performance by possessing a better understanding of medical terms. (Recommended, if you are taking any of the Healthcare programs listed here) Purchase text at RVC Bookstore. HLT 039 RV 8/29-10/3 STENSTROM CTR

Susan Bowler MW 6:00-8:30 pm 4151 Samuelson Rd.

$136 10 Sessions Room 158


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Clinical Medical Assistant

EKG Technician Certification

Pharmacy Technician

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

(3 Credits) This comprehensive 50 hour EKG Technician Certification Program prepares students to function as EKG Technicians and to take the ASPT – Electrocardiograph (EKG) Technician exam and other National Certification Exams. This course will include important practice and background information on anatomy and physiology of the heart, medical disease processes, medical terminology, medical ethics, legal aspects of patient contact, electrocardiography and stress testing. Additionally, students will practice with EKG equipment and perform hands on labs including introduction to the function and proper use of the EKG machine, the normal anatomy of the chest wall for proper lead placement, 12-lead placement and other clinical practices. NOTE: The ASPT Electrocardiograph Technician exam will be given following the completion of this course for an additional charge. All materials and student insurance are included in the course cost. There is no job placement for this course. Current Healthcare Provider CPR required.

(3 Credits) This comprehensive 50 hour course will prepare students to enter the pharmacy field and take the Pharmacy Technician Certification Board’s PTCB exam. Technicians work in hospitals, home infusion pharmacies, community pharmacies and other health care settings – working under the supervision of a registered pharmacist. Course content includes medical terminology specific to the pharmacy, reading and interpreting prescriptions and defining drugs by generic and brand names. Students will learn dosage calculations, I.V. flow rates, drug compounding, dose conversions, dispensing of prescriptions, inventory control and billing and reimbursement. Recommended: Students should have taken math and science in high school. A high school diploma or GED is required to sit for the PTCB exam. There is no job placement for this course. All materials and student insurance are included in the course cost.

HLT 044 RV 10/9-11/29 STENSTROM CTR NO CLASS 11/22

Condensed Curriculum Staff $1,019 TTh 6:00-9:30 pm 9 Weeks 4151 Samuelson Rd. Room 155

An optional 160-hour clinical externship opportunity will be offered at a healthcare service provider located within 50 miles of Rock Valley College (students must provide their own transportation). To be eligible for the 160-hour clinical externship, students must successfully complete the 140-hour program. Students must also meet the requirements of the (6 Credits) The 60 hour Dental Assisting Program prepares students for healthcare provider (requirements may include a background check, drug entry level positions in one of the fastest growing health care positions – screening, CPR, healthcare insurance, immunizations, physical exam, etc.) Dental Assisting. The purpose of this course is to familiarize the NOTE: This program is not a state accredited Certified Medical Assistant student with all areas program (which is typically a 1-2 year degree program) and you are not of pre-clinical dental assisting and provide qualified to take the Certified Medical Assistant exam (CMA). training in the profesCondensed Curriculum Staff $2,399 HLT 050 RV sional skills required to 10/1-1/16 MW 6:00- 9:30 pm 16 Weeks function as and assistant Oct. 13, 27, Nov. 10, Dec.1, 15 & Jan. 5 Sa 9:00 am - 4:30 pm in the dental practice. STENSTROM CTR 4151 Samuelson Rd. Room 169 This course covers the NO CLASS Nov. 21, Dec. 24. 26 & 31 following key areas and topics – Administrative Aspects include: the (4.5 Credits) This 70-hour course prepares students to function effectively history of dentistry and in many of the administrative and clerical positions in the healthcare dental assisting; introindustry. Administrative Medical Assistants, Medial Secretary, Medical duction to the dental office; the legal aspects of dentistry; policies and Records Clerk, and Health Unit Coordinators are all positions in great guidelines. Clinical Aspects include: introduction to oral anatomy; dental demand. This program covers important entry-level background operatory; dental equipment, introduction to tooth structure; primary and information on anatomy and physiology, medical terminology, insurance permanent teeth; the oral cavity and related structures; proper patient billing and coding, medical ethics, customer service and legal aspects. positioning; dental hand-pieces; sterilization; and other areas. In addition This program is intended to provide students with a well-rounded to entry-level administrative jobs, this course is ideal for students interintroduction to medical administration so that a student can gain the ested in pursuing a future formal Dental Hygienist program. There is no necessary skills required - to either obtain or advance to a healthcare state or national certification objective with this course. All materials and administration position. NOTE: This program will prepare you to meet the student insurance are included in the course cost. NOTE: Students will be requirements of the National Healthcare Association’s (NHA)-Certified given the opportunity to participate in a two-week rotation/clinical at a Medical Administrative Assistant (CMAA) national certification exam. local dentist’s office upon successful completion of this program. The CMAA exam will be given following the completion of this course HLT 053 RV Condensed Curriculum Staff $1,299 for an additional charge. There is no job placement for this course. All 10/11-12/10 MTh 6:00-9:30 pm 10 Weeks materials are included in the course cost. RVC CLASSROOM BLDG II Room 220A

HLT 056 RV Condensed Curriculum Staff $1,005 10/10-12/3 MW 6:00-9:30 pm 9 Weeks Room 229 RVC CLASSROOM BLDG II NO CLASS 11/21

Dental Assisting

HLT 054 RV 10/8-12/19 STENSTROM CTR NO CLASS 11/21

Condensed Curriculum Staff $1,299 MW 6:00-9:30 pm 11 Weeks 4151 Samuelson Rd. Room 321

NO CLASS 11/22

Medical Billing and Coding Program (5 Credits) This combined 80 hour billing and coding course offers the skills needed to solve insurance billing problems, how to manually file claims (using the CPT and ICD-9 manual), complete common insurance forms, trace delinquent claims, appeal denied claims and use generic forms to streamline billing procedures. The course covers the following areas: CPT (Introduction, Guidelines, Evaluation and Management), specialty fields (such as surgery, radiology and laboratory), ICD-9 (Introduction and Guidelines) and basic claims processes for medical insurance and third party reimbursements. Students will learn how to find the service and codes using manuals, (CPT, ICD-9 and HCPCS). NOTE: Students who complete this course, may be qualified to sit for the American Academy of Professional Coders (AAPC-Apprentice), and/ or other National Certification Exams. After obtaining the practical work experience (6 months to 2 years), students can obtain the AAPC CPC® designation. (All materials are included in the tuition fee.) There is no job placement for this course. HLT 069 RV Condensed Curriculum Staff $1,499 10/11-12/20 MTh 6:00 -9:30 pm 10/27 & 11/17 Sa 9:00 am- 3:00 pm 11 Weeks Room 223 RVC CLASSROOM BLDG I NO CLASS 11/22

Healthcare E-Learning Rock Valley College is now offering our new Health Ed Today E-learning courses starting. These courses are highly interactive and provide students with an enriched learning experience. These courses were developed through a partnership with leading education organizations including Pearson Education, E-College and Condensed Curriculum International. Note: ask us about national or state certification opportunities through these courses! Courses include: • 24 hour a day instructor support & course mentors • Engaging labs, student exercises and course videos\ • All textbooks, workbooks and student materials • A new “Career Services” website – to help students advance in their career   The following courses are available to you anytime: Pharmacy Technician  – $1,299   EKG Technician -  $1,299   Medical Billing & Coding –  $1,399

Medical Coding ICD-10 Update –  - $999 Medical Administrative Assistant – $1,299 Phlebotomy Technician –  $1,299 Dialysis Technician –  $1,299  Dental Assisting –  $1,299 Medical Terminology – $499 ECG / EKG Course for Nurses –  $699 Visit us online at www.healthedtoday.com/Rockvalleycollege to experience a Course Demo and to learn more about these exciting new courses!! SPECIFIC REGISTRATION PROCEDURE: First fill out the registration form (located at the last page of this schedule) include e-mail and mail to us, refer to Course # HealthEd. Next register on-line at www. PHO 802 SCC10 healthedtoday.com/Rockvalleycollege . Follow instructions at the partner 11/19-11/26 website. Call our office for help (815) 921-3900. For course details call toll STENSTROM CTR free 1-888-574-6218.

Intraoral Dental Photography (HS-Adult) This class will help you develop an efficient and easy protocol for patient photos with true color rendition. We will explain the camera controls in easy to understand language, and you will actually practice these methods in this class. We will discuss lenses, metering, white balance, and effective use of flash to get the shots you need. This class is for dentists or auxiliaries. Chicago Photo Safaris M 6:00-7:30 pm 4151 Samuelson Rd.

$89 2 Sessions Room 103

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

Healthcare Provider – CPR/AED This course is designed for the healthcare provider only. This includes nursing students and medical students. Upon successful completion of this course, you will receive a two-year certification in CPR through the American Heart Association. Learn CPR today for your job and for the potential to save the life of a loved one or friend. Tuition includes cost of textbook. PREREQUISITE: Must be in healthcare, nursing or a medical student. HLT 001 RV Deb Webb 9/5 W  5:00 -10:00 pm RVC PHYSICAL EDUCATION CTR

$69 1 Session Room 0200

Deb Webb HLT 001 RV2 10/13 Sa  9:00 am -2:00 pm RVC PHYSICAL EDUCATION CTR

$69 1 Session Room 0200

HLT 001 RV3 Deb Webb 11/14 W  5:00 -10:00 pm RVC PHYSICAL EDUCATION CTR

$69 1 Session Room 0202

Deb Webb HLT 001 RV4 12/15 Sa  8:00 am-1:00 pm RVC PHYSICAL EDUCATION CTR

$69 1 Session Room 0200

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.

Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support (ACLS)

Fall 2012

Healthcare Provider CPR Renewal

Heart Saver CPR - Pediatric First Aid

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 9/5    W  5:00 -8:00 pm    RVC PHYSICAL EDUCATION CTR

$49 1 Session Room 0200

(.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.

