Spring Noncredit Schedule
BUSINESS AND INDUSTRY TRAINING
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Certificate, Degree, and Customized
Training Options Available at
Moraine Valley Community College
3-D CAD Specialist
Autodesk Inventor Specialist
Electronic/Computer Controls Technician
Electronics Controls Technician
HAC Stationary Engineer
Hazardous Material Training
Heating and Air Conditioning
Industrial Controls Technician
Industrial Maintenance Technician
Integrated Systems Technology
Mechanical and Fluid Power Maintenance
Mechanical CAD Specialist
Mechanical Design Associate
Mechanical Design Technology
Mechanical Drawing Associate
Mechanical Drive Technician
Supply Chain Management
For more information, call
Corporate, Community and Continuing Education
50 Plus Ageless Learning ...2
Arts and Crafts ...3
Career Planning ...5
(see Music, Theater) ...14, 19
Commercial Truck Driving...5
Computer Programming ...5
Computer Software ...5
Culinary Delights ...5
Food Service Sanitation ...6
& Recreation Center...6, 12
Health Professionals ...6
Healthy Living ...8
Home Improvement ...9
Illinois Concealed Carry ...10
Investments and Money Matters ...10
Lean Enterprise ...10
Manufacturing Professional Skills ...10
Nondestructive Testing ...16
Personal Computing ... 17
Personal Development ...18
Photography and Video ...18
Real Estate Training...18
Veterinary Assistant ...19
Writing/Communication Skills ...19
CCCE provides custom training solutions, specialized services designed for business as well as regularly scheduled personal and professional development courses for all members of the community. Call (708) 974-5735 for more information.
Look for classes noted
NEW!throughout the schedule. morainevalley.edu/ccce
Classes are canceled a week before start date if minimum enrollment is not reached.
Call (708) 974-2110
Visit the registration office
in Building S, Room S103.
Expand your knowledge if you are an advanced student and acquire the basics if you are a novice. Gain the ability to render any subject matter and use drawing mediums such as conte, charcoals, and pen and ink. Learn the three forms of drawing: gesture, contour and mass drawing. Covers composition, light, shadow arrangements, and perspective. Supply list given at first class.
1/27 10W 1:00p-3:00p MVCC F159
4/13 5W 1:00p-3:00p MVCC F159 $37.00
Use techniques and learn to apply paint with confidence. Materials list given at first class.
1/25 10W 1:00p-3:00p MVCC F260 $75.00
4/18 10W 1:00p-3:00p MVCC F260
Learn to paint with watercolor using transparent pigment, color and design. Materials list given at first class.
1/25 10W 10:00a-12:00p MVCC F159
1/27 10W 10:00a-12:00p MVCC F159
4/11 10W 10:00a-12:00p MVCC F159
4/13 10W 10:00a-12:00p MVCC F159
Linkedin for Boomers
This class will teach boomers how to use LinkedIn to enhance their career develop-ment to network with others, search for jobs, and connect with organizations/groups that align with career interests/goals.
2/4 1D 6:30p-9:30p MVCC T951 $25.00
Developing a Career Path
Are you out of work, underemployed, or have no idea what type of work you would like to do. Come discover your strengths and weaknesses, your skills and interests, and then learn how to use those skills to write your resume. This class will also focus on social media to find employment and interviewing tips.
1/28 1D 6:30-9:30p MVCC T951 $25.00
This class will help students be prepared to negotiate their salary at the highest level.
2/11 1D 6:30-9:
MVCC T951 $25.00
50 Plus Computer Basics
Introduces computers to those with little to no computer experience. Concepts include basic navigation, desktop, taskbar, file browsing, file management, web basics, and fundamentals of word processing using Word. Textbook and USB flash drive required.
1/25 3W 9:00a-12:00p MVCC T951 $149.00
4/5 3W 9:00a-12:00p MVCC T951 $149.00
2/22 3W 6:00p-9:00p MVCC T951 $149.00
1/28 6W 1:00p-4:00p ECBI 220 $149.00
1/26 3W 6:00p-9:00p SWEC 110 $149.00
50 Plus Computer Basics Continued
Includes instruction in word processing, spreadsheet, PowerPoint, and database applications for personal use. Textbook and USB flash drive required. Prerequisite: 50 Plus Computer Basics (EC4-108) or equivalent.
2/22 3W 9:00a-12:00p MVCC T951 $149.00
4/26 3W 9:00a-12:00p MVCC T951 $149.00
3/21 3W 6:00p-9:00p MVCC T951 $149.00
3/10 6W 1:00p-4:00p ECBI 220 $149.00
2/16 3W 6:00p-9:00p SWEC 110 $149.00
Creating retirement Income
Examine savvy Social Security claiming strategies. Explore the use of investments and annuities to create the income you need in retirement. Compare income-gen-erating strategies to determine which options work best for you.
1/26 1D 7:00p-9:00p MVCC M210 $24.00
Cutting Taxes on IrA withdrawals
This program is for investors age 60+ who have money in any type of retirement plan and want to pay less to the IRS.
1/28 1D 1:30p-3:00p MVCC T910 $10.00
Investing After 50
Craft a successful retirement strategy. As you prepare for retirement, it is important to know exactly where you stand with old 401(k)s, IRAs and retirement programs scattered across your retirement landscape. Also learn the risk you are exposed to and costs that can drain you and those accounts dry.
1/26 1D 7:00p-9:00p MVCC T002 $10.00
retirement strategies for Challenging Times
Are you getting ready to retire or are already retired, and you have this gnawing feeling that things are not going as well as they should for you financially? Low interest rates, stock market volatility, stagnant or falling real estate prices, poten-tial for higher taxes, fear of runaway inflation, and skyrocketing cost of health care are just a few things that can keep you awake at night. Learn what you can do.
2/2 1D 7:00p-9:00p MVCC T002 $10.00
social security for Baby Boomers
Learn how this important piece of your retirement puzzle works and how you can use advanced-claiming strategies to increase your benefits by tens of thousands, even hundreds of thousands of dollars. For a couple, there can be up to 81 election options that you need to consider as you prepare to claim Social Security bene-fits. Making the wrong election can cost you and your family well over $100,000.
2/17 1D 7:00p-9:00p MVCC T002 $10.00
Top 10 IrA Mistakes
For most people their IRAs and retirement plans are their second biggest asset next to their homes. You will learn how to protect it from market loses, unnec-essary taxes and fees.
3/9 1D 7:00p-9:00p MVCC T002 $10.00
An educational presentation about Medicare which will cover eligibility, enroll-ment and the benefits of Medicare Parts A and B and the standardized Medicare Supplemental Plans available in Illinois. Also discusses Medicare Part D, the Medicare prescription drug program, related to enrollment periods, the three phases of coverage, formularies, and tips on how to choose a plan. A boxed lunch is included.
