Spring 2021 Registration Is Now Open!
Registration for spring 2021 classes is now open, featuring a wide variety of new online and in-person classes. Watch for the mailer scheduled for delivery to homes between January 25 and February 5. Most classes will be held on campus, in our largest conference rooms, to allow for social distancing. To learn more about the campus safety precautions, click on the COVID-19 Alert link at the top of this page.
Click the orange “Register Now” button below to view and register for spring 2021 Lifelong Learning classes using a major credit card or debit card:
Or complete the registration form, enclose your personal check and:
- mail it to:
Highland Community College
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.
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Online and Blended Courses through Partnerships
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.
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Spring Lifelong Learning Online Classes
|Beginning Writer’s Workshop – Online||If you have a story that needs to be written, an online writing workshop is a great place to start. This course will help improve your writing skills and discover new ways to stretch your creative muscles.||$115||Register|
|Introduction to Digital Scrapbooking – Online||Make the most of your scrapbooking talents to show off your photos and memorabilia with digital scrapbooking. This course provides hands-on experience building scrapbook pages, using artistic journaling, and producing your own artwork with Photoshop Elements.||$100||Register|
|Helping Elderly Parents – Online||Discover how to appreciate and cherish your aging parents. This course will help you learn what to expect, what to watch for, how to deal with physical and emotional challenges, and where to find resources to help as your parent or loved ones transition into their golden years.||$100||Register|
|Genealogy Basics – Online||Learn to trace your family history and make it come alive. This course provides hands-on examples that help you dig deeper into your family’s past using several subscription-based websites that you will be able to access during the course.||$100||Register|
|Secrets of Better Photography – Online||Learn to take outstanding photos and get the best results whether you are using a DSLR, a point-and-shoot, or your phone camera. Each lesson contains exercises and assignments that will help you apply new techniques to your own camera and make a distinctive difference in your photos.||$115||Register|
|A to Z Grant Writing – Online||Learn the ins and outs of grant writing from a veteran grant writer. This course will provide the experience and skills you need to become a successful grant writer as you learn to put together stand-out proposals that will encourage funds from donors.||$115||Register|
|Designing Online Instruction – Online||Learn about the online instructional environment, envisioning your online course, developing a web course, phases of design and development, design guidelines, and more. Discuss the phases of design and development and models, motivating student-student interaction, and managing interaction. Get the latest information on copyright issues, assessment and evaluation.||$195||Register|
|Extraordinary Customer Service – Online||Extraordinary customer service comes from focusing on the few essential elements that yield big results. Discover how easy it is to tweak your customer service from the ordinary to the extraordinary. You’ll take away a customer service plan that will help you focus on the key elements that will get you started on your pathway to success.||$145||Register|
|Introduction to Project Management – Online||Project management provides visibility of project health to the business and the customer. Through continuous monitoring, early detection of variations to plan, schedule, and budget can be communicated to stakeholder for quick resolution, including project cancelation. You will have the skills, tools and templates to confidently develop and maintain a project.||$195||Register|
|Introduction to Six Sigma Green Belt – Online||This first course in the certification program explains the basic terms and proven Six Sigma problem-solving methods, team building tools, and descriptive statistics that are the basis for the statistical tools that contribute to the success of improvement projects and to the overall success of your organization. Topics covered include Lean Principles, Failure Mode Effects Analysis, Team Tools, Project Charters, and Basic Statistical Tools.||$195||Register|
|Management Bootcamp – Online||Enhance your management skills through this course for supervisors, managers, and emerging leaders. Find out how to create clear expectations, engage and motivate employees, and increase your effectiveness through use of the DiSC personality profile (included). By the end of the course we will have you managing like a pro – quickly and with confidence.||$295||Register|
|Managing Generations in the Workplace – Online||Discover what motivates each generation at work, what incentives they respond to, and what messages they value. Then identify practical, how-to tips and techniques for managing Boomers, Gen Xers, and Gen Yers in the workplace.||$175||Register|
|Working from Home: Keys to Success – Online||Telecommuters are more productive than office workers, have more free and personal time and are healthier physically and mentally than office workers. Discover the top 9 things to do, and not do, when working from home to make it a successful and productive experience for you and your organization.||$10||Register|
|Google Analytics – Online||This course, aimed at non-technical users, will take you through all the key techniques and how to use website analytics using the world-standard Google Analytics, a free online tool. You’ll understand your visitor traffic better, learn how to calculate return on investment (ROI) for your online advertising, and find out how to get more conversions and sales from your website visitors.||$195||Register|
|Introduction to Microsoft Excel 2016 – Online||Learn to quickly and efficiently use Microsoft Excel 2016 and discover dozens of shortcuts and tricks for setting up fully formatted worksheets. This course, taught by an experience Microsoft Excel instructor, provides in-depth knowledge for beginners that will have you using Excel like a pro. View dates and register at ed2go.com/highland and type the name of the class in the search bar. Enrollment Options: Instructor-Led course or Self-Paced.||$129||Register|
|Learn to Buy and Sell on eBay – Online||Learn from an auction pro how to work from home or earn extra income by buying and selling goods online for top dollar. This course will teach you how to get noticed, value items, sell quickly, protect against fraud, and safely conduct financial transactions. View dates and register at ed2go.com/highland and type the name of the class in the search bar. This is an Instructor-Led course.||$100||Register|
|GRE Prep Series – Online||If you’re planning to apply to graduate school, you’ll likely have to take the GRE. This series is here to help! View dates and register at ed2go.com/highland and type the name of the class in the search bar. This is an Instructor-Led course.||$199||Register|