Spring 2016 Community Education Schedule

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ACT Prep Workshop

AGE 16+  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. Students will be provided with a one-half hour lunch break.  NOTE: SOCIAL SECURITY NUMBER is required to enroll in class. Additional Book Fee $20.40 Instructor: J. Suydam

Class#   Fee    Loc     Time                  Day   Date

3751    $162    BC      9am-3:30pm     S(3)    1/16-1/30

3752    $162    BC      9am-3:30pm     S(3)    2/13-2/27

3753    $162    BC      9am-3:30pm     S(3)    4/16-4/30

3891    $162    RBC     8:30am-3pm     S(3)    2/20-3/5  

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MS Word 2010 Basics

This course introduces 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 $35. Instructor: J. Scott

Class   Fee     Loc     Time           Day     Date

3764    $96     BC      10am-12pm      S(4)    4/2-4/23

3916    $96     RBC     6-8pm           T(4)    2/16-3/8

MS Excel 2010 Basics

This course introduces the basic skills needed to use Microsoft Excel: Creating Formulas, Functions, Inserting text, numbers dates, freezing rows/columns, cut, copy, paste, columns, and adding colored graphs and charts. (This is a beginners class) Book Fee $35 Instructor: J. Scott

Class   Fee     Loc     Time           Day     Date

3762    $96     BC      10am-12pm      S(4)    1/23-2/13

3917    $96     RBC     6-8pm           T(4)    4/5-4/26

How to Keep Your PC Clean of Virus' & Malware

Tired of not knowing how to keep your PC from Virus? This class is a MUST! Learn techniques that others won't tell you. (Prerequisite - Working knowledge of Windows 7. Book Fee $35 Instructor: J. Scott

Class   Fee     Loc     Time           Day     Date

3763    $96     BC      10am-12pm      S(4)    2/20-3/12

Computers for Beginners

Designed for beginners! This is a hands-on introduction to the personal computer. We will discuss hardware, software, and file management. NOTE: bring pen and paper for password information. Instructor: M. Shores

Class   Fee     Loc     Time           Day     Date

3915    $48    RBC     9-11am  Th(2)   3/10 & 3/24

Facebook Fundamentals Learn how to use Facebook to find and reconnect with friends, post status updates and share photos and videos. Special emphasis on safety and security measures for privacy protection. Working knowledge of the PC is necessary. Instructor: M. Shores

Class   Fee     Loc     Time           Day     Date

3914    $48    RBC     6-8pm   T(2)    3/8 & 3/22

NEW! Building Your Professional Network with LinkedIn

LinkedIn is the most popular professional social-networking site in the world. You will learn how to create your account, create and manage your profile, build your professional network, and communicate with others. Bring your resume to class.

Class   Fee     Loc     Time           Day     Date

4152    $72     SWGCC   9am-12pm       S(1)    4/2

NEW! Cloud Technology to Simplify Your Business of Life

Empower yourself with Cloud Technology: Learn about the latest cloud applications that will assist you with meeting your business, personal, and professional goals. Whether you are new to computers or an experienced professional, you will learn how modern cloud-based web tools can simplify your business objectives and life goals. Instructor: B. Rehg

Class   Fee     Loc     Time           Day     Date

4000    $36     BC      9am-12pm       S(1)    2/20

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Illinois Concealed Carry Certification Class

(Must have valid FOID 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

4148    $185    BC         8am-5pm S/Su       3/12-3/13

4149    $185  SWGCC  8am-5pm S/Su    4/16-4/17

4150    $185    BC        8am-5pm S/Su    5/14-5/15

1839    $185   SWGCC      8am-5pm S/Su    6/25-6/26

1840    $185    BC        8am-5pm S/Su    7/23-7/24

Utah Concealed Firearm Permit Course

(This class does not include IL permit requirements. MO residents must obtain an 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. Utah concealed firearm permit is recognized by 34 states for Illinois residents: AK, AL, AR, AZ, CO, DE, GA, IA, ID, IN, KS,  KY, LA,MI, MN, MO, MS, MT, NE, NC, ND, NH,  OH, OK, PA, SD, TN, TX, UT, VA, VT, WA, WI, WV, WY. Additional registration fee to the state of Utah $51. Instructor: E. Wilkerson

