Barber


Get creative, get trendy and get going with Rend Lake College's Barber program. Expert instructors train students in the basics of hair cutting and styling and work up to the latest, hottest trends. Learn under expert supervision while you work with real clients at Studio RLC, the college's school/salon located at the RLC MarketPlace in Mt. Vernon. The real-world experience gained here is an excellent benefit. Whether you're coming in right out of high school or looking to train for a new career, this program will get you up and running, and you'll have fun while you're at it!

 

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Degrees & Certificats in Barbering

BARBER - Certificate

COMMUNITY & CORPORATE EDUCATION Division

A one-year program leading to an Occupational Certificate in Barbering. The program is designed to prepare individuals for positions in the Barber field. 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 is approved by the Illinois Department of Professional Regulation and prepares students to take the Illinois Barber licensure exam.

Students in the day program will be expected to attend class five days per week for up to eight hours per day. Some Saturday clinical work is to be expected. Each semester consists of two courses that are co-requisites and must be taken concurrently. ? Total = 50 Hours

First Semester Cr. Hrs.

COSM 1201 Cosmetology / Barber Theory I 5

COSM 1202 Cosmetology / Barber Clinic I 16

(2)1

Second Semester

COSM 1207 Barber Theory II 5

COSM 1208 Barber Clinic II 16

(2)1

Third Semester

COSM 1205 Cosmetology / Barber Clinic III 7

COSM 1206 Cosmetology / Barber Internship 1

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BARBER- Degree

Associate in Applied Science Degree

COMMUNITY & CORPORATE EDUCATION Division

The Barber Associate in Applied Science Degree program meets the standards of the Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulations. This program is designed to prepare individuals for positions in the Barber field. 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 is approved by the Illinois Department of Professional Regulation and prepares students to take the Illinois Barber licensure exam.

Students will be expected to attend class five days per week for up to eight hours per day. Some Saturday clinical work is to be expected. ? Total = 65 Hours

First Semester Cr. Hrs.

COSM 1201 Cosmetology / Barber Theory I 5

COSM 1202 Cosmetology / Barber Clinic I 16

(2)1

Second Semester

COSM 1207 Barber Theory II 5

COSM 1208 Barber Clinic II 16

(2)1

Third Semester

COSM 1205 Cosmetology / Barber Clinic III 7

COSM 1206 Cosmetology / Barber Internship 1

8

Fourth Semester

COMM 1101 Principles of Effective Speaking 1 (3)

CSCI 1101 Introduction to Computers (3)

ENGL 1101 Rhetoric and Composition I 1 (3)

MATH 1202 Business Mathematics

MATH 1107 or Contemporary College Mathematics (3)

PSYC 2101 Introduction to Psychology

PSYC 2106 or Human Relations (3)

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

BARBER TEACHER- Certificate

Occupational Certificates

COMMUNITY & CORPORATE EDUCATION Division

Short-term occupational certificates designed to prepare individuals for positions teaching Barbering. Typical graduates will work as instructors in Barber programs.

Based on Illinois Department of Professional Regulation guidelines, students with three years of practical experience as a licensed barber are required to complete 500 clock hours of instruction. Licensed barbers with less than three years of practical experience are required to complete 1,000 clock hours of instruction.

Students will be admitted at various times during the year based on demand and openings in the program. This program prepares students to take the Illinois Barber Teacher licensure exam.

► Total = 19 or 37 Hours

Barber Teacher I

Prerequisite: Three yeas of practical experience as a licensed barber

► Total = 19 Hours

Gainful Employment Information

First Semester Cr. Hrs.

BUSI 1101 Intro to Business or

MGMT 2201 Principles of Management (3)

COSM 1211 Post-Grad Training II 8

COSM 1212 Teaching Methods (3)

COSM 1213 Teaching Methods Application 5

19

Barber Teacher II

► Total = 37 Hours

Gainful Employment Information

First Semester Cr. Hrs.

BUSI 1101 Intro to Business or

MGMT 2201 Principles of Management (3)

COSM 1210 Post-Grad Training I 10

13

Second Semester

COSM 1211 Post-Grad Training II 8

COSM 1212 Teaching Methods (3)

COSM 1213 Teaching Methods Application 5

COSM 1214 Student Teaching 8

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Schedule ▼

COSMETOLOGY & BARBER
Students attend full-time Monday through Friday 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Both classroom and clinical are held at Studio RLC at Rend Lake MarketPlace Mt.Vernon, IL. Studio RLC students are a walking ad for the Cosmetology program, Rend Lake College, and the profession. Professional ALL black dress clothing and black closed toe shoes are required.

NEW CLASSES STARTING: Cosmetology classes begin every spring and fall semester. Nail Technology and Barber classes begin each fall semester. Esthetics classes will begin each spring.

Financial Aid ▼

The college tries to assist individuals who demonstrate financial need, and in most cases, financial aid is available. The college has been approved as a participating institution for grants made by the Illinois Student Assistance Commission and also is approved for federal student aid programs, including veterans benefits. Locally endowed scholarships are available to full-time students through the Rend Lake College Foundation. Go to Financial Aid | Go to Foundation

Employment ▼

There is almost no limit to the places cosmetology can take a person. While many cosmetologists work in salons or open their own salons, many find work at spas, hotels and resorts.

The job placement potential, along with the diverse career opportunities available within the beauty industry, makes for a very attractive consideration. In addition to hair design, our industry offers opportunities in make-up, fashion photography, product education, platform artistry and salon management. We believe that a state of the art education is the most important element for a successful career in cosmetology – a career that is filled with exciting opportunity and personal fulfillment to profoundly impact your life – and the lives of your future guests.

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Thank you for your interest in Studio RLC Cosmetology School. The beauty industry of today can be both personally and financially rewarding.

Following your beauty school education as a trained professional, you will realize your artistic dreams and work as a beauty professional almost anywhere in the world. Whether you choose to create fashion behind a chair in the salon; own your own salon or spa business; or opt for the excitement of a career in fashion, feature film, TV, or product education, Studio RLC Cosmetology School will help you reach your artistic, technical and lifestyle goals.

Enjoy the Journey,  
Daphne A. Mitchell  
Program Director



Rend Lake College
Cosmetology / Studio RLC
327 Potomac Blvd. • Mt. Vernon, IL 62864
Phone – (618) 242-8459
Toll-Free (In-District) – 1-800-369-5321

www.rlc.edu/studiorlc

Unmanned Aircraft Systems


Unmanned aircraft systems offer cutting-edge technology. In addition to business operations and programming, the collection and analysis of geospatial data offers a wide range of possibilities for many occupations. The use of unmanned aircraft systems provides students access to relevant, real-time data and valuable experience. The use of unmanned aircraft systems is limitless and will continue to open opportunities in many professional fields as technology improves.

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According to statistics from the Association for Unmanned Vehicle Systems International, UASs will create approximately 100,000 new jobs by 2025 - a total economic impact of $82 billion. Graduates from RLC’s program will be prepared to take the UAS Certification examination, given by the Federal Aviation Administration. Students who pass will have the ability to work with the UAS in the national airspace for profit.

 

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Degrees & Certificates in Unmanned Aircraft Systems

UNMANNED AIRCRAFT SYSTEMS - Certificate

APPLIED SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY DIVISION

Unmanned aircraft systems offer cutting-edge technology. In addition to business operations and programming, the collection and analysis of geospatial data offers a wide range of possibilities for many occupations. The use of unmanned aircraft systems provides students access to relevant real-time data and valuable experience. Successful completion of a criminal background check is required. To become a certified operator, students must be 17 years of age, pass an aeronautical knowledge test and be vetted by the Transportation Security Administration.

► Total = 9 Hours

First Semester (9 Cr. Hrs.)

UAS 1200 Intro to Unmanned Aircraft Systems (3)

UAS 1201 Advanced Unmanned Aircraft Systems (3)

UAS 1202 Unmanned Aircraft Systems Law & Test Prep (3)

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Employment Opportunities

Students who successfully complete this program will be qualified for a number of employment opportunities, which might include careers in a number of private or public service sectors:

• Agriculture
• Architecture
• Army Corps of Engineers
• Computer Programming
• Cyber Security
• Information Technology
• Law Enforcement
• Military
• Photography
• Private Contracting
• Private Detective

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

Health Care Coach


The health care industry is rapidly changing from a system of treating diseases to preventing them from happening in the first place. Health care coaches, also known as wellness coaches or health coaches, will help individuals implement the activities and plans the patient creates with his or her nurse, social worker or other clinician.

