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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 EducationCommunity & 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
Quick Computer Workshops
Education To GoRend 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
St. Louis Baseball & Brews
Enjoy a day in St. Louis as we tour Busch Stadium and the Anheuser Busch Brewery.
We will begin our day at Busch Stadium for a unique look at the home of the Cardinals. Take in the view from the Radio Broadcast Booth, see the World Series trophies in the Champions Club and imagine yourself as a big leaguer in the Cardinals Dugout. We will stop for lunch at Cardinals Nation in Ballpark Village where you will have a choice of 3 lunch entrees. After lunch we will visit the Cardinals Hall of Fame. The Cardinals Museum boasts one of the largest team-specific collections of artifacts and memorabilia in the world. The museum's seven galleries take you on a chronological journey through the rich history of the Cardinals. Then we will head to the Anheuser Busch InBev Brewery for the Horses and Heritage Tour. This tour will focus on two of the aspects of the company that they take the most pride in: the Clydesdales and their storied history. Get an in-depth, behind-the-scenes view of the Clydesdales at their home in the Stables. Learn about their history and what sets them apart from the rest. You’ll even get to pet one and take pics! From there, you’ll learn about their rich heritage that dates back to the 1850’s in the Schoolhouse Museum. This nontraditional museum contains over 400 unique artifacts from the vast Anheuser-Busch archives. Tour fees, lunch, gratuities, and charter bus transportation are included.
You must pre-register by Sept. 13th.
ILR 9300-01 Thursday, 10/3
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
St. Louis Symphony Christmas
Join us as we travel to St. Louis for a day filled with Christmas cheer!
We will begin our day by enjoying lunch on The Hill at Favazza’s. Savor a St. Louis original! Lunch will consist of a toasted ravioli appetizer, Italian salad, and Sicilian chicken with a side of pasta. We will have cannoli for dessert and your choice of coffee, tea or water. After lunch we will head to the Mercy Holiday Celebration at Powell Hall- a St. Louis annual holiday tradition. Enjoy your favorite carols, a visit from Santa and holiday music performed by the STL Symphony and Holiday Festival Chorus inside a splendidly decorated Powell Hall. Tour fees, lunch, gratuities, and charter bus transportation are included.
You must pre-register by November 1st.
ILR 9300-02 Friday, 12/13
Bus departs from Main Campus at 9:30am: return by 6:30pm
Bus departs from Mt. Vernon Marketplace at 10:00am: return by 6:00pm
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.
Check out the webinar for more information! https://event.on24.com/wcc/r/1904564/B59B4EBF584F8793D998D5D607F416A5?partnerref=891390
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.
Check out the webinar for more information! https://event.on24.com/wcc/r/1902125/B46E3F129232CCAAB3531C1CB515356E?partnerref=891493
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.
Cancellation of ClassesNothing 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/RefundsStudents 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 ContentCourse 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 CitizensIn-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.
ResidencyWe 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
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.
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.