Fall 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. 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

3753    $162     BC     9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.       S(3)     8/22-9/5

3754    $162     BC     9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.       S(3)    10/3-10/17

3755    $162     BC     9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.       S(3)    10/31-11/21

3824    $162     RBC   8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.       S(3)    10/3-10/17 

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Windows 7 Preventative Maintenance & Troubleshooting

Tired of not knowing how to keep your PC from Viruses? This class is a MUST! Learn techniques that others won’t tell you. (Pre-requisite, working knowledge of Windows 7) Book fee $35 Instructor: J. Scott & G. Busekrus

Class#  Fee     Loc     Time                    Day    Date

3899    $96      BC        6-8pm              W(4)       9/2-9/23

 

 

MS Word 2010

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

3746     $96      BC      10 a.m. to noon    S(4)    9/26-10/17

MS Excel 2010

This course introduces 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 $35 Instructor: J. Scott

Class#  Fee     Loc     Time                    Day    Date

3747      $96     BC      10 a.m. to noon     S(4)    8/29-9/19

3748      $96     BC      10 a.m. to noon     S(4)    10/24-11/14

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

3830      $128    RBC     9-11 a.m.    S(2)     11/7-11/14

Internet Basics

This is a hands-on workshop perfect for the Internet novice. Learn your way around the World Wide Web using the Internet. Explore and learn how to use search engines to find the information you want. Learn email basics & set up accounts. NOTE: Bring pen and paper for password information. Instructor: M. Shores

Class#  Fee     Loc     Time                             Day     Date

3829      $72     RBC    11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m.     S(2)    11/7-11/14

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: B. Ayran

Class#  Fee     Loc          Time                                  Day     Date

3823      $72     SWGCC   1-4 p.m.                              S(2)    10/10-10/17

3838      $48     RBC         11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.       S(2)     10/3-10/10

Wordpress for Beginners

NEW!! Learn how to create your own website using WordPress! In this introductory class you will learn how to set up and manage your own website. You will also learn to work with themes and widgets! Working knowledge of the Windows operating system and a web-based email address such as Yahoo or Gmail is necessary. Instructor: B. Ayran

Class#  Fee     Loc           Time                       Day     Date

3822      $72      SWGCC   9 a.m. to noon         S(2)    10/10-10/17

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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

3630     $185     BC           8 a.m. to 5 p.m.    Th/F     8/27-8/28

3938     $185     BC           8 a.m. to 5 p.m.    S/Su     9/19-9/20

3939     $185     BC            8 a.m. to 5 p.m.   S/Su    10/10-10/11

3937     $185     SWGCC    8 a.m. to 5 p.m.   S/Su     8/22-8/23

3940     $185     SWGCC    8 a.m. to 5 p.m.   S/Su    11/7-11/8

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 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: E. Wilkerson

Class#  Fee     Loc      Time                      Day    Date

3834     $100    SWIC    8 a.m. to noon        S(1)    9/12

3835     $100    SWIC    8 a.m. to noon        S(1)    12/5 

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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

Waterfall

3782     $54      BC       9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.     S(1)    8/29

Pumpkin & Sunflower

3783    $54       BC       9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.     S(1)    9/26

Daisies in a Vase

3784    $54     BC         9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.      S(1)    10/17

Mountain Scene with Cabin

3785    $54     BC         9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.      S(1)    11/21

Beginning Drawing

AGE 16+ Learn the basic skills needed in order to create a vivid, accurate, and visually pleasing drawing. Skills such as values (shading), creating texture, proper use of drawing equipment etc. Instructor: D. Tamburello

Class#  Fee     Loc     Time       Day     Date

3711      $54     BC       1-3 p.m.   S(3)    8/29-9/12

Portrait Drawing

Learn the first steps in portraiture. Learn how to see properly, correct proportions, shading, and catching a likeness. Instructor: D.Tamburello

Class#  Fee     Loc     Time         Day     Date

3721      $54      BC      1-3 p.m.     S(3)    10/24-11/7

Beginning Watercolor

No experience necessary – geared towards absolute beginners and those who’d like to paint as a hobby. Two complete different paintings each class (no repeats). Painting materials provided. Supply fee: $20. Instructor: T Hohn

