Spring 2015 Community Education Schedule

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ACT Prep Workshop

AGE 16-19. This class prepares students to read and comprehend the material on the ACT evaluation in the time allowed as successfully as possible.  Students will use simulated exams to learn about the different types of questions and the best strategies for successfully answering them. This workshop includes computer-assisted drills for developing reading techniques and speed, and discussions on test-taking strategies and reasoning skills. Book fee: $20.40. No class on 3/21 & 4/4. Instructor: J. Suydam, S. Bovinette

Class#  Fee     Loc     Time    Day     Date

3977    $162    BC      9am-3:30pm     S(3)    1/17-1/31

3978    $162    BC      9am-3:30pm S(3)    2/14-2/28

3979    $162    BC      9am-3:30pm     S(3)    3/14-4/11

4052    $162    RBC     8:30am-3pm     S(3)    1/17-1/31

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Introduction to Computers

This hands-on introduction to personal computers is perfect for students with no computer experience. Hardware and software components will be discussed. Learn to use the keyboard and mouse and write a sample letter. Instructor: J. Musgrove

Class#  Fee     Loc     Time    Day     Date

3959    $72     BC      9am-11am       S(3)    2/7-2/21

3960    $72     BC      12pm-2pm       S(3)    2/7-2/21

Computers for Beginners

This is a hands-on introduction to the personal computer. We will discuss hardware, software and file management. Instructor: M. Shores

Class#  Fee     Loc     Time    Day     Date

4050    $48     RBC     10am-12pm      S(2)    1/17-1/24

Windows 7 Basics Workshop

This hands-on workshop will help you master basic elements of the Windows 7 operating system. Learn to work with the desktop and files, create folders, open and use programs and much more. Prerequisite: Introduction to Computers workshop or equivalent experience. Instructor: J. Musgrove

Class#  Fee     Loc     Time    Day     Date

3958 $72 BC 9am-11am   S(3)    4/11-4/25

Internet Basics

Learn your way around the Internet. Explore and learn how to use search engines to find the information you want. Learn email basics and set up accounts. Instructor: M. Shores

Class#  Fee     Loc     Time    Day     Date

4051    $48     RBC     1pm-3pm S(2)    1/17-1/24

NEW! Customized Office Technology Improvement

You scan/fax, file and use email, Microsoft Office and the Internet every day, but want to understand and use them more proficiently? You’ll submit your specific needs before class to customize instruction. Instructor: S. Pope

Class#  Fee     Loc     Time    Day     Date

4259    $96     SWGCC   9-11am  S(4)    2/21-3/14

Facebook Fundamentals

Learn how to use Facebook to find and reconnect with friends, post status updates and share photos and videos. There will be a special emphasis on safety and security measures for privacy protection. Working knowledge of the PC is necessary. Instructor: B. Ayran & M. Shores

Class#  Fee     Loc     Time    Day     Date

4005    $72     SWGCC   9am-12pm       S(2)    2/7-2/14

4056    $48     RBC     1pm-3pm S(2)    3/7-3/14

How to Make Money Selling on eBay

Learn how to list items, write descriptions, take quality photos, drive buyers to your items, package and ship, and follow up with your sale. Register on eBay and PayPal before attending the class. Instructor: P. Lindauer

Class#  Fee     Loc     Time    Day     Date

3963    $72     BC      9am-12pm       S(2)    1/24-1/31

MS Word 2010 Basics

Learn the basic skills needed to use Microsoft Word: using the ribbon, saving files, copy/paste, fonts, bulleted lists, graphics, columns, centering, margins and making a custom tab. Book fee: $30. Instructor: J. Scott

Class#  Fee     Loc     Time    Day     Date

3857    $96     BC      10am-12pm      S(4)    1/24-2/14

3858    $96     BC      10am-12pm      S(4)    4/11-5/2

Introduction to MS Word

This course provides an introduction to MS Word: copy/paste, font, themes, footer/header, margins and special projects. NOTE: Working knowledge of computers preferred. Instructor: M. Shores

Class#  Fee     Loc     Time    Day     Date

4067    $36     RBC 9am-12pm   S(1)    1/31

MS Excel 2010 Basics

Learn the basic skills needed to use Microsoft Excel: creating formulas, functions, inserting text, dates, freezing rows/columns, cut, copy, paste, columns and adding color. Book fee: $30. Instructor: J. Scott

Class#  Fee     Loc     Time    Day     Date

3852    $96     BC      10am-12pm      S(4)    2/21-3/14

WordPress for Beginners

Learn how to create your own website using WordPress! You will learn how to set up and manage your own website and work with themes and widgets. Working knowledge of the Windows operating system and a web-based email address are necessary. Instructor: B. Ayran

Class#  Fee     Loc     Time    Day     Date

4004    $72     SWGCC   9am-12pm       S(2)    2/21-2/28

Maximize Job Opportunities Online

Learn how to use Internet job sites like LinkedIn and make an e-portfolio. Find out tips for researching your competition. Prerequisite: Working knowledge of the computer. Bring a flash drive with your resume file for maximum use of class time. Instructor: M. Shores

Class#  Fee     Loc     Time    Day     Date

4055    $48     RBC 9am-11am   S(2)    3/7-3/14

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Illinois Concealed Carry Certification Class

(Must have valid VOID card)

Two-day, 16-hour course - Instructors are current or retired police officers and have been approved by the Illinois State Police. Everyone must attend all hours of class; there are no exceptions. Additional registration fee to the state of Illinois; $150 for 5 years.

