Business Skills

Program Description

In-person vs. virtual classroom vs. online?

  • An in-person class provides the traditional on-site instruction.
  • A virtual classroom provides real-time, online instruction. A student is responsible for the technology needed to attend the class.
  • An online class provides online instruction but not in real-time. A student is responsible for the technology needed to complete the class.


How to Start Your Own T-Shirt Printing Business from Home   NEW!

Instructor: C. Sammon

Learn how to start a t-shirt printing business from home. We will cover what materials, equipment and how much capital you need to get started as well as how to make designs on your computer and sell your finished product through social media. We will demonstrate how to make a t-shirt print from idea to finished product. We will also cover other products you can create and sell using the same materials. This class will be held via Zoom.
2 Tuesdays          Oct. 12 – Oct. 19         6:00 – 7:30 p.m.

Virtual classroom CRN 80793                  Fee $29

How to Start Your Airbnb Business and Become a Superhost  

Instructor: C. Sammon

Airbnb is global and in demand because travelers are looking for affordable and safe accommodations for their family, friends or themselves outside of the traditional hotel market. Learn how to run a successful Airbnb business from an Airbnb Superhost with international experience. You will learn how to set up your account and communicate with prospective guests as well as review the rules, policies and safety precautions to take when getting started. Common problems with guests and how to handle them as well as how to become a Superhost will be covered. Have the Airbnb app installed on your Smartphone, iPad/tablet, or laptop.  This class will be held via Zoom.

1 Tuesday            Sept. 7                         6:00 – 7:30 p.m.

Virtual Classroom CRN 80794                 Fee $19


1 Tuesday            Nov. 9                          6:00 – 7:30 p.m.

Virtual Classroom CRN 80795                 Fee $19


Cannabis 101       NEW!
Prerequisite:  Must be 21 years or older

This course will serve as an introduction to the cannabis plant including life cycles and properties. We will learn basic cannabis terminology and understand the natural origins of the plant as well as its evolution and history.  We will explore the health and safety concerns of cannabis use including the responsible use of cannabis, discussing Illinois law. Laws around cannabis are always evolving, making legal compliance challenging. This course will provide you with a comprehensive overview of federal and state cannabis regulations and penalties and what led to these laws. During this course, we will also learn what opportunities are available in the industry and how to prepare for those careers.

3 Mondays          Oct. 18 – Nov. 1          6:00 – 8:30 p.m.
Outreach – Rm. 406                                 Tuition Fee $89

In-person CRN 80796


Introduction to Voiceovers  
Prerequisite:  Must be 18 years or older

“Wow, you have a great voice!” How many times have you heard that? Or maybe you listen to your favorite audiobooks, commercials, or cartoon characters and think, “I could do that!” Explore the voiceover industry with your instructor, a professional, working voice actor from Voices For All. Discover current trends in the industry and how they make it easy and affordable for just about anyone to get involved. You’ll learn about different types of voiceovers and the tools you’ll need to find success. Your instructor will take notes as you read a real script in this one-on-one video chat setting and offer some coaching to improve your delivery. You’ll receive a professional voiceover evaluation later. One-time, 90-minute, introductory class. Learn more at You owe it to yourself to finally explore the possibilities of this fun and rewarding field!

Please call the PaCE Department at 309-796-8223 to register for the class.

Fee $49


Accounting Fundamentals Series
Whether you’re a sole proprietor looking to manage your business finances or you simply want to gain an understanding of accounting basics for career advancement or for personal use, the courses in this bundle will give you a solid foundation in financial matters including the basics of double-entry bookkeeping, how to analyze and record financial transactions, handling accounts receivable, accounts payable, payroll procedures, sales taxes, and various common banking activities. You will also develop a solid understanding of corporate accounting practices by exploring topics such as special journals, uncollectible accounts receivable, plant assets, depreciation, notes and interest, accrued revenue and expenses, dividends, retained earnings, and various financial reports for corporations.

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