The Continuing Education Department at Kankakee Community College is offering a number of online classes for computer skills this winter. Start dates are Feb. 13 or March 13.

“QuickBooks 2018 series” has two parts. Participants will learn to manage the financial aspects of a small business quickly and efficiently using QuickBooks. Topics include how to utilize the in-depth features in the software to apply to certain business situations. Cost is $220.

The two-part “SQL Series” starts with Structured Query Language (SQL), a powerful and universal database programming language. The second part covers advanced techniques of writing powerful queries for complicated searches and data sorting. Participants will become confident in a wide range of advanced SQL techniques, and enhance their abilities in the fields of software development and database administration. Cost is $220. 

The Continuing Education Department at Kankakee Community College is offering five non-credit computer classes this winter.

“OneNote” will show how to efficiently create and collect notes electronically to capture ideas, meeting notes and to-do items. The class uses Microsoft® Office OneNote® 2016 to organize and store a wide variety of content, which can be accessed from anywhere and shared with others. Instructor is Kris Condon. The course has February and April options. The class in February will be Thursday, Feb. 21 from 1-5 p.m. in KCC Room D122. Cost is $65. Course number is COMP 9040.A16. In April, the class meets Wednesday, April 10 from 9 a.m. - 1 p.m. in KCC Room D122. Cost is $65. Course number is COMP 9040.A26.

The “Advanced Excel” class covers topics such as working with multiple worksheets and workbooks; using LOOKUP functions and formula auditing; sharing and protecting workbooks; data validation; creating sparklines; and mapping and forecasting data. Microsoft Office Specialist Expert-level exam competencies will be covered. Instructor is Kris Condon. Class meets Wednesday, Feb. 27 from 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. in KCC Room D122. Cost is $125. Course number is DAPR 305A.A16.

“Beginning Word” teaches how to efficiently edit documents; move and copy text; distinguish between character and paragraph formatting; create and manage tables; control page layout features—including headers and footers, margins and page breaks; and proof and print documents. Microsoft Office Specialist examination objectives will be covered. The prerequisite is Introduction to Microsoft Windows or equivalent experience. Instructor is Kris Condon. Class meets Wednesday, March 13 from 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. in KCC Room D122. Cost is $125. Course number is DAPR 333A.A16.

In “Basic Computer Skills (Personal Computers),” there is hands-on instruction in navigating and customizing the desktop, creating, finding and saving files. Topics also include opening, creating and saving Microsoft Word files. Participants will learn about photos as well, including how to download, insert, and email photos to family and friends. Instructor is Amber Gocken. Class meets Thursdays, March 14 to April 4 from 2:30-4:30 p.m. in KCC Room D122. Cost is $125, includes textbook. Course number is DAPR 331A.A16.

The “Intermediate Word” class focuses on working with styles, sections and columns: formatting tables; printing labels and envelopes; creating templates and using building blocks; working with graphics and objects; and managing document revisions. Microsoft Office Specialist examination objectives will be covered. Prerequisite is Introduction to Microsoft Word or equivalent experience. Instructor is Kris Condon. Class meets Wednesday, March 27 from 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. in KCC Room D122. Cost is $125. Course number is DAPR 334A.A16.

These courses do not award college credit. To register or for more information. Call 815-802-8207; go to www.kcc.edu/comejoinus (choose KCC Connect and search by course number); or visit the Welcome Center, located on the first floor of the KCC Workforce Development Center.

The Continuing Education Department at Kankakee Community College is offering several online personal enrichment classes. Start dates are Feb. 13 or March 13.

“SAT/ACT Prep Series” prepares students for their choice of the math section or the verbal section of the college entrance exams. These courses include pointers in time management, anxiety relief and general standardized test-taking. Weekly assignments offer opportunities to work with other classmates and the instructor. Cost is $199.

“Introduction to Interior Design” has information on how to transform plain living spaces into beautiful and functional rooms. Lessons offer the know-how to design from floor to ceiling. It includes color theory, industry trends, spatial arrangement, and floor plans. Careers in interior design and tips for entering this field will be discussed. Cost is $115.

“Wow, What a Great Event!” teaches how to plan one special event or get information on event planning careers. This course reveals how pieces in the planning process fit together. All sizes and types of events will be covered. Topics include common pitfalls, embarrassing errors, and costly mistakes. The class includes exceptional resources that even experienced planners will find useful. Cost is $100.

“Luscious, Low-Fat, Lightning Quick Meals” has details on reducing fat in recipes without sacrificing flavor or texture. Learn how to prepare casseroles, crock-pot dishes, vegan dishes, oven-fried foods, meat-based meals, and many other entrees that art both nutritious and delicious! Tips for grocery shopping are included. Cost is $100.

