HCC Lifelong Learning continues with March classes

Freeport, Illinois – Highland Community College Lifelong Learning has courses ready for students in March. To register and view the complete Lifelong Learning schedule, visit highland.edu/lifelong or call 815-599-3414. For more information about Lifelong Learning and to find out the latest in new course offerings, call 815-599-3403.

March courses include Cajun Cuisine II, Card Making A & C, Mexican Cuisine, BASSET certification, and more. Below are the course descriptions and further information.

Cajun Cuisine II

Location: St. John’s United Church of Christ, 1010 S. Park Blvd., Freeport, Ill.

Registration Deadline: March 12; Class Date: March 19; Class Time: 5 to 8 p.m.; Fee: $45

Instructor: Michael Staver

No prerequisites, learn more recipes from the French-speaking Acadian people. Please bring containers to take food home in.

Intro to Shield Metal Arc Welding

Location: Highland Community College, Building T, room T-129

Registration Deadline: March 13; Class Date: March 20; Class Time: 5:30 to 8 p.m.; Fee: $35

Instructor: Mark Kloepping

Commonly known as stick welding, learn how to set the voltage for the different size of electrodes, the proper angle to hold the electrode holder, the proper safety equipment, and what tools are needed. This is a hands-on class, please dress appropriately to work in a shop, including long sleeves, long pants, closed toe shoes, and no loose clothing. Eye protection is provided.

3D Printing-ACLPOA

Location: Apple Canyon Lake Property Owner’s Club, 157 Canyon Club Dr., Apple River, Ill.

Registration Deadline: March 14; Class Date: March 21; Class Time: 1 to 3 p.m.; Fee: $25

Instructor: Jeremy Monigold

Learn how three dimensional solid objects are created as a digital file and then printed as a 3D model. Watch a 3D printer in action and better understand the programming used to create the object. The course will also summarize the features of several types of 3D printers and how these printers are being utilized in homes and businesses.

Card Making A

Location: Highland Community College, Building F, room F-062

Registration Deadline: March 14; Class Dates: March 21, April 4, 18, May 2; Class Time: 6 to 8:30 p.m.; Fee: $30

Instructor: Deb Miller

Create your own greeting cards and paper projects. Each class will create three to four projects using new tools and many different card folds. No project is duplicated. Required materials include adhesive, precision scissors, ruler, and pencil. A $25.00 materials fee is also paid to the instructor on the first night covers all materials for the four weeks. This class is for the beginner or experienced crafter.

Keeping Your Computer Clean and Healthy

Location: Apple Canyon Lake Property Owner’s Club, 157 Canyon Club Dr., Apple River, Ill.

Registration Deadline: March 14; Class Date: March 21; Class Time: 3 to 5 p.m.; Fee: $25

Instructor: Jeremy Monigold

Viruses, malware, and social engineering are all concerns when we go on the Internet. But did you know the average computer keyboard and smartphone have more germs than the average toilet seat? This session will examine cleaning the physical aspects of your computers and devices, as well as maintaining safe and secure environment.

Intro to Mig Welding

Location: Highland Community College, Building T, room T-129

Registration Deadline: March 15; Class Date: March 22; Class Time: 5:30 to 8 p.m.; Fee: $35

Instructor: Mark Kloepping

Mig Welding is one of the most common types of welding. Learn to set the wire speed, voltage, see five different weld joints, and four different weld positions. Learn the most common welds, how to maintain the wire feed gun, and safety equipment needed. This is a hands-on class, please dress appropriately to work in a shop, including long sleeves, long pants, closed toe shoes, and no loose clothing. Eye protection is provided.

