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 for the following:

  • Prepare students for new careers by teaching them Essential Skills in addition to the Technical Skills they need to be successful
  • Train individuals to step into the workforce or enhance their current skill sets to improve career advancement
  • Provide a wide-range of courses for adults, teens, children, and seniors to build on interests or new skills
  • Improve your businesses by providing customized training at your location or at our location.

Corporate Training

Personal and Professional Development Course Offerings

Richland Community College offers a variety of noncredit courses virtually or in-person that are career-enhancing, personal enriching, or just fun for the whole family.  Please view our current catalog and register for classes today! Due to these unprecedented times with COVID-19 and recommendations from Governor Pritzker all times and dates for these courses are subject to change.

Register for one of our noncredit classes today through our Active Registration System:


CDL Training

Richland Community College offers training in:

  • “Class A”
  • “Class B”
  • Tandem/Dump truck
  • Passenger Buses
  • Hazmat endorsement
  • Refresher

Highway Construction Careers Training Program

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.

Industrial Job Skills Training

Invest in yourself with this training program designed to get you local work in today’s modern industrial environment.  This 360 hour training program prepares individuals for entry-level manufacturing jobs.

Perkins IV Program

​The Carl D. Perkins Career and Technical Education Act of 2006 (Perkins IV) is a principal source of federal funding to states and discretionary grantees for the improvement of secondary and postsecondary career and technical education programs across the nation.

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