Personal Development

At a Glance

Join LLCC Community Education for non-credit classes, workshops, events and travel!

In addition to courses in the below topics, Community Education offers culinaryyouth and travel programs.

Community Education classes are open for enrollment. Students are strongly encouraged to register early (at least one week in advance of class start date) to secure their seat as many classes fill quickly. Classes may be cancelled due to insufficient enrollment so your early registration can make the difference. To report a class absence, please call 217-786-2432 or Community.Education@llcc.edu.

Call 217-786-2292 or visit WebAdvisor to register for Community Education classes. 

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Spring 2022

Zumba

Diane C. McCreary has been practicing Zumba for twelve years and been teaching for nine years. Her body & personality are enriched by Zumba. You will enjoy her upbeat attitude & the excitement she will create for this dance & fitness class. Students should wear comfortable clothing and tennis shoes and bring a water bottle.

  • Instructor: Diane C. McCreary
  • Date: Thu., 2/17/22 – 4/14/22
  • Time: 6-7 p.m.
  • Location: Trutter Center
  • Ages: 19 and over
  • Cost: $65
  • Course Code: CEW 802-01

Moving Meditations

Learning to meditate is associated with better concentration, lowered stress, healthier hearts and better emotional and mental health. Anyone can do it. Even if you think you are too fidgety or active, there are plenty of moving meditations to learn and practice in this class.

  • Instructor: Laura Thomas-Marlow
  • Date: Sat., 4/9/2022
  • Time: 10 – 11 a.m.
  • Location: Millennium Center, room 1104
  • Ages: 19 and over
  • Cost: $15
  • Course Code: CEW 107-01

Spring 2022

Beginning Improv

Ever watch the show "Whose Line is it Anyway?" and think that it looks like fun? Have you always wanted to try improv but never had the chance? Do you have a head full of silly ideas and want to find an outlet to let loose and play? This is the class for you! Through quick activities and short-form games we will cover the basics of spontaneity, building on your partner’s ideas and making your partner look good. No experience needed, all you need is excitement and the desire to learn and play!

  • Instructor: Justine Moser
  • Date: Wed., 1/26/22 - 3/2/22
  • Time: 6-7:30 p.m.
  • Location: Millennium Center, Room 1104
  • Ages: 19 and over
  • Fee: $65
  • Course Code: CEW 102-01

Learn to Crochet

Learn the basics of crochet in this two-part class. You will learn techniques to hold the hook and yarn and basic crochet stitches. We will cover crocheting in rows and in rounds and complete a simple, but fun project. Please bring one skein of solid, light colored 4 weight acrylic yarn of your choice and a 5.0 (H) hook. Other needed supplies will be provided.

  • Instructor: Joann Miller
  • Date: Tue., 2/1/22 - 2/8/22
  • Time: 6-8 p.m.
  • Location: Millennium Center, Room 2237
  • Ages: 19 and over
  • Fee: $45
  • Course Code: CEW 103-06

Knitting 101

Learn a new skill that is relaxing as well as challenging! Receive instructions on how to cast on, make knit and purl stitches, and bind off, as well as how to increase and decrease stitches. Please bring size 8 or 9 circular knitting or straight needles and one skein of worsted weight yarn.

  • Instructor: Cyndi Dodge
  • Date: Tue., 2/1/22 - 3/15/22, no class 3/8
  • Time: 6-8 p.m.
  • Location: Millennium Center, Room 1105
  • Ages: 19 and over
  • Fee: $65
  • Course Code: CEW 103-03

Introduction to Ceramics

Learn to make beautiful objects with one of humanity's oldest artistic mediums. You will learn the basics of working with clay and glaze/surface finishing techniques. In this introduction course we will be creating ceramic jewelry, slump mold serving dishes and wall hanging ceramic sculptures. All supplies are included in the class fee.

  • Instructor: Adam Dupuis
  • Date: Mon. & Thu., 2/07/22 - 2/24/22
  • Time: 7-8:30 p.m.
  • Location: Sangamon Hall, Room 0003
  • Ages: 19 and over
  • Fee: $115
  • Course Code: CEW 103-11

Watercolor Beginners

Learn how to approach a scene and quickly capture it on paper using minimal supplies. We will explore close-up nature painting and a broader landscape approach. After registering, please contact the instructor for a list of supplies to bring: coartchick@aol.com

  • Instructor: Carolyn Owen Sommer
  • Date: Tue., 2/08/22 - 3/22/22
  • Time: 6:30 - 8:30 p.m.
  • Location: Millennium Center, Room 2213
  • Ages: 19 and over
  • Fee: $65
  • Course Code: CEW 103-21

Ceramics Part II - Wheel Throwing

Get ready to have fun making a mess! In this introduction to wheel throwing techniques, you will learn the basics of working with a pottery wheel and throwing tools. You will create coffee mugs, hand thrown tiles and small flowerpots. All supplies are included in the class fee.

