Registration is open for North Central’s winter/spring Community Noncredit Programs

Dec 08, 2014

Registration is underway for North Central College’s 2015 winter/spring Community Noncredit Programs. The lineup of noncredit courses is designed for professionals seeking to advance their careers, families with children who want to learn a foreign language, and hobbyists interested in photography and travel, and much more.

“With a new year right around the corner, it’s a great time to gain knowledge or pursue a new area of interest,” said Deanna Taylor, the College’s program director of Community Noncredit Programs. “And our language and lecture series continue to grow as we see increasing interest in travel abroad.”

Among the many new offerings provided in the winter/spring catalog are workshops that practice and teach communication assertiveness and time management techniques in both the workplace and at home. Classes on networking within an organization, using an iPad and LinkedIn, negotiation and customer service skills, and frustration-free computer use have also been newly enhanced. A recently added course on architectural appreciation examines architectural styles using local examples from Naperville and surrounding towns.

North Central offers professional development training for employees and managers, as well as entrepreneurship and career development. Computer courses include instruction on Access, JavaScript, Photoshop, basic to advanced Microsoft Word and Excel, and how to build and customize websites using Drupal—a free open-source, Web-based content management system.

Additional courses feature digital photography, ballroom and swing dance, creative writing, screenwriting, English as a Second Language (ESL) sessions, CPR certification, Russian and Japanese language for youth, piano and voice lessons and more.

Courses are offered from early January through May. To view or download the 2015 winter/spring Community Noncredit Programs catalog and for more information, visit, email or call the Community Noncredit Programs office at 630-637-5560. Registration is available until the day before classes begin.