Programs & Degrees

Culinary Arts


Looking for an exciting career in a rapidly growing industry that offers advancement, rewards and a lot of flavor and spice? Then Rend Lake College’s Culinary Arts program definitely hits the spot.

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To be a successful chef or manager in today’s complex and competitive industry, you must demonstrate an array of management concepts, food preparation skills and guest satisfaction techniques. A unique aspect of the RLC Culinary Arts program is not only the knowledge you receive but also a chance to build the fundamental skills which are vitally important. Two fully stocked and equipped kitchen laboratories enable students to develop professional cooking techniques which are critical for a successful career.

Degrees & Certificates in Culinary Arts

COMMUNITY & CORPORATE EDUCATION DIVISION

CULINARY ARTS MANAGEMENT — Degree

Associate in Applied Science Degree

This two-year program leads to an Associate in Applied Science Degree in Culinary Arts Management. The program is designed to prepare individuals for supervisory or technical positions in the food service industry. Typical graduates will work in supervision or food preparation at restaurants, hotels and institutions. The curriculum emphasizes practical experiences through cooperative education, laboratory and classroom opportunities.

► Total = 70 Hours

First Semester (18 Cr. Hrs.)

CSCI 1101 Intro to Computers (3)

CULA 1201 Professional Cooking I (6)

CULA 1207 Culinary Math 1 (3)

ENGL 1101 Rhetoric and Composition I 1 (3)

PSYC 2101 Introduction to Psychology (1)

PSYC 2106 or Human Relations (3)

Second Semester (18 Cr. Hrs.)

COMM 1101 Principles of Effective Speaking (3)

CULA 1202 Nutrition & Menu Planning (3)

CULA 1203 Professional Cooking II (6)

CULA 1205 Food Sanitation (2)

CULA 2203 Dining Room & Banquet Management (4)

Third Semester (18 Cr. Hrs.)

CULA 2201 Professional Baking Techniques (6)

CULA 2202 Restaurant Management (3)

CULA 2205 Restaurant Cost Control (3)

CULA 2209 Professional Cooking III (6)

Fourth Semester (16 Cr. Hrs.)

BUSI 1202 Work Ethics (1)

COOP 1101 Cooperative Experience I (1)

CULA 2204 Garde Manger (4)

CULA 2206 Restaurant Operations (5)

CULA 2211 American Regional Cuisine (5)

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

2 21 years of age or older

note icon Reading and Math course(s) may be required based on test scores.

CULINARY ARTS — Certificate

This program is a two-semester certificate designed to prepare individuals for entry-level positions in the food service industry. Typical graduates will work in food preparation and line positions at restaurants, hotels and institutions. The curriculum emphasizes practical, hands-on learning experience in the laboratory classroom.

► Total = 27 Hours

Gainful Employment Information

First Semester (15 Cr. Hrs.)

CULA 1201 Professional Cooking I (6)

CULA 1207 Culinary Math 1 (3)

CULA 2201 Professional Baking Techniques (6)

Second Semester (12 Cr. Hrs.)

CULA 1203 Professional Cooking II (6)

CULA 1205 Food Sanitation (2)

CULA 2204 Garde Manger (4)

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

BAKING & PASTRY ARTS - Certificate

Occupational Certificate

This program is a two-semester certificate designed to prepare individuals for supervisory or technical positions in the food service industry. Certificate holders typically will work in food preparation restaurants, hotels, institutions and bakeries. The curriculum emphasizes practical experience through laboratory and classroom opportunities.

► Total = 28 Hours

Gainful Employment Information

First Semester (15 Cr. Hrs.)

CULA 1201 Professional Cooking I (6)

CULA 1207 Culinary Math 1 (3)

CULA 2201 Professional Baking Techniques (6)

Second Semester (13 Cr. Hrs.)

CULA 1205 Food Sanitation (2)

CULA 1208 Professional Artisan Bread (3)

CULA 2207 Professional Pastry Principles (6)

CULA 2210 Restaurant Production Desserts (2)

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

 

Program Outcomes

Culinary Arts

  1. Exhibit leadership and effective skills while working with individuals and within a team.
  2. Demonstrate proficiency with the use of various pieces of commercial kitchen equipment.
  3. Demonstrate proficiency in core fundamentals, classical cooking methods and classical baking methods.
  4. Analyze and adjust flavor profiles by applying techniques and methodologies to achieve desired quality of product.
  5. Apply the fundamentals of management in a food service operation.
  6. Apply mathematical and scientific concepts within the culinary arts.
  7. Demonstrate a professional demeanor and positive work ethic whether working individually or as part of a team.
  8. Demonstrate knowledge of established standards of sanitation and kitchen safety by following nationally standardized industry policies and procedures.

Baking

  1. Analyze and adjust flavor profiles by applying techniques and methodologies to achieve desired quality of product.
  2. Apply appropriate mathematical concepts necessary for the baking process.
  3. Demonstrate proficiency with the use of various pieces of commercial kitchen equipment.
  4. Exhibit leadership and effective skills while working with individuals and within a team.

Articulation


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

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Southern Illinois University-Carbondale
Hospitality and Tourism Administration

 

Faculty & Staff



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

Diesel Technology


The Rend Lake College Diesel Technology program is designed to provide students with the technical knowledge and work skills needed to enter the diesel engine repair and maintenance field. This mechanical-field program is structured with both lecture and laboratory experience and leads to either an Associate in Applied Science Degree or an Occupational Certificate.
College personnel take great pride in the fact that most work is based on realistic live work situations. Emphasis is placed on hydraulics, diesel fuel systems, transmissions and power trains, diesel engine maintenance, diesel engine electronics and computerized engine controllers in relation to the modern technology of today’s industry. Associate degree course work includes one semester of supervised occupational experience (on-the-job training).

DIESEL TECHNOLOGY - Certificate

Occupational Certificate
► Total = 30 Hours

First Semester (17 Cr. Hrs.)

Second Semester (13 Cr. Hrs.)

DIESEL TECHNOLOGY - Degree

Associate in Applied Science Degree

A two-year program leading to an Associate in Applied Science Degree. The program is designed to prepare students for occupations involving the maintenance and repair of diesel engines. Upon completion of the curriculum, the student should have a thorough knowledge of servicing diesel systems and their accessories. Also upon completion, the student has the option to capstone into a participating four-year institution.

► Total = 66 Hours

First Semester (17 Cr. Hrs.)

Second Semester (16 Cr. Hrs.)

Third Semester (16 Cr. Hrs.)

Fourth Semester (17 Cr. Hrs.)

note iconRECOMMENDED COURSE: 
WELD 1270 Introduction to Welding Processes (4)
1 Prerequisite course(s) may be required based on test scores.
2 Highly recommended course for students in the Diesel Technology program.

Program Outcomes

Diesel Technology

  • Communicate effectively the current issues and challenges of the Agriculture industry.
  • Demonstrate the ability to gather and synthesize information pertinent to Agriculture.
  • Demonstrate the ability to calculate and interpret results of specific agricultural scenarios.
  • Exhibit an in-depth understanding of internal combustion engines common to the agriculture industry.
  • Develop critical thinking skills in order to troubleshoot DC electrical systems.
  • Demonstrate a comprehensive understanding of fluid power.
  • Demonstrate a basic understanding concerning function and adjustment of various agricultural implements.
  • Demonstrate a personal work ethic and perspective necessary to be successful in the agriculture industry.

