Richland Community College is organized into several divisions that oversee specific academic areas to ensure the highest academic standards for our students.  The areas overseen by each division are listed below. Please visit division pages for more information about the specific programs and services offered.

Mathematics, Science & Business Division

Mathematics, Science, & Business oversees credit courses for Accounting, Agribusiness and Agriculture, Astronomy, Automotive Technology, Biology, Business, Chemistry, Computer Information Systems, Computer Science, Culinary Arts, Drafting, Electronics, Energy Distribution, HVACR, Horticulture, Hospitality Management, Information Technology, Marketing, Mathematics, Office Technology, Personnel Relations, Physical Education, Physics, Physical Science, Power Generation – Nuclear, and Welding.

Contact Information

Dean: Andy Hynds
Administrative Assistant: Patricia Jackson
Office Location: S119
Phone: (217) 875-7211, ext. 6344

Liberal Arts Division

Liberal Arts oversees credit courses for African-American Studies, Art,  Communication, Developmental Reading, Developmental Writing, Early Childhood Education, Education, English, French, German, Humanities, Journalism, Music, Philosophy, Spanish, and Theatre.

Contact Information

Dean: Jessica Pickel
Administrative Assistant: Lori McKenzie
Office Location: C162
Phone: (217) 875-7211, ext. 6386

Health Professions Division

Whether you’re looking for courses to prepare you for employment or just want to explore special topics in healthcare, Richland Community College’s Health Professions division can meet your needs. Our offerings range from single-day courses to multi-semester programs with many options in between.

Contact Information

Dean: Ellen Colbeck, Ed.M., RT(R)(ARRT)
Assistant to the Dean: Tony Crystal, Sc.D., EMT-P
Office Location: S162
Phone: (217) 875-7211, ext. 6750 & 6450

Student Success Center

The Student Success Center is responsible for the services related to the enrollment process.

Student Success Departments:

Contact Information

Dr. Isaac Zuniga, Vice President of Student Success
Administrative Assistant: Diana Watts
Office Location: Student Success Center
Phone: (217) 875-7211, ext. 6267

Workforce Development

Welcome to the Workforce Development at Richland Community College. Our Workforce Development division provides the training and resources needed to stimulate economic development and individual fulfillment.

Richland’s Workforce Development strives do the following:

  • Prepare students for new careers by teaching them Essential Skills in addition to the Industrial Skills they need to be successful
  • Train individuals to step into the workforce upon completion of their program(s)
  • Provide a wide-range of courses for adults, teens, children, and seniors to build on interests or new skills

Contact Information:

Dean: John Oliver
Administrative Assistant: Lisa Eskew
Office Location: SC08
Phone: (217) 875-7211, ext. 6240