  • Instructor: Adam Dupuis
  • Date: Mon. & Thu., 3/21/22 - 4/07/22
  • Time: 7-8:30 p.m.
  • Location: Sangamon Hall, Room 0003
  • Ages: 19 and over
  • Fee: $115
  • Course Code: CEW 103-12

Drawing for Beginners

Get back to basics as you practice the grid method of drawing and how to shade and contour in graphite and charcoal. Please bring a Strathmore Drawing tablet (9×12” or larger), Kimberly graphite pencils (2H, HB, 2B, 4B & 6B), Generals charcoal pencils (2B, 4B & 6B), kneaded eraser, standard pink eraser, generals charcoal eraser, pencil sharpener, standard ruler, blending stumps and kneaded eraser. 4H and H and 6H, battery operated eraser, battery operated sharpener and chamois are recommended but not required.

  • Instructor: Michelle Smith
  • Date: Mon., 3/28/22 - 4/25/22
  • Time: 6-8 p.m.
  • Location: Millennium Center, Room 1105
  • Ages: 19 and over
  • Fee:: $69
  • Course Code: CEW 103-10

Windchimes For Everyone

Come and design a lovely bit of garden art or bring a little bit of the outside in when you create a windchime in this class. You can use recycled materials, nature and some creativity to make some decorative art for yourself or as a gift. A $5 supply fee is payable to the instructor on the first day of class.

  • Instructor: Laura Thomas-Marlow
  • Date: Mon., 3/28/22
  • Time: 6-7:30 p.m.
  • Location: Millennium Center, Room 1104
  • Ages: 19 and over
  • Fee: $19
  • Course Code: CEW 103-09

Intro to Calligraphy

Made simple and easy in this basic hands-on workshop, learn to use the tools of calligraphy and practice a basic italic style. Supply fee of $20 payable to instructor.

  • Instructor: Steve Ingerson
  • Date: Thu., 3/31/22 - 5/12/22
  • Time: 6:30-8:30 p.m.
  • Location: Millennium Center, Room 1105
  • Ages: 19 and over
  • Fee: $65
  • Course Code: CEW 103-07

Intro to Counted Cross Stitch

In this beginner class you will learn the basics of cross stitch, from how to thread a needle to separating the floss. Learn the basic stitches, cross stitch, back stitch and half stitches. By the end of the class, you will be able to read a pattern, center the pattern and know how to display your finished piece. Please bring scissors and a supply fee of $10 payable to the instructor on the day of class.

  • Instructor: Jolene Nemecek McBride
  • Date: Mon., 4/4/22 - 4/25/22
  • Time: 6-7:30 p.m.
  • Location: Millennium Center, Room 1104
  • Ages: 19 and over
  • Fee: $39
  • Course Code: CEW 103-05

Advanced Knitting

For anyone who has learned how to knit and purl but wants to take knitting a step further, this class will expand your skills to include lace, cables and other exciting stitches. The potential for projects is endless! Please bring 1 skein of worsted weight yarn and size 7 knitting needles.

  • Instructor: Cyndi Dodge
  • Date: Tue., 4/5/22 - 5/10/22
  • Time: 6-8 p.m.
  • Location: Millennium Center, Room 2217
  • Ages: 19 and over
  • Fee: $65
  • Course Code: CEW 103-04

Mixed Media with Watercolor

Using a watercolor base, create mixed media paintings with stencil, gesso, surface alterations and collage. Stencils and gesso will be supplied. After registering, please contact instructor for a list of other supplies to bring: coartchick@aol.com

  • Instructor: Carolyn Owen Sommer
  • Date: Tue., 4/5/22 - 5/10/22
  • Time: 6:30 - 8:30 p.m.
  • Location: Millennium Center, Room 2213
  • Ages: 19 and over
  • Fee: $65
  • Course Code: CEW 103-22

Advanced Improv

Advanced Improv is for any student that has already taken a beginning improv class and is interested in building and improving their improv skills! We will focus on story, character and world building with the ultimate goal being to create short, improvised skits and plays. Come and grow your improv and teamwork skills with this advanced class!

  • Instructor: Justine Moser
  • Date: Wed., 4/06/22 - 5/11/22
  • Time: 6-7:30 p.m.
  • Location: Trutter Center
  • Ages: 19 and over
  • Fee: $65
  • Course Code: CEW 102-02

Islamic Geometric Design

Learn how to tesselate and embellish a pattern as well as how to draw several Islamic geometric patterns. Templates, step-by-step written instruction and one-on-one instruction will be provided. Please bring number 2 pencil, eraser, compass with pencil insert, sketch paper-mixed media, colored pencils, watercolors, and a red or black felt marker.

  • Instructor: Kathleen Greenwood
  • Date: Tue., 4/12/22 - 4/26/22
  • Time: 7-9 p.m.
  • Location: Millennium Center, room 1105
  • Ages: 19 and over
  • Fee: $39
  • Course Code: CEW 103-08

Course materials, required student manual and CPR card included. Registration deadline is one week prior to class date.

All CPR classes take place from 6-10 p.m. on the main campus of LLCC in Springfield in Millennium Center, with instruction provided by LLCC Emergency Services Programs staff. The cost of the class is $60 and includes the course, required student manual and CPR card. Please register at least one week prior to your desired class date. Certification is through the American Heart Association and the course covers adult, child, and infant CPR in addition to AED usage for all ages and choking care for all ages. No first aid or other healthcare treatment is addressed within the course.

