Public Hearing – Board of Trustees

Notice is hereby given that the public hearing of the Board of Trustees of South Suburban College, South Holland, Illinois, will be held in-person in the South Suburban College Board Room (Room 2334) on September 9, 2021 at 7:45 PM.  Capacity will be restricted to comply with Illinois social distancing guidelines.  A live stream will be available to the public at https://youtu.be/n7VY6JTNwk0.

2021 September – Public Hearing Agenda

Message to the Community

Greetings South Suburban College Community,

I come to you today with heavy heart at the thought of what is happening in our community today.  The violent upheaval and spirit of disruption, corruption, and lawless behavior is unnerving.  My heart cries for my community!   We are looking at an America that is plagued by systemic racism that has too long been deeply rooted in the fabric of our society.  We must stand together and reverse this spirit of hate and disruption.  As an African American woman, I understand your frustration, I hear your cry and I feel your pain!  I too am angry!  But, looting, vandalism and other acts of criminal behavior will not get our voices heard to demand justice for the victims who have been killed by the hands of those who have taken an oath to serve and protect.

We must do our part to reverse what is happening in our community.  We must stand in solidarity and bring about positive change.  Will you accept that challenge?  Racism, discrimination and violent acts have held us back long enough.  We must turn this heartbreak into positive action.  We must get back to a path of justice, civility and peaceful order.  That’s how we influence change and honor the lives of all of the victims.

Under the leadership of our Board of Trustees, we will remain organized, committed, focused, transparent and inclusive in order to achieve the positive results our community desperately needs during this dark period in our nation’s history.  We have never been and will not be silent.  At SSC our philosophy is one of equity and inclusion.  As such, we will continue to serve, embrace diversity, educate, advocate and stand together peacefully to demand justice until our voices are heard and positive change is achieved.

My ask of you today is that you help stop the violence, protest peacefully, protest with a purpose and establish an agenda that everyone can be proud of.  Be the positive change I know is within you. South Suburban College and I are committed to be an active participant in that change for our students, for our community, and for our future generations. And we are here to wrap our arms around you. We are in this together!

In Your Service,

Lynette D. Stokes, Ed.D.
President

Athletic Uniforms and Supplies

IMPORTANT: Due to a recent COVID-19 exposure, our campus is now closed until May 11, 2020.  We have rescheduled the Athletic Uniforms and Supplies bid opening to 11:00 am on Tuesday, May 19, 2020. This is a public virtual bid opening. The bid submission deadline has been extended to May 11, 2020, at 3:00 pm.

Please quote us your net cost on the following: Athletic Uniforms and Supplies. Sealed bids and samples will be received in the Campus Police Office, Room 1215, 708-569-2000 ext. 2235 at South Suburban College 15800 S. State Street, South Holland, Illinois 60473 Door #3 up to the hour of 3:00 PM on May 6, 2020. Vendors must ensure the delivery service contacts Campus Police at the above phone number prior to delivery to ensure receipt of bid. All persons dropping off bids and samples must wear personal protective equipment, which should include masks and gloves.  Bids will be opened at 12:30 PM on May 7, 2020 in a virtual bid opening.  This is a public bid opening.

Register to Attend the Bid Opening

Custodial Supplies

IMPORTANT: Due to a recent COVID-19 exposure, our campus is now closed until May 11, 2020.  We have rescheduled the Custodial Supplies bid opening to 12:00 pm on Tuesday, May 19, 2020. This is a public virtual bid opening. The bid submission deadline has been extended to May 11, 2020, at 3:00 pm.

Please quote us your net cost on the following: custodial supplies. Sealed bids and samples will be received in the Campus Police Office, Room 1215, 708-569-2000 ext. 2235 at South Suburban College 15800 S. State Street, South Holland, Illinois 60473 Door #3 up to the hour of 3:00 PM on May 6, 2020. It is strongly suggested that vendors dropping off bids and samples wear personal protective equipment, which should include masks and gloves.  Bids will be opened at 1:30 PM on May 7, 2020 in a virtual bid opening.  This is a public bid opening.

Register to Attend the Bid Opening

Emergency Electrical Repairs and Related Work

Titled, sealed bids will be received in the Campus Police Office, Room 1215, 708-596-2000 ext. 2235, at South Suburban College, 15800 S. State Street, South Holland, IL  60473, Door #3 up to the hour of 5:00 PM April 23, 2020 for the following work: Emergency Electrical Repairs and Related Work for SOUTH SUBURBAN COLLEGE. Bids will be opened at 10:00 AM on April 24, 2020 in a virtual bid opening.  To register visit www.ssc.edu/purchasing.  Work will be let under one prime contract, to the lowest responsible bidder.  Plans and Specifications may be obtained on or after April 13, 2020, at the office of the Architect, PLANERA ARCHITECTS 18225 Morris Avenue, Homewood, Illinois, 60430. Contractors wishing to submit proposal are advised to contact the architect prior to picking up plan and specifications.  Further, all questions regarding the Plans and Specifications should be provided to the architect prior to the Mandatory Pre-Bid Meeting.  The architect may be contacted at 708-747-3600. ALL BIDDERS MUST BE PRE-QUALIFIED.  If not pre-qualified, complete A.I.A. Document A-305 (Contractors Qualification Statement) for consideration before picking up Plans & Specifications.  A 10% Bid Bond will be required of all bidders.  A 100% Performance Bond and a Labor/Material Bond will be required of the successful bidder, written by a Surety approved by the Owner.  Each bid must be accompanied by a bid bond for an amount not less than ten percent (10%) of the total amount of the bid, as a guarantee that the bidder, if awarded the Contract, will furnish a satisfactory performance and payment bond, execute the Contract and proceed with the work.  Upon failure to do so, the bidder shall forfeit the amount deposited as liquidated damages and no mistakes or errors on the part of the bidder shall excuse the bidder or entitle him to a return of the aforementioned amount.  A Mandatory Pre-Bid Meeting will be held virtually on April 16, 2020, at 10:00 a.m.  To register visit www.ssc.edu/purchasing.  The scope of the project will be detailed and questions will be answered.  Onsite inspections will be done by appointment only beginning April 17, 2020 and concluding April 20, 2020.  On site inspections will limit the number of participants and contractors must provide their own personal protective equipment.  Bidders will examine the plans and specifications and the location in which said work is to be done and judge for themselves all the circumstances and surrounding conditions affecting the cost and nature of the work, and all bids will be presumed to be based on such examination, familiarity and judgment.  Compliance with all requirements of the laws of the State of Illinois shall be mandatory.  These requirements shall include, but are not limited to, payment of the prevailing wage including fringe benefits for labor on the work to be done, the provisions of all State of Illinois and federal laws concerning public works projects, the State of Illinois Human Rights Act, and the regulations of the Illinois Human Rights Commission.  The Board of Trustees, Community College District #510, South Holland, Illinois, reserves the right to accept or reject any or all bids and award the bid in the manner that best serves the interests of the Owner.

