DACC Catalog 2014-2015

Catalog - Corporate and Community Education

Danville Area Community College is committed to serving the training needs of the business, industrial, labor, and professional community. The Corporate Education Division (CCE) was developed to respond to these needs quickly and with a high degree of flexibility.

Customized Training Programs- CCE

The major emphasis of the CE is to respond to the businesses and industries of our area with customized training programs. The CE staff, working closely with company representatives, design the courses to meet the company’s training objectives. Utilizing the resources from DACC faculty and outside consultants, the CE can offer courses in nearly any subject area. These programs are often held at the site of the business; others take advantage of the conferencing and wireless lab facilities within the Bremer Conference and Workforce Development Center. Training schedules can be arranged to accommodate the participants’ work schedules. By taking advantage of the services of the CE, companies can maximize their training dollars. Travel and accommodation expenses can more effectively be used to offer more training to more people.

Open Enrollment Programs

Seminars and workshops are offered in a wide range of areas. These may be cosponsored with other institutions and professional groups or they may be provided exclusively by the Corporate Education

Customized program areas offered:

  • Assessments
  • Communication/Listening
  • Conversational German
  • Customer Service
  • DOT Training
  • Health Care
  • Industrial/Technical Training
  • ISO/QS 9000; TS 16949
  • Leadership/Supervisory
  • Lean Manufacturing / Lean Office
  • Microcomputer Training
  • Office Skills
  • OSHA Compliance/Policy Development
  • Personal Development
  • Maintenance Reliability
  • Quality Improvement
  • Safety/Security Audits
  • Safety/Occupational Health
  • Team Building/Teamwork
  • Workplace Spanish
  • WorkSkills Development

Computer Training

The CCE can provide training in multiple desktop applications. We feature a highly qualified staff of instructors and state-of-the-art equipment and wireless lab facilities at the Bremer Conference and Workforce Development Center and the DACC extension site at the Danville Village Mall.

Computer application training is also available on-line. The on-line option allows CE to provide many specialty and high-end courses that are not offered on campus. Affordable and convenient.

CCE's Mobile Laptop lab is used extensively for open enrollment and customized training programs. The lab is equipped with Windows operating systems along with laser printers and data/video LCD projection systems for large screen viewing.

Pharmacy Technician

The Pharmacy Technician program provides both technical and practical training which will enable the technician to function as a competent entry-level assistant to a licensed pharmacist. The program includes: the role of a pharmacy technician; pharmacy law, standards and ethics; drugs, dosages, and delivery systems; pharmaceutical measurements and calculations; and dispensing, billing, and inventory management. Pharmacy Technicians work in hospitals, nursing homes, health care agencies, and retail outlets such as drugstores.

Phlebotomy Techniques

This course is a non-Nursing course aimed at the technical skills and knowledge required for blood collection. Students will develop skill in performing phlebotomy procedures in various health care settings. Topics include: proper use of equipment, current safety standards, medical and legal policies and regulations, interpersonal skills, and correct transport and specimen preparation for laboratory testing.

EMT-Basic Course

The Emergency Medical Technician-basic (EMT-Basic) course follows the Federal Department of Transportation 1994 National Standard Curriculum as mandated by the Illinois Department of Public Health. The course consists of the minimum 110 hours of core material with extra class time allotted by the individual instructor to allow for skills practice and testing. Ten hours of clinical experience is obtained outside of the regular classroom time. Upon successful completion of the EMT-Basic Course, the student is able to perform patient care at the Basic Life Support Level. This course is for those interested in becoming prehospital care providers with volunteer agencies, fire departments, or paid services. For anyone interested in becoming a paramedic, this is the first step. Prerequisites: Age 18 or older; High School Diploma or equivalent; CPR at the Healthcare Provider level or equivalent.

First Responder Course

The First Responder/AED course follows the Federal Department of Transportation 1995 National Standard Curriculum as mandated by the Illinois Department of Public health. The course consists of the minimum 40 hours of core material with extra class time allotted by the individual instructor to allow for skills practice and testing. Five hours of clinical experience is obtained outside of the regular classroom time. The First Responder is an integral part of the Emergency Medical Services System. The goal of this course is to provide students with the core knowledge, skills and attitudes to function in the capacity of a First Responder. The First Responder uses a limited amount of equipment to perform initial assessment and intervention and is trained to assist other EMS providers. Prerequisites: Age 18 or older; High School Diploma or equivalent; CPR at the Healthcare Provider level or equivalent.

