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Psychology


Degrees & Certificates in Psychology

ARTS & SCIENCES DIVISION

PSYCHOLOGY - Degree

Associate in Arts Degree

This two-year transfer program leads to an Associate of Arts Degree and is designed for students pursuing a baccalaureate degree in psychology.

The Psychology transfer program provides students with the background in psychology and general studies necessary for advanced work at a four-year institution. Students are advised to check with the institution to which they are transferring or a Rend Lake College advisor for any additional requirements.

► Total = 66 Hours

First Semester (17 Cr. Hrs.)

  • ENGL 1101 Rhetoric and Composition I 1 (3)
  • PSYC 2101 Introduction to Psychology 1 (3)
  • Elective – Fine Arts (3)
  • Elective – Science with Lab (5)
  • Elective (3)

Second Semester (17 Cr. Hrs.)

  • ENGL 1102 Rhetoric and Composition II (3)
  • HEA 1101 Health Education (2)
  • PSYC 2102 Child Psychology (3)
  • SOCI 1101 Introduction to Sociology (3)
  • Elective – Humanities (3)
  • Elective – Science (3)

Third Semester (16 Cr. Hrs.)

  • ANTH 1101 Cultural Anthropology (3)
  • COMM 1101 Principles of Effective Speaking (3)
  • MATH 1111 Statistics 1 (3)
  • PSYC 2105 Social Psychology (3)
  • SPAN 1101 Elementary Spanish I (4)

Fourth Semester (16 Cr. Hrs.)

  • ENGL 2106 Intermediate Composition (3)
  • POLI 2101 American Government (3)
  • PSYC 2103 Educational Psychology (3)
  • SPAN 1102 Elementary Spanish II (4)
  • Elective – Fine Arts / Humanities (3)

1 Prerequisite course(s) may be required based test scores.

Program Outcomes

Psychology

  • Demonstrate a basic understanding of psychology's major concepts, empirical findings and historical trends.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the core fields, paradigms, and theories of psychology.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of the types of professionals in psychology, psychological disorders, and treatment modalities.
  • Demonstrate understanding of the ways psychology is applied in the realms of work, personal life, education, and other real-world situations.

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Transfer Information

Rend Lake College is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (HLC), one of six regional accreditors in the United States. Accreditation is vital to what we do. It serves as a measure of quality, allows us to access and distribute federal student aid, facilitates the transfer of classes between institutions and more. The Higher Learning Commission is recognized by the U.S. Department of Education and by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation.

Rend Lake College has been accredited since 1969. Voluntary accreditation is an activity of great importance to Rend Lake College and the community it serves. The process ensures that RLC is accountable – that our programs are effective and that we are delivering on our guarantees of educational quality.

Students who graduate with an Associates in Science (AS) or an Associates in Arts (AA) have the ability to transfer to institutions that will allow them to continue towards a goal of a Bachelors degree (BA or BS).

Rend Lake College works with other institutions to allow for an easy transition to a four-year university. Some of the Universities that have this working relationship are:

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Phone: (618) 437-5321 Ext. 1263
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Monday – Thursday: 8 AM – 4 PM During Summer

Radiology


Getting started with our Radiology program is easy. Follow the steps below, in order.

 

  APPLY TO RLC  

If you have never been a student at RLC, the first step is to apply to the college.

  TEST  

 Once you are enrolled at RLC, the next step is to test. Click the button to learn all about Allied Health Testing and how to get started.

  APPLY TO RADIOLOGY  

The final step is to submit the application to our Radiology program. The application typically closes on May 1.

 

Application for Radiology only. Not required for CT / MRI

This program is designed to prepare students for careers in Radiologic Technology. The curriculum includes instruction in the operation of radiographic equipment, the study of human anatomy and clinical experience.

ABOUT OUR PROGRAM AND THE PROFESSION

OUR PROGRAM
The Associate in Applied Science Degree program is 21 months in length and can be entered only during the fall semester. Space is limited and the program is competitive, so register early. Admission requirements for Radiologic Technology are available in the official RLC Catalog. Students officially accepted into the program will be required to acquire Hepatitis B immunizations, a TB test, CPR certification and health physical at their own expense.

Students pursuing studies in Radiologic Technology may find they are unable to hold a job while in school due to the highly structured scheduling necessary for directed practice at clinical sites. Some RAD clinical rotations include attendance on weekends ... a 3-11 p.m. shift, and an 11 p.m.- 7 a.m. shift.

Upon completion of the program, students will take the national certification examination. Students who have been convicted of a felony charge may not be eligible to apply for the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT) Certification examination. If there is a concern, the student may have the ARRT Ethics Committee evaluate a pre-application.

For those who hold an AAS Degree in Radiologic Technology and are ARRT registered, an online occupational certificate in Computed Tomography is available. The certificate consists of four classes.

ABOUT THE PROFESSION
The registered radiologic technologist plays an important role on the medical team by providing quality radiographs for a physician or radiologist (a physician who has specialized in interpretation of diagnostic radiographic images). As a professional assistant, the radiologic technologist functions to aid in the diagnosis of various abnormalities including fractures, tumors, and malfunctioning body systems.

Responsibilities of the radiologic technologist include adjusting radiographic equipment for specific examinations, placing the patient into the correct position, making the required exposure, and processing the images. In some cases mobile radiographic equipment must be used in the emergency room, in surgery, or at the patient’s bedside. Responsibilities may also include performing quality assurance procedures, record keeping, ordering supplies, and maintaining equipment.

The major responsibility of the radiologic technologist, however, is compassionate care of the patient. In a profession driven by technical advances, caring for the needs of the patient remains the primary objective. Compassionate care includes proficiency in communication, respecting individual rights, and maintaining safety.

The radiologic technologist receives the social prestige that accompanies a professional career. As part of the medical team, professional colleagues might include nurses, lab technicians, physicians, therapists, and other scientific people dedicated to the medical profession. The knowledge and skills of a radiologic technologist serve an integral part of the medical community in the treatment and well being of the patient.

EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES
A profession in radiology provides a variety of career opportunities. The registered technologist (RT) is qualified to work in a hospital, a doctor’s office, a public health facility, a veteran or military hospital, or an industrial medical clinic. Radiologic technology is a dynamic field with more technological advances expected in the future. This field affords many opportunities for professional growth. An Associate of Applied Science degree in Radiologic Technology serves as a stepping stone for advancement into magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), computerized tomography (CT), nuclear medicine (NM), mammography (M), cardiovascular interventional technology (CIT), ultrasound imaging (US), angiography and interventional procedures, radiation oncology, and the field of education.

DAY & EVENING PROGRAM OPTIONS

Program Structure (Day Track)

The 21- month (69.5 credit hours) continuous Radiologic Technology degree program provides didactic and clinical education for potential Radiographers. Clinical experience occurs at clinical facilities in the local area. Program participants can expect substantial off-campus students and preparation for classroom lectures and lab exercises. Students will attend class and clinical during day hours with the exception of assigned evening and weekend rotations which vary upon semester. Upon completion of this program, graduates will obtain an Associate in Applied Science Degree and will be eligible to sit for the national ARRT examination. 