Class#  Fee     Loc     Time    Day     Date

4263  $185  BC    8am-5pm     Th/F  5/8-5/9

1883  $185  BC    8am-5pm     Th/F  6/4-6/5

4264  $185  BC    8am-5pm     S/Su  3/28-3/29

1884  $185  BC    8am-5pm     S/Su  5/30-5/31

4265  $185  SWGCC 8am-5pm     S/Su  4/25-4/26

1885  $185  SWGCC 8am-5pm     S/Su  6/27-6/28

1886  $185  SWGCC 8am-5pm     S/Su  7/25-7/26   

Utah Concealed Firearm Permit Course

(This class does not include IL permit requirements. MO residents must obtain a MO permit before taking this class.)

AGES 21+ - The Utah CFP permit training class takes 4 hours. Firing of a firearm is not required to obtain the non-residential Utah concealed firearm permit. The permit is valid for 5 years and training is not required for renewal. Firearm Safety Group provides all the training materials, notary and, for your added convenience, they provide the following services: fingerprint cards and photo services. This is required to submit your non-resident application. The Utah concealed firearm permit is recognized by 31 states for Illinois residents: AK, AL, AR, AZ, DE, GA, IA, ID, IN, KY, LA, MN, MO, MS, MT, NE, NC, ND, OH, OK, PA, SD, TN, TX, UT, VA, VT, WA, WI, WV, WY. Additional registration fee to the state of Utah $51. Instructor: Firearm Safety Group

Class#  Fee     Loc     Time    Day     Date

4248  $100  BC    8am-12pm    S(1)  3/14

4249  $100  BC    8am-12pm    S(1)  5/9 

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Bob Ross Oil Painting

Beginners or experienced painters learn the painting techniques of wet-on-wet from a certified Bob Ross instructor. Supply fee: $30. Instructor: L.  Stevens

Class#  Fee     Loc     Time    Day     Date

Landscape with Red Barn

3983    $54     BC      9:30am-4pm     S(1)    1/17

Flower - White Iris

3984    $54     BC      9:30am-4pm     S(1)    2/21

Egret in Swamp Setting

3985    $54     BC      9:30am-4pm     S(1)    3/28

Light House

3986    $54     BC      9:30am-4pm     S(1)    4/18

Beginning Watercolor

Learn basic watercolor techniques to create beautiful landscape paintings. Paint, brushes and paper are supplied. Two paintings are completed for each session. Each class will have a different painting, no repeats. Supply fee: $10. Instructor: T. Hohn

Class#  Fee     Loc     Time    Day     Date

3953    $54     BC      9am-3pm S(1)    1/31

3954    $54     BC      9am-3pm S(1)    2/28

3955    $54     BC      9am-3pm S(1)    3/28

Painting on Wine Glasses and Plates

Learn new techniques for painting on wine glasses and plates. Class designed for beginning students as well as advanced. Supply fee: $12. Instructor: S. Vaughn

Class#  Fee     Loc     Time    Day     Date

3993    $27     BC      9am-12pm       S(1)    2/7

3994    $27     BC      9am-12pm       S(1)    3/7

3995    $27     BC      9am-12pm       S(1)    4/11

3996    $27     BC      9am-12pm       S(1)    5/2

Experiment with Watercolor, Pastels & Colored Pencils

AGE 14+. Find the drawing medium that best suits your style by experimenting with such mediums as watercolor (paints and pencils), pastel (both oil and chalk), colored pencils, etc. Instructor: D. Tamburello

Class#  Fee     Loc     Time    Day     Date

3982    $135    BC      1pm-4pm S(5)    4/11-5/9

Basic Bead Stringing

Learn to make jewelry! Create a bracelet and a pair of earrings in class. Basic stringing, materials, tools needed in jewelry-making and different types of clasps and earring findings will be discussed. Supply fee: $15. Instructor: H. Allen

Class#  Fee     Loc     Time    Day     Date

4080    $18     SWGCC   10am-12pm      S(1)    3/7

4081    $18     SWGCC   10am-12pm      S(1)    3/28

Beginners Glass Bead Making

Create your very own glass beads or decorative elements for jewelry, fan pulls and anything creative. Materials and glass are all included free with the class. You will be instructed by a master bead artist. Instructor: L. Hesterberg

Class#  Fee     Loc     Time    Day     Date

4070    $75     AGS     9am-12pm       S(1)    2/7

4071    $75     AGS     9am-12pm       S(1)    3/14

4072    $75     AGS     9am-12pm       S(1)    4/11

Beginning Lead Stained Glass

Students will learn to create patterns, cut shapes and form images from glass. Basic soldering techniques will be mastered as you create a finished hanging panel. Supply fee: approximately $190. Instructor: L. Hesterberg