Register to Participate:

Mandatory Pre-Bid Meeting – April 16, 2020 @ 10 AM

Bid Opening – April 24, 2020 @ 10 AM 

Register Now for Summer Classes at South Suburban College

Summer Registration is in progress at South Suburban College (SSC) online from ssc.edu. The 2020 Summer Semester begins the week of Monday, June 1st for both credit and non-credit classes. The summer class schedule is also available online from ssc.edu. Current and prospective students are encouraged to register soon to secure their preferred schedule.

The summer semester is an excellent opportunity for students to take the next step in their success by customizing a class schedule at a convenient, affordable institution. New SSC students should get started with the Online Application. Once the application process is complete, new students will receive an SSC email account and a Self Service Username & Password via email which will allow access to student information and class registration.

The SSC Foundation has extended its scholarship deadline to Friday, April 24, 2020, for new and current students. More than 150 scholarships with a wide range of criteria are available for the coming summer, fall, and spring semesters. The application process is made easy and must be completed online at ssc.edu/scholarships.

The College is has currently moved to a Virtual Campus through March 29, 2020 but continues to provide a high level of instruction and support services. Visit ssc.edu for updates and for educational resources.

SSC is a community college located in South Holland, Illinois serving 21 communities including parts of the Chicago Southland and northwest Indiana. SSC provides a variety of support services and leadership opportunities to its students in addition to a wide range of affordable academic programs.

SSC Seeking Comments from Public

SOUTH HOLLAND, IL–South Suburban College (SSC) is seeking comments from the public about the College in preparation for its periodic evaluation by its regional accrediting agency. SSC will host a visit on March 25-26, 2019, from a team of peer reviewers representing the Higher Learning Commission (HLC). Every ten years, the HLC conducts a comprehensive review of the College. SSC has been accredited by HLC since 1933. The team will review the institution’s ongoing ability to meet HLC’s Criteria for Accreditation.

Comments must be in writing and must address substantive matters related to the quality of the institution or its academic programs. All comments must be received by February 25, 2019.

Submit comments to HLC at hlcommission.org/comment or by mail to:

Public Comment on South Suburban College
Higher Learning Commission
230 South LaSalle Street, Suite 7-500
Chicago, IL 60604-1411

The HLC is a regional accreditation agency recognized by the U.S. Department of Education to accredit degree granting colleges and universities. There are six regions of the U.S. in which regional agencies operate. These regional accreditation agencies have similar standards for accrediting colleges and universities. Regional accreditation validates the quality of an institution as a whole and evaluates multiple aspects of an institution ranging from its academic offerings, governance and administration, mission, finances, and resources.

For more information, please call (708) 225-5807 or email rkawanna@ssc.edu. SSC is located at 15800 South State Street, South Holland, Illinois.

Printing of College Publications

Please quote us your net cost on the following:  Printing of College Publications.  Sealed bids will be recievedup to the hour of 9:00 AM on March 28, 2018, in room 2115.  Bids will be opened at the time in the President’s Conference Room, 15800 South State Street, South Holland, Illinois.  This is a public bid opening.

Award
The printing of college publications contract was awarded to Precise Printing of Glendale Heights, Illinois on March 28, 2018.

SSC Circle Renovation

Sealed bids will be received in the Office of Purchasing, Room 2115, at South Suburban College, 15800 S. State Street, South Holland, IL 60473, up to the hour of 10:00 a.m. on March 29, 2018 for the following work: SSC Circle – Room 2335 Renovation for SOUTH SUBURBAN COLLEGE.

Bids will be opened at that time, or shortly thereafter in the President’s Conference Room. Work will be let under one prime contract, to the lowest responsible bidder. Plans and Specifications may be obtained on or after March 19, 2018, at the office of the Architect, PLANERA ARCHITECTS 18225 Morris Avenue, Homewood, Illinois, 60430.

Contractors wishing to submit a proposal are advised to contact the architect prior to picking up plan and specifications. Further, all questions regarding the Plans and Specifications should be provided to the architect prior to the Mandatory Pre-Bid Meeting. The architect may be contacted at 708-747-3600.

ALL BIDDERS MUST BE PRE-QUALIFIED. If not pre-qualified, complete A.I.A. Document A-305 (Contractors Qualification Statement) for consideration before picking up Plans & Specifications. A $100.00 deposit is required. Deposit is refundable if a bid is submitted; forfeited if no bid is submitted.

A 10% Bid Bond will be required of all bidders. A 100% Performance Bond and a Labor/Material Bond will be required of the successful bidder, written by a Surety approved by the Owner. Each bid must be accompanied by a bid bond for an amount not less than ten percent (10%) of the total amount of the bid, as a guarantee that the bidder, if awarded the Contract, will furnish a satisfactory performance and payment bond, execute the Contract and proceed with the work. Upon failure to do so, the bidder shall forfeit the amount deposited as liquidated damages and no mistakes or errors on the part of the bidder shall excuse the bidder or entitle him to a return of the aforementioned amount.

A Mandatory Pre-Bid Meeting will be held on March 22, 2018, at 10:00 a.m. in the President’s Conference Room, South Suburban College, 15800 South State Street, South Holland, Illinois 60473. Bidders will examine the plans and specifications and the location in which said work is to be done and judge for themselves all the circumstances and surrounding conditions affecting the cost and nature of the work, and all bids will be presumed to be based on such examination, familiarity and judgment.

Compliance with all requirements of the laws of the State of Illinois shall be mandatory. These requirements shall include, but are not limited to, payment of the prevailing wage including fringe benefits for labor on the work to be done, the provisions of all State of Illinois and federal laws concerning public works projects, the State of Illinois Human Rights Act, and the regulations of the Illinois Human Rights Commission.

The Board of Trustees, Community College District #510, South Holland, Illinois, reserves the right to accept or reject any or all bids and award the bid in the manner that best serves the interests of the Owner.

Award
The SSC Circle Renovation contract was awarded to Northside Construction of Chicago Heights, Illinois on March 29, 2018.

2021 Faculty Appreciation Awards

The Faculty Development Committee is pleased to announce the 2021 Faculty Appreciation Awards.  Please take a few minutes to fill out a nomination ballot in recognition of the excellent service you have observed from one of your colleague’s or from a team of colleagues at SSC. Nominations are being accepted April 19th to April 30th. All nominations must be received by Friday, April 30, 2021.  Winners will be announced and prizes awarded at the close of the spring semester.


You may nominate a colleague or team for the following awards:

The Outstanding Faculty of the Year Award

This award recognizes a faculty member for excellent instruction, college committee involvement and the positive impact he or she has on students.  This award further recognizes a faculty member for their contribution to their department, the college and the SSC community

The Dr. Steve Springer Service Award

The award is named in honor of our late colleague who embraced technology and the advancement of using technology at SSC. This award honors a full-time faculty member who has implemented creative innovations in the classroom, technological or otherwise.
PLEASE NOTE: This award is no longer just for technology. It honors a faculty member who adds any creative innovations in their classroom.

