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Business & Community Education (BACE) Classes

Business & Community Education Classes

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Mindful Mechanics
80236 M 5:00 p.m.- 6:00 p.m. 2L07 17 $25 Add
Through 4-H Mindful Mechanics, teens are encouraged to build positive relationships by expressing care, concern, and gratitude for others, build beliefs in themselves, practice self-discipline, self-control, and self-reflection, and serve others. The overall program aims to promote mindful practices that lead to improvements in managing one’s goals, developing a sense of self, time management, stress management, and emotional regulations. Supplies are included. (Ages 13 -19) Class Dates: March 18, 2024 - April 8, 2024
Ed2Go Accounting Fundamentals
80271 TBA 5:00 p.m.- 6:00 p.m. ONLINE 0 $0 Contact
January 17, 2024 - April 17, 2024
Ed2Go Cert in Brain Health
80270 TBA 5:00 p.m.- 6:00 p.m. ONLINE 0 $0 Contact
January 10, 2024 - April 10, 2024
Ed2Go Disc Digital Photography
80274 TBA 5:00 p.m.- 6:00 p.m. ONLINE 0 $0 Contact
February 7, 2024 - May 7, 2024
Ed2Go Discover Sign Language
80272 TBA 5:00 p.m.- 6:00 p.m. ONLINE 0 $0 Contact
January 17, 2024 - April 17, 2024
Ed2Go Master Ur SLR Digit Cam
80276 TBA 5:00 p.m.- 6:00 p.m. ONLINE 0 $0 Contact
February 7, 2024 - May 7, 2024
Ed2Go Photo People w/Digit Cam
80275 TBA 5:00 p.m.- 6:00 p.m. ONLINE 0 $0 Contact
February 7, 2024 - May 7, 2024
Ed2Go Speed Spanish
80273 TBA 5:00 p.m.- 6:00 p.m. ONLINE 0 $0 Contact
February 4, 2024 - May 4, 2024
Ed2go AI & Machine Learning
80040 TBA 5:00 p.m.- 6:00 p.m. ONLINE 0 $0 Contact
October 18, 2023 - January 18, 2027
Ed2go Cert in Medical Cannabis
80017 TBA 5:00 p.m.- 6:00 p.m. ONLINE 0 $0 Contact
February 14, 2024 - March 27, 2024
Ed2go Certified Paralegal
80123 TBA 5:00 p.m.- 6:00 p.m. ONLINE 0 $0 Contact
April 25, 2023 - April 25, 2024
Ed2go Color Theory
80013 TBA 5:00 p.m.- 6:00 p.m. ONLINE 0 $0 Contact
August 1, 2022 - June 30, 2024
Ed2go Intermediate MS Excel 19
80016 TBA 5:00 p.m.- 6:00 p.m. ONLINE 0 $0 Contact
January 17, 2024 - February 28, 2024
Ed2go Intro to Programming
80018 TBA 5:00 p.m.- 6:00 p.m. ONLINE 0 $0 Contact
February 14, 2024 - March 27, 2024
Ed2go Medical Billing & Coding
80121 TBA 5:00 p.m.- 6:00 p.m. ONLINE 0 $0 Contact
April 10, 2023 - April 10, 2024
Ed2go Medical Billing & Coding
80122 TBA 5:00 p.m.- 6:00 p.m. ONLINE 0 $0 Contact
April 24, 2023 - April 24, 2024
Ed2go Medical Billing & Coding
80126 TBA 5:00 p.m.- 6:00 p.m. ONLINE 0 $0 Contact
May 2, 2023 - May 2, 2024
Ed2go Medical Billing & Coding
80015 TBA 5:00 p.m.- 6:00 p.m. ONLINE 0 $0 Contact
June 9, 2023 - June 9, 2024
Microsoft Excel Adv Formulas
80191 W 12:30 p.m.- 5:30 p.m. 3K02 0 $85 Contact
We will explore additional advanced formulas: use your vlookup formula to search, find, and input data automatically for you. If/then statements allow you to test your data: we will explore traditional if/then statements as well as the nesting of if/then in formulas. Conditional formatting will aid you in evaluating your data and we will use this feature in class. Prerequisite: Basic computer and typing skills and knowledge of formula writing in Microsoft Excel required. Class size is limited to 10 students. (Ages 16 & Up) Class Dates: March 13, 2024 - March 13, 2024
Microsoft Excel Graphing
80192 T 2:00 p.m.- 5:00 p.m. 3K02 2 $55 Add
Set up and modify graphs in Microsoft Excel. Learn how to tie the graph to your data, generate different types of graphs, modify text and title, add legends, and messages. Prerequisite: Basic typing skills and knowledge of computers and basic knowledge of writing formulas in Microsoft Excel required. Class size is limited to 10 students. (Ages 16 & Up) Class Dates: April 2, 2024 - April 2, 2024
Microsoft Excel Level One
80188 M 12:30 p.m.- 5:30 p.m. 3K02 0 $85 Contact
Learn basic spreadsheet operations, spreadsheet design, layout, math operations, controlling page appearance, and printing spreadsheets. An emphasis is placed on writing formulas to obtain desired results. Use shortcuts to accomplish tasks as you set up several spreadsheets. A basic understanding of keyboard and mouse operations as well as the fundamental Windows operations is required to operate Excel. Prerequisite: Basic understanding of keyboard and mouse operations as well as the fundamental Windows operations is required to operate Excel. Class size is limited to 10 students. (Ages 16 & Up) Class Dates: February 26, 2024 - February 26, 2024
Microsoft Excel Level One #2
80189 W 12:30 p.m.- 5:30 p.m. 3K02 0 $85 Contact
Learn basic spreadsheet operations, spreadsheet design, layout, math operations, controlling page appearance, and printing spreadsheets. An emphasis is placed on writing formulas to obtain desired results. Use shortcuts to accomplish tasks as you set up several spreadsheets. A basic understanding of keyboard and mouse operations as well as the fundamental Windows operations is required to operate Excel. Prerequisite: Basic understanding of keyboard and mouse operations as well as the fundamental Windows operations is required to operate Excel. Class size is limited to 10 students. (Ages 16 & Up) Class Dates: February 28, 2024 - February 28, 2024
Microsoft Excel Level Two
80190 M 12:30 p.m.- 5:30 p.m. 3K02 0 $85 Contact
