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Notice: College of DuPage is closed for Thanksgiving Recess from Thursday, Nov. 27, to Sunday, Nov. 30. The College will reopen on Monday, Dec. 1.

Featured Continuing Education Classes

Newly Added Fall Classes

Welcome to an inspiring fall season of enrichment and discovery. We would like to share these newly-created learning opportunities on the main campus in Glen Ellyn. These courses are in addition to what you'll find in the full catalog for fall 2014!

 

ADULT ENRICHMENT

 

HOBBY

Holiday Wreath
Bring home the aromas of the season with a luscious, fresh greenery wreath. Fee includes all supplies.

Wednesday, Dec. 3, 6:30 to 9:30 p.m.
LEISR-0032-101, $75

Thanksgiving Centerpiece
Create a silk floral arrangement certain to impress your guests on Thanksgiving. Fee includes all supplies.

Wednesday, Nov. 5, 6:30 to 9:30 p.m.
LEISR-0032-100, $75

Unwrap Your Hidden Writer

This holiday season, create a unique gift that will be treasured for years to come. Incorporate stream-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.

Tuesday, Nov. 4 to 18, 4 to 6 p.m.
HUMNT-0002-011, $79

Saturday, Nov. 8, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Please bring a sack lunch to this Saturday workshop.
HUMNT-0001-111, $79

 

COMPUTERS

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 Windows experience and textbook are required.

Tuesday, Nov. 11 to Dec. 16, 6:30 to 9:30 p.m.
COMPT-0002-015, $295

 

LIFELONG LEARNING

Everyday Negotiations
Discover and practice the art of negotiating everyday situations. From comfortably getting through thorny conversations to negotiating the best price on a large purchase, learn how to be your own strongest advocate.

Friday, Nov. 7-Dec. 12, 1 to 3 p.m.
HUMNT-0001-063, $129; Lifelong Learner $99

Exploring the Male Journey of Life
This one-day, retreat-style program is designed for men 55 and over who are facing retirement or other changes in their lives. Through ritual, exploration and storytelling, men learn how to celebrate their life's victories, turn bitter scars into wounds of honor and choose a path of wisdom to live.

Tuesday, Nov. 11, 5-9 p.m.
HUMNT-0001-505, $129; Lifelong Learner $89


The Wise Buyer Series
If you are the first to bee-line to estate sales, flea markets and antique shops, join like-minded individuals for a series dedicated to spotting a great bargain. Go to your next sale prepared!

  • Flea Market Books

Friday, Dec. 5, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
HUMNT-0001-033, $29, Lifelong Learner $19


See the Lifelong Learning page for more upcoming classes!

 

MASSAGE THERAPY

Enhance your skills and knowledge, through weekend workshops that allow you to earn CEUs in a convenient format that fits with your busy schedule.

Introduction to Tui Na – 16 CEUs
Learn the basic hand techniques to add variety and bring your licensed massage practice to another level.

Thai Massage I – 16 CEUs
Explore the basics of Thai massage, as it incorporates yoga-like stretches into your practice.

Reflexology: Easy Feet – 8 CEUs
Easy one-day course covers the foot and hand maps for reflexology and introduces basic techniques to get you started.

Zang-Fu Meridians and Cupping – 16 CEUs
An introduction to Zang-Fu Meridian Systems of traditional Chinese medicine.

 

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT

Using the iPad as a Business Tool
Discover how to design spreadsheets, documents and presentations. Learn to transfer materials and print.

Thursday, Nov. 6, 8:30 a.m. to noon
PROED-0011-951, $99

 

WRITING

NaNoWriMo Write-insbegin on Nov. 4
Continuing Education hosts a free writing space for NaNoWriMo (National Novel Writing Month) writers. Write-ins help connect local writers and provide encouragement through a shared space and common goal. See Lifelong Learning for more information.

 

HIGH SCHOOL

ACT Weekend Intensive
Scheduled for the weekend before the ACT Examination, this crash course will provide students with strategies to prepare for the test. Bring a sack lunch.

Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 18 and 19, 8 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
YEHSC-0004-005, $245

 

Continuing Education Spring Sampler Day

A day of Free Classes for the Community

 

Saturday, Jan. 10, 2015

10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
College of DuPage Continuing Education
Student Resource Center (SRC), Room 1110

Lunch is provided.

Register Today!

Join us for a fun and free open house that offers a sneak preview of our upcoming enrichment and professional development programs. Get acquainted with our courses and meet College representatives. Don't miss the chance to explore all that Continuing Education has to offer! The Continuing Education suite is located in the Student Resource Center near the main cafeteria on campus in Glen Ellyn.

Specials for Sampler Day only!

  • Discounts—Receive exclusive discounts on select spring classes and workshops!
  • Raffle prizes—Enter for a chance to win great prizes!

 

Doors open at 9:30 a.m.

Topics include:

  • CDL: Introduction and Truck Tour
  • Computers
  • Health Education
  • Humanities
  • Languages
  • Social Media
  • Writing

 

Learn more!

College of DuPage Continuing Education, (630) 942-2208, ce@cod.edu. Registration is requested, but not required.