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1 CONTINUING EDUCATION Youth Adult Enrichment Academy Adult Professional Enrichment Development Professional Youth Development Academy FALL 2014 FALL 2015 SCHEDULE OF CLASSES

2 ADA For College of DuPage classes, every effort will be made to provide reasonable accommodations to students with disabilities. This is done in coordination with our Center for Access and Accommodations, which can be reached at (630) (voice) or (630) (TDD). Personal assistance with using the restroom, mobility around campus or eating is not provided. Students requesting accommodations should be in contact with Access and Accommodations 30 days prior to the start of programs. An intake session will be performed on an individual basis to determine a student s needs. On rare occasions, it may be determined that a student s needs cannot be met in our environment. CANCELLATIONS We encourage you to enroll as early as possible to ensure you can get into the courses you choose. If your program cancels, we encourage you to select another program or activity, or we can provide you with a refund. Notification and confirmation of cancellation must be processed by 5 p.m. on the day before the first class session. REFUNDS A 100 percent refund is given up to one (1) business day before the start of class. Please note that non-attendance does not count as a withdrawal. TEACH WITH CONTINUING EDUCATION To learn more about teaching a course with College of DuPage Continuing Education, please visit cod.edu/conted or COD ALERTS To find out information about College closures due to weather or emergencies, you can sign up for COD Alerts. This notification system is for all students and staff of COD. For details on how to register for alerts go to cod.edu/it/labs/pages/faq.html. You may also check on the Continuing Education Twitter page or find out information from local TV and radio stations. Continuing Education programs and course schedules are subject to change. COLLEGE OF DUPAGE BOARD OF TRUSTEES Kathy Hamilton Board Chairman, Hinsdale Deanne Mazzochi Board Vice Chairman, Elmhurst Frank Napolitano Board Secretary, Bloomingdale Charles Bernstein Wheaton Erin Birt, Wheaton Dianne McGuire, Naperville Joseph C. Wozniak, Naperville Gloria Roark Student Trustee, Aurora College of DuPage Continuing Education is happy to bring you new and expanded programs for all ages and a variety of interests. You can benefit from a wide range of personal enrichment courses and professional development programs to learn a new skill, develop a passion or launch a dream career. Our Music Academy offers high-caliber group and private music lessons for community members at all skill levels. We also have a broad range of professional training programs in high-demand career fields such as truck driving, healthcare and IT. Business Solutions offers customized on-site training for employers, while The Center for Entrepreneurship provides free consultation for businesses in management, marketing, finance and operations. Additional business and leadership professional development will be offered through a partnership with CAM-I, an organization that provides best practice management solutions used by Fortune 500 corporations. Explore extensive program offerings in our Lifelong Learning Institute in the arts, humanities, history and more. Enjoy our expanded Sage Series programs and join us for our free Lunch Break Lectures. We welcome you to a free preview of our fall non-credit classes at our Sampler Day on Saturday, Aug. 15, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Whether you are an individual looking to enrich your life, a company ready to grow your business or an employee looking to start or advance a career, CE has something for you. We invite you to review our many offerings this fall! Joseph C. Cassidy Dean, Continuing Education Follow College of DuPage Continuing Education cod.edu/conted facebook.com/ceatcod twitter.com/ceatcod

3 FALL 2015 SCHEDULE OF CLASSES CONTINUING EDUCATION Adult Enrichment Professional Development Youth Academy Contents ADULT ENRICHMENT Arts and Music...4 Music Academy... 5 Writing...6 Photography...6 Computers... 7 Finance and Investment Food and Beverage...11 Health and Fitness...12 Hobby and Recreation...13 Home and Garden Languages...15 Mind, Body and Spirit LITERACY...20 REACH OUT...21 LIFELONG LEARNING Bridge Computers and Technology Humanities Genealogy The Sage Series Lunch Break Lectures Plus 50 Encore Completion AT THE MAC...31 PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT Business and Management Leadership...35 Fundraising...35 Computers Food and Beverage Healthcare Craft Beer Safety Training Project Management Real Estate Test Preparation ONLINE CLASSES Gatlin Education Ed2Go Career Step YOUTH ACADEMY HIGH SCHOOL PROGRAMS...46 TUTORING...46 MASSAGE THERAPY TRUCK DRIVING SCHOOL...52 MAPS AND LOCATIONS REGISTRATION FORM...55

4 ADULT ENRICHMENT ARTS AND MUSIC Art Masterpieces Explore key pieces of art from renowned museums. Join us as we discuss signature paintings, understand what makes them significant and learn what they say about the artists time and culture. The Art Institute of Chicago Monday, Sept. 14-Oct p.m. ART , $89; Lifelong Learner $65 Student Resource Center (SRC), Room 1004 Musée du Louvre Wednesday, Oct p.m. ART , $89; Lifelong Learner $65 Health and Science Center (HSC), Room 1116 Calligraphy Roman and Bookhand Learn letterforms used during the Roman Empire and Renaissance. Experience the rich rewards of designing, writing and binding your own book. A supply list will be mailed before class. Beginners are welcome. Tuesday, Sept. 22-Nov p.m. ART , $179 Student Resource Center (SRC), Room 1119 Drawing I Let your artistic abilities surface and learn how to draw and sketch. This class teaches basic drawing techniques including placement, form, light, shadow and composition. A supply list will be mailed before class. Wednesday, Sept. 9-Oct. 7 ART , $185 Berg Instructional Center (BIC), Room 1630 Drawing II Continue exploring the art of drawing by expanding your techniques. A supply list will be mailed before class. Wednesday, Oct. 14-Nov. 11 ART , $185 Berg Instructional Center (BIC), Room 1630 Pop Art Painting Do you enjoy Pop Art and works from Andy Warhol, Keith Haring or Roy Lichtenstein? Join us for an introduction to this technique and create your own Pop Art painting. A supply list will be mailed before the first class. Thursday, Oct. 8-Nov. 5 ART , $185 Berg Instructional Center (BIC), Room 3728 Renaissance Masters Explore the art of Raphael, Michelangelo and da Vinci. This class examines their works in paint, sculpture, drawing and architecture, and how they influenced arts and culture. Thursday, Oct p.m. ART , $89 Berg Instructional Center (BIC), Room 1628 Watercolor I Learn how to choose supplies, mix colors and paint backgrounds. Discover simple painting techniques to create skies, water, trees, grass and flowers. Explore finishing techniques that make your paintings come alive. A supply list will be mailed before class. Tuesday, Sept. 15-Oct :30 p.m. ART , $185; Lifelong Learner $129 Student Resource Center (SRC), Room 1119 Tuesday, Sept. 8-Oct :30-2:30 p.m. ART , $185; Lifelong Learner $129 Riverwalk Community Center, Naperville Watercolor II Advance your competence and confidence in the art of watercolor. Tuesday, Nov. 3-Dec :30-2:30 p.m. ART , $185; Lifelong Learner $129 Riverwalk Community Center, Naperville 4 Continuing Education Fall 2015 cod.edu/conted

5 MUSIC ACADEMY The music program at College of DuPage is recognized as one of the finest instructional programs in the Chicago metropolitan area. MUSIC ACADEMY PRIVATE LESSONS Music Quest If you are new to music or at an intermediate or advanced level, you can pursue lessons in the Music Quest program. Music Quest lessons run for 30 minutes and are offered in a variety of disciplines of music, reflecting styles ranging from classical to jazz and blues to contemporary. The program features one-on-one lessons for youth through adult. Lessons are taught in studios on campus in the McAninch Arts Center (MAC). Contact Continuing Education at (630) or or visit cod. edu/musicacademy. Music Masters Study with master musicians through Music Masters credit courses. Contact Pam Eiten at (630) to explore music courses for academic credit. Additional information and biographies are at cod.edu/ musicacademy. GROUP LESSONS Guitar Girls with Guitars Grab your favorite red guitar and learn the chords Taylor Swift uses in her songs. This class, designed for students 11 and older, is the place to get guitar training by learning several open position chords, strum styles and time signatures with new songs each session. Bring an acoustic or electric guitar with a small amplifier. Saturday, Sept. 19-Oct :30 a.m. MUSIC , $192 Group Guitar for Teens and Adults Beginner Gain skills to play the guitar while learning how to work with a group of other musicians. Learn several open position chords, strumming patterns and time signatures with featured songs for each session. Bring an acoustic or electric guitar with a small amplifier. This course is for students ages 14 and older. Saturday, Sept. 19-Oct a.m.-12:30 p.m. MUSIC , $192 Piano Basic Piano Maintenance for Piano Owners Piano care might seem like an intimidating task, but this course helps you prevent piano damage before it happens. Learn about tuning, cleaning and detecting damage. Saturday, Nov a.m. MUSIC , $59 Software Introduction to GarageBand Learn to turn your Mac into a fully featured recording studio using GarageBand. Use this software to compose, perform and record your own music. Master the interface, learn basic recording techniques, arrange a song, record live instruments and vocals, edit and mix tracks, add special effects and more. Wednesday, Oct. 14-Nov :30 p.m. MUSIC , $189 Songwriting Experience a process for writing songs to express your ideas and emotions. Learn the beginning skills and techniques used in writing song lyrics. Examine song form and meter, rhyme schemes, conversational writing and sharing artistic creations with others. Tuesday, Oct :30 p.m. MUSIC , $125 Ukulele Advanced Ukulele: Group Session Enjoy the next level of instruction with the ukulele. This versatile instrument can be used for all kinds of music, from classical to pop. Students should know the basic chords and will learn more advanced songs and group jamming. Please ensure you have short fingernails before class. Bring a tuned ukulele and pitch pipe. A new song book will be provided as part of the class fee. Saturday, Dec. 5 9 a.m.-noon MUSIC , $69 You Can Uke: Learn to Play the Ukulele Enjoy the ease of learning and playing the ukulele. This versatile instrument can be used for all kinds of music, from classical to pop. Students learn about the ukulele and how to play it, starting with the basic chords and common songs, and moving up to basic pop tunes. You don t need to have previous musical instrument training. Please ensure you have short fingernails before class. The course fee includes a ukulele, a pitch pipe and songbook. Saturday, Nov. 7 9 a.m.-noon MUSIC , $120 FEATURED CLASSES We now offer non-credit opportunities to participate in college music courses. All classes take place on campus at the McAninch Arts Center (MAC). For more information, visit www. cod.edu/musicacademy. Chamber Orchestra Tuesday, Aug. 25-Dec :50 p.m. MUSIC , $165; Lifelong Learner $95 Credit: MUSIC DuPage Chorale Monday, Aug. 24-Dec :50 p.m. MUSIC , $165; Lifelong Learner $95 Credit: MUSIC Community Band Monday, Aug. 24-Dec :50 p.m. MUSIC , $165; Lifelong Learner $95 Credit: MUSIC DuPage Community Jazz Ensembles Wednesday, Aug. 26-Dec :50 p.m. MUSIC , $165; Lifelong Learner $95 Credit: MUSIC Adult Enrichment Join us this fall for MUSIC FRIDAYS! Music is a series of free programs featuring the College of DuPage Music department with performances and presentations by COD faculty, students and guests. All events are free and begin at noon in the MAC, Room 140. For more information, contact Lee Kesselman at Visit atthemac.org/music- Friday for a current schedule. Register online at myaccess.cod.edu For more information, call (630)

