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PSC offers hundreds of quality online courses that are affordable, convenient, and geared just for you. Our courses are led by expert instructors. Start your online training program today. View a list of our Top 40 online courses.

Civic Leadership Academy

The Civic Leadership Academy (CLA) was created in 2004 by the Center for Governmental Studies (CGS) at Northern Illinois University as a leadership skills development program for elected and appointed leaders and managers in government and nonprofit agencies. The Academy’s seminars allow for in-person interactions with fellow participants and instructors using experiential learning techniques. Participants may take individual workshops or complete a series of courses towards earning a variety of leadership certificates. Workshops are offered at various locations in the Chicagoland area and Prairie State College has served as a meeting site. For a list of workshop dates and locations visit

January - May 2015 Course Offering and Registration Information

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Earn the New Standard in HR Certification (Download flier)

Establish yourself as a globally-recognized human resource expert by earning the new standard in HR certification.  The SHRM Certified Professional (SHRM-CP℠) and SHRM Senior Certified Professional (SHRM-SCP℠) certifications validate that you have demonstrated you have the competencies and knowledge required to be a successful HR professional.

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Find a Career in Less Than a Year

Interested in finding a job but don't have a lot of Time to spare? Enroll in a Prairie State College non-credit career-focused class and learn the skills to get a job in less than a year.

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Planet Recertification Classes

Earn CEUs in Approved for Planet Recertification classes. Classes starting in March 2015. For more information download fliers below.

Landscape Concepts (Download flier)

Best Management Practices for Community Trees (Download flier)

Sales Skills Training April 24, 2015 2:30 - 3:30 p.m. PSC Conference Center Using the Growth Development Associates (GDA)’s powerful, field tested, proven techniques and strategies, their online training will help you achieve business growth.(Download flier)

“Leadership for Newly Elected or Appointed Officials” Monday, May 18, 2015 8:30 a.m. - 12 p.m. Prairie State College Conference Center, Room 1318 (Download Flier)

“Fundraising & Financial Management for Nonprofits” Tuesday June 9, 2015 8:30 a.m. - 12 p.m. Prairie State College Conference Center, Room 1318 (Download Flier)