Class#  Fee     Loc      Time                      Day    Date

4163    $100    BC      8am-12pm                  S         4/16 

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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. Materials fee-$30. Instructor: L. Stevens

Class   Fee     Loc     Time           Day     Date

Forest Scene with Path
3944    $54     BC      9:30am-4pm     S(1)    1/23

Spring Flowers in a Vase
3945    $54     BC      9:30am-4pm     S(1)    2/20

Mountain Scene
3946    $54     BC      9:30am-4pm     S(1)    4/16

Fearless Watercolor Landscapes

A "no drawing", "no worry" approach to watercolor landscapes. Paints, brushes, and paper are provided. Two complete landscapes per session. Learn watercolor in a relaxed and fun atmosphere. Supply fee: $20. Instructor: T. Hohn

Class   Fee     Loc     Time           Day     Date

Sunset Lighthouse
4002    $54     BC      9am-3pm S(1)    1/23

Enchanted Forest
4003    $54     BC      9am-3pm S(1)    2/20

High Mountain Pine
4004    $54     BC      9am-3pm S(1)    3/12

Bridal Veil Falls
4005    $54     BC      9am-3pm S(1)    4/16

Summer Heat
4006    $54     BC      9am-3pm S(1)    5/7

Experiment with Color

Using different mediums and techniques require the methods and thought patterns of artists like Picasso, Pollock, and O'Keefe. Explore expressionism in a new way and old way. Instructor: D. Tamburello

Class   Fee     Loc     Time           Day     Date

3817    $72     BC      1-3pm   S(4)    2/20-3/12

Beginning Drawing

Learn the fundamental process to creating a drawing with depth and design. Techniques, value-study (shadings), and design are some of the basic keys. Instructor: D. Tamburello

Class   Fee     Loc     Time           Day     Date

3819    $72     BC      1-3pm   S(4)    4/2-4/23

New! Suminagashi - Japanese Paper Marbling

Learn how to make beautiful marbled paper simply using the ancient Japanese art of Suminagashi. Take home beautiful cards and marbled paper as well as a kit to make more works of art. Supply fee: $25. Instructor: M. Harms

Class   Fee     Loc     Time           Day     Date

4155    $27     BC      9am-12pm S(1)  2/13

4156    $27     BC      9am-12pm S(1)  5/7                   

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

4010    $54     BC      6-9pm   W(2)    3/23-3/30

Upholstery Lab

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. An additional course is offered if students need extra sessions to finish their project. Instructor: G. Lay

Class   Fee     Loc     Time           Day     Date

4011    $216    BC      6-9pm   M(8)    3/21-5/9

4012    $216    BC      6-9pm   Th(8)   3/24-5/12

New! Hand Embroidery

Design and stitch a pair of pillowcases. Learn which patterns work best for hand stitched embroidery and many ways to transfer designs to fabric. You’ll learn the basics of embroidery along with the history and several stitches to get you started.  No experience required. Supply fee: $30. Instructor: M. Harms

Class   Fee     Loc     Time           Day     Date

4154    $54     BC      6:30-8:30pm    T(3)    2/2-2/16

4157    $54     BC      6:30-8:30pm    T(3)    3/29-4/12

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

3899    $18     RBC     9:30-11:30am   S(1)    2/6

Sewing II

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

Class   Fee     Loc     Time           Day     Date

3902    $18     RBC     9:30-11:30am   S(1)    2/20

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
3900    $18     RBC     1-3pm   S(1)    2/06

Tote Bags for Me and Baby
3906    $18     RBC     1-3pm   S(1)    2/20

Sewing Curtains

Students of all skill levels will make their own curtains in this hands-on two day workshop with plenty of one-on-one time with the instructor. Instructor: S. Barbeau

Class   Fee     Loc     Time           Day     Date

3909    $41     RBC     10am-11:30am   S(2)    2/13

                                    10am-1pm               2/27

Scarf Making

Learn how to make two types of scarves- sashay and arm crocheted. Instructor will show various types of scarves and ways to wear them. Note: Bring one skein of Sashay (ruffle) yarn, 2-3 skeins of heavier weight yarn and a size J or K crocheting needle. Instructor: M. Shores