Take your knowledge of Microsoft Excel and maximize the power of this software as you explore linking, sheet management, and using advanced formulas to summarize data. Prerequisite: Basic computer and typing skills and knowledge of formula writing in Microsoft Excel required. Class size is limited to 10 students. (Ages 16 & Up) Class Dates: March 11, 2024 - March 11, 2024
Microsoft Excel Pivot Tables
80194 Th 2:00 p.m.- 5:00 p.m. 3K02 3 $55 Add
Manage data in Excel using Sorting and Filtering. Pivot tables in Microsoft Excel will allow you to extract some meaningful information from the data. Pivot tables allow you to quickly summarize and analyze large amounts of data in lists and tables independent of the original data layout in your spreadsheet. You can do this by dragging and dropping columns to different rows, columns, or summary positions. Learn to design pivot tables and customize their appearance for reporting purposes. Prerequisite: Basic typing skills and knowledge of computers and Microsoft Excel required. Class size is limited to 10 students. (Ages 16 & Up) Class Dates: April 4, 2024 - April 4, 2024
Microsoft PowerPoint
80193 W 12:30 p.m.- 5:30 p.m. 3K02 10 $85 Add
Microsoft PowerPoint is a program used to create slide show presentations. You will learn about backgrounds, colors, pictures, text, and transitions as you create your own slide show presentation. Learn all the basics. You will be making some impressive slide show presentations in no time! Prerequisite: Basic computer and typing skills required. Class size is limited to 10 students. (Ages 16 & Up) Class Dates: April 3, 2024 - April 3, 2024
Baseball & Softball Umpiring
80229 MW 6:00 p.m.- 8:00 p.m. 2C13 14 $89
Become a softball and/or baseball umpire. Students will be prepped for umpiring softball and/or baseball at the high school and youth levels, enabling them to make hundreds of dollars each season while participating in a sport they enjoy. This class will address professionalism, conflict resolution, communication skills, rules knowledge, game acquisition, mental training, and on field practice. With over 30 years of coaching and umpiring experience, the instructor will prepare individuals of all ages for an exciting and fulfilling part-time job of working with young athletes on local ball diamonds. Student training includes field work, videos, guest speakers, reading and observation assignments, and online assessments. This class will prepare students to sit for the IHSA softball and/or baseball umpire exam (fee not included).This class is designed for in person participation, but is available virtually (weeks 1 - 3 only) if students are not able to commit to attending in person twice a week. Hybrid students will receive an invitation to the virtual classroom. (Ages 15 & Up) Class Dates: February 19, 2024 - March 13, 2024
Career Development
80182 M 4:00 p.m.- 5:00 p.m. 2M07 20 $0 Add
Looking to evolve your occupational status or enhance your career? Gain a better understanding of your career goals, how to set and achieve them. Know who you are and where you want to go. Career development is an ongoing process of skill enhancement, finding purpose in your work and continuous advancement along your career path. In this class you will explore the phases of career development, goal setting, and strategies to accomplish them. (Ages 15 & Up) Class Dates: May 20, 2024 - May 20, 2024
Developing a Powerful Resume
80178 M 4:00 p.m.- 5:00 p.m. 2M07 19 $0 Add
If you have never written a resume before, or it’s been a while since you have updated your existing one, this workshop is for you. You’ll learn how to create an effective resume that not only looks professional but communicates your transferable skills to potential employers. Your resume is an important job-hunting tool, its purpose is to market you to potential employers. Learn how to write a job specific resume to secure a job offer. Class Dates: February 26, 2024 - February 26, 2024
Health Care & Retirement
80211 T 6:00 p.m.- 7:00 p.m. 2M07 19 $15 Add
The potential impact of rising healthcare costs on retirement savings. Includes an introduction of Medicare coverage costs, long-term care costs, and available options for supplemental health care and long-term care insurance. (Ages 18 & Up) Class Dates: April 16, 2024 - April 16, 2024
Interview Do's & Don'ts
80181 M 4:00 p.m.- 5:00 p.m. 2M07 20 $0 Add
Want to know more about interviewing and how to improve your skills? Join us in learning interview techniques that employers use to prepare for a successful interview. Get information and familiarize yourself with the type of initial interviews and potential questions you might face. The workshop covers pre-interview preparation, interview structure, question and answer preparation, and post-interview etiquette. (Ages 15 & Up) Class Dates: April 29, 2024 - April 29, 2024
Job Fair Prep Workshop
80180 M 4:00 p.m.- 5:00 p.m. 2M07 20 $0 Add
Stand out among the competition when meeting with potential employers. This workshop will equip you will the skills and information needed to be best prepared for the upcoming SVCC fair or any employer job fair. Topics include professional appearance, researching businesses, networking practices, materials needed, and preparing your introduction speech. Students will be able to visit SVCC’s Career Closet to find the perfect job fair outfit and accessories. (Ages 15 & Up) Class Dates: April 8, 2024 - April 8, 2024
