Continuing Education

December 4, 2017

Kishwaukee College is offering American Heart Association CPR courses that include certification/re-certification specifically for healthcare providers. Each class costs $55 and will be held at Kishwaukee College. The required textbook is available at the Kishwaukee College Bookstore and is not included in the cost of the class. Participants should wear comfortable clothing to class. To receive certification, no part of the class can be missed.

CPR for the Healthcare Providers covers the role of healthcare professionals who respond to cardiovascular and respiratory emergencies. Proper CPR skills, using an automated external defibrillator (AED), relieving foreign body airway obstructions, and using a bag mask will be presented. 

This class will be offered at a wide variety of days to better accommodate healthcare providers’ schedules. Participants need to choose only one class date. The class dates for CPR for Healthcare Providers are: December 13, 14, 18, 19, 20, and 21. All classes will meet from 1 – 5:00p.m. in Room B2301 at Kishwaukee College.

For more information, contact Melissa Gallagher, Coordinator of Short-Term Training and Continuing Education, at 815-825-9466 or at

August 31, 2017

The Continuing Education Department at Kishwaukee College is offering a review class for the Massage and Bodyworking Licensing Exam (MBLEx) for the Federation of State Massage Therapy Boards. The class is designed to assist area Therapeutic Massage professionals to prepare to take the licensing exam. The cost of the one-day class is $130.

The review class will be offered on Saturday, September 16 from 9:00a.m. – noon in B1243 at Kishwaukee College.  The class covers the format and main areas of the MBLEx; tips and techniques for reading and analyzing questions; and study questions, memory tools and other resources. The class will also administer in-class self-assessment to identify content areas individual students need to target and discussion on specific content.

The instructor is Julie Gavin-Freeman, LMT, BCTMB, I-AYT. Gavin-Freeman is a Professional Anatomist and has taught in a variety of educational settings for over 15 years, covering all topics including but not limited to: anatomy, physiology, pathology, ethics, business practices, documentation, medical terminology, and massage application. She has co- authored published research articles, papers and presentations and written curricula/course work

The class will be offered again in the Spring semester on January 6 and March 24.

For more information, contact Melissa Gallagher, Coordinator of Short-Term Training and Continuing Education at 815-825-9466 or at To register, visit

August 31, 2017

The Continuing Education department at Kishwaukee College is again offering its successful Leadership Development Program, titled True Leader – Leadership Development. The acclaimed program is being offered specifically for local Not-For-Profits (NFPs) and consists of three classes being offered this fall.

Participants may register for select classes or for the entire series.  The True Leader program is being offered to local NFPs at no cost to them through a grant from the Kishwaukee College Foundation.

The three class modules offered this fall are:

Emotional Intelligence on September 22 – True Leaders recognize that they lead people, not machines. This class covers the importance of learning to understand emotions in employee motivation, satisfaction, and productivity.

Delegation/Employee Growth: Motivation and Coaching on October 20 – True Leaders know the importance of the delegation of duties that plays to each employee’s strengths and how that can promote team work for the common good of the team as well as the overall organization.

Recognizing and Rewarding Employees in Meaningful Ways on November 30 – True Leaders are dedicated to creating a positive culture of appreciation to motivate, validate, and engage employees.

All classes meet from 8:00a.m. – noon and will be held in Room A1222 in the Kishwaukee College Conference Center.

For more information about the series or to register, contact Melissa Gallagher, Coordinator of Short-Term Training and Continuing Education, at or at 815-825-9466.