Class   Fee     Loc     Time           Day     Date

3911    $27     RBC     6-9pm   T(1)    2/9

Beginners Glass Bead Making

Create your own glass beads to make a bracelet, pendant, decorative elements, jewelry, or anything creative. Instructor: L. Hesterberg

Class   Fee     Loc     Time           Day     Date

3800    $75     AGS     9am-12pm       S(1)    1/30

3801    $75     AGS     9am-12pm       S(1)    2/13

3802    $75     AGS     9am-12pm       S(1)    3/12

3803    $75     AGS     9am-12pm       S(1)    4/9

3804    $75     AGS     9am-12pm       S(1)    5/7

Beginning Lead Stained Glass

Students will learn to create patterns, cut shapes, and form images form glass. Basic soldering techniques will be mastered as you create a finished hanging panel. Materials fee: approximately $199 Instructor: L. Hesterberg

Class   Fee     Loc     Time           Day     Date

3765    $75     AGS     7-9pm   T(5)    1/26-2/23

3766    $75     AGS     7-9pm   W(5)    1/27-2/24

Advanced Stained Glass Foil

Basic soldering techniques will be mastered as you crate using the famous Tiffany Style method. A finished stained glass piece different than a panel. You will bring your supplies from the beginning class plus approximately $65. Instructor: L. Hesterberg

Class   Fee     Loc     Time           Day     Date

3805    $75     AGS     7-9pm   T(5)    4/5-5/3

3806    $75     AGS     7-9pm   W(5)    4/6-5/4 

Back to Top Dancing Like the Stars

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 Beginner Line Dancing

It's not just for country music anymore! This course is designed for the person that has never danced before. A mixture of classic and current dances will be used. The terminology as well as the steps and technique are taught. Instructor: K. Amburn

Class   Fee     Loc     Time           Day     Date

3784    $53     BC      7-8:30pm       M(7)    1/25-3/7

3785    $53     BC      7-8:30pm       M(7)    3/21-5/2

Intermediate Line Dancing

This course is a continuation of the beginner class. Dances with multiple turns and varying steps will be taught. Prerequisite recommended Beginner Line Dancing. Instructor: K. Amburn

Class   Fee     Loc     Time           Day     Date

3786    $53     BC      7-8:30pm       W(7)    1/27-3/9

3787    $53     BC      7-8:30pm       W(7)    3/23-5/4

Folk Dances of Eastern Europe

Learn folk dances from many countries and cultures: Armenian, Bosnian, Bulgarian, Croatian, Hungarian, Macedonian, Serbian and more. Most will be circle dances. No partners are necessary, great dances to dance at weddings or other parties, learn about other cultures and their folklore. Great exercise and fun! Instructor: M. Moehle

Class   Fee     Loc     Time           Day     Date

3828    $36     SWGCC   10am-12pm      S(2)    4/23-4/30

 

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Chinese Cooking

AGE 14+  Chinese cooking is really more about striking a balance in flavors, color, and textures than using specific ingredients. A good Chinese cook can often come up with a dish that has the characteristic taste and flavors of Chinese cuisine using whatever ingredients are on hand. Learn the secrets of Chinese cuisine cooking to add a special flair to your next home cooked meal or dinner party. Materials Fee $5. Instructor: B. Fields

Class   Fee     Loc     Time           Day     Date

Shrimp Balls
3924    $18     BC      10am-12pm      S(1)    2/20

Dumplings
3925    $18     BC      10am-12pm      S(1)    4/23

Beginning Cake Decorating

AGE 14+  Learn to level, fill, and ice and smooth a cake with buttercream icing. Learn 4 cake borders, how to write on a cake, make leaves, roses & sweet pea flowers, and set up a floral spray on a decorated cake. Materials fee-$3. Instructor: B. Parks

Class   Fee     Loc     Time           Day     Date

3847    $54     BC      9am-12pm       S(2)    1/23-1/30

3865    $54     SWGCC   9am-12pm       S(2)    4/9-4/16

3854    $54     RBC     6:30-9:30pm    M(2)    1/25-2/1

Advanced Cake Decorating

AGE 14+  Learn how to use royal icing to make the following flowers: Rose, Rose Bud, Apple Blossom, Primrose & Lilly Cup flowers, hard icing picture fill-ins and the art of basket weaving on cakes with buttercream icing. Materials fee-$3. Instructor: B. Parks