U.S. History & Today

Location: Highland Community College, Building H, room H-210

Registration Deadline: March 15; Class Date: March 22; Class Time: 1 to 4 p.m.; Fee: $20

Instructor: John LeGear

Journey through the past 100 years of American history from the start of World War I thru the present day in a picture-packed live presentation of news, events and pop culture that captures the ebb and flow of the United States on the move. “U.S. History and Today” features 400 historically-rich photographs punctuated by 44 Hollywood film clips and music that captures the memorable moments of the past century. This fact-based, non-partisan 3-hour seminar is divided into two chapters with an intermission. Ample time will be provided to the audience for question and answer, and discussion. Go to timcomm.com for more information.

Card Making B

Location: Highland Community College, Building F, room F-062

Registration Deadline; March 16; Class Dates: March 23, April 6, 20, May 4; Class Time: 9:30 a.m. to noon; Fee $30

Instructor: Deb Miller

Create your own greeting cards and paper projects. Each class will create three to four projects using new tools and many different card folds. No project is duplicated. Required materials include adhesive, precision scissors, ruler, and pencil. A $25.00 materials fee is also paid to the instructor on the first night covers all materials for the four weeks. This class is for the beginner or experienced crafter.

Assassination of Kennedy

Location: Highland Community College, Building H, room H-210

Registration Deadline: March 19; Class Date: March 26; Class Time: 7 to 9 p.m.; Fee: $25

Instructor: Mark Peterson

This one-time class looks at the assassination of President John F. Kennedy. It first looks at U.S. culture in 1963, a brief biography of JFK, and of Lee Harvey Oswald. It then covers the details leading up to November 22, 1963, at the Dealey Plaza in Dallas, Texas. It covers the capture and fate of Oswald and the hospitalization and funeral of JFK. The current status of Dealey Plaza and the gravesite of JFK are also explored.

Assassination of Kennedy

Location: Stephenson County Senior Resource Center, 206 E. Stephenson Street, Freeport, Ill.

Registration Deadline: March 19; Class Date: March 26; Class Time: 1 to 3 p.m.; Fee: $29

Instructor: Mark Peterson

This one-time class looks at the assassination of President John F. Kennedy. It first looks at U.S. culture in 1963, a brief biography of JFK, and of Lee Harvey Oswald. It then covers the details leading up to November 22, 1963, at the Dealey Plaza in Dallas, Texas. It covers the capture and fate of Oswald and the hospitalization and funeral of JFK. The current status of Dealey Plaza and the gravesite of JFK are also explored.

BASSET Certification

Location: White Pines Inn, 6712 W Pines Road, Mt. Morris, Ill.

Registration Deadline: March 19; Class Date: March 26; Class Time: 8 a.m. to Noon; Fee: $40

Instructor: Evan Talbert

This training satisfies the BASSET training requirement for the state of Illinois. Evan Talbert, Highland Community College Hospitality Instructor, will cover the physical properties of alcohol, prevention and intervention, state and local statutes and DUI, identification techniques, and dram shop and liability coverage. Ogle and Stephenson counties are mandated to be in compliance by July 1, 2017. Jo Daviess and Carroll are mandated to be in compliance by July 1, 2018.

Mexican Cuisine

Location: St. John’s United Church of Christ, 1010 S. Park Blvd., Freeport, Ill.

Registration Deadline: March 19; Class Date: March 26; Class Time: 5 to 8 p.m.; Fee: $45

Instructor: Michael Staver

Finally, a class featuring recipes from our southern neighbor, Mexico. Vegetables play an important role in the cuisine, and recipes may include tacos, pozole, and more. Please bring containers to take food home in.

Card Making C

Location: Highland Community College, Building F, room F-062

Registration Deadline: March 23; Class Dates: March. 30, April. 13, 27, May 11; Class Time: 9:30 a.m. to Noon; Fee: $30

Instructor: Deb Miller

Create your own greeting cards and paper projects. Each class will create three to four projects using new tools and many different card folds. No project is duplicated. Required materials include adhesive, precision scissors, ruler, and pencil. A $25.00 materials fee is also paid to the instructor on the first night covers all materials for the four weeks. This class is for the beginner or experienced crafter.

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