3/3 1D 10:00a-2:00p MVCC T910 $30.00
4/7 1D 10:00a-2:00p SWEC 213
social security 101 workshop
An overview of the benefits administered by Social Security, including eligibility requirements. Also covers planning for retirement benefits, how disability and survivor benefits from Social Security provide for a family, and Social Security’s online services.
2/24 1D 6:30p-8:00p MVCC T910
50 Plus Ageless Learning
Pursuing a new career, mastering computer skills, pursuing a hobby or other special interest, we offer a wide variety of courses and workshops to fit your needs. These courses are for those 50 and older. For more information, call (708) 974-5216. morainevalley.edu/ccce
explore your creative side with a noncredit art class at our Palos Hills campus.
Arts and CraftsFor more information, call (708) 974-5216.
Drawing for Those who Haven’t
If you can write your signature, you can learn how to draw. Bring a drawing tablet and drawing pencil. Materials not included.
2/9 9W 7:00p-9:00p MVCC F262 $90.00
Jewelry—Metal Fabrication, Beginning
Design, sawing, polishing, soldering and bezel setting techniques used to create jewelry. Some experimental approaches such as water casting and fusing will be introduced. Tools used in class are furnished. Supply list provided at first class (approximate cost $100).
1/30 10W 9:00a-12:00p MVCC F164 $155.00
Metal Forging & welded sculpture
Learn to use welding and forging techniques to make metal sculpture, ornamental iron work and decorative hand-built metal pieces. Gas and coal forging, layout, and joining techniques are demonstrated. Safe work procedures are stressed. Fee covers training materials and some metals. Students need to provide their own personal protective equipment (safety glasses, gloves and work boots) as specified by the instructor.
1/30 12W 12:30p-3:30p MVCC T813 $180.00
Painting on Canvas, Beginning
Emphasizes color mixing, brush and palette knife techniques for landscapes and still-life painting with oils, acrylics, or guache on canvas. Materials list given at first session.
2/9 9W 7:00p-9:30p MVCC F260 $95.00
Pastels combine the spontaneous charm of the sketch with lush painterly strokes of rich color. In terms of portability, pastels have no rival because there is no need for brushes, solvents or fluids. This class will help students develop the basic skills and understanding required to gain confidence using this unique medium. Supply list given at first class session.
2/10 9W 7:00p-9:30p MVCC F159 $95.00
Pottery, Hand Building in Clay
Hand-build small and/or complex forms using pinch, coil and slab techniques. Learn surface decoration using low-fire colored slips and glazing methods. Develop and express an individual artistic voice. You will likely complete three ceramic items during class. Includes clay, glazes and kiln firing.
1/27 10W 9:00a-12:00p MVCC F165 $270.00
Pottery, wheel Throwing
Learn techniques to make mugs, bowls and vases. Decorative hand-built accents, handles and glazing techniques are demonstrated. Includes clay, glazes and kiln firing.
1/27 10W 6:30p-9:30p MVCC F165 $270.00
Learn the basics of crochet chain, single crochet, double crochet, simple shaping, and how to read basic patterns. Bring 1 skein of solid, light-colored #4 medi-um-weight yarn and size US H-8 (5mm) crochet hook to first class.
1/27 8W 6:30p-9:30p MVCC T909 $80.00
Learn the basics, cast-on knit, purl, bind-off, simple shaping, and how to read basic patterns. Bring 1 skein of solid, light-colored #4 medium-weight yarn and size US8 (5.00 mm) 10” straight needles to first class.
1/26 8W 6:30p-8:30p MVCC T909 $80.00
Introduces basic machine piecing, machine quilting, and the use of the rotary cutter with material and ruler while making a simple lap-size quilt. Bring your own portable sewing machine. Supply list given at first class.
4/2 6W 9:00a-12:00p MVCC T910 $90.00
Learn the basics of sewing. Create a pair of drawstring pants. Students must bring their own sewing machine to class. Supply list given at first session.
2/6 5W 9:00a-12:00p MVCC T910 $100.00
stained Glass I – Foil & Lead Came Techniques
Learn soldering and cutting techniques. At first class, the instructor will demon-strate techniques and give students a list of materials and tools to purchase (cost about $125).
1/26 10W 7:00p-9:30p MVCC F164 $124.00
stained Glass II – Foil & Lead Came Techniques
Covers designing, constructing and reinforcing larger, flat stained glass projects. No lamps or 3-D projects. Students can bring projects for discussion or for help in completing one. Bring your own tools and supplies.
Prerequisite: Stained Glass I CR4-214 or have completed lead or copper foil project.
4/19 5W 7:00p-9:30p MVCC F164 $70.00
stained Glass Mosaics I
Learn the ancient art of mosaics to create beautiful decorator items: candle holders, flower pots, table tops, stepping stones. Tools not included. Supply list given at first class.
1/27 5W 7:00p-9:30p MVCC F164 $70.00
stained Glass Mosaics II
Introduces a modern version of traditional mosaic art. Students work on contem-porary projects, including a three-piece ensemble related to home décor. Projects include furniture, mirror, wall hangings, and accents. Supply list given at first class. Cost of tools and supplies approximately $40.
Prerequisite: basic knowledge of use of tools or CR4-216.
3/2 5W 7:00p-9:30p MVCC F164 $70.00
To help facilitate economic growth, job creation and job retention, Moraine Valley’s Corporate, Community and Continuing Education area provides start-up and estab-lished businesses with resources and support necessary to ensure success. We offer on-site customized training solutions, classes, and symposiums on various business topics. Our experienced Service Corps of Retired Executives (SCORE) counselors can provide you with free expert advice on all aspects of your business. For more information, call (708) 974-5534.
small Business start-Up
Business Basics for entrepreneurs series
This eight-class series is designed to educate entrepreneurs in all facets of small business ownership. Students will learn the fundamentals needed to successfully start, manage or expand a business. The information presented is essential for writing a business plan.