The Non-Credit Faculty of the Year Award

This award recognizes outstanding service to SSC’s Non-Credit students throughout longgevity, dedication to student’s goals Nominees must be from Adult Education, BCI, or Continuing Education.

The Dr. William E. McVey Teamwork/Committee Award

This award recognizes a team of administrators, faculty or staff who have worked together on a committee or in a group to develop and implement a new initiative in their department or at the college. This award is in honor of SSC’s first President, Dr. William E. McVey. It took the teamwork of many dedicated people to allow this college to grow and thrive, which is why this award honors teamwork at SSC.
PLEASE NOTE: Please remember to nominate your colleagues. We have many successful committees at the college that the students are unaware of.

CLICK HERE TO CAST YOUR VOTE

You may send any questions to akelly@ssc.edu or nyoung@ssc.edu.

Community Alert on DACA Decision

Dear Community Members,

In light of President Trump’s decision on the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA), South Suburban College remains committed to serving and protecting our students.

As always, we safeguard the privacy of our students, within the guidelines of the law.

Please feel free to contact the South Suburban College Latino Help Center, with any questions or concerns.

Don Manning
President, South Suburban College

Update: September 14, 2017

Extend Registration Services Hours

In order to serve your Fall registration needs, we have extended our Student Services hours! Dates and times listed below for Registration Services, Counseling, Financial Aid, Placement Testing and the Bookstore.

  • Wednesday August 16th 8:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.
  • Thursday August 17th 8:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.
  • Friday August 18th 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
  • Saturday, August 19th 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
  • Monday, August 21st 8:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.
  • Tuesday, August 22nd 8:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.
  • Wednesday August 23rd 8:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.
  • Thursday August 24th 8:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.
  • Friday August 25th 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Correcting Flooring Concerns

Titled, sealed bids will be received in the Office of Purchasing, Room 2115, at South Suburban College, 15800 S. State Street, South Holland, IL  60473, up to the hour of 10:00 a.m. on April 27, 2017 for the following work: CORRECTING FLOORING CONCERNS for SOUTH SUBURBAN COLLEGE. Bids will be opened at that time, or shortly thereafter in the President’s Conference Room.  Work will be let under one prime contract, to the lowest responsible bidder.

Plans and Specifications may be obtained on or after April 17, 2017, at the office of the Architect, PLANERA ARCHITECTS 18225 Morris Avenue, Homewood, Illinois, 60430. Contractors wishing to submit proposal are advised to contact the architect prior to picking up plan and specifications.  Further, all questions regarding the Plans and Specifications should be provided to the architect prior to the Mandatory Pre-Bid Meeting.  The architect may be contacted at 708-747-3600. ALL BIDDERS MUST BE PRE-QUALIFIED.  If not pre-qualified, complete A.I.A. Document A-305 (Contractors Qualification Statement) for consideration before picking up Plans & Specifications.  A $100.00 deposit is required.  Deposit is refundable if a bid is submitted; forfeited if no bid is submitted.  A 10% Bid Bond will be required of all bidders.

A 100% Performance Bond and a Labor/Material Bond will be required of the successful bidder, written by a Surety approved by the Owner.  Each bid must be accompanied by a bid bond for an amount not less than ten percent (10%) of the total amount of the bid, as a guarantee that the bidder, if awarded the Contract, will furnish a satisfactory performance and payment bond, execute the Contract and proceed with the work.  Upon failure to do so, the bidder shall forfeit the amount deposited as liquidated damages and no mistakes or errors on the part of the bidder shall excuse the bidder or entitle him to a return of the aforementioned amount.

A Mandatory Pre-Bid Meeting will be held on April 20, 2017, at 11:00 a.m. in the South Suburban College Board Room #2248, 15800 South State Street, South Holland, Illinois, 60473.  Bidders will examine the plans and specifications and the location in which said work is to be done and judge for themselves all the circumstances and surrounding conditions affecting the cost and nature of the work, and all bids will be presumed to be based on such examination, familiarity and judgment.  Compliance with all requirements of the laws of the State of Illinois shall be mandatory.  These requirements shall include, but are not limited to, payment of the prevailing wage including fringe benefits for labor on the work to be done, the provisions of all State of Illinois and federal laws concerning public works projects, the State of Illinois Human Rights Act, and the regulations of the Illinois Human Rights Commission.

The Board of Trustees, Community College District #510, South Holland, Illinois, reserves the right to accept or reject any or all bids and award the bid in the manner that best serves the interests of the Owner.

Printing of College Publications

Please quote us your net cost on the printing of College publications.  Sealed bids will be received up to the hour of 10:30 AM on April 27, 2017, in room 2115.  Bids will be opened at that time in the President’s Conference Room, 15800 South State Street, South Holland, Illinois.  This is a public bid opening.

Anticipated Award Date:  May 11, 2017

Cafeteria and Food Vending Services

South Suburban College is interested in receiving proposals for the provision of cafeteria and food vending services, for a term of five (5) years as per the attached requirements and specifications.

Full cafeteria service must be in place no later than May 25, 2017.

Mandatory Proposal Meeting:
February 13, 2107 – 10:00 AM – President’s Conference Room

Proposal Opening:
February 21, 2017 – 10:00 AM – President’s Conference Room

Award:
A five year contract for the provision of cafeteria and food vending services was awarded to Hometown Suburban Vending, Inc./DIGRA, Inc. dba Fratellos on March 9th, 2017.

WGCI Bulldog Bash Concert Featuring TWISTA

Twista will be performing at our South Holland campus in a private WCGI Bulldog Bash concert on December 21, 2016 from 5 PM – 7 PM.  Doors open at 4 PM.

How Do You Get Tickets?

SSC has a limited number of free tickets available for the #BulldogBash featuring TWISTA on December 21, 2016 at the South Holland Campus Field House. The doors will open at 4 PM and the event will kick off at 5 PM.

Don’t miss your chance to attend this exclusive WGCI concert! Pick up tickets (a photo ID will be required) from our Student Life and Leadership office on the 2nd Floor of the South Holland campus between 8 AM and 4 PM Monday through Friday.

Be sure to read the ticket disclaimer for details about what can be brought into the venue, etc.  For example all guest will be required to show proof of age (18 and older) at the door with a photo ID and there will be no bags of any sort (including purses) allowed.

Come enjoy the #BulldogBash as we kick off the Spring semester!!

Ticket Disclaimer:

THIS TICKET IS A REVOCABLE LICENSE/USER ACCEPTS RISK OF INJURY

By use of this ticket, the ticket holder (“Holder”) agrees that: South Suburban College and each of its respective agents, shall have the unrestricted right and license to use his or her image, likeness, name, voice, comments or other proprietary or public rights in any broadcast, telecast or photograph and/or video and/or audio sound recording taken in connection with the concert or other transmission or reproduction in whole or in part of the concert, for all purposes, without compensation.