Class   Fee     Loc     Time           Day     Date

3848    $54     BC      9am-12pm       S(2)    2/6-2/13

3866    $54     SWGCC   9am-12pm       S(2)    4/23-4/30

3855    $54     RBC     6:30-9:30pm    M(2)    2/8/2/15

Fondant Cake Designing

AGE 14+  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

3849    $54     BC      12:30-3:30pm   S(2)    2/6-2/13

3867    $54     SWGCC   12:30-3:30pm   S(2)    4/16-4/23

3856    $54     RBC     6:30-9:30pm    M(2)    2/22-2/29

Designing Cupcake Cakes

AGE 14+  Students will learn how to ice and decorate cupcakes into a full cake design. Supply Fee $5 - All other supplies used in class will be provided by the instructor. Instructor: B. Parks

Class   Fee     Loc     Time           Day     Date

3850    $27     BC      9am-12pm       S(1)    2/20

3868    $27     SWGCC   12:30-3:30pm   S(1)    4/30

3857    $27     RBC     6:30-9:30pm    M(1)    3/7

NEW! Icings - How to Make & Use Various Icings

AGE 14+  Students will learn how to make buttercream, royal, fondant & gum past icings. Student will also learn how to handle, store, and uses for each type of icing. Supply fee: $5 Instructor: B. Parks

Class   Fee     Loc     Time           Day     Date

3851    $27     BC      9am-12pm       S(1)    2/27

3869    $27     SWGCC   12:30-3:30pm   S(1)    4/9

3858    $27     RBC     6:30-9:30pm    M(1)    3/21

Cookie Basket Design

AGE 14+  Decorate cookies on sticks and create a cookie basket that makes a great table centerpiece for parties, showers, or a gift idea. Each student will create their own basket. Supply fee: $7. Instructor: B. Parks

Class   Fee     Loc     Time           Day     Date

3852    $27     BC      12:30-3:30pm   S(1)    2/27

3871    $27     SWGCC   9am-12pm       S(1)    5/7

3861    $27     RBC     6:30-9:30pm    M(1)    3/28

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

3795    $18     BC      10am-12pm      S(1)    1/23

Preparing for your Trip to Italy

This class is 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

3796    $18     BC      10am-12pm      S(1)    1/30

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

3797    $108   BC      10am-12pm      S(6)    2/6-3/12

Conversational German for Beginners

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. Materials fee: $5. Instructor: D. Braswell

Class   Fee     Loc     Time           Day     Date

3813    $108    BC      7-9pm   Th(6)   1/28-3/3

3814    $108    BC      7-9pm   Th(6)   3/24-4/28

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. Instructor: I. Yousif

Class   Fee     Loc     Time           Day     Date

3792    $108    BC      9-11am  S(6)    2/6-3/12

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

3793    $108    BC      11:30am-1:30pm S(6)    2/6-3/12

Conversational Russian I

AGE 14+  This conversational course will introduce learners to the basics of the Russian Language; it is taught within the context of songs, video games, and everyday linguistic structures. Instructor: N. Pruitt

Class   Fee     Loc     Time           Day     Date

3798    $108    BC      6-8pm   M(6)    1/25-2/29

3799    $108    BC      6-8pm   M(6)    3/21-4/25

Back to Top Health & Wellness

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Rape Aggression Defense for Women (R.A.D.)

AGE 12+ (Age 12-17 must have parental consent and a parent in attendance). Women only. A comprehensive course that begins with awareness, prevention, risk reduction, and risk avoidance, while progressing on to the basics of hands-on defense training. Attendees must sign a R.A.D. Medical Waiver to participate in the Self-Defense Techniques session.  Students will be provided with an hour lunch break. Instructor: TBA

Class   Fee    Loc    Time            Day      Date

4381    $10   BC       8am-8pm     S(1)     4/9

Less Stress/More Energy

Look at ways to handle or reduce stress and increase your energy. Recognize how eating and sleeping habits can affect your stress levels and energy. Ge the tools to better manage energy, sleep, and stress. Know why you crave certain foods and how to control cravings. Instructor: H. Owens

