Dec. 5, 2011—Registration is underway for professionals seeking to advance their careers, hobbyists interested in home décor and photography, and people who want to get in shape or learn a foreign language through North Central College’s Community Education program.
“We’re expanding our health and fitness classes that teach students about nutrition or CPR/First Aid and we’re offering a variety of aerobic courses,” says Deanna Taylor, the College’s community education program director. “Language, photography, design, computers, and professional development have a wide appeal among the community. Drama and improv and an audition workshop are some of the newly added youth courses.”
New courses in drama, improv and auditions are offered for students in grades six through eight. The College continues to offer a variety of courses through a partnership with the Naperville Cultural Center, including instruction in Russian and Japanese languages and the Global Ambassadors Program, which allows children to enhance global awareness through a variety of cultural activities.
For adults, North Central offers professional development training for employees and managers, as well as entrepreneurship and career development. A variety of offerings cover computer usage and include instruction on Microsoft Word and Excel, as well as the Drupal content management system.
Additional offerings include health and fitness courses in ballroom and swing dance, nutrition and dance conditioning (pilates), and fine arts and general interest courses in photography, home interior design, creative writing, jewelry design and much more.
Noncredit courses range in duration and starting dates and are offered from early January through June. Registration is available until the day before classes begin. To view the 2012 winter/spring Community Education catalog and for details about the various courses offered, visit northcentralcollege.edu/communityed, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call the Community Education Office at 630-637-5560. A copy of the complete catalog is available to download from the College’s website.