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You can register with your credit card any time, day or night. There are classes for everyone, so take a look around and find something new to learn!

Community & Corporate Education


This division encompasses 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.

Personal & Professional Development

Personal & Professional Development Courses - In-Person and Online 

RLC Community and Corporate Education offers a wide variety of courses through each semester to help establish or build upon a new hobby, gain a life skill, and more. With classes in fitness, cooking, and computer education, there's an option for everyone! Find the full schedule below.

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Contact Community & Corporate Education

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

 

 

 

Classes

 

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: ed2go.com/rlc

 

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Trips & Tours

Local Day Tours

The Aquarium at Union Station

Join us as we explore the new Aquarium at Union Station in St. Louis!

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Join us in October to explore the St. Louis Aquarium! It’s an immersive and engaging experience offering a unique perspective of our underwater world.

From the local streams and rivers to the depths of the oceans, take a journey and explore the hidden treasures of the Missouri and Mississippi waterways.

Enjoy an early lunch at Favazza’s with a pre-selected choice of Sicilian Chicken, Cannelloni or Fettuccini. All meals will be served with salad, bread and butter, coffee, tea or water and cannoli for dessert.

After lunch, enjoy a 1-hour narrated sightseeing cruise on a replica paddle wheeler on the Mighty Mississippi River. Tour fees, lunch, gratuities, and charter bus transportation are included.

You must pre-register by September 17th.
ILR 9300-01 Thursday, 10/21

$145

Buses will depart and return from the following places and times:
- Rend Lake Main Campus at 7:00am; return by 5:30pm
- Mt. Vernon Marketplace at 7:30am; return by 5:00pm

For more information or to register, phone (618) 437-5321, ext. 1714.

Historic Florissant

Join us as we experience one of the most historic neighborhoods in the greater St. Louis area!

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Accompany us on an enlightening tour of historic Florissant. We will start the day at Gittemeier House – Built in 1860 by Franz Gittemeier, a Missouri farm hand who worked in the California gold fields that afforded him enough gold dust to afford some land in Missouri.

Next we will visit Taille de Noyer – Originally built as a two-room log cabin in 1800, this building was used as a fur trading post. It is thought to be one of the oldest homes in St. Louis County.

We will stop for lunch at a local favorite. After lunch we will tour the Old St. Ferdinand Shrine. Linked to pioneer times, the 1819 convent is the site of the first Catholic school between the Mississippi River and the Rocky Mountains. It is home to the region’s only canonized Catholic saint, St. Rose Philippine Duchesne. Tour fees, lunch, gratuities, and charter bus transportation are included.

You must pre-register by November 1st.

ILR 9300-02 Tuesday, 11/30
$135

Buses will depart and return from the following places and times:
- Rend Lake Main Campus at 7:30am; return by 6:30pm
- Mt. Vernon Marketplace at 8:00am; return by 6:00pm

For more information or to register, phone (618) 437-5321, ext. 1714.

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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.

 

California Dreamin': Monterey, Yosemite, & Napa 

This is the essence of Northern California, from fine wine and freshly caught seafood to vibrant cities and nature on an epic scale. Discover Monterey’s Fisherman’s Wharf and Sacramento’s Old Town. Witness the stunning views along 17 Mile Drive. Meet a local farmer and taste his farm’s produce. Marvel at the unspoiled beauty of Yosemite National Park. Glide on the pristine waters of Lake Tahoe on a paddle wheeler. Sip local wines in Napa Valley and enjoy a farm-to-table lunch. Embrace the laid-back life of the Golden State.

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April 25 - May 2, 2022

8 Days, 12 Meals.

$2999 pp double occupancy

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

Discover the Magical Rhine & Moselle Rivers

Experience a magical river cruise! Glide along the enchanting Rhine and Moselle rivers on a leisurely journey to the Netherlands, Germany and France. Join a local expert for a tour of Amsterdam. Spend the afternoon in Cochem and sip wine in one of its famous cellars. Tour the 2,000-year-old city of Koblenz. Pause in Rüdesheim to explore the famous Siegfried’s Mechaniches Musikkabinett (Mechanical Music Museum). Enjoy a guided tour of Strasbourg. Cruise past charming panoramas as you get to know the culture and deep history of the region.

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September 14 - September 23, 2022 

10 Days, 22 Meals

$3,949 pp double occupancy

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

An Informational Meeting will be held on Monday, October 18th, 2021 at 2:00PM in the RLC Student Center, room 110. We will discuss the River Cruise and the California trips. Details on an Early Booking Discount will also be provided.An Informational Meeting will be held on Monday, October 18th, 2021 at 2:00PM in the RLC Student Center, room 110. We will discuss the River Cruise and the California trips. 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.

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.

Withdrawal/Refunds

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.

Residency

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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