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Illinois Concealed Carry Firearms Training


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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.

Class Information

Instructors: Ron Meek & Jeff Bullard

2-Day Course (16 Hours)

Day 1 — FIREARM SAFETY & MARKSMANSHIP

Topics include firearm safety, principles of marksmanship, loading and unloading, safety and cleaning. DO NOT BRING FIREARM AND AMMUNITION TO THIS SESSION. INSTRUCTIONS WILL BE PROVIDED FOR BRINGING FIREARM ON DAY 2.

Day 2—CONCEALED CARRY LAW & QUALIFICATION

Topics include weapon handling, live fire qualification, and State/Federal laws relating to firearms. The training requirement includes a live fire qualification of 30 rounds at 5, 7, and 10 yards with at least 70% accuracy. A qualifying shot consists of a shot placed inside the 7 ring of a B-27 target.

What you will need for class:

• Valid FOID card

• Driver’s license; you must be 21+ years of age

• On Day 2 (Sunday), you will need a handgun and two boxes of unopened ammunition. Handguns will be inspected by the instructors and must be approved prior to use.

• Students must attend the entire 16 hours of training; no exemptions will be given.
 

Classes Coming Up

CNTED 1640/41-52 Saturday, 2/20 & Sunday, 2/21, 8AM-4PM
Main Campus, Coal Mining Training Center, Room 107A

CNTED 1640/41-53 Saturday, 3/19 & Sunday, 3/20, 8AM-4PM
Main Campus, Coal Mining Training Center, Room 107A

CNTED 1640/41-54 Saturday, 4/16 & Sunday, 4/17, 8AM-4PM
Main Campus, Coal Mining Training Center, Room 107A

CNTED 1640/41-55 Saturday, 5/14 & Sunday, 5/15, 8AM-4PM
Main Campus, Coal Mining Training Center, Room 107A

CNTED 1640/41-56 Saturday, 6/25 & Sunday, 6/26, 8AM-4PM
Main Campus, Coal Mining Training Center, Room 107A

CNTED 1640/41-57 Saturday, 8/20 & Sunday, 8/21, 8AM-4PM
Main Campus, Coal Mining Training Center, Room 107A

Cost

$150 (Class & Qualification)
+ $150 (IL Permit)
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$300*

*Approximate total cost. Out-of-State residents add $100

Cooperative Education


The administration, faculty and staff at Rend Lake College are committed to preparing students for productive, satisfying careers with area businesses and industries. The role of the Cooperative Education and Employment Services program is to serve as the liaison between job-seeking students, graduates and alumni and the employment community.

Our goal is to accommodate the personnel needs of employers while helping Rend Lake College students, graduates and alumni achieve their career aspirations. Cooperative Education and Employment Services are offered at no charge and are available to any Rend Lake College student, graduate or alumni, as well as any other resident of the college district.

Services are split into two mutually supporting programs, Cooperative Education and Employment Services. Both programs deserve a closer look from the employer and student perspectives.

Cooperative Education

Sometimes referred to as co-op, on-job-training or internship, cooperative education is a method of instruction that places Rend Lake College students into jobs relating to their majors. It is an attractive program for students and employers.

Employers and Co-op - There are several reasons why employers can profit from the use of cooperative education students . . .

Cost Reductions ­- Simply put, hiring co-op students improves the bottom line in three areas:

• Unemployment insurance is not required on co-op students.
• Recruitment and training costs are lower with co-op students.
• Co-op students are generally exempt from expensive benefit packages.

Productivity ­ - Co-op students are highly motivated, trainable workers who frequently are assigned special projects, freeing permanent staff for other important duties. 

Flexibility -­ Cooperative education students are available when you need them. No need to wait for the start of a semester to hire. 

Students and Co-op - Participation in cooperative education is advantageous for a number of reasons to students. 

Academics ­ - This is real learning and is just as academically vital as time spent in labs and classrooms. Rend Lake College awards transferable credit for cooperative education work experience. 

Experience ­ - Students gain practical, real-world experience that makes courses more meaningful. Co-op work experiences also strengthen the résumé, providing critical experience employers desire. 

Financial Assistance ­ - Co-op jobs are paid positions. While this is certainly not the most important aspect of the program, it does help defray the cost of higher education. 

Job Offers ­ - It is not unusual for Co-op students to be offered summer or even full-time job opportunities at their places of employment. 

note icon STUDENT QUALIFICATIONS: In order to qualify for the Cooperative Education program, students must have completed at least 12 semester hours with a cumulative grade-point average of 2.0 or higher.