Class#  Fee     Loc     Time    Day     Date

4075    $75     AGS     7pm-9pm T(5)    1/20-2/17

4076    $75     AGS     7pm-9pm W(5)    1/21-2/18

Advanced Stained Glass Foil

Students will learn to create patterns, cut shapes and form images from glass. Basic soldering techniques will be mastered as you create a famous Tiffany-style finished glass piece. Supply fee: approximately $35. Instructor: L. Hesterberg

Class#  Fee     Loc     Time    Day     Date

4073    $75     AGS     7pm-9pm T(5)    3/10-4/7

4074    $75     AGS     7pm-9pm W(5)    3/11-4/8

Beginning Sewing

Learn to make decorative throw pillows. Students will make two pillows the same or different designs. Instructor: S. Barbeau

Class#  Fee     Loc     Time    Day     Date

4057    $18     RBC     9:30am-11:30am S(1)    1/17

4058    $18     RBC     9:30am-11:30am S(1)    1/31

Sewing II

Learn to make decorative table runners and napkins. Instructor: S. Barbeau

Class#  Fee     Loc     Time    Day     Date

4063    $18     RBC     9:30am-11:30am S(1)    1/24

4064    $18     RBC     9:30am-11:30am S(1)    2/14

We Can Sew

AGE 7+. Adult and child learn to sew items for child and baby doll. Students will make two of the same type of item with the same or different designs. Instructor: S. Barbeau

Class#  Fee     Loc     Time    Day     Date

Pillows for Me and Baby

4059    $18     RBC     1pm-3pm S(1)    1/17

4060    $18     RBC     1pm-3pm S(1)    1/24

Tote Bags for Me and Baby

4061    $18     RBC     1pm-3pm S(1)    1/31

4062    $18     RBC     1pm-3pm S(1)    2/14

Sewing Basics

Learn how to operate a sewing machine and beginning sewing concepts. You can construct items of your choice, such as a diaper bag, purse, baby changing pad, potholder, table runner or scarf. Instructor: G.Lay

Class#  Fee     Loc     Time    Day     Date

3942    $90     BC      6:30pm-9:00pm  M(4)    2/2-2/23

Upholstery Lab

(Chair must be approved by instructor)

Bring a simple chair to class every week and learn basic upholstery skills to give it a new look. In addition, discussions on fibers, fabrics and tools are included. Instructor: G. Lay

Class#  Fee     Loc     Time    Day     Date

3948    $162    BC      6pm-9pm M(6)    3/23-4/27

4384    $162   BC      6-9pm  Th(6)   3/26-4/30

Upholstered Cushions

Assemble a professional-looking cushion for chairs and couches. Selection of foam, matching patterns, cutting and sewing a boxed cushion with welting and zipper will be presented. Instructor: G. Lay

Class#  Fee     Loc     Time    Day     Date

3949    $54     BC      9am-3pm S(1)    5/2 

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Beginning Cake Decorating

AGE 14+. Learn to level, fill, ice and smooth a cake with buttercream icing. Learn to make four cake borders, write on a cake, make leaves, roses and sweet pea flowers and set up a floral spray on a decorated cake. Supply fee: $3. Instructor: B. Parks

Class#  Fee     Loc     Time    Day     Date

4002    $54     BC      9am-12pm       S(2)    1/24-1/31

4015    $54     SWGCC   9am-12pm       S(2)    2/28-3/7

4038    $54     RBC     6:30pm-9:30pm  M(2)    1/26-2/2

Advanced Cake Decorating

AGE 14+. Learn how to use royal icing to make flowers (rose, rose bud, apple blossom, primrose and lily cup), hard icing picture fill-ins and the art of basket weaving on cakes with buttercream icing. Materials fee: $3. No class on 3/21. Instructor: B. Parks

Class#  Fee     Loc     Time    Day     Date

4013    $54     BC      9am-12pm       S(2)    2/14-2/21

4016    $54     SWGCC   9am-12pm       S(2)    3/14-3/28

4039    $54     RBC     6:30pm-9:30pm  M(2)    2/9-2/16

New! Fondant Cake Designing

Students will learn how to cover a cake with fondant, fondant flowers, molding, shaping fondant and painting a variety of cake designs. Supply fee: $5. Instructor: B. Parks

Class#  Fee     Loc     Time    Day     Date

4014    $54     BC      9am-12pm       S(2)    4/11-4/18

4040    $54     RBC     6:30pm-9:30pm  M(2)    3/2-3/9

NEW! Air Brushing for Cake Decorating

Learn how to use airbrushing on cakes (free-hand designs or using a stencil). Learn the exciting technique of painting that can be used on cakes, cupcakes or cookies. Supply fee: $3. Instructor: B. Parks

Class#  Fee     Loc     Time    Day     Date

4035    $27     BC      9am-12pm       S(1)    5/9

4017    $27     SWGCC   12-3pm         S(1)    3/7

4042    $27     RBC     6:30pm-9:30pm  M(1)    4/20

New! Wild & Fancy Cupcake Decorating

Learn how to decorate those fancy cupcakes with zebra stripes, stencils, cutouts and flowers using buttercream and fondant icing. Great cookie recipes provided. Supply fee: $5. Instructor: B. Parks

