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Community & Corporate Education

This division encompasses Cosmetology (also including Barbering, Esthetics and Nail Technology), Culinary Arts, and Truck Driver Training. Work Ethics and Community Education classes are offered by this division. Business and Industry Training, Computer Workshops, Cooperative Education and Volunteerism are part of Community and Corporate Education as well.

Contact Community & Corporate Education

Community & Corporate Education Division
Phone: (618) 437-5321 Ext. 1367
Address: 468 N. Ken Gray Parkway, Ina, IL 62846 Attn: Community & Corporate Education
Fax Number: (618) 437-5677 Attn: Community & Corporate Education






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Quick Computer Workshops



Beginning Computers




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Microsoft Word

10/16 –10/18



RLC MarketPlace

Room 338




Beginning Microsoft


11/6 –11/8

5:30pm –7:30pm


RLC MarketPlace

Room 338




Beginning Microsoft


11/27 - 11/29

5:30pm –7:30pm


RLC MarketPlace

Room 338


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:


Institute of Lifelong Learning

Trips & Tours


Re-Discover St. Louis

Enjoy a unique day exploring St. Louis!

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Visit the new National Blues Museum. This museum is dedicated to exploring the musical history and impact of the blues music genre. Whether it’s jazz or folk, country or pop, rock or rap, the Blues has exerted a deep, profound influence that resonates to this day. Part of the reason is that it has always expressed emotional, heartfelt truths about life that continue to speak to generations of listeners, from all corners and walks of society. Enjoy lunch at one of St. Louis’ finest restaurants, Kemoll’s, high atop Missouri’s largest skyscraper, the Metropolitan Square Building. You will enjoy breathtaking views of the Mississippi River and St. Louis city as you dine on your choice of manicotti, chicken parmesan, or fresh catch. All meals served with dinner salad, side of pasta, cheese garlic bread, non-alcoholic beverage and dessert. After lunch we will rediscover the Gateway Arch! The construction at the Arch grounds is completed and you’ll see the changes first. Explore the new museum, which traces the story of the Native American, explorers, and pioneers who made America possible. Featuring six themed exhibit areas, this innovative and interactive museum celebrates American’s pioneering spirit. You’ll also enjoy a tram ride to the top or for those who prefer, they can view the movie “Monument to a Dream,” which chronicles the construction of the Arch. Tour fees, lunch, gratuities and charter bus transportation are included.

You must pre-register by September 17th.


ILR 9300-01     Friday, 10/12

Bus departs from Main Campus at 7:30am : return by 6:30pm

Bus departs from Mt. Vernon MarketPlace at 8:00am: return by 6:00pm

Brewery & Civil War Museum Tour

Explore the Anheuser Bush Brewery and learn about Missouri's role in the Civil War during this exciting day trip.

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Join us for a fun filled day as we tour the Anheuser Busch InBev Brewery. See the world-famous Clydesdale horses in the stables, learn about the brewing process, and sample brewery products in the tasting room. Be sure to stop by the gift shop for some amazing gifts to take home. Lunch will be at The Lodge at Grant’s Trail. Enjoy a sit down plated lunch of chicken modiga (boneless breast of chicken lightly breaded with Italian bread crumbs baked & topped with Provel cheese, bacon, mushrooms & a white wine sauce), Roasted Garlic Mashed Potatoes, Grilled Seasonal Vegetables, Italian Garden Salad, Roll & Butter, and Tiramisu for dessert. After lunch we will visit the Missouri Civil War Museum. The MO Civil War Museum has become one of the largest Civil War Museums in the nation and will be one of the largest Civil War research libraries in the nation as well. Our focus is entirely on Missouri’s role in the American Civil War. Tour fees, lunch, gratuities and charter bus transportation are included.

You must pre-register by October 8th.


ILR 9300-02     Thursday, 11/1

Bus departs from Main Campus at 7:30am: return by 6:30pm

Bus departs from Mt. Vernon Marketplace at 8:00am: return by 6:00pm


Collette Vacations

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.

An Informational Meeting will be held on Wednesday, November 14, 2018 at 5:00PM at the RLC Historic Schoolhouse. We will discuss the Iceland and South Pacific trips and answer questions. Details on an Early Booking Discount will also be provided.  If you will be attending this meeting, please RSVP by contacting Community & Corporate Education at (618) 437-5321, x1714.


Iceland's Magical Northern Lights 

The “land of fire and ice” is a place of many wonders, including the rare opportunity to see the spectacular aurora borealis – or northern lights. This tour will bring you on a search for that once-in-a-lifetime moment. Take an exhilarating evening northern lights cruise. Travel to the “Golden Circle,” home to many of Iceland’s most renowned natural wonders. Spend time at Thingvellir National Park, the nation’s most historic area. Gaze at the spectacular Gullfoss waterfall – one of the world's most incredible cascades. At the Lava Exhibition Center, learn about Iceland’s volcanic history and its impact on daily life. Explore Skogar Folk Museum and see traditional turf-built homes. Walk on a black volcanic sand beach. See Jökulsárlón glacial lagoon filled with floating icebergs. Relax in the warm, mineral-rich water of the natural geothermal pool, the Blue Lagoon. Spend your evenings gazing at the night sky in search of the elusive and dazzling northern lights.

November 13-19, 2019                        7 Days, 10 Meals.

$3,999 pp double occupancy

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


Discover the South Pacific Wonders

Explore two great countries of the Southern Hemisphere – Australia and New Zealand. From the tropical splendor of the Great Barrier Reef on Australia’s northeast coast to the ethereal beauty of glacial fjords on New Zealand’s South Island, this journey to the lands "Down Under" brings you the best of both countries at an enjoyable pace. Cruise Sydney Harbour and Milford Sound. Meet Australia’s wildlife up close. Discover the wonders of Aboriginal culture. Indulge in regional flavors during lunch at a family-run merino sheep farm and experience Queenstown, the adventure capital of the world.                                                                                                                                                                                                                

February 4-18, 2020 

15 Days, 21 Meals                                                                                

$6,799 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.


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.


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.


Illinois Concealed Carry Firearms Training

Go to Concealed Carry Home

Choose Rend Lake College as your training center to earn a concealed carry license. To register for the class, contact the RLC Community and Corporate Education Division at 618-437-5321, Ext. 1714. Registration and payment must be completed by the day before the class, and will be accepted until the class is full.

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.

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Community and Corporate Education