HLT 008 RV2 Deb Webb 10/13    Sa  9:00 am -Noon    RVC PHYSICAL EDUCATION CTR

$49 1 Session Room 0200

HLT 009 RV                   Deb Webb                      9/15                                  Sa  8:00 am-4:00 pm    RVC PHYSICAL EDUCATION CTR

$89 1 Session Room 0200

HLT 008 RV3 Deb Webb 11/14    W  5:00 -8:00 pm    RVC PHYSICAL EDUCATION CTR

$49 1 Session Room 0202

HLT 009 RV2                   Deb Webb                      11/3                                  Sa  9:00 am-5:00 pm    RVC PHYSICAL EDUCATION CTR

$89 1 Session Room 0200

HLT 008 RV5 Deb Webb 12/15    Sa  8:00 -11:00 am    RVC PHYSICAL EDUCATION CTR

$49 1 Session Room 0200

Heart Saver First Aid CPR/AED Lay rescuer for CPR AED. Purchase optional text at class for $15. HLT 019 RV                 Deb Webb                      10/27            Sa 9:00 am-5:00 pm  RVC PHYSICAL EDUCATION CTR

$89 1 Session Room 0200

HLT 019 RV2                 Deb Webb                      12/1           Sa 8:00 am-4:00 pm  RVC PHYSICAL EDUCATION CTR

$89 1 Session Room 0200

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. SPECIFIC REGISTRATION PROCEDURE: First fill out the registration form (located at the last page of this schedule) include e-mail and mail to us, refer to Course # Ed2Go. Next register on-line at www.ed2go.com/rvc. Follow instructions at the partner website. Call our office for help (815) 921-3900.

Spanish for Health Care On-Line Course – page 49

(.5 Credits) 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) Refresher available – call for more information.

RVC Bookstore Student Center, Ground level

http://rvc.bncollege.com or (815) 921-1680. For Fall hours and to order or view used and new textbooks, visit us online at www.whywaitforbooks.com.

HLT 004 RV                  Greg Schwartz                    $150 9/8                          Sa  8:00 am - 4:00 pm        1 Session BELL SCHOOL ROAD CTR 3350 N. Bell School Rd. Room 004

Continuing Education For MassageTherapists

Wellness-Knowledge-Therapeutic Touch

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

5-Step Neck & Shoulder Release Jin Shin Do® Relax while learning to find and use Acupoints 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, 9/7 F 6:00 am - 8:00 pm BELL SCHOOL ROAD CTR 3350 N. Bell School Rd.

$26 1 Session Room 007

Jin Shin Do® Module I, Part 1-Basic

Acupressure Facial- 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 Acupoints, 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)

(.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 074 RV Sifu Sue Michaelsen 9/14-9/30 FSaSu 10:30 am - 7:30 pm BELL SCHOOL ROAD CTR 3350 N. Bell School Rd. NO CLASS 9/21, 9/22, 9/23

$395 6 Sessions Room 013

Sifu Sue Michaelsen HLT 070 RV 9/8 Sa 10:30 am - 7:30 pm BELL SCHOOL ROAD CTR 3350 N. Bell School Rd.

$86 1 Session Room 007

JinShin Do®Module I,Part 2-Intermediate Locate 60 additional Acupoints in relation to surrounding anatomy, Western and Eastern physiology/12 organ meridians, location and psychophysical associations, meridian-release point combinations, legal-ethical role of the Acupressurist. Prerequisite: JSD® Mod. 1, Part 1. HLT 075 RV Sifu Sue Michaelsen $525 10/12-10/29 FSaSuM 10:30 am - 7:30 pm 8 Sessions RVC WOODWARD TECHNOLOGY CTR Room 119 NO CLASS 10/19, 10/20, 10/21, & 10/22


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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 9/8                         Sa 10:00 am - 4:00 pm    1 Session BELL SCHOOL ROAD CTR 3350 N. Bell School Rd. Room 001

Introduction to Asian Foot Reflexology (.5 Credits) Learn specific Reflexology techniques for relaxation and wellness which can be added to a full body massage session. Theory, history, reflex point locations, finger, thumb and knuckle techniques will be covered, as well as techniques to add a mini-foot Reflexology into a massage session. In addition, you’ll learn the number point to relax a person who does not know how to relax. Class will include lecture as well as ample time to practice techniques. Bring two pillows and a blanket. 7 CE hours for Massage Therapists. HLT 032 RV                Eric Huffman, Body Biz, Inc.      $160 9/23                            Su 10:00 am - 6:00 pm    1 Session BELL SCHOOL ROAD CTR 3350 N. Bell School Rd. Room 003

Reiki I

(.5 Credits) Reiki (Ray-key) is a holistic approach that supports the body’s ability to heal itself by balancing the mind, body and spirit. It helps create a deep feeling of peace and relaxation for the client and allows the therapist a healthy way to release unwanted energy. This class includes the history of Reiki, a detailed description and demonstration, and the first initiation or attunement. Optional: Bring massage table or mat. 8 CE hours for Massage Therapists. HLT 022 RV                Bonnie Ricica, Body Biz, Inc.      $160 1 Session 9/30                            Su 10:00 am - 7:00 pm    BELL SCHOOL ROAD CTR 3350 N. Bell School Rd. Room 003

Reiki II

Trigger Point Therapy

Introduction to Thai Massage

FWS 054 RV         Sarah Canga, Body Biz, Inc.      $140 (.5 Credits) This course demonstrates and teaches basic Thai massage 12/7                   F 9:00 am - 6:00 pm    1 Session techniques along with a brief history. Students will have an opportunity BELL SCHOOL ROAD CTR 3350 N. Bell School Rd. Room 004 to work on each other to develop these skills and see what Thai massage has to offer the client as well as the therapist. Bring Thai Massage or a yoga matt, blanket, two pillows and wear yoga-type clothes. 8 CE hours (.5 Credits) This course has been designed to serve Massage Therapy for Massage Therapists. Professionals, Personal Trainers and fitness instructors to help increase FWS 056 RV                Bonnie Ricica, Body Biz, Inc.      $180 interest and participation in your programs. Covering various marketing 11/4                            Su 10:00 am - 7:00 pm    1 Session topics, the course provides students with rich and varied content to apply BELL SCHOOL ROAD CTR 3350 N. Bell School Rd. Room 003 immediately in practice. 8 CE hours for Massage Therapists.

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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, linens & lotion to class. 16 CE hours for Massage Therapists.

(.5 Credits) This course is interactive with lecture and table time to practice new skills. Topics covered will include history and use of aromatherapy; understanding different grades of essential oils: cosmetic, food, and therapeutic; safe application of essential oils for massage therapy both topical and environmental; ten most common and effective essentials oils and oil blends used to enhance a massage therapy session. 8 CE hours for Massage Therapists.

FWS 058 RV         Rick Hayhurst, Body Biz, Inc.      $429 10/6-10/7                  SaSu 9:00 am-5:00 pm    1 Session BELL SCHOOL ROAD CTR 3350 N. Bell School Rd. Room 004

$160 HLT 063 RV                Sarah Canga, Body Biz, Inc.      9/23                            Su 9:00 am - 6:00 pm    1 Session BELL SCHOOL ROAD CTR 3350 N. Bell School Rd. Room 001

Fundamentals of Craniosacral Therapy

(1 Credit) The foundation of this course is based on the gentle, hands-on method of evaluating and enhancing the function of the physiological body system called the CranioSacral system-comprised of membranes and cerebrospinal fluid that surrounds and protect the brain and spinal cord. Through technique and intention, students will learn to feel the gentle and rhythmic flow of the “cranial wave”. Students will also be able to recognize certain restrictions that a body can hold, and if released, can improve function throughout the entire body. By complementing the body’s natural healing processes, CST is effective for a wide range of medical problems associated with pain and dysfunction. NOTE: Bring Massage table, 2 fitted sheets, 2 flat sheets, 2 pillowcases, & 1 blanket to class. 16 (.5 Credits) This course will refresh the fundamentals of sports massage, CE hours for Massage Therapists. applied kinesiology, specific injuries, and preventative maintenance. $350 FWS 042 RV         Jamie Fanara, LCMBT     The goal is to be able to apply certain techniques in conjunction with 10/20-10/21               SaSu 9:00 am - 6:00 pm    2 Sessions functional body movements for not only athletes, but for all people and RVC WOODWARD TECHNOLOGY CTR Room 141 any lifestyle. NOTE: Bring Massage table, one set of sheets and a face cradle cover. 8 CE hours for Massage Therapists.

Sports Massage & Injury Rehab for all Lifestyles…

FWS 030 RV         Jamie Fanara, LCMBT     9/29                Sa 9:00 am - 6:00 pm    RVC WOODWARD TECHNOLOGY CTR

$175 1 Session Room 141

(.5 Credits) This course will cover vita flex and raindrop techniques developed by Gary Young, ND. Vitaflex is a technique that addresses the body using reflex points on the feet and is stimulated by rolling fingertip pressure and essential oils. Raindrop technique uses 9 essential oils and 2 specific massage oils to address spinal alignment issues such as scoliosis, kyphosis and to facilitate tissue cleansing. Moist heat compresses are also applied. Students will learn how to apply these techniques to impact the body deeply while applying light pressure and will have 2 new massage protocols to add to their tool belt. Tuition includes cost of supplies. 8 CE hours for Massage Therapists. Prerequisite: Intro to Aromatherapy.

HLT 064 RV               Sarah Canga, Body Biz, Inc.      $305 (.5 Credits) Reiki II builds on Reiki I. Students are introduced to the three 11/4                          Su 9:00 am - 6:00 pm    1 Session key symbols of Reiki as shown to Dr. Usui. Physical, mental and emotional BELL SCHOOL ROAD CTR 3350 N. Bell School Rd. Room 001 healing, group healing and distance healing work will be discussed. The second initiation or attunement is given. Prerequisite: Reiki I. Optional: Bring massage table or mat. 8 CE hours for Massage Therapists. (.5 Credits) Students will develop an understanding of trigger point HLT 034 RV                Bonnie Ricica, Body Biz, Inc.      $160 therapy and learn how to identify and release trigger points to break 11/11                           Su 10:00 am - 7:00 pm    1 Session cycles of spasms and pain. Demonstrations will include how to treat BELL SCHOOL ROAD CTR 3350 N. Bell School Rd. Room 003 chronic and acute pain. Students will learn to create treatment protocols using trigger point therapy. 8 CE hours for Massage Therapists.