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Ultimately, the goal of the health care coach is to motivate and lead his or her clients to positive behavioral change and better health. Health coaches act as liaisons between patients and clinicians and help implement clinical changes to improve the daily lives of patients.

Healthy lifestyle changes can contribute to better overall health and thus lower health care costs. Those involved in the health care system are searching for ways to improve the quality of care and health outcomes while reducing costs. Employment of health care coaches and related individuals is one step in furtherance of those goals.

 

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Degrees & Certificates in Health Care Coach

Health Care Coach - Occupational Certificate

The Health Care Coach program is a one-semester certificate designed to prepare students to work in the medical field as a health coach. A health coach works under the close mentorship of a group of multidisciplinary health professionals. All curriculum courses must be completed with a grade of "C" or better.

► Total = 16 Hours

Gainful Employment

First Semester (16 Cr. Hrs.)

  • Introduction to Nutrition (3)
  • Introduction to Health Care (4)
  • Health Care Psychology (3)
  • Health Care Terminology (3)
  • Community Health Care

 

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

Biomedical Electronics


Starts Fall 2016!

After years in the making, Rend Lake College will soon be offering a new Associate in Applied Science degree in Biomedical Electronics. With the degree, technicians can work behind the scenes in the health care field to maintain vital medical equipment.

The 65-credit-hour program will take two years, or four semesters, to complete and includes seven new biomedical electronics courses alongside 12 health care and general education courses.

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The new biomedical electronics courses were developed to provide students the skills and training to install, maintain, and repair medical equipment in hospitals, medical equipment manufacturing and service businesses, physicians’ offices, and other health care facilities. Specifically, these courses focus on electronic fundamentals, including AC, DC, and digital electronic principals, coupled with several biomedical-related courses.

The seven Biomedical Electronics courses approved are Intro to Biomedical Technology (BME1201), Biomedical Electronics Devices (BME 1202), Intro to Radiography for Biomedical Technicians (BME 1203), Biomedical Internship I and II (BME 1204 and 1206), Advanced Medical Electronics (BME 1205), and CBET Exam Prep (BME 1207).

Each course covers training in biomedical equipment fundamentals, hospital safety, regulations, medical terminology, human anatomy, physiology and biology. Students also will be required to complete two biomedical internships at medical facilities.

Kim Wilkerson, Dean of Allied Health, said the Biomedical Electronics degree is one that has been in the works for years. Thanks to funding from the Title III grant, RLC was finally able to develop curriculum and purchase equipment for the program.

“Rend Lake College has wanted to start this program for several years when a local hospital contacted us and asked for this type of training, but due to the high cost of the equipment, we were unable to move forward,” explained Wilkerson. “The Title III grant has funding to provide that equipment, and we’re elated to begin offering training to promote student success.”

Wilkerson also added the degree is a good option for those who like helping others, but who aren’t interested in working one-on-one with patients as a nurse or physician.

“It’s a great opportunity for students looking to be in the health care field who are more interested in the background functions of the facilities and helping patients indirectly through keeping up medical equipment,” she said.

According to the U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics, job opportunities for medical equipment technicians are expected to grow at a rate of 30 percent by 2022 – adding more than 12,000 jobs to the market. Median pay for a technician in 2012 was $44,570.

For more information, contact RLC’s Allied Health Division at 618-437-5321, Ext. 1251.

 

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Degrees & Certificates in Biomedical Electronics

BIOMEDICAL ELECTRONICS — Degree

Associate in Applied Science Degree

ALLIED HEALTH

This degree provides the skills and training for students to become biomedical electronics technicians. These technicians install, maintain, and repair medical equipment. This degree focuses on electronic fundamentals, including AC, DC and digital electronic principals coupled with several biomedical-related courses. Biomedical courses provide training in biomedical equipment fundamentals, hospital safety, regulations, medical terminology, human anatomy, physiology and biology.

Students also will be required to complete two biomedical internships at medical facilities. All curriculum courses must be completed with a grade of “C” or better.

► Total = 64 Hours

First Semester (14 Cr. Hrs.)

  • CNS 1240 Digital Fundamentals (3)
  • CSCI 1101 Intro to Computers (3)
  • INEL 1291 Basic Electronics for Technicians (5)
  • MATH 1108 College Algebra I (3)

Second Semester (18 Cr. Hrs.)

  • ALH 1201 Anatomy & Physiology Fundamentals (3)
  • BME 1201 Intro to Biomed Tech (3)
  • CNS 1210 Network Fundamentals (5)
  • INEL 1265 Solid State Electronics (4)
  • MATH 1109 Plane Trigonometry (3)

Third Semester (17 Cr. Hrs.)

  • BME 1202 Biomedical Electronic Devices (3)
  • BME 1203 Intro to Radiography for Biomed Techs (3)
  • BME 1204 Biomedical Internship I (3)
  • CNS 1212 Microcomp Hardware / Operating Systems (5)
  • COMM 1101 Principles of Effective Speaking (3)

Fourth Semester (15 Cr. Hrs.)

  • BME 1205 Advanced Medical Electronics (3)
  • BME 1206 Biomedical Internship II (3)
  • BME 1207 CBET Exam Prep (1)
  • ENGL 1101 Rhetoric and Composition I (3)
  • PHY 1101 College Physics I (5)

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

New students also take ORIE 1101 Orientation (1.5)

 

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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

Firearms Training


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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


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
 

Jeff Bullard

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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


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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

Theatre


The Rend Lake College Theatre Department offers classes in acting and theatre. Each year, the RLC Theatre program is committed to producing two shows – a fall play and a spring children’s show. Auditions for the shows are open to students and community members who want to gain experience and training on the stage.

Fall Play

Spring Children's Show

Flummoxed Fairy Tales — written and directed by Tracey Webb — is our annual play performed for thousands of area grade school students. Check the Events Calendar for dates

 

Thespians

RLC Thespians practice a form of acting called Comedy Improvisation. They perform the same kind of quick-thinking acting exercises as seen on television's "Who's line is it anyway," as well as the exercises "Second City" school of Improvisational acting has mastered. This sort of acting led to the popular Saturday Night Live television series, still running since the 1970s!

The Thespians also rehearse written scripts and perform plays based on current events or issues that teach lessons. Club meetings take place each Friday in the theatre at 3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. during the fall and spring semesters.

Tracey Webb, the sponsor of the RLC thespians can be reached in her office by email or phone: or 618-437-5321, Ext. 1295.

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Photos


Music & Theatre

 

 

The Life and Adventures of Santa Claus

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Treasure Island 2013 Fall Play

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Faculty & Staff



Liberal Arts Division
Phone: (618) 437-5321 Ext. 1263
Email:
Address: 468 N. Ken Gray Parkway, Ina, IL 62846 Attn: Liberal Arts
Fax Number: (618) 437-5677 Attn: Liberal Arts

Oil & Natural Gas Technician


Our Oil & Natural Gas Technician program is the training rig operators demand - PCE SafeLandUSA & SafeGulf.

We are an Accredited Training Provider. Click HERE to find our current rate for a credit hour of training. Call to register today! 618-437-5321 ext 2373

 

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Degrees & Certificates in Oil & Natural Gas Technician

APPLIED SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY DIVISION

OIL & NATURAL GAS TECHNICIAN - Certificate

Occupational Certificate

Gainful Employment

The Advanced Oil and Natural Gas Technician option can be stacked on the Oil and Natural Gas Technician certificate for the student wishing only to complete several industry-focused courses. The certificate option provides the student with the knowledge and skills required for employment in the petroleum and natural gas industries but may not want to pursue a degree.

► Total = 23 Hours

First Semester (11 Cr. Hrs.)

GEOL 1101 Physical Geology (3)

INEL 1291 Basic Electronics for Technicians (5)

SURV 1205 Intro to Mapping and Geographic Info. Systems (3)

Second Semester (12 Cr. Hrs.)

IST 2230 Intro to PLCs (3)

ONGT 1204 Oil and Gas Production Equipment (2)

ONGT 2201 Petroleum Refining (4)

ONGT 2202 Oil and Gas Well Mapping and Logging (3)

OIL & NATURAL GAS TECHNICIAN - Degree

Associate in Applied Science Degree

The Oil and Natural Gas Technician program is designed to provide the student with the knowledge and skills required for employment in the petroleum and natural gas industries. The program gives the students a broad range of skills which are essential for technician who want to work in the petroleum and natural gas service, production, transportation and refining industries.

► Total = 65 Hours

First Semester (17 Cr. Hrs.)