The Holder acknowledges that they are at least 18 years of age (proof of age will be required for entry) and voluntarily assumes all risks incident to the event, including the risk of lost, stolen or damaged property or personal injury. South Suburban College may revoke this license and eject or refuse entry to the Holder for violation of venue rules, illegal activity, misconduct, failure to comply with any and all security measures, or any other basis in the reasonable opinion of South Suburban College.

Security measures will be in effect, including metal detection devices. No purses, bags, backpacks, waist packs, camera bags, packages, etc. shall be permitted in the venue. Coat check and storage lockers will not be available. Weapons of any type (including knives or pepper spray), animals (except licensed service dogs), banners, bottles, cans, containers of any kind, contraband, fireworks, laptops, laser pointers, noisemakers, outside food & drink, projectiles, weapons, audio recording equipment, video cameras, sticks/poles/selfie sticks or other item(s) determined to be unacceptable by South Suburban College will not be permitted. If any prohibited items are revealed during search, the patron(s) will be permitted to return to their vehicle with the item(s) or they can dispose of the item(s). South Suburban College will not store any personal belongings or items of any type.

Holder agrees to hold harmless and indemnify South Suburban College, its officers, agents, trustees and employees against any losses, damages, judgments, claims, expenses, costs and liabilities imposed upon or incurred by or asserted against South Suburban College, its officers, agents, trustees or employees, including reasonable attorneys’ fees and expenses, arising out of the acts or omissions of Holder of otherwise related to Holder’s attendance at the scheduled concert.

By accepting tickets to the concert, Holder voluntarily releases, discharges, waives and relinquishs any and all actions or causes of action against South Suburban College related to the concert event, including personal injury, property damage or wrongful death occurring wherever or however the same may occur, and the Undersigned does for him/herself, his/her heirs, executors, administrators and assignees hereby release, waive, discharge and relinquish any action or causes of action, aforesaid, which may hereafter arise for him/herself and for his/her estate and agrees that under no circumstances will he/she or his/her heirs, executor, administrators and assignees prosecute, present any claim for personal injury, property damage or wrongful death against South Suburban College of Cook County or any of its officers, agents, servants, employees, or student trainees for any of said causes of action, whether the same shall arise by negligence of any of said persons, or otherwise.

NO RE-ADMISSION.  EVENT, DATE & TIME SUBJECT TO CHANGE.

3rd Annual Information Literacy Month Celebration Essay Winners

Congratulations to Grand Prize Winner, Yolanda Arriola, and 1st Runner Up, Diamond Kelley, of the SSC Library’s 3rd Annual Information Literacy Essay Contest. These winning essays will be on display in the Library during the month of November!

Grand Prize Essay Contest Winner:
Yolanda Arriola – The Power of Comprehension in Information Literacy

1st Runner Up Essay Contest Winner:
Diamond Kelley – Power in Knowledge

Tours and Lures at South Suburban College

College Wide Open House and ‘Pokémon Go’ Campus Lure Party

SOUTH HOLLAND, IL – Players of the popular virtual reality mobile game “Pokémon Go” will have the opportunity to try and “catch ‘em all” at South Suburban College (SSC).  A lure party will coincide with our 3rd Annual Open House on August 4, 2016 from 4:30 PM to 7:00 PM on the Main Campus.

A “lure party” involves temporarily attracting a variety of rare Pokémon (virtual creatures) to one area.  This benefits players within the radius of a Pokéstop.  A “Pokéstop” is a location such as a landmark, statue or building.  One Pokéstop is available on the northwest end of campus, near the Performing Arts Center.

Visitors playing “Pokémon Go” will have the opportunity to learn more about the options available at SSC.  There will also be free WiFi, charging stations, and refreshments available in the Atrium.

Tone Kapone from WGCI will be broadcasting live during the event in the Cafeteria.  He will be giving away premium prizes to visitors every half hour.  The grand prize is a $500 cash back-to-school prize pack to assist one prospective student with their education.  There will also be chances to win an iPad Air2 and Visa gift cards.

“We look forward to welcoming community residents to visit our outstanding campus on August 4th,” said SSC President Don Manning. “This is a fun opportunity to feature the quality education and variety of options offered at South Suburban College.”

Contact the Office of Admissions at (708) 210-5718 for more information.  SSC’s Main Campus is located at 15800 South State Street, South Holland, Illinois.

Pokemon Go Lure Party

Athletic Uniforms and Supplies

Please quote us your net cost on the following:  athletic uniforms and supplies.  Sealed bids will be received up to the hour of 9:30 AM on May 18, 2016, in room 2115.  Bids will be opened at that time in the Board Room, 15800 South State Street, South Holland, Illinois.  This is a public bid opening.

Bid to be awarded on June 9, 2016.

South Metropolitan Higher Education Consortium Retail Electricity Supply Services Request for Proposal

Please be advised that the South Metropolitan Higher Education Consortium (“SMHEC”) will release a Retail Electricity Supply Services Request for Proposal no later than 12:00 noon, CDT, Tuesday, February 23, 2016.

Responses to this request for proposal are due by 12:00 noon CT on Friday, March 4, 2016 via email to Dan Bailey at DBailey@SiebenEnergy.com.

Limited information will be available to interested certified alternative retail electric suppliers (ARES), to assist in timely responses to the RFP, which are due via email by 12:00 noon, CDT, on Tuesday, March 1, 2016.

To request the information, contact the SMHEC’s energy consultant, Sieben Energy Associates, LLC, by phone at 312.899.1000 or by email at Request@SiebenEnergy.com.

Roof Replacement and Related Work at Oak Forest Campus

Roof Replacement and Related Work at Oak Forest Campus

Titled, sealed bids will be received in the Office of Purchasing, Room 2115, at South Suburban College, 15800 S. State Street, South Holland, IL 60473, up to the hour of 10:00 a.m. on August 20, 2015, for the following work: ROOFING REPLACEMENT AND RELATED WORK AT OAK FOREST CAMPUS for SOUTH SUBURBAN COLLEGE. Bids will be opened at that time, or shortly thereafter in the President’s Conference Room. Work will be let under one prime contract, to the lowest responsible bidder.

Plans and Specifications may be obtained on or after August 03, 2015, at the office of the Architect, PLANERA ARCHITECTS 18225 Morris Avenue, Homewood, Illinois, 60430. Contractors wishing to submit proposal are advised to contact the architect prior to picking up plan and specifications. Further, all questions regarding the Plans and Specifications should be provided to the architect prior to the Mandatory Pre-Bid Meeting. The architect may be contacted at 708-747-3600. ALL BIDDERS MUST BE PRE-QUALIFIED. If not pre-qualified, complete A.I.A. Document A-305 (Contractors Qualification Statement) for consideration before picking up Plans & Specifications. A $100.00 deposit is required. Deposit is refundable if a bid is submitted; forfeited if no bid is submitted.

