Non-Credit Class Listings

Commercial Driver’s License (CDL) Truck Driver Training Course

Training Course *WIA Approved Learn the skills to become a safe, professional truck driver. Depending on your time frame, your budget, and your skill level, PSC offers options in truck driver training.

Upcoming CDL class starts on August 4.

Register in person to schedule for pre-class drug test and physical.

Location

Transportation, Warehouse, and Logistics Training Center
191 S. Halsted St.
Chicago Heights, IL 60411

For more information call (708) 709-7811 or visit prairiestate.edu/cdl.

*WIA Approved Courses
The Workforce Investment Act (WIA) has helped individuals obtain new jobs skills and training. If you meet the eligibility requirements and funding is available, WIA may help pay for your tuition, books, and other fees associated with college courses. For more information on WIA, contact the Illinois WorkNet Center at (708) 709-3911.

 

Leadership Development Courses

The Civic Leadership Academy (CLA) is offered by the Center for Governmental Studies at Northern Illinois University as a leadership skills development program for leaders and managers in government and nonprofit agencies. Participants may take individual workshops or complete a series of courses towards the goal of earning a general Certificate of Achievement or specialized Certificate of Achievement. For more information visit cgs.niu.edu/CLA.

"Leaders as Change Agents"

Thursday, August 28, 2014 — 8:30 a.m. - 12 p.m.
Prairie State College, Conference Center, Room 1318
Registration Fee: $90

For leaders, change and all that it encompasses in the workplace, can be one of the greatest challenges they can be involved in; however, it can also be the most exciting time within their career. Participants will gain understanding in knowing what the roles and responsibilities of leaders as change agents and the difference between a manager and a leader.

Key Objectives

  • Preparing for the consequences of change
  • Gain communication strategies to facilitate dialogue around change events
  • Understand the role of strategic planning within change initiatives
  • Understand how to measure the success of change initiatives

"Leadership for Elected Officials"

Thursday, September 11, 2014 — 8:30 a.m. - 12 p.m.
Prairie State College, Conference Center, Room 1318
Registration Fee: $90

Public administration involves the application of many different legal principles. From the Freedom of Information Act, to the Open Meetings Act, to the roles and responsibilities of elected officials and staff, to mandates from the State and Federal governments, there are a multitude of considerations to be made when approaching your role in local government.

Key Objectives

  • Learn which laws have a major impact on the administration of local government operations
  • Discern the differing roles and responsibilities of elected officials and staff

Register Online at cgs.niu.edu/CLA. Download flier.

Contact

Center for Governmental StudiesCivic Leadership Academy
Prairie State College

 

New Non-Credit NIMS Classes

PSC is now offering four new non-credit NIMS Certification courses. NIMS stands for National Institute for Metalworking Skills. This is a national accreditation and is the type of certification that manufacturing companies are looking for when they are hiring.

The four courses are non-credit and can be taken alone or in sequence. Download flier.

NIMS Radio Ads Summer 2014

Special Offer – Take three classes and fourth class is free!

As a special introductory offer – if you take the first three classes, the fourth one is free. That is a savings of $700!

For more information contact Michelle Guiliani at (708) 709-7957 or email at mguiliani@prairiestate.edu.

NIMS Certification

Manufacturing Basics, Part 1
GSNIM 001 - Manufacturing Basics, Measurement, Materials, and Safety

Location
Prairie State College - Main Campus
202 South Halsted Street, Chicago Heights

This course provides an exploration of the basics in machining, raw materials, use of hand tools, safety and maintenance. Topics include an overview of measurement techniques, materials, safety, machine tool math, quality control and maintenance. Team work, critical thinking, and problem solving are emphasized. Hands-on experience and practical applications are included.

Credentials earned upon course completion
NIMS Materials, Measurement and Safety

June 23-July 28 (15 days)
Mon., Tue., Thurs., 9 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Total 90 hours
Cost: $700

Manufacturing Basics, Part 2
GSNIM 002 - Manufacturing, Job Planning, Bench work and Layout

Location
Prairie State College - Main Campus
202 South Halsted Street, Chicago Heights

This course provides an exploration of the basics of hand tools, understanding drawings, manual machines and layout. Upon completion of this course the student will be able to interpret drawing information, describe basic symbols and notation and interpret basic GD&T feature control frames. Team work, critical thinking, and problem solving are emphasized. Hands-on experience and practical applications are included.

Credentials earned upon course completion
NIMS Job Planning, Benchwork, and Layout

July 29-Sept. 3 (15 days)
Mon., Tue., Thurs., 9 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Total 90 hours
Cost: $700


Advanced Manufacturing, Part 1
GSNIM 004 - CNC Turning

Location
Prairie State College - Main Campus
202 South Halsted Street, Chicago Heights

This course provides the student an introduction to basic lathe operations. Upon completion of this course the student will have an understanding of manual and CNC lathe turning practices as well gain knowledge in tooling, machining practices and applied mathematics. Team work, critical thinking, and problem solving are emphasized. Hands-on experience and practical applications are included.

Credentials earned upon course completion
NIMS CNC Turning Operator Level 1

Sept. 4-Oct. 7 (15 days)
Mon., Tue., Thurs., 9 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Total 90 hours
Cost: $700 

Advanced Manufacturing, Part 2
GSNIM 003 - CNC MILLING LEVEL 1

Location
Prairie State College - Main Campus
202 South Halsted Street, Chicago Heights

This course provides the student an introduction to basic milling operations. Upon completion of this course the student will have an understanding of manual and CNC milling practices as well gain knowledge in tooling, machining practices and applied mathematics. Team work, critical thinking, and problem solving are emphasized. Hands-on experience and practical applications are included.

Credentials earned upon course completion
NIMS CNC Milling Operator Level 1


Oct. 8-Nov. 11 (15 days)
Mon., Tue., Thurs., 9 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Total 90 hours
Cost: $700

Prairie State College offers a wide variety of non-credit courses, seminars and workshops. It's all part of our commitment to serve the community by providing educational, informational, cultural and recreational activities that appeal to special interests. Students may learn vocational skills, enhance their personal growth or explore vocational pursuits.

Many of our non-credit and continuing education classes are conveniently held at the Matteson Area Center. In addition to two fully equipped computer classrooms, the Center offers a variety of class and meeting rooms with activities daily, evenings and on Saturdays and Sundays. The Center is also the host site for the Institute of Learning in Retirement.

For a listing of when non-credit courses are offered, consult the current course schedule or WebAdvisor.