CSCI 1101 Intro to Computers (3)

DIEL 1202 Basic Diesel Fuel Systems (2)

INEL 1291 Basic Electronics for Technicians (5)

MATH 1201 Technical Mathematics (or higher) (3)

ONGT 1200 Intro to the Petroleum Industry (1)

ONGT 1201 Oil and Gas Production I (3)

Second Semester (18 Cr. Hrs.)

DIEL 1208 Diesel Accessories (2)

FLPR 1262 Fluid Power Fundamentals (5)

GEOL 1101 Physical Geology (3)

ONGT 1202 Artificial Lift Systems (3)

ONGT 1203 Oil and Gas Production II (3)

ONGT 1204 Oil and Gas Production Equipment (2)

Third Semester (15 Cr. Hrs.)

ENGL 1101 Rhetoric and Composition I 1 (3)

IST 2230 Intro to PLCs (3)

ONGT 2203 Safety - SafeLands / OSHA (2)

SURV 1205 Intro to Mapping and Geographic Info. Systems (3)

WELD 1270 Intro to Welding Processes (4)

Fourth Semester (15 Cr. Hrs.)

COMM 1101 Principles of Effective Speaking (3)

INEL 2201 Process Control (2)

ONGT 2201 Petroleum Refining (4)

ONGT 2202 Oil and Gas Well Mapping and Logging (3)

ONGT 2210 Supervised Occupational Experience (3)

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

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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

Office Systems Technology


As the reliance on technology continues to expand in offices, the role of the office professional evolves as well. Office automation and organizational restructuring have led administrative assistants to take on responsibilities once reserved for managers and professional staff. In spite of these changes, the core responsibilities for administrative assistants have remained much the same: performing and coordinating an office’s administrative activities and storing, retrieving, and integrating information for dissemination to staff and clients.

 

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Degrees & Certificates in Office Systems Technology

OFTC ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT - Degree

Associate in Applied Science Degree

APPLIED SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY DIVISION

This curriculum is designed to provide students with the background in technical skills and general studies necessary for a career as an administrative assistant in business and industry. It also helps those already employed upgrade job skills and advancement potential.

► Total = 70 Hours

First Semester (16 Cr. Hrs.)

CSCI 1101 Introduction to Computers (3)

ENGL 1101 Rhetoric and Composition I 1 (3)

OFTC 1202 Beginning Document Formatting (3)

OFTC 1203 Building Keyboarding Speed & Accuracy I (1)

OFTC 1232 Business Data Entry (3)

OFTC 1252 Records Management Concepts / Computerized Applications (3)

Second Semester (17 Cr. Hrs.)

COMM 1101 Principles of Effective Speaking (3)

CSCI 1243 Beginning Microsoft Word 3 (3)

MATH 1202 Business Mathematics 1, 2 or MATH 1107 Contemporary College Mathematics (3)

OFTC 1204 Building Keyboarding Speed/Accuracy II (1)

OFTC 1206 Computerized Accounting with QuickBooks (1)

OFTC 1233 Office Accounting (3)

OFTC 2201 Advanced Document Formatting (3)

Summer Term (3 Cr. Hrs.)

OFTC 2291 Cooperative Experience I or BUSI 2203 Business Ethics (3)

Third Semester (18 Cr. Hrs.)

BUSI 2102 Customer Service (3)

BUSI 2107 Business Communications (3)

CSCI 1263 Beginning Microsoft Excel 3 (3)

CSCI 2243 Intermediate Microsoft Word (3)

OFTC 2261 Office Procedures and Technology (3)

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

Fourth Semester (16 Cr. Hrs.)

BUSI 1200 Job Strategy (1)

CSCI 1255 Beginning Microsoft Access 3 (3)

CSCI 1275 Microsoft PowerPoint 3 (3)

CSCI 2245 Integrating Microsoft Applications 3 (3)

OFTC 2262 Integrated Office Procedures (3)

OFTC 2265 Office Supervision & Administration (3)

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

2 Talk to an advisor if transferring to a four-year institution.

3 One of 5 classes that earn you the Microsoft User Certificate.

MICROSOFT USER - Certificate

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► Total = 15 Hours

CSCI 1243 Beginning Microsoft Word (3)

CSCI 1255 Microsoft Access Database (3)

CSCI 1263 Microsoft Excel Spreadsheet (3)

CSCI 1275 Microsoft PowerPoint (3)

CSCI 2245 Integrating Microsoft Applications (3)

NOTE: Students must be able to type 25 words per minute.

MEDICAL OFFICE SPECIALIST - Degree

Associate in Applied Science Degree

APPLIED SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY DIVISION

This two-year program leads to the AAS Degree in Office Systems Technology / Medical Office Specialist. With its focus on essential administrative and technology-related tasks, the student will be prepared to become an effective and important member of any medical office environment. Graduates may fulfill roles such as office manager, medical secretary, medical transcriptionist and receptionist. The curriculum also may assist those already employed by enhancing existing skills and therefore providing advancement potential. Upon completion of the degree, the student may apply for both the 30-hour and 10-hour medical office certificates.

► Total = 64 Hours

First Semester (16 Cr. Hrs.)

OFTC 1203 Building Keyboarding Speed/Accuracy I (1)

OFTC 1232 Business Data Entry (3)

OFTC 1252 Records Management Concepts / Computerized Applications (3)

OFTC 1280 Medical Terminology 3 (3)

OFTC 1281 Medical Transcription 3 (3)

PSYC 2101 Introduction to Psychology or PSYC 2106 Human Relations 2 (3)

Second Semester (17 Cr. Hrs.)

ALH 1201 Anatomy & Physiology Fundamentals (3)

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

CSCI 1243 Beginning Microsoft Word (3)

ENGL 1101 Rhetoric & Composition I 1 (3)

OFTC 1204 Building Keyboarding Speed/Accuracy II 1

OFTC 1233 Office Accounting (3)

Summer Term (3 Cr. Hrs.)

OFTC 2291 Cooperative Experience I or BUSI 2203 Business Ethics (3)

Third Semester (15 Cr. Hrs.)

CMA 1203 Billing & Coding (3)

CSCI 1263 Beginning Microsoft Excel (3)

CSCI 2243 Intermediate Microsoft Word (3)

OFTC 1234 Communication in Technical Services (3)

OFTC 2261 Office Procedures and Technology (3)

Fourth Semester (14 Cr. Hrs.)

BUSI 1200 Job Strategy (1)

BUSI 1202 Work Ethics (1)

BUSI 2107 Business Communications (3)

COMM 1101 Principles of Effective Speaking (3)

CSCI 1255 Beginning Microsoft Access (3)

MATH 1202 Business Mathematics 1, 2 or MATH 1107 or Contemporary College Math (3)

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

2 Talk to an advisor if transferring to a four-year institution.

3 In order to complete OFTC 1280 and OFTC 1281 in one semester, students must enroll in consecutive 8-week sessions.

MEDICAL OFFICE ASSISTANT - Certificate

APPLIED SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY DIVISION

This one-year certificate curriculum is designed to provide students with the technical skills necessary for an entry-level position in any medical office environment. Students will be trained in the areas of keyboarding, office technology, medical terminology, transcription and billing / coding.

► Total = 30 Hours

Prerequisite: Completion with a “C” or better – CSCI 1101 or OFTC 1202 – or consent of division chair.

First Semester (16 Cr. Hrs.)

CMA 1203 Billing & Coding (3)

OFTC 1203 Building Keyboarding Speed/Accuracy I (1)

OFTC 1232 Business Data Entry (3)

OFTC 1252 Records Management Concepts / Computerized Applications (3)

OFTC 1280 Medical Terminology 2 (3)

OFTC 1281 Medical Transcription 2 (3)

Second Semester (18 Cr. Hrs.)

BUSI 1202 Work Ethics (1)

CSCI 1243 Beginning Microsoft Word (3)

MATH 1202 Business Mathematics (1)

MATH 1107 or Contemporary College Math (3)

OFTC 1204 Building Keyboarding Speed / Accuracy II (1)

OFTC 1233 Office Accounting (3)

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

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

2 In order to complete OFTC 1280 and OFTC 1281 in one semester, students must enroll in consecutive 8-week sessions.

MEDICAL OFFICE ASSOCIATE - Certificate

APPLIED SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY DIVISION

This occupational certificate program is designed to provide students with the basic information needed to pursue an entry-level position in a medical office setting or enhance the skills of the already-employed medical office staff.

► Total = 10 Hours

Prerequisite: CSCI 1101, or OFTC 1202, or OFTC 2201 with “C” or better or 35 words/minute, or consent of instructor

First Semester (10 Cr. Hrs.)