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Applied Science & Technology Division
Phone: (618) 437-5321 Ext. 1261
Email:
Address: 468 N. Ken Gray Parkway, Ina, IL 62846 Attn: Applied Science
Fax Number: (618) 437-5677 Attn: Applied Science

Early Childhood Education


Opportunities are available for those interested in the growing field of working with young children. Rend Lake College provides a two-year pathway to reach your goal: the Associate in Applied Science Degree. The Associate in Applied Science Degree in Early Childhood Education is designed for those wanting direct entry into the workforce. The curriculum provides students with the background in early childhood and general studies necessary for a career in early childhood education. Graduates will be prepared for positions as family child care providers, teachers and directors in child care centers, family group homes, Head Start programs, and after-school programs. The degree also prepares students for teacher’s aides positions in public school classrooms and in special education programs. Additionally, this degree meets the requirements for Gateways to Opportunities Early Childhood Credential Level 4.

Degrees & Certificates in Early Childhood Education

MATH & SCIENCES DIVISION

EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION - Degree

Associate in Applied Science Degree

This two-year program leads to an Associate in Applied Science Degree in Early Childhood Education. The curriculum provides students with the background in early childhood and general studies necessary for a career in early childhood education. Graduates will be prepared for positions as family child care providers, teachers and directors in child care centers, family group homes, Head Start programs, and after school programs. The degree also prepares students for teacher’s aides positions in public school classrooms and in special education programs. Additionally, this degree meets the requirements for Gateways to Opportunities Early Childhood Credential Level 4.

note icon All bolded core ECE courses in this program should be taken prior to enrolling in additional ECE courses.

► Total = 64 Hours

note icon Rend Lake College is a Gateways to Opportunity Entitled Institution, meaning the college has aligned its coursework with specific credential benchmarks based on state and national standards.

note icon All students in the program must go through a background check as required by Department of Children and Family Services. Additionally, a physical exam proving the student is free of communicable diseases, including tuberculosis, and physical or mental conditions which could affect his or her ability to perform assigned duties is required.

First Semester (15 Cr. Hrs.)

  • ECE 1201 Child Development (3)
  • ECE 1202 Intro to Early Childhood Education (3)
  • ECE 1204 Creative Arts for Young Children (3)
  • ECE 1207 Language Arts for Young Children (3)
  • ENGL 1101 Rhetoric and Composition I 1 (3)

Second Semester (15 Cr. Hrs.)

  • ART 1101 Art Appreciation 1 (3)
  • ECE 1205 Health, Safety and Nutrition (3)
  • ECE 1206 Curriculum for Young Children (3)
  • ECE 1208 Family / Community / Staff Relations (3)
  • ECE 1210 Child Study and Observation (3)

Third Semester (18 Cr. Hrs.)

Fourth Semester (16 Cr. Hrs.)

  • COMM 1101 Principles of Effective Speaking (3)
  • CSCI 1102 Introduction to Computers w/ Business Applications (3)
  • ECE 2202 Center-Based Child Care Management (3)
  • ECE 2203 Science and Math for Young Children (3)
  • ECE 2209 Practicum (4)

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

EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION- Certificate

Occupational Certificate

This one-year certificate provides students with the background in Early Childhood Education courses. Courses in this two-semester certificate align with the associate degree program to promote a seamless transition into the Associate in Applied Science Degree

Gainful Employment Information

► Total = 30 Hours

Fall Semester (15 Cr. Hrs.)

  • ECE 1201 Child Development (3)
  • ECE 1202 Intro to Early Childhood Education (3)
  • ECE 1204 Creative Arts for Young Children (3)
  • ECE 1205 Health, Safety and Nutrition (3)
  • ECE 1207 Language Arts for Young Children (3)

Spring Semester (15 Cr. Hrs.)

  • ECE 1206 Curriculum for Young Children (3)
  • ECE 1208 Family / Community / Staff Relations (3)
  • ECE 1209 Curriculum Lab (3)
  • ECE 1210 Child Study and Observation (3)
  • ECE 2203 Science and Math for Young Children (3)

EARLY CHILDHOOD ASSISTANT - Certificate

These foundation courses provide the student with basic knowledge needed for entry-level positions in the field of early childhood education.

► Total = 6 Hours

Fall Semester (6 Cr. Hrs.)

EARLY CHILDHOOD – LEVEL TWO- Certificate

The Level Two Certificate is designed to lead the early childhood professional to a Level Two Early Childhood Credential through Illinois Gateways to Opportunity. The certificate fulfills the coursework requirements. The student must submit required documentation and fee associated with this credential to Illinois Gateways to Opportunity.

Gainful Employment Information

► Total = 12 Hours

Fall Semester (6 Cr. Hrs.)

Spring Semester (6 Cr. Hrs.)

  • ECE 1205 Health, Safety and Nutrition (3)
  • ECE 1206 Curriculum for Young Children (3)

EARLY CHILDHOOD – LEVEL THREE- Certificate

The Level Three Certificate is designed to lead the early childhood professional to a Level Three Early Childhood Credential through Illinois Gateways to Opportunity. The certificate fulfills the coursework requirements. The student must submit required documentation and fee associated with this credential to Illinois Gateways to Opportunity.

Gainful Employment Information

► Total = 30 Hours

Fall Semester (12 Cr. Hrs.)

  • ECE 1201 Child Development (3)
  • ECE 1202 Intro to Early Childhood Education (3)
  • ECE 1205 Health, Safety and Nutrition (3)
  • ECE 1208 Family / Community / Staff Relations (3)

Spring Semester (9 Cr. Hrs.)

  • ECE 1206 Curriculum for Young Children (3)
  • ECE 1209 Curriculum Lab (3)
  • ECE 1210 Child Study and Observation (3)

Fall Semester (9 Cr. Hrs.)

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

TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE CREDENTIAL- Certificate

The Gateways Technical Assistance (TA) Credential is a credential which is cross-sector and includes all aspects of coaching, mentoring and relationship-based professional development. The TA Credential is a symbol of professional achievement which validates the knowledge and skills, experience and contributions required to a variety of roles which relate to relationship-based professional development in Early Childhood Education. The roles include mentor / consultant in early education and / or school-age practitioners, evidence-based practices coach, professional needs assessor, and supporter of the development needs of children. The certificate coursework encompasses the appropriate topics required by Gateways to ensure alignment to the credentialing standards.

Gainful Employment Information

► Total = 16 Hours

Prerequisites

  • ENGL 1101 – Rhetoric & Composition I (or concurrent enrollment) (3)
  • ENGL 1422 – Accelerated Learning Program (3)

Spring Semester (16 Cr. Hrs.)

  • COMM 1101 - Principles of Effective Speaking (3)
  • ECE 1208 – Family / Community / Staff Relations (3)
  • ECE 2202 - Center-Based Child Care Management (3)
  • ECE 2209 – Practicum (4)
  • MGMT 2201 Principles of Management (3)

Program Outcomes

Early Childhood Education

  1. Apply practical training to the care and education of young children.
  2. Develop age appropriate learning opportunities for children ages birth - eight.
  3. Demonstrate competence with children from an early childhood environment.
  4. Apply a sound Early Childhood Education research-based component in professional communications.
  5. Develop, articulate and write their personal perspective on early childhood education.