Preparing Your Estate Plan
80209 T 6:00 p.m.- 7:00 p.m. 2M07 18 $15 Add
This class offers a basic overview of estate planning: account registration, beneficiary designation, will, trust, tax information, life insurance, and TOD. (Ages 18 & Up) Class Dates: March 19, 2024 - March 19, 2024
Social Security Questions Answ
80210 T 6:00 p.m.- 7:00 p.m. 2M07 19 $15 Add
Learn ways to maximize Social Security benefit amounts for the individual and spouse based on age, life expectancy, employment and need. (Ages 18 & Up) Class Dates: April 2, 2024 - April 2, 2024
Soft Skills Workshop
80179 M 4:00 p.m.- 5:00 p.m. 2M07 20 $0 Add
This workshop will help you understand soft skills and how to use them alongside your existing skills. “Soft-skills” is a sociological term relating to a person’s “EQ” (Emotional Intelligence Quotient), the cluster of personality traits, social graces, communication, language, personal habits, friendliness, and optimism that characterize relations with other people. Soft skills are an essential part of any job, and job success. (Ages 15 & Up) Class Dates: March 25, 2024 - March 25, 2024
Standing Guard: Protect Yours
80212 T 6:00 p.m.- 7:00 p.m. 2M07 19 $15 Add
Share strategies designed to help guard valuable assets and protect pre-and-post-retirement income. Discusses impact of longevity, withdrawal strategies, anticipating rising costs, and reviewing insurance/LTC. (Ages 18 & Up) Class Dates: April 30, 2024 - April 30, 2024
10 Tips to Improve Writing
80196 A 4:00 p.m.- 6:00 p.m. ONLINE 19 $55 Add
We write everyday: emails, social media posts, work projects, and even non-fiction or creative writing. Improving is just a matter of knowing some simple tricks to make your writing more impactful and readable, and may help get you a promotion at work or avoid rejection from a publisher. In this hands-on session, there will be writing/editing examples and exercises so you can see in real time how to make sentences flow properly while still maintaining reader interest, and you will leave with a workbook full of writing tips and tricks, which is included in the class fee. (Ages 16 & Up) Class Dates: March 2, 2024 - March 2, 2024
Bas/Int Ballroom Night Club 2
80221 T 6:30 p.m.- 7:30 p.m. 1EMA 40 $50 Add
Whether you think you can dance or not, Dennis and Sandy will help you reach your dancing goals and you’ll have a great time doing it! It’s great physical and mental exercise; while at the same time, spending time with friends or that special someone you care about. Rumba is easy to learn and a great way to start enjoying Latin dances. It will provide lovely, romantic steps to your dance step repertoire. NCII gives you an alternative to the usual slow dancing of just swaying back and forth with some beautiful, soft flowing steps. It’s a great dance, no matter what genre the music comes from country, modern, or 50-60’s. Get comfortable stepping out onto the dance floor and enjoy ballroom dancing for a lifetime. Proper dance technique, frame, posture, floor crafting, and beat identification will be covered. Students are allowed to video steps in class for personal use. No dance experience is required. Hard soled shoes are recommended and a partner is suggested, but not required. All classes will be held in the Dillon Mall (East entrance) and instructed by Dennis and Sandy Scheckel. (Ages 16 & Up) Class Dates: April 2, 2024 - April 23, 2024
Basic/Interm Ballroom Rumba
80220 T 6:30 p.m.- 7:30 p.m. 1EMA 39 $50 Add
Whether you think you can dance or not, Dennis and Sandy will help you reach your dancing goals and you’ll have a great time doing it! It’s great physical and mental exercise; while at the same time, spending time with friends or that special someone you care about. Rumba is easy to learn and a great way to start enjoying Latin dances. It will provide lovely, romantic steps to your dance step repertoire. NCII gives you an alternative to the usual slow dancing of just swaying back and forth with some beautiful, soft flowing steps. It’s a great dance, no matter what genre the music comes from country, modern, or 50-60’s. Get comfortable stepping out onto the dance floor and enjoy ballroom dancing for a lifetime. Proper dance technique, frame, posture, floor crafting, and beat identification will be covered. Students are allowed to video steps in class for personal use. No dance experience is required. Hard soled shoes are recommended and a partner is suggested, but not required. All classes will be held in the Dillon Mall (East entrance) and instructed by Dennis and Sandy Scheckel. (Ages 16 & Up) Class Dates: March 5, 2024 - March 26, 2024
Beg Country Line Dancing
80240 A 10:00 a.m.- 12:00 p.m. 1EMA 28 $0 Add
Students will learn the basic steps and fundamental techniques of line dancing. The instructor will guide you through popular line dances teaching student’s essential footwork and choreography step by step. No prior dance experience required. (All Ages) Class Dates: April 27, 2024 - May 18, 2024
Beg Country Line Dancing
80240 A 10:00 a.m.- 12:00 p.m. 1EMA 28 $0 Add
