Choose from our ever-growing programs to earn or maintain your professional credentials.
Through the college’s mission, vision, and values, Continuing Education has the potential to engage minds, and change lives through the power of learning. Continuing Education is committed to CARING about the needs of our local professionals CE needs – through COMMUNICATION with not only Lake Land College graduates but all community members in getting the most current information out to them, and listening to their needs – working through TEAMSHIP with educators and community presenters so they can share their knowledge – providing INNOVATION to ensure changes in technology and best practices are continually shared- and with EXCELLENCE of Lake Land College’s past and present curriculums and programs. Throughout the year, seminars are offered to provide CEs to our local professionals.
Professional Development through the Center for Business and Industry provides continuing education to area professionals through seminars on the campus of Lake Land College. Currently, Professional Development holds a license through the Illinois Department of Public Regulation to provide this education to licensed Accountants, Dental Hygienists, Cosmetologists, Nail Technicians, Estheticians, and Massage Therapists. Seminars are held throughout the calendar year to help our professionals meet their individual and group requirements to maintain their licensure. These seminars allow them to keep current in their fields and learn first-hand of new technologies, methods, and procedures, as well as provide the opportunity to network with others in their fields.
As local businesses continue to grow and expand, so does technology, at an enormous rate. Keeping up to date with the technology boom is vital to businesses that want to remain competitive in today’s market. The Center for Business and Industry provides computer software classes as well as business solutions to help.
The Center for Business and Industry coordinates the Paraprofessional Program, which assists a student with the process of applying for an education paraprofessional license (i.e. teacher aid, assistant). The student schedules an initial meeting with the facilitator. During this meeting, students: 1) complete a Lake Land College Intent to Enroll form, 2) receive a checklist outlining the testing process leading to licensure, 3) take a pre-test and receive results, and 4) receive a self-study manual. When the student is ready, they again meet with the facilitator and complete the testing online. Passing test scores are printed off, and the student sends them into the Illinois State Board of Education (ISBE) for license application with the state of Illinois.
The state of Illinois offers certification for Certified Nurse Assistant/Aide. In partnership with Southern Illinois University Carbondale (SIUC), the Center for Business and Industry offers competency testing/evaluation once a month at the Workforce Development Center. Students who have completed the BNA (Basic Nurse Aide) class are eligible to test for their certification.
Want to improve your effectiveness in various aspects of your life? Unleash your potential with Franklin Covey’s 7 Habits of Highly Effective People. Participants will learn the key principles of effectiveness that underline effective, productive living with the principles of Steven Covey’s 7 Habits. Training can be scheduled at your convenience and can be completed in four four-hour sessions or two eight-hour sessions.