Fall 2021

  • Tue. – 12/7/2021, CEW 107-24

Spring 2022

  • Thu. – 1/20/2022, CEW 107-02, MCTR 1105
  • Tue. – 2/1/2022, CEW 107-03, MCTR 2203
  • Wed. – 2/16/2022, CEW 107-04, MCTR 2203
  • Mon. – 3/14/2022, CEW 107-05, MCTR 1105
  • Thu. – 3/24/2022, CEW 107-06, MCTR 2203
  • Tue. – 4/5/2022, CEW 107-07, MCTR 1105
  • Wed. – 4/20/2022, CEW 107-08, MCTR 1105
  • Mon. – 5/2/2022, CEW 107-09, MCTR 2203
  • Thu. – 5/19/2022, CEW 107-10, MCTR 2203

Spring 2022

Growing Together Through Tough Times - Parents & Children

Parents can help their children in times of stress, loss/grief, change and trauma through artistic activities, games, and rituals. Activities that encourage connection, emotional and creative expression, and self-regulation help with meaning making and growing through pain. Come learn how to grow with your child through tough times.

  • Instructor: Laura Thomas-Marlow
  • Date: Tue., 2/08/22 - 2/22/22
  • Time: 7-8 p.m.
  • Location: Millennium Center, Room 2203
  • Ages: 19 and over
  • Fee: $25
  • Course Code: CEW 113-03

Planning Your Disney Vacation or Cruise

“It’s A Small World Adventures” travel agent Holly Bauman will guide you through the resort, ticket and dining options for a magical visit to Walt Disney World, Universal or aboard a Disney Cruise. A graduate of Disney's College of Knowledge and recognized by Disney for her sales and exemplary customer service for the past 2 years, Holly will share her knowledge of all things Disney and Universal, including cruise ships, itineraries and the best times to book a trip or sail – all to help you have a magical vacation. Please bring pen and paper. When registering two, the fee for the first person is $15, second is $0. Both must register at the same time.

  • Instructor: Holly Bauman
  • Date: Thu., 3/03/22 - 3/03/22
  • Time: 6-7:30 p.m.
  • Location: Millennium Center, Room 1104
  • Ages: 19 and over
  • Fee: $15
  • Course Code: 1st person-CEW 113-04, 2nd person-CEW 113-05

Downsizing: It's Harder Than You Think

Most people acquire things over a lifetime, but when it comes time to move into a smaller home or relocate to a warmer climate, the task of deciding what to keep and what to toss can be overwhelming. In this class we will discuss how to start the downsizing process: what to keep, donate, sell or throw away. It includes a Downsizing Guide which is a resource for documenting your possessions into 24 categories, ranging from Antiques to Vehicles.

  • Instructor: Maureen Williams
  • Date: Sat., 3/26/22
  • Time: 9:30-11:30 a.m.
  • Location: Millennium Center, Room 1105
  • Ages: 19 and over
  • Fee: $29
  • Course Code: CEW 113-06

Family Rituals for Closeness, Resiliency and Fun

Families that use rituals – joyfully, playfully and mindfully – are happier and more resilient. This class will teach you to think about and infuse the rituals that your family needs to grow closer, resolve issues, enjoy each other more and promote your family's values. Please bring paper and pencil.

  • Instructor: Laura Thomas-Marlow
  • Date: Tue., 4/05/22 - 4/19/22
  • Time: 6-7 p.m.
  • Location: Millennium Center, Room 1104
  • Ages: 19 and over
  • Fee: $25
  • Course Code: CEW 113-01

Homeschooling 101

After everyone had to dip their toes into the water of homeschooling, many have grown curious about trying it, but how? What are the techniques? What are the potential problems and how do you avoid them? Answers to these questions and more will be addressed.

  • Instructor: Laura Thomas-Marlow
  • Date: Wed., 4/06/22 - 4/20/22
  • Time: 6-7 p.m.
  • Location: Millennium Center, Room 2216
  • Ages: 19 and over
  • Fee: $25
  • Course Code: CEW 113-02

Spring 2022

Retirement Planning Today

Retirement Planning Today® is an education course for pre-retirees (50-65) looking for an unbiased and comprehensive perspective on important retirement planning concerns. Topics include: Life Planning for Retirement · Retirement Needs and Expenses · Retirement Roadblocks and Mistakes · Retirement Income Sources · Retirement Plan Distributions · Investments · Risk Management and Asset Protection · Estate Planning. Registration is required and space is limited. Textbook included. When registering two, fee for first person is $59, 2nd person is $0. Both must register at same time.

1st Session
  • Instructor: Mark Kluemke
  • Date: Sat., 1/29/22 - 2/05/22
  • Time: 9 a.m. - 12 p.m.
  • Location: Millennium Center, Room 2216
  • Ages: 55 and over
  • Fee: $59
  • Course Code: 1st person-CEW 105-02, 2nd person-CEW 105-03
2nd Session
  • Instructor: Mark Kluemke
  • Date: Tue., 2/1/22 - 2/8/22
  • Time: 6:30-9:30 p.m.
  • Location: Millennium Center, Room 2216
  • Ages: 55 and over
  • Fee: $59
  • Course Code: 1st person-CEW 105-04, 2nd person-CEW 105-05

How To Become Debt Free

Spiraling into debt and not sure how to climb out? Learn how to develop a plan to first pay off debt and then work at building wealth and financial well-being. Please bring a pen and paper. Supply fee of $5 is payable to the instructor on the first day of class.

