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Rend Lake College is located on the east shore of Rend Lake, the second-largest man-made lake in the state, with access provided by Interstate 57 and State Route 37. The college is centrally located within the community college district it serves. Campus facilities include the following buildings:

Academic Building

In this building ...

  • Academic Classrooms
  • Textbook Rental
  • Retail Store
  • Information Technology Offices

Baker Administration Building 
Admin Outside Edited

In this building ...

  • Office of the President
  • Office of the Vice President of Instruction and Student Affairs
  • CFO of Finance and Administration
  • Academic Advisement Center
  • Business Office
  • Enrollment Services
  • Financial Aid
  • Information Technology
  • Institutional Compliance & Research
  • Marketing and Communications
  • Office of Administrative Services
  • RL-Cares
  • Student Records
  • Testing Center
  • Welcome Center

Advanced Technology Center 

advanced tech center

In this building ...

  • Dean of Applied Science & Technology
  • Programs
    Computer Programming
     Criminal Justice
     Electricity and Electronics
     Health Information Technology
     Industrial Maintenance and Technician
     IT Systems
     Manufacturing Technology
     Medical Assistant
     Medical Coding 
     Radiologic Technology
     Unmanned Aircraft Systems

Agronomy Innovation Center

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The Agronomy Innovation Center (previously the Coal Mining Training Center) includes classrooms, office space, and state of the art John Deere equipment for agriculture applications and operations training. Partnering with Agriculture Industry  leaders such as Syngenta and John Deere will delivery first class, hands on training for students and retail partners to equip them with certifications within their respective fields. The Agronomy Innovation Center will be the primary facility for future Agriculture Technology

• A greenhouse for botanical research.

Rend Lake College Event Center

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Rend Lake College offers a beautiful, flexible space to host your upcoming event.

It is perfect for events such as: 

  • Corporate Events
  • Banquets
  • Fundraisers
  • Dinners
  • Social Events
  • Birthdays
  • Live Presentations
  • and More!

For more information, visit rlc.edu/events


• The restored, one-room Independence Schoolhouse and natural prairie.

• The James “Hummer” Waugh Gymnasium, which includes coaches’ offices and locker rooms for both Warrior and Lady Warrior athletic teams.


learning resource center  

The Mary & George Slankard Learning Resource Center, which includes a library, the CTE Student Success Center, Blended coffee shop, a wellness center, the Nursing and Pharmacy Technician programs. Also housed here are the RLC Theatre facility and the Art, Music and Theatre programs.

• A Maintenance Building.

• The Mark S. Kern Applied Science Center, which houses the Agricultural Business, Agricultural Production and Management, Agricultural Mechanics, Heavy Equipment Technology and Diesel Technology programs.

north oasis  The North Oasis, which combines the Learning Enhancement Center with faculty offices for Arts & Sciences, as well as Applied Science and Technology. Included with the LEC are the Communications Lab, Writing Center and Math Lab. The North Oasis also houses the First-Year Experience Coordinator, the Skills Center, and Disability Services offices.

south oasis  The South Oasis, which combines lounge areas for students with faculty offices. The South Oasis includes faculty offices for two divisions – Allied Health and Arts & Sciences – along with STARS, Upward Bound and the Career Center.

• The Rend Lake College Foundation Children’s Center, which provides practical laboratory experience for students in the Early Childhood Education program and child care for infants, toddlers and preschoolers of students, faculty and staff and other district residents.

• A Science Building for the sciences and related programs.

the rec drawing  The Wayne Arnold Recreational Center, which includes practice areas for various athletic teams, exercise facilities, an Olympic running track and the RLC Fitness Center.

• A Student Center which includes offices for Community and Corporate Education, Truck Driver Training, the Perkins program, the Rend Lake College Foundation and Security, as well as dining services and accompanying dining area. Culinary Arts lab facilities and faculty offices also are located here.

• A Truck Driver Training facility.

vocational building  A Vocational Building providing classroom, computer and laboratory space for the Automotive Technology, Architecture, Visual Communication Design and Machining Technology programs.

In addition, the college provides a land lab for the natural sciences and agriculture program and a shooting range for concealed carry and firearm training, plus recreational facilities for baseball and softball, a bicycling and walking path and a golf driving range and short-game practice area. A disc golf course also is available.

MarketPlace MT. VERNON

The Rend Lake College MarketPlace, located on Potomac Boulevard just west of Interstate 57 / 64 in Mt. Vernon, is a unique combination of classroom space, retail operations and state services. The college's Cosmetology program, Studio RLC, is located here, as are the EMT-Paramedic, Certified Nurse Assistant, and American Heart Association training centers. There also are classrooms and a computer lab, and several college courses are taught here each semester.

In addition, the MarketPlace houses Project CHILD, the Child Care Resource and Referral program, as well as Adult Education & Literacy classrooms and conference rooms. Blended, Showdown Steakhouse & Saloon, and Shoe Stop are located at the MarketPlace.

Partnerships with four-year institutions allow students to pursue Bachelor’s and Master’s Degrees and higher certifications at the MarketPlace. Also housed here are the state Departments of Human Services and Employment Security, Office of Rehabilitation Services and Office of Alcohol and Substance Abuse.

aerial marketplace


RLC MarketPlace
321 Potomac Blvd
Mt. Vernon, IL 62864 
Phone: (618) 437-5321, Ext. 2002
Fax: (618) 437-5677
Email: [email protected]

Murphy-Wall Pinckneyville Campus

Since its creation in 2002, thanks to the generosity of the Pinckneyville community, the RLC Murphy-Wall Pinckneyville Campus has seen continued growth with the addition of a Science and Computer Center. The expansion allows students to earn a complete Associate Degree in many disciplines without the need to travel to the main campus. 


Contact Information:
RLC Murphy-Wall Pinckneyville Campus
5680 State Route 154
Pinckneyville, IL 62274
Phone: 618-357-3742
Fax: 618-357-6213
Email: Heather Bauersachs