For its 50th birthday, Kankakee Community College is celebrating “The Power of Community.”
One community-centered celebration is 50 free continuing education classes being offered by the college between August 2016 and May 2017.
The free classes are developed by the college’s Continuing Education and Career Services Office, and do not award college credit. Some classes offer continuing professional development units, noted Mary Posing, KCC’s associate dean of continuing education programs.
“The classes are a diverse mix,” Posing said. “We wanted to offer a variety so that as many people as possible can take advantage.”
Enrollment is now underway for these Spring 2017 classes. The classes meet on KCC’s Riverfront Campus unless noted:
- “Painting with the Tipsy Gypsy: Cardinals," Tuesday, Jan. 31, 6-8:30 p.m.
- “Resumes and Cover Letters,” Wednesday, Feb. 1, 5:30-7 p.m.
- “Spanish Interpretation: Legal,” six Mondays, starts Feb. 6, 6-9 p.m.
- “From Job Fair to Job Offer,” Wednesday, Feb. 22, 5:30-7 p.m.
- “Unlock your Self-Confidence,” Thursday, Feb. 23, 6-8 p.m.
- “What Your Signature Signifies,” Tuesday, March 14, 6:30-8:30 p.m.
- “Addressing the Trauma …” Friday, March 17, 8:30 a.m. - 4 p.m.
- “Job Hunting in a Digital World,” Tuesday, March 21, 9 a.m. - noon
- “Interpretation of Lab Tests,” Thursday, April 13, 8:30 a.m. - 4 p.m.
- “I Have an Interview ... Now What?” Thursday, April 13, 8:30 a.m. - 4 p.m.
- “Organizing for Your Personality Type,” Wednesday, April 19, 6-8 p.m.
- “Lincoln's Funeral Train,” Friday, May 5, 9 a.m. - noon
One course, “Beginning Microsoft Excel,” will meet at KCC's South Extension Center in Watseka on Thursday, April 20, 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Each free class has limited enrollment. The painting course Jan. 31 has limited free seats, plus seats available for a fee. The Spanish Interpretation class has a $10 materials fee.
The college’s 50th anniversary website – http://fifty.kcc.edu – has complete details, including registration. Registration also is available by phone at 815-802-8207, online at www.kcc.edu/comejoinus (search by course number); or visit the KCC Welcome Center on the first floor of the Workforce Development Center.
The remaining free classes will be announced before mid-February.
Kankakee Community College is an accredited two-year college which awards
associate degrees and certificates of completion. KCC prepares students both to
transfer to four-year colleges and to enter the workforce. The college also
offers continuing education courses and certification training, literacy
programs, English as a Second Language and GED preparation. The KCC mission is
“Enhancing quality of life through learning.” The college has a Riverfront
Campus in Kankakee, South Extension Center in Watseka, North Extension Center in
Bradley and Manufacturing and Industrial Technology Center in Kankakee.