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Professional Development

General Business 

  • Local employers have identified soft skills training as the most important need for their employees. These workshops were built to give employees the tools they need to improve those skills, and may be taken as individually or as a series for maximum benefit.

Food & Beverage

  • Illinois regulations require food establishments to have at least one Certified Food Protection Manager (CFPM) on staff. This course uses the National Registry of Food Safety Professionals examination, which is approved by the American National Standards Institute.   
    2507 Sec. A
    Wednesday 2/6, 9AM-3PM, HCC ICN 1004
    Friday 2/8, 9AM-2PM, HCC ICN 1004

Education & Social Work

  • Teacher and astronaut, Christa McAuliffe was the first teacher tasked with bringing education to space. Though she did not have a chance to complete her lessons, we’ve teamed up with NASA to help you bring them to life again in the classroom. Learn about and educate on topics including: effervescence, chromatography, liquids in microgravity, and Newton’s laws. Materials and light refreshments provided. This workshop is worth 3 PD hours for educators. (3 PDs)
    Stacey Shrewsbury
    2719 Sec. A Tuesday 1/29, 5-8PM, HCC Challenger Learning Center

     Details and Registration

  • What exactly is a STEM career? Where are the STEM career opportunities in your community? Get your students excited about STEM! Complete activities that connect real-world STEM skills to the classroom, and leave with strategies and tips for identifying and connecting with STEM professionals in your community. Materials and light refreshments provided. This workshop is worth 3 PD hours for educators. (3 PDs)

    Stacey Shrewsbury
    2715 Sec. A Tuesday 2/26, 5-8PM, HCC Challenger Learning Center

    Details and Registration

  • Whether you’re in the classroom, boardroom, or sitting around the dinner table, being human means being a storyteller. But that certainly doesn’t mean everyone is good at it. In this workshop, discover that great storytelling is both an art and a science. Then, take steps toward becoming a master storyteller, where you’ll learn how to craft and recount an engaging and memorable story for any audience in 14 steps. This workshop has been verified with Gateways to Opportunity as a registry approved training for participants working with children and families. Teachers are eligible to receive 4.5 PD hours.
    Margaret Varney
    2721 Sec. A Tuesdays (3 sessions, does not meet 03/12, 03/26), 3/5-4/2, 6-7:30PM, HCC WDC Rm 1006

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  • Gain a better understanding and appreciation of diverse cultures in this 3 hour training. You will focus on exploring the  different aspects of culture and identity to increase awareness and understanding of diverse student populations, which will aid in strengthening relationships between school, family and the students you serve. This workshop is worth 3 PD hours for educators and 3 CEU hours for social workers.

    Mayuko Nakamura
    3040 Sec. A Thursday 3/7, 4:30-7:30PM WDC Rm 1403

    Details and Registration

  • In today’s beautifully diverse world, skin and hair types are  just as diverse. Whether you’re a stylist, social worker, foster parent, part of a blended family, or just curious, this class is for you. Embrace our cultural diversity and learn how to wash and style different types of hair, cleanse and moisturize skin, and choose the proper hair and skin care products for different ethnicities. Children are welcome, though they must attend  with an adult. This workshop is worth 4 CEUs for social workers.

    Authrine Watson
    2415 Sec A Saturdays (2 sessions), 3/16-3/23, 9-11AM 
    HCC WDC Rm 1403

    Details and Registration

Special Interest

  • Want to fly a drone and get paid? First you need your remote pilot certificate. Taught by a certified remote pilot, this class will enable you to gain practical insight and application of aviation concepts and test taking skills. This is a test prep course and the certification exam is not included. 

    Saturdays (2 sessions), 12/1-12/8, 8AM-1PM  HCC WDC Rm 1400

    Details and Registration

  • You just purchased a new drone, and you can’t wait to get it in the air. Learn how to fly it legally without attracting undesirable attention from the FAA and/or law enforcement. This course will cover stipulations on what you need to register your drone and how to do it, along with new regulations that mandate who needs a Remote Pilot Airman Certificate. Other ethical considerations on appropriate drone use concerning data collection will also be covered. This class will be instructed by an FAA specialist.

    Warren Smith
    2766 Sec. A Saturday 2/9, 10AM-1PM, HCC TBA Rm HCC TBA

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Continuing Education
Heartland Community College
Workforce Development Center, Suite 2400
1500 West Raab Road
Normal, IL 61761
Phone: 309-268-8160
TDD: 309-268-8030
Fax: 309-268-7882
E-mail: Continuing Education

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