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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:

Academic Building
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  • Academic Classrooms
  • Textbook Rental
  • Retail Store
  • Information Technology Offices

Baker Administration Building 
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  • Office of the President
  • Office of the Vice President of Student Services
  • Office of the Vice President of Instruction
  • Office of the Vice President of Finance and Administration
  • Academic Advisement Center
  • Business Office
  • Career Center
  • Enrollment Services
  • Financial Aid
  • Information Technology
  • Institutional Research
  • Marketing and Public Information
  • Student Records
  • Testing Center
  • Welcome Center

Advanced Technology Center 

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  • Dean of Applied Science & Technology
  • Programs
     Computer Programming
     Criminal Justice
     Electricity and Electronics
     Health Information Technology
     Industrial Maintenance and Technician
     IT Systems
     Manufacturing Technology
     Medical Coding
     Radiologic Technology
     Unmanned Aircraft Systems
     Welding

Aquatics Center
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A six-lane, 75-foot pool with access for the physically challenged,
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Locker room facilities

Coal Mining Training Center
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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, as is the Fire Rescue Training facility.

• A greenhouse 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 Certified Medical Assistant, Nursing and Pharmacy Technician programs. Also housed here are the RLC Theatre facility and the Art, Music and Theatre 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, Adult Education and Literacy Department, and Disability Services 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 AmeriCorps, 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  Recreational Center, which includes practice areas for various athletic teams, exercise facilities, and the RLC Fitness Center.

• A Student Center which includes offices for Community and Corporate Education, Truck Driver Training, the Perkins program, the 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 and a shooting range for concealed carry and firearm training, 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.

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