Class#  Fee     Loc     Time                              Day    Date

3700      $54     BC       9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.   S(1)    8/29

3701      $54     BC       9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.   S(1)    9/26

3702      $54     BC       9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.   S(1)    10/31

3703      $54     BC       9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.   S(1)    11/21

3704      $54     BC       9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.   S(1)    12/12

Painting on Wine Glasses and Plates

Learn new techniques for painting on wine glasses and plates. Find out how easy and fun it is to paint on wine glasses or plates. Class designed for beginning students as well as advanced. Supply fee: $12. Instructor: S. Vaughn

Class#  Fee     Loc     Time                      Day     Date

3803      $27     BC       9 a.m. to noon        S(1)      9/12

3804      $27     BC       9 a.m. to noon        S(1)     10/17

3805      $27     BC       9 a.m. to noon        S(1)     11/14

3806      $27     BC       9 a.m. to noon        S(1)     12/12

Basic Bead Stringing

Come and learn everything you need to get started making jewelry, you will create a bracelet and a pair of earrings in our class! I'll discuss basic stringing materials, tools needed in jewelry-making, and different types of clasps and earring findings. Designing jewelry is a creative process that can take you on a journey to a new hobby or career path. No experience needed! All supplies and materials provided by instructor. Supply fee: $15 Instructor: H Allen

Class#  Fee     Loc           Time                         Day     Date

3724     $18      SWGCC   10 a.m. to noon          S(1)    10/17

3725     $18      SWGCC   10 a.m. to noon          S(1)    11/7

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

3811      $75      AGS     9 a.m. to noon        S(1)     9/12

3814     $75      AGS      9 a.m. to noon        S(1)    10/10

3815     $75      BC        9 a.m. to noon         S(1)    11/14

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: $199. Instructor: L. Hesterberg

Class#  Fee     Loc     Time        Day     Date

3812     $75      AGS     7-9 p.m.   T(5)     9/1-9/29

3813     $75      AGS     7-9 p.m.   W(5)    9/2-9/30

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 $65. Instructor: L. Hesterberg

Class#  Fee     Loc      Time       Day      Date

3836      $75     AGS    7-9 p.m.    T(5)     10/20-11/17

3837      $75     AGS     7-9 p.m.   W(5)    10/21-11/18

Beginning Sewing

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

Class#  Fee     Loc     Time                  Day     Date

3827      $18     RBC    6:30-8:30 p.m.    T(1)    11/3

Sewing II

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

Class#  Fee     Loc      Time                   Day     Date

3831      $18     RBC      6:30-8:30 p.m.    T(1)    11/17

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

Tote Bags for Me and Baby

Class#  Fee     Loc     Time        Day     Date

3828      $18     RBC     1-3 p.m.   S(2)    11/7

Sewing Curtains

The first class will cover measuring and choice of curtain design. The second class will be sewing and assembling of curtains. Instructor: S. Barbeau

Class#  Fee     Loc     Time                 Day     Date

3840      $41     RBC     6:30-8 p.m.        (T)2   11/10       

                                      6:30-9:30 p.m.             11/24

NEW! Crochet with Sashay Yarn

Sashay is a unique yarn with metallic accents that creates beautiful ruffle scarves and accessories with just one ball. Simple crochet patterns like the Sasha Ruffle Scarf are great for beginners, and you'll learn how fast, easy and relaxing it can be to make something beautiful! Supply fee: $10 (optional yarn & hook) Instructor: H. Allen

Class#  Fee     Loc           Time                      Day     Date

3741    $18       SWGCC    10 a.m. to noon      S(1)    10/10

3742    $18       SWGCC    10 a.m. to noon      S(1)    10/31

NEW! 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 1 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

