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Community and Continuing Education


Kaskaskia College is proud to serve the lifelong learning needs of our district. Continuing and Community Education is all about providing classes, workshops and other learning opportunities to enrich lives.

Continuing and Community Education is for active, curious, and continually learning adults, adolescents and children. Great opportunities are provided for people to get together and participate in programs designed to be socially rewarding, stimulating, and thought provoking. A variety of non-credit and credit classes and activities are offered on a monthly basis throughout the year. There are no exams, homework assignments or grades -- just the opportunity to learn for learning's sake. Programs are coordinated to reflect the needs and the interests of the community college population. These programs are changing, as needs and interest are also changing, but include; academic enrichment, health and fitness, computers, dance, history, crafts, hobbies, personal enrichment, and professional development. It is the goal of the department to assist students in obtaining courses to update their skills, reach their educational and cultural goals.

Want to teach a course?

As the Department of Continuing and Community Education expands its offerings, more part-time instructors are needed to teach courses. Courses are offered for community members of all ages. Depending on your expertise, you can teach in our continuing and community education programs. In a typical year, more than 200 programs are offered on topics ranging from gardening to creating an investment portfolio and from starting a new business to surfing the Internet. We'd also appreciate your suggestions for other classes you might be able to teach.

Instructors are paid by the hour.

For information on becoming a part-time instructor, contact the Continuing and Community Education Department at 618.545.3255.

Services Offered

Kaskaskia College is proud to serve the lifelong learning needs of our district. Community outreach programs are offered throughout the Kaskaskia College District in both credit and non-credit areas.

  • Non-credit offerings include a variety of programs that provide personal development in a number of skill areas such as musical instruments, health and wellness, and creative arts. Fill out the online registration form and get started!
  • KICK (Kids in College at Kaskaskia) children's classes are scheduled during the summer.
  • Customized classes for specific groups are also offered.

The Kaskaskia College Continuing and Community Education staff is dedicated to serving our students to ensure their academic success. It has been noted that life-long learning is imperative to one’s personal health and intellectual growth. It is part of the Kaskaskia College mission to provide such learning opportunities and experiences for our students.

For more information or for help getting started contact Cydney Richardson.

 

Non Credit Online Learning

Kaskaskia College Industrial and Continuing Education offers a variety of noncredit online courses for personal development, career training, and continuing professional development. Online courses allow you to manage your education and training needs at your own pace, your own location, and on your own time. Kaskaskia College partners with Ed2Go to offer hundreds of online opportunities.  Browse our entire online course catalog at www.ed2go.com/kaskaskia.

These online courses do not provide college credit and are not applicable to any degree or certificate at Kaskaskia College.

Free Online Courses

Kaskaskia College has implemented new measures to support our communities and partners during these uncertain times. These free noncredit self-paced courses include a mix of hard and soft skills that apply to today’s changing job market. We believe that having the right skills and knowing how to utilize them is vital for business owners, job seekers and those currently employed. Not only can you leverage these courses to enter the workforce or advance your career or business we hope employers can use this as an employee development opportunity.  Registration is open now and is available until June 30, 2020.

Listed below are 10 free self-paced tutorial courses.

Community Education Class Schedule

Printable Community Education Schedule

Contact Us

Cydney Richardson

Phone  |  618-545-3256

  • Centralia
  • Crisp Technology Center, CRP 136A
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