The Office of Continuing Education is responsible for planning and scheduling professional development and continuing education opportunities for individuals interested in advancing professionally and personally.

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  • American Home Inspectors Training Institute (AHIT)

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    American Home Inspectors Training Institute (AHIT)   
     

    Days: March 2 through March 6, 2015
    Time: 8 am to 6 pm
    Room: TBD
    Location: Governors State University University Park, IL 60484 
    Cost: $1,795 - includes all materials

    Information: AHIT Governors State University 
    Register today by calling 877.215.7924
    Description: Governors State University has partnered with industry leader American Home Inspectors Training Institute (AHIT) to offer a comprehensive home inspection course.

    *Early Registration Deadline: two weeks prior to the scheduled session: $1,595 discounted fee

    Register for AHIT today by calling 877.215.7924 or visit their website

  • Database Applications using Microsoft Access 2013

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    Database Applications using Microsoft Access 2013

    Location: Governors State University
    Days: Saturdays, April 18 and 25, 2015
    Time: 9am - 5pm
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    Fee: $129
    Description: This course provides an introduction to databases using Microsoft Access 2013.

    Access topics may include how to design a database; create basic tables, forms, queries, and reports; relate tables (joins).

    Course Number:  CE-CS03-03

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  • Do You Have an IRS Issue?

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    Do You Have an IRS Issue?

    Location: Governors State University
    Day: New Date TBD
    Time: 10am - 1pm
    Room: TBD
    Fee: $20

    Presenter: Laura Burke EA, CFE, MBA & MS MIS (SP2015) 

    Description: Do you have an IRS issue?  Have you missed filing your taxes for a period of time, are you an innocent or injured spouse?  What about that earned income credit do you or do you not qualify for it?  Have you missed entering some income on your tax return?  What about that cancellation of debt, foreclosure or short sale?  So many questions.  Come find out what to do, in the proper order.  We will also talk briefly about the IRS Fresh Start Program!

    One of the worst things you can do is to bury your head in the sand, don’t hide IRS notices, they don’t go away!

    This is a 3 hour discussion with time for Q & A.  Bring your issues, and IRS notices to discuss or meet one-on-one afterwards.

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    Course Number: CE-MNY03-02

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  • Graduate Record Exam Test Preparation

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    Graduate Record Exam Test Preparation

    Location: Governors State University
    Day: Wednesdays, March 14, 28, April 11, 18, 25, May 2, 2015
    Time: 9 am - Noon
    Room: TBD
    Fee: $399

    Description: Acquire strategies in math, reading comprehension, writing, and verbal and quantitative skills to improve GRE scores using acclaimed Cambridge test preparation materials. Textbook, practice tests, and all course materials are included in course fee.

    Course Number: CE-EP01-01 please contact the School of Extended Learning for more information or 708.534.4099

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  • Growing Profits: Levers and Techniques

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    Growing Profits: Levers and Techniques

    Location: Governors State University
    Day: Wednesday, March 3, 2015
    Time: 9:00 to 10:30 AM
    Room: C3300
    Fee: $45

    Course Code: CE-SBD01-02
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    Growing Profits: Levers and Techniques

    Instructor: Tom Gray

    Presented by the Illinois SBDC at Governors State University and Business Techniques Institute – Chicagoland.

    Both operations and marketing offer opportunities to grow profits.
    Veteran consultant Tom Gray will show you how to find and mine opportunities for higher profits in your business.
    Learn the techniques, and get worksheets to apply them to your own business.

