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Continuing Education and Professional Development

MS Word $200Purchase required to enroll

This course will provide a general introduction into using Microsoft Word to create and edit simple documents; format documents; add tables and lists; add design elements and layout options; and proof documents. Course comes with 90-Day free subscription to Cisco Networking Academy and/or Microsoft Imagine Academy!

Date: 10/3/16 - 12/19/16
Location: JC Lab
Time: 6:15 am - 9:15 am

Web Development Fundamentals $600Purchase required to enroll

This is an introductory course to web development designed as an entry-level training for students seeking to build careers in web development! Course comes with 90-Day free subscription to Cisco Networking Academy and/or Microsoft Imagine Academy!

Date: 10/7/16 - 12/23/16
Location: JC Lab
Time: 6:15 am - 9:15 am

.NET & Gaming Fundamentals $600Purchase required to enroll

This is an introductory course to programming designed as an entry-level training for students seeking to build careers in gaming with a focus inclusive of general gaming conceptualization; identifying and managing game requirements; game output design, components, interface development and functionality

Date: 10/18/16 - 01/17/17
Location: JC Lab
Time: 6:15 pm - 9:15 pm

Introduction to Computers I & II $100Purchase required to enroll

In the Introduction to Computers I course, students explore the basic concepts of personal computing and computer information systems! Course comes with 90-Day free subscription to Cisco Networking Academy and/or Microsoft Imagine Academy!

Date: 10/20/16 - 01/19/17
Location: JC Lab
Time: 6:15 pm - 9:15 pm

Business Management & Leadership Free

In this workshop students can gain knowledge to boost their performance and effectiveness as leaders. They obtain techniques to assist their staff in achieving maximum productivity. They also learn what it means to train their staff to be the CEO of their assignments. Also they acquire strategies to position themselves for advancement and understanding of how to develop and lead a high performance team and much more.

Date: 11/5/16 - 11/5/16
Location: 151A
Time: 9:00 am - 3:00 pm

Database Administration $1,056Purchase required to enroll

Database Administration Fundamentals Course- This is an introductory course for understanding databases. The course introduces students to the basics for understanding database management and administration, This course focuses on the core concepts of databases inclusive of creating, storing and administration. Big data is also discussed.

Date: 11/5/16 - 2/11/17
Location: JC Lab
Time: 9:00 am - 3:00 pm

Time Management & Organization $25Purchase required to enroll

In this workshop students will learn how to improve their personal productivity and effectiveness. The teaching will stimulate the desire for change by offering wisdom, revelation and practical application for effective goal setting, planning, organization and decision making while demonstrating how time wasting activities can significantly impact ones finances.

Date: 11/12/16 - 11/12/16
Location: 151A
Time: 9:00 am - 3:00 pm

Goal Setting God’s Way $25Purchase required to enroll

In this workshop students discover God’s plan for their career. They identify gifts talents and transferable skills, develop plan for growth and sustainability, and set career goals based on biblical principles and promises Students will gain functional insight and tools to understand their spiritual gifts and how they impact career choices, an appreciation of how personal characteristics and skills influence career development, to combine their gifts in the process of establishing personal and career goals, and learn to implement sound goal setting strategies that are specific, measurable, achievable, realistic and timely.

Date: 11/19/16 - 11/19/16
Location: 151 A
Time: 9:00 am - 3:00 pm

SBDC Workshops

Start Your Business in Illinois Free

Take the First Step on Making Your Dream of Business Ownership a Reality.

This workshop is FREE but registration is required

This workshop provides the emerging entrepreneur with an overview of the required components for opening a business in Illinois and what laws affect home based business. Topics include Characteristics of a Business Owner, How to determine the Feasibility of a Business Idea, Overview of a Business Structure, Components of a Business Plan, Options for Financing a Business, and Legal Requirements in the State of Illinois.

GOVERNMENT CONTRACTING $15Purchase required to enroll

This training program is designed to help small businesses understand government contracting programs. It is about helping small firms learn about and take advantage of government contracting programs. By completing this training program, students will gain an understanding of the components of the government contracting process.

INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY $250Purchase required to enroll

This 2-day workshop will provide the business owner or inventor with an understanding of their rights as the creator, how to protect those rights, and the business side of bringing a concept to market. Participants will learn the difference between patents, trademarks and copyrights. You will also gain an understanding of how to prepare a patent application, how to perform your own patent or trademark search, how to evaluate your idea’s commercial potential.