Students will learn the basic steps and fundamental techniques of line dancing. The instructor will guide you through popular line dances teaching student’s essential footwork and choreography step by step. No prior dance experience required. (All Ages) Class Dates: June 8, 2024 - June 29, 2024
Beg Guide to Getting Published
80198 T 6:00 p.m.- 8:00 p.m. ONLINE 19 $45 Add
Did you know Stephen King was rejected 75 times before he sold his first novel? If your goal is to become a published freelance writer by selling a magazine article, short story, poem, or even a novel to a traditional publisher, this comprehensive workshop will guide you to, then past the editor's desk. You will discover how to: -become a “published” writer overnight -submit manuscripts the correct way -find the right publisher for your work -write irresistible query letters -determine when and how to get an agent -100 ways to make money as a freelance writer -obtain FREE future Q&A opportunities If you really want to succeed, this step-by-step workshop is a must! (Ages 16 & Up) Class Dates: March 5, 2024 - March 5, 2024
Comedy Writing
80199 Th 4:00 p.m.- 6:00 p.m. ONLINE 20 $45 Add
Whether you need to make a dull work presentation livelier, mix laughter with learning in the classroom, or ultimately want to write for print/production or perform your own stand-up routine, this fast-paced session will show you how to apply humor to all aspects of your life. You will learn the anatomy of a joke, how to use your powers of observation to sharpen your wit, write different types of jokes, and use humor to entertain and influence people. (Ages 16 & Up) Class Dates: March 7, 2024 - March 7, 2024
Conversation Spanish-Beginners
80227 M 5:30 p.m.- 7:30 p.m. 2L05 10 $99
Students will learn the fundamentals of basic conversational patterns, vocabulary, and enough grammar to communicate effectively in a non-judgmental atmosphere. Students will be able to communicate successfully in social situations using the four language skills: listening, speaking, reading, and writing. (Ages 16 & Up) Class Dates: January 29, 2024 - March 25, 2024
Conversational Spanish Interm
80226 M 5:30 p.m.- 7:30 p.m. 2L05 18 $99 Add
Learning Spanish can be a life changing experience. Students will gain access to the Spanish speaking world to improve their job, media, and traveling. Students will be able to converse, read, and write in Spanish. (Ages 16 & Up) Class Dates: April 1, 2024 - May 20, 2024
DIY Bottle Terrariums
80235 A 09:30 a.m.- 11:00 a.m. 2L05 4 $20 Add
Explore the enclosed world of bottle terrariums, self-contained plant environments within glass. Join us to explore terrariums, their needs, and how to create a bottle version of a terrarium to take home with you. If students would like to turn a specific bottle into a terrarium, please bring it otherwise one will be provided. This class would be for an individual or great family activity. Supplies are included. (Ages 10 & Up) Class Dates: March 9, 2024 - March 9, 2024
Free ChatGPT (AI) for Writers
80203 A 1:00 p.m.- 3:00 p.m. ONLINE 19 $45 Add
ChatGPT (AI) is here to stay and is the future for writers and content creators. Don’t be left behind! No prior AI experience required. Do you want to learn how to incorporate the power of cutting-edge technology to gain ideas and inspiration, write web content, articles, and even novels or scripts? In this beginner-friendly course, you’ll learn how to: -register for a FREE ChatGPT account -input effective writing prompts to avoid nonsense responses -build creative content, from stories to marketing copy -determine its capabilities and limitations -understand ethical/legal considerations using ChatGPT There’s no doubt ChatGPT and similar AI systems will force the job market to evolve. It’s crucial for everyone to adapt, learn new skills, and be open to working in collaboration with AI, so start building your expertise in the world of ChatGPT now! (Ages 16 & Up) Class Dates: March 9, 2024 - March 9, 2024
How to Outline & Write Romance
80202 A 10:00 a.m.- 12:00 p.m. ONLINE 20 $45 Add
Romance is the #1 selling fiction genre. Whether you're a new or experienced writer, this comprehensive session will help you sharpen your skills with practical step-by-step advice. You will discover the different romance sub-genres and understand the proven romance formula. You will also learn to create a unique setting, introduce your protagonist (lead character), percolate friction, and write relatable dialogue as well as intimate scenes. Publishing options will also be discussed. (Ages 16 & Up) Class Dates: March 9, 2024 - March 9, 2024
How to Teach Yourself Guitar
80232 W 5:00 p.m.- 5:30 p.m. 1H16 0 $20 Contact
This course is for those who have always wanted to play guitar. Students learn how to tune their guitar, how to read tabs and chord pro, and to continue on their own using the internet. Students will need to bring a guitar to every class. Class size is limited to 10 students. (Ages 14 & Up) Class Dates: February 14, 2024 - March 6, 2024
How to Write Your Life Story
80195 A 10:00 a.m.- 1:00 p.m. ONLINE 16 $55 Add
You don’t need to be famous to have a legacy to leave behind. Create an inspirational autobiography for family, friends, and others. Learn how to recall vivid memories, analyze events and people that shaped who you are, and bring your story to life. Your handout, included in the class fee, will have an outline to help you organize and write your memoir step-by-step. Printing/publishing options will also be discussed. (Ages 16 & Up) Class Dates: March 2, 2024 - March 2, 2024
