Career Exploration & Training
Career Training opportunities are available for you. Whether you are currently unemployed, looking to enhance skills for future employment, or interested in learning a new career we are here to support you. Go to Classes & Events to view our scheduled offerings.
Employability Skills Centers
The Spoon River College Office of Community Outreach Employability Skills Centers are open in Canton, Havana, Macomb, and Rushville! Services at the centers include career exploration, interest profiling, technology skill enhancement, resume writing, interview skills, and job search, which includes researching job demand and income potential in regions of Illinois. A variety of resources will be utilized at the Centers including Illinois WorkNet, ACT WorkKeys, Key Train and Career Ready 101, face to face soft skill training, ED2GO internet-based short-term classes, and Microsoft Office software classes. A Digital Divide grant from the Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity allows SRC to offer these FREE or low cost resources and re-training opportunities to residents of all age and work groups within the college district.
For further information or to make an appointment, please contact Andrea Barbknecht, Community Outreach Technology Coordinator, at 309-647-5886 or email@example.com.
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Several Certificate Programs are offered through the Office of Community Outreach at Spoon River College. To stay ahead in this fast-paced society, lifelong learning is paramount. By electing to pursue one of our Certificate Programs, you are arming yourself with the knowledge and skills needed for future success. We currently offer introductory certificates in Microsoft Technology, Gerontology, Entrepreneurship, and Human Resources. It is our goal to provide you with the tools you need in a short period of time and in a format that is right for you. Courses may be face-to-face, on-line, independent study or a combination of methods. Fees for the Certificate Programs are generally at a much lower cost than you might find from other sources. It is our mission to provide you with quality classes at an affordable price especially in these difficult economic times.
The Office of Community Outreach also offers short-term classes in professional development, re-certification, technology, business, and other workforce opportunities through our Employability Skills Centers. You may find after taking one of our Certificate Programs that you have an interest in pursuing a degree at Spoon River College. We invite you to visit our Academics area to learn more about SRC’s many degree programs.
If you have questions or want to get started in one of the certificate programs below, please contact the Office of Community Outreach in Macomb at 309-833-6031 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Spoon River College is proud to offer this nationally recognized American Management Association program. To receive the AMA Certificate in Human Resources, you must complete six AMA specific courses within a recommended 18 months. This is a self study program. Each course has a fee of $150. The six courses include: Fundamentals of Human Resources; Successful Interviewing; How to Manage Conflict in the Organization; Fair, Square and Legal; and A Manager’s Guide to Human Behavior.
This certificate program is ideal for the current small business owner or anyone considering a business venture. To receive this certificate you must complete six of the nine courses available in this program within a recommended 18 months. This is an online program. Each course has a fee of $99. The nine courses available in this program are: Start Your Own Small Business; Creating a Successful Business Plan; QuickBooks 2010; Understanding the Human Resource Function; Fundamentals of Supervision and Management; Managing Customer Service; Marketing Your Business on the Internet; Business Law for the Small Business Owner; and Computer Skills in the Workplace.
This certificate program is designed to enhance the knowledge and skills of individuals who work with older adults. To received this certificate you must complete eleven course topics within six weeks. This is an online program. A fee of $206 includes all eleven course topics. The eleven courses available in this program are: Introduction to Gerontology; Physiology of Aging; Mental Health and Aging; Healthy Aging; Pain Assessment & Management in the Older Adult; Death and Dying; Sleep and Aging; The Older Woman; Elder Abuse; Aging and Disorders of Communication; and Alzheimer's Disease: Mysteries and Possibilites.
Spoon River College is thrilled to offer you this Microsoft Technology Certificate Program. This program is excellent for those that would like to develop or enhance their skills in Microsoft Office. To receive this certificate you must complete six of the ten courses available in the program within a recommended 18 months. This is an online/hybrid course. Each course has a fee of $99. The ten courses available in this program are: Introduction to Microsoft Access 2010; Intermediate Microsoft Access 2010; Introduction to Microsoft Outlook 2007; Introduction to Microsoft Word 2010; Intermediate Microsoft Word 2007; Introduction to Microsoft Excel 2010, Intermediate Microsoft Excel 2007; Advanced Microsoft Excel 2007; Introduction to Microsoft PowerPoint 2007; and Introduction to Microsoft Publisher 2010.