Corporate and Community Education

ICC Peoria • Hickory Hall • (309) 690-6900

Corporate Education

Corporate Education at Illinois Central College is a comprehensive training and consulting organization whose mission is to serve businesses and individuals. Corporate Education’s workforce development services are designed to help build a strong local economy by assisting in developing highly capable employees. Corporate Education services include customized training programs as well as regularly scheduled open enrollment sessions for those who want to upgrade their skills or train for a new career.

Corporate Education has the ability to offer relevant, current topics through a knowledgeable staff, state-of-the-art technology, and community and academic resources, including:

Business Effectiveness Programs

Leadership topics such as Change Management, Critical Thinking/Decision Making, Coaching, Emotional Intelligence, and Developing Successful Work Teams. Assessments and evaluations including 360 Degree Feedback, Strengths Finder, and DiSC.  Specialty topics such as Spanish for the Workplace, Diversity/Cultural Training, Performance Planning and Fundamentals of Project Management.

Computer/Information Technology Programs

Basic to advanced Microsoft Office, QuickBooks, SQL, and AutoCAD. Corporate Education is also an Authorized Testing Center for Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS) certifications.

Industrial, Safety, Quality Programs

Blueprint Reading, CNC Operator, Electrical Troubleshooting, Hydraulics Maintenance and Troubleshooting, OSHA 10‑ and 30‑Hour, DOT HAZMAT, Employee Safety Refreshers, ISO 9000, 14000, and TS 16949.  Corporate Education also provides NIMS certifications as well as MSSC. 

Continuing Professional Education for Healthcare

CNA Recertification, professional development workshops for massage therapists and other allied health occupations plus Pharmacy Technician training.


Individuals seeking a career in truck driving can choose from a full-time, four-week program or a part-time, eight-week program. Experienced drivers who have been away from the profession can benefit from the Refresher Course. Individuals relocating to Illinois may choose the Transition Course. Other special courses include HAZMAT Training and Pre-Trip Inspection. Corporate and Community Education also works with companies in developing specific courses for their employees with Class A licenses or permits.

Highway Construction Careers Training Program (HCCTP)

HCCTP is a pre-apprentice program designed to prepare individuals to enter into a building trades apprentice program. Funded by the Illinois Department of Transportation, the HCCTP programs is 12 weeks in length and include topics such as math for the trades, job readiness, blueprint reading, technical skills, OSHA 10-Hour certification, First Aid/CPR certification and exposure to the work of many area apprentice programs. 

Choosing Corporate Education means you are choosing business expertise in the areas that are most vital to your organization. As part of Illinois Central College, Corporate Education has access to training facilities and technologies that you cannot find anywhere else in Central Illinois. From welding labs to culinary kitchens; sophisticated computer labs to “smart” classrooms; your business or organization will find a vast array of resources to meet your needs. 

Adult Community Programs

Adult Community Programs (ACP) provides workshops and programs on a variety of topics designed to give community members opportunities to learn something new or enhance their current skills. Topic areas include history, art, computers, language, gardening, crafts, cooking, and fitness/health.  Unless specifically stated, ACP programs are designed for adults 18 and over.

Youth Programs

College for Kids offers summer enrichment programs providing those students going into 4th through 12th grades a mix of fun, academics, and new friendships. Sessions are generally held Monday through Thursday in June and July and offer a wide range of times and class options. After care and special Friday field trips are also scheduled for those seeking to extend their College for Kids experience. In addition, College for Kids periodically offers computer and technology courses during the school year. 

SAT Prep Courses

SAT Prep courses are also offered for high school juniors and seniors.