Please Note: 

  • Under no circumstances will a student be allowed to change from the day track to evening track or vice-versa. 
  • Students should be aware that clinical start times vary among clinical sites.
  • Students who have been convicted of a felony charge may not be eligible to apply for the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT) Certification examination. If there is a concern, the student may have the ARRT Ethics Committee evaluate a pre-application.
  • Students officially accepted into the program will be required to acquire Hepatitis B immunizations, a TB test, CPR certification and health physical at their own expense.

Program Structure (Evening Track)

The 21- month (69.5 credit hours) continuous Radiologic Technology degree program provides didactic and clinical education for potential Radiographers. Clinical experience occurs at clinical facilities in the local area. Program participants can expect substantial off-campus students and preparation for classroom lectures and lab exercises. Students will attend class and clinical during weekday evening hours with the exception of assigned day rotations and weekend rotation which vary upon semester. Upon completion of this program, graduates will obtain an Associate in Applied Science Degree and will be eligible to sit for the national ARRT examination.

Please Note: 

  • Under no circumstances will a student be allowed to change from the day track to evening track or vice-versa.
  • Students should be aware that clinical start times vary among clinical sites.
  • Students who have been convicted of a felony charge may not be eligible to apply for the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT) Certification examination. If there is a concern, the student may have the ARRT Ethics Committee evaluate a pre-application.
  • Students officially accepted into the program will be required to acquire Hepatitis B immunizations, a TB test, CPR certification and health physical at their own expense.

Degrees & Certificates in Radiology Technology

ALLIED HEALTH DIVISION

RADIOLOGIC TECHNOLOGY - Degree

Associate in Applied Science Degree

This program is accredited by the Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology. This program is designed to prepare students for careers in Radiologic Technology. The curriculum includes instruction in the operation of radiographic equipment, study of human anatomy and clinical experience. All curriculum courses must be completed with a grade of "C" or better. A criminal history background check is required. To continue in the Radiologic Technology program, all RAD courses must be taken in the order outlined in the curriculum.

The curriculum for this program has been developed to meet the licensing requirements for the State of Illinois.  It is not determined whether the curriculum meets licensing requirements for any other states.

► Total = 69.5 Hours

Summer Term (0.5 Cr. Hrs.)

  • RAD 1200 Radiologic Technology Orientation 0.5

First Semester (17 Cr. Hrs.)

  • ENGL 1101 Rhetoric and Composition I 1 (3)
  • HECO 1202 Health Care Terminology (3)
  • RAD 1201 Intro to Radiology (2)
  • RAD 1202 Radiology Procedures (3)
  • RAD 1203 Patient Care (2)
  • ZOO 1105 Anatomy & Physiology I (4)

Second Semester (17 Cr. Hrs.)

  • MATH 1107 Contemporary College Math (3)
  • RAD 1205 Radiographic Equipment & Imaging I (2)
  • RAD 1206 Intermediate Radiographic Procedures (3)
  • RAD 1207 Radiology Clinical I (5)
  • ZOO 1106 Anatomy & Physiology II (4)

Summer Term (6 Cr. Hrs.)

  • RAD 1208 Radiology Clinical II (6)

Third Semester (15.5 Cr. Hrs.)

 

  • COMM 1101 Principles of Effective Speaking (3)
  • RAD 1209 Radiographic Equipment & Imaging II (2)
  • RAD 1210 Radiology Pathology (2)
  • RAD 1211 Radiology Clinical III (7)
  • RAD 1215 Cross-Sectional Anatomy (1.5)

Fourth Semester (13.5 Cr. Hrs.)

  • RAD 1212 Radiographic Equipment & Imaging III (2.5)
  • RAD 1213 Radiation Biology (2)
  • RAD 1214 Radiology Clinical IV (7)
  • RAD 1216 Radiology Review (2)

1 Prerequisite course(s) may be required based test scores.

COMPUTED TOMOGRAPHY - Certificate

Gainful Employment Information

This program is designed to help equip a radiologic technologist with the knowledge, skills, and competence necessary to perform CT examinations in the workplace. This program includes topics on CT physics, CT applications, CT clinical training and cross-sectional anatomy. The program also is designed to assist the student in preparing for the ARRT's CT registry exam. All curriculum courses must be completed with a grade of "C" or better. ? Total = 16 Hours

Prerequisites: Successful completion of AAS in Radiologic Technology or must be ARRT registered.

First Semester (16 Cr. Hrs.)

  • RAD 1220 Computed Tomography Applications (4)
  • RAD 1221 Computed Tomography Clinical (6)
  • RAD 1222 Computed Tomography Physics (4)
  • RAD 1223 Computed Tomography Cross-Sectional Anatomy (2)

MRI - Certificate

Gainful Employment Information

The Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) Certificate prepares radiographers to work in medical facilities as MRI technologists. Graduates of the program are equipped with the appropriate knowledge to take the national MRI certification examination given by the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists. All curriculum courses must be completed with a grade of "C" or better.

► Total = 16 Hours

Prerequisites: Successful completion of AAS in Radiologic Technology or must be ARRT registered.

First Semester (16 Cr. Hrs.)

  • RAD 1232 MRI Principles (4)
  • RAD 1233 MRI Applications (4)
  • RAD 1234 MRI Cross-Section (2)
  • RAD 1235 MRI Clinical (6)

Program Outcomes

Radiologic Technology

  • Apply positioning skills.
  • Communicate effectively with health care staff and patients.
  • Manipulate technical factors for non-routine examinations
  • Determine the importance of continued professional development

Computed Tomography

  • Demonstrate clinical competence in the CT department.
  • Demonstrate acceptable professional and ethical standards
  • Demonstrate proper patient care
  • Demonstrate appropriate radiation safety when utilizing correct CT protocols
  • Understand and apply basic physical principles
  • Evaluate image quality, image artifacts, and quality assurance
  • Differentiate various tissues from bone anatomy

Magnetic Resonance Imaging

  • Demonstrate clinical competence in the MRI department.
  • Demonstrate a clear understanding of MRI patient safety.
  • Differentiate various tissues from bone anatomy
  • Recall MRI imaging techniques and pulse sequences
  • Explain the use of FDA approved MRI imaging contrast

Mission & Goals

Program Mission

Our Mission is to provide students with both the academic and technical skills to competently and safely perform Radiologic procedures, to prepare qualified imaging technologists who will ethically respond to the needs of patients with competence and compassion, and to assume a vital professional role as a medical team member.

Program Goals
  • Goal: Students will be clinically competent.
    Student Learning Outcomes:
    Students will apply positioning skills
    Student will select appropriate technical factors
    Students will practice radiation protection

  • Goal: Students will communicate effectively.
    Student Learning Outcomes:
    Students will use effective oral communication skills
    Students will use effective written communication skills

  • Goal: Students will use critical thinking and problem solving skills.
    Student Learning Outcomes:
    Students will manipulate technical factors for non-routine examinations
    Students will adapt positioning for non-routine examinations

  • Goal: Students will evaluate the importance of professional growth and development.
    Student Learning Outcomes:
    Students will determine the importance of continued professional development
    Students will summarize their professional obligations upon gaining their ARRT

Program Effectiveness Data

Radiology - Program Effectiveness Data


The following is the most current program effectiveness data. Our programmatic accreditation agency, the Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology (JRCERT), defines and publishes this information . The information can be found directly on the JRCERT webpage.