The DACC American Heart Association Training Center offers the following provider and instructor courses:

  • Heartsaver CPR w/AED - Designed to teach lay rescuers adult and pediatric (infant/child) CPR skills, relief of foreign-body airway obstruction (FBAO), and the effective use of an automated external defibrillator (AED).
  • BLS for Healthcare Providers - Learn the skills of CPR for victims of all ages, use of an automated external defibrillator (AED), and relief of foreign-body airway obstruction. This course is intended for use by licensed and certified health-care professionals.
  • Heartsaver First Aid - Integrates training in first aid, CPR, and use of an automated external defbrillator (AED).
  • Heartsaver CPR in Schools - Designed to teach both adult and pediatric (infant/child) lay rescuer CPR to middle or high school students.
  • Instructor Courses - Heartsaver and Healthcare Provider.

Driver Education

This course will prepare students for obtaining their Illinois Driver’s License. Students can choose from the following options: 1) Required 30 hours of classroom instruction and the required 6 hours of Behind-the-Wheel; 2) Required 30 hours of classroom instruction only; or 3) Required 6 hours of Behind-the-Wheel only.

Defensive Driving Course

This four-hour Defensive Driving course was developed by The National Safety Council and is recognized by court systems nationwide. Certificates, registered with The National Safety Council, are given to successful completers. All instructors are certified by The National Safety Council.

Participants learn essential defensive driving techniques that can reduce collision-related costs, injuries and fatalities. The course content covers: Rules, Regulations and Responsibilities; Driving Conditions; Unsafe Driving Behaviors; and “Safe Attitudes” against Aggressive Drivers.

Companies can increase their bottom line by using this cost effective way to make sure all their drivers know how to develop safe, defensive driving habits and attitudes. This program helps reduce insurance claims, lost work time and vehicle repairs by lowering the number of collisions.

Whether your objective is to lower your insurance premium, adhere to court supervision requirements, or simply avoid your ticket being registered with the Secretary of State, sign-up for this one-time four-hour course.

Lift Truck Training

This one-day (8 hour) course was designed to provide convenient, quality, hands-on lift truck driver training taught by our professional instructors. Classes are scheduled quarterly on the DACC campus. Customized, on-site training is also available for business/industry.

Certified Warehousing and Distribution Specialist

The Certified Warehousing and Distribution Specialist Program is designed for those individuals who seek employment in the Logistic field, as well as those individuals currently employed in warehousing and distribution who want greater responsibility and growth in their careers. The curriculum consists of five courses: Working in the Warehousing Environment; Warehousing and Workforce Skills; Warehousing and Distribution Process; Warehousing Technology Skills; and Representative Warehousing Skills. Also, included is a warehousing and distribution center simulation and a final assessment of knowledge and skills. Each course can be taken independently and courses can be taken in any sequence. Admission requirements: Asset English score of 35; Asset Reading score of 38; and Asset Math score of 35.

Tractor/Trailer Driver Training

The DACC Tractor Trailer Driver program provides the necessary training for men and women to prepare them for entry-level positions as commercial drivers. At the beginning of the course, students prepare for and obtain their Commercial Driver’s License learner’s permit. Six weeks later, they have obtained the necessary knowledge and driving skills and experience to pass the CDL Class A driver’s license exam administered by the Illinois Secretary of State’s office.

DACC offers the 240 hour Tractor Trailer Driver program in three popular formats.

  • The 6-week day course is conducted Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. For those who qualify, a 4-week option is available.
  • The 12-week evening course is conducted Monday through Friday from 5:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
  • The Weekend option, designed for individuals who need to continue their current employment status during their training period, meets Saturdays and Sundays from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. for 15 weeks.

