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Salem Education Center
1475 W. Whittaker
Salem, IL 62881
(618)548-9001 ext 3428 - Local Phone
(618)545-3428 - Phone
(618)548-9007 - Fax

Janice Eischens
jeischens@kaskaskia.edu
Hours
Monday - Thursday 7:30 AM - 9:00 PM
Friday 7:30 AM - 4:00 PM
For Weekend Hours Contact the Education Center

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About Us
The Kaskaskia College Salem Center’s new location, 1475 W. Whittaker, has five classrooms all equipped with smart room technology, and state-of-the-art computer lab, a tutoring room, a wet (science) lab, an industrial/health occupation lab, and a conference room. Our open computer lab is in constant use from the time the doors open until closing with both students and individuals from the community. Our conference room and the multipurpose room, which can be opened up to accommodate up to 50 people, has become a favorite for community groups and organizations to hold their meetings.

The Center continues to increase its programming in the areas of science, business, and general education with the goal of assisting students toward attaining their desired degree. In addition to these classes, we recently received approval to expand our programming beginning the Fall 2010 to include an Associate Degree in Paramedicine to add to the already existing Certificate in Paramedicine. The Coordinator for this program is on site, which will ensure a smooth and swift transition as we move into this new degree program. We also look forward to the addition of the Certified Nursing Assistant program during the same semester. This is exciting, as the college has many successful allied health programs, many which require the CNA program as a basic pre-requisite.

The Small Business Development Center also has a presence at the new Salem Education Center. This includes five business incubator offices for area start-up companies to lease, as well as on-site staff for questions, appointments and counseling.

Services
Kaskaskia College believes that life-long learning is important for personal health and intellectual growth and is dedicated to providing enriching learning opportunities and experiences for our students. The Salem Education Center staff prides itself on "bringing education to the people" to ensure their academic success. The Center provides many of the same student services as the main campus. Students can:

  • Academic Advising
  • Tutoring
  • Scholarship Information
  • FAFSA Applications
  • ID Cards
  • Purchase Textbooks
  • Computer Lab with Internet Access
  • Payments
  • Associate of Arts and Sciences Classes
  • General Study Classes
  • Program Applications
  • Compass Testing
  • KICK (Kids in College at Kaskaskia) Classes
  • Non-Credit Classes
  • Transcript Requests
  • Library Card Requests (Photo ID Required)
  • Application for Admission
  • Registration for on-campus and education center courses
  • Add/Drop Classes
  • Distance Learning Classes
  • GED Classes
  • Graduation Applications
  • Honor’s Program Applications
  • General KC Information
  • University Affiliations Opportunities


Students can choose from a variety of educational platforms at the Salem Education Center including traditional classroom instruction, online classes, distance learning classes (broadcast via television site to site), and hybrid classes (part traditional, part online). The Center also offers a wide variety of non-credit classes. Basic Computer Understanding, Quilting, Buying and Selling on EBay, Floral Design, Drawing, and Painting are just a few examples.

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