  • Instructor: Pam Spoor
  • Date: Fri., 4/1/22
  • Time: 11:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
  • Location: Millennium Center, Room 1105
  • Ages: 19 and over
  • Fee: $15
  • Course Code: CEW 105-01

 

Spring 2022

Flower Arranging

This hands-on floral design class stresses the principles and elements of beautiful clean design. Learn the fundamentals of working with fresh, dried and silk blooms to bring a different design style to life each week. After registering, contact the instructor by calling 217-483-3602 for consultation and list of required supplies to be purchased by students in advance.

  • Instructor: Ada Lynn Shrewsbury
  • Date: Thu., 2/3/2022 - 3/31/2022
  • Time: 6-8  p.m.
  • Location: Millennium Center, Room 2213
  • Ages: 19 and over
  • Fee: $120
  • Course Code: CEW 103-01

Beginning Beekeeping

Examine honeybee biology, basic colony management techniques and common problems. Emphasis is on the beekeeper’s first year, covering topics of equipment, colony cycles and honey crop production. Please bring a notebook.

  • Instructor: Stewart Jacobson
  • Date: Wed.,2/23/22 - 4/13/22, no class 3/9
  • Time: 6-8  p.m.
  • Location: Millennium Center, Room 1105
  • Ages: 19 and over
  • Fee: $49
  • Course Code: CEW 301-01

Cultivating a Healthy Home in a Toxic World

Most of us live in homes that are a toxic soup combination of chemicals, mold spores and emf overload. We suffer from illnesses, hormonal symptoms, sleep issues, weight issues and other unexplained symptoms but have no idea why. In this course we will cover the impact that mold, electro-magnetic/radiation fields and toxic chemicals have on our health. We will learn how to pinpoint what is harmful, identify healthier alternative options and determine actions that can lead to healing and detoxifying our bodies through making our homes a safer living environment. This course will be full of recommended informational resources (websites, Facebook groups, podcasts, books and documentaries). Fragrance Free Course.

  • Instructor: Jasmine Drake
  • Date: Sat., 2/26/22
  • Time: 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
  • Location: Logan Hall, Room 1138
  • Ages: 19 and over
  • Fee: $25
  • Course Code: CEW 109-01

Introduction to Floral Design

Learn floral design techniques in a fun, creative, hands-on course. Make DIY home decor and explore basic design principles and various design methods. Students will create a minimum of 8 different pieces guided by an experienced floral designer. Students should bring one pair of scissors and one pair of clippers/pruners for cutting stems, tape and wires. Supply fee of $100 is payable to the instructor on the first day of class.

  • Instructor: Tabitha Land
  • Date: Wed., 3/2/22 - 4/27/22, no class 3/9
  • Time: 5-7 p.m.
  • Location: Millennium Center, Room 2213
  • Ages: 19 and over
  • Fee: $120
  • Course Code: CEW 103-13

Keeping Bees Sustainably

This practical class will demonstrate introduction and evaluation of queens, making and managing small colonies or nucs and monitoring and managing varroa as well as hive examination for common diseases. The class will utilize the colonies in the college's bee yard. Please bring a sack lunch.

  • Instructor: Stewart Jacobson
  • Date: Sat., 3/26/22
  • Time: 9 a.m. - 3 p.m.
  • Location: Millennium Center, Room 1104
  • Ages: 19 and over
  • Fee: $49
  • Course Code: CEW 301-02

1st Time Home Buyer Seminar

Join in for an overview of the home buying process that includes tips on obtaining a mortgage, home inspections, house hunting and much more!

  • Instructor: Nikki Cowan
  • Date: Sat., 3/26/22
  • Time: 10 a.m. - 12 p.m.
  • Location: Millennium Center, Room 2203
  • Ages: 19 and over
  • Fee: $15
  • Course Code: CEW 103-03

Basic Skills for Residential Electrical Projects

Take the confusion and risk out of DIY electrical projects. Get a good grounding in how your wiring works, what tools you need, how to make connections, how to work with wire and cable, how to avoid the most common errors, and most of all, how to be completely safe around electricity. In this class you will learn how to make a lighting circuit and a branch circuit outlet with code book instructions for one switch and two switches connected to a light. Please bring fitted gloves and clear safety glasses.

  • Instructor: Curtis Raab
  • Date: Sat., 4/2/22
  • Time: 9 a.m. - 12 p.m.
  • Location: Workforce Career Center, Room 1150
  • Ages: 19 and over
  • Fee: $49
  • Course Code: CEW 109-04

Advanced Beekeeping

Moving beyond the first year, this beekeeper’s course focuses on colony management techniques for established hives that have successfully overwintered. Additional topics include early spring buildup, splitting a hive, preventing swarms, managing a honey crop, types of honey production, pest management, and identification and management of bee pests and diseases. Please bring a notebook.

  • Instructor: Stewart Jacobson
  • Date: Wed., 4/20/22 - 5/11/22
  • Time: 6-8 p.m.
  • Location: Montgomery Hall, Room 1142
  • Ages: 19 and over
  • Fee: $49
  • Course Code: CEW 301-03

Make a Mossarium

Making a moss terrarium is pretty easy and surprisingly simple to keep alive. Join us to create a little decorative mini world/eco system. Please bring paper, pencils, glass container, any decorative object you may want, such as a fairy, pretty rocks, wood, leaves, a succulent or fern, fake flowers, or little animal statues. Supply fee of $5 is payable to the instructor on the first day of class.

