Continuing & Professional Education at Richland Community College provides training to keep individuals and businesses on the cutting edge of new technology.  Providing workshops and or seminars that are customized to fit the specific needs of any business, industry, or individual, it is our priority to serve the needs of the College District’s varied population.

A variety of training options are available, from full day classes to short-term workshops, in the evenings, during the day and on Saturdays. Training is provided on site at a company or organization or here at Richland Community College in a classroom or one of Richland’s specialized labs. We also offer a variety of non-credit online courses for both individuals and for businesses and corporations. Instructors are experts in their fields and material can be customized to fit the specific needs of any business or industry. A broad scope of programs ranging from basic skills to professional development (“soft skills” and highly technical training) to computer software and hardware is available.

In addition to the customized business training offered to area companies, workshops & seminars are being designed to help individuals increase their interpersonal, leadership, and promotional skills.  Call our offices for more information on new programs or to find out how Richland can help you or your company.

Due to these unprecedented times with COVID-19 and recommendations from Governor Pritzker all times and dates for these courses are subject to change. All classes are currently offered online. See individual course descriptions for details. Click on the Course Name below and you will be taken to our registration site.

Spring 2021 Courses

SKIL 1000-01 Basic Forklift Operation Skills
THRE 1002 Intro to Acting for Teens (Grades 6-12)
THRE 1001 Intro to Acting for Kids (Grades 3-5)
SKIL 1000-02 Advanced Forklift Operation Skills (includes Train the Trainer)
OSHA 1028 OSHA 10hr General Industry
OSHA 1027 OSHA 30-hr General Industry
SFTY 3608-01 New Student BLS Hybrid
SFTY 3609-01 Renewal BLS Hybrid
SFTY 3607-01 Heartsaver Hybrid
SKIL 1008 -01 CNA Recertification

Spring 2021 Online Classes

Microsoft Office Classes

COM 8778 Excel Level 1
COM 8779 Excel Level 2
COM 8780 Excel Level 3
COM 8782 Outlook
COM 8781 OneNote
COM 8784 Word Level 1
COM 8783 Power Point Level 1

Sign Language

CLTN 8489 Basic Sign Language
CLTN 8493 Intermediate Sign Language

Professional Development Resources