Class   Fee     Loc     Time           Day     Date

3815    $36     BC      10am-12pm      S(2)    3/5-3/12

3816    $36     BC      10am-12pm      S(2)    4/2-4/9

Japanese Karate & Self Defense

This class focuses on traditional Shotokan Karate-do. Basic techniques, forms, sparring drills, and applicable self-defense exercises with emphasis on traditional budo philosophy covered. Rank examination possible. Open to beginners and continuing students, children and adults, no prior knowledge of martial arts required! Instructor: N. Balakrishnan

Class   Fee     Loc     Time           Day     Date

3918    $54     SWGCC   10:30-11:30am  S(6)    2/6-3/12

3922    $54     SWGCC   10:30-11:30am  S(6)    4/2-5/7 

 

Back to Top Home & Garden

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NEW! Basics of Interior Design Phase II

The class will help you apply the finishing touches to your home. It will include information about floor coverings, wall coverings and window treatments (both hard & soft). You’ll learn how to accessorize with artwork, lighting, floral treatments and smaller items. Supply fee: $10. Instructor: A. Strode

Class   Fee     Loc     Time           Day     Date

3783    $72     BC      6:30-8:30pm    W(4)    2/3-2/24

Home Buying/Financing for Beginners

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

3754    $18     BC      9:30-11:30am   S(1)    2/6

3755    $18     BC      9:30-11:30am   S(1)    5/7

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

3756    $18     BC      9:30-11:30am   S(1)    3/5

Back to Top Home Improvement & Repair

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Basic Framing

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

3829    $42     SWGCC   8am-12pm       S(1)    3/5

Basic Electrical Repairs

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

Class   Fee     Loc     Time           Day     Date

3830    $42     SWGCC   8am-12pm       S(1)    4/2

Plumbing Repairs

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

Class   Fee     Loc     Time           Day     Date

3831    $42     SWGCC   8am-12pm       S(1)    4/9

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

3832    $42     SWGCC   8am-12pm       S(1)    4/23

Ceramic Tile

Learn wall and floor prep for ceramic tile and natural stone, and get hands-on experience cutting and installing tile. Instructor: D.Carr

Class   Fee     Loc     Time           Day     Date

3833    $42     SWGCC   8am-12pm       S()1    4/30

Back to Top Personal Enrichment

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NEW! Selecting a Puppy

Start with the right pup and enjoy the relationship. We will evaluate your expectations, needs, breed selection, litter choice, and puppy. Supply fee: $5. Instructor: R. Edwards

Class   Fee     Loc     Time           Day     Date

3811    $54     BC      10:30am-12:30pm S(3)    1/23-2/6

NEW! Canine Leadership Skills

Not the typical "sit, here, down" class. Canines operate on a social structure. this class positions you at the top and builds a relationship. Supply fee: $5. Instructor: R. Edwards

Class   Fee     Loc     Time           Day     Date

3812    $54     BC      8:15-10:15am   S(3)    1/23-2/6

Introduction to Android Phones

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

Class   Fee     Loc     Time           Day     Date

3759    $36     BC      12-4pm  S(1)    1/23

3760    $36     BC      12-4pm  S(1)    2/13

3761    $36     BC      12-4pm  S(1)    3/12

Whose Stuff is it Anyway?

AGE 16+  Train your family to organize their own stuff. Simplify and learn the basics to organizing a home, life, family, and time. Instructor: J. Krusac

Class   Fee     Loc     Time           Day     Date

3807    $36     BC      9am-1pm S(1)    1/23

Organizing as We Age

As we make life changes such as move, grow a family, take care of grandparents, grandchildren, or life priorities change - come learn how to be organized during any phase of life. Instructor: J. Krusac

Class   Fee     Loc     Time           Day     Date

3808    $36     BC      9am-1pm S(1)    2/20

Caregiving Organization

Unique challenges face a caregiver of family or elderly. Learn how to be organized for yourself and for them. Resource and delegate challenges. Instructor: J. Krusac