  • Instructor: Laura Thomas-Marlow
  • Date: Sat., 5/7/22
  • Time: 2-3 p.m.
  • Location: Millennium Center, Room 2213
  • Ages: 19 and over
  • Fee: $15
  • Course Code: CEW 103-02

Spring 2022

American Sign Language Level 2

Students will continue to focus on fingerspelling, numbers, facial grammar and sentence structure. Students will also further develop the conversational and cultural behaviors necessary to hold a beginning level conversation. Challenging examples of Deaf humor will be presented as well as additional cultural information to aid development of awareness and appreciation for the unique language and culture among the Deaf and hard of hearing ASL users. Students should first take ASL 101 as a pre-requisite before enrolling in this class. Textbook is required and may be purchased from the LLCC Bookstore: Learning American Sign Language 0-205-27553-2

  • Instructor: Doni Cosby-Stricklen
  • Date: Wed., 1/26/22 - 4/13/22, no class 3/9
  • Time 6:30 - 8:30 p.m.
  • Location: Millennium Center, Room 2237
  • Ages: 19 and over
  • Fee: $175
  • Course Code: CEW 401-01

Conversational Spanish 1

For people with no experience with Spanish, this course is designed to encourage you to start learning the second most spoken language in the U.S. (about 45 million speak it). Starting with the alphabet and numbers, you’ll be exploring what it is like speaking and understanding Spanish from the very beginning of the class. A textbook is required and may be purchased from the LLCC Bookstore: "Get Started in Spanish: Absolute Beginner Course" ISBN-10: 978-1444174922

  • Instructor: Nelson Lara
  • Date: Mon., 2/21/22 - 4/18/22, no class 3/7
  • Time 7-9 p.m.
  • Location: Millennium Center, Room 2203
  • Ages: 19 and over
  • Fee: $99
  • Course Code: CEW 401-03

Conversational Spanish 2

Designed for those with some experience with the Spanish language, class begins with a review of the basics. Using games, role-playing, reading and drills, participants are encouraged to express themselves in Spanish, utilizing structures and vocabulary needed in everyday situations. A textbook is required and may be purchased from the LLCC Bookstore: “Complete Latin American Spanish…” ISBN: 978-1444192643

  • Instructor: Nelson Lara
  • Date: Wed., 2/23/22 - 4/20/22, no class 3/9
  • Time 7-9 p.m.
  • Location: Millennium Center, Room 2203
  • Ages: 19 and over
  • Fee: $99
  • Course Code: CEW 401-04

Conversaciones sobre la cultura Hispana (intermediate to advanced level)

Para personas interesadas en el mundo Hispano y quieran mejorar y/o practicar el espanol. Nuestras conversaciones abordaran temas como la literature, la comida, la musica o la actualidad de paises hispanoamericanos. El instructor es de Venezuela.

  • Instructor: Nelson Lara
  • Date: Tue., 3/15/22 - 5/10/22, no class 3/29
  • Time 7-9 p.m.
  • Location: Millennium Center, Room 2203
  • Ages: 19 and over
  • Fee: $99
  • Course Code: CEW 401-05

Conversational German

For travel and fun, students will learn effective conversational skills, pronunciation, key phrases, numbers, telling time, self-introductions and basic information relative to travel. Please bring notebook and German dictionary or Mobile Phone with a dictionary app. Textbook is required and may be purchased from the LLCC Bookstore: “Berliner Platz Klett Langenscheidt” ISBN 978-3-12-606309-8

  • Instructor: Janelle Voss
  • Date: Wed., 3/30/22 - 5/18/22
  • Time 5:30-7 p.m.
  • Location: Millennium Center, Room 2203
  • Ages: 19 and over
  • Fee: $95
  • Course Code: CEW 401-02

Beginning Japanese

In this introductory course students will learn the alphabet (Hiragana and Katakana) and basic grammar. You’ll also be introduced to basic Kanji to get a deeper understanding of the language. Upon completion of this course, students will be able to introduce themselves and ask basic questions in Japanese.

  • Instructor: Toshi Maeda
  • Date: Thu., 3/31/22 - 5/05/22
  • Time 7-8:30 p.m.
  • Location: Millennium Center, Room 1104
  • Ages: 19 and over
  • Fee: $79
  • Course Code: CEW 401-06

Spring 2022

College Choir

This class is for community members wishing to join the College Choir who are not otherwise credit-seeking students at LLCC. Students will sing a wide variety of music and have performance opportunities. Students may register using the course code by calling Registration at 217-786-2292.

  • Instructor: Laurie Lewis-Fritz
  • Date: M,W,F 1/10/22 - 5/6/22 no class 1/17, 3/5-13, 3/29
  • Time: 1- 1:50 p.m.
  • Location: Menard Hall, Room 2250
  • Ages: 19 and over
  • Fee: $20
  • Course Code: CEW 102-03

The Underground Railroad in Morgan County, Illinois

Learn the who, what, when, where and why of the Underground Railroad in Morgan County, Illinois. Who were the slaves and the conductors? Who directed slaves to Illinois and what made a "conductor" want to help them? Why Jacksonville, Illinois? Come learn the answers to these questions and more! Please bring pen and paper.

