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Rend Lake College is located on the east shore of Rend Lake, the second-largest man-made lake in the state, with access provided by Interstate 57 and State Route 37. The college is centrally located within the community college district it serves. Campus facilities include the following buildings:

An Academic Building for academic and business classrooms, also containing the Textbook and Retail stores and Information Technology staff offices.

The Administration Building, named for former board member Dr. Allen Y. Baker, which includes the President’s Office, Vice Presidents’ offices, Academic Advisement Center, Business Office, Career Center, Enrollment Management, Financial Aid, Information Technology, Institutional Research, Marketing and Public Information and Student Records.

advanced tech center  The Advanced Technology Center, which houses Computer Programming, Criminal Justice, Electricity and Electronics, Industrial Maintenance and Technician programs, IT Systems programs, Manufacturing Technology, Massage Therapy, Radiologic Technology, Welding and Wireless Communications Technology.

aquatics center  The Aquatics Center, which features a six-lane, 75-foot pool with access for the physically challenged, therapy pool and whirlpool. Included are shower and locker room facilities.

cmtc  The Coal Mine Training Center, which includes classroom and office space, operational coal mining equipment, and a mock mine featuring movable walls and other components, such as a pitch-black interior to simulate actual mining conditions, and a smoke machine to be used for mine rescue drills. The accompanying Mine Rescue and Fire Training Facility is located just north of the building.

• Two greenhouses for botanical research.

• The restored, one-room Independence Schoolhouse and natural prairie.

• The James “Hummer” Waugh Gymnasium, which includes coaches’ offices and locker rooms for both Warrior and Lady Warrior athletic teams.

learning resource center  The Learning Resource Center, which includes a library, fine arts facilities, an open computer lab, Resource Development, Title III offices, the Health Studies Student Success Center, and the Nursing, Art, Theatre and Music programs.

• A Maintenance Building.

• The Mark S. Kern Applied Science Center, which houses the Agricultural Business, Agricultural Production and Management, Agricultural Mechanics, Heavy Equipment Technology and Diesel Technology programs.

north oasis  The North Oasis, which combines the Learning Enhancement Center with faculty offices. Included with the LEC are the Communications Lab, Writing Center and Math Lab. The North Oasis includes faculty offices for the Applied Science and Technology Division and the Liberal Arts Division, as well as the First-Year Experience Coordinator and Adult Education and Literacy Department offices.

south oasis  The South Oasis, which combines lounge areas for students with faculty offices. The South Oasis includes faculty offices for two divisions – Allied Health and Math & Sciences – along with STARS and Upward Bound.

• The Rend Lake College Foundation Children’s Center, which provides practical laboratory experience for students in the Early Childhood Education program and child care for infants, toddlers and preschoolers of students, faculty and staff and other district residents.

• A Science Building for the sciences and related programs.

the rec drawing  The Rend Lake College Recreational Center, which includes practice areas for various athletic teams as well as exercise facilities.

• A Student Center which includes offices for the Center for Community and Corporate Education, Truck Driver Training, Rend Lake College Foundation and Security, as well as the Subway restaurant and accompanying dining area. Culinary Arts lab facilities and faculty offices also are located here.

• A Truck Driver Training facility.

vocational building  A Vocational Building providing classroom, computer and laboratory space for the Automotive, Architecture, Graphic Design and Machining Technology programs.

In addition, the college provides a land lab for the natural sciences and agriculture program, plus recreational facilities for baseball and softball, a bicycling and walking path and a golf driving range and short-game practice area. A disc golf course also is available.

MarketPlace MT. VERNON

The Rend Lake College MarketPlace, located on Potomac Boulevard just west of Interstate 57 / 64 in Mt. Vernon, is a unique combination of classroom space, retail operations and state services. The college's Cosmetology program, Studio RLC, is located here, as are the EMT-Paramedic, Certified Nurse Assistant, and American Heart Association training centers. There also are classrooms and a computer lab, and several college courses are taught here each semester.

In addition, the MarketPlace houses Project CHILD, the Child Care Resource and Referral program, as well as Adult Education & Literacy classrooms and conference rooms. Several retail stores, including the college-owned RLC Golf Outlet, are located here, as are a steakhouse and a coffee shop.

Partnerships with four-year institutions allow students to pursue Bachelor’s and Master’s Degrees and higher certifications at the MarketPlace. Also housed here are the state Departments of Human Services and Employment Security, Office of Rehabilitation Services and Office of Alcohol and Substance Abuse.

Rend Lake Marketplace

RLC MarketPlace
321 Potomac Blvd
Mt. Vernon, IL 62864 
Phone: (618) 437-5321, Ext. 2002
Fax: (618) 437-5677

Murphy-Wall Pinckneyville Campus

Since its creation in 2002, thanks to the generosity of the Pinckneyville community, the RLC Murphy-Wall Pinckneyville Campus has seen continued growth with the addition of a Science and Computer Center. The expansion allows students to earn a complete Associate Degree in many disciplines without the need to travel to the main campus. 