Introduction to Neuromuscular Therapy Introduction to (NMT) (1 Credit) This course trains massage therapists to eradicate the cause Aromatherapy

Jamie Fanara is the owner of Bodycraft Wellness & Massage Center, LLC and has been a Licensed and Certified Massage and Bodywork Therapist since 2005. She has continued to develop her skills set through continuing education and certification in modalities such as Swedish, Deep Tissue, Sports, Chair, Children, Hot Stone, Prenatal, Esalen, Fijan, Reiki and Craniosacral. Jamie is an NCBTMB Approved Provider # 451792-11.

Advanced Aromatherapy Techniques: Raindrop Therapy and Vitaflex

BUS 086 RV2         Staff, Body Biz, Inc.     10/13              Sa 9:00 am - 5:00 pm    RVC WOODWARD TECHNOLOGY CTR

$267 1 Session Room 117

GIFT OF CLASS Give the gift of “life-long learning”!

Our classes make a great gift for all occasions. For more information call (815) 921-3900.

Prenatal Massage (1 Credit) Learn how to work muscles during pregnancy, labor, as well as postpartum. This class integrates the general massage therapy knowledge and continues it for the prenatal client. Information about conception, pregnancy, prenatal massage, labor, labor massage, postpartum, and some general infant massage information will be included. Lecture will include anatomy physiology, diseases of pregnancy, discomforts, stretches, contraindications, aromatherapy, and some baby massage. NOTE: Bring massage table, 2 fitted sheets, 4 flat sheets, 4 pillows, 8 pillowcases, 2 large towels, and non-scented oil to the first class. 16 CE hours for Massage Therapists. FWS 044 RV         Jamie Fanara, LCMBT     11/3-11/4                   SaSu 9:00 am - 6:00 pm    RVC WOODWARD TECHNOLOGY CTR

$350 2 Sessions Room 141

Hot Stone Massage (1 Credit) Learn 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 on various parts of the client’s body. Lecture will include key aspects such as history, technique, supplies needed, appropriate temperatures, and contraindications for Hot Stone Massage. NOTE: Massage table, 2 fitted sheets, 2 flat sheets, 1 blanket, 2 large towels, 4 flannel pillowcases, 6 hand towels, 2 pairs of long tube socks, and oil. 16 CE hours for Massage Therapists. FWS 040 RV         Jamie Fanara, LCMBT     12/8-12/9                   SaSu 9:00 am - 6:00 pm    RVC WOODWARD TECHNOLOGY CTR

$350 2 Sessions Room 141

CONTINUING EDUCATION

Body Biz has been supporting community programs since 2002. Through a variety of platforms, they reached audiences who share the value of self-improvement and have provided courses and materials to perpetuate the learning. BodyBiz is an approved provider for CE hours through NCBTMB.


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Allison Ishman, LMT, has practiced lymphatic drainage care for over 18 years. She is President and Director of Ishman BodyCare Center & Institute. Allison is an approved provider for NCBTMB CE hours.

Introduction to Lymphatic Drainage: The Core Sequence 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 wear shirts without buttons or zippers. 5 CE hours for Massage Therapists. HLT 023 RV         Allison Ishman       9/21                       F 1:00 - 6:00 pm    RVC WOODWARD TECHNOLOGY CTR

$79 1 Session Room 141

Shamaya Chah, LMT, CKTP (fka Barbara Seiderman), owner/ operator of Musculoskeletal Rehab, Inc., 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 Caribbean, personalizing classroom instruction for the massage therapy staff at each spa location. Shamaya is an approved provider of NCBTMB CE hours

Medical Massage Certification Program Our Medical Massage Certification Program is specifically designed to allow you to confidently and profitably work within the medical community. Completion of the Professional and Masters series of courses allows you the knowledge and confidence to work independently yet confidently with doctors. A certificate in Medical Massage is issued after completion of both the Professional and Masters levels (may be taken in any order). Students must be able to fully participate physically in both giving and receiving hands-on applications of new techniques. NOTE: Students must provide address, email address and Massage Therapy License # at registration. Bring a massage table, table linens, lotion, paper and pen to class and wear comfortable clothing. NOTE: Register by September 7. No refunds after September 7.

Kelly Lott, LMT has 20 years of experience in massage and has been a nationally certified instructor through NCBTMB for the past 15 years. She has extensive experience teaching topics such as pregnancy, post-partum/ labor, face toning, cold stone therapy for migraine headaches, spa treatments and many other massage related topics. Kelly is an NCBTMB Approved Provider #055516-00.

Lymphatic Drainage: Head & Neck This program is for massage therapists to help you increase lymphatic drainage skills that address headaches, sinus congestion, whiplash and other areas of the neck and head. Overall immunity and detoxification techniques will be covered. Bring massage table, linens, wear shirts without buttons or zippers. Tuition includes all other materials. Prerequisite: Introduction to Lymphatic Drainage. 8 CE hours for Massage Therapists. FWS 052 RV             Allison Ishman       10/26                         F 10:00 am - 6:00 pm    RVC WOODWARD TECHNOLOGY CTR

Massage & Energy Tools for Stress & Immunity This program is for massage therapists to help them discover ways to unlock hidden immune functions and energies and how to address the anatomy of a stress pattern in your clients. This course includes techniques for both working on yourself or clients and bridges myofacial and Chinese medicine techniques for improving healing and balancing stress reactions in the body. 8 CE hours for Massage Therapists FWS 050 RV             Allison Ishman       12/7                          F 10:00 am - 6:00 pm    RVC WOODWARD TECHNOLOGY CTR

$119 1 Session Room 141

$119 1 Session Room 141

Medical Massage – Series II Masters This program includes the three areas listed – you must register for the full program. Postural Distortion: You will learn all about postural distortions from the serious structural deviations (Scoliosis, Lordosis, Kyphosis) to the everyday distortions that cause subtle but lingering pain and how and why massage therapy works to treat these conditions. A key part of this class will be the learning to perform “body reading”; an identification of postural misalignment in patients (or potential patients), with just a brief visual scan. The class will be broken up into small groups where participants, at their option, can be evaluated for misalignments themselves; Treatment of the Upper Extremeties: This is a deep therapeutic application to the muscles of the superior appendicular skeleton and designed to use the mechanical and physiological processes of the musculoskeletal system to correct and rehabilitate injured, traumatized or fatigued and over used muscles of this area. It will help a client/patient manage and increase quality and well-being,Treatment of the Lower Extremities: This is a deep therapeutic application to the muscles of the inferior appendicular skeleton and is designed to use the mechanical and physiological processes of the musculoskeletal system to correct and rehabilitate injured, traumatized or fatigued and over used muscles of this area. It will help a client/patient manage and increase quality and well-being. 21 CE hours for Massage Therapists. FWS 034 RV Shamaya Chah 9/21-9/23 F 1:30-7:00 pm SaSu 8:30 am-5:00 pm BELL SCHOOL ROAD CTR 3350 N. Bell School Rd.

Fall 2012

East Meets West- Pulse Assessment and Treatment This course is designed to provide graduate massage school students, certified and Licensed Massage Therapists with training in the usage of applied kinesiology, moxabustion, Chinese cups, Magrain ion pellets and electric point stimulators. Learn pulse assessment to balance and treat meridians according to the 5 element theory. Treatment protocols for: whiplash/TMJ, rotator cuff injuries, sciatic/piriformis syndrome, knee conditions, carpal tunnel/plantar fasciitis. Tuition includes handouts, Piezo Pen, 100 Pieces of Moxa, Ear/ Point Pellets-300 each Gold and Silver, PowerPoint CD of Class. NOTE: Register by October 12. No refunds after October 12. 16 CE Hours for Massage Therapists. FWS 048 RV Shamaya Chah 10/27-10/28 SaSu 8:30 am-5:00 pm BELL SCHOOL ROAD CTR 3350 N. Bell School Rd.

$795 3 Sessions Room 004

$399 Room 003 Room 004 3 Sessions

Cold Stone Therapy for Migraine Headaches

Learn how to perform a “hydrotherapy face toning” massage treatment. While learning, practicing and receiving a sequential series of massage strokes that affect the facial muscles, along with tightening and toning of the neck and upper chest. Use of warm moist towels for the face, feet, neck and chest are an added bonus. Tuition includes extensive “how to” handouts, full-size, face toning products and 24 facial towels. NOTE: Due to instructor allergies, students are asked to NOT wear perfume, perfumed body lotion, cologne or base make-up to class. Bring a massage table, 3 sets of sheets, 6 bath towels, 3 hand towels, 1 medium-sized metal bowl, 1 blanket and 2 trash bags for used towels and sheets. 14 CE hours for Massage Therapists. Register by September 1, Refund Policy – No refund after September 7.

This innovative workshop was designed specifically for massage therapists, body workers and spa practitioners who want to offer their clients an alternative and dramatic relief treatment for all kinds of headaches. Workshop includes lecture on migraines and symptoms, hands on practice to perform strategic placement of hand-crafted cold marble stones to decrease the pressure of dilated blood vessels, sinus congestion, and the use of specially formulated aromatherapies for migraines and the most common types of headaches, as well as specific headache point massage strokes. Tuition includes “how-to” handouts and four spa foot towels. NOTE: Due to instructor allergies, students are asked to NOT wear perfume, perfumed body lotion, cologne or base make-up to class. Bring a massage table, 1 set of sheets, 4 bath towels, 2 hand towels, 3 dark-colored washcloths, 1 blanket, 1 mediumsized metal bowl and 1 trash bag for used towels and sheets. Marble stones, specialized aromatherapy and instructional DVD will be available for purchase from instructor at a student discount rate. 6 CE hours for Massage Therapists. Register by September 1. Refund Policy – No refund after September 7.

