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1913 W. Townline Rd. Peoria, IL 61615

309.691.3800

Certificate Classes

Now Enrolling for the Summer Semester!

EP!C Classes Schedule – Summer 2021 Enrollment Flyer

Student Application

Register/Payment at the bottom of this page. 

Students will attend virtually and must follow EP!C’s safety protocols if visiting the office.

For more information or to send in an application contact Kyle Kocher, Curriculum Instructor, at kkocher@epicci.org or 309-689-3628

 

Pre-Employment

Pre-Employment

Learn Skills for Pre-Employment

By the end of the 10-week course participants will learn how to job hunt using different methods, develop communication skills, learn the parts of an application and practice filling them out, interview basics and practice, safety in the workplace, hygiene, and dressing for work, social skills, criticism workshop, and includes completing a resume for portfolio.

The purpose of this class is to prepare the student for the workforce with basic skills.

*Culinary, Horticulture & Technology classes will be referred to participate in this program after completion to focus on job development and possible placement upon graduation.

Horticulture

Horticulture

Learn Skills for Horticulture Employment

By the end of the 10-week course participants will learn basic gardening rules, safety, garden maintenance, planting/germination, harvesting, plant health and care,  participate in a field trip, and spend a lot of time in the EP!C Harvest garden and greenhouse.

Some types of employment opportunities could be working in a greenhouse or nursery (watering, planting, maintaining the greenhouse).

Office Operations

Office Operations

Learn Skills for Basic Professionalism

By the end of the 10-week course participants will gain: communication skills, explore entering the workforce, work on professionalism, review office-based skills, and learn how to work office machines.

Culinary

Culinary

Learn Skills for Culinary Employment

By the end of the 10-week course participants will gain basic cooking skills, learn kitchen safety skills, nutrition information, food prep, learn to follow a recipe, learn to make grocery lists, and read labels. Participants will explore industry careers, participate in a field trip, and apply for their food handler’s permit.

Some types of employment opportunities could be working in a commercial kitchen setting (bussing tables, food prep, banquet type hosting positions, buffet style).

Independent Living

Independent Living

Learn Skills for Increased Independence

By the end of the 10-week course participants will gain basic life skills for living on their own. Safety skills – including scams, strangers and disaster plans, kitchen safety skills, house cleaning, laundry skills, hygiene, lawn care, banking & budgeting, and dressing for success. This class meets at our Lyons Court location in Peoria and participants will earn a certificate after completion.

The purpose of this class is to prepare the student for living more independently with basic skills.

Self-Advocacy

Self-Advocacy

Learn Skills for Taking Charge of Your Future.

In this course, students will dive into the world of self-advocacy. We will talk about what makes you unique, learn about disability rights, and topics including how to boost confidence, and identify strengths and weaknesses.

Please notify us of any cancellations at least one week in advance. 

If a class does not have at least 3 students registered with payment received at least one business day before the start of class the class will be canceled and refunds will be given 

No refunds will be given after class has begun. 

Student Application can be found here. Please complete then proceed to finish the registration below.