The Continuing Education Department at Kankakee Community College is offering a number of online Personal Enrichment classes. Each class has a new session beginning every month. The upcoming start dates are Jan. 17, Feb. 14, March 14 and April 11. The cost is $94 for each.
“Beginning Conversational French” offers common phrases and dialogue specific to various settings. The goal is for participants to learn how to communicate easily and comfortable in French. Each lesson introduces a scenario, presented in short dialogues to practice and learn both sides of the conversation. Cultural tips also are included.
“The Craft of Magazine Writing” helps writers focus on quality writing and publication. It includes brainstorming techniques. The class is appropriate for new writers and those looking to return to the field.
“Genealogy Basics” takes participants through the process of genealogy research and interpretation to trace a family history. It includes how to search for family names using subscription-based Web sites, which are accessible during enrollment. Topics include where to look, who to contact, digging deeper into the family’s past, and how to make a family history come alive.
The “Real Estate Investing” course includes worksheets and hands-on activities to take the guesswork out of investing. Emphasis is on systems and service.
In “Keys to Effective Communication,” classmates learn to use communication to build rapport and create environments of trust, warmth, and respect. The course can help participants attain goals such as attaining more confidence, making a great first impression, getting along well with others, and creating more and better personal and professional relationships.
“Write Like a Pro” teaches story structuring skills. Topics include using passion, theme, premise, and characters create the structure of a story. Additional topics are viewpoint, dialogue, pacing, and other techniques used to build scenes and move the story from beginning to end.
These courses do not award college credit. More information and registration is at ed2go.com/kankakeecc. Call KCC at 815-802-8207 to make a payment.
Kankakee Community College is an accredited two-year college which awards
associate degrees and certificates of completion. KCC prepares students both to
transfer to four-year colleges and to enter the workforce. The college also
offers continuing education courses and certification training, literacy
programs, English as a Second Language and GED preparation. The KCC mission is
“Enhancing quality of life through learning.” The college has a Riverfront
Campus in Kankakee, South Extension Center in Watseka, North Extension Center in
Bradley and Manufacturing and Industrial Technology Center in Kankakee.