North Central College - Naperville, IL

Fall Community Education program includes Cultural Center courses

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North Central College is partnering with the Naperville Cultural Center to offer an expanded variety of Community Education programs for fall 2010.

Expanded offerings available through the Naperville Cultural Center include courses in Russian language, music, theatre and art. Other new Children and Family Programs cover such topics as chess, Japanese language, drawing for comic books and abstract art.

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

“This year we’ve teamed up with the Naperville Cultural Center to offer more than 20 new classes for children and families,” says Deanna Taylor, Community Education program director. “Courses are available to children age 2 years through high school.”

For adults, North Central’s Professional Development Academy offers instruction and workshops for people looking for jobs or seeking to change careers. Expert instructors cover such topics as communications skills, interviewing techniques, building a productive team and developing problem-solving skills. Titles include “Business Writing Made Easy” and “Secrets of Marketing You and Your Business with Web 2.0.”

Educators looking to advance their careers can register for the Leadership Academy series, which includes the courses “Leading Schools in Culturally Diverse Settings” and “Impacting Student Achievement: Best Practices in Instruction, Intervention and Assessment.”

Language offerings include “Beginning Spanish,” “French for Travelers,” “English as a Second Language” and “Russian Language for Adoptive Parents.” Computer topics include learning to use the drawing features of Excel, building websites using Drupal, problem-solving with Microsoft Office and learning how to make PowerPoint presentations.

Additional offerings include courses in photography, creative writing, jewelry design, dancing, voiceovers, screenwriting, piano, voice and much more.

Courses are offered from late August through mid-December. Registration is available until the day before classes begin. To register online and for details about the various courses offered, visit www.northcentralcollege.edu/community-and-visitors/community-education, e-mail commed@noctrl.edu or call the Community Education Office at 630-637-5560. A copy of the complete catalog will be available to download from the website.

North Central College offers Community Education programs to children and adults year-round, in addition to offering more than 55 undergraduate majors and graduate programming in six areas.

07-14-2010