Credentialing Examination: The number of students who pass, on the first attempt, the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT) certification examination, or an unrestricted state licensing examination, compared with the number of graduates who take the examination within six months of graduation. The five-year average benchmark established by the JRCERT is 75%.

Credentialing Examination Rate Number passed on 1st attempt divided by
number attempted within 6 months of graduation
Year Results
Year 1 - 2016 15 of 20 - 75%
Year 2 - 2017 16 of 17 - 94%
Year 3 - 2018 16 of 16 - 100%
Year 4 - 2019 18 of 20 - 90%
Year 5 - 2020 20 of 22 - 90%
Program 5-Year Average 85 of 95 - 89%

Job Placement: The number of graduates employed in the radiologic sciences compared to the number of graduates actively seeking employment in the radiologic sciences within twelve months of graduating. The five-year average benchmark established by the JRCERT is 75%.

 Job Placement Rate Number emplyed divided by number actively
seeking employment within 12 months of graduation
 Year Results
Year 1 - 2016 14 of 15 - 93%
Year 2 - 2017 16 of 16 - 100%
Year 3 - 2018 15 of 15 - 100%
Year 4 - 2019 20 of 20 - 100%
Year 5 - 2020 18 of 18 - 100%
Program 5-Year Average 83 of 84 - 98.8%


Program Completion: The number of students who complete the program within the stated program length. The annual benchmark established by the program is 65%.

Program Completion Rate Number graduated divided by
number started the program
Year Results
Year 1 - 2020 22 of 26
Annual Completion Rate 85%

 

 

Frequently Asked Questions

Please read all application materials and the section of the catalog that pertains to your program of interest. Many of your questions may be answered there.

When is the application deadline for the Rad Tech program?
The deadline is May 1st at midnight.

How many students are accepted into the program each year?
We accept approximately 30-32 students into the Radiologic Technology program each year.

How do you choose candidates?
HESI test scores are used, along with awarded points that are given for completed program required generals. These two factors are combined with preference given to in-district students.

Are there any prerequisites for the program?
No, there are no prerequisite courses. However there are 6 general education courses that are a part of the AAS degree. Those are English 1101, Speech (COMM 1101), Anatomy and Physiology 1 & 2 (ZOO 1105, ZOO 1106), Healthcare Terminology (HECO 1202), and Contemporary College Math (Math 1107 or higher). These courses can be taken while in the program or prior to entry. CNA is not a required course, but is always encouraged.

What is required to be turned in before the deadline of May 1st?
The online program application must be completed, any transcripts that are being submitted must be turned into Student Records prior to the deadline.

Does Radiologic Technology have an admission fee?
No the application does not have a fee. However the entrance exam does cost.

Do I have to be accepted by the College before I can be accepted into the Radiologic Technology program?
Yes. Please contact the Admissions office.

When does the Radiologic Technology program start?
The program accepts new students each fall semester.

How long is the Radiologic Technology program?
The AAS program is 5 consecutive semesters.

Should I apply before I ask for the transcript to be sent?
You may turn in the application form before you ask other schools to send transcripts. As long as your file is complete before the deadline, it is not important in what order things arrive. It is your responsibility to make sure we receive everything needed for your file before the deadline.

Should I speak to an advisor before I sign up for classes?
While the College rules do not require you to be advised before you sign up for classes, it is a good idea to come to our office and talk to someone rather than signing up for any classes that sound good.

Do students have to do clinical work?
Yes, there are four different clinical courses in the program. Students will be assigned to various areas in Radiology as well as a variety in shift times and clinical locations.

Can I go part-time?
General education coursework may be completed on a part-time basis. However, once the Radiologic Technology program begins, coursework is completed only on a full-time basis.

Do I need my own computer?
Many courses include computer and Internet-based assignments. Having your own computer gives you more freedom in completing course assignments. Computer labs are available on campus for student use. Having basic knowledge of how to operate a computer and several computer programs such as Word, PowerPoint etc are crucial.

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Associate Degree Radiography Program Accreditation

The Associate Degree Radiography Program is accredited by the Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology (JRCERT). This is the only organization recognized by the United States Department of Education for accreditation of radiography programs.

The program was last site visited by the JRCERT in March 2016. That site visit resulted in a full, eight-year accreditation, which is the maximum length that is awarded. The next accreditation site visit is tentatively scheduled for the first quarter of 2024.
The Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology
20 North Wacker Drive, Suite 2850
Chicago, Illinois 60606-3182
312-704-5300
[email protected]
To review the JRCERT Standards and other pertinent accreditation information please visit www.jrcert.org.

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Accreditated by
Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology, 
20 N Wacker Drive, Suite 2850
Chicago IL 60606-3182 
PH 312-704-5300 Fax 312-704-5304
www.jrcert.org

 

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Social Work


This two-year transfer program leads to an Associate in Arts Degree. The curriculum is designed for students pursuing a baccalaureate degree in social work.

The Social Work transfer program at Rend Lake College provides students with the background in behavioral science and general studies necessary for advanced work at a four-year institution. Students are advised to check with the institution to which they are transferring or an advisor at Rend Lake College for any additional requirements.

SOCIAL WORK - Degree

Associate in Arts Degree

ARTS & SCIENCES DIVISION

► Total = 64 Hours

First Semester (14 Cr. Hrs.)

  • BIO 1101 College Biology (5)
  • CSCI 1101 Introduction to Computers or Elective (3)
  • ENGL 1101 Rhetoric and Composition I 1 (3)
  • SOCI 2103 Introduction to Social Work 1 (3)

Second Semester (15 Cr. Hrs.)

  • ENGL 1102 Rhetoric and Composition II (3)
  • HEA 1101 Health Education (2)
  • PSYC 2101 Introduction to Psychology (3)
  • SOCI 2101 Social Problems (3)
  • Elective – Fine Arts (3)
  • Elective (1)

Third Semester (16 Cr. Hrs.)

  • COMM 1101 Principles of Effective Speaking (3)
  • ECON 2101 Principles of Economics I (3)
  • MATH 1111 Statistics 1 (3)
  • SOCI 2102 Marriage and the Family (3)
  • Elective – Humanities (3)

Fourth Semester (19 Cr. Hrs.)

  • ANTH 1101 Cultural Anthropology (3)
  • PSYC 2102 Child Psychology (3)
  • SOCI 1101 Introduction to Sociology 1 (3)
  • Elective – Fine Arts / Humanities (3)
  • Elective – Science (3)
  • Elective (4)

1 Prerequisite course(s) may be required based on test scores.

Program Outcomes

Social Work

  1. Students will demonstrate knowledge of the fundamentals of generalist social work practice by applying key terms, concepts, and theories. 
  2. Students will identify the ethical values and standards of the social work profession.
  3. Students will apply critical thinking skills in relation to client needs and situations through the use of case studies and scenarios.
  4. Students will discuss the skills and abilities needed to advocate for human rights and social justice. 
  5. Students will identify at-risk populations. 
  6. Students will recognize the importance of human diversity.