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    Growing Profits: Levers and Techniques

    Location: Governors State University
    Day: Wednesday, April 28 , 2015
    Time: 9:00 to 10:30 AM
    Room: C3300
    Fee: $45

    Course Code: CE-SBD01-04
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    Growing Profits: Levers and Techniques

    Location: Governors State University
    Day: Wednesday, June 23, 2015
    Time: 9:00 to 10:30 AM
    Room: C3300
    Fee: $45

    Course Code: CE-SBD01-06
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  • Lean Six Sigma Green Belt Certificate Course

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    Lean Six Sigma Green Belt Certificate Course

    Location: Governors State University
    Days: Saturdays, January 31 - March 21, 2015
    Time: 9am - Noon
    Room: TBD
    Fee: $1,500 plus textbooks

    Hybrid Instruction: Four in-class and four online classes 
    Description: The Lean Six Sigma Green Belt certificate course will focus on both Advanced Lean Techniques and Six Sigma "Green Belt" methodologies. Detailed and real-world examples of lean thinking will be reviewed with hands - on examples to enhance the learning experience. Learn how to integrate theories of business, statistics, and the elimination of waste with the goal of achieving tangible results. Six Sigma methods will include project planning and various statistical tools to equip the student to be Green Belt certified and a practitioner of Lean Six Sigma at their organization.

    Registration codes: CE-GFS01-01

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  • LSAT Prep Course

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    LSAT Prep Course

    Location: Governors State University
    Days: Saturdays, April 4, 18, May 2, 16, 30, June 6, 2015
    Time: 9am - Noon
    Room:
    Fee: $399
    Description: Acquire strategies in verbal skills, logic, critical reasoning and analytical writing to improve LSAT scores using acclaimed Cambridge test preparation materials

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  • PHR/SPHR Certification Preparation

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    PHR/SPHR Certification Preparation

    Location: Governors State University
    Days: Tuesdays, February 3 – March 24, 2015
    Time: 6 - 8:30pm
    Room: TBD
    Fee: $1,095
           $995 for SSCHRA members (South Suburban Cook Human Resources Association)

     
    Description:This course provides an overview of key areas in human resources management to better prepare HR professionals for national PHR (Professional in HR) or the SPHR (Senior Professional in HR) exams, administered by the HRCI (Human Resources Certification Institute). Eligibility requirements and test information for PHR or SPHR exam can be found at www.hrci.org.

    Course Number(s): General Registration please use for registration: CE-BUS05-01

                                 SSCHRA Members (Verification Required) please use for registration:CE-BUS05-02

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  • Pricing Right

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    Pricing Right

    Location: Governors State University
    Day: Tuesday, January 27, 2015
    Time: 9am - 10:30am
    Room: C3300
    Fee: $45

    Course Number: CE-SBD01-01

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    Presented by the Illinois SBDC at GSU

    Instructor: Tom Gray

    Presented by the Illinois Small Business Development Center at Governors State University and the Business Techniques Institute – Chicagoland.

    Veteran consultant and author Tom Gray will explain how to design a pricing plan that delivers both value to customers and healthy profits for your business. Learn the techniques, and get worksheets to apply them to your own business.

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    Pricing Right

    Location: Governors State University
    Day: Tuesday, March 31, 2015
    Time: 9am - 10:30am
    Room: C3300
    Fee: $45

    Course Number: CE-SBD01-03

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    Pricing Right

    Location: Governors State University
    Day: Tuesday, May 19, 2015
    Time: 9am - 10:30am
    Room: C3300
    Fee: $45

    Course Number: CE-SBD01-05

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  • The Knowledge Exchange

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    Morning sessions (10 a.m.-noon)


    World History: The Middle Ages


    Location: Governors State University
    Days: Fridays, January 23 - March 13, 2015
    Time: 10am - Noon
    Room: TBD

    Presenter(s): Myras and Linda Osman

    Description: In this course we will examine the major developments in Europe from roughly the year 1000 CE to 1500 CE. Topics of discussion will include the life in the manor house and castle, life in the church and monastery, and the life of the peasants and serfs on the manor. The major events covered will include the Crusades, the Plague, the Hundred Years’ War, the development of the nation-state and the rise of trade and towns.

    Course Number: CE-TKE01-01

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    Cinema Studies/America's Greatest: John Ford


    Location: Governors State University
    Days: Fridays, January 23 - March 13, 2015
    Time: 9:30am - Noon
    Room: TBD

    Presenter(s): Suzanne Patterson

    Description: With over 140 films which span from the silent era to the days of Panavision, John Ford etched himself an honorable place in cinematic history, becoming known as one of America’s greatest filmmakers... some say “the greatest”. Winner of six academy awards and although renowned for his westerns, Ford also directed comedy, drama, war, politics and even Shirley Temple! In this study of Ford’s unique style, vision and controversial methods, we will screen and discuss the diversity of his films which include The Searchers, How Green Was My Valley, The Last Hurrah and Mogambo as well as the documentary Directed by John Ford..