“Introduction to Digital Scrapbooking” offers digital editing techniques to show off photos and memorabilia. Using Photoshop Elements 11, 12 or 13, this course will teach how to combine traditional and digital scrapbooking. Cost is $94.

“Introduction to Genealogy” takes participants on the journey of tracing their family’s history. It covers the genealogy research process and interpreting the results. It includes how to use several subscription-based Web sites, which are accessible during the class. Cost is $94.

“Homeschool with Success” will look at the history of homeschooling and examine its status today in all 50 states. Laws and regulations, and terminology within  the homeschool community will be covered. Cost is $94.

These courses do not award college credit. More information and registration is at ed2go.com/kankakeecc. Call KCC at 815-802-8207 to make a payment.

The Continuing Education Department at Kankakee Community College is offering a number of online classes for health care professional development. Start dates are Feb. 13 or March 13.

“A Toolkit for Joy” features information on breakthroughs in neuroscience that are providing tools to rewire the brain for joy, thriving, hardiness, resiliency and real wealth. The cost is $65, and includes handout and contact hours.

“Certificate in Food, Nutrition, and Health” provides a holistic overview of current food and nutrition issues and their impact on physical, social, emotional, and spiritual health. After successful completion, 16 contact hours will be awarded by ALLEGRA Learning Solutions, LLC. Cost is $115.

“Certificate in Gerontology” offers health professionals a broader understanding of gerontology and emerging trends. After successful completion, 25 contact hours will be awarded by ALLEGRA Learning Solutions, LLC. Cost is $210.

“Certificate in Integrative Mental Health” teaches scientifically proven alternative and complementary methods to address the physical, psychological, and spiritual needs of individuals with a variety of disorders and mental conditions – including depression, chronic pain, and Alzheimer’s disease. Upon successful completion, 20 contact hours will be awarded to nurses, counselors, social workers, physical therapists, occupational therapists and respiratory care technicians. Cost is $180.

“Certificate in Perinatal Issues” is designed for providers of care and support for childbearing women, newborns, and families. Upon successful completion, 20 contact hours will be awarded to nurses. Cost is $180.

These courses do not award college credit. More information and registration is at ed2go.com/kankakeecc. Call KCC at 815-802-8207 to make a payment.

The Continuing Education Department at Kankakee Community College is offering a series of courses focused on leadership.

The Leadership & Management Institute courses are one day each, once a month.  Each course meets from 9 a.m. - 1 p.m. in KCC Room D124. Courses are:

“Your Leadership Journey,” Wednesday, Feb 20. Focusing on the transition new leaders face, participants will learn three differentiators to build a positive reputation and contribute to the organization’s success. Course number is LEAD 9020.A16, and cost is $150, including the book.

“Communicating for Leadership Success,” Wednesday, March 20. The main topic will be “Interaction Essentials” to be effective in daily situations. Coaching, delegating and driving change will be discussed.  Course number is LEAD 9030.A16, and cost is $150, including the book.

“Delegating with Purpose,” Wednesday, April 17. In a “do more with less” business environment, this class shares how to build and utilize delegation skills. Course number is LEAD 9004.A16, and cost is $150, including the book.

“Coaching for Peak Performance,” Wednesday, May 15. Learn about both proactive and reactive coaching discussions. Course number is LEAD 9005.A11, and cost is $150, including the book.

These courses do not award college credit. To register or for more information. Call 815-802-8207; go to www.kcc.edu/comejoinus (choose KCC Connect and search by course number); or visit the Welcome Center, located on the first floor of the KCC Workforce Development Center.

The Continuing Education Department at Kankakee Community College is offering professional development online classes this winter. Start dates are Feb. 13 or March 13.

“A to Z Grant Writing” equips participants with skills and tools to look for potential funders, network, develop partnerships, assemble proposals and organize a successful grant writing campaign. This course is mainly for nonprofit organizations, including municipalities. Cost is $115

“A to Z Grant Writing II – Beyond the Basics” explores all areas of grant seeking, writing and management, including websites for funding and reviewing grant opportunities and application guidelines. Participants will get prepared to track grant writing and funding trends, bounce back from rejection notices, and manage grant awards. Cost is $115

“Accounting Fundamentals” teaches the basics of double-entry bookkeeping, and how to analyze and record financial transactions. It includes hands-on experience with accounts receivable, accounts payable, payroll procedures, sales taxes, and common banking activities. The class also covers preparing an income statement and closing out accounts at the end of each fiscal period. Cost is $115

“Professional Sales Skills” has lessons on how to turn prospects into buyers, provide proper customer service, develop a sales plan, and more. Cost is $115.

“Effective Selling” is focused on laying the groundwork for repeat business and future success. It includes segments to develop the knowledge, planning skills, communication techniques, and other skills to grow sales. Cost $115.

These courses do not award college credit. More information and registration is at ed2go.com/kankakeecc. Call KCC at 815-802-8207 to make a payment.