Acquire the career skills you need to succeed

In today’s fast-paced business world, you need to keep learning and growing - no matter what phase of your career you’re in. Use Waubonsee's flexible and focused professional development offerings to expand your perspective, polish existing skills—even explore an entirely different profession.

And if you're looking to develop all of your company's employees rather than just yourself, check out our corporate training services.

So go ahead... start, advance or change your career — that's your Waubonsee Win. 

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Offerings & Fees

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For a full list of Professional Development offerings and class fees:

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Once you choose a class, registering as a new noncredit student is easy.

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Access Education and Workforce Development Webinar Archive

Please fill out the inquiry form to gain access to previously recorded webinars.

Past Webinars

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  • The Family First Coronavirus Response Act
    Presenter: Atty. Jessica Harrill of Foster Buick, LLC
  • Stress Management Strategies
    Presenter: Deb Jones, Workforce Coordinator, Waubonsee Community College
  • OSHA COVID-19 Occupational Safety and Health Guidance for Employers
    Presenter: Michael Anthony Serpe, CSP
  • Employer Workplace Prevention of COVID-19 Airborne Transmission: Applying OSHA’s Hierarchy of Controls  (video coming soon)
    Presenter: Michael Serpe, CSP, BSEM
  • COVID19 Straight Talk: Decoding the COVID19 Stimulus Package  (video coming soon)
    Presenter: Teena Klotz of Financial Fitness Consultants LLC
  • Moving Forward: Transitioning Back to Work in a COVID World  (video coming soon)
    Presenter: Jennifer McMahon, Director of HR, City of St. Charles

Related Services

Corporate Training

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Need customized training to solve a specific business challenge? Turn to the pros on our corporate training team. They'll deliver proven, relevant and optimized training that maximizes your return on investment. 

Small Business Development Center


Through the SBDC's free coaching services and low-cost workshops, small business owners, both prospective and existing, can obtain essential management, marketing and financial skills. 

Why Professional Development at Waubonsee?

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Accessible Classes

Did you know that Waubonsee's professional development classes are noncredit and don't typically include any prerequisites? That means they're open for year-round enrollment regardless of any college status you have from Waubonsee or any other institution. You can get the professional credential you're looking for at any time, without the burden of a full-time college schedule.

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Quality Curriculum

Led by practitioners with a wealth of real world knowledge and experience, our highly focused training gives you applicable and up-to-date skills and strategies employers are looking for. Many courses employ national guidelines and standards, leading to industry-recognized credentials, certifications or continuing education units.

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Convenient Options

Short and skills-based, professional development courses cover a variety of subjects. Since they're scheduled year-round, you won't have to wait for the start of a new semester. Plus, there are options online and in person at all four local campus locations, with day, evening and weekend options. You'll be able to balance work, school and life at home without losing track of your professional goals.

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As a community college, Waubonsee is an affordable, reliable option. You’ll get a high-quality educational experience that provides relevant skills you can put to work right away—an instant benefit. It’s easy to see why so many individuals choose our professional development options.


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Suzette Murray
Assistant Vice President of Education/Workforce Development
(630) 466-2358

Sarah Dwinnells
Administrative Specialist Education and Workforce Development
(630) 466-2356