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Lifelong Learning Course Schedule

A complete listing of Lifelong Learning courses are in the searchable table at the bottom of this page or click here to view the searchable schedule for lifelong learning classes.  You may also view our Fall Catalog.

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Register for Fall 2019 Lifelong Learning Classes

Click Register Now to register online by using a major credit card or debit card.

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Or complete the registration form, enclose your personal check for payment and:

  • mail it to:
    Highland Community College
    c/o Admissions
    2998 W. Pearl City Rd.
    Freeport, IL, 61032
  • or fax it to 815.235.6130 and admissions staff will call you to process your payment via credit card over the phone.
  • or register by visiting the Admissions Office on the second floor of the Student/Conference Center on the Highland campus and make payment in person.

Healthcare e-Learning

Health Ed Today e-Learning courses are highly interactive and provide students with an enriched learning experience.  Our Pharmacy Technician Program course was developed through a partnership with leading education organizations including Pearson Education, E-College and Condensed Curriculum International. This course will prepare students to enter the pharmacy field and to pursue certification including the Pharmacy Technician Certification Board’s PTCB exam.  Course includes:

  • 24 hour a day instructor support and course mentor
  • Engaging labs
  • Student exercises and course videos
  • Textbooks, workbooks and student materials
  • Optional clinical externship

Specific Registration Procedure: Fill out the registration form, including your email address and Course #3766. Mail back to Highland Lifelong Learning with payment.  Next, register on-line at www.healthedtoday.com/highlandcommunitycollege and follow instructions at the partner website.  For help call 815-599-3403.


SUMMER Creative Tech Camps and Theatre Camps for Kids,

click this link for more information, Creative Tech and Theatre Camps for Kids

Online and Blended Courses through Partnerships

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Through the HCC Business Institute, we offer a wide range of highly interactive courses that you can take entirely over the Internet. All of our courses are led by expert instructors, many of whom are nationally known authors. Our online courses are affordable, fun, fast, convenient, and geared just for you.

Ready to explore our catalog? Browse our catalog or check out our popular, new, and featured courses.


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Highland has partnered with World Instructor Training Schools (W.I.T.S) to offer face-to-face/online/blended courses designed for fitness professionals interested in enhancing their skills, meeting continuing education requirements for recertification, earning new nationally-recognized certifications, and gaining the business acumen to either take a management role or pursue entrepreneurship opportunities within the fitness industry.

NEW – Certified Personal Trainer Course with Test Voucher Included!

Get all the information needed to start an exciting fitness career & become a Certified Personal Trainer with an option to complete an employer internship that can walk you into jobs!

Hybrid/Blended Certified Personal Trainer, 2 certification levels for one price (test vouchers included!). Level 1 CPT – Pass both written exam and practical skills exam. Level 2 CPT – Obtain a Level 1 CPT & Complete the 30 Hour Internship. Click here for a complete list of courses offered.


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More Information

For more information about Lifelong Learning Classes call 815.599.3414 or 815.599.3403 or email: admissions@highland.edu.

Want to teach a course? Please complete and return the Course Proposal Form. We will contact you once the form has been received.