3832      $27     RBC     9 a.m. to noon   S(1)     9/26

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

3760      $162    BC      6-9 p.m.    M(6)    9/21-10/26

3761      $162    BC      6-9 p.m.    Th(6)   9/24-10/29

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

3759      $54      BC      9 a.m.-3 p.m.   S(1)     11/7 

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Beginner Line Dancing

This class is designed for those who have never danced before. The line dance step terminology and technique will be taught. Students will learn dances choreographed for rhythms known as straight count, waltz, cha cha, and 2-step. No partner is required. No class on 9/7. Instructor: K. Amburn

Class#  Fee     Loc     Time                Day     Date

3773    $53     BC         7-8:30 p.m.       M(7)    8/31-10/19

3774    $53     BC         7-8:30 p.m.       M(7)    10/26-12/7

Intermediate Line Dancing

This class is a continuation of Beginner Line Dancing. The focus will be on syncopated steps and various turns. Beginner Line Dancing class is recommended prior to taking this class. No class on 11/11 & 11/25. Instructor: K. Amburn

Class#  Fee     Loc     Time                 Day     Date

3775    $53     PSOP     7-8:30 p.m.       W(7)    9/2-10/14

3776    $45     PSOP    7-8:30 p.m.        W(6)    10/21-12/9

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

3743    $36     SWGCC   12:30-2:30 p.m.   S(2)    11/14-11/21

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NEW! Brunch at Tiffany's

Impress your guests with a show stopping start to the day with unbelievably easy brunch recipes that rival the best bed & breakfast inns in the country! Learn how to make banana foster brioche, French toast, quiche popovers, glazed country ham steaks and oven-roasted herb potatoes. Enjoy hearty helpings of each dish and be prepared to go back to your home and be a morning culinary star! Supply fee: $10. Instructor: T. Smith

Class#    Fee    Loc          Time                                Day        Date

3933        $27    BC            9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.    S(1)       10/10

Rotisserie Chicken Remix Recipes

Do you love the convenience of freshly prepared hot rotisserie chickens at the local grocery store? Are you tired and bored with serving them the exact same way? Discover new easy recipes that start with a precooked rotisserie chicken that will earn you a standing ovation in the kitchen! Learn to make hearty rosemary chicken pot pie, show-stopping curry chicken salad, versatile BBQ chicken sliders and a fourth surprise recipe for all who attend to taste and enjoy! Supply fee: $10. Instructor: T. Smith

Class#     Fee    Loc          Time                   Day         Date

3932        $18      BC          6:30-8:30 p.m.     Th(1)       10/15

Side Dishes for Holiday Entertaining

With Thanksgiving, Christmas and all the events in between, are you looking for different side dishes that are new and contemporary or a twist on the traditional? Look no more! Discover dishes that are hearty, filling, comfort foods that can complement any meal! Supply fee: $10. Instructor: T. Smith

Class#       Fee     Loc         Time                  Day             Date

3934         $18       BC            6:30-8:30 p.m.  Th(1)           11/12

Beginning Cake Decorating

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

Class#  Fee     Loc           Time                        Day       Date

3786      $54     BC              9 a.m. to noon        S(2)     9/5 & 9/19

3816      $54     SWGCC     9 a.m. to noon        S(2)     10/10-10/17

3792      $54     RBC           6:30-9:30 p.m.        M(2)    9/21-9/28

Advanced Cake Decorating

AGE 14+ • Learn how to use royal icing to make the following flowers: rose, rose bud, apple blossom, primrose & lily cup flowers, hard icing picture fill-ins and the art of basket weaving on cakes with buttercream icing. Supply fee: $3. Instructor: B. Parks

Class#  Fee     Loc            Time                       Day     Date

3787      $54      BC             9 a.m. to noon        S(2)     9/26-10/3

3817      $54      SWGCC     9 a.m. to noon       S(2)    10/24-10/31

3793      $54      RBC          6:30-9:30 p.m.        M(2)    10/5-10/12 

NEW! Cookie Holiday Gift Basket Designing

Decorate holiday cookies and create a cookie basket that is a great inexpensive holiday gift. Each student will create their own basket. Supply fee: $7. Instructor: B. Parks

