HCC's early September Lifelong Learning courses beginning

Highland Community College Lifelong Learning is offering upcoming courses on campus and other locations beginning September. Some of the classes to be offered are: Windows 10; Basic Automotive Maintenance; Beginning Genealogy; Intro to your iPhone and more.

The vision of Highland's Lifelong Learning is to serve all populations throughout the College's four-county district, including community members, seniors, and the region's business professionals.

To register for Lifelong Learning courses, visit or call 815.599.3414. For more information about Lifelong Learning classes, and to find out the latest in new course offerings, call 815.599.3403.

Vinyasa Flow Yoga for Weight Loss & Strength
Course ID: 3785; Location: H-210
Class Dates: Sept. 8, 15, 22, 29, Oct. 6, 13, 20, 27

Time: 5:30 to 7 p.m.  
Registration Deadline: Sept. 1
Fee: $75.00
The student will have learned yoga to promote weight loss and strength. This class matches breath with movement in a flow that will challenge your avid yoga student. Prior yoga experience suggested. Bring your own mat.

Intro to Chakras
Course ID: 3849; Location: H-127
Class Dates: Sept. 10   
Time: 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.

Registration Deadline: Sept. 2
Fee: $29.00
This course will outline the seven chakras, each one's importance, and how these energy centers are connected to our physical, mental, and spiritual selves. Learn each chakras' purpose, function, and the effects of a blocked chakra.

Tobacco Cessation
Course ID: 3824; Location: online
Class Dates: Sept. 12-Oct. 31   
Registration Deadline: Sept. 5
Fee: $79.00
This course will provide the skills and resources necessary to quit tobacco habits. Each week includes a lesson, homework, tutorials, one-on-one coaching sessions and information online. Unlimited email correspondence with the class facilitator is provided throughout the 8 weeks. Not all students will "quit" during the course but will maintain the resources and information for when ready.

Windows 10-Highland
Course ID: 3855; Location: T-159
Class Dates: Sept. 12 
Time: 6 to 8 p.m.

Registration Deadline: Sept. 5
Fee: $15.00
Questions about Windows 10? Learn more about installation and some of the features of this new operating system. Bring your own device with Windows 10.

Basic Automotive Maintenance

Course ID: 3780; Location: T-124
Class Dates: Sept. 13, 20, 27

Time: 6 to 8 p.m.
Registration Deadline: Sept. 6
Fee: $20.00
Basic Automotive Maintenance introduces participants to what types of fluids are needed and the service intervals recommended for vehicle longevity. Lab tasks will allow participants to become familiar with the under-hood layout of the vehicle and basic maintenance procedures. First class will be classroom and the second two classes will be hands-on tasks in lab.

Beginning Genealogy
Course ID: 3803; Location: Freeport Public Library
Class Dates: Sept. 13, 20, 27, Oct. 4 
Time: 6 to 7 p.m.

Registration Deadline: Sept. 6
Fee: $32.50
Learn the basic forms and resources required and available to research the family tree and history. Learn about computer programs and websites. The culminating activity will be the creation of an ancestral chart completed by the student.

Pacific War (1936-1945)
Course ID: 3783; Location: H-208
Class Dates: Sept. 13, 20, 27, Oct. 4, 11 
Time: 7 to 8:30 p.m.

Registration Deadline: Sept. 6
Fee: $84.00
This class takes a closer look at WWII in the Pacific. It covers life on a ship, command structure, navy terms and types of warships used by both the US and Japan. It examines the cultural background of Japan and the US before the war. It looks at the events that led to Pearl Harbor. Time will be spent reviewing certain battles including Pearl Harbor, Bataan, Coral Sea, Midway, Guadalcanal, Tarawa, New Guinea, Leyte, Iwo Jima and Okinawa. Use of the A-bomb will also be discussed. The class will also examine the view of Japan toward the war today and its effect on Asian neighbors.

Interior Design 101
Course ID: 3814; Location: H-210
Class Dates: Sept. 14, 21, 28 
Time: 6 to 8 p.m.

Registration Deadline: Sept. 7
Fee: $30.00
Remodel one room in your home from concept to completion. Student will draw a floor plan, create a materials storyboard, and present the project to the class. Explore the basics of color theory and discover ideal room layouts.

Intro to Your iPhone
Course ID: 3851; Location: H-209
Class Dates: Sept. 15 
Time: 6 to 8:30 p.m.

Registration Deadline: Sept. 8
Fee: $20.00
Bring your iPhone to class and learn how to get the most out of your iPhone such as functionality, security, etc.

Is Business Ownership for You?
Course ID: 3852; Location: H-208
Class Dates: Sept. 15, 22 
Time: 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.

Registration Deadline: Sept. 8
Fee: $50.00
The people who will benefit from this course will be those who have an idea for a business, but don’t know exactly where to start. The introductory discussion in starting your own business will be appropriate for individuals developing a service, retail, agricultural, manufacturing, or not for profit type of business.

Intro to Meditation
Course ID: 3816; Location: N-150
Class Dates: Sept. 17 
Time: 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.

Registration Deadline: Sept. 9
Fee: $29.00
Participants will learn the effects of meditation, including but not limited to stress management, assisting with anxiety, and managing pain. A variety of strategies will be provided and practiced that can be applied immediately.

So You Think You Can Produce?
Course ID: 3853; Location: River Ridge High School
Class Dates: Sept. 17 
Time: 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.

Registration Deadline: Sept. 9
Fee: $20.00
Subjects we will be prepared for are: 1. Why video? 2. How to produce for all media. 3. So you think you want to go into journalism? 4. Can you write? 5. How marketing and strategic planning fits in. Emmy award winning producers, Kathy and Tom Rivera, will tell you the "rights and wrongs" of communicating in today's world of instant messaging. Submit your questions by September 10th to and be prepared for a "tell it like it really is" class.

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