Class#  Fee     Loc     Time    Day     Date

4033    $27     BC      12pm-3pm       S(1)    5/9

4157    $27     SWGCC   12:30-3:30pm   S(1)    3/28

4044    $27     RBC     6:30pm-9:30pm  M(1)    3/23

New! Tiered & Wedding Cake Designing

Learn how to ice, support, transport and decorate stacked cakes for any specialty theme or wedding. Supply fee: $3. Instructor: B. Parks

Class#  Fee     Loc     Time    Day     Date

4034    $54     BC      9am-12pm       S(2)    4/25-5/2

4041    $54     RBC     6:30pm-9:30pm  M(2)    4/6-4/13

New! Cookies on a Stick Bouquet

Learn how to decorate cookies on a stick and design them into a beautiful bouquet. Bouquets are great for gifts, parties and table centerpieces. Supply fee: $5. Instructor: D. Parks

Class#  Fee     Loc     Time    Day     Date

4047    $27     BC      12:30pm-3:30pm S(1)    5/2

4018    $27     SWGCC   12:30pm-3:30pm S(1)    3/14

4048    $27     RBC     6:30pm-9:30pm  M(1)    5/4

Chinese Cooking

AGE 14+. Chinese cooking is really more about striking a balance in flavors, color and textures than using specific ingredients Learn the secrets of Chinese cuisine cooking to add a special flair to your next home-cooked meal or dinner party. Supply fee: $5 to $8. Instructor: H. Fields

Class#  Fee     Loc     Time    Day     Date

Veg Lo Mein & Flaky Red Bean Turnovers

3970    $18     BC      10am-12pm      S(1)    1/24

Stir-Fried Shrimp with Cashew Nuts and Fried Shrimp Balls

3971    $18     BC      10am-12pm      S(1)    2/14

Cold Chicken Appetizer with Hot Sauce and Bon-Bon Chicken

3972    $18     BC      10am-12pm      S(1)    3/7

Shredded Pork with Sweet Bean Paste

3973    $18     BC      10am-12pm      S(1)    4/11

Stir-Fried String Beans & Pork & Ma-Pos’ Tofu

3974    $18     BC      10am-12pm      S(1)    5/9

Back to Top Foreign Language & Travel

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A Walk Through Italy

A virtual tour through some of Italy's best cultural sites and natural wonders. This class is especially relevant for those planning a trip to Italy. Instructor: B. Klein

Class#  Fee     Loc     Time    Day     Date

3950    $18     BC      10am-12pm      S(1)    1/24

Preparing for your Trip to Italy

Designed for individuals who are preparing for an upcoming trip to Italy, the class introduces you to useful phrases and practical traveling tips. Instructor: B. Klein

Class#  Fee     Loc     Time    Day     Date

3951    $18     BC      10am-12pm      S(1)    1/31

Beginning Italian

This class is designed for individuals who have no previous knowledge of the Italian language. The class introduces you to basic Italian grammar and conversation. You will become familiar with the basic vocabulary, Italian survival phrases including common Italian phrases, meeting and greeting, and asking for directions. Instructor: B. Klein

Class#  Fee     Loc     Time    Day     Date

3952    $108    BC      10am-12pm      S(6)    2/7-3/14

Conversational French

This class is designed for individuals who have no previous knowledge of the French language. You will become familiar with the basic vocabulary, grammar, French survival phrases including common French phrases, meeting and greeting, and asking for directions. No class on 3/21. Instructor: I Yousif

Class#  Fee     Loc     Time    Day     Date

4077    $144    BC      9am-11am       S(8)    1/31-3/28

Conversational Arabic

This class is designed for individuals who have no previous knowledge of the Arabic language. You will become familiar with the basic vocabulary, grammar, Arabic survival phrases including common Arabic phrases, meeting and greeting, and asking for directions. Instructor: I. Yousif

Class#  Fee     Loc     Time    Day     Date

4078    $144    BC      11am-1pm       S(8)    1/31-3/28

Conversational Russian I

AGE 16+. This course introduces students to the Russian language. It uses authentic materials, video, songs and various hands-on activities. Instructor: N. Pruitt

Class#  Fee     Loc     Time    Day     Date

4079    $108    BC      6pm-8pm M(6)    1/26-3/2

Beginning German

A conversational approach to German for beginning and intermediate students. Individualized and group instruction. Students work at their own rate and may take multiple sessions. Supply fee-$5. No class on 2/12. Instructor: D. Braswell

Class#  Fee     Loc     Time    Day     Date

4298    $108    BC      7-9pm   Th(6)   1/22-3/5

4299    $126    BC      7-9pm   Th(7)   3/26-5/7 

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Traditional Yang Style Tai Chi

Traditional Yang Style Tai Chi is designed to improve posture, breathe deeper and relax muscular tension through powerful yet graceful movements. It's meditation in motion! Join now! No class on 4/4. Instructor: N. Alsup

