Health Studies Student Success Center
Located in Learning Resource Center Room 142, the Health Studies Student Success Center is a place where healthcare majors find a variety of services that ensure students are successful in their vocational and educational goals, while keeping them up to date with healthcare’s industry needs and demands. TITLE III funds assisted Rend Lake College in establishing the Health Studies Success Center on campus.
Services provided in the Center include:
- One-On-One Tutoring Assistance
- Nurse Skills Lab
- Computer Usage Areas
- Human Anatomy Models
- Healthcare Textbooks and Study Materials
- Group Study Space
- Quiet Study Space
- Healthcare Career Exploration
- Job Search Assistance
- Professional and Educational Workshops and Presentations
No appointments are necessary for face-to-face tutoring services.
HSSSC Summer 2018 Hours of Operation
Monday — 8 am to 4 pm
Tuesday — 8 am to 4 pm
Wednesday — 8 am to 4 pm
Thursday — 8 am to 4 pm
Scheduled hours are subject to change. Any changes will be posted outside the HSSSC as well as listed on the HSSSC Facebook page.
Title III is a US Department of Education grant that helps qualifying institutions improve academic quality, institutional management, and fiscal stability. RLC is one of 39 schools across the country — the only in Illinois — chosen for the Title III Pathways to Success in Health Careers Grant. The grant's potential for RLC is about $449,000 each year for five years. With this support, we expect to see an increase in the number of Health Studies degrees and certificates awarded, as well as an increase in overall enrollment and enrollment-based revenue.
Health Studies Student Success Center
Learning Resource Center Room 142
Phone: (618) 437-5321 Ext. 1769
Toll-free (In-District): 1-800-369-5321 Ext. 1769
Address: 468 N. Ken Gray Parkway, Ina, IL 62846
Fax Number: (618) 437-5677 Attn: HSSSC
Title III is a grant issued by Department of Education. The program helps eligible Institutions of Higher Education become self-sufficient and expand their capacity to serve low income students by providing funds to improve and strengthen the academic quality, institutional management, and fiscal stability of eligible institutions. (Ed.gov)
The Title III Pathways to Success in Health Careers Grants announced approximately $20.1 million in grants to 39 colleges and universities across the nation will be awarded under the Strengthening Institutions Program (SIP). Rend Lake College is one of the lucky 39 schools chosen and the only school chosen in Illinois.
Annually, per approval by the USDE, RLC will receive approximately $449,000 annually, for a total of $2,249,833 over five years. By the end of the grant period, RLC expects to see an increase in the number of Health Studies degrees and certificates awarded, as well as an increase in overall enrollment and enrollment-based revenue.
Plans include the establishment of a new Anatomy & Physiology (A&P) lab and revision of A&P I and II curricula, revisions to the Practical Nursing program curricula to incorporate educational simulation and web-based interactive instructional modules, development of a new Health Studies advising and tutoring system, and the establishment of a new Health Studies Success Center.
RLC President Terry Wilkerson stated, “The grant will help us improve on our health studies programs, including the addition of two programs, and the support our staff can give to our students. On behalf of the college, faculty and staff, I want to thank the Department of Education for believing in Rend Lake College and our students by helping us expand our educational options and become one of the best higher education institutions in healthcare.”
Information from the USDE states that the healthcare and social assistance sector will create 149,000 new jobs in Illinois alone by 2018, effectively ranking Illinois as one of the top five states in the nation with the greatest shortage of healthcare professionals. More than a third of RLC students, or 35 percent, identify completion of health studies as an educational goal, and enrollment in these programs has increased 22 percent since the 2009-10 academic year.