HLT 060 BLL                   Kelly Lott, MTI,CIMI, NCBTMB       $285 9/22-9/23                          Sa  & Su 9:00 am-5:00 pm    2 Sessions RVC WOODWARD TECHNOLOGY CTR Room 141

HLT 015 BLL                   Kelly Lott, MTI,CIMI, NCBTMB       $135 9/24                                  M 9:00 am-4:00 pm    1 Session RVC WOODWARD TECHNOLOGY CTR Room 141

Face Toning Massage


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Questions? Call (815) 921-3900 Kelsey Lyons is an instructor and Massage Therapist with seven years of hands-on experience, and five years of teaching massage. She has a B.S. in Human Services, multiple certifications in Continuing Education and more. Kelsey is a NCBTMB Approved Provider.

Bamboo Massage Bamboo massage is a technique that incorporates bamboo stalks of varying lengths and diameters to provide deep-tissue work. Some practitioners combine elements of shiatsu, traditional Chinese medicine, Thai massage, lymphatic drainage, ayurveda and sometimes sticks are heated or essential oils are incorporated into the techniques. The massage itself promotes circulation, sensory nerve perception, and lymphatic drainage and provides a deep sense of relaxation and well-being. An added benefit for the practitioner is that using the bamboo sticks helps to reduce stress and strain on hands and fingers while still allowing for deeply penetrating maneuvers. Bring a massage table to class and wear comfortable clothing and shoes. 7 CE hours for Massage Therapists. Register by September 2. Refund Policy-No refunds after September 2. (Provide your own Bamboo Set) $225 HLT 015 RV              Kelsey Lyons 9/16                               Su 9:00 am-5:00 pm    1 Session BELL SCHOOL ROAD CTR 3350 N. Bell School Rd. Room 004

Raindrop The raindrop technique involves the amazing power of essential oils, mixed with a variety of massage techniques, including back massage, vita flex massage and heat application. The technique is designed to bring the body back into structural and electrical alignment. Often many types of spinal problems and misalignments are caused by toxins that lie dormant within the spine. The use of essential oils helps to dispose of these viruses within the spine, helping its structure return to normal. The raindrop technique can be used as a tool to provide a healthy balance to the body. Essential oils also stimulate the nerves and the re-growth of tissue. Bring a massage table to class and wear comfortable clothing and shoes. 7 CE hours for Massage Therapists. Register by October 26. Refund Policy-No refunds after October 26. HLT 015 RV3               Kelsey Lyons       11/4                            Su 9:00 am-5:00 pm    BELL SCHOOL ROAD CTR 3350 N. Bell School Rd.

$250 1 Session Room 004

End of Life Oncology/ Hospice Massage Touch has been known to create a rise in blood pressure of people in a deep coma and to penetrate the nonverbal state of late stage Alzheimer’s patients who, suddenly during a massage, may blurt out a sentence like, “Oh, this feels good,” only to return immediately into their silent world. Patients sometimes reduce their demand for drugs when massage is an integral part of the treatment protocol. With these patients, you would emphasize geriatric massage techniques which are directed toward the amelioration of pain, rather than the vigorous approaches of deep tissue work or acupressure. Bring a massage table to class and wear comfortable clothing and shoes. 7 CE hours for Massage Therapists. Register by September 28. Refund Policy-No refunds after September 28. HLT 015 RV2               Kelsey Lyons       10/14                            Su 9:00 am-5:00 pm    RVC WOODWARD TECHNOLOGY CTR

$250 1 Session Room 141

HLT 015 RV1             Kelsey Lyons (Including Bamboo Set - $175 value) $400 9/16                               Su 9:00 am-5:00 pm    1 Session BELL SCHOOL ROAD CTR 3350 N. Bell School Rd. Room 004

Fijian Massage: What makes Fijian Massage unique is that it is done on heated mats on the floor using the therapist’s feet. Using gravity, leverage, and body weight the broad surface of the therapist’s foot (or feet) can deliver the deepest of pressure and amazing tissue engagement causing quick endorphin release for a wonderfully relaxing effect. Because of the size of the tool being used (your foot) therapists are able to access more muscles at the same time enabling them to deliver depth like no other massage with relatively low effort on the therapist’s part. No walking on clients is involved – two footed techniques are done only when sitting. Sharon Puszko, PhD, LMT Owner/Director/Educator of Day-Break Geriatric Massage Institute in Indianapolis, IN. Day-Break Geriatric Massage Institute educates massage therapists and other health practitioners in Geriatric Massage and is an approved provider for CE hours through NCBTMB.

Geriatric Massage Workshop – Level 1 (1 Credit) This workshop will train participants in geriatric massage. Topics include, physiological, psychological & sociological aspects of aging, client assessment, cautions & contraindications, psychological aspects of contact with the elderly, and attention to detail in the assessment of the older client; modification of standard massage techniques and development of special methods to suit each client’s special needs; how to establish a Geriatric Massage practice, marketing to senior facilities, referral sources and active seniors in the community at large; and more. The therapist who likes to work with seniors is put on the path to a massage career that is emotionally satisfying without being physically draining. 18 CE Hours for Massage Therapist. (Register by October 5, No refunds after Oct 5.) FWS 046 RV Sharon Puszko, PhD. LMT $375 10/12-10/14 F 6:30 -9:30 pm 3 Sessions Sa 9:00 am-5:00 pm Su 9:00 am-4 pm BELL SCHOOL ROAD CTR 3350 N. Bell School Rd. Room 004

Fijian Massage

Fijian Oil Massage (Prone 8 Supine 8)

(1 Credit) Students will learn benefits, cautions/contraindications, history, foot hygiene, floor etiquette, and Fijian massage techniques – both giving and receiving for a full body routine. Techniques will be taught prone, supine, and side-lying on the following body parts: back, gluts, legs, feet, hands, arms, abdomen, chest, shoulders and neck. All techniques are done through clothing (wear loose comfortable clothing, yoga pants).

(1 Credit) Students will learn how Fijian Massage has evolved to include oil for a completely comprehensive barefoot massage. This will feel like a very deep Swedish massage, only done with the feet. Students will learn benefits, cautions/contraindications, history, foot hygiene, floor etiquette, techniques, and a full body routine. Massage techniques will be taught prone and supine on the following body parts: back, gluts, legs, feet, hands, arms, abdomen, chest, shoulders and neck. While no massage is effortless, all techniques were designed to be wonderfully effective while being as easy as possible to the therapist. Much of this massage is done while therapist is seated.

FWS 036 RV         Christyn Rittenhouse, LMT     $350 2 Sessions 9/29-9/30                   SaSu 9:00 am - 6:00 pm    BELL SCHOOL ROAD CTR 3350 N. Bell School Rd. Room 004 Supplies for both Fijian Massage classes: 4 full-size pillows, 1 face cradle cover, 2 flat sheets, 2 small towels, foot sanitizer, socks or soft slippers, water, misc. snacks (energy food), folder or 3-ring binder, pen or pencil, 1 yoga mat, massage cream or oil, professional pedicure is strongly recommended. Optional: heating pads or electric blanket, 1 light blanket.

CE Hours for Massage Therapists through Bridges of Unity All courses are open to the general public Bridges of Unity (with Beth Campisi) is approved by the National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork (NCBTMB) as a continuing education Approved Provider. Hours are valid for Illinois licensor 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 9/18 T 6:00-8:00 pm RVC PHYSICAL EDUCATION CTR

$29 1 Session Room 0202

$350 FWS 038 RV         Christyn Rittenhouse, LMT      11/17-11/18       SaSu 9:00 am - 6:00 pm    2 Sessions BELL SCHOOL ROAD CTR 3350 N. Bell School Rd. Room 004

Opening the Lower Chakras (.5 Credit) The lower chakras (root, sacral and solar plexus) help us to live a physical life that truly works for us. Each chakra supports a specific area of the body and function of our life. This class is for anyone interested in doing personal inner healing work to open and balance your lower chakras to facilitate physical, mental and emotional healing. The book and workbook required for this class are “Seven Portals To Your Soul: An Accessible Guide for Mending Your life” by Marcia Phillips and can be purchased from the instructor on the first night of class. (Cost for the book and workbook is $35 and are also used for the Opening the Upper Chakras class.) 10 CE hours for Massage Therapists, 10 CEU’s for Social Workers and Licensed Practical Counselors. HLT 091 RV Beth Campisi 9/25-10/16 T 6:00-8:30 pm RVC PHYSICAL EDUCATION CTR

$99 4 Sessions Room 0202

Opening the Upper Chakras (.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. Beth Campisi HLT 092 RV 10/30-11/20 T 6:00-8:30 pm RVC PHYSICAL EDUCATION CTR

$99 4 Sessions Room 0202

CONTINUING EDUCATION

Christyn Rittenhouse, LMT, and certified Fijian Massage instructor. She studied with founder of Fijian Massage, Lolita Knight. She has also studied many modalities including: neuron-muscular, acupressure, cupping, Ashiatsu, sports, reflexology, chair, and qi gong. CE hours provided through Lolita Knight, an approved provider of NCBTMB CE hours #307802-00.


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Fall 2012

HOSPITALITY CAREERS Prepare For Certification

Food Service Certification

Earn your Food Service Certification – register for either the State of Illinois or National Certification courses below. The following rules apply to both State and National Certification: REQUIRED ATTENDANCE: Mandatory attendance is required for the full 15 hours. You must arrive promptly by the start time. No exceptions, late-comers will not be admitted to class. RETAKE: If you are retaking the exam, you must notify the Continuing Education Office at (815)-921-3900 before the first class, so we can order the appropriate exam. Bring your failure notification and a photo ID to class. RENEWAL: Those who need to renew their license may attend the Food Service Refresher course, or attend the first day of the 15 hour class from 8 am-2:30 pm. Bring a photo ID and your current State of Illinois Food Service Certificate to class. IMPORTANT: If your Certificate has or will expire by the first class, you must retake the 15 hour class. Register Early! Purchase booklet at RVC Bookstore and bring it with you to class. Call Continuing Education to register – 815-921-3900.