Contact Information:
RLC Murphy-Wall Pinckneyville Campus
5680 State Route 154
Pinckneyville, IL 62274
Phone: 618-357-3742
Fax: 618-357-6213

RLC Murphy-Wall Pinckneyville Campus Facebook Page

Classes Available at the Pinckneyville Campus

Aquatics Center


Our Hours:

  • Monday-Thursday: 6:30 — 9:00 am | Noon — 2:30 pm
    (Building closes at 2:30 pm, including locker rooms)
  • Friday: 6:30 am — 1:00 pm
    (Building closes at 1:00 pm, including locker rooms)
  • Saturday: 9:00 am — Noon
    (Closed some Saturdays)
    Closed On RLC Holidays (see Academic Calendar)

Summer Hours:
Monday-Thursday: 6:30 am - 9:00 am
11 am- 2:30 pm
Saturday: Closed


The modern facility includes a six-lane, 25-yard lap pool, a 10-foot diameter whirlpool and a 10 x 20-foot hydro therapy pool. The lap pool has a ramp for the physically challenged and both pools are equipped with stairs and a hydraulic chair lift to assist patrons into the water. Included are shower and locker room facilities, a changing room for elderly or physically challenged individuals who need assistance by a member of the opposite sex and a common lobby entrance adjacent to Waugh Gymnasium.


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Includes unlimited use of The Rec at RLC and Aquatics Center, both located at the Ina campus

Semester Membership Fee: $120 (single) / $450 (family, $15 per person above 5)

Fall Semester: September through December

Spring Semester: January through April

Summer Semester: May through August

Day Pass: $5 per person

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Pool Parties

$250 - pool, lobby, gym for 20 patrons

• Saturdays 12:00 - 3:00 PM
• Some Sundays after 1:00 PM

First 1.5 hours in the pool
Last 1.5 hours with lobby and gym

$5.00 for each additional swimmer over 20 swimmers.

$200 - pool, and lobby for 20 patrons 

• Saturdays 12:00 - 3:00 PM
• Some Sundays after 1:00 PM

First 1.5 hours in the pool
Last 1.5 hours in the lobby 

$5.00 for each additional swimmer over 20.

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Programs / Classes / Lessons

Learn to Swim Lessons

Summer Schedule

June 7-30 | Tue & Thu 
July 5-28 | Tue & Thu
June participants have priority registration for July

• Ages 7 & up
9:00-9:45 am 
Must swim length of pool on front and back

• Ages 6 & up
9:45-10:30 am 

• Ages 3, 4, 5 & young 6 year olds
10:30-11:15 am 

Cost $48.00 per swimmer
Schedule your Swim Lessons with our instructor. (618) 437-5321 Ext. 1207


Swimming I — An introduction to elementary swimming

Swimming II — Master the crawl, side stroke, breast stroke, inverted breast stroke and butterfly.

Swimming III — An introduction to advanced strokes, and more water safety, water revival and rescue.

Schedule your Swimming Class with our instructor. (618) 437-5321 Ext. 1207

Water Aerobics

Aquatic Aerobic Fitness I — Increase cardiovascular efficiency, improve muscle tone and reduce the percent of body fat by engaging in a multi-station water aerobic circuit and lap swimming. Letter grade or pass/fail options available.

Aquatic Aerobic Fitness II — For students desiring to continue to benefit from the multi-station water aerobic circuit and lap swimming.

Aquatic Aerobic Fitness III — F
or students desiring to continue to benefit from the multi-station water aerobic circuit and lap swimming.

Aquatic Aerobic Fitness IV — F
or students desiring to continue to benefit from the multi-station water aerobic circuit and lap swimming.

Aquatic Aerobic Fitness (PL) — Same class in a non-credit option.

Schedule your Water Aerobics Orientation with our instructor. (618) 437-5321 Ext. 1207

Arthritis Aquatics

A continuation of Water Aerobics to give people with arthritis and minimal joint involvement who have completed the credit courses an opportunity to do gentle, warm water activities which may lead to endurance-building and muscle-strengthening. This course is non-credit and no grade is assigned.

Lifeguard Training

Develop skills, knowledge and attitudes needed to prevent and respond to aquatic emergencies required to become a certified American Red Cross Lifeguard.

Schedule your Lifeguard Training with our instructor. (618) 437-5321 Ext. 1207

Water Safety Instructor

Analyze the techniques and methods of teaching swimming and life saving. Opportunity for American Red Cross Water Safety Instructor Certification.

Schedule your Water Safety Instructor class with our instructor. (618) 437-5321 Ext. 1207

Infant Aquatics

Call to ask about our Infant Aquatic Program | (618) 437-5321 Ext. 1207

Preschool Aquatics

Call to ask about our Preschool Aquatic Program | (618) 437-5321 Ext. 1207

Community Water Safety

Call to ask about our Community Water Safety Program | (618) 437-5321 Ext. 1207



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Non Member Swim Rates

Non-members may swim during any of the open swim hours for a one-time open swim user fee. The entry fee will be paid at the information desk in the Aquatics Center. Children under the age of 16 must be accompanied by an adult.

Full Time Student




Group of 10 or more


Private Party Rates

See Pool Parties Above


When can I swim if I have a membership?
You are welcome to use the facility during any of the open swim hours.

How old do I have to be to take an aquatics class?
If the class is a college credit class, you must be in high school and have written permission from your principal if the course is taken during the school year.

What is the temperature of the water?
The lap pool is kept at 86 degrees. The whirlpool is 100 degrees.

Do I have to be able to swim to take the Arthritis Aquatics class?
No. All activities are performed in shallow water with your face out of the water.

How deep is the pool?
The shallow end starts at 3 1/2 feet and the deep end is 7 1/2 feet deep.

Can my child bring floaties or any other toys to the pool?
We do not allow inflatable flotation devices of any kind. Other flotation devices and toys must be approved by the pool management.

Aquatics Center
Phone Number: (618) 437-5321 Ext. 1207
Address: 468 N. Ken Gray Parkway, Ina, IL 62846 Attn: Aquatics Center
Fax Number: (618) 437-5677 Attn: Aquatics Center