6 WRITING Beginnings, Middles and Ends In this seven-week workshop, author Carmela Martino shows you how to hook readers, build drama and craft a satisfying conclusion. Through reading assignments, writing exercises, class discussions and instructor feedback, learn how to address problems at every stage of your story. Required text: Beginnings, Middles and Ends by Nancy Kress. Please bring the text to the first class. Thursday, Sept. 17-Oct p.m. HUMNT , $179 Student Resource Center (SRC), Room 1128 Let the Ink Flow: Stream-of-Consciousness Writing Be inspired by masterpieces of impressionism to write en plein air. Like those master painters, you will be free to express your impressions as you experience them, transcending the binding rules of grammar, logic and order. You may be amazed at the writing that flows from your pen! Monday, Oct. 26-Nov p.m. HUMNT , $109; Lifelong Learner $89 Student Resource Center (SRC), Room 1128 Lyric Writing Chicago writer, poet and musician Paul Barile guides you through this four-week workshop on producing lyrics. Wednesday, Nov. 18-Dec p.m. (no class Nov. 25) HUMNT , $89 Student Resource Center (SRC), Room 1123 Novel Workshop Writers with a near-complete novel are invited to present and get feedback from others in the same boat. Discuss settings and characters, engage in group writing exercises, and experience encouragement to get that unfinished masterpiece back on track! Saturday, Nov a.m.-1 p.m. HUMNT , $109; Lifelong Learner $89 Student Resource Center (SRC), Room 1123 Pinteresting Characters Developing multi-dimensional characters is a key element to successful writing. Prepare to put your creativity to work, incorporating this popular social media to develop a cast of characters. Using Pinterest and an improv environment, learn to cultivate character profiles and create the backstories to enhance your stories. Tuesday, Oct. 20-Nov p.m. HUMNT , $109; Lifelong Learner $89 Poetry Workshop Gain an introduction to the process of writing poetry with Chicago-based poet and artist Paul Barile. Discuss and practice different styles of poetry and develop your own voice. Walk away with a greater sense of structure of various styles and the confidence to write and share your own work. Bring a sack lunch to this all-day workshop. Saturday, Oct. 3 9 a.m.-5 p.m. HUMNT , $89 Student Resource Center (SRC), Room 1123 Saturday, Dec a.m.-5 p.m. HUMNT , $89 Student Resource Center (SRC), Room 1123 Screenwriting for Film and TV From inspiration to first draft, our goal is nine weeks to a complete professional script of each student s individual project. Professional writer and producer Robert Melnyk leads the way to producing a stand-out project, through instruction and guidance in structure, story arc and presentation techniques. Monday, Sept. 14-Nov.9 HUMNT , $219; Lifelong Learner $179. Turning Life into Fiction This one-day workshop introduces techniques for creating fiction based on your own life events, or those of others. Learn how to mine your past for story ideas and details that bring your fiction to life. Find out how to create composite characters from real people and turn anecdotes into stories that have a beginning, middle and end. Bring a sack lunch. Saturday, Oct a.m.-3 p.m. HUMNT , $79 Student Resource Center (SRC), Room 1123 Unwrap Your Hidden Writer Incorporate steam-of-consciousness techniques to free your inner writer, while using the five senses as inspiration. The ink will flow, inspiring a heartwarming, written piece to share with friends and family. Bring a sack lunch. Saturday, Dec. 5 9 a.m.-2 p.m. HUMNT , $79 Writing: Family Food History Blend techniques of food writing, personal interview and memoir writing to create a family history through food. Use your original writing, recipes and family photos to bring a family history or cookbook to life. Monday, Oct p.m. HUMNT , $89; Lifelong Learner $69 Student Resource Center (SRC), Room 1128 FEATURED CLASSES We now offer non-credit opportunities to participate in college writing courses. Writers Group Meet like-minded writers working in a variety of genres, including short story, novel, poetry, flash fiction, screenplay and creative non-fiction. Get friendly support, critique and encouragement, regular assignments and deadlines that help get the work done. Thursday, Sept. 17-Dec a.m.-1:30 p.m. Noncredit: HUMNT , $420 Credit: ENGLI-1800-FS007, ENGLI-2800-FS007 Thursday, Sept. 17-Dec. 17 6:30-10 p.m. Noncredit: HUMNT , $420 Credit: ENGLI-1800-FS008, ENGLI-2800-FS008 PHOTOGRAPHY Beginning Photography Take better photos. Bring your camera, regardless of type. Basic topics include camera function, lighting, composition, lenses, filters and specialized photography. Assignments include shooting digitally or with film. Wednesday, Sept. 16-Oct. 28 6:30-9 p.m. PHOTO , $185 Berg Instructional Center (BIC), Room 1808 Beyond Beginning Photography Sharpen your camera skills as you increase your ability to see photographically and compose better images. In-class and out-of-class shooting projects help you increase understanding of your camera. Bring a digital or film SLR camera. Wednesday, Nov. 4-Dec. 16 6:30-9 p.m. PHOTO , $185 Berg Instructional Center (BIC), Room 1406 Digital Photography Learn how to use all the features of your digital camera. Topics include downloading photos, image resolution and compression, locking focus, and builtin scene or shooting modes. Bring batteries and your camera manual. Instructor: K. Quinn Thursday, Sept. 10-Oct. 22 6:30-9 p.m. PHOTO , $185 Digital Photography Continued Enhance your confidence and capability using your digital camera. Basic computer skills required. Instructor: K. Quinn Thursday, Oct. 29-Dec :30 p.m. PHOTO , $185 Natural Beauty Fall Photography Capture the beauty of fall with this Nature Photography class. Instructor Erica Benson teaches camera and composition techniques to photograph leaves, trees, landscapes, insects and weather. Understand the performance of proper exposures to gain skills with the use of hands-on demonstrations, classroom lectures and practice in off-site locations, including forest preserves. Tuesday, Sept. 8-Oct. 20 6:30-9 p.m. PHOTO , $185 Berg Instructional Center (BIC), Room 2506 Photography Independent Study Individuals work on projects of their own choosing. Enhance your photography and editing skills. The conclusion of the class will result in a creative portfolio piece. Thursday, Sept. 10-Nov. 19 6:30-9 p.m. PHOTO , $199 Berg Instructional Center (BIC), Room Continuing Education Fall 2015 cod.edu/conted

7 3D Printing and Scanning Learn various processes and tools for 3D printing: Additive manufacturing, filaments and material used, and the use of 3D model data to create 3D printed prototypes. Topics include acquiring raw scan data, cleanup, enhancement and integration with popular, professional 3D software packages. Monday, Sept. 14-Oct :30 p.m. COMPT , $219 Student Resource Center (SRC), Room 1126 Adobe Illustrator CS6 (Mac) Discover how to use Adobe Illustrator to draw electronic illustrations. Learn to trace and manipulate electronic artwork and create original art within the program. Previous computer experience and a textbook are required. This course is part of the Continuing Education Graphic Design certificate. Tuesday, Sept. 15-Oct. 27 COMPT , $295 Student Resource Center (SRC), Room 1126 Writing for the Web: Building and Managing Your Online Brand Explore writing in the digital age! Learn to write for a wide variety of digital formats and discover how to shape your personal brand. You ll also have a chance to publish your work. This hands-on course is in a hybrid format, blending face-to-face meetings with ongoing online instruction. Hear from expert guest speakers including professionals experienced in online communication. Wednesday, Sept. 16-Dec :50 p.m. Credit: ENGLI-1115-HYB10, $420 Non-credit: HUMNT , $420 Student Resource Center (SRC), Room 3004 COMPUTERS 3D Printing Overview This one-day seminar showcases new advancements to 3D printing, and how they can be incorporated into gaming, film, media, healthcare, education, hobbyist practices and the average consumer s life. With the cost of 3D printers decreasing, the average household consumer, artist and small studio can afford this new technology and medium. Imagine being able to design and create your own jewelry, kitchen utensils, medical prototypes, replacement parts, characters and toys, and even toothbrushes. The future is here come and be a part of it. Saturday, Oct a.m.-noon COMPT , $55 Student Resource Center (SRC), Room 1126 Tuesday, Sept. 8 COMPT , $55 Student Resource Center (SRC), Room D Modeling and Rendering Explore the world of 3D printing using Autodesk Maya. Students are introduced to interface and workflow, and participate in assignments that allow deeper exploration into Maya s modeling toolsets. Wednesday, Oct. 21-Dec :30 p.m. COMPT , $269 Student Resource Center (SRC), Room 1126 Access Basics 2013 Learn the basic features of MS Access 2013, a popular database application. Discover how to organize, track, manage, update and share your data in powerful ways. A textbook is required. Monday, Sept COMPT , $165 Student Resource Center (SRC), Room 1133 Access Intermediate 2013 Enhance your database skills in MS Access Learn how the revised interface makes it easier to design forms and reports. MS Access experience and a textbook are required. Monday, Oct COMPT , $165 Student Resource Center (SRC), Room 1133 Adobe After Effects (Mac) Learn the basics of creating motion graphics. Through demonstrations and weekly assignments, gain a better understanding of the tools and workflow to create beautiful, realistic composites. Thursday, Oct. 29-Dec. 17 (no class Nov. 26) COMPT , $295 Student Resource Center (SRC), Room 1126 Adobe Dreamweaver Discover the many features of Dreamweaver, a professional visual page editor for creating and managing websites and pages. Easily create and edit crossplatform, cross-browser pages. Previous HTML or similar experience is preferred. A textbook is required. This course is part of the Continuing Education Graphic Design certificate and Web Design certificate. Wednesday, Sept. 16-Oct. 28 COMPT , $295 Student Resource Center (SRC), Room 1120 Adobe Flash Animation Learn the basics of Flash, including drawing, tools, symbols, text, timelines, layers (frame-by-frame animation) and tweens (motion and shape). Discover sound, video and basic action scripting. Previous computer experience and a textbook are required. This course is part of the Continuing Education Graphic Design certificate and Web Design certificate. Tuesday, Sept. 15-Oct. 27 COMPT , $295 Student Resource Center (SRC), Room 1120 Adobe Illustrator CS6 Discover how to use Adobe Illustrator to draw electronic illustrations. Learn to trace and manipulate electronic artwork and create original art within the program. Previous computer experience and a textbook are required. This course is part of the Continuing Education Graphic Design certificate. Wednesday, Sept. 16-Oct. 28 COMPT , $295 Student Resource Center (SRC), Room 1134 Adobe InDesign (Mac) Learn Adobe InDesign, a professional-level page layout program for designing commercial business, personal or educational page layouts with sophisticated graphics and typography. Prerequisite: Advanced word processing skills. A textbook is required. This course is part of the Continuing Education Graphic Design certificate. Thursday, Sept. 10-Oct. 22 COMPT , $295 Student Resource Center (SRC), Room 1126 Adobe InDesign Learn Adobe InDesign, a professional-level page layout program for designing business, personal or educational page layouts with sophisticated graphics and typography. Prerequisite: Advanced word processing skills. A textbook is required. This course is part of the Continuing Education Graphic Design certificate. Monday, Sept. 14-Oct. 26 COMPT , $295 Student Resource Center (SRC), Room 1120 Adobe Photoshop I Discover the capabilities of Adobe Photoshop, an image-editing software package. Modify scanned photographs, create artwork, improve graphic designs and produce collages of multiple images. Previous computer experience and a textbook are required. This course is part of the Continuing Education Graphic Design certificate and Web Design certificate. Tuesday, Sept. 15-Oct. 27 COMPT , $295 Student Resource Center (SRC), Room 1133 Adult Enrichment Register online at myaccess.cod.edu For more information, call (630)

