Corporate Education

Corporate 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

The major emphasis of Corporate Education is to respond to local business and industry with customized training programs. The CCE staff, working closely with company representatives, design the courses to meet the company’s training objectives. Utilizing experienced DACC faculty and professional training consultants, Corporate Education 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 capabilities within the Bremer Conference and Workforce Development Center. Training schedules can be arranged to accommodate the participants’ work schedules. By taking advantage of the training offered locally through Corporate Education, companies can maximize their training dollars by reducing employee travel expenses. Most training through CCE is instructor-led and blended with hands-on skills practice or activities to keep participants actively engaged. Companies also have the opportunity to collaborate and share best practices which further enhances their learning experience.

Open Enrollment Programs

Seminars and workshops can be offered covering a wide range of training topics. These may be co-sponsored with other institutions and professional groups or they may be provided exclusively by CCE. Corporate Education partners with industry to coordinate open enrollment classes where there are common training needs. Corporate Education also offers special interest training workshops on topics specific to a group of employees such as updates for Human Resource Managers or topics current in the headlines that impact companies such as Workplace Violence.

Customized program areas offered (not all-inclusive):

  • Active Shooter/Workplace Violence Prevention
  • Any course from academic catalog can be customized into a short term training
  • Computer Skills Training and Consulting
  • Conversational Spanish for the Workplace
  • Customer Service
  • Diversity and Workplace Harrassment
  • Employee Wellness Training Programs
  • Health Care
  • HVAC Maintenance and Troubleshooting
  • Industrial/Technical Training
  • Programmable Logic Controllers
  • Robotics Maintenance and Troubleshooting
  • ISO/QS 9000; TS 16949
  • Language Skills
  • Leadership Development and Supervisory Skills
  • Lean Manufacturing / Lean Office
  • Maintenance Reliability
  • Office Skills
  • OSHA Compliance/Policy Development
  • Personal Development
  • Project Management
  • Safety/Security Audits
  • Safety/Occupational Health
  • Six Sigma and Continuous Improvement
  • Team Building/Teamwork
  • Training Grants (when available)
  • Workplace Spanish/ESL
  • WorkSkills Development

Online Courses and Career Training

In partnership with Ed-2-Go, DACC Corporate Education offers hundreds of online, instructor-led, 6 week classes to support the immediate training needs of business and industry. In addition there are online career training programs available for completion in 90 days. To address technical skills, Corporate Education has partnered with a premiere online training provider, Tooling-U SME, to offer online courses to manufacturing, covering multiple industry segments including Foundational, Machining, Maintenance, Welding, Additive and Mechatronics.

Leadership Certificate Series

The Danville Area Community College - Corporate & Community Education Leadership Certificate Series consists of 10 unique courses that run from February-October each year. These programs are designed to enhance and develop the skills that lead to extraordinary leadership. This popular series is comprised of employees from a variety of local businesses. In addition to developing fundamental leadership skills, they learn from each other by sharing best practices from their own workplace. Participants receive a Certificate of Series Completion from DACC. The leadership series, or any classes within, can be offered as a customized contract training either at the company site or at DACC. Leadership consulting is also available through Corporate Education.

Leadership Development

The Danville Area Community College Leadership Development Bootcamp consists of 8 unique courses that run bi-weekly for 4 months. Offered in both spring and fall semester, the Leadership Bootcamp is designed to enhance and develop the skills of new and existing supervisors or managers. The Leadership Bootcamp, or any classes within, can be offered as a customized training either at the company site or at DACC. A six topic Leadership Mastery Series is now being offered for those who have completed the foundation courses and are ready for the next level. Upon completion, participants receive a Certificate of Series Completion from DACC. Leadership consulting is also available through Corporate Education.

Lean Certificate Series

The focus of this extensive training series is to guide participants through every aspect of Lean while encouraging them to mentally apply the principles to implementations relating to their company or area of expertise. This open enrollment training series is designed to develop one’s ability to recognize areas that require Lean improvement and give him/her the tools necessary to make process improvement changes. The series covers Lean 101 with Simulation, Lean Leadership, Problem Solving, Mistake Proofing, Value Steam Mapping, Administrative VSM, 5S/Workplace Organization, Quick Changeover, Cellular Manufacturing, Pull/Kanban and Total Productive Maintenance. Individual courses in the series can also be delivered to the company site as a contract training.