A 10% Bid Bond will be required of all bidders. A 100% Performance Bond and a Labor/Material Bond will be required of the successful bidder, written by a Surety approved by the Owner. Each bid must be accompanied by a bid bond for an amount not less than ten percent (10%) of the total amount of the bid, as a guarantee that the bidder, if awarded the Contract, will furnish a satisfactory performance and payment bond, execute the Contract and proceed with the work. Upon failure to do so, the bidder shall forfeit the amount deposited as liquidated damages and no mistakes or errors on the part of the bidder shall excuse the bidder or entitle him to a return of the aforementioned amount.

A Mandatory Pre-Bid Meeting will be held on August 12, 2015, at 10:00 a.m. in the Oak Forest Conference Room 5190, South Suburban College / Oak Forest Campus, 16333 South Kilbourn Avenue, Oak Forest, Illinois, 60452. Bidders will examine the plans and specifications and the location in which said work is to be done and judge for themselves all the circumstances and surrounding conditions affecting the cost and nature of the work, and all bids will be presumed to be based on such examination, familiarity and judgment. Compliance with all requirements of the laws of the State of Illinois shall be mandatory.

These requirements shall include, but are not limited to, payment of the prevailing wage including fringe benefits for labor on the work to be done, the provisions of all State of Illinois and federal laws concerning public works projects, the State of Illinois Human Rights Act, and the regulations of the Illinois Human Rights Commission. The Board of Trustees, Community College District #510, South Holland, Illinois, reserves the right to accept or reject any or all bids and award the bid in the manner that best serves the interests of the Owner.

Printing of College Publications

Please quote us your net cost on the following:  Printing of College Publications.  Sealed bids will be received up to the hour of 9:00 AM on June 17, 2015, in room 2115.  Bids will be opened at that time in the President’s Conference Room, 15800 South State Street, South Holland, Illinois.  This is public bid opening

Planned Fire Alarm and Security systems Service/Maintenance Agreement

REQUEST FOR  QUALIFIED PROVIDERS of a Planned Fire Alarm and Security Systems Service/Maintenance Agreement for South Suburban College, South Holland, IL

Project No. 14-510-11

TITLED, SEALED QUALIFICATIONS and PROPOSED Planned Fire Alarm and Security Systems Service/Maintenance Agreement – 2015 will be received at the Purchasing Office (Room 2115), South Suburban College 15800 S. State Street, South Holland, Illinois, up to the hour of 2:00 PM on February 18, 2015 to be considered as a provider of the Planned Service Operating/Maintenance Agreement which will include the service and maintenance of the following:

  1. Fire alarm system;
  2. Security system (not including video surveillance);

The opening of the requested PSA submittals will be conducted in the President’s Conference Room No. 2134.

South Suburban College requests PSA responses by qualified Providers who will be eligible to submit a proposal and bid to implement Planned Service Operating/Maintenance Agreement.

The proposed one (1) year agreement with annual renewal for an additional nine years will be between one (1) Provider and South Suburban College for a Planned Service Operating/Maintenance Agreement. The PSA will be implemented at the following locations.

  • South Suburban College, Main Campus, 15800 South State Street, South Holland, IL 60473
  • Filedhouse/Fitness Center on Main Campus (separate building)
  • Oak Forest Campus, 16333 South Kilbourn Ave., Oak Forest, IL

A 10% Bid Bond will be required of all providers. A 100% Performance Bond and a Labor/Material Bond will be required of the successful provider, written by a Surety approved by the Owner. Each bid must be accompanied by a bid bond for an amount not less than ten percent (10%) of the total amount of the bid, as a guarantee that the bidder. If awarded the Agreement, the Provider will furnish a satisfactory performance and labor/material payment bond, execute the Agreement and proceed with the work. Upon failure to do so, the bidder shall forfeit the amount deposited as liquidated damages and no mistakes or errors on the part of the bidder shall excuse the bidder or entitle him to a return of the aforementioned amount.

A Mandatory Pre-proposal Conference will be conducted on February 6, 2015 at 10:00 AM in the Board Room in the Main Building. This conference will be comprised of all those who are intending to submit qualifications and a Planned Service Operating / Maintenance Agreement Proposal. No other providers will be considered after this conference.

PSA request documents may be obtained on or after January 26, 2015 at the office of the Architect, Planera Architects, 18225 Morris Avenue, Homewood, IL 60430.

Potential providers desiring to submit proposed/agreement are advised to inform the, Architect prior to picking up documents. Telephone: 708-747-3600

GUARANTEE PROPOSED AGREEMENT

Provider shall guarantee all proposals for 90 days.

 CERTIFICATION AND POLICY FORMS

Contractors shall submit the following forms with their bid:

1) Certification of Eligibility to Bid

2) Certificate of Compliance with Illinois Drug-Free Workplace Act

3) Certificate Regarding Sexual Harassment Policy

4) Bidder Responsibility Criteria Financial Stability and Business Practice

5) Bidder Responsibility Criteria Project Information Sheet

RESPONSE FORMAT AND CONTENT

Five (5) copies of the PSA response must be submitted to South Suburban College, 15800 South State Street, South Holland, IL 60473. Proposals received after the submittal time and date shall be rejected.

Responses must be submitted in the format outlined in this request document.

Each PSA response will be reviewed to determine if it is complete prior to actual evaluation. The Board of Trustees Community College 510 South Holland, IL reserves the right to eliminate from further consideration any PSA proposed agreement deemed to be substantially or materially unresponsive to the requests for qualification contained herein.

For more information or to schedule a site visit, contact Mr. Justin Papp, Director of Physical Plant, (708) 210-5727.

Planned Service Operating/Maintenance Agreement

REQUEST FOR QUALIFIED PROVIDERS of a Planned Service Operating/Maintenance Agreement for South Suburban College, South Holland, IL

Project No. 13-510-11

TITLED, SEALED QUALIFICATIONS and PROPOSED PLANNED SERVICE OPERATING / MAINTENANCE AGREEMENT (PSA) will be received at the Purchasing Office (Room 2115), South Suburban College 15800 S. State Street, South Holland, Illinois, up to the hour of 10:00 A.M. on November 06, 2014 to be considered as a provider of the Planned Service Operating/Maintenance Agreement which will include the design, operation and maintenance of the following:

  1. All types of HVAC systems;
  2. Johnson Controls Metasys Facility Management System (FMS);

The opening of the requested PSA submittals will be conducted in the President’s Conference Room No. 2134.

South Suburban College requests PSA responses by qualified Providers who will be eligible to submit a proposal and bid to implement Planned Service Operating/Maintenance Agreement.

The proposed one (1) year agreement with annual renewal for an additional nine years will be between on (1) Provider and South Suburban College for a Planned Service Operating/Maintenance Agreement. The PSA will be implemented at the following locations.