Int/Adv Ballroom West Coast Sw
80222 T 7:30 p.m.- 8:30 p.m. 1EMA 36 $50 Add
If you already have some dance experience, this class will improve your skills by learning new steps and combinations. West Coast Swing brings another element of fun and will definitely add to your swing dancing pleasure. WCS is perfect for that slow Swing and Blues music that is just a bit too slow for regular swing. To increase your slow dancing abilities, Dennis and Sandy are offering Bolero. Definitely, not just for Latin music, Bolero can be enjoyed for a variety of different genres of music. The lovely, romantic steps of Bolero will add to your enjoyment. The patterns we’ll teach will be appropriate for ballroom and small dance floors and can be used for venues’ such as clubs, wedding, blues festivals, big band dances, and 50’s and 60’s performances. Proper dance technique, frame, posture, floor crafting, and beat identification will be covered. Students are allowed to video steps in class for personal use. Hard soled shoes are recommended and a partner is suggested, but not required. All classes will be held in the Dillon Mall (East entrance) and instructed by Dennis and Sandy Scheckel. (Ages 16 & Up) Class Dates: March 5, 2024 - March 26, 2024
Interm/Adv Ballroom Bolero
80223 T 7:30 p.m.- 8:30 p.m. 1EMA 38 $50 Add
If you already have some dance experience, this class will improve your skills by learning new steps and combinations. West Coast Swing brings another element of fun and will definitely add to your swing dancing pleasure. WCS is perfect for that slow Swing and Blues music that is just a bit too slow for regular swing. To increase your slow dancing abilities, Dennis and Sandy are offering Bolero. Definitely, not just for Latin music, Bolero can be enjoyed for a variety of different genres of music. The lovely, romantic steps of Bolero will add to your enjoyment. The patterns we’ll teach will be appropriate for ballroom and small dance floors and can be used for venues’ such as clubs, wedding, blues festivals, big band dances, and 50’s and 60’s performances. Proper dance technique, frame, posture, floor crafting, and beat identification will be covered. Students are allowed to video steps in class for personal use. Hard soled shoes are recommended and a partner is suggested, but not required. All classes will be held in the Dillon Mall (East entrance) and instructed by Dennis and Sandy Scheckel. (Ages 16 & Up) Class Dates: April 2, 2024 - April 23, 2024
Introduction to Voiceovers
80225 A 7:30 p.m.- 8:30 p.m. 1EMA 19 $50 Add
Explore the craft of voiceovers! Discover current trends, opportunities, and tools you need to find success in this growing remote working industry. Read a real script and receive coaching from your instructor, a professional voice actor, to improve your delivery. One time, 90 minute, one-on-one, video-chat class! Learn more at http://www.voicesforall.com/ooo. Upon registration you will be contacted by Voices for All to schedule your class for a day and time of your convenience. Students must have internet access and video chatting capabilities. Sessions must be completed by Saturday, May 11. (Ages 18 & Up) Class Dates: May 11, 2024 - May 11, 2024
Multimedia Drawing
80231 W 5:00 p.m.- 6:30 p.m. 3K04 3 $69 Add
For students of any skill level, this course will explore drawing with different forms of media (pencil, charcoal, chalk, etc.). All supplies are included. (Ages 18 & Up) Class Dates: March 20, 2024 - March 24, 2024
Painting for Amateur Artists
80230 W 5:00 p.m.- 6:30 p.m. 3K04 2 $69 Add
A beginner level course, students will begin with some basics such as color mixing and brush techniques. Then you will explore some different styles of both abstract and realistic. All supplies are included. (Ages 18 & Up) Class Dates: May 1, 2024 - June 5, 2024
Succulent Wreaths
80234 A 09:30 a.m.- 11:00 a.m. 1C01 5 $29 Add
Bright and textured succulent wreaths are living plant wreaths for any occasion or holiday. Succulents are desert plants adapted as houseplants. Learn more about what succulents are, their biology, how to build your own wreath and how it needs to be cared for. Make and take home your own succulent wreath. This class would be for an individual or great family activity. Supplies are included. (Ages 12 & Up) Class Dates: April 13, 2024 - April 13, 2024
Travel Writer
80197 M 4:00 p.m.- 6:00 p.m. ONLINE 20 $45 Add
If you love to travel and love to write, this is for you! We will discuss how to use all your senses in a new destination to create more detailed and in-depth descriptions that capture and maintain readers’ interest, and whether or not you need to include photos with your work. You will also learn how to find and submit your finished product to print and online markets, the business side of travel writing (how to take travel tax deductions), and how to avoid worn-out travel writing clichés. (Ages 16 & Up) Class Dates: March 4, 2024 - March 4, 2024
Vintage Gard Tool Planter Demo
80224 Th 6:00 p.m.- 8:00 p.m. 1H16 10 $25 Add
Students will be shown the steps to create a unique utility planter with repurposed tools. (Ages 16 & Up) Class Dates: April 25, 2024 - April 25, 2024
Write 1st Novel in 90 Days!