1/26 8W 6:30p-8:30p MVCC M207 $295.00
3/29 8W 6:30p-8:30p MVCC M207 $295.00
Basics to Starting a Business
2 days 1/26, 1/28
Accounting & Bookkeeping Basics
1 day 2/4
Small Business Marketing
1 day 2/9
1 day 2/16
Small Business Legal Issues
1 day 2/18
Writing a Business Plan
1 day 2/23
Obtaining a Small Business Loan
1 day 3/3
Cash Flow is King
1 day 3/8
Basics to Starting a Business
2 days 3/29, 3/31
Accounting and Bookkeeping Basics
1 day 4/5
Small Business Marketing
1 day 4/12
1 day 4/19
Small Business Legal Issues
1 day 4/26
Writing a Business Plan
1 day 5/3
Obtaining a Small Business Loan
1 day 5/5
Cash Flow is King
1 day 5/10
5/27 2W 8:00a-1:00p MVCC T909
5/27 1D 1:30p-6:30p MVCC T909
5/28 3D 8:00a-1:00p MVCC T909
Course Code Days No. of Time Location Room Fee Start Weeks/Days
W=Week D=Day M=Monday T=Tuesday W=Wednesday
Coaching for Peak Performance
Effective coaching is one of the most important drivers of team member perfor-mance. By helping learners understand three coaching techniques and how to effectively handle both proactive and reactive coaching discussions, this class helps leaders have more effective and efficient interactions. Part of Business Leadership Certificate Level 1. An individual must complete all six courses in program within 18 months for certificate.
3/26 1D 8:00a-12:00p MVCC T910 $149.00
Communication for Leadership success
Helps frontline leaders communicate effectively to spark action in others. Teaches leaders the interaction essentials to handle various challenges and opportunities they encounter every day in the workplace and beyond. Part of Business Leadership Certificate Level 1. An individual must complete all six courses in program within 18 months for certificate.
3/12 1D 8:00a-12:00p MVCC T910 $149.00
Delegating with Purpose
Learn to identify the tasks leaders need to delegate, select the most appropriate individuals, assess capabilities and commitment, and plan the delegation discus-sion. That discussion includes the level of decision-making authority, amount of support, and methods for monitoring progress and measuring results. Part of Business Leadership Certificate Level 1. An individual must complete all six courses in program within 18 months for certificate.
4/16 1D 8:00a-12:00p MVCC T910 $149.00
resolving workplace Conflict
Teaches leaders how to recognize the signs of escalating conflict and take appro-priate action to minimize damage. Leaders are introduced to two resolution tactics-coach and mediate-and practice using the interaction essentials as they coach then mediate to resolve a conflict. Part of Business Leadership Certificate Level 1. An individual must complete all six courses in program within 18 months for certificate.
4/2 1D 8:00a-12:00p MVCC T910 $149.00
setting Goals and reviewing results
Discusses how people are more engaged and strive for better results when they feel ownership of their work process and outcomes. Unfortunately, leaders often fail to engage and reinforce this sense of ownership during performance manage-ment discussions. Learn how the positive effect of shifting the traditional role of planner and evaluator from the leader to a shared responsibility between leader and employee. Part of Business Leadership Certificate Level 1. An individual must complete all six courses in program within 18 months for certificate.
4/9 1D 8:00a-12:00p MVCC T910 $149.00
Your Leadership Journey
Encourages the learner to think about the transitions newer leaders face and how to handle those challenges. Introduces three leadership differentiators that are most important to building a positive reputation as well as contributing to the organization’s success. Part of Business Leadership Certificate Level 1. An indi-vidual must complete all six courses in program within 18 months for certificate.
3/5 1D 8:00a-12:00p MVCC T910 $149.00
strategies for Influencing others
Some would argue that the definition of leadership is influence. This class will help leaders learn strategies to help with their most difficult client or coworker. These influence-driven strategies also help a leader get their ideas heard and put into practice toward producing results. This class is part of Business Leadership Certificate Level 2. An individual must complete all six courses in program within 18 months for certificate.
5/14 1D 8:00a-12:00p MVCC T910 $149.00
A leadership style that motivates and inspires one individual may plunge another into poor performance. This class teaches leaders how to enhance the effective-ness of their interactions by adapting their approach to people based on what they want to discuss and how they think people will respond. By better meeting the needs of each individual, leaders create higher levels of engagement and organizational results. Part of Business Leadership Certificate Level 2. An indi-vidual must complete all six courses in program within 18 months for certificate.
5/7 1D 8:00a-12:00p MVCC T910 $149.00
Addressing Poor Performance
A single employee with chronic performance problems can dominate a leader’s time, and drag down the productivity and morale of an entire work group. Learn how to document and present a solid case for needed improvement and use effec-tive interaction skills. Leaders identify the steps to take after the performance problem discussion to provide ongoing feedback and support, and determine if it is necessary to impose formal consequences. Part of Business Leadership Certificate Level 2. An individual must complete all six courses in program within 18 months for certificate.
4/23 1D 8:00a-12:00p MVCC T910 $149.00
Building and sustaining Trust
Leaders who demonstrate trust and trustworthiness inspire higher levels of performance and commitment to team and organizational success. This class introduces actions leaders can take to build and sustain trusting relationships, as well as common trust breakers that can erode or quickly break trust. Part of Business Leadership Certificate Level 2. An individual must complete all six courses in program within 18 months for certificate.
4/30 1D 8:00a-12:00p MVCC T910 $149.00
Moraine Valley’s Illinois workNet Center provides
programs and services to meet the needs of
eligi-ble unemployed and underemployed individuals.
To learn more and to see if you
qualify for services, visit
Illinois workNet Center
Building T, Room T904
Programs for children and teens
confidence and smiles.
For more information, call
Career Assessment seminar
Make informed career choices and develop a career plan by taking and reviewing three assessments to identify your interests, skills and values. Begin to explore careers based on your assessment results.
3/23 3W 6:00p-8:00p MVCC D136 $40.00
Commercial Truck Driving
Commercial Truck Driving
This course is designed to teach the entry-level prospective truck driving student the basic principles and skills of commercial truck driving. Students will participate in both classroom and behind-the-wheel skill exercises. The program includes a Department of Transportation physical, drug screening, Commercial Driver’s License learner’s permit and endorsement preparation, and complete vehicle training to prepare for an entry-level position in the trucking industry. The program can be completed in 160 hours of onsite training plus 30 hours of home study. Upon completion, students will be assessed for their Illinois Commercial Driver’s License (CDL). (6 AEC)
TD8-101-401 MTWRF 4/4
4W 8:00a-4:30p MVCC T911 $3,995.00
TD8-101-402 MTWRF 4/18 4W 8:00a-4:30p MVCC T911 $3,995.00
Courses in VMWare, ICM, ISM, and Cloud Infrastructure will be offered in the spring. For more information, call (708) 974-5433.
Programming web and Mobile Apps
Prerequisite: High school diploma or GED. No computer programming experience required, but being a skilled computer user is a plus. Please bring a laptop to the class. Arrangements can be made for loaner laptops, but students will benefit from having their own computer.
CS4-110-170 MTWR 1/25 14W 11:00a-4:00p MVCC T923 $3,600.00
Computer SoftwareFor more information, call (708) 974-5433.
