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Professional Development

BN Advantage

The courses on this page address a workforce need indicated by our BN Advantage partners.

General Business 

  • Explore proven and manageable strategies from an award-winning industry professional with extensive expertise in creating branded customer experiences across your website, social media, direct marketing and print communications. 

    Instructor:  Huonker,Brian Keith
    Dates: 9/7/18 to 9/14/18
    Meeting: Friday from 9:00AM to 12:00PM
    Location: Workforce Development Center, Room 1405
  • Communication is the most important skill you need to be successful in today's workplace. In this class, you'll get the tools, strategies and the experience to communicate your ideas with clarity and self-assurance.

    Instructor: Klingbeil,Kimberly Jeanne
    Dates: 9/28/18
    Meeting:Friday from 9:00AM to 12:00PM
    Location:Workforce Development Center, Room 3603
  • Learn how to keep your employees - and keep them happy. Discover what motivates employees of all ages, and how to give performance feedback that will encourage and develop your employees. 

    Instructor: Lowe,Terry R
    Dates: 10/12/18
    Meeting: Friday from 9:00AM to 12:00PM
    Location: Workforce Development Center, Room 1402
  • Successful interviews don't just happen, they are prepared for and planned. Learn the skills from an experienced interviewer and turn each interview into an opportunity.

    Instructor: Hoss,Eric Christopher
    Dates:10/16/18
    Meeting: Tuesday from 6:00PM to 8:00PM
    Location: Workforce Development Center, Room 1402

Food & Beverage

  • This hands-on course will prepare you to earn an ANSI accredited food safety certification from the National Restaurant Association.  The exam is proctored on site at the end of the second day.

    # of Sessions: 2
    Dates: 11/1/18, Thursday, 6:00AM to 10:00PM and 11/3/18, Saturday, 8:00AM to 1:00PM
    Location: NRC, Room 1202
  • If you are a server of alcoholic beverages or you check IDs for alcohol service, this course fulfills the required  training necessary to meet new state requirements.

    Monday 12/10, 5:30-9:30PM  HCC WDC Rm 1601

    Details and Registration

Education & Social Work

  • This workshop is intended for healthcare professionals,  counselors, and teachers. Social workers will earn 3 CEU  hours, and teachers will earn 3 PD hours.

    Friday 10/26, 1-4PM  HCC WDC Rm 1402

     Details and Registration

  • Potential social and sexual dual relationships in a professional practice is inevitable. You will learn to: 1) identify and navigate potential and actual dual relationships 2) distinguish between boundary crossings and violations 3) identify behavioral precursors to inappropriate relationships and 4) determine an appropriate ethical course of action. Discussions will be geared toward  mental health professionals, teachers, social workers, and counselors. Social workers will earn 3 CEU hours, and teachers  will earn 3 PD hours.

    Friday, 10/26 9AM-12PM  HCC WDC Rm 1402

    Details and Registration

  • Increase awareness and understanding of diverse student populations, strengthening relationships between school, family and the students you serve. This workshop is worth 3  CEU hours for social workers and 3 PD hours for teachers.

    Friday 11/2, 9AM-12PM  HCC WDC Rm 1403

    Details and Registration

Special Interest

  • Grant funding is critical for the success of many nonprofit and public agencies. You will learn to write a compelling need or problem statement, realistic goals and objectives, a clear description of methods, a workable evaluation plan and an accurate budget. From identifying potential funders to the follow-up steps to take after your proposal is done, this interactive course will cover the basics of grant writing. Registration ends one week prior to the start of class.

    # of Sessions: 1
    Dates: 10/19/18, Friday, 8:00AM to 4:30PM 
    Location: Workforce Development Center, Room 1404
  • Oracle Primavera Course 102 provides hands-on training  for Primavera’s client/server based solution. Participants will focus on the three basic elements of project management: schedule, resource and costs. The prerequisite for this class is a working knowledge of Windows.

    Mon-Tue (2 sessions), 10/22 - 10/23  8:00AM - 04:30PM
    HCC NRC Rm 1103

    Call 309-268-8160 to register

  • 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

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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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