Class#  Fee     Loc     Time    Day     Date

3991    $54     BC      3pm-4pm S(6)    1/31-3/7

3992    $54     BC      3pm-4pm S(6)    3/28-5/9

NEW! Japanese Karate & Self Defense

This class is open to beginners and continuing karate students, and will focus on traditional Shotokan Karate-do, which is the largest Japanese style of karate (the standardized material learned here can be practiced again anywhere in the world). We will train kihon (basic techniques), kata (forms), kumite (sparring drills) and applicable self-defense exercises. Emphasis will be on traditional budo philosophy and effective techniques. Participants meeting minimum training requirements may also be eligible to examine for rank. Children to older adults can safely train karate. Prerequisites: Participants in good general health. No prior knowledge of martial arts required. No class on 4/4. Instructor: N. Balakrishnan

Class#  Fee     Loc     Time    Day     Date

4194    $54     SWGCC   10:30-11:30am  S(6)    2/7-3/14

4208    $54     SWGCC   10:30-11:30am  S(6)    3/28-5/9 

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Basics of Interior Design

This class will focus on design fundamentals, creating room plans, color theory, application, furniture-buying tips, techniques and adding the final touches to a room to achieve/reflect the style and personality of the person who lives there. No class on 3/17. Supply fee: $10. Instructor: A. Strode

Class#  Fee     Loc     Time    Day     Date

3980    $72     BC      6:30pm-8:30pm  T(4)    3/10-4/7

NEW! Basic Landscaping Design

This class will focus on an overview of the basic process of residential landscape design including: 1) site analysis, 2) needs analysis and 3) placement/choice of plant material. Instructor will discuss the importance of site analysis, which includes locating property boundaries, structures, drives, walks, utilities, drainage and legal restrictions. Other considerations will include establishing the orientation and views. Needs analysis will also be covered with regard to the property owner’s needs, use of property, preferences, etc. Lastly, placement/choice of plant materials discussion will include mature size, shape/form, evergreen/deciduous, hardiness, orientations, color, texture, fruiting/flowering and other characteristics. Supply fee: $5. Instructor: M. Niemietz

Class#  Fee     Loc     Time    Day     Date

3961    $18 BC  6pm-8pm W(1)    2/18

3962    $18 BC  6pm-8pm T(1)    2/24

Preparing to Buy Your Next Home

We will begin with the requirements and sources of home financing, including assistance with down payment and closing costs. We will also cover the process of searching for homes, negotiations, home inspections and closing the transaction. Instructor: L. Riess

Class#  Fee     Loc     Time    Day     Date

3939    $18     BC      9:30-11:30am   S(1)    2/28

3940    $18     BC      9:30-11:30am   S(1)    4/25

Simple Steps to Sell Your Home

This class addresses preparing your home, setting a realistic price and negotiating a sale once you have an interested buyer. We will also address seller's costs and the many steps from contract through to closing. Instructor: L. Riess

Class#  Fee     Loc     Time    Day     Date

3866    $18     BC      9:30-11:30am   S(1)    1/31

3941    $18     BC      9:30-11:30am   S(1)    3/28

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Basic Framing

This hands-on class will cover basic framing, including walls, roofs and floor systems, with a focus on wall framing. No experience necessary, hands-on instruction included! Instructor: D. Carr

Class#  Fee     Loc     Time    Day     Date

4006    $42     SWGCC   8am-12pm       S(1)    2/7

Exterior Maintenance I

Learn the basics of vinyl siding, roof drainage, condensation and site drainage. The class will cover installation, accessories, siding repairs and draining water away from your house. Hands-on instruction included! Instructor: D. Carr

Class#  Fee     Loc     Time    Day     Date     

4007    $42     SWGCC   8am-12pm       S(1)    2/21

Exterior Maintenance II

Discuss sealant types and how they are used in this hands-on class. Learn about proper sealant installation, expansion and contraction of materials, and minor roof repairs, including shingle replacement, felts, ice and dam. No experience necessary, hands-on instruction included! Instructor: D. Carr

Class#  Fee     Loc     Time    Day     Date

4008    $42     SWGCC   8am-12pm       S(1)    2/28

Basic Electrical Repairs

Come get a basic understanding of your home's electrical system, including simple repairs, basic circuits, power distribution and devices like switches and receptacles. GFCI also covered! Hands-on instruction included! Instructor: D. Carr

Class#  Fee     Loc     Time    Day     Date

4009    $42     SWGCC   8am-12pm       S(1)    3/14

Plumbing Repairs

Learn about drain waste vent systems, potable water and plumbing fixture installation. Get hands-on training sweating copper. No experience necessary! Instructor: D. Carr

Class#  Fee     Loc     Time    Day     Date

4010    $42     SWGCC   8am-12pm       S(1)    3/28

Drywall Installation and Repair

Learn how to hang drywall and do repairs. Different types of drywall instruction covered, including regular, moisture-resistant and fire-resistant drywall. Hands-on instruction included! Instructor: D. Carr

Class#  Fee     Loc     Time    Day     Date

4011    $42     SWGCC   8am-12pm       S(1)    4/18

Ceramic Tile & Interior Finishes

Learn wall and floor prep for ceramic tile and natural stone, and get hands-on experience cutting and installing tile. Brief instruction on interior painting included! Instructor: D. Carr