This course will provide students with QuickBooks essential skills. Students learn the most important topics of QuickBooks. Covers key features such as getting started, working with lists, creating a chart of accounts, working with bank accounts and tracking transactions. Being one of the most popular bookkeeping applications, students will learn the most efficient way to use QuickBooks to effectively maintain accounting records.
2/3 6W 6:30p-8:45p MVCC M205 $269.00
This course will build on the skills introduced in the QuickBooks Concepts course. Students will learn how to enter sales, invoices, how to receive payments, make deposits, how to enter and pay bills and how to analyze financial data.
3/23 5W 6:30p-8:45p MVCC M205 $229.00
Learn to use the payroll feature of QuickBooks. This is an instructor-led lecture/ demonstration that meets three times. Prerequisites: QuickBooks Concepts (MC4-213) and QuickBooks Functionality (MC4-214).
4/27 3W 6:30p-8:45p MVCC M205 $135.00
excel Level 1 Fast Track
Learn to create, edit, view, print, work with formulas, functions, format cells, and change appearances of a worksheet using Excel 2010. Prerequisites: Experience with Windows or Computer Basics (MC4-101) and keyboarding skills. Textbook and USB flash drive required.
2/12 1D 8:00a-5:00p MVCC T952 $99.00
4/16 1D 8:00a-5:00p MVCC T952 $99.00
excel Level 2 Fast Track
Learn to use charts, work with large worksheets, add graphics, use templates, protect worksheets, and manage multiple-sheet workbooks. Prerequisites: Excel Level 1 (MC4-464) or Excel Level 1 Fast Track (MC4-520) or equivalent experience. Textbook and USB flash drive required.
3/11 1D 8:00a-5:00p MVCC T952 $99.00
4/23 1D 8:00a-5:00p MVCC T952 $99.00
excel Level 3 Fast Track
Learn to use Excel databases, how to create pivot tables and macros, proper use of financial functions, and data analysis.
Prerequisite: Excel Level 2 (MC4-465) or Excel Level 2 Fast Track (MC4-521) or equivalent experience. Textbook and USB flash drive required.
5/14 1D 8:00a-5:00p MVCC T952 $99.00
word Level 1 Fast Track
Learn to create and edit various documents and reports, and use the mail merge function within Word 2010. Prerequisites: Experience with Windows or Computer Basics (MC4-401) and keyboarding skills. Textbook and USB flash drive required.
2/13 1D 8:00a-5:00p MVCC T952 $99.00
word Level 2 Fast Track
Learn to work with tables. Create newsletters, employee manuals, promotional brochures, and research papers using Word 2010. Prerequisites: Word Level 1 (MC4-447) or Word Level 1 Fast Track (MC4-510) or equivalent experience. Textbook and USB flash drive required.
3/12 1D 8:00a-5:00p MVCC T952 $99.00
Culinary DelightsFor more information, call (708) 974-5216.
Basic Knife skills
Learn how to use your knife as a professional chef. This class will introduce students to the basics of knife skills, prep and maintenance. All materials and knives are provided, and students will bring home the knives. Students also will have the opportunity to learn how to utilize the ingredients that they applied knife skills to and taste recipes prepared toward the end of class.
2/5 1D 6:30p-9:30p MVCC M134 $89.00
Advanced Knife skills
Take your skills to the next level as you hone in on your culinary passion. A review on how to sharpen, clean, store, and hold knives safely, as well as perform advanced cutting techniques. Students will learn new cuts, such as chiffonade, parisienne, batonnet, julienne, and dice, as well as how to create the perfect segments of citrus fruit. Students also will have the opportunity to learn how to utilize the ingredients that they applied knife skills to and taste recipes prepared toward the end of class. Students must bring their knives from the Basic Knife Skills class.
Prerequisite: Basic Knife Skills (CA4-298).
2/19 1D 6:30p-9:30p MVCC M134 $79.00
For more information about off-campus dance classes in your area, call (708) 974-5216. For more information about on-campus dance classes, go to moraine-valley.edu/fitrec or contact Membership Services Desk in the Health, Fitness & Recreation Center at (708) 608-4000.
Ballroom Dancing, Beginning
Learn proper dance techniques in leading and following, and the basic elements of the waltz, fox trot, tango, rhumba, cha-cha, and swing dance. Couples only. Each person registers individually. Wear smooth-soled dress shoes. Gym shoes not recommended. Classes held at Pilgrim Faith Church, 9411 S. 51st Ave., Oak Lawn.
1/26 8W 8:00p-9:30p OFF CAMPUS
Belly Dancing I
Learn basic movements, including veil techniques and routines while enhancing mind, body and spirit. Enjoy expressing yourself in beautiful feminine move-ments while improving your posture, circulation, balance, and coordination. Slim and tone your thighs, hips and abdominals. Wear soft-soled shoes or socks.
2/3 6W 7:30p-9:00p SWEC 103
Latin/social/swing Dance, Beginning
Learn basic moves. Your confidence in your dancing ability will soar each week. Couples only. Each person must register individually. Wear smooth-soled dress shoes. Gym shoes not recommended. Classes held at Pilgrim Faith Church, 9411 S. 51st Ave., Oak Lawn.
For more information about off-campus fitness/health/sports classes in your area, call (708) 974-5216. For more information about on-campus fitness classes go to morainevalley.edu/fitrec or contact Membership Services Desk in the Health, Fitness & Recreation Center at (708) 608-4000.
Tai Chi I/Qi Gong I
T’ai Chi is an internal system of martial arts that is practiced for its health bene-fits, but it can be used for self-defense. Qi Gong is an internal system that is a brother/sister to T’ai Chi. Its focus is on inner healing and vital energy. The two combine to provide stress reduction, flexibility, inner/outer balance and wellness. Loose-fitting black warm-up clothing and comfortable shoes are recommended.
10W 7:00p-9:00p SWEC 213
Covers relaxing exercises which relieve tension and restore good health, breathing for greater vitality, and meditation for calmness and clarity of mind. Please bring mat or blanket.
1/28 8W 7:15p-8:45p SWEC 105
Advanced physical techniques and discussion of Oriental philosophy. Please bring a mat or blanket.
3/31 4W 7:15p-9:15p SWEC 105
Food Service SanitationFor more information, call (708) 974-5216.
Food service sanitation
As of July 1, 2014, this eight-hour course including exam is for restaurant owners and managers needing the Illinois State Health Department certification. This course with exam will need to be taken every five years for renewal. Book required. Purchase book prior to first class. Exam will be given at the end of the session.
