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.

Microsoft Office Courses

Excel Level 1 – September 28 and 30 – 8:00 am – 12:00 pm-$65

Our Excel 2019 Level 1 courseware provides the basic concepts and skills students need to start being productive with Microsoft Excel 2019: how to create, save, share, and print worksheets that contain various kinds of calculations and formatting.

Excel Level 2 – October 12 and 14 – 8:00 am – 12:00 pm-$75

Excel 2019 Level 2 builds on the basic concepts and skills of our Level 1 course to provide more advanced tools for analysis and presentation of complex, realistic data in Microsoft Excel 2019: how to manage complex workbooks, build more complex functions, use data analysis tools, make an impact with powerful chart and presentation features, and collaborate with other users.

Excel Level 3 – October 26 and 28 – 8:00 am – 12:00 pm $85 

Excel 2019 Level 3 builds on the concepts and skills of our Level 1 and Level 2 courses to provide advanced tools for solving real-world problems in Microsoft Excel 2019: lookup and decision-making functions, auditing and error-handling, array functions, date and text functions, importing and exporting, what-if-analysis, and macros.

Word Level 1 – September 28 and 30 – 12:30 pm – 4:30 pm-$65

Word 2016 Level 1 Provides the basic concepts and skills to start being productive with Microsoft Word 2016: how to create, format, and set up a document, and how to add graphics and tables.

PowerPoint Level 1 – October 12 and 14 – 12:30 pm – 4:30 pm $65

PowerPoint 2016 Level 1 provides the basic concepts and skills that you need to start being productive with Microsoft PowerPoint 2016: How to create, navigate, format, and customize PowerPoint presentations.

OneNote – October 26 – 12:30 – 3:30 – $29

Outlook – October 28 – 12:30 – 3:30 – $29

Other Non-Credit Online Courses

SKIL 1019 Google Analytics Certificate

SKIL 1021 Realtors License 75 Hour Pre-License Course

Professional Development Resources