Practical Training

Students in the Early Childhood Education program receive practical training in the on-campus RLC Foundation Children’s Center. Students learn from interaction with infants, toddlers, preschool and school-age children. Classes cover specific competencies and provide training in:

  • Emerging Curriculum
  • Reggio Emelia Project Approach
  • Learning Centers
  • Computers with Children
  • Naturalistic Observation
  • Critical Thinking Development for Young Children

The RLC Foundation Children’s Center is accredited by the National Association for the Education of Young Children. This honor has become a widely recognized sign of high quality in early childhood education programs. The RLCF Children’s Center is regarded as one of the best in Southern Illinois and the nation, so practical training here provides a tremendous value.

Articulation


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

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Education


Degrees & Certificates in Teaching

ARTS & SCIENCES DIVISION

ELEMENTARY EDUCATION - Degree

Associate in Arts Degree

The schedule of courses suggested will meet education course requirements at several universities. It also provides a well-rounded general education for education students. All universities have specific requirements which are not reflected by the courses below. Students should check with a counselor for requirements at specific universities. According to ICCB guidelines, students must earn a “C” or better in all courses housed in this program.

► Total = 64 Hours

First Semester (15 Cr. Hrs.)

Second Semester (18 Cr. Hrs.)

Third Semester (16 Cr. Hrs.)

Fourth Semester (15 Cr. Hrs.)

Suggested Electives

 

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

2 Do not register without consulting advisor.

3 MATH 1130 and MATH 2110 must both be taken to meet IAI core requirements and to guarantee full transfer to a four-year university.

note icon All Education majors are required to pass the Constitution exam prior to graduating from Rend Lake College. Students are encouraged to take and pass the TAP test prior to RLC graduation. Illinois universities require TAP completion prior to enrollment in the Teacher Ed program courses.

SECONDARY EDUCATION – Degree

Associate in Arts Degree or Associate in Science Degree

Individuals planning to teach in high school can obtain a standard high school certificate in most fields of study. Typical majors are art, biological sciences, chemistry, English, mathematics, social studies and speech.

During the first two years of study at Rend Lake College, students should complete requirements for an Associate in Arts Degree or Associate in Science Degree in their major areas. Introduction to Psychology (PSYC 2101), American History (HIST 2102), American Government (POLI 2101), a literature course and a third-world culture course are required as part of the general education requirements. After selecting their majors, students are advised to refer to that section of the Rend Lake College catalog and follow the guidelines for their particular two-year transfer programs.

After transferring to a four-year institution, students will spend the third and fourth years completing a standard major and minor, taking a series of professional education courses and completing a student teaching assignment.

note icon All Education majors are required to pass the Constitution exam prior to graduating from Rend Lake College.

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EMT - Paramedic


Emergency medical technicians, also known as EMTs, provide one of the most vital services in the medical field. They provide emergency medical care during life-and-death situations. There are different levels of emergency care providers, all with specific skills and responsibilities.

At Rend Lake College, you can receive training as a First Responder, the most basic level of emergency care but not considered as an EMT. You can also receive training as an EMT-Basic, the initial entry into EMT training; or as an EMT-Paramedic. All EMTs are state licensed, and most are nationally certified / registered / licensed as well. Each level of EMT training requires additional classroom hours, clinical hours, and continuing education requirements. Each level must take State Boards (which are now National Standards), and the test is both written and 'practical,' meaning you must demonstrate your 'hands on' skills in various scenarios. Like Nursing Boards, most of the testing is based on the 'best right answer'.

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Each level of EMT training marks an increase in an ability to do invasive / sterile procedures or administer certain types of drugs. For example: an EMT-B can administer oxygen and in some states, other medications like epinephrine for allergic reactions. When you get to the Paramedic level you can administer more emergency medications, start IVs, administer first-line cardiac drugs and initiate advanced airways.

Tying in EMT services with various community services may be one setting where an EMT will work. In some areas, members of the Police Department or Fire Department are also required to be EMS certified. Some ambulance companies are affiliated with hospitals, others with cities or towns, others are privately owned.

All 50 states have credentialing requirements for EMTs. As a result, salary levels are affected most by education, experience, geographic region, and work setting. EMTs that are employed by fire and police departments often receive additional benefits.
 

EMERGENCY MEDICAL TECHNICIAN — Certificate

Occupational Certificate

This program is approved by the Illinois Department of Public Health and meets current IDPH standards for training as an Emergency Medical Technician. Successful completers of the certificate may apply to take the Illinois Department of Public Health EMT-B examination. Learning will occur in classroom, laboratory, hospital and field settings.

► Total = 9 Hours

Gainful Employment Information

  • EMT 1201 Emergency Medical Technician (9)

EMT PARAMEDIC — Certificate

Occupational Certificate

This program is approved by the Illinois Department of Public Health and meets current IDPH standards for training as an Emergency Medical Technician – Paramedic. Successful completers of the certificate may apply to take the Illinois Department of Public Health EMT-P examination. Learning will occur in classroom, laboratory, hospital and field settings. Students are required to earn a grade of “C” or better in EMTP courses.

Gainful Employment Information

► Total = 45 Hours

Prerequisites (9 Cr. Hrs.)

  • EMT 1250 – Emergency Medical Technician (9)

Licensure as an Emergency Medical Technician through the Division of Emergency Medical Services and Highway Safety.

First Semester (6 Cr. Hrs.)

Second Semester (15 Cr. Hrs.)

Third Semester (15 Cr. Hrs.)

Fourth Semester (9 Cr. Hrs.)

EMT PARAMEDIC — Degree

Associate in Applied Science Degree}

This program, approved by the Illinois Department of Public Health, is designed to prepare students for a career as a paramedic. Career opportunities exist in the field of medical services, including medical and ambulance services, fire departments and industrial settings. Graduates will be eligible to apply to take the Illinois Department of Public Health Paramedic licensure examination. Learning will occur in classroom, laboratory, hospital and field clinical settings. Students are required to earn a grade of “C” or better in EMTP courses.

► Total = 68 Hours

Prerequisites

  • EMT 1250 – Emergency Medical Technician 9

Licensure as an Emergency Medical Technician through the Division of Emergency Medical Services and Highway Safety.

First Semester (7 Cr. Hrs.)

Second Semester (13 Cr. Hrs.)

Third Semester (6 Cr. Hrs.)

Fourth Semester (15 Cr. Hrs.)

Fifth Semester (18 Cr. Hrs.)

Sixth Semester (9 Cr. Hrs.)

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

Program Outcome Data

Paramedic Program Outcome Data
Graduate year: 2017

Retention:
The Retention threshold set by CoAEMSP is 70% and based on the percentage of students who started on the enrollment date (Summer 2016) and who completed/graduated (Summer 2017)
Retention rate: 70%- 14 out of 20 students successfully completed the 2016-2017 Paramedic Program

State Written Examination:
State written Exam threshold is 70% and is set by the State. The outcome standard require the whole graduation cohort (14) to be divided by the number who passed on the first attempt (11).
State Exam pass rate: 12 out of 14 students tested for the State Exam. 11 out of the 12 who tested passed on their first attempt. The pass rate is 78.6%.

