Continuing Education

January 11, 2018

The Kishwaukee College Continuing Education department is offering a variety of classes during the late winter for community members. Classes meet at sites throughout the local communities and emphasize lifelong learning for personal enrichment.

Classes that begin in the months of January and February include:

Cooking – Great Soups and Sauces meets on Wednesdays from January 24 through February 28 at the HyVee Club Room.  Students will learn how to make soups and sauces that will transform a basic entree into something special, including roasting, poaching, simmering and pureeing. The instructor is Chef Rudy Galindo. The cost for this class is $150.

Beekeeping Basics meets on Saturday, February 3 from 9:00a.m. – 5:00p.m. in Room C1203 at Kishwaukee College. Students will learn the basics of handling bees and harvesting hive products, including honeybee biology, hive basics, installing bees, and honeybee management. The cost for this class is $59.

Fitness – Self-Defense meets on Mondays and Wednesdays, February 5 through March 28, from 5:45 – 7:45p.m. at the Sycamore Public Library. Students will learn bow in class, stance work, punches, kicks, blocks, conditioning, foam work, two men exercise and bow out. The cost for this class $150.

There are many other classes beginning in January and February. To view the complete list, visit

Interested community members have three convenient ways to register: online (payment by credit card only); by telephone (payment by credit card only) on Monday through Friday from 8:00a.m. – 3:00p.m. at 815-825-9441; or by mail by printing the CE Registration Form (payment by check or credit card). Online registration and the downloadable registration form are both available at

For more information on Continuing Education classes available through Kishwaukee College, contact Melissa Gallagher at or call 815-825-9466.

August 31, 2017

The Continuing Education Department at Kishwaukee College is offering a review class for the Massage and Bodyworking Licensing Exam (MBLEx) for the Federation of State Massage Therapy Boards. The class is designed to assist area Therapeutic Massage professionals to prepare to take the licensing exam. The cost of the one-day class is $130.

The review class will be offered on Saturday, September 16 from 9:00a.m. – noon in B1243 at Kishwaukee College.  The class covers the format and main areas of the MBLEx; tips and techniques for reading and analyzing questions; and study questions, memory tools and other resources. The class will also administer in-class self-assessment to identify content areas individual students need to target and discussion on specific content.

The instructor is Julie Gavin-Freeman, LMT, BCTMB, I-AYT. Gavin-Freeman is a Professional Anatomist and has taught in a variety of educational settings for over 15 years, covering all topics including but not limited to: anatomy, physiology, pathology, ethics, business practices, documentation, medical terminology, and massage application. She has co- authored published research articles, papers and presentations and written curricula/course work

The class will be offered again in the Spring semester on January 6 and March 24.

For more information, contact Melissa Gallagher, Coordinator of Short-Term Training and Continuing Education at 815-825-9466 or at To register, visit