Frequently Asked Questions

What is Parkland College Business Training?

Parkland College Business Training is an off campus extension of Parkland College designed to serve as an education, development and training resource for area businesses, organizations and individuals.


Do I need contractual training?

If you have a business with six or more employees needing training in a single area, consider the benefits of a personalized training session.


Can I the training be held at my location?

Parkland College Business Training can train your employees at your site or our fully equipped facility, 1315 N. Mattis Avenue, Champaign.


Who teaches the classes?

Community educators, Parkland College faculty, and experienced consultants are recruited by Parkland College Business Training to provide you with the most expert training.


I have an idea for a class and would like to teach, where do I start?

Parkland College Business Training welcomes course proposals, please fill out the Course Proposal Form or contact Jessie McClusky-Gilbert, or 217-353-2102.


Can Parkland College Business Training do other types of training not currently offered?

Business training needs can be as different as people. Customizing training for your specific business is our specialty.


Can I earn continuing education credits at Parkland College Business Training?

Licensed professionals who need continuing education credits to maintain professional standing with state and other governmental agencies will find a variety of classes to satisfy the educational requirements.


Who can attend classes?

Anyone who wants to enhance their work performance, increase productivity, or satisfy governmental and educational requirements can and should consider training at Parkland College Business Training.


How do I register for classes?

Registration for open enrollment classes can be done easily on-line, through the mail, by fax, or over the phone. Just find the class you need, write down the class code and title, and then click the Register Now! link to the registration information page and follow the directions.

What types of financial assistance are provided?

Business Training classes are not covered by traditional financial aid, however, several options are available:


-Payment Plans for qualifying classes

-Veterans Tuition Assistance

-Fifth Third Bank


How will I know you received my on-line registration?

After you register on-line, you will receive a confirmation letter and bill for the class. To complete your registration, remit your payment with the bill. If the class is closed, you will be notified of your options by mail, e-mail, or phone.


What if the class I need is full?

Parkland College Business Training tries to accommodate as many students as possible, offering additional sections to meet your needs. If you want to enroll in a class that is full, we will place your name on a waiting list for other section options and possible withdrawals.


What if I am unable to attend a class after registering?

Once registered, a student is responsible for payment of fees associated with their registered workshops/courses unless the student officially drops BEFORE the first day of the workshop/course.   The student must contact the office to officially drop the class.


How will I know if classes are cancelled due to weather?

Local television and radio stations will announce when the college is closed, or you can visit All classes will be held unless Parkland College is closed.


Will I need to purchase books for my class?

Parkland College Business Training provides books/texts for most classes. Some classes require an additional text purchase. If a book purchase is required, you will be notified at the time of registration.


Where is Parkland College Business Training?

Parkland College Business Training is located at Parkland College on Mattis, 1315 N. Mattis Ave, Champaign, (the original K’s Merchandise building). If you would like a map or need directions Click Here.


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