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CTE Success Center

Located in Learning Resource Center Room 142, the CTE Success Center is a place where students majoring in healthcare and technical education programs find a variety of services that ensure students are successful in their vocational and educational goals, while keeping them up to date with industry needs and demands. TITLE III funds assisted Rend Lake College in establishing the CTE Success Center on campus.

Services provided in the Center include:

  • One-On-One Tutoring Assistance
  • Nurse Skills Lab
  • Computer Usage Areas for Online Coursework
  • Human Anatomy Models
  • Textbooks and Study Materials
  • Group Study Space
  • Quiet Study Space
  • Career Exploration
  • Job Search Assistance
  • Professional and Educational Workshops and Presentations

Appointments are not necessary for face-to-face tutoring services but are recommended. 

Contact Dr. Kirk Rhodes 618-437-5321 ext. 1204 or 1769 to schedule an appointment. 

CTE Success Center Schedule

CTE Tutoring is currently only available on an appointment basis. Contact Dr. Kirk Rhodes 618-437-5321 ext. 1204 or 1769 to schedule an appointment. 

Scheduled hours are subject to change. Any changes will be posted outside the CTE Success Center as well as listed on the Rend Lake College CTE Success Center Facebook page.

Faculty & Staff

Associate VP of CTE and Student Support
Phone Extension: 1775
Building: Learning Resource Center
Office: 129
M.B.A. & B.A., Webster University | A.A.S., Kaskaskia College
CTE Mentor/Success Coach
Phone Extension: 1769
Building: Learning Resource Center
Office: 143
B.F.A., Southern Illinois University Carbondale | A.A., Rend Lake College
Learning Enhancement and CTE Success Centers Coordinator
Phone Extension: 1204
Building: North Oasis
Office: 130
Ph.D., Walden University | M.P.A. Southern Illinois University Carbondale | B.S. University of Central Missouri Dr. Rhodes is a Carbondale, IL native returning to the area after an award winning, 19 year career as a special educator at the Gow School in South Wales, NY.  His published research focused on "Self-Perception as a Predictor of Academic Performance in Adolescents With Learning Disabilities" (2015).  Dr. Rhodes’s passions include: In Touch Ministries, the Buffalo Bills NFL Team, coaching & playing lacrosse, Shriners Hospitals, Iota Phi Theta Fraternity, Inc., and Star Wars.
Communications Lab Tutor
Phone Extension: 1311
Building: North Oasis
Office: 125
Brandon Padget graduated from Southern Illinois University with a bachelor's degree in history focused on American War. With numerous years in the telecommunications field, he has adopted an adaptive approach to education, putting the student first.

CTE Success Center
Learning Resource Center Room 142
Phone: (618) 437-5321 Ext. 1769
Toll-free (In-District): 1-800-369-5321 Ext. 1769
Email the CTE Success Center
Address: 468 N. Ken Gray Parkway, Ina, IL 62846
Fax Number: (618) 437-5677 Attn: HSSSC

Textbooks Included

Free 2022-2023 Catalog