    Course Number: CE-TKE01-02

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    Afternoon Session 1-3pm

    Great Decisions


    Location: Governors State University
    Days: Fridays, January 23 - March 13, 2015
    Time: 1pm - 3pm
    Room: TBD

    Presenter(s): Brock Harring

    Description: As a staple of our winter curriculum, Great Decisions returns with a program to enhance your knowledge of international events through discussions with others interested in foreign policy. The text for the course is published by the Foreign Policy Association stating its mission “to help stimulate constructive and informed citizen participation in world affairs.” Topics for discussion in the 2015 series are as follows: Russia and the Near Abroad, Privacy in the Digital Aid, Sectarianism in the Middle East, India Changes Course, U.S. Policy Toward Africa, Syria’s Refugee Crisis, Human Trafficking in the 21st Century, Brazil’s Metamorphosis.

    Copies of the Great Decisions 2015 books will be available for purchase at GSU’s Follett Bookstore for $20.00.

    Course Number: CE-TKE01-03

     

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    Literature: Modern Religious Parables


    Location: Governors State University
    Days: Fridays, January 23 - March 13, 2015
    Time: 1pm - 3pm
    Room: TBD

    Presenter(s): Patrick Keyes and Stan Moore

    Description: How do 19th and 20th century writers of fiction deal with challenges to traditional religious values?
    This class will delve into finding the answers through a study and discussion of several short stories which will include Nathanial Hawthorne’s The Bell Tower, Fyodor Dostoevsky’s The Grand Inquisitor, Franz Kafka’s Before the Law, Albert Camus’ The Growing Stone, John L’Heureux’ Departures and Tim Gautreaux’ Good For the Soul. Participants are welcome to choose other stories by the above authors for deliberation or use stories by Isaac Babel, Jorge Luis Borges, Oscar Wilde, Anatole France, Leo Tolstoy, Gregorio Lopez y Fuentes, Phillip Roth, Isaac Bashevis Singer, J.D. Salinger and Ernest Hemingway. Most readings will be furnished by The Knowledge Exchange.

    Course Number: CE-TKE01-04

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  • Online Professional Non-Credit Courses

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    Governors State University has partnered with OnCourse Learning, a provider of high-quality, state approved, customized training solutions, textbooks, and occupational tools for both pre-licensing and continuing education in the real estate, appraisal, mortgage, home inspection, IT, engineering, insurance, and bank and credit union industries.

    Please click on the links below to be taken to the course registration and more information.

    Information Technology

    Citrix
    Virtualization
    Cisco
    CompTIA
    EC-Council
    Microsoft 

    Home Performance

    Energy Audit Basic Training

    Advanced Home Energy Course

    Weatherization Installer Training

    Home Performance Sales and Marketing

    Air Conditioning and Heat Pumps

  • Spreadsheet Applications using Microsoft Excel 2013

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    Spreadsheet Applications using Microsoft Excel 2013

    Location: Governors State University
    Days: Saturdays, March 28 and April 4, 2015
    Time: 9am - 5 pm
    Room:
    Fee: $129
    Description: Provides a course in creating spreadsheets using Microsoft Excel 2013. Topics are introductory level.

    Excel topics may include worksheet window basics and navigation, utilize formulas and functions, create charts from data, create pivot tables.

    Course Number:CE-CS03-02

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  • Word Processing Applications using Microsoft Word 2013

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    Word Processing Applications using Microsoft Word 2013

    Location: Governors State University
    Days: Saturdays, February 7 and 14, 2015
    Time: 9am - 5pm
    Room:
    Fee: $129
    Description: Provides a course in word processing using Microsoft Word 2013. Topics are at the introductory level.

    Word topics may include creating, saving, editing, formatting, and printing documents.

    Course Number:  CE-CS03-01

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