General Courses

Continuing education and professional development

Lifelong Learning For All

Continuing Education courses focus on lifelong learning with diverse education programs that meet the needs of our local communities. We offer professional development courses and non-credit certificate programs.

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Fitness-Bodies in Motion

Students will enjoy the "fitness made fun" atmosphere while listening to music from the 1930's, 1940's and 1950's. The class includes chair exercises and activities that may improve eye, hand and foot coordination as well as balance, flexibility range of motion and energy. Must be at least age 60 to register for $25. The non-senior rate is $75. 

Date Location Time Skip Dates Section Code
6/01/17-7/18/17

DeKalb-Barb City Manor

2:00p-2:45p 06/06/17, 07/04/17 FIT 702 1003
6/01/17-7/18/17

Sycamore-Sycamore Public Library

11:00a-11:45a 06/06/17, 07/04/17 FIT 702 1004

Fitness-The Complete Workout

This class is for adults of all ages who want to get in shape and/or stay fit.  Classes will include stretching, strength training and cardio workouts.  Students will work at their own pace and will need to bring hand weights (3-5 pounds), an exercise mat and water.  Please bring a large exercise ball if you have one.  Wear comfortable clothes and gym shoes.  Must be at least age 60 to register for $25. The non-senior rate is $75. 

Fall Schedule TBA

CPR for Healthcare Providers

This class is designed for certification, as well as recertification, to cover the role of healthcare providers who respond to cardiovascular and respiratory emergencies. Proper CPR skills, the use of an automated external defibrillator (AED), relieving foreign body airway obstructions, and using a bag mask will be presented. A certification card and equipment rental fees are included in the course fee. The required manual, Basic Life Support (BLS) Provider Manual, American Heart Association ISBN: 978-1-61669-407-4 is available at the College bookstore for $17. Students are required to bring this manual to class. Wear comfortable clothing. To be certified, no part of this class can be missed. Cost of the class is $55.

Thursday, April 27, 2017 (B2301) 1:00p-5:30p No refunds after 04/20 CTH 700 5002
Monday, May 22, 2017 (B2301) 1:00p-5:30p No refunds after 05/12 CTH 700 1005
Tuesday, May 23, 2017 (B2301) 1:00-5:30p No refunds after 05/15 CTH 700 1006
Thursday, June 15, 2017 (B2301) 1:00p-5:30p No refunds after 6/07 CTH 700 1001
Thursday, June 29, 2017 (B2301) 1:00p-5::30p No refunds after 6/21 CTH 700 1002
Thursday, July 20, 2017 (B2301) 1:00p-5:30p No refunds after 7/12 CTH 700 1003
Thursday, July 27, 2017 (B2301) 1:00p-5:30p No refunds after 7/19 CTH 700 1004

 

Heartsaver AED/CPR

This class is designed to assist lay rescuers to know when to phone 911, how to give CPR, how to use an AED (automated external defibrillator), and how to provide relief of choking.  Adult and
child CPR and AED and infant CPR will be covered.  A certification card and equipment rental fees are included in the course fee.  The required manual, The Heartsaver CPR AED book, the 2015 Guidelines, ISBN #978-1-61669-421-0 is available at the college bookstore for $19.00.  Students are required to bring this manual to class.  Wear comfortable clothing.  To be
certified, no part of this class can be missed. Classes are held in B2301.  Cost of the class is $55.00.

Drones 101: Beginner Class:

Drone technology is a relatively new field and in its infant stages.  There is literally nowhere to go but up!  If you are thinking about getting a drone or already have one and are not sure what to do with it, this course is for you.

This class will cover:

  • Basic drone flying techniques
  • Basic drone operation safety tips
  • How to conduct a "pre-flight inspection"
  • How to determine if the conditions are safe to fly your drone.
  • The difference between a "toy and a professional" drone
  • When your new drone needs to be registered with the FAA

Instructor will demonstrate how to fly a drone.  Participants should NOT bring their drones to class.        .        

Drones 102 - Advanced Class:

So you bought an expensive drone and you aren’t sure what to do with it. This class will cover:

  • Is your new aircraft safe to fly?
  • Are the weather conditions safe to fly your drone?
  • What FAA rules apply to the area where you want to fly your drone?
  • What FAA rules apply to flying a drone professionally?
  • What additional privileges does a professional drone pilot have over a hobbyist? 

Some drone flying experience would be useful but not necessary for this course.  Instructor will demonstrate how to fly a drone.  Participants should NOT bring their drones to class. 

Class Date Time No refunds after Section Code Cost
Drones 101-Beginner Class 7/11/17 9:00 am-12:00 pm 07/3/17 REC 709 1001 $15
Drones 102-Advanced Class 07/13/17 9:00 am-12:00 pm 07/05/17 REC 709 1002 $15
Drones 101-Beginner Class 07/18/17 6:00 pm- 9:00 pm 07/10/17 REC 709 1003 $15
Drones 102-Advanced Class 07/20/17 6:00 pm- 9:00 pm 07/12/17 REC 709 1004 $15

 

Contact Information

To register email tricia.hernandez@kishwaukeecollege.edu or call 815-825-9441.  For general inquiries regarding class information, please email melissa.gallagher@kishwaukeecollege.edu or call 815-825-9466.
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