Community & Corporate Education
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Community & Corporate Education


This department encompasses Work Ethics, Community Education classes, and Kids Camps. Business and Industry Training, Computer Workshops, Cooperative Education and Volunteerism are part of Community and Corporate Education as well.

Personal & Professional Development Courses - In-Person and Online 


RLC Community and Corporate Education offers a wide variety of courses through each semester to help establish or build upon a new hobby, gain a life skill, and more. With classes in fitness, cooking, and computer education, there's an option for everyone! Find the full schedule below.

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Corporate Education


Upcoming Workshops:

Community & Corporate Education is dedicated to meeting the training/retraining needs of business and industry and providing residents of the college district with the training needed to upgrade skills or obtain full-time employment. A unique variety of courses, workshops, and other training opportunities are available. The Center can also provide “customized” training to area employers using Rend Lake College instructors, staff, and consultants. Training can be delivered on-site, on the Rend Lake College campus, at the Rend Lake College Marketplace in Mt. Vernon, or the Murphy-Wall Pinckneyville Campus

Students with an interest in your type of business are available through Rend Lake College for employment. This allows the student to gain valuable on-the-job training while enhancing your employee base. By hiring these students, you have made a great contribution to their education and their prospect of employment in the future. Help us train tomorrow’s workforce!

For more information or to register, phone (618) 437-5321, ext. 1367.

 

Kids Camps


Summer camps at RLC, designed with a variety of interests in mind. Cost varies. Camps for students entering grades K-8 with individual age restrictions based on the camp content.  

 

 

CTE Camps


These free, one-day camps in June are designed to introduce junior high and high school students to their career interests and the programs they would train in at RLC. Transportation is available. Students entering grades 7-12 are eligible.

 

Education To Go


Rend Lake College offers a wide range of highly interactive courses for personal or professional development that you can take entirely over the Internet. Each class will include 2 lessons per week for a six week period. All of our courses include expert instructors. For a complete schedule, visit: ed2go.com/rlc

 

Institute of Lifelong Learning


Trips & Tours

Local Day Tours

Irish in St. Louis

Join us as we revisit our Irish roots while examining food, faith, and fancy of the St. Louis Irish!

Date of Event: Friday, 4/12

By 1850, nearly half the population of St. Louis was of Irish descent. Join us as we revisit these Irish roots while examining food, faith, and fancy of the St. Louis Irish! Your day will include touring an Irish church, savoring an Irish lunch, a bit of Irish shopping, and of course, a pint toast! Alcoholic drinks are not included and must be purchased individually.

Tour fees, lunch, gratuities, and charter bus transportation are included.

You must pre-register by March 18th.

$145

Buses will depart and return from the following places and times:
- Rend Lake Main Campus at 7:30am; return by 5:30pm
- Mt. Vernon Marketplace at 8:00am; return by 5:00pm

For more information or to register, phone (618) 437-5321, ext. 1714.

Collette Vacations

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RLC is partnering with Collette Vacations to offer you exciting travel opportunities! Collette is known for handling the details with expertise while you realize the rewards of travel.

 

Greece Island Hopper

April 18 - 28, 2024                       

11 Days, 13 Meals                                                                                         

In Greece, discover a place where age-old legends and monuments intertwine with warm sunshine and island-style living. Tour Athens with a local guide. Explore the Acropolis, home to the famous Parthenon and the city’s best lookout. Enjoy three days at leisure on the island of Mykonos, an Aegean paradise of sandy beaches and bustling energy. Uncover the past at the excavation site of Akrotiri. Make the most of a free day on the picture-perfect island of Santorini. From to the ruins of Athens to the bright rooftops of Mykonos and Santorini – embrace the country at its best.  

Register Here

$4,899 pp double occupancy                                                                                                                                       

*Book early to take advantage of lower rates. Single and Triple rates available upon request. 

 

Discover Historical Greenbrier

August 23 - 30, 2024                       

8 Days, 12 Meals                                                                                         

This grand historic tour features a two-night stay at The Greenbrier, a classic American resort in the mountains of West Virginia. Relax and unwind on the iconic property while enjoying fabulous dining and traditional pastimes and exploring the storied past of this luxury escape. Be ushered through America’s eras: Enjoy a tavern meal along roads well-traveled, visit Thomas Jefferson’s Monticello, step back in time at Colonial Williamsburg, explore a Smithsonian, and more. Experience the grandeur of The Greenbrier amid the West Virginia mountains and explore American history throughout Washington, D.C. and Virginia on a fascinating journey

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$3,999 pp double occupancy                                                                                                                                       

*Book early to take advantage of lower rates. Single and Triple rates available upon request.  

 

General Information


Cancellation of Classes

Nothing kills a good program faster than waiting until the last minute to register. At some point we have to determine if enrollment is sufficient to hold the class. Rend Lake College is a non-profit organization. We try to break-even on classes, at the same time we try to pay our instructors a fair wage for their time. If you are considering taking a class or you wish to show up the first night of class to register, please call and let us know. Otherwise, we must cancel low enrollment classes.

Withdrawal/Refunds

Students in Community Education classes may withdraw and receive a full refund by contacting a Rend Lake College Community Education representative at least 5 business days in advance of the first class or 10 business days in advance of a trip. No refunds will be given after that time, but a registration certificate will be issued in your name and MUST be used the following semester. No refunds or certificates will be issued following the first class session. Please call us if you must cancel a class at 437-5321, x 1714 or (800) 369- 5321, x 1714.

Course Content

Course content may be altered at the discretion of the instructor(s), and may in some instances deviate from the catalog description. We try to be as accurate as possible in describing our classes, but we allow the instructor to teach what they feel is important.

Senior Citizens

In-district residents who are 60 years of age or older qualify as senior citizens for tuition purposes and are entitled to take college credit courses provided that class has the required number of tuition paying students enrolled and that the classroom has available space tuition-free. The college reserves the right to use the qualifying age for senior citizen waivers, as dictated by State statute, which is 65 years of age or older for specific programs and departments. This does not include applicable fees charged for credit classes, nor does it include Community Education (COMED or ILR ) classes . Senior citizens may be charged a fee of $50 or more for repeating classes more times than credit can be claimed.

Residency

We get many calls from individuals outside of the Rend Lake College District regarding out-of-district fees. With Community Education classes, there is no need to worry about being out-of-district. It does not affect your fees nor your attendance. We encourage any one who has an interest in our classes to attend.

 

Contact Us 


Community and Corporate Education Specialist
Phone Extension: 1714
Building: Student Center
Office: 204
B.A., Southern Illinois University Carbondale | A.A.S., John A. Logan College
Coordinator of Industry & Apprenticeship
Phone Extension: 1280
Building: Student Center
Office: 204
A.A. Rend Lake College | B.A. Southern Illinois University - Edwardsville 
Director of Apprenticeships, Community & Corporate Education
Phone Extension: 1277
Building: Student Center
Office: 207
M.A. Capella University | B.S. Southern Illinois University Carbondale

Community & Corporate Education Division
Phone: (618) 437-5321 Ext. 1263
Email: [email protected]
Address:468 N. Ken Gray Parkway, Ina, IL 62846 Attn: Community & Corporate Education

 
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