  • South Suburban College, Main Campus, 15800 South State Street, South Holland, IL 60473
  • Filedhouse/Fitness Center on Main Campus (separate building)
  • Oak Forest Campus, 16333 South Kilbourn Ave., Oak Forest, IL
  • Maintenance Building on Main Campus (separate building)

A Mandatory Pre-proposal Conference will be conducted on Thursday, October 16, 2014, at 10:00 A.M. in the Mi-Jack Room in the Main Building. This conference will be comprised of all those who are intending to submit qualifications and a Planned Service Operating / Maintenance Agreement Proposal. No other providers will be considered after this conference.

PSA request documents may be obtained on or after October 06, 2014 at the office of the Architect, Planera Architects, 18225 Morris Avenue, Homewood, IL 60430.

Potential providers desiring to submit proposed/agreement are advised to inform the, Architect prior to picking up documents. Telephone: 708-747-3600

GUARANTEE PROPOSED AGREEMENT

Provider shall guarantee all proposals for 90 days.

CERTIFICATION AND POLICY FORMS

Contractors shall submit the following forms with their bid:

1) Certification of Eligibility to Bid
2) Certificate of Compliance with Illinois Drug-Free Workplace Act
3) Certificate Regarding Sexual Harassment Policy
4) Bidder Responsibility Criteria Financial Stability and Business Practice
5) Bidder Responsibility Criteria Project Information Sheet

RESPONSE FORMAT AND CONTENT

Five (5) copies of the PSA response must be submitted to South Suburban College, 15800 South State Street, South Holland, IL 60473. Proposals received after the submittal time and date shall be rejected.

Responses must be submitted in the format outlined in this request document.

Each PSA response will be reviewed to determine if it is complete prior to actual evaluation. The Board of Trustees Community College 510 South Holland, IL reserves the right to eliminate from further consideration any PSA proposed agreement deemed to be substantially or materially unresponsive to the requests for qualification contained herein.

For more information or to schedule a site visit, contact Mr. Justin Papp, Director of Physical Plant, (708) 210-5727.

Representative Jones Secures Additional Funds For Adult Education Technology at South Suburban College

SOUTH HOLLAND, IL–State Representative Thaddeus Jones (D-29th District) has announced a $225,000 legislative award for South Suburban College’s Division of Adult Education. This represents the second consecutive year Jones has secured funds to enable SSC’s Adult Education to create new state-of-the-art technological classrooms for its English as a Second Language (ESL), Adult Basic Education (ABE) and Adult Secondary Education (ASE) programs.

“Technology is essential to everything we do today, and it starts with education,” said Representative Jones. “The Illinois GED Exams have now become entirely computer-based, so it is critical to modernize these programs to help more adult students succeed in the classroom and in the workforce.”

Funds have been used to purchase Epson Interactive White Boards, classroom projectors, laptops, charging carts, student tables and more. The new grant funds will continue the classroom upgrades with enhanced technology including expansion of programs at the college’s Oak Forest Center and Calumet City adult education sites.

“We are very pleased to receive these funds for programs that are so important to thousands of adults in our community who need our help,” said SSC Chairman Frank M. Zuccarelli. “Our mission is to help residents improve their education and employment through lifelong learning. We are thankful to Representative Jones for securing these funds and sharing our commitment to education.”

SSC’s Division of Adult Education offers a wide range of opportunities for adults to build the basic skills required for success. ABE helps men and women whose skill levels are below the ninth grade, and ASE helps men and women whose skill levels are between the ninth and twelfth grade. Many adults choose to further build on these skills and pursue a high school education through the High School Equivalency (HSE) program which will develop the skills required to pass the GED exams. Additionally, English as a Second Language (ESL) allows non-native students to improve their English skills from beginning to advanced levels. All courses are offered free of charge. For the purpose of compliance with Section 511 of Public Law 101-166 (the Stevens Amendment) Federal funds of $307,398 provides approximately 36% of the support of these programs.

In Fiscal Year 2014, SSC serviced 660 students through adult education programs including approximately 40 students that received their GED certificates, many of whom moved on to their postsecondary education at SSC.

For more information, please contact Jane Ellen Stocker, Vice President of Enrollment and Community Education, at (708) 596-2000, ext. 2227, email jstocker@ssc.edu or visit www.ssc.edu. SSC’s Main Campus is located at 15800 South State Street, South Holland, Illinois.

Business & Career Institute to Bring SCORE Small Business Workshops Back to Oak Forest

SOUTH HOLLAND, IL –South Suburban College’s Business & Career Institute and SCORE have once again partnered to bring free business workshops geared for small business developers and owners. Two new workshops will be offered this fall at the college’s Oak Forest Center.

Attendees may choose to attend one or both of the workshops at no charge to help their business grow and take advantage of the networking opportunities. Registration and networking at the SCORE workshops begins at 8:45 a.m., with instruction and discussion to follow from 9:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. The upcoming workshop schedule is as follows:

Starting a Family Business?

Wednesday, October 8, 8:45 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.

Family businesses are similar to any other business, but when you add the family dynamic to the equation, it gets complicated.  This workshop examines advantages and disadvantages and takes a realistic look at safeguarding family relationships in a business environment. This session will guide attendees to assess first steps to journey through myths, opportunities, organizations, insurance/regulations, funding, cash management business plans and personal funding protections.

Taking Your Business Idea from Concept to Reality
Wednesdays, November 12 and 19, 8:45 a.m. – 10:30 am

Coming up with ideas is the easy part; executing the idea is the hard part! Most entrepreneurs focus more on the ideas and less on how to organize for action. This two-part series workshop includes two sessions on consecutive weeks.   The first session is intended to stimulate ideas into business actions. Attendees will learn to become a business thinker by examining and developing an action plan document. The second session the following week is an open panel discussion of selected summaries, also intended to stimulate business thinking. Attendees will learn to sell their ideas professionally, enthusiastically and concisely.

All workshops will be held at the 16333 S. Kilbourn Ave., Oak Forest, Illinois. To register by phone, please call Carmen Garcia at (708) 596-2000, extension 2663. For more information, email NBurrows@ssc.edu.

Women’s Empowerment Event Coming to Oak Forest Center

9/3/2014

SOUTH HOLLAND, IL— The Chicagoland Speakers Network is hosting a Women’s Empowerment Event at South Suburban College’s Oak Forest Center Friday, September 12, 2014, from 8:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. Check-in will take place starting at 8:00 a.m. with five, hour-long seminars to follow:

8:30 a.m. How Great Women Inspire Action

9:30 a.m. Do You Have What It Takes? Busting 11 Myths about Alternative Career Paths

10:30 a.m. Women’s Worth: Finding Your Financial Confidence

11:30 a.m. People Don’t Come with Warning Labels

12:30 p.m. Yes, You Can: Practical Advice for Big Nutrition & Health Changes

Advanced registration is $25 for all seminars and continental breakfast; walks-ups will pay $30 at the door. Early registration is encouraged at csn-wee.eventbrite.com. For more information, please call (724) 344-5958.