80201 F 6:00 p.m.- 8:00 p.m. ONLINE 20 $45 Add
This intensive course provides a schedule of crafting a novel from start to finish, which you can finish in as little as 90 days! This class will also help you stay motivated throughout the journey. You will learn how to: -select your novel genre and develop a compelling premise -create multidimensional characters and immersive settings -craft a detailed plot outline -manage your time to keep your writing flow consistent -combat common roadblocks including writer’s block -master the art of self-editing: refining your plot, and fixing pacing, dialogue, and characterization problems. -receive constructive criticism from beta readers -explore publishing options By the end of this class, you will know how to complete your novel and have the knowledge and confidence to move forward with the publishing process. (Ages 16 & Up) Class Dates: March 8, 2024 - March 8, 2024
Write Mystery/Susp/Crime Story
80200 Th 6:00 p.m.- 8:00 p.m. ONLINE 20 $45 Add
Become a mystery writer for fun or profit! You will discover the different sub-genres and three-act story structure of mystery writing and create an intriguing cast of characters. Learn how to research and pick your setting, make sure your opening grabs readers’ attention, use “red herrings” to misdirect your readers and create suspense until you’re ready for the final reveal. Publishing options will also be discussed. (Ages 16 & Up) Class Dates: March 7, 2024 - March 7, 2024
You Can Uke!
80248 A 09:00 a.m.- 12:00 p.m. 1H16 16 $119 Add
March 23, 2024 - March 23, 2024
10 Hour General Industry OSHA
80183 W 08:00 a.m.- 3:30 p.m. 2L06 14 $409 Add
Students will learn the major provisions of the Occupational Safety and Health Act. Primary topics include: the inspection and citation process, working and walking surfaces, emergency plans and exit routes, global harmonized system on safety data sheets and labeling, electrical safety, machine guarding, and recordkeeping. This course can be customized to meet the students’ needs. Students will earn their OSHA 10-Hour General Industry card upon completion of this class. Coffee, snacks, and lunch on Wednesday is included in the cost of the class. (Ages 18 & Up) Class Dates: February 28, 2024 - February 28, 2024
10 Hour General Industry OSHA
80183 Th 08:00 a.m.- 12:00 p.m. 2L06 14 $409 Add
Students will learn the major provisions of the Occupational Safety and Health Act. Primary topics include: the inspection and citation process, working and walking surfaces, emergency plans and exit routes, global harmonized system on safety data sheets and labeling, electrical safety, machine guarding, and recordkeeping. This course can be customized to meet the students’ needs. Students will earn their OSHA 10-Hour General Industry card upon completion of this class. Coffee, snacks, and lunch on Wednesday is included in the cost of the class. (Ages 18 & Up) Class Dates: February 29, 2024 - February 29, 2024
CDL Class B Training
80204 MTWThF 08:00 a.m.- 4:30 p.m. 3K04 5 $2775 Add
March 11, 2024 - April 15, 2024
CDL Class B Training
80206 MTWThF 08:00 a.m.- 4:30 p.m. 3K04 5 $2775 Add
May 6, 2024 - May 31, 2024
CPR/First Aid/AED Cert
80214 A 09:00 a.m.- 1:00 p.m. 1H16 10 $79 Add
Students will receive American Red Cross CPR training for adult, child, and infant, First Aid Certification, and proper AED training. This class is suitable for individuals needing certification for employment as well as those looking to expand their skill set. Certification card is included. (Ages 13 & Up) Class Dates: April 13, 2024 - April 13, 2024
Dental Assisting
80218 MW 6:00 p.m.- 9:30 p.m. 1H16 8 $1199 Add
The 60-hour Dental Assisting Program prepares students for entry-level positions in one of the fastest growing health care positions. Students are familiarized with all areas of pre-clinical dental assisting and provided training in the skills required to function as an assistant in the dental practice. This course covers the following key areas and topics: the history of dentistry and dental assisting, introduction to the dental office, the legal aspects of dentistry, policies, and guidelines, introduction to oral anatomy, dental operatory, dental equipment, introduction to tooth structure, primary and permanent teeth, the oral cavity and related structures, proper patient positioning, dental hand-pieces, sterilization, and other areas. In addition to entry-level administrative jobs, this course is ideal for students interested in pursuing a future formal Dental Hygienist program. *Clinical practice is NOT included in this course. (Ages 18 & Up) Class Dates: March 4, 2024 - May 6, 2024
EMT Information Session
80216 W 6:00 p.m.- 7:00 p.m. 1H16 30 $0 Add