8 Adobe Photoshop Elements (Mac) Learn to do more with your photos. Discover the perfect combination of power and simplicity using Photoshop Elements, a powerful yet easy-to-use image-editing software for print, and the Web. Discover how to optimize photos for . A textbook is required. Monday, Oct. 19-Nov. 30 COMPT , $295 Student Resource Center (SRC), Room 1126 Adobe Photoshop for Digital Production (Mac) This course introduces many aspects of Photoshop that artists might utilize to achieve great results in their work. This may be an introduction to some students to Photoshop s digital imaging toolset, but this course also explores daily projects that allow students to push beyond the basics to get a polished look from their commercial and media work. Look at 3D tools within Photoshop and discover how this software can create textures for 3D models and unique matte paintings for film projects. Wednesday, Sept. 9-Oct.14 COMPT , $249 Student Resource Center (SRC), Room 1126 Blogging What are blogs and why are they relevant? Find out about the different blogging communities and resources, their strengths and weaknesses, and learn what is required to start your own blog. Wednesday, Nov. 18 COMPT , $55 Student Resource Center (SRC), Room 1134 Career Search Websites Learn how to optimize your LinkedIn profile, target key connections, raise your visibility and map out a success strategy. This class is for job seekers and anyone who wants to develop an always-on, career-enhancing network. Basic computer experience is required. Thursday, Nov. 19 COMPT , $55 Student Resource Center (SRC), Room 1120 Designing Effective Websites Learn the basics of designing and developing an effective website. Discover the advantages of using templates and explore other affordable easy-to-use resources to create a professional website. Wednesday, Nov COMPT , $84 Student Resource Center (SRC), Room 1133 Digital Painting This course introduces students to the basics of digital painting. Concept art is discussed and a variety of approaches and topics are addressed. The use of tablets is part of this course, as well as an opportunity to use Cintiq tablets, an industry standard in the Film and Gaming industries. Monday-Friday, Aug. 31-Sept. 4 COMPT , $209 Student Resource Center (SRC), Room 1126 Excel Basics 2013 Learn the basics of creating an electronic spreadsheet using MS Excel Discover how to work smarter, faster and with greater efficiency. Previous computer experience and a textbook are required. Thursday, Sept COMPT , $165 Student Resource Center (SRC), Room 1133 Monday, Sept COMPT , $165 Naperville Center (NC), Room 02 Saturday, Sept a.m.-4:30 p.m. COMPT , $165 Student Resource Center (SRC), Room 1120 Saturday, Oct a.m.-noon COMPT , $165 Student Resource Center (SRC), Room 1120 Saturday, Oct a.m.-4:30 p.m. COMPT , $165 Naperville Center (NC), Room 02 Monday, Oct. 26-Nov. 9 COMPT , $165 Student Resource Center (SRC), Room 1133 Saturday, Nov. 7 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m. COMPT , $165 Student Resource Center (SRC), Room 1133 Excel Intermediate 2013 Build upon current skills using MS Excel Work with large spreadsheets, three-dimensional formulas, advanced formatting, list, charting and auditing features. Basic MS Excel experience and a textbook are required. Thursday, Oct COMPT , $165 Student Resource Center (SRC), Room 1133 Saturday, Nov a.m.-noon COMPT , $165 Student Resource Center (SRC), Room 1120 Monday, Nov COMPT , $165 Student Resource Center (SRC), Room 1133 Excel Advanced 2013 Become highly proficient in MS Excel Learn to create, modify and report on large worksheets that demand the utmost in processing power and speed. Intermediate level MS Excel experience and a textbook are required. Thursday, Oct. 22-Nov. 5 COMPT , $165 Student Resource Center (SRC), Room 1133 Saturday, Dec a.m.-noon COMPT , $165 Student Resource Center (SRC), Room 1120 Excel Advanced Formulas Learn how to use advanced Excel formulas and functions to perform complex calculations, including absolute references, VLOOKUP, HLOOKUP and other useful functions. Previous Excel experience is required. Thursday, Sept. 10 COMPT , $55 Student Resource Center (SRC), Room 1134 Wednesday, Nov. 4 COMPT , $55 Student Resource Center (SRC), Room 1120 Excel Pivot Tables Learn how pivot tables are used to quickly summarize and analyze large amounts of data organized in rows or columns. Pivot table proficiency can give you an edge in the job market. Previous Excel experience is required. Wednesday, Sept. 9 COMPT , $55 Student Resource Center (SRC), Room 1134 Wednesday, Nov. 18 COMPT , $55 Student Resource Center (SRC), Room 1120 Facebook Learn how to interact, set guidelines, make connections and adjust privacy settings. Thursday, Oct. 22 COMPT , $55 Student Resource Center (SRC), Room 1120 Facebook Advertising This course helps those new to Facebook advertising to effectively create, place and manage Facebook ads. Topics include understanding advertisement types and setting up advertising accounts, including writing, managing, bidding and placement of advertisement. Saturday, Nov a.m.-noon COMPT , $55 Student Resource Center (SRC), Room Continuing Education Fall 2015 cod.edu/conted

9 HTML and Web Page Design Learn the basics of HTML to create your own web pages. Discover how to format text, create hypertext links and incorporate graphics into your pages. Previous Internet experience is required. This is part of the Continuing Education Web Design certificate. Tuesday, Sept COMPT , $185 Student Resource Center (SRC), Room 1134 HTML Advanced Learn how to build websites that maximize the benefits of HTML techniques. This class demonstrates the HTML tools needed to make your website interactive, accessible and easier to manage. Previous experience with HTML and a textbook are required. This is part of the Continuing Education Web Design certificate. Tuesday, Oct COMPT , $185 Student Resource Center (SRC), Room 1134 Internet Basics Discover what you have been missing and explore the wealth of information available on the Internet. Learn how to get online, understand basic terminology, use the toolbar and search effectively. Thursday, Nov. 12 COMPT , $55 Student Resource Center (SRC), Room 1120 Keyboarding These days nearly everyone needs to type. Learn to type with better accuracy, break bad habits and gain proper touch-typing techniques. Wednesday, Dec COMPT , $115 Student Resource Center (SRC), Room 1120 Thursday, Oct. 22-Nov. 5 COMPT , $115 Student Resource Center (SRC), Room 1134 Mac OSX Level 1 Learn to navigate the Macintosh OSX desktop. Use desktop tools including the dock, dashboard and spotlight and organize windows with views and organize your work by creating folders. Explore built-in applications including Safari, Mail, Address Book, ical and Spotlight. A textbook is required. Saturday, Sept. 12-Oct. 3 9 a.m.-noon COMPT , $185 Student Resource Center (SRC), Room 1126 Maintaining a Healthy PC Learn how to perform basic maintenance that will improve the performance and reliability of our PC to deal with Internet viruses, spam, hoaxes and popups. Know more about when you need to upgrade, add memory or buy a new monitor. Tuesday, Nov COMPT , $84 Student Resource Center (SRC), Room 1133 Office 2013 Explore the features of this fully-integrated software package using Word, Excel, Access and PowerPoint. This class is designed for those who already have some computer experience and want to learn Office 2013 for personal or work use. A textbook is required. Saturday, Sept. 12-Oct a.m.-noon. COMPT , $249 Student Resource Center (SRC), Room 1120 Office 2013 for New Users This course is designed for those with little or no experience in operating a computer. Students are introduced to the Internet, , Windows, Word, PowerPoint and Excel. Tuesday, Nov. 3-Dec. 1 COMPT , $209 Student Resource Center (SRC), Room 1134 Outlook 2013 Learn to use Microsoft Outlook efficiently to send and receive , track events with a calendar, manage address books and contacts, and understand how Outlook integrates with other Microsoft Office applications. Thursday, Oct. 29-Nov. 5 COMPT , $84 Student Resource Center (SRC), Room 1120 PC Troubleshooting Don t spend hard-earned money on PC repairs. Discover how to protect your valuable electronics and irreplaceable data from disaster. Learn to manage power problems, memory glitches, drive/file errors and boot failures. Wednesday, Oct. 21 COMPT , $55 Student Resource Center (SRC), Room 1133 PowerPoint 2013 Learn how to make attention-getting presentations with MS PowerPoint Produce, share, save and even reuse professional-quality slides. A textbook is required. Saturday, Oct a.m.-noon COMPT , $165 Student Resource Center (SRC), Room 1134 Saturday, Sept a.m.-4:30 p.m. COMPT , $165 Student Resource Center (SRC), Room 1134 Protecting Your Online Reputation Discover how to maintain a positive online reputation, whether you are promoting yourself or an organization. Not all online comments are positive, so learn how to work with negative posts or media coverage including correcting misconceptions. Learn how to involve your audiences through crowdsourcing, special promotions or events, and responding quickly to inquiries or comments. Saturday, Nov. 7-Dec a.m.-noon (no class Nov. 28) COMPT , $429 Student Resource Center (SRC), Room 1134 QuickBooks I Learn the basics of QuickBooks including working with customer and vendor transactions, developing a banking system, setting up budgets and creating a new company. A textbook is required. Monday, Sept. 14-Oct. 5 COMPT , $185 Student Resource Center (SRC), Room 1134 QuickBooks II Expand your knowledge of QuickBooks. Learn to work with physical inventory, use QuickBooks for payroll and work with balance sheet accounts. You ll also create estimates and use classes, job costing and time tracking. A textbook is required. Monday, Oct. 19-Nov. 16 COMPT , $215 Student Resource Center (SRC), Room 1134 Sketchup Sketchup is a simple yet amazingly powerful software tool for creating, viewing and modifying 3D ideas quickly and easily. It combines the spontaneity of pencil sketching with the speed and flexibility of today s digital media. Software can be downloaded for free at home. Thursday, Sept. 17-Oct. 15 COMPT , $209 Student Resource Center (SRC), Room 1134 Adult Enrichment Register online at myaccess.cod.edu For more information, call (630)