Class#  Fee     Loc     Time    Day     Date

4012    $42     SWGCC   8am-12pm       S(1)    4/25

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NEW! Intro to Android Phones

A hands-on interactive introduction to Android phones. Topics covered include calls, texting, taking pictures, sharing files, copy/paste, security, apps, widgets and connecting with Bluetooth devices. Advanced topics include custom launchers and using the Amazon app store. Instructor: L. Thornton          

Class#  Fee     Loc     Time    Day     Date

4245    $36     BC      8am-12-pm      2/7

4246    $36     BC      8am-12-pm      4/11

NEW!! Saving for Your Kids' College

Learn how to establish a college savings goal and strategies to achieve that goal. Learn the features and benefits of 529 and other college savings plans. Instructor: C. Richards

Class#  Fee     Loc     Time    Day     Date

3987    $14     BC      6:30-8pm       T(1)    3/24

Investment Basics

This course gives students a better understanding of the various types of investment vehicles available today, including stocks, bonds, mutual funds, ETF options and annuities. Instructor: R. Martini

Class#  Fee     Loc     Time            Day     Date

3990    $18     BC      8:30-10:30am   S(1)    2/21

Investing: Leading to Retirement

Learn the complexities of retirement planning including generating income, how and when to take Social Security benefits, and what to do with retirement plans balances. Instructor: R. Martini

Class#  Fee     Loc     Time            Day     Date

3997    $18     BC      8:30-10:30am   S(1)    2/28

NEW!! Know Your Pension Reinvestment Options for your old 401(k)

Learn options for what to do with money from a previous employer-sponsored 401(k) and the pros and cons of taking a lump sum, leaving assets in a plan, moving to another plan, rolling over to a traditional or Roth IRA, or receiving annuity payments from a pension. Instructor: C. Richards

Class#  Fee     Loc     Time    Day     Date

3988    $18 BC 9am-11am S(1)    4/18

Long-Term Care Cost Basics

This class evaluates the potential impact of rising health-care costs on seniors. It also includes an introduction of Medicare coverage, cost, long-term care cost and available options for supplemental health care and long-term care insurance. Instructor: C. Richards

Class#  Fee     Loc     Time    Day     Date

3989    $18     BC      9am-11am       S(1)    4/25

Get to Know VA Loan Benefits

Get to know the benefits and requirements for using your VA loan entitlement to acquire and finance your home. Topics include eligibility, costs and fees and debunking the myths that keep qualified veterans from enjoying this valuable benefit. Instructor: L. Riess

Class#  Fee     Loc     Time    Day     Date

3865    $18     BC      9:30-11:30am   S(1)    4/11

Build/Rebuild Your Credit Score

In this class, we will cover the facts and myths about credit scoring and reporting as well as provide tools for rebuilding a good credit history after tough times. (We will talk about credit after collections, foreclosures, bankruptcy and divorce). Instructor: L.Riess

Class#  Fee     Loc     Time    Day     Date

3870    $18     BC      9:30-11:30am   S(1)    5/9

Starting a Business from Scratch

AGE 16+. Learn where to find the resources you'll need, how to write a business plan, the best places to look for funding and how to effectively advertise your new business for little or no money! Class is taught by someone who started a business three years ago that is still running. Learn how to find and market to repeat customers and what organizations are available to you! Instructor: S. Pope

Class#  Fee     Loc     Time            Day     Date

4003    $50     SWGCC   8:30am-2pm     S(1)    2/7

Budgeting for Beginners

AGE 16+. This course is designed to get you up to speed on the basics of budgeting and cost-cutting! You will be introduced to writing and sticking to a budget that doesn't go into the red at the end of the month. Instructor: S. Pope

Class#  Fee     Loc     Time    Day     Date

4023    $54     SWGCC   9am-12pm      S(1)    4/11-4/18

Professional Organizer Career

AGE 16+. Learn what defines this industry and how to become an organizer, including the varied areas of this field and how to pursue certification, safety, risks and more. Supply fee: optional $5 for flash drive. Instructor: J.Krusac

Class#  Fee     Loc     Time    Day     Date

3957    $36     BC      9am-1pm S(1)    2/21

To Keep or Not to Keep

That is the question when organizing your home, office, family or schedule. Learn how to choose, with confidence, which items/objects have priority and what to do with those that don't. Materials fee: $5. Instructor: J. Krusac

Class#  Fee     Loc     Time    Day     Date

3956    $36     BC      9am-1pm S(1)    1/24

Organizing as a Caregiver

Are you a caregiver or will you be in the future? Learn how to be organized when caring for family or friends, elderly or other. Create systems to address paperwork, living spaces, unique needs and more. Supply fee: $5 optional for USB flash drive. Instructor: J. Krusac

Class#  Fee     Loc     Time    Day     Date

4254    $36     BC      9am-1pm S(1)    2/7

Genealogy (Family History)

Learn how to trace your family history using the Internet, historical documents, how to collect oral history, learn how to organize, store and preserve your family documents, pictures and treasures in acid free paper and containers. Understand your heritage and homeland of your ancestors from traditions to language tips. Instructor: M. Moehle