Fall 2019 Classes in a searchable table

Fall 2019 Lifelong Learning Courses

CategoryCourse TitleCourse ID (CRN)LocationRegister byDate(s)DayTimeCourse FeeInstructorWhat is this course about?
Creative ArtsWire Wrapped Pendant3647H-208November 13, 2019Nov. 20 W6:00-9:00 PM25DawsonIn this class you will learn how to make a wire-wrapped pendant, ready to hang on your favorite necklace. No heat or power tools needed – just hand tools and wire. Ready-to-wrap pendants will be available to select the night of class, or you can bring your own from home. You can bring your own stone or buy at class for $3-$5. Please bring your own hand tools: smooth-faced round-nose pliers, smooth-faced flat-nose pliers and side cutters. A few tools will be available for your use.
Culinary ArtsNew Mexican Fare3779St. John's UCC, FreeportNovember 4, 2019Nov. 11M5:30-8:30 PM45StaverNew Mexican cuisine is NOT Tex-Mex. Flavorful dishes include Salsa Verde, Ranchero sauces, chiles rellenos, pinto beans, chicos, carne adovada and variations on your favorite guacamole. No dishes repeated from prior years. Please bring containers to take food home in.
Culinary ArtsMastering Italian Cuisine3780St. John's UCC, FreeportNovember 11, 2019Nov. 18M5:30-8:30 PM45StaverLearn classic Italian recipes and regional favorites. Even if you have taken the class before, please take again. No recipes repeated. Please bring containers to take food home in.
FitnessWalk and Stretch - Fall 2 20193646Mt. Morris Senior CenterNovember 11, 2019March 13, 1901M, W, FMarch 1, 190038HeidJoin this class for a light aerobic activity that conditions your heart while you improve your flexibility and increase your energy levels. For all ages.
Health and WellnessCBD Oil and Medical Marijuana - What You Should Know3727H-208November 6, 2019Nov. 13 Th6:00-8:00 PM20RodriguezWhat is CBD oil and medical marijuana anyway? Are they legal? Safe? Effective? What are they used for? You have probably heard stories about the use and abuse of CBD oil and medical marijuana. Learn the facts about these two current health trends in the news.
History and CultureNew - The Civil War3703H-210October 28, 2019Nov. 4, 11, 18, 25M1:00-3:00 PM69DammannComprehensive examination of the Civil War includes discussion of “Uncle Tom’s Cabin”, primary battles, reasons for the war, Lincoln’s assassination and the reconstruction. Gordon E. Dammann, D.D.S., is the author of the three-volume Pictorial Encyclopedia of Civil War Medical Instruments and Equipment, co-author of Images of Civil War Medicine-A Photographic History, and editor of the reprint Memoirs of Jonathan Letterman, MD Surgeon of US Army 1861-1864. He is founder of the National Museum of Civil War Medicine.
History and CultureSpanish Movie Night-Nov. 7, Frida, (Mexico), adult ticket3666H-210October 31, 2019Nov. 7Th5:30-8:30 PM5SzterensusA biography of artist Frida Kahlo, who channeled the pain of a crippling injury and her tempestuous marriage into her work. There will be a brief introduction before the showing and a discussion afterwards. Movies are in Spanish with English subtitles.
History and CultureSpanish Movie Night-Nov. 7, Frida, (Mexico), student ticket3667H-210October 31, 2019Nov. 7Th5:30-8:30 PM2SzterensusA biography of artist Frida Kahlo, who channeled the pain of a crippling injury and her tempestuous marriage into her work. There will be a brief introduction before the showing and a discussion afterwards. Movies are in Spanish with English subtitles.
History and CultureAn Overview of World War I3685H-210November 11, 2019Nov. 18 M 6:00-8:00 PM 29PetersonThis course looks at Europe in 1900 then examines the causes that led to the Great War (World War One). It reviews the tactics used and the conditions of trench warfare. It also reviews the actions taken on the Eastern Front, Lusitania, Jutland and the U-boat war. Such Battles as the Battle for Paris, Verdun, the Somme, the final German offensive and the American army’s arrival. It includes the Armistice and the results of the Treaty of Versailles.
Personal FinanceTips for Writing Simple Wills, Powers of Attorney for Health Care or Property3729H-208November 14, 2019Nov. 21Th6:00-8:00 PM20RodriguezDo you know how to write a simple will or a health care or property power of attorney? Learn about these important documents and what is necessary to get your affairs, or the affairs of someone you love, in order. (Insightful information; does not take the place of legal counsel.)
PhotographyPrivate One-on-One Photography Lessons4006TBDJune 13, 1900TBDTBDTBD199GullettDo you have a new camera, or just want some help learning your controls? Maybe you are going on a bucket list trip, and don’t want to miss those magical moments? Once registered, we will contact you to establish a time that works for everyone. This is a great gift to the photographer in your family. Add a second person for only $75. Please contact Gary Gullett at Adventure Safari Network, 815-222-2824 to register.
PhotographyPrivate One-on-One Photography Lessons - 2ndTBDTBDJune 13, 1900TBDTBDTBD75GullettSecond person registration $75: Do you have a new camera, or just want some help learning your controls? Maybe you are going on a bucket list trip, and don’t want to miss those magical moments? Once registered, we will contact you to establish a time that works for everyone. This is a great gift to the photographer in your family. Please contact Gary Gullett at Adventure Safari Network, 815-222-2824 to register.
Professional DevelopmentIntroduction to Voiceovers3648H-208October 30, 2019Nov. 6W6:00-8:00 PM49MidgleyExplore the voiceover industry! Discover current trends, opportunities, and tools you need to find success. Read a real script and receive coaching from your instructor, a professional, working voice actor from Voices for All, to improve your delivery. Receive a professional voiceover evaluation later. One-time, 2 hour, introductory class.
Professional DevelopmentSelling on eBay3789T-159November 12, 2019Nov. 19, 26, Dec. 3, 10T6:30-8:00 PM69IbalioHave someone else's treasures in your house? Turn your extra stuff into someone else's treasures by selling on eBay. This seasoned eBay seller will offer tips and tricks to increase your selling price and success.
Professional DevelopmentIntroduction to Voiceovers: One-on-One3671TBDTBDTBDTBDTBD49MidgleyExplore the voiceover industry! In this fun and empowering 90 minute introductory workshop, you will learn about the different types of voiceovers and what tools are needed in order to find success in the voiceover industry. Your instructor will coach you in this One-on-One video chat setting as you read from real scripts, taking notes on your performance so you can receive a professional voice evaluation. Requirements: Students must have either Internet Access and Video Chatting capabilities using a method such as: Zoom, Skype (for PC/Mac) or iChat/FaceTime (Mac).
Professional DevelopmentPharmacy Technician eLearning with Clinical Externship3766TBDTBDTBDTBDTBD1299Condensed Curriculum StaffThis comprehensive, self-paced course will prepare students to enter the pharmacy field and take the Pharmacy Technician Certification Board’s PTCB exam. Course content includes pharmacy medical terminology, pharmacy calculations, reading and interpreting prescriptions, defining generic and brand names drugs and much, much more! Student will have 6 month access to e-learning program, student portal, technical support, course mentors and instructor resources. Students will receive hard copy textbooks and workbooks. National certification review and exam coordination available. Program also includes clinical externship at a local healthcare provider!
Technology and ComputingPics on My Phone - Now What?3787T-159November 5, 2019Nov. 12T6:30-8:00 PM25IbalioGot great pictures on your phone, tablet, or digital camera? Now what? Learn how to transfer those images to your computer or laptop, edit them, and share them on social media or through email.
Technology and ComputingiPhones: Pics on My Phone - Now What?3730Galena Public LibraryNovember 26, 2019Dec. 3T1:00-3:00 PM25StaffGot great pictures on your phone, tablet, or digital camera? Now what? Learn how to transfer those images to your computer or laptop, edit them, and share them on social media or through email.
Technology and ComputingAndroid Phones: Pics on My Phone - Now What?3731Galena Public LibraryDecember 3, 2019Dec. 10T1:00-3:00 PM25StaffGot great pictures on your phone, tablet, or digital camera? Now what? Learn how to transfer those images to your computer or laptop, edit them, and share them on social media or through email.

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