Non-Credit Courses and Programs
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 cgs.niu.edu/CLA.
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.
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.