Class#  Fee     Loc            Time                      Day     Date

3790      $27      BC             9 a.m. to noon       S(1)    12/12

3821      $27      SWGCC     9 a.m. to noon       S(1)    12/5

3797      $27      RBC           6:30-9:30 p.m.       M(1)   11/16

NEW! Designing Cupcake Cakes

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

3789      $27      BC              9 a.m. to noon            S(1)      11/7

3818      $27      SWGCC      9 a.m. to noon           S(1)      11/14

3795      $27      RBC            6:30-9:30 p.m.           M(1)      10/19

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. Supply fee: $5. Instructor: B.Fields

Class#  Fee     Loc     Time                       Day     Date

Vegetable Egg Rolls

3778     $18       BC      10 a.m. to noon       S(1)    9/5

Shrimp Lo Mien

3779     $18      BC      10 a.m. to noon        S(1)    10/3

Sweet Potato Noodle Salad

3780     $18      BC      10 a.m. to noon        S(1)    11/7

Pork and Beef Dumplings

3781     $18      BC      10 a.m. to noon        S(1)    12/5 

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NEW! Japanese for Beginners

Learn the basics of elementary Japanese language. Students will learn to speak, write and read Japanese. Instructor: A. Douglas

Class#  Fee     Loc     Time         Day     Date

3798      $144    BC      6-8 p.m.    W(8)    9/2-10/21

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

3756      $18      BC      10 a.m. to noon      S(1)    9/26

A Walk Through Italy

Enjoy 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

3757      $18      BC      10 a.m. to noon      S(1)     10/3

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

3758      $126    BC      10 a.m. to noon      S(7)    10/10-11/21

Conversational German for Beginners

This is a conversational approach to German for beginning and intermediate students using individualized and group instruction. Students work at their own rate and may take multiple sessions. Supply fee-$5. Instructor: D. Braswell

Class#  Fee     Loc     Time        Day     Date

3769      $108    BC      7-9 p.m.   Th(6)   9/3-10/8

3770      $108    BC      7-9 p.m.   Th(6)   10/29-12/10

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

3801      $144    BC       9-11 a.m.    S(8)     9/12-10/31

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

3802      $144    BC      11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.   S(8)     9/12-10/31

Conversational Russian

AGES 16+ • A fun approach to Russian, this class focuses on communication and contemporary culture. Songs and video clips will be used as aids in the course. Instructor: N. Pruitt

Class#  Fee     Loc     Time                Day     Date

3771    $144    BC      6-8 p.m.             M(8)    8/24-10/19

3772    $126    BC      6-8 p.m.             M(7)    10/26-12/7 

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NEW! Stress Management

Awareness of effects of stress on our body introduce multiple forms of relaxation skills to improve capacity to cope with stress. Design a personal stress management plan. Instructor: E. Colvin

Class#  Fee     Loc     Time                       Day     Date

3713      $18     BC       10 a.m. to noon      S(2)    9/12-9/19

3714      $18     BC       10 a.m. to noon      S(2)    10/17-10/24

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 will be covered. Rank examination is possible. Open to beginners and continuing students, children and adults, no prior knowledge of martial arts required! Instructor: Staff

Class#  Fee     Loc           Time                           Day     Date

3730      $54     SWGCC    10:30-11:30 a.m.         S(6)     10/17-11/21

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Basics of Interior Design

The class will focus on the "basic design" fundamentals, creating room plans, color theory, application, furniture buying tips, techniques, the how to's of adding the final touches to a room to achieve/reflect the style, and the personality of the person who lives there. Supply fee: $10. Instructor: A. Strode

Class#  Fee     Loc     Time                      Day      Date

3833      $72      BC      6:30-8:30 p.m.        W(4)    10/7-10/28

NEW! Basic Interior Design Phase 2

When you bake a cake it doesn’t seem finished without adding the icing. Completing the special “look” for your home also requires applying the finishing touches. This course will teach you how to do that.