Class   Fee     Loc     Time           Day     Date

3809    $36     BC      9am-1pm S(1)    3/12

Professional Organizer Career

AGE 16+  Learn how to become an organizer and what defines the industry. Topics include career specialties, certification options, safety and more. (Does not cover Small Business Association topics). Materials fee: optional $5 for flash drive. Instructor: J. Krusac

Class   Fee     Loc     Time           Day     Date

3810    $36     BC      9am-1pm S(1)    4/9

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 March 21 to secure a rental dulcimer.  Materials fee: $6. Instructor: B. Ernst

Class   Fee     Loc     Time           Day     Date

4008    $54     BC      9am-3pm S(1)    4/2

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

4009    $81     BC      12:30-3:30pm   S(3)    4/16-4/30

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

3827    $36     SWGCC   10am-12pm      S(2)    4/2-4/19

Resume Writing

Learn how to present your skill set to potential employers in the best way possible. Write resumes that will get you noticed! Bring to class all documents needed to write a resume and a flash drive. Instructor: M. Shores

Class   Fee     Loc     Time           Day     Date

3913    $48     RBC     6-8pm   T(2)    2/23-3/1

Creative Writing Workshops

AGE 16+  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. Instructor: M. Sautman

Class   Fee     Loc     Time           Day     Date

3834    $108    SWGCC   10-11:45am     S(6)    2/6-3/12

3835    $108    SWGCC   10-11:45am     S(6)    4/2-5/7

Intro to Mythology

Age 16+  This survey course seeks to define the nature of myth, the archetypal figures of myth, and provides an overview of myths from Greece, Rome, Egypt, China, India, Nigeria and the Middle East. Instructor: M. Sautman

Class   Fee     Loc     Time           Day     Date

3839    $108    SWGCC   12pm-1:45pm    S(6)    2/6-3/12

Science Fiction as Literature

This survey course seeks to illustrate the literary merit of the works of Philip K. Dick, Isaac Asimov, Frank Herbert, Kurt Vonnegut, Arthur C. Clarke, and others, and why their body of works have gained literary traction in recent years. Instructor: M. Sautman

Class   Fee     Loc     Time           Day     Date

3846    $54     SWGCC   3:15-4:15pm    S(6)    2/6-3/12

4277     $54     SWGCC  3:15-4:15pm    S(6)    4/2-5/7 

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. Instructor: M. Sautman

Class   Fee     Loc     Time           Day     Date

3843    $108    SWGCC   12-1:45pm      S(6)    4/2-5/7

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, reflecting on how the genre comments upon society and the evolution of its varying sub-genres. Instructor: M. Sautman

Class   Fee     Loc     Time           Day     Date

3844    $54     SWGCC   2-3pm   S(6)    2/6-3/12

A History of Heavy Metal

History gets heavy- from Led Zeppelin and Black Sabbath to Avenged Sevenfold and Slipknot, this course follows the birth of one of music's most controversial genres to the modern day as we puzzle the philosophical inquiry- what does it mean to be metal? Instructor: M. Sautman

Class   Fee     Loc     Time           Day     Date

3845    $54     SWGCC   2-3pm   S(6)    4/2-5/7

Back to Top Personal Finance

Investment Basics

This course is designed to give the student a better understanding of the various types of investment vehicles available today. Investment vehicles covered will be: stocks, bonds, mutual funds, ETF's options, or annuities. Instructor: R. Martini

Class   Fee     Loc     Time           Day     Date

3790    $18     BC      8:30-10:30am   S(1)    2/20

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

3791    $18     BC      8:30-10:30am   S(1)    3/5

Options for Your Old Employer Retirement Plan

Options of what to do with money from a previous employer-sponsored plan: pros and cons of taking a lump sum, leaving assets in a plan, moving to another plan, rolling over to an IRA, or receiving annuity payments from a person. Instructor: C. Richards

Class   Fee     Loc     Time           Day     Date

3999    $14     BC      9-10:30am      S(1)    4/16

NEW! Maximize Your Social Security Benefits

Ffor those who are nearing retirement, learn ways to maximize social security benefit amounts for yourself and your spouse. Instructor: C. Richards

Class   Fee     Loc     Time           Day     Date

3949    $9      BC      9-10am  S(1)    3/12

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

3757    $18     BC      9:30-11:30am   S(1)    4/2

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, fees and debunk the myths that keep qualified veterans from enjoying this valuable benefit. Instructor: L. Riess

