Universal Class

What is Universal Class?

Over 500 continuing education classes sponsored by Highland Park Public Library. The classes meet online, at your convenience, with a real instructor. Classes are available in a diverse range of subjects including computers, business, home & garden, health and medicine, hobbies, and more. 

How do I take a Class?

Step 1: Go to The Registration Webpage to create your account with your user name and password.

Step 2: Go to http://highlandparkil.universalclass.com  to enroll in your class and start learning!

  • You are welcome to enroll in up to 5 courses.
  • You have up to 6 months to finish each course
  • You have access to your course 24/7 via the Internet.
  • Attend class and do assignments on your schedule.
  • Each course has a real instructor who you may communicate with using e-mail.

Note: These are non-credit courses and are provided for your personal enrichment. These courses are not intended to be a substitute for any state, government, licensing, or educational requirements.


Courselist as of October 2014

ABCs of Algebra  
ABCs of English Grammar  
ABCs of Geometry  
ABCs of Physics  
ABCs of Technical Writing  
Abnormal Psychology 101  
Accounting & Bookkeeping 101 for Everyone  
Accounts Payable Management  
Accounts Receivable Management  
Administrative Assistant Fundamentals  
Adobe Acrobat 101  
Adobe Illustrator 101  
Adobe InDesign 101  
Adobe Muse CC  
Adobe Photoshop 101  
Adobe Photoshop CS4  
Advanced Dog Training  
Advertising, Marketing and Sales Writing  
Advocacy for Elderly Patients  
Aging and Long Term Care 101  
Algebra 101: Beginner to Intermediate Level  
All About Herbs  
Alzheimer's Disease 101  
American Civil War 101  
American Government  
American Heroes and Villains  
American History Review  
American Literature Review  
American Revolutionary War 101  
American Wars: American Revolution and Civil War  
Anatomy and Physiology 101  
Ancient Civilizations 101  
Angel Healing  
Angels 101: History, Religion, Spiritualism and You  
Anger Management 101  
Animals For Everyone: Mammals  
Animals For Everyone: Penguins  
Anti Aging Techniques  
Anxiety Therapy 101  
Applied Behavior Analysis Strategies for Teachers  
Applied Statistics 101  
Aquariums for Fish 101  
Aromatherapy (Intermediate to Advanced)  
Aromatherapy 101  
Assertiveness Training 101  
Asthma 101  
Astrology 101  
Astronomy 101  
Attention Deficit Disorders: ADD and ADHD  
Auras: Viewing, Identifying, and Understanding  
Autism 101  
Autism Spectrum Disorders for Teachers  
Babysitting 101  
Bartending and Mixology 101  
Basic English Speaking Skills  
Basic Math 101  
Basic Parenting 101  
Basic Research Skills  
Become a Reiki Master  
Behavior Management 101 TBA
Bible Stories  
Biology 101  
Bird Watching 101:  Food, Feeders and Behavior  
Book Editing 101  
Book Publishing 101  
Braiding Hair 101  
Buddhism 101  
Budgeting and Saving 101  
Building Children's Reading Skills  
Building Self Esteem  
Building Self-Esteem in Children 101  
Bullying in Elementary School 101  
Business Analysis 101  
Business Consulting 101  
Business Credit 101  
Business Ethics 101  
Business Management 101  
Business Math 101  
Business Writing Basics  
Butterflies 101  
Butterfly Gardens 101  
Buying and Selling Antiques and Collectibles  
Cake Decorating 101  
Call Center Customer Service 101  
Call Center Management 101  
Candle Making 101  
Canoeing 101  
Card Games Basics  
Career Coaching 101  
Careers in Healthcare  
Caring for Patients with HIV/AIDS 101  
Caring for Seniors  
Cat Care and Training 101  
Catering 101  
Chakra Clearing  
Chakra Meditation 101  
Chakras 101  
Chemistry 101  
Child Abuse Recognition, Investigation, and Protection  
Child Psychology 101  
Childhood Obesity 101  
Children's Birthday Parties 101  
