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Posted on: February 24, 2023

Learn w/ Peoria County Program Continues into Spring and Summer Semesters

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Illinois Central College and Peoria County have teamed up once again to present the Learn w/ Peoria County program, a series of courses free to the public on a variety of topics led by County government employees and officials. Topics include finding property information, personal safety, emergency preparedness, and more. The complete list of spring and summer semester courses is included below.

These free programs require registration through ICC’s website, by calling ICC at (309) 690-6900, or in-person at ICC North’s Hickory Hall, located at 5407 N. University St. in Peoria. Specific links for each course are listed in the descriptions attached.


March 6, 2023 at 3:00 PM – The Wisdom of Preparedness 

Are you aware of the hazards in your neighborhood, community, or Peoria County? Do you have an emergency preparedness kit and plan? If your answer to these questions is no, then join us for discussion on how we can prepare as individuals and families in making our community more resilient to disaster. Learn about how first responders and community partners collaborate in identifying threats to the community and preparing to respond and recovery from them.

Instructors: Jason Marks and Jill Stowe, Peoria County Emergency Management

Location: Hickory Hall 105

Registration: https://campusce.icc.edu/acp/course/course.aspx?C=3737&pc=20&mc=0&sc=0

 

March 7, 2023 at 6:00 PM – Situational Awareness: A Life Safety Skill 

In a world full of distractions, being situationally aware and attuned to our environment is not always at the forefront of our minds. Join Sheriff Watkins as he talks through the importance of Situational Awareness as it applies to home, public places, suspicious activity, the behaviors of those around us, and making the safest decisions when facing a threat or issue of concern.

Instructors: Peoria County Sheriff Chris Watkins and Chief Deputy James Middlemas

Location: Hickory Hall 131

Registration: https://campusce.icc.edu/acp/course/course.aspx?C=3090&pc=20&mc=0&sc=0

 

March 10, 2023 at 3:00 PM – Protecting Our Animals: A Peoria County Animal Shelter Tour 

Want to learn how you can help abandoned, neglected, or abused animals in our own community? Director Becky Spencer of Peoria County's Animal Protection Services (PCAPS) will describe volunteer opportunities, explain animal control laws, and discuss such issues as overpopulation and inhumane care. Take a guided tour of the animal shelter and meet four-legged friends available for adoption or currently receiving care, including dogs, cats, and small or unusual animals. Most importantly, learn how you can help ensure all animals get the loving care they deserve.

Instructor: Becky Spencer, Director of PCAPS

Location: PCAPS, 2600 NE Perry Avenue in Peoria

Registration: https://campusce.icc.edu/acp/course/course.aspx?C=168&pc=20&mc=0&sc=0

 

March 29, 2023 at 3:00 PM – The Wisdom of Preparedness 

Are you aware of the hazards in your neighborhood, community, or Peoria County? Do you have an emergency preparedness kit and plan? If your answer to these questions is no, then join us for discussion on how we can prepare as individuals and families in making our community more resilient to disaster. Learn about how first responders and community partners collaborate in identifying threats to the community and preparing to respond and recovery from them.

Instructors: Jason Marks and Jill Stowe, Peoria County Emergency Management

Location: Hickory Hall 105

Registration: https://campusce.icc.edu/acp/course/course.aspx?C=3737&pc=20&mc=0&sc=0

 

April 10, 2023 at 3:00 PM – The Wisdom of Preparedness (Virtual Course) 

Are you aware of the hazards in your neighborhood, community, or Peoria County? Do you have an emergency preparedness kit and plan? If your answer to these questions is no, then join us for discussion on how we can prepare as individuals and families in making our community more resilient to disaster. Learn about how first responders and community partners collaborate in identifying threats to the community and preparing to respond and recovery from them.

This class will be held virtually. Participants will need a computer with Internet access, webcam, and microphone to join the Zoom meeting during the class. Zoom meeting information will be sent via email before the class starts.

Instructors: Jason Marks and Jill Stowe, Peoria County Emergency Management

Location: Zoom

Registration: https://campusce.icc.edu/acp/course/course.aspx?C=3737&pc=20&mc=0&sc=0

 

April 27, 2023 at 3:00 PM – The Wisdom of Preparedness (Virtual Course) 

Are you aware of the hazards in your neighborhood, community, or Peoria County? Do you have an emergency preparedness kit and plan? If your answer to these questions is no, then join us for discussion on how we can prepare as individuals and families in making our community more resilient to disaster. Learn about how first responders and community partners collaborate in identifying threats to the community and preparing to respond and recovery from them.

This class will be held virtually. Participants will need a computer with Internet access, webcam, and microphone to join the Zoom meeting during the class. Zoom meeting information will be sent via email before the class starts.

Instructors: Jason Marks and Jill Stowe, Peoria County Emergency Management

Location: Zoom

Registration: https://campusce.icc.edu/acp/course/course.aspx?C=3737&pc=20&mc=0&sc=0

 

June 5, 2023 at 3:00 PM – The Wisdom of Preparedness 

Are you aware of the hazards in your neighborhood, community, or Peoria County? Do you have an emergency preparedness kit and plan? If your answer to these questions is no, then join us for discussion on how we can prepare as individuals and families in making our community more resilient to disaster. Learn about how first responders and community partners collaborate in identifying threats to the community and preparing to respond and recovery from them.

Instructors: Jason Marks and Jill Stowe, Peoria County Emergency Management

Location: Hickory Hall 105

Registration: https://campusce.icc.edu/acp/course/course.aspx?C=3737&pc=20&mc=0&sc=0

 

June 28, 2023 at 3:00 PM – The Wisdom of Preparedness 

Are you aware of the hazards in your neighborhood, community, or Peoria County? Do you have an emergency preparedness kit and plan? If your answer to these questions is no, then join us for discussion on how we can prepare as individuals and families in making our community more resilient to disaster. Learn about how first responders and community partners collaborate in identifying threats to the community and preparing to respond and recovery from them.

Instructors: Jason Marks and Jill Stowe, Peoria County Emergency Management

Location: Hickory Hall 105

Registration: https://campusce.icc.edu/acp/course/course.aspx?C=3737&pc=20&mc=0&sc=0

 

August 9, 2023 at 6:00 PM – Finding Property Information in Peoria County 

Did you know that residents can easily find out property information, subdivision plants, and various maps all through Peoria County’s Front Desk application? Front Desk, which underwent a significant upgrade in 2022, is available through the County’s website and is free of charge. This workshop will guide users through looking up property characteristics, tax assessments, and residential sales. Interactive maps are also available through the Front Desk map application, including aerial photos, subdivision plats, streets, and topographic maps. Peoria County's Geographic Information Services (GIS) manager will demonstrate how to navigate the map application in this hands-on workshop. This program may require participants to bring a personal computer.

Instructor: Josh Thompson, Manager of Peoria County GIS

Location: Hickory Hall 105

Registration: https://campusce.icc.edu/acp/course/course.aspx?C=1641&pc=20&mc=0&sc=0

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