BUSI 1202 Work Ethics (1)

MEDC 1206 Intro to Medical Coding or CMA 1203 Billing & Coding (3)

OFTC 1280 Medical Terminology 1 (3)

OFTC 1281 Medical Transcription 1 (3)

1 In order to complete OFTC 1280 and OFTC 1281 in one semester, students must enroll in consecutive 8-week sessions.

OFTC SPECIALIST - Degree

Rend Lake College offers a two-year Associate in Applied Science Degree in Office Systems Technology – Specialist, as well as a one-year Assistant occupational certificate, both of which prepare students for direct entry into the workforce. 

Specialists and assistants perform a variety of administrative and clerical duties necessary to run an organization efficiently. They serve as information and communication managers for an office; plan and schedule meetings and appointments; organize and maintain paper and electronic files; manage projects; conduct research; and disseminate information.

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These professionals often use computers to do tasks previously handled by managers and professionals, such as creating spreadsheets; composing correspondence; managing databases; and creating presentations, reports, and documents using desktop publishing software and digital graphics. They may negotiate with vendors, maintain and examine leased equipment, purchase supplies, manage areas such as stockrooms or corporate libraries, and retrieve data from various sources.

Office professionals are employed in organizations of every type. Around 9 out of 10 are employed in service-providing industries, ranging from education and health care to government and retail trade. Most of the rest work for firms engaged in manufacturing or construction. Source: U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics

Associate in Applied Science Degree

APPLIED SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY DIVISION

► Total = 64 Hours


First Semester (16 Cr. Hrs.)

CSCI 1102 Intro to Computers w/Business Apps (3)
ENGL 1101 Rhetoric and Composition I 1 (3)
OFTC 1203 Building Keyboarding Speed/Acc. I (1)
OFTC 1232 Business Data Entry (3)
PSYC 2101 Intro to Psychology or PSYC 2106 Human Relations (3)
OFTC 1252 Records Management Concepts  / Computerized Applications (3)

Second Semester (15 Cr. Hrs.)

 
COMM 1101 Principles of Effective Speaking (3)
CSCI 1243 Beginning Microsoft Word 3 (3)
MATH 1202 Business Mathematics 1, 2 or MATH 1107 Contemporary College Math (3)
OFTC 1204 Building Keyboarding Speed/Acc. II (1)
BUSI 1202 Work Ethics (1)
OFTC 1206 Computerized Accounting w/QuickBooks (1)
OFTC 1233 Office Accounting (3)

Summer Term (3 Cr. Hrs.)

 
OFTC 2291 Cooperative Experience I or BUSI 2203 Business Ethics (3)


Third Semester (15 Cr. Hrs.)

OFTC 1234 Communication in Technical Servicecs (3)
BUSI 2107 Business Communications (3)
CSCI 1263 Beginning Microsoft Excel 3 (3)
CSCI 2243 Intermediate Microsoft Word (3)
OFTC 2261 Office Procedures and Technology (3)


Fourth Semester (15 Cr. Hrs.)

BUSI 1200 Job Strategy (1)
CSCI 1255 Beginning Microsoft Access 3 (3)
CSCI 1236 Integrating Technologies (2)
CSCI 1275 Microsoft PowerPoint 3 (3)
CSCI 2245 Integrating Microsoft Applications 3 (3)
OFTC 2265 Office Supervision & Administration (3)

1 Prerequisite course(s) may be required based on test results.
2 Talk to an advisor if transferring to a four-year institution.
3 One of 5 classes that will earn you the Microsoft User Certificate.

OFFICE ASSISTANT- Certificate

Gainful Employment Information

APPLIED SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY DIVISION

A student must successfully complete 29 hours to be granted a one-year Office Assistant Certificate. The curriculum is designed to provide students with the basic skills necessary for an entry-level position.

► Total = 30 Hours

First Semester (15 Cr. Hrs.)

CSCI 1101 Intro to Computers (3)

OFTC 1202 Beginning Document Formatting (3)

OFTC 1232 Business Data Entry (3)

OFTC 1252 Records Management Concepts / Computerized Applications (3)

OFTC 2261 Office Procedures and Technology (3)

Second Semester (15 Cr. Hrs.)

BUSI 1200 Job Strategy (1)

BUSI 2107 Business Communications (3)

OFTC 1204 Building Keyboarding Speed/Acc. II (1)

OFTC 1206 Computerized Accounting with QuickBooks (1)

OFTC 1233 Office Accounting (3)

OFTC 2201 Advanced Document Formatting (3)

OFTC 2262 Integrated Office Procedures (3)

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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

Music


Welcome to the Rend Lake College Music Program! We offer many opportunities for students who wish to pursue music as a career or get involved for the love of it!

The RLC Music Program is home to three semi-professional ensembles; RLC Community Orchestra, Concert Band, and Concert Choir. In addition, we offer many other performing opportunities including the Annual Spring Musical, Student Recital, and much, much more! With its dedicated artist faculty and growing performing ensembles, Rend Lake College provides students with a first-rate musical education at an affordable cost. Students can reap the rewards of a low-cost education and individual attention at RLC while preparing for a four-year university.

 

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Degrees & Certificates in Music

Associate in Fine Arts Degree

LIBERAL ARTS DIVISION

Music Performance – Instrumental Option

Rend Lake College offers courses applicable to an Associate in Fine Arts Degree. This degree will require a total of 64 credit hours. General Education courses are described in the Illinois General Education Core Curriculum. Because completion of the A.F.A. curriculum does not fulfill the requirements of the Illinois General Education Core, students will need to complete the general education requirements of the institution to which they transfer. Consult with your counselor or music faculty advisor for more information. ? Total = 64 Hours

First Semester Cr. Hrs.

ENGL 1101 Rhetoric and Composition I 1 (3)

MUSI 1101 Music Theory I (3)

MUSI 1103 Aural Skills I 1

MUSI Applied Music I (Principal Instrument) (2)

MUSI 1145 Piano Class I 1

MUSI 1161 Concert Band I 1

Elective 1

Elective – Social Science (3)

15

Second Semester

ENGL 1102 Rhetoric and Composition II (3)

MUSI 1102 Music Theory II (3)

MUSI 1106 Aural Skills II 1

MUSI 1111 Music Literature (3)

MUSI Applied Music I (Principal Instrument) (2)

MUSI 1146 Piano Class II 1

MUSI 1161 Concert Band I 1

Elective – Life Science 2 (3)

17

Third Semester

MATH 1107 Contemporary College Math 1 (3)

or Higher-Level Math (3)-4

MUSI 1127 Applied Music I (Keyboard) 1

MUSI 2101 Music Theory III (3)

MUSI 2103 Aural Skills III 1

MUSI Applied Music II (Principal Instrument) (2)

MUSI 2161 Concert Band II 1

Elective – Humanities (3)

Elective – Humanities (3)

17-18

Fourth Semester

COMM 1101 Principles of Effective Speaking (3)

MUSI 1127 Applied Music I (Keyboard) 1

MUSI 2102 Music Theory IV (3)

MUSI 2104 Aural Skills IV 1

MUSI Applied Music II (Principal Instrument) (2)

MUSI 2161 Concert Band II 1

Elective – Physical Science 2 4-5

15-16

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

2 Required: One Life Science course and one Physical Science course (at least one laboratory course).

NOTE: It is suggested that students enroll in an ensemble each spring and fall while in pursuit of the AFA degree.

Music

Associate in Fine Arts Degree

LIBERAL ARTS DIVISION

Music Performance – Vocal Option

Rend Lake College offers courses applicable to an Associate in Fine Arts Degree. This degree will require a total of 64 credit hours. General Education courses are described in the Illinois General Education Core Curriculum. Because completion of the A.F.A. curriculum does not fulfill the requirements of the Illinois General Education Core, students will need to complete the general education requirements of the institution to which they transfer. Consult with your counselor or music faculty advisor for more information. ? Total = 64 Hours

First Semester Cr. Hrs.

