JWCC Announces New Classes and Early Childhood Education Certificate for the 2019-2020 Year

John Wood Community College will offer three new classes for students this upcoming fall session. A new Early Childhood Gateways Level 2 certificate has been created to improve students’ scholarship and employment opportunities.

Introduction to Black History will cover African American history from the African background to the present. The course will explore dimensions of the African American experience and highlight the multifaceted ways they made their own history while simultaneously shaping and contributing to the history of the United States. This online class will be instructed by David Harbin, assistant professor of social/behavior sciences.

Introduction to Sports Management will provide insight on management and promotion of athletics and current topics related to health, physical education and recreation. This classroom course will be instructed by Ivan Paul, assistant professor of natural sciences.

Introduction to Content Management Systems will cover topics such as planning a website’s content and layout, preparing online media, installing WordPress, WordPress themes and plug-ins, website creation and more. This blended class will take place both online and in the classroom, and will be instructed by Devron Sternke, computer science and office technology instructor.

Early Childhood Gateways Level 2 Certificate courses will take place this fall and spring. Classes will meet on Mondays and Wednesdays from 8:00 a.m. until noon. Courses in the fall will include Foundations to Early Childhood, Health & Safety for Young Children and Caring for Infants and Toddlers. Child Growth and Development and Working with Families in the Community will be offered in spring 2019. Students who earn Illinois Gateways credentials improve their opportunities for employment and potentially increase Gateways scholarship opportunities and transfer to Illinois four-year institutions.

All classes begin on August 19. To register, visit jwcc.edu/register. For more information on these classes, contact JWCC’s Advising Department at 217.641.4355 or email advising@jwcc.edu.

John Wood Community College is the educational link between business and community. JWCC collaboratively creates innovative and relevant academic and training programs with business leaders to educate young people and the workforce for today’s needs and tomorrow’s opportunities. JWCC has centers in Quincy, Pittsfield, Baylis and Mt. Sterling, Illinois. Programs include a comprehensive baccalaureate transfer curriculum, customized business training, career/technical degrees and certificates and personal enrichment courses.

Learn more at: www.jwcc.edu.