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Reported by kimberly_maloney@ipsd.org on 1/23/20

LITERACY

In a small group setting based on ability level, students develop reading and writing skills and have the opportunity to advance through the classes. The courses complement other offerings within College of DuPage.
Tuesday and Thursday, Feb. 4 to April 16
11 to 11:50 a.m. (no class March 31 and April 2)
LEISR -0070-010, $225
Student Resource Center (SRC), Room 1128

Tuesday and Thursday, Feb. 4 to April 16
Noon to 12:50 p.m. (no class March 31 and April 2)
LEISR-0070-15, $225
Student Resource Center (SRC), Room 1119

Tuesday and Thursday, Feb. 4 to April 16
5 to 5:50 p.m. (no class March 31 and April 2)
LEISR-0070-020, $225
Student Resource Center (SRC), Room 1128

Tuesday and Thursday, Feb. 4 to April 16
6 to 6:50 a.m. (no class March 31 and April 2)
LEISR-0070-025, $225
Student Resource Center (SRC), Room 1118

REACH OUT
These classes complement the Vocational Skills courses. Classes may be taken multiple times as new information is introduced. Reach Out courses are designed for 21 to 40-year-old students, and classes are limited to 12 students.

Survival Reading
The focus of this class is to improve student understanding of numerous types of reading that must be done to live in the modern society. Specifically, students will practice and develop their skills in the areas of reading bills, instruction, maps, schedules, menus, catalogs, and much more.

Wednesday, Feb. 5 to April 15
1 to 2:30 p.m., (no class April 1)
LEISR-0070-035, $199
Berg Instructional Center (BIC), Room 1453

Money Management

Students gain a basic understanding of ways to manage money, including topics such as cash, ATM’s, credit, and debit cards, shopping, budgeting, pricing, and avoiding debt. A simple budget will be developed by each student which will address basic expenditures, savings, and discretionary spending.
Tuesday, Feb. 4 to April 14
1 to 2:30 p.m., (no class March 31)
LEISR-0070-050, $199
Student Resource Center (SRC), Room 1123

Child Care and Development
This course provides a basic understanding of ways to manage child care and development. Students will discuss the developmental expectations of young babies and children, as well as their physical, intellectual, and emotional needs. In addition, we will address the topics of abuse and explore options for selecting appropriate child care.
Thursday, Feb. 6 to April 16
1-2:30 p.m. (no class April 2)
LEISR-0070-055, $199
Berg Instructional Center (BIC) Room 2437

VOCATIONAL SKILLS PROGRAM
These developmental-level, non-credit courses are designed to develop life and vocational skills that can lead to competitive, entry-level employment and enhance everyday living skills. Most courses meet for eight weeks, meeting twice each week for two hours. These classes can be repeated up to five times. Classes are held on campus in Glen Ellyn.


Employment Skills II
This course provides an introduction to on-the-job skills. Topics include understanding standards of behavior— communication with employers, co-workers, and public— and time management. Recommended preparation: Employment Skills I.
Tuesday and Thursday, Feb. 25 to April 23
Noon to 1:50 p.m. (no class March 31 and April 2)
VOCSK-0012-001, $299

Keyboard Skills I

This course provides an introduction to the computer keyboard and typing skills. Topics include how to touch type alphabetic and special characters.
Tuesday and Thursday, Feb. 25 to April 23
9 to 10:50 a.m. (no class March 31 and April 2)
VOCSK-0020-001

Computer Skills II
A continuation of Computer Skills I, this course includes work processing, text editing, margins, text alignment, tabs, bullet lists, envelopes, and labels. Recommended preparation— Computer Skills I.
Tuesday and Thursday, Feb. 25 to April 23
Noon to 1:50 p.m. (no class March 31 and April 2)
VOCSK-00250001, $299

General Office Skills
This is an introduction to basic office tasks and operations of office machines for adults with cognitive disabilities. Topics include filing, mailing, copying, faxing and time management skills.


Tuesday and Thursday, Feb. 25 to April 23
9-10:50 a.m. (no class March 31 and April 2)
VOCSK -0025-001, $299


Food Service Skills II
This course provides the basic/intermediate skills required for food service occupations. Topics include demonstration and hands-on learning in sanitation, safe food handling, safety issues, food preparation and cooking. Recommended preparation: Food Service Skills I
Friday, Feb. 28 to May 1
9 a.am. to 12:50 p.m. (no class April 3 and April 10)
VOCSK-0042-001, $299

Hospitality Skills I
This is an introduction to basic skills required for entry-level hospitality and hotel housekeeping occupations. Topics include basic room cleaning, laundry duties, proper trash handling, and cleaning product safety. Personal grooming and social skills are also covered.
Tuesday and Thursday, Feb. 25 to April 23
Noon to 1:50 p.m. (no class March 31 and April 2)
VOCSK-0051-001, $299

Horticulture Skills II
This course focuses on the propagation, growth, and care of various plants in the greenhouse. Learning topics include types of propagation and the caring of plants from propagation to maturity (market ready). Emphasis is placed on spring/summer plants, annuals, perennials, houseplants, native, and vegetables. Students will have the opportunity to select plants to propagate and apply their acquired skills. All projects are taken home.

Tuesday and Thursday, Feb. 25 to April 23
9:30 to 11:20 a.m. (no class March 31 and April 2)
VOCSK-0061-002


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