Class   Fee     Loc     Time           Day     Date

3758    $18     BC      9:30-11:30am   S(1)    4/16

Entrepreneurship: Starting Your Own Small Business

Learn how to start a small business from your home and grow it into a successful sustainable business that consistently generated profits. If you have a business idea, you will gain the knowledge and strategies to take it to the next level. Instructor: B. Rehg

Class   Fee     Loc     Time           Day     Date

4001    $48     BC      9am-1pm S(1)    2/13  

Back to Top Recreation & Leisure

How To Register

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 September. Instructor: G. Gasparich

Class   Fee     Loc     Time           Day     Date

3788    $27     BC      9am-12pm       S(1)    1/23

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

3789    $150    BC      9am-12pm       S(5)    2/20-4/2

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: J. Eiskant

Class   Fee     Loc     Time           Day     Date

3892    Free    RBC     8:30am-4:30pm  S(1)    4/16

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/$7 for bucket(s) of golf balls. Instructor: R. Carranza

Class   Fee     Loc     Time           Day     Date

3820    $108    LAKE_GOLF      9-11am  S(6)    4/2-5/7 

Back to Top Youth Enrichment

How To Register

Kids Cake Decorating 

AGE 7-14  Each child will decorate a cake and learn the concepts of icing and decorating a cake for that special occasion. Supply fee: $5. Instructor: B. Parks

Class   Fee     Loc     Time           Day     Date

3853    $27     BC      12:30-3:30pm   S(1)    2/20

3873    $27     SWGCC   12:30-3:30pm   S(1)    5/7

3862    $27     RBC     6:30-9:30pm    M(1)    4/4

Cartooning

AGE 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

3824    $36     SWGCC   10am-12pm      S(2)    2/6-2/13

Step Up Your Garden

AGE 7+  Kids will make a unique stepping stone for the garden in this hands-on class. Materials fee: $4. Instructor: S. Olmstead

Class   Fee     Loc     Time           Day     Date

3889    $18     RBC     10am-12pm      S(1)    4/2

Recycled Wind Chime

AGE 7+  Kids will make an eye and ear-pleasing wind chime with just their imagination and everyday recycled materials. Materials fee: $4.

Class   Fee     Loc     Time           Day     Date

3890    $18     RBC     12:30-2:30pm   S(1)    4/2

Kids' 3D Art

AGE 7-12  Students will learn lots of ways to create 3D art over four sessions. Week 1 is Sculpture, Week 2 is Paper Mache, Week 3 is Mosaic Design and Week 4 is 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

3825    $72     SWGCC   12:30-2:30pm   S(4)    2/6-2/27

Drawing for Kids

AGE 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

3826    $36     SWGCC   10am-12pm      S(2)    2/20-2/27  

Back to Top Peoples Law School

How To Register

People's Law School - Free Workshops

(learn more about our legal system)

Topics and dates coming soon!

For questions, call 618-235-2700, ext. 5393 or 5618.

Back to Top Highland Classes

Sign Language

(Held at: Highland Library)

American Sign Language is a beautiful language used by a wide variety of people - people who are Deaf/Hard of Hearing, people with Autism, people without the use of speech, and many more! Whether you want to learn to communicate with a friend, family member or coworker, or you wish to become an American Sign Language Interpreter, work with individuals who use sign language, or just learn a fun new language, this basic American Sign Language class is bound to enrich your life! Instructor: Jenn Simpson

Class#   Fee    Loc     Time                  Day   Date

4384       $68    HD        6-7:30pm          T(6)   2/16-3/22

 

Painting

(Held at: Highland Library)

Flower Frenzy--Bring out your inner Van Gogh and O'Keeffe with beautiful color and easy to use acrylic techniques.  We'll look at the floral as subject for still life, landscape and abstraction, working with 16 x 20 inch canvas and acrylic paint. Supply Fee $15. Instructor: Mary Kuenstler

Class#   Fee    Loc     Time                  Day   Date

4385       $108   HD      7-9pm               Th(6)   2/18-3/24

 

In-Camera Magic: The 12 Essentials: Getting the most from your DSLR Camera

(Held at Highland Library)

(No prior experience is required, no expensive gear is needed. Bring your camera, its manual and fresh batteries for this once-in-a-lifetime hands-on training opportunity.)

