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Have YOU put off OSHA training?
Is “stress” affecting your work…life?
Want to learn more about Six Sigma/Lean?

Fall ’10 Community Education Professional Development classes:

  • OSHA 10-Hour 
    Learn to comply with OSHA: keep your employees safe and your fines to “$0”.  This course includes an introduction to OSHA, walking and working surfaces, exit routes, emergency plans, electrical safety, personal protective equipment, and hazard communication topics.  Participants passing final test receive the 10-hour card.
    Sept. 13 & 14, 8:00 am-2:00 pm,
    HCC, Freeport  $250  ½ Credit Hour
  • Blueprint Reading 
    Do you need hands-on training in reading blueprints on the job?  Here’s a chance to learn how to read, interpret, and communicate with prints. 
    Sept. 18 & 25, 8:00 am-Noon,
    HCC, Freeport  $135  ½ Credit Hour

  • Fast-Track: Introduction & Intermediate Microsoft Word 2007
    First session includes how to embed pictures, create columns, charts and graphs, build tables, and copy and paste.  Class two covers how to embed an Excel spreadsheet into Word, create tables, and foot/end notes. This is a fast-paced Microsoft Word class!
    September 21 & 28, 6:30-8:00 pm, HCC, Freeport   $65
    October 6 & 13, 3:00-4:30 pm,
    HCC, Freeport   $65
    September 22 & 29, 6:00-7:30 pm, HCC West, Elizabeth   $65

  • EPA Required: Lead Safety for Renovation, Repair & Painting
    Learn to comply with EPA Renovation, Repair and Painting Rule and HUD Lead Safe Housing Rule.  This training is required for all contractors (general, HVAC/Boiler/AC, Electricians and Plumbers) that work on pre-1978 housing and child-occupied facilities.  Participants become certified in lead-safe work practices.  Occupational Training & Supply, Inc. is an approved EPA-certified training firm.     ½ Credit Hour
    September 20, 8:00 a.m.-4:30 p.m., HCC, Freeport  $225 Box Lunch Provided
    September 21, 8:00 a.m.-4:30 p.m., HCC, Freeport  $225 Box Lunch Provided

  • Effective Stress Management
    Learn to identify stressors and manage them, professionally and personally. Transform old attitudes and beliefs that create “bad” stress into attitudes and actions that are healthy and effective.  Make stress work FOR you to be more productive and contented in your work—and life!
    October 1, 9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.,
    HCC, Freeport   $ 65

  • Six Sigma / Lean Overview 
    What is Six Sigma?  What is Lean?  How are they different?  This course will explain what the most successful improvement methodology in history, Six Sigma, and Lean are all about.  Each of the five phases of a Six Sigma project will be demonstrated through real examples.
    Prerequisite:  Have working knowledge of MS Word and Excel and access to computers at work (not required in class).
    October 15, 8:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m,
    HCC, Freeport  $ 120

Register—NOW—to gain the needed skills to succeed in your workplace!

For more information or to register for these classes, go to Our Online Schedule and click on Community Education Registration Form. Print out and mail completed form with payment to: Highland Community College, 2998 W. Pearl City Rd., Freeport, IL, 61032.  Questions?  Call: 815-599-3612.

**Ask about the Company Payment Process to bill your company or organization. 

Submitted by: HCC Business Institute Training Coordinator Kathleen Weber, 815-291-6981, kathleen.weber@highland.edu

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FLASH: Safety Update!

“New” OSHA safety rule requires employers to notify workers of ALL hexavalent chromium exposures effective June 15, 2010.  (The previous rule applied only to workers exposed over the permissible exposure limits.)


Industrial uses of hexavalent chromium compounds include chromate pigments in dyes, paints, inks, and plastics; chromates added as anticorrosive agents to paints, primers, and other surface coatings; and chromic acid electroplated onto metal parts to provide a decorative or protective coating. Hexavalent chromium can also be formed when performing "hot work" such as welding stainless steel or melting chromium metal. Here the chromium is not originally hexavalent, but high temperatures used in the process oxidize the chromium to a hexavalent state.

HCC Business Institute can provide training in the use of personal protective equipment and a variety of other safety topics to help protect employees from injuries and companies from being fined. E-mail or call 815-291-6981 for a free copy of the OSHA “Hexavalent Chromium” booklet.

For more information, Call:

Business Institute
815-232-1362 OR

Scott Anderson
Dean of Business & Technology

Kathleen Weber
Training Coordinator

Deb Hayenga
Office Coordinator
Fax: 815-235-6130

Business Institute
To work in partnership with businesses and organizations to meet their goals with
consultation, technical assistance, program development, and quality training

Serving area businesses
and organizations
since 1991


September 2010

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