10 Social Media An Introduction Learn about current social media venues well beyond Twitter and Facebook. Discover which tools work best to market yourself or your company. Topics include working with popular social media sites, creating a blog, Search Engine Optimization (SEO) and branding your organization. This is the first course in a series leading to the Continuing Education Social Media certificate. Wednesday, Sept. 16-Oct. 14 COMPT , $339 Student Resource Center (SRC), Room 1133 Social Media Capstone The capstone course integrates all of the previous social media courses into a cohesive engagement marketing plan. Students demonstrate understanding of the program elements by presenting a social media project they plan to create, implement and manage. This course equips students with knowledge and skills to create and deploy future social media campaigns. Tuesday, Nov. 10-Dec. 8 COMPT , $339 Student Resource Center (SRC), Room 3014 Social Media Communication Develop your online communication strategy and integrated plan using a variety of social media venues. Learn how to write effectively for social media, edit images for online use, measure results using analytics and report the results of your online campaign. Saturday, Oct. 17-Nov p.m. COMPT , $429 Student Resource Center (SRC), Room 1120 Word 2013 Basic Learn to use the features of MS Word This class includes the basics of creating, editing and formatting documents, formatting text and paragraphs, and creating and formatting tables. Prerequisite: Previous computer experience. A textbook is required. Tuesday, Nov COMPT , $165 Student Resource Center (SRC), Room 1120 Word 2013 Intermediate Students learn advanced formatting, use Word 2013 drawing tools, create and manage tables, and work with column layouts. Tuesday, Dec COMPT , $165 Student Resource Center (SRC), Room 1120 Word Mail Merge Learn how to use Microsoft Word s mail merge feature to connect documents to mailing lists. This feature is especially useful when sending professional communications. Previous Word experience is required. Wednesday, Oct. 28 COMPT , $55 Student Resource Center (SRC), Room 1133 WordPress Use WordPress to set up an entire website, create pages, add links to other websites, post new content, and edit or delete content. Previous computer experience and book are required. Thursday, Nov. 12-Dec. 10 (No class Nov. 26) COMPT , $185 Student Resource Center (SRC), Room 1134 Workplace Computer Skills Beginner (Mac) This class is designed for individuals who need to update their computer skills before seeking employment. It covers essential MS Office programs including Word, Excel and PowerPoint. Basic Internet and skills are also introduced. A textbook is required. Tuesday, Nov. 10-Dec. 8 COMPT , $209 Student Resource Center (SRC), Room 1126 Workplace Computer Skills Beginner This class is designed for individuals who need to update their computer skills before seeking employment. It covers essential MS Office programs including Word, Excel and PowerPoint. Basic Internet and skills are also introduced. A textbook is required. Monday, Nov. 2-Dec. 7 6:30-9 p.m. COMPT , $209 Student Resource Center (SRC), Room 1120 Saturday and Sunday, Oct a.m.-4:30 p.m. COMPT , $209 Student Resource Center (SRC), Room 1120 Tutoring Computer Receive private one-on-one computer training in a variety of software packages taught by our expert faculty. This hands-on program meets for six hours in increments, times and days of your choice at College of DuPage. Call (630) or (630) for an appointment prior to registration. $359 FINANCE AND INVESTMENT Accounting Concepts Understand basic accounting concepts, including debits, credits, double-entry bookkeeping, income statements and balance sheets. Wednesday, Sept. 16-Oct. 14 PROED , $199 Berg Instructional Center (BIC), Room 1628 Complete Guide to Investing Learn about stocks, bonds, open and closed end mutual funds, ETFs, ETNs, MLPs, U.S. Royalty Trusts, options, commodities, annuities, real estate, REITs and asset allocation. Learn how to find, evaluate and determine whether each category is right for you. This hands-on, practical and comprehensive course gives you all the tools necessary to help guide your financial future. Tuesday, Oct. 20-Nov :30 p.m. PROED , $149 Berg Instructional Center (BIC), Room 3516 Payroll Accounting Basics Discover payroll accounting, accruals, accounting for sales, cash receipts, purchases, special journals, voucher systems, book reconciliation and more. Wednesday, Oct. 21-Nov. 18 PROED , $199 Berg Instructional Center (BIC), Room 1628 Plan for a Lifetime of Income This course is designed to help you address investment concerns after age 50, as well as explore other issues that you need to consider as you craft a successful retirement strategy. Thursday, Sept p.m. PROED , $45 Berg Instructional Center (BIC), Room 1402 Restoring Your Credit Rating Your credit and credit scores are important. Learn the basics about credit reports and credit scoring for all three consumer credit reporting agencies: TransUnion, Experian and Equifax. Learn how to read a credit report, how credit scores are calculated, what reports to your credit and what doesn t. This class debunks credit myths and teaches the basic information you need to understand and maintain good credit. Saturday, Nov. 7 12:30-3:30 p.m. PROED , $59 Student Resource Center (SRC), Room 1118 Resume in a Day Create a resume to target job opportunities. Explore resume fundamentals. Identify strategies used by employers to identify potential candidates for interviews, and discover ways to customize applications. Saturday, Oct a.m.-1 p.m. PROED , $45 Student Resource Center (SRC), Room 1123 Retirement Planning Today Avoid the 10 biggest retirement planning mistakes. Whether your objective is to build a nest egg, protect your assets or preserve your lifestyle throughout retirement, this course can help you plan your future with confidence. Thursday, Sept :30-9 p.m. PROED , $94 Berg Instructional Center (BIC), Room 1404 Tuesday, Sept :30-9 p.m. PROED , $94 Berg Instructional Center (BIC), Room 1628 Retirement Strategies for Challenging Times Low interest rates, stock market volatility, stagnant or falling real estate prices, the potential for higher taxes, the fear of runaway inflation and the skyrocketing cost of healthcare can keep you awake at night. Learn how to 10 Continuing Education Fall 2015 cod.edu/conted

11 build a portfolio during challenging times. Thursday, Oct p.m. PROED , $45 Berg Instructional Center (BIC), Room 1402 Social Security and Baby Boomers Learn how this important piece of your retirement puzzle works and how you can use advanced claiming strategies to increase your benefits. Proper planning will help maximize benefits for you and your family. Wednesday, Sept p.m. PROED , $45 Berg Instructional Center (BIC), Room 1408 Stock Options Use stock options to increase return, protect existing stock investments or speculate using leverage. Learn terminology and a step-by-step approach to understand how options work. Commonly used strategies of calls, puts and spreads are also covered. Thursday, Sept. 17-Oct :30 p.m. PROED , $135 Berg Instructional Center (BIC), Room 2506 Top-10 IRA Mistakes Discover the top 10 mistakes related to Individual Retirement Accounts and learn how to avoid them. Discussion includes information about conversion and beneficiary designation, as well as strategies to maximize value and minimize taxes. Thursday, Oct p.m. PROED , $45 Berg Instructional Center (BIC), Room 1404 FOOD AND BEVERAGE Appetizers Christmas, New Year s and the Super Bowl are right around the corner. We will cook and eat our way through the night. Tonight s menu will include spicy whiskey BBQ beef sliders, Southwest pinto bean sliders, meatloaf cupcakes, bacon-wrapped dates, chili-lime shrimp cups and more! Bring your own beverage. Thursday, Dec p.m. LEISR , $70 My Chef Station in Roselle Breads Join Chef Pina in this fun and informative class. Discover the basic skills required to make great bread from scratch. Learn essential techniques of proofing, shaping, kneading and baking. Saturday, Oct a.m.-2 p.m. LEISR , $110 My Chef Station in Roselle Saturday, Nov a.m.-2 p.m. LEISR , $110 My Chef Station in Roselle Breakfast Creations Come for a late breakfast. We will be cooking and eating our way through class this morning. Today s menu with Chef Liz will include biscuits and gravy; bacon, egg and cheese muffins; scrambled egg muffin sliders; Italian cream pancakes; bananas foster coffee cake with vanilla rum sauce and more. Saturday, Oct :30 a.m. LEISR , $70 My Chef Station in Roselle French Bistro Cooking Bring the City of Lights to your kitchen with our French bistro-inspired recipes such as French onion soup and roasted chicken. Sunday, Oct. 25-Nov p.m. LEISR , $259 Culinary and Hospitality Center (CHC), Room 1010 Gourmet Thanksgiving Get ready for the holiday it s right around the corner. We will make a holiday feast and then sit down together to enjoy the meal. Learn to make a turkey and all the sides. Today s menu includes spiced turkey with cherry-pear glaze; mashed potatoes and gravy; Brussels sprouts, bleu cheese and spiced-pecan salad; Waldorf salad; wild rice and roasted vegetables; and apple, bacon and leek stuffing. Save room for a pumpkin cake dessert. Learn some new recipes for the holiday! Bring your own beverage and containers for leftovers. Saturday, Nov. 7 Noon-4 p.m. LEISR , $90 My Chef Station in Roselle Kitchen Confidence Hone basic cooking skills and prepare simple recipes. From soup to dessert, the recipes are easy, elegant, tasty and nutritious. Practice basic cooking methods of broiling, sautéing, stir-frying and steaming, chopping, cutting, mixing, folding and using seasonings. Sunday, Sept. 20-Oct p.m. LEISR , $259 Culinary and Hospitality Center (CHC), Room 1010 Sharpen Your Knife Skills What s the best way to cut an onion? How about a tomato? Sharpen your knife skills to speed up preparation time and increase cooking confidence. Techniques include tips to properly pare, chop, slice, dice and trim. Review types and qualities of knives. Sunday, Sept. 27-Oct p.m. LEISR , $174 Student Resource Center (SRC), Room 1119 Southwest Flavors Enjoy a hands-on cooking class and making dinner working in pairs. Menu includes black bean, goat cheese and chili bake; roasted vegetable salsa and chips; grilled vegetable guacamole; Baja fish tacos; Southwest quinoa and black bean stuffed peppers; and a mango and strawberry salsa with cinnamon sugared tortilla chips for dessert. This class is perfect for vegetarians! Bring your own beverage. Tuesday, Nov p.m. LEISR , $70 My Chef Station in Roselle Register online at myaccess.cod.edu For more information, call (630)

