Highland Community College Lifelong Learning March courses include Movie Music Elvis, Smartphone for Android, Introduction to Mig Welding, and Growing Show Stopping Dahlias. Some courses are held in-person, while everyone practices social distancing, and wear a mask, while others have the option to attend virtually through Zoom™ or online. Some courses are available online with various start times. To register online and view the complete Lifelong Learning schedule, visit highland.edu/lifelong. For more information about Lifelong Learning and to find out the latest in new course offerings, call 815-599-3403.
Movie Music Elvis – Zoom™
Registration deadline: March 3
Class: March 10; 7 — 8:30 p.m.
Instructor: John LeGear
Students will journey through Elvis Presley’s history-making years from the mid-1950s into the 1960s in a live, online, narrated presentation of “Movie Music Elvis.” Songs and dances from 20 Elvis films will trigger happy memories for those who lived it, and thrill younger audiences who will be seeing Elvis in a new way.
Smartphone for Android
Location: Highland Community College, Dorothy and RC Clock Technology Center, room T-140, 2998 W. Pearl City Rd., Freeport, Ill. or Zoom™
Registration deadline: March 5
Class: March 12; 1 — 3 p.m.
Instructor: Jeremy Monigold
Students will learn more about the Android smartphone. The class will include security, how to use contacts, linking email, and more. Time is reserved at the end of class for questions.
Assassination of Kennedy
Location: Highland Community College, Student Conference Center, room H-210, 2998 W. Pearl City Rd., Freeport, Ill. or Zoom™
Registration deadline: March 10
Class: March 17; 6 — 7:30 p.m.
Instructor: Mark Peterson
Students will learn about the events leading up to the assassination of President John F. Kennedy on November 22, 1963, at Dealey Plaza in Dallas, Texas. The discussion will include the culture in 1963, brief biographies of JFK and Lee Harvey Oswald, the hospitalization and funeral of JFK, and the capture and fate of Oswald.
Introduction to Shield Metal Arc (Stick) Welding
Location: Highland Community College, Dorothy and RC Clock Technology Center, room T-129, 2998 W. Pearl City Rd., Freeport, Ill.
Registration deadline: March 16
Class: March 23; 5:30 — 8 p.m.
Instructor: Mark Kloepping
Students will learn more about Shield Metal Arc, or Stick, welding including how to set the voltage for differently sized electrodes, proper safety equipment, and necessary tools. This is a hands-on class. Attendees must dress appropriately to work in a shop, including long sleeves, long pants, closed-toe shoes, and no loose clothing.
American Guerrillas in the Philippines
Location: Highland Community College, Student Conference Center, room H-210, 2998 W. Pearl City Rd., Freeport, Ill.
Registration deadline: March 24
Class: March 31; 6 — 7:30 p.m.
Instructor: Keith Dimmick
Students will learn about the Americans who fought with, and helped lead Guerrilla units. Topics include intelligence gathering for the Americans retaking of the Philippines and liberation of POW camps. The instructor will review tactics, weapons, and equipment, and display recovered battlefield relics.
Other courses include:
- Medicine from Frontier Days Until the Civil War at HCC
- Artisan Dried Flower Wreath at Clara Joyce Flowers, 13493 E. Blair Hill Rd., Stockton, Ill.
- Card Making A at HCC
- Introduction to Mig Welding at HCC
- Card Making B at HCC
- Smartphone for iPhone at HCC and Zoom™
- Growing Show Stopping Dahlias at Clara Joyce Flowers, 13493 E. Blair Hill Rd., Stockton, Ill.
- Black Hawk War in the Upper Midwest at HCC
- Introduction to Digital Scrapbooking at Online
- Designing Online Instruction at Online