Chinese Culture Studies 101  
Christianity 101: An Introduction  
Clutter Control 101  
Coding Gastroenterology Workshop  
Communication with Diplomacy and Tact  
Comprehensive Medical Terminology 1 & 2  
Computer Basics 101  
Concierge 101: How to Run a Personal Service Business  
Confidence Building 101  
Conflict Resolution 101  
Constructive Feedback and Criticism 101  
Contract Law 101 - An Introduction  
Cooking and Baking 101  
Cosmology 101  
Counseling Psychology 101  
Couponing 101  
CPT Coding for Beginners  
Creating an Effective Sales Team  
Creative Writing 101  
Creative Writing for Beginners  
Creative Writing Workshop  
Criminology Basics  
Crisis Management 101  
Cryptozoology 101  
Crystal Therapy  
Customer Relationship Management 101  
Customer Service 101  
Dealing With Difficult People  
Depression Management  
Diabetes 101  
Digital Photography 101  
Digital Wedding Photography 101  
Diversity Training 101  
Dog & Cat First Aid, Care & Maintenance  
Dog Grooming 101  
Dog Psychology 101  
Dog Training 101: A Guide for Beginners  
Dog Training All-In-One: Beginner to Advanced Techniques  
Domestic Violence 101  
Dream Interpretation 101  
Dreamweaver CS4  
Dreamweaver CS6 and CC  
Drug and Alcohol Abuse 101  
Early Childhood Development TBA
Economics 101  
Economics 201  
Economics: Complete Edition  
Effective Communication 101  
Effective Presentations  
Egyptian Mythology 101  
Electronics 101  
Emotional and Behavioral Disorders 101  
Emotional Healing 101  
Emotional Intelligence 101  
Employment Law Fundamentals 101  
End of Life Care  
Energy Healing  
English Composition 101  
Enhance Your Everyday Vocabulary  
ESL Basic Grammar  
ESL Basic Grammar and Writing  
ESL Basic Writing Skills  
ESL Level 1 TBA
ESL Level 2 TBA
ESL Level 3 TBA
Essay Writing 101  
Essential Workplace Computer Skills TBA
Essentials of Ecology 101  
Estate Planning  
Etiquette 101  
Etiquette for Children and Teens 101  
Event Planning 101  
Excel 2007  
Excel 2010  
Excel 2013  
Face Painting 101  
Fashion Design 101: An Introduction  
Feng Shui 101  
Film Appreciation 101  
Finding Your Animal Teachers  
First Grade Curriculum 101  
Floral Arrangement 101  
Flower Essences 101  
Fourth Grade Curriculum  
Freelance Writing 101  
French Culture 101  
Freshwater Fishing 101  
Fundamentals of Cross Cultural Communication 101  TBA
Fundraising 101  
GED Preparation for the Essay  
GED Test Preparation  
Genealogy 101  
General Cashier 101 TBA
General Receptionist  TBA
General Secretary 101  
Geography 101  
Geology 101  
Geometry 101: Beginner to Intermediate Level  
German Culture 101  
Global Warming  
Gmail 101  
Google + for Business 101  
Great Family Vacations 101  
Greek Mythology  
Ham Radio 101  
Haunted Places 101  
Healing Affirmations 101  
Health Education for Young Adults  
Healthy Relationships 101  
HIPAA Compliance 101  
Historical Fiction Writing 101  
History of Terrorism 101  
History of the Universe  
History's Greatest Conspiracies  
HIV: Prevention, Diagnosis, Treatment  
Home Business  
Home Inspection 101  
Homeopathy 101  
Horseback Riding 101  
Hotel Management 101  
Housekeeping 101  
How to Bake Cookies 101  
How To Be a Substitute Teacher  
How to Be Your Own Life Coach  
How to Can, Freeze, Dry and Preserve Food  
How to Care for House Pets 101  
How to Choose the Right Dog for You  
How to Coach Little League Baseball  
How To Coach Youth Basketball  
How to Create Web Pages  
How To Draw 101  
How to eBay 101  
How to Improve Your Concentration  
How to Live with a Teenager 101  
How to Manicure  
How to Prepare, Stage and Sell Your Home  
How To Quit Smoking  
How to Run an Effective Helpdesk 101  
How to Start a Craft Business 101  
How to Start and Run a Daycare Service  
How to Start and Run an Online Business  
