Professional Development & Licensure

Professional Development & Licensure

Many professions require continuing education and or certification in a specific topic area. We are here to help you advance towards your professional goals! We offer Food Service Certification, Food Service Recertification, CPDUs for Teachers, Real Estate Pre Licensing, Real Estate Continuing Education, Health Care Continuing Education, and more. Go to Classes & Events to view our scheduled offerings.

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Real Estate Continuing Education with Kerry Kidwell.                                                               Food Service Certification with Wanda Adkins.

 

 Short-term Certificate Programs

 

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 erin.orwig@src.edu.

Human Resource Certificate

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.

Finance and Accounting Certificate

Spoon River College is proud to offer this nationally recognized American Management Association program.  To receive the AMA Certificate in Finance and Accounting, you must complete six out of eight possible AMA specific courses within a recommended 18 months. This is a self study program.  Each course has a fee of $150.  The courses include: A Manager’s Guide to Financial Analysis, A Practical Approach for Cash Flow Reengineering, Corporate Governance: What it Means for Managers, Financial Tools to Drive Business Strategy, How to Build Effective Financial Reporting Systems, How to Plan and Manage Your Company Budget, How to Prepare a Financial Forecast, and Managing Financial Risk with Forwards, Futures, Options and Swaps. 

Entrepreneurship Certificate

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.

Gerontology Certificate

This certificate program is designed to enhance the knowledge and skills of individuals who work with older adults. To receive 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.

Microsoft Technology Certificate

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 2010
  • Introduction to Microsoft Word 2010
  • Intermediate Microsoft Word 2010
  • Introduction to Microsoft Excel 2010
  • Intermediate Microsoft Excel 2010
  • Advanced Microsoft Excel 2010
  • Introduction to Microsoft PowerPoint 2010
  • Introduction to Microsoft Publisher 2010