STATE of ILLINOIS CERTIFICATION NATIONAL CERTIFICATION ServSafe Essentials- Food Service Sanitation Certification Course Food Safety Certification (1 Credit) 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. Purchase text at RVC Bookstore and bring with you to first class. NOTE: Upon successful completion of the exam, participants are also eligible to apply for an Illinois Department of Public Health Food Service Sanitation Certificate for an additional $35 fee. HSP 026 RV Annette Hosmann $99 10/6-10/13 Sa 8:00 am-5:00 pm 2 Sessions RVC PHYSICAL EDUCATION CTR Room 0202

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. Important: Bring a photo ID and your current State of Illinois Food Service Sanitation Certificate to class. If your Certificate has or will expire by the date of the class, you must retake the 15 hour class. Register Early! NOTE: According to the State of Illinois Guidelines, mandatory attendance is required for five hours. You must arrive promptly by the start time. No exceptions, late-comers will not be admitted to class. Purchase booklet at RVC Bookstore and bring with you to class.

The Art of Bartending

Frank Manzullo M 6:00-8:30 pm

HLT 055 RV2 Marilyn Spielman 10/27 Sa 8:00 am-2:00 pm RVC PHYSICAL EDUCATION CTR

$55 1 Session Room 004 $55 1 Session Room 0204

HLT 055 RV3 Marilyn Spielman 11/7 W 8:00 am-2:00 pm BELL SCHOOL ROAD CTR 3350 N. Bell School Rd. HLT 055 RV4 Marilyn Spielman 12/1 Sa 8:00 am-2:00 pm RVC PHYSICAL EDUCATION CTR

$55 1 Session Room 004 $55 1 Session Room 0204

IL B.A.S.S.E.T Certification Course

(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 9/17-11/19 EAGLE’S CLUB

HLT 055 RV Marilyn Spielman 9/18 T 8:00 am-2:00 pm BELL SCHOOL ROAD CTR 3350 N. Bell School Rd.

$185 10 Sessions 3829 11th St.

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 four hour 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.

(1 Credit) Classroom problem solving will help translate principles to everyday use and encourage participants to share their knowledge with co- workers. Learn basic food service sanitation principles that will prepare you to take the Food Service Certification Exam given by the Illinois Department of Public Health (given in class). Purchase text at RVC Bookstore and bring with you to first class. NOTE: Upon successful completion of the exam, participants are eligible to apply for an Illinois Department of Public Health Food Service Sanitation Certificate for an additional $35 fee. HLT 051 RV1 Marilyn Spielman 9/17-9/24 M 8:00 am-5:00 pm BELL SCHOOL ROAD CTR 3350 N. Bell School Rd.

$99 2 Sessions Room 004

HLT 051 RV2 Marilyn Spielman 9/22-9/29 Sa 8:00 am-5:00 pm BELL SCHOOL ROAD CTR 3350 N. Bell School Rd.

$99 2 Sessions Room 001

HLT 051 RV3 Marilyn Spielman 10/23-10/30 T 8:00 am-5:00 pm RVC STUDENT CENTER

$99 2 Sessions Room 1224

HLT 051 RV4 Marilyn Spielman 10/26-11/2 F 8:00 am-5:00 pm BELL SCHOOL ROAD CTR 3350 N. Bell School Rd.

$99 2 Sessions Room 004

HLT 051 RV5 Marilyn Spielman 11/1-11/8 Th 8:00 am-5:00 pm BELL SCHOOL ROAD CTR 3350 N. Bell School Rd.

$99 2 Sessions Room 004

HLT 051 RV6 $99 Marilyn Spielman 11/3-11/10 Sa 8:00 am-5:00 pm 2 Sessions RVC PHYSICAL EDUCATION CTR Room 0204 HLT 051 RV7 Marilyn Spielman 12/3-12/10 M 8:00 am-5:00 pm BELL SCHOOL ROAD CTR 3350 N. Bell School Rd.

$99 2 Sessions Room 004

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 Muscia Lena 10/13 Sa 8:00 am-12:30 pm RVC STUDENT CENTER

$95 1 Session Room 1224


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Questions? Call (815) 921-3900

Language for the Workplace Communicate with Confidence!

Spanish For Everyone – I

Spanish for Healthcare Professionals

(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. 16 CPDU’s NOTE: Students must attend all sessions to earn CPDU’s.

(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.

FOR 031 RV Judith Barrera-Tulian 9/10-10/4 MTh 6:00 -8:00 pm RVC CLASSROOM BLDG I

COM 025 RV Judith Barrera-Tulian $99 11/6-12/11 TTh 6:00-8:00 pm 10 Sessions RVC PHYSICAL EDUCATION CTR Room 0200

$129 8 Sessions Room 229

Spanish for Educators

Spanish For Everyone – II (Adult) A continuation of our Spanish for Gringos – Level I class. PREREQUISITE: Spanish for Gringos – Level I (or instructor permission). Purchase text from RVC Bookstore prior to first class. 16 CPDU’s NOTE: Students must attend all sessions to earn CPDU’s. COM 024 RV Judith Barrera-Tulian 10/8-11/1 MTh 6:00 -8:00 pm RVC CLASSROOM BLDG I

$129 8 Sessions Room 229

Chinese I

(Adult) Increase your marketability! In this era of globalization, communicate with more than half of the worlds population by learning the world’s new second language, Chinese. Focus will be on communicative skills. On-line workbook will teach typing Chinese which can be easily mastered in a 10 week class. No prerequisite required, although Intro to Chinese would be helpful. Purchase text and online workbook from RVC Bookstore prior to first class. 20 CPDU’s. FOR 042 RV Tracy Cannell 9/13-11/15 Th 6:00 -8:00 pm RVC CLASSROOM BLDG II

$135 10 Sessions Room 128

(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. Recommended: Spanish for Gringos or knowledge of basic Spanish language. Purchase text at RVC Bookstore. 12 CPDU’s FOR 024 RV Judith Barrera-Tulian $99 9/19-11/28 W 6:00 -8:00 pm 10 Sessions RVC CLASSROOM BLDG I Room 229 NO CLASS 11/21

Chinese II

Chinese III

(Adult) This course is a continuation of Chinese I will focus on visiting friends and making appointments. PREREQUISITE: Chinese I. Purchase text at RVC Bookstore prior to start of first class (same book as Chinese I). 20 CPDU’s. FOR 044 RV Tracy Cannell T 6:00 -8:00 pm 9/11-11/13 RVC CLASSROOM BLDG II

$135 10 Sessions Room 128

(Adult) This course is a continuation of Chinese II focusing on shopping, transportation and school life. PREREQUISITE: Chinese II. Purchase text at RVC Bookstore prior to start of first class (same book as Chinese I). 20 CPDU’s. FOR 046 RV Tracy Cannell $135 9/12-11/14 W 6:00 -8:00 pm 10 Sessions RVC CLASSROOM BLDG II Room 123 NOTE: Students must attend all sessions to earn CPDU’s.

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! SPECIFIC REGISTRATION PROCEDURE: First fill out the registration form (located at the last page of this catalog) include e-mail and mail to us, refer to Course # FORLAN. Next register on-line at www.languageauthority.com/rockvalleycollege. Follow instructions at the partner website. Call our office for help (815) 921-3900.

CPDU’s Available!

Learn a New Language:

• Dutch • Spanish (Latin America) • German

• French • Italian • Occupational Spanish

• Mandarin Chinese • Public Safety Spanish • Portugese

MANUFACTURING/ WorkFORce TRAINING Upgrade Your Skills-learn a New Trade

APICS – The Association for Operations Management

APICS – The Association for Operations Management provides certification in Certified in Production and Inventory Management (CPIM). This certification leads to better decision-making skills and enhances the ability to predict outcomes and achieve desired results. This program is designed for people working in the field of materials and operations management or people working in positions that interact with this field who need to learn the basic concepts, techniques, and terminology. These courses will also relate to those in the healthcare profession, small business, or retail operations who work with inventory management.

A series of five (5) courses prepares you for CPIM Certification through the APICS organization. You must complete each course and pass each exam successfully to be awarded the CPIM designation. The series consists of Basics of Supply Chain Management, Master Planning of Resources, Detailed Scheduling and Planning, Execution and Control of Operations and Strategic Management of Resources. Basics of Supply Chain Management should be taken first and Strategic Management of Resources taken last, the other three can be taken in any order.

NOTE: Purchase required text ($130 per class) optional dictionary (one-time purchase of $30) from instructor at each class. Payment should be made in cash or by check only. Credit or Debit cards cannot be processed. Register by 9/4/12 to avoid additional shipping charges for text/dictionary.

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Master Planning of Resources

(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. Purchase text at class - approx. $130. Register by 9/4 to avoid additional shipping charges for text. Larry Ackerman $199 MAT 031 RV 9/10-11/12 M 6:00 -8:30 pm 10 Sessions RVC PHYSICAL EDUCATION CTR Room 0106

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 or call Larry Ackerman (815) 978-4924. MAT 036 RV Nancy Reafler $199 9/11-11/13 T 6:00-8:30 pm 10 Sessions RVC PHYSICAL EDUCATION CTR Room 0106

Enroll at www.rockvalleycollege.edu/ceonline

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 035 RV Larry Ackerman 9/12-11/14 W 6:00 - 8:30 pm RVC PHYSICAL EDUCATION CTR

$199 10 Sessions Room 0106

Detailed Scheduling and Planning (1.5 Credits) Focus on the various techniques for material and capacity scheduling. The course includes detailed descriptions of material requirements planning (MRP), capacity requirements planning (CRP), inventory management practices, and procurement and supplier planning. Topics include: management, mechanics of the detailed material planning process, planning operations to support the priority plan and planning procurement and external sources of supply. PREREQUISITE: Basics of Supply Chain Management. MAT 033 RV Cindi Gustafson 9/13-11/15 Th 6:00 - 8:30 pm RVC PHYSICAL EDUCATION CTR

$199 10 Sessions Room 0116

OSHA 10-hour General Industry Course

Forklift Operator Training

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.