Positive Job Placement:
The Positive (Job) Placement threshold set by CoAEMSP is 70%. Positive Job Placement means that the graduate is employed full or part time or volunteers in the profession or a related field. It also means that graduates are continuing his/her education or serving in the military.
Positive Job Placement rate: 92.9%

Program Outcomes

Emergency Medical Technician

  • Assess and evaluate signs and symptoms of patient.
  • Provide prompt and efficient emergency medical care.
  • Arrange the orderly transfer of patient care at the receiving medical facility.
  • Document accurate records.
  • Operate and maintain the emergency vehicle and its equipment.

EMT Paramedic

  • Communicate patient assessment to appropriate members of the health care team.
  • Develop patient needs assessment and prioritize patient needs
  • Evaluate and document patient responses.
  • Implement emergency care for patients in compliance with the scope of practices as outlined in the EMS National Standard Curriculum.
  • Participate in assessment by observing, collecting, recording, and reporting objective and subjective data in an accurate and timely manner.
  • Plan care for patients utilizing established patient assessment results

Articulation


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

22 articulation SIUC 3 icon
Southern Illinois University Carbondale
AAS Degree in Emergency Medical Technician - Paramedic to BS Degree in Public Safety Management

Accreditation


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The Rend Lake College paramedic program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (www.caahep.org) upon the recommendation of the Committee on Accreditation of Educational Programs for the Emergency Medical Services Professions (CoAEMSP)

Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs
25400 US Highway 19 North, Suite 158
Clearwater, FL 33763
727-210-2350
www.caahep.org

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Allied Health Division
Phone: (618) 437-5321 Ext. 1251
Email: 
Address: 468 N. Ken Gray Parkway, Ina, IL 62846 Attn: Allied Health
Fax Number: (618) 437-5677 Attn: Allied Health

 

Engineering


The engineer basically is concerned with the application of scientific principles to practical problems. Engineering spans such a wide range of activities, including over 25 major specialties, that employment opportunities for engineers include the entire spectrum of the work force. In a typical four-year engineering curriculum, the first two years are spent studying basic sciences, including math, chemistry and physics; the last two years emphasize engineering, advanced math and science courses.

 

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ENGINEERING SCIENCE — Degree

Associate in Engineering Science Degree

Rend Lake College offers courses applicable to the first two years of a typical four-year engineering curriculum.

This degree will require a total of 68 credit hours. General education courses are described in the Illinois General Education Core Curriculum. Because completion of this engineering curriculum does not fulfill the requirements of the Illinois General Education Core Curriculum, students will need to complete the general education requirements of the institution to which they transfer. RLC has partnered in 2+2 programs with both Southern Illinois University Edwardsville and Missouri University of Science and Technology, through which graduates of RLC's program may transfer smoothly into related programs with these universities. Contact your academic advisor for further information.

► Total = 68 Hours

Consult with your counselor or advisor for more information about A.E.S. Degree requirements.

First Semester (17 Cr. Hrs.)

  • CHE 1103 Inorganic Chemistry (see prerequisites) 3 (5)
  • ENGG 1101 Engineering Graphics (4)
  • ENGL 1101 Rhetoric and Composition I 1 (3)
  • MATH 1121 Calculus and Analytic Geometry I 1, 3 (5)

Second Semester (16 Cr. Hrs.)

  • COMM 1101 Principles of Effective Speaking (3)
  • ENGL 1102 Rhetoric and Composition II (3)
  • MATH 2122 Calculus and Analytic Geometry II 1, 3 (5)
  • PHY 1103 University Physics I 3 (5)

Third Semester (18 Cr. Hrs.)

Fourth Semester (17 Cr. Hrs.)

SUGGESTED ELECTIVES*

  • CHE 1104 Inorganic Chemistry / Qual. Analysis 4 (5)
  • CHE 2120 Organic Chemistry I (5)
  • CHE 2121 Organic Chemistry II (5)

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

2 Some schools required CSCI 1104. Please consult your advisor before transferring.

3 To guarantee full transfer of credit, students must complete the entire course sequence at the same school before transfer.

note icon The Engineering program listed is a general one. The actual program of studies the student should follow depends upon:

  1. The student’s educational background prior to entering Rend Lake College
  2. The specific engineering field of interest (such as chemical, electrical, civil, etc.)
  3. The four-year institution to which the student intends to transfer. A specific program of study needs to be devised for each student by the engineering advisor.

Requirements for a Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering usually are more extensive than the normal baccalaureate degree. Many, if not most, students find it takes 4-5 years of study to meet all requirements.

Rend Lake College has an engineering curriculum that has been articulated with the University of Illinois, University of Missouri at Rolla, Southern Illinois University Carbondale and Southern Illinois University Edwardsville. Students should see an engineering advisor for specific information about these agreements.

ENGINEERING TECHNOLOGY — Degree

Associate in Science Degree

Engineering Technology combines the analytical approach to engineering with the practical skills necessary to apply modern technology. With greater theoretical understanding and mathematical background than the technicians, the engineering technologist finds new and better solutions for today’s problems in the current state of the art, taking the most advanced ideas from limited use to broad-based acceptance.

► Total = 64 Hours

CIVIL / ELECTRICAL / MECHANICAL SPECIALTIES

First Semester (14 Cr. Hrs.)

  • CHE 1101 General Chemistry I 1 (5)
  • ENGL 1101 Rhetoric and Composition I 2 (3)
  • Elective – Fine Arts (3)
  • Elective – Social Science (3)

Second Semester (18 Cr. Hrs.)

  • ENGL 1102 Rhetoric and Composition II (3)
  • HEA 1101 Health Education (2)
  • MATH 1121 Calculus and Analytic Geometry I 2 (5)
  • Elective – Humanities (3)
  • Elective – Life Science 5

Third Semester (16 Cr. Hrs.)

  • MATH 2122 Calculus and Analytic Geometry II (5)
  • PHY 1101 College Physics I 3 (5)
  • Elective – Engineering Specialty (3)
  • Elective – Social Science (3)

Fourth Semester (16 Cr. Hrs.)

  • COMM 1101 Principles of Effective Speaking (3)
  • MATH 2123 Calculus and Analytic Geometry III (4)
  • PHY 2101 Statics (3)
  • Elective – Social Science (3)
  • Elective – Fine Arts / Humanities 4 (3)

1 May take CHE 140A at Southern Illinois University Carbondale, no lab.

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

3 Student should also take PHY 1102 to guarantee full transfer of College Physics sequence to a four-year university.

4 One Fine Arts course and one Humanities course needed to meet IAI core requirements.

 

Transferring


Rend Lake College has an engineering curriculum that has been articulated with the University of Illinois, University of Missouri at Rolla, Southern Illinois University Carbondale and Southern Illinois University Edwardsville.
Students should see an engineering advisor for specific information about these agreements.

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English


A major in English, or a strong core of English courses, prepares a student for teaching, positions in publishing and a wide range of professional writing jobs. An English major is considered good preparation for some professional programs.

ENGLISH — Degree

Associate in Arts Degree

► Total = 64-65 Hours

First Semester (15-16 Cr. Hrs.)

  • ENGL 1101 Rhetoric and Composition I 1 (3)
  • HUMT 1105 Humanities through the Arts 1 (3)
  • MATH 1107 Contemporary College Math 1 (3) 
    or Higher-Level Math (3-4) 
  • Elective – Fine Arts * (3)
  • Elective – Social Science (3)

Second Semester (16 Cr. Hrs.)

  • COMM 1101 Principles of Effective Speaking (3)
  • ENGL 1102 Rhetoric and Composition II (3)
  • ENGL 2102 Intro to Literature (3)
  • HEA 1101 Health Education (2)
  • Elective – Science with Lab (5)

Third Semester (16 Cr. Hrs.)