Learn what it takes to create amazing photographs using your camera’s manual settings. Touting vision, creativity and passion over expensive gear, automated features, and post-production, your instructor, professional photographer, author and Award-Winning Marine Combat Correspondent Rod Deutschmann, will walk you through the art of writing with light. He’ll show you how to get the most from your digital SLR camera, how to visualize like a true professional and to how to choose the perfect camera settings for each and every shot. If you’re interested in getting the most from your DSR camera equipment, if you’re looking for a focused path toward spectacular images without the need for after-the-fact editing (say goodbye to Photoshop) … this is the class for you! Instructor: Rodney Deutschmann

Class#   Fee    Loc     Time                  Day   Date

4386       $81     HD     6-9pm                M(3)    2/15-2/29

 

Smartphone Photography

(Held at Highland Library)

Learn what’s possible when you take a more creative, artistic and focused approach to smartphone photography. Celebrated fine-art photographer, author and award-winning combat correspondent Rod Deutschmann will show you the key accessories, dive deep into the needed apps and walk you through the modern compositional techniques that will make your images shine. No computer skills required. Take your ‘iphoneography’ to the next level and start creating amazing images today! Instructor: Rodney Deutschmann

Class#   Fee    Loc     Time                  Day   Date

4387       $27    HD       6-9pm               W(1)    2/24

 

Portrait Photography: The Basics and Beyond

(Held at Highland Library)

A practical approach to creating spectacular images of friends and family. From the mind of acclaimed photography author Rod Deutschmann comes a unique look at the art of portrait photography where light, shadows and emotions rule the day. In this unforgettable class you’ll learn to visualize a dramatic portrait and push your skill level and experience to places you’ve never been before. You will learn how to dial-in the perfect depth of field, shutter speed and ISO for any situation or size of group. You will practice setting the perfect contrast, saturation, white balance, sharpening, tint and hue settings all in-camera, all before you take the picture. You will be challenged to create single-, double- and multiple-flash portraits during the class as well as solving common indoor and outdoor portrait problems. This class is extremely hands-on and all students will be required to be both shooter and model. Instructor: Rodney Deutschmann

Class#   Fee    Loc     Time                  Day   Date

4388        $81    HD      6-9pm                F(3)    3/4-3/18

 

Travel/Vacation Photography

(Held at Highland Library)

Explore the art of travel photography as never before. Learn to pack light without limiting your photo options, choose the perfect camera settings for each situation, employ modern composition techniques and in-camera special effects options to create stunning images that everyone will want to see and share. Get your approach in focus and make this year’s vacation a memorable one. Instructor: Rodney Deutschmann

Class#   Fee    Loc     Time                  Day   Date

4389        $27    HD      6-9pm                M(1)   3/7

 

Finishing Wood Products Series 

(Held at: Cabinet Gallery, 205 Madison St., Highland, IL 62249)

Students will learn to apply finishes on a handmade wooden jewelry box. Each series will include applying clear coat, applying glaze and decorative finishes. Supply Fee: $15. Instructor: Paul Capelle

Series 1

Class#   Fee    Loc     Time                  Day   Date

4390       $54   HD       6-8pm                  M(3)   2/15-2/29

Series 2

Class#   Fee    Loc     Time                  Day   Date

4391      $54     HD       6-8pm                M(3)   3/7-3/21

Back to Top General Studies Classes

How To Register

Woodworking & Furniture Refinishing

3730  HDHS  137   7-9:50pm    W     1/20–4/20

2 credit hours ($228 + $20 lab fee = $248)

Conversational Spanish I

3731  WESTB125    6-7:50pm    T     1/19–5/17

2 credit hours ($228 + no lab fee = $228)

Foundry/Sandcasting

3732  FRBGN10     7-9:50pm  Th    1/21–5/12

2 credit hours ($228 + $32 lab fee = $260)

Small Gas Engines

3733  COLL152     6-8:50pm    T     1/19–5/17

3 credit hours ($342 + $22 lab fee = $364)