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Arts & Sciences Division
Phone: (618) 437-5321 Ext. 1263
Email: [email protected]
Address: 468 N. Ken Gray Parkway, Ina, IL 62846 Attn: Arts & Sciences
Fax Number: (618) 437-5677 Attn: Arts & Sciences



 

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Academic Advisement Center
Administration Building, Office 115
[email protected] • 618.437.5321, Ext. 1266

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Monday - Thursday: 8 AM – 4:30 PM • Friday 8 AM – 4 PM 
Monday – Thursday: 8 AM – 4 PM During Summer

 

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Sociology


This two-year transfer program leads to an Associate in Arts Degree. The curriculum is designed for students pursuing a baccalaureate degree in sociology.

The Sociology transfer program at Rend Lake College provides students with the background in sociology and general studies necessary for advanced work at a four-year institution. Students are advised to check with the institution to which they are transferring or an advisor at Rend Lake College for any additional requirements.

Associate in Arts Degree

► Total = 64 Hours

First Semester (13 Cr. Hrs.)

  • ENGL 1101 Rhetoric and Composition I 1 (3)
  • SOCI 1101 Introduction to Sociology 1 (3)
  • Elective – Fine Arts (3)
  • Elective – Science with Lab (4)

Second Semester (17 Cr. Hrs.)

  • ENGL 1102 Rhetoric and Composition II (3)
  • HEA 1101 Health Education (2)
  • POLI 1101 State and Local Government (3)
  • PSYC 2101 Introduction to Psychology (3)
  • SOCI 2101 Social Problems (3)
  • COMM 1101 Principles of Effective Speaking (3)

Third Semester (17 Cr. Hrs.)

  • ANTH 1101 Cultural Anthropology (3)
  • MATH 1111 Statistics 1 (4)
  • PSYC 2105 Social Psychology (3)
  • SPAN 1101 Elementary Spanish I (4)
  • Elective – Humanities (3)

Fourth Semester (17 Cr. Hrs.)

  • ENGL 2106 Intermediate Composition (3)
  • SOCI 2102 Marriage and the Family (3)
  • SPAN 1102 Elementary Spanish II (4)
  • Elective – Fine Arts / Humanities (3)
  • Elective – Science (3)
  • Elective (1)

1 Prerequisite course(s) may be required based test scores.

Program Outcomes

Sociology

  • Utilize the major sociological theories to analyze the situation orally or in writing
  • Identify ways unseen social forces influence the situation and communicate these ideas orally or in writing
  • Apply basic sociological concepts and vocabulary to understand social groups and interactions
  • Provide a written or oral example of how one's culture might lead to conformity and conflict

Articulation


Articulation agreements document a pathway between Rend Lake College and the following schools for the academic program(s) listed.

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Transfer Information

Rend Lake College is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (HLC), one of six regional accreditors in the United States. Accreditation is vital to what we do. It serves as a measure of quality, allows us to access and distribute federal student aid, facilitates the transfer of classes between institutions and more. The Higher Learning Commission is recognized by the U.S. Department of Education and by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation.

Rend Lake College has been accredited since 1969. Voluntary accreditation is an activity of great importance to Rend Lake College and the community it serves. The process ensures that RLC is accountable – that our programs are effective and that we are delivering on our guarantees of educational quality.

Students who graduate with an Associates in Science (AS) or an Associates in Arts (AA) have the ability to transfer to institutions that will allow them to continue towards a goal of a Bachelors degree (BA or BS).

Rend Lake College works with other institutions to allow for an easy transition to a four-year university. Some of the Universities that have this working relationship are:

Faculty & Staff



Arts & Sciences Division
Phone: (618) 437-5321 Ext. 1263
Email: [email protected]
Address: 468 N. Ken Gray Parkway, Ina, IL 62846 Attn: Arts & Sciences
Fax Number: (618) 437-5677 Attn: Arts & Sciences



 

Getting Started Is Easy As 1 - 2- 3!

 

 

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Academic Advisement Center
Administration Building, Office 115
[email protected] • 618.437.5321, Ext. 1266

College office hours
Monday - Thursday: 8 AM – 4:30 PM • Friday 8 AM – 4 PM 
Monday – Thursday: 8 AM – 4 PM During Summer

 

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Theatre


The Rend Lake College Theatre Department offers classes in acting and theatre. Each year, the RLC Theatre program is committed to producing two shows – a fall play and a spring children’s show. Auditions for the shows are open to students and community members who want to gain experience and training on the stage.

Program Outcomes

Theater

  • Employ knowledge of specific theatrical elements and associated practices
  • Demonstrate, through written works and oral presentations, an understanding of the historical and current impact of theatre upon its society
  • Analyze and evaluate live theatrical performances in an educated voice
  • Demonstrate believable and effective performance skills through a solo presentation

Fall Play

Sinbad HSlide

The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe
Auditions: 6:00 pm Tuesday, September 7
Evening Performances: 7:00 pm Thursday, Friday & Saturday, November 4-6 
Matinee Performance: 2:00 pm Sunday, November 7
RLC Theatre

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AUDITIONS SET FOR RLC FALL PLAY "THE LION, THE WITCH AND THE WARDROBE"

 

Spring Children's Show

Flummoxed Fairy Tales — written and directed by Tracey Webb — is our annual play performed for thousands of area grade school students. Check the Events Calendar for dates

 

Thespians

RLC Thespians practice a form of acting called Comedy Improvisation. They perform the same kind of quick-thinking acting exercises as seen on television's "Who's line is it anyway," as well as the exercises "Second City" school of Improvisational acting has mastered. This sort of acting led to the popular Saturday Night Live television series, still running since the 1970s!

The Thespians also rehearse written scripts and perform plays based on current events or issues that teach lessons. Club meetings take place each Friday in the theatre at 3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. during the fall and spring semesters.

Each spring semester, the Thespians club members perform the annual play, "Flummoxed Fairy Tales," for area grade school children. Student club members earn 3 credits while gaining acting experience in this original, comical spoof of well-known fairy tales. Busloads of grade school children arrive and are entertained for free in late April! Schools are encouraged to make reservations early because seats are limited.

Tracey Webb, the sponsor of the RLC thespians can be reached in her office by email or phone: [email protected] or 618-437-5321, Ext. 1295.


THESPIANS SPRING 2018 in FLUMMOXED FAIRY TALES

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Flummoxed Fairy Tales 2011

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Treasure Island 2013 Fall Play

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The Life and Adventures of Santa Claus

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The Legend of Robin Hood

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History of the RLC Theatre

The Rend Lake College Theatre has been a source of musical and theatrical entertainment and culture for the community since opening its doors in 1975. In that same time span it has served as a wonderful training tool for students and faculty, and as a gathering place for college and community functions.