  • Instructor: Benjamin Belzer
  • Date: Wed., 4/6/2022 - 5/11/2022
  • Time: 6-7 p.m.
  • Location: Millennium Center, Room 1104
  • Ages: 19 and over
  • Fee: $45
  • Course Code: CEW 400-01

 

Spring 2022

Ghosts and the Paranormal Level 1

Whether you are a true believer or a skeptic with an open mind, gain a deeper insight into the world of the paranormal. Learn best practices for ghost hunting, investigating and reviewing evidence as respected investigators guide you through the essential characteristics and scientific methodology of paranormal investigation.

  • Instructor: Carl Jones
  • Date: Thu., 2/3/22 - 2/24/22
  • Time: 7-9 p.m.
  • Location: Millennium Center, Room 1104
  • Ages: 19 and over
  • Fee: $49
  • Course Code: CEW 112-02

Vision Board Workshop

This fun and focused workshop will assist you in defining what you truly want in your life and, from there, deriving what your goals look like. Leave with the mental clarity and definition of your goals, as well as a physical representation of your goals on the Vision Board you have created. Supply fee of $5 payable to the instructor on the day of class.

  • Instructor: Stephanie Fuller
  • Date: Fri., 2/4/22
  • Time: 9-11 a.m.
  • Location: Workforce Careers Center, Room 2113
  • Ages: 19 and over
  • Fee: $19
  • Course Code: CEW 112-06

Travel Tips by Frugal Frau

Thinking about a trip to Europe in your future? Confused about where to go, when to book a trip, how to get ready and what to see? Learn from an instructor with over 20 years of experience studying and travelling with student groups to Europe. Discover the best way to book a flight, how to prepare for the trip and how to get around once you are there. Please bring a journal and pen or pencil.

  • Instructor: Janelle Voss
  • Date: Mon., 2/7/22-2/28/22
  • Time: 6-7:30 p.m.
  • Location: Millennium Center, Room 1105
  • Ages: 19 and over
  • Fee: $39
  • Course Code: CEW 113-07

Climate Change in Illinois

In this class students will be introduced to accepted scientific research regarding general aspects of climate change and how it will affect citizens of Illinois. The class will touch on research on local beliefs about climate change in specific counties in Illinois and will introduce ways that both individuals and communities can develop skills to adapt.

  • Instructor: Kevin Atchason
  • Date: Tue., 2/8/22 - 3/1/22
  • Time: 6:30 - 8:30 p.m.
  • Location: Millennium Center, Room 2217
  • Ages: 19 and over
  • Fee: $49
  • Course Code: CEW 300-02

The Sunshine Within – Ideas for a Happier You!

Can optimism be learned? Our happiness depends on the habit of mind we cultivate. Learn ways to bring more sunshine to your days by unleashing your power with positive thinking. Textbook is required and available for purchase through the LLCC Bookstore: “The Power of Positive Thinking” by Norman Vincent Peale ISBN: 978-0-7432-3480-1

  • Instructor: Rosemary DiNello
  • Date: Thu., 3/24/22 - 3/31/22
  • Time: 10-11:30 a.m.
  • Location: Millennium Center, Room 1105
  • Ages: 19 and over
  • Fee: $29
  • Course Code: CEW 107-11

Easy Vehicle Driveway Checkup

You don’t have to be afraid or intimidated by your vehicle. Brian Early, LLCC Auto Tech Instructor, will demonstrate simple preventative vehicle checks to be done monthly and/or before you head out on a road trip that will keep your vehicle operating safely and running smoothly. Detailed, hands-on examples cover lights, wipers, horn, tires, fluid levels and jump-starting. You will have the opportunity to pull your vehicle into the Auto Tech lab and practice these skills on your own ride!

  • Instructor: Brian Earley
  • Date: Sat., 3/26/22
  • Time: 9 a.m. - 1 p.m.
  • Location: Workforce Careers Center, Room 1179
  • Ages: 19 and over
  • Fee: $55
  • Course Code: CEW 112-05

Boisterous to Calm Canines

Are you a member of the midnight dog walkers club but want to teach your dog to walk on a leash in the daylight around lots of distractions? Build back trust in each other to walk calmly down the street in the daylight! Learn how to teach your dog to look to you without coercion or force when he sees his biggest distraction. Please bring your dog, 6-ft leash, hip bag or treat pouch, proper fitting muzzle, bathmat, flat buckle collar, proper fitting Freedom Harness OR Balance Harness, and a lawn chair. On the first day of class, the instructor will review your equipment and dog to ensure they are safe and appropriate. If you have questions about the supply list, email dmaffrunti@gmail.com.

  • Instructor: Dana Affrunti
  • Date: Sat., 4/2/22 - 5/7/22
  • Time: 1-2:30 p.m.
  • Location: Outdoor shelter west of Sangamon Hall, OD10
  • Ages: 19 and over
  • Fee: $59
  • Course Code: CEW 301-04

Tricks Class – Kids & Canines

Do you have an animal loving kiddo and a calm, docile, friendly doggie? Bring them out for some trick training fun! Please bring 6-ft leather or nylon leash, flat buckle collar, hip pouch or other hands-free treat bag, extra tasty tiny treats, a responsible adult helper and a lawn chair. On the first day of class, the instructor will review your leash and harness to ensure they are appropriate. If you have questions about the supply list, email dmaffrunti@gmail.com. When registering, fee for adult with one child is $55. Parent and child must register at the same time.

