CRYSTAL LAKE -- The Workforce Community and Business Programs of McHenry County College is offering a new Social Media Certificate Series beginning in February.

To learn more about the new program, an information session will be held at 5:30 p.m. Thursday, January 16 at the McHenry County College Shah Center, 4100 W. Shamrock Lane in McHenry. The information session is free, but registration is required, using course ID: NTL S95 001.

The series is ideal for employees sent by their companies to acquire a social media education; marketing graduates who desire a social media marketing skills to qualify for open jobs; displaced workers looking for new career skills; or web developers and marketing consultants wanting to provide social media services. Upon successful course completion of the courses, participants will receive a certificate of completion.

The series is broken into four courses: Social Media Marketing and Interactive Content; Social Media for Business; Social Media Campaigns and Management; and the Social Media Portfolio Workshop.  The series is scheduled from 6 to 9:15 p.m. for Tuesday and Thursday evenings Feb. 4 through May 13. Cost of the 54-hour series is $2,100, which includes all materials. Participants can register using course ID: NTC C30 001. Individual course registration is also available.

To register for the informational session, call the MCC Registration Office at (815) 455-8588.  For more information contact the Center at (815) 455-8593 or