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

ISH 018 RV John Vaughan 10/11 Th 8:00 am-3:00 pm 10/12 F 8:00 am-Noon 2 RVC WOODWARD TECHNOLOGY CTR

$199 2 Sessions Sessions Room 142

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 10/13 Sa 8:00 am-Noon RVC WOODWARD TECHNOLOGY CTR

Fall 2012

Nissan Staff $150 ISH 025 RFD 9/21 F 8:00 am-4:30 pm 1 Session NISSAN FORKLIFT 240 N. Prospect St., Marengo ISH 025 RFD2 Nissan Staff $150 10/26 F 8:00 am-4:30 pm 1 Session NISSAN FORKLIFT 240 N. Prospect St., Marengo ISH 025 RFD3 Nissan Staff $150 11/16 F 8:00 am-4:30 pm 1 Session 240 N. Prospect St., Marengo NISSAN FORKLIFT

GIFT OF CLASS Give the gift of “life-long learning”!

Our classes make a great gift for all occasions. For more information call (815) 921-3900.

$110 1 Session Room 142

EPA Refrigerant Handling Certification– U.S. EPA Approved Refrigerant Handling Seminar With Certification (.5 Credits) This course is a two-session preparation for the EPA Refrigerant Handling Exam for stationary refrigeration and air conditioning equipment and will cover Types I, II, and III. This course will meet worker certification requirements, and demonstrate how and why to use capture and recovery equipment. Students will review rules and regulations regarding Freon handling, learn how to properly service equipment, learn to use recovery equipment and discuss refrigerant types and basic refrigeration as it applies to the test and safety issues. The EPA - approved exam will be given at the third session. You must pass the exam to receive refrigerant handling certification. Anyone who vents Freon into the atmosphere will require certification training to be in compliance with the Federal Clean Air Act including line workers, service technicians, production personnel, union members, supervisors, managers and owners. MEC 056 BLL Stuart Berg 10/10-10/24 W 6:00 -9:00 pm BELL SCHOOL ROAD CTR 3350 N. Bell School Rd.

$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 MEC 056, you are automatically registered for the exam. This is the exam only, and does not include course or study guide. If you already have an EPA card but want to take an additional part of the exam, please bring your current EPA card to the exam. OST 007 BLL Proctor 10/24 W 6:00 -9:00 pm BELL SCHOOL ROAD CTR 3350 Bell School Rd.

$30 1 Session Room 002

Basic Refrigeration & 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 card-additional $30. See course OST 007 BLL. MEC 051 BLL Stuart Berg 9/10-10/22 M 6:00-9:15 pm BELL SCHOOL ROAD CTR 3350 N. Bell School Rd.

$136 7 Sessions Room 002


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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

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.

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:

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

(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 9/10-10/8 MW 8:00-11:50 am RVC WOODWARD TECHNOLOGY CTR

$226 9 Sessions Room G06

AUT 010 RV2 Fred Penington 9/10-10/8 MW 6:00-9:50 pm RVC WOODWARD TECHNOLOGY 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.

Packet A includes one Lifetime enrollment fee plus two Level 1 NIMS AUT 012 RV1 Stan McCord exams of the students choice - $128 10/23-11/20 TTH 8:00-11:50 am Packet B includes two Level 1 NIMS exams of the students choice (for RVC WOODWARD TECHNOLOGY students taking more than two exams) - $75 AUT 012 RV2 Fred Penington For more information, call Stan McCord at (815) 921-3179. 10/23-11/20 TTh 6:00-9:50 pm Veterans: Take advantage of the IL. Veterans Grant and the GI bill- these RVC WOODWARD TECHNOLOGY CTR courses are now approved for this funding. For more information call Suzanne Swenson at (815) 921-4163.

Basic Blueprint Reading and Measurement

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

CNC Lathe – Programming

(2.5 Credits) This course will provide a basic understanding of G-Code programming for CNC lathes and tool selection, feed and speed calculations and program format. PREREQUISITE: Lathe Setup and Operate, (2.5 Credits) This course is a combination of blueprint reading and AUT 010. Purchase text at RVC Bookstore. measurement to give you a better understanding of the tools needed in AUT 014 RV1 Stan McCord $226 manufacturing. This course is strongly recommended for students with 10/22-11/19 MW 8:00-11:50 am 9 Sessions little or no shop experience. Purchase text at RVC Bookstore. RVC WOODWARD TECHNOLOGY CTR Room G06 AUT 005 RV1 Stan McCord $226 Gordon Blaisdel $226 AUT 014 RV2 9/11-10/9 TTh 8:00 am -11:50 am 9 Sessions 10/22-11/19 MW 6:00-9:50 pm 9 Sessions RVC WOODWARD TECHNOLOGY CTR Room G06 RVC WOODWARD TECHNOLOGY CTR Room G06 Fred Penington $226 AUT 005 RV2 9/11-10/9 TTh 6:00 -9:50 pm 9 Sessions RRVC WOODWARD TECHNOLOGY CTR Room G06 (2.5 Credits) This course will provide a basic understanding of G-Code programming for machining centers, tool selection, feed and speed calculations and program format. PREREQUISITE: AUT 012 CNC Mills (2.5 Credits) Explore the use of various tools for CNC turning & machine Setup and Operate. Purchase text at RVC Bookstore. centers. Milling tools & topics: drills, taps, reamers, boring bars, end mills, AUT 016 RV1 Stan McCord $226 tool geometry, tool selection, feeds and speeds for machining centers. Turning 11/26-12/19 MW 7:30-11:50 am 9 Sessions tools and topics: tool holders, insert geometry, grades, selection, single point RVC WOODWARD TECHNOLOGY CTR Room G06 threading tools, groove & cutoff tools, positive and negative rake angles AUT 016 RV2 Fred Penington $226 and feed and speed calculations for work piece materials. Little or no shop 11/26-12/19 MW 5:30-9:50 pm 9 Sessions experience. Handouts provided at class. RVC WOODWARD TECHNOLOGY CTR Room G06 AUT 029 RV1 Stan McCord $226 11/27-12/20 TTh 7:30 am -noon 8 Sessions RVC WOODWARD TECHNOLOGY CTR Room G06

CNC Mills – Programming

Introduction to Cutting Tools

AUT 029 RV2 Fred Penington TTh 6:00-9:50 pm 11/27-12/20 RVC WOODWARD TECHNOLOGY CTR

$226 8 Sessions Room G06

Mastering CNC Machining Centers (Units 1-5)

CNC Skills Training for Machine Tooling – Online MasterTask™ Online Training for CNC Machines www.Mastertask.com

CNC Lathe – Setup and Operation

on course content or to set up an optional hands-on, open lab practice time, call Stan McCord, (815) 921-3179. For complete course outline, course simulations, etc, visit www.Mastertask.com. SPECIFIC REGISTRATION PROCEDURE: First fill out the registration form (located at the last page of this schedule) include e-mail and mail with payment to us, refer to Course # AUT-CCE. Students will receive a password and instructions within 24 hours after registering and can complete the web course program at any time-day or night. All materials included.

Precision Measurement for Machinists (Modules 1-47)

(2.5 Credits) Powerful simulations allow students to learn how to measure with accuracy on 35 instruments from steel rulers to CMMs. Students may choose inch, metric or both systems of measurement when registering for this course. 47 instructional modules cover every¬thing from shop math, print reading, and Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerance. Course manual included. Course# AUT 026 Cost: $199

(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 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

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Welding Program

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 House - Integrated 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 equipment! Come any time between 5 and 8 pm. OST 010 RV 9/5 STENSTROM CTR

John Jamont W 5:00-8:00 pm 4151 Samuelson Rd.

Free 1 Session Room 437

Introduction to Electrical Control Circuits (3 Credits) This course is intended for individuals who require fundamental electrical knowledge. Topics studied include: understanding alternating and direct current flow concepts, using hand held meters to take measurements in circuits, understanding the use/purpose of over voltage and over current circuit protection devices, the use/purpose of capacitive and inductive proximity sensors, and basic circuit analysis using Ohm’s Law. This course assumes the student has little or no experience with electrical circuits. No prerequisites. IST 003 RV 9/10-12/10 STENSTROM CTR NO CLASS 11/19

John Jamont M 5:30-9:30 pm 4151 Samuelson Rd.

$286 13 Sessions Room 437

Electrical Control Circuits II (3 Credits) This course is a continuation of IST 003 and builds on the previously learned concepts. Topics studied include: three phase electricity, ladder logic electrical diagrams, single phase control transformers, control relays, on/off delay timers, manual and magnetic motor starters, induction three phase motors, and various input devices such as limit, pressure, and liquid level switches. Students wire multiple circuits over the duration of the course and are challenged with several troubleshooting exercises to locate defective components utilizing hand held multifunction meters and their observation of the symptoms exhibited. The malfunctions used for troubleshooting exercises are representative of typical “real-world” failures on these devices. PREREQUISITE: IST 003 or consent of instructor. IST 004 RV 9/13-12/13 STENSTROM CTR NO CLASS 11/22

John Jamont Th 5:30-9:30 pm 4151 Samuelson Rd.

$286 13 Sessions Room 437

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

Welding for Beginners Introduction to Programming the AllenBradley 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 9/12-12/12 STENSTROM CTR NO CLASS 11/21

John Jamont W 5:30-9:30 pm 4151 Samuelson Rd.

$286 13 Sessions Room 441

Programmable Logic Controllers II

(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 9/22-11/10 STENSTROM CTR

Larry Clevenger Sa 8:00 am-12:30 pm 4151 Samuelson Rd.

$299 8 Sessions Room 436

IST 091 RV2 10/13-12/8 STENSTROM CTR NO CLASS 11/24

Darrell Anderson Sa 12:30-5:00 pm 4151 Samuelson Rd.

$299 8 Sessions Room 436

(3 Credits) This course is a continuation of IST 006 and builds on the previously learned concepts. Students will improve their skills by writing more complex programs and learn additional Allen Bradley SLC 500 programming instructions. Topics studied include: latch/unlatch instructions, comparison instructions, math instructions, indexed addressing, shift registers, data handling, program flow control, and some coverage of remote I/O over a network. Students may participate in a final group automation project incorporating knowledge acquired from the topics covered in this course. PREREQUISITES: IST 004 and IST 006 or consent of instructor. IST 007 RV 9/10-12/10 STENSTROM CTR NO CLASS 11/19

John Jamont M 5:30 -9:30 pm 4151 Samuelson Rd.