2/8 1W 8:00a-5:00p MVCC T910 $189.00
3/7 1W 8:00a-5:00p MVCC T910 $189.00
2/20 1W 8:00a-5:00p MVCC T910 $189.00
4/9 1W 8:00a-5:00p MVCC T910 $189.00
2/29 1W 8:00a-5:00p ECBI 209 $189.00
4/25 1W 8:00a-5:00p SWEC 213 $189.00
& Recreation Center
The Health, Fitness & Recreation Center is available for Moraine Valley students, employees and community residents. Offering a large fitness center with state-of-the-art equipment, three-court gymnasium, aquatic center with four-lane pool and whirlpool, four fitness studios, locker rooms with private steam rooms, 1/10-mile indoor track, a café, free Wi-Fi, and a pro shop. The center offers comprehensive programs, including 75 fitness classes per week, personal training, instructional programs, open recreation, learn to swim, summer camp, and a kid zone. Full-time MVCC students receive access at no additional cost; part-time MVCC students may join at a low additional fee of $48 a semester. Community memberships start as low as $26/month (with restrictions) and $49/month for full access, including discounts for spouses, dependents and families. For information about membership rates and programs, call (708) 608-4000 or visit morainevalley.edu/fitrec.
Moraine Valley understands the challenges of a health professional in today’s health care environment. These courses and workshops offer learning oppor-tunities for careers, career changes and CEUs. For more information, call (708) 974-5433.
Become a Caregiver
This 16-hour course will prepare participants for entry-level positions working in the field of in-home non-medical care of the elderly, disabled or infirmed. This program meets the qualifications and requirements for home services workers. Textbook required.
2/27 2W 8:00a-5:00p MVCC TBA $340.00
4/2 2W 8:00a-5:00p MVCC TBA $340.00
The Dental Assisting Program prepares students for entry-level positions in one of the fastest-growing health care professions. With the national increase in health care-related services, and the national shortage of health care professionals, the need for dental assistants is growing substantially. With a growing workforce of 300,000 strong, a career in dental assisting ranks as the fourth fastest-growing occupation in the health care technician field. The program will familiarize students with all areas of administrative and clinical dental assisting and the responsibilities required to function as an assistant in a dental practice. Students who complete this course would be prepared to sit for the Dental Assisting National Board (DANB), Radiation Health and Safety (RHS) exam and the DANB - Infection Control Exam (ICE). Must have a high school diploma or GED, and current CPR for healthcare card.
3/22 9W 6:00p-9:30p MVCC TBA $1,599.00
As kidney failure continues to be a growing national health problem, kidney disease is driving the growing demand for well-trained dialysis technicians. Dialysis tech-nicians are employed in hospitals, outpatient clinics and other medical facilities. This program provides students with the knowledge and skills needed to perform the duties required of dialysis technicians. This course covers specific procedures to operate kidney dialysis machines, preparation of the dialyzer, skills to monitor and record the patient’s vital signs, equipment maintenance, assessment of patients for any complications that occur during the procedure, patient training for at-home dialysis treatment, and techniques to provide emotional support patients need for self-care. The program is designed to cover the key objectives of the leading dialysis technician certification exams. Must have a high school diploma or GED, and current CPR for Healthcare card.
3/22 9W 6:00p-9:30p MVCC TBA $1,199.00
CPR training and Retraining
CPr for Health Professionals
This AHA Basic Life Support (BLS) course is designed for health care profes-sionals. Intended for either new healthcare students or current healthcare professionals. Includes adult/pediatric CPR, one/two rescuer with barrier device, AED, and FBAO/choking. All materials included in fee. (0.5 AEC)
1/7 1D 8:00a-1:00p MVCC T909 $89.00
1/7 1D 1:00p-6:00p MVCC T909 $89.00
1/12 1D 8:00a-1:00p MVCC T909 $89.00
2/9 1D 8:00a-1:00p MVCC T909 $89.00
2/9 1D 1:00p-6:00p MVCC T909 $89.00
2/25 1D 8:00a-1:00p MVCC T909 $89.00
3/11 1D 8:00a-1:00p MVCC T909 $89.00
3/11 1D 1:00p-6:00p MVCC T909 $89.00
4/13 1D 8:00a-1:00p MVCC T909 $89.00
4/13 1D 1:00p-6:00p MVCC T909 $89.00
3/12 1D 8:00a-1:00p MVCC T909 $89.00
5/14 1D 8:00a-1:00p MVCC T909 $89.00
This AHA course will review the basics of CPR. No book required.
Prerequisite: Must possess a current AHA. CPR for Healthcare Professionals (BLS) card. No exceptions.
1/23 1D 8:00a-12:00p MVCC T909 $45.00
4/22 1D 8:00a-12:00p MVCC T909 $45.00
Pediatric Advanced Life support
Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS) is for health care providers who respond to emergencies in infants and children. These include personnel in emergency response, emergency medicine, intensive care and critical care units such as physicians, nurses, paramedics, and others who need a PALS course completion card. Requires current CPR card.
3/3 1W 8:30a-4:30p MVCC T909
5/7 1W 8:30a-4:30p MVCC T909
Advanced Cardiac Life support
This course is for health professionals who are working in an emergency or hospital setting where an Advanced Cardiac Life Support certificate is required. It will present the course according to the American Heart Association guidelines for emergency cardiac care. (1 AEC)
Non-emergency Medical Transport
This class provides certification training for the State of Illinois Healthcare & Family Services - safety training requirement for non-emergency transport technicians under: [Public Act 95-0501]. The class covers all aspects of transport safety issues relating to passenger safety and paratransit vehicle operations. As provided in: State of Illinois Department of Healthcare & Family Services, Admin-istrative Rules and Regulations.
2/19 1W 8:00a-5:00p MVCC T909 $133.00
4/15 1W 8:00a-5:00p MVCC T909 $133.00
This course prepares the health care worker and massage therapist to understand what an essential oil is and how it can be incorporated in their practice with emphasis on promoting wellness, providing a knowledge base in history, safety, effects on the body, chemistry and applications while maintaining the boundaries within the scope of their practice. Hands-on experience will be provided learning to use aromatherapy in footbaths and making products to promote in spa parties for additional marketing in your practice.
4/9 1D 9:00a-5:00p MVCC B161 $90.00
Chinese Facial & TMJ Techniques
A relaxing and rejuvenating facial massage engaging 25 pressure points (including two on the hands). Techniques are learned and experienced that help tone, uplift, remove tension, reduce facial lines and increase circulation to the face. Facial massage can benefit facial tics, Bell’s palsy, eye droop, sinus problems, eyesight (near/far), TMJ problems. Participants will be awarded 8 CEUs. Linens required.
Prerequisite: must be a licensed massage therapist.