Class#  Fee     Loc     Time    Day     Date

4032    $36     SWGCC   10am-12pm      S(2)    4/25-5/2

Publish Your Manuscript Workshop

Learn how to get started in the publishing process, including motivations, different types, the process and what happens afterward. Leave inspired with practical knowledge about the publishing process as well as links to actual publishers. Instructor: E. DeRousse

Class#  Fee     Loc     Time    Day     Date

4053    $45     RBC     9:30am-12pm    S(2)    3/7-3/14

Creative Writing

If you've always wanted to write, but weren't sure where to start, this class is for you! You'll learn to create new work each day and schedule your life in a way conducive to the writing lifestyle. No class on 4/4. Instructor: M. Sautman

Class#  Fee     Loc     Time    Day     Date

4019    $144    SWGCC   10am-11:45am   S(6)    2/7-3/14

4020    $144    SWGCC   10am-11:45am   S(6)    3/28-5/9

Intro to Mountain Dulcimer

Learn to play this easy three-string American folk instrument. Basic strumming, fingering and harmony techniques will be learned and applied to a repertoire of songs. Do not have to read music! Dulcimer rentals - call Barbara Ernst at 618-624-8100 by April 8, 2015, to secure a rental dulcimer. Materials fee: $6. Instructor: B. Ernst

Class#  Fee     Loc     Time    Day     Date

3975    $54     BC      9am-3pm S(1)    4/18

Mountain Dulcimer II

Introduction to Mountain Dulcimer is a prerequisite to this continuing three-week beginners course. You will learn fingering techniques, chords, adding harmony and fills, use of a capo, how to change strings and care of the dulcimer. Materials fee: $35. Instructor: B. Ernst

Class#  Fee     Loc     Time    Day     Date

3976    $81 BC  12:30-3:30pm   S(3)    4/25-5/9

Icons of Horror: H. P. Lovecraft

Undervalued in his time, H.P. Lovecraft has become an iconoclast in horror, influencing the likes of Stephen King and John Carpenter. This course probes into his major works and is designed to get students to think critically about horror literature. Instructor: M. Sautman

Class#  Fee     Loc     Time    Day     Date

4025    $54     SWGCC   2:15-3:15pm    S(6)    2/7-3/14

Icons of Horror: Ghost Stories

A survey course investigating the subgenre of the ghost story, this discussion-based class will look into the short stories of great authors such as Edith Wharton, Bram Stoker, H.G. Wells and W.W. Jacobs. We will analyze the symbolism that lies beyond the surface of the texts. No class on 4/4. Instructor: M. Sautman

Class#  Fee     Loc     Time    Day     Date

4028    $54     SWGCC   2:15-3:15pm    S(6)    3/28-5/9

Skepticism 101

An introduction to skeptical thinking, this class probes into such topics as alien encounters, ghostly experiences, conspiracy theories and other paranormal phenomena that people believe in, and seeks to provide scientific explanation as to why people hold such beliefs. No class on 4/4. Instructor: M. Sautman

Class#  Fee     Loc     Time    Day     Date

4026    $54     SWGCC   12-2pm  S(3)   2/7-2/21

4030    $54     SWGCC   12-2pm  S(3)   3/28-4/18

Their Amplifiers Cried No More: A History of Punk Rock

History with an edge - this course chronicles the birth of a musical movement from its proto-punk origins to its modern-day incarnations. We'll reflect on how the punk rock genre comments upon society, and the evolution of its varying subgenres. No class on 4/4.  Instructor: M. Sautman

Class#  Fee     Loc     Time    Day     Date

4027    $54     SWGCC   12-2pm  S(3)   2/28-3/14

They Held Their Horns High: A History of Heavy Metal

History gets heavy. From Led Zeppelin and Black Sabbath to Avenged Sevenfold and Slipknot, this course follows the movement of one of music's most controversial genres. We’ll puzzle the philosophical inquiry - what does it mean to be metal? Instructor: M. Sautman

Class#  Fee     Loc     Time    Day     Date

4029    $54     SWGCC   12-2pm  S(3)   4/25-5/9

Who is Matthew? A New Look at the First Book of the New Testament

Have you ever wondered what life was like in Biblical times? Have you ever noticed that each book in the Bible has its own literary style? Come and explore the writing and storytelling found in the Gospel of Matthew. Instructor: A. Ban

Class#  Fee     Loc     Time    Day     Date

4069    $54     SWGCC   10am-12pm      S(3)    2/21-3/7

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NEW! Introduction to Cruising

This course will provide valuable tools essentials for planning a memorable cruise vacation. Topics to be covered include: ships, amenities, cabin choices, ports, destinations and excursions. Whether preparing for a quick getaway or celebrating a special occasion, this class will answer the question, "What do I need to know?" Instructor: L.Tepas

Class#  Fee     Loc     Time            Day     Date

4065    $36     BC      10am-12pm      S(2)    2/21-2/28

4066    $36     BC      6-8pm           S(2)    4/18-4/25

Beginner Line Dancing

The class is designed for those that have never danced before. The line dance step terminology as well as technique will be taught. Students will learn dances choreographed for rhythms known as straight count, waltz, cha cha and two-step. No partner is required. Instructor: K.Amburn