Class#  Fee     Loc      Time                        Day      Date

               $72     BC        6:30-8:30 p.m.        Th(4)   10/8-10/29

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

3799     $18       BC      6-8 p.m.   T(1)      9/15

3800     $18       BC      6-8 p.m.    W(1)    10/14

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

3719      $18      BC        9:30-11:30 a.m.    S(1)    9/19

3720      $18      BC        9:30-11:30 a.m.    S(1)    11/7

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

3717      $18       BC        9:30-11:30 a.m.    S(1)    10/3

3718      $18       BC        9:30-11:30 a.m.    S(1)    11/21 

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Basic Framing

Learn 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

3731      $42      SWGCC   8 a.m. to noon       S(1)      10/10

Basic Electrical Repairs

Learn basic electrical repairs, including basic circuits, power distribution, and basic devices like switches and receptacles. GFCI is 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

3732      $42     SWGCC   8 a.m. to noon       S(1)     10/24

Plumbing Repairs

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

Class#  Fee     Loc          Time                     Day     Date

3733      $42      SWGCC   8 a.m. to noon      S(1)      11/7

Drywall Installation and Repair

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

Class#  Fee     Loc           Time                      Day     Date

3734      $42      SWGCC    8 a.m. to noon       S(1)      11/14

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

3735       $42     SWGCC   8 a.m. to noon       S(1)      12/5 

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Introduction 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

3762      $36     BC      noon to 4 p.m.    S(1)     8/29

3763      $36     BC      noon to 4 p.m.    S(1)     10/10

3764      $36     BC      noon to 4 p.m.    S(1)     11/14

Saving for Your Kids' College

Students will be taught how to establish a college savings goal and strategies to help achieve that goal. They will also be taught features and benefits of 529 savings plans and other college savings plans. Instructor: C. Richards

Class#  Fee     Loc     Time                  Day     Date

3707      $14      BC       9-10:30 a.m.      S(1)    10/24

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

3715      $18      BC      9:30-11:30 a.m.   S(1)    12/5

Options for Your Old Employer Retirement Plan

Options of what to do with money from an employer's sponsored plan. You will learn the pros and cons of taking a lump sum, learning about your assets, moving to another plan, rolling over to a traditional plan, Roth IRA, or receiving annuity payments from a person. Instructor: C. Richards

Class#  Fee     Loc     Time                 Day     Date

3705      $14      BC      9-10:30 a.m.      S(1)    8/29

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

3706      $14      BC      9-10:30 a.m.      S(1)    9/19

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 include: stocks, bonds, mutual funds, ETF's options, or annuities. Instructor: R. Martini

Class#  Fee     Loc     Time                    Day     Date

3749      $18      BC      8:30-10:30 a.m.   S(1)    10/17

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

3750      $18      BC      8:30-10:30 a.m.   S(1)    11/7

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

3716      $18      BC      9:30-11:30 a.m.    S(1)    10/17

To Keep or Not to Keep

Learn how professional organizers know how to help you choose what to keep or what to "upcycle." Learn basic organizing skills including decision making training for our lives, places, and things!  Supply fee $5. Instructor: J. Krusac

Class#  Fee     Loc      Time                       Day     Date

3765      $36      BC        9 a.m.to 1 p.m.      S(1)    9/12

Organizing as a Caregiver

Are you a caregiver or will 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. Instructor: J. Krusac

Class#  Fee     Loc     Time                       Day     Date

3766      $36     BC       9 a.m. to 1 p.m.      S(1)    10/10

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). Supply fee: optional $5 for flash drive. Instructor: J. Krusac

Class#  Fee     Loc     Time                     Day     Date

3767      $36      BC      9 a.m. to 1 p.m.    S(1)    10/24

Power Office Organization

Set up home, business, or computer work space into an efficient data handling center. Additional emphasis will be spent on filing, papers, and time management. Supply fee: $5. Instructor: J. Krusac

Class#  Fee     Loc     Time                       Day     Date

3768       $36     BC      9 a.m. to 1 p.m.      S(1)    11/21

Genealogy (Family History)

Learn how to trace your family history using the Internet and historical documents, how to collect oral history and 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