EMPLOYMENT

The RLC Employment Services program gives employers a pleasant, flexible alternative to the more rigid, structured requirements of most placement agencies. With one simple phone call, employers gain access to prospective employees. Free interviewing facilities also are available if needed.

Employers are invited to contact Employment Services with full-time, part-time, temporary and seasonal openings. Referrals are made as directed by the employer, whether by direct candidate contact or résumés mailed or faxed.

Each spring semester, Employment Services sponsors the Rend Lake College Job Fair, which has proven to be a highly productive recruitment activity.

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.

 

Employment Services


Employment Services

The RLC Employment Services program gives employers a pleasant, flexible alternative to the more rigid, structured requirements of most placement agencies. Phone, fax, or email your employment needs and our dedicated staff will try to match your needs to qualified candidates.

Employers are invited to contact Employment Services with full-time, part-time, temporary and seasonal openings. Referrals are made as directed by the employer, whether by direct candidate contact or resumes mailed or faxed.

Students, alumni, and district residents can register with employment services for job placement assistance. Assistance with resume development and other job skills is also provided.

Each spring semester, Employment Services sponsors the Rend Lake College Career and Technology Job Fair which has proven to be a highly productive recruitment activity.

Cooperative Education
Land of Lincoln AmeriCorps
 

Institute of Lifelong Learning


Classes

AARP Driver Safety Program ▼

This course is open to all drivers 50 years of age and older to help improve driving skills and prevent accidents. Age-related physical changes, declining perceptual skills, rules of the road, and local driving problems will be covered. State-certified volunteer instructors trained by AARP will conduct the course using visual aids, a student manual and group discussion. Automobile insurance companies doing business in Illinois are required to provide a premium discount to all eligible graduates of this program, which is a state-approved driver improvement course. Certificate is good for 3 years. 

AARP members will need to bring $15 to the class and non members $20, either cash or check payable to AARP. You will have a 30 minute lunch break, please bring your lunch or money to order from the Subway on campus.

Instructor: Larry Ash  
ILR 4383-01 

Wednesday, 10/28, 8AM-4:30PM
Main Campus, Historic Schoolhouse

Brain Health Series ▼

Session 1: Head Strong: Exercise Strategies to Enhance Memory and Thinking
Come join us as we get together and explore several exercise strategies to challenge our brain.

Session 2: Building a Better Memory
Learn some strategies and techniques for improving your memory.

Session 3: Fit WITS
People often think more about keeping their bodies fit, but we shouldn’t forget about our brains!

You can attend all 3 sessions or just pick the ones that interest you!

Cost: $FREE
Instructor: University of Illinois Extension

ILR 7330-30 Thursday, 9/10- 9/24, 1-2:30PM
Mt. Vernon MarketPlace, Room 354A

ILR 7330-70 Thursday, 10/22 -11/5, 2:30-4PM
Pinckneyville Murphy-Wall Campus, Room 101

Coming of Age: Explore Your Future ▼

Rend Lake College is partnering with the University of Illinois Extension to help you prepare for retirement. As adults prepare for financial needs of retirement, they may fail to think about the changes in lifestyle and relationships that occur after. Research indicated that retirement is associated with many issues such as marital conflict, role loss, and depression.

However, it can also be a wonderful time, affording people the opportunity to reconnect with valued leisure activities, strengthen family relationships, travel, and enjoy the good life. Many dream of their retirement years with no plans or goals to reach those dreams. Prior to retirement is the time to develop a plan that will move them toward fulfilled retirement. This a program that can help people prepare for the transition to retirement, helping to ensure they can achieve successful or positive aging.

Lunch will be provided.
Please pre-register by October 12.

Cost: $25
ILR 7330-01 Thursday, 10/15, 8:30AM-4PM
Main Campus, Student Center, PDA

Trips & Tours

St. Louis Craft Breweries Tour ▼

Begin the tour at Anheuser Busch InBev Brewery and start your day with a full brewery tour, which includes a photo op with the famous Clydesdales horses and samples from the tasting room. Arrive at Square One Brewery & Distillery for lunch. You will have a choice of three entrees, desserts, and includes a non-alcoholic beverage. The brew master will speak to the group and a tasting at the table will be included. After lunch we will go to Urban Chestnut’s newest location in the Grove neighborhood where we will hear the story of their beginnings. They will also talk about the philosophy of brewing beer as well as the atmosphere they have created at both locations. Then enjoy tasting their selection of brews. Tour fees, lunch, gratuities, and charter bus transportation are included.

