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Career Programs

Online Learning with GATLIN Education Services
Gatlin Education Services (GES) is the country’s largest and most successful provider of online career training programs. These open enrollment, instructor-led programs are designed to provide the skills necessary to acquire entry-level positions for many occupations, all within a three-month delivery window. Instructors are involved in the student’s online learning experience. Each program has a set of lessons and tests; grades are a combination of computer-graded tests and the instructor’s evaluation of the student’s work. Additional information and demos are available at www.gatlineducation.com.
Cost of books and materials are included in the tuition fee

To register, contact the Continuing Education Center at (815) 224-0427. REFUND POLICY for GES Online Classes: There will be NO refunds granted once Gatlin Education Service provides the student with an access code. There will be NO exceptions.


 Paralegal [300 hours]
This course prepares students for an entry-level paralegal position. Course includes free access to Westlaw, an online legal research service, and official NALA prep courses. In order to meet the eligibility requirements to sit for the CP/CLA credentialing exam using this course, you must also hold a Bachelor's degree in any field, or you must have seven years of experience as a legal assistant. Course fee does NOT include National Exam.
Course number: CPD-5101 Course fee: $1,795

Payroll Practice and Management [80 hours]
The objective of this online program is to instruct the payroll professional in all facets of payroll from the basics to the intricate complexity of fringe benefits, taxation, and garnishments. The primary objective new online program is to teach the skills and knowledge of payroll rules and regulations to the beginner and to refresh the skills of the more experienced student. This program is a good overall review for the Certified Payroll Professional test given by the American Payroll Association. Cost of national exam NOT included in course fee.
Course Number: CPD-5102 Course Fee: $1,595

Certified Bookkeeper - Certification Preparation Program[140 hours]
This online course for experienced professional bookkeepers leads national certification with the American Institute of Professional Bookkeepers (AIPB). Becoming a Certified Bookkeeper (CB) can increase earning potential, enhance professional status, and offer a decisive edge in any job market. This course was created by the AIPB to prepare experienced bookkeepers for the three-part national certification exam given at any Prometric Test Center [nearest center in Peoria]. Textbooks, AIPB certification exam, and all materials provided.
Course Number: CPD-5103 Course Fee: $1,795