3740      $36      SWGCC   10 a.m. to noon        S(2)    11/14-11/21

Creative Writing Workshops

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: Staff

Class#  Fee      Loc           Time                           Day     Date

3727      $108     SWGCC   10:30 a.m. to noon      S(6)    10/10-11/14

Icon 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

3728      $81      SWGCC     2 p.m.-3:30 p.m.     S(6)    10/10-11/14

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

3726       $54     SWGCC   10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.   S(3)    11/21-12/5

Ghost Stories & Literature

A survey course investigating the sub-genre 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. Instructor: M. Sautman

Class#  Fee     Loc           Time                       Day     Date

3729       $81     SWGCC    12:15-1:45 p.m.      S(6)    10/10-11/14

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. You do not have to read music!  Dulcimer rentals: call Barbara Ernst at 618-624-8100 by Sept. 23 to secure a rental dulcimer.  Supply fee: $6. Instructor: B. Ernst

Class#  Fee     Loc     Time                     Day     Date

3751      $54      BC      9 a.m. to 3 p.m.    S(1)    10/3

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. For rentals call 618-624-8100. Supply fee: $35. Instructor: B. Ernst

Class#  Fee     Loc     Time                    Day     Date

3752      $81      BC      12:30-3:30 p.m.   S(3)    10/17-10/31

Improvisation Foundations

Looking to be bolder, quicker off the top of your head, or just curious about improvisation? Get your feet wet with this two-day intensive on the art form everybody's studying. Steve Carell, Tina Fey, Oprah, and Twitter CEO Dick Costolo are studying improvisation. People are learning how to exercise their emotional intelligence and become more creative and collaborative. Join the fun! Instructor: L. Short

Class#  Fee     Loc     Time                     Day     Date

3809      $54     BC      9 a.m. to noon       S(2)    9/12-9/19

3810      $54     BC      9 a.m. to noon       S(2)    11/7-11/14

NEW! Improv for Teens

Are you on your high school's speech team, auditioning for the school play, or just wanting to keep up with all the one-liners at the lunch table? Learn to think collaboratively and quickly off the top of your head with some of the same acting exercises comedians like Will Ferrell and Amy Poehler studied before becoming famous. Build your confidence by learning the value of listening and teamwork. Those interested in pursuing improvisational comedy will have a chance to ask questions at the end of class. Join the fun! Instructor: L.Short

Class#  Fee     Loc     Time       Day     Date

3807    $54     BC      1-4 p.m.     S(2)    9/12-9/19

3808    $54     BC      1-4 p.m.     S(2)    11/7-11/14

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How to Plan a Cruise

This course will provide valuable tools essential for planning a memorable cruise vacation. Topics to be covered include: ships, amenities, cabin choices, ports, destinations, and excursions. Students will be provided informational handouts to use in the planning process. 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

3710      $18     BC        10 a.m. to noon      S(1)    10/17

Intro to Digital Photography

This class 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. A question and answer session is included. For more in depth course, look into Digital Photography II starting in September. Instructor: G. Gasparich

Class#  Fee     Loc        Time                        Day     Date

3708      $27       BC         9 a.m. to noon        S(1)    8/29

Digital Photography II 

This class is 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

3709      $150    BC        9 a.m. to noon       S(5)     9/12-10/17

Golf Lessons/Golf Clinic

AGE 14+ • Learn the solid golf fundamentals on woods, irons and short shots. Designed for beginners to intermediate students. Learn from a PGA professional. Bring your clubs if you have them, otherwise the instructor will provide them. Supply fee: $5/7 for bucket(s) of golf balls. Instructor: Staff

Class#  Fee     Loc          Time                Day     Date

3736      $108    SWGCC   9-11 a.m.         S(6)    9/5-10/10

Hunter Safety Certification Course

AGES 7+ • This is a mandatory course for all Illinois hunters born after Jan. 1, 1980. All ages are encouraged to attend. Children under the age of 10 must be accompanied by an adult, who also must register in the class. STUDENTS MUST PRE-REGISTER FOR CLASS. WALK-INS CANNOT BE ACCOMMODATED. Topics include firearm safety, types of firearms and ammunition, wildlife management, hunter responsibilities, survival and first aid, water safety, game care and identification. Student must attend both class sessions for successful completion of course; a Hunter Safety Certification Card will be awarded (reciprocity possible). Bring an ink pen to class. Instructors: C. Eiskant & J. Eiskant 