The theatre was one of the few facilities on campus which were completed in the college’s master building plan (Phases I, II, III completed in 1973) and was still yet to be renovated by 2007. In November 2007, a massive renovation to the theater began and was complete by the fall of 2008. The $282,000 project greatly enhanced the theater and its ability to engage the community through sound and lighting upgrades, new and more spacious seating, a much-needed center aisle, acoustic wall treatments, new wall-to-wall carpeting, a deluxe stage curtain and valance, paint, more handicapped-accessible seating, and a repair to make the stage thrust operational once again. The transformation enhanced the experience for community members who attend RLC Theatrical productions and musical events and provides students and instructors a top-notch facility in which to train and be trained in the fine arts. Additionally, theatre and music groups in the community who use the theater on a regular basis are benefitting from the renovation.

The productions Grease and Cinderella occurred just before and after the renovation, respectively, and elicited sold-out crowds the likes of which the RLC Theatre department had not experienced in years, if ever, according to former RLC President Mark S. Kern. In fact, additional seating was required to accommodate a standing-only crowd for Cinderella. For years, the format included a theatre production in the fall and spring, and a children’s production once each year. In 2007, the children’s productions were discontinued; however, the theatre department continued to put on Flummoxed Fairy Tales which targeted audiences made up of young students from schools in the RLC district and whose actors are students of the RLC Theatre program.

Productions at RLC have included:

 Year Title  Director 
2021 Spring Musical RLC Musical Showcase (Virtual Event) Sara Alstat-Sanders
2019 Fall Play Sinbad Tracey Webb
2019 Spring Musical 9 to 5: The Musical Sara Alstat
2018 Fall Play The Nutcracker Tracey Webb
2018 Spring Musical The Addams Family Sara Alstat
2017 Fall Play The Sleeping Beauty of Loreland Tracey Webb
2017 Spring Musical The Wizard of Oz Sara Alstat
2016 Fall Play The Legend of Robin Hood Tracey Webb
2016 Spring Musical Godspell Sara Alstat
2015 Fall Play The Life & Adventures of Santa Claus Tracey Webb
2015 Spring Musical Les Miserablés Sara Alstat
2014 Fall Play The Hunchback of Notre Dame Tracey Webb
2014 Spring Musical Little Shop of Horrors Sara Alstat
2013 Fall Play Treasure Island Tracey Webb
2013 Spring Musical Into the Woods Sara Alstat
2012 Fall Play Tom Sawyer Tracey Webb
2012 Spring Musical Anything Goes Tracey Webb
2011 Fall Play  Father of the Bride Tracey Webb
2011 Spring Musical South Pacific Tracey Webb
2010 Fall Play The Three Musketeers Tracey Webb
2010 Spring Musical Cabaret Tracey Webb
2009 Fall Play Oliver Twist Tracey Webb
2009 Spring Musical Annie Get Your Gun Tracey Webb
2008 Fall Play A Christmas Carol Tracey Webb
2008 Spring Musical Cinderella Tracey Webb
2007 Fall Play Get Smart Tracey Webb
2007 Kids Musical The Coney Island of Dr. Moreau Tracey Webb
2007 Spring Musical Grease Tracey Webb
2006 Fall Play The Legend of Sleepy Hollow Tracey Webb
2006 Kids Musical When In Rome Tracey Webb
2006 Spring Musical Beauty and the Beast Tracey Webb
2005 Fall Play Miracle on 34th Street Tracey Webb
2005 Kids Musical Tumbleweeds Tracey Webb
2005 Spring Musical Chicago Tracey Webb
2004 Fall Play Pride and Prejudice Tracey Webb
2004 Kids Musical Gone With The Breeze Tracey Webb
2004 Spring Musical Footloose Tracey Webb
2003 Fall Play It's A Wonderful Life Tracey Webb
2003 Kids Musical The Twelve Dancing Princesses Tracey Webb
2003 Spring Musical Show Boat Tracey Webb 
2002 Fall Play Gentlemen Prefer Blondes Tracey Webb 
2002 Kids Musical Kilroy Was Here Tracey Webb 
2002 Spring Musical A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum Tracey Webb 
2001 Fall Play M*A*S*H Tracey Webb 
2001 Kids Musical Flapper Tracey Webb 
2001 Spring Musical Phantom of the Country Opera Tracey Webb
2000 Fall Play The Beverly Hillbillies  Tracey Webb 
2000 Kids Musical Snow White Tracey Webb 
2000 Spring Musical Once Upon A Mattress Tracey Webb 
1999 Fall Play Robin Hood Tracey Webb 
1999 Kids Musical Music Americana Tracey Webb 
1999 Spring Musical Meet Me in St. Louis Tracey Webb 
1998 Fall Play The Butler Did It Tracey Webb 
1998 Spring Musical Seven Brides for Seven Brothers Tracey Webb 

Vocal and instrumental performers from the RLC Music Department lend their talents to our productions, in addition to performing at the RLC Theatre and out in the community. In August 2005, the college hired Sara Alstat as its Music Program Coordinator and she was promoted to Director of Music in 2007. When she was hired, the RLC Concert Choir and Concert Band took part in a Christmas Concert and Spring Concert, in addition to providing music for RLC Theatre productions. In 2008, Christmas Caroling at Benton Square, a Great Collaborators event combining singers and pianists from area community colleges, and an Annual Madrigal Dinner were added to the list of RLC music performances. The concert band and choir have also performed at many events, such as basketball games, homecoming, RLC Commencement, and the National Junior College Athletic Association Cross Country Championships hosted by RLC in November 2007. In 2013, Alstat began directing our Spring Musicals.  

There are many aspects of RLC Theatre productions that are neither seen nor heard by audience members. The “behind-the-scenes” roles include hours and hours of preparation, and set design and construction. For this, Theatre Director Tracey Webb calls upon the services of the RLC Art Department for design and construction aspects. Additionally, students in Theatre Technology learn about building sets from the ground up.

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Truck Driver Training


Truck driving is one of the fastest-growing industries today. There is a constant demand for over-the-road drivers. It is one of the few occupations where students who complete training are almost certain to go to work immediately. Most receive job offers prior to completion of the course.

The Rend Lake College Truck Driver Training Program has trained over 1,200 drivers since 1990. This program is perfect for the person who may be unemployed or is seeking a higher-paying job. Short-term training is designed for individuals with little or no commercial driving experience.

Students receive hands-on training from experienced instructors in newer model tractor-trailers. A low student-to-instructor ratio means more personalized instruction. Individuals who complete the program receive a Commercial Driver’s License.

Special Admission Requirements –

  • Current Illinois Driver’s License
  • Intrastate students must be at least 18 years of age; interstate students must be at least 21 years of age
  • Able to meet federal Department of Transportation physical / drug screen requirements using a DOT-certified physician designated by Rend Lake College
  • Provide motor vehicle record documentation from a local Secretary of State facility

Degrees & Certificates in Truck Driver Training

COMMUNITY & CORPORATE EDUCATION

TRUCK DRIVER TRAINING - Certificate

This certificate is designed to prepare students for a career as a Truck Driver. Career opportunities exist in the field of truck driving, including intrastate and interstate. Learning will occur in the classroom and in a tractor-trailer. The Illinois Secretary of State’s Commercial Driver’s License Pre-Trip, Skills and Road Examinations will be administered.

The curriculum for this program has been developed to meet the licensing requirements for the State of Illinois.  It is not determined whether the curriculum meets licensing requirements for any other states.