Cost: $95
ILR 9344-01 Tuesday, 9/22

Bus departs from Historic Schoolhouse at 8AM; returns 6PM

Bus departs from MarketPlace in Mt.Vernon at 8:30AM; returns 5:30PM

St. Louis 1904 World’s Fair Tour▼

Step back in time to the 1904 World’s Fair! We will learn from our local guide about the impact the fair had on the city. We will see a historical re-enactment of a small boy who attended the World’s Fair. Lunch will be a gourmet hot dog from Steve’s Hot Dogs and iced tea (both popularized at the fair). We will also experience the exhibit at the Missouri History Museum. Our last stop of the day will be for another 1904 fair favorite, an ice cream cone. Transportation, lunch, ice cream, tour fees and gratuities are included in the registration fee.

$79
ILR 9343-02 Friday, 4/12

RLC bus will depart from Historic Schoolhouse at 7AM: Returns 6PM

RLC bus will depart from Mt. Vernon Marketplace at 7:30AM; Returns 5:30PM

Jewish Heritage in St. Louis Tour ▼

Arrive at the Holocaust Museum and Learning Center which houses a 5,000 square foot core exhibition that provides a chronological history of the Holocaust with personal accounts of Holocaust survivors who emigrated to St. Louis. Photographs, artifacts, text panels, and audiovisual displays guide visitors through pre-war Jewish life in Europe, the rise of Nazism and events during the Holocaust between 1933-1945, and post-war events including the Nuremberg Trials and Jewish life after the Holocaust. Lunch will be on your own at a Jewish Deli, walk up counter service, you can choose whatever you want to try. After lunch we will go to the Central Reform Congregation, one of St. Louis’ synagogues for a tour and lecture by a rabbi who will speak of the Jewish faith, worship practices, and history. Visit a Jewish Cemetery and learn the burial practices associated with Jewish Law. Tour fees, gratuities, and charter bus transportation are included. 

Cost: $79

ILR 9344-02 Tuesday, 10/27

Bus departs from Historic Schoolhouse at 7:45AM; returns 6PM
Bus departs from MarketPlace in Mt.Vernon at 8:15AM; returns 5:30PM

White Christmas at The Fox

Join us for a viewing of “White Christmas” at the Fox Theatre in St. Louis. We will start with lunch at Soulard’s Restaurant, you will have your choice of a grilled chicken sandwich, a burger or a tuna melt. All served with house salad and fries and a non-alcoholic beverage.Tickets, lunch, gratuities, and charter bus transportation are included.

You must pre-register by October 10th. No refunds for cancellations.

Cost: $129

ILR 9344-03 Thursday, 11/19

Bus departs from Historic Schoolhouse at 8AM; returns 6PM
Bus departs from MarketPlace in Mt.Vernon at 8:30AM; returns 5:30PM

Collette Vacations

Collette Vacations

RLC is partnering with Collette Vacations to offer our community exciting travel opportunities. Collette is known for handling the details with expertise while you realize the rewards of travel.

An Informational Meeting will be held on September 15 at 5:00PM at the RLC

Historic Schoolhouse. We will discuss the Tropical Costa Rica trip , the Island of New

England trip, and answer questions . 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.


Tropical Costa Rica
Lush forests and stunning waterfalls rumbling volcanoes and endless coastlines… Costa Rica is a paradise teeming with exotic plants and incredible animals. Explore part of the 20,000 acre nature preserve of Cano Negro on a river boat adventure. Spend two nights in Monteverde’s fascinating cloud forest. Experience the forest canopy on hanging bridges. Explore San Jose’s Plaza de Cultural and the magnificent National Theatre. Relax in the mineral-rich waters of a hot springs with views of Arenal

Volcano. Luxuriate at a beach and golf resort for two nights in Tamarindo Beach, known for its breathtaking beauty and fine sandy beaches.

February 1-9, 2016 9 Days, 14 Meals.