  • ENGL 2107 Mythology 
    or HUMT 1104 Introduction to Film (3)
  • ENGL 2109 British Literature – Beowulf to 1799
    or ENGL 2111 American Literature I (3)
  • Elective – Foreign Language (4)
  • Elective – Science (3)
  • Elective – Social Science (3)

Fourth Semester (17 Cr. Hrs.)

  • ENGL Any 2000 Level Literature Course (3)
  • ENGL 2106 Intermediate Composition (3)
  • ENGL 2110 British Literature – 1800 to Present
    or ENGL 2112 American Literature II (3)
  • HIST 2101 American History I 
    or POLI 1101 State and Local Government
    or POLI 2101 American Government (3)
  • Elective – Foreign Language (4)
  • Elective (1)

* Theatre Preferred

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

Program Outcomes

English

  • Write a college-level essay using standard English prose and essay structure.
  • Utilize research to support an argument, using proper citation formats to cite sources.
  • Produce written work that is coherent, concise, and creative.
  • Employ critical thinking skills to analyze and interpret experiences and written texts.
  • Analyze texts using literary principles.
  • Use literary principles to analyze texts.
  • Write a College Level Essay

 

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Faculty & Staff



Firearms Training


Phone: (618) 437-5321 Ext. 1714
Email:

From basic to advanced firearms training, our focus is on teaching students how to safely and legally carry a firearm and qualify marksmanship at our convenient, on-campus live-fire range. Concealed carry courses at RLC make you eligible to apply for Illinois and Florida licenses. Once you've learned the basics from our qualified instructors, move on to more challenging courses in handgun training like our advanced techniques and low light engagement training.

 

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Courses

Concealed Carry Licensing

Prerequisite: Valid FOID card, 21+ years of age and consent of instructor.

This course will provide firearm training to meet Illinois concealed carry license requirements. Topics include weapon handling, live fire qualification, and State and Federal laws relating to firearms.

.5 credit hour

$150.00

Private Groups - Call and ask about our discounted rate!


Basic Handgun

Prerequisite: Valid FOID card, 18+ years of age and consent of instructor.

This course will provide basic firearm training. Topics include firearm safety, principles of marksmanship, loading techniques, clearing malfunctions, shooting from cover and shooting from different positions.

.5 credit hour


Advanced Handgun

Prerequisite: Valid FOID card, 18+ years of age, CNTED 1642 and / or consent of instructor.

This course will provide firearm training to citizens interested in improving their existing handgun-handling skills. Topics include firearm safety, principles of marksmanship, loading techniques, clearing malfunctions, advanced techniques of weak-hand shooting, one-hand shooting and reloading, and shooting on the move.

.5 credit hour.


Low Light Handgun

Prerequisite: Valid FOID card, 18+ years of age, CNTED 1642, 1643, and / or consent of instructor.

This course will provide firearm training to citizens interested in improving their existing handgun-handling skills. Topics include firearms safety, principles of marksmanship, loading techniques, clearing malfunctions, and shooting from different positions. Techniques will be practiced in a low- or no-light environment using available lighting conditions or a handheld light source.

.5 credit hour.

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Instructors

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Ron Meek

  • Associate Professor Criminal Justice
    Rend Lake College
    2010-Present
  • Warden Vandalia Correctional Center
    Illinois Department of Corrections
    2009-2010
  • Deputy Director District 4/
    S.O.R.T. Team Supervisor/ K-9 Unit and Statewide Hostage
    Negotiator Team Supervisor
    Illinois Department of Corrections
    2003-2009
  • Effingham County Sheriff
    Effingham County Illinois
    1994-2002
  • Effingham City Police Patrol Corporal
    City of Effingham Illinois
    1986-1994
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Jeff Bullard

  • Mt. Vernon Police Department
    1997-present
    Detective Captain
    Assistant Team Commander - High Risk Team
    Handgun, Rifle, and Low Light Engagement instructor
  • Vandalia Police Department
    1996-1997
  • Jefferson County Sheriff's Office
    1991-1996

John Prudent

  • West Frankfort Police Department
    2006-present
    Dayshift patrol and Investigations Captain
    Active Shooter Instructor
  • Valier Police Department
    Chief of Police
    2004-2006
  • Mt. Vernon Police Department
    1997-2004
    Patrol Corporal
    Assistant Team Leader - High Risk Team
    Handgun Instructor

Firearms Training
Phone: (618) 437-5321 Ext. 1714
Email:
Address: 468 N. Ken Gray Parkway, Ina, IL 62846 Attn: Community & Corporate Ed
Fax Number: (618) 437-5677 Attn: Community & Corporate Ed

Health Information Technology


RLC’s Health Information Technology program prepares you to collect, manage, and maintain records in health care facilities, in both paper and electronic formats. Health information technicians process patient information for health care providers, payers, and the government. RLC’s two-year program results in an Associate in Applied Science Degree.

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The demand for health information technicians has increased in recent years with the adoption of electronic health records and other technology-based information sources. Technicians are needed to manage and use the electronic data to safely and effectively deliver health care to patients.
The HIT program will prepare you to use and manage health information to serve patients by managing communication between health care providers and insurance providers. You will gain an understanding of the content and purpose of the health record and how it is used for data integrity, reimbursement, research, quality improvement, privacy and security, and accessibility to information for patients and health care providers.

Health information technicians have several options when it comes to employment, including hospitals, physician groups, long-term care, hospice, ambulatory surgery centers and more. The expansion of the electronic health record is allowing health information technicians to choose from new roles in the areas of information technology, EHR consulting companies, and health information exchange settings.

Associate in Applied Science Degree

RLC’s Health Information Technology program prepares you to collect, manage, and maintain records in health care facilities, in both paper and electronic formats. Health information technicians process patient information for health care providers, payers, and the government. RLC’s two-year program results in an Associate in Applied Science Degree.

All curriculum courses must be completed with a grade of "C" or better. Grades of “D,” “E” or “F” are considered failing. A student failing any HIT course must repeat it with a passing grade – “A,” “B” or “C.” HIT courses are only offered once a year, so the student will have to wait to take courses until the prerequisite course has been completed with a passing grade. All courses must be taken in sequence as specified, unless permission granted by program director.

A background check and drug screening are required.

► Total = 66 Hours

First Semester (16 Cr. Hrs.)

  • CSCI 1102 Intro to Comp. with Business Applications (3)
  • ENGL 1101 Rhetoric & Composition I (3)
  • HECO 1202 Health Care Terminology (3)
  • HIT 1201 Introduction to Health Information (3)
  • ZOO 1105 Anatomy & Physiology l (4)

Second Semester (17 Cr. Hrs.)

Summer Term (3 Cr. Hrs.)

Third Semester (17 Cr. Hrs.)

  • HIT 2201 Health Information Data Analysis (2)
  • HIT 2203 Leadership & Management for Health Information (3)
  • HIT 2205 Pharmacology for Health Information (2)
  • HIT 2207 Compliance & Ethics in Health Care (3)
  • HIT 2208 Health Information Governance (4)
  • HIT 2219 Procedural Coding (3)

Fourth Semester (13 Cr. Hrs.)

