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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Chinese Language and Culture

China is home to one fifth of the world’s population and has the world’s second largest economy. Illinois is among the top destinations for the many Chinese coming America to live, study or invest. Competency in basic Mandarin Chinese and understanding Chinese culture are professionally valuable and personally rewarding. C101-104 assumes no prior knowledge of Chinese. You will learn to pronounce words and names, basic conversation, how to read the phonetic systems, and how to read and write elementary Chinese written characters. You will also learn about culture through activities, food, and film. The course will be moderately challenging in a fun and supportive atmosphere.

Required books:
  •         Ren, Yi and Xiayuan Liang. Mastering Conversational Chinese: Chinese for Beginners Tuttle Publishing, ISBN: 9780804842358
  •         Lung-Hua Gail Hu, M.A. , Quick Study Academic Mandarin Vocabulary, ISBN-13: 978-142320421-3 or ISBN-10:142320421-2

These books are available in the Kishwaukee College bookstore.

Class Date Days Time Section Code Cost
Chinese Language and Culture 101 09/05/17-10/26/17 T,R 6:00 pm-8:00 pm LAN 703 3001 $125
Chinese Language and Culture 102 10/31/17-12/21/17 T,R 6:00 pm-8:00 pm LAN 703 3002 $125
Chinese Language and Culture 103 01/09/17-03/01/17 T,R 6:00 pm-8:00 pm LAN 703 5001 $125
Chinese Language and Culture 104 03/06/17-04/26/17 T,R 6:00 pm- 8:00 pm LAN 703 5002 $125


Fitness - Laughing Yoga

Laughing Yoga is an ancient, new idea about how to find health, happiness and well-being.  Haysa Yoga, as it was called in ancient India, is a simple, yet powerful practice that can produce changes in mood, confidence and health, and connect us to our true selves.

Come heal, laugh and play like a kid again. 

Section Code
Kishwaukee College-B2301
FIT 704 3003
Kishwaukee College-B2301 6:00p-7:30p
FIT 704 3004
11/14/17 Kishwaukee College-C1133/C1134 6:00p-7:30p FIT 704 3005 $15
11/15/17 Kishwaukee College-C1133/C1134 6:00p-7:30p FIT 704 3006 $15


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. 

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Section Code
DeKalb-Barb City Manor
FIT 702 3001
Sycamore-Sycamore Public Library
FIT 702 3002


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. 

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Section Code
Waterman-Indian Creek Middle School 6:00p-6:45p
9/14 & 10/09/17
FIT 704 3001
Shabbona-Indian Creek High School
FIT 704 3002


Learn the art of Self-Defense in this class filled with technique, history and fun. Self-Defense class will focus on the following topics: Bow in class, stance work, punches, kicks, blocks, conditioning, foam work, two men exercise and bow out. Class cost is $150 which includes class t-shirt.

Date Location Days Time Skip Dates Section code
10/2/17-11/29/17 Sycamore-Sycamore Public Library M/W 5:45pm-7:45pm 11/22 MRT 703 3001


Contact Information

To register call Tricia Hernandez at 815-825-9441. For general inquiries regarding class information, please email or call 815-825-9466.
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