  • Instructor: Dana Affrunti
  • Date: Sat., 4/2/22 - 5/7/22
  • Time: 3-4 p.m.
  • Location: Outdoor shelter west of Sangamon Hall, OD10
  • Fee: $55
  • Course Code: 19 and over, CEW 301-05, Ages 8-18, YES 301-01

Spring 2022

Photography 101: The Camera and The Image

Learn how to get the most creative control out of your camera by using the Manual Mode. You will learn the technical and functional aspects of camera shutters, apertures, ISO and how to use the exposure meter. We will unravel the often confusing and complex world of lenses. We will discuss and practice the essentials of image composition, including previsualization, mise en scene, light and shadow, and perspective. Upon completion of this course, you should be able to visualize an image before it is captured, identify and adjust the compositional elements to achieve the desired image and be able to make the technical adjustments to the camera to capture the visualized image. Please bring a camera with an interchangeable lens and hard copy of the manual for the camera.

  • Instructor: Doug Bergeron
  • Date: Wed., 1/19/22 - 2/23/22
  • Time: 7-9 p.m.
  • Location: Millennium Center, Room 2216
  • Ages: 19 and over
  • Fee: $75
  • Course Code: CEW 104-01

Photoshop for the Beginner

Review Photoshop’s powerful tools and learn techniques such as basic editing, cropping, adjusting colors, converting images to black and white, layering, adding text, specialty tool usage and more! Students’ individual questions and specific learning needs and styles will be addressed.

  • Instructor: Gerald Schneider
  • Date: Tue., 2/1/22 - 2/22/22
  • Time: 5 - 7:30 p.m.
  • Location: Menard Hall, Room 2226
  • Ages: 19 and over
  • Fee: $69
  • Course Code: CEW 104-08

General Portraiture

Say goodbye to awkward family photos, and hello to framers! Learn tips and tricks to taking photos you will actually want to print. Couples, family and senior portraiture will be covered. Within these units, lighting and technique will also be demonstrated. Please bring your camera.

  • Instructor: Tabitha Bock-Matlock
  • Date: Mon., 2/7/22 - 2/28/22
  • Time: 6 - 7 p.m.
  • Location: Millennium Center, Room 1104
  • Ages: 19 and over
  • Fee: $45
  • Course Code: CEW 104-06

Becoming a Professional Photographer

Start making money through your passion! Learn from a professional Wedding and Studio Photographer the tips, tricks and secrets to marketing yourself as a professional. Please bring camera or phone.

  • Instructor: Tabitha Bock-Matlock
  • Date: Sat., 2/26/22
  • Time: 9-11 a.m.
  • Location: Millennium Center, Room 1105
  • Ages: 19 and over
  • Fee: $19
  • Course Code: CEW 104-05

Intro to Photography: Lighting Seminar

This workshop will cover the technical aspects of lighting and is for the photographer who is already comfortable operating a DSLR in manual mode and ready to enter the realm of creative lighting control. This workshop is a mix of lecture and hands-on learning, working with lighting equipment. You will be introduced to constant and flash/strobe lighting sources; lighting equipment components such as stands, triggers and wireless controllers, and light modifiers; 1-, 2-, and 3-light lighting configurations; lighting angles; determining and setting correct exposures for constant and flash lighting, including light meters, and the digital exposure/white balance target and use of the histogram; and white balance. We will also have an in-depth discussion on speedlights. Students should bring their DSLR, a memory card and any lighting equipment they may wish to. Please bring a sack lunch.

  • Instructor: Doug Bergeron
  • Date: Sat., 3/26/22
  • Time: 9 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
  • Location: Trutter Center
  • Ages: 19 and over
  • Fee: $49
  • Course Code: CEW 104-03

Photography 101: The Camera and The Image

Learn how to get the most creative control out of your camera by using the Manual Mode. You will learn the technical and functional aspects of camera shutters, apertures, ISO and how to use the exposure meter. We will unravel the often confusing and complex world of lenses. We will discuss and practice the essentials of image composition, including previsualization, mise en scene, light and shadow, and perspective. Upon completion of this course, you should be able to visualize an image before it is captured, identify and adjust the compositional elements to achieve the desired image and be able to make the technical adjustments to the camera to capture the visualized image. Please bring a camera with an interchangeable lens and hard copy of the manual for the camera.

  • Instructor: Doug Bergeron
  • Date: Wed., 3/30/22 - 5/4/22
  • Time: 7-9 p.m.
  • Location: Workforce Careers Center, Room 2101
  • Ages: 19 and over
  • Fee: $75
  • Course Code: CEW 104-02

Photography For Beginners

Learn the history of where photography came from to where it is now, as well as the basic functions of your camera and what each symbol means. Learn the difference between JPEG, RAW and TIFF files, in addition to the best ways to capture the images you are wanting. Upon Completion of this course, you will leave with the knowledge and understanding of how your own personal camera functions to capture those moments. Please bring your camera with your specific manual.