  • COMM 1101 Principles of Effective Speaking (3)
  • HIT 2202 Professional Practice Experience (3)
  • HIT 2217 Quality / Performance in Health Care (3)
  • HIT 2218 Health Care Reimbursement (2)
  • HIT 2220 Health Information Review (2)

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

 

Program Outcomes

Health Information Technology

  • Demonstrate the ability to effectively navigate various computer software, databases, and electronic health records.
  • Demonstrate the ability to accurately assign diagnostic and procedural codes based on the health record documentation.
  • Demonstrate AHIMA HIT competencies through Professional Practice Experience evaluations.
  • Demonstrate the skills needed to successfully pass the RHIT credential exam.

Articulation Agreements


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

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Employment

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, median annual earnings nationally for health information technicians were $38,040, or $18.29 per hour, in 2016. Median annual earnings were greatest in general medical / surgical hospitals, followed by outpatient care centers and physician offices.

Employment of health information technicians is projected to grow 22 percent from 2012 to 2022, much faster than the average for all occupations. The demand for health services is expected to increase as the population ages.

(Source: U.S. Department of Labor Occupational Outlook Handbook, www.bls.gov/ooh)

 

Program Outcome Results

Academic Year 2016-2017:

  • Students Enrolled Full Time in Health Information Technology: 20
  • Student Graduates receiving an A.A.S. Degree in Health Information Technology: 4
  • HIT Graduate Students Transferring to a 4-year University: 0
  • Graduates, who chose, and successfully obtained, the optional Registered Health Information Technician (RHIT) credential (as of October 2017):   5

 

 

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The Rend Lake College Health Information Technology
program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for
Health Informatics and Information Management Education
(CAHIIM). Verification of accreditation is available on the
CAHIIM website at www.cahiim.org

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 Graduates Outcomes Data: Graduates of the HIT Program Satisfaction Rates: 100% (Based on results of CAHIIM mandated survey conducted in 2017)

 

CAHIIM Program Goals

  • To prepare competent entry-level health information technicians in the cognitive (knowledge), psychomotor (skills), and affective (behavior) learning domains.
  • To deliver an academically rigorous, all-encompassing program required for the HIT student to be a success in the field.
  • To recruit and retain competent faculty.
  • The HIT program will provide CE opportunities for the HIM community of interest.
  • Annual Advisory Board Committee (ABC) meeting

 

Mission & Goals

PROGRAM MISSION

The Rend Lake College Health Information Technology Program mission is to provide our students with the knowledge, skills, and the ability to excel in the field of health information technology and foster lifelong learning among active healthcare professionals.

PROGRAM GOALS
  1. To prepare competent entry-level health information technicians in the cognitive (knowledge), psychomotor (skills), and affective (behavior) learning.
  2. To deliver an academically rigorous, all-encompassing program required for the HIT student to be a success in the field.
  3. To recruit and retain competent faculty.
  4. The HIT program will provide CE opportunities for the HIM community of interest.
  5. Annual Advisory Board Committee (ABC) meeting

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Faculty & Staff



Allied Health Division
Phone: (618) 437-5321 Ext. 1251
Email: 
Address: 468 N. Ken Gray Parkway, Ina, IL 62846 Attn: Allied Health
Fax Number: (618) 437-5677 Attn: Allied Health

 

Heavy Equipment Technology


The Rend Lake College Heavy Equipment program is a two-year curriculum designed to provide students with the technical knowledge and work skills needed to enter the construction equipment repair field, with emphasis placed on earthmoving equipment repair and maintenance. This mechanical field programis structured with both lecture and laboratory experience and leads to an Associate in Applied Science Degree.

College personnel take great pride in the fact that most work is based on realistic “live” work situations. Emphasis is placed on heavy quipment power trains, hydraulic systems, machine maintenance, diesel engine maintenance, electrical systems, diesel engine electronics, and computerized system controllers in relation to the modern technology of today’s industry. Course work includes two supervised occupational experience internships (on-the-job training).

HEAVY EQUIPMENT TECHNOLOGY - Degree

Associate in Applied Science Degree

A two-year program leading to an Associate in Applied Science Degree. The program is designed to prepare students for occupations involving the maintenance and repair of heavy duty trucks and equipment. Upon completion of the curriculum, the student should have a thorough knowledge of engine and brake repair, servicing, sales and alignment. Also upon completion, the student has the option to capstone into a participating four-year institution.

► Total = 70 Hours

First Semester (18 Cr. Hrs.)

Second Semester (17 Cr. Hrs.)

Third Semester (17 Cr. Hrs.)

Fourth Semester (18 Cr. Hrs.)

  • AGRI 2204 Advanced Major Overhaul (5)
  • HEQT 1209 Heating, Ventilation and A/C (2)
  • HEQT 1210 Supervised Occupational Experience (4)
  • HEQT 2205 Undercarriage & Final Drives (3)
  • HEQT 2207 Machine Systems Diagnosis & Troubleshooting (4)

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

Occupational Certificate

This certificate is designed to prepare students for entry-level occupations involving maintenance and repair of heavy duty trucks and equipment. Upon completion of the curriculum, the students should have basic knowledge of engine, brakes, servicing and undercarriage.

► Total = 29 Hours

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First Semester (16 Cr. Hrs.)

Second Semester (13 Cr. Hrs.)

Program Outcomes

Heavy Equipment Technology

  • Evaluate electrical circuits and components possessing the ability to identify and replace faulty components.
  • Analyze hydraulic systems with the ability to determine if they are operating properly and if they are not, identify and replace defective components.
  • Analyze power trains systems, be able to trouble-shoot, repair and replace worn components.
  • Trouble-shoot and repair diesel engines related to Heavy Equipment.
  • Analyze air conditioning systems with the ability to diagnose and repair problems.
  • Perform repairs on equipment using safe work procedures observing all applicable O.S.H.A. standards.
  • Demonstrate work ethics which will make the individual successful in the work force, and/or transfer to a senior institution.

Faculty & Staff



Applied Science & Technology Division
Phone: (618) 437-5321 Ext. 1261
Email:
Address: 468 N. Ken Gray Parkway, Ina, IL 62846 Attn: Applied Science
Fax Number: (618) 437-5677 Attn: Applied Science

History


Given that history is the study of the human past, college-level history is valuable for any major. It's especially helpful with figuring out what subject and majors interest you.  

Why study History?

Have you ever wanted to ...

  • better understand the world around you?
  • better understand the people around you?
  • better understand why people behave the way they do?
  • learn more about other cultures?
  • learn more about history than dates, names and wars? 

You'll learn aspects of history that fit with just about every subject:

  • The origins of social work
  • The birth of the field of psychology and its impact on society
  • The evolution of business and capitalism
  • The labor history of the United States (mining, agriculture, machines)
  • The progression of science
  • The advancements of medicine
  • The innovation of technology
  • The history of Latin America, the United States, Western Europe, the Middle East and much more!

Degree in History

ARTS & SCIENCES DIVISION

Associate in Arts Degree

This two-year transfer program leads to an Associate of Arts Degree. The curriculum is designed for students pursuing a baccalaureate degree in various areas of history. It provides students with the background in history and general studies necessary for advanced work at a four-year institution. Students should check with the institution to which they are transferring or an advisor for any other requirements.

► Total = 64 Hours

First Semester (17 Cr. Hrs.)

CSCI 1101 Introduction to Computers (3)

ENGL 1101 Rhetoric and Composition I 1 (3)

HIST 1101 Western Civilization I 1 (3)

MATH 1107 Contemporary College Mathematics 1 (3)

Elective – Science with Lab (5)

Second Semester (17 Cr. Hrs.)

