Careers Archive

SRC’s Healthcare Careers Keep You Working

So many careers have felt the brunt of the recession, but one field that remains strong is healthcare. One of these healthcare career paths may be a perfect fit for you and one that will keep you

Find Your Passion

Discover What’s Right for You through Career Exploration It’s important to take the time to find the career that’s right for you – a career that will fulfill your passions and lead to rewarding experiences. As you

Career RX: Trained Pharmacy Technicians in Demand

Pharmacy technician Opportunities are on the increase for trained pharmacy technicians to work in retail or hospital pharmacies. Working under the supervision of a pharmacist, technicians assist customers, fill prescriptions, maintain records and prepare medications. This career

Computer Information Systems

You wouldn’t believe the cool things our students are learning. Exciting things are happening in Spoon River College’s Computer Information Systems (CIS) program. Students are learning how to build a computer from scratch, search hard drives for criminal

The Return of the SRC Drama Program

Douglas Okey, SRC English and Drama instructor, revitalized the SRC Drama Program in Fall 2014 after a nearly-two-year hiatus!  As before, the Drama Program will have an academic curriculum that includes acting courses as well as drama-oriented

Begin YOUR Career in Food Service at SRC

A career in the Food Service Industry requires many to obtain the Food Service Sanitation Manager Certification (FSSMC).  The FSSMC course is available at SRC and is taught by Wanda Adkins of I Food Manager (IFM). Wanda

Growing a new program

A certificate program in Sustainable Food Production is one of the newest things being grown at Spoon River College. Inspired by Michael Pollan’s book, The Omnivore’s Dilemma, and his own childhood memories of working with his grandfather on

How to avoid student loan debt and get a great education?

Everyone has heard the new figures on student loan debt, and they are mind-boggling. According to the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, student loan debt in the United States has now surpassed $1 trillion—that’s more than the total

New Programs in Career and Technical Education

“Spoon River College is aggressive in the pursuit and development of programs with the greatest potential for our graduates to obtain employment. Our new programs in Small Business Management and CIS are good examples of the product

The prescription for success?

Become a Pharmacy Technician The Spoon River College Office of Community Outreach is offering a pharmacy technician education program that will be taught by Natalie Dilts of Pharm Tech Ed, which is a certified PTCB (Pharmacy Technician

Curtis Oldfield

Curtis Oldfield, who grew up working on his family’s farm in Farmington, earned an Associate in Science degree in Agriculture from Spoon River College in 1995. On July 1, 2012, Oldfield returned to Spoon River College as

Nurses in high demand: Earn an Associate Degree in Nursing

Do you have a strong work ethic? Do you have family support to help you achieve your dreams? Are you truly passionate about nursing? If you answered yes to these questions, the Associate Degree in Nursing program

Dalton Matthews

The Right Attitude “I have always said that you can do anything if you set your mind to it,” said Dalton Matthews, who is a certified nursing aid, a phlebotomist, has his EMT-B license, and is now

Kristina Swardenski

Taking Control Unhappy with the lack of career advancement opportunities after 10 years of being a teacher, Kristina Swardenski of Glasford decided to “take control” of her future and do something she had always felt compelled to