  • Instructor: Tabitha Bock-Matlock
  • Date: Tue., 4/5/22 - 4/26/22
  • Time: 6-8 p.m.
  • Location: Millennium Center, Room 2216
  • Ages: 19 and over
  • Fee: $55
  • Course Code: CEW 104-07

Intro to Photography: Lighting Seminar

This workshop will cover the technical aspects of lighting and is for the photographer who is already comfortable operating a DSLR in manual mode and ready to enter the realm of creative lighting control. This workshop is a mix of lecture and hands-on learning, working with lighting equipment. You will be introduced to constant and flash/strobe lighting sources; lighting equipment components such as stands, triggers and wireless controllers, and light modifiers; 1-, 2-, and 3-light lighting configurations; lighting angles; determining and setting correct exposures for constant and flash lighting, including light meters, and the digital exposure/white balance target and use of the histogram; and white balance. We will also have an in-depth discussion on speedlights. Students should bring their DSLR, a memory card and any lighting equipment they may wish to. Please bring a sack lunch.

  • Instructor: Doug Bergeron
  • Date: Sat., 5/14/22
  • Time: 9 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
  • Location: Trutter Center
  • Ages: 19 and over
  • Fee: $49
  • Course Code: CEW 104-04

Spring 2022

Teaching the Wonder of Science

If you work with grade school students, this class is designed to help you develop projects and ways to teach children the basics of science with numerous cross-cultural activities to spark interest. This class is taught by a former teacher, homeschool mother and tutor. Please bring paper, pencils and dowel.

  • Instructor: Laura Thomas-Marlow
  • Date: Sat., 3/26/22
  • Time: 10-11:30 a.m.
  • Location: Millennium Center: Room 2216
  • Ages: 19 and over
  • Fee: $19
  • Course Code: CEW 300-01

Landlording 101

Gain the knowledge you need to become a landlord! Consider real estate investment as an avenue to earn extra income or pursue a new form of employment. Explore the basics of flipping houses and estimating construction costs. Learn how to manage rentals and approach lenders. Leave class with the confidence to find investment opportunities that can lead to greater financial independence.

  • Instructor: Ryan Curtis
  • Date: Tue & Thur, 3/29/22 - 3/31/22
  • Time: 6-9 p.m.
  • Location: Menard Hall: Room 1165
  • Ages: 19 and over
  • Fee: $39
  • Course Code: CEW 112-07

Spring 2022

Cyber Security and Privacy Protection

Whether you realize it or not, the internet touches almost all aspects of your daily life, and you need the tools, resources and education to stay safe online. In this class you will learn how you can protect your computers, mobile devices, information and identity. Topics covered include internet browsing & tracking, USB devices, biological authentication (DNA, retina, thumbprint), phishing attacks, Facebook/Craigslist/Software scams, identity theft, malware, GPS & geotagging, firewalls, backups, Wi-Fi security, anti-virus software, deleting files securely and much more.

  • Instructor: Darrell Fortae
  • Date: Tue. & Thu., 3/1/22 - 3/3/22
  • Time: 9 a.m. - 12 p.m.
  • Location: Millennium Center, Room 1105
  • Ages: 19 and over
  • Fee: $39
  • Course Code: CEW 101-02

Microsoft Word

By the end of this course, students should be comfortable with creating and saving a new document, making it look professional and presentable. Students will also become familiar using and customizing the Microsoft Word interface. Please bring pen, paper and highlighter.

  • Instructor: Kari Hostetler
  • Date: Wed., 3/23/22
  • Time: 6-9 p.m.
  • Location: Logan Hall, Room 1139
  • Ages: 19 and over
  • Fee: $29
  • Course Code: CEW 101-04

Bitcoin: What Is It & How Does It Work?

Learn about Bitcoin and cryptocurrency concepts, including how they work and the potential risks involved. Dive into the technical aspects of Bitcoin and how it works behind the scenes. This class does not provide investment advice.

  • Instructor: Darrell Fortae
  • Date: Sat., 3/26/22
  • Time:  9 a.m. - 12 p.m.
  • Location: Millennium Center, Room 2217
  • Ages: 19 and over
  • Fee: $25
  • Course Code: CEW 101-01

Social Media: Which Platforms Are Used for What?

Have you wanted to learn which social media platform is used for what? This is the class for you! You will learn Facebook, LinkedIn, Instagram, Twitter and Pinterest, in addition to learning how to communicate using each platform.

  • Instructor: Tabitha Bock-Matlock
  • Date: Mon., 3/28/22 - 4/25/22
  • Time: 6-7 p.m.
  • Location: Logan Hall, Room 1139
  • Ages: 19 and over
  • Fee: $39
  • Course Code: CEW 101-03

Microsoft Teams Introduction

This course is designed to help you master Microsoft Teams to engage with individuals and organizations to chat, share ideas, collaborate on files, and essentially, work together. You can use Teams to have a quick chat with a colleague, make an online call and share files and resources. Please bring pen, paper and highlighter.

  • Instructor: Tabitha Bock-Matlock
  • Date: Wed., 4/6/22
  • Time: 6-9 p.m.
  • Location: Logan Hall, Room 1138
  • Ages: 19 and over
  • Fee: $29
  • Course Code: CEW 101-05

More information coming soon.