The DACC program boasts of a student/trainer ratio of four students per trainer. Of equal importance is a format of four students per tractor trailer. The curriculum for the Tractor Trailer Driver program at Danville Area Community College was designed to meet or exceed industry standards and the Illinois Secretary of State’s licensing standards under the advisement of the members of the Danville Area Logistic Cluster.

The DACC program is recognized as an eleven (11) credit hour course by the Illinois Community College Board. Certificates of Successful Completion are also awarded to the students.

Tractor Trailer Driver Qualifications: A high school diploma or GED is not required. Every truck driver student must have a valid driver’s license. A DOT physical examination and drug test are required to attend the program and to be employed in the industry. Interstate drivers must be 21 years of age, while in-state drivers can be 18 to 21 years old. Job placement assistance is limited for individuals under the age of 21. Drivers must be able to read and speak English well enough to understand traffic signs, prepare reports and communicate with others.

Employment Assistance is available to program completers. The Coordinator, as well as the instructors, of our program maintains contact with local employers, as well as various interstate trucking companies. Recruiters from these companies visit our classes on a regular basis. Most students will receive multiple job offers during their training period.

Other Courses Available*:

  • Professional Truck Driver Defensive Driving Course
  • Hazardous Material Endorsement Training
  • Class B CDL Training

*Courses can be conducted on-campus or on-site.

Basic Culinary Arts Certificate Program

With a focus on basic food preparation and production skills, nutrition, and food safety and sanitation, the Basic Culinary Arts Certificate program prepares students for various entry-level positions in the foodservice industry. Practical hands-on lab activities in a state-of-the-art commercial kitchen environment provide opportunities for students to master the skills required for employment. Total 30 hours.

First Semester
Food Sanitation and Safety

This lecture/lab course is designed as a comprehensive study of food sanitation and food safety for the hospitality industry. Upon successful course completion, the student will be prepared to take the Illinois Food Handlers Sanitation Certification exam.

Second Semester
Culinary Essentials I

This lecture/lab course is an introduction to basic cooking methods, the identification and use of ingredients, and the handling of tools and equipment..

Third Semester
Culinary Essentials II

This lecture/lab course is a continuation of the fundamental concepts and techniques of food preparation.

Fourth Semester
Nutrition and Menu Planning

This lecture/lab course identifies the categories of nutrients and explains their importance in a healthy diet and the nutrition trends that affect food service.

ACT Work Keys Service Center

The CCE is an Authorized ACT Work Keys Service Center. Certified ACT Work Keys Job Profilers lead incumbent workers in identifying critical job tasks, determining required job skills, and establishing performance skill levels. From the data gathered through the Work Keys Profiling System, companies can then use the Work Keys assessment instruments to identify current and prospective workers’ skill levels. As a result, companies are able to more accurately match employee skills to job skills as well as determine training needs. Employability skill areas include: Applied Mathematics, Applied Technology, Listening, Business Writing, Locating Information, Observation, Reading for Information, Teamwork, and Writing.

Assessment Center

Individuals, as well as companies, can take advantage of the full range of assessment services and products through the DACC Assessment Center. Appointments can be scheduled by calling 217-443-8708 or 217-443-8777. Walk-in assessments are also available.

Facility Rental

DACC is fortunate to have an exceptionally well-equipped meeting and training facility in the Bremer Conference and Workforce Development Center. Companies or organizations may also rent this facility. The Center features a large theater that serves as a performing arts theater or as a large conferencing facility; two large conference rooms, each capable of being further divided into 2 breakout rooms, for a total of 4 breakout rooms; a large lobby; a large classroom. Each area of the facility can be arranged to accommodate both small and large groups in various setups, such as theater-style or classroom-style. The facility is fully equipped with audio, video, teleconferencing, and wireless computing capabilities. Call for fee structures.

The Industrial Training Center has special appeal to industry and trade organizations. This 7,000 square foot facility is comprised of a 5,000 square foot room that can be converted into a training room or incubator space.

More Information from Corporate and Community Education

When you would like further information or would like to discuss particular programs, please contact:

Corporate and Community Education
Danville Area Community College
2000 East Main Street
Danville, Illinois 61832

Telephone: (217) 443-8777
Fax: (217) 554-1625
E-mail: cce@dacc.edu


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