ENGL 1101 Rhetoric and Composition I 1 (3)

MUSI 1101 Music Theory I (3)

MUSI 1103 Aural Skills I 1

MUSI 1120 Applied Music I (Voice) (2)

MUSI 1145 Piano Class I 1

MUSI 1159 Concert Choir I 1

Elective 1

Elective – Social Science (3)

15

Second Semester

ENGL 1102 Rhetoric and Composition II (3)

MUSI 1102 Music Theory II (3)

MUSI 1106 Aural Skills II 1

MUSI 1111 Music Literature (3)

MUSI 1120 Applied Music I (Voice) (2)

MUSI 1146 Piano Class II 1

MUSI 1159 Concert Choir I 1

Elective – Life Science 2 (3)

17

Third Semester

MATH 1107 Contemporary College Math 1 (3)

or Higher-Level Math (3)-4

MUSI 1127 Applied Music I (Keyboard) 1

MUSI 2101 Music Theory III (3)

MUSI 2103 Aural Skills III 1

MUSI 2120 Applied Music II (Voice) (2)

MUSI 2159 Concert Choir II 1

Elective – Humanities (3)

Elective – Humanities (3)

17-18

Fourth Semester

COMM 1101 Principles of Effective Speaking (3)

MUSI 1127 Applied Music I (Keyboard) 1

MUSI 2102 Music Theory IV (3)

MUSI 2104 Aural Skills IV 1

MUSI 2120 Applied Music II (Voice) (2)

MUSI 2159 Concert Choir II 1

Elective – Physical Science 2 4-5

15-16

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

2 Required: One Life Science course and one Physical Science course (at least one laboratory course).

NOTE: It is suggested that students enroll in an ensemble each spring and fall while in pursuit of the AFA degree.

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Ensembles


The Music Program at Rend Lake College offers a variety of ensembles for students and community members, such as; the RLC Community Orchestra, Concert Band, Concert Choir, and Dinner Theatre.

Community Orchestra

The RLC Community Orchestra under the direction of Joseph Ryker, performs on campus several times a year including; the RLC Halloween, Christmas, and Spring Concerts. Auditions are required and are held the first week of the fall and spring semesters. The Community Orchestra rehearses Tuesdays 7:00 – 9:00 pm. This ensemble is tuition FREE.

Concert Band

The RLC Concert Band, under the direction of Joseph Ryker, performs on campus several times a year including; the RLC Halloween, Christmas, and Spring Concerts and the RLC Annual Foundation Dinner. Auditions are required and are held the first week of the fall and spring semesters. The Concert Band rehearses Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays 11:00 – 11:50 am. This ensemble is tuition FREE.

Concert Choir

The RLC Concert Choir, under the direction of Sara Alstat, strives to create beauty in the choral art through concert performances for the college and surrounding communities. This ensemble performs a wide range of sacred and secular choral literature. Auditions are required and are held the first week of the fall and spring semesters. The Concert Choir rehearses Mondays, Wednesday, and Fridays 12:00 – 12:50 pm. This ensemble is tuition FREE.

Dinner Theatre

The RLC Dinner Theatre, under the direction of Sara Alstat, is a 2 hour entertainment extravaganza with singing, acting, comedy, and a four course meal. College credit is available for participation in this ensemble. Auditions are required and are held during first week of September.

Past Performances
2006 - Jester “The Body” Ventures Forth
2007 – The Ring of Truth
2008 – Beowulf, The Son of Beocoyote
2009 - "Teeny Bob" The Demon Pet Groomer of Sweet Street
2010 – Alice in Blunderland
2011 – Starting Here, Starting Now by Maltby & Shire

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Facilities


RLC Music Facilities

In 2013, the RLC Music Program underwent renovations, thanks to funding gathered by the RLC Foundation and provided by music alumni, enthusiasts, faculty, staff and the community. More than $100,000 was raised through the Foundation's campaign "Extreme Makeover: Music Division" to upgrade both the facility itself and the equipment used by students, including remodeling the practice rooms, upgrading music rooms, and purchasing expensive equipment such as risers, lockers and a library system.

Calendar


Event Date/Time Location Cost Featuring

2015 Fall Concert
"Sounds of the Season"

7 p.m.
Thursday, Nov. 19

RLC Theatre FREE RLC Community Orchestra, Concert Band & Concert Choir
"Music from Around the World"

7 p.m.
Tuesday, Dec. 1

RLC Theatre FREE RLC Community Orchestra & Concert Band
2016 Spring Musical "Godspell"

7 p.m.
Thursday, April 7 - Saturday, April 9
2 p.m.
Sunday, April 10

RLC Theatre

$12 per person RLC Students & Community Members
2016 Spring Concert 7 p.m. Thursday, April 21 RLC Theatre FREE RLC Community Orchestra, Concert Band & Concert Choir
Student / Faculty Recital 7 p.m. Thursday, May 5 RLC Theatre FREE RLC Music Students & Faculty

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Scholarships


2016 Scholarship Auditions

 

Date: Friday, Feb. 26 & Friday, March 4
Time: Beginning at 2 p.m. on both dates
Where: LRC 107

Full tuition waivers are available for instrumentalists, vocalists, and accompanists. Everyone who is auditioning needs to prepare one musical selection as well as be prepared to sight-read. An accompanist will be provided for instrumentalists and vocalists.

Anyone choosing to audition should complete an application in addition to calling to schedule an audition time. Please bring your completed application with you to your audition.

To schedule an audition time or for additional information, please contact Sara Alstat at 618-437-5321, Ext. 1817 or .">.

Click on the link below to download the scholarship application:
Scholarship Application

Spring Musicals


Spring 2016 - "Godspell"

Godspell

Past Spring Musicals

 

RLC Spring Musicals

  2015 - Les Miserables | 2014 - Little Shop of Horrors | 2013 - Into the Woods

Spring Musical South Pacific

  2011 - South Pacific

 

 

 

Faculty & Staff



Liberal Arts Division
Phone: (618) 437-5321 Ext. 1263
Email:
Address: 468 N. Ken Gray Parkway, Ina, IL 62846 Attn: Liberal Arts
Fax Number: (618) 437-5677 Attn: Liberal Arts

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.

 

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Degrees & Certificates in Culinary Arts

CULINARY ARTS - Occupational Certificate

COMMUNITY & CORPORATE EDUCATION Division

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

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First Semester Cr. Hrs.

CULA 1201 Professional Cooking I 6

CULA 1207 Culinary Math 1 (3)

CULA 2201 Professional Baking Techniques 6

15

Second Semester

CULA 1203 Professional Cooking II 6

CULA 1205 Food Sanitation (2)

CULA 2204 Garde Manger (4)

12

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

CULINARY ARTS MANAGEMENT — Associate in Applied Science Degree

COMMUNITY & CORPORATE EDUCATION Division

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 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)

18

Second Semester

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

18

Third Semester

CULA 2201 Professional Baking Techniques 6

CULA 2202 Restaurant Management (3)

CULA 2205 Restaurant Cost Control (3)

CULA 2209 Professional Cooking III 6

18

Fourth Semester

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

16

RECOMMENDED ELECTIVES

CULA 1208 Professional Artisan Bread (3)

CULA 2207 Professional Pastry Principles 6

CULA 2208 Exploring Wines 2 (4)

CULA 2210 Restaurant Production Desserts (2)

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

2 (2)1 years of age or older.

NOTE: Reading and Math course(s) may be required based on test scores.

BAKING & PASTRY ARTS - 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

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First Semester Cr. Hrs.

CULA 1201 Professional Cooking I 6

CULA 1207 Culinary Math 1 (3)

CULA 2201 Professional Baking Techniques 6

15

Second Semester

CULA 1205 Food Sanitation (2)

CULA 1208 Professional Artisan Bread (3)

CULA 2207 Professional Pastry Principles 6

CULA 2210 Restaurant Production Desserts 2

13

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

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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

Computers & IT Systems


Train today for the jobs of tomorrow. Whether your passion is in development or design, engineering or analysis - our programs in Computer Science and Programming give you the backbone for advanced work in the thriving field of technology. 

 

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Degrees & Certificates in Computers & IT Systems

COMPUTER PROGRAMMING - Degree

APPLIED SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY DIVISION

This two-year program leads to the Associate in Applied Science Degree in Computer Programming. It is designed to provide students with the necessary information and skills to seek entry-level employment as a computer programmer in a business environment. Graduates will be prepared to assist and/or participate in the software development process of common business applications such as, but not limited to: user interface, database access and manipulation, report generation and web page design. ? Total = 64 Hours

First Semester (15 Cr. Hrs.)

CSCI 1101 Introduction to Computers (3)

CSCI 1260 Intro to Programming with Microsoft Visual Basic (3)

ENGL 1101 Rhetoric and Composition I 1 (3)

MATH 1108 College Algebra 1 (3)

WBM 1220 Introduction to HTML (3)

Second Semester (15 Cr. Hrs.)

BUSI 1101 Introduction to Business (3)

COMM 1101 Principles of Effective Speaking (3)

CSCI 1255 Microsoft Access Database (3)

CSCI 1261 Mastering Visual Basic Fundamentals (3)

CSCI 2100 Discrete Structures (3)

Third Semester (18 Cr. Hrs.)

