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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.
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Highland Community College
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Freeport, IL, 61032
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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.
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.
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Spring 2019 Classes in a searchable table
|Category||Course Title||Course ID (CRN)||Location||Reg. Deadline||Date(s)||Day||Time||Course Fee||Instructor||What is this course about?|
|Culinary Arts||The Art of the Grill||1199||Pretzel City Kitchens, Freeport||6/4/19||Jun. 11||T||2:30-5:30 PM||$55||Staver||Its time to get outside and grill with confidence. Learn techniques, tools and recipes for your best outdoor barbecue. Please bring containers to take food home in.|
|Fitness||Walk and Stretch - Summer 1 2019||1274||Mt. Morris Senior Center||6/17/19||Jun. 24, 26, 28, July 1, 3, 5, 8, 10, 12, 15, 17, 19, 22, 24, 26, 29, 31, Aug. 2, 5, 7, 9, 12, 14, 16, 19, 21, 23, 26, 28 30||M, W, F||9:00-10:00 AM||$38||Heid||Join this class for a light aerobic activity that conditions your heart while you improve your flexibility and increase your energy levels. For all ages.|
|Hobbies||Bridge III The Play of the Hand||1243||Stephenson County Senior Resource Center||6/3/19||Jun. 10, 17, 24, July 1, 8, 15, 22, 29, Aug. 5||M||2:00-4:00 PM||$25||Clemmons||A continuation of learning bridge basics. After the bidding for tricks, the play begins. Come alone or BRING A PARTNER. If there is enough interest, supervised play will be possible.|
|Creative Tech Camp for Kids||Minecraft(R) Designers - ages 8-14||1191||T-159||6/10/19||June 17, 18, 19, 20, 21||M-F||8:30-11:30 AM||$150||Staff||If you love the game Minecraft, and always wanted to design your own world, this class is for you! Learn how to create a custom map, the basics of creating 3D models using a new software to design your very own objects, how to build with Redstone and Command blocks, and create custom textures for you to import at home or share with friends. Students must own a Java version of Minecraft. Tablet, phone, and game console versions of Minecraft are not compatible. Parent email address is required to use 3D modeling software. Students will work in pairs or teams for most of the program. Returning students can create more advanced projects that build on previous years. Ages 8-14|
|Creative Tech Camp for Kids||Make Your First 3D Video Game - ages 8-14||1192||T-159||6/17/19||June 24, 25, 26, 27, 28||M-F||8:30-11:30 AM||$150||Staff||In this Black Rocket classic, you will go well beyond the limitations of the traditional 2D game design classes and create an immersive 3D world. Students will learn the physics behind 3D games, explore beginner event scripting, level design, controlling the flow of gameplay, and storytelling. Student created games will be available on a password protected Black Rocket website to share with friends and family. Students will work in pairs or teams for most of the program. Ages 8-14|
|Creative Tech Camp for Kids||Python Programmers - ages 8-14||1193||T-159||7/1/19||July 8, 9, 10, 11, 12||M-F||8:30-11:30 AM||$150||Staff||Want to learn the world's fastest growing programming language favored by Google, NASA, Youtube, and the CIA? Learn how to code with Python to create engaging apps and games. Each lesson takes you step-by-step on a programming path that will let you challenge friends with fun content you create from start to finish! Students will work in pairs or teams for most of the program. Returning students can create more advanced projects that build on previous years. Ages 8-14|
|Creative Tech Camp for Kids||Minecraft(R) Modders 0 ages 8-14||1194||T-159||7/8/19||July 15, 16, 17, 18, 19||M-F||8:30-11:30 AM||$150||Staff||Use your favorite game to learn the basics of modding and foundations of programming. Learn scripting and logic statements as you create your first mods! Introductory coding will also be taught through a simulated environment inspired by Minecraft. Student projects will be available on a password protected Black Rocket website to share with friends and family. Students must own a Java version of Minecraft. Tablet, phone, and game console versions of Minecraft are not compatible. Students will work in pairs or teams for most of the program. Returning students can create more advanced projects that build on previous years. Ages 8-14|
|Creative Tech Camp for Kids||App.IO Make Your First Multiplayer App - ages 8-14||1195||T-159||7/15/19||July 22, 23, 24, 25, 26||M-F||8:30-11:30 AM||$150||Staff||The hottest new Apps are IO apps! If your child likes to play Agar.io or Slither.io they will love this class! Become the creator of the next viral web app! In this class, explore the most popular .IO apps, design your own multiplayer experience and learn how to code your own app. Student-created apps will be accessible on a private site and can be played on any mobile device or computer. Publishing to App Stores not included. Students do not need to own a smartphone to take the class. Students will work in pairs or teams for most of the program. Returning students can create more advanced projects that build on previous years. Ages 8-14|
|Creative Tech Camp for Kids||Battle Royale: Make Your First Fortnite(R) Style Video Game - ages 8-14||1196||T-159||7/22/19||July 29, 30, 31, Aug 1, 2||M-F||8:30-11:30||$150||Staff||Fans of Fortnite we need you! Instead of playing the game, design your own. Using a professional 3D game development software, build levels and assets inspired by popular battle royale games like Fortnite. This course includes cartoonish action and battle sequences. Student-created games will be available on a password protected Black Rocket website to share with friends and family. Students will work in pairs or teams for most of the program. Ages 8-14|
|Creative Tech Camp for Kids||Roblox(R) Makers - ages 8-14||1197||T-159||7/29/19||Aug 5, 6, 7, 8, 9||M-F||8:30-11:30||$150||Staff||Unlock the power of ROBLOX® Studio, the world creation tool used by real-world ROBLOX® developers! Learn how to build 3D models and create an adventure in your ROBLOX® world. Bring characters to life with unique animations you design. Student-created projects will be available on a password protected Black Rocket website to share with friends and family. Students will work in pairs or teams for most of the program. Ages 8-14|
|Theatre for Kids||Comedy Improvisation and|
Auditioning Skills - Middle School
|1232||F-035||6/1/19||June 22||Sa||10:00-12:00 PM||$14||Early||Explore the world of Comedy
Improv by playing fun and active
Improv games geared to help you
gain confidence and learn to think
on your feet. Develop your
auditioning skills and confidence
speaking in public with activities
and tips for successful theatre
auditions. The camp will be broken
up to include both Comedy Improv
and Auditioning Skills along with a
fifteen minute break. Ages 10-13
|Theatre for Kids||Comedy Improvisation and|
Auditioning Techniques - High School
|1231||F-035||6/1/19||June 29||Sa||10:00-2:00 PM||$19||Early||Spend four hours (with breaks and lunch
break) exploring the world of Comedy
Improv by playing fun and active Improv
exercises geared to help you gain confidence
and learn to think on your feet. Develop
your auditioning skills and confidence
speaking in public with activities and tips for
successful auditions. There will also be a
session on acting resumes and other special
acting tips. The camp will be broken up to
include both Improv and Audition
Techniques along with a question and
answer session. Bring a sack lunch. Water
will be provided. Ages 14-18