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Herb Garden Design and Planting $30
This workshop provides the ideas, inspiration, and guidelines you need to design and plant the herb garden you have always wanted.  Deborah Lee of Four Winds Farm and former president of the Illinois Herb Association will present examples to inspire and give instruction on ways to transform a collection of herb plants into a well-designed and useful garden.  The workshop will also cover companion gardening, transplanting and maintaining herbs to achieve a pleasing and productive garden.  Space is limited; register early.
Thurs, 6/26/14; 9 am - noon

Sustainable Lawns and Landscapes $30
Refine how to design, implement and maintain an attractive and environmentally friendly lawn and landscape.  This course explores how to right the wrong soil (including salt damage), proper plant selection (and what not to plant) and basic techniques to ensure beautiful lawns and landscapes over time without overuse/misuse of energy, water and chemicals.  Current and anticipated seasonal conditions are emphasized.  
Sat, 9/13/14; 8:30 am - 4 pm

Solar Photovoltaic (PV) Systems $150
This hands-on course teaches students about solar photovoltaic system components and mechanical integration, with a focus on utility-interactive systems.  The course covers how solar PV systems work, site assessment and pre-planning considerations, and system components.  Students will work with a utility-interactive system during the course.
Sat, 10/4/14, 10/11/14, 10/18/14; 9 am - 1 pm
Registration deadline, Fri, 9/19/14

Renewable Energy $150
This workshop is designed for homeowners, contractors and individuals employed in construction, home building or related industries interested in renewable energy sources.  Topics include:  Energy efficiency; renewable energy types such as wind, solar thermal and photovoltaic applications; hydro-electrical potential; geothermal; blomass; site assessment and installation considerations.
Sat, 10/11/14 and 10/18/14; 8 am - noon

Introduction to Biodiesel Production $150
This hands-on course teaches students about biodiesel fuel, including what it is, the energy applications of the fuel and the advantages and disadvantages of biofuels compared to petroleum.  Students will convert used vegetable oil into biodiesel, learning the process of filtration and triation to production and consumption.
Week 1
Mon/Tues/Wed 10/20/14 - 10/22/14; 5 - 8 pm
Week 2
Mon/Tues, 10/27/14 -10/28/14; 5 - 8 pm


Grounds Operator Practices $30
The Grounds Operator program is for those with experience in grounds operations and maintenance who wish to broaden their knowledge of the total grounds system.  This program is geared to supervisory engineers and managers, maintenance supervisors, grounds gardeners, grounds workers and others in various facility (with grounds) operations and maintenance responsibilities.  
Sat, 9/20/14; 9 am - noon
Sat, 11/15/14; 9 am - noon

ABCs of Hedges and Shrub Borders $30
Understanding the ABCs of shrubs, especially when planted and formally sheared into a hedge, remains an intricate necessity in today's landscapes.  This course covers how to address an existing shrub border, how to upgrade that border in sustainable and pleasing ways, and what to expect from a good border planting (privacy, screening, flower, seasonal interest, etc.).
Sat, 10/11/14; 8:30 - 11:30 am

Hands-on Shrub Pruning Lab...Every Plant has a Right Way and a Wrong Way! $30
Learn about prune, shape and post-prune possibilities in this hands-on lab during dormant conditions. Participate in  heading-back, selective-thinning, renewal and other practices intended to exhibit shrub and small tree features in the best possible form.  Everything from when, where and how will be covered.  Be sure and bring your garden tools so we can help you use the right tool correctly.
Sat, 11/8/14; 9 am - noon


Welding Principles $275
This course is designed for the farmer, backyard welder or small-business owner who wants to learn the proper essentials of welding. The hands-on course covers safety, basic metallurgy and proper application of oxyacetylene (torch), SMAW (stick) and GTAW (MIG) type welding, in addition to adjusting amperage and voltage to proper application. For a full list of required PPE or questions, call 217-786-2337.
Tues and Thurs, 6/17/14, 6/19/14, 6/24/14, 6/26/14, 7/1/14, 7/3/14; 6 - 10 pm
Tues and Thurs, 10/7/14, 10/9/14, 10/14/14, 10/16/14, 10/21/14, 10/23/14; 6 - 10 pm