► Total = 7 Hours

First Semester (7 Cr. Hrs.)

  • TRUK 1201 Commercial Driver’s License Review (1)
  • TRUK 1202 Truck Driver Training I (3)
  • TRUK 1203 Truck Driver Training II (3)

HEAVY EQUIPMENT TRANSPORTATION - Certificate

This certificate is designed to prepare students for occupations involving the maintenance, repair, and operation of semi-tractor trailer units. Upon successful completion of the curriculum, the student will have a basic knowledge of engine and brake repair, servicing, alignment, and operation of a tractor trailer unit. The Illinois Secretary of State’s Commercial Driver’s License Pre-Trip, Skills and Road Examinations will be administered.

Gainful Employment

► Total = 26 Hours

First Semester (6 Cr. Hrs.)

  • DIEL 1204 Intermediate Diesels (4)
  • DIEL 1208 Diesel Accessories (2)

Second Semester (20 Cr. Hrs.)

  • AGRI 1206 Ag Air Conditioning Systems (4)
  • DIEL 1202 Basic Diesel Fuel Systems (2)
  • DIEL 1205 Heavy Equipment Brakes (3)
  • DIEL 1203 Heavy Equipment Alignment (4)
  • TRUK 1201 Commercial Driver’s License Review (1)
  • TRUK 1202 Truck Driver Training I (3)
  • TRUK 1203 Truck Driver Training II (3)

Program Outcomes

Truck Driver Training

  • Pass the Illinois Secretary of State's Commercial Drivers License examination
  • Determine correct mileage by calculating safe-speed for timely delivery of commodity

Heavy Equipment Transportation

  • Pass the Illinois Secretary of State’s Commercial Driver’s License Examination
  • Determine correct mileage by calculating safe-speed for timely delivery of commodity
  • Demonstrate an understanding of basic maintenance and repair of a semi-tractor trailer
 

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"I personally would not advise changing anything. The program was extremely beneficial and training has been outstanding. Dave is an extremely nice guy with a heart to do whatever he can to help his students succeed. A very relaxing, yet professional atmosphere. Thanks for such an instructional program with an equally great instructor!"

— Justin Pierce

"I could not ask for a better instructor. He is a great teacher, very patient, and very eager to help students learn."

— 2019 Student

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"Rend Lake College delivered what they promised and more: Training needed to obtain a commercial driver's license and help to find a job afterward. Thanks to their program, passing the CDL was easy and I had a good job lined up even before I graduated. My experience at RLC was time and money well invested." 

— Dan Schofield

"Great program & an amazing instructor."

— 2019 Student

 

Job Placement

Job placement assistance is included in the training. Recruiters from several major trucking companies visit each class and present information about employment opportunities with their respective companies. Students often receive job offers before graduating.

Entry Requirements

A GED or high school diploma is not required for admittance in the program.  Students must be 18 years of age, provide a copy of their Motor Vehicle Record, and have a valid driver’s license to register.  Before starting the class students must obtain a DOT Physical and drug screen with a DOT-certified physician. 

Course Information

Monday-Wednesday 7:30 am - 5:30 pm
Thursday 7:30 am - 4:30 pm

Course location: Rend Lake College Ina Campus, Coal Mine Training Center

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Unmanned Aircraft Systems


Unmanned aircraft systems offer cutting-edge technology. In addition to business operations and programming, the collection and analysis of geospatial data offers a wide range of possibilities for many occupations. The use of unmanned aircraft systems provides students access to relevant, real-time data and valuable experience. The use of unmanned aircraft systems is limitless and will continue to open opportunities in many professional fields as technology improves.

According to statistics from the Association for Unmanned Vehicle Systems International, UASs will create approximately 100,000 new jobs by 2025 - a total economic impact of $82 billion. Graduates from RLC’s program will be prepared to take the UAS Certification examination, given by the Federal Aviation Administration. Students who pass will have the ability to work with the UAS in the national airspace for profit.

UNMANNED AIRCRAFT SYSTEMS — Certificate

APPLIED SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY DIVISION

Unmanned aircraft systems offer cutting-edge technology. In addition to business operations and programming, the collection and analysis of geospatial data offers a wide range of possibilities for many occupations. The use of unmanned aircraft systems provides students access to relevant real-time data and valuable experience. Successful completion of a criminal background check is required. To become a certified operator, students must be 17 years of age, pass an aeronautical knowledge test, and be vetted by the Transportation Security Administration.

► Total = 9 Hours

First Semester (9 Cr. Hrs.)

  • UAS 1200 Intro to Unmanned Aircraft Systems (3)
  • UAS 1201 Advanced Unmanned Aircraft Systems (3)
  • UAS 1202 Unmanned Aircraft Systems Law & Test Prep (3)

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Program Outcomes

Unmanned Aircraft Systems

  • Demonstrate the knowledge, skills, and attitude to operate an sUAS in the national airspace.
  • Apply all applicable state and federal laws pertaining to sUAS flight in the national airspace
  • Perform accurate record keeping in accordance with FAA guidelines
  • Exhibit knowledge of all sUAS pre-flight procedures in accordance with FAA guidelines.
  • Successfully complete all necessary training and examinations to become an FAA licensed sUAS pilot.

Employment Opportunities

Students who successfully complete this program will be qualified for a number of employment opportunities, which might include careers in a number of private or public service sectors:

• Agriculture
• Architecture
• Army Corps of Engineers
• Computer Programming
• Cyber Security
• Information Technology
• Law Enforcement
• Military
• Photography
• Private Contracting
• Private Detective

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Veterinary Assistant


The Veterinary Assistant certificate program prepares students with the knowledge and skills needed for a career working with animals in a variety of settings such as veterinary clinics, boarding kennels, grooming salons, pet shops and animal shelters.

 

VETERINARY ASSISTANT — Occupational Certificate

ALLIED HEALTH DIVISION

► Total = 17 Hours 

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Fall Semester (17 Cr. Hrs.)

  • OFTC 1234 Communication in Technical Services (3)
  • VET 1210 Small Animal Nursing I (3)
  • VET 1214 Animal Grooming (3) or
    SERV 1101 Service Learning (3)
  • VET 1215 Veterinary Practice Management (2)
  • VET 1218 Animal Facilities Management (3)
  • VET 2231 Veterinary Technology Internship I (3)

Program Outcomes

Veterinary Assistant

  • Students will demonstrate a knowledge of the tools used in grooming.
  • Students will demonstrate the ability to effectively communicate in a clinical setting as part of a team.
  • Students will demonstrate competence in written communication.
  • Students will demonstrate the necessary skills to handle, restrain, and apply nursing techniques to small animals.

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Visual Communication Design


“. . . Rend Lake College's program is truly an advanced study in design. The basis of graphic design that I received at RLC was beyond what most 4 year programs offer. My background at RLC has given me the upper-edge. . .” - Sara Barnett (2013 GRD RLC Graduate & Stephens College transfer student)

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If you are looking for a thriving career that grows with you and challenges your creativity, let Rend Lake College get you started by enrolling in our Visual Communication Design program! We have degree and certificate options.

