Community Education offerings for Spring 2019

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Morton College’s Community Education Department offers a variety of classes for children through adults this spring. Topics range from business/career development, academic/test preparation, technology, fitness, children and family programming, and recreation and personal development.

Most courses are held on the Morton College campus at 3801 S. Central Avenue, Cicero. 

Register for Community Education at Morton College’s Office of Admissions and Records, located on the first floor of Building B.

Note: Early registration is encouraged because classes may be canceled due to low enrollment.

More information about Community Education is available by calling Jody Davidson at (708) 656-8000 Ext. 2406.

Business/Career Development
BLS/CPR for Healthcare (HCE 001) 
Teaches both single-rescuer and team basic life support skills for application in both pre-hospital and in-facility environments. $65 cost includes all materials and supplies, plus textbook.

The course is offered during the Spring semester on the following dates:
4 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 19th
10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesday, March 6th
4 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, March 27th
10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday, April 8th
4 to 8 p.m. Monday, April 22nd

Forklift Operator Training (MEC 002)
Learn how to drive a forklift by receiving safety training in 22 sections covering both truck and work-related topics in a one-day, four-hour course. Training includes interactive presentations, hands-on skill evaluations and a final examination. Meets all OSHA requirements.

The fee is $225 per session. All classes meet at Equipment Depot, 821 Shore Drive in Burr Ridge.

The course is offered during the Spring semester on the following dates:
8 a.m. to noon Tuesdays, February 26; March 26; April 23; and May 28.

Children and Family Programming

STEAMers Club (CMP 002)
Integrated hands-on enrichment activities in the areas of Science, Technology, Engineering, the Arts and Mathematics for children ages 6 to 12. Each session will have different activities, so you may come to one or all of the sessions.

The club meets from 9 a.m. to noon on Saturdays, Feb. 16; March 2, 16 and 30; and April 13 and 27. 

The cost is $9, plus a $5 materials fee per session. Parents are encouraged to register their children at least a week before the session begins.

Recreation and Personal Growth
Auto Maintenance (MEC 001 03)
The course covers of various auto systems, emphasizing preventive maintenance. Chance to work in the College’s auto shop on your own vehicle.

The class meets from 8:30 to 11:30 a.m. Saturdays from Feb. 16th to April 13th in Room 108D. No class on March 23rd. The fee is $79.

Ceramics (CFT 002 03)
All levels of artists are welcome to create and design pottery using hand-built and wheel-thrown techniques. Glazing and some decorating will be covered. Bring an apron or smock to class.

The class meets from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Thursdays from March 28th to May 16th in Room 104D. The cost is $79 with supplies ranging from $10 to $20.

Skills for Daily Living (SND 004)
An enrichment class designed to develop and expand life skills of adults with intellectual disabilities. The class is student driven, and includes fitness, recreation, socialization and academics.

Students must be independent in daily living skills. There is no individual supervision before, during or after class, including competitions.  Students are expected to demonstrate appropriate behavior while on and off-campus.

More information is available by e-mailing Mary Jo Buongiorno at

Each sessions runs three weeks and meets from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays.

Session Schedules:
February 11 to 27 (no class February 18)
March 11 to April 3 (no classes March 18 to 20)
April 22 to May 8
May 20 to June 5.

The cost for each session is $89.