The Oak Forest Center is located at 16333 South Kilbourn Avenue, Oak Forest, Illinois.

Free Adult Education and English as a Second Language Registration and Assessment Coming to Oak Forest Center in September

8/29/2014

SOUTH HOLLAND, IL–South Suburban College’s Division of Adult Education is offering a wide range of opportunities for adults to build the basic skills required for success. Adult Basic Education (ABE) helps men and women whose skill levels are below the ninth grade, and Adult Secondary Education (ASE) helps men and women whose skill levels are between the ninth and twelfth grade. ABE/ASE students improve their skills in Reading, Writing, and Mathematics. Additionally, English as a Second Language (ESL) allows non-native students to improve their English skills from beginning to advanced levels.

New this fall, SSC is offering part-time ESL courses at the Oak Forest Center. Most of SSC’s Adult Education programs are now offered both full and part-time at the Main Campus in South Holland or the Oak Forest Center.

The registration and assessment at the Oak Forest Center for these programs this fall will take place on September 8th at 9:00 a.m. for ABE/ASE, and September 10-11th at 9:00 a.m. for ESL, with classes beginning Monday, September 15, 2014. The Adult Ed ABE/ASE is five days per week, five hours per day from 9:00 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. in Room 5230. The ESL class will run five days per week, two hours per day from 9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. in Room 5320. The registration and assessments will take place in their respective classrooms.

Please Note: An Adult education student enrolling for the first time at an SSC Adult Education Center must have:

  • CURRENT STATE I.D. or DRIVERS LICENSE INDICATING ILLINOIS RESIDENCE (MUST BE AN ILLINOIS RESIDENT)
  • UNDER AGE 18–WITHDRAWAL FORM FROM THE HIGH SCHOOL OF CURRENT RESIDENCE
  • PROOF OF SOCIAL SECURITY NUMBER

Many adults choose to further build on these skills and pursue a high school education through the High School Equivalency (HSE) program. The HSE program will develop the skills required to pass the GED exams. All courses are offered free of charge. For the purpose of compliance with Section 511 of Public Law 101-166 (the Stevens Amendment) Federal funds of $307,398 provides approximately 36% of the support of these programs.

For enrollment and class information, please call (708) 596-2000, ext. 2385 or ext. 2240, or visit www.ssc.edu under “Non-Credit Offerings, Adult Education.” The Main Campus is located at 15800 South State Street, South Holland, Illinois. The Oak Forest Center is located at 16333 S. Kilbourn, Oak Forest, Illinois.

25th Annual College & Career Expo Coming to South Suburban College

8/29/2014

SOUTH HOLLAND, IL—South Suburban College (SSC) is hosting Career Development System’s (CDS) 25th Annual College & Career Expo on Wednesday, September 24, 2014, from 5:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m., in the Physical Fitness Athletic Center. This year’s Expo is an hour longer to allow more parents and students to attend.

The Expo is an excellent opportunity for 8th grade, high school and SSC students, along with their parents, to explore a wide range of college and career options at one time, in one location. Admission and parking are FREE and the event is conveniently located at SSC’s Main Campus in South Holland.

This cooperative venture is designed to provide the most current information available regarding post-secondary educational opportunities across the country. More than 120 universities, colleges, technical school, armed forces, and construction trades will be featured. Career programs available at SSC will be highlighted along with the “Parents’ Place” resources.

Three prizes will be raffled for students attending to include the grand prize of an IPAD Mini, second prize a $100 VISA gift card, and third prize a $50 VISA gift card.

The 25th Annual College & Career Expo 2014 is open to all residents of the area who are interested in furthering their education. For more information regarding the College & Career Expo 2014, visit the CDS website at: www.CareerDevelopmentSystem.org . SSC is located 15800 South State Street, South Holland, IL.

Moon Over Buffalo Performances Coming to South Suburban College Stage

8/27/2014

SOUTH HOLLAND, IL–The PAC Rats Theatre Company of South Suburban College will present Moon Over Buffalo, Ken Ludwig’s madcap backstage comedy. Performances will take place in the Kindig Performing Arts Center on the Main Campus on September 19, 20 and 26 at 8:00 p.m., September 27 at 2:00 p.m. and 8:00 p.m. and September 28 at 2:00 p.m.

It’s 1953 and fading stars George and Charlotte Hay (Paul Braun of Lansing and Heather Young of Burnham) are on tour in Buffalo, NY with a repertory consisting of Cyrano de Bergerac and Noel Coward’s Private Lives. On the brink of a disastrous split-up caused by George’s dalliance with a young ingenue (Ashley Orendorff of Thornton), they receive word that they might just have one last shot at stardom: Frank Capra is coming to town to see their matinee, and if likes what he sees, he might cast them in his movie remake of The Scarlet Pimpernel.

Unfortunately for George and Charlotte, everything that can go wrong does go wrong. Enabled by Charlotte’s deaf old stage manager mother, who hates every bone in George’s body (Betty Owens of Glenwood), a case of mistaken identity causes hilarious uncertainty about which play they’re actually performing.

Richard (Martell Jefferson of South Holland), Charlotte’s would-be suitor, makes an appearance and tries to woo her away from George. Meanwhile, the Hays’ temperamental daughter Rosalind (Cathy Hundt of Thornton) splits time between fiancé Howard (Kevin Hathaway of Park Forest) and ex-fiancé Paul (Charlie Furtek of Lansing), who works as the company’s stage manager.

The hopeful actors sprint through the tangle of confusion to produce a woefully misbegotten mixture of two different plays in their hoped-for presentation piece, and in the play’s climactic scene, manage to set everything right by still more series of coincidences and mishaps.

The play is directed by Lansing resident Sandra Wagner. Set design is by Dean Scalzitti of Hegewisch. Lighting design and fight choreography are by Laura Tiemens of South Holland. The costume designer is JoAnna Tassin of Park Forest, with Melody Jones of Calumet City as her assistant. Angela Martin of Midlothian is the stage manager. June Wagner of Lansing is designing the props for the production and Jordan Swierczyna of Robbins is the sound designer.

Tickets are just $8 for adults, $6 for seniors 55 or better, $6 for students. Call the 24/7 box office voicemail line at (708) 210-5741. You may also reserve tickets by e-mail at boxoffice@ssc.edu. South Suburban College student and employee discounts, as well as group rates are also available.

South Suburban College is located at 15800 S. State Street in South Holland, Illinois, between Sibley Boulevard and 159th Street. The campus is convenient to Routes 94, 80, 57, and 294. Free, ample, well-lit parking is available.

Art Exhibitions on Display at South Suburban College

8/21/2014

SOUTH HOLLAND, IL–The Art & Design Department of South Suburban College (SSC) is pleased to present a new exhibition titled Trail to Arcadia on display August 25th through September 17th. Trail to Arcadia is the show’s title piece and the exhibition of watercolor paintings from Chicago-based artist Anna Zanic on display in the Lee E. Dulgar Gallery at the South Holland Campus August 18th through September 15, 2014.