Are you thinking about pursuing a new career as an EMT? Do you have questions about the career and/or training program? If so, register for an upcoming information session. Meet the instructors and get your questions answered before you enroll. Registration can be completed at the session as well. Go to svcc.edu/emt or call 815.835.6212 for more information and to register to attend. Family members of prospective students are welcome to attend. Tentative class start date is Monday, July 31. Class Dates: June 12, 2024 - June 12, 2024
EMT Information Session
80217 T 6:00 p.m.- 7:00 p.m. 1H16 30 $0 Add
Are you thinking about pursuing a new career as an EMT? Do you have questions about the career and/or training program? If so, register for an upcoming information session. Meet the instructors and get your questions answered before you enroll. Registration can be completed at the session as well. Go to svcc.edu/emt or call 815.835.6212 for more information and to register to attend. Family members of prospective students are welcome to attend. Tentative class start date is Monday, July 31. Class Dates: July 9, 2024 - July 9, 2024
Entry Level Auto Technician
80233 MTWThF 08:00 a.m.- 12:00 p.m. WACC 10 $950 Add
Sauk Valley Community College and Whiteside Area Career Center are partnering to offer a seven-week Automotive Basics Program. The program will be four weeks of instruction and hands-on learning, a two-week externship (minimum of 40 hours), and three days of review and ASE test preparation. Students will gain an entry level understanding in suspension and steering, brakes, exhaust systems, and routine maintenance and servicing of vehicle systems. Minimal automotive knowledge or experience is needed to be successful in this program. The program will provide students with a solid foundation and skills to enter the automotive industry. Dedicated students will receive a tool kit and tool box before they start their externship (worth up to $500). Students must be at least 18 years old and have a valid driver’s license. Space is limited to 10 students. Classroom Instruction / Hands-on Learning Tuesday, May 28 – Friday, June 21; 8:00AM-12:00PM WACC Instructor-Bill Hare 40-hour Externship Monday, June 24 – Saturday, July 5; TBD Location TBD Review & ASE Test Prep Monday, July 8 – Wednesday, July 10; 8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. WACC Instructor-Bill Hare Class Dates: May 28, 2024 - July 10, 2024
Forklift Train the Trainer
80184 W 09:00 a.m.- 12:00 p.m. 1C01 17 $179 Add
The first two hours of this class will cover the classroom requirements of the new Powered Industrial Truck Standard. OSHA defines a powered industrial truck as a mobile, power propelled truck used to carry, push lift, stack, or tier material. The additional one hour of this class will be a train-the-trainer session and attendees will receive the information and materials to develop an in-house training program. (Ages 18 & Up) Class Dates: March 6, 2024 - March 6, 2024
Medical Billing & Coding
80219 A 09:00 a.m.- 3:00 p.m. 1C01 9 $1799 Add
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-10 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-10 (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-10, and HCPCS). Note: After obtaining the practical work experience (6 months to 2 years), students who complete this course could be qualified to sit for the American Academy of Professional Coders (AAPC) – Certified Professional Coder Exam (CPC or CPC-H Apprentice); the American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA) Certified Coding Associate (CCA) exam; and/or other National Exams. (Ages 18 & Up) Class Dates: April 13, 2024 - April 13, 2024
Medical Billing & Coding
80219 A 09:00 a.m.- 3:00 p.m. 1C01 9 $1799 Add
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-10 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-10 (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-10, and HCPCS). Note: After obtaining the practical work experience (6 months to 2 years), students who complete this course could be qualified to sit for the American Academy of Professional Coders (AAPC) – Certified Professional Coder Exam (CPC or CPC-H Apprentice); the American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA) Certified Coding Associate (CCA) exam; and/or other National Exams. (Ages 18 & Up) Class Dates: May 4, 2024 - May 4, 2024
Medical Billing & Coding
80219 TTh 6:00 p.m.- 9:30 p.m. 1C01 9 $1799 Add
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-10 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-10 (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-10, and HCPCS). Note: After obtaining the practical work experience (6 months to 2 years), students who complete this course could be qualified to sit for the American Academy of Professional Coders (AAPC) – Certified Professional Coder Exam (CPC or CPC-H Apprentice); the American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA) Certified Coding Associate (CCA) exam; and/or other National Exams. (Ages 18 & Up) Class Dates: March 5, 2024 - May 16, 2024
