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When it comes to maximizing benefit for your investment of time, continuing education classes are your solution. Choose from hundreds of affordable, convenient and easy to use offerings in-class or on-line.

If you want to learn skills to move ahead in the workplace, earn a new job, prepare for national certification in high demand career fields like healthcare, improve your computer skills, or just have fun learning something new like dance or culinary workshops, Continuing Education at Elgin Community College has a class for you!"

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ACT Test Preparation Class Starts July 27

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Every single point matters!  Using the Cambridge "Six-Step Approach", students receive diagnostic testing and assessment through pre- and post-testing.  Students participate in basic skills review, in-class problem solving, concepts and strategies.  Also included is practice test reinforcement to identify subject matters that students need to improve.  Reading, English, Science and Math subjects are taught by experienced teachers.  This course is designed to help students achieve test scores that reflect their potential by helping them focus on key areas.  Books and practice tests are included in the course tuition.  The class starts on Monday, July 27, 2015.  Course code is CEB 903 200.  Please register by July 20 to assure receipt of books and materials provided at the beginning of class.  Please access this link for complete details and 24/7 online registration:

Questions?  Please call Karin Quist, course developer at 847-214-7123 or email us at 

Food Safety Certification Classes at ECC

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Elgin Community College's Continuing Education Department offers Food Safety certification courses instructed in English and Spanish held during the year at ECC.

The one-day, 8-hour course includes exam preparation and the ANSI-CFP accredited exam for the Illinois Food Service Sanitation Manager Certification (FSSMC).  The exam is held at the end of the class.

Complete course details, dates and registration information can be found under the "Food & Beverage" topic code at this link:

Questions?  Please call Continuing Education at 847-622-3036 or email us at:

Bill Kurtis - Death By Food Presentation - March 16

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Bill Kurtis - "Death By Food" presentation on Monday, March 16, 2015 at ECC


Award-winning investigative journalist Bill Kurtis will expose what is behind today's myriad of rising health problems. In his multimedia lecture Death By Food, Kurtis will investigate the means, motive and opportunity behind why American food is over-processed, over-sugared, over-salted, and contains too much fat. Mr. Kurtis will offer a means of optimal nutrition as a solution to the nutrient depleted foods we often find on tables of American consumers.  Kurtis will argue that natural, minimally processed, sustainably raised food stuffs hold the key to our skyrocketing obesity and diabetes rates, and how consumers can make more informed food choices for better health.

An acclaimed documentary host and producer, network news anchor, multimedia production company president, author, and grass-fed-cattle rancher, Bill Kurtis has been in broadcasting over 40 years. With a body of work ranging from providing the satirical narration for Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy to writing his book, The Death Penalty on Trial: Crisis in American Justice, Kurtis is the recipient of numerous awards including numerous Emmys, CableACE Awards, and the Thurgood Marshall Award. A meet-and-greet reception will immediately follow his talk. The ECC Bookstore will sell copies of Mr. Kurtis' The Prairie Table Cookbook during the reception. Education Tickets are $25.00 each per online registration.  Presentation is from 7:00 to 9:00 pm at Elgin Community College, Seigle Auditorium, Building E.

Please click on the link below to register.  Course code is CED 950 100.