About Us

About Us

The Spoon River​ College Office of Community Outreach offers a variety of classes, seminars, workshops, and events that enhance personal and professional development as well as promotes lifelong learning opportunities. Classes and seminars are offered both day and evening in short intervals. Most seminars do not include tests, homework or commitment beyond attendance and participation.

We offer courses in a variety of program areas including: Business Solutions & Training, Career Exploration & Training, Retirees & Plus 50 Programs, Online Education, Personal Development & Interests, Professional Development & Licensure, Technology & Computer Skills, and Youth Education.

The Office of Community Outreach also provides institutional advancement programs, fundraising solicitations, rental of state-of-the-art meeting and conference space, and many other activities within the community.

Go to Classes & Events to view our scheduled offerings.


 Department Data


​The Office of Community Outreach serves many students each year. The below table shows our headcount by semester and year.

Spring​ Summer​ ​Fall
2009​ ​1230 454 1254
​2010 1333 517 1035
​2011 1902 826 1823
​2012 1949 808 1670
​2013 1860 980
​2014 881 ​889 ​902
​2015 ​1046 ​In Progress

The below table shows the number of offerings provided by the Office of Community Outreach.

​Fiscal Year ​Total Number of Offerings
2009-2010​ ​370
​2010-2011 362
2011-2012 438
​2012-2013 451
2013-2014 340
​2014-2015 ​In Progress

Other Data

56.17% of our students are female
Our average student age is 55

lori selling taste of traditions cookbook
Lori is busy at work selling the Foundations popular
"Taste of Traditions" cookbook".

Carol Davis welcomes a group of retirees to Spoon River College.