3/6 1D 9:00a-6:00p MVCC B161 $170.00
ethics: roles & Boundaries
Take a fun and challenging 25-point self-quiz designed to reveal your knowledge of ethical roles and boundaries of therapeutic relationships. Real life experiences and dilemmas are discussed. Topics include boundary crossings, power differential, client expectations, and client distress signals. Must be a licensed massage therapist. (Approved for 4 CEUs)
3/5 1D 9:00a-1:00p MVCC TBA $60.00
Healing Touch Level 1
An in-depth understanding of the healing work that uses energy-based concepts: how to use your hands and heart to foster healing in others and in yourself, clear up energetic blockages that affect us negatively, and maintain balance in your own energy system so you can thrive instead of just survive. Ideal for chaplains, prof./clinical counselors (16 CEUs), massage therapists (16 CEUs), occupational therapists (16 CEUs), physical therapists (16 CEUs), physicians, R.N.s (16 CEUs), social workers (16 CEUs), and other licensed health care workers. Course notebook is included. Required: loose-fitting clothing, two pillows and linens.
5/14 1W 9:00a-6:30p MVCC B161 $365.00
Learn infant massage techniques with emphasis on safety and parental teaching to promote bonding, provide parents with an avenue for learning to communi-cate with their newborn, and provide therapists with an additional modality to promote in pediatrician practices and build confidence in new parents. Must bring an 18” to 19” doll for practice and a blanket or towel.
5/7 1D 2:00p-6:00p MVCC B161 $90.00
Lymphatic Drainage Massage
Prepares the massage therapist to do a full-body lymphatic drainage massage with emphasis on learning the basic principles and techniques of manual lymphatic drainage; reviewing anatomy and physiology of the lymphatic system; and knowledge base of benefits, indications and contraindications.
2/6 1W 9:00a-5:00p MVCC B161 $260.00
Massage Tools to Help Your Hands
The careers of many massage therapists are interrupted or terminated because of self-injury, particularly to their wrists and hands. When the open-palm method and massage tools are used along with proper body mechanics, these types of injuries can be avoided. Learn to achieve deeper penetrating pressure on your clients without exerting more force with your hands.
Prerequisite: Must be a licensed massage therapist. (Approved for 4 CEUs)
3/5 1D 2:00p-6:00p MVCC B161 $70.00
Learn a holistic approach to massage therapy for breast cancer patients and breast surgeries, including lymphatic drainage, scar tissue therapy, and working with patients going through chemotherapy and radiation. Hands-on techniques will be reviewed along with medical aspects of breast cancer. Bring sheets and one bath towel.
4/30 1D 9:00a-5:00p MVCC B161 $90.00
Shares essential knowledge and practical skills that massage therapists need to provide safe, competent and nurturing massage therapy to women during the child-bearing aspect of their lives within the scope of their practice. Massage therapy and bodywork will cover prenatal massage, our role in labor and delivery, and postpartum benefits. Understanding of basic anatomy and physiology regarding pregnancy will be reviewed. Bring sheets plus a queen top sheet, 3 to 4 pillows, and one bath towel.
4/2 1W 9:00a-5:00p MVCC B161 $240.00
Thai Ball Massage
Learn a deep-heat therapeutic muscle treatment that dates back to 14th-century Thailand when a hot pack was administered to soldiers returning from battle. The body absorbs the heat, along with the organic herbs to help ease muscle aches and pains, alleviate stiff joints, stimulate circulation, increase lymphatic drainage, and detoxify and release stagnant energy in the body. Participants will learn a variety of specialized techniques. Bring bath towels and sheets.
1/30 1D 9:00a-5:00p MVCC B161 $90.00
Treating the Feet
Learn and experience a 30 minute, 4-part treatment employing 4 different products and massage therapies as follows: foot soak with compression, circular effleurage with abrasives, and pressure therapy with foot mask and rejuvenating foot massage with lotion.
3/13 1D 9:00a-1:00p MVCC B161 $80.00
This intermediate ICD-10/CM/PCS coding class is for experienced medical coders and other health care professionals, who have received basic training, to become more proficient in the ICD-10 code sets. The course is hands-on, and students will combine theory with practice to ensure proficiency in assigning ICD-10-CM/PCS codes, as well as applying the conventions in the coding manual and the Official Guidelines for Coding and Reporting. This comprehensive course includes an overview of basic anatomy, lessons, real-life case studies, quizzes and tests, as well as information from authoritative resources.
2/20 8W 8:30a-3:00p MVCC B216 $675.00
This course is for CNAs who have been previously deemed competent as an Illinois-ap-proved nurse assistant and have had a period of 24 consecutive months in which they have not provided CNA services for pay. This course will provide a theory update, skills review and evaluation of the 21 Manual Skills in a classroom, lab and clinical setting. Upon completion, the evaluator will complete a Manual Skills Evaluation Form and mail it to the IDPH registry. Proof of immunizations and required paperwork are due no later than three weeks before first class session. 100% attendance is mandatory for this course. All participants must submit to electronic fingerprinting, in compliance with the Illinois Department of Public Health guidelines. If these mandates are not met, the applicant will be dropped without a refund. Be sure to allow six weeks to complete all requirements. Call (708) 974-5735 to request an information packet containing all of the requirements. The theory and lab session will be held on the college’s main campus, and the clinical session is to be announced.
4/24 3W 8:00a-5:00p MVCC TBA $525.00
5/27 2W 8:00a-1:00p MVCC T909
5/27 1D 1:30p-6:30p MVCC T909
5/28 3D 8:00a-1:00p MVCC T909
Course Code Days No. of Time Location Room Fee Start Weeks/Days
W=Week D=Day M=Monday T=Tuesday W=Wednesday
Current Nursing update refresher
The Current Nurse Update Refresher will provide comprehensive theory and clinical experiences for returning nurses to the healthcare setting, or practicing nurse profes-sionals who wish to broaden their health care knowledge. This course is approved by the Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation. Proof of immuni-zations and required documentation is due no later than two weeks before first class session. 100% attendance is mandatory for this ten-week program. If these mandates are not met, the applicant will be dropped without a refund. The required texts are available in the MVCC Bookstore. Please call (708) 974-5735 to request an information packet. Clinical will be held at Little Company of Mary Hospital, 2800 W. 95th St., Evergreen Park, IL from 6 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Attendance at each session is mandatory to all theory classes and clinical sessions.
2/24 10W 6:00p-10:00p MVCC TBA $1,799.00
Review of pharmacy mathematic calculations used in a variety of pharmacy practice settings. Examines concepts in dosage calculations, metric system and conversions as applied to pharmacy. Simulated case situations directly related to the student’s field of study are included. Highly recommended for those pursuing the PCTE National Pharmacy Technicians Exam. Textbook required.