$2,699 pp double occupancy

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


Island of New England
New England’s miles of sandy beaches, majestic coasts, and rolling surf invite relaxation. The Islands of New England tour spends eight days exploring New England’s charms, from the cobblestone streets of Nantucket to a dry harvest cranberry bog. Step back in time at Plimoth Plantation to sample traditional recipes from that period, learn some Pilgrim etiquette and enjoy a Thanksgiving feast where you’ll learn to “eat like a Pilgrim.” In Provincetown, the choice is yours – set out on a whale watch cruise or embark on a scenic adventure through the iconic sand dunes of the Cape. Visit Boston and
Providence, the Gilded Age mansions of Newport, the lively artist colony of Provincetown, and the beautiful islands of Martha’s Vineyard and Nantucket. Complete your New England experience as you indulge in a traditional lobster feast.
June 17– 24, 2016 8 Days, 11 Meals.

$2,629 pp double occupancy

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

Contact Community & Corporate Education

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

Community Education Programs


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Volunteerism

Volunteers of America logo The administration, faculty, and staff of Rend Lake College firmly believe in the concept that student learning should extend beyond the classroom and that each student should develop an understanding of their civic responsibility and recognize the value and importance of community service.

One way in which students can demonstrate an awareness of the opportunities and responsibilities of citizenship is through participation in a volunteerism course. Through enrollment in Volunteerism 1100 students can earn .5 or 1 credit hour by volunteering in approved community service experiences. Opportunities may include, but are not limited to, tutoring, literacy training, neighborhood improvement, environmental programs, animal shelter care, assistance for the elderly or disabled, and supplementing the work of mental health car providers.

For more information or to enroll in the course, contact the Cooperative Education and Employment Services Department.

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

 

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.

Supervisory & Management

The Center for Business Services can customize a variety of business supervisory and management related courses designed to improve the skills of your employees. Following are examples of courses that have been provided:

  • Business Communication
  • Conflict Resolution
  • Cooperative Education/Internships
  • Customer Service
  • Employment Placement Services
  • Evaluations
  • Fitness Programs
  • Food Sanitation
  • Interviewing Skills
  • Job Analysis
  • Leadership
  • Lean Manufacturing
  • Management
  • Motivation
  • Online Library Research Services
  • Personal Performance
  • Improvement
  • Problem Solving
  • Six Sigma
  • Small Business Counseling/Workshops
  • Supervision
  • Team Building
  • Terminations
  • Theory of Constraints
  • Time Management
  • Videoconferencing Services
  • WorkKeys Skills Assessment

Industrial Courses

In partnership with the Career-Technical Divisions of the college, we provide a variety of industrial and other training courses and programs to meet the needs of your business.

  • Blue Print Reading
  • Criminal Justice/Security
  • Electricity
  • Electronics
  • Emergency Medical Services - AHA CPR & First Aid | AHA Instructor Training/CPR & AED | Automated External Defibrillator | First Responder | Basic EMT | EMT—Paramedic
  • Ergonomics
  • Forklift
  • Hydraulics
  • Horticulture/Grounds Maintenance
  • Mechanics-Auto/Diesel/Heavy Equipment
  • MSHA
  • OSHA - Hazardous Material | Hazardous Waste | Lockout/Tagout
  • Pneumatics
  • Robotics
  • Truck Driving - CDL Review
  • Welding - GMAW | MIG/TIG | Oxyacetylene | Plasma

Computer Courses

  • Adobe - InDesign | Photoshop
  • C
  • C++
  • Computer-Aided Drafting
  • Computer Maintenance
  • GIS Mapping
  • Graphic Design
  • Java
  • Microsoft Office Software - Access (Database Management) | Excel (Spreadsheet) | Word (Word Processing) | PowerPoint (Presentation) | Publisher (Desktop Publishing)
  • Microsoft Operating Systems
  • Microsoft Networking
  • Point of Sale
  • QuickBooks
  • Switching and Routing
  • Visual Basic
  • Web Page

WorkKeys

keyWhat is WorkKeys?
WorkKeys is a system developed by ACT (American College Testing) to help students develop better workplace skills, help teachers prepare students for the workplace, and help employers select the most qualified candidates for the job.

Why is WorkKeys Important?
Employers today have created vast numbers of jobs requiring higher skill levels than in the past. They are having an increasingly difficult time finding qualified employees. WorkKeys helps businesses and educators understand each other’s needs.

How WorkKeys is Used
There is a growing trend across the country to bring together employers, educators, labor and state agencies to improve a community’s supply of skilled workers. WorkKeys job profiles have been completed for thousands of jobs and occupations. More than 8500 jobs, in nearly 1400 occupations, ranging from accountant to automotive technician and from welder to webmaster have been profiled.