ENGL 1102 Rhetoric and Composition II (3)

GEOG 1101 Introduction to Geography (3)

HEA 1101 Health Education (2)

HIST 1102 Western Civilization II (3)

PSYC 2101 Introduction to Psychology

SOCI 1101 or Introduction to Sociology (3)

Elective – Humanities (3)

Third Semester (15 Cr. Hrs.)

ANTH 1101 Cultural Anthropology (3)

COMM 1101 Principles of Effective Speaking (3)

HIST 2101 American History I (3)

MATH 1105 Basic Concepts of Statistics (3)

Elective – Fine Arts (3)

Fourth Semester (15 Cr. Hrs.)

ENGL 2106 Intermediate Composition (3)

HIST 2102 American History II (3)

Elective – Fine Arts / Humanities (3)

Elective – Humanities (3)

Elective – Science (3)

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

Program Outcomes

History

  • Identify basic historical concepts and time periods.
  • Apply sound historical research and writing skills.
  • Analyze various historical texts, interpretations and perspectives.
  • Identify the events of the past that have impacted history.
  • Develop, articulate and write their personal historical perspective on history.

Articulation


Articulation Agreements document a pathway between two or more colleges or university and their academic programs.

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Southern Illinois University-Carbondale
History

 

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Industrial Electronics & Maintenance Technician


RLC's Industrial Electronics and Maintenance Technician program through the Applied Science and Technology Division prepares students for a wide selection of professions in the workplace, from developing and distributing products to machining and technical repair. The job market for industrial electronics and maintenance technicians is expected to grow by 1.7 percent by 2020, states the U.S. Department of Labor.

INDUSTRIAL ELECTRONICS & MAINTENANCE TECHNICIAN — Degree

Associate in Applied Science Degree

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The program is designed to train students in electronics and maintenance fundamentals, the associated circuitry and components, troubleshooting and repair of systems. All courses contain a balance of the latest theory and hands-on lab experience that will develop a well-rounded and versatile technician. Students who complete the Industrial Electronics and Maintenance Technician program should be qualified for entry-level positions with a variety of industries. The knowledge gained from these courses may enable students who are pursuing a four-year degree to capstone into programs at senior-level institutions. The core technical classes may prove to be very valuable to those persons already employed in industry desiring to upgrade their skills.

► Total = 72 Hours

First Semester (17 Cr. Hrs.)

CNS 1240 Digital Fundamentals (3)

CSCI 1101 Introduction to Computers (3)

ENGL 1101 Rhetoric and Composition I 1 (3)

INEL 1291 Basic Electronics for Technicians (5)

MATH 1201 Technical Mathematics 1 or higher (3)

Second Semester (18 Cr. Hrs.)

FLPR 1262 Fluid Power Fundamentals (5)

INEL 1250 Electric Motors and Control Circuits (6)

INEL 1265 Solid State Electronics (4)

IST 2230 Introduction to PLCs (3)

Third Semester (18 Cr. Hrs.)

IST 2220 Industrial Mechanics (4)

IST 2231 Advanced Programmable Controllers (3)

IST 2232 Branded Controllers & Industrial PCs (3)

MACH 1201 Machining Technology I (4)

WELD 1270 Introduction to Welding Processes (4)

Fourth Semester (19 Cr. Hrs.)

BUSI 1200 Job Strategy (1)

COMM 1101 Principles of Effective Speaking (3)

IST 1230 Introduction to Robotics (3)

IST 2258 Automated Control Systems (4)

IST 1221 Industrial Safety (2)

PSYC 2101 Introduction to Psychology or PSYC 2106 Human Relations (3)

Elective – Technical 2 (3)

2 Technical Electives

 

CNS 1212 Hardware/Operating Systems (5)

COOP 1101 Cooperative Educational Experience (3)

CSCI 1243 Beginning Microsoft Word (3)

CSCI 1263 Beginning MS Excel Spreadsheet (3)

ELEC 1210 National Electric Code (3)

MACH 1202 Machining Technology II (4)

WELD 1272 Structural Shielded Metal Arc Welding (4)

WELD 1282 GMAW/GTAW Welding (4)

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

BASIC MACHINING — Certificate

Occupational Certificate

Gainful Employment Information

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This certificate is for those students who are seeking to improve their skills for the machining industry. Students will learn thefundamentals of machining using lathes and milling machining.The basic fundamentals of setting up the machine, selecting the correct tool, adjusting tool speed, determining depth of cut, and the use of precision measuring tools will be covered.

► Total = 18 Hours

First Semester (7 Cr. Hrs.)

MACH 1201 Machining Technology I (4)

MACH 1205 Machine Blueprints* (3)

Second Semester (8 Cr. Hrs.)

MACH 1202 Machining Technology II (4)

WELD 1270 Introduction to Welding Processes (4)

Third Semester (3 Cr. Hrs.)

MACH 1203 Machining Technology III (3)

*Course name change pending ICCB approval

INDUSTRIAL MAINTENANCE MULTI-TECHNICIAN — Certificate

Occupational Certificate

Gainful Employment Information

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This program is designed to train students in the lndustrial Maintenance and Electronics field who have a complementary AAS or in-depth industry experience. These core technical classes are very valuable to those persons already employed in industry desiring to upgrade their skills. 

► Total = 20 Hours

First Semester (8 Cr. Hrs.)

Second Semester (12 Cr. Hrs.)

PROGRAMMABLE LOGIC CONTROLLER (PLC) — Certificate

Occupational Certificate

Gainful Employment Information

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This certificate will provide those seeking employment or current technicians with the fundamental electrical skills necessary to configure, program, connect sensors, motors, or other output devices, and troubleshoot Allen Bradley SLC 500 control systems. PLCs will be configured in a stand-alone and a network environment using a teach pendant and the computer-based RSLogic software.

► Total = 20 Hours

First Semester (11 Cr. Hrs.)

CSCI 1101 Introduction to Computers (3)

INEL 1291 Basic Electronics for Technicians (5)

IST 2230 Introduction to PLCs (3)

Second Semester (9 Cr. Hrs.)

INEL 1250 Electric Motors & Control Circuits (6)

IST 2231 Adv. Programmable Controllers (3)

INDUSTRIAL MAINTENANCE TECHNICIAN — Certificate

Occupational Certificate

Gainful Employment Information

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This certificate is designed to assist those students desiring a fundamental set of skills in order to enter the job market quickly. All courses in this certificate can be used in the Industrial Electronics and Maintenance degree.

► Total = 28 Hours

First Semester (15 Cr. Hrs.)

CSCI 1101 Introduction to Computers (3)

INEL 1291 Basic Electronics for Technicians (5)

MATH 1201 Technical Mathematics 1 (3)

WELD 1270 Introduction to Welding Processes (4)

Second Semester (13 Cr. Hrs.)

MACH 1201 Machining Technology I (4)

FLPR 1262 Fluid Power Fundamentals (5)

Elective – Technical * (4)

*Technical Electives from A.A.S. degree.