Class#    Fee    Loc   Time                        Day     Date 

3839        Free  RBC   6-9:50 p.m.              TH(1)   10/1

                                8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.   S(1)    10/17

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Beginning Drawing for Children

AGE 8-12 • Learn the first steps in drawing which includes learning to see values (or shading), learning to draw textures, set up a composition and using proper lighting. Instructor: D. Tamburello

Class#  Fee     Loc     Time           Day     Date

3712      $54       BC      1-3 p.m.     S(3)    9/26-10/10

Gingerbread House & Gingerbread Cookie

AGE 7+ • Build a holiday special gingerbread house and decorate it along with gingerbread cookies. Supply fee: $10. Instructor: B. Parks

Class#  Fee     Loc          Time                              Day     Date

3788      $27       BC           noon to 3 p.m.               S(1)    11/21

33820    $54     SWGCC     noon to 3 p.m.              S(1)    11/14

3796      $54      RBC          6:30-9:30 p.m.              M(1)    11/9

Cartooning

AGE 7-12 • Design your own comic character or comic strip. Learn character design, composition and techniques used in comic strips. Instructor: Moehle Jr, Marvin Eugene

Class#  Fee     Loc         Time                        Day     Date

3737       $36     SWGCC   10 a.m. to noon      S(2)    10/10-10/17

Recycled Wind Chimes

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

Class#  Fee      Loc       Time                   Day     Date

3826      $18       RBC     12:30-2:30 p.m.   S(1)    10/3

Winter Bird Feeder

AGE 7+ • Have fun and help our feathered friends make it through the cold winter months. Kids will make two unique natural bird feeders in this hands-on class. Supply fee: $4. Instructor: S. Olmstead

Class#  Fee     Loc      Time                       Day     Date

3825      $18      RBC     10 a.m. to noon      S(1)    10/3

Kids' 3D Art

AGES 7-12 • Students will learn lots of ways to create 3D art over four sessions. Week 1: Sculpture; Week 2: Paper Mache: Week 3: Mosaic Design and Week 4: Mask-Making! Come and put your hands to work on your new creations! Supply fee: $10 Instructor: M. Moehle

Class#  Fee     Loc           Time                           Day     Date

3739      $72      SWGCC   12:30-2:30 p.m.           S(4)    10/10-10/31

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! Supply fee: $2 Instructor: M. Moehle

Class#  Fee     Loc          Time                        Day     Date

3738       $36     SWGCC   10 a.m. to noon       S(2)    10/24-10/31

Creating Holiday Snacks

Kids will decorate cookies, cupcakes, and rice krispies designs using wonderful winter/holiday themes. Instructor: B. Parks

Class#  Fee     Loc        Time                     Day     Date

3791       $18     BC           9-11 a.m.             S(1)     11/21

3819       $18     SWGCC   1-3 p.m.              S(1)     12/5

3794       $18     RBC         6:30-8:30 p.m.    M(1)     11/2

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Free Workshops

(learn more about our legal system)

Lecture: 7-8:30 p.m. • Q&A 8:30-9 p.m.

The Courts and How They Work 

Workers' Compensation 

Wills and Probate

Family Law

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Woodworking & Furniture Refinishing

1002  HDHS  137   7-9:50 p.m.   W     8/26-11/18

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

Conversational Spanish I

1003  WEST  B125  6-7:50 p.m.    T    8/25-12/15

2 Cr Hrs    ($228 + no lab fee=$228)

Foundry/Sandcasting

1004  FRBG  N10   7-9:50 p.m.    Th    8/27-12/17

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

Small Gas Engines

1006  COLL  152   6-8:50 p.m.    8/25-12/15

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