North Central College - Naperville, IL

Course on College's archives among fall 2011 Community Education programs

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North Central College is offering the opportunity to learn about the College’s extensive archives. A course about the College’s archives is among the offerings this fall through North Central’s Community Education program.

“With the college celebrating its Sesquicentennial this fall, our on-campus archivist will be running a course on the history of the College and showing many of the artifacts that have been maintained throughout the years,” said Deanna Taylor, the College’s community education program director.

The Community Education program offers courses in everything from professional and business development, computers and languages to fine arts, photography and courses for children.

The College is once again offering expanded courses through a partnership with the Naperville Cultural Center. Courses include Russian language and the Global Ambassadors Program, which allows children to enhance global awareness through a variety of cultural activities.

The new options complement the adult programs in professional and business development, languages, computers, and general interest traditionally offered through North Central’s Community Education program.

Other new offerings for fall 2011 include a course on plant-based nutrition, a class in Adobe Photoshop Elements, a sign language class conducted by an American Sign Language professional who interprets the College’s annual Commencement ceremony, a class about marketing using Facebook, several professional development workshops and interior design workshops.

“As the College migrates to Windows 7/Office 2010, Community Education has added Excel and Word courses (all levels) to meet the demand for learning the latest version,” Taylor said. “We also give companies the option to have on-site training at their facility for a staff of 10 or more.”

For adults, North Central offers professional development training for staff, managerial, team leads as well as customer service representatives. Expert instructors cover such topics as communications skills, interviewing techniques, building a productive team and developing problem-solving skills. Titles include “Maximizing Employee Performance” and “Building Productive Teams.”
Language offerings include “Beginning Spanish,” “Basic Sign Language,” and “Russian Communication.” Computer topics include learning to use Adobe Photoshop Elements, Drupal software, and Microsoft Word and Excel.

Additional offerings include courses in home interior design, stories behind recipes, oil painting, and much more.

Courses are offered from Sept. 1 through mid-December. Registration is available until the day before classes begin. To view the fall 2011 Community Education catalog and for details about the various courses offered, visit, email 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.