Medical Scribe Online
80001 TBA 6:00 p.m.- 9:30 p.m. 1C01 1 $0
March 13, 2023 - March 13, 2024
Paramedic Information Session
80251 T 6:00 p.m.- 7:00 p.m. 1H16 20 $0 Add
April 23, 2024 - April 23, 2024
Pharmacy Tech w/ Extern Online
80004 TBA 6:00 p.m.- 7:00 p.m. 1H16 0 $0 Contact
May 30, 2023 - May 30, 2024
Pharmacy Technician Online
80124 TBA 6:00 p.m.- 7:00 p.m. ONLINE 0 $4199 Contact
October 1, 2023 - October 1, 2024
Traffic Safety- 4 Hour
80263 A 08:00 a.m.- 12:00 p.m. 2D01 13 $0 Add
February 24, 2024 - February 24, 2024
Traffic Safety- 4 Hour
80266 W 6:00 p.m.- 10:00 p.m. 2D01 20 $0 Add
March 6, 2024 - March 6, 2024
Traffic Safety- 4 Hour
80267 A 08:00 a.m.- 12:00 p.m. 2D01 20 $0 Add
March 9, 2024 - March 9, 2024
Traffic Safety- 8 Hour
80264 A 08:00 a.m.- 4:00 p.m. 2D05 16 $0 Add
February 24, 2024 - February 24, 2024
Traffic Safety- Freeport
80265 A 08:00 a.m.- 12:00 p.m. 2D05 20 $0 Add
March 2, 2024 - March 2, 2024
Traffic Safety- Online
80163 TBA 08:00 a.m.- 12:00 p.m. ONLINE 1 $0 Add
June 30, 2024 - June 30, 2024
Traffic Safety- Savanna
80268 A 09:00 a.m.- 1:00 p.m. ONLINE 20 $0 Add
March 9, 2024 - March 9, 2024
Collette Ireland D. McKay
80156 WThFA 09:00 a.m.- 1:00 p.m. ONLINE 0 $5114 Contact
March 13, 2024 - March 16, 2024
Collette Ireland D. McKay
80156 MTWThFA 09:00 a.m.- 1:00 p.m. ONLINE 0 $5114 Contact
March 17, 2024 - March 23, 2024
Collette Ireland D. McKay
80156 M 09:00 a.m.- 1:00 p.m. ONLINE 0 $5114 Contact
March 24, 2024 - March 25, 2024
Experience Wine & Galena
80170 A 09:30 a.m.- 7:00 p.m. ONLINE 41 $79 Add
Our first stop will be the Fergedaboudit Vineyard & Winery in Hanover. Travelers will be able to enjoy a wine flight (three wines) of their enjoyable wines. Travelers are able to walk around the vineyard and estate while enjoying a glass of wine. We will then travel to downtown Galena where travelers can truly experience the essence of Galena and enjoy a relaxing day on your own schedule. Come for the sights, wine, shopping, and food. Trip is limited to 50 participants. Trip includes wine tasting, travel snacks, transportation, and gratuities. (Ages 21 & Up) Bus will depart the SVCC North Parking lot promptly at 9:30 a.m., arriving at Fergedaboudit Vineyard & Winery at approximately 11:00 a.m. Bus will depart Fergedaboudit Vineyard & Winery at 12:30 p.m. and will arrive in Galena at 1:15 p.m. and drop off on Green Street. The bus will depart Galena at 5:30 p.m. and arrive back at SVCC at 7:00 p.m. Class Dates: April 13, 2024 - April 13, 2024
Iceland NorthernLights Preview
80246 W 6:00 p.m.- 7:00 p.m. 1H16 27 $0 Add
April 3, 2024 - April 3, 2024
Ireland DOUBLE
80130 TBA 6:00 p.m.- 7:00 p.m. 1H16 0 $4248 Contact
March 16, 2024 - March 17, 2024
Ireland DOUBLE
80130 SMTWThFA 6:00 p.m.- 7:00 p.m. 1H16 0 $4248 Contact
March 18, 2024 - March 24, 2024
Ireland DOUBLE
80130 M 6:00 p.m.- 7:00 p.m. 1H16 0 $4248 Contact
March 25, 2024 - March 25, 2024
Ireland PLUS Extensions
80125 SMTWThFA 6:00 p.m.- 7:00 p.m. 1H16 0 $0 Contact
March 13, 2024 - March 28, 2024
Mrs. Doubtfire: Musical Comedy
80250 W 08:30 a.m.- 7:30 p.m. 1H16 15 $89 Add
Everyone’s favorite Scottish nanny is headed to Chicago! Rob McClure will reprise his tony-nominated Broadway performance on tour alongside co-star (and real wife!) Maggie Lakis in this internationally acclaimed hit musical critics call “wonderful, heartwarming, and laugh-out-loud funny” (Manchester Evening News) and “a feel-good, family-friendly comedy that delivers” (The Hollywood Reporter). Based on the beloved film and directed by four-time Tony Award® winner Jerry Zaks, Mrs. Doubtfire tells the hysterical and heartfelt story of an out-of-work actor who will do anything for his kids. It’s “the lovable, big-hearted musical comedy we need right now,” raves the Chicago Tribune – one that proves we’re better together. All ticket sales are final; however, a substitute may be sent in your place. The show is a 1:00 p.m. matinee and the tickets are located in the balcony. Travelers will have time to shop and/or eat lunch once we arrive in Chicago. There are places to shop and eat near the theater. Trip is limited to 50 participants. Trip includes transportation, driver gratuity, musical ticket, and bus snacks. Lunch in Chicago and dinner at Portillo’s will be on your own. (Ages 16 & Up) Bus departs SVCC North Parking lot promptly at 8:30 a.m., arriving in Chicago at approximately 10:45 a.m. Bus departs Chicago after the show at approximately 3:45 p.m. and will stop at Portillo’s for dinner and arrive back at SVCC at approximately 7:30 p.m. Class Dates: March 6, 2024 - March 6, 2024