How WorkKeys Works
WorkKeys is built around a set of skill scales that accurately measure both the skills of individuals and the competency levels required for successful job performance.

Businesses use WorkKeys job profiling to analyze the skills necessary for specific jobs in their organizations. These profiles offer a concrete way for businesses to describe to educators, students, and job applicants the skills they need for particular jobs. Then, job applicants can use their WorkKeys scores to determine how their skills measure up to those required. And, educators can see how well they are preparing graduates for the work world in different occupations.

WorkKeys offers eight assessments that can be used separately or in combination:

Applied Mathematics
Applied Technology
Listening
Locating Information
Observation
Reading for Information
Teamwork
Writing

OSHA

OSHA General Industry 10 Hour and 30 Hour

This course is an overview of the basic OSHA safety standards. Learn vital safety and health information to all personnel responsible for a safe working environment on the job site. Topics include the inspection and citation process, working and walking surfaces, electrical safety, machine guarding, and emergency action plans. Attendees will better understand OSHA’s role in the industry. After completing the required hours, participants will receive the OSHA Certification Card.

Accident Prevention
Back Safety & Lifting Techniques
Bloodborne Pathogens
Confined Space Entry
EMT/First Aid/CPR
Ergonomics
Hazardous Materials
Industrial Truck Training
Lock Out/Tag Out
OSHA 10-Hour Refresher

$62 for 10 Hour—Scheduled upon request.
$186 for 30 Hour—Scheduled upon request.

American Heart Association Community Training Center

The training center houses our programming through the American Heart Association.
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Truck Driver Training

Truck Driver Training Certificate
This certificate is designed to prepare students for a career as a Truck Driver. Career opportunities exist in the field of truck driving, including intrastate and interstate. Learning will occur in the classroom and in a tractor trailer. The Illinois Secretary of State's Commercial Driver's License Pre-Trip, Skills and Road Examinations will be administered.

Heavy Equipment Transportation Certificate
This certificate is designed to prepare students for occupations involving the maintenance, repair, and operation of semi-tractor trailer units. Upon successful completion of the curriculum, the student will have a thorough knowledge of engine and brake repair, servicing, alignment, and operation of a tractor trailer unit. The Illinois Secretary of State's Commercial Driver's License Pre-Trip, Skills and Road Examinations will be administered.

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EMT - Paramedic

Associate of Applied Science
This program 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.

Certificate
This program meets current Illinois Department of Public Health 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.

Gainful Employment Information is available

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Cosmetology

Associate of Applied Science Degree in Cosmetology
The Cosmetology program comes with an option to earn an Associate in Applied Science Degree. To do so, you’ll go through the Cosmetology certificate program, along with a fourth semester consisting of 15 credit hours of general education requirements.

Associate of Applied Science in Barbering
The Barber program comes with an option to earn an Associate in Applied Science Degree. To do so, you’ll go through the Barbering certificate program, along with a fourth semester consisting of 15 credit hours of general education requirements.

Cosmetology Teacher Certificate
A short-term Occupational Certificate designed to prepare individuals for positions teaching Cosmetology. Typical graduates will work as instructors in Cosmetology programs in either community colleges or private schools. Students with two years of practical experience as a Licensed Cosmetologist are required to complete 500 clock hours of instruction. Those with less than two years of practical experience are required to complete 1000 clock hours of instruction. A limited number of slots will be available to be filled during any enrollment period. The program prepares students to take the Illinois Cosmetologist Teacher licensure exam. Students with two years of practical experience as an Illinois Licensed Cosmetologist will not be required to take COSM 1210 and COSM 1211. 

Gainful Employment Information is available

Barbering Certificate
This program is designed to prepare you for a career as a barber. Typical graduates will work as barbers in chain or independent shops or open their own. The curriculum emphasizes practical, hands-on experience with the latest styles, trends and techniques. The program prepares you to take the Illinois Barber licensure exam. You will attend class five days a week for up to eight hours a day. Some Saturday clinical work is to be expected.

Nail Tech Certificate

This program is designed to prepare students for a career as a licensed Nail Technician. Career opportunities exist in the field of manicurists and pedicurists. Learning will occur in the classroom and in a clinical setting. Upon successful completion, students will have gained the knowledge and skills necessary to pass the Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regualtion licensing exam.

Gainful Employment Information is available

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Culinary Arts

Associate of 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.

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.

Gainful Employment Information is available

Baking & Pastry 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.

Gainful Employment Information is available

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