Designers decide the most effective way of getting a message across in print, electronic, and film media using a variety of methods, such as color, type, illustration, photography, animation, and various print and layout techniques. They help to motivate, inspire, inform, and communicate ideas, concepts, and brands by visual problem solving for a particular audience. Designers use a variety of visual solutions and computer software, such as Adobe applications, to develop and create their design solutions. Designers are instrumental in the creation of:

  • Layout & design of magazines and other publications
  • Promotional displays
  • Product packaging
  • Advertising and marketing materials
  • Logos and signage
  • Web sites, video, mobile applications, and other multimedia

VISUAL COMMUNICATION DESIGN — Degree

Associate in Applied Science Degree

Visual Communication Design includes planning, analyzing, and creating visual solutions to communication problems. Graphic designers use print, electronic, and film media while using a variety of methods such as color, type, illustration, photography, animation, and various print and layout techniques. Graphic designers develop the overall layout and production design of magazines, newspapers, journals, corporate reports, and other publications. They also produce promotional displays, packaging, marketing brochures for products and services, and logos for products and business, and develop signs/ signage for systems for design, interactive media, multimedia projects and may also create the opening and closing credits of movies and television programs. Surveys of area businesses indicate a demand for graduates of this two-year Associate in Applied Science Degree program.

► Total = 67 Hours

Fall Semester (18 Cr. Hrs.)

  • ART 1105 Drawing I 
    or GRD 1205 Drawing for Communications (3)
  • ENGL 1101 Rhetoric and Composition I 1 (3)
  • GRD 1201 Introduction to Graphic Design (3)
  • GRD 1202 Typography and Color Theory (3)
  • GRD 2201 Adobe Essentials I (3)
  • MATH Math Elective (3)

Spring Semester (19 Cr. Hrs.)

  • COMM 1101 Principles of Effective Speaking (3)
  • GRD 1203 Advertising Design (3)
  • GRD 1206 Production Prepress (4)
  • GRD 1215 Web Page Design (3)
  • GRD 2215 Adobe Essentials II (3)
  • GRD 1209 Motion Design I (3)

Fall Semester (15 Cr. Hrs.)

  • GRD 2205 Motion Design II (3)
  • GRD 2206 Motion Design III (3)
  • GRD 2209 Computer Type Design (3)
  • GRD 2220 Adobe Essentials III (3)
  • GRD 2220 Advanced Web Design OR (3)
  • MRKT 2201 Principles of Marketing (3)

Fourth Semester (15 Cr. Hrs.)

  • CSCI 1102 Intro to Computers w/ Business Applications (3)
  • GRD 2204 Portfolio Review (3)
  • GRD 2203 Digital Illustration (3)
  • GRD 2218 Package Design (3)
  • BUSI 2107 Business Communications (3) OR
    PSYC 2101 Introduction to Psychology (3)
 

1 Prerequisite course(s) may be required based on test scores.

MARKETING SPECIALIST — Certificate

Occupational Certificate

The Marketing Specialist certificate prepares students for an entry-level career in marketing for business and industry-helping companies figure out what sells, what people are buying, and what type of people are buying what products. The curriculum also provides individuals with skills to create graphics to illustrate important information and translate complex findings and materials into easy-to-understand graphic solutions, brainstorm with team members for creative promotional campaigns and advertising while using appropriate channels and media outlets.

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► Total = 24 Hours

First Semester (12 Cr. Hrs.)

  • GRD 1201 Introduction to Graphic Design (3)
  • GRD 1202 Typography and Color Theory (3)
  • GRD 2201 Adobe Essentials I (3)
  • MRKT 2201 Principles of Marketing (3)

Second Semester (12 Cr. Hrs.)

  • GRD 1203 Advertising Design (3)
  • GRD 1215 Web Page Design (3)
  • BUSI 2107 Business Communications (3)
  • GRD 2215 Adobe Essentials II (3)

GRAPHIC WEB DESIGN — Certificate

Occupational Certificate

This certificate will prepare individuals with the necessary skills for entry-level positions in the area of Web Design. The curriculum emphasizes a general knowledge of design elements and principles, typography, color theory, beginning and intermediate Adobe software training, web design applications and mobile platforms in a hands-on learning experience in the laboratory classroom.

Gainful Employment Information

► Total = 18 Hours

First Semester (Fall) (9 Cr. Hrs.)

  • GRD 1201 Introduction to Graphic Design (3)
  • GRD 1202 Typography and Color Theory (3)
  • GRD 2201 Adobe Essentials I (3)

Second Semester (Spring) (6 Cr. Hrs.)

  • GRD 1215 Web Design (3)
  • GRD 2215 Adobe Essentials II (3)

Third Semester (Summer) (3 Cr. Hrs.)

  • GRD 1220 Advanced Web Design (3)

GRAPHIC TECHNICIAN — Certificate

Occupational Certificate

The Graphic Technician certificate program prepares students for employment requiring design responsibilities in a variety of organizational settings. The curriculum partners the necessary knowledge of design techniques with skills needed to be successful in business settings through enhanced communication skills and a working knowledge of office systems software.

Gainful Employment

►Total = 39 Hours

First Semester (9 Cr. Hrs.)

  • GRD 1201 Introduction to Graphic Design (3)
  • GRD 1202 Typography and Color Theory (3)
  • GRD 2201 Adobe Essentials I (3)

Second Semester (10 Cr. Hrs.)

  • GRD 1203 Advertising Design (3)
  • GRD 1206 Production Prepress (4)
  • GRD 2215 Adobe Essentials II (3)

Third Semester (9 Cr. Hrs.)

  • CSCI 1102 Intro to Computers w/ Business Applications (3)
  • GRD 2209 Computer Type Design (3)
  • GRD 2220 Adobe Essentials III (3)

Fourth Semester (9 Cr. Hrs.)

  • BUSI 2107 Business Communications (3)
  • GRD 2204 Portfolio Review (3)
  • GRD 2218 Package Design (3)

MOTION DESIGN — Certificate

Occupational Certificate

The Motion Design Certificate provides fundamental knowledge of digital imaging, video, and motion graphics. Students begin with 2D and 3D fundamentals, imaging, and design. Students then study the aesthetic and design aspects of digital media with focused courses in graphic design and advanced imaging. Students explore how to animate in digital video, After Effects, and Adobe Premiere Pro. Motion Design professionals may pursue careers that include video production and post-production, visual effects, advertising, web applications, graphics software, architectural design, 3D modeling and simulation, and scientific research or visualization.

Gainful Employment Information

► Total = 30 Hours

First Semester (12 Cr. Hrs.)

  • GRD 1201 Introduction to Graphic Design (3)
  • GRD 1202 Typography and Color Theory (3)
  • GRD 2201 Adobe Essentials I (3)
  • GRD 1205 Drawing for Communications (3)

Second Semester (12 Cr. Hrs.)

  • GRD 1209 Motion Design I (3)
  • GRD 2215 Adobe Essentials II (3)
  • GRD 1215 Web Design (3)
  • GRD 1203 Advertising Design (3)

Third Semester (6 Cr. Hrs.)