ACCO 1101 Principles of Financial Accounting (3)

CNS 1210 Network Fundamentals 5

CSCI 1257 SQL Server Database Design (3)

CSCI 1262 Advanced Visual Basic Development (3)

Elective – Technical (4)

Fourth Semester (16 Cr. Hrs.)

CSCI 1264 Web Application Development (3)

CSCI 1280 Advanced Database Systems (3)

CSCI 1290 Special Programming Project

COOP 1101 or Cooperative Experience I (4)

CSCI 2209 System Analysis and Design (3)

PSYC 2101 Introduction to Psychology (3)

RECOMMENDED ELECTIVES

CSCI 1103 Introduction to Programming (C++) (3)

CSCI 1104 Introduction to Programming (Java) (4)

CSCI 1267 Introduction to Game Programming (3)

CSCI 2104 Advanced Programming (4)

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

NOTE: Students must be able to type 25 words per minute.

COMPUTER PROGRAMMING - Certificate

Occupational Certificate

APPLIED SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY DIVISION

PROGRAMMING WITH VISUAL BASIC

This certificate will provide individuals who are in a career transition and/or desiring to improve their knowledge of object-oriented programming a method to document their accomplishments.

► Total = 9 Hours

First Semester (3 Cr. Hrs.)

CSCI 1260 Introduction to Visual Basic (3)

Second Semester (6 Cr. Hrs.)

CSCI 1261 Mastering Visual Basic Fundamentals (3)

CSCI 1280 Advanced Database Systems 3

COMPUTER SCIENCE - Degree

Associate in Science Degree

APPLIED SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY DIVISION

BUSINESS OPTION


The Computer Science Business Option provides students with the background in business necessary for advanced degrees and/or careers in several areas, including but not limited to business systems programming, computer operations or information systems management, computer networking, systems analysis and web development. A total of 64 hours is required for the Associate in Science Degree. Students are advised to check with the institution to which they are transferring or a Rend Lake College advisor for additional requirements.

► Total = 64 Hours

First Semester (18 Cr. Hrs.)

CSCI 1101 Introduction to Computers 1 (3)

CSCI 1104 Introduction to Programming (4)

ENGL 1101 Rhetoric and Composition I 1 (3)

MATH 1110 College Algebra and Trigonometry 1 5

Elective – Humanities (3)

Second Semester (15 Cr. Hrs.)

CSCI 2100 Discrete Structures (3)

CSCI 2104 Advanced Programming (4)

ENGL 1102 Rhetoric and Composition II (3)

MATH 1121 Calculus and Analytic Geometry I 5

Third Semester (17 Cr. Hrs.)

ECON 2101 Principles of Economics I (3)

MATH 1111 Statistics (3)

PHIL 2101 Logic (3)

PHY 1101 College Physics I 5

Elective – Social/Behavioral Science (3)

Fourth Semester (14 Cr. Hrs.)

BIO 1100 Biology for Non-Majors (4)

COMM 1101 Principles of Effective Speaking (3)

HEA 1101 Health Education (2)

PSYC 2101 Introduction to Psychology (3)

Elective – Fine Arts (2)

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

Science OPTION


Designed for students pursuing a baccalaureate degree in Computer Science. This option provides students with the background in math/science necessary for advanced work in several areas, including but not limited to hardware/software development, software engineering, computer network design, systems analysis and Internet/World Wide Web development. A total of 64 hours is required for the Associate in Science Degree. Students are advised to check with the institution to which they are transferring or a Rend Lake College advisor for any additional requirements.

► Total = 64 Hours (NOTE: See IT Systems Specialist curriculum for more options in the computer field.)

First Semester (18 Cr. Hrs.)

CSCI 1104 Introduction to Programming (4)

ENGL 1101 Rhetoric and Composition I 1 (3)

MATH 1110 College Algebra and Trigonometry 1 5

SOCI 1101 Introduction to Sociology 1 (3)

Elective – Humanities (3)

Second Semester (15 Cr. Hrs.)

CSCI 2100 Discrete Structures (3)

CSCI 2104 Advanced Programming (4)

ENGL 1102 Rhetoric and Composition II (3)

MATH 1121 Calculus and Analytic Geometry I 5

Third Semester (16 Cr. Hrs.)

COMM 1101 Principles of Effective Speaking (3)

MATH 2122 Calculus and Analytic Geometry II 5

PHY 1103 University Physics I 5

Elective – Fine Arts (3)

Fourth Semester (15 Cr. Hrs.)

BIO 1100 Biology for Non-Majors (4)

ECON 2101 Principles of Economics I (3)

HEA 1101 Health Education (2)

PSYC 2101 Introduction to Psychology (3)

Elective – Humanities / Fine Arts (3)

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

MICROSOFT USER - Certificate

This certificate program prepares students and professionals by concentrating on the Microsoft Office Suite, namely Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Access. Topics covered in these courses help prepare the student for work using the various products as well as participation in the Microsoft Certified Application Specialist exams. Exams are not included in this program.

► Total = 15 Hours

First Semester (Spring) Cr. Hrs.

CSCI 1243 Beginning Microsoft Word (3)

CSCI 1275 Microsoft PowerPoint (3)

6

Second Semester (Fall)

CSCI 1263 Microsoft Excel Spreadsheet (3)

(3)

Third Semester (Spring)

CSCI 1255 Microsoft Access Database (3)

CSCI 2245 Integrating Microsoft Applications (3)

6

NOTE: Students must be able to type 25 words per minute.

IT SYSTEMS ASSISTANT - Degree

Associate in Applied Science Degree

APPLIED SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY DIVISION

This two-year program leads to the AAS Degree in IT Systems Assistant. The program is designed to provide students with the background in technical skills and general studies necessary for a career as an IT Systems Assistant. Graduates will be prepared to provide technical assistance and training to microcomputer system users in business, government and education. The program lets individuals already employed upgrade job skills and improve advancement potential. ? Total = 65 Hours

First Semester Cr. Hrs.

CNS 1210 Network Fundamentals 5

CNS 1212 Hardware / Operating Systems 5

ENGL 1101 Rhetoric and Composition I * 1 (3)

OFTC 1203 Building Keyboarding Speed & Accuracy 1

Elective 3

17

Second Semester

BUSI 2107 Business Communications (3)

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

CSCI 1243 Beginning Microsoft Word (3)

MATH 1107 Contemporary College Mathematics 1 (3)

PHIL 2101 Logic (3)

PSYC 2101 Introduction to Psychology 3

18

Third Semester

ACCO 1101 Principles of Financial Accounting (3)

CSCI 1260 Intro to Programming in MS Visual Basic (3)

CSCI 1263 Microsoft Excel Spreadsheet (3)

CSCI 2243 Intermediate Microsoft Word (3)

ECON 2101 Principles of Economics I 3

15

Fourth Semester

COMM 1101 Principles of Effective Speaking 3

CSCI 1255 Microsoft Access Database (3)

CSCI 1275 Microsoft PowerPoint (3)

CSCI 2209 Systems Analysis and Design (3)

CSCI 2245 Integrating Microsoft Applications 3

15

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

NOTE: Students must be able to type 25 words per minute.

IT SYSTEMS SPECIALIST - Degree

Associate in Applied Science Degree

APPLIED SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY DIVISION

The IT Systems Specialist is a two-year program designed to provide students with the necessary information and skills to become a computer network technician. Courses contain a balance of classroom and laboratory activities with modern hardware and up-to-date software. Students who successfully complete this program qualify for a variety of entry-level positions in the computer industry. The program provides a foundation for those who are seeking Cisco, Microsoft Windows, CompTIA Security+ and CompTIA A+ certifications. National competency requirements have been used to develop the curriculum. Students also will develop a working knowledge of wireless communications and Voice over IP courses that have been added to better prepare students for the modern computing job market. These courses may be used as a basis for a four-year degree with capstone programs at senior-level institutions.

► Total = 67 Hours

First Semester Cr. Hrs.

