Short-term Opportunities


What short-term certificate or credentialing opportunities are available? 

You may be attempting to get back into the workforce just as soon as possible. We have a number of state and nationally recognized certifications or credentials you can achieve and they will put you “on the avenue” to success.
Once your certificate is complete, you will have evidence in hand that proves you have the skills and knowledge needed for current or future employment success.  
Stephanie, Andrea, or Erin can assist you all along the way...

Evidence-Based Proof!!!

The ACT National Career Readiness Certificate provides evidence that you have basic skills needed for 65-85% of the entry level jobs in this country. Many employers are using this as a screening tool when considering who to interview.  CLICK HERE to learn more. 
The American Management Association is nationally recognized for its excellence in training today’s professionals. Two that we offer may be of particularly interest to those 50 and over. They are the AMA Professional Assistant Certificate & AMA Human Resources Certificate.  CLICK HERE to view our classes. 
We offer Microsoft Office classes online. In partnership with Ed2Go, Spoon River College offers a wide range of highly interactive courses that you can take entirely over the Internet. A certificate of completion will be provided to you after successful completion of each class you take.  CLICK HERE to see what classes are available. 
Certification in Food Service Sanitation is available. Students learn food service operation and prepare for the IL State Examination. Please CLICK HERE for the 2012-2013 food service schedule.
The Illinois Association of Realtors Licensing & Training Center at Spoon River College schedules classes for those interested in becoming realtors/brokers and for those currently licensed seeking continuing education.  CLICK HERE to see what courses are currently being offered. 
And more... We also have a number of other opportunities that may be of interest to you as well. CLICK HERE to visit our classes and events page for more information on upcoming opportunities.
Contact Stephanie, Andrea, or Erin today for more information.
Name: Stephanie Howerter
Title: Coordinator, Comm Outrch
Department: Community Outreach
Phone: 309-647-6368
Name: Andrea Barbknecht
Title: Coordinator, Comm Outrch (Tech)
Department: Community Outreach
Phone: 309-647-5886
Name:Erin Orwig
Title: Coordinator, Comm Outrch
Department: Community Outreach
Phone: 309-833-6032