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

INDUSTRIAL TECHNOLOGY - Degree

Associate in Science Degree

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INDUSTRIAL SPECIALTY

Industrial Technology has as its objective the training of qualified personnel who can develop and direct the manufacture and distribution of products. The program is a balanced curriculum of studies drawn from a variety of disciplines relating to the processes, principles of distribution and concepts of industrial management and human relations. Communication skills, humanities and social sciences are studied to develop managerial abilities. Knowledge of physical science, mathematics, design and technical skills gained from the program allows the graduate to cope with technical production problems. A total of 64 hours is required for the Associate in Science Degree.

► Total = 64 Hours

First Semester (17 Cr. Hrs.)

CHE 1101 General Chemistry (5)

ENGG 1101 Engineering Graphics (4)

ENGL 1101 Rhetoric and Composition I 1 (3)

HEA 1101 Health Education (2)

MATH 1108 College Algebra 1 (3)

Second Semester (15 Cr. Hrs.)

CSCI 1102 Intro to Computers w/ Business Applications 2 (3)

ENGL 1102 Rhetoric and Composition II (3)

MATH 1109 Plane Trigonometry (3)

PSYC 2101 Introduction to Psychology (3)

Elective – Humanities (3)

Third Semester (17 Cr. Hrs.)

COMM 1101 Principles of Effective Speaking (3)

PHY 1101 College Physics (5)

Elective – Humanities (3)

Elective – Social Science (3)

Elective – Biological Science (3)

Fourth Semester (15 Cr. Hrs.)

MATH 2115 Calculus for Business (4)

PHY 1102 College Physics II (5)

Elective – Social Science 3 (3)

Elective – Technical (3)

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

2 Student must pass pre-test prior to enrolling in course.

3 Social Science elective courses must come from two different areas.

ROBOTS & AUTOMATION — Certificate

Occupational Certificate

Gainful Employment Information

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This certificate will train students in the necessary skills and knowledge to seek employment as a technician responsible for the installation, maintenance and troubleshooting of automated equipment. Basic principles of DC, AC and digital circuits are the cornerstone of this certificate. Skills of wiring, programming and troubleshooting programmable logic controllers are then added to the student’s basic knowledge. Robotics skills are taught, including robot set-up, flow charting, programming points, programming sequence instructions and conditional commands.

► Total = 18 Hours

First Semester (12 Cr. Hrs.)

BUSI 1202 Work Ethics (1)

CNS 1240 Digital Fundamentals (3)

INEL 1291 Basic Electronics for Technicians (5)

IST 2230 Introduction to PLCs (3)


Second Semester (6 Cr. Hrs.)

IST 1230 Intro to Robotics (3)

IST 2231 Advanced Programmable Controllers (3)

Program Outcomes

Industrial Electronics

  • Evaluate electrical circuits and components possessing the ability to identify and replace faulty components.
  • Analyze fluid power systems with the ability to determine if they are operating properly and if they are not, identify and replace defective components.
  • Utilize successfully skills in welding, machining, and mechanics to repair industrial equipment.
  • Analyze and solve problems related to computer based automated systems (Robotic and PLC).
  • Perform repairs on equipment using safe work procedures observing all applicable O.S.H.A. standards.
  • Demonstrate work ethics which will make the individual successful in the work force, and/or transfer to a senior institution.

Machining

  • Utilize all shop tools, related to machine shop work, in a correct and appropriate manner.
  • Conduct cost estimates survey for each shop project
  • Solve angle problems using trigonometry functions
  • Demonstrate safe, competent skills on lathes, mills, drill presses, etc.

 Articulation


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

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Southern Illinois University Carbondale
Industrial Management & Applied Engineering (IMAE)

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Applied Science & Technology Division
Phone: (618) 437-5321 Ext. 1261
Email:
Address: 468 N. Ken Gray Parkway, Ina, IL 62846 Attn: Applied Science
Fax Number: (618) 437-5677 Attn: Applied Science

Manufacturing Technology


The manufacturing technology program prepares graduates for supervisory or technical positions in manufacturing. Curriculum requirements are broad-based so that graduates can obtain employment in a wide variety of manufactuirng areas. Some include quality control, production and inventory control, manufacturing processes, and computer-aided manufacturing. The technician will develop a fundamental knowledge of materials, manufacturing processes, quality processes, computer, electrical, mechanical and machine control systems related to manufacturing disciplines.

Degrees & Certificates in Manufacturing Technology

APPLIED SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY DIVISION

MANUFACTURING TECHNOLOGY — Degree

Associate in Applied Science Degree

The Manufacturing Technology program is designed to prepare graduates for supervisory or technical positions in manufacturing. Curriculum requirements are broad-based to enable graduates to obtain employment in a wide variety of manufacturing areas, such as quality control, production and inventory control, manufacturing processes and computer-aided manufacturing. The technician will develop a fundamental knowledge of materials, manufacturing process, quality processes, and computer, electrical, mechanical and machine control systems related to manufacturing disciplines.

 Total = 64 Hours

First Semester (16 Cr. Hrs.)

Second Semester (18 Cr. Hrs.)

Third Semester (13 Cr. Hrs.)

Fourth Semester (17 Cr. Hrs.)

Technical Electives

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

MANUFACTURING TECHNOLOGY — Certificate

Occupational Certificate

The Manufacturing Technology program is designed to prepare graduates for supervisory or technical positions in manufacturing. Curriculum requirements are broad-based to enable graduates to obtain employment in a wide variety of manufacturing areas, such as quality control, production and inventory control, manufacturing processes and computer-aided manufacturing. The technician will develop a fundamental knowledge of materials, manufacturing process, quality processes, and computer, electrical, mechanical and machine control systems related to manufacturing disciplines.

Gainful Employment Information

► Total = 32 Hours

First Semester (17 Cr. Hrs.)

Second Semester (15 Cr. Hrs.)

  • IST 2230 Introduction to PLCs (3)
  • MFG 1220 Production and Inventory Control (3)
  • MFG 1230 Blueprint Reading (3)
  • QUAL 1203 Introduction to Quality Control (3)
  • Elective – Technical 2 (3)

Technical Electives

CERTIFIED PRODUCTION TECHNICIAN — Certificate

Occupational Certificate

The Manufacturing Skill Standards Council (MSSC) industry-recognized credentialing system leading to a certified production technician covers the four critical production functions common to all sectors of manufacturing. This program provides the foundational knowledge and skill sets applicable for entry- to mid-level production technician jobs in the manufacturing industry. It is designed for individuals wanting to enter the manufacturing field as production line workers as well as experienced employees wishing to seek MSSC certification. Students must receive a "C" or better in all courses.

Gainful Employment Information

 Total = 16 Hours

First Semester (16 Cr. Hrs.)

  • MFG 1207 Safety (3)
  • MFG 1210 Quality Practices & Measurement (3)
  • MFG 1208 Manufacturing Processes & Production (3)
  • MFG 1209 Maintenance Awareness (3)
  • Technical Elective(s) (4)

Program Outcomes

Manufacturing Technology

  1. Demonstrate the ability to complete tasks in the manufacturing of plastics, fiberglass, rubber and steel products.
  2. Complete the four critical production functions common to all sectors of manufacturing with MSSC credentialing.
  3. Develop a fundamental knowledge of materials, manufacturing processes, and quality processes in the manufacutring field.
  4. Develop a fundatmental knowledge of computers, electrical, mechanical and machine control systems in the manufacturing field.
  5. Demonstrate appropriate safety measures to identify occupational hazards.
  6. Perform the mathematical functions of addition, subtraction, fractions, decimal and angular measurements.

 

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