CNS 1210 Network Fundamentals 5

CNS 1212 Hardware/Operating Systems 5

CSCI 1101 Introduction to Computers (3)

ORIE 1101 Orientation 1

Non-Technical Elective 4 3

17

Second Semester

CNS 1221 Network Router Technology 5

CNS 1231 Windows Professional (3)

CSCI 1255 Microsoft Access Database (3)

MATH 1201 Technical Mathematics 1, 2, 3 (3)

WCT 2260 Wireless LAN/WAN 4

18

Third Semester

CNS 1232 Windows Server (3)

CNS 1234 Linux Networking (3)

CNS 2221 Intro to Communications (3)

CNS 2228 Security (4)

ENGL 1101 Rhetoric and Composition I 1, 2 3

16

Fourth Semester

CNS 1235 Linux Server (4)

CNS 2230 Network Implementation (3)

CNS 2231 Advanced Security (3)

COMM 1101 Principles of Effective Speaking 2 (3)

WCT 2200 Voice Over IP 4

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

2 Recommend taking class prior to First Semester or during Summer Term between Second and Third Semesters.

3 Recommended: Students transferring to SIUC should take MATH 1108.

4 Advisory Committee recommends BUSI 1101 - Intro to Business

NOTE: Students must be able to type 25 words per minute.

IT SYSTEMS SPECIALIST - Certificate

Occupational Certificates

APPLIED SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY DIVISION

The courses listed in the certificates are included in the IT Systems Specialist degree. Students who successfully complete the degree will also receive all of the certificates. Students must be able to type 25 words per minute for these certificate programs.

COMPUTER NETWORKING - Certificate

The Computer Networking certificate provides students with the necessary information and skills to network computers on both wired and wireless networks. Course objectives will follow CompTIA Network+ certification guidelines. Courses offer a balance of classroom and laboratory activities.

► Total = 14 Hours

First Semester Cr. Hrs.

CNS 1210 Network Fundamentals 5

Second Semester

CNS 1221 Network Router Technology 5

WCT 2260 LAN Switching (4)

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CYBER SECURITY SPECIALIST - Certificate

The Cyber Security Specialist certificate provides students with the necessary knowledge and skills to detect and mitigate cyber attacks. Students are taught how to understand cyber attack vectors and investigate cyber intrusions, as well as proactive defense methods. Courses offer a balance of classroom and laboratory activities.

► Total = 19 Hours

? Prerequisites:

CNS 1212 – Hardware / Operating Systems

CNS 1231 – Windows Professional

or consent of instructor.

First Semester Cr. Hrs.

CNS 1232 Windows Server (3)

CNS 1234 Linux Networking (3)

CNS 2228 Network Security (4)

CRJS 1207 Computer Forensics I 3

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Second Semester

CNS 2231 Advanced Security (3)

CRJS 2217 Computer Forensics II 3

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LINUX NETWORKING - Certificate

The Linux Networking certificate provides students with the necessary information and skills to be able to configure and install Linux-based desktops and servers. Courses offer a balance of classroom and laboratory exercises using Linux virtual machines. Competency requirements identified on a national level have been used to develop the curriculum.

► Total = 12 Hours

First Semester Cr. Hrs.

CNS 1212 Hardware/Operating Systems 5

Second Semester

CNS 1234 Linux Networking (3)

Third Semester

CNS 1235 Linux Server (4)

PC MAINTENANCE - Certificate

The PC Maintenance Certificate is designed to provide students with the necessary information and skills to become a computer and network technician and to take the CompTIA A+ certification test. Courses contain a balance of classroom and laboratory activities with modern hardware and up-to-date software. Students completing this program should be qualified for a variety of entry-level positions as a technician and provide a foundation for those seeking to expand their knowledge of networks. Competency requirements identified on a national level have been used to develop the curriculum.

► Total = 8 Hours

First Semester Cr. Hrs.

CNS 1212 MicroComp Hardware / Operating Systems 5

Second Semester

CNS 1231 Windows Professional (3)

WINDOWS - Certificate

The Windows Certificate provides students with the necessary information and skills to become a Microsoft Certified Professional. The courses contain a balance of classroom and laboratory activities with modern hardware and up-to-date software. Competency requirements identified on a national level by the Microsoft Corporation are used to direct the curriculum.

► Total = 11 Hours

First Semester Cr. Hrs.

CNS 1210 Network Fundamentals 5

Second Semester

CNS 1231 Windows Professional (3)

Third Semester

CNS 1232 Windows Server (3)

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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

Radiology


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This program is designed to prepare students for careers in Radiologic Technology. The curriculum includes instruction in the operation of radiographic equipment, the study of human anatomy and clinical experience.

ABOUT OUR PROGRAM AND THE PROFESSION

OUR PROGRAM
The Associate in Applied Science Degree program is 21 months in length and can be entered only during the fall semester. Space is limited and the program is competitive, so register early. Admission requirements for Radiologic Technology are available in the official RLC Catalog. Students officially accepted into the program will be required to acquire Hepatitis B immunizations, a TB test, CPR certification and health physical at their own expense.

Students pursuing studies in Radiologic Technology may find they are unable to hold a job while in school due to the highly structured scheduling necessary for directed practice at clinical sites. Some RAD clinical rotations include attendance on weekends ... a 3-11 p.m. shift, and an 11 p.m.- 7 a.m. shift.

Upon completion of the program, students will take the national certification examination. Students who have been convicted of a felony charge may not be eligible to apply for the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT) Certification examination. If there is a concern, the student may have the ARRT Ethics Committee evaluate a pre-application.

For those who hold an AAS Degree in Radiologic Technology and are AART registered, an online occupational certificate in Computed Tomography is available. The certificate consists of four classes.

ABOUT THE PROFESSION
The registered radiologic technologist plays an important role on the medical team by providing quality radiographs for a physician or radiologist (a physician who has specialized in interpretation of diagnostic radiographic images). As a professional assistant, the radiologic technologist functions to aid in the diagnosis of various abnormalities including fractures, tumors, and malfunctioning body systems.

Responsibilities of the radiologic technologist include adjusting radiographic equipment for specific examinations, placing the patient into the correct position, making the required exposure, and processing the images. In some cases mobile radiographic equipment must be used in the emergency room, in surgery, or at the patient’s bedside. Responsibilities may also include performing quality assurance procedures, record keeping, ordering supplies, and maintaining equipment.

The major responsibility of the radiologic technologist, however, is compassionate care of the patient. In a profession driven by technical advances, caring for the needs of the patient remains the primary objective. Compassionate care includes proficiency in communication, respecting individual rights, and maintaining safety.

The radiologic technologist receives the social prestige that accompanies a professional career. As part of the medical team professional colleagues might include nurses, lab technicians, physicians, therapists, and other scientific people dedicated to the medical profession. The knowledge and skills of a radiologic technologist serve an integral part of the medical community in the treatment and well being of the patient.

EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES
A profession in radiology provides a variety of career opportunities. The registered technologist (RT) is qualified to work in a hospital, a doctor’s office, a public health facility, a veteran or military hospital, or an industrial medical clinic. Radiologic technology is a dynamic field with more technological advances expected in the future. This field affords many opportunities for professional growth. An Associate of Applied Science degree in Radiologic Technology serves as a stepping stone for advancement into magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), computerized tomography (CT), nuclear medicine (NM), mammography (M), cardiovascular interventional technology (CIT), ultrasound imaging (US), angiography and interventional procedures, radiation oncology, and the field of education.

DAY & EVENING PROGRAM OPTIONS

Program Structure (Day Track)

The 21- month (69.5 credit hours) continuous Radiologic Technology degree program provides didactic and clinical education for potential Radiographers. Clinical experience occurs at clinical facilities in the local area. Program participants can expect substantial off-campus student and preparation for classroom lecture and lab exercises. Students will attend class and clinical during day hours with the exception of assigned evening and weekend rotations which vary upon semester. Upon completion of this program, graduates will obtain an Associate in Applied Science Degree and will be eligible to sit for the national ARRT examination. 

Please Note: 

  • Under no circumstances will a student be allowed to change from the day track to evening track or vice-versa. 
  • Students should be aware that clinical start times vary among clinical sites.
  • Students who have been convicted of a felony charge may not be eligible to apply for the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT) Certification examination. If there is a concern, the student may have the ARRT Ethics Committee evaluate a pre-application.
  • Students officially accepted into the program will be required to acquire Hepatitis B immunizations, a TB test, CPR certification and health physical at their own expense.

Program Structure (Evening Track)

The 21- month (69.5 credit hours) continuous Radiologic Technology degree program provides didactic and clinical education for potential Radiographers. Clinical experience occurs at clinical facilities in the local area. Program participants can expect substantial off-campus student and preparation for classroom lecture and lab exercises. Students will attend class and clinical during weekday evening hours with the exception of assigned day rotations and weekend rotation which vary upon semester. Upon completion of this program, graduates will obtain an Associate in Applied Science Degree and will be eligible to sit for the national ARRT examination.