12 CRAFT BEER See the Professional Development section for information about the new Business of Craft Beer certificate program. Navigating Beer Flights Impress your friends by learning to navigate your way around a craft beer flight. This course introduces various styles of beer. Learn about popular ales and lagers, as well as hybrid-style beers. Beer sampling takes place during the course. You must be at least 21 years of age to attend. Thursday, Nov p.m. LEISR , $59 Taking it from Seed to Suds: Homebrewing Make a small batch of beer and cover every step of the process from start to finish. The course includes information about various recipes, ingredients, brewing, bottling and the sterilization process. Beer sampling takes place during the course. You must be at least 21 years of age to attend. Tuesday and Thursday, Nov. 3, 5, 17 and :30 p.m. LEISR , $149 Pollyanna Brewing Company, Lemont HEALTH AND FITNESS Barre: Bye-Bye Inner Thighs This 60-minute barre workout focuses on the total body, with additional focus on sculpting the inner thighs. Increase your muscle tone and leave feeling slender and fit! Thursday, Oct :30-6:30 p.m. FITN , $39 Physical Education Center (PEC), Room 145 Barre Workout Barre is a high energy, full-body workout targeted to those hard-to-reach areas. The class moves from cardio to the ballet bar. The barre workout is the most effective way to change and shape your body. Classes will improve your balance, flexibility and range of motion. Instructor: Nicole Corbin Monday, Oct :30-6:30 p.m. FITN , $39 Physical Education Center (PEC), Room 145 Basic Guide to Running Taught by an experienced marathon runner with 12 years of experience as a running coach, this course is for those who want to learn more about running or are returning to the sport. Areas covered: Injury prevention, pacing, stretching, run drills and how to select the right training plan and race distance. Wear athletic or comfortable clothing and be ready to practice these new techniques. You don t have to be a pro runner for this course! Monday, Sept. 14-Oct a.m. FITN , $49; Lifelong Learner $39 Belly Dancing Learn proper technique and combinations of belly dance while enjoying fitness benefits. Practice essential moves such as travel steps, shimmies and body isolations. Rehearse and receive tips to create choreography. All levels are welcome to come and join in the fun! Tuesday, Oct. 6-Nov p.m. FITN , $39 Bollywood Learn the dance style popularized in movies from Northern India. Practice Indian classical and folk dances fused with contemporary elements of jazz, hip-hop, Arabic and Latin. Tuesday, Nov. 17-Dec. 15 5:30-6:30 p.m. FITN , $39 Chinese Internal Arts Bauguazhang This study of Chinese Internal Arts stimulates and energizes the whole body, stretching the sinews and muscles, massaging the internal organs and promoting physical alignments. This course lets you take time to focus on your quality of life. Instructor: Phil Hinton Monday, Sept. 14-Dec. 23 7:30-9 p.m. FITN , $159, Lifelong Learner, $107 Chinese Internal Arts Tai Chi Students of all ages and experience levels learn resilience, flexibility and a sense of well-being in our Chinese Internal Arts Tai Chi course. Instructor Phil Hinton offers a whole-body remedial experience that helps you prevent further injury and develops long-term flexibility and fitness. Wednesday, Sept. 16-Dec. 30 7:30-9 p.m. FITN , $159, Lifelong Learner $107 Crunch Class Put the focus on your rectus abdominis muscle and your obliques. Learn how to master different types of crunches and sit-ups to enhance your abs. Instructor: Nicole Corbin Monday, Oct p.m. FITN , $39 Good Morning Yoga In this introduction to the exploration and practice of the yogic system of mind/body awareness and fitness, students improve muscular strength, endurance, flexibility and concentration. Release stress and tension through yoga asanas (postures), pranayama (breath control) and meditation. Yoga increases your flexibility and balance. This is the perfect workout to get you going in the morning! Friday, Oct. 9-Nov a.m. FITN , $59 Jeet Kune Do and Adult Self Defense This two-hour introductory course focuses on teaching functional adult self-defense and Jeet Kune Do. Learn the fundamentals of self-defense and tactics you need to protect yourself from an attacker. Experience the secrets of close-quarters combat. This course is a great choice for men and women. Monday, Aug. 31-Sept. 21 6:30-8:30 p.m. FITN , $89 Monday, Sept. 28-Oct. 19 6:30-8:30 p.m. FITN , $89 Marathon Meals A proper diet is an essential part of your marathon training program and can have a big influence on your marathon race result. This class provides information on the importance of eating fresh produce and consuming the right combination of protein, grains, fruit and vegetables. It also covers what foods should not be part of your marathon training diet. Saturday, Nov a.m. FITN $39 12 Continuing Education Fall 2015 cod.edu/conted

13 Nordic Walking Nordic Walking is a great total body workout for people interested in a fun physical activity with maximum health benefits. Performed with specially designed walking poles similar to ski poles, this low-stress, easy-to-master workout is fantastic for weight loss, great for your body and mind, and a great way to stay active and fit. Instructor: Wendy Harmening Saturday, Oct a.m.-noon FITN , $39 Qi Gong and Beginning Tai Chi Although tai chi is based on traditional Chinese martial arts, it is also an established branch of traditional Chinese medicine and considered to be meditation in motion. In this class, the primary emphasis is on learning short, basic tai chi forms in order to promote total health through enhancing the harmony and balance of the mind-body-spirit connection. Simple qi gong sets are taught, combining deep and controlled breathing with slow, simple and graceful movements. Together, we will work on reducing stress and improving strength, balance, flexibility and agility through practicing these gentle, relaxing and beautiful forms of exercise. Instructor: Sifu Tia Greenfield Monday, Sept. 14-Dec p.m. FITN , $144; Lifelong Learner $107 Rock Bottom Lift and tone your buttocks in this 60-minute class each week. Based on the famous Brazilian Butt Lift workout, this course provides instruction on how to lift and tone your buttocks. A combination of squats, scissor jumps and leg lifts can improve your balance as well as your behind. Stretching is done before and after class to minimize injury. Instructor: Nicole Corbin Monday, Nov :30-6:30 p.m. FITN , $49 Run-to-Race Techniques This course is for all levels of runners, whether you are a beginner or an expert. We cover all areas of training pacing, speed work, run drills, stretching and do s and don ts of preparing for a race. Participants learn to apply (taper) weeks and (recovery) weeks into their training along with the proper methods to avoid injury through stretching, cross training and strength training. Learn how to set goals for yourself and gain strategies for race day. Monday, Sept. 14-Oct. 5 11:30 a.m.-12:45 p.m. FITN , $40; Lifelong Learner $30 Monday, Oct. 12-Nov a.m. FITN , $49; Lifelong Learner $39 Say Goodbye to Antacids Do you suffer from heartburn, acid reflux, indigestion, GERD or other digestive issues? Would you prefer to deal with the cause rather than masking the symptoms with antacids and medications? Learn exercises that have the potential to deal with the problem at the root cause and to eliminate it. Imagine eating your meals without the threat of that harmful discomfort hanging over you. All the exercises are gentle, easy to remember and do and highly effective. They can all be done both standing and seated, making the class suitable for everyone. Instructor: J. Robertson Thursday, Oct. 22 LEISR , $49 Secrets to Living a Long Life Today we are living longer than ever, and many feel that they will inevitably suffer the diseases of old age. There are places in the world where people have commonly lived to 100 or more without suffering so much as a headache. How do they do it? Through sound dietary habits and balanced, healthy lifestyles. Based on a bestselling book, this program summarizes the nutrition and lifestyles of the world s five most remarkable longevity hotspots. Instructor: J. Robertson Thursday, Nov. 5 LEISR , $49 Stability Ball Fitness Pilates, yoga, cardio, strength training and abs can all be done with a stability ball. Please bring your own ball to class and enjoy the low impact workout that will help increase your fitness level. Instructor: Nicole Corbin Monday, Nov :45-7:45 p.m. FITN , $49 Tai Chi (Continuing Students) This class is for Tai Chi students who are experienced in basic forms, particularly basic simplified (24-step) form. Although there will be some review, we focus primarily on learning and practicing traditional Yang style (88/108 Step) long form. We also learn and practice qi gong exercises and sets. The primary emphasis is on improving total health and enhancing the harmony and balance of the mind-body-spirit connection. Together, we will work on reducing stress and improving strength, balance, flexibility and agility through practicing these gentle, relaxing and beautiful forms of exercise. Instructor: Sifu Tia Greenfield Wednesday, Aug. 26-Dec p.m. FITN , $144; Lifelong Learner $107 Tight and Toned Arms This 30-minute class concentrates on toning and shaping the muscles in your arms to cut the fat. Focus on biceps, triceps and more. Please bring two weights that best fit your needs. These basic exercises help to build a foundation of strength and techniques you won t forget. Instructor: Nicole Corbin Thursday, Oct p.m. FITN , $39 HOBBY AND RECREATION Astronomy: Our Solar System Four small, rocky worlds Mercury, Venus, Earth and Mars orbit near the sun. Explore craters, infernos, canyons and our magnificent Earth in four presentations by Joe Dal Santo: The Terrestrial Planets, The Jovian Planets, Moons of the Solar System and Minor Planets and Comets. Friday, Oct p.m. (no class Oct. 16) LEISR , $134; Lifelong Learner $99 Student Resource Center (SRC), Room 1119 Auto Body Repair Learn techniques of auto body repair to fix damaged or rusted vehicles. Students furnish hand tools and supplies for their own use while working on vehicles. Bring pliers, screwdrivers and a set of ratchets to class. Thursday, Sept. 10-Nov. 12 5:30-9:30 p.m. AUTO , $379 Addison Regional Center Basic Sewing I Gain confidence in using your sewing machine. Learn the basics of using a pattern, reading a guide sheet, sewing seams and seam finishes, and complete your first sewing project. Sewing machines are available for in-class use. A supply list is mailed prior to class. Tuesday, Sept. 8-Oct. 20 LEISR , $199 Berg Instructional Center (BIC), Room 2726 Basic Sewing II Build on basic skills and acquire advanced sewing techniques. Focus on simple pattern adjustments, different types of fabrics, zipper insertion and other details that may include collars, sleeves and waistbands. Construct a garment in class. Sewing machines are available for in-class use. A supply list is mailed prior to class. Tuesday, Oct. 27-Dec. 8 LEISR , $199 Student Resource Center (SRC), Room 1118 Register online at myaccess.cod.edu For more information, call (630)