Zanic was born in Vinkovci, Croatia in 1976. She earned her Master’s of Fine Arts from at the University of Zagreb, Croatia, in 2002. In this body of work, the abstracted notion of atmospheric landscape is a metaphorical expression of life’s mysterious and elusive path. Works are built with layers of watercolor washes, intermixed with dynamic lines, scribbles and marks of ink drawing. There is a quiet tension between the watercolor’s fluidity, softness and calm, vs. the dynamic, rhythm and energy of drawing.

Trail to Arcadia joins another exhibition at SSC already on display in the Dorothea Thiel Gallery titled Welcome to Earth. Welcome to Earth is select body of ceramic sculptures from artist Matthew Groves that display through September 15th. Welcome to Earth is both figurative and narrative, reflecting Groves’ unique point of view, and demonstrating his passion for craft and traditional forms.

The public is welcome to visit art exhibitions and receptions at no charge. The Dulgar Gallery is located on the 1st Floor near the Atrium and the Thiel Gallery is on the 4th floor in the Art & Design hallway. SSC Galleries are open at minimum Mondays through Thursdays from 9:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m., and Fridays from 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. The galleries are closed on weekends and holidays.

For more information, please call (708) 596-2000, ext. 2445 or visit www.ssc.edu/art . SSC is located at 15800 South State Street, South Holland, Illinois.

Breakfast with BCI Workshop Series Presents Building Business Success with Emotional Intelligence

8/20/2014

South Holland, IL– The South Suburban College Business & Career Institute (BCI) presents a Breakfast with BCI Workshop titled Building Business Success with Emotional Intelligence, facilitated by Alexandra Glumac, MS, NCC, LCPC, RDDP, CWA, BCI Client Solutions Specialist. This event will take place in the Heritage Room on 1st Floor of South Suburban College’s Main Campus, on Thursday, September 18th from 8:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m., with a check-in time of 8:15 a.m.

Success in business depends on our ability to understand and effectively manage emotions–in others and ourselves. It is not enough to have the technical skills to do our jobs well, it is just as important to possess the necessary interpersonal skills in order to be effective. Emotional Intelligence (EI), loosely defined, is one’s ability to use emotions intelligently and appropriately in different situations. It is becoming the “new yardstick” by which employees are being evaluated. Attendees of this workshop will learn the Four Functions of EI, the Five Competencies of EI and several proven strategies to promote and strengthen EI.

The cost of the event and refreshments is $30 per person, or $25 per person if three or more individuals from the same company attend. Reservations are required by September 15th and walk-ins will be charged $40.

To register, please call (708) 596-2000, ext. 2346 or email AGlumac@ssc.edu . South Suburban College is located at 15800 S. State Street, South Holland, Illinois.

It’s Not Too Late to Register for Fall: “Late Start Classes” coming to SSC

8/19/2014

Several program open houses also coming soon to Main Campus.

SOUTH HOLLAND, IL–Registration for the 2014 Fall Semester at South Suburban College is still in progress for a wide range of Late Start Classes. Prospective students are encouraged to register soon for these 12-week courses, set to begin September 15th and later.

The Late Start Classes are offered in a variety of subject areas including Art, Biology, Business, Community Health Worker, Computer Information Sciences, Emergency Medical Technician, English, Mathematics, Manufacturing, Medical Assistant, Pharm Tech, Philosophy, Psychology, Reading, Sociology, Speech and more. The dynamic class schedule can be accessed online at www.ssc.edu.

SSC is also planning some upcoming program open houses including the credit Medical Assistant (MAS) Program, the new credit Manufacturing Basics Program, and the non-credit Basic Nurse Assistant Training Program (CNA).

Medical Assistant Open Houses
August 26-27, 2014, SSC Atrium
Meet new program coordinator Adrienne Reaves and learn more about this rewarding certificate program at open houses scheduled in the college’s Atrium on Tuesday, August 26th from 5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m., and Wednesday, August 27th from 10:00 a.m. – 12 noon. The SSC Medical Assistant Program provides training in patient-care management including both administrative and clinical duties. Medical Assistants can be employed in physician offices, clinics, prisons, the armed services, public health departments, medical agencies, and HMOs. The program is offered on a full-time basis during the day or in the evening. These 12-week classes will start on Monday, September 15th.

Manufacturing Basics Program Open House
September 3, 2014, SSC Atrium
Learn more and join the first class of the newly accredited Manufacturing Basics Certificate Program in the Atrium on Wednesday, September 3rd from 3:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. This 16 credit-hour certificate program is designed to build the core competencies of manufacturing production to prepare students for internships and entry-level positions in manufacturing. The certification coursework will prepare the student for an industry recognized certification assessment. Students who successfully pass all four assessments will be recognized as Certified Production Technicians (CPT) by the Manufacturing Skill Standards Council (MSSC). These 12-week classes will start on Wednesday, September 17th.

Basic Nurse Assistant Training Program Open Houses
September 8th and September 10, 2014, SSC Cafeteria
SSC’s non-credit Basic Nurse Assistant Training Program will be running both daytime and evening cohort sessions later this fall. They are also hosting two information sessions where you can learn more about the program. The sessions are scheduled in the Cafeteria on Monday, September 8th from 4:00 – 7:00 pm and Wednesday, September 10th from 12 Noon – 3:00 pm. Students in this program will be prepared to work under the supervision of nurses and other licensed medical professionals as vital members of the healthcare team. Certified Nursing Assistants provide basic direct patient care to assist with daily living activities. They fulfill critical roles in various medical communities, including hospitals, residential care facilities, nursing homes, rehabilitation centers, and home health services. Successful completion of this course is required in order to become eligible to take the State of Illinois Nurse Assistant Certification Examination, and SSC provides more contact hours for training than traditional CNA programs along with an additional free refresher course prior to this critical certification exam. The college offers five 8-week sessions per year. The next class will start on Tuesday, October 14th. Please note: Financial Aid cannot cover the cost of this non-credit program, nor the physical and background check.

Payment is currently due at the time of registration for Late Start Classes but financial aid can still be applied for the 12-week credit classes (financial aid application must be completed by September 9, 2014). New students should visit the Admissions Office in Room 2348 to complete the Application Form, or complete the Online Application at www.ssc.edu. New students will receive an SSC email account and a “My SSC” Username & Password via email which will allow access to the online schedule and class registration. The “MY SSC” portal allows students 24-hour access during college closed periods.

For more information about all of SSC’s programs, admissions and registration, please visit www.ssc.edu or contact the Admissions Office at (708) 210-5718. SSC is located at 15800 South State Street, South Holland, Illinois. The Oak Forest Center is located at 16333 S. Kilbourn, Oak Forest, Illinois.