$286 13 Sessions Room 441

Hydraulics for the Integrated Systems Technologist (3 Credits) This class is intended for individuals requiring an understanding of hydraulic components and systems. Topics studied include Pascal’s Law, schematic symbols, flow control valves, directional control values, single/double acting cylinders, motors and pumps. No prerequisites. Purchase text at RVC Bookstore. IST 012 RV 9/11-12/11 STENSTROM CTR NO CLASS 11/20

John Jamont T 5:30 -9:30 pm 4151 Samuelson Rd.

$286 13 Sessions Room 437

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 9/13-12/13 STENSTROM CTR NO CLASS 11/22

Stan Lipowski Th 5:30-9:15 pm 4151 Samuelson Rd.

$286 13 Sessions Room 437

math fundamentals Improve your skills!

Math Refresher

Math Refresher II – Intro to Algebra

Algebra Basics

(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.

(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.)

(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 010 RV Dwayne Collins 9/11-9/27 TTh 6:00-8:30 pm RVC EDUCATIONAL RESOURCE CTR

$89 6 Sessions Room 2416

MTH 010 RV2 Dwayne Collins 10/2-10/18 TTh 6:00-8:30 pm RVC EDUCATIONAL RESOURCE CTR

$89 6 Sessions Room 2416

MTH 011 RV Dwayne Collins 10/23-11/8 TTh 6:00-8:30 pm RVC EDUCATIONAL RESOURCE CTR

$89 6 Sessions Room 2416


SUSTAINABILITY (GREEN) TECHNOLOGIES / EMS PARAMEDIC PROGRAM

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SUSTAINABILITY (GREEN) TECHNOLOGIES Understand-Save-Transition 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 note pad, and a calculator to determine the savings on a typical month’s performance of a wind tower versus your current source of electricity. OSH 028 RV Drs. Robert & Sonia Vogl, PhDs $39 10/2 T 6:30-8:00 pm 1 Session RVC STUDENT CTR BLDG Room 1224

Solar Electricity Due to the growing demand for clean sources of energy, the use of solar cells to convert sunlight into electricity has expanded dramatically in recent years. Come learn the basics of Photovoltaic’s (PV) also known as solar energy, as Dr. Vogel explains what it is, how it works and the advantages of a solar system. The cost of installation of PV system as well as sources of financial assistance will also be discussed. If you are thinking about using the sun’s energy as a source of electricity in your home, this class is a great place to get started. OSH 030 RV Drs. Robert & Sonia Vogl, PhDs $39 10/16 T 6:30-8:00 pm 1 Session RVC STUDENT CTR BLDG Room 1224

EMS PARAMEDIC PROGRAM Coming to Rock Valley College! Special Preview New Program Starting Spring Semester 2013 If you are an EMT and want to become a paramedic, now is the time to start! The Paramedic Program will begin in January, 2013 and will be held at Rock Valley College, Stenstrom Center for Career Education.

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Paramedics work with ambulance services, fire departments, hospitals, clinics, and blood banks. The need for emergency medical response by trained ambulance personnel has seen a persistent growth over the last five years. Hospitals, private ambulance services and local career and volunteer fire departments are increasing their services to meet the emergency response needs of the community. Paramedics provide advanced life support pre-hospital care to patients on an emergency scene and during transport to a medical facility. Paramedics are trained in Cardiology, Pharmacology, Advanced Cardiac Life Support, Advanced Trauma Life Support, Pediatric Advanced Life Support, and the use of associated equipment used to support advanced life support operations. Students who successfully complete this 2-year program will be prepared to challenge the National Emergency Medical Technician Paramedic Exam (NREMTP). Upon successful completion, the examination graduates will be nationally certified to perform Advanced Life Support (ALS) measures under the directions of an emergency medical director.

For more information, or to register, contact Continuing Education, (815) 921-3900.


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RVC High School Connections High School students can get a head start on college!

The High School Connections office works with high school students, offering college courses either for a career, or for transfer to a four-year college or university. Do you want to get a first-hand glimpse of what college is like? Enroll in a Dual Credit course. Are you interested in hands-on experience in technical careers right now? Check out our career & technical education Dual Credit options. Rock Valley College (RVC) offers opportunities for high school students to earn college credit at RVC or at district high schools. Some programs are through a partnership with the regional career and technical education delivery system, Career Education Associates of North Central Illinois (CEANCI). High School Connections provides services and support to enroll students in college credit courses for Dual Credit, Dual Enrollment and/or Articulated Credit. Visit our Web site at www.rockvalleycollege.edu/HSConnections Or, contact the HIGH SCHOOL CONNECTIONS office at (815) 921-4080


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Main Campus Map

3301 North Mulford Rd. Rockford, IL 61114-5699

Classes and Teaching Areas CLI – Classroom Building I

CLI-G numbers (e.g. I-G20 etc.) refer to rooms on the ground floor CLI-1 numbers (e.g. I-125 etc.) refer to rooms on the middle floor CLI-2 numbers (e.g. I-210 etc.) refer to rooms on the top floor

CLII – Classroom Building II

CLII-G numbers (e.g. II-G21 etc.) refer to rooms on the ground floor CLII-1 numbers (e.g. II-121 etc.) refer to rooms on the middle floor CLII-2 numbers (e.g. II-219 etc.) refer to rooms on the top floor

WTC – Woodward Technology Center WTC-G numbers (e.g. WTC-G16) refer to rooms on the ground floor WTC-1 numbers (e.g. WTC-153) refer to rooms on the middle floor WTC-2 numbers (e.g. WTC-210) refer to rooms on the top floor

ERC – Educational Resource Center

PEC – Physical Education Center

Main Floor: Estelle M. Black Library

Main Floor: Dance Room (PEC 1216) Faculty/Staff Offices Fitness Center Gymnasium

Ground Floor: Performing Arts Room (PAR) Mass Communication Classrooms (ERC 0320-0326)

Second Floor: Academic Affairs Administration Offices Academy for Teaching and Learning Classrooms (ERC 2400-2416) EAGLE Support ERC-2418 Writing Center ERC-2402

Jacobs Center for Science & Math

JCSM-0 numbers (e.g. JCSM-0212) refer to rooms on the ground floor JCSM-1 numbers (e.g. JCSM-1124) refer to rooms on the first floor JCSM-2 numbers (e.g. JCSM-2102) refer to rooms on the second floor

Ground Floor: Athletic Training Room Classrooms (PEC 0106, 0110, 0116, 0200, 0202, 0204) Locker Rooms

SSB – Support Services Building Main Floor:

Administrative Services Business Services Police Department Human Resources Print Services

SC – Student Center Ground Floor: Bookstore Developmental Studies Tutoring Center Testing Center

Main Floor: Atrium Food Service Information Center Recruitment & Admissions Student Life Second Floor: Academic Advising & Personal Counseling Career Services and Placement Disability Support Services Financial Aid Records & Registration Office Transfer & University Center Tuition Payment


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Questions? Call (815) 921-2001

FREE GED AND english as a second LANGUAGE CLASSES Fall 2012

Change Your Life and Your Future! Get Your GED Now.

Gratuitas de Ingles Como Segundo Idioma.

• Daytime and evening classes. • Career and college advising services available. • Must be 17 or older, not enrolled in High School. Wherever you live or work, one of our GED and ESL class locations is sure to be convenient for you. Please note, not all locations are available for all skill levels.

1. Rock Valley College 8. Crusader Clinic 3301 N. Mulford Rd., Rockford, English and Spanish GED and ESL classes 11200 W. State St., Rockford, English GED classes 2. Rock Valley College Learning and Opportunity Center 308 W. State St., Rockford, English GED classes

9. Goodwill Industries 615 N. Longwood Dr., Rockford, ESL classes

10. La Voz Latina 3. Rock Valley College Stenstrom Center 412 Market St., Rockford, ESL classes 4151 Samuelson Rd., Rockford, English and Spanish GED and ESL classes

11. Washington Park Community Center 4. St. Elizabeth's Center 3617 Delaware St., Rockford, English GED classes 1536 S. Main St., Rockford, English and Spanish GED and ESL classes

12. Belvidere High School 5. Our Savior's Lutheran Church 1500 East Ave., Belvidere, English and Spanish GED and ESL classes 3300 Rural St., Rockford, ESL classes

13. Hononegah High School 6. Northwest Community Center 307 Salem St., Rockton, English GED classes 1325 N. Johnston Ave., Rockford, English GED classes 7. Harlem High School 9th Grade Campus 1102 Evans Avenue, Machesney Park, English GED and ESL classes

Call (815) 921-2001 now for information on classes!

ADULT EDUCATION CENTER • 4151 SAMUELSON ROAD • ROCKFORD, IL 61109 • (815) 921-2001­­

www.rockvalleycollege.edu/community/ged-esl.cfm


Questions? Questions? Call Call(815) (815)921-2160 921-3900

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2012-13 RVC Studio Theatre

A Comedy Tonight & all season long!!! Our funniest season – EVER! Shakespeare’s funniest and most popular comedy!

A Midsummer Night’s Dream By William Shakespeare September 26-October 6, 2012 Auditions August 21 & 22, 2012 “A Midsummer Night’s Dream,” William Shakespeare’s most popular comedy, was written around 1594 or 95. It portrays the adventures of four young lovers and a group of amateur actors, their interactions with woodland fairies and a duke and duchess. Taking place in a mythical Athens and an enchanted forest, there is a handsome fairy king, a misguided parent, star-crossed lovers, a weaver who’s transformed into a half-donkey, wood sprites and elves. This work is widely performed around the world, and no wonder—it’s about the world’s most popular pastime, falling in love. But as Puck knows, falling in love can make fools of us all. By Popular Demand! Special limited return – the Rock musical – you know you want to see again!