14 Crocheting Learn the basics of crochet chain, single crochet, double crochet, simple shaping and how to read basic patterns. Bring one skein of solid, light-colored #4 medium-weight yarn and size U.S. H-8 (5mm) crochet hook to first class. Tuesday, Oct. 6-Nov. 3 LEISR , $119 Berg Instructional Center (BIC), Room 1728 Ghosts and Spirit Entities Develop a broad knowledge of how spirits are understood and the social roles they play. Gain a new perspective as you learn what Western societies consider ghosts, spirits, and the paranormal and explore different types of haunting and phenomenon. Tuesday, Nov p.m. LEISR , $109 Berg Instructional Center (BIC), Room 1630 Holiday Table Runner and Placemats Transform your table into a winter wonderland with your own table runner and matching placemats. Sewing machines are provided for in-class use. A supply list will be mailed prior to class. Monday, Oct. 19-Nov. 2 LEISR , $89 Student Resource Center (SRC), Room 1111 Holiday Tree Skirt Deck your halls with a holiday tree skirt! Sewing machines are provided for in-class use. A supply list will be mailed prior to class. Monday, Nov LEISR , $59 Student Resource Center (SRC), Room 1119 Holiday Wreath Bring home the aromas of the season with a luscious, fresh greenery wreath. The course fee includes supplies. Saturday, Dec. 5 9 a.m.-noon LEISR , $85 Student Resource Center (SRC), Room 1119 Knitting Learn the basics: cast-on knit, purl, bind-off, simple shaping and how to read basic patterns. Bring one skein of solid, light-colored #4 medium-weight yarn and size U.S. 8-5mm 10 straight needle to first class. Thursday, Oct. 22-Nov. 19 LEISR , $119 Student Resource Center (SRC), Room 1111 Paranormal Investigation Explore scientific, psychological, technical and spiritual aspects of paranormal investigation and research. Learn the use of equipment/software, the evidence-review process and different types of spirit entities. Real cases are discussed. Tuesday, Sept.22-Oct p.m. LEISR , $159 HOME AND GARDEN Basic Home Repair Learn how to perform simple repairs and routine home maintenance without a plumber, carpenter or electrician. Replace faucets and washers, install a toilet or repair toilet leaks, install a bathroom sink and caulk. Make your own drywall repairs with plaster, taping and sanding. Find out how to replace light switches, install electrical boxes and add a breaker to the fuse box. Some hands-on activities are included. Wednesday, Sept. 23-Oct. 28 LEISR , $249 Addison Regional Center Fascination with Color We like to look at it, we love to wear it, but are we brave enough to use it in our homes? Learn some fundamentals of color, how to choose and use it with skill. Discover which colors are in style, how color makes you feel and how it can be introduced into your home decor. Thursday, Oct p.m. LEISR , $59 Student Resource Center (SRC), Room 1123 Get It Sold! Are you ready to put your house on the market but don t know where to start? Staging a home results in fewer days on the market and a higher selling price. Be one step ahead of the competition. Learn how to stage your home. Get it ready now, before calling a realtor. Saturday, Oct a.m. LEISR , $59 Student Resource Center (SRC), Room 1118 Green Energy Home Improvement Last year alone, Green Energy Improvement processed over 100 certificates for customers who now enjoy comfortable, healthy, affordable and sustainable homes. This informative lecture shares performance tests, energy upgrades and requirements to earn existing homes an approximate 15 percent energy savings. Saturday, Oct a.m.-noon LEISR , $29 Redesign/Staging Career Interior redesign and home staging are the latest avenues in the decorating market for motivated entrepreneurs. GraceAnn Simoni of Yours ReDesigned presents information about redesign and home staging and what to consider if you are interested in starting a business in the field. Examples of redesign and home staging photos are shown. Saturday, Sept a.m. LEISR , $59 Berg Instructional Center (BIC), Room 1406 Residential Plumbing Gain knowledge of basic plumbing repair and maintenance. Learn about plumbing fixture components, replacement of piping, unclogging drainage systems, identification and location of plumbing problems and when to call a licensed plumber. Saturday, Oct a.m.-1 p.m. LEISR , $109 Student Resource Center (SRC), Room 1128 Sensational Rooms Are you overwhelmed when it comes to making decorating decisions? Does the thought of hiring an interior designer intimidate you? Learn proven techniques to help you revitalize and refresh your rooms for a whole new look without making any purchases! Thursday, Nov p.m. LEISR , $59 Student Resource Center (SRC), Room Continuing Education Fall 2015 cod.edu/conted

15 Thanksgiving Centerpiece Create a silk floral arrangement certain to impress your guests on Thanksgiving. Supplies are included in the course fee. Saturday, Nov a.m.-noon LEISR , $85 Student Resource Center (SRC), Room 1111 LANGUAGES Arabic Conversational Arabic I Develop beginning conversation and reading skills in standard Arabic. Learn to read and pronounce the Arabic alphabet, use present-tense verbs and practice basic grammar skills. Explore cultural aspects of Arabic society. A textbook is required. Tuesday, Sept. 8-Oct. 6 LANGS , $199 Student Resource Center (SRC), Room 1123 Conversational Arabic II Add to your Arabic vocabulary and improve conversational skills through practical dialogues. Read and discuss current event articles. Gain a deeper perspective of Arabic culture and learn to read and comprehend written Arabic. A textbook is required (continued use of Arabic I textbook). Tuesday, Oct. 13-Nov. 10 LANGS , $199 Student Resource Center (SRC), Room 1123 Chinese Chinese for Travel Learn where to go and what to see in your travels in China. Explore the culture and practice essential vocabulary and key phrases that will help you get more from your trip. Thursday, Oct :30-9 p.m. LANGS , $109 Berg Instructional Center (BIC), Room 3530 Conversational Chinese I Learn to speak modern standard Chinese (Mandarin). All vocabulary is introduced and reinforced verbally to maximize comprehension and encourage conversational skills before Chinese characters and their Romanized spellings are taught. A textbook is required. Wednesday, Sept. 9-Oct. 7 LANGS , $199 Student Resource Center (SRC), Room 1123 Conversational Chinese II Practice making everyday conversation, learn an extensive vocabulary and express yourself in modern Chinese. Learn to read and write so you are wellprepared to travel to China. A textbook is required (continued use of Chinese I textbook). Creole Creole I Byenveni! Develop beginning conversation and reading skills in Haitian-Creole. Learn to read and understand simple spoken phrases in Haitian-Creole. This course is designed for students with little or no previous experience in Creole. A textbook is required. Tuesday, Sept. 8-Oct. 6 LANGS , $199 Berg Instructional Center (BIC), Room 1636 Creole II Add your Creole vocabulary to improve conversational skills through practical dialogues. Read and discuss current events articles. Gain a deeper perspective of Haitian culture and learn to read and comprehend written Creole. A textbook is required. Tuesday, Oct. 13-Nov. 10 LANGS , $199 Berg Instructional Center (BIC), Room 3528 Creole for Travel Learn where to go and what to see in your travel to Haiti. Explore the culture and practice essential vocabulary and key phrases that will help you get more out of your trip. Monday, Nov. 16-Dec. 7 6:30-9 p.m. LANGS , $109 Student Resource Center (SRC), Room 1118 Czech Conversational Czech Students are introduced to the basic Czech language skills and systems, including reading and pronunciation. Some emphasis is on listening skills in order for students to hear and discern rhythmic groups and patterns in Czech. Wednesday, Oct. 7-Nov. 4 LANGS , $199 Student Resource Center (SRC), Room 1119 English English Grammar for International Students Learn and practice your grammar skills in this beginning multi-skills course, incorporating listening, speaking, reading and writing activities focused on everyday life. Tuesday, Oct :30-9 p.m. LANGS , $109 Student Services Center (SSC), Room 1229 French Conversational French I Actively begin to build your grammatical foundation, understand simple spoken phrases and speak French in simple sentences. This course is designed for students with little or no experience in French. A textbook is required. Conversational French II Listening comprehension and necessary grammar skills improve in this interactive class. Prerequisite: French I, equivalent experience or instructor consent. A textbook is required (continued use of French I textbook). Wednesday, Oct. 14-Nov. 11 LANGS , $199 Student Resource Center (SRC), Room 1123 French for Travel Learn where to go and what to see in your travels in France. Explore the culture and practice essential vocabulary and key phrases that will help you get more from your trip. Thursday, Oct :30-9 p.m. LANGS , $109 Berg Instructional Center (BIC), Room 1402 German Conversational German I Willkommen! Explore the German language and culture in a meaningful and interesting way. Actively converse in German about yourself and others. This course provides an excellent foundation for personal development, business or travel. A textbook is required. Thursday, Sept. 10-Oct. 8 LANGS , $199 Student Resource Center (SRC), Room 1123 Conversational German II Build on your existing skills to help you read, write, and speak German with greater fluency. A textbook is required. Thursday, Oct. 15-Nov. 12 LANGS , $199 Berg Instructional Center (BIC), Room 1728 Greek Conversational Greek Explore the Greek culture and spoken language. You will learn the alphabet and simple, useful phrases. Wednesday, Sept. 23-Oct. 21 LANGS , $199 Berg Instructional Center (BIC), Room 1406 Italian Conversational Italian I Develop practical conversational Italian skills and insights into the beautiful Italian culture. This class provides a firm foundation for many interesting conversations. A textbook is required. Monday, Sept. 14-Oct. 12 LANGS , $199 Student Resource Center (SRC), Room 1123 Adult Enrichment Wednesday, Oct. 14-Nov. 11 LANGS , $199 Student Resource Center (SRC), Room 1125 Wednesday, Sept. 9-Oct. 7 LANGS , $199 Berg Instructional Center (BIC), Room 1734 Register online at myaccess.cod.edu For more information, call (630)