5/14 1D 9:00a-1:00p MVCC TBA $125.00
5/14 1D 8:00a-1:00p ECBI 219 $125.00
Pharmacy Technician review
This course provides a review of pharmacy principles and procedures to prepare entry level pharmacy technicians to challenge the PCTE-National Pharmacy Technicians Exam. Course content includes review of various disease states, basic physiology, pharmacy law, ethics, and the fundamentals of technician training. Emphasis will be given to pharmacy abbreviations and generic medications, prescription processing and hands-on compounding techniques. The course will introduce students to various settings in pharmacy practice, including the community, hospital, managed care, mail order and long-term care. Information on qualifying for the pharmacy certification examination will be provided. Concurrent registration in AH4-701 Pharmacy Mathe-matics is recommended but not required. Textbook required. (2.5 AEC)
1/26 13W 6:00p-10:00p MVCC TBA $1,200.00
1/30 13W 8:30a-12:30p ECBI 219 $1,200.00
Healthy LivingFor more information, call (708) 974-5216.
Fit for Life
Master the fundamentals of exercise and eating to help you overcome the stress and fatigue of life. Learn the basics of exercise that can be applied anywhere along with how to fuel your body with the right foods to create abundant energy. Discover how building a stronger body is the key to shedding extra weight and step off the scale into better health.
3/21 1D 7:00p-8:30p SWEC 213
Motivation for Life
Build an action plan for developing healthy habits. Discover how mastering the art of creating healthy habits is the key to shaping your life and creating positive emotions which fuel willpower, the cornerstone of motivation. Bring a 5x7 notebook.
4/18 1D 7:00p-8:30p SWEC 213
Positive Thinking for Life
Whether you think you can or think you can’t, you’re right. Discover how an “attitude of gratitude’” is the foundation for positive thinking and watch doors open in ways you never thought possible. Realize how focusing on your strengths and letting go of the negatives will help you live a healthier, happier life. Bring a 5X7 journal.
5/16 1D 7:00p-8:30p SWEC 213
For more information, call (708) 974-5216.
shakespeare 101: Demystifying the Bard
Do you find Shakespeare intimidating? Did someone teach you to hate the Bard? No fear! This entertaining, interactive class will give you a new appreciation of Shakespeare – his life, his times, and his words. Learning to ready, understand, and enjoy Shakespeare and have fun in the process. No prior experience required, just curiosity and a healthy sense of humor!
3/10 4W 6:00p-7:30p MVCC M201 $35.00
Register for one of the many continuing education classes available for massage therapists.
shipwrecks of the Great Lakes
Discover the numerous ships found in the Great Lakes from the Griffin in 1679 to the present. Explore the purpose of each voyage. Learn how the sailing conditions of the Great Lakes compare to those of the ocean. Was wreckage found? Was diving and exploring permitted, and were there survivors or witnesses?
3/30 8W 7:00p-9:00p MVCC T909 $85.00
Titanic II—Maiden Voyage
Investigate the improvements in materials, design and technology used in the construction of Titanic II, 100 years after the Titanic disaster. Examine the causes of the disaster and determine if all of them have been identified and corrected.
1/27 8W 7:00p-9:00p MVCC T909 $85.00
For more information, call (708) 974-5216.
“reel” Classic Films
Explore some of the best offerings that Hollywood and foreign filmmakers have put forth during the past 60 years. Discuss and view dramas, comedies, classics and not-so-classic films. Some films shown during class; other viewed independently.
1/28 10W 7:00p-9:30p SWEC 105
Provides an overview of Irish records of value to those seeking to research their Irish ancestry, including Irish census records, church registers and other records.
3/7 1D 6:30p-9:30p MVCC M201 $25.00
researching Your Chicago roots
This will be a presentation on researching your family in the city of Chicago.
3/28 1D 6:30p-9:30p MVCC M201 $25.00
The Internet and Genealogy
Explore using Google and other search engines, as well as Facebook, to enhance genealogical searching.
2/22 1D 6:30p-9:30p MVCC M210 $25.00
For more information, call (708) 974-5216.
Affordable Backyard Designing
Envision your backyard vibrating with intriguing vistas that beckon you and your family to enjoy. Even small artistic touches can make a dramatic difference. Many clever practical ideas will be emphasized. Learn how to skillfully transform your ordinary background into a relaxing and useful living area inexpensively.
3/28 1D 6:30p-9:30p MVCC F159 $20.00
Creating “Curb Appeal”
The first impression of you and your home is the front yard. It is that “public area” that is critiqued by your friends, relatives, neighbors and passers-by. Whether you will do the project yourself or hire it out, you will be equipped with the knowledge of how to attractively design your front yard for your home’s best visual impact.
4/4 1D 6:30p-9:30p MVCC F159 $20.00
Are you a creative person with an eye for design? Learn interior designer tips and strategies to design a room with an introduction to color, lighting, furniture, industry trends, spatial arrangements, and floor plans.
2/4 6W 6:30p-8:30p SWEC 213
Gardening 101 – Buying Plants
If your plants are not doing well or dying prematurely, you may not be selecting the right plants. Learn how to read the plant tags. Do you want annuals, peren-nials or bienperen-nials? What constitutes hardiness? Decide if you want the straight species, a variety or a cultivar of an herbaceous or woody plant. How important are botanic names? Discover the significance of knowing all these things and more. At the second class, you will visit a local nursery where the instructor will guide you on how to observe plants and make intelligent decisions for your purchases.
4/23 2W 9:00a-12:00p MVCC M207 $35.00
Green Cleaning: How to Make Your own Home Cleaning Products
Most of us spend a great deal of money purchasing cleaning products for our homes. These products are generally full of chemicals and do “get the job done,” but at what cost – both your health and finances? This class will teach you how to stop using most of these toxic products and replace them with gentler, mostly non-toxic products. Clean your home for pennies a day!
2/11 1D 6:00p-7:30p MVCC M208 $10.00
3/9 1D 6:00p-7:30p MVCC M208 $10.00
4/11 1D 6:00p-7:30p MVCC M208 $10.00
This class provides an introduction to building codes and regulations, electrical wiring, plumbing, tile, wall and door installation, and measurement for those wanting to know the basics of remodeling. Class will have a hands-on field trip to a site to put your new skills to work. (1 AEC)
10W 6:30p-9:30p ECBI 219 $266.00
Training as required by Illinois State
Police to recieve permit.
Prerequisite: Valid Firearm Owner
Identification (FOID) card.
Nationally portable, industry-recognized
skill certifications for front-line
• Certified Logistics Associate (MP8-700)
starts in March
• Certified Logistics Technician (MP8-701)
starts in April
Mary Jo Murphy (708) 974-5498
Illinois Concealed CarryFor more information, call (708) 974-5216.