Advanced Welding Principles $275
In this course, specific welding techniques, amperage, voltage and proper application based on materials and specific repair are covered.  For a full list of required PPE or questions, call 217-786-2337.
Tues and Thurs 7/8/14, 7/10/14, 7/15/14, 7/17/14, 7/22/14, 7/24/14; 6 - 10 pm
Tues and Thurs 11/4/14, 11/6/14, 11/11/14, 11/13/14, 11/18/14, 11/20/14; 6 - 10 pm

Forklift Safety Certification Program $175
This course includes classroom instruction, driver observations and testing that will enhance your operator performance to reduce accidents. More info.
Wed, 6/18/14; 9 am - 4 pm
Wed, 7/30/14; 9 am - 4 pm
Wed, 9/17/14; 9 am - 4 pm
Mon, 11/24/14; 9 am - 4 pm

OSHA 10 Certification $150
This two-day, 10-hour course is designed for anyone involved in the construction industry and places special emphasis on hazard identification, avoidance, control and prevention. More info.
Wed and Thurs, 7/16/14 - 7/17/14; 9 am - 4 pm
Mon and Tues, 9/15/14 - 9/16/14; 9 am - 4 pm
Wed and Thurs, 11/19/14 - 11/20/14; 9 am - 4 pm

OSHA 30 Certification $400
This four-day 30-hour program includes OSHA policies, procedures and standards as well as construction safety and health principles.  The training places emphasis on those areas that are most hazardous.  The program is applicable for the construction supervisor with a more intensified focus on various occupational safety and health standards. More info.
Mon - Thurs, 6/23/14 - 6/26/14; 8:30 am - 5 pm
Mon - Thurs, 8/11/14 - 8/14/14; 8:30 am - 5 pm
Mon - Thurs, 10/13/14 - 10/16/14; 8:30 am - 5 pm

CPR/First Aid Training $100
Learn the skills of CPR for victims of all ages and practice CPR in a team setting.  This course will enable you to recognize emergencies such as sudden cardiac arrest and how to respond.  Skills include: initiating the chain of survival; performing prompt, high-quality chest compressions for adult, child and infant victims; providing appropriate rescue breaths; practicing two-rescuer team CPR; and relieving choking.
Thurs, 7/10/14; 11 am - noon, 1 - 4 pm
Fri, 9/19/14; 11 am - noon, 1 - 4 pm
Mon, 11/24/14; 11 am - noon, 1 - 4 pm

Hazwoper 8-hour Training/Refresher $150
Hazwoper refers to many types of hazardous waste operations and emergency response conducted in the United States under Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) Standard 1910.120 “Hazardous Waste Operations and Emergency Response.”  The standard contains the safety requirements employers and their sub-contractors or public sector responders must meet in order to conduct clean-ups or emergency response operations.  The standards covers five specific areas of operations:  1. Clean-up operations required by a governmental body, or other involving hazardous substances that are conducted at uncontrolled hazardous waste sites, 2. Corrective actions involving clean-up operations, 3. Voluntary clean-up operations, 4. Operations involving hazardous waste that are conducted at treatment, storage, and disposal facilities, 5. Emergency response operations for releases of hazardous substances without regard to the location of the hazard.
Fri, 8/1/14; 8 am - 4 pm
Fri, 12/5/14; 8 am - 4 pm


Building a Roadmap into a Lean Quality Focused Culture $30
Hosted by IMEC this lunch and learn will provide manufacturers with the opportunity to learn about the basic concepts of a lean operation including involvement of the workforce and leadership, as well as the steps to develop a quality-centric roadmap to continuous improvement.
Wed, 8/27/14; 11 am - 1:30 pm

Lean Manufacturing Overview with Simulation $199
This interactive workshop combines comprehensive classroom instruction with simulation of a production facility.  The basic concepts of lean manufacturing and the tools and methodology necessary to implement "lean" on the shop floor are demonstrated.  Participants assume the role of production workers, applying lean tools to their individual work spaces and the entire product line.  this learn-do technique over four "shifts: illustrates cause and effect relationships for each of the lean tools presented.
Wed, 9/24/14; 8 am - 4:30 pm

Quality Essentials Series $1500
Quality Essentials is a six-week series that details and demonstrates the fundamental Quality Management System concepts andprinciples that enable manufacturers to recap maximum benefits.  Management representatives, internal auditors and other key company personnel who are implementing or considering the implementation of QMS (SIO, AS, ISO/TS) will benefit from better understanding the value of QMS tools and the potential barriers to implementing a successful Quality Control Management System.  
Fri, 10/3/14 - 11/7/14; 8 am - 4:30 pm

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