Continuing & Professional Education

Highway Construction Careers Training Program

What will I learn?

During this intensive 450-hour program, you will learn the skills you need for acceptance into the highway construction trades and the opportunity for a career with high wage-earning potential. You will work on a service project, doing hands-on work to gain extra skills in construction and tool usage. There will also be opportunities to talk directly to representatives from various trade unions and contractors to learn about available jobs in the highway construction field.

Green Initiatives at Richland Community College

At Richland Community College, sustainability is being implemented and measured through collaborative actions. The College has been taking steps to reduce and measure their greenhouse gases for years. In January 2008, the Richland Board of Trustees adopted a tenet that encouraged the College to create a culture of sustainability by weaving the core values of commitment, respect, excellence, accountability, and diversity into sustainable concepts with a perspective measured by the Triple Bottom Line - Environment, People, and Economics.

Motorcycle Safety Courses

The Motorcycle Rider Program is offered free of charge to new and experienced riders. They are offered on the Richland Community College Campus through a partnership with the University of Illinois. To determine eligibility, see the class schedule, and for further information, please visit www.mrp.illinois.edu or cal 800.252.3348.

Online Paralegal Study Program

Midwest Paralegal Study Program, in partnership with Richland Community College, is offering a 12-month Paralegal certificate of completion. The five-class generalist and entry-level program gives a comprehensive overview of paralegal roles and responsibilities. Recommended for people with a minimum of a high school diploma/GED or for those in the legal profession seeking advancement or career change. If you elect to take individual classes instead of the complete 5 course program, you will not receive a program certificate of completion. For dates, program details, and

Hobby & Leisure Courses & Workshops

Continuing & Professional Education coordinates all the community education hobby & leisure classes at Richland Community College. We invite you to explore areas of interest that may help enrich your personal or professional development. We make every effort to offer an assortment of subject areas that will have a broad appeal. Community members are welcome to make suggestions for new class ideas by calling the CPED office at (217) 875-7211, ext. 6353. 

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