16 Conversational Italian II Gain a deeper perspective of the Italian culture as you converse on useful topics and themes encountered in everyday life. Actively increase your vocabulary, listening comprehension, oral proficiency and grammar skills. A textbook is required. Monday, Oct. 19-Nov. 16 LANGS , $199 Student Resource Center (SRC), Room 1123 Italian for Travel Are you planning a trip to Italy? Learn the essential Italian vocabulary and key phrases regarding car rental, money, directions, food, hotels and safety. Monday, Nov. 16-Dec. 7 6:30-9 p.m. LANGS , $109 Student Resource Center (SRC), Room 1004 Japanese Conversational Japanese Develop beginning conversational skills that you can apply to real life and practical situations. Engage in the language while exploring the Japanese culture. A textbook is required. Monday, Sept. 21-Oct. 19 LANGS , $199 Student Resource Center (SRC), Room 1118 Korean Conversational Korean Develop practical conversational Korean skills and insights into Korean culture. Alphabet and simple, useful phrases and sentences are discussed. Thursday, Oct. 8-Nov. 5 LANGS , $199 Student Resource Center (SRC), Room 1125 Polish Conversational Polish I Learn to speak about yourself, family, places and more. Ask questions, count to 100, learn the Polish alphabet, order from a menu and explore Polish customs, traditions and culture. The course textbook is recommended. Wednesday, Sept. 9-Oct. 7 LANGS , $199 Student Resource Center (SRC), Room 1125 Conversational Polish II Gain a deeper perspective of the Polish culture as you converse on useful topics and themes encountered in everyday life. Actively increase your vocabulary, listening comprehension and grammar skills. The course textbook is recommended. Wednesday, Oct. 14-Nov. 11 LANGS , $199 Student Resource Center (SRC), Room 1118 Portuguese Conversational Portuguese Develop practical conversational Portuguese skills and insights into Portuguese culture. The alphabet and simple, useful phrases and sentences are discussed. Tuesday, Oct. 6-Nov 3 LANGS , $199 Berg Instructional Center (BIC), Room 1628 Russian Conversational Russian I Develop beginning conversational skills that you can apply to real life and practical situations. Engage in the language while exploring the Russian culture. A textbook is required. Tuesday, Sept. 15-Oct. 13 LANGS , $199 Student Resource Center (SRC), Room 1125 Conversational Russian II Develop beginning conversational skills that you can apply to real life and practical situations. Engage in the language while exploring the Russian culture. A textbook is required. Tuesday, Oct. 20-Nov. 17 LANGS , $199 Student Resource Center (SRC), Room 1125 Sign Language American Sign Language Level I Develop skill in American Sign Language and an appreciation of deaf culture. Sessions include elements of American Sign Language and English word order. Express yourself using basic sign vocabulary, fingerspelling and body and facial expressions. A textbook is required. Thursday, Sept. 10-Oct. 8 LANGS , $199 Berg Instructional Center (BIC), Room 3726 American Sign Language Level II A continuation of skills acquired in American Sign Language Level I, this class combines elements of American Sign Language and English word order. A textbook is required (continued use of American Sign Language I textbook). Thursday, Oct. 15-Nov. 12 LANGS , $199 Berg Instructional Center (BIC), Room 2734 American Sign Language Level III A continuation of skills acquired in American Sign Language levels I and II, this class combines elements of American Sign Language and English word order. Prerequisite: American Sign Language Level II or equivalent experience and a textbook are required. Monday, Sept. 14-Oct. 12 LANGS , $199 Berg Instructional Center (BIC), Room 2635 American Sign Language Level IV A continuation of skills acquired in American Sign Language levels I to III, this class combines elements of American Sign Language and English word order. Prerequisite: American Sign Language Level III or equivalent experience and a textbook are required. Monday, Oct. 19-Nov. 16 LANGS , $199 Student Resource Center (SRC), Room 1125 Spanish Conversational Spanish I Bienvenidos! Develop beginning Spanish conversational skills you can apply to practical, everyday situations. Engage in the language while learning about Spanishspeaking countries and their cultures. Tuesday, Sept. 8-Oct. 6 LANGS , $199 Student Resource Center (SRC), Room 1004 Saturday, Sept. 12-Oct a.m.-noon LANGS , $199 Berg Instructional Center (BIC), Room 3818 Conversational Spanish II Continue building your Spanish grammar foundation while expanding your vocabulary and ability to speak naturally. Learn about Spanish-speaking countries and their cultures. Tuesday, Oct. 13-Nov. 10 LANGS , $199 Berg Instructional Center (BIC), Room 1404 Saturday, Oct. 17-Nov a.m.-noon LANGS , $199 Berg Instructional Center (BIC), Room 1724 Conversational Spanish III Interactive activities help expand your Spanish conversational skills. Focus on additional grammar concepts to improve reading and writing skills while exploring Spanish-speaking countries and their cultures. Wednesday, Sept. 9-Oct. 7 LANGS , $199 Student Resource Center (SRC), Room 1118 Conversational Spanish IV Interactive activities help expand your Spanish conversational skills. Focus on additional grammar concepts to improve reading and writing skills while exploring the culture of several Spanish-speaking countries. Wednesday, Oct. 14-Nov. 11 LANGS , $199 Berg Instructional Center (BIC), Room Continuing Education Fall 2015 cod.edu/conted

17 Spanish for Travel For those planning a trip, come and learn the essential Spanish vocabulary and key phrases regarding car rental, money, directions, food, hotels, trains and safety. Thursday, Oct :30-9 p.m. LANGS , $109 Student Resource Center (SRC), Room 1118 MIND, BODY AND SPIRIT Art of Self-Compassion Learn how to let go of the inner critic and embrace selfcompassion. In this course you will be given the tools to let go, embrace and live with compassion. Participants learn how to alter their lives in a healthy and happy way. Instructor: Miriam Iwrey Thursday, Sept :30 p.m. LEISR , $29 Thursday, Oct :30 p.m. LEISR , $29 At-Home Massage Learn the basics to be able to perform massage at home without a professional table. Student must bring a partner. Instruction is intended for the student; the partner is for practice. Instructor Phil Hinton Saturday, Sept p.m. FITN , $59 CPR: AHA Heartsaver CPR/AED Train in adult, infant and child CPR techniques, choking emergencies and the use of an Automated External Defibrillator (AED). This course is intended for the general public. Successful completion of a skills test is required for a course completion card. A textbook is required. Instructor: W. Vidmar Monday, Sept. 28 5:30-9 p.m. HLTHS , $59 Monday, Nov. 16 5:30-9 p.m. HLTHS , $59 Cranial Sacral Therapy Cranial-Sacral Therapy is a gentle therapeutic technique that can be used successfully on a wide variety of clients, including many who would ordinarily not be suited for massage. This class gives you the basic tools you need to work on individuals experiencing tension headaches and migraines, back pain, fibromyalgia and many more. Instructor: Susan Estall Tuesday, Oct a.m. LEISR , $29 Tuesday, Nov a.m. LEISR , $29 Discover Meridian Hand Exercises Discover the secrets of meridian health balls, an exercise system developed in China that has been in use for 2,000 years. A series of exercises can improve strength, flexibility, dexterity and circulation in the fingers, hands and wrists as well as relieve joint stiffness and soreness. They can also reduce the risk of carpal tunnel syndrome, tendonitis, repetitive strain injury, rheumatism and arthritis. These hand exercises can be deeply relaxing and may improve overall health, stimulate the mind and reduce your risk of cognitive decline. Instructor: J. Robertson Saturday, Nov p.m. LEISR , $54 Divorce Support Group Divorce is a difficult life transition, yet it can bring needed and positive changes. Join a support group in a caring environment and learn coping skills while better understanding the stages of divorce. Whether you are currently divorcing or already divorced, come for support and learn methods to cope with the many aspects of divorce with an emphasis on positive change. Thursday, Sept. 17-Nov :30 p.m. LEISR , $59 Don t Stress Feelings of anxiety or stress are never pleasant and many of us have varying interpretations of what stress is. Knowing how to handle stress and challenges will prevent mental and physical harm to our bodies. Each week we look at different methods of stress reduction and relaxation, including the use of exercise, meditation, labyrinths, mandalas, qi gong and tai chi. Instructor: J. Robertson Thursday, Sept. 10-Oct. 15 LEISR , $199 Expressing Emotions in Healthy Ways Color and emotion are related when it comes to expressing your feelings on paper through simple art techniques. Color, form and simple strokes help to express the many emotions held inside. Taught by an art therapist with the use of colored chalk and pastels, this class is not about creating museum art, but enjoyable, expressive art from the heart that anyone can do. Instructor: Susan Estall Tuesday, Oct a.m.-1 p.m. LEISR , $29 Tuesday, Nov a.m.-1 p.m. LEISR , $29 On Campus in Glen Ellyn Adult Enrichment Register online at myaccess.cod.edu For more information, call (630)