Please Note: 

  • Under no circumstances will a student be allowed to change from the day track to evening track or vice-versa.
  • Students should be aware that clinical start times vary among clinical sites.
  • Students who have been convicted of a felony charge may not be eligible to apply for the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT) Certification examination. If there is a concern, the student may have the ARRT Ethics Committee evaluate a pre-application.
  • Students officially accepted into the program will be required to acquire Hepatitis B immunizations, a TB test, CPR certification and health physical at their own expense.
 

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Degrees & Certificates in Radiology Technology

ALLIED HEALTH DIVISION

RADIOLOGIC TECHNOLOGY - Degree

Associate in Applied Science Degree

This program is accredited by the Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology. This program is designed to prepare students for careers in Radiologic Technology. The curriculum includes instruction in the operation of radiographic equipment, study of human anatomy and clinical experience. All curriculum courses must be completed with a grade of "C" or better. A criminal history background check is required. To continue in the Radiologic Technology program, all RAD courses must be taken in the order outlined in the curriculum.

► Total = 69.5 Hours

Summer Term (0.5 Cr. Hrs.)

  • RAD 1200 Radiologic Technology Orientation 0.5

First Semester (17 Cr. Hrs.)

Second Semester (17 Cr. Hrs.)

  • MATH 1107 Contemporary College Math (3)
  • RAD 1205 Radiographic Equipment & Imaging I (2)
  • RAD 1206 Intermediate Radiographic Procedures (3)
  • RAD 1207 Radiology Clinical I (5)
  • ZOO 1106 Anatomy & Physiology II (4)

Summer Term (6 Cr. Hrs.)

Third Semester (15.5 Cr. Hrs.)

 

Fourth Semester (13.5 Cr. Hrs.)

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

COMPUTED TOMOGRAPHY - Certificate

Gainful Employment Information

This program is designed to help equip a radiologic technologist with the knowledge, skills, and competence necessary to perform CT examinations in the workplace. This program includes topics on CT physics, CT applications, CT clinical training and cross-sectional anatomy. The program also is designed to assist the student in preparing for the ARRT's CT registry exam. All curriculum courses must be completed with a grade of "C" or better. ? Total = 16 Hours

Prerequisites: Successful completion of AAS in Radiologic Technology or must be ARRT registered.

First Semester (16 Cr. Hrs.)

  • RAD 1220 Computed Tomography Applications (4)
  • RAD 1221 Computed Tomography Clinical 6
  • RAD 1222 Computed Tomography Physics (4)
  • RAD 1223 Computed Tomography Cross-Sectional Anatomy (2)

MRI - Certificate

Gainful Employment Information

The Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) Certificate prepares radiographers to work in medical facilities as MRI technologists. Graduates of the program are equipped with the appropriate knowledge to take the national MRI certification examination given by the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists. All curriculum courses must be completed with a grade of "C" or better.

► Total = 16 Hours

Prerequisites: Successful completion of AAS in Radiologic Technology or must be ARRT registered.

First Semester (16 Cr. Hrs.)

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Joint Review committee on Education in Radiologic Technology, 
20 N Wacker Drive, Suite 2850
Chicago IL 60606-3182 
PH 312-704-5300 Fax 312-704-5304
www.jrcert.org

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Affiliation

Rend Lake College has established affiliation with the following institutions in order to enable students to further their education by pursing a baccalaureate degree:

Southern Illinois University – Carbondale

-Students may pursue a Bachelor of Science (B.S.) degree in Radiologic Sciences (RADS), Magnetic Resonance Imaging and Computer Tomography Option, Radiation Therapy Option, or Education and Management Option 
For more information about SIUCs program contact: 
Robert A. Broomfield, Academic Advisor 
School of Allied Health 
Southern Illinois University 
Office: 618-453-7287 or 

 

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

Certified Medical Assistant



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Employment of medical assistants is projected to grow 29 percent from 2012 to 2022, much faster than the average for all occupations.1 This is the perfect program if you are interested in health care but do not wish to treat or diagnose patients. Medical assistants may take on several duties, like taking and recording patient histories, scheduling appointments, preparing specimens for laboratory tests, helping doctors with examinations, taking vitals and more. If you are considering this field, you should be able to accurately record and keep track of information, maintain confidentiality, deal calmly and professionally with patients, follow medical charts, understand diagnoses, and more. You also must be able to understand and work with electronic health records.

RLC offers you two options to get started in this field: an Associate in Applied Science Degree, which you can complete in as little as four semesters; and a shorter-term occupational certificate, which can take you as little as two semesters. After graduation, students can sit for the American Association of Medical Assistants examination. To learn more about the CMA program, contact the RLC Allied Health Division at 618-437-5321, Ext. 1251.
1 According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.

 

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Degrees & Certificates

AAS in Certified Medical Assistant

Associate in Applied Science Degree

Allied Health DIVISION

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This program is designed to prepare individuals to take the national certification examination and earn the Certified Medical Assistant credential. Medical assistants work under the supervision of physicians in their offices, clinics and other facilities. Medical assistants perform both administrative duties such as scheduling appointments, maintaining medical records and billing, and clinical tasks such as taking and recording vital signs and medical histories, preparing patients for examination, drawing blood and administering medications as directed by a physician. All curriculum courses must be completed with a grade of "C" or better. 

Total = 66 Hours

First Semester (15 Cr. Hrs.)

  • ALH 1202 Medical Law & Ethics (3)
  • CSCI 1101 Introduction to Computers (3)
  • ENGL 1101 Rhetoric and Composition I 1 (3)
  • HECO 1202 Healthcare Terminology (3)
  • Elective – Humanities / Fine Arts (3)

Second Semester (18 Cr. Hrs.)

  • ALH 1200 Intro to Pharmacology (3)
  • ALH 1201 Anatomy & Physiology Fundamentals (3)
  • CMA 1201 Administrative Aspects (3)
  • CMA 1202 Patient Care I (3)
  • CMA 1203 Billing & Coding (3)
  • COMM 1101 Principles of Effective Speaking (3)

Third Semester (18 Cr. Hrs.)

  • CMA 1204 Professionalism & Safety (3)
  • CMA 1205 Lab Diagnostics (4)
  • CMA 1206 Patient Care II (4)
  • CMA 1207 Practicum (4)
  • PSYC 2101 Introduction to Psychology (3)

Fourth Semester (15 Cr. Hrs.)

  • BUSI 2102 Customer Service (3)
  • BUSI 2107 Business Communications (3)
  • HEA 1120 Stress Management (3)
  • HIT 1202 Health Records Systems (3)
  • SOCI 1101 Intro to Sociology (3)

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

Certificate in Certified Medical Assistant

Allied Health DIVISION

Total = 36 Hours

All curriculum courses must be completed with a grade of "C" or better.

First Semester (18 Cr. Hrs.)

  • ALH 1200 Intro to Pharmacology (3)
  • ALH 1201 Anatomy & Physiology Fundamentals (3)
  • CMA 1201 Administrative Aspects (3)
  • CMA 1202 Patient Care I (3)
  • CMA 1203 Billing & Coding (3)
  • HECO 1202 Healthcare Terminology (3)

Second Semester (18 Cr. Hrs.)

  • ALH 1202 Medical Law & Ethics (3)
  • CMA 1204 Professionalism & Safety (3)
  • CMA 1205 Lab Diagnostics (4)
  • CMA 1206 Patient Care II (4)
  • CMA 1207 Practicum (4)
 

1 Trick to help lighten your fall course load ...

Healthcare Terminology (HECO 1202) and Anatomy & Physiology Fundamentals (ALH 1201) are both being offered this summer. Take one or both this summer and you won't have to take them in the fall. That will will reduce your fall courseload by up to two classes! Don't wait. Seating is limited for summer courses. Call 618-437-5321, Ext. 1769 or .

5 Reasons to be a Certified Medical Assistant ...

1. Quick entry into the workforce. Most employers like you to have either a one-year certificate or two-year degree.
2. Little to no work experience in a related occupation needed.
3. Job outlook is expected to grow much faster than the average job in the U.S.
4. Work environment is usually a doctor’s office or other healthcare facility.
5. Flexibility of specializing in an administrative or clinical area.

Faculty & Staff


Kim Wilkerson Dean of Allied Health / Title III Project Manager Ext. 1775 LRC 129
Mollie Bremer  Title III Coordinator - Health Studies Support Ext. 1769 LRC 143
Dr. Nina Goloubeva  Medical Assistant Program Director  Ext. 1766    LRC 131 
Shannon Stacey Administrative Assistant Ext. 1251 South Oasis 104

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