How to Take an Online Course at UniversalClass  
How to Teach Reading Fundamentals  
How to Use an iPad 101  
How to Write a Business Plan 101  
How to Write a Grant Proposal  
How to Write a Short Story 101  
How to Write Short Stories for Children 101  
Human Resources Management 101  
Humor Writing 101  
ICD-10: Medical Coding 101 TBA
ICD-9-CM - Coding the Neoplasm for Oncology  
ICD-9-CM Coding Workshop  
Interior Decorating Made Easy  
Interior Design 101  
Internet Fundamentals 101  
Internet Marketing Basics  
Internet Specialist 101  
Interpersonal Communication 101  
Interview Skills 101  
Intro to PC Troubleshooting and Repair  
Introduction to Autism Spectrum Disorders  
Introduction to Biology  
Introduction to Cell and Molecular Biology  
Introduction to Chemistry  
Introduction to Excel 2003  
Introduction to Gardening  
Introduction to Medical Billing  
Introduction to Medical Coding  
Introduction to Microbiology  
Introduction to Music Appreciation  
Introduction to QuickBooks 2011  
Introduction to Six Sigma  
Investing 101: Stocks, Bonds, and Mutual Funds  
Investing 201: Intro to Commodity, Options, and Futures Markets  
Italian Cooking 101  
Japanese Cultural Studies 101  
John Adams (American Presidents Series)  
Journaling and Memoir Writing 101  
Judaism 101: An Introduction  
Kinesics 101 - Learn to Read Body Language  
Kitchen Sanitation 101  
Knitting 101  
Landlord 101: Managing Rental Properties  
Landscaping 101  
Language Arts, Reading Preparation for the GED Test  
Language Arts, Writing Preparation for the GED Test  
Latin Mythology (Pre-Columbian Mythology)  
Leadership and Supervision 101  
Learning Disabilities: What You Need to Know  
Legal Secretary 101  
Legal Terminology 101  
Life Coaching 101  
Lifetime Wellness 101  
Listening Skills 101  
Magick Basics  
Managerial Accounting 101  
Managing Essentials 101  TBA
Managing Your Career  
Marine Biology 101  
Marine Life Rescue 101  
Marketing for Small Business 101  
Marketing Outreach  
Mastering Sales Skills 101  
Math All-In-One (Arithmetic, Algebra, and Geometry Review)  
Math Preparation for the GED Test  
Mediation 101  
Medical Assistant 101: Career Overview  
Medical Office Procedures 101  
Medical Terminology 101  
Medical Terminology 201  
Medical Terminology for Medical Coders  
Meditation 101: Learn How to Meditate  
Memory and Concentration Techniques  
Memory Improvement 101  
Metaphysics 101  
Meteorology Fundamentals  
Microbiology 101  
Microsoft Access 2010  
Microsoft Project 101  TBA
Microsoft Project 2007  
Microsoft Publisher 2007  
Microsoft Visio Professional 2013  TBA
Middle and High School Bullying 101  
Motivational and Public Speaking 101  
MS Office 2003: Word, Excel, PowerPoint  
MS Office 2007: Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook  
MS Outlook 2013  
MS Publisher 2010  
MS Word 2003  
MS Word 2007  
MS Word 2013  
Mystery Writing 101  
Natural Skin Care 101  
Negotiation Skills  
Nonfiction Writing 101  
Norse Mythology 101  
Novel Writing 101  
Nursing Assistant Career Overview  
Nutrition 101  
Office 2010: Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook  
Office 2013: Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook  
OneNote 2010  
OneNote 2013  
Operations Management TBA
Organic Chemistry 101  
Organizational Psychology 101  
Outlook 2007  
Outlook 2010  
Paralegal Studies 101: Career Overview  
Paranormal Investigation 101  
Paranormal Investigation 201  
Paranormal Investigations: Complete Edition  
Paranormal Romance Writing 101  
Parent Advocacy in Special Education: Strategies, Supports and Quality Control
Party Planning 101  
Payroll Management 101  
Performance Appraisals Techniques 101  TBA
Personal Finance 101: How to Manage Your Money  
Personal Protective Equipment  
Personality Development 101  
Persuasion 101: Learn How to Persuade  