18 MAKEUP Makeup Eyes and Eyebrows Make the most out of your beautiful eyes! Learn how to properly apply makeup in a natural or smoky style. You will also learn the proper way to shape an eyebrow. This course provides easy and fun basic application tips. Explore several cosmetic products to find a current look that suits you. Saturday, Sept :30 a.m. LEISR , $39 Makeup Halloween Makeup Do you love dressing up for Halloween? Discover how to achieve a fantastic look that you can recreate on your own. These techniques will have you impressing everyone at a Halloween party. Learn proper materials and procedures to achieve your unique look. Saturday, Oct a.m.-noon LEISR , $49 Makeup Skincare for 50+ Ever wonder what makeup look is appropriate for the occasion? Are you overwhelmed as you try to figure out how to apply your cosmetics or why the face wash and moisturizer you re using just don t cut it anymore? You re not alone. As we get older everything changes and we want to feel and look our best. Learn how to take care of your basic skin needs and apply cosmetics correctly to stay looking current and fresh. Saturday, Nov a.m.-noon LEISR , $49 Makeup: Types of Makeup Brushes Most makeup brands sell a range of brushes to complement their makeup. This course helps you brush up on your makeup-tool knowledge and gain confidence. Also learn how to clean your makeup brushes, and receive tips and brush recommendations from a pro. Saturday, Oct :30 a.m. LEISR , $39 Falls: They Don t Have to Happen Falls are the leading cause of injury death for Americans age 65 and older. This year one in three people in that age group will fall. Even those who are not injured may develop a fear of falling that may limit their activities, reducing mobility and physical fitness as well as increasing their risk of falling. Learn the risk factors, causes and consequences of a fall. Discover simple things you can do to reduce your risk of falling, improve your balance and maintain your quality of life. Instructor J. Robertson Saturday, Nov a.m.-noon LEISR , $39 Feng Shui Feng shui is one of the five arts of Chinese metaphysics. This course focuses on the system and philosophy of harmonizing the human existence. Learn how to change your surrounding environment into a positive and accepting space. Monday, Oct. 19 6:30-8:30 p.m. LEISR , $59 Finding Fulfillment at Midlife Are you craving more passion in your career and life? Do you want to make the second half of your life more meaningful and fulfilling? For the answers to these questions, join Diane Randall, M.A., for some helpful tips on how to turn your passion into a successful second career. Learn how to take those first steps into a second career with achievable goals. Discover how living and working your passion can create empowerment in every aspect of your life. Saturday, Nov a.m.-noon LEISR , $59 Finding Your Motivation What motivates you? What are you inspired to do? Join Diane Randall, M.A., for this insightful and informative workshop. She will help you explore the nitty gritty of what you can do to create real change in your life starting the moment you leave the classroom. Learn the true meaning of action, what shifts you want to make and easy steps you can put into play right away. Saturday, Sept a.m.-noon LEISR , $59 Hypnotherapy Learn how hypnotherapy can positively change your life! In this interactive session, discover how your mind and body work together and how hypnosis works. Find out how hypnotherapy can bring about positive changes and help you break negative habits. Group hypnosis is conducted on site so you can gain experience. Join us in a fun, comfortable, safe and exciting environment. Wednesday, Nov p.m. LEISR , $39 Wednesday, Dec p.m. LEISR , $39 Introduction to Holistic Weight Management Are you ready for a kind and gentle approach to weight loss that will satisfy your body, mind and emotions? Participants learn the steps to lose weight joyfully, healthy and naturally from a certified naturopath. Instructor: Linda Lalonde Wednesdays, Sept. 23-Oct. 28 9:30-11:30 a.m. FITN , $59 Living Your Vision: Create Your Ideal Life Scene This fun and engaging workshop offers practical, effective powerful techniques and experiences to bring success to any area of your life. Create a life you love and your ideal scene in career, relationships, family and purpose. Identify blocks that keep you stuck, take inspired actions and soar! Instructor: Diane Randall Saturday, Sept :30 a.m. LEISR , $59 Saturday, Oct :30 a.m. LEISR , $39 Mastering the Interview This course reviews what you need to know before an interview. Dressing for success and presenting yourself in the most professional manner are important for any interview. Discover how to address tough questions and differentiate yourself from the competition. Instructor: Jack McLaughlin Tuesday, Dec :30 p.m. LEISR , $59 Meditation through Guided Imagery Guided imagery is a relaxing, enjoyable and meditative process, where you are led by an instructor on an inner journey that can be deeply satisfying and relaxing. Whether sitting in a chair or resting on the floor all can do guided imagery that leads to quiet meditation. Come and try a new way to meditate! Thursdays, Sept. 17-Nov p.m. LEISR , $59 Mindfulness Meditation For the perfect way to stay centered, train your mind the way you train your body. Our Chopra Centercertified meditation instructor teaches you centuries-old meditation techniques to relax and increase your overall sense of well-being. Explore the benefits of developing a regular meditation practice to improve health, strengthen the immune system and release stress and anxiety. A 18 Continuing Education Fall 2015 cod.edu/conted

19 textbook is recommended, but not required. Instructor: S. Frantz Thursday, Oct. 29-Nov. 19 Noon-1 p.m. LEISR , $54 Parenting for Prevention: Understanding Drugs and Youth This course provides parents and caregivers with information on the effects and consequences of gateway drugs and other drug trends. Taught by a professional substance abuse counselor, it empowers parents with effective communication tactics while addressing alcohol, tobacco and other drug use. The importance of establishing clear rules and consequences at home are reviewed. Participants learn how to evaluate resiliency factors that help protect kids from substance abuse and local resources for addiction support. Wednesday, Sept. 16 LEISR , $69 Wednesday, Oct. 14 LEISR , $69 Wednesday, Nov. 18 LEISR , $69 Wednesday, Dec. 16 LEISR , $69 Reiki I Introduce yourself to the healing principles of reiki under the guidance of a reiki master teacher. Practice hands-on healing techniques to re-establish balance and harmony on the physical, emotional and spiritual planes. Restore the natural function of the body and activate its ability to heal itself. Reiki stone, student manual and certificate of completion are included. Instructor: J. Robertson Saturday, Sept a.m-6 p.m. LEISR , $169 Successful Transition During Middle Age Are you feeling stuck? You could be experiencing the beginning or be in the middle of a transition. At times like these, we experience frustration from feeling a lack of forward momentum. If you are open to a little inspiration, join us for a class of strategies on getting unstuck and living your inspired life. Instructor: Miriam Iwrey Thursday, Oct :30 p.m. LEISR , $29 Thursday, Nov :30 p.m. LEISR , $29 The Finger Labyrinth: A Journey to the Center of the Self The labyrinth is not a maze; it is a single path to the center of the self. Using a wooden finger labyrinth you will bring the walking labyrinth to a convenient, easily usable format. When tracing a finger labyrinth you get the impression of going on a long journey with many twists and turns, getting closer then further away before finally reaching your destination. While tracing the sacred geometry of the labyrinth, the combination of movement and introspection is used as a form of guided meditation, allowing you to gain peace and engage in mystery for personal and spiritual renewal. Labyrinths can provide a unique way to gain renewed vitality and meaning. Experience relief from the stressors of daily life and solve problems using this mindful technique. Instructor: J. Robertson. Saturday, Nov. 7 9 a.m.-noon LEISR , $39 The Magic of the Pendulum Deep in our subconscious, we have access to a huge body of knowledge about the world around us, about others and ourselves and about how things work. By interpreting the movements of a swinging pendulum, you can communicate with the depths of your subconscious mind and tune into your intuition. The pendulum is a highly effective tool that bridges the gap between your logical left brain and your intuitive right brain. Learn how to program and use your pendulum and tap the unlimited potential of your own mind. Pendulums are available to use or purchase, or you may bring your own. Instructor: J Robertson. Saturday, Nov p.m. LEISR , $39 Transforming Space Our homes are one of the most important elements in our lives. When we have a beautiful and comfortable home, it serves as a place for peace and rejuvenation. You don t have to be wealthy or have a large house to create a space that reminds you of your own deepest values and hopes and that inspires you to realize them. Design professional Jill Angelo offers an easy introduction to the first six essential tools and techniques for transforming your current living environment into a sacred space. Monday, Sept. 21 6:30 8:30 p.m. LEISR , $59 Transforming Space Continued In the next level of the Transforming Space class, explore six additional tools and techniques already present in your home that will help you transform your current living environment into an organized, calm and relaxing reflection of your own individual style. Monday, Oct. 5 6:30-8:30 p.m. LEISR , $59 Register online at myaccess.cod.edu For more information, call (630)

20 LITERACY For those interested in building fundamental literacy skills, and who have achieved a high school diploma or equivalent, you can pursue courses at three levels of study. Develop both reading and writing skills in a small group setting based on ability level. You can be placed in one of the three levels based on the introductory testing, which is conducted before students begin in the literacy program. Students have the opportunity to advance through the classes as these courses complement other offerings within College of DuPage. A student does not have to reside within District 502 to attend. No transportation will be provided. Classes are limited to eight students. For more information about the literacy program, call (630) BASIC MATH Those interested in building or enhancing basic math skills, and who have achieved a high school diploma or equivalent, can enroll. Topics are the four basic operations for whole numbers, decimals and fractions and percent problems. The remainder of the course is spent on the practical use of mathematics and problem solving. This mathematics course requires the use of calculators; all students are expected to provide their own scientific calculator. For more information, call (630) or visit Introductory Testing Call (630) to register for testing prior to Sept. 8, 2015, for fall courses. All testing is on campus in Glen Ellyn at the Student Resource Center (SRC), Room Wednesday, Aug. 26, 9-11 a.m., LEISR , $35 Thursday, Aug. 27, 1-3 p.m., LEISR , $35 Tuesday, Sept. 1, 3-5 p.m., LEISR , $35 Wednesday, Sept. 2, 5-7 p.m., LEISR , $35 Friday, Sept. 4, 9-11 a.m., LEISR , $35 Literacy I: Emerging Reading and Writing Skills at a Fundamental Level Monday and Wednesday, Sept. 14-Nov :50 a.m. Course code is available upon completion of Introductory Testing, $199 Literacy II: Intermediate Reading and Writing Skills at a Fundamental Level Monday and Wednesday, Sept. 14-Nov :50 a.m. Course code is available upon completion of Introductory Testing, $199 Tuesday and Thursday, Sept. 15-Nov :50 p.m. Course code is available upon completion of Introductory Testing, $199 Monday and Wednesday, Sept. 14-Nov :50 a.m. Course code is available upon completion of Introductory Testing, $199 Naperville Center (NC), Room TBA Literacy III: Advanced Reading and Writing Skills at a Fundamental Level Monday and Wednesday, Sept. 14-Nov :50 a.m. Course code is available upon completion of Introductory Testing, $199 Tuesday and Thursday, Sept. 15-Nov :50 p.m. Course code is available upon completion of Introductory Testing, $199 Monday and Wednesday, Sept. 14-Nov :50 a.m. Course code is available upon completion of Introductory Testing, $199 Naperville Center (NC), Room TBA GET YOUR GED AT COD! Take the first step toward your educational goals and improve your earning potential by working toward your GED. There is no cost to you and you may qualify for the $500 Jump Start Scholarship, which provides tuition assistance to help you begin your studies at College of DuPage. Start today! For placement and registration information, call (630) or visit cod.edu/academic/abe_ged. 20 Continuing Education Fall 2015 cod.edu/conted

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