Rocky Horror Show Book, Music & Lyrics by Richard O’Brien October 18-20, 2012 PERFORMANCES ARE ON THE BENGT SJOSTROM/ STARLIGHT STAGE

That sweet transvestite and his motley crew did the time warp live on stage before they did it on film in the cult hit movie. Complete with sass from the audience, cascading toilet paper and an array of other audience participation props, this deliberately kitschy rock ‘n’ roll sci fi gothic is more fun than anything that we can think of. Last season’s sleeper hit will be back by popular demand, just in time for Halloween, so you can come to the most fun costume party in the area! Dress up as a character or come as your own character and see the show live—so “Let’s Do the Time Warp—again!” We’ll be offering the necessary props for sale before each show. Two shows nightly one at 8 pm and the other, for the diehard fans - at midnight!

“A socko wacko weirdo rock concert.”–WNBC TV. “A musical that deals with mutating identity and time warps becomes one of the

most mutated, time warped phenomena in show business.”–N.Y. Times.

“Campy trash.”–Time.

The Original RVC Studio Theatre Christmas Hit returns!

Christmas with the Conroys By Thomas W. Zack December 5-15, 2012

The furniture is almost visible under quilts, pillows, doilies and streamers. The Christmas tree looks like a cruise missile. Welcome to the Conroy’s home as they prepare themselves for “the nicest Christmas ever.” Join us for the long awaited return of one of Studio’s most popular plays ever. The naughty, and oh so funny, new musical! Full puppet nudity, tastefully done!

Avenue Q Music and Lyrics by Robert Lopez and Jeff Marx Book by Jeff Whitty Based on an original concept by Robert Lopez and Jeff Marx Adult Themes Rated R February 6-16, 2013 Auditions December 10 & 11, 2012 AVENUE Q is a gut-bustingly hilarious modern musical focusing on a group of unique 20-somethings making their way in the big city, seeking their purpose in life. Although the show addresses humorous adult issues, it is similar to a beloved children’s show; a place where puppets are friends, Monsters are good and life lessons are learned. Winner of the Tony “Triple Crown” for Best Musical, Best Score and Best Book, AVENUE Q is part flesh, part felt, and packed with heart. AVENUE Q is a laugh-outloud musical that tells the timeless story of a recent college grad named Princeton who moves into a shabby New York apartment all the way out on Avenue Q. He soon discovers that although the residents seem nice, it’s clear that this is not your ordinary neighborhood. Together, Princeton and his new-found friends struggle to find jobs, dates, and their ever-elusive purpose in life. Dame Christie’s only Comedic Thriller!

Fiddler’s Three By Agatha Christie March 20-30, 2013 Auditions February 18 & 19, 2013 Join us as we present our annual salute to Dame Christie and her extraordinary work of murder mystery plays. “Fiddler’s Three” is actually the last play Agatha Christie wrote, which combines a thriller theme with comedy situations. It originally opened in Cambridge as “Fiddlers Five” in 1971, and was rewritten the following year under the new title. The chief conspirators, Sam Fletcher and Sally Blunt, slip from deviousness into actual crime when they try to conceal the identity of a corpse in order to obtain money which they need for legitimate business. To their surprise, the corpse turns out to have been murdered, but by then they are too involved to pull out. The plot is absolute Christie “ too implausible” and the ending is delightfully “forced” but pure Christie.

Auditions October 15 & 16, 2012 A maniac in a ski cap, brandishing a cookie cutter, bursts into the room. She demands the candied cherries. She seizes the sugar sprinkles. The walls ooze with pine, tinsel and lights.

For tickets call (815) 921-2160 9 am-5 pm • Monday-Friday


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REGISTRATION

Community and Continuing Education Fall 2012 Questions? Call (815) 921-3900

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Pay By: eCheck:

1 Visit www.rockvalleycollege.edu/ceonline 2 Click Register & Pay for Community Continuing Education Classes 3 Carefully follow instructions on all pages 4 Select your classes for registration 5 Complete required personal information on all pages 6 Pay for your class(es) as instructed on Pay for Classes page

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Enter routing number Enter account number Enter check number Registration Verify correct name and address will not be complete until Click submit you click the COMPLETE Button Print Receipt & click COMPLETE Check your email account for confirmation receipt

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7 Print Receipt - Click COMPLETE 8 Credit card payments* only: follow instructions on processing and acknowledgement pages 9 Check e-mail account for confirmation * A non-refundable transaction fee ( $1.75 per e-check, 2.5% of total credit card transaction) will be added to your transaction upon registration completion.

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General Information Register Early: Register early so you won’t be disappointed. Often classes reach the maximum enrollment early. Also, classes depend on minimum enrollments. Classes with insufficient enrollment will be cancelled one week prior to start date. Don’t take a chance. Your class may be cancelled. Age Appropriate Guideline: Community Education classes are designed for students of all ages. Age guidelines are stated with each class. Classes designated as ADULT are intended for students 18 years and older. With INSTRUCTOR PERMISSION, high school students may attend adult classes. Students 16-17 years old may be admitted to Continuing Education credit courses upon request from the chief executive officers (or designees) of the high school districts in which the student resides. Call (815) 921-3900 for information.

disabilities or conditions requiring special accommodations or attention so Campus Security Report: This report includes statistics for the previous the College can determine reasonable accommodation which can be made. three years concerning reported crimes that occurred on campus; in certain off-campus buildings or property owned or controlled by the College; and on Full And Cancelled Classes: RVC reserves the right to limit enrollments or public property within, or immediately adjacent to and accessible from the cancel any class. Every effort will be made to notify registrants when campus. The report also includes institutional policies concerning campus a class is cancelled. Students may choose alternate courses or receive security, such as alcohol and drug use, crime prevention, the reporting of full refunds. All paid fees are non-refundable. There are NO REFUNDS crimes, sexual assault, and other matters. the complete report is available after a class begins. Exceptions noted in individual course descriptions. at www.rockvalleycollege.edu/public safety. You may also request a paper copy of this report by contacting the Public Safety Department, (815) Withdrawal: If you wish to withdraw from a class, you must do so ONE 921-4357, in the Support Services Building. business day before the first session to receive a full refund. All paid fees Notice of Directory Information: Rock Valley College has identified the are non-refundable. Exceptions noted in individual course descriptions. following information as “Directory Information” that may be disclosed by Textbooks: Textbooks should be purchased before the first class. Rock Valley College for any purpose at its discretion: student’s name, date Textbooks, where required, are an additional expense. For specific textbook and place of birth, height and weight of athletic participants, and degrees received. Currently enrolled students may withhold disclosure by submitting information, call the Rock Valley College Bookstore at (815) 921-1680. a written request to the Registrar, second floor, Student Center, prior to the Grading Policy: A grade of pass (P) indicating completion or (I) indicat- tenth day of classes. Rock Valley College assumes that failure on the part ing incomplete will be issued for most courses. Courses and grades will be of any student to specifically request the withholding of “Directory Information” indicates approval of disclosure. listed on an RVC transcript.

Out-of-District/Out-of-State Students: In addition to the regular tuition and service fee, students residing outside District 511 will be charged out-ofdistrict/state fees for credit courses. These additional fees will be waived if a student living outside the district/state is employed full-time within the district and able to present a letter from the employer testifying to that fact. Property owners paying taxes to District 511 are also eligible for in-district rates. No out-of-district/state fees are charged for non-credit courses. Notification of Students' Rights: The federal Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) of 1974 as amended identifies the rights of students Special Needs: Call RVC Disability Support Services Office at (815) and their families with respect to student educational records kept by 921-2356. Office Hours: Monday - Friday, 8 am - 5 pm. the institutions. The act provides students with four significant rights: (1) inspect and review their record, (2) restrict the disclosure of their record, The College is committed to providing an accessible and supportive learning (3) seek to amend their record and (4) file a complaint with the U.S. Departenvironment for all Whiz Kids. To help us meet this goal, at least three ment of Education. Students have the right to expect that information in weeks in advance of the beginning of a Whiz Kids class, please notify the their educational records will be kept confidential, and will be disclosed College Community & Continuing Education office at (815) 921-3900, of any only with their permission or under provision of the law. For specific details regarding these rights, refer to www.rockvalleycollege.edu/FERPA .

Failure to read this announcement does not excuse students from the rules and procedures described herein. Personal factors, illness, or contradictory advice from any source are not acceptable grounds for seeking exemptions from these rules and procedures.

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ECR/WSS Non-Profit Organization U.S. POSTAGE PAID ROCKFORD, IL PERMIT NO. 4119

3301 North Mulford Road Rockford, IL 61114-5699

Board of Trustees Michael Dunn, Jr., Chair Mike Olson, Vice Chair Mary Tuite, Secretary Ted Biondo Katherine M. Kelley Dr. Stephanie Raach Randall J. Schaefer Daniel Slabaugh, Student Trustee Dr. Jack Becherer, RVC President

Residential Customer

Yo s e m i t e P h o t o S a fa r i by Chicago Photo Safaris September 23–25, 2012 $894 per person / double occupancy

Overview: 3-day, 2-night trip to Yosemite. Lodging, transportation, and experienced Yosemite photography guide included. Meals and flight are not included. Departure from 1800 Old Bayshore Hwy, Burlingame, CA 9 am on Sunday, Sept 23 and return Tuesday night, Sept 25 at 6:30 pm.

Accommodations: The popular Tenaya Lodge just outside the park entrance.

Highlights: Yosemite is a photographer’s dream! The following are just a few of the highlights: Get classic sunset shots of the upper and lower Yosemite Falls (shoot iconic Ansel Adams views of Half Dome and wide open landscapes), Sentinel/Cook’s Meadow loop, Glacier Point, Tuolumne Meadows, Mariposa Grove, giant sequoia trees, Bridal Veil Creek and Falls, as well as Tunnel View (the site of Ansel Adam’s “A Clearing Storm). Macro subject matter ranges from wild

flowers, and cow parsnip, to butterflies and wild life. If you love photography, this is the trip of a lifetime!

Register Early www.rockvalleycollege.edu/ceonline SPC 806 Trp Community Education (815) 921-3900


Fall 2012 Community & Continuing Education Course Schedule