Persuasion Techniques  
Pet Sitting & Dog Walking Business 101  
Philosophy 101  
Photography 101: Beginner to Intermediate  
Photoshop Elements 12  
Photoshop Elements Version 7.0 (or earlier)  
Photoshop Elements Version 8.0 and 9.0  
Physics 101: Beginner to Intermediate Concepts  
Pie Baking 101  
Poetry Writing 101  
PowerPoint 2003  
PowerPoint 2007  
PowerPoint 2010  
PowerPoint 2013  
Pre-Algebra 101  
Precalculus 101  
Prenatal Care  
Problem Solving Strategies TBA
Professional Organizer Training  
Project Management 101  
Proofreading and Copyediting 101  
Psychology 101  
Public Relations 101  
Publisher 2013  
Punctuation and Grammar 101  
Purchasing and Vendor Management TBA
QuickBooks 101  
Quickbooks 2014  TBA
QuickBooks Online 101  
Quicken Deluxe 2010  
Reading Comprehension 101  
Recruitment and Retention Strategies 101  
Reiki 1st and 2nd Degree  
Reiki 1st Degree  
Reiki 2nd Degree  
Reiki Attunements  
Reiki Essentials  
Reiki Hand Placements  
Relaxation 101  
Restaurant Management 101  
Resume Writing 101  
Retail Business 101  
Retirement Planning  
Retirement Tips 101  
Romance Writing 101  
Running An Effective Business 101  TBA
Russian Culture 101  
Salem Witch Trials  
Sales Clerk 101 TBA
Science Preparation for the GED Test  
Screenwriting 101  
Second Grade Curriculum 101  
Self Hypnosis 101: Reshaping Your Reality  
Sensitivity Training in the Workplace 101  TBA
SEO Copywriting TBA
Sewing 101  
Sexual Harassment Compliance  
Small Business Guide  
Snakes of the Western Hemisphere 101  
Soap Making 101  
Social Media 101 (Facebook, Twitter and Linkedin)  
Social Studies Preparation for the GED Test  
Sociology 101  
Solving Classroom Problems 101  
Spanish Cooking 101  
Spanish Culture 101  
Special Ed:   Effective and Significant Approaches  
Special Education 101: Foundations, Purpose, & Challenges  
Special Education:  Foundations, Behavior, Curriculum, Instruction, and Evaluation
Special Events Planning 101  
Speed Reading 101  
Speed Writing 101  
Spelling 101  
Spiders and Other Insects in North America 101  
Spiritual Counseling 101  
Statistics 101  
Stress Management 101  
Talent Essentials 101  TBA
Tarot Cards 101  
Tea Parties 101  
Teaching Reiki  
Team Building 101 TBA
Team Management 101  
Telephone Skills and Quality Customer Service  
Tex Mex Cooking 101  
The Art of Breathing 101  
The Gulf War  
The Runes  
Therapeutic Bathing 101  
Third Grade Curriculum  
Time Management 101  
Timeshare Basics  
Traditional Scrapbooking 101  
Travel Agent 101  
Travel Writing 101  
Tropical Gardening 101  
Twenty African Americans Who Changed History  
Twenty Women Who Changed American History  
Typing and Keyboarding 101  
UFO Studies  
Understanding Allergies 101  
Understanding and Managing Your Credit Report  
Understanding Business Administration 101  
Understanding Shakespeare 101  
Unit Studies 101  
US Citizenship Test Preparation  
Vegetable Gardening 101  
Vegetarianism 101: How to Be a Vegetarian  
Vietnam War  
Virtual Assistant 101  
Virus Removal and Protection 101  
Vocabulary Building  
Waiter and Waitress Training 101  
Water Color Painting 101  
Web 2.0  
Wedding Crafts and Projects  
Wedding Planning 101  
Weight Loss Management 101  
Weight Training 101  
Wellness Coaching 101  
Wicca 101  
Wildlife Rehabilitation for Beginners  
Windows 7  
Windows 8  
Windows Live Email 101  
Word 2010  
Workers' Compensation 101  
Working with Your Animal Allies, Teachers and Totems  
Workplace Conflict 101  
Workplace Safety 101  
World Religions 101  
World War I  
World War l and ll  
World War ll  
Writing Basics 101: Spelling, Grammar, Punctuation, Writing Structures  
Writing Effective Persuasion 101  
Writing Improvement 101  
Writing the Great American Short Story  
Writing Women's Fiction 101  
Yoga 101