Illinois Concealed Carry
This course provides the 16 hours of training required by the Illinois State Police for Concealed Carry Permit. This includes a firearm qualification with a minimum score of 70 percent. The curriculum is cleaning, loading and unloading of a concealable firearm, all applicable state and federal laws relating to ownership, storage, carry and transportation of a fireman. Prerequisite: Valid Firearm Owner Identification Card (FOID), a concealable type firearm (handgun), and 100 rounds of ammunition. Note: No firearms or live ammunition are allowed on the Moraine Valley campus or in the classroom. Leave your firearm at home. Range days are on Saturdays from 9 a.m.-5:30 p.m. On range day you will meet at Rink’s Gun and Sport Shop, 14363 S. Archer Ave., Lockport, IL 60441.
2/5 1W 9:00a-5:30p MVCC T910 $249.00
3/11 1W 9:00a-5:30p MVCC T910 $249.00
4/15 1W 9:00a-5:30p MVCC T910 $249.00
1/22 1W 8:30a-5:00p ECBI 219 $249.00
5/6 1W 8:30a-5:00p SWEC 103 $249.00
and Money MattersFor more information, call (708) 974-5216.
stock Market Basics
Review stock selection through fundamental and technical analysis, using the Internet and other tools. Discuss the risk/return trade off of stocks vs. bonds, and how this could work into building your personal portfolio.
4/6 4W 7:00p-9:30p MVCC M201 $60.00
The educated Investor
Examine risk management, money markets, CDs, annuities, mutual funds, municipal bonds, IRAs, 401(k)s, and other pension plans. Class taught by a financial planner.
3/22 2W 7:00p-9:30p MVCC M207 $30.00
For more information, call (708) 974-5216.
Conversational Arabic, Beginning
Learn the pronunciation of the Arabic language and alphabet. Emphasis will be on conversational words and phrases that will aid the traveler. Textbook required.
1/26 10W 7:00p-9:30p MVCC D230 $140.00
Conversational French, Beginning
Learn how to ask directions, tell time, and order a meal. Covers money issues and basic grammar. Textbook required.
1/25 10W 7:00p-9:30p MVCC A282 $140.00
Conversational French, Continued
Review and reinforce your basic knowledge of French while adding to your vocab-ulary and fluency in conversation. Textbook required.
4/18 6W 7:00p-9:30p MVCC A282 $84.00
Conversational Italian, Beginning
Covers words and phrases for travelers. Covers basic grammar, shopping, cuisine, money, and customs. Textbook required.
1/26 10W 7:00p-9:30p SWEC 213
Conversational Italian, Continued
Review and reinforce your basic knowledge of Italian while adding to your vocab-ulary and fluency in conversation. Textbook required.
4/19 5W 6:30p-9:30p SWEC 213
Conversational Polish, Beginning
Practice in speaking Polish and acquiring the grammar basics.
1/26 10W 7:00p-9:30p MVCC T910 $140.00
Conversational spanish, Beginning
Learn to use basic vocabulary and conversation. Spanish customs and culture are explored. Textbook required.
1/28 10W 7:00p-9:30p MVCC T910 $140.00
1/27 10W 7:00p-9:30p SWEC 213
Conversational spanish, Continued
Review and reinforce your basic knowledge of Spanish while adding to your vocabulary and fluency in conversation. Textbook required. (Prerequisite: LN4-265)
4/13 5W 6:30p-9:30p SWEC 213
Lean EnterpriseFor more information, call (708) 974-5498.
Introduction to Lean six sigma
This course will provide an introduction to the Six Sigma methodology for pursuing continuous improvement in customer satisfaction and profit. Six Sigma is a busi-ness-driven, multi-dimensional structured approach to improving processes, lowering defects, reducing process variability, reducing costs, increasing customer satisfaction and increasing profits. The main goal of Six Sigma is to identify, isolate, and eliminate variation or defects. This course will provide a foundation for those pursuing additional Green Belt Six Sigma training and certification through the American Society of Quality (ASQ).
2/2 1D 6:00p-9:00p MVCC M206 $395.00
Lean CI series
Meeting today’s manufacturing challenges demands a Lean enterprise. Expe-rience the six course simulations in the Lean Continuous Improvement Series and the gain the knowledge, tools and application examples necessary to begin a Lean transformation. The six courses include Lean 101, Lean Leadership, Value Stream Mapping & 5S, Quick Changeover, Cellular/Flow Manufacturing, Pull/ Kanban Systems & Total Productive Maintenance. Fee includes lunch and all training materials.
1/21 6W 8:30a-5:00p MVCC M201 $1,749.00
six sigma Green Belt
This course will consist of the basics of Six Sigma and Design of Experiments necessary to optimize any process. Taught by one of the American Society for Quality’s Certified Master Black Belts, this course will utilize nontraditional instructional techniques such as a helicopter simulation, card illusion and other hands-on activities to demonstrate Six Sigma and Design of Experiments. This course will prepare those pursuing Green Belt or Black Belt certification through the American Society of Quality (ASQ).
MP5-451-004 MTWRF 3/7 1W 8:30a-5:00p MVCC M206 $1,950.00
Professional SkillsFor more information, call (708) 974-5498.
Certified Logistics Associate
The program is designed to align with Manufacturing Skills Standards Council (MSSC) standards for the Certified Logistics Associate (CLA). This course covers the core competency areas required for high skilled, frontline material handling workers across all supply chain facilities. Topics include basics of supply chain logistics, global supply chain logistics life cycle, logistics environment, material handling equipment, safety principles, safe material handling and equipment operation, quality control principles, workplace communications, teamwork and workplace behavior and computer usage. Upon completion, students will be assessed for the foundation level Certified Logistics Associate credential.
3/8 6W 6:00p-10:00p MVCC T911 $730.00
Certified Logistics Technician
This course covers the core competency areas required for mid-level, high perfor-mance material handling workers across all supply chain facilities. Topics include product receiving and storage, order processing, packaging and shipment, inventory control, transportation, and metrics. The program is aligned with Manufacturing Skills Standards Council (MSSC) standards for Certified Logistics Technicians (CLT). Upon completion, students will be assessed for the Certified Logistics Technician credential.
4/19 5W 6:00p-10:00p MVCC T911 $730.00
Prepare for a career in manufacturing by developing your skills in reading and understanding industrial manufacturing prints. Learn the fundamentals of blue-prints, including types of drawings, lines, views, title blocks, change blocks, and symbols. Textbook required.
3/23 5W 6:00p-9:15p MVCC T911 $275.00
Math for Industry
A math skills review preparing students for next step training such as blue-print reading, manufacturing technologies or career advancement. Covers basic operations, whole numbers, fractions, and decimals. Provides a review of ratios, proportion and percent, as well as simple algebraic equations. Textbook required.