  • GRD 2205 Motion Design II (3)
  • GRD 2206 Motion Design III (3)

 

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Program Outcomes

Graphic Design

  • Demonstrate the basic understanding of elements and principles of design.
  • Analyze a design problem through the design process.
  • Construct oral, visual, and/or written critiques upon analysis of a design.
  • Demonstrate concepts of a final product of visuals and typography utilizing oral presentation of work and a written design brief.
  • Communicate effectively as individuals and collaboratively about design concepts.
  • Prepare, design, and implement media for use by service bureau.
  • Demonstrate proficiency in graphic software applications for the completion of a design.

Articulation


Articulation agreements document a pathway between Rend Lake College and the following schools for the academic program(s) listed. Rend Lake College has entered into articulation agreements with these four-year institutions in order to enable students to transfer smoothly to those institutions provided the agreed-upon coursework is completed. See an Academic Advisor for more information.

 

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Welding Technology


Interested in the metalworking industry? RLC students have several options to work both hands-on and in the classroom to prepare for a growing workforce. With one 2-year degree and five occupational certificates, there is something for every student. The welding, soldering, and brazing industry is expected to grow by 2.4 percent, or 1,180 new jobs, between 2010 and 2020, reports the U.S. Department of Labor.

Welding programs are designed to provide the student with a wide range of welding experiences. Programs will cover welding theory, blueprint reading, metallurgy and inspection and test procedures. There will be extensive laboratory practice in SMAW, GMAW, GTAW and oxy-acetylene welding processes. The student will learn to weld with electrodes and wires in all positions common to the welding industry. Program completers will have adequate skills to qualify for employment as a welder.

WELDING TECHNOLOGY - Degree

Associate in Applied Science Degree

The Welding Technology AAS will provide welding courses designed to assist welding professionals by expanding their knowledge base, core competencies and general education. Individually, each course addresses specific workplace situations. Additionally, successful completion of all courses offered demonstrates the student’s readiness to take the American Welding Society certification examinations.

► Total = 65 Hours

First Semester (18 Cr. Hrs.)

  • MATH 1201 Technical Mathematics 1 (3)
  • WELD 1270 Introduction to Welding Processes (4)
  • WELD 1272 Structural Shielded Metal Arc Welding (4)
  • WELD 1282 GMAW / GTAW Welding (4)
  • WELD 2274 Blueprint Reading (3)

Second Semester (12 Cr. Hrs.)

  • ENGL 1101 Rhetoric and Composition I 1 (3)
  • WELD 1284 GTAW Welding (3)
  • WELD 2240 Metallurgy and Heat Treatment (2)
  • WELD 2242 Weld Inspection for Quality Control (2)
  • WELD 2275 Advanced Shielded Metal Arc Welding (2)

Third Semester (19 Cr. Hrs.)

  • COMM 1101 Principles of Effective Speaking (3)
  • CSCI 1101 Intro to Computers (3)
  • INEL 1291 Basic Electronics for Technicians (5)
  • MACH 1201 Machining Technology I (4)
  • WELD 2262 Pipe Welding I (4)

Fourth Semester (16 Cr. Hrs.)

  • IST 1221 Industrial Safety (2)
  • PSYC 2101 Introduction to Psychology or 
    PSYC 2106 Human Relations (3)
  • WELD 1283 GMAW / GTAW Pipe Welding (4)
  • WELD 2285 Pipe Welding II (4)
  • WELD 2276 FCAW Welding (3)

Technical Electives

  • COOP 1101 Cooperative Education (4)
  • IST 1230 Intro to Robotics (3)
  • IST 2220 Industrial Mechanics (4)
  • MACH 1202 Machining Technology II (4)

1 Prerequisite course(s) may be required based test scores.

WELDING TECHNOLOGY - Certificate

Welding programs are designed to provide the student with a wide range of welding experiences. Programs will cover welding theory, blueprint reading, metallurgy and inspection and test procedures. There will be extensive laboratory practice in SMAW, GMAW, GTAW and oxy-acetylene welding processes. The student will learn to weld with electrodes and wires in all positions common to the welding industry. Program completers will have adequate skills to qualify for employment as a welder.

Gainful Employment Information: 

► Total = 24 Hours

First Semester (15 Cr. Hrs.)

  • WELD 1270 Introduction to Welding Processes (4)
  • WELD 1272 Structural Shielded Metal Arc Welding (4)
  • WELD 1282 GMAW / GTAW Welding (4)
  • WELD 2274 Blueprint Reading (3)

Second Semester (9 Cr. Hrs.)

  • WELD 1284 GTAW Welding (3)
  • WELD 2240 Metallurgy and Heat Treatment (2)
  • WELD 2242 Weld Inspection for Quality Control (2)
  • WELD 2275 Advanced Shielded Metal Arc Welding (2)

WELDING FUNDAMENTALS - Certificate

► Total = 12 Credit Hours

  • WELD 1270 Introduction to Welding Processes (4)
  • WELD 1272 Structural Shielded Metal Arc Welding (4)
  • WELD 1282 GMAW / GTAW Welding (4)

ADVANCED WELDING TECHNIQUES - Certificate

► Total = 12 Credit Hours

  • WELD 1284 GTAW Welding (3)
  • WELD 2240 Metallurgy and Heat Treatment (2)
  • WELD 2242 Weld Inspection for Quality Control (2)
  • WELD 2274 Blueprint Reading (3)
  • WELD 2275 Advanced Shielded Metal Arc Welding 1 (2)

1 Prerequisites: WELD 1270 & WELD 1272

PIPE WELDING TECHNOLOGY - Certificate

Prerequisite: The Welding Technology Certificate or five years documented experience as a welder, ability to pass the overhead and vertical up-bend test and permission of the instructor.

► Total = 12 Credit Hours

  • WELD 1283 GMAW / GTAW Pipe Welding (4)
  • WELD 2262 Pipe Welding I (4)
  • WELD 2285 Pipe Welding II (4)

ADVANCED METALWORKING - Certificate

This certificate is for those students who are seeking to improve their skills for the metalworking industry. Students will increase their skills in the welding, machining and layout processes that are commonly used in the metalworking industry. The skills learned will provide students with the necessary entry-level skills required by most small- to medium-sized metalworking job shops.

Gainful Employment Information

► Total = 19 Hours

First Semester (15 Cr. Hrs.)

  • WELD 1270 Introduction to Welding Processes (4)
  • WELD 1272 Structural Shielded Metal Arc Welding (4)
  • WELD 1282 GMAW / GTAW Welding (4)
  • WELD 2274 Blueprint Reading for Welders (3)

Second Semester (4 Cr. Hrs.)

  • MACH 1201 Machining Technology I (4)

Program Outcomes

Welding

  • Recognize the various type of welding (mig, tig, arc, pipe, etc.)
  • Interpret lines, assembly, welding symbols, testing symbols, and abbreviation on welding blueprints.
  • Interpret hand sketches
  • Perform the mathematical functions of addition, subtraction, fractions, decimal, and angular measurements.
  • Perform weld bend applications per AWS guidelines.
  • Inspect weld bend applications
  • Demonstrate appropriate safety measures to identify occupational hazards.

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