Class#  Fee     Loc     Time            Day     Date

3998    $53     BC      7pm-8:30pm     M(7)    1/26-3/9

3999    $53     BC      7pm-8:30pm     M(7)    3/23-5/4

Intermediate Line Dancing

This class is a continuation of Beginner Line Dancing. The focus will be on syncopated steps and various turns. The Beginner Line Dancing class is recommended prior to taking this class. Instructor: K. Amburn

Class#  Fee     Loc     Time            Day     Date

4000    $53     BC      7-8:30pm       W(7)    1/28-3/11

4001    $53     BC      7-8:30pm       W(7)    3/25-5/6

Intro to Digital Photography

Introduces the student to all the basics of buying and using a digital camera. Camera types and features, taking better photos, photo software and printing photos are all covered. Question and answer session included. For more in depth course, look into Digital Photography II starting in February. Instructor: G. Gasparich

Class#  Fee     Loc     Time    Day     Date

3964    $27     BC      9am-12pm       S(1)    1/24

Digital Photography II

An in-depth study of digital cameras and photography. Camera features and their use, composition and aesthetics of photography, photo software and printing are all covered. Students will take and show photos. One class will be spent taking photos around campus. Plenty of question and answer sessions and one-on-one help will be available. Instructor: G. Gasparich

Class#  Fee     Loc     Time    Day     Date

3965    $150    BC      9am-12pm       S(5)    2/7-3/7

Boating Safety Education Training Course

This is the required certification course through the Illinois Department of Natural Resources. Course subjects include basic boating safety, equipment and requirements, navigation, motorboat registration and titling, emergency measures and Illinois Boating Laws. Instructor: Staff

Class#  Fee     Loc     Time    Day     Date

4054    FREE    RBC     8:30am-4:30pm  S(1)    4/11

Golf Lessons/Golf Clinic

AGE 14+. Solid golf fundamentals on Woods, Irons and short shots. For beginners to intermediate students. Learn from a PGA Professional. Bring your clubs if you have them, otherwise the instructor will provide them. Materials Fee: $5.00/$7.00 for bucket(s) of golf balls. Instructor: R. Carranza

Class#  Fee     Loc     Time    Day     Date

4022    $108    LGSC    9-11am  S(6)    4/4-5/9   

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Cartooning

AGES 7-12. Design your own comic character or comic strip. Learn character design, composition and techniques used in comic strips. Instructor: M. Moehle

Class#  Fee     Loc     Time            Day     Date

4031    $36     SWGCC   12:30-2:30pm   S(2)    2/21-2/28

Recycled Crafts

AGE 7+. Kids will make crafts with just their imagination and everyday recycled materials. Materials Fee $4. Instructor: E. Olmstead

Class# Fee Loc Time Day Date

Recycled Wind Chime

4049    $18     RBC     10am-12pm      S(1)    3/7

Recycled Garden Totem Pole

4068    $18     RBC     12:30pm-2:30pm S(1)    3/7

Kids' 3D Art

AGES 7-12  Students will learn lots of ways to create 3D art over 4 sessions: Sculpture, Paper Mache, Mosaic Design, and Mask-Making! Come and put your hands to work on your new creations! Materials Fee: $10 Instructor: M. Moehle

Class#  Fee     Loc     Time            Day     Date

4045    $72     SWGCC   10am-12pm      S(4)    2/21-3/14

Drawing for Kids

AGES 7-12  We will work on different styles and techniques of drawing objects. Students will improve on their drawing skills with lessons on shading and value, and will use varying materials such as charcoal and pastels! Materials Fee: $2 Instructor: M. Moehle

Class#  Fee     Loc     Time    Day     Date

4046    $36     SWGCC   12:30-2:30pm   S(2)    3/7-3/14

Spring Time Fun Snacks

Kids will learn how to make various shapes of brownies, cookies, rice krispies, and cupcakes into great decorative snacks. Supply Fee $5. Instructor: B. Parks

Class#  Fee     Loc     Time    Day     Date

4021    $18     BC      1-3pm   S(1)    2/21

4036    $18     SWGCC   1-3pm   S(1)    2/28

4043    $18     RBC     6:30pm-8:30pm  M(1)    3/30

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Free Workshops

(learn more about our legal system)

Lecture: 7-8:30pm • Q&A 8:30-9pm

The Courts and How They Work 

Workers' Compensation 

Wills and Probate

Family Law

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Woodworking & Furniture Refinishing

3807  HDHS  137   7– 9:50pm   W     1/21–4/22

2 credit hours ($222 + $20 lab fee=$242)

Conversational Spanish I

1004  WEST  B125  6–7:50pm    T     1/20-5/19

2 Cr Hrs    ($222 + no lab fee=$200)

Foundry/Sandcasting

1003  FRBG  N10   7–9:50pm    Th    1/22–5/14

2 credit hours ($222 + $32 lab fee=$254)

Auto Mechanics

1006  COLL  148   7–9:50pm    T     1/20–4/14

2 credit hours ($222 + $32 lab fee=$254)

Small Gas Engines

1005  COLL  152   6–8:50pm    1/20–5/19

3 credit hours ($333+$22 lab fee=$355