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Student Spotlight

Spring 2021 Class Delivery Methods, Here is what classes will look like this upcoming Spring 2021 semester

ONLINE Classes, where you receive all of your instruction and assignments online with specific due dates as outlined by the Instructor. Instructors might provide opportunities for live virtual sessions.

ONLINE LIVE Classes, where You and the instructor are online together. All course materials and assignments are provided online and available at any time during a specified period as outlined by the instructor. Days and times will be listed on the schedule. Scheduled time requirements will vary between courses and sections, so refer to the online spring course schedule for more information.

HYBRID Classes where you will receive instruction through a combination of face-to-face and ONLINE or ONLINE LIVE instruction. The course content and most assignments are provided online, but some
on-campus face-to-face instruction and skills-based activities are still required. During this face-to-face component, social distancing and other mitigation efforts, including face coverings, will be required. Face-to-face time requirements will vary between hybrid courses and sections; please refer to your course schedule for more information.

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Renee Saloka, Richland Grad and Welder

Renee Found Her Niche in Welding

When Renee Saloka moved to Decatur a few years ago, she was not sure what she wanted to do for a career. She’d completed some college and had worked at a naval shipyard in Virginia as a welding inspector when a friend suggested she look into the welding program at Richland Community College. With only two weeks until school was to begin, Renee feared she wouldn’t be able to get the funding in time to begin classes.

Though welding isn’t typically a female-dominated career, Renee has proven that this is a job that anyone can do regardless of gender. The instructors have been very encouraging about her progress through the program. She praises the welcoming staff for helping her feel comfortable when starting the program.

“It doesn’t matter what your background is, as soon as you come into that door, you’re all welders. I absolutely encourage other women to get into the welding program. Just because you’re a woman doesn’t mean you can’t be a welder.”

“I’m hoping that, like when I was a welding inspector, I can weld on submarines and carriers. I want to be doing something important for my community or even my country.”

Shortly after completing her spotlight video, Renee secured a welding position at Caterpillar, even before she completed her degree.

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Jan 14

Fall 2020 Semester Honors List

Congratulations to our Fall 2020 Semester Honor Students Buhlig, Katelyn Nicole Bussman, …

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Sue Webster Receives Student Champion Award

The Illinois Community College Student Activities Association (ICCSAA) recently recognized Sue Webster, …

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Jan 13

Welcome to the Spring 2021 Semester

Welcome to Richland’s Spring 2021 Semester! We are excited you chose Richland …

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