Looking to upgrade your career? Enhance a skill? Change jobs? Gain a competitive edge in today's job market?


Community Education is here for you with a variety of top-quality, convenient, and diverse professional development classes and programs, designed to fit your life. Explore your options from the basics of Excel to earning your real estate broker's license or training for a new career in healthcare.

New classes are added quarterly based on market needs.

In-demand Programs





Flexible Formats


Live Online

Meet at set dates/times in a classroom.

Meet in a classroom and online. Online components may be scheduled at set dates/times or may be unscheduled, allowing students to engage with the course on their own time.

Meet in-person at set dates/times but allow students the option to join online at that time if they are unable to be in-person.

Totally online. Students can typically choose the time of day they work on the course, but will be required to meet posted deadlines.

Totally online. Students meet at set dates/times with real-time instruction.


Computer savviness: how much do you really know? 

Test your computer skills on basic knowledge (identifying computer parts, using email, file management), essential software (MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint, or Google Docs), or social media.

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Funding Options

  • Support for Workforce Training Program at Parkland College (SWFT): SWFT is a grant program that provides free short-term training for high-skilled, high wage jobs for qualifying students. Apply today at
  • Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA): WIOA is a grant program sponsored by the Champaign County Regional Planning Commission that assists qualifying adults with the financial support needed for career training.
  • Payment plans: Select programs have payment plans available, indicated in the course description. Popular programs with payment plans have included: Broker's Pre-License, Medical Billing & Coding, Home Inspection.
  • Veteran Benefits: Please contact Parkland College's veteran services to see if you qualify here.