Computer Training

CCE can provide training on various software applications used in business and industry. We feature a highly qualified staff of instructors, 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 training is also available online which gives companies access to many specialty high-end courses in a convenient, self-paced learning format. CCE’s Mobile Laptop Lab or computer labs in Lincoln Hall can be used 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. Participants benefit from quality training workbooks, handouts, and digital courseware for hands-on skills practice and reference after training completion.

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. A minimum of 16 hours 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 pre-hospital 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. This course may be provided in a hybrid format.

Emergency Medical Responder (EMR)

The EMR course follows the Federal Department of Transportation National Standard Curriculum as mandated by the Illinois Department of Public Health. The course consists of approximately 52 hours of core material with extra class time allotted if needed by the individual instructor to allow for skills practice and testing. The EMR 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 an EMR. The EMR uses a limited amount of equipment to perform initial assessment and intervention and is trained to assist other EMS providers. Prerequisites: Age 16 or older; CPR at the Healthcare Provider level or equivalent. This course may be provided in a hybrid format.

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

Basic Life Support (BLS) for Healthcare Providers

Learn the skills of CPR for victims of all ages, use of an automated external defibrillator (AED), and relief of choking. This course is intended for use by licensed healthcare professionals (EMT, RN, MD, etc.).

Heartsaver CPR AED

Designed to teach lay rescuers adult and pediatric (infant/child) CPR skills, relief of choking, and the effective use of an automated external defibrillator (AED).

Heartsaver First Aid

This course teaches students critical skills to respond to and manage an emergency in the first few minutes until emergency medical services (EMS) arrives. Topics include First Aid Basics, Medical Emergencies, Injury Emergencies and Environmental Emergencies.

Heartsaver and Basic Life Support Instructor Courses

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.

Forklift Operator

This course, available for initial training and for refresher training, was designed to provide convenient, quality, hands-on Powered Industrial Truck driver training taught by our professional instructors. Classes are scheduled quarterly for open enrollment and are held on the DACC campus. This training can also be offered to companies onsite, highly customized for their employees using their own equipment.

Powered Industrial Truck Safety Certification Train- The-Trainer

This course enables experienced operators of powered industrial trucks to become better trainers. Employees will learn to develop a company training program; understand OSHA regulations; understand ANSI standards; demonstrate equipment features and operations and demonstrate the ability to present materials, initiate drivers test and evaluation, identify workplace hazards, testing applications and requirements, and managing driver/operator observation skills.

NFPA 70E Arc Flash Electrical Safety Training

OSHA and NFPA require this training for all employees who have the potential for exposure to live conductors of 50V or greater as part of their anticipated work. NFPA 70E helps companies and employees avoid workplace injuries and fatalities due to shock, electrocution, arc flash, and arc blast, and assists in complying with OSHA 1910 Subpart S and OSHA 1926 Subpart K. It is also designed for those employees who manage or supervise electrical workers and safety/engineering professionals who have the responsibility of managing the company’s Electrical Safe Work Practices program.

OSHA 10 and 30 Hour General Industry Outreach courses

Corporate Education’s OSHA Outreach Training Program provides basic safety and health information and training for workers and employers on the recognition, avoidance, abatement, and prevention of safety and health hazards in workplaces in general industry. The program also provides information regarding workers’ rights, employer responsibilities, and how to file a complaint. Through this program, workers can attend 10-hour or 30-hour classes delivered by OSHA-authorized trainers. The 10-hour class is intended to provide workers with awareness of common job-related safety and health hazards, while the 30-hour class is more appropriate for supervisors or workers with some safety responsibility. Courses can be offered on campus or at the employees’ worksite.

ACT Work Keys Service Center

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 Math, Graphic Literacy, Workplace Documents, Applied Technology, Business Writing, Workplace Observation, Fit and Talent.

For more information from Corporate Education
please contact Stephanie Yates at 217-554-1628 or 217-443-8777 or E-mail: The Corporate Education is located at Danville Area Community College, 2000 E. Main Street, Danville, Illinois 61832.